The Joys of Agony

In the seven months since Nier: Automata’s release, I’ve played through a number of heavy-hitters and memorable gems alike, yet none have had the same level of permanence. The wounds left by Yoko Taro’s depressing masterpiece never closed: “Vague Hope (Cold Rain)” still makes me tear up without fail, and few things give me greater …

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Hitman Episode 2: When in Rome

This is an article on the second episode of 2016’s episodic Hitman. Our piece on the introduction and first chapter can be found here. One way or another, the second level of Hitman 2016 was always going to be its breaking point. Traipsing around Paris as an impostor fashionista back in March was certainly a blast, but …

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Playlist: June 21st

Wow. That Xbox DRM backpedalling, eh? Hell of a thing. It’s pretty inspiring to see how, right when you’re thinking mere opinion can’t change anything, overwhelming public opinion manages to change the plans of a major player like this. Too bad they’ve still got their always online spycam, right? Darn shame. PLAYED Tomb Raider Colin: …

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