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Hooked on Picross

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I just discovered Picross. Also known as nonograms, they’re these puzzles that involve filling out 2D—and sometimes, 3D—grids. Clues to which areas are to be filled are listed down the sides of the 2D/3D grid …

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Finally the PC as a Gaming Console

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Recently, I got excited and bought an custom Xbox One controller, courtesy of the Xbox Design Lab. In this case, “custom” really just means being able to select a color scheme for its various parts, …

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Passive Loot Games

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I’ve been checking out Tom Clancy’s The Division for the past week or two. It’s a third-person shooter, set in a post-virus-infected Manhattan, where the primary conflict is sleeper government agents versus extremely organized looters. …

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Review: Ready Player One

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This year is the year of virtual reality. All the headsets launching this year is creating a lot of excitement, but given the price points and the 1.0-nature of these launches, I’m not quite ready …

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Life as Tetris

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I found a fun article a couple of days ago that tries to compare Tetris to life over Chess as the appropriate gaming analog. As a former addict to Tetris DS as well as a …