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Minecraft RTX ray-tracing beta preview: The win Nvidia needs

Minecraft's RTX ray-tracing beta is landing on PC after months of teasers. It's a game-changing update that might push you to buy an Nvidia RTX video card.
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TurboGrafx-16 Mini Review: Hardcore retro joy for everyone

The latest retro console to get the rerelease treatment is the TurboGrafx-16 Mini, and it's a real joy. However, some of the games are a serious challenge.

Final Fantasy VII Remake review: Thundaga can’t strike twice

After generations of begging, Final Fantasy VII Remake is here. It's a captivating tale, but one that has learned nothing from the series' recent blunders.
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Call of Duty: Warzone review: Plundering the competition

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare's standalone Battle Royale package was worth the wait. Plunder is a triumph that demands your time.
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MLB The Show 20 review: Refining America’s favorite pastime

While none of the new modes or additions are game changers, they help make MLB The Show 20 the best version yet of Sony's PlayStation 4 baseball sim.
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Resident Evil 3 review: This remake is truly terrifying

The latest Resident Evil remake is a serious horror game that few will regret playing, even 20 years after the original game's debut. It's truly frightening.
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Nintendo Switch Lite review

The Switch Lite doesn't stray far from the original formula, but its changes do make a difference in its comfortable design and improved battery life
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Afterparty review: A charming game of no consequence

Afterparty tackles an interesting concept by making hell into life's afterparty, but struggles to make its gameplay rise to the occasion.
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Doom Eternal review: Gold medal gore

Doom Eternal builds on the lightning-fast action that revived the franchise with 2016's Doom. It's one of the best first-person shooters of this generation.
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Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX review: A monotonous adventure

Rescue Team DX sets out to revive a Game Boy Advance cult classic but tries too hard to make the experience accessible to all ages with misguided tweaks.
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Google Stadia review: The revolution isn’t now

Google Stadia is a cloud gaming platform that plays games remotely and beams them to your device through the Internet. Stadia delivers much of what it promised, including console-quality gaming on smartphones, but its success comes with plenty of caveats.

Four years later, Stardew Valley is still the perfect gaming vacation

What happens when a non-gamer discovers Stardew Valley four years after it was released? Total obsession, complete relaxation, and plenty of virtual farming.
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Nvidia GeForce Now review (in-depth): Great cloud gaming on a budget

Nvidia's GeForce Now is a cloud gaming service that offers access to games rendered on Nvidia's cloud hardware. It's not perfect, but it is affordable.
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Xbox Elite Controller Series 2 review: Best controller ever

Microsoft's Xbox Elite Controller Series 2 might be the best video game controller ever made. It's an easy recommendation, provided cash is no issue, thanks to its extensive customization and durable design. Read our Xbox Elite Controller Series 2 for more.
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Warcraft III Reforged review: A mediocre remaster

Warcraft 3 Reforged, a remaster of Blizzard's classic fantasy RTS, provides updated graphics and better compatibility with modern PCs. Yet a host of bugs and missing features make Warcraft 3 Reforged a mediocre update, at best.
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Pascal’s Wager review: Finally, a Souls-like for your phone

Pascal's Wager is essentially a Dark Souls game on mobile devices. Somehow, that was not a complete disaster. While mostly imitating FromSoftware, the game also has a few unique ideas that add a nice twist of strategy to the standard formula, including a "sanity" system during battles.
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PlayStation DualShock 4 Back Button Attachment review: Great upgrade, great price

The PS4's DualShock 4 controller now has two more buttons with the addition of the Back Button Attachment. The $30 accessory is the perfect complement to the original controller and adds two buttons. The design is a little bulky, but it's still a great accessory for the price.
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8BitDo Zero 2 review: This gamepad fits in your pocket

The 8BitDo Zero 2 is the tiniest controller we've ever seen, giving you a great option for playing the Nintendo Switch on the go. You'll just have to make sure you take some breaks in order to avoid the hand cramping that comes with using a controller that is less than three inches long.
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Ring Fit Adventure Review: A sweaty week in Nintendo’s ring

Nintendo's Ring Fit Adventure offers a refreshing take on working out for people of all fitness levels.
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Hand Tracking on Oculus Quest hands-on review: My immersion!

