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Adi's Top Ten Games of 2016

2016 was one of the best and worst year of my life. I saw my country fall into the hands of bigots and xenophobes but I also married the love of my life. How the hell is this possible? How can one year be filled with such polar opposites? We could analyze those questions and the pros and cons of 2016 for the next five hundred years, but you didn’t come here to read that. You came here to read some awesome games and, hell, that’s what you’re gonna get. Because no matter how you felt about this year, it was a really great one of video games and I am beyond grateful for that. This year gaming provided new insights and stories, played with new mechanics and visual styles, and fine tuned some of my favorite franchises. I met new characters and got to hang out with old favorites. I gained new perspectives about profoundly difficult subjects while still laughing with friends during all night play sessions. So without anymore filler, here you go: My top ten games of 2016. Enjoy!

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Adi's Top 10 Games of 2015

2015 was a great year for gaming. The newest generation of consoles has finally started coming into its own, game genres are broadening and reforming, and now those who play video games have more diverse options than ever. We saw great sequels, amazing new IPs, and finally saw the fruits of a few long promised Kickstarters. I was lucky to be able to play a lot of games in 2015 andI loved so much of what I played that I decided to make a Top 10 list. So here you go! Enjoy.

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"Undertale" and the Post-Modern Narrative

Undertale is the first truly post-modern video game. This is the bold pronouncement I read in a forum thread as I was considering picking it up, and well...as a pretentious nerd always desperate to lend some intellectual legitimacy to my untold hours sacrificed at the altar of video games, how could I say no? 10 dollars and 8 total hours later and I will go one further: Undertale is one of the most important games to be made in the past decade.

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