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Quake Champions: First Impressions

For the second time in two years, DOOM developer Id Software is blending ’90s shooter ideas with modern trends to revive one of its classic franchises. After id Software’s extremely successful revival of Doom last year, the developer has moved to revitalize its classic multiplayer shooter series, Quake. Announced at …

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Marvel vs Capcom Infinite: First Impressions

Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite streamlines the series so it’s more fun for newcomers, while maintaining the intense technical action for competition. There was a time, not so long ago, when it seemed like we’d never get to play another Marvel vs. Capcom game. When Capcom removed the Marvel vs. Capcom …

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Wilson's Heart (Oculus Rift) First Impressions

Wilson’s Heart brings players into a 40’s monster movie full of iconic foes and supernatural dread. A few genres of video game really lend themselves to virtual reality. First-person shooters excel with the technology, because shooting while wearing a headset and a motion controller that stands in for your hand …

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‘Has-Been Heroes’ First Impressions

Has-Been Heroes’ frustrating difficulty hampers the experience, but it’s a blast in small bursts. The roguelike is a remarkably difficult game genre to develop for, due to the nature of procedural level and enemy generation. Trine series developer Frozenbyte is trying its hand at the hard-to-define genre with Has-Been Heroes, a …

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‘Tacoma': First Impressions

Fullbright takes us on a hands-on tour of Tacoma, the studio’s anxiously-anticipated follow-up to Gone Home. Developer Fullbright’s follow-up to its 2013 indie darling Gone Home forgoes its predecessor’s suburban setting for a futuristic trip to the stars. Set in 2088 on a mysteriously abandoned space station, Tacoma tasks players …

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'Persona 5' First Impressions

‘Persona 5’ makes important improvements where the series needed it most. The Persona games are totally unique in the world of role-playing games (RPGs). They aren’t fantasy or sci-fi, but take place in a modern-day Japan rife with folklore about demons and spirits that live all around people, unseen. Beyond …

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'Mass Effect: Andromeda' First Impressions

‘Mass Effect: Andromeda‘ feels action-packed, but also nails the story and exploration of a role-playing epic. If, as many critics proclaimed, the original Mass Effect trilogy was the truest game adaptation of Star Wars, then Andromeda feels more like a pivot towards J.J. Abrams’ modern, action-heavy take on Star Trek. There’s …

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R-Motion Golf First Impressions

R-Motion Golf offers an affordable alternative to hitting the links, without ever leaving your home. Whether it’s the snow and ice of winter, or the rain showers and thunder storms of spring and summer, golf isn’t a year-round sport for most in the U.S. That’s one reason why expensive indoor …

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‘Ghost Recon Wildlands’: First Impressions

Ghost Recon Wildlands is promising, but forget about going it alone. The Tom Clancy franchise of games — which includes Splinter Cell, The Division, and Ghost Recon — falls somewhere on the spectrum between stealth/tactical and high-action shooting. Ghost Recon Wildlands, a de facto reboot for the tactical shooter franchise, …

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Nokia 6, Nokia 5, Nokia 3 Smartphones First Impressions

Why it matters to you Nokia’s back … sort of. HMD is taking the reins, and the company is highlighting durability and battery life as highlights of its new phones. HMD Global, the company licensing Nokia’s name, unveiled two new smartphones Sunday, as well as a feature phone to drum up …

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