Opinion Articles

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Fighting Last Year’s War: The Division 2’s Regressive No Matchmaking Raid Policy

The Division 2, or the third person shooter that’s pretending to be an RPG that’s pretending to be a MMORPG, is getting its first Raid.
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Did Sea of Thieves' Anniversary Update Save the Game?

Sea of Thieves turned one year old and Rare decided to celebrate by releasing a major update.
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What Can The Elder Scrolls: Blades Tell Us About The Elder Scrolls 6?

By most accounts, The Elder Scrolls: Blades is ... okay.

Every Available Snapchat Game Reviewed

In-app social media games aren’t anything new.
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Bloodborne: A Song of Crows Part 3 (Issue 11) Impressions

The penultimate issue in Bloodborne: A Song of Crows

Outward Is Full of Cool Moments But Requires Too Much of a Time Investment

Recently released on consoles and PC, Outward is the debut role-playing game from Nine Dot Studio.
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What I'd Like to See in Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord

Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord is still very much in development.
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The Curse of Open World Games

If there’s one trend that can be attributed to the current generation of consoles, it’s the meteoric rise of the op
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Bloodborne: A Song of Crows Part 2 (Issue 10) Impressions

Part two of the arc and issue 10 of the Bloodborne
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Hard Times: A Look at The Division 2's Clash of Difficulty and Immersion

One of the most ubiquitous complaints about the first Division was that enemies were far too resistant to damage.
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Far Cry: The Immersive Stealth Experience That Could Have Been

Far Cry turned 15 a few days ago, and for its anniversary I pose one question: what if Far Cry had not been what it was?
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Dumbing Down: The Frustrating Absurdity of The Division 2's Silent Protagonist

The looter shooter genre is getting more and more crowded every year, especially now that almost every major publisher has a dog in the race.

Anthem's No-Win Situation - Rising Expectations, Unsustainable Business Models

A long time ago in a console generation far far away, BioWare was a name that implied exceptional quality.
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Apex Legends - Quick Thoughts

Apex Legends was a surprise release that no one was expecting until the teaser announcement.

The Gamevice Is A Smartphone Controller Worth Looking Into

Mobile gaming has come a long way since the days of Doodle Jump and Mafia Wars  While the graphics, multiplayer functionality, an
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The Royale - Creative Destruction

The Battle Royale genre continues to grow, and with mobile's market share increasing each year, it's inevitable that we'd see clashes between PC an
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Where's Wario? - The Unrealized Potential of Wario Land

Playing Super Smash Bros. Ultimate last year, I selected Wario. It was just once, I think—maybe twice.
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What Is mCable? Does It Work?

Since the early part of 2018 I have been seeing advertisements for the strange new device called the mCable by Marseille.  This magic gadget claims
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An Uncertain Destiny: Bungie's Future Post-Activision Breakup

Given the sheer size of the video game industry, it would be safe to assume that the corporate side of gaming typically flies under the radar of th
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Let's Talk About Loot Boxes and Kids

I never really saw what the big deal with loot boxes, packs, skins etc was. Who cares what other people do with their money?
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These Should Totally Be Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's 5 DLC Characters

A few days ago, I wrote about how Super Smash Bros Ultimate's Game Director was
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Assassin's Creed's Modern Story Has Outstayed Its Welcome

The Assassin’s Creed series has gradually moved away from historica