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Review: Pokemon Cafe Mix

A few years ago, I wrote a review for The Pokémon Cookbook, an instructional book designed for kids that teaches you how to shape your food into Pokémon. It did not go well. I didn't make edible Pokémon so much as ...

 
 
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Review: Iron Man VR

I don't know what it is about Iron Man that drew me to him as a kid. His cool suit? His sassy demeanor? Eventually, Robert Downey Jr.? Maybe all of the above. But one thing is for certain: stepping into his shoes in VR isn't quite as c...

 
 
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Review: The Almost Gone

Boy, you'd think with a name like "Happy Volcano," the developers would try to create something with a little bit of joy in it.

 
 
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Review: Borderlands 3: Bounty of Blood

We're nearing the home stretch for the Borderlands 3 season pass; which I don't believe for a second is the end of Borderlands 3's DLC run, so long as Gearbox has anything to say about it. We've raided a casino and united two lovers: n...

 
 
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Review: Goosebumps Dead of Night

Like Brett, I was obsessed with the Goosebumps books as a kid. Growing up, that obsession pretty much never died. I've caught most of the TV shows (even Haunting Hour), the two recent Jack Black feature films and pretty much every...

 
 
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Early Access Review: Among Trees

Among Trees has some of the prettiest sunrises and sunsets I've ever seen in a video game. I'm not sure how in the mood everyone is for another Early Access survival game right now, especially one as unfinished as Among Trees, but it clicke...

 
 
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Early Access Review: Torchlight III

I didn't expect to be playing Torchlight III so soon, and definitely not in Early Access, but here we are. Well, here some of us are. After a surprise release over the weekend, the dust has settled. It's playable. One glance at the Steam us...

 
 
 
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Review: Pokemon Sword and Shield: The Isle of Armor

Pokemon Sword and Shield were a pair of polarizing games, weren't they? Despite my complaints with them, I ended up finishing both, netting a full living Pokedex. Yet, during those lengthy journeys I noticed some of this generatio...

 
 
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Review: West of Dead

West of Dead finds you playing as an unnamed specter, returned from the dead, and placed in Purgatory, Wyoming. No memory as to how you got there, and nothing to do but hunt down a preacher who might have the answers you seek. To find the p...

 
 
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Review: The Last of Us Part II

Despite playing every one of their recent award-winning games, I still can't believe Naughty Dog went from "the Crash Bandicoot company" to a cornerstone of the age-old "games are art" conversation. Every once in a while when looking a...

 
 
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Review: Summer in Mara

Summer in Mara captured my imagination right away with its promise of farming, crafting, and island hopping in a tropical archipelago setting. Talk about a fun idea for a game. Its alien-looking inhabitants caught my eye, as did its kid-her...

 
 
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Review: Beyond Blue

I've been counting the days until Beyond Blue's PC and console release since it showed up on Apple Arcade back in April. This soothing, somber, immersive oceanic adventure game just seemed like something I'd want to experience on a larger s...

 
 
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Review: Command & Conquer Remastered Collection

Command & Conquer represents a watershed moment in the strategy genre. There had been titles of its kind before, but Westwood Studios' military base-builder was, undeniably, a key moment in opening the niche genre up to a more mainstrea...

 
 
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Review: Disintegration

You ever have a cherished old game right on the tip of your tongue? As a '90s PC kid I got a million of 'em. Thankfully, my memories are often so vivid, that I can remember where I was when I played them, as well as details like the box (us...

 
 
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Review: Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics

Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics is going to be a must-play title for a certain type of Switch owner. It's a successor to the quietly awesome DS collection with shades of Wii Sports and Wii Play. Coming in skeptical of Clubhouse Games...

 
 
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Review: Shantae and the Seven Sirens

Oh Shantae, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways... As I've noted before, rarely do video games make me literally smile while I'm playing, but WayForward's Shantae series has me grinning like a durn fool. I'm besotted with these advent...

 
 
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Review: Valorant

Riot Games is one of the wildest developers in the business right now. Explosive League of Legends success, lawsuits, Tencent ownership; it feels like it's been on a series of ups and downs more than any other studio in recent memory. ...

 
 
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Review: Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition

Someone over at Nintendo is looking out for Xenoblade Chronicles. What was once an obscure JRPG only released in select regions is now a coveted Super Smash Bros. representative with multiple sequels to its name. To think it was once p...

 
 
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Review: Maneater

Maneater is exactly the kind of bonkers idea we need right now: a people-eating shark sim. I know what you're thinking though. While there is plenty of dumb meme potential baked in, Tripwire actually managed to create a fun little arcade fo...

 
 
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Review: Signs of the Sojourner

Sometimes a video game comes along and is touted as the "[genre game] for people who hate [genre]." I think Signs of the Sojourner wants to be that game for deckbuilders. As someone who has been lukewarm on the genre as a whole, the id...

 
 
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Review: Minecraft Dungeons

If you include its alpha period, Minecraft turns 10 years old this year. I know! For some that's a long time; but for others, it feels like it's always been there. For years the folks at Mojang have been slowly building on the original conc...

 
 
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Review: Mafia II: Definitive Edition

Mafia II is a period piece, a brash spectacle of organized crime backdropped against a romantic vision of 1940s and 50s metropolis americana. It has old-timey slang, cars that drive like boats, and big band radio hits. There's also nar...

 
 
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Review: Fury Unleashed

I approach roguelikes and their poseur brethren roguelites with a modicum of hesitation. It’s not that I don’t like the gameplay style, it’s just that I’m never sure if I’ll ever complete them. Often times, my ...

 
 
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Review: The Wonderful 101: Remastered

The whole "if you had to take one [x] to a desert island" question is pretty hack, but if the question was "what publisher's catalog would you take," Clover/Platinum's works would be in the running. Viewtiful Joe, Okami, Bayonetta, Metal Ge...

 
 




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Iron Man VR"I am...two Move controllers"

 

The Almost Gone"If these walls could talk"

 

Goosebumps Dead of Night"Buyer beware, you're in for a scare"

 

Early Access Among Trees"The shadow from the starlight is softer than a lullaby"

 

Early Access Torchlight III"More of a side-step than a full sequel"

 

SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom Rehydrated"That looks like Squidward, in angry mob form"

 

West of Dead"Stuck in purgatory"

 

The Last of Us Part II"Generational pain"

 
 
 

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Riley1sCool

for fucks sake where is Shadow the Hedgehog for Switch

 
Sweaty Dungus

perfect day to take edibles and play scrolling

 
JoLoBird

Just finished Fuck that is one depressing game! Will have to do a write up about it once I’ve had time to 😩

 
TheLimoMaker

So Im curious about different What is your game of the decade for the Horror genre? Personally for me:

 
Seymour

Anyone else getting copious amounts of spam from the Trump campaign? I feel like its only been since hes started slipping in the So hes probably having his team create bots to think up as many email addresses to send these to as they

 
Neronium

Took forever, but I finally finished the Ape Escape 2 review Id been working Im still not fully satisfied with it, but short of throwing out the script again its the best Ive :/

 
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I have books in my shopette and I can craft tiny libraries - let me know if you want to come over and get

 
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Ever wanted to listen to the author of The Paleblood Hunt and the creator of I Wanna Be The Guy talk about From Software level design? Now you The Snack Covenant sure is a magical podcast, at least when theyre not talking about werewolf

 
Flegma

Looks like I need to buy some insulation tape for my Gamepad charging And get some third-party cables just in

 
Voex

Why is Nintendo so bad at making controllers these Left stick on my Pro controller is drifting down, guess Ill have to send it for Not going back to using the awful

 
 

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