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Pokemon Unite

How Pokemon Unite Compares to Other MOBAs

Pokemon Unite is the newest MOBA on the market based on one of the most popular IP to ever exist. How does it compare to the other MOBAs?
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7 Characters We Want in Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl

Everyone might have their picks, but here are the 7 Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl characters we want to see in the final game.
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Exploring Transgender Identity Through Video Games

Video games can help trans people discover their true selves in a variety of ways, including through character creators and stories.
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7 of the Rarest, Most Expensive Video Games

There are a lot of expensive video games out there, but which ones are also the rarest and most obscure? Here is a list celebrating seven such games.
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The Story Behind the People Trying to Save Titanfall

We interviewed the people behind the "Save Titanfall" project, a group that aims to raise awareness about DDOS attacks and hackers in the Titanfall games.
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Death and the Moogle: Dying in Final Fantasy X

Death is common in most games and it takes a front seat in the Final Fantasy series. However, Final Fantasy X took it a different direction and made it more complex. With the anniversary this year, we thought we would examine the mechanics of death in Spira.
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Acrylicos Vallejo Infinity Paint Sets Showcase

We take a look at the official paint sets for the Infinity tabletop wargame in our Acrylicos Vallejo Infinity Paint Sets showcase.
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Claire Couldn't Have Been Sidelined Harder In Resident Evil Infinite Darkness If They Tried

Resident Evil Infinite Darkness released on Netflix, and while being a show with Leon and Claire headlining, Claire gets none of the action.
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Change is Hard in Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart explores some heavy themes through its leading characters and its own place as the latest in a long-running franchise.
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Doki Doki Literature Club Plus! & Loneliness in a Post-Pandemic Society

Doki Doki Literature Club Plus! may be a modern horror classic, but it's also a good reminder to check on your friends after a harrowing year.
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World of Warcraft Patch 9.1 and the Unreliable Narrator of Azeroth

World of Warcraft patch 9.1 is challenging even the most hardcore lore aficionados with a classic literary tool: the unreliable narrator.
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A Plague Tale: Innocence - The Next-Gen Difference on Xbox

The A Plague Tale: Innocence next-gen patch is a curiosity. It no doubt feels better to play thanks to the 60 fps target. But there's more to it than that.
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Building The Last City In Project Haven With Code 351

So many post-apocalypse games take place in wastelands and junk towns. But what if one took place in the only futuristic metropolis left? Welcome to Project Haven, where the last city on Earth is anything but safe.
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Games With Classic Disney Characters We Want to See In The Future

We break down some Disney games we'd like to see in the future.
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Bugsnax is the LGBTQ-Positive Game I Didn’t Expect

Bugsnax advertised itself as a silly, unique game in which you capture and consume the titular Bugsnax. What I didn't expect was how Bugsnax is an LGBTQ-positive game with healthy same-sex relationships.
Pride Month 2021

Celebrating Queer Identities in Video Games

To celebrate pride, our staff members who identify as LGBTQ reflect on what proper representation means to them in video games.
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8 Games That Fairly Portray LGBTQ Characters

Pride is a month full of festivities, love and acceptance. It's come a long way and the LGBTQ+ continues to grow across the world and in media. There are so many identities across the spectrum with a number of characters representing different ones.
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What Metroid Dread Could Mean For The Metroid Timeline

At E3 2021, Yoshio Sakamoto said that Metroid Dread will be the end of the Metroid story arc, but what does that mean for the Metroid timeline and for Samus Aran?
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30 Years On, Sonic The Hedgehog Should Abandon 3D Gameplay

Sonic the Hedgehog is turning 30 years old, and at this late stage in the character's life, it might be time to give up on that precious 3rd dimension.
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Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance Party Members Meet and Greet

You might be excited for a trip to Icewind Dale as part of Dungeons and Dragons Dark Alliance, but aren't too familiar with the literary history of heroes like Drizzt, Catti-brie, and Wulfgar. We take some time to give you a bit of info on who these characters are and how they met one another.
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This Week in Valheim: Hanoks and Handy Mods

This Week in Valheim, we explore some extra handy mods, a group of surprisingly deadly bees, and a touching tribute to Berserk author Kentaro Miura.
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All the Games like Dark Souls at E3 2021

E3 2021 really came through for those that enjoy taking on challenging games like Dark Souls and dying over and over until they succeed.
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All the Games like Left 4 Dead at E3 2021

There were a host of multiplayer PvE games at E3 2021. Many of them look like Left 4 Dead, and most of those are coming to Xbox Game Pass.
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Exploring Ruin Raiders With One Of The Artists

Ruin Raiders combines turn-based combat with roguelike RNG, all while sending you and your animal squad into the depths of maze-like ruins with robots!
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10 Great Games You May Have Missed This E3

Across the over dozen streams during E3, hundreds of games get shown off or receive new trailers. Chances are you may have missed some great games. Here's a few that caught our eye.
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Too Quick To Judge: Final Fantasy Origin Is A Lot Of Fun

After a false start the demo for Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin is now available on PlayStation 5. If you were turned off by the trailer it's definitely worth checking out the demo, the game has a lot more going for it than expected
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6 Terrible Games That Can Join Plumbers Don't Wear Ties

Plumbers Don't Wear Ties is getting a re-release. For some reason. I don't get it either, but here is an excuse to mention six terrible games in a list.
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Some of the Highlights of the Wholesome Direct 2021

Looking for some Wholesome games to play? Here are some of the top picks from the 2021 Wholesome Games direct.
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This Week in Valheim: Lit Loxes and Developer AMA Recap

This week in Valheim, we watch Loxes burn, recap a recent developer AMA from Reddit, and detail the sad news about the Hearth & Home Update being delayed.
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Toy Soldiers HD Brings Little Figures and Big Ambitions

Toy Soldiers HD, an upcoming port and enhanced edition of a 2010 XBLA title, is months away. TechRaptor had a chance to sit down and chat with Brett Gow, EP for Toy Soldiers HD, about what changes can be expected.