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Mean Streets of Gadgetzan came out last Thursday and I've been playing around with it for a few days trying to tease out some of its secrets. While it's chaos in the world of Blizzard's collectible card game at the moment, the distinct style and mood of the latest expansion has me enjoying this brief period of disarray.

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When Owlboy first started making waves nine years ago, indie games were barely A Thing. Minecraft and League of Legends hadn't even begun to take over the world. Netflix was still a US DVD-by-mail service. There were, like, two memes, both spread via telegraph and the postal service. Now, finally, Owlboy is here.

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For as long as humans have dreamed, we've dreamed of flying. We've built machines to launch us into the heavens, ever aware that we're merely visitors. Reality falls short, but virtual reality brings us a bit closer in Ubisoft's Eagle Flight.

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With recent advances from both AMD and Nvidia bringing mobile graphics processors within a breath of desktop power levels, PCs that make use of laptop tech to be tiny are more powerful than ever. I'm currently playing with Zotac's GTX 1060-powered Magnus Zbox, and it's handling VR like a champ.

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The cycle is the same whenever a massively multiplayer online role-playing game gets a healthy dose of expansion content: Weeks of glorious excitement followed by a slow descent into lassitude. It's all a matter of when it hits. For me and World of Warcraft's Legion expansion, that's right about now.

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Forza Horizon 3 marks the series' PC debut as part of the Xbox Play Anywhere program. I've been playing the PC version since yesterday, and so far nothing horrible has happened. In fact, almost everything is fine.

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Halcyon 6 is a sumptuous video game stew. It's got hints of XCOM, FTL, 4X space games, and JRPGs, plus gobs of humour and personality. I've taken to calling it 4XCOM for short. I've only played for a couple hours, but this feels like the sort of game that will keep me hooked for weeks.