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  Watch Video Holes get a bad rap. Their existence signifies an absence; the appearance of a hole means something can never be whole. Losing a loved one leaves a hole in our heart. Perceived gaps in storytelling are called "plot holes". Pl...   read
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  Watch Video On paper, espionage and turn-based strategy games sound like uneasy allies. They represent two sides of a tactical coin. Counterintelligence operations and cover-based shootouts seem like discrete skillsets, agents of differe...   read

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It’s impossible for me to think of the summer months without my mind wandering towards the cover of These Days are Just Packed. It’s my favorite of the Calvin and Hobbes collections, a series that holds the distin...   read

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  Watch Video PUBG's third -- and smallest -- map, Sanhok, finally went live last week after months of active development and playtesting. Matches on Sanhok are faster, with less ground to cover and a surplus of weapons to loot, the i...   read

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[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...   read
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"We weren't really satisfied with Hard West's depth; it always felt rushed. So this time around, we were constantly afraid of making a game that felt too shallow. Sometimes, I think we overdid it." Kacper Szymczak finishes hi...   read
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  Watch Video Avalanche Studios' Just Cause games are chaos incarnate. The open-world action series packs more explosions and high-speed stunts in a single hour than most titles manage during their entire runtime. Rico Rodriguez always fel...   read
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A few minutes before I played my first match of Gearbox Software's Project 1v1, I was informed that Randy Pitchford refers to the game as "gladiatorial." Pitchford's ability to describe his studio's games with over-complicate...   read
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After a hands-on demo with 10 Chambers Collective's GTFO, I'm not sure how anyone could expect to complete a level on their first try. The four-player cooperative shooter is punishing; its twisted, deformed enemies charge at ...   read
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We've all killed a lot of zombies. They're video game fodder. Entry-level enemies. Shambling corpses with no discernible traits other than an unfortunate pallor and a penchant for human flesh. Zombies suck. Licensed games als...   read
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Things aren't going well in The Surge 2's dystopian landscape. Jericho City is a far cry from the dimly-lit industrial buildings that dominated so much of The Surge's runtime, but it's hardly a happy place. A mysterious storm...   read
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It's fitting Rage 2's vision of post-apocalyptic life revolves around graffiti and brightly-haired punks who look as though they follow a strict "here for a good time, not for a long time" lifestyle. Everything about it ...   read
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It's easy to assume the heart of the Metro series lies in the tunnels that snake below Russia's irradiated surface. They're the capillaries through which both Metro 2033 and Last Light's story unfolded, claustrophobic ve...   read
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I like to jot down a few notes before I write about a game. It helps me get my mind in the right place. After spending some hands-on time with Killer Queen Black, I immediately took out my notebook and started writing.  ...   read
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  Watch Video E3 is over, and Dtoid's staff is scrambling to pack up and get the hell out of Los Angeles. We had a great time at the show -- despite the fact we had to work for like a week straight. Our hands-on coverage will continue to r...   read

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  Watch Video During Sony's E3 press conference, Remedy debuted its newest project, Control. The reveal had plenty of mind-bending moments, some gunplay, and a futuristic vibe that made it pop.  According to a press release, Control ...   read
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  Watch Video For Honor's upcoming Marching Fire update looks as though it's designed to shake up the game in a significant way. In addition to the new WuLin faction, the update also introduces Breach, an asymmetrical game mode that has o...   read

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Assassin's Creed Odyssey is set in Greece, but its 'Pantheon Edition' is designed for gaming geeks. The special collector's edition is jam-packed with goodies, including two statues that form a battle scene diorama, a 64-page...   read
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  Watch Video Wherever Rico Rodriguez goes, trouble follows. The Just Cause hero has a knack for leaving a trail of explosions, twisted steel, and empty bullet shells in his wake.  In Just Cause 4, it's safe to expect more of the sam...   read

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  Watch Video There's a lot to look forward to in Bethesda's Fallout 76, not the least of which is its collector's edition. During the Fallout portion of Bethesda's press conference, Todd Howard took some time to detail Fallout 76's "...   read

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  Watch Video Prey rules. You should play Prey. In fact, you should play it right now -- with the three new modes that developer Arkane Studios just added to the game.  At Bethesda's E3 press conference, Prey's long-awaited DLC m...   read

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  Watch Video If you've played Dark Souls, there's a solid chance Firelink Shrine is burned into your memories. It's enchanting, a singular hub that offers respite for weary adventurers in an otherwise hostile world.  With the recent ...   read

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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 crum...   read
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  Watch Video Although it's not out for another week, there's no harm in preparing for Moonlighter's twist on adventuring. The shopkeeping sim meets dungeon crawler mash-up has a lot going for it, and would-be fantasy capitalists would be...   read

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  Watch Video Let me introduce you to The Refugees. They're a hardy bunch, ten survivors who banded together in an abandoned strip mall. Every member of their post-apocalyptic community brings a little something different to the table. Osc...   read
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With nine days left and a few hundred thousand dollars remaining, The Good Life's Kickstarter campaign's success seems questionable. The project has all the quirks of a Swery-led project: an outlandish story, nutty characters...   read

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  Watch Video Stop me if you've heard this one before: A young adventurer washes up on the shore of some mysterious land—perhaps an island under the curse of a wicked magician—and winds up battling evil to save the day. Sound f...   read
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  Watch Video It's been a while since we've heard anything about Graveyard Keeper, tinyBuild's upcoming simulator about life as a medieval mortuary master. But unlike its subject matter, Graveyard Keeper isn't dead as new gameplay footage ...   read

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  Watch Video Long Gone Days is an RPG about modern-day conflicts and the human cost of engagements. The game, which recently launched on Steam's Early Access platform, features multiple combat systems and pleasant sprite art that wor...   read

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  Watch Video Vampyr, Dontnod's upcoming action RPG, has avoided the spotlight for most of 2018. After a delay announcement last year, there hasn't been much information about the vampire-themed game, save for its new release date of June ...   read

 

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