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Why a single Dota 2 match was more exciting than the Super Bowl

Yesterday, one of the more intense eSports matches of all time happened during Dota 2's International tournament. Over $20 million is up for grabs, but not in this particular match. We aren't even at the grand finals yet, but I highly ...   read

 
 
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Review: Everest VR

Just the thought of climbing a mountain like Everest is terrifying. Plenty of stories exist of people's treks up the mountain, many of which end in defeat and/or death. Movies have been made, books have been written, and I have quietly sat ...   read

 
 
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Olympics got you bummed out? Watch The International instead!

Regardless of you interest in sports, you've no doubt heard plenty of awful news surrounding this year's summer Olympics. It's not anything new, really, since plenty of dilapidated and/or corrupt cities have held the Olympics, distracting v...   read

 
 
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Review: Kentucky Route Zero Act III

What can I say, sometimes it takes a really long time to produce something, you know?   read

 
 
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Balrog's got punches like a truck, truck, truck

Well, this is surprising. I find myself playing Balrog a lot in Street Fighter V. I generally judge how well I'll perform by how efficient I can do their trials. I ended up doing terribly at Balrog's trials, but have had really good su...   read

 
 
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Review: Tumblestone

I can't think of the last puzzle game that had a color/shape-matching mechanic that I've genuinely enjoyed. It might be none of them, actually. I just never felt satisfied after completing a puzzle. I'm more of a candy eater than a candy cr...   read

 
 
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Review: Quadrilateral Cowboy

Well, it's finally here. After playing through the brief-yet-amazing Gravity Bone and Thirty Flights of Loving, the third game has arrived. Don't be fooled, though -- Quadrilateral Cowboy stands alone in what it accomplishes. Not only ...   read

 
 
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Ibuki is no longer the character I fell in love with, but that's okay

Ibuki was one of the handful of characters I dabbled in while playing Street Fighter IV. The others were Hakan (my main), T. Hawk, Dan, Seth, and Makoto. Once I found out that Ibuki's neckbreaker slide was a lot like Hakan's belly slide, I ...   read

 
 
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Brilliantly original puzzle game Tumblestone out now

I first played Tumblestone at last year's PAX East and was completely blown away. Ty Taylor's first game, The Bridge, is one of my favorite puzzle-platformers ever, so I expected good things from this next venture. I said it last year and I...   read

 
 
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Review: Monster Hunter Generations

It occurred to me while writing this review that Monster Hunter is my Dark Souls. Yes yes, Monster Hunter predates the Souls games by quite some time, but that doesn't change the accuracy of the statement itself. People obses...   read

 
 
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Review: Dark Fear

I am probably a horror game maker's favorite sort of person. I scare very easily when it comes to video games. Movies, not so much, but video games, man, they get me. Like, was Resident Evil 4 supposed to be super scary or is that...   read

 
 
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PC Port Report: Zero Escape: Zero Time Dilemma

I'll admit, it feels a bit like heresy playing Zero Time Dilemma on a PC, especially considering, well, 999. I won't go into it any more than that for people who haven't played through the first game. I bought the original on a whim (o...   read

 
 
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Review: Hyper X Cloud Revolver headset

Are you an audiophile? If so, this review probably won't answer most of your questions. However, if you're a Regular Person and want to know the down-low on the Hyper X Cloud Revolver headset, I've got you covered. I'm here to answer the im...   read

 
 
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Review: Forced Showdown

Forced Showdown is a game that combines card collecting, deck building, enemy killing, and hero abilities all into one neat package. The problem with throwing so many ingredients together is that there are so many cliches associated wi...   read

 
 
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Sun and Moon Battle Royal

Pokemon Sun and Moon's new four-player Battle Royal mode looks great

A new battle mode was shown off at today's Nintendo conference, and it's called "Battle Royal." It's for up to four players at once, each of which bring three Pokemon to the battle. Battles happen with one Pokemon per trainer at a time, and...   read

