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Obsidian announces The Outer Worlds 2, and Grounded’s biggest update

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Dorfromantik: Charming Tile-Building Sim Is One of the Best Games of the Year

I’m not sure what the German-sounding word “Dorfromantik” means, but I can tell you it’s the best $10 you’ll spend this year. Developed by four German students, Dorfromantik is a...Read More

Balan Wonderwold Demo is a Disappointing Co-op Experience

Upcoming 3D platformer Balan Wonderworld has an impressive resume. It’s helmed by Yuji Naka and Naoto Ohsmia, two of the original creators of Sonic the Hedgehog. It’s their first game...Read More

Cyberpunk 2077: The Good, The Bad, and The Buggy

The oft-delayed Cyberpunk 2077 is one of the biggest games of 2020. But with a big launch comes big hype. In the few weeks since its release, developer CD Projekt...Read More

Spelunky 2 Wants You to Die, Hades Wants You to Win

Back in 2012 I was blown away by Spelunky, a slick yet simple roguelike platformer with colorful art that masked a brutally challenging experience. Every run begins the same. Armed...Read More

Five New Digital Board Game Adaptations You Need to Play in 2020

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Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning is Still a Great RPG Nearly a Decade Later

Eight years ago the now infamously defunct 38 Studios released their first and only game. Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning was a big-budget single player RPG. It was created as a...Read More

Crucible First Impressions: Fun Characters and Glaring Issues

Amazon Games’ first published title sinks into a familiar space in recent years: the free-to-play online hero shooter. To its credit, Crucible doesn’t try to remake Overwatch. Nor does it...Read More