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Magus is the worst game I've played this year, but I'd be lying if I said I didn't enjoy it. Bad games typically fall into one of two categories. Many are bad because they're mechanically awkward or otherwise deeply flawed in terms of controls, making them frustrating to play. The second category is much rarer. These games are poorly conceived but otherwise...

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Joystiq Weekly: Batman: Arkham Knight, our South Park review and more

Welcome to Joystiq Weekly, a "too long; didn't read" of each week's biggest stories, reviews and original content. Each category's top story is introduced with a reactionary gif, because moving pictures aren't just for The Daily Prophet. Rocksteady revealed its return to the Batman series this...

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Magus review: Best worst game

Magus is the worst game I've played this year, but I'd be lying if I said I didn't enjoy it. Bad games typically fall into one of two categories. Many are bad because they're mechanically awkward or otherwise deeply flawed in terms of controls, making them frustrating to play. The second...

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Magus is magical fantasy in a godless world

It's pronounced "may-jus," apparently. Magus, the first game developed by mainly Japanese-RPG publisher Aksys, launched on PSN on February 25. It's co-developed by Japanese company Black Tower Studios, and President Richie Casper says it's fantasy with a focus on humans, not orcs or...

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PSN Tuesday: Thief, Pac-Man Museum, Lords of Shadow 2

The PlayStation Store updated today with new games across every platform, led by the launches of Thief and Basement Crawl on PS4. Thief joins another new release in Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 on PS3 this week. PS3 owners can pick up The Batman Bundle, which includes Batman: Arkham Origins...

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Magus, first game developed by Aksys, out on PS3 Feb. 25

Niche publisher Aksys will dip a toe into untested waters with this month's PlayStation 3 release of Magus, the first game the studio is tackling in a co-development role. The Virtue's Last Reward publisher previously announced that it would develop Magus in partnership with Japanese developer...

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