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Review: Carcassonne - Tiles & Tactics

Man, Carcassonne! That name just brings back so many memories. It was essentially my wife's gateway into hobbyist board games, and much more accessible than the one I originally wanted to get her into (and failed): Warhammer 40K. It's crazy...

 
 
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Review: Xenoblade Chronicles 2

Monolith Soft has carved out a nice little series for itself in Xenoblade. What kicked off as an incredible first entry in 1998's Xenogears eventually became a dead franchise in 2006, until it was resurrected by the Phoenix that is Nin...

 
 
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Review: Pokemon Ultra Sun

Pokémon and I have a tenuous relationship. I never owned an original Game Boy, so when the series exploded around the world the first time I didn’t have a means of playing it. On the Game Boy Advance, I pre-ordered Sapphire and...

 
 
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Review: Battlerite

If you're an arena brawler or a MOBA, it's hard to get noticed. So many of them are dropping like flies trying to chase that Riot payday that it's tough to even keep track of the ones that actually do make it to their ship date. Battlerite ...

 
 
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Review: Mario Party: The Top 100

It seems as though the best of the Mario Party games are far, far behind us. The most recent installments have come out to lackluster reception, and are getting even fewer and far between as of late. Nintendo takes a stab at recreating the ...

 
 
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Review: The Punisher (Season 1)

Netflix's announcement of a full Punisher series definitely caught a lot of folks by surprise. Jon Bernthal's turn at the popular anti-hero was received well enough that a full series seemed like a good idea at the time. As the first Marvel...

 
 
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Review: Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp

Booting up Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp for the 28th consecutive day, I find myself in rhythm with the beats of the game. I know when to log in, how long I’ll play in a given sitting, and I find myself maximizing what little time I ha...

 
 
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Review: South Park: Phone Destroyer

Since downloading the app on launch day, South Park: Phone Destroyer has received a few updates that have made it easier to play. It’s no longer a janky experience. The loading times are brisker, assets tend to pop-in less and I have ...

 
 
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Review: Battle Chef Brigade

Battle Chef Brigade is a delightful concoction. It's one part side-scrolling brawler, complemented by a series of match-three puzzles in the form of a cooking competition. With a dash of light RPG progression and beautiful, hand-drawn visua...

 
 
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Review: Coco

A litany of Disney animated films have explored various cultures. Whether or not they were entirely respectful of those cultures is up for debate, but the one constant up until recently was that neither Disney nor Pixar tackled any aspects ...

 
 
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Review: Batman - The Enemy Within: Fractured Mask

Bruce Wayne is in a lot of trouble. Having been successful in his plan to ingratiate himself within "The Pact," a merciless group of Gotham rogues, in efforts to ascertain the reasoning behind a recent crimewave, the billionaire has made en...

 
 
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Review: School Girl/Zombie Hunter

This is a game that knows exactly what it is. Even the title doesn’t leave a hell of a lot to the imagination. You’ve got school girls, and you’ve got zombies. These high school ladies don’t appear to be too worried ...

 
 
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Review: Star Wars Battlefront II

In the time since I posted my review-in-progress for Star Wars Battlefront II, EA temporarily halted the sale of in-game purchases. "This means that the option to purchase crystals in the game is now offline, and all progression will be ea...

 
 
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Review: Monster of the Deep: Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV is an institution. If someone on the development team hasn't named their kid Noctis yet I'd be surprised -- especially given that some have probably spent the better part of a decade on some form of it. And given the s...

 
 
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Review: Destiny 2 (PC)

The Destiny franchise has finally come to PC. I've always been interested in the franchise, but I never play my Xbox in any meaningful capacity so I knew if I were to ever get my hands on the series, it would have to be on PC. It makes...

 
 
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Review: Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy

Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy is one of the PS2 classics I remember well enough to know I played it, but have let almost every other detail escape from my mind. Eurocom and THQ's Zelda-like set in ancient Egypt was a fun attempt at a new...

