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There is still life in the Nintendo 3DS in 2019

2018 ended up being a better year for the Nintendo 3DS than I expected. In addition to seeing some strong ports of older games like Captain Toad and Luigi’s Mansion, it got an incredible compilation of microgames in the form of WarioW...

 
 
 
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Japanator's Anime Binge Log: Goblin Slayer

It's time again for your semi-regular look at the season's best and brightest anime! Welcome once more to Japanator's Anime Binge Log! Last time we took a look at the latest chapter of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, a show that, while not univer...

 
 
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MPAA celebrates 50 years of screwing up movie ratings

The Motion Picture Association of America, or MPAA, introduced a ratings system and censorship board in 1968 as a means for the industry to self-regulate the content in their movies. If you have any knowledge of the movie industry, you know...

 
 
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Dark Souls characters, ranked

To play Dark Souls is to seek victory in a land defined by failure. Lordran, the game's fictional kingdom, is dying. The once-great gods have abandoned their bastions, fleeing a world in desperate need of a savior. Every crumbling city stan...

 
 
 
 
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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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Review: Sorry to Bother You

Every time Tessa Thompson's character in Sorry to Bother You shows up, she is wearing a new pair of earrings of her own design. These serve as the perfect metaphor for the movie itself: they are big, impractical, provocative, lack any subtl...

 
 
 
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Celebrating the mooks that rose from underdogs to champions

In video games, not all characters are created equal. Many exist for the primary purpose of serving as generic obstacles, fodder that any half-decent player will overcome by the dozen. It’s a sad truth in digital worlds ruled by stati...

 
 
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Emulating the language of motherhood in NieR: Automata

Motherhood fascinates me. I’m an only child raised by a single mom. Her constant support, alongside my grandmother and aunts, created a web of matriarchal love throughout my childhood (this totally includes embracing my video game hab...

 
 
 
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Tony Hawk's Underground is pretty cool for a teenager

[It's Go Skateboarding Day! And to celebrate, we're publishing this story about Tony Hawk's Underground. It was originally meant to run on the game's thirteenth birthday, but somehow got lost in our CMS. Two years later, here it is. Fuck Er...

 
 
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The dark and tortured history of Mario in Super Smash Bros.

Something is clearly wrong. I'm as excited as the next guy for Super Smash Brothers Ultimate, but there's clearly something disturbing going on here. Mario, our usually affable plumber friend, has gone insane. When the box art dropped for t...

 
 
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A discourse on discord: Examining online toxicity

I was browsing the internet one day and came across a fledgling YouTuber who wanted to promote his gaming videos. It was in a gaming forum, and he was asking players to give him critiques on his work. I took a quick look even though I knew ...

 
 
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A guide to healthy F2P gaming habits

I don’t criticize freemium games because I want them to suffer. On the contrary, much like my pal Jason, I believe that it’s wonderful to have the opportunity to play games without taking any immediate financial risks. I love th...

 
 
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Yakuza eliminated any interest I had in the return of Shenmue

Shenmue is a strange game that always fascinated me. The open-world adventure follows Ryo as he pursues his father's killer across Japan and China, but sometimes he's on an urgent search for sailors, and others he's just hanging out by that...

 
 




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For the peps that played Builders 2 can you answer me something? Did they fix up the day night cycle and hunger I am loving the first but the night coming so quick and spawning those telport enemies is behond annoying same for the

 
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Hensuki is an absolutely awful Its nothing but constant kink shaming and the only fetish that should be condemned (lolicon) is treated as though its a normal and understandable fetish to God I hate this Save the brain cells, avoid

 
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Now that Sony owns Insomniac can they make them make Overstrike the game it was supposed to be?

 
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Past few days have been Been reading a ton to get ready for meeting my prof this Hefty science papers, and while theyre a bit intimidating in some regard theyre also pumping me up to do some Been 3 years comin, 7 if ye count

 
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In which world pointing out that some homophobic morons included hate messages in a game is considered « political leaning »??? I’m not wanting to start a conversation here so just vote up if you also think this world is pretty fucked

 
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