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1/11/17: If you think ‘Super Mario Run’ is sexist, then you’re missing the point at Mic
10/31/16: Titanfall 2 Review at Empire Magazine
09/30/16: The Lynchian Puzzle of ‘Virginia’: What is Gaming Without Control? at Playboy
09/09/16: ‘Crash Bandicoot’ at 20: An Oral History at Rolling Stone
08/16/16: Researchers Created A Star-Galaxy Classication Framework Utilizing Neural Networks at Popular Science
07/11/16: Disneyland’s Star Wars expansion could look just like this at CNET
06/22/15: Yes, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Will Have Microtransactions at VICE Motherboard
06/22/15: Which ’90s Animal Movie Are You? at
6/22/15: 11 Video Games That Embarrass You For Poor Play at mental_floss
06/18/15: The Greatest Scream Moments of All Time at
06/18/15: 5 Things The Final Fantasy VII Remake Needs To Not Break My Heart at VICE Motherboard
06/16/15: 10 Games to Watch at E3 at VICE Motherboard
06/04/15: Minecraft saved my father’s gaming life, and helped our relationship at Polygon
05/26/15: Which Harley Quinn Are You? at
05/27/15: 5 Horror Remakes That Didn’t Totally Fail at
05/06/15: Funding Daily 5/6 at VentureBeat
04/28/15: 21 Struggles Only Women In The Video Game Industry Will Understand at BuzzFeed
03/31/15: Story of Seasons Review at Destructoid
03/04/15: Supporting success: Tgun’s crusade at League of Legends OPL
02/16/15: 5 Rhythm Games You’ll Have To Work To Get Good At at MakeUseOf
02/10/15: ‘Dying Light’ is a bright spark in the wasteland of zombie games at Mashable
01/28/15: The Elusive Creator of the Most Terrifying Video Games at Vice
01/27/15: Poppin’ with hunies: My virtual dates in HuniePop at Destructoid
01/20/15: Citizens of Earth Review at Destructoid
01/19/15: Saints Row IV: Gat Out of Hell Review at Destructoid
01/20/15: Can Windows 10 and Xbox One erase the divide in gaming? (with Nick Pino) at TechRadar
12/24/14: World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor Review at GameSpot
12/24/14: Escape Dead Island Review at Destructoid
12/27/14: Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy Review at Destructoid
12/22/14: The Crew Review at Destructoid
12/15/14: Kingdom Hearts 2.5 HD ReMIX Review at Destructoid
12/15/14: Stern Pinball: An Enduring Arcade Legacy at CraveOnline
12/03/14: 5 Classic RPGs With Unique Battle Systems You’ll Love at MakeUseOf
11/29/14: Skylanders, Disney Infinity, or Amiibo: Which Should You Get This Holiday Season? at Shacknews
11/21/14: Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth Review at GamesRadar
11/20/14: Review: WWE 2K15 at Destructoid
11/18/14: LittleBigPlanet 3 Review at CraveOnline
11/18/14: Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Review at Destructoid
11/14/14: Assassin’s Creed Unity Review at Mashable
11/13/14: Review: Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA F 2nd at Destructoid
11/12/14: Review: Senran Kagura: Bon Appetit! at Destructoid
11/08/14: Review: The Voice: I Want You at Destructoid
11/11/14: Dragon Age: Inquisition Review at Mashable
10/30/14: The Evil Within Review at Mashable
10/28/14: Razer DeathAdder Chroma Review at TechRadar
10/28/14: Deja Vu: 5 Ways The Evil Within Channels Resident Evil 4 at CraveOnline
10/23/14: More Than Survival: The Five Faces of Horror Gaming at Shacknews
10/23/14: Review: Pokémon Art Academy at Destructoid
