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Review: Life is Strange: Before the Storm: Awake

Chloe Price isn't tough to role-play. Life is Strange's Max Caulfield felt like something of a blank slate. A thoughtful and mostly quiet young woman, malleable in how we wanted her to approach social interactions. There was a pressure to d...

 
 
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Review: It

Summer is over. We're entering the weekend past Labor Day. And yet, officially, technically (sorry everyone back in school), we've still got two more weeks. Lucky us. Lucky that now, when someone comes a knocking slinging nonsense like, "Th...

 
 
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Review: Monster Hunter Stories

Monster Hunter is a beast of a series, enthralling millions worldwide with its promises of loot and adventure. Yet, it's always been a relatively walled garden for many, filled with time-consuming grinds and esoteric endgame rules. Capcom d...

 
 
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Review: Darkwood

Darkwood's atmosphere is stifling and oppressive. The top-down horror game builds slowly and with purpose; preying on our innate fear of the unknown and the crippling indecision of wondering who to trust. It's a winding, obtuse journey thro...

 
 
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Review: Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth

There’s really only one question that prospective players of Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth need to ask themselves as they consider whether or not to pick up the game, and that is: “Did I play and enjoy Utawarerumono: Mask of De...

 
 
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Review: Titanfall Assault

I am closing in on level 11 in Titanfall Assault. During the past month, I boot it up in my spare time, clashing with people as we fight for control of the three checkpoints long enough to secure victory. I see success snatched from my hand...

 
 
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Review: Knack II

I think if I had to pick one reaction to sum up my thoughts on the Knack franchise it would be "confusion." It's a feeling that is even more profound after playing Knack II.

 
 
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Review: Last Day of June

Have you ever been in love? If so, you would be hard pressed to have a love as true and as nauseating as that of Carl and June. You can tell how crazy they are about each other from a single glance and that's saying something considering th...

 
 
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Review: Fishing Planet

As someone who spent an embarrassing amount of time fishing in Final Fantasy XV, fishing games and fishing mini-games within other games have always been a guilty pleasure of mine. For context, I've been fishing my whole life and grew up on...

 
 
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Review: Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA

Have you ever heard of the name Adol Christin? If not, Adol just so happens to be the hero of the many Ys games since 1987 and he’s an adventurer who keeps finding himself in all sorts of adventures. For those who have no idea on how ...

 
 
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Review: Distrust

If science-fiction, good or bad, has taught me anything, it's that you should never work on an Arctic research base. It's too cold, you hate everybody, and there's usually an alien hanging outside with a penchant for human skin. Luckily for...

 
 
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Review: Windjammers

The Neo Geo was a seriously underrated piece of hardware. It may not have been popular in its heyday, but the machine has earned a well-deserved cult following over the years from its extremely tight and eclectic collection of games. Things...

 
 
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Review: Madden 18

As the start of the football season looms, the annual Madden arrives on store shelves. This year's edition is a bit different though. Of course most of what's here is the same Madden fans are used to with roster updates, and even ...

 
 
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Review: Everybody's Golf

After a few more days spent wrapping up Everybody's Golf following my review in progress, I'm not sick of the game yet. Quite the opposite! I'm even more in tune with Clap Hanz' vision. I want more people to get in on this fun and hop onlin...

 
 
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Review: Resident Evil: Revelations (PS4)

Despite Resident Evil 7's critical and commercial success earlier this year, some fans took exception to its all-new stylistic approach to Capcom's juggernaut series, which they considered to be a betrayal of the survival horror's legendary...

 
 
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Review: Songbringer

Space, science-fiction, and "expanding your mind" have always gone hand-in-hand. Whether it's something as worthy as Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey, or as campy as Jane Fonda vehicle Barbarella, many creators like to partner the vast unkno...

 
 
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Review: Ys Seven (PC)

During 2015, I managed to start my relationship with the English Ys PC games. From there, I fell in love with Falcom's other works. With XSEED bringing Ys Seven to Steam, GOG, and the Humble Store, it felt like I would witness another ...

 
 
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Review: Sparc

I feel like I've typed the phrase "VR has potential" a million times, but it's true. When I'm presented with perfect conditions in a perfect setting, where two people can have VR headsets and engage in a multiplayer sporting event, VR is un...

 
 
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Review: Absolver

Absolver is full of crumbling buildings and eager combatants. There's little in its world that speaks of hope. Any sign of progress, of rebuilding and moving forward, is buried under the rubble of a society that's already forgotten. The onl...

 
 
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Review: Shantae: Half-Genie Hero - Pirate Queen's Quest

Very few games make me smile while playing. I always find gaming pretty intense, even when having fun. But boy, do I grin like a dang fool when playing the Shantae series. I love the colours, the characters, the world, the adventures and th...

 
 
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Review: Warriors All-Stars

It's about time Koei Tecmo allowed its absurd stable of characters to meet each other. We've had mild crossovers in the past as well as some light meetings and partings, but nothing like Warriors All-Stars. Before you roll your ey...

 
 
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Review: Rock of Ages 2: Bigger & Boulder

When Rock of Ages 2 releases on August 29, it'll be almost exactly six years since Jordan reviewed the first Rock of Ages, way back on my birthday in 2011. Back then, it was a quirky palate cleanser from the almost aggressive weirdness...

 
 
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Review: Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle

As it turns out, all you need to turn the Rabbids from an over-saturated Minions-esque property into one that's accepted by open arms is a Princess Peach wig. Who knew? Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle exploded on the scene earlier this ...

 
 
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Review: Retro-Bit Dual Link NES Controllers

There is nothing I hate more than a shit controller. I am probably more serious about my controllers than I am games themselves; I spend an unreasonable amount of time researching input solutions for my retro gaming habit. And just a few ye...

 
 




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SPV3 for Halo Combat Evolved has been completed and is ready for download! It looks pretty awesome, now to install

 
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I thought people were joking about Young Like Watchmen Babies, ya know??? I kinda feel sorry for the actor who plays He may never escape that People are gonna be saying Badinka! or whatever to him for the rest of his

 
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Any tips for being able to actually see what is on the 3DS screen under strong sunlight? Spring finally started here and the sun is rising earlier, meaning that playing on my morning bus rides is becoming almost impossible, even with full backlight

 
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PC Gamers out there, I have a question: Would you rather have a 4K 75hz monitor, or a 1440p 144hz monitor?

 
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