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Days after teasing its 2023 plans, Taito’s Puzzle Bobble series and Metal Black are coming to the Switch thanks to City Connection and its S-Tribute series (thanks, Gematsu!).

Puzzle Bobble 2X / BUST-A-MOVE 2 Arcade Edition & Puzzle Bobble 3 / BUST-A-MOVE 3 S-Tribute — a collection of both arcade and console versions of Puzzle Bobble 2 and 3 — and Metal Black S-Tribute — a rerelease of the classic side-scrolling shooter

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There are a lot of big, flashy AAA video games coming out in 2023, made by big studios with hundreds of developers. But smaller, independent studios continue to lead the way in innovation with story, mechanics, and gameplay. This list is a compilation of 23 exciting indie games, across all genres, expected to be released in 2023.

A few of these games were included in the 2022 roundup but got delayed a year to get

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Kenny Albert and Eddie Olczyk are veterans when it comes to calling outdoor games. Yet, the Winter Classic still resonates for them as one of the biggest games of the season.

“I certainly wouldn’t trade it in for anything. I would never even consider turning down the assignment because it’s so much fun,” said Albert, who will call the NHL game Monday at Fenway Park between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Boston Bruins.

This will be

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Following two years of false starts, 2023 looks to be the proper beginning of the PS5-Xbox Series generation, as Unreal Engine 5 support builds and an increasing number of developers drop support for Sony and Microsoft’s last-gen consoles. Starfield, Spider-Man 2, Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, and Final Fantasy 16 are only a handful of games built exclusively for new hardware, though PS4, Xbox One, and especially Switch owners have plenty to look forward to as

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The first free PlayStation Plus games and the first free Xbox Live Gold games of 2023 have been revealed. This week, both Sony revealed the free games coming to PS Plus next month and Microsoft revealed the free games coming to Xbox Live Gold next month. Both announcements were made around the same time, and one has been received very warmly while the other has been heavily criticized. If you’ve been paying attention to the

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Staying in touch with video and voice calls is great, but if you’re looking to capture the spirit of person-to-person interaction this New Year’s Eve, here are some of the best multiplayer games that can be played over your phone or computer.

The games below are ordered from least to most complex in terms of technical know-how and set-up. For all of them, you’ll need some kind of videoconferencing tool;

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Microsoft has announced that the Xbox Games with Gold for January 2023 are Iris Fall and Autonauts.

As detailed on Xbox Wire, all Xbox Live Gold members and those subscribed to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate will get access to these two games when they arrive next month.

Iris Fall will become available on January 1 and will stick around until January 31, and Autonauts will come a bit later on January 16 but will stay

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Friday, Dec. 30, 2022



  • Women: Colorado at Washington, Pac-12, 3 p.m.
  • Women: Utah at Washington St., Pac-12, 5 p.m.
  • Lakers at Hawks, NBA TV, 5:30 p.m.
  • Heat at Nuggets, ALT, 7 p.m.
  • Women: UCLA at Oregon, Pac-12, 7 p.m.
  • Jazz at Kings, AT&T SportsNet, 8 p.m.
  • Trail Blazers at Warriors, NBA TV, 8 p.m.
  • USC at Washington, ESPN2, 8 p.m.
  • UCLA at Washington St., Pac-12, 9 p.m.


  • Mayo Bowl: Maryland vs. North
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You may have noticed that Polygon didn’t do an analysis of what Xbox Live’s Games With Gold program offered in 2022, like it did for PlayStation Plus Essential. Honestly, it’s because expectations of that catalog are now so low — and Microsoft doesn’t seem interested in beating them — that it’s just not worthwhile.

Bagging on these games, the majority of which were small-scale titles, largely anonymous when they launched, or launched a decade ago,

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This is an undeniably strong start to the year, with Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order arriving just head of Respawn’s sequel. We were massively impressed with this character action game when it first launched, describing it in no uncertain terms as “one of the best Star Wars games ever”. There’s been some crackers in the sci-fi series over the years, so that’s high praise.

Axiom Verge 2 arrives with a similar acclaim: it’s the successor

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