10/14/14: Rhythm Game Iniquities: Bring These Games Over! at Shacknews
10/14/14: Bayonetta’s 7 Craziest Moves in Bayonetta 1 & 2 at CraveOnline
09/29/14: Look behind you: A history of Silent Hill, part 1 at Shacknews
09/29/14: 9 Awesome Special Edition 3DS XLs at CraveOnline
09/12/14: eSports Goes Mainstream at AskMen
09/11/14: No Destiny: What PC gamers should play this weekend at Shacknews
09/05/14: Tales of Xillia 2 Review at GamesRadar
09/04/14: Second Chances: Underrated Sci-Fi TV Worth Revisiting at STARLOG
08/22/14: Harvesting My Attention Span at USGamer
08/21/14: Doctor Who: Legacy: Past, Present and Peter Capaldi at Gamezebo
08/20/14: Types of Gamers Feature at AskMen
08/13/14: Swordsman Online Review at
07/30/14: Snip-cut: Censorship and gaming at PC & Tech Authority
07/30/14: 10 Bad Attempts at Marketing to Female Gamers at Den of Geek
07/17/14: Kim Kardashian:  Hollywood Review at Modojo
07/15/14: 5 Sweet Games You Should Abandon Candy Crush Saga For at Modojo
07/14/14: Review: Dino Hunter: Deadly Shores Review at 148Apps
07/07/14: Review: Monster Monpiece at Destructoid
07/02/14: Monsters Ate My Birthday Cake Review at 148Apps
06/30/13: 15 Awesome Tips and Tricks For Google at Maximum PC
06/27/14: Review: PlayStation Vita Pets at Destructoid
06/22/14: Review: Ultra Street Fighter IV at Destructoid
06/20/14: Review: (R)evolve at Gamezebo
06/03/14: Review: Murdered: Soul Suspect at Destructoid
05/26/14: Review: World End Economica Episode 1 at Destructoid
05/23/14: Snoopy’s Sugar Drop Guide at Gamezebo
05/09/14: Review: Bound By Flame at Destructoid
05/07/14: Review: Hitman GO at Destructoid
05/05/14: Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Review at GameSpot
04/21/14: Farmville 2: Country Escape Guide at Gamezebo
03/19/14: Undressing the Art of Playing Dress Up: Cosplay Deviants Review at Popzara
03/19/14: Interview with Cosplay Deviants’ Troy Doerner at Popzara
03/19/14: Cloudbuilt Preview at Japanator
03/12/14: The bankrupt thievery of Thief at Kill Screen
03/12/14: Was The Xbox One’s Digital Future Right All Along? at NowGamer
02/13/14: Toukiden: The Age of Demons Review at GamesRadar
02/11/14: Star Wars: The Old Republic – Galactic Starfighter Review at GameSpot
01/31/14: What does Bravely Default say about the future of the JRPG? at Kill Screen
01/29/14: 14 Pokemon that are basically just ordinary objects with googly eyes at GamesRadar
01/02/14: Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc Review at GamesRadar
12/25/13: Gone Home: Pioneering Relationships in Video Games at USGamer
12/16/13: Which Racing Video Game is Best For You? at Complex
12/12/13: The quest for the sequel is over (Chu-Teng Feature) at Kill Screen
12/11/13: Tiny Brains Review at GameSpot
11/20/13: Contrast Review at NowGamer
11/18/13: Assassin’s Creed 4: Current-Gen vs. Next-Gen at NowGamer
11/18/13: Blacklight: Retribution Review at NowGamer
10/31/13: JapanaTen: The Greatest Witches of All Time at Japanator
10/31/13: The Five Creepiest Anime Series of All Time at GeekExchange
10/30/13: Scariest Video Game Moments at Maximum PC
10/30/13: Beyond the Shock in Horror: Changing up the Genre at USgamer
10/26/13: Review: Metro: Last Light Season Pass at GameZone
10/23/13: Pokémon Nostalgia vs. Pokémon Reality: Things Aren’t As Good As You Remember at GamesRadar
