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Violence, mystery, and meaning in the dark world of Limbo

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Why games should play the player

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Death, storytelling, and the manipulation of progress

For years, we've heard the same tired proclamations about the limitations of storytelling in videogames. This argument stands apart from the talent involved in making games; it's not that the people making games are poor writers, but tha...   read

 
 
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Forced morality in games will never, ever work

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Open-world mission design is awful, let's fix it

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The world needs to stop revolving around protagonists

Videogames are intimately familiar with the concept of the hero; Games seem built for protagonists, with worlds pieced together and relationships formed to benefit the hero's journey. Yet a strange thing occurred to me recently: many of ...   read

 
 
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Love, loneliness, and companionship in our Fragile Dreams

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A charming skull-laden kickass world: The art of Brutal Legend

It has been said so many times that it now borders upon a meaningless cliché, but the fact remains: a lot of games look the same. I'm not going to lament the propagation of brown color palettes, generic RPG characters, or any othe...   read

 
 
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Something about sex: Videogame items that sound inadvertently sexual

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The hidden truth behind game reviews

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The convergent futures of music games and higher education

You know what makes a lot of money? Music games. Even in 2009, a year in which music games saw a 46% drop in sales from 2008, DJ Hero became the highest-grossing new IP across all genres. It's a game that was being called a failure in the w...   read

 
 
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A powerful ally for narrative: The audio of Bad Company 2

The multiplayer demo for DICE's upcoming war FPS, Battlefield: Bad Company 2, has been out for a while now, and as the release date approaches, people are eating up the one-map demo and finding themselves consumed despite the lack of conten...   read

 
 
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Mass Effect, Metal Gear, Moon Unit, and more: An interview with Jennifer Hale

Ever played a videogame with a female character? Chances are, then, that you've heard the voice of Jennifer Hale. Ophelia from Brutal Legend. Naomi from Metal Gear Solid. Jennifer Mui from Mercenaries. Bastila from Star Wars: Knights of the...   read

 
 
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The Future: Demanding more from the voices of videogames

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Love/Hate: A plea to play as a female Shepard

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A warning: Regrets from a former life and experiences yet unlived

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Top ten games for people who hate Thanksgiving

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The wrong thing: Being evil should be more like sex

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Staying dry in a sea of spoilers is a matter of building a boat

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Lessons on taking games just seriously enough

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Come, take your pilgrimage to gamings one true mecca

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Here's to you, random-JRPG-dialogue-writer-man

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The forgotten: Crushing disappointment at the hands of Crash n the Boys

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The people who have the power to change the world

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The draw of exploration: Antarctica to Oblivion, Shackleton to Shadow Complex

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SrChurros

Guess who just had over 2L of beer!

 
Torchman

Oh apparently the Switch port of DQ Heroes has some balancing changes, new characters, and adding improvements from the 2nd game into the 1st Not really big on DQ, but further refining the package is

 
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Things Im liking in the Nioh demo: Gears of War stamina reload, quick shift in stance and strategy, monster Things I dont like: way too many menus, there are too many menu, what are all these

 
Torchman

Start work on Yakuza 0 will show up in the mail, SD Gundam game is still in the mail somewhere(fucking customs), and now Links package is in the Looks like I might not be picking any of them up until Saturday if they arrive on

 
dephoenix

Idk why Im doing the online stuff like treasure hunts and photo checks in Gravity Rush I never do the online stuff in single player But, they arent a big hassle, and the treasure hunts are actually kind of And theyre

 
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First line of the

 
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Man I hope they localize YS VIII sooner than Memories of Celceta is one of my favorite Vita games despite the okay This is looking pretty

 
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Oh shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit

 
Cory Arnold

There was a Zelda and Yoshi dlc for Sonic Lost World 3DS!? This is the one of the weirdest things Ive seen in actual, official video games (not just mods or something)

 
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Just watched It was Wife was in tears and wanted to go wake up our sleeping baby, so it

 

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