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Views from the East: Free-to-play and Microtransactions

Fifteen years ago I fell in love with a frog. And no, it's not a tale of myself being an Asian prince, and a warts-covered green amphibian turning into a princess. It was, literally, a frog -- a J. Frog if you will. This frog was from a fre...

 
 
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Timeless is currently in limbo, and it's all your fault

Time-travel and comedy, two things that go hand in hand like peanut butter and jelly, bacon and eggs, or rum and coke. We've seen the popularity of films like the Back to the Future trilogy, Bill & Ted's excellence in the genre, and Arm...

 
 
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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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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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It's 420, so let's celebrate with some games

Satan’s spinach isn’t everyone’s thing, but don’t feel like you’re excluded from the stoned shenanigans just because you don’t smoke. That’s preposterous. 420 is all about bringing people together. ...

 
 
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The Binge Log: Japanator's Guide to Spring 2018 Anime

It's time again for another batch of anime to hit the tubes, which means it's time for another installment of the Binge Log, our seasonal roundup of impressions and hot takes on all the latest Japanese cartoons. As in previous installments,...

 
 
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Far Cry 5's soundtrack keeps me coming back

Far Cry 5 has been a game full of surprises for me -- some good, some bad, some amazing. I ended up buying it on a whim the night before launch. Despite playing and liking every Far Cry to date (even Primal!) , I just wasn't interested...

 
 
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The 300 Week 12: I Love Robot Smartphone Dogs

Hey there, you mugs, welcome back to The 300, a recurring feature on my foolish attempt to watch 300 movies in theaters in the year 2018. I’ll be watching new releases, classics, hidden gems, and festival films to experience the wide...

 
 
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Cannes bans Netflix because progress is bad

The resistance against Netflix and award validation has taken a new twist. As reported by THR, the streaming giant has been banned from competing in the Cannes Film Festival and thus banned from winning its coveted award, the Palme d&r...

 
 
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The 300 Week 10: The Miami Connection

Hello, friendos, and welcome back to The 300, a recurring feature on my harebrained attempt to see 300 movies in theaters in the year 2018. I’ll be watching new releases, classics, hidden gems, and festival films to experience the wid...

 
 
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The prose of Pyre's consequences

I can’t look at the night sky and not think of Pyre. Stars are a fundamental part of the game’s narrative. Not only do they guide your way, they act as a sign of hope. The cosmos lights many paths forward, and in Pyre, looking u...

 
 
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Why Pokemon's evil teams rarely take over the whole story

Pokémon players want to be the very best, like no one ever was. To catch them is their real test, and to train them is their cause. I mean, if you buy a Pokémon game, you can probably assume that’s why you wanted to buy ...

 
 
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Why physics matter so much to Sonic games

Speed is considered the key trait of Sonic’s gameplay. The thrill of blazing through landscapes and the challenge to quickly complete stages is almost always a selling point for his games. This past decade, his speed has been amped up...

 
 
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The Binge Log: Japanator's Guide to Winter 2018 Anime

Hello, and welcome back to Japanator's eternally-delayed anime coverage. As I promised back in our New Year's resolutions, we're resuming our once-regular seasonal anime coverage, though in a bit of a new form. Welcome to the Binge Log for ...

 
 
 
 
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Resident Evil 7's real horror lies in its resonance

The storm outside used to haunt you obsessively. Harsh winds clash into the shuddering walls of the Baker residence. You hear an erratic moan from upstairs. Or was that the wind? You don’t know. You’ll never know. It may have be...

 
 
 
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Josh Tolentino's personal picks for Game of the Year 2017

This is probably the second time in two years that I can say that it’s been a pretty good year for games and anime, if not necessarily a great year for everything else. That might be true in the broader sense, but despite this more ...

 
 
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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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Three games that ditch standard controllers

Last week, I went to the PLAY creative gaming festival, which takes place every year in Hamburg, Germany. PLAY17 was both entertaining and educational, with something for people of all ages, including workshops, talks and even a game-t...

 
 
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What are your experiences with arcade gaming?

Like roughly 90% of the rest of the world, I spent the days leading up to Halloween watching the second season of Stranger Things, which takes place in 1984. Nintendo didn't hit North America until 1985, so kids like the Stranger Thing...

 
 




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Invader Zim Enter the Florpus was great! Its a modernized version of the show with all the original madness and weird I really wish Nickelodeon would make season

 
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