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Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord

What I’d Like to See in Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord

Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord is still very much in development. Fans have been eagerly anticipating the release of this open-world role-playing game from the moment it’s been announced. The…

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How Julian Gollop Created Influential Strategy Classic X-COM: UFO Defense

The year is 1988. Movie tickets cost $3.50 (on average), the Salmonella bacteria crisis is ravaging the UK’s farming industry, and the first issue of the official Nintendo Power magazine is unleashed…

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A World Of Demons – Demon’s Souls’ Unique Approach to Online Multiplayer

It’s been ten years since the release of Demon’s Souls, the underrated first installment in the long-running Souls series by FromSoftware. Hidetaka Miyazaki’s unsung masterpiece contains many fascinating design decisions, including its emphasis…

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The Neverending Expansion of Digital Distribution Clients

Four years ago, I wrote about the growing world of digital distribution. I lamented the seeming split in game distribution services and the notion that I would have who knows…

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Chronicling The Shanghai Dragons Win Against Boston Uprising

The first Shanghai Dragons win has finally happened last night in their series against the Boston Uprising. After an 0-40 record in the inaugural season of the Overwatch League and…

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Metro Exodus DLC – What We May See For Future Content

Metro Exodus has finally launched and players are happily wandering across the wasted remains of Russian as Artyom and his friends try to find themselves a new home. The game’s…

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The 3rd Annual Bit Awards Recap – Indies & Industry Legends

Once again, I had the pleasure and good fortune to attend The 3rd Annual Bit Awards. While the first year and second year shows were a solo act on my…

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How Will the Metro Exodus Open World Change the Game?

Nearly four years ago, I wrote that the Metro 2033 franchise could pull off an open-world game. Now with the revelation of the Metro Exodus open world, one might be curious—did they manage…

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Metro Exodus – What We Know so Far About the World

I had the good fortune to spend a bit of time with Metro Exodus in a hands-on preview. I also was afforded the opportunity to speak a bit with Alex Brewer,…

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Soulmates – How The Souls-Like Genre Has Changed Combat In Gaming

When a game becomes successful, pretenders inevitably follow. Such was the case for 2011’s Dark Souls, which was received rapturously by critics and audiences alike and instantly became a celebrated cult…