Is Wario a fashion icon? We asked an expert

Here’s the thing with Wario’s style: Regardless of whether you like it or not, you have to respect it. The dude knows how to pick a signature look, and he’s devoted his life to that look. His existence has always been in contrast to Mario, which is, frankly, unfair. Yes, his signature look is simply a color variant of Mario’s […]

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The 14 best PlayStation 5 games

What are the best games on the PlayStation 5? If you’re among the lucky few who’ve obtained Sony’s new console (which is still suffering from supply and shipping issues) you’ll be wondering what to play. This is a living list of the best video games available on the platform, to be updated as more games come out. Our recommendation lists […]

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Warhammer 40K goes gunning for X-Wing, and its aim is true

Games Workshop is adding considerably to the global population of tiny plastic spaceships with Aeronautica Imperialis: Wrath of Angels. This latest version of its tactical combat game includes aircraft piloted by both Space Marines and Eldar — but how does it stack up against its biggest competitors? Polygon put an early copy on the table to find out. The dogfighting […]

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Pokémon Unite is an intense MOBA with a friendly skin

I never knew it would feel so good to do a slam dunk as Pikachu until I picked up Pokémon Unite. As I hold the button, I can almost feel the energy inside my Pokémon welling up and then bursting out as I dunk a glowing orb into the opposing team’s hoop. No, Pokémon Unite is not a basketball game. […]

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Death Stranding: Director’s Cut has finally made me a believer

This isn’t just a review of Death Stranding: Director’s Cut. This is a review of Death Stranding. Allow me to explain. On Nov. 8, 2019, after three years of nebulous trailers and confusing gameplay demos, Kojima Productions released Death Stranding, its first project as an independent studio. I played it for 15 hours and didn’t enjoy a single one of […]

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How Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands Changes The Borderlands Game

Sure, Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands might be a first-person looter shooter that features a few familiar faces from the existing Borderlands universe. However, the wild ride that examines the formula with a tabletop role-playing game lens has a lot of different components going into the mix, and it’s attempting to distinguish itself from the known template while still maintaining some of […]

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Back 4 Blood is more than just Left 4 Dead

If you’ve never fought off a horde of zombies while Dick Dale’s (and Pulp Fiction’s) “Misirlou” blares on a beat-to-shit jukebox, by all means, give it a go. That’s how one of the missions toward the middle of Back 4 Blood’s first act ends. While a group of survivors tries to escape by bus, you and your crew — the […]

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Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl Review – Almost Ready For Slime Time

To say Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl is fighting an uphill battle is an understatement. It wears its Super Smash Bros. inspiration firmly on its sleeve by bringing together a host of beloved characters in a platform fighter, but Nick Brawl does so without the spectacle. While I think it has a lot of heart and is a good fighting game at […]

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