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Destiny 2: Presage is Bungie at Their Best

Destiny 2's latest quest, Presage, feels like lightning in a bottle. Players are loving it, and the reason why is thanks to a change in design philosophy.
Left: V in the E3 2018 Cyberpunk 2077 demo. Right: The original character creation screen from the same demo, showing many more roleplaying options

Every Unfulfilled Promise of Cyberpunk 2077

Cyberpunk 2077 had a controversial launch to say the least. The most anticipated game in recent memory, many complained it did not live up to the hype. In this article, we go through dozens of pre-release content, to document every broken promise.
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The Best and Worst Pokemon Designs of Gen VII

The Pokemon found in Pokemon Sun and Moon are pretty neat, and have some solid designs to them. Which are the best, and which are the worst?
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Sea to Shelf - Flying Colors

In our first Sea to Shelf article, we take a look at the Flying Colors Deluxe 3rd Printing and talk to its designer Mike Nagel about capturing the sea feel on the tabletop.
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Is Persona 5 Strikers an Ideal Starting Point for Newcomers?

Is Persona 5 Strikers a good starting point if you're new to Persona? There are a few things to consider before you dive in.
Pokemon Sun Moon

The Year of Pokemon - Generation VII

Pokemon Sun and Moon brought a fresh new look and gameplay elements to the tired franchise, but should have pushed farther. Still, Alola remains the most beautiful region in series history.
Legend of Zelda 35th Anniversary

From Damsel to Defender: Princess Zelda's 35-Year Journey

To celebrate The Legend of Zelda 35th Anniversary, let's take a look at the titular character's depictions through her various incarnation.
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How a Game Preservation Museum Is Keeping Your Favorite Games Alive

The Strong National Museum of Play celebrates games and play of all kinds. See how the Strong Museum in Rochester, NY, supports video-game preservation.
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9 Essential Sims 4 Mods

The top nine essential mods for Sims 4 that allows players ranging from novice to advanced to get started with the game. These mods allow for full control, relationships, and realistic world building that extends the game.
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What Makes a Good Endgame? From Destiny to WoW and the Future

Games commonly feature endgame loops designed to keep you playing, but how does it work?
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Super Mario 3D World for Switch is Missing Something

Super Mario 3D World is now on Nintendo Switch. It is still an incredible game, but something is off about this version, and the Wii U is the key.
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How Omega Force is Refining the Musou Genre

If you hear Musou or Warriors then you might think played one, played them all. It seems Omega Force has been working recently to experiment on the formula.
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The Best and Worst Pokemon Designs of Generation VI

Pokemon designs are always the highlight of any Pokemon game, so what did Generation VI give us? Let's look at some of the best, and worst, Pokemon designs from Generation VI.
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The Year of Pokemon - Generation VI

After nearly 15 years, the beloved monster-catching series finally stepped into the third dimension; the boring region and over-serious narrative dampened a great crop of new Pokemon and features.
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Destiny 2 Season of the Chosen First Impressions

Destiny 2's latest season is here. Season of the Chosen brings in new content that fans should remember. Our first impressions are optimistic, but cautious.
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The Worst Designed Pokemon For Generation 5

We take a look at the worst designed Pokemon from the fifth generation, Pokemon Black and Pokemon White.
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How The Medium Treats Trauma

How well does Bloober Team's The Medium treat trauma, abuse, and the portrayal of evil?
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The Year of Pokemon - Generation V

Pokemon Black and White brought the franchise quality of life upgrades, ambitious narrative ideas and some of the worst designs in the series.
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Links to the Past: The Development Timeline of Ocarina of Time, Part 4

In this final entry in our series, we look at the chaotic Stage 4 of development for The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, the multiple changes made to the game, the final tweaks days before release, and talk about Zelda Gaiden and Ura Zelda.
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Nioh 2's PC Port is Good Enough, but Has Some Issues

Nioh 2 delivers a rather solid PC port, but still has some issues plaguing it that feel held over from the original game.
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Links to the Past: The Development Timeline of Ocarina of Time, Part 3

Stage 3 of development for Zelda 64 was a major transition point, as it introduced child Link, Ganondorf, and more narrative aspects that would become major pillars of the finalized design.
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Links to the Past: The Development Timeline of Ocarina of Time, Part 2

Part 2 in our series looking at the development of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time takes us through Stage 1 and 2 of development, up until July of 1997.
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Links to the Past: The Development Timeline of Ocarina of Time, Part 1

We take a deep dive into the entire development history of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, looking at interviews, pre-release builds, art assets, and ROM dumps to catalog one of the greatest games of all times development.
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10 Weird (& Awesome) Kills in Hitman 3

There's so many strange ways assassin Agent 47 can take out his targets in stealth action title Hitman 3. Here's ten of the most bizarre, tricky, unusual, bloody, and downright cool!

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