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Paige FTW: The Big Two at TGS

There were two titans that dominated the news coming out of this year’s Tokyo Game Show: Death Stranding and Final Fantasy VII Remake. Hideo Kojima finally debuted some gameplay for his mysterious title, and it’s … not what anyone expected?

Challenging players by pushing boundaries of action adventure

PlatinumGames’ Astral Chain takes place after an asteroid has struck Earth. The disaster doused the planet with toxic Red Matter and opened a rift to the astral realm. Creatures called chimera poured out of these gates attacked people while spreading their corruption. Humanity built a refuge called the Ark and developed weapons called Legions to fight the chimera. Using the astral chain, people have managed to subjugate chimeras and use the creatures to their benefit.

Paige FTW: A New Kind Of Escape Room

Chambers Escape Rooms in Kakaʻako boasts that it hosts the only third-generation escape room on the island. Owner Ron Bronstein invited me to come try his masterpiece for myself, so I gathered a team (my Dungeons & Dragons party) and headed over.

Everything you need to know from September’s Nintendo Direct

Nintendo Direct always take over the internet. It’s how the company makes major announcements when there isn’t a gaming event.

Paige FTW: ‘Pokemon Masters’ Has Strategy In Spades

Pokemon Masters is what Pokemon Go wanted to be. The more battle-centric of Nintendo’s forays into mobile Pokemon landed with an invigorating splash last month.

New multiplayer requires plenty of teamwork

This is how you ruin a co-op experience in Ghost Recon Breakpoint. My teammates are running around like an unbridled mass of chaos and stupidity running into a gated facility inhabited by soldiers and drones armed to the teeth.

Paige FTW: The Clean Ending

We always want the “good” ending. We want the ending where everyone lives, where everyone is happy, where the villains get their comeuppance. We want the route where we didn’t have to sacrifice our friends. We want everything to be tied together neatly, cleanly, with a pretty bow.

Logitech G Pro X is a complete package for gamers

Big ear cups, a metal frame and leather headband: Those key features make up some of the best gaming headsets on the market. It’s a build that’s been tried and tested by several companies to great effect. Beyerdynamic, Corsair and Sennheiser all have a take on the design, but it’s that Kingston popularized it with the HyperX Cloud.

Paige FTW: ‘Three Houses’ Offers Triple The Strategy

The revival and renaissance of Fire Emblem has seen the series meander into rather odd directions at times from its classic routes — two titles devoted to breeding your army to create the perfect super soldiers, for instance — but Three Houses is a magnificent return to form, with precisely the right amount of innovation […]

Three recent games you might have missed

Game Names Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Metal Wolf Chaos XD Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order By Gieson Cacho // The Mercury News (TNS) Before the holiday season arrives and a deluge of games hits the shelves, it’s best to clear the slate and check out titles that have gone overlooked during the […]