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Jess Reyes

Jess Reyes

Jessica Reyes is a freelance writer who specializes in anime-centric and trending topics. Her work can be found in Looper, Overlode UK, Into The Spine, VG247, and IGN--just to name a few. When she's not writing or gaming, she's probably browsing Depop for streetwear or gassing up her mutuals on Twitter.

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Should you pull for Fu Xuan in Honkai: Star Rail 1.3?

Fu Xuan is Honkai: Star Rail's most versatile defender. Here's what you need to know to decide if she's worth pulling for you or not.
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Sea of Stars tips and tricks: 8 things you should know before playing

Sea of Stars is a retro-style RPG with engaging combat and personality. Here are our top tips and tricks for improving your playthrough.
Sea of Stars heroes Zale and Valere crouching in front of moon

Sea of Stars review: a retro-inspired RPG that lives up to classics

Sea of Stars draws inspiration from classic RPGs, but it's much more than a nostalgic homage.
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Sonic Superstars will go head-to-head with Super Mario Wonder this October

Sonic Superstars will reignite an old war between Sega and Nintendo when it launches days apart from Super Mario Wonder.
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All 10 free Light Cones in Honkai: Star Rail and where to find them

Light Cones are the weapons of the Honkai: Star Rail world. Thankfully, there are a few farmable options you can get for free. Here's where you can find them.
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Honkai: Star Rail understands the key to making great ‘side’ content

Don't skip Honkai: Star Rail's side missions. They contain some of the mobile RPG's best story beats.
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How to forge the Divine Weapon in Honkai: Star Rail

Honkai: Star Rail's Tales of the Fantastic event requires you to forge the Divine Weapon. Here's how to grab your rewards without missing any steps.
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Is Honkai: Star Rail free-to-play?

Honkai: Star Rail is advertised as a free-to-play game, yet many warn about the dangers of spending on it. Here's the verdict on how free-to-play it really is.
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How to get Yukong for free in Honkai: Star Rail 1.2

Honkai: Star Rail 1.2 added Skyfaring Commission leader Yukong as a free four-star character. Here's how you can get the fox-eared former pilot for free.
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Should you pull for Blade or Kafka in Honkai: Star Rail 1.2?

Honkai: Star Rail just introduced its 1.2 update. Blade and Kafka make two powerful additions to any team, but which one is for you? Here's who you should pick.
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Honkai Star Rail Sunright Tea Studio Event: how to attend, rewards, and meetup details

The Honkai Star Rail and Sunright Tea Studio Event starts on July 19. Here's how to get free merch with your bubble tea order.
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Detective Pikachu Returns welcomes fans back to Ryme City this fall

Grab your magnifying glass: Detective Pikachu Returns is coming to Nintendo Switch this fall.
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Hi-Fi Rush – Arcade Challenge update speeds up the beat

The Hi-Fi Rush - Arcade Challenge update features two new game modes. Here's what we learned about it during Xbox's latest showcase.
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Ubisoft’s Star Wars Outlaws stars a cunning hero seeking a new life

Star Wars: Outlaws is a new Star Wars game coming to Xbox Series X/S. Here's what we know so far about the game and the new protagonist, Kay Vess.
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Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 finally gets its fall release date at Summer Game Fest

Marvel's Spider-Man 2 officially has a release date. Here's what Insomniac Games revealed at the Summer Game Fest.
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Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown will make you forget about The Sands of Time remake

Ubisoft revealed Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown, a new action-adventure platformer, at the Summer Game Fest. Here's what we saw at the showcase.
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How to unlock Stagnant Shadows in Honkai: Star Rail

Stagnant Shadows are one of Honkai: Star Rail's bread-and-butter dungeons. Here's how to unlock them and why they're important.
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How to unlock the Forgotten Hall in Honkai: Star Rail

Honkai: Star Rail features challenges that offer players rewards, including the Forgotten Hall. Here's how to unlock it.
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How to increase your Equilibrium Level in Honkai: Star Rail

Honkai: Star Rail has many leveling systems, one of which includes your Equilibrium Level. Here's how to raise your Equilibrium Level and what it does.
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All free characters in Honkai: Star Rail

Honkai: Star Rail starts players off with a whole crew of starter characters. Here's every character that you can get for free in the story so far.
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The Mageseeker blends League of Legends lore with Hades’ action

The Mageseeker: A League of Legends Story impressed us at this year's PAX with its Hades-quality combat.
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Goodbye Volcano High’s dinosaur drama is more enticing than its rhythm interludes

We checked out Goodbye Volcano High at PAX East, and we're already curious find out how the dinosaur high school drama ends.
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Sea of Stars’ unique RPG combat has already won me over

Sea of Stars lured me in with its charming art style and turn-based gameplay, but it’s still too early to tell if it's worth playing from start to end.
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One Piece Odyssey’s great ending would have made for a perfect anime arc

One Piece Odyssey might be the best One Piece game of all-time, but it's standout story may have been an even better anime.
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Pokémon showed why it’s still unstoppable in 2022

Pokémon may have hit a low point in 2022, but it's continued success proves that the series' core hooks are still unbeatable.
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You need to try these 6 free demos before Steam Next Fest ends

Steam Next Fest is basically the E3 of indie PC gaming. There are many great demos to try, here are six that especially caught our eye.
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Tokyo Game Show 2022 Capcom showcase: how to watch and what to expect

The Tokyo Game Show returns this year with a Japanese developer-filled showcase, including Capcom. Here's how you can watch the Capcom Online Program tomorrow.
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PS5 sci-fi shooter Synduality features mechs and monster hunting

Bandai Namco announced sci-fi third-person shooter Synduality at today's PlayStation State of Play, featuring giant mechs and monsters.
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Dragon Ball: The Breakers is still finding its balance ahead of launch

We checked in on Dragon Ball: The Breakers at PAX West to see if the power balance issues we experienced last year had been fixed up.
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Demonschool tweaks the strategy genre in a subtle but important way

Demonschool takes inspiration from Shin Megami Tensei, Persona, and Italian horror to present a unique supernatural strategy RPG.
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Soul Hackers 2 review: stylish JRPG tells more than it shows

Soul Hackers 2's excellent RPG gameplay helps make up for a disappointingly forgettable story.
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Soul Hackers 2 doesn’t have much ‘soul’ so far

Soul Hackers 2 nails its style. I just wish it did the same with its story.
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Xenoblade Chronicles 3 review: The best RPG story I’ve played in ages

Xenoblade Chronicles 3 isn't the most elegant RPG, but its excellent story makes up for its shortcomings.
Noah and Mio stand back-to-back near a giant machine in Xenoblade Chronicles 3.

Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is surprisingly newcomer-friendly

Those new to Xenoblade may worry that they need to play the first two games to enjoy the third. Well, you don't.