 
 
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Review: Hearthstone: Innkeeper's Tavern Cookbook

My wife and I love cooking. Baking...it's a slow work in progress (and many pro bakers would tell you it's a lifelong process), but we dabble, and are getting better every year. It helps if you're spurred into action by video game themed ma...

 
 
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Review: .hack//G.U. Last Recode

.hack//G.U. Last Recode is exhausting. It's a collection of three full-length games bundled together with a fresh coat of paint and an all-new fourth chapter. That's a lot for one package, but like any long journey, finishing the series oft...

 
 
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Review in Progress: School Girl/Zombie Hunter

I’ve never played any “sexy" Japanese games before, so School Girl/Zombie Hunter signifies the very first time that I’ve dipped my toes into the genre. Needless to say, these impressions, as well as the inevitable fol...

 
 
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Review: Skyrim (Switch)

Skyrim was released in 2011. Six years later (almost to the day), it's still relevant. So relevant in fact that we thought it was worth a revisit with our review of the Special Edition, and worth covering yet again on Switch. Such is the po...

 
 
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Review: Justice League

Warning: I'm going to discuss a thing that is obvious, but some may consider a spoiler so don't read if you've been in a cave for the entire marketing campaign of this movie.  Well they did it, folks. DC made two movies in a row that d...

 
 
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Review: L.A. Noire (Switch)

Cole Phelps: professional asshole. As I solved case after case in L.A. Noire upon its original release in 2011 (feel_old_yet.jpg), that's the only thought that consistently popped into my mind. But as absurd as this crime-stopping romp was,...

 
 
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Review: Pokemon Ultra Moon

The more I think about Pokemon Sun & Moon, the more I realize it might be my favorite generation. That's a contentious statement I know, given how many people found their faults in it (which is the same with any given generation, e...

 
 
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Review: Inhumans (Season 1)

Well, I did it. I watched the whole thing. A few weeks ago, I wrote (well, ranted) about my impressions of the first two episodes of Inhumans. I’m not, frankly, all that confident I have much to say about the thing as a whol...

 
 
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Review: LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2

When I was working in video game retail, for many years one of the safest answers to the obligatory "What game should I buy my kid?" question was: "How's about talk to your child and learn about their interests." Hang on, no it wasn't. It w...

 
 




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Review in Progress: Okami HD"Amaterasu is still lookin' good"

 

7 Wonders (iPad)"Give me that money, Berenice"

 

Puzzle Fighter"A bit of a gem"

 

Wuppo"Wum is the loneliest number"

 

Tokaido (PC)"Traipsing through Japan"

 

Carcassonne - Tiles & Tactics"Revisiting a classic"

 

Xenoblade Chronicles 2"It's Rex time"

 
 
 

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JcDent

Ive heard of towed targets, but this is

 
PLANET P1SS 69

sometimes (all of the time?) i just want shit chords with good funk grooves and pretty colors

 
Zer0t0nin

Finished Doki Doki Literature Club a Especially for the price of:

 
jak2364

What Japanese stuff do yall think would make for good Western adaptation material? Fate seems like a series you could use the premise of for lots of totally unique stuff and people wouldnt complain a whole lot about whether or not its faithful

 
GoofierBrute

Star Wars is my favorite Japanese

 
Sir Shenanigans

Haven’t been up late gaming in awhile, tonight for a good cause—Metroid Prime 2 defeated! And holy fuck, this might be an all-time favorite for I mean, yes, it Second favorite Metroid behind Wolfenstein/BotW break, then onto Prime 3!

 
LegendPenguin

Finally caved and picked up a Switch on Saturday I dont think Ive dug a console this much since the Wii, and I cant wait for next years library to hit (Bayonetta,

 
Greentinsel214

Somewhere out there is a parallel universe where Kurt Russell played Han

 
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iam16bit

So I came back from the library and took out one game, Crash Bandicoot N-Sane Since me and my sister used to play those games a lot as kids I showed it to Ive never seen her get so excited for a game, though she was sad it didnt have

 
 

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