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The 33-Year Quest for the Perfect Run of 'Super Mario Bros.' Is Almost Over

These days, new records aren't about seconds, but milliseconds. Eventually, it just might not be possible to beat the game any faster.
Patrick Klepek
10 hours ago
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open thread

I Love The Olympics Even Though They’re Bad

Nothing gets me excited—and conflicted—like the olympic games.
Danielle Riendeau
14 hours ago
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open thread

When a Game Becomes a Troubling Psychological Self-Portrait

Or, How My Girlfriend Turned 'Stardew Valley' into Fritz Lang's 'Metropolis'.
Rob Zacny
2 days ago
Postscript
Postscript

This Wacky Spy Game Asks You to Perform Realistic Espionage

'The Low Road' tests your more realistic spy abilities.
Cameron Kunzelman
4 days ago
Podcasts
Podcasts

We Haven't Covered 'Kingdom Come: Deliverance.' Let's Talk About Why.

On the podcast, we delve into the deeply complicated history of this week's surprise hit.
Patrick Klepek
4 days ago
Review
Review

'The Fall' Remains a Modern Sci-Fi Classic, But Its Sequel Misses the Mark

A lack of focus and too much combat drag down the next chapter in a very promising series about artificial intelligence.
Patrick Klepek
5 days ago
Crossing Souls
Crossing Souls

This ‘Stranger Things’-Inspired Game Has Me Stuck in a Moral Upside Down

‘Crossing Souls’ has a lot of heart, warmth, and unfortunately, stereotypes.
Danielle Riendeau
2.15.18
Civilization
Civilization

'Rise and Fall' Takes a Cautious Step Toward a More Nuanced 'Civilization'

An interesting expansion proves too wary of it's own changes to the status quo of 'Civilization VI'.
Rob Zacny
2.15.18
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open thread

I Hate Grinding, But I Can't Stop in 'Monster Hunter: World'

There's only one way you're gonna get a better fire hammer, bud.
Patrick Klepek
2.15.18
Doki Doki Literature Club
Doki Doki Literature Club

'Doki Doki Literature Club' Fits in a Tradition of Subversive Visual Novels

How 'Doki Doki Literature Club' fits into—and complicates—the visual novel genre.
Amr Al-Aaser
2.14.18
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open thread

Even As a Series Fan, 'Dynasty Warriors 9' Is a Unique Disappointment

"As a fan of the Warriors series," is a phrase I've learned to say very quickly and quietly.
Austin Walker
2.14.18
Social Media
Social Media

My Job Doesn't Exist Without the Support of Fans. How Much Do I Owe Them?

As a public figure, my personal life has become part of my career. The line between disclosure, transparency, and gossip isn’t clear anymore.
Patrick Klepek
2.13.18
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