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Virginia

Virginia review: This detective thriller adapts the language of film to games

Virginia's extensive use of jump and match cuts makes it the meeting point of games and film, though it's not the best of experiments.

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Forza Horizon 3 review: The best arcade racing series around roars onto PCs

Forza Horizon 3 is the best arcade racing has to offer in 2016, and now it's on PCs thanks to Microsoft's Xbox Play Anywhere endeavor.

Steve Jackson's Sorcery!

Steve Jackson's Sorcery! review: A sprawling adventure of mind-boggling scale

The PC adaptation of Steve Jackson's Sorcery! gamebooks has some rough edges, but it's a thrilling, sprawling adventure overall.

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World of Warcraft: Legion review: The excitement returns in this online role-playing game

For the first time in several World of Warcraft expansions Blizzard is flexing its world-creation and storytelling muscles.

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Event[0]

Event[0] review: An ambitious 2001: A Space Odyssey-tinged adventure you can talk to

Event[0] isn't perfect by any means, but its experiments with text parsers might make it the most important (or at least most interesting) indie game of 2016.

ReCore

ReCore review: The first Xbox Play Anywhere game is a beautiful chore

ReCore features charming robot companions and snappy platforming, but a chore of an end-game and terrible load times make it a hard sell.

The Turing Test

The Turing Test review: A brisk, breezy test of your humanity

Every year there's a game like Portal. This year, it's The Turing Test and its lightweight philosophical pondering.

The Warlock of Firetop Mountain

The Warlock of Firetop Mountain review: Another 1980s sword-and-board adapted for the modern era

Another of Steve Jackson's circa-1980 adventure gamebooks gets a hybrid RPG/text adventure adaptation, this time by Tin Man Games—and with an excellent tabletop gaming aesthetic.

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Here's how the Xbox One S stacks up to the original

Microsoft launched the Xbox One S earlier this month, revitalizing its current-generation console lineup with some new features. Here's how it stacks up against the previous version.

Obduction

Obduction review: The captivating start of the post-Myst age

It's been ten years since Cyan's last Myst game. Can spiritual successor Obduction step cleanly into those shoes? We found out.

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided review: Human Evolution

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided feels exactly like Deus Ex: Human Revolution, for better and worse.

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Acer Predator 17X review: This gaming laptop packs attitude and speed

The Predator 17X gives you desktop gaming performance without a noise penalty.

Batman: The Telltale Series

Batman: The Telltale Series review impressions: Slow burn

Telltale's Batman adaptation starts off slow.

Xbox One S

Xbox One S review: The Xbox One moves into the 4K generation

Microsoft's Xbox One S sports a new paint job and a smaller size than its predecessor, but its real standout feature is the ability to play streamed or recorded 4K content.

Headlander

Headlander review: Metroid meets 1970s retrofuturism meets disembodied heads

Double Fine's latest game is a pastiche of 1970s retrofuturism, from Asimov to lava lamps. Oh, and you play as a disembodied head.