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6 Essential Valheim Buildings Everyone Should Have

There are countless images of Valheim buildings out there in the world. Here are some that are essential to your survival.
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How Football Manager Helped Me Get Through the Pandemic

The pandemic hasn't been easy for sports fans, but thanks to the Football Manager franchise, one fan found a way to cope in the lockdown.
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Understanding NieR Replicant and Yoko Taro

After spending several weeks in NieR Replicant I had a recurring thought. Did any of these new additions matter? The answer? It's complicated.
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The 5 Best RPGs on Xbox Game Pass

From Kingdom Hearts to Skyrim, Xbox Game Pass is host to a haven for some of the best RPGs in gaming. Here are a few you should check out if you haven't already.
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This Week in Valheim: Massive Mountains and Happy Bees

This week in Valheim, we check out some pretty big player builds, a cool new mod that adds a drawbridge, a shout-out to the happiest bees, and so much more!
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The Steady Decline of Google Stadia

It's been over a year after Stadia's launch, and the platform's had a wild ride.
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Resident Evil Timeline: Chris Redfield's Journey to Village

Chris Redfield's had a long and arduous journey since his humble beginnings that fateful July evening. What's he been doing in the canon, anyway?
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Itching to Play: Sizeable

Sometimes we wanna feel smart but we don't want to exert ourselves or stress out. Here comes Sizeable, a relaxing and pleasant puzzle game to go through when you need a break or simple escape.
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9.6 Reasons We Want Lady Dimitrescu to Step on Us

We all want the tall vampire lady from Resident Evil Village to step on us—but why?
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Xbox Live Arcade: The Precursor to Game Pass

Xbox’s push for something different started with Xbox Live Arcade, but it remains strong and has been even more effective with Xbox Game Pass.
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This Week in Valheim: Better Building and Furious Fulings

This week in Valheim, we explore a better way to build, a furious charge of angry Fulings, and what may be the worst storage system design we've ever seen.
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More Friday Night Funkin' Mods To Try

Still getting freaky on a Friday Night. Still more mods to bring more content to Friday Night Funkin'. Still an unanswered question: do the massive speakers just appear or does the Girlfriend carry them everywhere?
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Nier Replicant's Technical Shortcomings

Nier Replicant Ver. 1.22 fixes some of the original's faults while radically overhauling its visuals. Despite the massive upgrade, it still doesn't look great, which is to be expected for a project of this scope. This makes its rendering setup on consoles and poor PC performance all the more confusing.
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Is The New Mortal Kombat A Good Film Adaptation?

The new Mortal Kombat movie came out this past weekend, which means we need to figure out if it fell to the video game movie curse.
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What We Hope To See In The KOTOR Remake

With KOTOR reportedly getting the remake that it deserves, there are a few additions or changes that we think could really bring the game into the modern era.
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This Week in Valheim: Trolls, Skull Thrones, and a Drivable Car!

This week in Valheim, we check out some cool 3D-printed creations, some good news from the devs, and one of the most awful mods we've seen to date.
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Friday Night Funkin’s Kickstarter Going Strong

Raising over $1.2 million over the course of a few days, the Friday Night Funkin' Kickstarter is still striving towards its highest tiers of stretch goals.
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Game Grooves: Exploring the Untitled Goose Game Vinyl

In Game Grooves, we explore physical gaming soundtracks to tell you what makes them special. Today, we look at the Untitled Goose Game Vinyl.
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Vokabulantis and the Language Barrier: How It Broke Through

Although language is incredibly important to the foundation of Vokabulantis, it appears to be a smokescreen for something more intentional, something more tender.
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This Week in Valheim: Ninja Warriors and VR Waifus

This week in Valheim, we explore a Ninja Warrior obstacle course, VR waifus, and what happens when you let your Stamina run out at the wrong time.
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Portal 2: A Tale of Two Female Icons

10 years have passed since Portal 2 launched, and Chell and GLaDOS are still excellent examples of how to depict a hero and a villain.
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The Vale Brings Action and Adventure to Visually Impaired and Sighted Gamers Alike

We spoke to Falling Squirrel Studios about The Vale, an entirely audio-based game with a driving narrative, combat, exploration, and top-notch voice acting.
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Seeking Out Dread X Collection: The Hunt

Dread X Collection: The Hunt is finally here and it's time to bust down some doors with 7 brand-new horror-themed shooter games from great indie developers.
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How Animal Crossing Ushered in the Age of Endless Games

Animal Crossing has been delighting players for 20 years now, so we took a look at how this series helped define a genre and ushered in an era of endless games.