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Review in Progress: Star Wars Battlefront II

Star Wars Battlefront II has left me scatterbrained. It's simultaneously the game I wish we would've gotten from DICE last time around and also a worst-case scenario with its far-reaching, impossible-to-ignore loot boxes and progression sys...

 
 
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Review: L.A. Noire (Switch)

Cole Phelps: professional asshole. As I solved case after case in L.A. Noire upon its original release in 2011 (feel_old_yet.jpg), that's the only thought that consistently popped into my mind. But as absurd as this crime-stopping romp was,...

 
 
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Review: LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2

When I was working in video game retail, for many years one of the safest answers to the obligatory "What game should I buy my kid?" question was: "How's about talk to your child and learn about their interests." Hang on, no it wasn't. It w...

 
 
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Review: Doom (Switch)

PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One. It's a weird phrase I'm not used to seeing. During the Wii U era, PC, PS4, Xbox One kind of just flowed out of my fingertips. It's muscle memory at this point, seeing a major multiplatform game on the "big three" ...

 
 
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Review: Sonic Forces

It might be time for a new approach to 3D Sonic the Hedgehog games. We see so many great studios swoop in and re-invent (or do right by) the series, like PagodaWest Games and Headcannon with the recent Sonic Mania, but those are mostly 2D a...

 
 
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Review: Call of Duty: WWII

Activision's billion-dollar franchise Call of Duty has hit a crossroads. After over a decade of releases, the military shooter has traversed through World War II, contemporary Middle-Eastern conflict, the horrors of 'Nam, a United States in...

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Overwatch's next hero is a healer named Moira

Another healer! As announced at BlizzCon, Overwatch's next hero will be Moira, a support. "In case you're wondering how to spell Moira, it's spelled 'OP AF,'" joked game director Jeff Kaplan, who added that she was once a part of Blackwatc...

 
 
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Review: Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Do you remember back in 2013, when franchise reboot Wolfenstein: The New Order was first announced? Everyone was furious about the title's marketing campaign, with many gamers taking genuine issue with the gleeful abandon in which the game'...

 
 
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Review: Assassin's Creed Origins

I've beaten every mainline Assassin's Creed to date. Crazy, I know. I used to be able to not have to add that goofy "mainline" qualifier in, but the series has become so bloated with mobile spinoffs that it's impossible to keep up...

 
 
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Review: The Mummy Demastered

I haven't seen this year's reboot of The Mummy and barring a long international flight or a drunken impulse rental on Amazon, I never will. The original Brendan Fraser-led Mummy movies? Sure! You know I'm down. But I'm not at all invested i...

 
 
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Review: WWE 2K18

Fans of the WWE 2K series have come to expect incremental changes from year to year. But the overall hope is those changes are for the better. It's a series constantly experimenting with its formula, but oddly can't stray too far from what ...

 
 
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Review: Life is Strange: Before the Storm: Brave New World

They call it burning bridges because fire brings about complete and unrelenting destruction. Fire doesn't discriminate. It ruthlessly eradicates everything in its path, bridges included. And, when it's all razed to the ground, there's ferti...

 
 
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Review: The Evil Within 2

In one of The Evil Within 2's early chapters, Sebastian Castellanos stumbles onto a familiar scene. As he wanders through darkened corridors, chasing leads in desperate hope of recovering his missing daughter, the former detective enters a ...

 
 
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Review: South Park: The Fractured but Whole

In one of this season's episodes of South Park, Randy Marsh remarks "You have to overdo it in today's society. You can't be nuanced and subtle anymore or else critics go 'Wow, what was the point of that?'" It's a slice of meta-observation a...

 
 
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Review: Divinity: Original Sin 2

It feels weird to have a consistent stream of "CRPGs" today. I thought Pillars of Eternity was pretty great, though I never got around to finishing it or delving into its expansion. Tyranny was a wonderful surprise and is my go-to reco...

 
 
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Review: Forza Motorsport 7

Forza Motorsport 7 gives off a great first impression. Professional drivers introduce you to the various disciplines of racing while you get to reenact the crowning moments of their career. The game gives you an allotment of “mods&rdq...

 
 
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Review: Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood (Patch 4.1)

Final Fantasy XIV has now entered its "catch-up state." Whereas 4.0 was all about catering to the hardcore side with a four-level raid tier and new item cap to work toward, 4.1, known as The Legend Returns, doesn't shake up the formula in a...

 
 
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Review: Middle-earth: Shadow of War

The word Mordor is so intrinsically linked to my experience of the "Middle-earth" action series that I simply can't escape it from my mind. I've typed "Shadow of Mordor" so many times it hurts, despite the fact that the sequel is indeed cal...

 
 
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Team Fortress 2: A modern classic

There are some games out there that are true classics. Titles you can dust off and have as much fun playing today as you did when they came out decades ago. One doesn’t need to look any further than last week’s release of the SN...

 
 
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Star Wars Battlefront II is a much-needed step up

I've spent a few hours with the Star Wars Battlefront II multiplayer beta, and, you know what? I wouldn't mind playing for a few more hours rolling around as a droid or going HAM as Darth Maul. Shallow as the last game often felt, I stuck w...

 
 




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hLarge4

Hello Been busy Couple new job Hope you all are well

 
Kesith

It really seems like Final Fantasy XV is a game that added a lot over I should really play it

 
Tohsaka

there goes half the fun at work

 
Tohsaka

Id say thats a pretty good release

 
iam16bit

Gaming Fact of the Day: Origin Systems founder and Ultima creator Richard Garriott released his first game, Akalabeth, at the age of Initially it was sold for $20 and came in a ziploc bag with instructions and cover art printed out on copy

 
absolutfreak

read an article on IGN detailing what $100 got them in Battlefront II (obviously before the crates were This shit was worse than I Ill add the link and some highlights in the

 
Zero Star

Bit surprise that Gamestop actually has some great black friday Some even better than some other Guess the world is

 
Dwavenhobble

Holy fuck, crunching the numbers so far EAs company value has dropped by over 3/4 of a Billion Dollars

 
GetNekKid

Here goes #selfietoid again My sad attempt at facial

 
KnickKnackMyWack

Its uncanny how Nintendo can go years and years making linear Mario games for literally two generations in a row and then all of sudden bang out Odyssey like it was no big Post script, instead of #CatGirlFriday Im instead going with

 
 

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