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It's a Shoot: The only gamers I watch are wrestlers

I was never a big fan of streaming. Don't get me wrong, I see no problem with people playing games and having others watch them as they complete levels -- but the activity never truly piqued my interest. I guess I am more of the 'I would ra...

 
 
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The world is in need of a new platform mascot

Sonic. Conker. Aero. Gex. Jim. Banjo. Crash. Bubsy. Sparkster. Rocky. Awesome. Going into a game store in the 90s was like going into a zoo where the staff forced animals to go on wild and amazing adventures. Coming of age in the decade was...

 
 
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Diary of a 'speedrunner,' part 1

So, speedrunning. We've heard of it, we watch the marathons sometimes, and we might even make a donation to charity in its name. Not much to talk about, right? I mean, I thought that way for a while, and didn't quite get the fascination. Wh...

 
 
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Nintendo Switch exclusives we expect to see at E3

The Nintendo Switch is so incredibly successful that fans are expecting Nintendo to go all in on it. Blitzing out of its opening year with Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Odyssey, two monumental exclusives, guaranteed millions of early a...

 
 
 
 
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Gaming through the years with my mom

For kids growing up in the ‘90s, it was pretty rare that your parents would ever play video games. Sitcoms had jokes about, “The Nintendos” and media around the time demonized the medium, making it seem like a child’...

 
 
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Trainer PSA: The dangers of Pokemon mother negligence

The life cycle of a Pokémon remains an enigma to Day Care owners everywhere. Where do Pokémon eggs come from? Why do they only appear whenever a male and a female Pokémon (or a Ditto) are left alone together f...

 
 
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Is World 1-1 the greatest first level ever?

A great weight rests on the shoulders of the opening area of a game. Be it a level, a mission, or the first quest in a role-playing adventure, this zone, barring any opening cutscenes, marks the first time players will get to experience the...

 
 
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Pairing Simpsons episodes with video games

The Simpsons has been on our screens for coming up to 30 years, becoming a cornerstone in comedy timing and how to make quality animated entertainment content. And it's true that there are divides in the fandom: When did the show stop being...

 
 
 
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Video games and all that jazz

Happy International Jazz Day, everyone! And I sure hope it’s happy for you, because there are few types of music as good at making people happy as jazz can. Jazz has a wonderful upbeat quality, favoring major tones and creative freest...

 
 
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I am Gamer, hear me roar.

[The best blogs speak to the hearts of many within a community. ShadeOfLight does exactly that with his thoughts on being open and honest about your own interests, hobbies, and even personality. Who here hasn't felt odd or self-conscious ab...

 
 
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It's time for Professor Layton to reinvent itself

The video game industry is approaching middle-age. Since the days of Pong and the arcade scene, it’s grown into the gorilla it is today, bringing in billions of dollars from the many different platforms available to players. Some of t...

 
 
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Here are six games to play with the tiny humans in your life

I'm creeping into my late twenties, which means a lot of the people in my social circles are getting married and deciding to have children. Instead of buying sarcastic t-shirts about how I am very much not about that life right now, while s...

 
 
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Home is where the hub world is

Platformers make up many of my fondest gaming memories, ranging from oldies like Super Mario Sunshine to newbies like A Hat in Time and Rayman Legends. There are many things I love about them, such as speedrunning through obstacle cour...

 
 
 
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Here are the worst excuses for fathers in video games

The past week in games has been all about strong, imposing men getting in touch with their softer side and nurturing their young – well, and cardboard boxes. Both Kiryu Kazuma in Yakuza 6 and Kratos in God of War may not quite be...

 
 
 
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Welcome to the horror Renaissance!

When it comes to horror movies, it's very hard to impress me. I'm not saying that I'm a horror movie snob, but at a certain point, horror just wasn't scary anymore. I wasn't being unsettled by a gruesome monster, or unnerved at a creepy hal...

 
 
 
 
 
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Looking back at Persona 5, one year later

Wednesday marked exactly a year since many Persona fans dug through their mailboxes with glee to find the newest instalment in their favourite JRPG series. We'd had quite a wait since the Japanese launch the previous September, and the drib...

 
 
 




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Lego The Incredibles"Let's be real, this is the best Fantastic Four game we're ever gonna get"

 

Skyrim Very Special Edition"Alexa, cross the rickety bridge"

 

Jurassic World Evolution"Spare no expense! Because it doesn't matter anyway"

 

Splatoon 2: Octo Expansion"I'm an expansion now"

 

Shaq Fu - A Legend Reborn"Shaq is back, but kinda wack"

 

Fortnite (Switch)"Build a fort, last the night (wait it's basically just battle royale now)"

 

Incredibles 2"Jack Jack, baby"

 

Tag"The Hawkeye movie you never knew you wanted"

 

Unravel Two"It takes two, baby! (But not really)"

 

Won't You Be My Neighbor?"You will always find people who are helping"

 
 
 

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Parismio

I knew someone was going make a trailer of cyberpunk with ciri narrating it and I wasnt

 
Steel Squirrel

I know Im late to party, but god damn Nioh is I havent been this entertained with an action game since the original Devil May It fills that void Ninja Gaiden left behind, but also brings so much more to the So pumped for 2

 
Electric Reaper

Xi Jinpings domestic policy is Also, that propaganda video he made is a war

 
TysonOfTime

Best part of a new Smash Bros -- we get these great music remixes while we wait for it to come out! 😍

 
Hypno

FFXII Update: Finished Dreadnought Heard something about stealing from a wolf mob outside of The first Got a dagger from I now kill everything in 1 hit and Fran is still

 
Dennis Carden

Oh, I forgot to post something for Oh Have some Goblin Goblin Cock are I do like me some Goblin

 
Classic bong264

Brother Goriel of the Blood done by me :P just a few touch ups and he is ready to serve the EMPRAH! I really love the battle scars and missing eye on this guy, some really good character this

 
Electric Reaper

Raccoons They spread rabies, damage my property, and steal my cats Now theres another raccoon for the local

 
Michformer

3446 words later, my design article on the art of weaving an engrossing atmosphere in games is more or less Going to give it a polish pass before letting it Had tons of fun with this For me, atmosphere makes/breaks a

 
Lex

Right now I wish I could take screenshots in my PS3 guess Ill have to wait till emulation works

 
 

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