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Outlast 'Whistleblower' review: Dismemberment plan

This is a review for Outlast's "Whistleblower" DLC, it contains spoilers for the main campaign and DLC. As the developer of a horror game, where do you go after brutally chopping off your main character's appendages? After chasing your protagonist down hallways dripping with blood and locking him...

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MLB 14: The Show PS4 review: Pretty as a pitcher

This review covers the differences between the PS3 and PS4 versions of MLB 14: The Show. Gameplay remains largely unaltered, so you'll find our original PS3 review after the break. Unlike sports games that transitioned between past console generations, the PS3 and PS4 versions of MLB 14: The Show...

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 review: Who am I?

The latest Spider-Man game is a cry for help. Yes, there's breezy swinging through New York corridors on a silky strand, and the Cirque du Soleil-style beatdowns that make Spidey so fun to watch, but don't let the swagger fool you. For reasons that go unexplained by the plot, The Amazing...

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​2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil review: Qualifier

The FIFA World Cup is one of the grandest, most cherished sporting events in the world. The quadrennial competition pits teams of the best soccer players on the planet against one another, each representing dozens of nations (hundreds in the qualifying stages). To do the competition justice, a...

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Mario Golf: World Tour review: In the rough

Nintendo continues to infuse its standalone sports games with the whimsy and vibrant stylings of the Mushroom Kingdom to make the mundane feel a little magical, and if there's any sport that needs an excitement elixir, it's golf. I love the nuances and deliberate pace of the sport, but I'm also not...

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Daylight review: Whistling in the dark

Daylight is a procedurally generated horror game, promising players a new spooky environment and a new experience every time they play. That's the game's big selling point, or so developer Zombie Studios would have you believe. The truth is that procedural generation is one of Daylight's least...

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Child of Light review: Roses are red, violets are blue, this game is okay

It took me several hours to realize what was troubling me about Child of Light. It's a stunning game, with lovely music, endearing characters and complex combat mechanics - in short, a laundry list of RPG aspects that I adore. And yet something was off. I flew, I slew, searched the landscape...

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Kirby: Triple Deluxe review: Maximum pink

Kirby's an adventurous little guy, taking frequent breaks from his side-scrolling roots to explore other genres, often to great success. His experimental efforts, like Kirby: Canvas Curse and the recent Kirby Mass Attack, have informed subsequent games in the series, and even his traditional...

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Hitman Go review: The game of death

Hitman Go is the one thing previous games in the series have never been: subtle. In earlier outings, directing Agent 47 through each gruesome assassination occasionally required some subtle thinking. Do I hide in that dumpster? Do I dress up like a clown and sneak through the kitchen? But no matter...

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NES Remix 2 review: Once more, with feeling

Trial gauntlets like the NES Remix series have a tough balance to strike. They need to nail their core concept – in NES Remix's case, slicing classic games into brief, enjoyable challenges – but they also need to be compelling enough to keep players from saying "I wish I was playing the...

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