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2/21/19
8:49 PM
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The life of an NPC is tough. Perpetually stuck with one or two interesting things to say. Trapped in houses or stores, or making idle chatter around the town’s well. The most excitement that may happen is when the troublesome village kid runs off. But don’t worry, the protagonists will save them. Oh, but what’s this?

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1/29/19
8:11 PM
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Shared from Talk Amongst Yourselves

It’s still winter, last I checked. In fact, we’ve got two more months of it left. Depending on where you live, there’s snow on the ground. Frosty breaths may be the norm. So why, then, are these trees in Animal Crossing’s universe trying to act like it isn’t really freaking cold outside?

1/16/19
8:49 AM
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Shared from Talk Amongst Yourselves

Games in 2018 continued to astound— it’s just too bad I didn’t play as many as I would have liked. Because that means not only did I miss some great experiences but I’m certain I missed some fantastic soundtracks, too.

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6/7/18
9:52 PM
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By the time E3 2017 rolled around, Nintendo Switch was barely three months old. Coming off the success of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, what other exciting things were planned for year one of Nintendo’s newest system? Going into E3, the company had the wind at its back, but it still had a lot to prove.

6/7/18
9:52 PM
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Sony spent an hour of its June 12th conference making use of its stage to put on a theatrical performance. Hanging corpses and pyrotechnics dazzled (if you’re into that sort of thing) for a presentation that was light on industry buzzwords, relied heavily on a trailer showcase, and had very few new announcements.

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6/7/18
9:52 PM
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E3 fast approaches, and you know what that means: New game announcements and all the gaming news you can handle are headed our way. It also means it’s time to rewind to 2017, when the three console makers made a plethora of promises during last year’s E3 festivities. Did they keep them? Let’s find out. First up:

4/30/18
7:58 AM
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I love the rhythmic gameplay of Crypt of the Necrodancer. I was glued to my Switch once it released last February. With laser focus, I danced through its clever design and roguelike dungeons. Then I quit right after getting destroyed by the game’s titular boss.

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