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Review: Assassin's Creed Origins: The Hidden Ones

"Have we done good?" Bayek asks Aya (now Amunet) toward the end of The Hidden Ones, the first proper expansion to Assassin's Creed Origins. Although Assassin's Creed doesn't always advertise it, there's a moral uncertainty permeating m...

 
 
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Review: The Inpatient

Until Dawn surprised the hell out of me. On the surface, Supermassive Games' cinematic horror adventure looked like standard slasher-film fare, but it played with genre tropes in such a delightful way and knew how to balance tension, thrill...

 
 
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Review: Kirby Battle Royale

When the December 2017 NPD Group data came out earlier this month, the biggest surprise wasn’t that the Switch sold 1.5 million units in the US. That was expected given its meteoric rise. No, the biggest surprise was the 3DS family, a...

 
 
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Review: Batman - The Enemy Within: What Ails You

Despite getting off to a promising start, Season Two of Telltale Games' take on The Dark Knight has stumbled. With only five episodes to Tell said Tale, the story has become overbooked, with too many characters all jostling for screen-time ...

 
 
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Review: Iconoclasts

What’s the best level you’ve ever played in a 2D platformer? Maybe something classic like World 1-1 in the original Super Mario Bros., or the intro level to Mega Man X? Those fantastic examples of great game design that teach th...

 
 
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Review: The Red Strings Club

Brandeis is plummeting towards the ground. It's silent as he falls; the city he worked so hard to save has gone to sleep, blissfully unaware that the hacker will meet his end face-down on the pavement. Though his life will be over shortly, ...

 
 
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Review: Den of Thieves

We all know January sucks for the most part in terms of movie releases. Studios are either pushing their Oscar hopefuls out wide or dumping the things they couldn't release the rest of the year. It's a rare case when a January movies are ra...

 
 
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Review: Genital Jousting

Gaming is such a strange and wonderful hobby. You can play in recreations of history’s greatest moments, explore alien planets, race in futuristic space craft and now play as a big floppy penis that is trying to insert itself in the a...

 
 
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Review: Full Metal Furies

After an amazing debut with Rogue Legacy, I couldn't wait to get my hands on Cellar Door Games' attempt at a side-scrolling beat-'em-up. I grew up, as many did, loving every opportunity to play the classics like Turtles in Time or...

 
 
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Review: Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition

Street Fighter V had a major identity crisis at launch. Capcom wanted to get it out quick so they could make the call for EVO 2016, and it broke records. A certain kind of record though, as the actual sales figures limped across internal ta...

 
 
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Review: Mom Hid My Game!

She hides the game because she loves you. She wants you to grow up to become a lawyer or doctor, certainly not someone who plays video games. Mom Hid My Game! isn't simply a game, it's a life lesson we should all take into consideration whi...

 
 
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Review: Dreadnought

Things change as one gets older, and I’m no exception. As I’ve aged from a fresh-faced, idealistic young nerd into a jaded, wrinkly older nerd, my preferences and tastes have also changed, with one major exception: my love of sp...

 
 
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Review: The Commuter

The header image above isn’t even from The Commuter, that’s how ubiquitous images of Liam Neeson holding a gun on a train have become. Actually, it is from The Commuter, here’s the one that’s not. Actually...

 
 
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Review: Attentat 1942

World War II is a staple in the gaming community. For years all we had were Nazis to shoot because it is harder to find a more universal evil than Nazis. Unfortunately, since most of those games were shooters the stories amounted to little ...

 
 
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Review: Style Savvy: Styling Star

People on the internet like to argue that Nintendo will attempt to bury some products. Releasing a game on the 3DS after the Switch is already on the market? Nintendo must be trying to bury it. Releasing a game the same week as (insert popu...

 
 
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Review: Mega Man Pixel Tactics

Mega Man had a rough ride for a while there. Before we saw that Capcom was hard at work on Mega Man 11, there were seven long years of nothing. Instead, other talented studios and fans picked up the torch, and refused to let this once famou...

