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A spread-shot cover of Balatro, showcasing many of the Joker cards you can collect during regular gameplay of Balatro.

High-Stakes: How Balatro Confronts Gambling Addiction and Roguelikes

We’re barely through the first quarter of 2024, and already, we have a runaway success in the form of the deck-building roguelike Balatro. Fresh out of its early-access phase, the debut commercial…

March 30, 2024 | 09:00 EDT

Indy prepares to whip enemies in Indiana Jones and the Great Circle

Why First-Person Indiana Jones Is a Mistake

Thursday's reveal of Indiana Jones and the Great Circle showed one of the most anticipated Xbox and PC games that we now know is planned for 2024. The fan base has hotly debated if a first-person …

January 20, 2024 | 01:26 EST

GTA6 Player Character in Prison Trailer

GTA Online's Success Undermines GTA 6's Relationship With Political Satire

If there's one thing that the Grand Theft Auto series is no stranger to, it's American politics. There was a time when lawyers and politicians were practically tripping over each other in an attempt…

January 27, 2024 | 09:00 EST

Ratchet from Ratchet and Clank Rift Apart looking into the camera

Rift Apart's PC Port Is a Reminder To Not Believe All the Marketing Hype

Ahead of Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart's, release there was one marketing idea that you couldn’t escape hearing: that it was only doable on PlayStation 5. From June 2020 through its release, this was…

June 5, 2023 | 11:00 EDT

PS5 & Project Q from the Sony Showcase

Who Is the Audience for Sony's Project Q Streaming Device?

For months now, the PlayStation community has been speculating that Sony may be getting ready to unveil a new handheld device to finally follow up the PlayStation Vita, and at Wednesday's PlayStation…

May 26, 2023 | 12:00 EDT

Leon aims his gun at enemies in Resident Evil 4 Remake

Resident Evil 4 Remake Sets a Gold Standard for Replayability

For over two decades, Resident Evil has been a series that rewards those who want to return to the campaigns over and over again. New game modes, new unlockables, and a plethora of secrets ensure…

April 24, 2023 | 11:00 EDT

Metaverse fashion show in Roblox

Roblox, Fashion Week, and the Rise of Metaverse Fashion

Virtual fashion has been around for a long time, so it's no surprise that Metaverse fashion exists. While early games may not have had the technology to let players customize their characters, nearly…

April 10, 2023 | 11:00 EDT

Joker in Prison in Persona 5 Royal

Taking Your Time: What I Learned Spending a Year Playing Persona 5 Royal

JRPGs, by their nature, are not short experiences. Persona 5 Royal itself easily clocks in at well over 100 hours. I just wrapped my first playthrough, a journey that started nearly one year ago on…

March 21, 2023 | 01:00 EDT

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We Asked the New ChatGPT-Powered Bing AI to Review a Game & The AI Went Down a Crazy Rabbit Hole

With both Microsoft's Bing and Google embracing artificial intelligence, many have been wondering how good it is. As a gaming writer, I've obviously been curious about how well the AI can write a…

February 21, 2023 | 11:09 EST

A ghost looking appropriately spooky in the upcoming Fatal Frame remaster Mask of the Lunar Eclipse

Fatal Frame Remaster Devs Show Off Spooky Sanatorium Stage

Koei Tecmo has released a new Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse remaster commentary. In the video, the remaster's producer and the director of the original game play through one of the spooky…

January 13, 2023 | 10:30 EST

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Assassin's Creed: Through the Lens of Misogyny

The first Assassin’s Creed game was released in 2007, and the franchise has been a staple of the Ubisoft library ever since. It’s one of the best-selling video game franchises of all time, with sales…

July 30, 2020 | 11:00 EDT