I know a game is good when I write down a to-do list with pen and paper. Games are great for goal-setting, but they’re also great for goofing around and goalless, meaningful mindlessness. This is why I’m a big fan of roguelite games, which feel like endless loops of manageable tasks. Weirdly, the endlessness of
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A deadly new disease is spreading its way across China and East Asia. With over 840 confirmed cases of the pneumonia-like Coronavirus confirmed this month, concerned players are looking for ways to cope with the threat of infection. Increasingly, they’re turning to Plague Inc: Evolved. Ndemic Creations’ outbreak management sim saw Steam player counts skyrocket
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Some games have a simple premise, but manage to stretch it far enough to gain the most out of it. Portal literally only involved the action of placing two separate portals down to solve a variety of puzzles. By the end of the game, the idea had grown exponentially that it created a whole identity
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Do you remember Super Meat Boy? You know, the brutal platformer that should not have been nearly as fun as it was? The one that was so hard that it broke into your house, spat on the floor, called you horrible names, and ground your spirit into a mushy paste? Okay, good. You do remember.
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In the beginning, things were tough; very, very, tough. There wasn’t a Tesco Metro on every corner, there weren’t any hospitals full of amateur footballers on a Sunday afternoon. Even Kentucky Fried Chicken wasn’t an option, let alone the old bearded man’s secret recipe. See, early man had none of the luxuries that we have
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Later this year, Microsoft and Sony are expected to launch their next-generation of video game hardware. It has raised questions about the future of the Nintendo Switch and while many analysts still believe it will be the best-selling system of 2020, there are some concerns about developers moving onto bigger and better projects. There’s no
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Hey Alpha ring users! Today’s Xbox Insider Release Notes highlight the latest fixes, known issues, and features coming to your console. Starting at 6:00 p.m. PT today, users will receive the latest 2002 Xbox One system update (build: 19H1_RELEASE_XBOX_DEV_200218363.9119.200123-2000). Keep reading for more details. System Update Details: OS version released: 19H1_RELEASE_XBOX_DEV_200218363.9119.200123-2000 Available: 6:00 p.m. PT
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Forget about opening up Twitch to watch the Call of Duty League opening event this weekend. Activision Blizzard has just secured YouTube as its exclusive streaming partner for all of its esports, including Call of Duty League, Overwatch League, Hearthstone esports, and World of Warcraft esports. This comes as part of a bigger strategic deal
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We know you’re busy and might miss out on all the exciting things we’re talking about on Xbox Wire every week. If you’ve got a few minutes, we can help remedy that. We’ve pared down the past week’s news into one easy-to-digest article for all things Xbox! Or, if you’d rather watch than read, you
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Sony has scored a rather interesting—and slightly bizarre—trademark victory in the UK. In 2018, Beijing Elex Technology, a mobile game developer behind games such as Clash of Kings, filed an application to trademark the name “Lord of War.” Later that year, Sony filed a counterclaim, saying that “Lord of War” was too similar to its God
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We were recently invited to Bandai Namco Entertainment America’s New Year Showcase in San Francisco and got to check out a handful of the publisher’s upcoming titles. The first game I played (and the first game to have its embargo lifted) was the recently announced Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions; An action-packed, fast-paced, and arcade-style
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