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Cyberpunk Red: Combat Zone outdoes Necromunda with a badass boxed set

Venba expands the boundaries of the cooking game genre

In spacefaring management sim The Banished Vault, no one can hear me scream

Disney Lorcana’s greatest asset may be its most divisive quality

The Venture Bros. movie is a fitting finale for one of TV’s best animated comedies

Oppenheimer is Christopher Nolan at his most complex, powerful, and human

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The Barbie movie finds all the fun in laughing at the men’s rights movement

Hayao Miyazaki’s How Do You Live? is a gloriously demented farewell

Viewfinder is puzzle game heaven

If you have Netflix, try this open-world game immediately

Tom Cruise wages an Infinity War on boring movies with the new Mission: Impossible

This medieval murder mystery is worth it for the nuns’ chemistry

Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective gives new life to a Nintendo DS cult classic

AEW: Fight Forever recaptures the attitude of golden-age wrestling games

Management sim Dave the Diver shouldn’t work as well as it does

Battlebit Remastered is the second coming of Battlefield: Bad Company

Amnesia: The Bunker marks an evolution for one of the best horror series

Super Mega Baseball 4 is a towering monument to the joy of the sport

Lacuna is the rare chill 2-player board game that requires almost no teaching at all

The Roundup: No Way Out is the latest showcase for the world’s hardest-hitting action star

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse goes bigger, bolder, and more ambitious

Street Fighter 6 is the ultimate fighting game toolbox

The System Shock remake does something remarkable

Humanity’s solutions are more triumphant than its puzzles

Votes for Women, one of the year’s best board games, belongs in a museum

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom changes the conversation

Metal Gear Solid 5 mashes up with Spelunky for one of 2023’s most rewarding roguelikes

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 says goodbye to a Marvel that may not exist anymore

Rusted Moss is Hollow Knight with a bungee cord

Evil Dead Rise is a movie for sickos by sickos

Advance Wars’ slick reboot makes 20 years of trouble melt away

The Pope’s Exorcist teases 199 sequels and I would watch every single one of them 

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