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Review in Progress: A Total War Saga: Troy

If I've learned anything from my brief time with a pre-release build of A Total War Saga: Troy, it's this: Don't piss off Achilles. He will walk over to you, no matter how many guys you have in your army, and stick you in the ass with a sha...

 
 
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Review in Progress: Trials of Mana

I couldn't tell you right now if Trials of Mana, the modernized 3D remake of the now-legendary 1995 SNES classic Seiken Densetsu 3, does justice to its 25-year-old forebear. I don't say that because I have mixed feelings about thi...

 
 
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Review in Progress: Predator: Hunting Grounds

A few early hours with Predator: Hunting Grounds confirms that yeah, this 4v1 format is fun. The new PlayStation 4 and PC multiplayer title from Friday the 13th: The Game creator IllFonic pits four soldier players against AI-powered guerril...

 
 
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Review in Progress: Dragon Quest of the Stars

Dragon Quest is, without a doubt, one of my favorite properties in all of entertainment. It's also one that tends to leave me yearning far more often than it quenches my thirst for it. While we in the west need not fear a lack of local...

 
 
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Review in Progress: Warcraft III: Reforged

Warcraft III has aged like a fine wine. It wasn't just the progenitor of the MOBA genre (which still exists in a thriving state), it also rules as a standalone strategy game. Its marriage of RTS army macro-management and hero micro-manageme...

 
 
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Review in Progress: Silver Falls: 3 Down Stars

[Read our full review here] The road to release for Silver Falls: 3 Down Stars has been anything but smooth. Since I profiled the developer more than a year ago, it's gone to hell and back again trying to get this game onto t...

 
 
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Review in Progress: Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot

I can't think of a better theoretical quality roller coaster than an anime-based game. These sorts of projects are an inevitability, but it really matters who works on them. Sometimes Spike Chunsoft will churn out a polarizing brawler. Othe...

 
 
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Review: Terminator: Resistance

In the wake of the poor box office for Terminator: Dark Fate – a film that is struggling to draw audiences despite the return of stars Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton, as well as producer James Cameron – it appears that...

 
 
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Review in Progress: Shenmue III

It's so hard to hold water for Shenmue in 2019. Far from a fine wine, it's an acquired taste. It's like an aged exotic cheese for an audience that's primarily sensitive to dairy. The polarizing reaction to the latest Shenmue re-re...

 
 
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Review in Progress: Terminator: Resistance

Ever since Bethesda's MS-DOS effort way back in 1990, Terminator is a franchise that has been revisited time and again by various developers across almost every gaming generation. With its exciting, time-jumping storyline, futuristic weapon...

 
 
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Review in Progress: Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order

Have we reached peak Star Wars? According to Disney, it hasn't even begun to peak (from a monetary standpoint). After a light "hiatus" comment was thrown out following the fatigue the much-maligned Solo created, audiences assumed that ...

 
 
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Review in Progress: Pokemon Sword

As we told you a few days ago, our reviews of Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield are going to be a little bit late. We didn't get our code until about 07:30 PST and it wasn't until I got home from work that I was actua...

 
 
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Review in Progress: Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Breakpoint

After making our way to a checkpoint and completing a mission objective, my co-op partner and I map out an escape route from the enemy base. We see a helicopter and gauge the distance, wondering if we'll both be able to make it in time. As ...

 
 
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Review in Progress: Destiny 2: Shadowkeep

The ride from Destiny's original alpha period through the lifetime of the sequel has been both bumpy and scenic. Bungie went from creating an amazing playground and refining it throughout the course of the first game to regressing with the ...

 
 
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Review in Progress: Code Vein

If it wasn't obvious enough yet, it's worth saying right now: Code Vein is like Dark Souls. It's cliché to try to compare From Software's landmark series to anything these days, but the shoe fits in this case. It fits so we...

 
 
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Review in Progress: Greedfall

You know, I've never played a Spiders game. I've been interested in a couple, like Technomancer, but never got around to actually buying or playing them. They've mostly received lukewarm reviews with plenty of uses of the word "jank." Greed...

