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Destiny 2 Season of the Splicer First Impressions

We are two weeks into Destiny 2's Season of the Splicer. New threats, new allies, and a new transmog system are here. This is our First Impressions.
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Ethan Winters Makes & Breaks Resident Evil Village

Lots of people may hate Ethan (and for good reason). But by the end of the game, he becomes a launchpad for Resident Evil's future.
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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.
Nier, Emil, and Kaine stood on a rock.

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.
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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.
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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.

Will There Be More AAA Roguelites?

Returnal, from the ground up, is the first AAA roguelite, but it might not be the last.
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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.
Sunset in Campo Santo's Firewatch

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.
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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?
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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.

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.
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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.
Age of Empires IV

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?
The Last of Us Part 2 artwork showing Ellie in the midst of dilapidated scenery

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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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?
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.