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‘The Beginner’s Guide’, A New Prison by the Developer of ‘The Stanley Parable’

The Beginner's Guide focuses on our relationship to a game's developer and how the way that we interpret games may or may not create impositions on games and their developers, on art and the artist.

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‘The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth’: Our Ongoing Love Affair with the Twisted Mind of Edmund McMillen

The evolution of this game corresponds to the core idea of Isaac himself, a steadily growing monstrosity that becomes continually more twisted and more interesting with each gross addition to itself.

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‘Bedlam’: A Tour of 90s Era Gaming

Bedlam starts with such potential, but squanders all of it by the end.

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You’ll Move Through ‘Skyshine’s Bedlam’ Like a Board Game

Skyshine's Bedlam is an inviting roguelike that proves the journey is more important than the destination.

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‘Super Mario Maker’: A Populist Reinterpretation of a Classic

Super Mario Maker contains within it everything that 2D Mario has ever been and ultimately everything it will ever be. It encapsulates and presents Mario in both his best and worst light.

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Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture

Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture is a good story told by a terrible storyteller.

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‘Dream’ Makes a Case for the Waking Life

Far be it for me to decide for you what your opinions on walking simulators are, but Dream is one caught between the worlds of self-proclaimed “art games” and traditionally designed goal-oriented games.

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‘Kyn’ Is a Straightforward Enough RPG in the Best Way Possible

Kyn is generic, but somehow it is generic in the most intriguing way that a fantasy game could be.

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24 Aug 2015 // 6:42 AM

Sorcery!: Episode 3

If you don't limit me by telling me what is possible, then I'll be far more interested in the journey that I have been sent on.

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‘The 100 Greatest Console Video Games’ Chooses Style Over Substance

This is an accessible boilerplate encyclopedia of vintage game history that eschews analysis for rudimentary information and attractive presentation.

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Dead Synchronicity: Tomorrow Is Today

Some of Dead Synchronicity's attempts at “ripping away the veneer of civility to show man's true nature” are downright comical.

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‘Godzilla’ Holds Its Fun Hostage

Godzilla is a love letter to the giant lizard in all his incarnations, and it's a cynical abuse of that love.

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Ends Should Not Concern Us in ‘Hand of Fate’

It is the journey that makes Hand of Fate interesting, the play of the game that matters.

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‘Her Story’ Asks You to Learn Your Story

The game only ends when you let it end, when you’re satisfied that you’ve gotten all of its story, or when you’re simply satisfied with its story.

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Rebuild 3: Gangs of Deadsville

Rebuild 3 is a game about city management, managing that city's populace, its food supply, its resources, and the zombie hordes that surround it.

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‘Sunset’ Is a Tale of Objects

Sunset is an experiment in telling a story through the objects that people interact with.

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Hacking Reality with ‘Axiom Verge’

Axiom Verge is the best game you won't remember playing.

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‘The Weaponographist’: A Casual Roguelike?

The Weaponigraphist approximates a hardcore gaming experience, while not really actually being all that hardcore.

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‘Toren’ and the Art of Mythmaking

Toren does everything that games are supposed to be excellent at while also providing all the things that games need most right now. It looks stunning, it sounds incredible, and every moment of play is filled with importance.

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Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

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