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The Most Relaxing Nintendo Switch Games

Gaming is a land of contrasts. Sometimes, you’re looking for a nail-bitingly difficult experience that demands all your attention. Other times, you just want to vibe. Here, then, are some of the most relaxing Nintendo Switch games out there, for when you’re just looking to chill out and have a…

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Stardew Valley And Haunted Chocolatier May Have “Some Shared Lore”

Stardew Valley creator Eric Barone (ConcernedApe) is busy at work with his next game, Haunted Chocolatier.  And while there’s still no concrete date for Barone’s next release, the developer took to Twitter to share a glimpse at his progress and answer a few fan questions. Mostly, folks are dying to…

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Haunted Chocolatier Stardew Valley similarities are there, but maybe not in the ways you expect.

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PSA: This Stardew Valley Mod Makes Combat A Million Times Better

Some of the best Stardew Valley mods are often for tiny tweaks you may have never thought of, and the Turn to Your Enemies add-on is no different. No more swinging at the wall while dying to mobs of Lava Bats, thank god. The Turn to Your Enemies gameplay mod…

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This Stardew Valley mod fixes how you face enemies in combat.

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Reviewing 8 Video Games by How Good It Feels To Chop Down a Tree

If a video game has crafting, it’s basically guaranteed that you’re going to be chopping down trees at some point. It’s a decades old gaming ritual that’s so common you hardly even think about it. But what if we did think about it? What if we ignored graphics, story, music,…

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The 9 Best Games Like Stardew Valley, for Farming Sim or Romance Fans

Farming sims have exploded in popularity, and the best games like Stardew Valley can be hard to find since there’s so much to sift through. With over 20 million copies sold (and now selling faster than ever), it’s no wonder the genre has become a continuous stream of pixely lookalikes…

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There's tons of simulation and managmenet games simliar to Stardew, including Rune Factory, Harvest Moon, Story of Seasons, and My Time at Portia.

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Stardew Valley Leah Guide – Gifts, Schedule, House Location

As an upstart farmer in Stardew Valley, there’s nothing like having someone with an artistic flair around to accompany your rustic taste in home decor, and Leah agrees! The wandering artist makes a wonderful life companion, occasionally crafting beautiful sculptures and even teaching you how to paint – if she…

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Stardew Valley Has Sold Over 20 Million Copies

We’re all still enchanted with Stardew Valley. Six years after its debut, the darling farming life sim has hit a new sales milestone with over 20 million copies sold, and there’s no sign that popularity is dying down. Speaking to PC Gamer, creator Eric Barone confirmed his beloved indie project…

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Stardew Valley Best Farm Layouts Guide – Beginner Tips

Fortunately for new farmers headed to Stardew Valley, the real estate market out there is pretty darn good. In fact, first-time movers to the quaint yet scenic Pelican Town are given several options to choose from when deciding which type of farm their late grandfather left them in his will.…

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Stardew Valley Developer Reveals New Title, Haunted Chocolatier

ConcernedApe, also known outside game development as Eric Barone, is also best known as the developer of seminal farming/life sim game Stardew Valley. On Twitter today, ConcernedApe abruptly announced that he had something to reveal today, linking to an undetailed YouTube video that premiered in the afternoon. Barone revealed a brand…

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Final Fantasy XIV Player Mods Emet-Selch Romance Into Stardew Valley

When I interviewed Final Fantasy XIV director Naoki Yoshida in May, I asked him about the community’s enduring enthusiasm over the concept of NPC dating. It’s a request he gets often, so it’s something he’s thought much about and won’t completely rule out. However, he shared just how tricky it…

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Gaming in the Time of Coronavirus Fuels the Social Aspect There All Along

You’re lying on a beach in the Northern Hemisphere. In a dream a cartoon dog named DJ KK is softly strumming the guitar and telling you that when you open your eyes. Soon you’ll awake to a new reality. “Crafting is quite simple, provided you have the right recipes,” the Raccoon…

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12 Video Games You Can Play to Ease Your Anxiety During Quarantine

Hi, hello. It’s been a rough last few weeks, hasn’t it? Chances are you had enough to worry about before a global pandemic. And now, you’ve been thrust into a world in which the extremely valid problems you were stressing over probably feel distant compared to how they are now. You’re…

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Stardew Valley Fishing Guide – Where and When to Catch the Legendary Fish

One of the most prominent themes of Stardew Valley is freedom. Removing yourself from the shackles of a sterile and uncaring corporate machine to tend the earth is, on its own, enough to appeal to the most stone-hearted of us. But that throughline touches on much more than growing crops. In Stardew Valley…

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Stardew Valley Sebastian Guide – Gifts, Schedule, How to Romance

One of the most prominent themes of Stardew Valley is freedom. Removing yourself from the shackles of a sterile and uncaring corporate machine to tend the earth is, on its own, enough to appeal to the most stone-hearted of us. But that throughline touches on much more than growing crops. In Stardew…

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Stardew Valley Greenhouse Guide – How to Repair the Greenhouse and What Crops to Grow Inside

In many ways, Stardew Valley is a game of momentumm; you start with only bit of money and a handful of seeds to plant, and are expected to snowball them into a veritable farming empire. Throughout Spring, Summer, and Fall, you’ll build upon the wealth you’ve amassed in the previous season in…

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Stardew Valley Crops Guide – The Best Crops for Each Season

Farming can be a lucrative endeavor, but it can also be overwhelming. There are dozens of crops to choose from in Stardew Valley, each worth varying amounts of gold, and requiring different amounts of time to grow. As the seasons rotate, so do the veggie seeds and saplings available for…

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Stardew Valley Gifts Guide – Everyone’s Favorite Gifts

One of the most prominent themes of Stardew Valley is freedom. Removing yourself from the shackles of a sterile and uncaring corporate machine to tend the earth is, on its own, enough to appeal to the most stone-hearted of us. But that throughline touches on much more than growing crops. In Stardew…

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Stardew Valley Penny Guide – Gifts, Schedule, How to Romance

One of the most prominent themes of Stardew Valley is freedom. Removing yourself from the shackles of a sterile and uncaring corporate machine to tend the earth is, on its own, enough to appeal to the most stone-hearted of us. But that throughline touches on much more than growing crops. In Stardew…

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Stardew Valley Tips Guide – 8 Tips to Get Your Farm Off the Ground

In early December, ConcernedApe dropped the much-anticipated 1.4 gameplay patch into the picturesque world of Stardew Valley. The update brought a windfall of new features to the beloved farming sim, such as new events for the Pelican Town citizens, the ability to farm fish, 60 new items, a host of cosmetic…

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Stardew Valley Meets Good Omens in a New Mod

Mods for famed farming sim Stardew Valley aren’t new — fans have added everything from lightsabers to Pokemon to the game. But a recent project by modder Thunderhead Fred goes a step beyond adding items or changing sprites: it adds a whole character with hundreds of lines of unique dialogue. And…

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