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Hailey and Kayla in the Spider-Man 2 side mission Graffiti Trouble

Hidden Gems: Don't Skip Spider-Man 2's Side Missions

Marvel's Spider-Man 2 swung onto PS5 consoles on October 20, expanding the environment from Manhattan across the bridges to Queens and Brooklyn. This means that Insomniac Games had the opportunity to…

November 16, 2023 | 09:00 EST

A Regenerador attacks Ada in Resident Evil 4 Separate Ways

If You Skip Resident Evil 4: Separate Ways, You're Doing Yourself a Disservice

When the Resident Evil 4 Remake was released back in March, it quickly became regarded as one of the best remakes ever made by fans and critics alike. So how can Capcom follow that up?  The answer…

October 23, 2023 | 09:00 EDT

The desolate Colander spaceship in Starfield.

Starfield Is This Year's Most Surprising Horror Game

The lead-in to Starfield's release date was filled with anticipation and excitement from those looking forward to see if Bethesda could pull off what they had been promising for so long: an engaging…

September 30, 2023 | 09:00 EDT

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Starfield's Shipbuilding Is the Endgame Bethesda Needed

Anyone who is familiar with Bethesda's open-world RPGs will tell you that although there is a nearly limitless amount of content available to you, only a fraction of that content can be considered…

September 26, 2023 | 09:00 EDT

The player stares up at the Labyrinth Sentinel, a large world boss in Remnant 2.

Which Platform Has Best Remnant 2 Performance?

If there's one element that defines this generation of gaming, it's performance. Players want to know that their games aren't just going to look good, they want them to perform well. Often that means…

August 8, 2023 | 10:09 EDT

A closeup of Link in the froggy armor in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

Froggy Armor Is Tears of the Kingdom's Best Quality-of-Life Improvement

Of all the changes and improvements in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom from its predecessor, the addition of the Froggy Armor is definitely one of the most helpful. Course correcting on the…

July 18, 2023 | 11:10 EDT

Clive looking conflicted in Final Fantasy XVI

The Problem With Clive Rosfield in Final Fantasy XVI

You’ve probably heard this before, but Final Fantasy XVI is a pretty dark game. Even with brightness settings maxed out, there’s a lot of gruesome violence, emotional gut punches, and moments that…

June 29, 2023 | 11:10 EDT

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How Final Fantasy XVI Perfected the Quick-Time Event

The general attitude towards quick-time events (QTEs) is that they are superfluous and immersion breaking. While plenty of games have utilized the QTE in the past two decades or so of gaming, I find…

June 27, 2023 | 11:30 EDT

Link flying above the sky islands in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom on a glider powered by a fan.

Tears of the Kingdom Turns Glitches Into Gameplay

How do you follow up a game that is considered by many to be the greatest game ever made? How is it even possible, and how does Tears of the Kingdom do it so well? The answer is remarkably simple:…

May 22, 2023 | 12:00 EDT

Link Skydiving in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

How Fuse Solved Breath of the Wild’s Weapon Durability Problem

I always dreaded when my last reliable weapon started to flash red in Nintendo's The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. I knew the good times were almost over, and I prayed that Link’s bottomless…

May 21, 2023 | 12:00 EDT

Aloy swimming through an underwater canyon in Horizon Forbidden West

Horizon Forbidden West: Burning Shores Taught Me I've Had Thalassophobia for Years

For as long as I can remember, I've felt unsettled around deep water. There's no real reason for this; I never had a traumatic experience as a kid, and in fact, I grew up around swimming pools, lakes…

April 28, 2023 | 12:00 EDT

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What's The Deal With Analog Horror Games?

Analog horror is an incredibly popular subgenre of horror that has been spreading like wildfire on the internet since it sprang into existence back in 2015 with Kris Straub’s Local 58. Since then, it…

April 3, 2023 | 11:00 EDT

Comic book world of Hi-Fi Rush

Don't Love Rhythm Games? Try Out Hi-Fi Rush Anyway

If you're like me, you may be a bit skeptical whenever a new rhythm game is announced. Even the best stories and most fun gameplay can feel forced when there's a rhythm element to it, alienating a…

February 7, 2023 | 12:00 EST

Map while travelling in Pathfinder Kingmaker

Paper Maps Make Fantasy Games More Immersive

Fantasy is one of the most popular genres of fiction, and at its core, it relies on presenting an alternate world that its audience can become invested in, moved by, and perhaps even escape to.…

February 8, 2023 | 11:00 EST

A blue error screen mocking the player for bad moral decisions.

5 Most Thought-Provoking Choices in Trolley Problem, Inc.

Recently, Yogscast Games and Read Graves released Trolley Problem, Inc. on PC. As the name implies, the game puts the player in a series of moral and ethical questions with simple "A or B" responses…

April 22, 2022 | 11:00 EDT

Elden Ring Horse Vista

How Elden Ring's Open World Changes the Soulsborne Formula

Elden Ring isn't a far cry from what From Software fans are used to when it comes to the Soulsborne genre. Naturally, this is what fans expect, as these games have unambiguous DNA. Is a Soulsborne…

November 15, 2021 | 01:00 EST

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No More Heroes and Nerd Culture's Growth

Back in 2008, Japanese auteur Goichi “Suda51” Suda and his team released No More Heroes on the Wii. It was a hyperviolent and darkly satirical take on video games, the people who play them, and the…

November 11, 2020 | 11:00 EST