At Oculus Connect 6, Facebook unveiled a powerful new addition to the Oculus Quest: Hand-tracking. Using the cameras already built into the Quest, the software is able to sense and recreate your hands and individual finger movement in VR. Is it too good to be true?
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Call of Duty: Mobile is the best shooter I’ve played on a smartphone

Call of Duty: Mobile attempts to put the franchise's tight gameplay in the palm of your hand. It's largely successful, thanks to precise controls and attractive graphics. Call of Duty: Mobile will please fans, but probably won't win new converts. It arrives on iOS and Android later this year.
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Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order review

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is hardly the most unique take we've seen in a video game adaptation of the franchise. Despite this, its blending of several games and Star Wars tropes works, resulting in a game that excels in both combat and in quieter story-focused and exploration-heavy moments.
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Death Stranding review: Bridging the divide

Death Stranding is a technical marvel filled with innovative social components, which cements Hideo Kojima as one of gaming’s most crucial voices. However, its slow-paced, repetitive gameplay is often too high-concept for its own good, sometimes making the game more entertaining to look at than to play.
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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare review

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare manages to capture the essence of the original Modern Warfare trilogy without being held slave to its more antiquated elements. The result is Infinity Ward's best game in years, with exceptional strong campaign and competitive multiplayer modes and no-nonsense progression.
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Ghost Recon Breakpoint review: A breaking point

Ghost Recon Breakpoint is a more varied game than its predecessor Ghost Recon Wildlands, but it remains too unpolished for a major AAA release from such an acclaimed shooter franchise. Microtransactions available for several different types of items don't help to smooth out the rough edges.
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Pokémon Sword and Shield transform gym battles into a really big deal

With Pokémon Sword and Shield only a couple of months away from release, we decided to get some hands-on with it at PAX West 2019. The demo we played took us to a gym to face off against Water-type gym leader Nessa, and it quickly turned into our first-ever Dynamax battle with gigantic-sized pokémon.
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World of Warcraft Classic review: Waste your time

Fifteen years after release, why is it that World of Warcraft Classic can so easily recapture a world that slowly left it behind? Its divisive art style has helped it stand the test of time, but the same can't be said about its core mechanics. There's still lots to love here, but plenty to loath as well.
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FIFA 20 review: Volta brings flair to the familiar

FIFA 20 largely keeps teh franchise's standard pitch-based soccer intact with iterative mechanical changes, but it thrives in the street-based Volta Football mode, which is great for longtime fans and newcomers. The Frostbite engine is starting to show its age, however, and the game could use a new coat of paint.
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The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening review

The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening is a near-perfect remake of one of the best Zelda games. With a beautiful new art style, plenty of welcome improvements, and a ton more collectibles to find, Link's Awakening is brilliant for both newcomers and longtime fans. Chamber Dungeons is a dud, though.
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Razer Huntsman Tournament Edition review: All pro, no fun

The Razer Huntsman Tournament Edition is a keyboard made for e-sports. It ups the performance and the mobility to suit the lifestyle of the competitive gamer but excludes a lot of the features that make the Huntsman line so great. Overall, it's a minimalist keyboard that does what it sets out to do.
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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare hands-on

After playing the beta, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare's core mechanics feel as good as ever. The discovery of potentially predatory microtransactions, however, could undermine the experience. With microtransactions sullying the gameplay of Black Ops 4, we can only hope player criticism has been heard.
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Madden NFL 20 review: Get ready to run

Madden NFL 20 brings Ultimate Team and Franchise mode to the next level thanks to the overhauled player ratings system and easy-to-follow progression. But the run game feels like a cheat code, and the new Face of the Franchise career mode is contrived and underwhelming.
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Apple Arcade’s mobile spin on subscription gaming is definitely worth your time

Apple Arcade arrives on September 19, offering a game subscription service that grants access to over 100 games for $4.99. “Extraordinary” and “redefining” have been used to describe what’s to come to the service, and we played some of the titles included to see if they live up to those expectations.
Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers review

Final Fantasy XIV Shadowbringers review: Embrace the shadow

With the launch of the latest FFXIV expansion near, we dove into Early Access to get a taste of what to expect. With a shift in the story and tons of new content, we found that Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers builds upon the critically acclaimed MMO in all the right ways. It's a contender for the best expansion yet.