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Review: Samurai Shodown

Fighting games had mostly died off before Capcom resurrected the genre with Street Fighter IV in 2008. While there were plenty of niche titles to fill the void in between, nothing had grabbed the public's attention like what Capcom's reviva...

 
 
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Review: Judgment

Watching a little old niche series like Yakuza rise to stardom was a wild thing to witness. Playing those silly games in my living room while Sega waffled on whether or not to localize them was a markedly different time: now it would b...

 
 
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Review: My Friend Pedro

My Friend Pedro is a ballistic game of skill, timing, reflexes, and, surprisingly, efficient time management. This new title from Swedish indie outfit DeadToast Entertainment falls under the highly-replayable score-attack genre, of which p...

 
 
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Review in Progress: Harry Potter: Wizards Unite

If there is an element of mobile gaming that can still get me excited, it's seeing how developers utilize smartphone cameras to create dynamic AR experiences. Pokémon Go was an absolute blockbuster title even if it didn't w...

 
 
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Review: Amid Evil

With the release of DUSK last year, publisher New Blood Interactive cemented its status as retro FPS gods. Living up to the hype completely, the classicly inspired shooter recreated an era of gaming that many thought was lost. In a way, you...

 
 
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Review: Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night

Bloodstained will probably live forever in the memory of those who backed it on Kickstarter. It was part of the "actually creators can rebuke publishers and do their own thing" era of the crowdfunding platform, alongside of projects like Mi...

 
 
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Review: Hearthstone: Rise of Shadows: The Dalaran Heist

Competition has been good for Hearthstone. Even though Artifact never really found an audience, other digital Collectible Card Games (CCGs) like Eternal and Magic The Gathering: Arena have provided some legitimate alternative...

 
 
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Review: Cadence of Hyrule: Crypt of the NecroDancer

Music has always been a monumental part of Zelda's worldwide success. Nintendo even crafted an entire concert series out of its legacy. Crypt of the NecroDancer is a game that's literally all about music. It's a match made in heaven.

 
 
 
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Review: Draugen

Graavik looks like a postcard. A small village nestled alongside a larger-than-life fjord, the town's pastoral architecture and scenic landscape combine to create an impossibly beautiful place. Anyone would be lucky to wind up here, amid an...

 
 
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Review: Void Bastards

Jonathan Chey, one of the brilliant minds responsible System Shock 2, is behind Void Bastards. That's a huge deal for many people, myself included. Someone with that sort of development mind created a first-person shooter roguelike? Co...

 
 
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Review: Gato Roboto

Don’t tell cats, but they’re a mere few steps away from ruling the world. Sure, they may look cute, but they run the internet, an estimated 36 million American households own at least one, and your aunt owns 12. Heck, it’s...

 
 
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Review: Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth

We're officially in Persona 5 overdrive mode. While every Persona game runs the risk of being overexposed, the people over at Atlus are really looking out for the Phantom Thieves, as they've already gotten their rhythm spinoff, and are set ...

 
 
 
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Review: Crystal Crisis

For whatever reason, Capcom has been quite reluctant to give fans a sequel to the cult classic Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo. The game has seen an HD remake and a mobile spin-off that's no longer available, but a true sequel, utilizing any ...

 
 
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Review: Outer Wilds

I didn't even last ten minutes into my first session with Outer Wilds, the intriguing open-world adventure game from Annapurna Interactive and Mobius Digital. A freshly minted astronaut from the tiny world of Timber Hearth, I took a bit too...

 
 
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Review: Blood & Truth

Sony has been putting its money where its mouth is when it comes to VR: arguably more so than the Vita. They've partnered with tons of third-party studios and even crafted some projects of their own, like SIE London's own Blood & Truth....

 
 
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Review: Five Nights at Freddy's VR: Help Wanted

Leave it to virtual reality to get me swept up in the Five Nights at Freddy's craze. While Help Wanted will resonate best with players who are already familiar with Scott Cawthon's wacky world of killer animatronics, it's still perfectly pa...

 
 
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Review: Mordhau

When I first saw Mordhau, I assumed it was the next game from the Chivalry developers. Nope! It was just a Kickstarted passion project that was inspired by the aforementioned hack and slash. Either way, it's got some great Chivalry&nbs...

 
 
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Review: Pathologic 2

I can hear the earth speak. It cries out with a low rumble, begging for blood to anyone who knows how to listen. I have seen Death. Or at least one of its faces. I have naively pushed back against its advances like only a human can. Death i...

 
 
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Review: Total War: Three Kingdoms

I'm not sure there is a better time period for video game adaptations than the Han dynasty period of ancient China. Filled to the brim with heroic individuals, grand battles, and personal drama, that historical setting is most famous for be...

 
 
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Review: Observation

For once, we aren't playing as the poor soul that ran afoul of a too-smart-for-its-own-good artificial intelligence. In Observation, a near-future sci-fi thriller from Stories Untold developer No Code and publisher Devolver Digital, the tab...

 
 
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Review: Layers of Fear 2

If you ever want to experience a haunted house from the comfort of your own home, Layers of Fear would like to have a word. The first spooky-door-opening adventure was about a delusional painter's lonely descent into madness in a Victorian ...

 
 
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Review: Spark the Electric Jester 2

Since the release of Sonic Adventure 2 back in 2001, Sonic has just gone down a very unfortunate path of potential bestiality, becoming a werehog, one too many Crush 40 concerts, blue arms, Twitter, and now possibly looking like a product o...

 
 
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Review: Lapis X Labyrinth

One of the pitfalls of being a game reviewer is I’m always trying to find a deeper meaning to the titles I review. If I were a book reviewer, or a film or TV reviewer, this would be an easier task as one expects to find imagery and hi...

 
 




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Samurai Shodown"The Spirit of Fighting"

 

Judgment"Judgment Day"

 

My Friend Pedro"This shit is Bananas, B A N A N A S"

 

Amid Evil"The champion reigns supreme"

 

Hearthstone: Rise of Shadows: The Dalaran Heist"Very possibly a new record for colons in an article title"

 

Draugen"A fjord in the nord"

 
 
 

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Boxman214

Have you all heard about these new ads in NBA 2K19? Disgusting

 
WILFoftheblues

Blues and I decided today shall be Mildly lewd pictures in the

 
Tohsaka

NT no longer stands for Not

 
JcDent

The only reason why we werent the smartphone generation was that we didnt have

 
windblades

Ive noticed a bad habit of asking questions I know the answers to, or can find the answers to, in an attempt to get a conversation Its not very subtle, nor very Im only bringing it up so I can more clearly say what I

 
bong264

Im in gaming limbo After playing Chaosbane with a Dank Souls sorcerer playthrough in the middle Im stumped and staring at my Might just keep on playing Inquisitor Martyr while I work on my next Pic unrelated :P

 
Alex Heat

Whoops, Bloodstained

 
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Have a great day all! Remember, work smart, not hard ;)

 
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Since Nvidias GeForce Experience is still borked I am using a temporary workaround with an old standby for screenshots outside of Steams screenshot tool: Windows Key & Print

 
 

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