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Can a Game Be Too Personal? Can a Game Be Too Personal?

Night in the Woods is a beautiful and deeply heartfelt indie “platformer” that focuses far more intensely on story than tricky platforming elements. It hits close to home for a lot of people, especially when it comes to mental health. For myself, it felt like a biography.

SnackTAYku: Goldfish - But Grahams (and Also S'mores) SnackTAYku: Goldfish - But Grahams (and Also S'mores)

I think we can all agree: life is confusing! Romance is confusing. School is confusing. Waking up in the morning is confusing, especially if you wake up thinking you’re in the X-Men for a solid three minutes (this has happened to me). In recent memory, however, I have never been more confused than when I tried to…

Beat Two Games for Every One You Buy Beat Two Games for Every One You Buy

For the last year or so, I’ve been using a simple strategy to cut down on my backlog and prevent impulse purchases. Every time I want to buy a game, I have to have beaten two others.

FLCL: Progressive Needs to Swing the Bat FLCL: Progressive Needs to Swing the Bat

FLCL: Progressive starts perfectly. There’s an ancient clock in a desert wasteland, then the pillows start jamming out, and then a character’s hands pop right off. That’s fooly cooly, baby.

Real Tennis Strategy Works in Mario Tennis Aces' New Demo Real Tennis Strategy Works in Mario Tennis Aces' New Demo

Playing the new demo for Mario Tennis Aces last night was the most fun I’ve had with Mario Sports in a long time. And while playing, I realized that I was using tricks from my real life tennis experience to best other players. I’ll leave it up to you to decide if that’s good or bad, but here are a few examples of how…

I Fell for Xenoblade Chronicles 2's Nonsense I Fell for Xenoblade Chronicles 2's Nonsense

Late last night (this morning?), I had an epiphany. I have played about 120 hours in Xenoblade Chronicles 2, and I was thinking about my time spent with the game. As I stirred my cauldron of thoughts, my brain stew heated, bubbled, and eventually exploded. I realized that about 40 hours of that total is by and large…

Fire Emblem: Awakening Units, Ranked Fire Emblem: Awakening Units, Ranked

I’ve been replaying my favorite 3DS game and would like to present you with a very late, very definitive list. [Spoilers]

Stop Using "It'll Take Over Your Life" as a Selling Point Stop Using "It'll Take Over Your Life" as a Selling Point

The room was dark, the screen was bright, and once more, Al Michaels crooned excitedly. “Aaaaaaand he’s in there for the touchdown.” I had heard it endlessly during my 120-point Madden 2005 rampage. As my players ran through one of the ten or so touchdown celebrations on the disk, I noticed the sun peeking through my…

Three More of the Best Places in Xenoblade Chronicles Three More of the Best Places in Xenoblade Chronicles

Last week, I covered three of my favorite places in Xenoblade Chronicles. The short write-up got a great response, and there’s always more gorgeous environments to talk about in a game like this one. Without much further ado, let’s take another brief look at some of this game’s best areas.

Three of the Best Places in Xenoblade Chronicles' Unique World Three of the Best Places in Xenoblade Chronicles' Unique World

Xenoblade Chronicles takes place on two massive gods, two titans locked in a mortal struggle between nature and machine. The world is built entirely for the story of the games, and it includes some stunning reveals. Let’s take a look at some of the most amazing places in one of the most amazing worlds in games.

Breath of the Wild Animals, Ranked Breath of the Wild Animals, Ranked

This is a definitive, final, and absolute ranking of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild’s animals. All animals included in the compendium are on the list. You are entitled to your opinion, but it is definitely wrong.

A Complete History of Legend of Zelda Frogs A Complete History of Legend of Zelda Frogs

In 2016, frogs in gaming had a banner year. Now, to follow Slippy Toad and Frog Fractions 2 is... The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. I know, I know, this game isn’t really about frogs, but look at this gif and tell me it shouldn’t be. In fact, frogs haven’t gotten the credit they deserve for their rich Zelda …

Keeping Star Wars Far, Far Away Keeping Star Wars Far, Far Away

For the past two years, I have been avoiding all coverage of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Please pray for my soul.

I Miss Wii Sports I Miss Wii Sports

I’m sure you’ve heard it before. “I can’t believe Wii Sports is the best-selling game of all time! It’s not even that good of a game!”

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An Ode to Mario An Ode to Mario

A little poem to commemorate the near release of Mario Maker.

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