PLAY DAYS 2022

Here’s Why Each Day of the Devs Indie Title Was Fascinating

With Day of the Devs now largely becoming a streaming event for the world to enjoy, some part of me does miss the old warehouse event spaces. In previous years of Day of the Devs, I would go early in the morning, take a little notebook, and play a bunch…

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How Aaryn Flynn’s Survival Game Nightingale Avoids Colonialist Pitfalls

When Aaryn Flynn left the role of BioWare’s General Manager, no one really expected a game like Nightingale to be his next project. The survival adventure game is a far cry from his previous work on series like Mass Effect and Dragon Age, titles that more or less built his reputation, so…

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Cuphead Does Not Get Drunk If You Pour Alcohol Into His Head & Other Thoughts

I beat the Cuphead: Delicious Last Course demo at Summer Games Fest. I had time between appointments, so I sat down on the strangely-deep couches in front of the demo station and figured I would inevitably beat it in an hour. I got nearly every achievement in the first game, so…

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Street Fighter 6 is Really Good

I approached Street Fighter 6 this weekend expecting to be disappointed. You can’t really expect to be disappointed, I suppose, but the game had a number of things working against it from the outset. To begin with, when I made an appointment for a secret Capcom game at Summer Game Fest,…

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I Don’t Really Understand What Sonic Frontiers Wants to Be

When I was younger, I would play all these inventive, creative, revolutionary video games and then run up to my room, open a notebook full of graph paper that I was ostensibly to use for science class, and start writing down ideas and levels of my own. While these were…

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