Role playing games

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‘A safe haven’: how Dungeons & Dragons is slaying social anxiety
The world’s most successful role-playing game could provide a home amid the chaos for those struggling with post-lockdown angst

Andy Hazel

29, Nov, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Elden Ring – Dark Souls’ creators and George RR Martin team up on an enticing fantasy
Thrilling but not forbidding, Hidetaka Miyazaki’s forthcoming fantasy epic is Dark Souls meets Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Keza MacDonald

10, Nov, 2021 @3:00 PM

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New World: Amazon’s foray into video games is an enjoyable anachronism
It might not break new ground but the online RPG is catnip for anyone who’s been drawn in to an online multiplayer extravaganza

Luke Winkie

29, Oct, 2021 @1:13 PM

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Will the remastered Grand Theft Autos’ American satire hold up?
The world’s bestselling video game series combined reverence of US cinema with satire of nihilistic capitalism. But in a post-Trump world, what does GTA have left to say?

Simon Parkin

18, Oct, 2021 @2:10 PM

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‘My housemates and I are addicted’: 15 video games perfect for lockdown brain
Guardian Australia staff – and their children! – recommend games they’ve turned to for joy, diversion and much-needed escapism

Michael McGowan, Josh Taylor, Matilda Boseley, Josh Nicholas, Isaac Keneally, Alyx Gorman, Michael Sun, Nick Evershed, Ben Smee, Bertin Huynh, Karishma Luthria, Joe Koning, Miles Martignoni, Ang Nettle-Smythe and Patrick Lum

01, Oct, 2021 @8:00 PM

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Backbone review – raccoon PI stars in a noir adventure with an inexplicable twist
Uncover a grim conspiracy and sweet-talk snooty bears in this genre-hopping indie game

Phil Iwaniuk

02, Sep, 2021 @11:15 AM

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From Lake to Metroid Dread: the most exciting video games for autumn 2021
Escape to 1980s Oregon, get stuck in an art deco assassin game or liberate a Caribbean island with the help of a dog in this feast of new titles

Keza MacDonald

23, Aug, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Cris Tales review – a magical realist tribute to Japanese role-playing games
Foes can be cast into the past or future in a whimsical time-bending throwback that celebrates Colombia

Nic Reuben

26, Jul, 2021 @2:35 PM

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Phil Spencer on the future of Xbox: we still want to take risks with games
While developing traditional narrative games is harder than it has ever been, Microsoft’s Xbox chief sees an opportunity in using modern platforms and tech to tell new stories

Keith Stuart

13, Jul, 2021 @8:30 AM

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Wildermyth review – fantasy RPG with real heart and soul
Witty writing, evocative art and engrossing battles combine in a wonderful homage to classic tabletop games

Edwin Evans-Thirlwell

02, Jul, 2021 @7:30 AM

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The 15 greatest video games of the 80s – ranked!
Button-bashing arcade sports vied with the thrill of urban planning, Pac-Man ate up everything, and Super Mario Bros smashed gaming into the mainstream

Keith Stuart

27, May, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Returnal review – epic dance of death with beautiful, brutal aliens
Exceptionally hostile creatures are round every corner on a glorious, punishing quest through the perilous landscapes of another planet

Keza MacDonald

12, May, 2021 @12:17 PM

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