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Reader Discussion – What’s The Last Game You We’re Completely Addicted To?

A lot of games are fun, but some games consume you more than others. Which ones have you obsessed over?

We've written a few articles on the science behind why we love games and what drives us to play them, but that doesn't make us immune to the power that great games hold over us.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is a sickness I can't shake. I spend almost every waking moment thinking about that game, and it's been keeping me up at night. I haven't felt this addicted to a game in a few years. What about you? Has Zelda gotten its claws into you? Are you currently fascinated by something else? What's the last game you totally obsessed over? Leave your answers in the comments below.

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Reader Discussion – What’s The Last Game You We’re Completely Addicted To?

A lot of games are fun, but some games consume you more than others. Which ones have you obsessed over?

We've written a few articles on the science behind why we love games and what drives us to play them, but that doesn't make us immune to the power that great games hold over us.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is a sickness I can't shake. I spend almost every waking moment thinking about that game, and it's been keeping me up at night. I haven't felt this addicted to a game in a few years. What about you? Has Zelda gotten its claws into you? Are you currently fascinated by something else? What's the last game you totally obsessed over? Leave your answers in the comments below.

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Reader Discussion – What Games Would You Pay To Play Early?

You could be playing Mass Effect: Andromeda right now, you know. Maybe not the whole thing, but if you have EA Access (on Xbox One) or Origin Access (on PC), you could be playing through the first 10 hours of Andromeda. But you have to pay for those services, which makes it a tricky proposition. It's not the first time this has happened, though; Forza Horizon was one of a handful of titles you could play days before its official launch if you ponied up for the special edition. Which begs the question: what game would it take to put you over the edge and pay up?

It's a difficult question, especially for someone in my position. As an editor for Game Informer, I regularly get codes and copies of games, occasionally before release. But that's not always the case, and I think that if I could have paid an extra $ 50 to have my own Switch and a copy of Breath of the Wild a week or two ahead of time, I would have been tempted. But usually, it's hard to know whether a game will be worth the extra money.

So what game would pay early to play, if at all? Have you imported games knowing they'd eventually wind up in the States? How much would you pay to play your most anticipated game? If you could pay $ 30 to play, say, Red Dead Redemption 2 a week ahead of release, would you? Let us know in the comments.

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Reader Discussion – What’s The Wackiest Ending In A Video Game?

Nier Automata sure is a game, huh? It's definitely got some flaws, as Joe points out in his review, but man, I'm really taken with how oddball it is. Also, I'm a sucker for games with multiple endings; I gotta see 'em all.

So I'm curious, reader, what are some of the weirdest endings you've ever gotten in a game? For me, it's gotta be the Shiba ending in Silent Hill 2. I remember reading about that in a gaming magazine and thinking it was joke, so me and my friend stayed up all weekend one time to see it happen and, lo and behold, it was real.

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Some other contenders for me: Half-life's binary ending, Undertale, Metal Gear Solid 2. All memorable, all strange.

Alright, your turn. Let us know in the comments below what the wackiest ending you've ever seen in a game is.

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Reader Discussion – What’s The Wackiest Ending In A Video Game?

Nier Automata sure is a game, huh? It's definitely got some flaws, as Joe points out in his review, but man, I'm really taken with how oddball it is. Also, I'm a sucker for games with multiple endings; I gotta see 'em all.

So I'm curious, reader, what are some of the weirdest endings you've ever gotten in a game? For me, it's gotta be the Shiba ending in Silent Hill 2. I remember reading about that in a gaming magazine and thinking it was joke, so me and my friend stayed up all weekend one time to see it happen and, lo and behold, it was real.

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Some other contenders for me: Half-life's binary ending, Undertale, Metal Gear Solid 2. All memorable, all strange.

Alright, your turn. Let us know in the comments below what the wackiest ending you've ever seen in a game is.

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Reader Discussion – Are You Replaying All Of The Mass Effect Trilogy To Prepare For Andromeda?

