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On the cusp of Nintendo's uncertain future, I played video games in the desert with John Cena

It's about 9:30 AM on a Thursday, it's an unheard-of-for-Los-Angeles 55 degrees out made worse by intense winds, and I'm ready to see the Nintendo Switch for the second time, days before the console launches. The Switch is ostensibly the re...   read

 
 
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Review: Ride 2

There has been a dearth of racing games recently, let alone ones focused entirely around motorcycles, so Ride 2 jumped out at me. I've always been a huge fan of the genre, but since I'm generally terrible at it I'm drawn to more arcade raci...   read

 
 
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Review: For Honor

I spent a lot of time dueling other players in Dark Souls. I'd carelessly wander into the Darkroot forest and willfully invite the protectors of those shaded woods to come and try to force me out of them. I'd painfully claw my way through t...   read

 
 
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Review: Psychonauts in the Rhombus of Ruin

Not that you need any more reminders, but dang, it sure has been a while since the first Psychonauts. More than a decade later, Double Fine's funny psychic-power platformer has stuck with us, thanks in part to re-releases and also the uplif...   read

 
 
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Review: Berserk and the Band of the Hawk

Watching the original Berserk anime for the first time had a profound impact on me. I had seen bleak or otherwise violent films like Starship Troopers before as a youngster, but gazing upon Berserk was the first time I had felt li...   read

 
 
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Review: Horizon Zero Dawn

Horizon Zero Dawn came out of nothingness and delighted thousands. Born on a lark as the "most risky" concept from a Guerilla Games pitch session, the aesthetic of meshing tribal warfare with high-tech creatures is intriguing all on its own...   read

 
 
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Review: Sniper Elite 4

I love sniping in games, but I never do it. That’s because I’m terrible at sniping in video games. Give me a sniper rifle during a multiplayer match and you may as well have pulled the plug on my session, for that&rsqu...   read

 
 
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This Xbox One bundle of 10 indie hits for $20 is a stupidly good deal

Those who are looking to play some overlooked gems and bolster their Xbox One library can easily do so in one fell swoop. Publisher Curve Digital has a sale on indie games that is among the best you're going to find on consoles. Called the...   read

 
 
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Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy out in June

Vicarious Visions' remaster of the first three Crash Bandicoot games has been something I've been looking for to for a minute now. Including the first three Crash titles (Crash Bandicoot, Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back, and Crash Ba...   read

 
 
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Review: Halo Wars 2

When Microsoft called Halo Wars the "best-selling console RTS of all time," I really had to stop and think of what other console RTS games even exist. StarCraft 64? I mean, Tom Clancy’s Endwar sort of worked becaus...   read

 
 
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Prey is more than just System Shock 3

When Bethesda announced Prey during last year's E3, those who had been following the troubled development of the series were confused. Some history: the first game was about Tommy Tawodi, a Cherokee mechanic who was abducted by aliens ...   read

 
 
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Newly announced Zelda: Breath of the Wild DLC and 'Expansion Pass' includes a new dungeon

Et tu, Zelda? For the first time in series history, a mainline Zelda game is getting DLC: day-one bonuses along with two expansions coming in Summer and Holiday 2017. You can get all three together with the "Expansion Pass" which will cost...   read

 
 
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Bottle Caps for Pokemon Sun and Moon are being distributed at game stores worldwide

[Header image by SittingOvationArt on Etsy] No, it's not a Fallout crossover. In Pokémon Sun and Moon, Bottle Caps are used in Hyper Training to raise one of your creature's statistics to the maximum potential value. They're esp...   read

 
 
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Five video games or whatever to play on Valentine's Day that might help you stop being so bitter about Valentine's Day for like five minutes

Here is my solemn promise to you: I will not write an article about how much it sucks to be single on Valentine's Day. I am, so I know firsthand that it does. I also know that nobody likes to be reminded of how lonely they are, but (anecdot...   read

 
 
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NieR: Automata is a lot more involved than I initially thought

The first NieR: Automata demo I played (which was subsequently open to the public) was a way for Platinum to showcase its action prowess. It mostly centered on combat, and barely any time was spent idling away in menus. A new preview build ...   read

 
 
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The forgotten legacy of Zelda II

Zelda II turned 30 years old in Japan a few weeks ago. It was a quiet anniversary, one fitting the black sheep of a prestigious family. Just last year, writers were tripping over themselves to mark the 30th anniversary of the release of th...   read

 
 
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Review: Resident Evil 7: Banned Footage Volume 1

It hasn't even been a month since I reviewed Resident Evil 7, a game that I thought was solidly okay (that's a joke, I'm the jerk who gave it a 10), and a big ol' chunk of DLC came out last week. It's called Banned Footage: Volume 1&nb...   read

 
 
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Review: Fire Emblem Heroes

For the past five days, every free moment I’ve had has been filled with quick battles in Fire Emblem Heroes. Whether I’ve been continuing in the campaign, taking on the armies of other players, or leveling up my newest character...   read

 
 
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Very Quick Tips: A Nioh Guide

Nioh can get really rough at points. That's a good thing, mind, as long as you're okay with "two to three hit kill" bosses type of rough. Here are some tips to help you along the way.   read

 
 
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Fallout 4's 58GB high-res texture pack is out

That promised high-resolution texture pack for Fallout 4 is here, and even though it's been a week since we learned this was on the way, I'm still reeling over Bethesda's beefy storage requirement (58GB!). Doable? Sure. Wild? I'd say so. Th...   read

 
 
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New GameStop policy requires employees to ask customers why the hell they still shop there (Fauxclusive)

Following a scathing report on a store policy that could lead employees to lie to customers, GameStop announced today a new policy that will require employees to ask customers why in God's name are they still shopping at GameStop. Set to ta...   read

 
 
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Heroes of the Storm's next character is...Overwatch's Lucio!

You knew they had to add another Overwatch character into the fold in Heroes of the Storm at some point given the massive popularity of the crossover event, and now, Blizzard has revealed that Lucio is on his way into the Ne...   read

 
 
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Review: Nioh

The PS4 is really kicking off 2017 with some damn good exclusives. If you count the VR version of Resident Evil 7 (which you should, as it's fantastic), it also has Gravity Rush 2, Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue, Yakuza 0...   read

 
 
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You have a second chance to get a Genesect in Pokemon X & Y or ORAS

If you're at all interested in picking up Genesect and missed him the first go-around in 2016 (or before that, even!), you still have another chance. If you own Pokemon X/Y or ORAS, just use the code "GENESECT20" if you're in North America,...   read

 
 
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PlayStation Plus' lineup for February is pretty decent

For a couple of months now, Microsoft has been outdoing Sony on the front of free games for subscribers. While the February lineup for Xbox Live Gold is decent, Sony actually managed to pull out the stops and provide a better month for its ...   read

 
 



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