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The Richest Scifi and Fantasy Worlds in Video Games

Few creative mediums let you explore stories like video games. Players don’t just watch a story—they participate in it, sometimes steering narratives to wildly divergent endings. But in order for an interactive experience to truly transport players, it needs to have a well-built world for them to live in. Here are…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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This Upgraded Super Nintendo Clone Rekindled My Love of 16-Bit Gaming 

A few years ago we reviewed a souped-up NES clone called the Analogue Nt with a prohibitively expensive, $500 aluminum housing. It was a beautiful piece of hardware, but ultimately it only served to remind my coworker Adam Clark Estes of just how basic and boring 8-bit NES games are. Nostalgia really needs a ‘your…Read […]

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Does Razer Know It Posted a Racist Meme? [Updated]

There’s being into video gaming and there’s identifying as a hardcore gamer. Both are fine! But the latter group has developed a well-earned reputation for being rife with bigoted jerks, from the whole mess over Gamergate to more recent instances like PewDiePie’s repeated instances of racism. It’s also not a…Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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In The Enemy Within, the Batman Helps Create the Joker Like Never Before

One of the most-invoked psychological readings of the Batman/Joker relationship is that the Dark Knight’s existence summons his archenemy into being. Various stories have had different takes on it over the years, some positing that the Joker persona was always going to emerge in Gotham. The new episode of the Batman:…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Get These DIY Tech Toys If You Can’t Wait for Nintendo’s Labo

Nintendo’s upcoming Labo series of games is novel in more ways than one: the DIY cardboard construction kits are filled with accessories like fishing rods, pianos, and even a robot-controlling, pulley-powered backpack, paired with games compatible with Nintendo’s portable Switch console. The low-tech hardware paired…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Play Carcassone, Lost Cities, and More Eurogames for Free Online

Six days left in your vacation and you’re running out of Lifehacker posts to read. The only games at your parents’ house are Sorry and Monopoly. Try Eurogames, the European style of tabletop game that isn’t so competitive or chance-driven. The site Happy Meeple replicates the board and card games Finito, Hanamikoji,…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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How to Boost Your Console’s Security

No matter what your console is, you can add passcode, verification methods, and two-factor authentication options, and do it either through your web browser or on the console itself. Sorry, but you’re out of excuses of why you haven’t secured your account from people looking to steal your personal information.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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How to Add Friends to Your Nintendo Switch

One of the most entertaining aspects of a game console is the ability to play with friends. Unfortunately, some major game companies make it difficult to find and add friends to your list of potential multiplayer buddies. If you’re using Nintendo’s Switch to interact with your gaming brethren, here’s how to get your…Read more… Continue […]

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A Timeline of Everything We Know Happened After Return of the Jedi, Up to The Last Jedi

Three years ago, the “Journey to The Force Awakens” gave us our first tentative steps into fertile new ground for Disney’s Star Wars canon: the three-decade period between Return of the Jedi and the time of the new sequel trilogy. Three years later, with The Last Jedi mere weeks away, we know so much more.Read […]

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If You Love Retro Gaming, the SN30 Pro Is the Only Gamepad You’ll Ever Need

Nintendo has promised that the Switch’s upcoming online service will include a library of classic games that will help turn the portable console into an epic—but not perfect—retro gaming machine. The one thing the Switch is missing is a genuine, four-way D-pad, but that can be easily remedied with 8Bitdo’s new SN30…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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