The breakup: an event so uncomfortable that I can name five different ways people gin up to avoid the emotional anguish. Even the prospect of ending a relationship can lead me to sleepless nights, so the idea of trying to call things off with as many people as I could is not one I’d ever […]

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834 Deaths and Counting As I lay in bed playing Celeste right before going to sleep, I realized something: My hands were sweaty from the anxiety this game was causing me. The challenging nature of this retro -style platformer was doing more to keep me awake then ease me into my own dream world. Sure, […]

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Quantity does not always mean quality, and Xenoblade Chronicles 2 delivers a lot of the former and little of the latter. While clocking in at dozens of hours in length and overflowing with systems, the resulting experience lacks in depth and emotion, with flat cutscenes broken up by long stretches spent as a courier for […]

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E3 2017 has come and gone, and the impulse to consume media and react to it has been felt by many, including me. I’ve always got my eye out for new releases, but the week long conference offers news on hundreds of new games to dream on. I loved some of the trailers I saw […]

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I recently had the tremendous opportunity to attend PAX East 2017, a video game convention held annually in Boston. When attending an event of this size, you are bombarded by video walls, promises of free swag and cosplay… so much cosplay, all vying for your attention. However, rather than spend hours waiting in line to […]

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The Nintendo Switch has been released with considerable hype and shows strong potential, but my early experiences with it have left a little to be desired. Console launches inevitably suffer from some technical hiccups and a dearth of playable software, and this one is no different. So in that sense, the Switch is far from […]

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With the premise that love and music can save the world, Tokyo Mirage Sessions reminds me of two games: Final Fantasy X-2 and Persona 4. Unfortunately, despite managing its own unique style, tedious gameplay and frustrating item management eventually forced me to stop playing before I could finish even half the game. The good points […]

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