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Review: Shinsekai: Into the Depths

[This review was originally published in 2019. Shinsekai is out on Switch today, and it's worth revisiting.] When Apple Arcade was first announced, I never expected to one day use the subscription service to play a deep-sea metroidvania gam...

 
 
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GOG has a generous new 30-day refund policy on PC games

I can think of only a few digitally-distributed PC games that I really, truly wish I could've returned, no questions asked, because they weren't the right fit for me. (My technical issues and complaints run far deeper.) Progress has been ma...

 
 
 
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GOG's PC game deals for Lunar New Year are worth a peek

New year, new sales. If you're looking to pick up some PC games right now, you're in luck. GOG has around 1,500 deals in its Lunar New Year sale, a humbling reminder that there are entirely too many video games to keep track of, much less p...

 
 
 
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The Steam Awards 2019 winners are pretty on-brand

And that's a wrap for the Steam Awards 2019. Over the past month, Steam users have nominated their favorite games of 2019 across eight different categories, from the classic Game of the Year award to more (potentially) surprising awards mea...

 
 
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The Steam Winter Sale 2019 is here for two weeks

As we near the New Year, it's a big sale day in the world of PC gaming. The Steam Winter Sale 2019 kicked off this morning, and after some inevitable launch woes, the storefront is now relatively stable. Apart from the usual deals, Steam is...

 
 
 
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You can't escape Baby Yoda, not even in The Sims 4

Baby Yoda is in our shows, our social media feeds, our texts, and every other conceivable place a pop-culture phenom could latch onto – even video games. As of today, Baby Yoda is also in The Sims 4. Update 1.59.73.1220 added The Chil...

 
 
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The Games that Defined the Decade: The Walking Dead

Over the decades, games and ideas come and go. At the end of last decade, plastic instrument music games were riding high, but these days they're all but gone. Today, hero shooters and battles royale are the hot ticket, but who knows how lo...

 
 
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Need a cozy co-op game? Wilmot's Warehouse is just wonderful

Last weekend, after spending entirely too long sifting through filler on the Nintendo Switch eShop to try and turn up another afternoon co-op game, I found it: Wilmot's Warehouse, an ingenious little creation. It's a video game about an eve...

 
 
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The 2019 Steam Awards are looking for nominees

What's the best video game of 2019 that you suck at? I bet you have an answer ready to go. That's one of the questions at the center of the Steam Awards, an annual community-centric ceremony meant to highlight the best and brightest PC game...

 
 
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Catch up on recent hits with the Steam Autumn Sale

In an already shopping-crammed week, here's one more sale to keep tabs on. The Steam Autumn Sale 2019 is running from today until December 3 at 10:00am Pacific with deals, deals, and more deals. First and foremost, I have to give a shout-ou...

 
 
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Stardew Valley's 1.4 update is full of pleasant surprises

The so-called "everything" update for Stardew Valley is now playable on PC and Mac, and after reading the 1.4 patch notes, I feel like I need to hire a personal assistant and tell them to "clear my schedule." I've sunk an unreasonable amoun...

 
 
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You can (kinda) bring back the old Steam library list view

How are you getting along with the new and (arguably improved) Steam library layout? It's all so very... large. And I feel like even if the library refresh was an across-the-board improvement over the original design – I think the new...

 
 
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This NES-style mouse from 8BitDo looks legit

The video game hardware company 8BitDo has been on a roll lately, and while its latest device is highly niche, it's also fascinating. The company is now selling an NES-style wireless mouse for PC and Mac. It's as if someone reached into a ...

 
 
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Apple Arcade has five more games to check out today

They did it. They got my first real, honest-to-goodness five bucks for Apple Arcade. I was originally thinking I'd only stick around for that initial free trial period, but I ended up keeping my subscription going past the first month &ndas...

 
 
 
 
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Review: What the Golf?

What the Golf? is as good as I hoped it'd be, which is to say, "very." I'm honestly relieved! The game takes an otherworldly view of golf, twisting and turning a basic premise in increasingly outlandish ways not unlike something out of Wari...

 
 
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John Wick Hex will be let loose on Epic Games Store October 8

Anyone eager to lock 'n' load as unstoppable assassin John Wick finally has a date with which to mark their calendars. As announced by publisher Good Shepard Entertainment, John Wick Hex will be unleashed on PC and Mac via Epic Games Store ...

 
 
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A Total War Saga: Troy is coming to PC in 2020

It may be a bit of a foregone conclusion at this point, but publisher Sega and developer Creative Assembly have finally lifted the curtain on the next release in the Total War Saga strategy sub-series series. And, as previously revealed, we...

 
 
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It's time to spruce up your Steam library

Valve has made it that much easier for me to see exactly how many games I've left untouched and unloved in my aging Steam library. With today's beta, Steam users can now opt-in to play around with the platform's new and arguably improved li...

 
 
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The floor is literal lava in Klei's new game, Hot Lava

At long last, The Floor is Lava: The Video Game is almost here. Don't Starve developer Klei Entertainment is putting the final touches on Hot Lava, a first-person parkour game that we first started following back in 2016. It looked neat the...

 
 
 




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The Farplane was pretty Some things are starting to grind on me, so Im hoping Im decently far in the game

 
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Ive seen every single person online converting images to QR codes to make custom designs in Animal Crossing using the same site but it doesnt work for me at Says the code is in the wrong Anyone else have this problem?

 
Sharukurusu

I tested out a couple of free games this And, I cant believe Im saying this, but Ghost Recon Breakpoint has really improved since the I may actually buy Secondly, Insurgency Sandstorm is not nearly as good as the original,

 
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Birthday shirt arrived! Nice work, ZombieCORPS!

 
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Bob is Wes kinda #BobLikesBunnygirlSaturdays

 
D-Volt

Thinking about getting a used Mayflash F500 for Gift card will cover $50 of Mostly looking to play more casual Virtua Fighter 5 and maybe play my Atari Classics Collection with an authentic Can anyone vouch for its performance?

 
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The Sony PVM CRT lives!!! Now what to do with it?

 
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Kinda wanted to get Aria of Sorrow and Harmony of Dissonance for GBA but holy shit those cartridges are Guess Ill keep playing the Double Pack which ironically is even more

 
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Every episode of Tiger King be like

 
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You go in, and you get kicked around, and you think its impossible, and then you do it, as if reality itself has been bent to your evil

 
 

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