TheGamer Originals

Here’s where you’ll find all our extremely correct opinions on all things gaming. We publish in-depth reports, critical analysis, reactions to the news, and lots of thoughts about Pokemon.


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Go To Steam Right Now And Buy A Game

We are so caught up in adverts for the biggest new games, but the best experiences can be found in seeking out smaller titles

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I Miss Revali’s Gale

Tulin's gust just can't compete.

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2023 Is The Best Year To Be A New Gamer

From influential remakes to blockbusters favouring approachability, 2023 is proving to be a great year for newcomers to gaming

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My Love Of Lord Of The Rings Has Got Me Learning Magic, Dammit

Magic: The Gathering’s Lord of the Rings crossover has got me learning a game I’ve never been interested in

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One Menial Quest Gave Me The Complete Tears Of The Kingdom Experience

Just gather some logs, they said. It’ll be nice and simple, they said.

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Spider-Man 2 Needs Web Of Shadows' Symbiote Morality System

With great power there must also come great responsibility, but with a symbiote, you can have a bit more fun.

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Sometimes The Grind Isn’t Worth It

I made the decision to not grind games this weekend, and I feel great

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Everything Revealed At MTG's Lord Of The Rings: Tales Of Middle-earth Debut

Magic: The Gathering is taking the Hobbits to Isengard in its next set, Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth.

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Magic: The Gathering – Lord Of The Rings: Tales Of Middle-earth Previews

Here's every card from Magic: The Gathering's Lord Of The Rings: Tales Of Middle-earth set, as they're revealed.

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Tears Of The Kingdom Is The Perfect Game For ADHD

A game that understands and embraces my neurodivergent brain.

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Generational Sequels Aren't Realistic Anymore

The endgame of this graphical arms race is visuals indistinguishable from reality, but who really wants or expects that?

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Street Fighter 6 Understands That Most Of Us Suck At Fighting Games

Capcom has created a perfect introduction for newcomers without ever sacrificing depth.

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Screwball Needs To Return In Spider-Man 2

Screwball was the comic relief villain of the first game who had you pull off annoying stunts, but some fans were so annoyed they want her gone

Three different versions of Mileena. On the left, we see her first, retro appearence, played by a real actor but pixelated. She is in a pink leotard and mask. In the middle, we see her Mortal Kombat 11 appearence. She doesn't have her mask on, showing her huge, fanged teeth. On the right, there's her Mortal Kombat X form, wearing a crown. 1
There Has Never Been A Better Time For Mileena To Get A Happy Ending

From Nebula to Harley Quinn, we love seeing a new side to female villains, and it's time Mileena got a happy ending.

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Assassin’s Creed Mirage Looks Good, But Ubisoft’s House Style Doesn’t

I can't wait a) to play the new Assassin's Creed and b) for Ubisoft to get a new aesthetic.

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Asset Reuse Is A Sign Of Confidence, Not Laziness

If Tears of the Kingdom had to recreate Hyrule or Spider-Man 2 was set anywhere but New York, we wouldn't be seeing them this year. Hail asset reuse.

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Magic: The Gathering’s Aragorn Backlash Is Just Another Racist Trap

The new Magic: The Gathering art is stunning, but sadly the backlash is not surprising