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A Sad Tale of Devotion

As mentioned in a previous article, I am an absolute baby and cannot stand to play horror games alone. I decided it was time to buckle down and give a scary game a try on Twitch. Devotion had just been released with a wave of positive reviews. Determined to tackle at least one scary game, I purchased it and allowed everyone to experience my terror first hand.

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Why it's OK to Play "Old" Games

How many times have you heard, “What? You mean you’ve never played XYZ game? That’s impossible!” or something along those lines. While I am guilty of saying that from time to time, it usually prompts an eye roll from me when said because it’s not realistic to have had access to every game while growing up.

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Steam 'Straight Up Trolled' Indie Game Wandersong

This has been an issue for the game since September, and there’s a possibility that other games where affected as well. If it weren’t for creator Greg Lobanov posting about the issue via Twitter, he may never have heard from Valve about resolving the issue, especially considering Valve wasn’t aware of the problem to begin with.

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Alien: Blackout and Bandwagon of Mobile-Game Outrage

Back in November of last year, word got out that 20th Century Fox had trademarked the name Alien: Blackout for use in conjunction with “game software”.  This news fueled speculation that this was the title for the brand new shooter being worked by by Cold Iron Studios after their acquisition by the FoxNext games division.

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A Storm is Brewing at Blizzard Entertainment

Game developer and publisher, Blizzard Entertainment, has been hitting headlines in the past few months for all the wrong reasons. From the disappointing announcement of Diablo: Immortal which angered many fans, to the combination of two CFOs resigning within two days of one another in the first week of 2019, it’s clear that my favorite developer, Blizzard, has a rocky future ahead of it.

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Loot Box Investigations Underway

It seems as though the United States is going to be following the example of Belgium to an extent. The ethical practice of loot boxes has been a point of controversy for over a year now. Many have warned about the dangers loot boxes present to children, drawing a comparison to gambling.

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Why it's Better to be Scared with Friends

So why is it so much more fun to be scared with your friends than it is by yourself? As we often emphasize here at P1P, being a gamer means being a part of a community. Watching your friend traverse down a dark, digital hallway as you cower behind a pillow is a communal experience as well; you’re all feeling the same trepidation as you wait for something to jump out and grab you.

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The Long-term Appeal of Short Games

A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of playing Lucas Pope’s Return of the Obra Dinn. I had many good things to say about my experience but looking back there was one thing I forgot the mention; its brevity.

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'Days Gone' Delayed Two Months and That's Okay

As you have probably heard by now, the Playstation 4 exclusive, Days Gone, has been delayed until April 26, 2019. The game was originally slated to release on February 22, 2019, which is already packed with the announced releases of Anthem, Metro Exodus, and Crackdown 3. While it could be argued that this is a speed bump in the already worrisome production of the Sony exclusive, it should be looked at as a smart business move to give the studio more time to fully polish their new IP, and release their project during a less cluttered time.

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Is Historical Authenticity in Games All That Important?

One of the most surefire ways a game can stir up controversy nowadays is to bring into question the issue of historical authenticity. It seems like no other topic has the capacity to incite such an incendiary response from the gaming community…

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