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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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This Week in Valheim – Classes, Castles, and a Playable Game Boy!

This Week in Valheim, we explore a super-fast way to drop down a tower, a playable Game Boy mod (no, really!), and so much more!
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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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Great Friday Night Funkin' Mods To Check Out

You can, in fact, get even freakier on your Friday nights thanks to the modding community of Friday Night Funkin'.
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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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This Week in Valheim — Star Wars, Swinging Ships, and a Contest!

This Week in Valheim, we explore the next step in the Viking Space Program, some cool comic-style fanart, a massive Star Wars build, and more!
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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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Yakuza 6 on PC is Another Solid Conversion

Yakuza 6: The Song of Life on PC is another solid conversion for the series, but it does still feature a few issues that hold it back.
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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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This Week in Valheim: March 20, 2021

This Week in Valheim: a troll gets his just desserts, water skiing is the hot new sport in the Viking afterlife, and you can travel to Middle Earth!
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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.