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Farewell Sony! I’m Loyal to the Experience, Not the Platform.

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Benny Carrillo bids adieu to Sony following sweeping changes to the company’s censorship policies   My first PlayStation system was one of the large PS2’s that was given to me by a friend. While I no longer have that system, it was the start of my relationship with Sony’s…

Impressions: Death End re;Quest

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How do you survive a buggy game that’s trying to kill you? Death end re;Quest was the real focus of Idea Factory International’s press event on Thursday. If you read our prediction article, then you know I suspected that we’d get a release date for this game. And indeed,…
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Sleeping With The Enemy: Accepting Aged Games

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How, exactly, should we respect our past? It’s finally over: after a month-and-a-half playthrough in my first jaunt through Final Fantasy VII, Sephiroth has been slain. I pump my fist in the air and watch as the final FMVs ensue: aged CGI models of Cloud Strife, Tifa Lockhart, and…
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How The Grinch Stole Smash Bros.

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Has The Grinch hoodwinked Smashville? Leaks for upcoming Super Smash Bros. games are nothing new — we’ve witnessed everything from video footage, promotional slip-ups, and insider scoops — but far more common are the bogus pictures, videos and “leaks” throughout the series’ 19-year history. With these games host to intense,…
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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…

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