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10 best Legend of Zelda games

To consider the many titles in the Legend of Zelda franchise is a daunting task: Most of them set a new standard for video games, and they’ve been coming out for decades. Everyone’s list is probably different, but here are some of the best installments.

The worst GTA ripoffs

We know how well GTA sells. No wonder many studios want to create their own hit in the same style. Unfortunately, most of them die trying.

The Best Video Games of 2020

This year is slowly nearing the end, and we're all pretty glad about it. Nevertheless, at lest we've got some great video games during these past few months. If you're looking of a list of all the best games of 2020, you're in the right place.

Xbox Series X – first impressions after a few days

We recently received a review copy of Xbox Series X. While the version we tested isn't actually a retail copy, there's not many changes we expect to see before the release.

How does PS5 liquid metal cooling work?

Liquid metal is a solution well known to computer enthusiasts, but otherwise not very common. Will it work in the long run for the PS5?

Interview with The Coalition Studio

The launch of the new Xbox is imminent, and the atmposhere's getting heated. What about current gen's greatest hits though? We spoke to Coalition about Gears Tactics, and the future of the series on next-gen Xbox.

Best Free PC games without micropayments

Here's a comprehensive selection of 50 best, truly free and fair PC games. There's something for everyone, from RPGs, strategies and adventures to space simulators.

Cyberpunk 2077 hands-on preview

Cyberpunk 2077 hands-on preview

This will be one of the most difficult texts I will write in my life. Describing the highly anticipated game, which is on a collision course with exorbitant hype and expectations, is not easy – because this game currently has some flaws.

Cyberpunk 2077 hands-on preview
Phasmophobia Will Give You the Creeps... Unless You're Playing With Friends

Phasmophobia Will Give You the Creeps... Unless You're Playing With Friends

However, with a few simple tricks, Phasmophobia intensifies everything that we have experienced so far in the classics, making us pant out of fear, but you can't abuse it.

Phasmophobia Will Give You the Creeps... Unless You're Playing With Friends
5 Life Lessons from Among Us, the Hellishly Fun Scumbag Simulator

5 Life Lessons from Among Us, the Hellishly Fun Scumbag Simulator

There are games that try to make us feel for others, arouse empathy, condemn thoughtless hatred. And there's also Among Us, which says : "I bet five bucks that I'll make you a two-faced pig in two rounds." And believe me, it's right.

5 Life Lessons from Among Us, the Hellishly Fun Scumbag Simulator
Baldur's Gate 3 in Early Access - Visiting Construction Site of Fantastic RPG

Baldur's Gate 3 in Early Access - Visiting Construction Site of Fantastic RPG

Baldur's Gate 3 in early access seems the perfect game for the fans of Divinity: Original Sin and Dragon Age, but not necessarily Baldur's Gate... Anyway, a great RPG is in the making – provided the devs can deliver and polish it properly.

Baldur's Gate 3 in Early Access - Visiting Construction Site of Fantastic RPG
5 Likes & Yikes: Watch Dogs Legion

5 Likes & Yikes: Watch Dogs Legion

The latest instalment of the Watch Dogs series, despite some revolutionary solutions, still holds on to its roots. Here's what we like and what we definitely don't like about the upcoming Legion.

5 Likes & Yikes: Watch Dogs Legion
The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion – Once Slayer of PCs, Now Nearly Neglected

The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion – Once Slayer of PCs, Now Nearly Neglected

I have fond memories of Morrowind. I don't have too much memories with Skyrim, because I'm still playing it. And what about Oblivion? The fourth installment in the series seem the most forgotten, though it's certainly an important link.

The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion – Once Slayer of PCs, Now Nearly Neglected
Mafia: Definitive Edition Review – Proper Remake You Can't Miss

Mafia: Definitive Edition Review – Proper Remake You Can't Miss

The final edition of Mafia caused much excitement among the fans – after all, the studio known for problematic Mafia 3 tackles a legend. The final result is more than satisfactory, although not without a few blemishes.

Mafia: Definitive Edition Review – Proper Remake You Can't Miss
Medieval Dynasty is the Hot New Hardcore Survival Sim

Medieval Dynasty is the Hot New Hardcore Survival Sim

Exploring medieval Europe in Kingdom Come, fishing in Animal Crossing, building, and managing people in strategy games? Medieval Dynasty has it all, and then some.

