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More Demos Can Help Alleviate the Problem of Rising Game Prices

Publishers have started to charge more for their games, making the decision to purchase a game when it's brand new less appealing. By releasing more demos, publishers like Sony can give their customers more confidence in a purchase and can alleviate the potential risks of increasing the price of new IP.

May 17, 2021 | 11:00 EDT

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Nier Replicant is Proof Games Should Get a Second Chance

Just because a game didn't blow you away the first time, a remaster could potentially do so if developers use the lessons learned from its sequels.

May 14, 2021 | 11:00 EDT

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The State of Destiny 2: Season of the Chosen

With Season of the Chosen concluded, we look back at Destiny 2's ongoing story and content, and wonder what will come in the future.

May 10, 2021 | 12:00 EDT

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Resident Evil 7 Came to Switch—Now Village Could Too

Resident Evil 7 made its way to the Nintendo Switch as a cloud game, and we discuss why Resident Evil Village could be the next game to follow.

May 10, 2021 | 11:30 EDT


Will There Be More AAA Roguelites?

Returnal, from the ground up, is the first AAA roguelite, but it might not be the last.

May 7, 2021 | 01:00 EDT

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Destiny 2's Transmog System Sounds Terrible

As Season of the Chosen wraps up, players are looking forward to Destiny 2's next season and its transmog system. First impressions are not good.

May 6, 2021 | 01:00 EDT

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How Firewatch Helped Me Reconnect With the Outdoors

Firewatch helped me reconnect with the wilderness and acknowledge my own grief and loss. This game tackles mental health issues head-on, and tells a brilliant story set in the backdrop of 1989 Wyoming.

May 6, 2021 | 11:00 EDT

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More Minecraft Slabs and Stairs Would Make for a Better Game

There are plenty of Minecraft slabs and stairs available to craft in the game, but wouldn't it be nice if we had a little more variety?

May 5, 2021 | 01:00 EDT

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Why We Need a Knights of the Old Republic II Remake

Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords is often seen as a hidden gem among fans, and more than most games, it deserves a remake. The complexity of its characters, its introspective narrative, and the fact that it didn't have enough time to be completed, are the reasons why.

May 4, 2021 | 12:00 EDT


Destiny to Outriders: Is a Perfect Looter Shooter Impossible?

Though most looter shooters are technically fine games, a variety of factors are holding them back from greatness. Rising standards, presumed business demands, and inconsistent quality all play a part in the woes of this genre.

April 29, 2021 | 12:00 EDT

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Despite Everything, Days Gone Deserved A Sequel

While Days Gone didn't shake up the industry quite like Sony's other first-party releases, the series deserves a second chance at success on PS5.

April 28, 2021 | 12:00 EDT

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Has the Age of RTS Gone By?

There was a time when real-time strategy games seemed to rule supreme in the PC realm. Now, companies aren’t committing as many resources to RTS development. Are we past the age of RTS?

April 26, 2021 | 11:00 EDT

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PlayStation is Losing its Roots

With Sony's practices the past few years combined with recent reports about their business strategy, they aren't the company fans fell in love with 26 years ago. They're losing sight of the roots that allowed them to reach market dominance in the first place.

April 14, 2021 | 01:00 EDT

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PS4 & Xbox One Games Aren't Going Away Any Time Soon

The focus on backwards compatibility could lead to developers taking advantage of the PS4 and Xbox One hardware deep into the next generation.

April 13, 2021 | 01:00 EDT

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Outriders is Surprisingly Funny

Outriders has been a solid looter shooter, but it has a secret spice. Some of its side quests are disarmingly hilarious in the best ways possible.

April 8, 2021 | 11:30 EDT

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Growing Xbox: What a Gaming Monopoly Could Look Like

Microsoft is clearly looking to expand the Xbox brand at any cost, and with rumors floating around that they might buy Discord, it must be asked what a gaming monopoly could look like.

April 6, 2021 | 01:00 EDT

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Does the Tony Hawk DualSense Upgrade Go Far Enough?

The Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 next-gen upgrade release date is finally here, and many fans are enjoying the graphical and performance upgrades that are available. Does the Tony Hawk DualSense™ capabilities make this a compelling buy for PS5?

March 30, 2021 | 12:00 EDT

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How Resident Evil Gets Remakes Right

This month, Capcom is celebrating the Resident Evil 25th anniversary. We also want to celebrate 25 years of Resident Evil by taking a look at some of the most iconic games in the series, and how Capcon improved upon and changed things with the variety of Resident Evil remakes we’ve gotten over the past several years.

