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  • PlayStation Plus, Sony’s recently revamped monthly subscription service, offers a wide selection of games that cater to all genres. Read on to learn more about the service’s exclusive tiers and your favorite titles sorted by genre.
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  • Summer Game Fest 2024 brought a flurry of new titles, updates, DLCs, and world premieres. To make it easier for you, we've gathered the highlights and some announcements you may have missed. Here are SGF 2024's events in a nutshell.
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  • Xbox Game Pass offers hundreds of games for console and PC, as well as day-one access to their newest releases. Read on to learn more about the service’s exclusive tiers, the different kinds of passes, and your favorite titles sorted by genre.
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  • Things are heating up this May with the best indie games this month has to offer. Let’s take a look at the best indie titles we covered in May. Continue reading to discover great titles that you might have been sleeping on.
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  • Nintendo Switch Online offers several features including online play, access to classic games, cloud save data, and special offers on the Nintendo eShop. Read on to learn more about the membership plans, a complete list of games, and other benefits.
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  • Monster Hunter Wilds recently released a new trailer showing new gameplay and a little bit about its story, but there’s more to it than meets the eye. Read on to see our breakdown of the trailer and other details about its story, setting, and gameplay.
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  • INDIKA is an Oscar-worthy game, but its ending has left everyone shocked and confused due to its ambiguity. Read on to find our explanation and interpretation of the ending, along with the meaning behind the many symbolisms shown throughout the story.
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  • Wuthering Waves has been out for about two weeks and players are already raving about its amazing combat! Read on to learn more about how well the game did, according to other players.
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  • F1 24 is starting to receive a lot more positive reviews after being subjected to complaints about handling. Read on to learn more about how well the game did, according to other players.
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  • With his arrival imminent on May 22nd, the question should be asked: will Akuma ever settle down from fighting? Read on to learn more about the character’s origin, design, and the answer to the question of settling down.
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  • Rabbit and Steel is a co-op roguelike that’s getting buzz in the MMORPG community for seemingly replicating FF14’s Raid Style. Read on to learn more about how well the game did, according to other players.
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  • With its unique gameplay segments and controversial themes, INDIKA made quite a splash after a few weeks of its release. Read on to learn more about how well the game did, according to other players.
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  • As the sequel to 2064: Read Only Memories, a beloved classic cherished by fans, Read Only Memories: Neurodiver has been eagerly anticipated. Read on to see what everyone else has to say about the sequel.
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  • Things are kicking off this April with the best indie games this month has to offer. Let’s take a look at the best indie titles we covered in April. Continue reading to discover great titles that you might have been sleeping on.
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  • With Animal Well garnering critical acclaim over its first week of release on different review outlets, what does everyone else have to say about the game? Read on to learn more about how well the game did, according to other players.
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  • The Marvel Rivals Closed Alpha is almost over and we got to see a chunk of the roster in action. They’re all great, but some of these supes are just a cut above the rest. Here are our top 5 picks from the Marvel Rivals roster that we can’t wait to try.
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  • miHoYo, developers of great mobile games like Genshin Impact and Honkai Star Rail, sent us a mystery box for their upcoming game, Zenless Zone Zero. Read on and explore what they included inside with us.
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  • The ever-growing popularity of mobile games have blessed us with scores of high-quality picks to sink our time (and money) in. Check out our ten picks for the most anticipated mobile game releases for the upcoming months.
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  • Homeworld 3 is just around the corner and we can’t wait to command our fleets in fever-pitched battles. But which ships should you add to your flotilla? Here's a list of the best ships the Homeworld franchise has to offer and what H3 could have in store.
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  • TEKKEN 8’s first Master+ event has concluded, and Yuta "Chikurin" Take is the champion! Read on to learn more about his run, the event itself, and other highlights to conclude the premier.
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  • With EVO Japan 2024 just a few days away, the event looks to set the tone for not just TEKKEN’s future but also the community as a whole. Read on to find out about the event and why it matters.
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  • The Hades 2 Technical Test has revealed an abundance of information about the sequel’s heavily-anticipated plot! Continue reading to discover all there is to know so far and what might happen next!
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  • The third time's a charm with the greatest indie games March 2024 has to offer. Let’s take a look at the best indie titles we covered in March. Continue reading to discover great titles that you might have been sleeping on.
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  • Dragon’s Dogma 2 has been out for some time now and some consider it a contender for 2024’s Game of the Year, but why is that? Read on to learn more about the game’s systems, how it holds up against other games, and what makes it a contender.
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  • "Is Mario in 'Princess Peach Showtime'?" has been a question among Mario fans even before the game's release. Fear not, as Detective Game8 is on the case, ready to unravel the mystery and determine if Mario makes an appearance in any capacity in the game.
