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The 6 Chunkiest Video Games Featuring Retrofuturist Tech

“Retrofuture” is a strange term. Contradictory, it asks us to imagine what tomorrow might look like through the lens of yesterday. This strangeness brings something else into focus: the fact that “the future” is always rooted in history. When we talk about the future, we’re not just referring to some point in time,…

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Video Game Food Is Nourishment for These Hobby Free Times

If you’re a millennial, it’s a known fact that you’ve personally killed at least three industries, businesses, or hobbies. It’s nothing to do with the housing market ladder getting pulled up in front of you, skyrocketing rent, or stagnant wages. It’s because you — yes, you reading this right now…

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Persona 5 Yakisoba Pan

FEATURES

I’m Encumbered With Quests in Outer Worlds

I may be having a slight issue with The Outer Worlds, aka, the first Fallout-style game that I’ve really gotten into. See, I’ve gotten really into it. So much so that, several hours in, I’m still in Edgewater/The Emerald Vale (the game’s starting area), because I’m doing every single side…

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RPGs, Adventure, and the Fantasy of Perpetual Growth

Just as Playboy was once read for the articles, we claim we come to RPGs for the narrative, or the characters, or the world-building. But looking at where our time is actually spent during play (and more to the point, where the design leads us) tells a different story. The…

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FEATURES

ED-E: A Review

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MICROREVIEWS

What If Capcom Made Fallout In 1988?

Our network’s video team had a simple concept. What if Fallout had been made by Capcom in the late 80s? What it look like? What would it play like? If you guessed “the Genesis port of Ghouls ‘n Ghosts doing a medley of Fallout‘s greatest hits,” you’d be eerily correct.…

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FEATURES

Fallout 76 Glitch Guide – Power Armor, Item Duplication, Fusion Cores

Fallout 76 has to be one of Bethesda’s buggiest games yet. And that’s saying something (just look up the PS3 version of Skyrim). While not every glitch is completely game-breaking, the game does feature some of the best glitches in recent memory. And by best, I mean the most interesting and/or…

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Fallout 76 Glitch

GUIDES

Fallout 76: How to Launch a Nuke

Fallout 76 isn’t the easiest game to play. Not because of the game’s difficulty, but because of some interesting design choices and slew of bugs—all of which are outlined in this handy, dandy review. That’s not to say Fallout 76 is completely devoid of fun activities, though. Running into a group of…

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Fallout 76 Launch a Nuke

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Fallout 76 Review: Time to Log Out and Pack Up

I can’t play anymore Fallout 76 — not like this, anyway. I don’t think I’ve “beaten” Bethesda’s multiplayer experiment, but I’m certainly done with it after so many stressful, bug-filled hours. I do not like this game on just about any level. Although I do enjoy it, superficially and fleetingly, from time…

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REVIEWS

Fallout 76 Guide – How to Pick Up Camp and Build the Best Base

Life in Fallout 76 has been rough these past few days—at least that little slice called West Virginia. I’ve yet to visit any other states since the nukes fell. Enemies are everywhere, large areas of land are soaked with radiation, and there isn’t much clean water. Not all of these…

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Fallout 76 Pick Up Camp

GUIDES

Fallout 76 PVP Guide – Pacifist Mode and How to Deal With Griefing

Vault-Tec has charged the inhabitants of Fallout 76 with re-colonizing West Virginia. That’s not the easiest task, considering the state of things. Towns are littered with the remains of those who didn’t make it to a Vault or the few who ventured out prior to Reclamation Day. Super Mutants have…

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Fallout 76 PVP

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