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Paul Semel has been writing about games (as well as music, movies, TV, books, toys, and other fun stuff) for more than twenty years. You can currently read his writings on his own site, paulsemel.com, or follow his antics on Twitter, @paulsemel.
Interview: The Replicade Mini-Arcade Cabinets origin story
When the arcade game Centipede came out 37 years ago, it was the size of a small closet. Now you can get it on something the size of a candy bar (...
9 crime movies, books, and comics to enjoy before playing L.A. Noire
When it was originally released in 2011, Rockstar's L.A. Noire got a lot of attention for being a rather different take on the studio's usual open...
Preview: Nintendo's holiday 2017 lineup
Nintendo is in a strong position heading in the 2017 holiday season, annd they've been giving journalists and fans ample opportunity to experience...
Review: South Park: The Fractured but Whole emphasizes the FU in funny
Platforms: Xbox One (reviewed), PS4, PC Much like The Simpsons Game before it, 2014's South Park: The Stick of Truth was a spot-on adaptation of the...
Interview: Writers Matt Hawkins and Ryan Cady discuss their new Warframe comic
Like Halo , Gears of War , and Mass Effect before it, the free-to-play cooperative sci-fi shooter Warframe now has its own comic book. Co-written by...
Interview: Pinball FX3 designer Imre Szigeti on how the new sequel is changing the pinball game
Pinball will never die. The roots of pinball go all the way back to the reign of King Louis XIV of France (1643-1715), and some of the most...
Hands-on: Forza Motorsport 7 is as smooth and detailed as ever
With Forza Motorsport 7 out in two weeks (on October 3rd), the good people at Turn 10 Studios and Microsoft held an event at the Microsoft Lounge in...
Interview: Pawmigo's Spencer Stuard on the origins and gameplay of Cat Sorter VR
While some games are serious, others are a bit silly. And then there's games that go beyond silly, like Cat Sorter VR for the HTC Vive, a title that...
Interview: Halo: Retribution author Troy Denning talks about his epic new novel
When it comes to Halo , most people only care about Master Chief. But a new hero has arisen in the Halo -verse, one that's captured hearts and minds...
Hands-on: World of Tanks: War Stories adds solo and co-op story campaigns
For the last seven years, World of Tanks has been a multiplayer-only game in which players take the titular war machines into battle against each...