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floox plays The Last of Us – Episode 3

 Get off your ass and on your feet.

Bill

In the third episode of The Last of Us, Joel and Ellie are on their own. Where will they turn for a little help?

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floox plays The Last of Us – Episode 2

 What do you know about us? About me?

Tess

In the second episode of The Last of Us, Joel and Ellie set off together with plans to meet Tess downtown. But what awaits once they get there?

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floox plays The Last of Us – Episode 1

 Fuckin’ hate the smell of the city.

Tess

It’s the first episode of floox plays The Last of Us. Welcome! Although this is my fourth time playing the game, this is a spoiler-free playthrough. If you’re looking for a refresher or an introduction to this franchise before The Last of Us Part II launches on June 19th, you’ve come to the right place.

In this episode, we get our introduction to the tone and main characters of this new world…

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floox plays What Remains of Edith Finch – Episode 4

There was only one thing left to do. Bend down his head. And the rest I think you know.

– Dr. Emily Nuth

This is the fourth and final episode of this What Remains of Edith Finch playthrough. What lies at the end of Edith’s journey through her childhood home?

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floox plays What Remains of Edith Finch – Episode 3

Whatever it was he saw, it sure made him happy.

– Sam Finch

The third entry to this let’s play takes us underground, out into the wild, and into a little bath time. It may come as a shock, but none of those stories have particularly pleasant endings.

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floox plays What Remains of Edith Finch – Episode 2

 My brother said he’d die before he ate another mushroom. And he did.

– Sam Finch

It’s the second episode for my first playthrough of What Remains of Edith Finch! We barrel through the section just before the game bugged out, reach some really tear-jerking memories of young Finches, and finish up with a (likely fabricated, but creepy) story about how Barbara Finch died.

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A Spoiler-Free Reflection on Why The Last of Us Part II’s Plot Just Got Leaked

 It can’t be for nothing.

The Last of Us

In an effort to keep this post absolutely SPOILER-FREE, comments have been disabled. Thank you for your understanding.

UPDATE (May 1st, 2020): Today, news broke that the game footage and plot leaks were not committed by any Naughty Dog or Sony Entertainment Interactive employees. As a result, please disregard the original post’s commentary on that fictional employee’s potential motives. Regardless of the most recent development, I believe certain aspects of the post remain relevant. Leaks such as this are harmful to everyone involved in the production of a game. No one should claim that this was deserved or in some way a statement against Naughty Dog’s development practices. For people who have worked years to bring this experience to life, having it prematurely and unceremoniously spoiled is nothing short of tragic.

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floox plays What Remains of Edith Finch – Episode 1

 What shall we do with a drunken sailor?

– Dinner

What Remains of Edith Finch is a narrative-based game (colloquially, a walking simulator) where you play as the titular Edith Finch, revisiting her family home years after a mysterious and dramatic final evening with her mother and brother. The house now sits abandoned, but it previously belonged to a long line of Finches before them. Now the owner of the Finch house, Edith has resolved to explore its every corner and discover secrets that have been hidden away her entire life.

Watch my first playthrough of What Remains of Edith Finch, where I begin exploring a pretty neat house, learn a bit about the family who lived there, and ultimately run into some technical difficulty trying to eat a drunken sailor.

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A Bite of Donut County May Be Just the Treat We All Need Right Now

 Have a Garbage Day!

Raccoon Company

While we’re all grappling with life amidst a pandemic, many gamers are going on lengthy adventures, finding how island life treats them, or just revisiting a favorite. But while we’re all currently sinking our teeth into meatier titles (Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin is my personal drug at the moment – I really can’t fathom why), there’s something to be said about making time for more bite-sized experiences. Enter: Ben Esposito’s Donut County.

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Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story – Episode 5 Review, Recap, & Analysis

 Oh, she may be weary,

Them young girls, they do get wearied.

Otis Redding, Dictionary of Soul

SPOILER WARNING:  There are spoilers for Magia Record anime series through Episode 5, as well as the Madoka Magica series. However, plot points explored by the Magia Record mobile game that have not yet been reached by the anime will not be spoiled here. 

If you’re a fan of the original Madoka Magica, then you’ve likely been waiting for Magia Record to take a darker turn at least since Episode 3, if not sooner. While it certainly can’t (and was never going to) live up to the shocking turning point of the original series, Magia Record Episode 5 made some startling twists and depicted them in some unsettling scenes. Along with the coalescence of the show’s plotlines and a significant amount of action, it turned out to be one of the better episodes for character development so far this season.

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Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story – Episode 4 Review, Recap, & Analysis

But listen carefully to the sound of your loneliness, like a heartbeat,

Drives you mad in the stillness of remembering what you had

And what you lost…

– Stevie Nicks, Rumours

SPOILER WARNING:  There are spoilers for Magia Record anime series through Episode 4, as well as the Madoka Magica series. However, plot points explored by the Magia Record mobile game that have not yet been reached by the anime will not be spoiled here. 

Episodes 2 and 3 of Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story heavily featured new characters and their plight. Those earlier episodes were intent on introducing Rumors: Witches that only appear when certain circumstances are met. This has meant that Iroha’s quest to find Ui, as established by the first episode, has largely been sidelined. However, now that we have a burgeoning cast and a stronger understanding of how Kamihama differs from Madoka Magica‘s Mitakihara, we can start piecing together how Ui’s disappearance and these Rumors might be related.

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Is Bloodborne 2 More Likely If Bloodborne Comes to PC?

 Grant us sequels…

Micolash, Host of the Single Installment Nightmare

Much to the chagrin of many PC gamers, Bloodborne, FromSoftware’s 2015 dive into madness and eldritch horror, has been exclusively hunting the bloody streets of the PlayStation 4 for five years. But with the recent news that PS4 exclusive Horizon: Zero Dawn may soon be releasing on Steam and Epic Games Store, the promise of dawn may not be far off for PC kin. If that’s the case, then it may be one more sign that Sony has grander plans for the future of this franchise.

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