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‘Hand of Fate’ is a weird, awesome mix

March 4, 20150

A deck building dungeon-crawling rogue-like with “Arkham Asylum” style combat and visual novel elements, with a narrator reading everything you…

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‘Sunless Sea’ is an interesting voyage

February 26, 20150

In the Victorian age, London has fallen underground. While it still remains in some level of contact with the outside…

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‘Grim Fandango’ raises the dead

February 11, 20150

In 1998, “Grim Fandango” was released to critical acclaim and then soon forgotten. Despite the fact that it won several…

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‘Metroid Prime Trilogy’ is an incredible value

January 27, 20150

Something incredibly special will happen this week. Three of the best exploration-based games ever made, the titular “Metroid Prime Trilogy,”…

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‘Elite: Dangerous’ is worth the effort

January 20, 20150

To enjoy “Elite: Dangerous,” players really have to want to enjoy it. They need to spend the time mastering the…

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“Akalabeth:” A crude classic revived

January 12, 20150

“Ultima.” “Baldur’s Gate.” “Might and Magic.” “Dragon Age.” All of these are role-playing classics, and they all owe their existence…

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Top 5 games of 2014

December 8, 20140

Another year, another solid block of game releases. This year saw several disappointments like “Destiny” or “Watch Dogs,” but it…

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“Beyond Earth:” Failure to launch

November 7, 20140

Boy, relapse can be painful sometimes. The games in Sid Meier’s “Civilization” series are dangerous for college students to play.…

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‘Pre-Sequel’ is the same old thing

October 29, 20140

By Diego Barros-Barnes and George Hyde [email protected] In 2010, players were first introduced to the world of “Borderlands,” a strange…

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‘Wasteland 2′ is brutally nostalgic

October 6, 20140

Game: “Wasteland 2” Developer: inXile Entertainment Platforms: PC, Mac, Linux Release Date: Sept. 19, 2014 Rating: 4/5 + Plenty of…

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‘Minimum’ is an intriguing blend

September 30, 20140

Game: “Minimum” Developer: Human Head Studios Platform: PC Release Date: Sept. 10, 2014 Rating: 4/5 +Great genre mixing +Looks stunning…

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‘Destiny’ is too ambitious

September 19, 20140

Bungie is primarily known as the developer of the “Halo” series. Even three years after it split off from Microsoft,…

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‘Ultra Street Fighter IV’: Brilliant, difficult design

August 26, 20140

Game: “Ultra Street Fighter IV” Developer: Capcom Platforms: PS3, 360, PC Genre: Fighting Release Date: Aug. 5, 2014 Rating: 4…

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‘The Wolf Among Us’ is a gripping mystery

July 11, 20140

Game: Developer: Platform: Genre: Release date: Rating: “The Wolf Among Us” Telltale Games PS3, 360, PC, Mac, iOS Adventure July…

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