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The DC Extended Universe needs to die

I remember back in 2013 when Man of Steel came out. It was meant to be the big return of the Blue Boyscout to theatres after 2006's groan-worthy Superman Returns. After its release, people were split on whether or not Man of Steel was a goo...

 
 
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It's time for my follow-up appointment with Theme Hospital

Usually, I'm quite indignant about any suggestion that my commitment to the PlayStation brand could bite me full force in the arse. I've grown complacent about the fact that everything I want either 1) comes to the PS4, or 2) is so bare-bon...

 
 
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What's your favorite cheat code?

Cheat codes are a lost art in the modern era of gaming. Along with unlockable costumes and other cosmetics that used to be free, developers have monetized “cheating” with loot boxes, crates, and other microtransactions wher...

 
 
 
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It's time to give licensed games more creative freedom

Insomniac’s Spider-Man is quickly becoming one of my favorite games of 2018 because it’s Insomniac’s Spider-Man. It’s not simply another game with Spider-Man’s face on it, nor is it just another superhero game;...

 
 
 
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Can you name a better month of gaming than this one?

In a way, the entirety of 2018 has been building up to this very month. Hell, this past week has been one of the most exciting for gamers with two massive titles we've been watching develop for years finally released. Dragon Quest XI a...

 
 
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Comedies today are a tragedy

Last month, The Happytime Murders opened to a pretty tepid response, both critically and financially. Having a budget of $40 million, not including advertising, so far the movie has only made half of that back and it's been out for well ove...

 
 
 
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Sharknado isn't so bad it's good; it's just bad

When I pitched to Flixist's Supreme Overlord Matt a Sharknado Retrospective, I had a pretty clear-cut goal in mind. I wanted to look at all six movies in the franchise, with the most recent one being last month's The Last Sharknado: It's Ab...

 
 
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Adventure Time ends today: What does the show mean to you?

[Art by Paul Robertson] I have no doubt that Adventure Time will go down in the books as one of the most influential cartoons in history. It's success signaled the start of a new generation of animated shows that were wildly risk-taking wh...

 
 
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Shenmue and Yakuza are really not that similar

For nearly as long as I’ve been playing Yakuza games, I’ve always read comments from fans saying, “These games are like Shenmue”. At first glance, that definitely sounds accurate. I even remember making such a claim ...

 
 
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Enjoying the most ridiculous crossovers in gacha games

Crossovers are a simple but straightforward way to create fun. Ever since we were kids, many of us have fantasized about what Favorite Character X might do if they met Favorite Character Y, or entered Favorite World Z, or fought Favorite ...

 
 
 
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Dragon Quest IX's greatest innovation changed the way I game

There is a very solid chance I would not be the Dragon Quest fan I am today without Electronic Gaming Monthly. Before I really fell for the online scene, that magazine was my gateway to the gaming world. I subscribed for three years an...

 
 
 
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How Dragon Quest Swords got me into Dragon Quest

Dragon Quest has been one of my favorite RPG series for about a decade. Simple, idealistic fairy tales resonated with me in my childhood the same way colorful, idealistic shonen anime worlds did in my college years, so it’s little won...

 
 
 
 
 
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Seeking serenity in Train Sim World

On the game shelf in my room, there exist some of the greatest video games of this generation. Titles like Nioh, Shadow of the Colossus, Gravity Rush 2, Uncharted 4, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim for Switch,...

 
 




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Occams

Polygon has a great article about the design documents included in the Beat Em Up Collection This is catnip to

 
SpielerDad

The Lizard Person pretending to be a human that is my client does not know how to read a timeline, and yet, she claims to be a certified project Ohhhhhhhhhh, so

 
Heat

I could contribute one of the old songs from Uematsu to this appreciation day for his music, but this more recent song is beautiful and I hope he recovers his health after the hiatus!

 
Seymour

While were all posting Uematsu stuff, I wanted to get around to mentioning his more obscure OSTs like the one for Tokyo Twilight Ghost Unlike most the work I hear from him, this is more just straight rock and

 
Chris Hovermale

I have a new community blog going up tomorrow! Its a lengthy self-reflection regarding my conflicting opinions on a certain controversial game design Another Feels good to finally sort out those

 
Osc

So just learned about horizon zero dawns big secret about the This game is I bet if I paid more attention to weak points the bots would be But I just attack with

 
RenaudB90

As leaves fall with wind Bright light shines on youthful mind Siege is hot garbage

 
Dango

This is the best thing Ive ever done and will ever

 
Lex

So, after my physiotherapy I went to a store for household goods to buy a new egg While paying the guy at the cash register asked me So did you actually play Metal Gear or is this just a fashion That confused

 
dephoenix

Thanks to Laterrys Uematsu post YouTube recommended me this 70s German disco song about Rasputin, performed in English by a band whose lead singer has some sweet ass dance

 
 

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