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    Our favorite references from Guacamelee 2

    Despite being one of the best looking and feeling Metroidvania games of the modern era, Guacamelee was heavily criticized for its excessive use of memes and pop culture references. The folks at Drinkbox Studios carefully considered this feedback and determined that for the sequel, the best thing to do would be to double down on […] More

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    TSG Asks: What anticipated game lived up to the hype?

    It’s easy to buy into a video game’s hype. As gamers we all want to see crazy new experiences, feel the excitement of waiting for them, and hope with fingers crossed that they end up as good as our fantasies. Unfortunately, the industry’s hype machine is very good at building excitement for games that ultimately […] More

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    Shadow of the Colossus: Ranking the 16 Colossi

    Shadow of the Colossus contains some of the most awe-inspiring battles in the history of gaming. Every fight with the titular colossi emphasizes different aspects of the player’s abilities and adds to the story in meaningful ways, yet it’s impossible not to walk away feeling irritated by some and slack-jawed by others. While we loved […] More

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    TSG ASKS: What is the best travel game?

    Traveling is great. Exploring new parts of the world is one of the most exciting and rewarding experiences in life. However, sometimes the process of getting to that exciting new place can be a little boring or irritating. It’s a good thing that there are plenty of video games to make the long drives, flights, […] More

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    Octopath Traveler – Game of the Month

    After a couple months of bare video game releases opening the door for less impactful games, it feels good to have another Game of the Month we’re really excited about. Though July didn’t give us a lot of options, there were a few titles in competition for the honor. Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker continued Nintendo’s trend […] More

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    TSG Asks: What game did you buy a console for?

    Making the decision to purchase a console always comes with a set of uncertainties. Will there be a steady stream of high-quality games? Is the hardware dependable? Is the high price of entry a worthwhile investment? While these questions can be left unanswered for long stretches of time, sometimes there’s a single, solitary game, that […] More

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    TSG Asks: What game did you have to try multiple times?

    Love doesn’t always happen at first sight. Though the rare occasions where a game instantly clicks are some of our most personal watershed moments, it’s also memorable to face resistance with a game, to have to try it out a few times while struggling to get a firm grasp of everything it has to offer. […] More

  • Onrush is Top Shelf Gaming's Game of the Month for June 2018
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    Onrush – Game of the Month

    Summertime can be a notorious dry season for gaming, and despite the wealth of quality releases we’ve had this year (with several highly anticipated titles still to come), 2018 has not escaped the drought. For one game in particular, this slower season was the perfect time to rush into the sun-bleached spotlight. Onrush is an […] More

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    TSG Asks: What game would you replay for the first time?

      I’ve wanted to play multiple games for the first time for a myriad of reasons, but the one I seem to keep coming back to is Halo 3. I’ve beaten that game’s campaign dozens of times and have memorized literally every weapon placement, enemy spawn point, and secret route. It’s all a bit routine […] More

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    Detroit: Become Human – Game of the Month

    The summer months are now upon us and every gamer knows what that means: the inevitable, painstakingly slow drip of video game releases. These past few weeks have been mostly filled with remasters of classic games like Dark Souls, underappreciated gems like Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, and definitive editions of both Hyrule Warriors and […] More

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