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The most woefully under-exposed Switch eShop games of 2019

When Nintendo first entered the fray of online storefronts with the Wii Shop Channel, you were lucky to get one great game a month on the service. The scarcity of high-profile, critically acclaimed titles helped standouts like World of Goo,...

 
 
 
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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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Steel Squirrel

If you could only choose one between western developed games and Japanese developed games for the rest of your life, which one would you pick?

 
Voltaic Owl

Two months and 60+ in-game hours later, it is Amazing

 
medicamecanica

The 3rd platinum announcement isnt a game but a separate studio for platinum that will be working on Games as a service style games for Just means more Platinum to

 
streetmagik3

Maybe its the few shots I had talking, but damn the Xbox 1x is doing its I just downloaded Ninja Gaiden 2, which I played a decent but last gen, but damn, it looks good on the Its not even patched for it, just the system doing its thing!!

 
Czar Kazem

I could definitely go for a World of Horror style This games whole presentation is so

 
Electric Reaper

I seriously hate it when the professor I get stuck with is: an idiot, absent most of the time, FUCKING useless, gets stuck with outdated/irrelevant course material or ANY combination of the

 
dephoenix

I just beat Monster World IV on my mini What a great A very satisfying mash up of 2D platforming and action Its full of neat puzzles and is challenging in all the right Just a genuine delight, I wish Id played it

 
Soulbow

I have absolutely NO idea what this games about, buttfuck This ones for you D Feel free to come hang out while I try to figure out exactly what the fuck Yakuza Zero

 
Neronium

So uh, did I miss an update for Xbox today? Cause the UI doesnt look like complete garbage to me right now and I just played my Xbox yesterday and was

 
Dangus Taargus

Another 20+ year backlog game off the list: Panzer Thank you Mednafen for making my dreams a Mom wouldnt buy me a Saturn even though my cousin had On to Zwei (which 3 levels in is so much better!)

 
 

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