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Essential Weekend Reading: The Overwatch Keyboard Controversy, Nioh's High Difficulty

As we head into the weekend, we highlight the week's most important stories and features.

Blackwood Crossing Weaves a Narrative Spell, with Some Puzzles to Spare

Fans of first-person adventure games should definitely look forward to developer PaperSeven's early 2017 debut.

Maize: A First-Person Adventure that Wants to Make You Laugh

Sentient corn and a curmudgeonly, Russian teddy bear make up Finish Line Games' attempt to instill this burgeoning genre with humor.

P.O.L.L.E.N PC Review: Close Encounters

Mindfield Games' creepy, claustrophobic sci-fi mystery brings the first-person adventure to some great places.

Firewatch PlayStation 4 Review: Into the Woods

Campo Santo's debut provides some great, low-key character drama—even if the end may leave you feeling a little empty.

The Gateway Guide to Walking Simulators

Where should you start with this often misunderstood genre? Check out our list of the best games that opt for atmosphere instead of action.

Homesick's Inspired Light/Dark Mechanic Adds a Great Twist to First-Person Puzzles

Lucky Pause's atmospheric, abandoned backdrop isn't just fun to explore—it'll test your mind as well.

Sunset PC Review: Decline and Fall

Tale of Tales' environmental storytelling game definitely offers an experience you've never had before—even if it takes a bit too long to make its point.