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    The best Roguelikes of the last decade?

    The Binding of Isaac is a shoe-in, but the one I keep coming back to personally is Rogue Legacy; it has basically everything I want from a roguelike. I love the dinky presentation, the game is dead simple, its upgrade system provides tangible benefits between runs so it always feels like you're...
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    Can we have a Mod roll call or something?

    Mods stepping back or slowing down posting has always been a feature here, for as long as I've been here. It's just a reaction to both real-life precedence and the fact that time on the site switches from forum browsing and posting to being split between that and checking mod queues, making mod...
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    Discuss and rate the last thing you read

    "The Sound of Waves by Yukio Mishima. 3/5 - Okay. Saw it in my library's classics section; never heard of it, or the author, and it looked like a short quick read so I gave it a go. It was pleasant enough; there's very little in the way of any real drama, just a little love story set in a...
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    Discuss and rate the last thing you read

    Finished Star Wars: Dark Disciple today. It's certainly been a very quick and easy read - only took me a couple of days on my commute - but I can't say it's been a wholly good one. The Disney Star Wars canon continues to produce material that doesn't quite do it for me. In Dark Disciple, I...
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    Discuss and Rate the Last Thing You Watched (non-movies)

    I rewatched season 1 of Sherlock the other day while I was traveling. Definitely made the train journey pass quickly. It's still a fantastic show, and I think it's probably still the best season of the show as well, although I do love the second as well.
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    Magic the Gathering: Guilds of Ravnica!

    Hello all! This week marks the full release of the new MtG set, Guilds of Ravnica and was wondering if anyone has had any thoughts on it? Have you picked up some boosters or a bundle? Maybe you've gone for one of the pre-constructed planeswalker decks? Perhaps you're simply new to the game...
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    What is your favorite Arkham game?(obvious spoilers)

    Chalk up another vote for Asylum. I still enjoy both Origins and Knight to various degrees, but the only thing to come close to Asylum was City and it still doesn't quite dethrone it for me. The later games do, in fairness, have much smoother and more fluid combat, more expansive areas to...
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    What're you listening to(/lately) (late summer 2018 edition)?

    Been jamming Snarky Puppy a lot this last week or so, absolutely adore their brand of jazz. Been on that whole kind of neo-jazzfunk vibe in general, this is another from a different ensemble that just absolutely resonated with me right from the start. It's been a month or so...
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    Fighting game rosters, is bigger better, or is less more?

    I'd rather have a larger roster when it comes to fighting games, more choice tends to be better I think. If you've got casual players, more characters means a bit more variety and fun to experiment with, especially if you're just sitting around and messing about with friends. More serious...
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    Your life events through the life of The Escapist

    When I first joined here in 2008 I was still in high school. Over the last decade of being on here, I've finished high school, been through Sixth Form, got a degree, played a festival, made a funk album, taught at two schools and as of now I'm a year into my postgrad. Also got to moderate on...
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    Extra Credits discussion thread

    I liked Extra Credits when they were here on the site, enough to keep following them after they left. The whole debacle when they left the site was a bit sour though, that was a shame. I do like their gaming videos in general still; I think the fact that they're all in the industry gives them an...
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    An "Gaming" Journalist says Red Dead Redemption 2 should be in modern era

    Damn, I would play the crap out of that. Good shout.
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    Escapists, what are you OTHER interests?

    Music's the big thing for me. I play a bunch of instruments, I play all sorts of genres - last three bands have been folk metal, Parliament-knock off prog funk and a jazz quartet - and I teach it at a local college. Big fan of board and card games though I don't get the chance to play them all...
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    Rank the Star Wars Films (or not)

    1. A New Hope 2. The Empire Strikes Back 3. Return of the Jedi 4. Rogue One 5. Revenge of the Sith 6. The Last Jedi 7. The Phantom Menace 8. The Force Awakens 9. Attack of the Clones The original trilogy obviously stand head and shoulders above the rest of the franchise. Empire and...
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    New game releases - Week of October 29, 2017

    From what I've seen of it, The Mummy Demastered looks really neat. I'm a sucker for that kind of retro-styled Metroidvaniay style of games, might have to give it a look when it lands on Xbox One. Also, I'm still not over the fact that there's going to be a new Bubsy game. I'm absolutely...