 
 
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Review in Progress: Gears 5

Gears 5 takes risks, more than just dropping the "of War" from the title. There are structural changes so that developer The Coalition can sincerely call this the biggest Gears game ever. In service of that goal, it works. Gears 5...

 
 
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Review in Progress: Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers

Final Fantasy XIV has been through hell and back: and its producer, Naoki "Yoshi-P" Yoshida, rescued it from the ninth layer. I'll never forget my excitement when I walked up to test out the original version of Final Fantasy XIV at E3 ...

 
 
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Review in Progress: Harry Potter: Wizards Unite

If there is an element of mobile gaming that can still get me excited, it's seeing how developers utilize smartphone cameras to create dynamic AR experiences. Pokémon Go was an absolute blockbuster title even if it didn't w...

 
 
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Review in Progress: Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled

Kart racers are pretty much the only type of racer you'll catch me playing. I can't spin that wheel for nothin'. Put me in front of Forza, Gran Turismo, perhaps even Need for Speed and I'm lost, pally. Hold down the accelerator and take eve...

 
 
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Review in Progress: Total War: Three Kingdoms

When you think of what a teenager might like, the first thing that pops into your mind probably isn't history. But for one reason or another, the History Channel was my jam in high school. I loved watching old documentaries about World War ...

 
 
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Review in Progress: Anno 1800

A confession: In my entire life, I have never played a single Anno game.  Oh sure, I am, at least, aware of the Anno series. The long-running strategy franchise is terrifically influential to many PC gamers, and it's hard not ...

 
 
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Review in Progress: The Division 2

The Division came out a little too half-baked for my taste. It seems like a lot of people felt that way actually, and while Ubisoft could have let it rot, much like several other recent franchises under their wing, they slowly chipped ...

 
 
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Review in Progress: Anthem

We're entering a brave new era of MMO-inspired shooters. After myriad contenders like Destiny and The Division, folks who weren't otherwise accustomed to terms like "endgame" and expansive amounts of loot grinding have found their foot...

 
 




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Death and Taxes"In this world nothing can be said to be certain..."

 

Hades"Thank you, sir, may I have another?"

 

Super Mario 3D All-Stars"Lets-a-go back in time"

 

Spelunky 2"Time to go back in the cave"

 

The Outer Worlds: Peril on Gorgon"Don't forget to bring your detective pipe"

 

Paradise Killer"Is that a truth or a fact?"

 
 
 

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Rasori

I usually buy both consoles anyway so Im not too fussed about the recent news, but Im sure its upsetting to hear if you only played their games on Playstation, assuming theyre planning on going all

 
Cloudman Sam

@MonsterGirl Monday

 
Gamemaniac3434

I wasnt expecting season 1 of 13 reasons why to be as bad as it Two episodes in and not

 
dmanatunga

Question for those trying to get the Mario 35th pin I keep seeing people saying it is sold out, but make it sound like they got a How do you know? Is it that you couldnt add to cart or because payment didnt process?

 
TheLimoMaker

Highly recommend James Acasters show on Netflix if you want something both absurd, off-the-wall and quintessentially Hes probably my favourite comedian working

 
GoofierBrute

Quick PSA: if you were one of the lucky people who were able to get the Super Mario 35th anniversary pins, check your bank account for a roughly $5 charge pending from If you get that, it means that you most likely got

 
Rico the Penguin

Sick reward Thanks Nintendo <3

 
Steel Squirrel

Does the audio in Super Mario 64 in 3D All Stars sound off? Like its all a just slightly slower and everything is like just the tiniest hair lower in key? Or am I going crazy? Watching gameplay videos of it and it just seems

 
TheLimoMaker

Watching 13 Reasons Why with GM Summary of Hannah Baker so far:

 
Goemar

So Deathloop and Ghost Wire are still PS5 timed Microsoft owned timed exclusives on the PS5, what a

 
 

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