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Vokabulantis

Vokabulantis and the Language Barrier: How It Broke Through

Although language is incredibly important to the foundation of Vokabulantis, it appears to be a smokescreen for something more intentional, something more tender.
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This Week in Valheim: Ninja Warriors and VR Waifus

This week in Valheim, we explore a Ninja Warrior obstacle course, VR waifus, and what happens when you let your Stamina run out at the wrong time.
Portal 2

Portal 2: A Tale of Two Female Icons

10 years have passed since Portal 2 launched, and Chell and GLaDOS are still excellent examples of how to depict a hero and a villain.
The Vale

The Vale Brings Action and Adventure to Visually Impaired and Sighted Gamers Alike

We spoke to Falling Squirrel Studios about The Vale, an entirely audio-based game with a driving narrative, combat, exploration, and top-notch voice acting.
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Second Sight is Back and You Need to Play It

Second Sight has been gone for so long, but it's back, and now everyone should really think about giving the game a chance to blow their minds.
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Best Cherry Blossom Views in Video Games

With the ongoing pandemic shutting down many IRL cherry blossom viewing parties, here are some games where you can still enjoy some beautiful spring sakura scenes
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Genesis Noir is Proof That Games Are Still Innovating

Many complain that game development has become stagnant over the last two generations, but if you look past AAA games to lesser-known indies, you'll find that's simply not the case.
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This Week in Valheim – Classes, Castles, and a Playable Game Boy!

This Week in Valheim, we explore a super-fast way to drop down a tower, a playable Game Boy mod (no, really!), and so much more!
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A Brief History of Monster Hunter

Here's how Monster Hunter went from a phenomenon in Japan to Capcom's juggernaut.
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Great Friday Night Funkin' Mods To Check Out

You can, in fact, get even freakier on your Friday nights thanks to the modding community of Friday Night Funkin'.
Disco Elysium

"Just Remember That You've Made It This Far": The Story Behind Disco Elysium

Disco Elysium is a game about acknowledging mistakes and dealing with them. This sincerity helped make Disco Elysium the self-aware, smart game it is today.
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Resident Evil Representation: The Women of the Iconic Horror Franchise

Since the beginning, zombie survival-horror series Resident Evil has portrayed its female characters on equal footing with their male counterparts.
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This Week in Valheim — Star Wars, Swinging Ships, and a Contest!

This Week in Valheim, we explore the next step in the Viking Space Program, some cool comic-style fanart, a massive Star Wars build, and more!
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In Sound Mind Strikingly Manifests Mental-Health Struggles

In Sound Mind places you directly into surreal mindscapes of mental health struggles, helping you both understand characters in the game while uncovering mystery after mystery. See why you should pick up this survival horror experience from developer We Create Stuff.
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Yakuza 6 on PC is Another Solid Conversion

Yakuza 6: The Song of Life on PC is another solid conversion for the series, but it does still feature a few issues that hold it back.
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The Legacy of The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion

The legacy of The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion cannot be understated, as it is an important game that was not only a transitionary title for the Elder Scrolls series but for the landscape of gaming as a whole.
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This Week in Valheim: March 20, 2021

This Week in Valheim: a troll gets his just desserts, water skiing is the hot new sport in the Viking afterlife, and you can travel to Middle Earth!
Three Bisexual characters: Mileena from Mortal Kombat, Tharja from Fire Emblem, and Zagreus from Hades

The History of Bisexuality in Gaming

The path to better LGBTQ+ representation in gaming is a long and extensive one. Every part of the acronym has faced different highs and lows. So today, let's go though the history of bisexuality in gaming!
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A History of Six Days in Fallujah

Six Days in Fallujah made a surprise return recently, but what do we know about its first iteration? We take a look at the history of this controversial war game.
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Tackling Gears 5 Operation 6

Gears 5 has sustained a mostly successful year-and-a-half-long live service. Coming off the heels of Operation 5, the game's most significant update, Operation 6 loses sight of that momentum.
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Why Shovelware's Existence is Needed in the Gaming Industry

Shovelware is still important in the games industry.
Stardew Valley Anniversary Feature

Spring of Year 5: Reflecting on Stardew Valley with Eric "ConcernedApe" Barone

Five years following the release of farming simulator Stardew Valley, creator Eric "ConcernedApe" Barone talks the past, the future, his fans, and more.
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Honey, Flight School Studio Shrunk Us In Stonefly!

We got to take a first look at Flight School Studio's upcoming Action Adventure title Stonefly. Experience the world on a microscopic scale as you pilot your Rig collecting resources and searching for your lost family heirloom.
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Is Valheim Terraria in 3D?

Valheim's popularity recalls many other survival games. What about it is drawing people in?
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5 Best and Worst Characters In Stardew Valley

We take a look at the five best and five worst characters (non-marriage candidates) in the popular farming sim Stardew Valley, especially for the anniversary of the game's release.
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Destiny 2: Presage is Bungie at Their Best

Destiny 2's latest quest, Presage, feels like lightning in a bottle. Players are loving it, and the reason why is thanks to a change in design philosophy.
Left: V in the E3 2018 Cyberpunk 2077 demo. Right: The original character creation screen from the same demo, showing many more roleplaying options

Every Unfulfilled Promise of Cyberpunk 2077

Cyberpunk 2077 had a controversial launch to say the least. The most anticipated game in recent memory, many complained it did not live up to the hype. In this article, we go through dozens of pre-release content, to document every broken promise.
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Is Persona 5 Strikers an Ideal Starting Point for Newcomers?

Is Persona 5 Strikers a good starting point if you're new to Persona? There are a few things to consider before you dive in.
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9 Essential Sims 4 Mods

The top nine essential mods for Sims 4 that allows players ranging from novice to advanced to get started with the game. These mods allow for full control, relationships, and realistic world building that extends the game.
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What Makes a Good Endgame? From Destiny to WoW and the Future

Games commonly feature endgame loops designed to keep you playing, but how does it work?