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Why Destiny Matters: A Not So Complete, Complete History of the Destiny Franchise

A Brief History of Bungie  Let’s start somewhere near the beginning. It’s 1990, nearly 20 years after the release of the first commercially successful video game, Pong (1972). Gaming companies Nintendo and Sega are locked in an aggressive battle for market dominance as the industry is once again poised for change. Enter the fifth generation […]

Deathloop Is the Best Movie I’ve Played in Years

I’m an impatient gamer. I recoil at long cutscenes. I resent being forced to approach an NPC with a speech bubble floating over their head just so they can give me a convoluted backstory to another side quest. I zealously mash buttons to skip through dialogue when the option presents itself on-screen, and grumble when […]

Why I’m Quitting Cyberpunk 2077 (For Now)

Developer CD Projekt Red’s latest release is an embarrassing technical disaster on launch, marred further by dishonest company practices. This article was originally published on December 11, 2020 on Within the Abyss. This article was last updated on February 6, 2021. It’s been a long, long wait for Cyberpunk 2077. In development since 2012, with […]

Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales (Review)

Miles Morales is an astonishing introduction to next generation gaming and continues developer Insomniac Games’ excellent record. This article was originally published on November 17, 2020 on Within the Abyss. It’s finally here, with the debut of the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, the next generation of console gaming has begun. And despite the […]