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Is Touhou Project Just Japanese Homestuck?

In this week’s podcast transcript for Channel F (a Video Game Podcast About Video Games™), the looming threat of 2022’s inevitable Game of the Year discussions finally rears its ugly, perpetual head. We all knew this day would come, but does that lessen its venomous sting? (You can also listen…

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Elden Ring 1.06 Patch Nerfs Bloodhound Step, Removes PVP Requirement For White Mask Varre Quest

Elden Ring’s latest 1.06 patch is bringing several changes, but some of the most notable are in its nerfing of some of the game’s most effective (or broken, as some might argue) abilities. like Bloodhound Step. We’re just about six months removed from launch, but From Software is making some notable…

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Get a Monogrammed Towel for That Ass

On this week’s episode of Channel F, host merritt k takes a little break from our regularly scheduled Video Game Game Show™ activities to focus on the “video game” portion of our program, with three new discussion-oriented segments designed explicitly for your enjoyment! (Note: Previous segments on this show were…

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How, Exactly, Does One Beat Elden Ring in Under 23 Minutes?

There will be a few spoilers for Elden Ring in the following piece. I have something like 200 hours in Elden Ring (and I’ve still not completed the game.) Many of my colleagues have similar playtimes, as it is an impressively huge and multifaceted world. Its wide-open design means I…

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An Elden Ring Cutscene Change is Sparking a Morgott Lore Debate

The most recent Elden Ring patch may or may not have made an intentional change to the Demi-God boss, Morgott. While FromSoftware didn’t include a mention of changing the Omen King’s cutscene in patch notes for Elden Ring version 1.04, a new comparison video shows a darker, flameless introduction and…

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Co-op and Random Enemy Mods Turn Elden Ring into Delightfully Chaotic Battle Royale

Elden Ring doesn’t support seamless four-player co-op in its vanilla state, but there’s finally a mod doing what FromSoftware won’t. Souls series modder LukeYui, known for his work on security add-ons like Blue Sentinel, just launched the beta version of an Elden Ring overhaul implementing seamless co-op with no restrictions.…

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Elon Musk’s Elden Ring Build is Unsurprisingly Half-Baked as Hell

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, prospective owner of Twitter, and social media man-child has been in the news a lot lately. One of those reasons is a report that he allegedly paid an employee $250,000 in hush money to not mention that he reportedly sexually assaulted her. Another reason is…

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3 Video Games Like Our Flag Means Death

If you happen to like period romantic comedies about pirates, you’ve probably already heard of HBO’s Our Flag Means Death. The show stars Flight of Conchords‘ Rhys Darby and ubiquitous director and actor Taika Waititi as the real-life pirates Stede Bonnet and Blackbeard. Bonnet, both in the history books and in…

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This New Mod for Elden Ring Promises a True Co-op Experience

An upcoming mod for Elden Ring allows up to four players to play in the same world — and its beta launches this Friday. Its creator, modder LukeYui, announced the release date with a video posted to their YouTube channel. The video in question also details the mod’s features, including…

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Pride Is the Ultimate Downfall in Elden Ring

“My name is Malenia, Blade of Miquella, and I have never known defeat.” In all of Elden Ring, this may be the voice line I heard the most. Spoken by one of the most difficult bosses in FromSoftware’s latest, it’s an arrogant boast by a prideful warrior. Malenia, however, is…

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Elden Ring Has Shipped More Than 13.4 Million Units

It probably wasn’t excessively hard to predict that Elden Ring would be a rather big sales success. Sure, there’s historical data to go off of showing that previous titles like Dark Souls and Bloodborne were modest successes that were likely well-scoped with their eventual sales numbers in mind. From the jump, however, Elden Ring…

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Elden Ring Talismans Tier List – Updated June 2022

The best Elden Ring talismans are incredibly hard to pin down. Out of all the gear in the game, they’re arguably the most build-dependent — the most reliant on what you want to specifically accomplish. This means that picking a single “best” talisman in Elden Ring is pretty much impossible. Something…

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FromSoftware’s Latest Soundtrack Needs an Elden “Ring” To It

In 2013, Dr. T. J. Harper directed the Massachusetts Music Educators Association (MMEA) Central District Festival Chorus  —  a chorus I was fortunate to be part of in my senior year of high school. Our finale was a piece of traditional Visayan folk music arranged by George Hernandez, called “Rosas…

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The Best Ways to Cheese Your Way Through Elden Ring

Cheese in Elden Ring is a delicacy. You don’t have to be experienced or knowledgeable with FromSoftware’s catalogue to have it. Cheesy tactics are something every maidenless, Torrent-loving Tarnished can enjoy. The only challenge? Picking where to start! Okay, so we’re not talking about actual cheese, but rather the strategies…

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Elden Ring Update 1.04 Patches Patches, Makes Everything Else Better

Months after launch From Software is treating Elden Ring like it just came out with another enormous balance update: Patch 1.04. Elden Ring already saw one huge overhaul back in March. The update weakened some controversial items and skills (e.g. Mimic Tear and Hoarfrost Stomp). Though it also buffed numerous…

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The Hardest Thing About Elden Ring is Ending It

[The following piece has spoilers for Elden Ring. Tread lightly.] I had nearly done it. I was finally about to become the Elden Lord. The Erdtree was on fire, I bested the penultimate boss a mere stone’s throw from the final boss’ entrance, and had turned the capital city of Leyndell…

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My Journey to Seek the Best Rune Farming Spot in Elden Ring

So, I’m finally getting to the later (later-ish?) portions of Elden Ring, after almost 88 hours of the game. My old rune-farming location in Caelid (which I’ll talk about later) just isn’t cutting it anymore, even with the impressive boosts I get from the Golden Scarab Talisman (which gives about…

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I Love the Poison Mist Incantation in Elden Ring

Ever since my esteemed colleague Collin MacGregor turned me onto the fact that poison mist could be used to cheese certain strong foes in Elden Ring, I’ve been positively hooked on the incantation. It’s a beautiful, all-purpose, non-aggro spell that suits my cowardly (you might say, “cheese-friendly”) playstyle so perfectly,…

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Elden Ring Quests Added in Updates You May Have Missed

A lot of players have voraciously consumed Elden Ring content since its release in February, but did you realize that not every NPC quest was available at that time? In the recent balance patch, developer FromSoftware finished off a number of quests in Elden Ring that did not quite get over…

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How to Cheese the Draconic Tree Sentinel Boss in Elden Ring

Developer FromSoftware’s Elden Ring is finally available! Set in a gorgeously haunting setting, this dark fantasy blends together the backbreaking brutality the studio is known for with the open-world freedom of titles such as The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Players are free to explore dungeons, battle bosses, complete side quests,…

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