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Must Reads: Final Bosses Are Becoming Terrible

Their Stuff Opinion – Stop Making Terrible Final Bosses (Game Informer) A sense of dread always hits me when I confront the final boss in a game. A lifetime of death and despair has conditioned me to expect the worst from these encounters – the one-hit kills, the enemy that …


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Must Reads: KOTOR 2, An Unfinished Symphony

Their Stuff A beginner’s guide to watching competitive League of Legends, Part I: An introduction (SB Nation) Your guide to the most popular esport on the planet. A beginner’s guide to watching competitive League of Legends, Part II: The strategy (SB Nation) How to follow the action on the screen …


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Must Reads: These RCT3 “Facts” Don’t Add Up

Our Stuff 6 “Facts” You Didn’t Know About RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 Their Stuff XCOM 2 mod adds Fire Emblem-style squad relationship building (PC Gamer) Since its release earlier this year, I’ve had as much fun tinkering with the multitude of cool mods for XCOM 2 as I have locking horns …


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Must Reads: Baldur’s Gate Comes Under Fire

Their Stuff The RPG Scrollbars: Story Mode (Rock Paper Shotgun) Essentially, at any time you can flip a switch and even a Level 1 mage can suddenly wander into a Beholder’s lair and poke every single one of its eyes out without the slightest danger. You can’t die. At all. …


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Must Reads: The Best Isometric RPGs

Their Stuff Ten Isometric Action RPGs Worth Trying (Kotaku) It’s a catalog of sometimes pretty similar games, where finding the best one for our taste can be difficult. Hopefully our guide will help in the selection. The Mac gaming boom: An expert speaks (Mac Kung Fu) You might not have …


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Must Reads: XCOM 2 Gets the Double Dragon Treatment

Our Stuff XCOM 2 Gets New DLC and Patch on Mac and Linux Layers of Fear Patch Brings Gameplay Improvements and Other Fixes Tomb Raider is Coming to Linux Their Stuff Ten Great New Locations In World of Warcraft: Legion’s Main City (Kotaku) The floating city of Dalaran is returning …


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Must Reads: Everything Old is New Again

Our Stuff Get Layers of Fear Cheap, Win Stuff at SXSW 2016 Their Stuff A 15-year-old just won Hearthstone’s biggest tournament of the year so far (Polygon) After a weekend of tough competition, the Hearthstone Americas Winter Championship tournament is over, and a winner for the region has been crowned: 15-year-old …


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Must Reads: We Want to Play More Civ After This

Our Stuff These Layers of Fear Profile Pics Will Freak Out Your Friends Their Stuff Stream PS4 games to your PC or Mac with next system update (Ars Technica) One of the PS4’s most useful features—in-home remote streaming over a high-speed router—will finally be widely available without the need for …


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Must Reads: How to Get a Mac Version of Overwatch

Their Stuff Civilization: 25 years, 33M copies sold, 1 billion hours played, and 66 versions (Venture Beat) Civilization is one of the gods of strategy games, where you oversee the creation of a whole society in competition with other civilizations. It debuted in 1991, and now at 25, it has …


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Weekly Roundup: Layers of Fear This, XCOM 2 That

Our Stuff Layers of Fear Releases Full Version on All Platforms The Illustrated Guide to XCOM 2 Mods on the Mac Their Stuff OS X Graphics API’s: OpenGL vs Metal vs Vulkan (MacGameCast) There has been a lot of chatter in the macsphere over the past several months about the …