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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…

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Crowdfunding Spotlight – Scuba the Submersible’s Ocean Odyssey

We probably had a good five or ten minutes after video games were invented before someone said, “How can I ruin this by making it an educational game?” (They were…

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Crowdfunding Spotlight – Aquamarine

I first saw Aquamarine at Play NYC 2018. It was there that I met Patric Fallon of Moebial Studios and got hands-on with the game. It’s an interesting little turn-based strategy…

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Crowdfunding Spotlight – Hamsterdam

In the town of Hamsterdam, the evil chinchilla Marlo has kidnapped people, doped everyone up on booze, and opened casinos & a red-light district. This savagery is bad enough, but the…

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Bullet Points – Bloodborne’s Insight

Alexander Pope once said that “a little knowledge is a dangerous thing.” Nowhere is this truer than the world of From Software’s 2015 masterpiece Bloodborne. In the city of Yharnam, knowledge is…

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Play NYC 2018 Recap – NYC Busts Out Its Best Games

Play NYC has come and gone yet again. The second year of this Manhattan-based gaming convention created by Playcrafting’s Dan Butchko had a lot of changes including a new venue (the…

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Hands On With The Ethereal Beauty of Nomada Studio’s Gris

Devolver Digital is known for getting their hands on interesting games. Sometimes the games are super fun, really strange, or both. Gris is a game that I had the privilege to…

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Starfield: Speculation, Rumors, and a Galaxy of Mysteries

What, exactly, is Bethesda’s Starfield all about? Following the reveal of Fallout 76, a number of questions about this other game that the Elder Scrolls and Fallout developer is working…

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Wargaming, World of Tanks: Mercenaries, And The Museum of American Armor

Last Monday, I had the privilege of being able to attend an event for Wargaming’s World of Tanks in New York State where I was to be one of the first…