Stacey Henley-Editor-in-Chief

Stacey Henley


About Stacey Henley

Stacey Henley is the Editor-in-Chief at TheGamer, and hates filling these things out. Find her on Twitter @FiveTacey

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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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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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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

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Multiplayer Is A Studio Killer, And Naughty Dog Is Next

Naughty Dog has delayed Factions indefinitely, but it feels like the prestige narrative-driven studio is a bad fit for Sony's live-service dreams

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The Little Mermaid Wastes Halle Bailey's Voice

Halle Bailey does a great job in The Little Mermaid, but the songs don't let her R&B tones shine through, and just like Ariel, her voice is stolen

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Tears Of The Kingdom Is The Perfect Balance Of Listening To And Ignoring Fans

Zelda builds on ideas from Breath of the Wild in ways that try to meet fans halfway while still challenging their preconceptions.

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Foamstars Could Be Exactly What Splatoon Needs

Foamstars is being dismissed as a Splatoon rip-off, but it could help launch a new genre: the Splatlike.

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File Sizes Are Too Big These Days

Mortal Kombat 1 is going to be 100 GB, and this is fast becoming unsustainable for gamers and their console space

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We Need To Get Over Days Gone 2

There has been yet more talk of a Days Gone sequel this week, and we all need to let it go.

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You Don't Actually Care About The Spider-Man Water

People are complaining about the water in Spider-Man yet again, but it's a non-issue that, if taken seriously, will only make video games worse

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No Character Creator Is More Stressful Or More Rewarding Than Dungeons & Dragons

Dungeons & Dragons has an involved, complex character creator, but its secrets are more rewarding than any other building system.

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Stop Treating Consoles Like Sports Teams

Sony is gearing up for more acquisitions, but we shouldn't cheer for capitalism like a sports team.

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Neva's Lack Of Gameplay Made It Sony's Best Reveal

Neva was my standout game of the PlayStation showcase, and seems like a game destined to make us feel, and think, very deeply.

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No Game Has Made Me Feel For Its Cast Like The Walking Dead

Lee and Clementine, along with the rest of the cast, make The Walking Dead one of the most emotionally challenging experiences in gaming

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Wraith In Spider-Man 2 Will Confront Peter's Biggest Flaw

Spider-Man 2 will see Yuri return and take up the mantle of Wraith, which could have huge thematic repercussions for Peter Parker's development

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So, Does PlayStation Have Any Games?

PlayStation's Showcase demonstrated a lack of first party titles and there do not seem to be many fresh ideas coming up for Sony

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It’s A Good Thing That Spider-Man 2 Isn’t Co-Op

For a few hours, it seemed Spider-Man 2 had co-op. Looking at how other superhero games have done it, it's for the best that Spider-Man swings alone

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After Us Review - A Thin Commentary On Pollution

After Us wants to call attention to an important topic, but is short on engaging ideas to reach its audience.

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After Us: How To Start The Second Level

Once you can fast travel to the Ark in After Us, it can be tough to figure out where to go next, but the answer is thankfully quite simple.

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Ghost Of Tsushima 2 Doesn't Deserve The Huge Pressure It's Under

Ghost of Tsushima's unique position in the culture war will hang over it until the sequel arrives.

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