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The Sega Genesis Mini Faithfully Recreates the Experience of Not Having a SNES

Nostalgia plays inevitably fall victim to bad memories as well.
Ricardo Contreras
4 days ago
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How To Recruit Dedue in 'Fire Emblem: Three Houses'

The only way to recruit the dashing Duscur.
Ricardo Contreras
8.13.19
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After It Doxxed 2000 Journalists, Why Should We Ever Trust the ESA Again?

In a world where personal data can be used as a weapon by harassers and hackers, the risk of attending E3 has gone way up.
Austin Walker
8.9.19
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'The Outer Worlds' and Having Politics vs. Just Referencing Politics

This is especially problematic when you're trying to analyze a game at a limited preview event put on by the game's publisher!
Ricardo Contreras
8.5.19
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Nothing Prepares You for the End of 'Evangelion'

The end of 'Neon Genesis Evangelion' isn't incomprehensible, it's incongruous with the rest of the show's character work.
Ricardo Contreras
8.2.19
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'Fire Emblem' Can't Decide How We Should Learn to Play It

How willing should players be to dig through menus to get the information they need to play the game?
Ricardo Contreras
7.31.19
Games Podcasts

Dang, 'Fire Emblem' Games Have Gotten Really Long

At the 40-hour mark, Austin was only halfway through the latest Fire Emblem.
Ricardo Contreras
7.26.19
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'Evangelion' Ruins One of Its Best Plot Beats With Sexist Tropes

Doesn't matter how wild the twist is if you tie it to bad characterization.
Ricardo Contreras
7.25.19
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The Perils of Storytelling in Roguelikes

Storytelling in games is already hard, but balancing randomization and clarity in roguelike narrative can be particularly difficult.
Ricardo Contreras
7.23.19
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With Its Final Splatfest, 'Splatoon 2' Made Us Question the Nature of Its Universe

One final fight to determine the fate of Inkopolis.
Ricardo Contreras
7.19.19
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'Evangelion' Asks Big Questions, But Doesn't Always Earn Its Answers

'Evangelion' is at its messiest when its plot and themes collide.
Ricardo Contreras
7.18.19
Games Podcasts

'Fire Emblem: Three Houses' Doubles Down on Relationships (And It Rules)

'Fire Emblem: Three Houses' focuses on the best part of the Fire Emblem formula: its character growth.
Ricardo Contreras
7.16.19
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