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‘Metroid: Samus Returns’ Damn Well Lives Up To The Unsustainable Hype

Metroid: Samus Returns, which launches this week on the Nintendo 3DS, can be added to the list of greatest games ever made for a Nintendo console. Samus Returns is technically brilliant, tense, and visually breathtaking, and there's not a moment in this game that doesn't excel well beyond the usual genre trappings.
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How ‘Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle’ Blends Difficulty with Accessibility

In Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, "Nintendo Hard" is making a comeback!
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The Best Teams to Use in ‘Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle’

While each character is certainly useful in their own right, it’s the synergy of the entire team that should matter the most.

HBO’s ‘The Deuce’ Premieres with a Richly Layered, Slightly Laborious First Episode

There are few television events like the premiere of a David Simon series; just as there are few events like an episode of television...
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Sordid Cinema Podcast #530: Stephen King’s ‘It’

How does the first big-screen adaptation of Stephen King's 'IT' turn out? You'll have to listen to find out.
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‘Mario + Rabbids’ Highlights the Popular Icon Mario has Become

Mario + Rabbids has shown Mario to be the pop icon he has become. Is Mario still the plucky plumber we thought he was?

How ‘Life is Strange: Before the Storm’ Helped Me Empathize with my Fiancèe’s Loss

This is, ultimately, the power of the gaming medium when placed into the right pair of hands: the ability to completely replicate a feeling that the player may have never experienced
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‘Bojack Horseman’ Season Four: Among the Best That Television Has to Offer

This is still among the best that television has to offer right now—it continues to experiment with form, sharpen its satirical blades and find deeper wells in which to throw down its characters only to have them climb back up more determined than ever.

Sordid Cinema Podcast #529: ‘Logan Lucky’ and ‘Split’

This week on the Sordid Cinema podcast, Thomas O’Connor joins Patrick Murphy and Simon Howell to discuss Steven Soderbergh's out-of-retirement heist flick, Logan Lucky. In the second half of the show, we dig into M. Night Shyamalan’s Split.

‘Life Is Strange: Before the Storm’, Episode One — ‘Awake’ is a Deep, Deep...

The first installment in "Life is Strange: Before the Storm" is clever, polished, and hella powerful.