10/21/13: 11 of the Greatest Horror Movie Remakes in History at GeekExchange
10/16/13: Most Relaxing PC Games at Maximum PC
10/07/13: Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness Review at Japanator
09/25/13: Scribblenauts Unmasked: A DC Comics Adventure Review at GamesRadar
09/12/13: Saints Row IV Review at Popzara
09/12/13: Lost Planet 3 Review at GameZone
09/06/13: Kickbeat Review at GameSpot
09/04/13: Dragon’s Crown Review at Gameroni
09/04/13: Zombie Farm Battles Quickstart Guide at Gamezebo
09/01/13: Rise of the Triad Review at GameZone
08/28/13: 10 Best Gamescom 2013 Trailers at Maximum PC
08/28/13: Murder in Provence Quickstart Guide at Gamezebo
08/27/13: Five Life Lessons I’ve Learned From Pokemon at Kotaku
08/26/13: Leisure Suit Larry: Reloaded Review at GameZone
08/26/13: Animal Voyage: Island Adventure Quickstart Guide at Gamezebo
08/25/13: Animal Voyage: Island Adventure Review at Gamezebo
08/22/13: Dynasty Warriors 8 Review at Game Podunk
08/18/13: Charlie Murder Review at Hardcore Gamer
08/12/13: The Most Bizarre Video Game/Food Crossover Promotions at Complex
08/12/13: Fairy Tale Twist Quickstart Guide at Gamezebo
08/08/13: The 25 Biggest Metal Gear Moments of All Time at Complex
08/07/12: The Best Detective Games For Unleashing Your Inner Sherlock Holmes at Complex
08/03/13: Review: Ibb & Obb at Hardcore Gamer
07/31/13: Review: If My Heart Had Wings at Japanator
07/26/13: Preview: Killzone Mercenary at Hardcore Gamer
07/21/13: Ten of the Most Difficult Schmups In Gaming at Complex
07/19/13: Mamorukun Curse! at Hardcore Gamer
07/18/13: Compulsive Review at Gamezebo
07/16/13: Samurai Shodown II Review at Slide To Play
07/15/13: Review: The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing at GameZone
07/13/13: 12 Ways Pokemon Characters Could Save the World (If Only They Were Real) at Complex
07/13/13: 12 Ways Pokemon Could Save The World at Complex
07/12/13: First Impressions: Uchouten Kazoku at Japanator
07/12/13: Top Video Game Dogs at Complex
07/04/13: Magic 2014 Review at Slide To Play
07/03/13: The Best GameCube Games of All Time at Complex
06/27/13: Monsters University Review at Gamezebo
06/26/13: Lords of Chaos Review at Slide To Play
06/25/13: Borderlands 2 ‘Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep’ Review at Joystiq
06/24/13: Marvel Heroes Review at GameSpot
06/09/13: Animal Crossing: New Leaf Review at Popzara
06/11/13: Sparkle 2 Review at Gamezebo
06/07/13: 13 Most Anticipated PC Games of E3 2013 at Maximum PC
06/07/13: Our Ten Favorite Educational Apps at Slide To Play
05/30/13: 10 Things You Should Never Say to a Nintendo Fan at Complex
05/30/13: Penguins! Escape Review at Gamezebo
05/28/13: Interview with Jackie Huba at Popzara
05/24/13: Monster Loyalty Review at Popzara
05/24/13: Running with Friends Review at Slide To Play
05/23/13: Eternal: Zachary’s Story Review at Popzara
05/23/13: Star Wars: The Old Republic: Rise of the Hutt Cartel Review at GameSpot
05/18/13: MOGA Pro Mobile Gaming System Review at Popzara
05/15/13: Dead Island Riptide Review at Popzara
04/23/13: Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen Review at Joystiq
04/18/13: The Caged Bird Sings: Five Stirring Musical Covers in BioShock Infinite at GameSpot
04/15/13: Review: Hyperdimension Neptunia V at GamesRadar
04/15/13: First Impressions: The Flowers of Evil at Japanator