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  • Dragon’s Dogma 2 is only a few winks away and a free demo of the Character Creator is available, but is it that good? Read on to learn more about the game’s character creator features and what fans have been cooking up in the character creator.
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  • FF7 Rebirth has brought tons of new content outside of its main story, but one feature from the original game is glaringly absent from Rebirth–Chocobo breeding. Read on to find out why it was omitted and if it benefits the game or not.
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  • Pokémon just released a teaser trailer of their new game titled, Pokémon Legends Z-A. Read on to learn our theories and analysis of the game’s time period, plot, and other possible details.
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  • The indie scene keeps on beating in the month of hearts. Let’s take a look at the best indie titles we covered in February. Continue reading to discover great titles that you might have been sleeping on.
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  • Pokemon Legends: Z-A is slated for a distant 2025 release, much like another of Nintendo’s up-and-comers, the yet unnamed Switch 2. Is this a coincidence or is there a connection between the two? Read on as we break down some possible theories.
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  • With rumors of the Switch 2 circulating among the gaming communities and its supposed release date up in the air, what will the new console even be called? Continue reading to indulge in our guesses and theories!
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  • Final Fantasy VII Rebirth may have some notable returns from a spinoff you’ve never played. Read on to learn more about the forgotten spinoff and its connections to the upcoming sequel.
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  • FFVII Remake breathed new life into one of the franchise’s most beloved games with its crisp graphics and overhauled gameplay, but did you know that it also renewed the setting’s world-building? Read on as we discuss FFVII Remake’s better world-building.
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  • Resident music theorist and fellow gamer 8-Bit Music Theory joins us for Game8 Connect to talk about the ins and outs of breaking down the hottest tracks the gaming world has to offer.
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  • Remakes seem to be all the rage nowadays with brand-new versions of our favorite titles popping into the scene every couple weeks or so. Not all remakes are made equal, however, so let’s go over what makes or breaks a remake and which titles fit the bill.
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  • Boss fights. You love them, you hate them, but are they necessary? Maybe for an RPG or action game, but what about a platformer? Read on as we discuss what boss fights are, what platforming games are, and if the latter needs the former.
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  • Love is in the air and Valentine’s Day is approaching. Here are 8 games that you’d surely want to consider playing with your better half. Read on to find out which games these are, along with their premise and why they’re fun to play as a couple.
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  • Stuck on February 14th without an SO? We got you covered. Here are 8 Games for People who just have that extra time and money on their hands for that occasion.
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  • Few character dynamics in video games are as iconic as a good old-fashioned rivalry. Fewer still are as old as the one between Mario and Donkey Kong. Join us on a journey through video game history and learn about one of gaming’s earliest rivalries.
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  • Despite a troubled development cycle, Cygames exceeded expectations and delivered a great game in Granblue Fantasy: Relink. Read on to learn more about the game’s development cycle, changes over its tumultuous history, and how it came to be.
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  • 2024 kicks off with no pause in the indie scene. Let’s take a look at the best indie titles we covered in January. Continue reading to discover great titles that you might have been sleeping on.
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  • Tekken 8 has only been out for a week and has already confirmed having 4 DLC characters, but who should be the next guest character? Read on to learn more about Tekken’s approach to guest characters and our predictions as to who they could be.
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  • Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League is supposedly the latest chapter in Rocksteady’s Arkhamverse, but things aren’t adding up. Let’s discuss the continuity errors found in SS: KtJL and whether or not SS: KtJL can be considered part of the Arkhamverse.
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  • Palworld's massive success highlights the need for the Pokémon to elevate its games, especially considering the ongoing divisiveness among fans with each new generation. Read on to learn more about innovative features that Pokémon can take from Palworld.
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  • Palworld provides a fascinating take on a world where humans and monsters coexist. Read on to see what we can speculate about the unspoken lore of Pokémon that, given Pokémon's child-friendly approach, will likely remain forever unexplored.
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  • Palworld just released and everyone’s calling it a Pokemon clone already, but how similar are they really? Here’s a list of Pals that look the most like Pokemon and how likely we think they are to encroach on Pokemon’s copyrighted designs.
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  • Counter-Strike 2 has been out for four months, and yet it’s still in an incomplete state, updates are begrudgingly sparse, and new content is nowhere to be seen. Read on to learn more about the current state of CS2.
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  • Mobile game revenue for 2023 is at a staggering $107 billion according to Data.ai. Read on to see what we think about the future of mobile games according to these figures.
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  • Street Fighter 6 already confirmed the first 4 characters for the Season 1 DLC, but what about the future DLC? Read on to find out our predictions on Capcom’s possible picks for the next characters of SF6.
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  • VTuber and master host Hiiragi Yuu joins us for Game8 Connect to talk about the ins and outs of vtubing, their first foray in vtubing and voice acting, and what a day is like in the life of a successful VTuber host.
