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    Get Crafty in These Great Farming Simulator Games

    I love farming simulator games, especially ones where you have your own town or camp. Harvest Moon, Stardew Valley, and of course, Animal Crossing are some of my favourites; I have hundreds of hours in each. The grind of gathering materials, exploring and crafting items, and building up your home is somewhat meditative to me […] More

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    Wholesome Games Direct Highlights

    The Wholesome Games community was created in response to the cancellation of gaming events due to the pandemic. Focusing on games with more light-hearted themes in comparison to triple-A titles, the Wholesome Games team has showcased many incredible games and developers since its inception. To coincide with other big gaming events like the Summer Game […] More

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    Coffee Talk: The Game Where You Never Expected a Plot Twist

    A couple of weeks ago I found myself scrolling through my partner’s collection of previously downloaded Xbox Live Gold games, and stumbled across a visual novel called Coffee Talk. I’ll admit, at first, I didn’t think much of it seeing the screenshots of elves and werewolves, and figured it would be a story playing out […] More

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    Tell Me Why: LGBT Representation in Games

    As a member of the LGBT community, I notice representation wherever it can be found. I have previously stated that popular games are lacking in representation of our community but I think that has recently started to change. Over the past three weeks, a wonderful game called Tell Me Why has been released in the […] More

  • Two animated anthropomorphic cups Cuphead and Mugman smile.

    My Journey with Cuphead (and Mugman)

    Kick back, relax, and have a cupper! This week we bartered with the Devil and lost. Our punishment: Exquisite pain. Gorgeous visuals. Merciless gameplay. Precise controls. Yes, it will break you, but no tears please, it is a waste of good suffering. Plus, Collin finally gets around to playing Resident Evil: Code Veronica X! Johnny […] More

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    The Good and Bad of Online Gaming

    Pretty much every game that comes out these days has some sort of online function, whether it’s something as simple as photo sharing, or as extensive as full blown multiplayer. It’s safe to say that online game consoles are here to stay. There’s plenty of good that has come from that, but as with most […] More

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    We’re Just Playing: Ori and the Blind Forest, Goblin Sword, Mega Man X, Doom(s), and More!

    We’re sharing what games are trending in our own personal zeitgeist this week in this week’s edition of We’re Just Playing… This is the inaugural edition of We’re Just Playing… where staff here at 25YL discuss what games they’re into this week. The games can be new, old classics, obscure indies, mobile games, whatever. Let’s […] More

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