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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: 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: 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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Review in Progress: Apex Legends

After Titanfall 2 was unceremoniously fed to the grinder and released between Battlefield 1 and Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare in 2016, I was curious as to what we'd see next from Respawn Entertainment. But, with the popularity of battle ro...

 
 
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Review in Progress: God Eater 3

Given that I'm not even a couple days worth of play into a hunting game others dump hundreds of hours into mastering, I feel it's a little bit early for me to be saying if God Eater 3 is worth picking up. That said, from these limited ...

 
 
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Review in Progress: Kingdom Hearts III

Kingdom Hearts means a lot of different things to a lot of different people. For some it's the first real JRPG they played, as they were drawn in by promises of Disney and entered the gateway of Final Fantasy. For others, it's a journe...

 
 
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Review in Progress: Below

Below, the long-awaited new adventure from Sword & Sworcery and Super Time Force developer Capybara Games, isn't quite the game I expected it to be. Part of that is on the project's initial secrecy, and part of that is on me for decidin...

 
 
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Review in Progress: Fallout 76

Fallout 76 has a haunting isolation about it. There are no non-playable characters in this game. There are no dialogue choices to make. There's no right or wrong. The towns are all deserted. It's just you, your thoughts, a million mile...

 
 
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Review: It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - Season 13

After a decade of airing, it takes a very special combination of acting, writing and comedic timing to keep a sitcom going. For most of these shows, there seems to be a specific season you can point to where the quality went on a downwar...

 
 
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Review in Progress: Starlink: Battle for Atlas

I remember the first time I played a title in the Skylanders series. It was the first game for the Nintendo 3DS. I found it on sale at Best Buy and decided to pick both it and three figures up. When I got home I ended up beating the ga...

 
 
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Review in Progress: Call of Duty: Black Ops 4

Going through the campaign for a Call of Duty game was a complete crapshoot. You never knew if you were going to get a great hamfest or something that took itself far too seriously, and now it's completely out of the equation. Sta...

 
 




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Shenmue III"Have you seen any sailors?"

 

Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series - Episode 3"The deal is done: it cannot be altered"

 

Pokemon Shield"Oh, baby, baby, it's a wild area"

 

Golem"An action-adventure gem that requires some patience"

 

Pokemon Sword"The pen is mightier"

 

Terminator: Resistance"You won't be back"

 

Google Stadia"Stream, stream, stream Señora"

 

Gylt"Stadia gets spooky"

 
 
 

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medicamecanica

Anyone got a guide on all the evolutions where you gotta do weird stuff that also doesnt spoil what they look like? Some of these im never gonna figure out on my own but like to see them in game and not on a youtube

 
Rad Party God

This new expansion seems strangely compelling due to how it balances out the typical cartoony campus wackiness expected from these expansions and the depressing realities of college That or LGR just knows how to tell good stories with virtual

 
ShadeOfLight

Any Pokémon Shield player wanna figure out Link Trading and give me a Galarian Ponyta for a Galarian Farfetchd? I still dont know all of the version exclusives (I dont even know all the Pokémon yet, period), but I do know I want that Little

 
Electric Reaper

Given how the party members behaved, Magnus wasnt that bad of a GM, all things

 
LastKingofHearts

Cayde-6 painting is off to its new home Instagram @upinsmokeproductions

 
Punished Nietzsche

after all these years, all the stuff ive been though and regardless how ALRIGHT, IM READY THIS TIME peep talk i do, this freaking moment still makes me Goddammit Pixar!!

 
Nathan D

FRIDAY

 
RenaudB90

3 seperate people have told me this little guy reminds them of I guess I kinda see

 
bong264

The greatest secret santa gift anyone could ask I finally got my Gold!

 
taterchimp

Posting a very long and very personal blog tomorrow at noon about all the games I played, and why 2019 was a giant dumpster Bump: should be up shortly

 
 

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