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Welcome to Stiq Figures, where the sales data is after the break and the posts don't matter. Between the wealth of traditional powerhouse studios and smaller teams that thrive in digital stores, holding out for one particular game announcement can feel kind of ridiculous. There's so much out ther...

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I was a pretty big Rock Band fan back in the day. I purchased the complete set of plastic instruments and then some, making sure I had plenty of options for guests to utilize during weekly bouts of strumming, drumming and humming. I spent hours tweaking and brainstorming band names and logos until ...

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Welcome to Stiq Figures, where the sales data is after the break and the posts don't matter. Designing final bosses has to be a hell of a challenge; incorporating the best elements from hours of gameplay and driving the story's conclusion, all while supplying a satisfying challenge fit for a fina...

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Welcome to Stiq Figures, where the sales data is after the break and the posts don't matter. Earning a sense of accomplishment is great and all, but sometimes ... sometimes you're willing to trade an earned sense of pride for what really matters: victory. Cheats are a shortcut to "I'm a jerk" ter...

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Welcome to Stiq Figures, where the sales data is after the break and the posts don't matter. In a fantasy land, every game we want to play would be set at a manageable price, or just flat-out free. In reality, cool experiences are made by people, and people tend to need food to, you know ... not ...

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Welcome to Stiq Figures, where the sales data is after the break and the posts don't matter. It seems like this week's conversation was dominated by Destiny beta talk, which makes sense given expectations circling Bungie's shooter and the general summer drought. Not everyone can get into a sorta-...

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Welcome to Stiq Figures, where the sales data is after the break and the posts don't matter. Real-world weaponry is usually designed to adhere to mundane details like logistics, effectiveness and reality-heeding characteristics, but in video games, the "stupidly awesome" attribute can take priori...

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Welcome to Stiq Figures, where the sales data is after the break and the posts don't matter. Crafting enticing fantasy content is tough. Plenty of games struggle just with developing an enjoyable protagonist, let alone an entertaining cast and an involving reason to see the journey's end. All of ...

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Welcome to Stiq Figures, where the sales data is after the break and the posts don't matter. Between serious simulators and strap-on-your-face VR devices, video games can mimic real-world experiences pretty well. Still, it's great to have options, you know? Not everything needs to be an extensive...

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Welcome to Stiq Figures, where the sales data is after the break and the posts don't matter. Buying a game is usually all about the front-and-center content, but sometimes what's meant to be a side attraction kind of steals the show. It's weird how a well-crafted minigame can steal attention away...

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Welcome to Stiq Figures, where the sales data is after the break and the posts don't matter. Things are nearly back to normal after E3 2014, including our sleep schedules. It's been a while since we've endured the 3:30 a.m. haze, teetering from side to side, keeping our brains awake with cold dri...

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Welcome to Stiq Figures, where the sales data is after the break and the posts don't matter. We wound ourselves up over dream E3 reveals last week, but we haven't reminisced about the uh, high points of prior E3s yet. It's rare that a sales pitch isn't cringeworthy, especially when it's rehearse...

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Welcome to Stiq Figures, where the sales data is after the break and the posts don't matter. We're drawing closer to the biggest gaming convention of the year, and judging by the recent frequency of leaks, it feels safe to assume a few more surprises will be ruined before E3 actually kicks off. T...

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Welcome to Stiq Figures, where the sales data is after the break and the posts don't matter. It's certainly not a secret, but our consoles are increasingly becoming more than just video game machines. Support for streaming apps is as expected as wireless controllers at this point, and features t...

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Welcome to Stiq Figures, where the sales data is after the break and the posts don't matter. Lots of people like video games, and whenever a hobby grows to the size of something like the gaming industry, there's a lot of unique tastes to cater to. It's probably true that the only way to get your ...

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Welcome to Stiq Figures, where the sales data is after the break and the posts don't matter. Gaming genres are a nice tool when you're looking for a particular style of game, but playing it too safe can get stale and cheat you out of experiences you'd never expect to enjoy. Yes, there's the risk ...

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Welcome to Stiq Figures, where the sales data is after the break and the posts don't matter. Video games are great and all, but it's amazing how many hours some of them can drain from your life. It isn't tough to get interested in a well-developed alternate universe that desperately needs a hero ...

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Welcome to Stiq Figures, where the sales data is after the break and the posts don't matter. If you're going to send me on a 30-plus hour adventure, you've gotta sell me on the time investment first. Creating an opening that compels players to press on is a challenge every development team faces...

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Welcome to Stiq Figures, where the sales data is after the break and the posts don't matter. Remakes can be a great excuse to revisit classic games, or they can serve as a second chance for people that missed out on the project's original release. There are plenty of recent ports that will help f...

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