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A Short Hike – a Compact Yet Beautiful Adventure (Review)

In modern-day video games, open-world design has become synonymous with adventure on a grand scale. As the industry continues to add depth and breadth to these designs, the amount of content has increased exponentially. From open fields to endless side quests, the growing magnitude in games has left many players feeling overwhelmed and drained. After struggling through my own backlog

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My Nintendo Rewards Are Now Surprisingly Good

In recent times, rewards systems have inundated the retail industry. From in-store credit and discounts to points systems and memberships, stores have employed an abundance of rewards systems to increase customer involvement. While this approach is commonplace for brick-and-mortar outlets, the video game industry been slow to adopt rewards systems. Gamestop’s PowerUp program is currently the industry standard; however, Nintendo

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Monster Hunter Movie: Massive Failure at the Box Office

You cannot say that we did not warn you. Despite a mountain of economic and social challenges, Sony still released the new Monster Hunter movie last Friday. As predicted, moviegoers responded in a predictable fashion with anemic box office sales. While critics were not surprised by the film’s lackluster performance, the question remains as to whether the movie can still

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Nintendo Indie Showcase – Every New Game Revealed

Nothing gets the Internet buzzing quite like a Nintendo Direct presentation. While the events have been sporadic over the last 12 months, Nintendo’s cadence of game revelations and updates has steadily increased. On Wednesday, Nintendo hosted a fifteen-minute Indie Showcase, which included many surprises. Below is a list of every game update so let’s dive in. Small But Mighty It

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PS5 Backwards Compatibility is Poor And Now We Know Why

Transitioning to the next generation of video game consoles is always difficult. While players are excited for updated graphics and smoother gameplay, launch lineups typically include just a handful of games. After new console owners blaze through the limited content, players generally return to last generation libraries until developers release more titles. For players fortunate enough to find an Xbox

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Should Nintendo Make An Offer To Buy Koei Tecmo

With the next generation of console wars now underway, Sony and Microsoft continue to focus on consolidating the video game industry. Sony remains the leader in first-party exclusives with iconic studios such as Naughty Dog, Sucker Punch Productions, and Insomniac Games; however, Microsoft is not far behind with the likes of Obsidian Entertainment, Rare, and soon-to-be Bethesda Game Studios. The

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7 Ways Skyward Sword Influenced Breath of the Wild

Improving upon an established framework is always a challenge. Organizations are more likely to fix problems than change a system that works; however, inaction also has consequences. From lost opportunity to irrelevancy, the status quo is often more dangerous than evolution. For the video game industry, static franchises quickly become stale if developers fail to innovate. The Legend of Zelda

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Past Game of the Year Winners Share a Common Trait

Award shows provide an outlet for fans to celebrate the most prominent works from the entertainment industry. From the Grammys to the Academy Awards and Golden Globes, audiences have multiple venues to express their appreciation for music, television and film. Over the past five years, another segment of the entertainment industry has gained popularity for its annual awards show: The

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