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It's not much of a detective story, but 'Night Call' does have some great mysteries.

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Ruthless AI and a fascinating car simulation have made Codemasters' F1 series into an essential racing game.

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'Mordhau' and the Fantasy of an All-White Middle Ages

Selective faux-realism and exclusion.

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Singer-songwriter Stella Angelika was just returning to music after a personally traumatic event. She had no idea her work would so closely parallel the game it ended up in.

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'Mario Maker' Expert Creates Easy Way to Learn Game's Secret Kaizo Tricks

Those ridiculous things your favorite streamers do aren't impossible. Now, there's a way to practice them in 'Mario Maker' itself.

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