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Don Parsons' Top Games of 2023

It was quite the year of games. While not the best year for the people making games, there’s nothing that can take away from the sheer number of high-quality games that released last year. So with…

January 19, 2024 | 12:00 EST

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Robert Scarpinito's Top 10 Games of 2023

If you've heard me on the TechRaptor Podcast throughout 2023, you probably already know what I think about the year. It was a massive, huge year for games, for both good and bad reasons. Every sector…

January 19, 2024 | 12:00 EST

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Robert N. Adams' Top 10 Games of 2023

2023 has been a tumultuous year for the gaming industry. There have been surprising successes and failures alike, all against the background of an ever-shifting industry that has many tough battles…

January 19, 2024 | 12:00 EST

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Andrew Otton's Best Games of 2023

Other than some of the most high-profile games of the year, I spent a lot of time playing some games from the last few years playing catch up. I know, that is pretty crazy to do with the absolutely…

January 19, 2024 | 12:00 EST

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Samuel Guglielmo's Top 10 of 2023

Hello, my name is Sam and I have not played Baldur's Gate 3. I also refuse to take screenshots of my games, so instead I drew a picture of each game in MS Paint. I am not living my life by anyone's…

January 19, 2024 | 12:00 EST

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Samiee "Gutterpunk" Tee's Top 5 Games of 2023

The thing about me personally, is that while I am aware of the absolutely phenomenal year 2023 was for video games, my actual option of acquiring the big hitters was out of the question. While it may…

January 19, 2024 | 12:00 EST

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Tyler Chancey's Top 10 Games of 2023

2023 was a year of euphoric highs with fantastic games released by both major publishers and scrappy indie studios, all of which have raised the bar across the bar. It was a year where various…

January 19, 2024 | 12:00 EST

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Anson Chan's Top 5 Games of 2023

Between the many releases on Xbox Game Pass and the naturally crowded holiday season, 2023 proved to be a very good year for games. Recency bias aside, it certainly felt like there were way too many…

January 19, 2024 | 12:00 EST

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Austin's Top 10 Games of 2023

I think it goes without saying that 2023 will go down as one of the best years for game releases in a long time. With that said, there are so many other games that deserve to be in this Top 10 list,…

January 19, 2024 | 12:00 EST

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Rutledge Daugette's Top 10 Games of 2023

2023 has been something of a bittersweet year. We’ve seen a significant number of game releases (14,500 on Steam alone) ranging from middling at best (Gollum) to absolutely stellar (Baldur’s Gate 3…

January 19, 2024 | 12:00 EST

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Pour One Out for the Worst Armored Core Arena Pilots

I love the Arena. Almost every Armored Core game features an arena or at least a ranking system, and it's a chance to show off some of the best and most interesting pilots in the Armored Core…

August 23, 2023 | 11:30 EDT

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Every Call of Duty Game Ranked From Worst to Best

On October 29th, 2003, the Call of Duty series will be 20 years old, which is mind-blowing to think about. A series which has consistently remained in the upper echelons of media franchises,…

August 28, 2023 | 11:00 EDT

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The Best Apple Arcade Games

Just like both Xbox and PlayStation have subscription services that offer games, Apple has its own for all of its devices. The Apple Arcade has a ton of games to play and enjoy, and there are plenty…

August 1, 2023 | 12:50 EDT

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Ten of The Hardest Levels in Games

As video games have evolved, one thing that’s been noticeable in recent years is the welcoming balance on display, like difficulties with robust scaling, accessibility options, or maybe just skipping…

June 6, 2023 | 11:00 EDT

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The Best Bachelors in My Time at Sandrock

As with any farming sim, My Time at Sandrock has a plethora of NPCs for you to romance, toy with, and potentially marry over the course of the game's storyline. And, naturally, that means we have to…

March 11, 2023 | 11:30 EST

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Best Bachelorettes in My Time at Sandrock

As with any life-sim or farming-sim, My Time at Sandrock has an element of romance. There are several villagers that you can choose to pursue a relationship with over the course of the story, and of…

March 11, 2023 | 12:00 EST

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Every Professor Layton Game Ranked

Widely acclaimed as one of the best puzzle game series of all time, Level-5’s Professor Layton stars the eponymous professor and his apprentice, Luke, following them as they travel around a bizarre…

March 7, 2023 | 11:00 EST

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The Most Unique Versions of Pikachu

Over the years, Pokémon's iconic mascot Pikachu has had a ton of different looks. While the main Pikachu in the anime has had a pretty standard look, there have been several others through the anime…

February 28, 2023 | 01:00 EST

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MultiVersus Tier List - Best and Worst Characters

MultiVersus is the newest platform fighter to take over the gaming landscape, but because of that, it's become very competitive. Keeping an eye on a MultiVersus tier list would be best strategically…

August 18, 2022 | 12:00 EDT

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The Best Legend of Zelda Games

The Legend of Zelda series has entranced gamers since its NES beginnings. The level of detail Nintendo adds to the world, in addition to the masterful puzzle design keeps players coming back time and…

August 19, 2022 | 11:00 EDT

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The Best Platformers on Xbox Game Pass

The Best Platformers on Xbox Game Pass is not a headline you probably thought you'd see a decade ago. The brand is known for its first-person shooters and racing games, and both Nintendo and Sony…

August 11, 2022 | 11:00 EDT

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The Best Super Mario Games

The Super Mario series has been with us for almost four decades, and since that time, we've seen our favorite plumber jump through castles, galaxies, and many, many different biomes across the years…

August 12, 2022 | 11:00 EDT

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Best Final Fantasy 7 Remake Mods for PC

Now that Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade has hacked into the Steam community, players are thrilled to be able to play their favorite title on PC. Fans of the Final Fantasy franchise were thrilled…

July 8, 2022 | 11:00 EDT

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10 Best Relaxing Games on Xbox Game Pass

Xbox Game Pass is filled to the brim with amazing content made to help gamers relax after a long day at the office. From serene farming sims to calm fishing games, Game Pass truly has it all. Whether…

July 6, 2022 | 11:00 EDT

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Best Cherry Blossom Views in Video Games

In Japan, April is best known as cherry blossom or sakura season. These gorgeous pink blooms last for only a too-brief period of a week or two. In a normal year, millions of residents and tourists…

April 9, 2021 | 01:00 EDT

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5 Best and Worst Characters In Stardew Valley

Like any good farming sim, Stardew Valley has an abundance of NPCs to talk and interact with, give gifts to, and progress their storylines. And like any good game site, we are here to judge them! So…

February 25, 2021 | 12:00 EST

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Best Games to Rack Up Achievements on Xbox Game Pass

With a library of almost 500 games, Xbox Game Pass is practically a must-have for those who love trying different things all the time. You can catch up on games that you missed, try games that you've…

January 6, 2021 | 11:00 EST

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Best Stardew Valley Romances | Who To Pick

While not strictly necessary, having another pair of hands around the farm never hurt anybody. Farming RPG Stardew Valley, developed by ConcernedApe, lets you marry one of six bachelors or…

January 3, 2021 | 12:00 EST

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10 Best Mount and Blade Warband Mods To Check Out While Waiting For Bannerlord

Since the wait for Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord seems to be taking until the heat death of the universe, it is up to us to find our own Mount and Blade fixes. But, what about when the base game is…

July 8, 2019 | 12:00 EDT

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The Best Arcade Games of 2017

Outside of very specific cases, you'd be hard-pressed to find a genre of video game that hasn't seen great releases in 2017. From shooters to strategy to 1930s platformers, it seems like gamers of…

December 24, 2017 | 11:00 EST