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Preview: Quest Master

It can sometimes be really difficult to tell if a given “maker” game is going to be really fun or really middling, and part of the problem is just that these games are not… well… games. That might sound incredibly mean, but it’s not actually meant as any sort of denigration; it’s just the reality
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Guerilla Collective Showcase 2023

In the wake of E3’s absence over the last few years, more and more individual showcases have sprung up during the pandemic. One of which is the Guerilla Collective Showcase that is solely devoted to the Indie games scene. Presented by MIX, the Media Indie Exchange, the two hour broadcast took place earlier today and
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Preview: Rise of the Triad: Ludicrous Edition

Growing up in the 90s, I was very familiar with Apogee thanks to their extensive shareware catalog. I spent many an afternoon playing the likes of Raptor and Dark Ages, but none stood out for me quite as much as Rise of the Triad. So of course I was excited to hear Nightdive Studios was
9 months ago
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Honkai Star Rail Reveals Character Trailer for Silver Wolf’s Upcoming Banner

Hoyoverse has released the character trailer for Silver Wolf, a Quantum Nihility Five Star character. She will be Honkai Star Rail’s next banner’s featured Five Star character. Besides knowing her in the story as one of the Stellaron Hunters alongside Kafka, we now know more information about her kit, including her skill’s ability to potentially
9 months ago
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Review: The Tartarus Key

It takes astonishingly little to endear me to an art style inspired by those found in titles released for the original PlayStation. Games for the console sported a very singular look, and to this day can provide a unique atmosphere in the gaming space that belies their age. Quite a few modern games have been
9 months ago
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Former CD Projekt Red Developers Officially Announce New Studio & Tease Future Project

A team of experienced individuals from the gaming industry, who have worked on renowned titles like The Witcher series and Cyberpunk 2077, have officially announced their ambitious plans for a brand-new game studio called Blank. Utilizing their extensive expertise, this newly formed group is dedicated to exploring uncharted territory rather than resorting to predictable titles
9 months ago
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Review: Evil Wizard

In most games with characters of any sort, typically the one (or ones) you play as is the good guy, who must triumph over evil, or conquer some insurmountable object, or get points by bopping bad guys, or what-have-you. It isn’t too often a game comes around where you get to play the bad guy,
9 months ago
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Preview: Starship Troopers: Extermination

You know, there was a time when it was a safe bet that the release of a licensed game from nearly any franchise would be met with skepticism. Call it a relic of decades past, but there are some that still vividly remember seeing a game from your favorite franchise turn out to be a
9 months ago
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Alone in the Dark Remake Releases October 25, Prologue Now Available

In August last year we got the chance to have a first look at the Alone in the Dark Remake by THQ. Now, with the release of the game fast approaching, the publisher held a special showcase showing more aspects of the game, its development process and – most importantly – finally give us a
9 months ago
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Honkai Star Rail Announces New Nihility Character, Luka

Honkai Star Rail officially announced a new four-star Physical Nihility character, Luka, on their official Weibo. We have seen hints of this character in-game previously already. There have been mentions of him from dialogue options with Hook, and one of the NPCs near the boxing ring mentions a fighter with a mechanical arm. He is
9 months ago
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Review: The Lord of the Rings: Gollum

With any mammoth franchise, it’s standard practice to create tie-in media that seeks to fill in the gaps of a greater narrative canon. This is just as true for The Lord of the Rings as it is for other IPs, and when it comes to video games in particular, the series has seen a lot
9 months ago
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Sony’s PlayStation Showcase Shows off Metal Gear Solid 3 Remake, Spider-Man 2, and More

During today’s PlayStation Showcase, Sony unveiled more than twenty new announcement trailers. Ranging from new trailers for already announced titles to new indie games, first party titles all the way to new PSVR2 and AAA games. You can find the full 70 minute showcase here. If you just want the gist of it all, we
9 months ago
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Preview: Final Fantasy XVI

Warring nations. Broken families. People that can turn into literal gods. A massive shift in tone, but still a familiarity that feels like returning home. A few weeks ago, we had the opportunity to visit Square Enix HQ in Los Angeles, California, to finally experience a greatly anticipated upcoming title years in the making: Final
9 months ago
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Bad Ridge Games Announces New Adventure RPG Mirthwood

V Publishing announced their latest game in cooperation with the newly formed studio Bad Ridge Games: Mirthwood, a life sim adventure RPG set in a medieval world. Inspired by games like Fable, Stardew Valley, and Rimworld, Mirthwood is aiming high for this studio’s first title. V Publishing already has a number of games under their
9 months ago
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Amazon Games and Embracer Group Announce New Lord of the Rings MMO

New World developer Amazon Games and Embracer Group’s own developer Middle-Earth Enterprises today announced a new MMORPG set in JRR Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings universe. Amazon is obviously already heavily invested in the IP with the tv show Rings of Power and is juggling quite a few different MMOs, both as publishers as well
10 months ago
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Honkai Star Rail – Jing Yuan Official Character Showcase

HoYoverse has released the official character showcase for the upcoming Honkai Star Rail five-star character. The trailer has some lore drops, including scenes with both Yanqing and also a combat showcase against the Abundance Aeon’s deer. Jing Yuan is a five-star lightning Erudition character, with his game play heavily featuring the Lightning Lord we’ve seen
10 months ago
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Virtual Tabletop Game “Dungeon Full Dive” Gathers Your Party This Year on Steam and VR

Interest in Dungeons & Dragons is higher than ever, despite the recent issues with publishers Hasbro and Wizard of the Coast. The latest movie has been a hit at the box office and many fans are waiting excitedly for the full release of Baldur’s Gate III this summer. And while there are many systems to
10 months ago
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Honkai Star Rail Releases New Animated Short “A Flash”

HoYoverse has unlocked an animated short for Honkai Star Rail titled “A Flash,” co-produced with Fantasier Animation and Studio ppuri. The short gives us a peek into the past of Jing Yuan, and the Xianzhou Alliance’s Cloud Knights’ long struggle against the Abundance’s affliction of “long-life.” The cinematic not only animates Jing Yuan’s flashy in-game
10 months ago
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Review: Star Wars Jedi: Survivor

I am a bit of a curmudgeon when it comes to the Star Wars franchise, but not in the way that a lot of people are. There’s a certain curmudgeonly streak of people that have existed more or less since 1983 with a very specific idea in their minds about what the films, books, games,
10 months ago
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PAX West 2023 Dates Announced

The 2023 convention season is starting up all around the globe again. After several years of digital events, organizers are slowly opening their convention doors again. As is the case with PAX West, Penny Arcade’s annual convention that takes place in early September in Seattle. Organizers ReedPop and Penny Arcade confirmed the exact date for