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How Monster Hunter World Became Capcom’s Greatest Success

For a long time, when we thought of Capcom, we thought of its big franchises like Resident Evil and Street Fighter, but Monster Hunter always lurked in the background, waiting for its due. In 2018, Monster Hunter’s ambitions were finally realized when the fifth main installment in the series, Monster Hunter World,…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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The Three Essential Ingredients Of A Great Video Game Demo

It may be a rare sight today, but a demo is one of the best things an upcoming game can do for its audience. Of course, not all demos are created equal—the best demos generate excitement and set expectations for what’s to come, while the worst demos convince us not to buy. What makes a […]

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Lesser-Known Moments From World War II That Should Be In Video Games

Call of Duty has returned to World War II. It wasn’t so long ago that Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare saved us from drowning in World War II games. Unfortunately, its success meant we spent the next several years drowning in modern military shooters instead, and when we got tired of that, game devs […]

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What Made Dishonored 2’s Time Travel Level So Good

Last fall, Dishonored 2 ripped me right out of my gaming funk. I tore through the game in two days, scouring every square inch of its wonderful setting, Karnaca. Dishonored 2’s brilliant self-assurance is compelling; I couldn’t stay away. Now, after the release of Dishonored: Death of the Outsider, I found myself…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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To Really Appreciate Red Dead Redemption, Listen To It Closely

I don’t think people say that Mass Effect “feels like sci-fi,” or The Witcher “feels like fantasy.” But people do say that Red Dead Redemption “feels like a Western,” and I’m compelled to agree. Why? Listen to the game. Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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The Timer Makes Dead Rising 2’s Zombies A Threat

Games have a zombie problem. They can be your basic slow shamblers or your fast berserkers, but whatever variation appears in a game, zombies are little more than mindless pinatas meant to be killed in large numbers. Zombies are rarely a challenge to fight on an intellectual level, and an enemy that doesn’t get…Read more… […]

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The Best Start To An Assassin’s Creed Game

If I have one guilty pleasure series, it’s Assassin’s Creed. Normally, I’m not one to get excited about yearly releases, let alone broken games. But I’ve played and mostly enjoyed every game in the series. Recently, I returned to Assassin’s Creed II, and, much to my surprise, I realized just how much I’ve lowered my…Read […]

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Dishonored’s Party Level Rewrote The Rules Of Stealth Games

The mission seems to be going well enough; it’s been tough, but you’ve persevered, making your way through some tense situations by avoiding the gaze of patrolling guards. You’ve just infiltrated the enemy base—now it’s time to assassinate someone. You’re hiding, maybe in the bushes or around a corner, and wham, some…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Dead Space 2 Proves That Linear Games Can Be Amazing

I need a break from open-world games. While I’ve had a blast with Breath of the Wild, Horizon: Zero Dawn, and Ghost Recon: Wildlands, I’ve been craving something considerably more linear. In a happy coincidence, Electronic Arts’s Dead Space 2, one of my favorite games, recently showed up on Xbox One via backward…Read more… Continue […]

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