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Pupperazzi Review

Taking pictures of dogs in goofy scenarios and cute costumes feels like a formula for success but Pupperazzi’s awkward controls and frustrating design choices hold it back despite how cute dogs are in raincoats. Camera Control The instant I started Pupperazzi something felt off. In fact, I spent the early minutes of the game trying […]

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Nobody Saves the World Review

Nobody Saves the World is a fantastical take on the action RPG genre that turns a traditional grind into a series of challenges where the ultimate reward is finding a new favorite way to play. On the surface, it’s another dungeon crawler riddled with baddies but its real strength lies in turning run-of-the-mill combat into […]

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Wordle and the Joy of Genuine Routines

I found Wordle the way most people did: by being confused on Twitter. Scrolling on a lazy holiday afternoon I came across a Tweet with a mysterious stack of emoji squares with some text that, seemingly, provided context: Wordle 197 4/6. After checking the replies and doing a quick search I learned that Wordle was […]

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Best Games of 2021 (Final List)

Despite plenty of games coming out over the last few months my October list is surprisingly unchanged. So at the end, I’ll be doing some reflecting on how we got here and what games I missed along the way. Be sure to check the April and July updates to see how the list has evolved over time. 10. Hitman […]

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Just Dance 2022 First Impressions

It has been a few years since I’ve checked in with Just Dance and, unsurprisingly, it’s largely the same game. If you’ve played any Just Dance in recent history you know what you’re in for but there are a few things that stood out to me as a semi-lapsed player. The quick play mode (introduced […]

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Best Games of 2021 So Far (October Update)

Fall is always a busy time for games and this year is no exception. Here are the best games of 2021 so far, October edition. Be sure to check the April and July updates to see how the list has evolved over time. 10. Hitman 3 While guided paths allow less versed players to get […]

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The Artful Escape Review

Your best self exists in the space between your current self and the person you want to be. The Artful Escape is a psychedelic adventure game with rhythm elements, exploring this very idea. It’s visually stunning, surprising, and downright delightful. But, with a few exceptions, The Artful Escape is more fun to look at than […]

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Far Cry 6 Preview

As a newcomer to Far Cry, I’ve always viewed it as over the top chaos and — at this point —a series that’s in need of a win as many feel its best may be behind them. After 4 hours of Far Cry 6 I feel more confident that this’ll serve as a fun entry […]

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Button City Review

Life is a series of changes, but what matters most is that you have a community to help you through it all. Button City is an adventure game exploring this very idea. It’s a story that celebrates community and friendship infused with some arcade action, sim elements, and a series of cute, low-poly pastel dioramas […]

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Toodee and Topdee Review

In life, you can often solve a lot of problems by looking at them from a new angle. In Toodee and Topdee this isn’t just encouraged, it’s required by design. Trading constraints and toolsets by alternating between a 2D side-scroller and a top-down perspective, Toodee and Topdee is a novel puzzle-platformer that isn’t afraid to […]