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Updating Slant Magazine’s List of the 100 Greatest Video Games of All Time

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Updating Slant Magazine’s List of the 100 Greatest Video Games of All Time

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Updating Slant Magazine’s List of the 100 Greatest Video Games of All Time

Four years ago—which can seem like a lifetime in the world of video games—Slant Magazine published its list of the 100 Greatest Video Games of All Time. Today, we have updated our list, the result of much back and forth among the site’s current game contributors. We feel that the differences between the old and new lists say as much about where the site’s game section is today as they do about where the medium of video games has come since our original list was published on June 9, 2014.

For the sake of posterity, we are presenting below the introduction, by Calum Marsh, to our original list, followed by the 100 tittles that made that list.

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands Gets a “New Assignment” from Ubisoft

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Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands Gets a “New Assignment” from Ubisoft

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Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands Gets a “New Assignment” from Ubisoft

We sometimes like to think that studios listen to our pain. From our review of last year’s Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands: “The game is at its best when it’s focused on the minutia and gameplay of a scenario within the larger world it depicts: a showdown atop the middle of a dam; a bloody ascent through the winding scaffolding that surrounds a mausoleum that’s in the process of being completed; the tricky infiltration of a well-guarded cathedral. They say that freedom isn’t free, and the price of this open-world game is all the unmemorable filler that players must experience in order to enjoy such truly unforgettable encounters.”

Perhaps, then, the new major update for the game, which will be available on next-gen platforms and Windows PC tomorrow, will offer us not only more freedom than there is in dominos, but more impeccable sights to be hold.

Review: Microsoft’s Xbox One X

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Review: Microsoft’s Xbox One X

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Review: Microsoft’s Xbox One X

The future is sitting on my shelf right now. This premium console, sporting a highly advanced processor, can play games from across three generations of consoles. It also includes a drive for a brand new home-media disc format for watching movies and playing games at a higher resolution than we’ve ever seen. Yes, the PlayStation 3 was a special system all right, but it was one that was fraught with risk factors—from its exorbitant price to its betting the farm on A/V standards that only a fraction of its audience has adopted yet—and it’s bizarre to watch Microsoft attempt all those same gambles in 2017 with the Xbox One X, considering how it turned out for Sony in 2006.

Creeping Through Egypt Previewing Assassin’s Creed: Origins

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Creeping Through Egypt: Assassin’s Creed: Origins Hands-On Preview

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Creeping Through Egypt: Assassin’s Creed: Origins Hands-On Preview

For the first time since 2007, I had to learn how to play Assassin’s Creed. Sure, each game in the series since the premiere of the first title has brought its own tweaks, changes, and the occasional new control scheme. Black Flag’s ship-to-ship combat injected some fresh blood into the world. Assassin’s Creed: Origins, on the other hand, makes Assassin’s Creed feel like a completely new series for the first time in 10 years.

Ezio Auditore, Assassin’s Creed’s best, most charismatic protagonist to this day, carried this series on his shoulders through sheer force of charisma for three games. Afterward, even when the series was at its best (Black Flag, Rogue, Syndicate), there was always a hint of stagnation at its heart. The locales changed, and characters were fresh and exciting, but you still mostly traversed every world, made every kill, and played every side mission exactly the same. Origins, on the other hand, feels like an entirely different game.

Ubisoft Reveals Assassin’s Creed Origins and Confirms October Release

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Ubisoft Reveals Assassin’s Creed Origins and Confirms October Release

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Ubisoft Reveals Assassin’s Creed Origins and Confirms October Release

The Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) is often full of surprises. But it’s not uncommon for news to come to us from the frontlines that confirms countless rumors we’ve heard leading up to the event. Case in point: Few were probably taken aback when, today, Ubisoft announced the next installment of the Assassin’s Creed franchise, Assassin’s Creed Origins, which has been in development for the last four years. The game, according to the team at Ubisoft Montreal, crafts a new beginning for this popular franchise.

Square Enix Gives Kingdom Hearts III a New Orchestra Trailer

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Square Enix Gives Kingdom Hearts III a New Orchestra Trailer

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Square Enix Gives Kingdom Hearts III a New Orchestra Trailer

“Don’t assume your dreams are just fantasy. If you imagine a world, believe in it…and dive in.” So read the words that fade onto the screen at the start of the new orchestra trailer for Kingdom Hearts III that was dropped yesterday by Square Enix. And what follows is a literal application of that mantra, as the series’s protagonist, Sora, is seen diving into Mount Olympus to do battle with the gods that live therein.

Square Enix Releases New Trailer for Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age

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Square Enix Releases New Trailer for Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age

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Square Enix Releases New Trailer for Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age

The 12th title in the mainline Final Fantasy series, Final Fantasy XII was released in March 2006 to critical acclaim, and by the end of year earned a number of “game of the year” citations. Among its innovations: an open world split into zones, a controllable camera, and a “license” system that allowed players to assign certain equipment and abilities to the playable characters. On July 11, you’ll be able to experience the game like never before with the release of Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age, and today Square Enix has released a story trailer for the game.

Cristiano Ronaldo-Fueled FIFA 18 Gets Reveal Trailer from EA

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Cristiano Ronaldo-Fueled FIFA 18 Gets Reveal Trailer from EA

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Cristiano Ronaldo-Fueled FIFA 18 Gets Reveal Trailer from EA

Today, EA announced Portuguese thirst trap Cristiano Ronaldo, professional footballer for Spanish club Real Madrid and member of the Portugal national team, as the global cover star of FIFA 18. Portugal’s most capped player of all time, Ronaldo is widely considered one of the best players in his sport in the world. He also looks like this with his shirt off—and this.

Need For Speed Payback Officially Announced with Trailer by EA

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Need For Speed Payback Officially Announced with Trailer by EA

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Need For Speed Payback Officially Announced with Trailer by EA

Our relationship with the Need for Speed series runs a little hot and cold. With regard to the 2015 reboot, we dug how joyously and accessibly it embraced arcade-style racing. The game was a dream for latent gearheads, allowing them to customize just about every aspect of their driving experience. On the downside, it wasn’t always very easy to enjoy the game’s top-of-the-line aesthetics given all the racer slang/netspeak-laden Twitter posts and tutorial guidance that would flash across the screen, and sometimes at the most inopportune moments. As for the always-online component, it was less than efficiently deployed.

Iron Galaxy and Maximum Games’s Extinction Gets Announcement Trailer

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Iron Galaxy and Maximum Games’s Extinction Gets Announcement Trailer

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Iron Galaxy and Maximum Games’s Extinction Gets Announcement Trailer

Today, Iron Galaxy and Maximum Games (makers of Alekhine’s Gun and, more recently, Troll and I) announced the action game Extinction, which is set to be previewed at E3 this year (Maximum will also be previewing Mark McMorris Infinite Air, Road Rage, and Loading Human: Chapter One at the event). Billed as a “thrilling, fast-paced” experience, Extinction puts players in the position of having to save humanity from the threat posed by an encroaching armies of bloodthirsty monsters known as Ravenii.