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Ruiner and/or Ruined

A certain kind of player will absolutely relish this challenge. You probably already know if you’re the kind of player I’m talking about–and if you are, by all means, buy this game.

Now, you’re probably wondering what about this game makes me so conflicted–since so far so good, right?

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Getting Over It and Moving On

A YouTube search will show you rage video after rage video after rage video of people trying to get over the mountain, swearing like sailors as they try to claim that sweet, sweet reward. From a voyeur’s perspective, their pain is wildly entertaining. But I wanted to know what it felt like as the player.

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Games & (He)art: Reviewing Finding Paradise

It doesn’t matter if Finding Paradise fundamentally needs to be a game— what’s important is that artists like Kan Gao are starting to tell more mature stories using the medium. There’s a real emotional heart to Finding Paradise, and it’s every bit as resonant a mediation on the human condition as any novel, film, play, or other form of “high art.”

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Going Hands-on with PUBG’s Miramar

PUBG Corp debuted the trailer for this new map, a desert area called Miramar, last Thursday night during the game awards and announced that the map would go live on the game’s test server at midnight. This perfectly calculated marketing move sent players— myself included— rushing to our steam libraries so we could be the first to brave the sands.

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Cuphead: Review In-Progress

Studio MDHR’s Cuphead is a run-and-gun side-scroller that follows closely in the footsteps of 2D action titans like Megaman and Super Mario. Like these predecessors, the game requires precise timing, platforming skills, and pattern recognition to beat bosses and progress through the four main areas of the game. But, Cuphead is much more than an attempt to recreate the glory days of side-scrollers and platformers. It is a unique game with its own challenging twists and incredible art style that pays homage to the era of 1930’s Cel Animation.

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Oh the Places You’ll Go: Agony, Scorn, and Other Upcoming Horror Titles

The first time I saw footage of Agony, I was on YouTube looking for a new horror game to play. I noticed this game I had never heard of, and indulging my love for the genre, of course I had to check it out. The next ten minutes may have been one of the most disturbing gameplay demos I’ve ever seen. Walls and floors made of flesh and bone, and lost souls constantly groaning in the background. I loved every minute of it.

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An Open Letter to The Witness

Written by Dyllan Rodrigues-Miller // Uploaded and edited by Drew Beyer // Cover image courtesy of Playstation.com, doctored by Drew Beyer (Editor’s note: the following contains major spoilers for The Witness along with strong language. You’ve been warned.) Dear The Witness, Oh, how I loved thee. I loved you so much, I played until my eyes couldn’t stay open anymore and then […]

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Eldritch Ennui: Storytelling in Night in the Woods

Written by Drew Beyer // Uploaded and Edited by Andrew Busch Night in the Woods resonates with me in ways I’m not entirely sure I’m comfortable yelling into the void that is the internet. Through the story of a feline ne’er-do-well and her loser friends, the trio at Infinite Fall synthesizes humor and horror into something that I find more […]

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Night in the Woods Review: Three Different Perspectives

Written by Joe Ahart, Drew Beyer, and Andrew Busch // Edited and Uploaded by Andrew Busch Three of us spent last week playing through Night in the Woods and writing these reviews separate from one another. We only started to have a conversation about the game once we had written our thoughts so none of these opinions were dependent on someone else’s views. […]