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Review: Iconoclasts

What’s the best level you’ve ever played in a 2D platformer? Maybe something classic like World 1-1 in the original Super Mario Bros., or the intro level to Mega Man X? Those fantastic examples of great game design that teach th...

 
 
 
 
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Hands on with MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries

Sitting down to demo MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries, the first thing that struck me was the scale of what I was seeing. The demo I played didn’t start at the helm of a mech, it started in a garage. A hanger bay I explored on foot as a tin...

 
 
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Do you remember?: Comix Zone

When we were young teens, me and my brother laid claim to the basement. The rest of the house was neat and orderly, a pastel world of floral designs and tasteful drapes. But, the basement was ours. A savage land of hand-me-down sofas, coffe...

 
 
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You've got character: Vega (SFIV)

When it comes to competitive multiplayer games, we all have our favorite characters and classes. In this series, I'm putting some of mine under the microscope to see what makes them tick, how they fit into their games, and ultimately why I ...

 
 
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Review: A Mortician's Tale

My best friend was a funeral director for about seven years. Fun guy, super positive, real people person. Not at all the kind of pale, spooky, ghoul you might picture when I say “funeral director.” Nobody tell him, but he might ...

 
 
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Team Fortress 2: A modern classic

There are some games out there that are true classics. Titles you can dust off and have as much fun playing today as you did when they came out decades ago. One doesn’t need to look any further than last week’s release of the SN...

 
 
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Celebrating the long defeat in XCOM 2: War of the Chosen

Humanity is doomed. The hammer hasn’t fallen quite yet, but from where we’re standing, you can see its rapidly expanding shadow as it comes crashing down. Humanity is finished. The best and brightest of our generation are either...

 
 
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Guide: The best Overwatch duos for Quick Play

There are a lot of great resources out there for Overwatch players. Tons of guides, tutorial videos, and strategies that you and your crack squad of regular teammates can employ. Deep strategies you can use to climb the competitive ladder a...

 
 
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Starfire gets the royal treatment in Injustice 2

Some characters need to work for their dinner. No matter what you think about tiers in fighting games or what makes a “good” or “bad” character, there is no denying that some are just plain harder to use than others....

 
 
 
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Review: The End is Nigh

Contrary to what the title implies, The End is Nigh does in fact begin at the end. The world is over, nearly everyone is dead, and the only thing for the last person left on the planet to do is play video games and stream to a silent, empty...

 
 
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All multiplayer DLC will be free with Doom's 6.66 update

Doom's latest update marks some big changes for its multiplayer mode. A blog post from Bethesda explains how the progression system is receiving a total overhaul and, more notably, how all the previously released DLC (a season pass original...

 
 
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Warming up to Sub-Zero in Injustice 2

I hated Sub-Zero in Mortal Kombat X and dreaded his arrival in Injustice 2. His combination of clones and unrelenting pressure made him a nightmare to deal with in MKX. He was a sadist, a bully who would trap you in the corner and keep you ...

 
 
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You've got character: The Spy

When it comes to competitive multiplayer games, we all have our favorite characters and classes. In this series, I'm putting some of mine under the microscope to see what makes them tick, how they fit into their games, and ultimately why I ...

 
 
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Dream Daddy delayed, some fans are salty

It's going to be a little bit longer before you can snag the hunky dad of your dreams. Dad dating simulator, Dream Daddy, has been delayed at the very last possible moment. Originally scheduled for a July 13 release date, an update from th...

 
 
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Samurai Shodown V Special trailer is a bloodbath

I have fond memories of the Samurai Shodown series, but I never got around to playing Samurai Shodown V. Turns out, I'm gonna have to. Since being revealed as SNK's mystery EVO title, more details about the somewhat forgotten entry in the s...

 
 
 
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Sub-Zero and all his ice clones hit Injustice 2 tomorrow

Sub-Zero will be slipping and sliding into Injustice 2 tomorrow, automatically unlocking for players who purchased the deluxe version of the game or the first character pack. This is a day I've been dreading since he was first announced. Su...

 
 
 
 
 




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Secret of Mana (Remake)"Lift me up, Flammie"

 

Review in Progress: Kingdom Come: Deliverance"My kingdom of jank, thievery, and mistakes"

 

Fe"Can't see the forest, but can see the trees"

 

Black Panther"Fight the power"

 

Bayonetta (Switch)"Let's dance, boys!"

 

Dynasty Warriors 9"Dynasty Warriors gets radio towers"

 

Space Invaders Extreme (PC)"40 Years of Space Invading"

 

Mutant Football League"Playing dirty"

 

The 15:17 to Paris"An honest homage that lacks pace"

 
 
 

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Flanx

Went out to a friends party today, thought itd be interesting to hang out with people I didnt know too well, make new friends and Didnt Other people are Dont wanna be around I left Ill try again next year :v

 
Rad Party God

Goddamn! I love this guys theories about Death Stranding!

 
sprode

Playing Ocarina Of Time on the maybe I should be sad that no game will ever recapture the feeling this game gave

 
SrTotallyNotASpambotChurros

Aaaaand the latest episode of my The Eternal Backlog cblog series is live, concluding the season Caught up with the last 3 months, Link in the comments!

 
Mike Sounders

Beat Blood Starved Beast on the fifth Grinded up 10 levels and used Still a pain the ass Think I’m getting the hang of this game, tho not quite sure

 
Osc

Am really digging the dubbed Hunter x Hunter Neferpitou is one of my favorite Her menacing, sadistic style contrasts with her innocent looking Liking her English VO so

 
mullon

Bulletstorm has possibly the worst writing Ive heard in a video game,

 
CaimDark Reloaded

Im probably the worst dressed guy you will ever meet, I just dont care about it, but when I play Yakuza I feel like going out and wearing a suit just to walk around doing mundane stuff!

 
Greenhornet214

Introducing the wife to Kingdom Figured this was the best place to start to explain the

 
 

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