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  • With the recent closed betas, Tekken 8 is shaping up to be one of the most anticipated fighting games releasing in 2024. Read on to learn more about our experience and takeaways of the Closed Network Test and Closed Beta Test.
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  • Dota 2 is set to turn 11 this year. Despite its old age, it remains one of the most popular games on PC with an extremely dedicated community and some of the biggest Esport tournaments of all time. Read on to find out why Dota 2 is still thriving.
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  • With 2023 coming to a close, it’s time for Game8 to distinguish the fantastic and noteworthy games we have covered over the past year. Here are our top games for 2023.
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  • 2024 already promises plenty of full releases, but early-access titles are also on the rise. Here’s a list of our picks for the Top 10 early-access games you need to keep an eye on in 2024.
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  • With a great year for gaming coming to a close, we hope for even better years to come. With that in mind, here are 8 game mechanics that should be left in 2023. Read on to learn more.
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  • As 2023 draws to a close and game releases start to simmer down, we take a look back at the indie games that were released in December 2023. Continue reading to discover unfamiliar titles you might not have missed!
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  • 2023 has been quite a year for gaming, with news stories ranging from fun and exciting to saddening and disheartening. With the year coming to a close, here are the biggest news stories of 2023.
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  • Long-time animator and YouTuber Shar joins us on Game8 Connect for the behind-the-scenes of her BoTW animations, her top picks for anime, movies, and indie games, and her life as an animator on YouTube.
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  • 2023 was a year filled with amazing game titles that had the gaming sphere abuzz for months, but it’s also plagued by the worst scum that could accumulate at the bottom of the barrel. Here are our picks for the worst games that came out in 2023.
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  • Lies of P is actually a Christmas game. Mind you, not just any Christmas game, but the greatest one of 2023. Read on to learn why it deserves this distinction.
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  • In case you haven’t heard, Granblue Fantasy Versus: Rising is free-to-play! With limitations of course. Read on to learn more about the details of the free-to-play version as well as how to access it.
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  • November was chock full of indie-releases that caught the attention of many. However, not everyone was able to share the spotlight. Continue reading to discover any hidden indie gems you might have missed in November 2023!
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  • At the absolute last second of The Game Awards 2023 Capcom released the teaser trailer for Monster Hunter: Wilds. Read on to find out about the announcement, our predictions on what the gameplay will be, and more.
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  • The Game Awards is just a few winks away, and Game8 is here to present an overview of our reviews of these games. Read on to find out how these games measured up to their awards.
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  • This article contains our recommended cozy games to play to make your autumn extra snuggly. As the days get colder (and darker at the earliest possible hour), why not snuggle up with a blanket and dive into these delightful and laid-back adventures?
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  • The vibrant streets of Asakusa, Tokyo, became a playground for Pokémon enthusiasts as the Pokémon GO Exclusive Asakusa Route Event kicked off last weekend. Read on for our coverage of the event!
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  • Nakwon: Last Paradise, a zombie survival extraction game from the developers of Dave the Diver, is now letting players participate in their pre-alpha playtest, which we tried out for ourselves. Read on to learn more about our experience.
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  • October saw the release of several big games, leaving not much room for the indie games that came out alongside them. Continue to read about the best indie games we played in October 2023 that you might have missed.
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  • Super Mario RPG Remake sought to fix the buggy code of the original, but how did this affect the speedrunning community that depended on it? Read on to learn how the remake's removal of well-known glitches and exploits affected speedrunners.
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  • Super Mario RPG's characters are about as iconic as the game itself, which is why we immediately noticed when the remake renamed some of our favorites. Read on to learn which characters got renamed and our theories as to why.
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  • Super Mario RPG and Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door are both getting remakes, but what of the rest of the Mario series? Surely there are other games that could do with some spit and polish. Read on to find out which Mario remakes we want to see next.
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  • Geno, our favorite blue boy, is arguably the most popular character from the original Super Mario RPG, amassing a following up until now. With the Remake almost here, is now the best time to put him in Smash? Read on to learn our take on the matter.
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  • Super Mario RPG Remake is almost here and everyone’s just itching to get the game for themselves if they haven't pre-ordered already. That being said, should you even buy Super Mario RPG Remake? Read on to learn our take on the matter.
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  • Super Mario RPG was a titan from the SNES era of gaming, and much like other games from that era, it has a dedicated speedrunning scene. Read on to learn more about the history of Super Mario RPG Speedruns and the current world record.
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  • Super Mario RPG: Legend of The Seven Stars has been out since 1998 and players have scoured the game for all its content. But what about the game's beta content? Read on to learn more details about some early and, ultimately, unused ideas.