Medieval Dynasty is the Hot New Hardcore Survival Sim
50 Shades of The Sims – A List of Naughty Mods

50 Shades of The Sims – A List of Naughty Mods

Taking care of the highest quality of entertainment, we searched the Internet (because there's more than the Wicked Whims) so that your Sims 4 become a little more greasy. And maybe sometimes a tiny bit naughty.

50 Shades of The Sims – A List of Naughty Mods
50 Free PC Games Without Micropayments

50 Free PC Games Without Micropayments

Here's a comprehensive selection of 50 best, truly free and fair PC games. There's something for everyone, from RPGs, strategies and adventures to space simulators.

50 Free PC Games Without Micropayments
Gears Tactics Returns as XSX Launch Title - Interview with Coalition Studio

Gears Tactics Returns as XSX Launch Title - Interview with Coalition Studio

The launch of the new Xbox is imminent, and the atmposhere's getting heated. What about current gen's greatest hits though? We spoke to Coalition about Gears Tactics, and the future of the series on next-gen Xbox.

Gears Tactics Returns as XSX Launch Title - Interview with Coalition Studio
PS5 Liquid Metal Cooling - Problem, or Low Temperatures Guaranteed?

PS5 Liquid Metal Cooling - Problem, or Low Temperatures Guaranteed?

Liquid metal is a solution well known to computer enthusiasts, but otherwise not very common. Will it work in the long run for the PS5?

PS5 Liquid Metal Cooling - Problem, or Low Temperatures Guaranteed?
Xbox Series X - First Impressions

Xbox Series X - First Impressions

We recently received a review copy of Xbox Series X. While the version we tested isn't actually a retail copy, there's not many changes we expect to see before the release.

Xbox Series X - First Impressions
The Best Video Games of 2020

The Best Video Games of 2020

This year is slowly nearing the end, and we're all pretty glad about it. Nevertheless, at lest we've got some great video games during these past few months. If you're looking of a list of all the best games of 2020, you're in the right place.

The Best Video Games of 2020
Seven GTA Clones So Bad They Should Be Illegal

Seven GTA Clones So Bad They Should Be Illegal

We know how well GTA sells. No wonder many studios want to create their own hit in the same style. Unfortunately, most of them die trying.

Seven GTA Clones So Bad They Should Be Illegal
10 Best Legend of Zelda Games - Rescuing the Princess Never Gets Boring!

10 Best Legend of Zelda Games - Rescuing the Princess Never Gets Boring!

To consider the many titles in the Legend of Zelda franchise is a daunting task: Most of them set a new standard for video games, and they’ve been coming out for decades. Everyone’s list is probably different, but here are some of the best installments.

10 Best Legend of Zelda Games - Rescuing the Princess Never Gets Boring!
10 Things Netflix has to Improve in The Witcher Season 2

10 Things Netflix has to Improve in The Witcher Season 2

The Witcher rocking Netflix, and we're looking for holes in the whole thing, dismantling the American production to the first factors and wondering what could have been done better.

10 Things Netflix has to Improve in The Witcher Season 2
The Real Monsters were Racists – Lovecraft Country is Scary in Its Own Way

The Real Monsters were Racists – Lovecraft Country is Scary in Its Own Way

"Stories are like people," says the hero of HBO's Lovecraft Country, "They're never perfect, but you love them despite their flaws." This is how he explains how a Black American can like a book, in which a racist is saving the day.

The Real Monsters were Racists – Lovecraft Country is Scary in Its Own Way
Absolutely Worst Video Game Adaptations – Uwe Boll Would be Proud!

Absolutely Worst Video Game Adaptations – Uwe Boll Would be Proud!

Hollywood has been awkwardly flirting with electronic entertainment hits since the early nineties. Already then, the general rule was that the movies mostly sucked, and yet, Uwe Boll was only getting started. Here's the selection of terrible movies.

Absolutely Worst Video Game Adaptations – Uwe Boll Would be Proud!
Absurdities of Epidemics in Movies

Absurdities of Epidemics in Movies

Epidemics are currently one of the hottest subjects in media. Many movies were made about such occurrences, few of them were good, and almost none were realistic.

