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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.
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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.
The Outrider sympathizing with a military leader

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.
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2

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?
Leon Kennedy in Resident Evil 2

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.
Doomguy and an army charging towards an army of demons lead by The Dark Lord

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.
Abe staring at the viewer

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

Workplace culture for Black women and the parallels of the game
Uncharted 2 train hanging off a cliff

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.
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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.
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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.
Overlooking a statue in Gears 5

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.
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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.
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How Session Redefines Skateboarding Games

The Session 0.0.0.7 update showcases how and why it is shaping up to be the definitive skateboarding experience.
The teenage companion, America, being asked to be the player's slave

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.
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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.
Scott and his friends in a team up pose

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.
Evelyn Parker in Cyberpunk 2077

Where Cyberpunk 2077 Succeeds: Giving Sex Workers A Story

This article contains spoilers for Cyberpunk 2077, and discussions of sexual assault, suicide, and self-harm.
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Cyberpunk 2077: A Monument to the Sins of the Gaming Industry

As is the case with every major industry, the gaming industry is no stranger to controversies.