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Why the Silent Hill Soundtrack Deserves Much More Credit

Compared to its horror franchise contemporaries, the Silent Hill soundtrack easily stands out as in how well it captures the feeling of the series.

October 7, 2022 | 12:00 EDT

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Jack Black Surprise at NYCC Super Mario Bros. Movie Trailer Reveal

Jack Black crashed the Super Mario Bros. Movie trailer reveal at New York Comic Con. The new Mario trailer is our first look at Illumination's project.

October 6, 2022 | 05:34 EDT

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Cyberpunk: Edgerunners Brilliantly Uses Elements From the Game

Cyberpunk: Edgerunners and Cyberpunk 2077 have a lot in common, showing just how faithful the anime is to the source material.

September 15, 2022 | 12:00 EDT

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Stray Gods Faces Unique Challenges as a First of Its Kind: A Roleplaying Musical

We learned a lot about how Stray Gods: The Roleplaying Musical came together after a chat with David Gaider at PAX West 2022.

September 12, 2022 | 01:00 EDT

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The 13 Best Games We Saw at PAX West 2022

There was a lot to see this year, with a ton of great games. We whittled down our list as best we could to give you our 13 best games of PAX West 2022.

September 9, 2022 | 01:00 EDT

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Ron Gilbert and Dave Grossman Talk Humor and Bringing Monkey Island Forward 30 Years

Original Monkey Island creators Ron Gilbert and Dave Grossman talk with us about the series' humor and bringing it forward 30 years in an interview from PAX West.

September 8, 2022 | 12:00 EDT

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Justin Roiland Has High Hopes for High on Life

High on Life the next big IP to come out of Squanch Games, and studio CEO Justin Roiland has high hopes -- including potential High on Life DLC.

September 7, 2022 | 12:00 EDT

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Cyberpunk: Edgerunner Has Anime of the Year Potential

Cyberpunk: Edgerunners is releasing later this month, and we got a special preview of the first two episodes.

September 5, 2022 | 12:00 EDT

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Brilliance In Level Design: 25 Years of Goldeneye's Exotic Locales

Celebrate the brilliance in level design of GoldenEye's exotic locales. We look back on and dissect the GoldenEye level design.

August 29, 2022 | 11:00 EDT

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Pentiment Promises Murder, Mystery, and Art History

We had a chance to hear from Josh Sawyer and Hannah Kennedy about Obsidian Entertainment's upcoming historical adventure game Pentiment.

August 24, 2022 | 12:00 EDT

Best The Legend of Zelda Games Breath of the Wild

The Best Legend of Zelda Games

The best Legend of Zelda games experiment and tackle new grounds for the industry. These are the essential titles in the series you need to play.

August 19, 2022 | 11:00 EDT

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MultiVersus Tier List - Best and Worst Characters

Playing your favorite character is not always the best option as some are better than others. That's why you should rely on this MultiVersus tier list.

August 18, 2022 | 12:00 EDT

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The Best Super Mario Games

The iconic red plumber have taken us everywhere, from another galaxy to New Donk City. Here are the best Super Mario games you can play right now.

August 12, 2022 | 11:00 EDT

Best Platformers on Xbox Game Pass

The Best Platformers on Xbox Game Pass

Great platforming games like Psychonauts 2 and Ori and the Blind Forest are available on Xbox Game Pass. Here is what else you can find as some of the best platformers on Xbox Game Pass.

August 11, 2022 | 11:00 EDT

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Ranking All the Fire Emblem Avatars

There are seven Fire Emblem Avatars throughout the series, like Byleth and Robin. So we ranked them from across the years.

August 8, 2022 | 11:00 EDT

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The Best Fallout 4 Mods

Fallout 4 may have its flaws, but there's plenty of mods to fix that. Here are some of the best Fallout 4 mods available, suitable for any playstyle.

August 5, 2022 | 11:00 EDT

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The Sims 4 Sexual Orientation Update Has Been A Long Time Coming

The Sims 4 sexual orientation update introduces the most in-depth romance selections to date - a milestone for the franchise and Simmers everywhere.

July 30, 2022 | 12:00 EDT

Deceive Inc. and Sweet Bandits

Learning Deceive Inc. Spycraft with Sweet Bandits

Simon Chartier of Sweet Bandits Studios shares the story of its upcoming spy game and helps break down some Deceive Inc. gameplay.

