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I Don’t Know How Many Digital Games I Own

I collect games like I do books: stacking them on shelves or in boxes, never quite finding the time to finish them but always enjoying simply having them around. Owning physical games provides a sense of history and future possibility and makes me feel like I have some sort of handle on this unwieldy hobby […]

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Struggle Just To Act Like A Normal Human In This Physics-Based Dating Game

I love going on dates. What’s not to like about nice food, a good movie, and someone cute to get to know? Check Please casts my assessment of dates into doubt. Billed as a “physics based dating sim,” the game is as painfully awkward and hilarious as your worst date ever.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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A Free Game That Makes Math More Scary

Edutainment games like Number Munchers or Big Thinkers! always felt like they had a sinister side. There’s something weird about someone emphatically telling you how cool learning is. As I perfunctorily did math equations in games like these I always kind of felt like I was being brainwashed. Baldi’s Basics, a…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Doki Doki Literature Club Scared Me Shitless

Doki Doki Literature Club is a free visual novel that presents itself as a totally normal game, where you’ll meet some cute girls at an after school club. There’s more than meets the eye to this one, though.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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In A Year Of Great Games, A Small One Called Butterfly Soup Stands Out

2017 has been so relentless in the release of top-tier games that it’s hard to justify spending time with stuff that is merely “good.” Why settle for anything less than “great”? Despite the incredible competition facing it, Butterfly Soup, a game about queer Asian women who play baseball, still shot right into my top…Read more… Continue […]

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Adorable Puzzle-Platformer About Mushroom Men Is Surprisingly Hard

In Mushroom Heroes, I’m looking at a fast-moving platform over a bed of spikes. Timing my jump is one thing, but figuring out which character should jump first is another. There could be a monster on the other side of the ledge, and there’s only one person who uses arrows. There might be blocks to […]

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JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Dating Sim Lets You Kiss A JoJo

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure is one of the most influential mangas of all time. References to it show up in dozens of anime, and Hirohiko Araki, the manga’s author, has even shown his work in the Louvre. Despite all these accolades, you’ve never been able to kiss any of the characters, until now.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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