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Sleeping With The Enemy: Embracing Disappointment (Kirby Star Allies)

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Is a letdown truly final?   How often have we struggled with our feelings in expressing game criticism? Does our nitpicking a new game mean we do so out of love, or us gradually coming to terms with a game not living up to expectations? How do we deal…

The Trinkets and Kinship of Shenmue

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“Maybe I Should Get Another” I have always had a thing for little trinkets. Back when I had to work in an office, my desk accommodated a Lego character here, a Marvel miniature there, an overall undeniable youthful spirit everywhere. My desk at home is a similar fixture, except…

Telltale’s The Walking Dead: A Parent’s Tale

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No, there’s something in YOUR eye     Warning: This article contains major spoilers for The Walking Dead season 1. If you haven’t finished the game yet, bookmark the post and come back when you have. Seriously. Spoilers. Telltale Games’ The Walking Dead series is the benchmark of episodic video…
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Fortnite: The World’s Most Influential Video Game?

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What is Fortnite: Battle Royale?   Recently, while out shopping with my 6-year-old daughter, she suddenly turned to me and said, as she does often, and proclaimed “Watch this!” Ever the skeptic when a child has a self-made and self-appointed flash of brilliance, it soon became clear this was…

Virtua Tennis 2: The Quintessential Wimbledon Experience

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Experience the most relevant nearly 20-year-old tennis sim Wimbledon 2018 is over. For two weeks of every English summer, come rain or shine, everyone in England becomes a tennis fan. After all, Wimbledon is so quintessentially English. Throw in the nation’s fondness for queuing, along with strawberries and cream,…

Player Genderfluidity in Gaming

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Celebrating Genderfluid Gamers This Pride Month   It’s been really positive seeing in recent years game developers trying to make their games more inclusive. Things certainly aren’t perfect yet, but as an artform video games seem to be making an effort to include positive female protagonists and LGBT characters…

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