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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.
Preview: The Forest brings cannibals and crafting to PS4
I don't want to alarm you, but the zombie apocalypse...it's more a matter or "if" than "when." Which means you better get ready. And how better to...
Hands-on: Donut County is silly, but addictive and fun
We often think of games as challenges we must complete. But that's hardly the point of Donut County , a curious puzzle-ish game from Ben Esposito (...
Hands-on: Horizon Chase Turbo offers ‘90s racing game nostalgia
One of the things I love about modern gaming is that no matter what genre you enjoy, you can still find games to play, ranging from new entries in...
Hands-on: Blood & Truth brings organized crime to VR
I'm not usually one for gangsters. I was never interested in The Sopranos , don't care much for Grand Theft Auto , and don't base my entire life on...
Preview: Life is Strange: Before the Storm Ep. 3: Hell is Empty and Life is Strange for iOS
With the third and final episode of Life is Strange: Before the Storm due out on December 20, and the mobile version of the original Life is Strange...
2017 Holiday gift guide: Console Gaming
Like every other year, this holiday season will probably end with the biggest gamer in your life getting a bunch of stuff from relatives who just buy...
2017 Holiday Gift Guide: PC Gaming
Like every year, this holiday season will probably end with the biggest gamer in your life getting a bunch of stuff from relatives who just buy...
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...