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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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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 ...


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...


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...


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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Tried out that newfangled Sniper: Ghost Warrior: Contracts and I enjoy it for what it Cool scope Enemies are dumb as hell, but a stiff breeze kills the Large-ish mission


Got to say even just lately all the indie games and cool lesser known and weird games Zoey here has covered on the front page with her articles lately is a really nice Some pretty cool games, some even I didnt hear of, well worth a

Virtua Kazama

Holy crap, were almost at 100 I gotta think about what to do when we reach FT5 or FT10 battles, perhaps? Well discuss it on tonights episode of Virtua Fighter Takeover!


We finished the Lego titanic this Son for scale

Virtua Kazama

Okay, the Talia Al Ghul boss battle is not fun to deal I just want to finish Gotham Knights


Playing this weird Dungeon Crawler called Aeon of Kind of a mash up between Eye of the Beholder and Wasteland (with choose your own adventure A bit maze-y currently but it has a great aesthetic!


Shamus Youngs last regular book was a nice bit of sci-fi, even if the scant mention of heart attacks felt painfully It does a good job of presenting sensible AI and weaves a murder mystery around I highly recommend


Shit, I gotta say - so far 2023 aint so Im genuinely happy in My mental health is improving by the day, and even my physical health has improved I dont hate my My kids are both doing My wife is doing Not too


*onlybump* Any Lego heads here? I have two, unopened, NIB, Indiana Jones, and LotR If youre interested, make an Ill let them go for under market



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