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EA’s Iron Man Should Draw Inspiration from a Mortal Kombat 1 Character’s Lavish Lifestyle

Rather than aping the character’s MCU persona, EA should look to Mortal Kombat 1 as inspiration for a cocky, overconfident version of Iron Man.

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Every Stardew Valley Mystery That's Still Unsolved as of 2023

Farming simulator Stardew Valley is filled with magic, secrets, and wonder - including a few hidden mysteries that players have not yet solved.

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One Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Feature is a Blessing and a Curse

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet place emphasis on a unique feature that requires exploring Paldea's world, though its execution is a double-edged sword.

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Why Future Halo Should Emulate Doom-Like Glory Kills

When it comes to the unknown future of Halo, the next game in the franchise should take some notes from Doom's gruesome combat.

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Why a Baldur's Gate 3 Crossover for Minecraft Just Makes Sense

Minecraft's unique worldbuilding brand has allowed for various crossovers, and the upcoming Baldur's Gate 3 would be a perfect addition.

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Everything Revealed About Star Wars Outlaws' Kay Vess So Far

Star Wars Outlaws' open world will see players become very familiar with Kay Vess, with the protagonist already having lots of available information.

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Why Marvel's Spider-Man 2 May Make Venom Playable

The latest image of Venom from Marvel's Spider-Man 2 reveals some interesting details about the character including support for a popular fan theory.

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Red Dead Redemption 2's Witch Cauldron Explained

Red Dead Redemption 2 includes many Easter eggs that pay homage to the occult, and the witch's cauldron is one of the game's most mysterious.

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Elden Ring's DLC Could Solve A Big Cut Content Mystery

With so much speculation surrounding Shadow of the Erdtree, the DLC has potential to shed light on a mysterious Talisman missing from Elden Ring.

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Complete Diablo 4: Season of the Malignant Breakdown

Diablo 4's Season of the Malignant introduces new enemies, mechanics, items, and a battle pass for players to work their way up.

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Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Set a Bad Precedent Ahead of Gen 10

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet have received their share of criticism from fans, but one overlooked feature sets a precedent Gen 10 should avoid.

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Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom was Right to Cut BotW's Best Horse Gear

Despite being its predecessor's best bridle and saddle set, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom had good reasons to exclude them for the sequel.

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The Elder Scrolls: Every Province of Tamriel Not Yet Explored in a Mainline Game

Each province of Tamriel in The Elder Scrolls is massive and offers diverse cultures, making it difficult to explore more than one per entry.

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Every Mario Game in Development

Being one of Nintnedo's flagship franchises, it's only natural that the company has several major Super Mario video games in the works right now.

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Why The Last of Us May Have Even More Plans in the Works Than Horizon

Guerrilla Games apparently has a multitude of plans in the works for Horizon, but Naughty Dog could have even more in mind for The Last of Us.

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How Star Wars Outlaws Approaches the Ubisoft Open World Formula is Key to its Success

Star Wars Outlaws is one of Ubisoft's most anticipated upcoming titles, but it needs to approach the usual Ubisoft open-world formula very carefully.

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Why AC Valhalla May Still Be Holding Assassin's Creed Mirage Back

Assassin's Creed Valhalla was a good open-world RPG, but part of it might be holding the smaller-scale action game Assassin's Creed Mirage back.

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Classic Mortal Kombat Skins That Should Be Unlockable in MK1

With over 30 years of games under its belt, the Mortal Kombat franchise has plenty of iconic alternate outfits that should come to Mortal Kombat 1.

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Why Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree May Add New Endings

The Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdree DLC is likely going to expand on the base game in many places, and depending on lore, it may lead to new endings.

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Fallout 76's Donation Box is a Double-Edged Sword

A new donation box is slated to come to Fallout 76 in a future update, and it may prove to do more harm than it does good for the game.