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This Week in Valheim: Big Bucks and Happy Little Trees

This week in Valheim, we check out some happy little trees, a lesson on dealing with Stone Golems, and the addition of a rather suspicious new plant!
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In Praise of Mass Effect's Aliens

Mass Effect has some solid alien designs, even though, upon first glance, they are all pretty standard. The question is why is this the case? It ultimately has less to do with their physical designs, and more so how they are used to avert standard sci-fi tropes.
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Video Games: Therapeutic Benefits of Fictional Worlds

It’s no secret that video games have therapeutic benefits, but we wanted to learn more. We spoke with Dr. Anthony Bean, a clinical depth psychologist and video game researcher.
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Mass Effect Legendary Edition's Only Notable Flaw

In the process of tweaking gameplay based on feedback, BioWare's stellar remaster goes a few steps too far in messing with the original Mass Effect's intent.
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5 Valheim Buildings That Put Form Over Function

Looking for some cool Valheim building ideas? Check out these 5 Valheim buildings that are less about practicality and more about looking cool.
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Van Richten's Guide To Ravenloft DM Tips You'll Want To Explore

Van Richten's Guide to Ravenloft is out and with it we've gathered a number of tips for DMs to help create horror-filled experiences for their players
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8 Games That Highlight Mental Health

Mental health is an important and sensitive topic. Luckily, there are plenty of games that depict these struggles and help shine a light on the matter.
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New Pokemon Snap: The Difference 22 Years Makes

New Pokemon Snap changes a lot from the original game 22 years ago, but a lot of its loveable essence remains intact on the Switch.
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This Week in Valheim: Spirited Away, Big Boats, and Heavy Metal!

We're back with This Week in Valheim! Come check out a cool build from Spirited Away, some pretty cool mods, and more in this week's edition!
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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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