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Review: King's Quest: Snow Place Like Home

I think the King's Quest series is going to sneak up on people by the end of the year when it's included in several low-key "best of" lists. It doesn't elicit the same kind of hype as a Telltale game, especially when it comes to Batman, but...   read

 
 
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Wrath of the Machine is the best Destiny raid outside of King's Fall

Raiding is my favorite part of Destiny. It's not even close. While some folks prefer getting friends together and casually chilling with Strikes or Patrols once a week, I'm firmly in the progression camp. It's partially due to my MMO upbrin...   read

 
 
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My first life (or ten minutes) as an astronaut in Osiris: New Dawn

I don't have a ton of experience with survival games. I played The Forest last week for the first time in a couple years, barely remembering how to build a fire when I came upon an outpost that my friends had built with blood and sweat and ...   read

 
 
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Studies show our large, unemployed sons are playing hella video games to feel better

Young, "less-educated" (which apparently includes people with associate's degrees; gotta keep tricking kids into going into $50,000 in debt for the Bachelor's), able-bodied men are apparently still not working, or not working full-time, in ...   read

 
 
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What the hell's left to be excited about this year?

The last couple years, I've noticed my excitement petering out going into the busy holiday video game season. I think I'm just more suited to the new-ish, busy spring season than the latter half of the year where all the Christmas gifts -- ...   read

 
 
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Review: The Bunker

Growing up in the '80s, nothing scared me more than a nuclear holocaust. When the TV wasn’t creating distractions with a giant talking rat or Saturday morning cartoons, it was reminding us of our mutually assured destruction with Thre...   read

 
 
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The Warcraft movie is better than I was led to believe

There were a lot of great discussions about the Warcraft movie when it was released back in June from both sides of the equation. People have been clamoring for Blizzard to make a film for over two decades, and now, it had finally secured D...   read

 
 
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WHAT IF POKEMON WERE ALSO GARFIELDS???

The world's greatest living artist has revealed himself. His name is Shawn Bowers and he is creating the most important artwork of a generation by drawing the classic Pokemon you know and love, but if they were also Garfields. Here's the th...   read

 
 
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For Honor has the makings of a winner

Games have always struggled to make multiplayer sword fighting fun. It should be the simplest thing in the world, I mean, what is more video game than lopping off someone's head with a broadsword? But, it’s trickier to pull off in pra...   read

 
 
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Before he was Suda51, he was 'just some guy' working tirelessly on The Silver Case

The Silver Case feels like a recovered piece of gaming history. Not only had I never played the game due to its Japan-only 1999 release for PlayStation, I hadn't even heard of it until recently, despite the fact that it was Grasshopper Manu...   read

 
 


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Review: Feral Rites

VR has yet to find its mass-market stride. The HTC Vive marketplace is still a wretched hive of scum and Unity demos for the most part, and Oculus, while providing a stronger gaming catalog right now, hasn't really sold people on the idea o...   read

 
 
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VR porn may find PS4 backdoor, but is AR porn the future?

On the Blu-ray versus HD-DVD conversation, Tropic Thunder's Kevin Sandusky notes, "people thought it would come down to pixel rate or refresh rate and they were pretty much the same. What it came down to was gamers and porn." It helped that...   read

 
 
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Review: Madden NFL 17

While our copy of NHL 17 arrived safe and sound, Madden 17 was lost in the mail. No biggie though, because as a football fan (the sport moreso than the league these days) I'm willing to shell out for a refresher at the start of the NFL...   read

 
 
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Review: Pac-Man Championship Edition 2

Bandai Namco has done such a wonderful job revitalizing Pac-Man. It's gotten to the point where even if you weren't all that into the original decades-old game, you're still liable to succumb to Pac-Man fever. The Championship Edition serie...   read

 
 
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Ubisoft is onto something cool with Steep

While snowboarding games have had a slight resurgence on Steam, the big publishers -- including EA, which sadly doesn't seem interested in doing anything with SSX -- have been sleeping on the genre. As such, Ubisoft's Steep was one of the b...   read

 
 
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Let's talk all about PAX West 'cause it was a hell of a time

At PAX West this year, I made it a point to say "Beer for My Horses" as often as I could. I wasn't sure what the context was. I guess it's like how they say "Roll Tide" in the south. "You ready for that exam tomorrow?" "Roll Tide." "Johnny,...   read

 
 
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Review: Picross 3D Round 2

Picross 3D is probably my favorite puzzle game ever. That DS gem was actually my introduction into the Picross franchise, having missed out on Picross DS and Mario Picross years before it. What I loved abo...   read

 
 
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Longing for more Castlevania? Chasm could be our best bet

In recent months, I've lost track of Chasm. I was on-board with the action-platform game when it was first coming through Kickstarter but, wow, that was actually back in 2013. Making games, even simple ones, takes lots of time. Making metro...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Go is coming to Apple Watch this year

It may feel like the crazed end-of-times excitement over Pokémon Go is dying down, but the game is still absurdly popular, and with each new development, I can see it getting a boost. Today during Apple's iPhone 7 event, Niantic anno...   read

 
 
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Talking Lumines with the great 'time thief' Tetsuya Mizuguchi

It's been many years since I've played Lumines on account of having a PlayStation Portable that is somehow both lost and broken, not to mention the fact that I've always been more of a Rez guy, but there's plenty good reason to talk about t...   read

 
 
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The best theme song in video game history comes from an unlikely place

Before Sony used "Take Me Out" in that great, futile PSP campaign, Franz Ferdinand's 2004 hit showed up in EA's NFL football game, Madden. For the last 15 years or so, the series' soundtracks have been filled with licensed music, an eclecti...   read

 
 
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Rez Infinite's Area X made creator Tetsuya Mizuguchi cry 'many times'

If there's one game that'll push me into buying a PlayStation VR this October, it is Rez Infinite. Tetsuya Mizuguchi's musical on-rails shooter holds that much power over me. It's incomparable. While I haven't yet seen first hand how Rez ha...   read

 
 
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Review: Hearthstone: One Night in Karazhan

Blizzard has me in its clutches again with the Warcraft universe. I haven't raided in earnest in World of Warcraft since Cataclysm, and here I am gearing up in Legion at level 110 with my Demon Hunter, playing Hearthstone and batt...   read

 
 
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Hitting the streets with Beat Cop's preview build

I used to work in a police station, two to be precise. Nothing special, just simple administrative stuff, but working for the law opened my eyes to one major revelation: police work is boring. Still, that hasn’t stopped me from loving...   read

 
 
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Shadow Warrior 2 commits the worst sin of all: It's boring

When I look at Shadow Warrior 2, I don't see a video game. I see a piece of scenery you would put in the background of a television show or movie to easily communicate that a character is a "hardcore gamer." It's visually arresting in that ...   read

 
 
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