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Red Dead Redemption 2's best moments come from restrictions

Arthur Morgan plays a role much larger than he knows. His actions set a momentous pace for the player; every step forward becomes a considerable time investment. Arthur’s journey in Red Dead Redemption 2 (RDR2) begins and ends with a ...

 
 
 
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Silent Hill: Shattered Memories and the fears in your ears

Last year I started a new tradition where around Halloween, I would break out my collection of Wii games and play what I consider to be the greatest horror game in my collection. While I wouldn't say I'm the biggest horror fan -- and maybe ...

 
 
 
 
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Exploring BioShock eleven years later

"No Gods or Kings. Only man." The banner that hung in the atrium of the bathysphere terminus where BioShock's protagonist began his adventure was the first thing to grab my attention and pull me into that world. I first played BioShock...

 
 
 
 
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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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Why Tetris is my coping tool for anxiety

(Image courtesy of Cookiemagic) A couple of years ago I took my daughter to a Tetris tournament. It was the first gaming event of any kind for either of us, one held by a local, used video game shop that recently underwent a retooling of ow...

 
 
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Can an esport succeed with a game nobody is playing?

Caesar's Entertainment Studios in Las Vegas hides in plain sight. Just off the main strip where the entire human history of excess and wealth, from the orgies of ancient Rome to the Wall Street decadence of New York City, are recreated and ...

 
 
 
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Nintendo Switch: A Year in Review

One year ago today, the Nintendo Switch graced store shelves worldwide and started a frenzy. We’re not talking 2006 Wii levels of crazy, but the Switch was pretty hard to find for a couple of months. Even with the console flying off s...

 
 
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Do you have friends who got you into certain video games?

A week before Monster Hunter: World launches, I look back on my time with the series. The demo for 4U was amazing, to be sure, but what's Monster Hunter without camaraderie? The hooks were in, but they wouldn't be in deep and barbed if it w...

 
 
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Meltdown, Spectre, cybersecurity and you

You've probably heard the terms "Meltdown" and "Spectre" a lot lately. Over the past few days the two security vulnerabilities have been everywhere in the news. Hell, you're reading about them on a video game website right now, that's usual...

 
 
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A send-off for The World Ends With You's tenth anniversary

I replayed The World Ends With You for the third time this year. In part because I got a new phone and lost my save file as a result, and in part to celebrate its tenth anniversary. Long story short, I managed to lock myself out of that new...

 
 
 
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How Star Wars: The Last Jedi fumbles its potential

(Editors Note: We've had two pretty glowing takes on The Last Jedi, found here and here, so Drew offered to provide a counterpoint to those.) Star Wars: The Last Jedi is a puzzling movie. Not because it’s mysterious, or full of s...

 
 
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Do Japanese games actually have a shot at The Game Awards?

For most of the games announced yesterday, the 2017 Game Awards have been a long time coming. From the moment The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild hit the Switch, we knew it was a contender. Same goes for Super Mario Odyssey and the...

 
 




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Does anyone have any suggestions for really dumb kung fu films or classics outside of Bruce Lee? Think everything from Boxers Omen to The Last The cheesier the better!

 
Michformer

A century ago, the 18th Amendment, which birthed Prohibition, was ratified in the Let’s just say it hasn’t aged fine 🍷 Anyhow, personal responsibility should be the primary factor determining the consumption of

 
Shoggoth2588

I kinda forgot that Spider-Man was broken up into acts and OH NO SOMEONE HAS PLOT-BASED BLOOD COUGH!

 
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Oh Its a big day for

 
Boxman214

Which one of you was it?

 
CaimDark Reloaded

Its a crying shame how squandered the Star Wars license is in EA is taking fucking it up to the next level, but even before EA there were few standout SW

 
FakePlasticTree

Jim didn’t seem to like the new The gameplay we had seen of the gsme a while back already had me disinterested but I’m actually interested in what Holmes thinks of this So, let us know Holmes!

 
Batthink

Another game that was being voted for was How To Kill I was much more engaged with You control a giant robot tasked to kill a monster/dragon of some I quickly got used to the controls, utilised the (5/30)

 
Matt I Guess

I got an email from Ubisoft asking me to fill out a survey on my experience with Project Stream, and apparently getting a free copy of the game that Ill actually I assumed the free game thing just referring to being able to play the Nice!

 
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