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Minding My Manners: Nine Examples of Odd Etiquette Reflected in How I Play Videogames

It’s a surreal sight. I immediately recall Matthew 14:22-33 as I saunter across the gray waters of Moonside Lake in Bloodborne. I quickly notice Rom, the Vacuous Spider and her arachnid children in the distance, but as I make my way toward them, the scenery gives me pause. I’m inexplicably compelled to run as far as I can in the opposite direction and . . . sit down. A couple of minutes pass as I listen to the eerie echoes…

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In The Mood: Game Genres To Play For All Seasons Of Life

When you decide to bank your career aspirations on videogame journalism, the climb to break through with a full-time, well-paying job is like grinding your way toward beating a seemingly insurmountable boss. You acquire new skills, buff your stats, and slowly learn the ins and outs of your arch-nemesis. It may take ages and dozens of restarts, but you’ll eventually get there if you persevere…maybe, especially if the boss in question is from the Souls series. The same kind of…

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Game of the Year #3: Overwatch (Push Square)

Shooters are not prone to positivity. Whether it’s a grim illustration of objectivism as a societal foundation in BioShock or a striking commentary on senseless violence in Spec Ops: The Line, the genre typically doesn’t have settings, characters, or themes that are uplifting. A fallen world makes way for endless scenarios for shooting stuff up to stop bad things, but instead of worlds where entropy reigns and snuffs out life, what if one were filled with people, places, and stories…

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Top Five Games of 2016 (Push Square)

It’s time once again for the indomitable staff here at Push Square to share their own personal Game of the Year picks. Every year, we herd our writers together and force them to spill their opinions on their five favourite games of the last 12 months. Usually, this involves poking them with a stick until they come clean. Below, you’ll find the personal PlayStation picks of the ever-enthusiastic Joey Thurmond. Check out the full article on Push Square by clicking…

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Cream of the Crop: 2016

A new year, a new website, and a new Cream of the Crop? Man, I’m redefining what it means to make New Year’s resolutions by spoiling you all silly with this overload of “newness.” Before we delve into what 2016 holds for video games though, I look back at the previous year and feel it was short as a whole, but when I separate particular parts of it, it seems much longer. Evolve, Dying Light, and The Order: 1886 came…

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Game of the Year: Joey’s Personal PlayStation Picks

Every year the Push Square Team gets together to vote for the site’s PlayStation Game of the Year. While we usually keep these polls secret, we’re putting the spotlight on some of our authors this holiday so that they can highlight some of their personal favourites from 2015. Today it’s the turn of Joey Thurmond, as horror rules the roost. Read the full article on Push Square by clicking here!

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Cream of the Crop: 2015

2015? Already? Man, is it just me or does each year seem shorter as time passes? Eh, that must be a thing that happens as you become older. Anyway, I’m on time for my annual list of most anticipated games unlike last year, and as for how my 2014 picks turned out, nearly half of them were either delayed until this year or turned out to be less amazing than I imagined they’d be. However, there were still some solid…

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