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What Is to Come: E3 2019 Tells Us What We’ll Be Playing

Each year, the Electronic Entertainment Expo, or E3 as the cool kids call it, brings us an advanced look at all the

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For You Non-Switch Owners: Octopath Traveler Is Now on PC

I’m going to take some time out of my day to admonish you -- beg you -- to consider picking up Octopath Traveler,

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Who Has the Time? The Very Best Short Games

Oh, to return to the days of near-limitless free time. Sure, homework needed to be done, chores finished, but in

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What Dreams May Come: Yume Nikki

There is a lot to love about the current video game scene. Games that we couldn’t have begun to imagine in the 90s

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Change Is Good: Final Fantasy VII Remake

Square Enix surprised the gaming world last week by re-revealing, after a multi-year absence, the Final Fantasy VII

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Know When to Hold ‘Em: Tips for Building a Classic Game Collection

If you frequent this space, you know I am pretty obsessed with classic games. To cap off a month spent largely at

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The Best Adventure Games of All Time

In the early days of gaming, it was all about competition. Pong was a one-on-one deathmatch to determine who was

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In Case You Missed It: The Game Boy Advance Was Super Good

This past weekend marked the 30th anniversary of the O.G. Game Boy. That means high-quality portable gaming has

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Among Friends: The Midwest Gaming Classic 2019

Gaming can be a lonely hobby. Even players who spend a lot of time in online deathmatches aren’t necessarily

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Back in My Day: Why Play Old School Games?

I love some objectively bad games. But try not to think less of me. It’s not a matter of having bad taste; it’s a

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Making Friends and Frying Foes in The World Next Door

The Switch is becoming the indie platform. It was an honor originally held by Xbox 360, then PlayStation 4 and

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Donut County Proves Games Don’t Have to Be Complicated to Be Fun

There was a time when video games could rely on only two buttons. Heck, there was even a time when video games

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The Best Are-You-Sure-This-Is-a-Game? Games

The gaming medium has grown a lot from its roots as a TV ping pong simulator. From 2D platformers to 3D

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Florence Review: A Look at 2018’s Bittersweet Mobile Game of the Year

I am not a cell phone gamer. When a new, big game hits iOS, sure, I’ll download it and try it out, but rarely do I

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The Biggest Game Collecting Pitfall to Avoid

I was fully ready to embrace the digital future. Despite nagging doubts that said digital purchases aren’t “owned”

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Tetris 99 Brings Battle Royale Action to the Classic Puzzler

Nintendo surprised the world by dropping an addictive new game in last week’s Nintendo Direct presentation. And

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Single-Player Games in a Fortnite World

Games like Fortnite and the new Apex Legends seem to foretell the direction of the games industry. Seriously, if a

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Tales of Vesperia Definitive Edition Review

If you’re new to the Tales series, you might not understand why Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition is such a big

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