July 27, 2022 | 11:00 EDT

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Top 10 Games We Wish Were On PlayStation Plus Premium

Many first-party franchises have not yet appeared on PlayStation Plus Premium, including the Sly Cooper series or any modern Gran Turismo game.

July 23, 2022 | 12:00 EDT

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Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Leaks Roundup

Everyone is always clamoring to learn more about Pokemon but this time Pokemon Scarlet and Violet leaks just keep coming.

July 22, 2022 | 12:00 EDT

PlayStation Plus Premium Puzzle Games

Top 10 PlayStation Plus Premium Puzzle Games

PlayStation Plus Premium has a small, yet diverse suite of puzzle games to play, including Tricky Towers and Human: Fall Flat.

July 21, 2022 | 11:00 EDT

Top 10 PlayStation Plus Premium Sports Games

Top 10 PlayStation Plus Premium Sports Games

It's time to get those virtual sneakers on with these PlayStation Plus Premium sports games, such as Pure Pool, NBA 2K22, and Everybody's Golf.

July 20, 2022 | 12:00 EDT

Red Dead Redemption 2 PlayStation Plus Premium Adventure

Top 10 PlayStation Plus Premium Adventure Games

Immersive exploration is a key pillar of the best PlayStation Plus Premium adventure games, and there's plenty to go around.

July 16, 2022 | 11:00 EDT

PlayStation Plus Premium Metroidvanias

Top 7 PlayStation Plus Premium Metroidvanias

Hollow Knight, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, The Messenger; there are so many great PlayStation Plus Premium Metroidvanias to explore.

July 13, 2022 | 11:30 EDT

PlayStation Plus Premium Racing Games Wreckfest

Top 10 PlayStation Plus Premium Racing Games

Boost your excitement with these PlayStation Plus Premium racing games from the surprisingly decent Cars 2 video game to the messy antics of Wreckfest.

July 12, 2022 | 11:00 EDT

PlayStation Plus Premium Horror Games

Top 10 PlayStation Plus Premium Horror Games

We love to scare ourselves silly within the horror genre of video games. Thankfully, there are many to find on PlayStation Plus Premium, such as the intense Resident Evil VII: Biohazard and cult favorite Little Nightmares.

July 11, 2022 | 11:00 EDT

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Best Final Fantasy 7 Remake Mods for PC

There are several helpful and useful ones out there, but here are the best Final Fantasy 7 Remake mods on PC to improve your journey through Midgar.

July 8, 2022 | 11:00 EDT

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Worthy of Better, Stronger Together Itch Bundle: An Interview for Reproductive Rights

In an interview with TechRaptor, Abbey 'Scruncho' Smith discussed organizing the Worthy of Better, Stronger Together Bundle for Reproductive Rights.

July 7, 2022 | 12:00 EDT

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10 Best Relaxing Games on Xbox Game Pass

Need a moment of peace and serenity? Here is a list of some of the best relaxing games on Xbox Game Pass, both for console and PC.

July 6, 2022 | 11:00 EDT

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Top 10 PlayStation Plus Premium Family Games

LittleBigPlanet 3, Lego Harry Potter, Golf With Your Friends, there are many family-friendly games on PlayStation Plus Premium.

July 5, 2022 | 11:30 EDT

Top 7 3D Sonic Games Sonic the Hedgehog

Top 7 3D Sonic Games

Once Sonic joined the 3D space, the quality of his adventures have been all over the board in terms of quality. However, there are seven 3D Sonic games that stand out as some of the best in the franchise. Let's dive into them and dash through memory lane.

July 2, 2022 | 12:00 EDT

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Comparing The Quarry’s Creatures to Until Dawn’s Wendigos

How similar are the monsters in The Quarry compared to Until Dawn? How different are they? We put the wendigos and the *redacted* toe to toe to get to the bottom of it.

July 1, 2022 | 01:00 EDT

Best 2D Sonic Games

Top 7 2D Sonic the Hedgehog Games

Rolling around at the speed of sound, let's look at some of the best 2D Sonic the Hedgehog games, such as Sonic Mania and the original Sonic the Hedgehog.

July 1, 2022 | 12:00 EDT

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Top 7 PlayStation Plus Premium Fighting Games

Punch, kick, and shoryuken your way through these PlayStation Plus Premium fighting games, such as Fighting EX Layer and Street Fighter II.