04/15/13: First Impressions: Devil Survivor 2 at Japanator
04/11/13: BioShock Infinite Review at Popzara
04/10/13: Gears of War: Judgment Review at Popzara
04/09/13: Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate Review at Popzara
04/09/13: Injustice: Gods Among Us (iOS) Review at Popzara
04/01/13: Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon Review at Popzara
03/30/13: Interview: Eve Park of 1-Pup Games at Popzara
03/27/13: Comic Review: It-Girl and the Atomics at CG Monthly
03/22/13: Review: Aliens: Colonial Marines at Game Podunk
03/19/13: The Walking Dead: Governor Special Comic Review at CG Monthly
03/19/13: 20 Weirdest Adventure Games at Maximum PC
03/16/13: Dead Space: Awakened Review at Bloody Disgusting
03/15/13: Wizardry Online Review at GameSpot
03/14/13: Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Plus Review at Popzara
03/11/13: Vector Review at Slide To Play
03/08/13: Retro City Rampage Review at Popzara
03/07/13: Spunk and Moxie Review at Slide To Play
02/27/13: Pota-Toss World Tour Review at Gamezebo
02/23/13: Hyrule Historia Review at Popzara
02/23/13: Deva Zan Review at Popzara
02/22/13: Rock Runners Review at Slide To Play
02/20/13: Beastie Bay Review at Slide To Play
02/18/13: Arlo’s Adventure Review at Gamezebo
02/18/13: Cordy 2 Review at Gamezebo
02/13/13: Ni no Kuni Errand Guide at GamesRadar
02/11/13: Review: Dead Space 3 at Bloody Disgusting
02/08/13: Review: Zombies and Trains at Gamezebo
02/08/13: The Cave Review at Popzara
02/01/13: Corpse Party: Book of Shadows Review at Popzara
02/01/13: Wide Sky Review at Slide To Play
01/30/13: Skyrim: Dragonborn DLC Review at CG Monthly
01/28/13: TetDraw Review at Gamezebo
01/22/13: Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch Review at GamesRadar
01/14/13: Swashbuckler Review at Slide To Play
01/11/13: Forge Review at GameSpot
01/08/13: Shadow Warrior Review at Slide To Play
01/04/13: The 10 Best Assassins and Hitmen in Video Games at Complex
01/02/13: Review: Deadman Wonderland at Japanator
12/30/12: Review: Level E at Japanator
12/29/12: Review: Children Who Chase Lost Voices at Japanator
12/26/12: The 15 Worst Holiday Moments in Games at Complex
12/20/12: Magical Drop V Review at CG Magazine
12/20/12: Hollywood Monsters Review at Slide To Play
12/20/12: 50 Games That Could Help You Survive the Apocalypse at Complex
12/06/12: Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit Review at SteamGameFans
11/29/12: Scribblenauts Unlimited (3DS) Review at GamesRadar
11/26/12: Word Wonders: The Tower of Babel Review at Slide To Play
11/21/12: Halo 4 Review at Popzara
11/21/12: 5 Pixel Art Games You Need to Play Right Now at
11/15/12: Wraithborne Review at Slide To Play
11/15/12: Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward Review at Popzara
11/13/12: Persona 4 Golden Review at GamesRadar
11/07/12: The 25 Coolest Halo Branded Accessories at Complex
11/06/12: Painkiller: Hell & Damnation Review at HonestGamers
11/03/12: Just Dance 4 Review at Popzara
11/03/12: Orgarhythm Review at Popzara
11/01/12: Save Them All Review at Slide To Play
11/01/12: The 50 Coolest Video Game Villains of All Time at Complex
11/01/12: Dishonored Review at GamePodunk
10/31/12: LittleBigPlanet PS Vita Wiki at IGN
10/25/12: A Game of Dwarves Review at CG Monthly
10/25/12: World of WarCraft: Mists of Pandaria Review at GameSpot