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  • Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars is considered a gem of the SNES era for its memorable story, gameplay, and of course, difficult boss fights. Read on to find out what our picks are for the original game's hardest bosses.
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  • Super Mario RPG was a perfect game in the eyes of many nostalgic gamers. But even this perfect game had a few bugs and glitches that the fandom eventually exploited. Read on to learn more about the best glitches from the original Super Mario RPG.
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  • Super Mario RPG, a cult classic from the SNES era of gaming, is getting a remake exclusive for the Nintendo Switch and its pre-orders are live. Read on to learn more about its pre-order bonuses and how to get them.
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  • Super Mario RPG’s legendary status in the gaming community makes it a timeless classic that’s worth playing no matter the decade. But how can you play an old SNES title in 2023? Read on to find out how you can play the original Super Mario RPG in 2023.
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  • Super Mario RPG Remake’s release is just around the corner and everyone’s preparing for its arrival. With the remake’s promise of new features, should you play the original first? Read on to hear our take on the matter.
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  • The Day Before is a game that has had quite a rocky journey. Due to the lack of any substantial details regarding the game itself, we took some time to dig through the game's trailers to see how it developed. Read on to see what we found.
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  • The gaming world is abuzz with the announced return of an SNES classic. Super Mario RPG is getting a remake, but will the original be on Nintendo Switch Online? Read on to recap everything we know so far and our theories on the matter.
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  • Expectations are high for the upcoming remake of SNES classic Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars. But will it have full voice acting as one of its new features? Read on to learn more about our opinions and theories on the matter.
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  • Two of our favorite Mario classics, Super Mario RPG and Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, are receiving their very own remakes soon, but which one will win? Read on to learn more about our thoughts on the matchup and which one is our best bet.
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  • The upcoming Super Mario RPG Remake is shaping up to be a faithful adaptation of our SNES favorite, but there is one change we want to see. The game really needs a hard mode. Read on to learn more about our ideas and theories on the matter.
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  • Super Mario RPG Remake is an upcoming remake of the classic SNES game, Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars. We’re excited for its release, but what does the future hold? Is a sequel in the works? Read on to hear our theories on the matter.
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  • The original Super Mario RPG is a well-loved SNES classic featuring many of our favorite characters…except Luigi. Read on to learn more about his cameo, the possible reason for its briefness, and our theories about the upcoming remake.
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  • Jumpscares, a controversial horror technique, has long been considered cheap by particular horror enthusiasts. Read on to learn why that isn't the case.
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  • With Alan Wake 2 out, you'll see the conclusion of the troubled writer's saga may be. But what about the clues that we were given in Remedy Entertainment's previous game, Control? Read on to find out whether Alan Wake wrote that game into existence.
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  • Voice actor and YouTuber Dottovu joins us on Game8 Connect to venture into video games with great voice acting! Discover who Dottovu is, their top five picks for games with the best voice acting, and why they like them.
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  • Slay the Princess features ten different Princesses across various second chapters. Read this guide article to learn the required actions and conditions to meet all Princesses in each route.
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  • Super Mario Bros. and Nintendo still remains as the genre’s leader even after 40 years since the release of the first Mario game. Read on to learn more about why they remain at the top of their game, and how Wonder becomes their latest masterpiece.
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  • Alan Wake 2, the sequel to the 2010 horror-thriller by Remedy Entertainment, is about to come out. But you may need to play another Remedy game to make sense of it. Read on to find out Alan Wake 2's connection to the third-person shooter, Control.
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  • We've listed the top performers of the mobile gacha market up to August 2023, here for your viewing pleasure. We update this list as we get new information so be sure to come and check again. Read on to see if your favorite gacha game is on the list.
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  • Shot timing visual cue is a setting that can be confusing to new players of the game. Read on to learn more about how this new setting works, how it affects the game, and which settings are good.
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  • The changes to the MyPlayer builder has NBA 2K players confused in regards to what the best builds are. Read on to learn more about what we think are the best builds along with their play styles, roles, and what game modes they are good for.
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  • NBA 2K24’s brand new animation system may have fans wondering which dribble moves are the most effective. Read on to learn what we think are the best dribble animations in NBA 2K24 for all dribbling builds, along with their respective requirements.
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  • NBA 2K24 has been out for a whole season already. That being said, the player base has been able to find out which jump shot bases and upper releases are the fastest, cleanest, and smoothest. Read on to find out which jump shots are the best right now.
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  • SAO Last Recollection features a combat system that requires a party of capable adventurers to fight massive enemies, most of which aren’t available outright. Read on to find out who all the unlockable characters are and how to unlock them.
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  • Raven who? Custom Mech Wars is a budget third-person mech game with a bunch of crazy robot designs unveiled at the 2023 Tokyo Game Show. Read on to learn what the game's all about, and why you might want to keep an eye on it.
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