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Posts by Katrina Filippidis

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    12 October Indie Games Worth Checking Out

    After a bumpy ride, the latest Call of Duty installment has touched down to very positive reviews, and if you’re not taking advantage of crossplay with friends, you’re probably diving into The Outer Worlds, playing Overwatch on the go, or marveling the MediEvil remake. That’s all well and good. But what if nothing’s captivated you…

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    13 September Indie Games Worth Checking Out

    Alas, PAX West’s curtains have been drawn for another year. In the bittersweet aftermath, we’ve been left with several noteworthy announcements including the fully crowdfunded Homeworld 3 and a taste of what’s to come in The Binding of Isaac‘s last expansion. September beckons with additional blockbuster productions. Borderlands 3, FIFA 20, and NBA 2K20 are all on…

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    11 August Indie Games Worth Checking Out

    It’s worrying that so few of us have stopped to consider what Augustus Caesar, the first Roman emperor, would have thought of indie games. Since it is August—the month that proudly bears his name—let us indulge his Eminence. Independent games, your absolute prediction, refer to games made by a small team or solo warrior. They’re…

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    11 July Indie Games Worth Checking Out

    Aside from Nintendo’s Switch Lite reveal, and scattered news on the Google Stadia, it’s been a relatively quiet month on the console end of the spectrum. Game-wise, July has fared slightly better: Tetris Effect is officially PC-bound making the cult of Pajitnov grow stronger, Dragon Quest Builders 2 is serving up ample cuteness and RPG…

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    12 June Indie Games Worth Checking Out

    Now that one of gaming’s biggest crowd-pullers is over, you may find yourself suffering with a mild case of post-E3 depression. Rest assured, that’s quite normal, especially given Keanu Reeves and Ikumi Nakamura’s (The Evil Within) show-stopping appearances amidst several exciting announcements: Nintendo unveiling a spooky Breath of the Wild 2 teaser, Gearbox gifting fans…

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    16 May Indie Games Worth Checking Out

    Even with E3 just around the corner, there’s been a hefty chunk of anticipated releases and announcements keeping gamer morale high: Hyperactive dystopian shooter Rage 2 has finally touched down, The Last of Us 2 is ostensibly reaching the end of its development cycle, classic World of Warcraft servers are going live this August, and…

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    11 April Indie Games Worth Checking Out

    It’s understandable how in the current climate—where most of us will be preoccupied with Mortal Kombat 11‘s glorious gore, surviving in the open-world wilderness of Days Gone, or busy blasting zombies in UK chart topper World War Z—smaller titles mightn’t receive the TLC they deserve. Sony’s architectural maestro dropping deets on the PlayStation 5 and…

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    The Morality of Anti-Heroes in Video Games

    Why We Don’t Always Like Being The “Good Guy” You’re an honest-to-goodness, law abiding citizen. You don’t lie, you don’t steal, and you certainly don’t kill. Like most people in society, you behave according to an ethical moral code which forbids any sort of reckless, deviant behavior. But when it comes to video games, that…

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    Top 8 March Indies Worth Checking Out

    What an intriguing couple of months. Apex Legends emerged a surprise hit and briefly stole the spotlight from top gun Fortnite, Nintendo served up a double whammy announcement with Pokémon Sword and Shield and the Link’s Awakening remake in its seasonal(ish) Direct, and Capcom’s latest addition to the oh-so-stylish Devil May Cry series has gamers…

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    7 Games in Which Reality is Broken

    “We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.” Depending on your sources, this quote can be traced back to Kant, Anaïs Nin, the Talmud or fortune cookies, but proper attribution notwithstanding, its meaning is pretty clear-cut: we perceive external reality, and hence, the world around us, through a unique, personalized…