Game of the Year 2018

A Game's Photo Mode Isn't Just a Feature, It's My Way of Seeing the World

Photography isn't just about posing the perfect shot, it's about working within limitations to capture a moment.
Dia Lacina

'Minit' Is a Speedy Triumph, Where The Goal Is Simple: Live, Die, Repeat

'Minit' is a quirky Zelda-like you play in 60-second chunks.
Danielle Riendeau
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Watching Other People Play Zelda Gets Me Through My Day

Watching speedruns on Twitch is soothing and meditative in the least expected ways.
Danielle Riendeau
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Don’t Sleep on the Zelda DLC, It’s Better Than It Sounds

I’m a lifelong DLC skipper, but “The Master Trials” and “Champions’ Ballad” have me wondering what else I’ve missed.
Austin Walker
The Pantheon of Games

Austin Walker's Top 10 Games of 2017

This year, games refined old ideas and introduced brand new ones. They also provided the fuel needed to power through the murk of 2017.
Austin Walker
The Pantheon of Games

Fanfic: A Hero's Rest Before The Storm

The Champion of Hyrule has a lot on his plate, but an unlikely friend thinks he should just take some time for himself.
Kate Gray
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2017 Is The Year I Played Way Too Much Of My Favorite Games

Among Zelda, ‘Prey,’ and ‘Mario Vs. Rabbids’ I think I played a whole year’s worth of games.
Danielle Riendeau
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It’s Almost Game of the Year Time, Are You Ready?

November means it’s time for me to get my GOTY in order.
Danielle Riendeau
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What’s a Game That You Love, But Never Finished?

'Dishonored' is just one beloved game that I might never complete.
Danielle Riendeau
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
Guide To Games

'Wind Waker' is the Happiest and Most Hopeful Zelda Adventure

With its colorful visuals and swashbuckling exploration, 'Wind Waker' is still a joy to play.
Danielle Riendeau

Here's How Speedrunners Master 'Ocarina of Time' Without Glitches

Glitchless Any % is all about smooth, fast movement.
Danielle Riendeau