 
 
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Warframe is adding a Quidditch-looking sports mode

I don't know anything about Warframe, other than people really like it. I've been meaning to try it one day, but that day has yet to come. It's free-to-play nature, which is evidently not too intrusive, has garnered a rather big following a...   read

 
 
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Mages of Mystralia allows you to create your own magic spells

The trailer for the upcoming Mages of Mystralia has made me a follower of the game. It's got a cute art style and a very promising premise. Players will be able to craft their own spells to solve problems and fight enemies in the world...   read

 
 
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Watch this new Mirage trailer with your face before it gets chopped off

Mirage, the new game from the team behind Chivalry Medieval Warfare, had a new trailer revealed today. You can definitely see the Chivalry background behind the game, as head and limbs go flying. This time though, magic is involved. I ...   read

 
 
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Overland has a new trailer, only 1000 beta keys available

Overland, one of my 33 games you should look out for this year, dropped a new trailer and early access information today during the PC Gaming show. For the uninitiated, it's a game by Adam and Rebekah Saltsman (aka Finji) that procedurally ...   read

 
 
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Dropzone blends RTS and MOBA with quick matches

Dropzone development team Sparkypants had someone discuss some details of their RTS and MOBA blended game on the PC Gaming Show today. Details were scarce outside of the trailer, but we do know that it's a one-on-one affair, and that p...   read

 
 
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Superhot is entering the VR space, Oculus only

Superhot, the "Redlight Greenlight" of the FPS genre, will be joining the VR bandwagon with the help of Oculus. The trailer, revealed at the PC Gaming Show, showed the game and its use of the Oculus Touch (which is not yet available).&...   read

 
 
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Tekken 7 heads to the US early in 2017

Tekken 7, featuring Akuma for whatever reason, just had its first localization information drop at Microsoft's E3 stage. The fighting game will head to our shores early next year. They also showed a badass fight between Akuma and Heihachi, ...   read

 
 
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Xbox EA Access members get first dibs on Battlefield 1

Exclusive games seem to be a dying breed, but there's always those tiny, niggling exclusives between the big players. Xbox has had a history of getting FPS-related exclusives, and it looks like the trend will continue with the highly antici...   read

 
 
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Watch the Battlefield 1 livestream right here

Now that the EA press conference is over, they've segued directly into a Battlefield 1 livestream. After dropping that amazing trailer at the end of their stream, I could not be more excited! World War I is a weird-ass war, and it will...   read

 
 
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EA's Play to Give

Complete in-game challenges to donate to charity with EA's Play to Give

EA has announced a new system they are putting in place, called Play to Give, that allows gamers to complete in-game challenges to make charitable donations. There are various charities involved, many focusing on STEM education, and a handf...   read

 
 
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SuperMonk4Ever

I am excited to see the rest of the roster for MvCI! I know it already has some controversial choices such as 2v2, no assists and a 24 character roster but Im still Not as excited as I am for Injustice 2 but I know I am in the minority

 
ragm54

Sexy Senrans are the best, but chibi Senrans are good

 
Khalid Eternal Nigh

MVC:I wont have assists, at Not even TvC style assists where chars only have one Not a fan of this Assists, in some form, have been part of the VS series since they added Marvel to vs

 
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Well, one of my predictions came true this Tis Anyways! For anyone who is playing or intends to play Shantae Half Genie Hero, buy the Warp Dance as soon as you Youre gonna need

 
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Parismio

That MvC gameplay looked pretty I think its a little slower but i think thats a good thing since less chaos means more I really prefer 2v2 when it comes the Also the stage looks like Xs highway stage and asgard bridge combined

 
GetNekKid

Tried out the first floor of let it die, and its a pretty solid game so far! I feel it would be more fun with friends

 
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Building my Video Game Study Playlist, something Ive been meaning to do for a long Its been forcing me to rack my brain for old video game compositions I This SimCiy melody by Jonathan Aldrich is just Underrated

 

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