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Prey is more than just System Shock 3

When Bethesda announced Prey during last year's E3, those who had been following the troubled development of the series were confused. Some history: the first game was about Tommy Tawodi, a Cherokee mechanic who was abducted by aliens ...   read

 
 
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Path of Exile's Fall of Oriath update has me wanting to reinstall the game

I'll readily admit that I bounced off of Path of Exile when I first tried it in 2013. I played it when it was in open beta, and the overwhelming skill tree and muddy aesthetic didn't gel with me, so I shelved it. After playing a preview of ...   read

 
 
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Review: Resident Evil 7: Banned Footage Volume 1

It hasn't even been a month since I reviewed Resident Evil 7, a game that I thought was solidly okay (that's a joke, I'm the jerk who gave it a 10), and a big ol' chunk of DLC came out last week. It's called Banned Footage: Volume 1&nb...   read

 
 
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Review: Resident Evil 7 biohazard

Resident Evil's been a roller coaster of quality for twenty years now. The first handful of games terrified players by making them exceedingly vulnerable in a world where a biological weapon turned living beings into various nasties that wa...   read

 
 
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Review: Razer Ornata Chroma Keyboard

In the year 2016, mechanical keyboards and membrane keyboards are currently embroiled in an ongoing war. Those in love with the former contend that having actual mechanical switches under their buttons gives typing and gaming a higher amoun...   read

 
 
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Here's everything you get when you buy a Nintendo Switch

If Nintendo's unveiling event for their new console has convinced you that you gotta get your meat mitts on one o' them Switches, you might be wondering what all you get for your $300. Here's what's inside: The console itself, a Switch Dock...   read

 
 
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Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is coming to the Switch

Monolith Soft is bringing the next installment in the Xenoblade series to the Nintendo Switch. There's no release date yet other than "2017," but it sure looks purdy, and I always love a JRPG on a new console. Oh, and Yasunori Mitsuda is be...   read

 
 
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The Nintendo Switch Joy-Con has a capture button, but it only does screenshots right now

The rumored Share button for the Nintendo Switch is real after all. Soon you'll be able to pester all of your friends with game screenshots and send them out with social media. Video capture will be possible some time in "the future." Also....   read

 
 
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Divide reminds me of watching sci-fi '90s games over my dad's shoulder

Though we've covered the isometric sci-fi Divide in the past, I was unfamiliar with how it looked and played until I got my hands on it. If I had seen it last year and known that it was going to remind me of watching my dad play games that ...   read

 
 
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Super Mega Baseball 2 makes me feel like a kid playing Slugfest

I've never been a huge sports gamer. I was in real-life Little League and played high school football, but I just couldn't get into digital sports. That changed when I went to my friend Travis's house when I was 14, and he showed me MLB Slu...   read

 
 


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Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap is too damn cute

At trade shows, PR teams often try to get our attention by using phrases like "visceral" or "incredibly impressive graphics," and it all sorta blends together after awhile. Not so with Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap, a remake of Dragon's Cur...   read

 
 
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Tales from the Yawning Portal is the next Dungeons & Dragons book

The first addition to Dungeons & Dragons this year is Tales from the Yawning Portal, a new campaign book that takes ideas and dungeons from the past five decades and brings them to the fifth edition. It's framed as a collection of tales...   read

 
 
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Long War 2 mod is coming to XCOM 2

Long War Studios, the fellers wot brought you the Long War mod for 2012's XCOM reboot, are replicating those actions for the sequel. A rebranding has led to the team calling itself Pavonis Interactive, and its official site mentions both Lo...   read

 
 
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Review: Space Hulk: Deathwing

Despite being a big tabletop gamer, I don't have any particular affinity for Warhammer 40K. Like most people, I found Space Marine to be an entertaining (if shallow) dalliance with the universe, but I never was able to shake the fact that I...   read

 
 
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Pathologic's remake is haunting, uncomfortable, and what I'm most excited about in 2017

In 2005, Russian developer Ice-Pick Lodge released Pathologic, a psychological horror adventure survival role-playing video game that found huge success in Russia and was all but ignored in the West. A mostly-terrible translation ...   read

 
 
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If Resident Evil 7 were an action game, Capcom would have had to add 'superheroes fighting in space'

Resident Evil 7 is little more than a month away, and I'm feeling more and more confident that Capcom is bringing a strong return to form. I was impressed back when it was announced at E3, and the interview I had with series producer Masach...   read

 
 
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Destiny's two new racing maps are more enjoyable than I expected

I'm not the Destiny dude around here. That'd be Chris or Darren. But I was the one at PSX over the weekend, so I am control of the #content around here and decided I was gonna try Destiny's two new Sparrow Racing League maps. Did I overcome...   read

 
 
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What Remains of Edith Finch continues to be horrifying, dreamy, and intriguing

Few games stick with me after conventions as much as What Remains of Edith Finch has for the past two PlayStation Experiences. Last year, a shorter-haired, thinner me was on PlayStation's livecast to talk about why it intrigues me so (look ...   read

 
 
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The tactical ship battles of Dreadnought are coming to PS4, and hoo boy are they good

Somehow, Yager's take on gigantic tactical ships blasting the ever-loving crap out of each other stealthed under my radar. Dreadnought has been in closed beta since last April on PC, but it's now coming to the PlayStation 4 as well. I playe...   read

 
 
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Twenty minutes of Persona 5 was enough to convince me I need the hell out of it

I love me some Persona. As such, I've been on a sort of media blackout, only seeing images of dope anime folk in masks on Twitter out of the corner of my eye. But when I saw that it was playable at PSX, I begged Atlus to let me skip the lin...   read

 
 
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Salt and Sanctuary is shaping up nicely on Vita

When I reviewed Salt and Sanctuary earlier this year on PlayStation 4, I found it to be a more-than-competent side-scrolling take on From Software's Souls series. I played the majority of it in co-op and had a great time with its intricate ...   read

 
 
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Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy needs some tweaking, but has high-nostalgic potential

I played Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy over the weekend at PSX, but I want to preface the preview with a couple thoughts. First, I remember enjoying the first three games a fair amount, and in my attempts to recollect them, I was uns...   read

 
 
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This is our first look at Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment

Need more Shovel Knight in your life? The second expansion, Specter of Torment, is coming out next Spring, but there hasn't been a whole lot to see yet. Thanks to the Game Awards, there's finally a trailer so you can see the Specter Knight ...   read

 
 
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New Death Stranding trailer stars Guillermo del Toro and Mads Mikkelsen, is absolutely nuts

Kojima Productions' next title, Death Stranding, looked friggin' bizarre when it was announced at E3, what with the naked Norman Reedus and dead crabs and all. A new trailer shown at Geoff Keighley's Game Awards proves that we should never ...   read

 
 
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Review: Razer DeathAdder Elite

While the Razer Kraken 7.1 V2 Gaming Headset sat atop my head for the last few weeks, the DeathAdder Elite mouse has been under my right palm, clicking away to navigate both virtual battlegrounds and web pages alike. It's the next...   read

 
 


About Zack Furnissone of us since 2:02 PM on 07.25.2010

Liev Schrieber's little brother. Lover of horror and RPGs. Let's be best friends.
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