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A bullseye image with the words FIASCO! in the middle and www.bullypulpitgames.com underneath.
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Fiasco proves how fun it is to role-play without a DM

DEATH in big red letters appears on a black background. In the letter H, a brunette woman with a distasteful look on her face peeks through.
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Game-over screens: are they a bummer?

Nigel Thornberry, Nathan Drake, and Spartan 458 are grouped together with a Tier list in the background. All of this under the words Crossovers
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Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl might be a High Tier crossover

A simplistic cartoon of a masquerade ball where five pairs of dancers are shocked to see four dead bodies in the center of the room.
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Weapons Drawn brings a murder mystery to Jackbox

The text “what if we had liked the Super Mario Bros movie” appear on a sunset-colored background. Next to it, there’s a fake movie poster for Kirby, in which Kirby has realistic human teeth. The image has a purple border with the text “VERSUS” in the bottom-left.
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What if we had liked Super Mario Bros.: The Movie?

An axe-weilding knight looms over you. He wears a tall bucket-style helmet, over which is superimposed rosey cheeks, glimmering eyes, and a cutesey feline smile.
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I have never been mad while playing Chivalry 2

A rotund cartoon Frenchman with a big red nose and bottles of wine behind him.
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French games used to be weird

A collage with two people in front of microphones on the left and another person on the right enthusiastically playing a melodica, all over a background of a fox drawn in green colors.
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We faced the Green Knight in the movie’s tabletop RPG

A grey alien Sectoid from the XCOM game franchise makes a screaming face while silhouettes of XCOM soldiers stand behind.
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Save scumming: reviled exploit or useful mechanic?

A close up of Bob Hoskins as Mario, with Dennis Hopper as Bowser, with a tiny-headed goomba in the background. Behind them the text says “NOT BAD?”
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We were never going to like Super Mario Bros.: The Movie

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What’s up with Voldo?

Bill from Left4Dead, Archer from Vermintide 2, Driller from Deep Rock Galactic , A silhouette of Shrek. A background of a zombie apocalypses
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What makes a good Left 4 Dead-like, beyond having 3 friends?

A gross, long-necked monster known as the khezu with Pennywise the Clowns’ head on it, facing off against a hunter wearing JNCO jeans. The text says “let me hunt it.” An orange frame around the edge says “Polygon: Spicy Takes.”
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Monster Hunter Rise should let me hunt Pennywise

The Polygon video team, definitely at E3. They are standing in front of the LA Convention Center, and are not poorly but purposefully photoshopped there.
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Watch Xbox, Ubisoft, and more with Polygon on Twitch

an unmasked Miles Morales wearing the Spider-Man suit in Spider-Man: Miles Morales
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How Insomniac Games created Miles Morales’ dope fade

Final Fantasy’s Cloud Strife and Dragon Quests’s Hero stand face to face
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What if Final Fantasy 7 was an N64 game?

Three Neopets on a soft purple background
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What’s the future of Neopets?

The box for the board game Decrypto sits at top a pile of the games cards and components.
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Crack ridiculous codes with your friends in Decrypto

A still frame from McCree’s dive-roll play of the game animation; his face and fingers are weirdly, unnaturally elongated. Behind him the word “SMEARS” appears.
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One weird trick animators use to make movement look fast

Cloud from Final Fantasy 7 Remake, standing in front of an ornate Beaux-Arts building in Sector 8.
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The real architecture behind FF7 Remake’s Midgar

Text reading Simcity’s blackbox sits above an abstract black box containing a SimCity 2000 city.
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The ideology hiding in SimCity’s black box

Agent 47 throwing a banana with the text Agent Yeet next to him.
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Why Hitman 3’s throwing feels so good

A top down shot of Lady Dimitrescue, an very tall woman wearing a white dress and a broad black hat. She has a wide, menacing smile.
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The secret backbone of animation

The box to the board game Snake Oil sits on a pile of cards from the game.
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Few party games are as funny as Snake Oil

Scott Adkins smiles in the foreground as Mortal Kombat 11’s Jaqui Briggs punches a zombified Shaolin Monk in the background.
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I made a real action star look at my computer game fights

A cartoon Zagreus from the game Hades looks at the viewer with a confused face while a bone hydra behind him prepares to blast him with energy.
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Hades is a roguelike for everyone

Two Creepers and Travis Scott on stage under the text WELCOME TO THE FUTURE
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Fortnite concerts may be our musical future

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How Cyberpunk 2077 got the faces mostly right

Agent 47 in disguise as a private investigator in Dartmoor in Hitman 3
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Hitman 3 has a secret weapon — its story

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Why the bottles in Half-Life: Alyx look so dang good

VFX developer Matt Wilde spills the beer

Brian David Gilbert looks dejectedly at the camera. He is surrounded by the Pokémon Miltank and Farfetch’d along with slab of roast beef and a roasted duck.
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I finally unraveled Pokémon edibility

The body of a spider is covered with a large peach emoji; large text says “We have censored the spiders in this video”
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How video games are easing our phobias, one spider at a time

A collage of orbs from the Destiny series, including the Traveler, enemy spheres, and a guardian preparing to slam dunk a ball of energy.
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Why is Destiny so orb-obsessed?

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Kirby Suplexes a waddle dee while Zangief and Incineroar watch encouragingly.
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You got wrestling in my video games

Kofie Yeboah and Brian David Gilbert stand side by side in a large football stadium. Kofie is holding a phone and Brian is getting ready to throw a dodgeball.
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We created the future of sports

In a freeze frame from the film 1917, a World War I soldier runs toward the camera while the video game character Lakitu follows behind him with a video camera. There is a large explosion in the background behind them and other soldier running directly left.
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What game cameras learned from movie cameras