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The main section of Goomba Stomp, here is where you'll find all the latest in-depth coverage and analysis of the video game industry, as well as post retrospectives on classics, and monthly themed pieces highlighting beloved franchises or developers.

‘Assassin’s Creed Origins’ Will Have a Discovery Tour Mode, and So Should Other Games

Origins now proves that there’s no reason that vast, beautiful video game worlds must remain only backdrops for violence. They can also become places for learning, relaxation, and trying something new. And with luck, other games will catch on too.

‘A Hat in Time’ Hits All the Right Notes to Become an Instant Classic

Gears for Breakfast has done a fantastic job of revisiting an old genre with a new, fresh perspective.

A Look at Some Lesser Known Survival Horror Gems

Survival horror is a subgenre of video games inspired by horror fiction that focuses on survival of the character as the game tries to frighten players with either horror graphics or scary ambience. It's a genre that's dipped in and out of fashion, but never truly disappeared.d thriving is a good sign for things to come.

‘Dark Souls III’ Makes My Anxiety Worse But That’s OK

A few years ago during an online counseling session with a Cognitive Behavioral Therapist, we discussed how playing video games would serve as a way for me to escape the otherwise constant anxiety that was going on in my brain.

Talking Point: Playing Games is a Privilege, Not a Right

Should all games be made as accessible as possible or should difficulty be dependent on the type of game being played?
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‘Super Mario 64’ Level by Level: Course 12 – Tall, Tall Mountain

With the upcoming Super Mario Odyssey being only the third Mario game in the same vein as Super Mario 64 (following Super Mario 64 and Super Mario Sunshine), it is high time to reexamine one of the evergreen staples of the video game canon.

Paradise Found: Welcome to ‘Stardew Valley’

The little Harvest Moon clone that could, Stardew Valley is the kind of game that will absolutely blow away the stalwart sim gamer who thought they'd seen it all between Harvest Moon and Animal Crossing.

5 Wholesome Anime That Will Leave You Smiling

It's October, which means Fall season anime are finally kicking into gear! You may be looking for a good show to relax with or...

‘Git Gud’ Isn’t Just An Unhelpful, Meaningless Remark – It Represents Something Far Worse

An all too common feature of video game forums nowadays, especially when the title in question has a rather steep learning curve (PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, Dark Souls, Overwatch etc.) ‘git gud’ is easily one of the most unhelpful, asinine comments a gamer can receive.

5 Video Games That Aren’t Horror — But Perhaps Could Be

Many games that aim to be outright “scary”, end up being farcical journeys through boring places, armed to the teeth with cheap clichés.