10/24/12: Top 10 Call of Duty Weapons at
10/22/12: Japanator Recommends: Maria Watches Over Us at Japanator
10/22/12: Top 5 Scary Web Series You Need to See Before Halloween at
10/21/12: Japanator Kind of Recommends: Fafner at Japanator
10/19/12: The 50 Best Video Games To Play While You’re Drinking (50 Best Party Games) at Complex
10/19/12: Dokuro Review at GamesRadar
10/18/12: Our Five Favorite Mad Max Moments at
10/16/12: Interview: Pamela Horton at Popzara
10/15/12: Halloween Eve #1 Review at CG Monthly
10/04/12: Zenforms: Protectors Review at Slide To Play
10/03/12: The Testament of Sherlock Holmes Review at GameZone
10/02/12: Montopia Review at Slide To Play
10/01/12: 25 Most A**-Kicking Video Game Duos at Complex
10/01/12: Review: Double Dragon Neon at Japanator
09/30/12: Review: Torchlight II at
09/28/12: Review: Joe Danger 2: The Movie at
09/26/12: 5 Pop Culture Icons We Want in Black Ops 2 at
09/26/12: Montopia Review at Slide To Play
09/25/12: The 50 Best Video Game Franchises (Joint Creation) at Complex
09/22/12: Lunar: Silver Star Story Touch Review at Slide To Play
09/17/12: Solo Adventuring: A Relic of the Past at CG Monthly
09/16/12: Japanator Recommends: Persona 4: The Animation: Collection 1 at Japanator
09/11/12: American Vampires: Lord of Nightmares Review at CG Monthly
09/09/12: Top 10 anime and manga series based on video games at GameZone
09/08/12: Top five “final games” at GameZone
09/08/12: Review: Skyrim: Hearthfire at
09/07/12: Splice: Tree of Life Review at Slide To Play
09/04/12: Transformers: Fall of Cybertron Review at Otaku USA
08/31/12: Top 5 Video Game High Schools at
08/31/12: Top 9 Back to School Horror Movies at Dread Central
08/31/12: Five Women Who Kick A** in Video Games at
08/24/12: One Epic Knight Review at Slide To Play
08/23/12: 5 Ways to Add Difficulty to Video Games at
08/23/12: Top 5 Video Game Terrors of the Deep at
08/22/12: Growlanser: Wayfarer of Time Review at
08/22/12: Fashion Hazard Review at Slide To Play
08/20/12: Japanator Recommends: Atelier Meruru at Japanator
08/20/12: Preview: LittleBigPlanet Vita at
08/19/12: Top 10 genuinely scary visual novels at GameZone
08/17/12: Campaign: The Game Review at Slide To Play
08/17/12: Preview: PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale at
08/15/12: Japanator Recommends: Oreimo Vol. 1 at Japanator
08/13/12: Monster Life Review at Slide To Play
08/12/12: Top 5 Video Game Inspired Events That We Wish Were Real at GameZone
08/11/12: Japanator Recommends: Dirty Pair Features Collection at Japanator
08/07/12: Top Five Games We Want To Play with the Oculus Rift at
08/03/12: Top Five Video Game Reboots — (Not So) Total Recall at
08/03/12: A Look Back at the Original Rise of the Triad – Return to the H.UN.T. at
08/03/12: Jon St. John Talks Being the Voice of Duke Nukem at Complex
08/03/12: Japanator Recommends: Deardrops at Japanator
08/02/12: Stunt Guy Review at Slide to Play
08/02/12: 10 Awesome Stealth Games You Should Know About at Complex
08/01/12: The 10 Scariest Video Game Music Tracks at Bloody Disgusting
07/31/12: Japanator Recommends: Starry Sky at Japanator
07/31/12: DayZ Review at NowGamer
07/30/12: 10 Must Have Collector’s Edition Video Games at Complex
07/30/12: Mutant Roadkill Review at Slide To Play
07/27/12: Synesthetic Review at Slide To Play
07/27/12: The History of the Olympic Video Games: Bringing the Video Games Home at
