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Coverage Club: From Cradle to Wave

Welcome to Coverage Club, the regular series where we shift our critical eye towards smaller games that deserve some attention. Each week, our review editors select two titles and provide…

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Manifest 99 Review – Totally Different from a Manifesto

Many genres have benefited by taking advantage of VR, and narrative games have been one of the bigger ones. Sometimes discarded as walking simulators, VR has allowed the genre to…

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Tacoma Review – What Did I Miss?

There’s an age-old question that game theorists have long thought futile to answer: What is a video game? No one agrees on the exact parameters or qualifications, but it’s still…

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Deliriant Review – Deliriously Dull

At some point in your life, most likely in high school, you’ve probably had to read The Yellow Wallpaper. The short story serves as a critique of how women’s healthcare…

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We Are Chicago Review – Can We Be Somewhere Else?

The subject of gang violence has been a thing in video games in the past, albeit usually with you playing either as a gangster trying to win a gang war…

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Waking the Glares to release on Steam March 15th

Italian indie developer Wisefool Studio announces the release date for the first two chapters of Waking the Glares, a story exploration game centered around the themes of symbols and the…

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Wander Into Small Radios Big Televisions On November 8th

2016 has already been a big year for narrative games, with standouts like Firewatch and the entire output of Crows Crows Crows proving the versatility of games designed more around exploration than…

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Virginia Review – Direct to DVD

I’m a sucker for a good paranormal mystery. From Angel Heart to Twin Peaks to Gabriel Knight and beyond, there’s always been something about the mundane meeting the mystical that I find irresistible. Enter Virginia, the debut…

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Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Set the Immersion Standard

One of the biggest characteristics of video games that set it apart from every other form of entertainment and art is its propensity for high immersion. Immersion is something all…

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Life is Strange Ep. 1 Free for PS4 and PS3

Today, Luc Baghadoust posted on the Playstation Blog that the game he produced, Life is Strange Ep. 1 will be free for Playstation players starting July 21st. The popular adventure title released…