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Sensing the need for some good old-fashioned dog-based hilarity, Bandai Namco delivered the good boy.
The digital ecosystem is undergoing its biggest shakeup since 2005.
As developers gear up for the next generation, 2019 looks slimmer than recent years.
STARTING SCREEN | 2018 was a year of big games with a lot of caveats, making this year's end of the year deliberations more varied than ever.
STARTING SCREEN | It doesn't take a detective to figure out why the Sonic the Hedgehog movie poster isn't a hit.
STARTING SCREEN | How does 2018 measure up among the best years of this console generation?
STARTING SCREEN | Online service games can generous outrageous profits, but their potential for disaster is often high.
STARTING SCREEN | Opinion on Fallout 76 was mixed from the start, but no one could have predicted that it would stumble this badly out of the gate.
STARTING SCREEN | The Pokemon marketing machine takes a risk and scores another huge win.
STARTING SCREEN | To be disappointed is human, but to keep that disappointment in perspective is divine.
STARTING SCREEN | Licensing issues and questionable choices keep PS1 from reaching its potential.
STARTING SCREEN | Red Dead Redemption 2 will undoubtedly be an amazing looking game. But there are some potential drawbacks to being a prequel.
STARTING SCREEN | Rockstar has been dealing with these issues for a long time now.
STARTING SCREEN | Fallout 76's storytelling is receiving plenty of positive mention, but it still loses a crucial aspect of the core games.
STARTING SCREEN | Games like Assassin's Creed Odyssey are longer than ever. And you know what? That's fine.
STARTING SCREEN | Pokemon launched in North America 20 years ago this week, and the sensation still hasn't ended.
STARTING SCREEN | Nintendo Switch Online launches tomorrow, and details are annoyingly scarce.
STARTING SCREEN | A community picks up the pieces after an unspeakable tragedy.
STARTING SCREEN | A mass shooting casts a pall over the Madden competitive community, and over gaming as a whole.
STARTING SCREEN | No ROMs means no way to play a lot of classic RPGs that still don't have legitimate releases (and probably never will).
STARTING SCREEN | The IGN plagiarism incident spotlights the odd role played by game reviews.
STARTING SCREEN | Hollow Knight leads a fantastically strong crop of recent metroidvanias.
STARTING SCREEN | Chasm, La-Mulana 2, and Iconoclasts almost felt like mythical games, and in 2018, they're finally here.
STARTING SCREEN | Weirdly, part of being an adult is realizing stuff for kids isn't meant for you.
STARTING SCREEN | I tried to escape, but Niantic keeps dragging me back in.
STARTING SCREEN | We have more summer gaming memories, look ahead to Octopath Traveler, and more.
STARTING SCREEN | Why Ubisoft's new racer is hampered by its premise, and all the rest of the week's headlines.
STARTING SCREEN | An ode to Sony's handheld, this week's releases, and more.
STARTING SCREEN | The nightmare that is February 2019, Square Enix Avengers is a no-show so far, and more.
STARTING SCREEN | E3 2006 is still an infamous show, and I was there. It was something.
STARTING SCREEN | If an IP dies in the woods, should a publisher still slap a 2 on it?
STARTING SCREEN | The humble Game Boy Advance follow-up to Symphony of the Night managed to live up to its predecessor—and even exceed it in some ways.
STARTING SCREEN | Kick off your week with Persona, Knuckle Sandwich's free demo, and Avengers: Infinity War.
STARTING SCREEN | Shenmue's dueling identities, Rampage, and more.
STARTING SCREEN | The Persona series is one that's built on deep character development, which is not a short-term anime series' strong suit.
STARTING SCREEN | The older you get, the easier it is to appreciate Square Enix's 16-bit RPG masterpiece.
STARTING SCREEN | Tomb Raider's ongoing success in the movie theaters, Ni No Kuni 2's excellent soundtrack, and more.
STARTING SCREEN | On what we can learn from Age of Empire's new release, Ni No Kuni 2, and more.
STARTING SCREEN | Thoughts on the game industry's big meeting with Donald Trump, this week's upcoming games, and more.
STARTING SCREEN | And neither do a lot of other games.
STARTING SCREEN | The uncertain future of Metal Gear Solid, Caty's Alt-Game Corner, and more!
STARTING SCREEN | Stretching the limits of the RPG.
STARTING SCREEN | Even though the IOC recognizes esports as a sport, the field has a long way to go for Olympics recognition.
STARTING SCREEN | Why Monster Hunter: World's hunts feel massive but grounded.
STARTING SCREEN | As someone who writes about games for a living, I usually don't have the time to chase 100 percent completions. Celeste is changing that.
STARTING SCREEN | The linear single-player game isn't dead, but it is on the struggle.
STARTING SCREEN | We'd love to get around to Monster Hunter World, but there's that little matter of Dragon Quest Builders coming to the Switch...
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