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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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Path of Exile 2 is ready to go head-to-head with Diablo 4

Path of Exile 2's first 30 minutes showed us satisfying combat and deep progression. Here's what we saw during our Summer Game Fest demo.
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This Miyazaki-inspired survival game lets you heal the environment

Astrolabe Interactive's co-op survival game Aloft builds its gameplay mechanics around an environmental cause.
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This smash-hit game is finally coming to the U.S., and you should take notice

Honor of Kings already has over 200 million registered players, and now it's about to hit the global market. Here's how the mobile MOBA looks before launch.
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Yars Rising is the comeback an Atari 2600 classic deserves

Yars Rising, Atari's Yars reboot, reimagines the series as a 2D action-adventure platformer. Here's how its environmental puzzles and combat pay off.
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Palworld’s first big update is the perfect excuse to jump back in

Palworld's Sakurajima update launches later this summer. Here's what to expect from Pokemon with guns' first update.
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Quidditch Champions is the Harry Potter game you’ve been waiting for

Harry Potter: Quidditch Champions, a Harry Potter sports game, just got a release date in its Summer Game Fest trailer.
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This upcoming PC game brings Lego building to the real-time strategy genre

Cataclismo blends real-time strategy and a brick-by-brick building system inspired by Lego.
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Dustborn’s stylish action and political edge make it a breath of fresh air

Dustborn is already leaving a strong impression on us after trying its standout demo at PAX East this year.
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Visions of Mana paints a promising picture of the RPG series’ return

We went hands-on with Visions of Mana and its looking good for the RPG series' first mainline game in over 15 years.
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Mecha Break’s robot customization shakes up the battle royale formula

Based on what we've played so far, Mecha Break's battle royale mode might have what it takes to stand with the best of them.
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BitCraft is a fully editable survival-crafting MMORPG

Clockwork Labs encourages you to build your own civilization in BitCraft, an MMORPG featuring a fully editable sandbox world. Here's what that world looks like.
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Another Crab’s Treasure is an approachable Soulslike with a comedic twist

Another Crab's Treasure is an approachable Soulslike with a sense of humor. Here's what you should expect from Aggro Crab Games' latest gem.
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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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League of Legends isn’t as big of a dating don’t as you may think

A running internet meme warns against dating League of Legends players. We asked readers what they really thought of that advice.
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Honkai: Star Rail 2.0’s interstellar whodunnit mystery is its best chapter yet

Honkai: Star Rail's new planet, Penacony, is home to the mobile RPG's most impactful story chapter yet.
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Hideo Kojima partners with Sony on a return to the stealth action genre

Hideo Kojima revealed that his studio plans to develop a new stealth action game for PlayStation after Death Stranding 2: On The Beach.
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Arknights: Endfield could be the best free-to-play action RPG since Genshin Impact

After spending a lot of time with Arknights: Endfield, we're keeping a close eye on the very promising mobile RPG.
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I replaced my gaming laptop with a Legion Go, and I’m not going back

When my gaming laptop wasn't fitting with my lifestyle, I decided to replace it with a Lenovo Legion Go. It was a great decision.
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Zenless Zone Zero isn’t quite ready to complete a HoYoverse hat trick

The beta for Zenless Zone Zero, the latest action RPG from HoYoverse, contains a fatal flaw that takes away from its action-packed gameplay.
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The studio behind Deathloop and Dishonored is developing a Blade game

Arkane Studios and Marvel are working on a superhero game about Blade with as much action as Deathloop.
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Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons Remake coming in 2024

Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, an award-winning adventure game from 2013, is getting a remake that's coming to modern consoles in 2024.
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Persona 5 Tactica: 6 tips and tricks to get started

Persona 5 Tactica is Atlus' strategy game based on its hit RPG Persona 5. Here's how to get the most out of every turn in the latest spinoff.
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Persona 5 Tactica review: stylish strategy spinoff skimps on story

Persona 5 Tactica sports some strong strategy systems, but it's lacking the heart that makes Persona 5 so memorable.
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Honkai: Star Rail: Best Relics, Ornaments, and Light Cone for Jingliu

Ice queen Jingliu is the latest 5-star to grace Honkai: Star Rail. Here's how to build her into the ultimate Destruction DPS to dominate the game.
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How to get the most out of Honkai: Star Rail’s polarizing auto-battle system

Honkai: Star Rail's auto-battle is a time-saver, but what are the drawbacks? Here are a few things to consider when using the polarizing feature.
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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.
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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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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.