March 29, 2021 | 11:00 EDT

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Sony Might Be Making a Mistake that Will Harm Game Preservation

Sony is making a mistake in shutting down their PS3, Vita, and PSP stores if the rumors are true. It is a huge blow to game preservation, which is already difficult enough due to piracy and legally grey areas, but made worse with the lack of access for everyone to play games.

March 26, 2021 | 12:00 EDT

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The Epic Failure of Doom Eternal's Dark Lord

Doom Eternal finally reveals its ultimate bad guy, The Dark Lord. And it is such a wrongheaded disappointment it saps the fun right out of the game.

March 25, 2021 | 01:00 EDT

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What Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee Says About Workplace Culture for Black Women

Workplace culture for Black women and the parallels of the game

March 25, 2021 | 11:00 EDT

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Top 10 Video Game Trains

Who doesn’t love trains? They can be a reminder of a by-gone era of the mighty locomotive, as well as a glimpse of a hopeful future filled with high-speed travel by rail. Whenever a game introduces a train, it’s easy to get excited over the design and challenges this level may bring. Whether it’s an aesthetic set piece or a labyrinth of cars to make your way through, here’s our list of our top ten favorite trains in video games.

March 24, 2021 | 11:00 EDT

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Outriders is Not The Next Destiny and That's OK

After playing the online demo for Outriders, I was surprised that it wasn't pushing a live-service platform. In fact, I am completely relieved.

March 5, 2021 | 11:00 EST

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Nintendo Announced Skyward Sword HD. What’s Next?

What could Nintendo have in store for a Legend of Zelda 3D Collection? We take a look at what a Zelda 3D collection could (and should) look like.

March 2, 2021 | 11:30 EST

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Ranking The Gears of War Series

The Gears of War franchise's influence has remained to this day with cover systems becoming as ubiquitous as regenerating health. With a new console generation upon us, it's time to list the series from worst to best.

March 1, 2021 | 12:00 EST

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When is 30 fps Okay for Consoles?

With PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X having so many games out of the gate with multiple performance options, it's important to consider the implications of different frame-rate targets and how they impact the experience.

March 1, 2021 | 11:00 EST

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How Session Redefines Skateboarding Games

The Session update showcases how and why it is shaping up to be the definitive skateboarding experience.

February 23, 2021 | 11:00 EST

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What Fallout: The Frontier Could Learn From New Vegas—Writing Abuse Survivors

Fallout The Frontier is technically impressive, but the controversial writing is hard to ignore when the base game handled this subject so much better.

February 3, 2021 | 12:00 EST

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Unlimited Spinoffs! What's Next For Star Wars Games With No EA Exclusivity?

Star Wars games will no longer be developed exclusively by EA, which is undoubtedly great news, but there are almost certainly caveats involved.

January 22, 2021 | 11:00 EST

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Ubisoft Repeats Its Mistakes With Scott Pilgrim

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World is back on modern platforms. Everything is back, even the same decisions that almost lead the game to vanishing from history.

January 18, 2021 | 12:00 EST

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Do the PS5 and Xbox Series X Live Up to the Hype?

December 21, 2020 | 11:00 EST

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CDPR Is Already Acting Like A Big Publisher

December 16, 2020 | 12:00 EST

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NEO: The World Ends With You Has Got Me Hyped

Square Enix dropped a trailer for the upcoming NEO: The World Ends With You. Here's why you should be excited about that.

November 24, 2020 | 10:30 EST

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N7 Day Reflections - The Legacy of Mass Effect

November 8, 2020 | 11:00 EST

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Is AOC's Among Us Twitch Stream the Future of Politics?

As the world's most popular game streaming platform, Twitch has certainly seen a lot of usage over the years. For many, it's the place to watch your favorite online personalities play games. On other occasions, Twitch has been used to broadcast some of the most notable moments of internet history, ranging from Bob Ross marathons to a fish playing Pokemon. There is almost no figurative limit to the things that you can watch on Twitch, though it seems doubtful that anyone could have predicted that the platform would also be used by active American politicians to play games with actual people. More specifically, Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar recently made history by being the first politicians to use Twitch for its intended purpose, playing Among Us with a number of notable streamers.

October 26, 2020 | 11:00 EDT

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Is CD Projekt Red's Crunch For Cyberpunk 2077 Fair?

October 19, 2020 | 12:00 EDT

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Ubisoft Forward: Two Steps Back

September 14, 2020 | 11:00 EDT

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Top 6 Fall Guys Stages

August 9, 2020 | 12:00 EDT

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Can the PS5 Keep Up With Xbox Game Pass?

August 1, 2020 | 12:00 EDT