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Review: Xeodrifter

METROID LITE Red suit. Glowing visor. Gunplay, upgrades, and platforming exploration across a vast alien terrain. No, this is not Samus Aran’s vengeful hunt of the Metroids. This quest is a far more...
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Divided We Game

When I recently read that a #GamerGate supporter threatened Anita Sarkeesian out of a speech at some college, I was furious. I wasn’t surprised that there was a backlash against the rising wave of feminist...
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4.2

Review: Azure Striker Gunvolt

Juiced, Jarring, and Very Very Blue Lightning’s a miraculous thing. Unfathomable chemistries, in a heartbeat, channel such incredible energy from the clouds that, for just an instant, the sky extends to...
By Rob Boudon from New York City, USA [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

All the Men and Women Merely Players

(Use the audio player above to listen to the feature story) Myself and a handful of lifelong gamers take a wistful look back at our pixelated childhoods, and the men and women that they have helped...
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Walking the Beat with Jim Walls

In 1986, California Highway Patrol officer Jim Walls left the force after 15 years of service, having been scarred by a traumatic firefight. In the period following, he was invited to work with Sierra to help...
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Review: The Walking Dead: 400 Days

In the future, when cyborgs have assimilated with mankind, we will differentiate man from robot by one of several humanity tests. One of which will be the playing of Telltale's Walking Dead games. If a being...
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Review: Unepic

Forget the barbarian. Forget about the vengeful swordsman, and the knight of destiny. Now think back to the last time you were at the comic book shop, and try to remember the guy that was debating with the...
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Review: Rush Bros

Speed is a simple pleasure. The elation at accelerating, the brittle delight of velocity, and the promotion of risk-taking to just keep going faster; these are the elements that series like Sonic the Hedgehog,...
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Review: Cart Life

Video games make for a wonderful escape from reality. Our vague goals are swapped for fateful objectives, while puny human strength and humble salaries are replaced by heroic means. It’s nice. So imagine a...
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The Joy and Wonder of the Second Dimension

There’s something enchanting about the second dimension. The first dimension is all mere lines, and the third is the realm we live in, but the second dimension is a strange facsimile of our own: unwaveringly...