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Paige FTW: Finding Solace In ‘Civilization’

We all stress out — sometimes life just is overwhelming, you know? I’ve tried lots of things to relax, but I’m too manic to meditate, smelling essential oils has no effect on me and I hate exercising.

‘Crackdown 3’ shows that sometimes less is more

Not every video game should strive to be a sprawling epic. Sometimes it’s OK for a release to be simple and fun.

Paige FTW: Where Does ‘Kingdom Hearts’ Go From Here?

It took me a few weeks, but I finally finished Kingdom Hearts III. The ending was satisfying — it certainly does wrap up the Xehanort saga and offer acceptably happy endings for most of the characters — but it wouldn’t be Kingdom Hearts without a cryptic ending that hints at much more.

Fill your ‘Soul’ with fiery gameplay; ‘Hero’ can use a boost in action

The “Soulcalibur” franchise sits at the edge of an abyss. According to an interview in DualShockers, producer Motohiro Okubo said the sixth chapter could be the final one if it craters financially.

Paige FTW: With ‘Full Body,’ Will ‘Catherine’ Redeem Itself?

With the recent announcement that Catherine: Full Body is indeed coming to the West in September, it got me thinking about how the lens of #MeToo really changes this self-consciously sexy title.

‘Metro Exodus’ spreads its wings to explore post-apocalyptic Russia

Platform: Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC Genre: First-person shooter, action Developer: 4A Games Publisher: Deep Silver, Koch Media Rating: M, for mature By Gieson Cacho | The Mercury News (TNS) Despite being a global event, the end of world usually focuses on the Western experience. Stories focus on aliens attacking the West Coast, zombies taking over […]

Paige FTW: ‘Kingdom Hearts III’ Lives Up To The Hype

Coming some 13 years after its technical predecessor (and myriad spinoffs), Kingdom Hearts III was set up to fail. How could a game with so much hype, so much cumbersome story, so much unadulterated cheese succeed in today’s gaming environment?

Ubisoft previews Tom Clancy’s ‘The Division 2’

Ahead of Tom Clancy’s “The Division 2” release across PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on March 15, Ubisoft offered media hands-on time with new gameplay experiences at a San Francisco bank that doubled for Washington, D.C., which happens to be the setting for the much-anticipated sequel.

Paige FTW: The Burden Of Open-world Games

News broke last month that EA had canceled the open-world Star Wars title in development at Visceral Games. This is really too bad, as former Uncharted lead Amy Hennig was attached to the title, and we’ll never quite know how she would have brought that franchise’s sense of fun to Star Wars.

Oculus Studios announces ‘Asgard’s Wrath,’ a first-person combat game

Sanzaru Games is known as a studio that works on remasters. The team has put together remade versions of “Spyro,” “God of War” and “Sly Cooper.”