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While it can sometimes be difficult to separate one gaming year from another when we try to recall them from memory, the fact of the matter is that some years are significantly better than others. Indeed, it can sometimes feel…strange to realize that a handful of years played host to a stunning collection of some
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As the average price of a modern AAA game goes from $60 to $70, gamers and industry figures everywhere start to wonder if anything can be done to lower the costs of inflating modern development budgets and help reduce prices in the process. Of course, if you think the prices of major modern games are
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Square Enix started May off with a bang by announcing that the company sold Crystal Dynamics and Eidos Interactive, as well as those studios’ respective franchises, to Embracer Group. That umbrella organization already has its fingers in many game studios and franchises (such as THQ Nordic’s Darksiders and Deep Silver’s Saints Row), and this recent
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For many older gamers, the NES was their first exposure to digital RPGs. Earlier consoles just weren’t powerful enough for the larger worlds and more complex systems the genre demanded even at that time, and while RPGs have a long history on PCs, home computers were still somewhat uncommon in the ‘80s. Of course, NES
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There are two kinds of heroes in the world of video games: those who talk, and those who don’t. Some protagonists start their lives as quiet characters and eventually graduate to speaking roles, but The Legend of Zelda’s Link has always remained the strong, silent type. While voice acting has become the norm in video
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Activision Blizzard is currently under investigation following accusations of harassment, discrimination, and fostering a hostile work environment. You can read more about the investigation here. After maintaining something close to radio silence for what seemed like years, Blizzard has finally unveiled new information on Diablo Immortal. However, since it’s been so long since the company last
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It seems like only yesterday Halo Infinite‘s multiplayer launched. Maybe that’s because the game’s single-player campaign hit storefronts on December 8th, while the multiplayer component was released earlier to a somewhat mixed reception. Ever since then, developer 343 Industries has been working to improve the free-to-play multiplayer portion of the game, and the multiplayer mode’s
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While many gamers associate the SNES with a simpler time filled with all-time great games that were often appropriate for the whole family, the truth is that quite a few notable SNES games were actually censored ports. As we previously discussed in our look at some of the most notable censored NES games, it’s not
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In 2019, the Pew Research Center estimated that around 4 billion people in the world own smart devices. That’s more people who ever owned every video game console ever produced combined. While that obviously means that the mobile market is ripe for video games, anyone who has tried to download a random mobile title knows
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Nintendo has produced many blockbuster franchises that include legendary names like Super Mario, The Legend of Zelda, and Pokémon. Super Mario games alone have sold well over 700 million copies, but that figure accounts for the success of the entire franchise (including popular spin-offs such as Mario Kart). If you look at the sales numbers
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Activision Blizzard is currently under investigation following accusations of harassment, discrimination, and fostering a hostile work environment. You can read more about the investigation here. Call of Duty: Warzone‘s Season 3 update couldn’t have come at a better time. As the Overwatch 2 beta starts to gain steam, Fortnite‘s new “no-build mode” begins to take on
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Activision Blizzard is currently under investigation following accusations of harassment, discrimination, and fostering a hostile work environment. You can read more about the investigation here. Overwatch 2‘s ongoing beta hasn’t quite answered all of our questions about the strange sequel and whether it will bring the game closer to where it needs to be, but it
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Sonic fans have a complicated relationship with the franchise. Gamers tend to gravitate towards the earlier entries in the series since recent releases have suffered from…oh let’s say “inconsistent” quality. Plus, gamers never had to worry about DLC in those early Sonic the Hedgehog adventures as each early Sonic game shipped complete, and every available
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Activision Blizzard is currently under investigation following accusations of harassment, discrimination, and fostering a hostile work environment. You can read more about the investigation here. After years of speculation, delays, and more than a few unanswered questions, you’ll soon be able to play Overwatch 2 during the game’s upcoming beta access period. It’s been a long
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This review comes courtesy of: Subscribe to the magazine here. Most laptop companies concentrate on 15.6in and 16in screens these days, but HP’s new Omen 17 ( $1,850/£1,499) shows that there’s still plenty to like about larger devices. Its 17.3in screen is immediately immersive, and the 2,560 x 1,440 resolution gives you more pixels than
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Activision Blizzard is currently under investigation following accusations of harassment, discrimination, and fostering a hostile work environment. You can read more about the investigation here. While the Call of Duty franchise is relatively new to the world of crossovers (at least compared to other modern series), battle royale spin-off Warzone is quickly making up for that
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If the PlayStation 2’s library of games wasn’t the greatest ever assembled for a single console, it was certainly one of the most diverse. While many of the PS2’s best games have thankfully gone on to enjoy numerous sequels, remakes, and/or remasters, some of the projects that helped make the PS2’s library as diverse as
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Lost Ark‘s massive April update is finally here, which means that millions of the MMOARPG’s players are looking for advice on how to build the game’s latest advanced class, Glaiviers. Anyone familiar with Lost Ark‘s other Martial Artist classes will probably be vaguely familiar with Glaiviers’ basic design. They’re essentially elaborate brawlers who rely on