Flinthook Review – By Hook As A Crook

Flinthook is something of a roguelike training regimen. Rather than present you with one long-winded, daunting task at the outset, it first presents you with a series of lighter, shorter challenges to let you dip your toe in the genre. It doesn’t nail the long-term replayability of the genre, but while you’re working toward the […]

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Dear BioWare: Stop making open-world games

BioWare/Electronic Arts Dear BioWare: We need to have a talk. You've been doing a really good job of listening to people, as the latest Andromeda patch proves. But instead of minor complaints like "dear god, that face is hideous" or "this character is written poorly," this one's philosophical: BioWare, it's time for you to stop […]

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Rock Band VR Review – Falling A Little Flat

From Kinect to Apple TV, Harmonix has gained a reputation for supporting fledgling platforms. Following the revival of the Rock Band franchise in 2015 with Rock Band 4, the studio turned its eyes toward another new piece of hardware: the Oculus Rift virtual-reality headset. After releasing Harmonix Music VR, a collection of music-focused minigames, the […]

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This expansion will completely change the best board game of 2016

Jakub Rozalski Hit board game Scythe, winner of this year’s Golden Geek Award for board game of the year, is getting a very big expansion. Called Scythe: The Wind Gambit, it introduces airships to the game for the first time. And, says co-designer Jamey Stegmaier, it will completely change what players need to do to […]

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The Japanese punk of Persona 5 is its most defining trait

Punk /pəNGk/ Noun A loud, fast-moving, and aggressive form of rock music, popular in the late 1970s and early 1980s A worthless person (often used as a general term of abuse). Adjective In poor or bad condition. Relating to punk rock and its associated subculture. The main characters in Atlus’ latest JRPG, Persona 5, are […]

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In Breath of the Wild, Guardians make pretty great weapons

Nintendo via Twitter The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild continues to astound us on a daily basis. Tristan Cooper of Dorkly’s Twitter feed has constant proof of how freaking cool this open-world adventure game can get, and this tweet from over the weekend is the latest amazing example: I spent an hour pushing […]

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Steam has a massive new competitor

Tencent Games Platform Chinese megacorporation Tencent is refreshing its flagship games platform. The new service, dubbed “WeGame,” will support international users and could give the gaming world its first true competitor to Steam. Related Maybe the real problem with Steam is that we’re all too reliant on Steam The news broke on Twitter over the […]

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