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A new coat of paint and a lovely story, but it's also worth remembering this was designed in the early 90s for the Game Boy.
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The Small But Important Change 'Celeste' Made to Its Celebrated Assist Mode
When someone pointed out the game's description "felt othering," the developer not only listened, but made them part of the creative process.
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A lengthy chat with Rod Fergusson about his long road in games, going from a fixer who helped ship 'Counter-Strike' for Xbox, 'Gears of War,' and 'BioShock Infinite,' to running a studio.
One Reason I've Always Loved 'Final Fantasy VIII' Is Because People Hate It
The game's re-release gave me an opportunity to more closely examine why I've spent most of my life stanning 'Final Fantasy VIII.'
The Games Industry Is Wrestling With Multiple New Allegations of Abuse
As more accusations roll through, so do more responses from the people being accused of misconduct.
‘Night in the Woods’ Developer Alec Holowka Dies
The game creator had recently been accused of sexual abuse.
The Messy Relationship Between Mario Maker's Hacking Community and Nintendo
Some of Mario Maker's biggest fans love to break the game, thinking they're making new tools. Nintendo wants to ban them.
'Ancestors' Is an Audacious Experiment. I Never Want to Play It Again.
It will be impossible to play 'Ancestors' and not come away with an opinion on what it’s trying.
The Worst Ways People Have Lost Their Saved Games
Warning: Heartbreak within.
Either I'm a Strategic Genius, or 'Fire Emblem: Three Houses' Is Too Easy
Without trying, my precious students have turned into war machines, turning combat into an elaborate and optional mini-game.
Five Years Later, It's Nearly Impossible to Play Horror Classic 'P.T.'
One man's quest to bring joy to his son's birthday reveals how thoroughly Konami has buried Hideo Kojima's experiment.