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Indie developer Hello Games spent a lot of time in the spotlight hyping No Man's Sky prior to its launch, but the game's debut on PlayStation 4 and PC left much to be desired. On launch day, No Man's Sky was missing many of the key elements that director Sean Murray had promised, and the game universe felt empty and unfulfilling to thousands of unsatisfied customers. Nearly two years later, No Man's Sky is coming to Xbox One. After everything that has happened, does it deserve a second chance?

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When the first trailer for Ready Player One dropped, I was incredibly intrigued by this dystopian world where most people spent their time in a utopian virtual world. I had never read or even heard of the novel by Ernest Cline at that point, but the concept alone was interesting enough to make me pick up a copy.

After reading the book earlier this year, I concluded that Ready Player One is an incredibly entertaining and engaging story, but the characters are a little underdeveloped, the namedropping of 80s culture gets a little old at times, and the lesson learned by the main character is a glossed over and put aside by the end. Fortunately, the film adaptation from Steven Spielberg fixes a lot of the gripes I had with the novel, though it also loses some of the charm from the original.

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One of the most iconic scenes in any iteration of the Dragon Ball franchise is Gohan's transformation into an ultra-powerful Super Saiyan 2 warrior in his battle against Perfect Cell. In that moment, Gohan transcended every known limit to become the strongest character the series had ever seen, surpassing both his father and Vegeta. A lot has changed for Gohan since then, and not for the better. Looking at him in Dragon Ball Super, you'd be hard-pressed to believe they're even the same character. Now that Dragon Ball Super has finished its run (at least for now) it's time to look back on just how big of a disappointment Gohan turned out to be.

Konami recently filed a new trademark for Silent Hill, which had some hopeful that the horror series could return. Unfortunately, closer inspection shows that the trademark was filed for gambling machines, which suggests it will be yet another game-turned-pachinko, which has become Konami's MO. Given the company's terrible track record in recent years, including the flop that was Metal Gear Survive, it begs a bigger question: do you even trust Konami with their own games anymore?

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It took me a little while, but I finally bought into the virtual reality craze. All three of the main VR headsets are sitting at more enticing prices than ever before, ranging from $299 to $499. These recent price drops were enough to get me to buy an HTC Vive.

I decided to take a look at some of the simpler games the Vive has to offer. One that immediately caught my attention was Audioshield, developed by Dylan Fitterer.

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Earlier today, the World Video Game Hall of Fame announced the finalists for induction into the body's Class of 2018. There are quite a few significant titles on the list, making it a rather difficult decision. Some of the games have historical significance, while others have molded popular culture around them. Which game(s) do you think should be inducted into the World Video Game Hall of Fame this year?

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SEGA's Sonic franchise was one of the hottest names in gaming during the glory days of Genesis. The original trilogy along with Sonic & Knuckles were all critically-acclaimed masterpieces in the early 1990s. Since then, the series has transitioned into 3D, and SEGA has experimented (for better or worse) with lots of changes to the classic gameplay. Fans of the old style were treated to a revival of that formula with last year's spiritual successor, Sonic Mania. Of all the games in this traditional Sonic style, which is the all-time best?

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It's been a wild ride since Dragon Ball Super made its debut in 2015. Goku, Vegeta, and friends have discovered other universes, battled gods, faced off against old foes, traveled to the future, and broken past their limits time and time again. Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end, and Toei Animation recently announced that episode 131 will be the final Dragon Ball Super story. If you've been loving this Dragon Ball revival, don't fret! There's no way the series is gone for long.

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Video game movies aren't exactly known for their quality. One look at recent forays into the genre such as Warcraft or Assassin's Creed provides all the evidence we need to back that up. Despite this, we're still seeing attempt after attempt to capitalize on these franchises, with the most recent being Square Enix's Tomb Raider. The publisher has been quite successful with the franchise reboot in game form, but how does the transition to the big screen hold up?

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Toys "R" Us has been one of the biggest names in toys for decades, and for many it was once a haven for young video game fans. Unfortunately the company has found itself in a dire financial situation, and they recently announced plans to shut down all of their locations in the US and the UK. With this once-beloved retailer soon set to close its doors for good, we want to know what fond childhood memories you associated with Toys "R" Us.

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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was one of the highest-rated games of 2017, a decorated winner of numerous Game of the Year Awards, and is already one of the top-selling games in Zelda history. With the Champions' Ballad DLC out in the wild, Nintendo has already moved on from this masterpiece and onto their next, confirming last December that the next Zelda is already in development. If you're Nintendo, how can you possibly go about topping Breath of the Wild? We've got a few ideas in mind, and you can check them out by clicking below!

Nintendo recently treated us to another Nindies Showcase, highlighting some of the most exciting upcoming Switch eShop games from independent developers. When these titles hit Nintendo's online store, they'll be joining an already robust arsenal of top-notch games from talented developers. You may have bought your Switch for first-party Nintendo masterpieces like Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Odyssey, but there has been a steady flow of incredible games from smaller teams in between the AAA releases, and some of them are simply too good to pass up. Click below to check out five must-have indie games on Nintendo Switch!

The Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing series served as enjoyable racing games that would distract you long enough if you ever got sick of playing Mario Kart. Unfortunately, that's all they can be: a distraction. When you're looking for a great party game to play with your friends, the All-Star Racing games are rarely likely to be brought up. They suffer from slippery controls, questionable game mechanics, and a poor online structure.

Fortunately, SEGA has a chance to make up for all this, as they recently announced a brand new Sonic racing game. The company has confirmed it won't be a sequel to any games they've released, so this is their chance to start over from scratch. But for SEGA to even dream of competing with the big dogs like Mario Kart, there are a few things they'll need to work on.

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Over 20 years after its debut, the Pokémon craze is as strong as ever, and the franchise is once again preparing to evolve on new hardware. With no official word, fans are left to speculate whether the upcoming Pokémon game for Nintendo Switch is the beginning of the eighth generation, a return trip to Sinnoh, or perhaps a series reboot. It could be any one of these, but another option Game Freak should consider exploring is a return to the beginning.

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If you've been following the news lately, you have undoubtedly heard of the tragedy that happened in Parkland, Florida, a couple of weeks ago. This event has sparked a massive conversation around gun control, school safety, and mental illness.

It's amazing to see these conversations happening more regularly within the community. However, some politicians are taking a step backwards, choosing once again to place the blame of violent acts on video games. But even if the government intervenes, children will still play violent video games.

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