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Video Games Give Voice to Fears—and Remembrances—of Authoritarian Regimes

Big Brother is watching you—it’s a phrase that’s immediately recognizable, even to those who haven’t read George Orwell’s 1949 dystopic science fiction classic Nineteen Eighty-Four about a surveillance state whose citizens are always reminded that their leader is watching…

6 JRPGs to Play after Final Fantasy XV

Because Final Fantasy XV was in development for 10 years, everyone was understandably surprised when it turned out to be pretty good. Taking the Final Fantasy franchise in a different direction, it provided an open-world environment to explore, alongside…

Belladonna and the Importance of Games About Women

Belladonna opens with your player character awakening in a basement laboratory, with no memory of who she is, how she got here, or what this huge piece of clockwork is doing in her head. In the room with you…
The Walking Dead: A New Frontier

Reviews Roundup: The Walking Dead – A New Frontier (Eps 1 and 2)

When family is all you have left…how far will you go to protect it? After society was ripped apart by undead hands, pockets of civilization emerge from the chaos. But at what cost? Can the living be trusted on…
Stardew Valley

icon10 Things I Wish I Knew Before Playing Stardew Valley

As the wildly popular indie game Stardew Valley comes to consoles this week, Foxy Fern provides time-saving advice on topics like which seeds to plant first, why to avoid JoJaMart, and why to give high-quality gifts to villagers.
5 Mods to Make Skyrim Feel Like a New Game

icon5 Mods to Make Skyrim Feel Like a New Game

Clare Siobhan recommends five mods for PC and Xbox One that make Skyrim Special Edition feel like a completely new game.
Planet Coaster

icon10 Things I Wish I Knew Before Playing Planet Coaster

Foxy Fern provides a quick overview of tips and shortcuts for the new theme park sim Planet Coaster, from adding custom music to organizing janitors to sculpting terrain around a roller coaster.
Dishonored 2

Reviews RoundUp: Dishonored 2

Dishonored 2 is a stealth action game that takes your protagonist (you can choose between Corvo Attano and Emily Kaldwin) to the coastal city of Karnaca where the choices you make will have significant impact on the world. Both…
Planet Coaster

iconPlanet Coaster Launch Trailer

Planet Coaster has arrived! Surprise, delight and thrill incredible crowds as you build your coaster park empire. You can build and customize anything – the piece by piece construction is both easy to pick up and powerful to use,…

Starbound is the Cooking Simulator I Never Knew I Wanted

In 2010 I discovered Restaurant City on Facebook, and ever since I’ve always loved cooking simulators. Maybe it’s because my mother never taught me how to cook so the process seemed magical, or maybe it’s because I’m always hungry…

Overwatch’s Gender Problem

Of the roster of twenty-two playable characters in Overwatch, nine of them are women. While that’s not an equal ratio, it’s still pretty great—and the diversity of the characters is also worth commending. While I would prefer a 50/50…
Owlboy Release Trailer

iconOwlboy Release Trailer

Owlboy is a ‘hi-bit’ adventure game, where you can fly and explore a brand new world in the clouds. Pick up your friends, and bring them with you as you explore the open skies. Overcome obstacles and greater enemies,…
Is It Worth It? A Comparison of Skyrim Special Edition on PC, Xbox One, and Xbox 360

iconIs It Worth It? A Comparison of Skyrim Special Edition on PC, Xbox One, and…

Clare Siobhan compares Skyrim Special Edition running on Xbox One, Xbox 360, PC, and PC with Mods and an ENB on Ultra (enbs are filters that greatly improve the game’s visuals, but with a performance sacrifice; they’re not available on…
Iron Fish Release Trailer

iconIron Fish Release Trailer

Dive into the depths of an aquatic nightmare: Iron Fish places you at the helm of a psychological thriller as you stumble across the sleeping horrors of the deep. Explore Cerys’ turbulent history, as her story and mind, unravel…

The Sparklingly Cute World of Indie Hacker Game Beglitched

The Glitch Witch is gone and she needs a favor. With a computer filled with many secrets, the well-known manipulator for the “fabric of the modern world” needs an apprentice. Can you fill in for her and navigate through…
Attack on Titan

How Does the New Attack on Titan Game Stack Up Against Other AoT Titles?

Attack on Titan (Shingeki no Kyojin in its native Japan) fans have no shortage of media to enjoy through 2016 and to look forward to next year. The manga has not yet wrapped up, the anime series will reportedly…

Scifi Colony Sim RimWorld Sets the Stage for Player Storytelling

If there’s one thing that unites us as human beings, it might just be a love of story. From the toddler begging for a bedtime story to the elder watching the nightly news or the film buff seeking out…
Barbie Dreamhouse Party

A Brief History of Barbie Games

When it comes to female video game protagonists, there is one name that is conspicuously missing from any lists I have ever seen, despite having starred in over 45 games for PC, console and handhelds since 1984. While her…
The Bunker Launch Trailer

The Bunker Launch Trailer

The Bunker is a live-action video game for PC, PS4 and Xbox One. Starring Adam Brown (The Hobbit trilogy) and Sarah Greene (Penny Dreadful, Assassin’s Creed 3) with a story written and developed by gaming talent behind Broken Sword,…
Dear Esther: Landmark Edition Launch Trailer

iconDear Esther: Landmark Edition Launch Trailer

Dear Esther immerses you in a stunningly realised world, a remote and desolate island somewhere in the outer Hebrides. As you step forwards, a voice begins to read fragments of a letter: ‘Dear Esther…’ – and so begins a journey…

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