Russian Doll: taking purpose from a life of gaming

Russian Doll is not the first TV show or movie to contemplate our overall purpose in the universe, or lack thereof, whilst trapped in a time loop. 

However, the show offers some insightful perspective about the power of playing out the same experiences over and over again – whether in a real world or a videogame.

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Square Enix Season – a lesson in gaming remakes and crafting a modern Mana adventure

A 2020 remake of Trials of Mana seeks to graft the game’s setting and structure onto a 3D Map, while adding new gameplay mechanics to help spruce in combat for the Dark Souls era. However, does the addition of more modern, generic mechanics and current gen graphical flair to the same story and characters improve and enhance something intended for gamers over a quarter of a century ago?

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