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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.
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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.
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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
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Extraordinary Is in What We Do - A Look at Lara Croft's Character

“A famous explorer once said that the extraordinary is in what we do, not who we are.” —Lara Croft, Tomb Raider, 2013
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The Best of Play NYC 2018

Play NYC 2018 has passed, and four of us checked it out.
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The Winners and Losers of E3 2018: Microsoft, Sony, Bethesda, and More!

It's that magical time of year again, the week where the biggest companies in the gaming industry start trotting out their best and brightest new p
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Fallout 76's Focus on Multiplayer May Not Be Such a Bad Thing After All

Of all the announcements to come out of E3 2018, one of the more controversial of the bunch is that the next Fallout game, Fallout 76<
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Here's The 8 Best Games We Saw at E3 2018

We saw well over 100 games throughout our time at E3 and whittling that down to just 8 was difficult.
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Predicting E3 2018: Ubisoft

Ubisoft has already had a year worth celebrating.
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Battlefield V's Hollywood Realism: Battlefield Versus Other "Realistic" Games

For the longest time, games with the Battlefield logo slapped on the box art were often considered to be the most realistic FPS multiplaye