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Permadeath in Fallout 4's Survival mode broke me

I've played a lot of Fallout 4. Too much if I'm being honest. Like a ratty old sweater, it's kind of comfortable in its familiarity, even if I know I should really just toss it out. But, for all the hours I've played, the multiple character...   read

 
 
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What's Nintendo's problem with Metroid?

It wasn't long ago that Donald Trump announced that the United States should stop allowing people who identify as Muslim into the country until we figure out "What the hell is going on." It's a pretty wacky idea, one that hasn't been super ...   read

 
 
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What if video game consoles were WWE wrestlers?

The last time I grafted the history of the video game industry to pop culture, it went over much better than I expected; nobody executed me in the streets during E3 and I also wasn't fired! So for my follow-up, I decided to go with consoles...   read

 
 
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A desperate plea to Telltale: Please make a game out of R. Kelly's 'Trapped in the Closet'

Let me take off my game-writing hat and put on my consultant hat for a minute. We're not in the business of giving out advice to video game companies, but I'm going to do it once out of self-interest. This one's free. Telltale: Make a game...   read

 
 
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Super Smash Con is pretty lit this year

The first ever Super Smash Con kicked off last year in Virginia, and it was a pretty relaxed, low-key affair, with a high tourney turnout and lots of energy. This year it's grown quite a bit though and they've not only expanded their space ...   read

 
 
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My ninth grade Spanish teacher would love No Man's Sky's language system

It's the first period of the first day of my freshman year of high school. Spanish class. Mr. Archuleta, a man who I had not yet met, walks through the door as the bell rings. "El reloj," he says as he points to the clock. Thirty confused 1...   read

 
 
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Google your name + 'the hedgehog' right now

Alright folks, let's have some Sunday fun. Googling your name plus 'the hedgehog' leads to some hilarious stuff. The majority of what you find will be on DeviantArt, such as that header by Shadicfan123 (shadic? Is that some unholy fuckombin...   read

 
 
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The Silent Hill Retrospective: Downpour

“Lost the plot and for what?” sang Ed Harcourt on “Here Be Monsters,” one of Silent Hill: Downpour’s licensed tracks; a question easily applied to the acerbic state of the series in 2012. Looking back, Downpour...   read

 
 
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Balrog's got punches like a truck, truck, truck

Well, this is surprising. I find myself playing Balrog a lot in Street Fighter V. I generally judge how well I'll perform by how efficient I can do their trials. I ended up doing terribly at Balrog's trials, but have had really good su...   read

 
 
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Ibuki is no longer the character I fell in love with, but that's okay

Ibuki was one of the handful of characters I dabbled in while playing Street Fighter IV. The others were Hakan (my main), T. Hawk, Dan, Seth, and Makoto. Once I found out that Ibuki's neckbreaker slide was a lot like Hakan's belly slide, I ...   read

 
 


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Pokemon Go update to provide players with some goddamn common sense (Fauxclusive)

Following a seemingly endless supply of stories about Pokémon Go players hurting themselves, getting into accidents, and wandering into places they shouldn't be, developer Niantic announced today an update for the popular app that wi...   read

 
 
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The Coximano Challenge: Videoball (feat. Action Button)

After I sent Myles packing in the last episode of Coximano Challenge, we decided he needed time to regain his shattered facilities. He needed space to heal, in preparation for the moment when the two of us would once again step into the are...   read

 
 
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Two years later, we can objectively examine Randy Pitchford's unintelligible Battleborn tweet

Two years ago today, Randy Pitchford unleashed this gem unto the world. Last year, we celebrated its stilted beat poetry by writing our own Pitchford-esque prose. This year, we have the advantage of actually having played Battleborn, so we...   read

 
 
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Street Fighter V's new story mode brings Sean back to Brown Town

It was only a few months ago that we saw Sean Matsuda, Ken Master’s wanna-be protege from Street Fighter 3, had lost his dark complexion and signature black dreadlocks in favor of a decidedly more Anglo appearance. His new red-brown h...   read

 
 
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Musings of The Secret World noob Part 2: Raiding in the Plague Age

I love co-op in my video games, especially when it comes to close-knit survival. There’s something exciting about a group of strangers instinctively realising that, despite their differences, they need each other to survive. Left 4 De...   read

 
 
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Suggested Price Warriors are vandalizing GeForce 1080 reviews

Have you seen Nvidia's stock? It was like $15 for the last five years and suddenly more than doubled. It's because they're making the worst video card ever. Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1080 is faster and more power efficient than their previous Ti...   read

 
 
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The winners and losers of E3, according to me, Jed Whitaker

E3 2016 having come and gone feels like a distant memory at this point, but that won't stop me from making a list of who I thought the winners and losers of the show were. Somehow, I think some of you will disagree, and that is fine by me. ...   read

 
 
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The soundtrack of my gaming life

I have a deep love of ritual. Like my caveman ancestors before me (who would rally around a stone obelisk, or a collection of goat skulls, and dance to the pounding beat of skin drums), I have my own profane customs. Nothing puts me more i...   read

 
 
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Things video games need to learn from board games

Video games (single-player ones, at least) teach you that you are the best, you are the only one who matters, you will always get more powerful, that your hand will be held, that you don't need to actually care about other human beings. Boa...   read

 
 
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Is this a lyric from ZZ Top's 'Burger Man,' or something said on an E3 stage?

For a rock band formed in Houston, Texas in 1969, ZZ Top is weird. But in the most straight-faced way that you might not catch if you don't stop and look, kind of like reading the headline "Man bites dog." Two front men with dark sunglasses...   read

 
 
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Grading Ubisoft's E3 2016 conference

Two. Fucking. Hours. You can watch our impressions video for the final verdict, then tell us if we're spot-on critical mavens or out of touch, hopeless hacks!   read

 
 
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Grading Microsoft's E3 2016 conference

Microsoft delivered a solid outing at E3 this year. Most of the games where already known -- save for Forza Horizon 3 and zombie games State of Decay 2 and the new Dead Rising -- but the company (mostly) learned to zip up and show gam...   read

 
 
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Grading Bethesda's E3 2016 conference

Bethesda tried to wash the taste of EA out of our mouths ahead of the E3 show floor opening and more or less succeeded, but maybe it was just the garlic and cheddar hamburgers Zack grilled up for us while we watched the company finally adm...   read

 
 
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Grading EA's E3 2016 press conference

Maybe you missed it, but yesterday Electronic Arts held an event where a famous (?) soccer manager came on stage to talk about FIFA. There were other games, too, and by EA's unfortunate standards the press conference was better than the la...   read

 
 
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Game Boy Advance turns 15

Happy 15th anniversary to the Game Boy Advance

I'm leaving on a jet plane at 6AM tomorrow morning for E3, an entire week dedicated to the hottest upcoming new video games and my own navigating how to play all these hot new games after just getting my thumb ripped out of its socket. It'l...   read

 
 
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