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The Last of Us: Joel teaching Ellie to shoot

Top 10 Games…

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Welcome, finally, to the top ten games of the 2010s. It has been a long decade with tons of beloved games making everlasting changes to our hearts, minds, and memories. Here are the ones that were found by our staff to be the best of the past ten years.…
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Gameplay

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This is a smörgåsbord if ever there was one. While it’s not the most impressive year of the decade, just about everybody got something out of 2019; even gamers from the ’90s were represented with two remakes from that era, Resident Evil 2 and The Legend of Zelda: Link’s…
Read Dead Redemption II

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There’s nothing I love more than a good story with compelling characters, and 2018 delivered on an unprecedented level. Almost every single entry on this list is worth a replay just for the narrative. I don’t want to know the time it took to develop stories as impressive as…
Hollow Knight Cover Art

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  Independent games are to AAA games as cement is to a city. Cement is in our streets, our sidewalks, and our buildings. Everything from the greatest of cities to the smallest of towns likely uses cement in some capacity. It’s a fundamental building block of a city that…

PlayStation Year-In-Review 2019

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2019 has been a very interesting year for PlayStation and not exactly in an exclusively positive way. It hasn’t been an awful year by any stretch of the imagination, but it certainly wasn’t like 2018. Was it a downgrade? In some respects, it was. In others, it has greatly…
Firewatch

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  2016, compared to the years from the 2010s that preceded it, set a new bar for how densely you can pack a year with adventure. This year specializes in creating bloodshot eyes, cramping thumbs, hyperactive computer fans, and five hours of sleep every night. Developers took the years…

Critiquing and Revising…

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Warning: This article contains heavy spoilers for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. I recommend viewing the film regardless of this article as it is the kind of movie most people should see it before critiquing it. I should clear the air before starting this essay. Under no circumstance do…
The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt

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Film has The Lord of the Rings, television has Game of Thrones, tabletop has Dungeons and Dragons, and the gaming industry has games like Dark Souls and Dragon Age. However, even these universally praised and beloved titles are given a run for their money by a couple of the…
The Game Awards 2019

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As the years have passed, Geoff Keighley has built The Game Awards into something tremendously meaningful in the gaming industry. With his leadership, it has become the most important awards show for developers, publishers, and gamings of all walks of life. While it’s easy to call it the Oscars of gaming,…
Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

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  2014 marked the first full year of the current console generation, but somehow, Nintendo found a way to overshadow that and put out hit after hit on the WiiU and 3DS. Including honorable mentions, Nintendo has a hand in six of the games on this list. Overall, this…

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Mass Effect 2

92% of Mass Effect Players Chose Paragon

Mass Effect fans apparently error on the side of mercy… yep… this is the big story on Sick Critic for today. As a series, Mass Effect has shipped more than…

February 22, 2020, 62
Animal Crossing New Horizons Rain

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Lets You Customize ALL THE THINGS

Seeing as there’s only a month left until launch, there’s been a curious information drought for Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Thankfully, today’s Nintendo Direct landed just in time to answer…

February 20, 2020, 170
Image Taken from Yacht Club Games website. depicts date and time for their new presentation in white text over an orange background

Shovel Knight Developer Yacht Club Games to Host Live Presentation

The developer of Shovel Knight, Yacht Club Games, will be holding a presentation to show off its upcoming projects. This will mark the second time the developer has made announcements…

February 19, 2020, 130
7th Sector Review

7th Sector Review – The Seventh Circle

“This city is an empty glass. Words do nothing. No one sleeps.”   Y’know what puzzle games need? Visible spectacle! Forget fancy gimmicks and sharp writing, shove it all in…

February 19, 2020, 126
Kingdom Hearts on Xbox One

Kingdom Hearts HD Collections Now Available on Xbox One

Xbox One fans have been deprived of the pre-Kingdom Hearts III games for long enough. Kingdom Hearts is finally arriving on Xbox One in full force, with Kingdom Hearts HD…

February 18, 2020, 131
PlayStation Logo

Sony Reportedly Wrestling With Expensive PlayStation 5 Parts, Uncertain Retail Price

Sony’s silence on their next-generation system has tested the patience of gamers hungry for more information, and this new report from Bloomberg may contextualize the absence of PS5 updates. Due…

February 16, 2020, 229
Pokimane

Pokimane Donates $50,000 to UC Irvine for Esports Scholarship

Pokimane (Imane Anys), a well-known Twitch streamer and YouTube personality, donated $50,000 to University of California Irvine according to an announcement by the university this past Thursday, February 13, to…

February 15, 2020, 305
FF7 Remake Opening Cinematic

Final Fantasy VII Remake’s Opening Movie Will Give You Goosebumps

Despite a lengthy development time and a handful of delays, Final Fantasy VII Remake will finally land in the hands of eager gamers on April 10. With only two months…

February 14, 2020, 151
Stardew Valley 2

Two New Games in the Works from Stardew Valley Creator

Just last month, farming simulation sensation Stardew Valley hit a 10 million units sold milestone, today the game’s creator Eric Barone (Concerned Ape) shared a little tidbit about his future ambitions.…

February 12, 2020, 155
Image of Skellboy Title Menu. Has the text "Skellboy" over a grassy backdrop

Skellboy Review – Malnourished

Skellboy is an action-adventure game that sees you taking control of a freshly risen-from-the-grave skeleton who, of course, is tasked with saving a world in peril. Developed by small studio…

February 10, 2020, 246