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Ark Survival Evolved Review

Ark: Survival Evolved Review

ARK: Survival Evolved is an open-world sandbox survival game that can be played solo, privately with friends, or on public dedicated servers. It has an enormous die-hard fan base who have sunk thousands of hours into the game on every platform available. When a game has an army of supporters that outnumbers the North Korean military, there’s usually something awesome about it. If you watch ARK’s advertisements and trailers, you’ll think it’s a dinosaur game. Players slaughter behemoths in gorgeous jungles under the infinite sky.

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Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker Review

In Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker, teams of four fight to the death or in missions involving the manga’s villains, heroes, and lovable tailed beasts. Ninjas jump and dodge through the air across sandy cliffs and cloud-drenched towers. They unleash fireballs, lightning attacks, and devastating special ninjutsu skills in conjunction with triangle-square weapon combos. The game animates beautifully and has some of the best combat we’ve tried, but PvP matchmaking issues and the modest quantity of PvE content made us quit before we dug deep into

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Fortnite: Save the World Review

Fortnite: Save the World is the PvE component of the cultural phenomenon known as Fortnite. As adults in our 30s, jaded and out of the loop, we wanted nothing to do with a game beloved by children and millennials. We’re all familiar with (and sick of hearing about) Fortnite’s slick building interface, addictive pickaxe-looting playstyle, and gag-worthy Disney-Frozen-esq aesthetics. But in Save the World, players do more than shoot, build, and run. They choose from four hero classes, utilize unique skills, control their own stats,

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Fear and Loathing in Tamriel: Elder Scrolls Online Review

It’s hard to believe that many gamers today—especially console gamers—have never experienced a massively multiplayer online roleplaying game. The labyrinthine systems and infinite grind at the core of The Elder Scrolls Online are familiar to anyone who cruised the pixelated forests of Everquest or World of Warcraft on a PC. These and other MMORPG arrangements—the repetitive quests, painful inventory management, hopeless loot drops, esoteric crafting and gear systems, and monthly subscription fees to go along with interminable pay-to-play expansions and DLC releases—seem bizarre and abhorrent

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Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands: Review

Ghost Recon: Wildlands is the most pure and refined two-player video game we’ve ever played. It’s fitting that the game’s subject matter is cocaine—playing is a chemical-like experience where you’re locked into each moment, and clearing your head as the future unfolds is a struggle. Focus. That’s what Wildlands demands of its players, and the simple harmony of the game’s tools and design makes it achievable. Game time in Wildlands contrasts so starkly with other games that comparisons are comical. I was reminded of Monster

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Four Reasons We Uninstalled Dauntless

Here at Co-op Gaming Dot Info, we usually review games we’ve relentlessly played for months. For a game to keep our attention every night, it’s usually awesome. We wanted to give more coverage to games that we tried and decided not to play—games that didn’t give us a moment’s hesitation when we uninstalled them to make space for more exciting downloads. This column won’t provide an in-depth look at each game we uninstalled; we didn’t play them long enough to reach end-game or form strong

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Star Wars Battlefront II: Review

If a time traveler visited me when I was in college and told me that in the year 2020, I would be eating Star Wars “Rebel Crunch” yogurt while wearing my favorite Chewbacca shirt, I would have called him a liar and a lunatic. In

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Lost in Code Vein

“When I had journeyed half of our life’s way, I found myself within a shadowed forest, for I had lost the path that does not stray. Ah, it is hard to speak of what it was, that savage forest, dense and difficult, which even in

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How We Optimized this WordPress Site’s Performance

The first iteration of this website was slow—dog slow. Using tools such as Google Pagespeed Insights or GTMetrix, the time for an entire page to load was typically in the 7- to 12-second range. Unacceptable! Using the same tools today, our pages load somewhere in

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