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Critical Intel

31 Days on the Road with the Switch, Nintendo's Ultimate Travel Console

International travel is made just a tiny bit less painful by Nintendo's latest.
Robert Rath
9.29.17
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With Mr. Rogers Twitch Marathon, PBS Faces Public Television's Cloudy Future

Won't you be my neighbor in this new TV landscape?
Robert Rath
6.21.17
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'Call of Duty: WWII' Seems Like Yet Another Hollywood Take on World War II

Our understanding of WWII has expanded since 'Saving Private Ryan' and 'Medal of Honor.' Will the new Call of Duty understand that?
Robert Rath
5.18.17
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Guess What, Inventory Management Is Surprisingly Hard While Climbing the Himalayas

When what you put in your pack means actual life or death, min-maxing takes on new meaning.
Robert Rath
4.26.17
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'Battlefield 1' and 'Verdun' Celebrate the Unsung Heroes of WW1

French WW1 soldiers deserve much more respect than they get in pop culture. WW1-themed games 'Verdun' and 'Battlefield 1' understand this.
Robert Rath
3.29.17
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'Ghost Recon Wildlands' Draws from the Real-Life Cartel War

Ubisoft's new game may seem ridiculous, but the over-the-top tactics are—unfortunately—more realistic that you might think.
Robert Rath
2.28.17
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'Pokémon Sun and Moon' is a Tourist's Version of Hawaii

Pokémon paradise it may be, but it doesn't represent the real folks who live there.
Robert Rath
2.9.17
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Cutting Arts Funding Will Imperil Video Game Projects

For games that depend on federal arts and humanities funding, the possibilities could soon dry up.
Robert Rath
1.25.17
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Are Robots Really the Future of War?

Military-grade robotics continue to evolve in startling ways, evoking the technology and terror we see in games like 'Titanfall 2' and 'Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare.'
Robert Rath
12.14.16
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Why Cops Are Raiding Arcades Over a Fishing Game

Games like 'King of Treasures' and 'Dragon Hunter' look like multiplayer arcade games, but have been tied to illegal gambling operations across the Asia-Pacific region.
Robert Rath
11.23.16
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We Busted Spirits at Hong Kong's Ghostbusters Haunted House

Halloween may be a relatively new import to Hong Kong, but busting goes strong in the city's theme parks.
Robert Rath
11.7.16