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Multiplayer Wasn't Planned in 'GoldenEye,' and Other Things I Didn't Know

The iconic multiplayer mode almost didn't come together at all.
Danielle Riendeau
a day ago
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It's a Great Month to Have a Nintendo Switch

Among 'Octopath Traveler,' 'Captain Toad,' and 'Hollow Knight,' we have our hands full.
Danielle Riendeau
2 days ago
Waypoint 101
Waypoint 101

It's Time to Revisit 'Shadowrun: Dragonfall'

The cyberpunk-fantasy tactical RPG from the makers of 'Battletech' isn't only great, it's also the next game in our Waypoint 101 series.
Austin Walker
2 days ago
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Steam

Brian Shared His Steam Account With His Dad. Then His Dad Stole It.

This father and son used to bond over video games. But after his father left, their shared passion became an emotional weapon.
Patrick Klepek
2 days ago
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Why Great Strategy Games Need Great AI Generals

Good game AI is notoriously tough, but a capable computer opponent can create magic.
Rob Zacny
2 days ago
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After Getting Angry, What Can We Do About the Hate Groups In Games Culture?

Wherein anger and typos give us a whole lot to talk about.
Danielle Riendeau
5 days ago
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#gamergate

The Creator of a GamerGate Subreddit Deserves No Credit for Deleting It

For years, KotakuInAction has been a high-profile gathering ground for GamerGate fans. Temporarily taking it offline without acknowledging the harm caused is no victory.
Patrick Klepek
5 days ago
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Postscript

In 'PUBG' You're a Super Soldier. In 'Fortnite,' You're a Super Engineer

Fortnite turns us all into Elon Musk, asking us to turn this stuff into that stuff, knowing that knocking shit apart in our path forward will probably be worth it.
Cameron Kunzelman
5 days ago
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I’ve Been to Hell, Friends, and It Has a Name: Deepnest

The moment you feel comfortable with ‘Hollow Knight,’ the game pushes back. Hard.
Patrick Klepek
7.12.18
Battlefield V
Battlefield V

So Far, 'Battlefield V' Seems to Sand Away the Heart of 'Battlefield 1'

Following the 'Battlefield V' Closed Alpha, letting go of 'Battlefield 1' is a lot harder.
Rob Zacny
7.11.18
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'Mooncrash' Is Everything That's Great About 'Prey'

Arkane's ambitious DLC for 'Prey' serves up everything wonderful about the base game, in a format more folks might find palatable.
Danielle Riendeau
7.11.18
Dark Souls
Dark Souls

Four Years In, the Quest to Uncover the "Real" Version of 'Dark Souls II'

When FromSoftware admitted to rebooting 'Dark Souls II' midway through development, it sent some players on a journey that still continues.
Patrick Klepek
7.10.18
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