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Lisa Marie Segarra

Lisa Marie Segarra

Former Digital Trends Contributor

Lisa Marie Segarra is the Gaming Section at Digital Trends. She's previously covered tech and gaming at Fortune Magazine and worked at TIME Magazine, The Bergen Record, and

A classroom full of students in Animal Crossing: Happy Home Paradise.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons beginner’s guide

Animal Crossing: New Horizons offers more possibilities than ever, and there are many ways to explore island life. Here's our beginner's guide for new players.
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A guide to eating fruit in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Eating fruit finally has an upside in Animal Crossings. Learn how to eat fruit to move trees and rocks without destroying them all and ruining your island.
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Ubisoft stood with Black lives … then portrayed them as terrorists

Ubisoft publicly supported Black Lives Matter, but its use of a black raised fist in association with with a terrorist organization is a big misstep.
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Razer BlackShark V2 Review: Premium headset, nice price

The Razer BlackShark V2 has great sound for a moderately priced gaming headset.
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Seriously Sony, just take our money. The PS5 pre-order circus is a mess

Sony opens up direct pre-orders 'invitations' but doesn't say which fans will get a console or how much they'll have to pay
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The Sims: Spark’d ends with its first winners and an uncertain future

The first season of The Sims: Spark'd came to a close with three winners, and an uncertain future for more episodes.
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Anita Sarkeesian launches harassment hotline for the gaming community

Anita Sarkeesian, a gaming industry veteran, started the Games and Online Harassment Hotline as a resource for the gaming community.
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The Sims 4 Nifty Knitting Stuff Pack review: A crafty DLC

The Sims 4's latest Stuff Pack, Nifty Knitting, shows the franchise has finally hit its DLC stride. It delivers meaningful extras at an affordable price.
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Spark’d mixes The Sims and reality TV for a refreshingly unique take on e-sports

Digital Trends spoke with Lyndsay Pearson, GM of the Sims brand, on Spark'd, a new reality competition show based on the Sims that will debut on Friday July 17.
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Ghost of Tsushima review: Finding peace in a violent world

Sucker Punch's Ghost of Tsushima offers a powerhouse combination of killer combat and introspective storytelling. It has one of the best sword combat systems.
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The Last of Us Part II death threats are a selfish, destructive response to art

The Last of Us Part II has left players extremely divided, with some turning their dislike for the game into fuel for hateful comments. This trend must stop.
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The Last of Us Part II has a wokeness problem, but it’s not what you think

The Last of Us Part II was immediately bombed with sexist, homophobic, and transphobic reviews. They move the conversation away from valid and useful critiques.
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Oculus has the best VR device, so why waste time on anything else?

Oculus dropping its Go headset in favor of focusing on the Quest is the smartest move it could have made
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The Last of Us Part II review: A dark masterpiece

The Last of Us Part II is a triumph, and an excellent way to end the PlayStation 4's successful run.
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The Outer Worlds for Switch review: Port fares poorly

The Outer Worlds is a great RPG, but the game's Nintendo Switch port is the absolute worst way to play it. You're better off playing it on a different platform.
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Backlog: Terraria is an indie classic with an enviable legacy

The sandbox adventure often gets compared to Minecraft and Stardew Valley, but it shines on its own.
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Paper Mario proves that 2020 is Nintendo’s year

Nintendo surprised fans with news of Paper Mario: The Origami King's release, furthering its strength in the gaming industry and securing a win for 2020.
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Tech tips for maintaining work-life balance now that both happen at home

Working at home? Use these tech-centric shortcuts to avoid burnout and keep business and personal time separate, even when your home and office aren't.
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Sony unveils PlayStation 5 controller design in surprise tweet

The new DualSense controller for the PlayStation 5 will replace the Dual Shock and is unlike any of its predecessors. Sony gave fans a look at it in a tweet.
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Animal Crossing’s Zipper T. Bunny is a mystery fans have yet to solve

Animal Crossing: New Horizon's Bunny Day guest Zipper T. Bunny may not be who he appears. But if that's true, who is inside the bunny suit?
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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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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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Animal Crossing: New Horizons review: The vacation we need

The latest Animal Crossing offering is an escapist player's dream, but should you pick up Animal Crossing: New Horizon at release? Read on to find out.
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Coronavirus: The ongoing ripple effect throughout the gaming industry

The novel coronavirus is affecting the gaming industry. Nintendo Switch hardware, a Switch port of Outer Worlds, and Oculus Quest headsets are all in flux.
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The Nintendo Switch turns three, and it’s not slowing down

The Switch was exactly what the gaming industry needed when it launched, and it's still crazy popular.

Our biggest takeaways from the Animal Crossing: New Horizons Nintendo Direct

Animal Crossing fans got details on characters, save data, and how players will be able to customize their island. The game will even brick back familiar faces.
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Mobile games see coronoavirus surge as Chinese citizens stay home

Mobile gaming already has a sizable audience in China, but the coronavirus restrictions have boosted numbers even further.
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I tried a plant-based corned beef sandwich and it held up to the real thing

Sarge's Deli in Manhattan recently started selling plant-based meat and sandwiches to a discerning audience.
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The Mythic Quest cast talks gaming and making a show about gaming

We sat down with the team behind the new Apple TV+ show Mythic Quest, a comedy about a gaming studio behind the titular Mythic Quest game.
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Coronavirus delays Switch hardware in Japan, including Animal Crossing edition

The coronavirus will impact the production of the Nintendo Switch in China affecting pre-orders of the new Animal Crossing-themed model and other hardware.
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The Sims celebrates its 20th anniversary, shows no sign of slowing down

It’s not easy for a game franchise to live on for 20 years, but The Sims is at the top of its game as it celebrates two decades under its belt. Just don't expect The Sims 5 anytime soon.
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The Sims’ Grant Rodiek on 20 years of inclusivity: ‘Everyone has their own thing’

When The Sims launched in the year 2000, it was groundbreaking for merely gay relationships. As the franchise celebrates 20 years, we look back on how far it's come - and what's still missing.
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Madden NFL 20 says Chiefs will win Super Bowl LIV, but is it the best predictor?

The Chiefs eked out a victory, which would be their first Super Bowl win since 1969, in Madden NFL 20's simulation for the 2020 Super Bowl. It's a good sign for the Chiefs, but Madden's predictions haven't panned out in recent years.
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The Sims 4 reaches 20 million players ahead of series’ 20th anniversary

Less than a week before The Sims franchise turns 20, its lastest game, The Sims 4, passed 20 million unique worldwide players.