June 29, 2022 | 12:30 EDT

LittleBigPlanet 3 PlayStation Plus Premium Platformers

Top 10 PlayStation Plus Premium Platformers

PlayStation has a deep history of platformers from Jak & Daxter to Ratchet & Clank. Here are the 10 best PlayStation Plus Premium platformers.

June 29, 2022 | 11:30 EDT

Guardians of the Galaxy Best Shooters PlayStation Plus Premium

Top 10 PlayStation Plus Premium Shooters

There are some epic PlayStation Plus Premium shooters, from Naughty Dog's Uncharted series to the high-stakes action of Doom published by Bethesda.

June 27, 2022 | 12:00 EDT

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How Gran Turismo Revolutionized Car Culture

Gran Turismo set a new standard for racing games when it first came out in the late '90s, and its impact on car culture can still be felt today.

June 27, 2022 | 12:00 EDT

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The Best Steam Deck Alternatives

The Steam Deck is a hot commodity that is still not available for most people, but here are several Steam Deck alternatives to try out instead.

June 24, 2022 | 12:00 EDT

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Top 10 PlayStation Plus Premium Classic Games

From the underwater dystopia in BioShock to the goofy monkeys of Ape Escape, PlayStation Plus Premium has a wide variety of classic games.

June 24, 2022 | 11:00 EDT

Gravity Rush 2 PlayStation Plus Premium Hidden Gems

Top 10 PlayStation Plus Premium Hidden Gems

There are many PlayStation Plus Premium hidden gems waiting to be found, including the gratifying Gravity Rush 2 and the intriguing Telling Lies.

June 21, 2022 | 01:00 EDT

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Meet the Next Generation of Game Design at Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Wondering how to become a video game developer and programmer? We talked with members of the Interactive Media & Game Development program at WPI.

June 21, 2022 | 12:00 EDT

The Hag of Hackett's Quarry

The Quarry - The Hag of Hackett's Quarry Explained

The Hag of Hackett's Quarry is a mystery that players may not solve on their own. So who is she and why does she haunt the grounds?

June 17, 2022 | 11:00 EDT

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The Meanings and Visions Behind Each Tarot Card in The Quarry

Players of The Quarry need to focus on collecting Tarot cards throughout the game. Each of these cards represents events that make or break the gameplay.

June 16, 2022 | 12:00 EDT

Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales PlayStation Plus Premium Action Games

Top 10 PlayStation Plus Premium Action Games

PlayStation Plus Premium has an impressive lineup of action games. Here are the best 10 titles you can download right now with a subscription to the service.

June 16, 2022 | 11:30 EDT

Demon's Souls Best PlayStation Plus Premium RPGs

Top 10 PlayStation Plus Premium RPGs

There are many great PlayStation Plus Premium RPGs, but here are the 10 best role-playing games that stand out above the rest.

June 15, 2022 | 12:00 EDT

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What Went Wrong With The Sims 3 Werewolves?

The Sims 3 Werewolves might seem like a howling good time, but the supernatural type has a few issues. How will The Sims 4: Werewolves compare?

June 15, 2022 | 11:30 EDT

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A Happy Fun Time With Dread X Collection 5

The newest horror game anthology from Dread XP has come out. Is Dread X Collection 5 worth your time, or should you pass it up?

June 7, 2022 | 10:00 EDT

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Understanding The Online Xbox DRM That Disrupted Gaming

We take a look at the Xbox DRM, which requires you to be online to play your content. What does this mean for your games and for preservation?

June 1, 2022 | 11:58 EDT

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The Critical Legacy of Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines

Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines is a cult classic that's finally getting a sequel, but what made it unique in the first place?

May 19, 2022 | 12:00 EDT

Saints Row

Saints Row Reboot Aims to Balance Humor and Emotional Depth

In our Saints Row hands-off preview, we saw new details about the upcoming reboot's story, and the devs answer our questions about the game's tone.

May 18, 2022 | 10:00 EDT

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Dune: Spice Wars Is the Pinnacle of the Dune RTS Legacy

Dune and the games it inspired gave birth to what we now know as the RTS genre. Now, Dune: Spice Wars stands as the best of representation of that legacy.

May 17, 2022 | 12:00 EDT