 
 
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Review: Life is Strange: Before the Storm: Hell is Empty

The very first episode of the very first Life is Strange was titled Chrysalis. Through that name, we're supposed to infer that its characters are vulnerable and wrapped in cocoons, but that they'll eventually metamorph into beautiful b...

 
 
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Review: Insidious: The Last Key

There’s a fatal flaw that’s lodged in every good horror franchise: sooner or later, their quality begins to drop exponentially. Saw was a great film, but Saw IV? What about Paranormal Activity, and each entry...

 
 
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Review: Black Mirror (Season 4)

We live in a time of fear. Fear of other people, fear of our government. We’re afraid of where we are, but more than that, we are terrified of where we are going. We can hardly predict what will happen in a given year, and technolo...

 
 
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Review: Blossom Tales: The Sleeping King

You know what I really want to play on my Switch? 2D Zelda games! But with the Virtual Console nowhere in sight, our options are pretty limited. In comes Blossom Tales, a 2D Zelda clone that doesn't do anything amazing for the gen...

 
 
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Review: PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds

Odds are you've probably heard of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, also known as "PUBG." Maybe your friend plays it. Maybe you've seen a headline or two and wondered "what makes this particular game so special?" After what felt like an eon in...

 
 
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Review: Tiny Metal

It's been almost ten years since the last Advance Wars game (and nearly fifteen since the last really good one). Since Nintendo has all but abandoned the series in favor of its other turn-based tactics series Fire Emblem, it's now up to a f...

 
 
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Review: Floor Kids

There’s nothing else out there quite like this game. Floor Kids attempts to meld the free-flowing body squirming of breakdancing with the much-loved rhythm genre, succeeding surprisingly well. It’s a project created by an artist...

 
 
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Review: Bright

Buddy-cop movies, you’ve seen one, you’ve seen them all, am I right? No, it turns out, not at all. Bright, Netflix’s most expensive film to date ($90M), directed by David Ayer (Suicide Squad, Fury) and starring W...

 
 
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Import Review: Kamen Rider: Climax Fighters

It's hard to believe we live in a world where a new Kamen Rider game was released in English. I guess it shouldn't come as a surprise since Bandai Namco's Singapore division localized a couple Super Robot Wars and Gundam titles in Asia...

 
 




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Rust"This is the way the world ends"

 

Age of Empires: Definitive Edition"A beautiful RTS that still holds up"

 

Secret of Mana (Remake)"Lift me up, Flammie"

 

Review in Progress: Kingdom Come: Deliverance"My kingdom of jank, thievery, and mistakes"

 

Fe"Can't see the forest, but can see the trees"

 

Black Panther"Fight the power"

 

Bayonetta (Switch)"Let's dance, boys!"

 

Dynasty Warriors 9"Dynasty Warriors gets radio towers"

 

Space Invaders Extreme (PC)"40 Years of Space Invading"

 
 
 

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Rad Party God

Gotta love the gyms showers this time of the year, theyre either freezing cold or boiling

 
NeoTurbo

It might be President Day in the states, but here in Canada its Family Day! Go celebrate your family! Hug your parents! Chill with your siblings! Or at least give em a phone call!

 
The Actual Charlton Heston

Ostensibly, today is Presidents (Time and space are both a mystery to me, but my calendar says it is, so whatevs) Related, here is the President of my heart:

 
Mike Sounders

I beat Darkbeast Paarl on the second try? What the fuck? Also the visceral attacks were doing like a third of his health, that was

 
TriCerAroK

21 degrees and Perfect weather for a run to the gym!

 
Keiichi Morisato

Doomcock for 2020!

 
Malika chan

Just found out our little baby is due October 5th!!!!!

 
On Air Fish

Happy: Remembered that Monster Hunter XX was released in Japan for Nintendo Switch and tried to order it on Sad: Realized theres no English language support and I wont understand a damn word of

 
ALinkToTheDan

Question to the What if Nintendo made a PayDay type of game starring Wario and Waluigi? Any ideas on a potential story arc?

 
 

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