Role playing games

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One Piece Odyssey review – the pirate adventure that manga fans deserve
A bonkers collection of epic adventures and side-quests sprinkled with puzzles that fans of the Japanese pop-cultural behemoth have been crying out for

Steve Boxer

18, Jan, 2023 @11:32 AM

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‘People are leaving the game’: Dungeons & Dragons fans revolt against new restrictions
Wizards of the Coast, which owns the game, is preparing to change longstanding licensing rules

Alaina Demopoulos

13, Jan, 2023 @9:31 PM

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Street Fighter returns, Link is back and vampires run amok: 15 video games to anticipate in 2023
From space exploration and eerie late night fishing to dungeon-delving and confronting your exes, there’s lots to be excited about – including some long-awaited sequels

Keza MacDonald

29, Dec, 2022 @1:00 PM

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The video games you may have missed in 2022
Run an arcade, oversee an archeological dig, kill people on rollerskates or play the trombone – our critics pick some deep cuts from the year in games

Malindy Hetfeld, Lewis Packwood, Keza MacDonald, Bex April May, Nic Reuben, Rick Lane, Sarah Maria Griffin and Lewis Gordon

22, Dec, 2022 @3:00 PM

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The 20 best video games of 2022
From robot-dinosaurs and hypersexual witches to epic clashes with mythological Gods and exquisite fantasies of supernatural wars, 2022 had it all – including a certain word game. Our critics pick the best

Keza MacDonald

21, Dec, 2022 @3:33 PM

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‘Why can’t anyone make a decision?’ My first time as a D&D Dungeon Master
I’ve been playing Dungeons and Dragons since I was a kid, but my first time directing the action was daunting. I certainly wasn’t expecting what came next

Keith Stuart

13, Dec, 2022 @12:45 PM

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Pushing Buttons: There’s a place for narrative in games, but I’m done worshipping the story gods
The players not the plot do most of the work in Elden Ring and other innovative titles – it could be the future of video games

Keith Stuart

30, Nov, 2022 @11:39 AM

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Pushing Buttons: Why did Google Stadia fail?
Google Stadia had good tech but it’s become the latest casualty in the cloud-gaming realm. Plus, the creators of Monument Valley are back with a gorgeous game of feelings-dodgeball

Keza MacDonald

04, Oct, 2022 @10:25 AM

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‘Economists should study it’: inside Disney Dreamlight Valley, the latest game taking over TikTok
‘Disney Animal Crossing’ is all over the video platform, but is it merely an imitation of everyone’s favourite pandemic play? Or will Mickey and co have you enthralled?

Amelia Tait

29, Sep, 2022 @8:00 AM

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From satanic panic to billion-dollar business: how Dungeons & Dragons conquered the world
A role-playing game born half a century ago in a Wisconsin basement has spawned an empire spanning film, TV and YouTube. How did it leave its mark on Stranger Things, ET and everyone from Stephen King to Elon Musk?

Stuart Jeffries

29, Sep, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Live a Live review: a lost Japanese RPG gem from the 1990s
Seven beautifully unpredictable genre stories, each designed by a different manga artist, are playfully rendered in this novel remake

Tom Regan

08, Sep, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Venba, a video game about the emotional resonance of food
Developer Visai Studio’s debut tells a story of how food bridges the gap between generations

Malindy Hetfeld

03, Aug, 2022 @9:00 AM

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