07/26/12: Dragon Ball Z Kai: Part One and Two Blu-Ray Review at Popzara
07/20/12: Darkside Review at Slide To Play
07/20/12: Professor Pym and the Secret of Steam Review at Slide To Play
07/06/12: Chasing Yello at Slide To Play
07/05/12: Magic: The Gathering: Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013 Review at Blast Magazine
07/03/12: Building A Hero: 5 Things Every Spider-Man Game Needs at
06/29/12: Band Together Review at Slide To Play
06/29/12: Top 5 Teddy Bears in Video Games at
06/22/12: Top 5 Vampire Hunters in Video Games at
06/17/12: Happy Father’s Day To The Top 5 Dads In Gaming at
06/15/12: Celebrate Father’s Day with Horror’s Best and Worst Dads at Dread Central
05/30/12: Japanator Recommends: Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D at Japanator
05/29/12: 15 Ridiculously Fun Karaoke-Based Video Games at Complex
05/28/12: Celebrating 30 Years of LucasArts Games at
05/25/12: Top 5 Alien Races That Want to Kill Us at
05/24/12: Top 9 Urban Legends of Gaming at Dread Central
05/22/12: Defense of the Clones at Paste Magazine
05/21/12: 15 Incredibly Rare Special Edition Nintendo Handhelds at Complex
05/21/12: Diablo III Guide: Know Your Loot at
05/18/12: Diablo III Guide: Meet Your Followers at
05/15/12: Ka-Bloom Review at Slide To Play
05/14/12: Pandemic 2.5 Review at Slide To Play
05/10/12: Minecraft XBLA Edition Review at Blast Magazine
05/10/12: Risen 2 Review at NowGamer
05/04/12: The Earth’s Mightiest Avengers Games at
05/04/12: Sugar High Review at Slide To Play
04/29/12: HD Remakes/Collections Feature at PXL Magazine
04/26/12: Rogue Ninja Review at Slide To Play
04/23/12: Five Crazy Game Endings Worse Than Mass Effect 3 at
04/23/12: 20 Cute Video Game Characters You Don’t Want To Mess With at Complex
04/19/12: From Mother to Mass Effect: Creating A Better RPG at
04/09/12: Clippox Exodus at Slide To Play
03/28/12: Sminis Review at Slide To Play
03/21/12: The Top 25 Pervs in Video Games at Complex
03/21:/12: Interview with Jennifer Hale at Complex
03/21/12: Kingdoms of Camelot: Battle for the North Review at Slide To Play
03/19/12: Sine Mora Review at Blast Magazine
03/14/12: Tobe & Friends Hookshot Escape Review at Slide To Play
03/09/12: Fancy Pants Review at Slide To Play
03/05/12: Sticky Sheep Review at Slide To Play
02/28/12: Little Acorns Review at Slide To Play
02/23/12: Four Hats Review at Slide To Play
02/21/12: Twisted Metal Review at Play UK/NowGamer
02/20/12: The Jak and Daxter Trilogy Review at PlayUK/NowGamer
02/13/12: 10 Games That Push the Envelope at Complex
02/10/12: Why Won’t My Parents Play Video Games With Me? at Kotaku
02/09/12: Crazy Little Thing: Exploring Love in Video Games at
02/07/12: Top 5 Odd Moments of Soul Calibur at
02/01/12: The Darker Side of Cute at
02/01/12: The 15 Funniest Video Game Related Web Series at
01/30/12: Ad Nauseum: Sexy Video Game Ads at
01/23/12: Resident Evil’s Five Most Thrilling Moments at
01/21/12: The 10 Best Unboxing Videos at Complex
01/11/12: 10 Life Lessons We’ve Learned from Games at Complex
12/29/11: Ten Great Music Games – Before Guitar Hero at IGN
12/16/11: Top Board Video Games at
12/12/11: Rayman Origins, Jetpack Joyride And More: The Top Platformers Of 2011 at
12/06/11: The Top 10 Most Engaging Loading Screens Ever at Complex
12/05/11: Retro Madness: Top Games With an Old-School Feel at