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Co-op games you must play: Borderlands 3

y main co-op buddy is one of my best friends from college. We live several states away, and we never officially lost touch, but life happened, and eventually we grew apart. A few years ago, he messaged me asking how I felt about my PS4. Before I knew it, he’d traded his Xbox One for a PS4. When Borderlands 3 was released in September 2019, we both knew what we had to do. So, like the mature, responsible adults we are, we said screw it to our daily commitments, took time off work and stayed up all night playing video games.

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How 60 Seconds! comically mirrors quarantine life and helps us cope

My family wasted away in a fallout shelter for almost four weeks. Our food and water supplies were running dangerously low. It was time for me to explore the wasteland above once more and scavenge anything I could to keep my wife, daughter, and son alive long enough for the army to rescue us. On Day 27 of bunker life, I leave my family. If my expedition is fruitless, everyone will die

Nostalgia

A retrospective of The Simpsons: Hit & Run

I can’t tell whether I’m tired of the remakes (or endless rumors of remakes) that we seem to get every week. On the one hand, there have been some incredible remakes, like the Final Fantasy 7 remake. On the other hand, we’ve been disappointed by the unadulterated disaster that was Warcraft 3: Reforged. That’s why talk of a possible remake of The Simpsons: Hit and Run is both exciting and terrifying.

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The 10 best 2D platformers of the 2010s

As much as I appreciate how far gaming has come as an artistic medium, sometimes it’s just too much. Sometimes, I don’t want to play a game that makes me question the very concept of free will. Sometimes, I don’t want to make complex moral choices where neither outcome appears to be the right choice. Sometimes … I just wanna jump.

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Final Fantasy VII Remake: a refreshing twist on a classic

Remaking an old game is both a huge compliment and a biting insult. On one hand, you’re saying that this game is a beloved classic, and we need to devote resources toward recreating its brilliance for a modern audience. But then again, you’re also saying that this game doesn’t hold up to today’s standards, and it needs an update to remain relevant. Whether it’s simply a cosmetic makeover (like most HD remasters), or a ground-up overhaul that changes the game’s design (like Resident Evil 2 and 3’s remakes), the message is clear: these remakes are meant to replace the originals.
That’s what most people assumed Final Fantasy VII Remake was going to do.