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Lies of P carves a singular space out of the Soulsborne genre

When puzzle game Chants of Sennaar is on a roll, there’s nothing else like it

Hayao Miyazaki’s The Boy and the Heron is a gloriously demented farewell

Even for Wes Anderson, Netflix’s Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar is a charming oddity

D&D’s latest campaign book feels specially made for fans of Baldur’s Gate 3

The Ernest & Celestine sequel is, improbably, one of 2023’s best political movies

Armored Core 6 brings mecha to the masses

Metalocalypse’s finale movie is a climax worth the wait

Baldur’s Gate 3 is a masterpiece built on a bad tabletop game

Watch Oldboy in theaters because it’s still terrific, not just because it’s influential

Sky Team board game sticks the landing at this year’s Gen Con

Resident Evil meets the Muppets in this fantastic survival-horror game

Heartstopper season 2’s gut punches push it way beyond romantic ‘fluff’

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

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

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