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Stiq Figures, April 28 - May 4: Genre starting points edition

Welcome to Stiq Figures, where the sales data is after the break and the posts don't matter. Gaming genres are a nice tool when you're looking for a particular style of game, but playing it too safe can get stale and cheat you out of experiences you'd never expect to enjoy. Yes, there's the risk...

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Stiq Figures, April 21 - 27: Games ruined by lost saves edition

Welcome to Stiq Figures, where the sales data is after the break and the posts don't matter. Video games are great and all, but it's amazing how many hours some of them can drain from your life. It isn't tough to get interested in a well-developed alternate universe that desperately needs a hero...

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Stiq Figures, April 14 - 20: This game is great and no one knows it edition

Welcome to Stiq Figures, where the sales data is after the break and the posts don't matter. Some games achieve a certain clout near their release, a status that results in everyone just knowing about them. It was rare to have to introduce people to Mario Kart 64, Crash Bandicoot or Halo - word...

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Stiq Figures, April 7 - 13: Best opening numbers edition

Welcome to Stiq Figures, where the sales data is after the break and the posts don't matter. If you're going to send me on a 30-plus hour adventure, you've gotta sell me on the time investment first. Creating an opening that compels players to press on is a challenge every development team...

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Stiq Figures, March 31 - April 6: Do we want more remakes edition

Welcome to Stiq Figures, where the sales data is after the break and the posts don't matter. Remakes can be a great excuse to revisit classic games, or they can serve as a second chance for people that missed out on the project's original release. There are plenty of recent ports that will help...

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Stiq Figures, March 24 - 30: Pinball wizard edition

Welcome to Stiq Figures, where the sales data is after the break and the posts don't matter. Okay, so I'm a pinball enthusiast, not a wizard. I've always loved trying out new pinball tables whenever I come across them, but before I outgrew allowances, my quarters usually landed in The Simpsons,...

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Stiq Figures, March 17 - 23: User-created content edition

Welcome to Stiq Figures, where the sales data is after the break and the posts don't matter. Game developers can make some pretty great content, as evidenced by the games we've collectively been glued to over the past few decades. It makes sense, too - they've got the knowledge, the tool set and...

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Stiq Figures, March 10 - 16: StreetPassing is great edition

Welcome to Stiq Figures, where the sales data is after the break and the posts don't matter. I'm not used to finding people to StreetPass with. I never managed to do it during my last two years on a campus of 10,000 students, and it's the same story in my current home in the suburban outskirts....

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Stiq Figures, March 3 - 9: Favorite special consoles edition

Welcome to Stiq Figures, where the sales data is after the break and the posts don't matter. When you want a console near its launch, it's less about what color it is and more about getting your hands on one. I've only waited in a launch line once - my friends and I scoped out the store we...

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Stiq Figures, February 24 - March 2: Best licensed games edition

Welcome to Stiq Figures, where the sales data is after the break and the posts don't matter. This week's release of South Park: The Stick of Truth reminded us of how satisfying it is when a licensed game doesn't end up resembling a pile of burning trash. The idea of turning our favorite shows or...

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