Absurdities of Epidemics in Movies
What Home Alone and Sex Education Have in Common?

What Home Alone and Sex Education Have in Common?

Sex Education from Netflix is family cinema that makes the family blush – unlike Kevin in Home Alone. But these two titles have more in common than it seems!

What Home Alone and Sex Education Have in Common?
Pleasant Movies That Will Make You Feel Better in Quarantine

Pleasant Movies That Will Make You Feel Better in Quarantine

The coronavirus has a huge impact on the whole society, including popculture. However, in order to keep the weather, it is worth refreshing a few positive classics. However, in order to stay in a good mood, it is worth refreshing a few positive classics.

Pleasant Movies That Will Make You Feel Better in Quarantine
Crime Shows to Watch on Netflix

Crime Shows to Watch on Netflix

Crime, punishment, chase. Criminal series have become wildly popular in recent years. Incidentally, in 2020 Netflix has a large number of stories about criminals and detectives. Here's our recommendations.

Crime Shows to Watch on Netflix
9 Greatest Absurdities of Disney's Star Wars Trilogy

9 Greatest Absurdities of Disney's Star Wars Trilogy

Wait, what I just watched made no sense. Star Wars have closed the third trilogy and it's high time to ask if all that we've seen holds any water.

9 Greatest Absurdities of Disney's Star Wars Trilogy
Grim Dawn: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Grind

Grim Dawn: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Grind

Video game developers can make us into doing things we don't want to do. They have much better tools than parents, school and workplaces combined. I was hoodwinked by a game and I never saw it coming. Also: I regret nothing.

Grim Dawn: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Grind
Can We Take a Moment to Admire the Hair in Baldur's Gate 3?

Can We Take a Moment to Admire the Hair in Baldur's Gate 3?

Hair in RPG games is a serious matter. You can laugh as much as you want, but in Baldur's Gate 3 this aspect has been refined like no other game.

Can We Take a Moment to Admire the Hair in Baldur's Gate 3?
The Bethesda Purchase – Brilliant Move, or Panic Buy from Microsoft?

The Bethesda Purchase – Brilliant Move, or Panic Buy from Microsoft?

Will the new Fallout be released on PS5? Without any prior announcement, Microsoft announced the purchase of ZeniMax Media, owner of Bethesda among many others. This grand purchase could seriously change the balance of power in the gaming industry.

The Bethesda Purchase – Brilliant Move, or Panic Buy from Microsoft?
10 Zelda Breath of the Wild Features We'd Love to See Return in Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity

10 Zelda Breath of the Wild Features We'd Love to See Return in Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity

Breath of the Wild has a plethora of amazing features, from paragliding to shield surfing. With Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity on the horizon, here is a list of features we hope it holds onto.

10 Zelda Breath of the Wild Features We'd Love to See Return in Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity
What's Epic Games About: Robin Hood of the Industry or its Future Dictator?

What's Epic Games About: Robin Hood of the Industry or its Future Dictator?

For more than a year now, we've been watching Epic Games' spectacular attempt to snatch the PC retail market from Valve. But it seems to me that this is not Tim Sweeney's ultimate goal. There has to be more to it.

What's Epic Games About: Robin Hood of the Industry or its Future Dictator?
War Mongrels Will be the First Game Actually Showing World War 2

War Mongrels Will be the First Game Actually Showing World War 2

The Polish War Mongrels has a chance to become the first game to seriously tackle the Holocaust. While it's bound to generate controversy and discussions, it's undeniable that video games in general shy away from difficult themes like that.

War Mongrels Will be the First Game Actually Showing World War 2
That's What Bad Games Look Like? We Live in Gaming Golden Days

That's What Bad Games Look Like? We Live in Gaming Golden Days

I played Generation Zero, a game averaging 5/10. Yes, it's a weak game, but if that's what weak games look like today, it must mean that we live in amazing times.

That's What Bad Games Look Like? We Live in Gaming Golden Days
You Don't Have to Kill Those Rats – In Defense of Side Quests

You Don't Have to Kill Those Rats – In Defense of Side Quests

Empty fillers, artificially prolonging the game? Or maybe side quests have a bigger role, which we underestimate? Today we stand up for them.

You Don't Have to Kill Those Rats – In Defense of Side Quests