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The combination of Lego incarnations of some of the most notable characters in comic book history and the creative potential of everyone's favorite construction toy is a serendipitous merger that taps into the very essence of play.

‘Star Wars Battlefront II’ — The Force Is Not Strong With This One

An engaging campaign, a satisfying arcade mode, and thrilling multiplayer make Star Wars Battlefront II an improvement over its predecessor and it should be the game to bring balance to the Force.

‘Super Mario Odyssey’s’ Ten Most Difficult Moons

Most of the moons in Super Mario Odyssey are simple to find, but here are ten that pose quite the challenge.

‘Super Mario Odyssey’ Level by Level: Sand Kingdom

As I already have with Super Mario 64, I will examine each of Super Mario Odyssey’s kingdoms in an attempt to glean insight into their stumbles and successes. In this entry, I will be taking a look at the game’s third course -- Sand Kingdom.
Isabelle Huppert in "Happy End"

AFI Fest 2017: Michael Haneke’s Shtick Wears Thin in ‘Happy End’

'Happy End' is a film that wants to be a Michael Haneke greatest hits album, but instead is merely a compilation of B-sides.
Juliette Binoche in "Bright Sunshine In"

AFI Fest 2017: Claire Denis Charts a New Course in ‘Bright Sunshine In’

'Bright Sunshine In' is an essential change for Denis, and an entertaining film worth seeking out.

Reel Asian International Film Festival 2017: ‘Dear Etranger,’ ‘Brotherhood of Blades II,’ and ‘Blade...

Victor Stiff looks at three entries from the 2017 Reel Asian International Film Festival.

‘Metroid Prime’: Dissection of a Masterpiece

Metroid Prime is a testament to what ingenuity, hard-work, and pure, unadulterated brilliance can bring to an industry too often defined by meaningless stat-grinds and inch-deep stories.

The Many Firsts of ‘Metroid Prime’

Metroid Prime released 15 years ago, yet the impact the title made can still be felt to this day.
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‘Cuphead’: What’s Old is New Again

StudioMDHR has knocked it out of the park with their debut title, as Cuphead will no doubt go down as an all-time classic.

The Fire Keepers: A Dark Souls Podcast — Ep. 1: Prepare to Die!

Hello and welcome to the inaugural episode of The Fire Keepers: A Dark Souls Podcast! We will be going through the entire quintuplet of games in the Dark Souls universe in absurd and unnecessary detail, with new episodes popping up every second Thursday on Goomba Stomp!

‘Horizon Zero Dawn: The Frozen Wilds’ is More of a Good Thing

And if you never tried Horizon Zero Dawn around its release, due to the influx of great titles released in the February-April period, now is the perfect time to pick it up.
In This Corner of the World

Tom Watches Movies: ‘In This Corner of the World’ Mixes Sweetness and Sorrow

'In This Corner of the World' mixes harrowing and deeply affecting war drama with slice-of-life sweetness to great effect.
Noël Wells in "Mr. Roosevelt"

AFI Fest 2017: ‘Mr. Roosevelt’ Is a Charming Festival Standout

'Mr. Roosevelt' is remarkably limber as it dances through moments of inspired physical comedy, trenchant social commentary, and poignant longing.

‘Total War: Warhammer 2 – Mortal Empires’ – DLC As It Was Meant To...

'Mortal Empires' makes this a game with so much to offer that it might just be one more reason to wish for immortality.
The Mirror Universe would be the boldest scenario and one which would certainly push Star Trek back to its founding principles.

Retrospective: Ten Years On and ‘Assassin’s Creed’ is Still a Cornerstone of Modern Gaming...

The fact of the matter is that the action RPG genre wouldn’t be what it is today without Assassin’s Creed, and a great many games are in its debt for the standards it set.

Game Boys, Ep. 83: Pokéboyz II Pokémen

Prepare for trouble, and make it double!  Or triple I guess, since there are three Game Boys on this podcast, though if Meowth doesn't count then maybe Ryan doesn't either? 
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At Ten Years Old, ‘Super Mario Galaxy’ Remains Stellar

In essence, perhaps what made Galaxy so lovely is that it introduced so many new mechanics while simultaneously retaining the cheerful familiarity of the older Super Mario games.