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Spirit Swap is a match for therapeutic gaming

I've been lucky enough to get to meet a lot of game developers from very different walks of life. From people at big names like Nintendo, Microsoft, Sony, Devolver, Riot, and Bethesda, to little indies likes Tom Happ and Joakim Sandberg, I ...

 
 
 
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Learn to plant bears in the ground in Koneko Monogatari

Do you remember the film The Adventures of Milo and Otis? I don’t. It was based on a 1986 Japanese film called Koneko Monogatari. It’s not bad, I guess, if you think you can trust critics. It’s about a kitten getting lost ...

 
 
 
 
 
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Why is it so hard to get a good Godzilla game?

As a sheltered and awkward child growing up, I really have to hand it to my childhood friend Tristan. Our friendship was always tricky (he was my best friend, but I wasn’t his), but growing up, he helped me come out of my shell. He al...

 
 
 
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Mind your manners and hold the door in Enix's Door Door

The official release date of the Nintendo Entertainment System was October 1985, but in truth, that was a test launch. Most people in North America didn’t have a chance to buy the console until Autumn of ‘86. At that point, the ...

 
 
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10 video game sequels that were better than the original

Doesn't matter which medium you're working with, sequels can be pretty bad. From low-budget cash-grabs to a follow-up that ruins the original work entirely, there are plenty of ways that they can disappoint. Video games have certainly had t...

 
 
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Abandon your individuality in EA's The Urbz: Sims in the City

In 2000, while humanity was crawling from the wreckage and trying to rebuild after the devastation of Y2K, The Sims exploded on the PC. It was an opportunity for people to look down upon their creations, trap them in the pool until they dro...

 
 
 
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Pop open an incognito tab, NSFW games have never been better

Ever since the first pixely penises flopped onto Atari screens in the early 1980s, erotic video games have earned a mainstream reputation of being heteronormative and, well, bad. A lot of erotic video games came from small software companie...

 
 
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Forget Shades, goats are my mortal enemy in Nier Replicant

The world of Nier Replicant is full of dangerous mysteries. In its opening moments, you fight swathes of malevolent creatures determined to strike you down. Yet none of them draws my ire as much as those damn goats. I'm still working my way...

 
 
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Brush up on your suplexes for Tecmo's Tsuppari Oozumou

I don’t have much to say about the sport of sumo. It’s really old and has held onto many of its traditions. It’s also not difficult to get the gist of. Push the other rikishi out of the ring or knock them off their feet. B...

 
 
 
 
 
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Happy ten-year anniversary, Portal 2

[Narrated by Josh Picard] The year is 2011, and the haunting, distant sounds of the Aperture facility are reverberating through our unfinished basement. My brother's at basketball practice, I have free reign of the Xbox. I've spent the past...

 
 
 
 
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What did you think of the Resident Evil Village demo?

Capcom didn't make things simple with the new Resident Evil Village demo that can only be played for a certain amount of time on certain days and certain platforms. It's enough to justify an explainer. I'm not here to recap all of that nons...

 
 
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Travel to the 32th zone in Sunsoft's Atlantis no Nazo

Part of what draws me to Famicom games is the fact that I missed out entirely on the culture around it. Not only am I of an age that would have given the Super Famicom more significance, but -- and this may shock you -- I’m not Japane...

 
 
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PlayStation 3 games sure have gotten expensive

PlayStation 3 games have gotten expensive lately — as have a lot of other old games that are either rare, genuinely desirable as something an adult would play and enjoy in 2021, or heaven forbid, both. I'm not about to sell off anythi...

 
 
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What games do you relax with?

Life is stressful, which is a phrase I hate saying because it reminds me of all the stressful things in my life. We’re living in crappy times, and many of us are in crappy situations. Thankfully, things are starting to improve for me,...

 
 




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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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Ricky Namara

The news about what happened in Texas just reached us over Weve been here next time you see someone blaming gun violence exclusively on video games, show them this:

 
Snaileb

Getting a real Resident Evil meets Silent Hill vibe from Stranger Season 4 is really gory like wow what the

 
taterchimp

Elden Ring Log: Did 13,000 damage in one attack against the largest dragon Ive ever I also killed a putrid avatar way out of my league, worth 20,000 more runes than the aforementioned Still really digging this

 
Gamemaniac3434

I have imbibed To quote a phrase, is

 
Fuzunga

Started playing Death’s Door I just got to a miniboss that has two infinitely respawning minions that follow you around the arena the whole time and it makes me want to quit Whose idea was this?

 
Occams

I lived through Columbine, Jack Thompson and the demonization The fact that this was even brought up and then called “Cyber Gaming”, like this was 1991 and my typing teacher is making class watch a video on the World Wide Web is fucking

 
ChronoLynxx

I forgot it was Friday! Hope everyone has a great weekend! This weeks TGIF is up over in the Queen wrote it for me this Come say hi and let us know how your week went along with all your weekend plans!

 
streetmagik3

Again, everything shows up at the same Cat didnt want to move, so we wanted to own Zombie Nation, its a crazy NES game where youre a flying, severed samurai head thats saving New York, by destroying

 
taterchimp

But this is what I really got from ZB today: TRAILER TRASH, American cheese, fried pickle, chicken fried bacon, cheese curds, ranch dressing

 
 

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