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Happy spring, readers! The weather is getting warmer, but it's still just cool enough to curl up inside and play video games. Here's all the new games the Kotaku staff enjoyed in September.

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Everyone remembers the first time they played a really good video game. The constant surprises of Half-Life, or the drama of Final Fantasy VI, or the stress and catharsis of Far Cry 2. As good as those games were the first time around, they'd almost certainly be better the second. Or the third. Or the fourth.

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A lot of great games came out in May, from reboots of classics to new team-based shooters to the end of a dashing adventure series. Take a look at some of our favourite games from the last month.

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We got some big games this past month, including Dark Souls III, the new Ratchet & Clank and the Banner Saga sequel, to name just a few. But those three are just a small part of the two dozen games we've looked at, and loved, in April. Have a look.

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How many games do you know that manage to combine Jungian psychology, Japanese school-life and urban legends? Just like me, the Persona series isn't as popular in the West as Final Fantasy, but it's been around just as long (since 1987), and is arguably much more interesting.

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April Fools' was just a few days ago, but the games listed here aren't jokes. On the contrary! They're actually quite good, in various ways. From indies to triple-As, expansions to re-releases, the 19 below were our favourite games last month.

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Video games are amazing, because you can be anyone or anything in the universe: A blue hedgehog! A ghost! A unicorn with rocket launchers! About 80 per cent of the time, though, you get to be a brooding white guy. There are so many of them that it's hard to keep track. And they all seem to have dead wives.

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February's the shortest month of the year. Does that affect our recommendations for February? Not sure but, as a matter of fact, we are down to 18 games this month. Those 18 are pretty good, though. Take a look.

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Last month, game releases picked up in speed after the end-of-holiday lull of December. As a result, we have 21 recommendations for you, from triple-A fare and indie gems to a simulator about breeding cute slimes. There's all kinds of games to choose from, so dig in.

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Once a work enters the public domain, it is no longer subject to copyright laws. A publisher can print their own edition of the Beatrix Potter books, a filmmaker can make a film of any of Shakespeare's plays, and a game developer can adapt any of the characters, scenes or even whole stories from public domain works.

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December — a time for sun, Doctor Who Christmas specials, and slow game releases. But slow doesn't mean we didn't come across anything worth checking out. And so, below is what we played and liked in December.

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In a home filled with technological marvels of all shapes and sizes, one piece of oft-derided hardware gets more love from my family and I than any other. Kinect, tell the nice people how much I cherish you.