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Dan Roemer's personal top 10 games of 2020

2020 royally sucked ass for many people and for a lot of obvious reasons. Quality escapism has never been more important to me than it has been this past year. Simply taking my mind off things through video games is a luxury and I'm more th...

 
 
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Steam shared its top 100 video games of 2020

I always enjoy winding down the year with a look at Steam's list of best-selling games. Besides high-profile new releases like Cyberpunk 2077 and surprise indie hits like Phasmophobia, 2020 was another year of gaming dominated by old flames...

 
 
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Destructoid's award for Best PC Game of 2020 goes to...

This year was mostly bad for everyone -- and that's a thing that's usually said very hyperbolically because a couple celebrities died or whatever, but in 2020 it feels appropriate for once -- but it wasn't without its silver linings. We got...

 
 
 
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GabeN goes SpaceX, sends a gnome to space because he can

Gabe Newell and I have lived very different COVID-19 quarantines. I've been chained to my desk blogging about games for the 105th consecutive month. Newell went to New Zealand because it seemed nice, became so enamored that he lobbied the ...

 
 
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I hate Nioh 2's Valve helmet so so so so so much

It's a busy day for Nioh news, all of it good. Scratch that. Almost all of it good. Both Nioh games are coming to PS5 with 4K and 120fps support on February 5, 2021. (That's good.) Also, Nioh 2's complete edition is launchin...

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Left 4 Dead 2 is getting one last update

Left 4 Dead 2 has survived longer than anyone thought it would. The 2009 cooperative zombie shooter is still kickin' around, proving that it has the mettle to not die quite yet. It's even getting an update sometime soon. The Left 4 De...

 
 
 
 
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So that's what the bald Valve guy looks like

Live with a weird intro long enough and it becomes normalized. A dude with a valve in the back of his head? Don't worry about it. The guy before him with a plugged-up eye? He's fine. Play some Half-Life. Valve's logo splash screen has evolv...

 
 
 
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Half-Life: Alyx's firewater sloshes around real nice now

Half-Life: Alyx is full of a million tiny little touches that make it a splendidly neat VR game. You can wear a bucket on your head and it protects you from Barnacles. There's a fully-functioning piano in a hotel lobby. It's all a bunc...

 
 
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Valve's attempt to resurrect Artifact begins this week

You're probably vaguely aware of the situation regarding Valve's Artifact, but here's a brief recap. Released in late 2018 to a lot of promise from DOTA 2 fans, Artifact quickly crumbled and over the course of several months, its playerbase...

 
 
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Arkane's canceled Half-Life game didn't star Gordon Freeman

It's been long known that Valve contracted Arkane Studios in the mid-'00s to make a new Half-Life game. However, little was actually known about that project except that it was set in Ravenholm and that Valve canceled production befor...

 
 
 
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Leaked Steam loyalty program might offer discounts on games

In the face of competition from other digital PC game storefronts, Valve might be planning a loyalty program with hopes that it'll give consumers some extra incentive to shop on Steam. SteamDB developer and data miner Pavel Djundik found ev...

 
 
 
 
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Review: Half-Life: Alyx

Every so often we tackle dual reviews, where two authors share their takes on a game and provide a single combined score. What better game to bring that concept back than Half-Life: Alyx, the first new Half-Life game in ages. Gath...

 
 
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Half-Life: Alyx but for hoarders

This 16-second video completely speaks for itself. This is the sort of innovative spirit and can-do attitude that'll get us through these lean times. This is literal inventory management in a medium that has tried to eliminate any actions ...

 
 




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Friendly FYI, the Switch version of Kingdoms of Amalur will have the whole game on the cart, no need to download any of So now its just a question of how it runs on the But unless it runs like utter trash, it sounds good to

 
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Finally saw a real PS5 in the wild and damn, that thing is huge! It actually made me Now if only I could find one to

 
Mamekuma

The wife and I have been playing Digimon World Next Order and god is it Its very much a PS1 game made in the PS4 era, which is both its downfall and Even the story is kinda good???

 
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My dad passed away in his sleep this The leadup has been a trial this past week; its both sad and relieving to see him Our relationship was odd, but he got me into games and movies, was a good talker, and beat his lifelong

 
 

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