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Video Games Weekly:
‘Song of Iron’ and More

‘Song of Iron’ begins scrolling, ‘Lamentum’ has spookiness, ‘Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous’ instills justice, ’Dream Cycle’ has Tomb Raider DNA, and… more metal!

September 4, 2021 — Though this week’s releases are a bit light as much bigger months loom ahead, there are still more than enough for game players and fans of murkier moods to celebrate. Let us dive right into September’s first edition of Video Games Weekly!

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Epic August:
Top Three Game Trailers

August 31, 2021 — What is the best part of a new video game reveal or new content? Well, that all depends on how good the accompanying trailer is. Typically cinematic and offering very little gameplay footage, these trailers are intended to fuel the hype train. FULL STORY »

Video Games Weekly:
Nine New Notables

August 29, 2021 — It is time for another week of dark and atmospheric games for players to enjoy, and there is plenty to choose from, no matter what platforms they prefer. Whereas one title invites players to explore Egyptian history, another blends the entertainment of gaming with a heavy metal experience rendered in gorgeous pixel style.

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Video Games Weekly:
Release Roundup

August 15, 2021 — Though it is unlikely to expect many new game releases until the holiday season ramps up in a few weeks, there were a few notable arrivals in the world of video games this week. That includes a much-anticipated expansion to the latest Assassin’s Creed, a new 4K-capable version of the award-winning Hades for the new Xboxes and PlayStation 5, and the peculiar Black Book based on Slavic mythology. FULL STORY »

Game Review:
‘Hades’ Refreshed

August 14, 2021 — Last year’s Windows and Switch releases of Hades were met with critical acclaim, and shortly thereafter, Sony and Microsoft versions were announced. Mark Ottarp has reviewed the new console edition while Kaspar Ravn took the opportunity to ask Supergiant’s Creative Director, Greg Kasavin, about the update’s 4K support and performance.

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Game Review:
‘Eastern Exorcist’

July 26, 2021 — The most recent release from Chinese publisher Bilibili, Eastern Exorcist is a hack-and-slash RPG that somewhat surprisingly does not make use of Free2Play mechanics — the established business practice in China for most games. Eastern Exorcist instead offers a more traditional approach to monetization — players pay once, as with a typical western title.

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Forthcoming: ‘Pathfinder:
Wrath of the Righteous’

June 28, 2021 — In 2018, Pathfinder: Kingmaker became the first video game set in the Pathfinder universe. Later this year, fans will be able to continue their Pathfinder adventure from where the first game left off, as a direct sequel titled Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous is in the works. FULL STORY »


Game Review:
‘Resident Evil: Village’

May 25, 2021 — Let this sink in: the Resident Evil series has now been around for a full quarter-century, launched on the PlayStation 1 in 1996 more or less exactly 25 years ago.

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‘Lost Soul Aside’ Gets 18 Min of Gameplay Footage

April 27, 2021 — In the summer of 2016, Chinese solo developer Yang Bing released a concept trailer of his Lost Soul Aside project, which has clocked up nearly 4 million views since. FULL STORY »


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