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Donut County Review

  A six-year labor of love, the tale of Donut County is one assuredly inspirational to many in the games industry and beyond. It's one of a talented individual putting in endless hours and...

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Black Ops 4 PC Beta Impressions: Explosive Multiplayer With a Few New Twists

  Black Ops is back. As what could be the capstone to the wildly popular Call of Duty subseries, Black Ops 4 impresses in its early stages. That doesn't mean everything's perfect or tha...

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Think of the Children Review: Cute Concept But Fundamentally Unbalanced

Parenting is hard work. It involves delicately balancing love and discipline -- and making sure things don't catch on fire.  Think of the Children from Fellow Traveller and Jammed Up Studio sets out...

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Best Limited Archetypes for Guilds of Ravnica in MtG

  Wizards of the Coast goes back to the plane of Ravnica in the latest Magic: The Gathering card expansion -- Guilds of Ravnica. It offers 259 cards that include a large number of bi-color...

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Azur Lane Upgrade and Leveling Guide

  Ready to get hooked on another mobile gacha title and upgrade an endless horde of summoned creatures? At least, in this case, the "creatures" are a little easier on the eyes. We all k...

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The Tea: Ecco the Dolphin's Intro Was a Sad, Lonely Chunk of My Childhood

Game prologues are infamous for being long and boring and holding your hand way too tightly when you really just want to keep both on the controller. Like, can’t you just trust I know how to jump an...

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CrossCode Review: A Surprising, Expansive Adventure

At first, CrossCode looks a lot like your typical RPG throwback. Stylized, 16-bit graphics greet you from the get-go with catchy chiptunes that quickly draw you into an expansive world rivaled only ...

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How to Upgrade Your Capital in Pathfinder: Kingmaker

  There's more to Pathfinder: Kingmaker than just killing bandits and ridding the land of vicious trolls! Mixing together isometric RPG gameplay with a kingdom sim, you'll need to consta...

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Kingdom Hearts Union x[Cross] Gets Kingdom Hearts 3 Minigames

  The overlapping story of Kingdom Hearts is a pretty confusing one to digest. Up until Kingdom Hearts 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX, fans had to prepare for the highly anticipated Kingdom Hearts 3 by...

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Call Of Cthulhu Preview Impressions: Hooked, Line & Sinker

  Cosmic horror fans have a whole lot of sanity-blasting mayhem to look forward to in the near future. Just like we had Agony and Lust For Darkness dueling over the top spot for sexed-up h...