Eight days until we all go back to space everyone. Eight days until Mass Effect Andromeda is released. I have to admit, I'm getting a little excited. Mass Effect 2 is my favorite game of all time and I really enjoyed my time with Andromeda during the preview event I went to last month.

A lot of people I know are playing through the entire trilogy again to prep for the series, spending time with beloved characters, like Garrus, shooting bad guys alongside trusty companions, like Garrus, having romantic evenings with paramours, like Garrus.

Are you among that bunch? If you are, what are some of your favorite moments from the series? Let us know in the comments below!

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Reader Discussion – What’s Your Favorite Gaming Collectible?

Collectibles can make an otherwise barren world feel alive. They can work as secrets that give games that lived-in feeling, or as ways to incrementally upgrade your character. But sometimes, they can be boring chores that are only there to give you something to do. But what games nail it?

I'm playing a lot of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and most of its collectibles are wonderful. The shrines (and there are a lot of shrines) offer some pretty rewards for solving a small number of puzzles in a contained space. Even better, the Korok Seeds you can find throughout Hyrule don't just populate the map: You have to solve some sort of puzzle before you get them, whether it's looking under a rock, hitting a few targets, or performing some other sort of task. Making you work for the makes them infinitely more interesting. Both make Breath of the Wild's world worth running around in, and they're a great example of how to do collectibles right.

So what are you favorite gaming collectibles? Do Pokémon count? If so, are they the very best? What games definitely nailed these extra trinkets for you? Sound off in the comments.

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Reader Discussion: What Are You Playing Besides Zelda On Switch?

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is a pretty compelling reason to get a Switch, but is there anything else you're playing?

The console launched with Zelda, 1-2-Switch, Super Bomberman R, Snipperclips, and a few others, and today a handful of new(ish) games became available on the eShop. Zelda is the game to play on the system, but are you playing anything else? I've actually been playing a bit of Just Dance 2017, which is goofy fun, as well as Snipperclips, and I plan on picking up Blaster Master Zero once I wind down on Zelda, but otherwise it has just been all Zelda all the time.

What about you? Are you picking up any of those NeoGeo games? Did you not get Zelda and are enjoying 1-2-Switch?

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Reader Discussion – What Are You Playing In March?

March is here. And oh good grief why are there so many games? How do we play all the games? Is it even technically possible to?

Let's do a rundown of the stuff coming out this month (as well as some stuff that came out at the tip of February):

  • Mass Effect: Andromeda
  • The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild
  • Ghost Recon: Wildlands
  • Stories Untold
  • Horizon Zero Dawn
  • Torment: Tides of Numenera
  • Snipperclips
  • Lego Worlds
  • Nier: Automata
  • Mario Sports Superstars
  • Night In The Woods

Okay. Deep breaths. We'll get through this. Together. I promise. But let's prioritize. What are you going to play first? What will you make time for? What will fall by the wayside? Here's my list in order of priority:

  1.  Ghost Recon: Wildlands
  2. Mass Effect: Andromeda
  3. Night In The Woods
  4. Yakuza 0
  5. Horizon Zero Dawn
  6.  Nier: Automata
  7. The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild
  8. Torment: Tides of Numenera

Your turn, readers. Sound off in the comments below.

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Reader Discussion – Do You Put Skins On Your Consoles?

With the recent news that vinyl skins can damage the Switch Joy-Cons and console (those that aren't officially licensed by Nintendo, anyway), I've been wondering an important question: how popular is the act of putting a skin on a console?

I did it a couple of times, as a kid. I put sticks all over my Game Boy Color, and even put some on the Mario Kart DS I had, which came with stickers. Bu I don't think I've ever put a whole skin on a console to make it look like it was a special edition or something. I'm a pretty big fan of leaving the unit alone: I don't even have a case for my iPhone (hasn't broken yet after two years, either!). But it looks like these skins are still big business. So have you ever peeled one on your console or portable?

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