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Destiny 2 is Like Sharing a Bottle of Cheap Liquor With Friends - I'll Remember the Hi-jinx Above Everything Else

Just like watching a terrible film with a group of friends and some bottles of cheap alcohol, Destiny 2 is so much better when played socially. Friends make all the difference.

Destiny 2 is Gorgeous, so Where's the Photo Mode Bungie?

When a game is this pretty, you just want to take pictures, so why isn't there a Photo Mode built into Destiny 2?

Destiny 2 and the Asteroid Blues, Part One: Press L2 for Lore

FIELD NOTES | Caty's strapped on her space boots in Destiny 2, treading through familiar space ground.

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Destiny 2 is Like Sharing a Bottle of Cheap Liquor With Friends - I'll Remember the Hi-jinx Above Everything Else

Just like watching a terrible film with a group of friends and some bottles of cheap alcohol, Destiny 2 is so much better when played socially. Friends make all the difference.

Destiny 2 is Gorgeous, so Where's the Photo Mode Bungie?

When a game is this pretty, you just want to take pictures, so why isn't there a Photo Mode built into Destiny 2?

Destiny 2 and the Asteroid Blues, Part One: Press L2 for Lore

FIELD NOTES | Caty's strapped on her space boots in Destiny 2, treading through familiar space ground.

I'm Cold, Part One: The Long Dark's Bid For Actual Survival

FIELD NOTES | The Long Dark is actually out, so for diary number one, we inspect its satisfyingly logical depiction of survival.

Welcome to the Jungle, Part 3: Humanity Isn't Worth Saving in Tokyo Jungle

FIELD NOTES: Inside the bittersweet ending of the post-apocalyptic arcade survival game Tokyo Jungle.

Welcome to the Jungle, Part 2: Tokyo Jungle's Unpredictable Ecosystem

FIELD NOTES: Animal hierarchies rise just as much as they fall in the post-apocalyptic arcade survival game Tokyo Jungle.

Welcome to the Jungle, Part 1: Tokyo Jungle’s Resurrected City

FIELD NOTES: Caty revisits her favorite Pomeranian, the star of the post-apocalyptic arcade survival game Tokyo Jungle.

Life on the Farm, Part 3: Bidding Adieu to a Game I Would Have Loved in Another Life

FIELD NOTES: Caty says farewell to another gaming missed connection. She'll miss her farm cat, but it's onto greener pastures.

Life on the Farm, Part 2: The Distracted Humdrum of Stardew Valley

FIELD NOTES: Caty's been "playing" Stardew Valley, if you call hardly paying attention to it at all while listening to podcasts "playing."

Life on the Farm, Part 1: Welcoming Stardew Valley's Escapist Fantasy

FIELD NOTES: Caty's kicking off her new diary series as she gets acquainted with the farming simulation Stardew Valley.