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Early Assess: Hardspace: Shipbreaker Is the Labor-Conscious Game I’ve Been Waiting For

The most recent Hardspace: Shipbreaker update shows the reality of a bad shift busting down starships alone in the void. It does so by introducing the first act of the early access game’s true narrative, with new characters that range from young and hungry newbies looking to organize a union, to…

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Bravely Default 2 Cannot Stop Talking About What Grandpa Did In The War

An old man dies in the prologue to Bravely Default 2. This is not a spoiler because it’s obvious. He’s a strong, loyal, and kind old man who used to be a strong, loyal, and kind young man. This is how the story goes. The player is meant to be…

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Early Assess: Slamming My Meaty Fists Around Valheim Is All That Sustains Me Anymore

My name is Crenk. I am a Viking woman who loves women. And some day soon I shall gain the strength to vaporize a shitty little lizard in a single, decisive blow. In the skin world, my name is Renata. I am a 20 year old media critic who also…

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Do you like video games? Do you like the personalities of Fanbyte, Giant Bomb, Polygon, the Washington Post, and Friends at the Table, and more? Do you have a deep distrust of the U.S. Criminal Legal system, particularly the bail part? In that case, we have the thing for you.…

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Risk of Rain 2 Is the Katamari Damacy of Roguelikes

Risk of Rain, the 2013 roguelite by Hopoo Games, made me feel one step away from being crushed underfoot by a sleepwalking god in bloom. The sense of sheer scale that game evokes through its tiny pixel art and expansive soundtrack is incredible. When I heard the game’s sequel would transition to 3D, like a lot of fans I…

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Mortal Shell Blends Form and Function in Brilliant Ways

“A man is more than just a sleeve.” The game reminds me as I take a new body. It begins nameless and forgetful, a collection of stats without any distinguishing traits. More stamina, less health, middling Resolve. I push through the wet heat of the forest, stillwater filling the boots…

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