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2020 has made me reconsider what 'game of the year' means

Around this time, everybody starts reflecting on the past year and what it meant. What memories will we keep from it, and specifically for us, what games were our favorites? Top ten lists go up across Twitter, and we call the game in the nu...

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Tomorrow's Apex Legends patch has some major legend tweaks

At last week's EA Play event, Apex Legends kicked off the festivities, probably in part because its news was so pressing: the upcoming Lost Treasures event launches tomorrow. With it come several features that were shown in the video and/or...

 
 
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Apex Legends story mode has stepped it up a bit

A few weeks ago we checked in on the new story mode in Apex Legends Season 5, the "Broken Ghost." And the verdict there could be distilled to "neat, but shallow." Still, the model appears to be working well for Respawn, as it has ...

 
 
 
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Apex Legends Season 5 is introducing a mini-campaign mode

Apex Legends is finishing up its Season 4 this week, with Season 5 launching on May 12, and we have some details now on what sounds like it could be the biggest seasonal addition the game has seen since it launched last year. There's the us...

 
 
 
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A very Animal Crossing engagement story

[Author's note: This is a community blog I wrote almost eight years ago. With only days away from the release of Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and only a week away from our ninth wedding anniversary, it seemed fitting to revisit this story...

 
 
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The Games that Defined the Decade: The Walking Dead

Over the decades, games and ideas come and go. At the end of last decade, plastic instrument music games were riding high, but these days they're all but gone. Today, hero shooters and battles royale are the hot ticket, but who knows how lo...

 
 
 
 
 
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Dying Light 2 lets you destroy entire areas in the city

At one point in the hands-off gameplay demo of Dying Light 2 at E3, the Techland employee making decisions for the packed room to see on-screen turned on some pumps at a dam, draining one section of the city and flooding another. That one c...

 
 
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A lot can happen in just 12 Minutes

Three writers sat in a room in the Microsoft Theater, looking at one man in a room with his wife. She wants to have dessert, so he sets the table while she goes into the other room. The man starts eating without her. Presumably, the guy to ...

 
 
 
 
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Destroy All Humans! wants to make genocide smoother than ever

When the original Destroy All Humans! released, it was met with a favorable (but not spectacular) reception. So it may seem like doing a quick, cheap remaster could be viable, but you have to remember: that game came out in 2005. What was f...

 
 
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Doom Eternal doesn't let you stop to think and that's okay

I'll admit it: Doom Eternal is not the kind of game I typically play. Don't get me wrong; I play first-person shooters a ton. But I'm more used to the flavor of shooters that have you ducking behind cover to catch a breath and recover some ...

 
 
 




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far from perfect but its a really wish PC games would all just support the Switchs controller - That or games wouldnt have UIs like

 
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Size comparison: my switch retroid pocket Spent a decent portion of the day tinkering and have a few games to play that I wouldnt

 
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Something blue was made today but sadly it wasnt a Instead it was this beakie :P I have a strong affinity for the second ed ultramarine colors, expect more

 
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Finally, a complete run in Spelunky 2! To make it even sweeter, it was during the daily challenge, and Im ranked 17th

 
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I thought I was done getting NECA figures for a little while, but my wife found these and brought them home for These are freaking

 
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I have a meme about the Wandavision finale, but its in the comments for spoiler Stay out of these comments if you havent seen the finale yet!

 
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Well thanks to Torch and the rest of you I purchased my first gunpla! Also playing a bunch of Gundam Breakers 3 might have had something to do with Char did nothing wrong! (my big boi cactuar included for Chrono)

 
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I would not have bought Twisted Tea before that redneck got punched with It is not all that The only time I could see myself drinking it before was if I was getting hazed in to a But hey, solidarity is

 
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Guys, I dont want to speak too soon but it appears they finally fixed the character portraits loading in Smash

 
 

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