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Why did I wait so long to play Undertale?

Have you ever been too intimidated to play a video game? I think I’m mature enough to say that I have been on multiple occasions. Usually, it’s with a survival horror title. I’m a sucker for the stories of those games, but...

 
 
 
 
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E3 can never die - not really

For the past few years, a speculative question has been buzzing around as we get closer and closer to summer: Is E3 dying? By the mid-2010s, game studios started to pull their booths and presentations out from under the E3 banner because of...

 
 
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Gamer Girl Spotlight: PikaChulita

Twitch partner Katie Robinson, who streams games as PikaChulita, is a vocal Womanist and advocate for diversity in gaming. She’s a Black Girl Gamers team member, and has been quoted and interviewed for sites like The Verge and Gayming...

 
 
 
 
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Zelda: Breath of the Wild cured my media burnout

These days, my mental health has been on the rocks. There's a myriad of factors involved, the pandemic being the most obvious contender, and I'm sure most people out there have been feeling something similar.  When the lockdown starte...

 
 
 
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Fairy quick tips for Shin Megami Tensei III Nocturne HD

Shin Megami Tensei III Nocturne HD is nearly here (or now if you did the edition with incredibly odd early access). Owing to the fact it's roughly an 18-year-old game, some of its ways might feel obtuse to the modern JRPG player or newcomer...

 
 
 
 
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Rewire the entire United States in Kemco's Electrician

For Famicom Friday, I cover a lot of obscure titles because I find it more fulfilling than regurgitating games that people have more likely heard of, but the downside is that the cream usually rises to the top. Often, you haven’t hear...

 
 
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Mass Effect 2's intro still absolutely rules

The launch of the Mass Effect Legendary Edition has offered us a unique opportunity: to re-examine this trilogy in a new light, and replay these games in one package, to see the through-lines and how they illustrate a shift in a studio and ...

 
 
 
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How a tiny robot convinced me to visit Japan

It was pouring down rain on Akihabara. The girls dressed as maids had an extra layer of transparent raincoat on, and I was happy to find that basically every shop carries cheap, plastic umbrellas for 500 yen. I was exhausted after a two-wee...

 
 
 
 
 
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Huntdown for Steam is slicker and sicker than ever before

[Update: Huntdown is now live on Steam, early purchases will bag a 20% price discount.] There's no denying 2020 was an explosive year for video games. But among the mega-bucks, mega-marketed, mega-sellers of the industry, smaller titles wer...

 
 
 
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In the world of game mods, bimbos reign supreme

For the past few years, aided by the glamorous memory of Paris Hilton’s miniskirts and a reassessment of sex work by internet people who realized that money is cool, the word “bimbo” has flipped from meaning “brainle...

 
 
 
 




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Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World"Now with 100% less boy"

 

Miitopia"Miis are back"

 

Knockout City"We built this city on balls and holes"

 

Biomutant"Old world underground, where are you now?"

 

Shin Megami Tensei III Nocturne HD Remaster"The demon who wore tennis shoes"

 

Path of Exile: Ultimatum"Patch 3.14 brings the blood, sweat, and more blood"

 

Subnautica: Below Zero"A frigid new standalone story that can't quite fill the original game's flippers"

 

Assassin's Creed Valhalla: Wrath of the Druids"It's more Valhalla, for better or worse"

 

Famicom Detective Club"Murder, Yoshio Sakamoto Wrote"

 
 
 

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Anthony Marzano

Incoming Kino, just have to make it through another

 
Gajknight

You know when I was little, I cried thinking about how I would never see a real live All the world had left were But in southern Louisiana lay dozens of living It’s an extraordinary world when you realize that all life is mag

 
Catberyn

Disgaea 6 just came Anyone buying day 1 or is it better to wait for a sale in a couple months? Also is the game coming out at 70 dollars instead of 60 a deal breaker for any of you?

 
Seymour

Fuck yuur! The Switch ports of Portal 1 and 2 have gyro-aiming (and 60fps, but thats a low ball even for this console)! Time to beat Portal 2 for the third time and Portal 1 for the eleventy-billionith

 
Meursault

#Wholesometoid

 
Nydius

All my enthusiasm for Outriders Worldslayer has gone away now that I’ve played $40 for a hour campaign and a new end game that’s just progressively harder horde mode rooms tuned for full Unless you have a regular squad, save your money

 
PhilKenSebben

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RiffRaff

That Direct Mini was Harvestella looks cool! Big problem tho, do I play P5R on my PS5 for sexy 4k 60fps but less opportunities to play or on Switch for portability and a chance to actually finish it? P3 & 4 are definite Switch buys! Pic unrelated

 
Flegma

Kind of amusing that if everything goes well (said in May), I will have waited for my preorder of a rerelease of 25-year-old-games for 23

 
LastKingofHearts

Finished this Morrigan oil Insta - upinsmokeproductions and catch me on twitch speedrunning Super castlevania IV at thank you kindly

 
 

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