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9/17/19
7:00 AM
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As Game Of Thrones concluded earlier this year, not with the bang of long-awaited confrontations, but the protracted whimper of its haphazardly plotted, poorly paced seasons, an unlikely replacement came to dominate our weekly conversations. It was as though it were conjured by the collective will of an industry eager

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7/25/19
11:00 AM
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It’s Saturday afternoon at Logan Arcade, and all eyes are on a blue cartoon bee in a stripped sweater, slowly riding a snail past a goal line. This isn’t an unusual spectacle at the Chicago arcade bar, whose large selection of classic coin-ops, pinball machines, and licensed light-gun blockbusters all seem to lead to

7/17/19
12:45 PM
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Earlier this year D&D Live 2019: The Descent, the Dungeons & Dragons community gathered in L.A. for an “immersive entertainment experience” to learn about the latest D&D storyline and watch some of their favorite celebrities play it through live. The A.V. Club was on the floor for the event where we had the chance to

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6/24/19
7:00 AM
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The A.V. Club
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If there was a watchword for gaming in the first half of 2019, it might be “iteration”—or possibly even “refinement.” This six-month period saw a dead-on-arrival would-be blockbuster (R.I.P. Anthem) and the steady encroachment of the “games as service” model that continues to power Fortnite’s utter domination of the

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