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    Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – Game of the Month

    December brought 2018 to a close, and with it the final few video game releases of the year. Independent games such as Ashen and Gris made waves with their intriguing aesthetics and solid gameplay. Meanwhile rhythm game and Shin Megami Tensei fans got an early Christmas present with the dual release of Persona 3: Dancing […] More

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    I don’t know how to feel about Red Dead Redemption 2’s ending

    I’m conflicted. Red Dead Redemption 2 is a phenomenal game. Its world is utterly immersive, there are tons of satisfying missions and activities to perform, and the story is one of the best I’ve witnessed in a video game. It’s filled with likable, well-written, and complex characters, and the narrative takes unexpected and frequent emotional […] More

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    The moment that made me love Wandersong

    I started Wandersong shortly after completing Marvel’s Spider-Man. Going from a big-budget AAA console-exclusive title to a small, independent game was a jarring play experience for me to say the least, but the lighthearted tone of the game’s opening and the charmingly incessant optimism of The Bard endeared me to what I expected to be […] 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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    Combating video game fatigue with God of War

    About 20 hours through God of War, I was sprinting from a boat dock to a shop in order to unlock a new piece of armor I’d had my eyes on for hours. Kratos threw open the shop’s gilded black doors for what felt like the twentieth time and rushed to the shop. Nabbing the […] More

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    Why you should care about video games: Celeste

    It’s rare that I find myself getting emotional during a story. My stoic personality generally deflects the manifestation of physical emotional reactions to movies, books, poetry, and, yes, video games. Yet halfway through Celeste’s brief but powerful journey, my eyes started to water. The game tackles so many of life’s struggles, especially anxiety and depression, […] More

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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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