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Hands on with MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries

Sitting down to demo MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries, the first thing that struck me was the scale of what I was seeing. The demo I played didn’t start at the helm of a mech, it started in a garage. A hanger bay I explored on foot as a tin...

 
 
 
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Sleep Tight may be the next indie darling on Switch

It’s a thought we’ve all had at least once in our lives. When the lights go out, our bedrooms transform from the sanctuary of play and imagination into a frightening, pitch-black void where anything and everything is coming to g...

 
 
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Moonlighter makes working retail seem fun

I spent eleven years in retail. During that time, I worked at a major electronics store and a small independent skate shop. Though the companies couldn't have been more different, the overall experience was the same. Retail sucks. Virtually...

 
 
 
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Flynn: Son of Crimson is as cathartic as they come

You know the feeling of popping bubble wrap? Stepping on an extra crunchy leaf in the fall? I've found that certain mechanics in games are comparable to those small tangible pleasures in life. Wall jumping in Super Metroid, flattening goomb...

 
 
 
 
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Children of Morta will be one to watch in 2018

You might remember Patrick covering Children of Morta just over a year ago. He previewed the "narrative-driven" hack-and-slash game about a family of guardians fending off the spread of monsters and corruption to their mountain, noting it h...

 
 
 
 
 
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Celeste is the next pure platformer to keep an eye on

Platforming has been around for so long, it's ingrained in us as a basic skill. It's like walking or breathing. We just do it. It's such a basic skill, many games these days use it as the vehicle to get to where they really want to go. Puzz...

 
 
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Monolith says Shadow of War's end fight won't suck

Maybe the strongest praise for Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor necessitates pointing out its most glaring flaw. The game was a darling, managing to please fans and earn critical acclaim. All of that in spite of the fact that the final b...

 
 
 
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The Evil Within 2 feels like a more well-rounded game

I thought The Evil Within 2 had a strong first showing at E3. The imagery in the reveal trailer woke me the hell up (remember, Bethesda's presser was on a Sunday night), and I'm always down for contorted monstrosities in my spooky video gam...

 
 
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Monster Hunter: World will be the one that gets me

My history with the Monster Hunter series is painfully, regretfully abrupt. I attempted to get into it years ago, on PlayStation Portable, but bounced off so hard that I can't even confidently say which installment I tried. That experience ...

 
 
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Wattam is almost too cute for words

Wattam, the new project from Katmari Damacy and Noby Noby Boy creator Keita Takahashi, is really coming into its own. The last time I went hands-on with it, I described it as "more toy than game," but noted that it was infectiously joyful a...

 
 
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The Crew 2 is shaping up to be my open-world racer of choice

Ubisoft's latest showing for The Crew 2 was a lot like its last, but I'm not complaining. This weekend, I got another crack at the racer's open-world antics. Morphing between a car, plane, and boat in real time without losing momentum conti...

 
 
 
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SteamWorld Dig 2 feels like a proper sequel

I couldn't be more thrilled that SteamWorld Dig is getting a follow-up. I loved its core loop of digging, collecting treasure, and heading up to the surface to buy upgrades that enabled you to delve deeper and more efficiently, opening up n...

 
 
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Pikuniku might be your next friendship-ruining co-op game

Pikuniku was such a fitting game to play first at PAX West. It encapsulates the show perfectly. It was situated all the way in the back of the Indie Megabooth, an area of the show floor that has gotten increasingly (and deservedly) more cro...

 
 
 
 




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Hearthstone: Kobolds and Catacombs"You're gorram right I'm taking that candle"

 

Never Stop Sneakin'"Sneaking its way onto your Switch"

 

Final Fantasy XV: Episode Ignis"Last time is a charm?"

 

Game of Thrones Season 7 Blu-ray box set and giveaway"Want to own a copy of Game of Thrones s7? Read on!"

 

Race for the Galaxy (Mobile)"One of the best digital conversions to date"

 

Star Wars: The Last Jedi"The Force is strong with this one"

 

Review in Progress: Okami HD"Amaterasu is still lookin' good"

 

7 Wonders (iPad)"Give me that money, Berenice"

 
 
 

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Finally installed STEP (sands DynLODOD) - now Ill probably be able to finish Skyrim! Cant leave Oblivion be the only TES game I finished, what with it being the

 
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Company of Heroes is temporarily free on Humble Get it and go shootem Nazis :)

 
bjorn264

I can see exactly why the last jedu is divisive between Im in the crowd that loved it aside from one Now we just wait until episode 9! Seriously, i want to know what episode 9 will be after that SPOILERS IN COMMENTS!

 
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Shoggoth2588

I havent seen any real spoilers for Last Jedi without specifically looking yet but I think one reasons for that is, without context, LJ spoilers are fucking (Example in comments)

 
Voodoome

Love it or hate it the fact that TLJ isnt an instant slam dunk with long time fans and casuals makes me think more of the prequels and less of the That is damaging to the Sunday is almost here!

 
TysonOfTime

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