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Paige FTW: The First PS5 Details Emerge

The worst kept secret in gaming is no more, as Sony formally released the first concrete details on the PlayStation 5 this week.

Developer tweaks formula of modern classic to make it more approachable

Difficulty has always been a barrier for Dark Souls. The franchise’s intimidating reputation is a turn-off for gamers who don’t see the joy in “getting good.” That’s a shame really because the series shines once players shatter those challenging roadblocks.

Paige FTW: Finger Lickin’ Propaganda

It’s not every day that a major fast food chain puts resources into making a satirical dating simulator about its geriatric mascot, but this is 2019, and clearly we departed from the bayou of good sense long ago.

Revamp makes a classic even better

Link’s Awakening is a departure from other Zelda games because it doesn’t involve the customary pieces. It has no Triforce, no princess and no Gannon. In its place, the adventure follows Link as he’s caught in a storm while sailing.

Paige FTW: The Rest Of The Best Of TGS

Now that we’ve gotten the big guns out of the way, let’s talk about some of the other promising titles from Tokyo Game Show 2019 that got overshadowed by the juggernauts of Kojima and Cloud.

Three recent games you might have missed

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 summer.

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.