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The west needs a Ganbare Goemon/Mystical Ninja collection

It wasn’t long after I had described Konami as collection adverse that it hit us with a trio of pretty awesome compilations. The Arcade, Castlevania, and Contra collection are all stacked with solid games. It’s actually an impre...

 
 
 
 
 
 
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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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Dr. Mario World"Dr. Feelgood microtransactions"

 

Umihara Kawase Fresh!"Swingers club"

 

SolSeraph"Gods and monsters"

 

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kevlarmonkey

Horus did nothing wrong #heresytoid

 
Dinosir

Dinos Doodles day 7: Heres a monster playing them there That is

 
Shoggoth2588

I didnt really like any of the huge collectathon platformers on the Super Mario 64, DK64, liked Conker enough to beat it but I did so on the original Xbox #heresytoid

 
Riff Raff

Best headline ever of the day! Florida, you never disappoint!

 
Slimybear245v20

What are some games that you felt got you through some hard times?Could be losing a job a break up feeling not good enough at your work or be any game doesnt need to be one about loads of

 
Rudorlf

Heretic is It was fun for the most part, but it really is Doom with a medieval skin along with infuriating level Heck, the two addon episodes were even crueler than Thy Flesh Hope Hexen fares

 
Riff Raff

Happy Wednesday! Hope its purrfect! Whats your phones lock screen image?

 
Marcel Hoang

Soooo, what anime are you watching this summer?My moneys on Vinland Saga and Stone, with a dark horse choice to If Its For My Daughter, Id Fight A Demon Lord

 
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STAAAAAARRRRRRRSSSSSS!

 
 

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