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    A Way Out represents the future of video games

    A Question and an Answer? Video games are a difficult medium to understand. If you are and have been a gamer this might not seem to be the case. After years of pattern recognition and immersion in the multitude of varied genres, it’s easy to forget how intimidating the form can be to those looking […] More

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    Far Cry 5’s worship album is a better realization of the game’s vision than the game itself

    In the lead up to the release of Far Cry 5, developer Ubisoft strongly promoted the game’s antagonist, a charismatic leader of a doomsday cult that has taken control of fictional Hope County, Montana. The development team enlisted the help of cult researcher Mia Donovan to advise on the creation of their fictional cult and extended its […] More

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    Shadow of the Colossus – Game of the Month

    February 2018 featured a strange mix of video game releases. Kingdom Come: Deliverance took advantage of the slow month, allowing the game to achieve a widespread level of exposure. Metal Gear: Survive’s extra character slot controversy ensured that Konami’s first game in the series following Hideo Kojima’s departure would be remembered for all the wrong […] More

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    Halo 3 revisited: a timeless campaign

    When it released in 2007, Halo 3 had enormous expectations to live up to. The previous two games in the series defined the first person shooter genre on consoles in terms of single-player and multiplayer components, and many gamers looked to this third entry to do the same. On release, Halo 3 received almost universal […] More

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    The New Retro: brand new games for decades old consoles

    People have come to know me as a lover of retro games. Though I may not have grown up in the era of the NES, only beginning to explore digital worlds towards the end of the N64’s lifecycle, I have grown a particular fondness for an era of gaming that is now considered a far […] More

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    Going with the flow in Newt One

    Video games can appeal to people for a number of reasons. Some offer the satisfaction of conquering unreasonably difficult challenges. Others present complex stories with interesting characters. Still more exist simply for the sake of having fun. Newt One, a new 3D platformer from 2-man indie developer DevNAri, lands closest to that latter category. A […] More

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    Remembering Final Fantasy XV’s excellent first half

    Last year I compared Final Fantasy XV unfavorably to The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild. My primary point of criticism was the game’s split identity between an open-ended first half and a linear second half that emphasized an improperly developed narrative. Despite this, the game’s first half is still a fantastic example of […] More

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