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PaigeFTW: Empty Rewards

The other day I recently earned my 2,000th trophy on PlayStation Network — a rather nondescript Persona 5 story-related trophy, sure, but beggars can’t be choosers. Now, I quite like trophies. They’re nice little addenda to the gaming experience. Something fun to reach for, if you want to. And I, for one, always love arbitrary […]

‘Mario Kart’ series switches gears, revamps Battle Mode

Mario Kart 8 was easily one of the best games on Wii U. Three years later, it’s easy to dismiss “Mario Kart 8 Deluxe” for the Nintendo Switch as a mere stop-gap to smooth over the line-up as the developer puts the finishing touches on brand new games like “Super Mario Odyssey.”

PaigeFTW: The Case for Linearity

As gaming marches unrelentingly towards our brave new open-world future, I find myself digging my heels in.

Game review: ‘Full Throttle Remastered,’ when I’m on the road, I’m indestructible

“Full Throttle Remastered” is LucasArts’ best adventure game. It’s also the only LucasArts adventure I’ve ever played.

PaigeFTW: ‘Persona 5’ Steals Your Heart

I thought March was going to be the greatest month for games ever. How could it not? Between Horizon: Zero Dawn, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Nier: Automata, Mass Effect: Andromeda and Persona 5, there was just no way it could be a bad month.

Go mad for mankind in ‘Nier: Automata’

“Nier: Automata” is a game that refuses to settle for what you expect. Yoko Taro, creator of “Drakengard” and its spin-off “Nier,” has gained a reputation for his unique approach to game design. I’d venture to call him the video game industry equivalent of a mad scientist.

PaigeFTW: Andromeda’s Void

Nearly 30 hours into Mass Effect: Andromeda, I’d hoped to be able to report to you that my feelings had changed — or, as it were, at least solidified.

‘MLB’ Goes the extra inning for perfect game

“MLB: The Show ‘17” opens with the dulcet tones of Vin Scully over a live-action video of classic baseball moments like Lou Gehrig’s famous “luckiest man on earth” speech and last year’s Cubs World Series win drawn by an artist in time-lapse on a chalk scoreboard, creating a mosaic of baseball history.

PaigeFTW: A Bureaucratic Galaxy

Mass Effect: Andromeda had a high bar to climb as successor to the beloved BioWare trilogy that brought my best friend Garrus Vakarian to this galaxy.

Ubisoft embraces excess for its latest Tom Clancy shooter

Tom Clancy’s fictional special-forces operation is no stranger to adaptability. Over the course of the franchise’s 15-year history, the interventionist Ghosts have stymied Russian ultranationalists, destabilized the North Korean army, and squelched a Mexican insurgency.