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Game Grooves: Exploring the Untitled Goose Game Vinyl

In Game Grooves, we explore physical gaming soundtracks to tell you what makes them special. Today, we look at the Untitled Goose Game Vinyl.
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Vokabulantis and the Language Barrier: How It Broke Through

Although language is incredibly important to the foundation of Vokabulantis, it appears to be a smokescreen for something more intentional, something more tender.
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Portal 2: A Tale of Two Female Icons

10 years have passed since Portal 2 launched, and Chell and GLaDOS are still excellent examples of how to depict a hero and a villain.
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Seeking Out Dread X Collection: The Hunt

Dread X Collection: The Hunt is finally here and it's time to bust down some doors with 7 brand-new horror-themed shooter games from great indie developers.
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How Animal Crossing Ushered in the Age of Endless Games

Animal Crossing has been delighting players for 20 years now, so we took a look at how this series helped define a genre and ushered in an era of endless games.
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The Troubled Release of Cooking Mama: Cookstar

Cooking Mama Cookstar has miraculously appeared on the PlayStation Store. After a lot of floating around and delays in its release last year, there was a lot of controversy surrounding why. With this re-emergence, we decided to revisit it and reflect.
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Behind the Mudokon: All About Abe

The trend of remaking and remastering classics is alive and well if Oddworld's any argument. First it was New 'N' Tasty, and now Soulstorm. But first, let's find out more about Abe, the guy we're following in.
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This Week in Valheim: Runescape, Macs, and More Ways to Build!

This Week in Valheim, we explore cool community creations from Game of Thrones and Runescape, some great new building mods, Mac support, and more!
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Best Cherry Blossom Views in Video Games

With the ongoing pandemic shutting down many IRL cherry blossom viewing parties, here are some games where you can still enjoy some beautiful spring sakura scenes
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What Nintendo 99 Game Do We Want To Play Next?

With Pac-Man 99 Nintendo seems to be starting a trend of Nintendo 99 games. We postulate what new Battle Royale game we'd like to see in the future.
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Genesis Noir is Proof That Games Are Still Innovating

Many complain that game development has become stagnant over the last two generations, but if you look past AAA games to lesser-known indies, you'll find that's simply not the case.
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A Brief History of Monster Hunter

Here's how Monster Hunter went from a phenomenon in Japan to Capcom's juggernaut.
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Games From The Haunted PS1 Demo Disc 2021 To Watch Out For

The Haunted PS1 Demo Disc 2021 is one of the best collections of retro-style horror demos you'll find anywhere online, and here are the most interesting picks.
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"Just Remember That You've Made It This Far": The Story Behind Disco Elysium

Disco Elysium is a game about acknowledging mistakes and dealing with them. This sincerity helped make Disco Elysium the self-aware, smart game it is today.
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How Monster Hunter Rise Differs from World

Rise is the newest Monster Hunter game, but how is it different from the previous one? We explore some of the major changes to be found in the gameplay and content.
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Resident Evil Representation: The Women of the Iconic Horror Franchise

Since the beginning, zombie survival-horror series Resident Evil has portrayed its female characters on equal footing with their male counterparts.
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5 PS3 Exclusives We'll Lose Along With The PlayStation Store

The PS3 was an experiment age of games, and when the PlayStation Store goes down, we won't be able to purchase these underappreciated titles anymore.
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In Sound Mind Strikingly Manifests Mental-Health Struggles

In Sound Mind places you directly into surreal mindscapes of mental health struggles, helping you both understand characters in the game while uncovering mystery after mystery. See why you should pick up this survival horror experience from developer We Create Stuff.
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The Legacy of The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion

The legacy of The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion cannot be understated, as it is an important game that was not only a transitionary title for the Elder Scrolls series but for the landscape of gaming as a whole.
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Video to Tabletop: The Secret Neighbor Party Game

Continuing our Video to Tabletop feature where we look at video game franchises' tabletop version, we look at The Secret Neighbor Party Game, based on the Hello Neighbor video game.
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Five Things We Want To See From The Tomb Raider Anime

We look at our five top picks for things we want to see in the Tomb Raider anime from Netflix.
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The History of Bisexuality in Gaming

The path to better LGBTQ+ representation in gaming is a long and extensive one. Every part of the acronym has faced different highs and lows. So today, let's go though the history of bisexuality in gaming!
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What I've Learned from 300 Hours in Valheim

With 300 hours in Valheim, I've learned many painful lessons. I'm happy to teach you how to avoid some of the many, many mistakes I've made.
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Next-Gen: The Backwards-Compatibility Anomaly

The PlayStation 5 has beat out Series X in many multiplatform comparisons to varying degrees. Last-gen games, however, showcase a major role reversal with Series X offering a more tangible advantage.
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5 Gnosia Crewmates to Befriend (and 5 to Beware)

Social deduction mystery Gnosia sees the player character trapped aboard a spaceship with 14 others. But who makes a powerful ally in a pinch, and who should not be trusted as far as you can throw them?
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Super Mario RPG: A Localization Retrospective

After 25 years, the RPG blending Mario and Final Fantasy remains a fun, quirky romp.
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A History of Six Days in Fallujah

Six Days in Fallujah made a surprise return recently, but what do we know about its first iteration? We take a look at the history of this controversial war game.
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The Best and Worst Designed Legendary Pokemon

In all of our talk about Pokemon designs, we haven't touched the legendaries yet. That changes now as we look at the best and worst designed legendary Pokemon in the entire franchise.
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Creating WandaVision's Vision in Dungeons and Dragons 5E

With WandaVision coming to a close, it doesn't mean you can't take Vision with you in all kinds of fun Dungeons and Dragons adventures.
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Creating WandaVision's Wanda in Dungeons and Dragons 5E

WandaVision has aired its final episode. That doesn't mean you can't create your own Wanda for adventures in Dungeons and Dragons though?