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Remaster Chief From uncapped framerates and iconic sound effects to the future of Halo's mod scene, 343 goes deep on Master Chief's PC comeback.
Deep dive What is true anti-consumer behavior? We break down platform exclusivity, preorders, loot boxes, downgrades, and more.
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This Hy-Rules After years of work, open source Zelda engine Solarus became a free tool for fans to make their own action-RPGs.
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Oasis Autcraft is a haven like few others on the internet—free from bullying, with a strong and supportive community.
uninvited guest An exquisite level that showcases the twisted menagerie of Dunwall high society.
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