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  • Until Dawn Rail Shooter Spin-off Coming Exclusively to PlayStation VR

    Hey, waitaminute: According to the rules of teen slasher films, you’re supposed to be rewarded for making good choices, not punished. The machete upside the forehead’s reserved for the blockhead who splits from the group or engages in premarital tent sex. How then to explain […]

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  • Review: Persona 4: Dancing All Night

    For most gamers, the news that the next iteration of one of your favorite franchises is going to be a rhythm dancing game is likely to be met with an expression that looks an awful lot like a.) the most famous painting by Norwegian painter […]

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  • Review: White Night

    Sometimes, ambience is enough. As in, the way the Old World rustic vibe and candlelit tables at the new steakhouse in town is enough to distract you from the fact that the New York Strip you just dropped thirty bucks on is proving only slightly […]

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  • Review: DmC Devil May Cry: Definitive Edition

    So there’s the obsessive tweaking and re-tweaking of a creative project by an auteur who just doesn’t know when to step back and let go—think George Lucas and the endlessly re-cut Star Wars trilogies—and then there’s what Ninja Theory has done with DmC Devil May […]

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  • Review: The Escapists

    It took Allied troops in World War II almost fifteen months to break out of the German-Run POW camp Stalag-Luft III—you probably remember it as “The Great Escape.” Union soldiers had to spend months digging a tunnel in darkness, surrounded by squealing rats to bust […]

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  • Review: Pinball FX2 Iron & Steel Pack

    What with all the time Zen Studios has been spending grafting Marvel superheroes, Jedi Knights and other key pop-cult licenses (South Park, Walking Dead, etc.) onto signature video pinball tables, it’s been easy to lose sight of the fact that the studio hasn’t created an […]

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  • Review: Apotheon

    Sure, the setup’s going to feel mythologically familiar to anyone who’s waded through rivers of blood with a certain ghost-skinned warrior: Led by that indifferent horndog Zeus, the gods have punted their responsibilities and turned their backs on humanity, like free-agent football players holding out […]

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  • Review: Hand of Fate

    “Come play.” The Dealer’s hands move and the cards swirl in patterns in the air before your eyes, and before you know it, you’re swept into a world of adventure in Defiant Development’s Hand of Fate, an absolutely mesmerizing deck-building/action RPG. You could call it […]

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  • Review: Funk of Titans

    Gaming platforms carry expectations. There’s a big difference between what you expect to see (or are willing to tolerate) on your iPad and what excites on a powerful PC or console. Like a dude in ripped jeans and a tie-dye T-shirt who shows up at […]

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  • Review: Citizens of Earth

    John Nance Garner, the fiery Texas Democrat who served under FDR, is the guy famously credited for referring to the office of the vice president as “not worth a bucket of warm spit.” In Citizens of Earth, Eden Industries’ turn-based, RPG/spitball homage to the classic […]

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