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Microsoft Gamescom 2015 Highlights

Gamescom has begun, and while the Germany-based trade show is the largest in the world (approximately 335,000 visitors compared to E3’s 48,900 last year), its press briefings tend to be smaller in nature. This means less spectacle and fewer big reveals. Sony, in fact, won’t even be holding a press event, opting for one during […]

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You Should Probably Play Her Story

Tomorrow you’re going to say the last time you were moved by a game was today. Her Story is a totally strange, odd little bird of a thing that compels you to move forward through a haze with an unstated promise of clarity on the other side. And that’s the prize of it all: getting […]

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Microsoft E3 2015 Recap

There was actually something genuinely surprising about the Microsoft press event yesterday, but it’s probably not what you think: there wasn’t even a sliver of a presence for Call of Duty. That showing has been happening like clockwork for the past forever and it wasn’t there this year. I don’t know if that’s good or […]

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Cowherd’s Words

“Oh fuck this guy.” I turned my head to my friend as he said this. It was an understandable reaction. He’d just read the bitter words from ESPN Radio’s Colin Cowherd. And I get it. After reading Cowherd’s view on televising competitive video games—more commonly known as eSports— I wanted to say the same thing. […]

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