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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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Shin Megami Tensei III Nocturne HD Remaster"The demon who wore tennis shoes"

 

Path of Exile: Ultimatum"Patch 3.14 brings the blood, sweat, and more blood"

 

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Assassin's Creed Valhalla: Wrath of the Druids"It's more Valhalla, for better or worse"

 

Famicom Detective Club"Murder, Yoshio Sakamoto Wrote"

 
 
 

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Kevin Mersereau

Still whittling my way through Sion Sono’s Tonight was Himizu, and it did not Whole movie is rad, but the closing scene just works absurdly well, and I can’t get it outta my

 
Anthony Marzano

Continued digging into the Criterion Channels NYC feature tonight with the weird as hell God Told Me Theres something so wonderful about how realistically all these 70s horror films presented themselves, despite a ludicrous Love it!

 
Neronium

Almost had a scare as a Capture 3DS I had bought at some point had Luma 3DS installed on it, and they never listed that, so when I updated it I thought I bricked the

 
Riley1sSpook

Yo, link me to all the cool Dracula merch you motherfuckers can The cheaper the better!

 
Parismio

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Boxman214

TIL that Australia once lost a war against some big, dumb

 
Mamekuma

Alright so my current thoughts on Infinite: game is very pretty, sounds amazing, weapons feel great, feels and looks like Halo where it counts, but the aiming in this game is Controller has limited-to-no aim assist, and M+KB still feels wrong

 
Parismio

So Yokus island express is so charming Thank you to that one staff member that was championing this game some time Nabbed it on the estoppel for

 
Mamekuma

Steam schedule for this week! Were gonna play some gooduns! Come over to get spooked or baby me while I run from zombies and/or myself!

 
 

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