Why I can’t review Martha is Dead

I don’t believe topics should be ignored in games, but I do believe that certain issues need to be handled delicately; things like mental illness, sexual assault, and war are not topics to be taken lightly. LKA is, to me, best known for approaching some very sensitive topics in The…

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Review: Elex II (Sony PlayStation 5)

I’m not sure there’s ever a precisely right time to release a “Eurojank” RPG, but I certainly don’t think that Elex II benefits from being released a few days after Elden Ring and Horizon: Forbidden West. There are going to be people that play one after the other, or any…

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Review: Gran Turismo 7 (Sony PlayStation 5)

I really wish I loved anything as much as Yamauchi Kazunori loves cars. I’m not even exaggerating about that. He clearly loves cars. Gran Turismo 7 is filled with the kind of longing, slow-panning, romantic camera angles that focus on the bodies of these machines in a way that you…

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Interesting games on itch.io: March 7

I’m a big fan of itch.io for the freedom and open platform that it allows for developers to be creative, experimental, and directly canvas the audience for feedback for games that are not yet ready for primetime on Steam and its ilk. In addition, itch.io allows you to be transgressive,…

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Buy 1,000 games for $10, help Ukraine

Itch.io is rapidly becoming a place to go to support good causes. Whenever there’s a disaster or nightmare scenario, there tends to be a bundle that pops up on the platform to raise money to support the victims. Itch.io has just launched a massive bundle in support of Ukraine, and…

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PlayStation State of Play recap: March 10, 2022


 News by Lindsay M.State of Play is what PlayStation’s mini press conferences has evolved into (it’s Sony’s version of the Nintendo Direct); this one focuses on Japanese publishers, so we’re cautiously optimistic about what we’re about to see! Hopefully it’s not a bunch of western-focused games from Japanese publishers (for…

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