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Alyssa Mercante
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Senior editor at Kotaku. FPS freak. Cat rescuer. Spritz drinker. Fashion wearer. Definitely more than 33% Italian. Tips: amercante@kotaku.com

I think Overwatch 2 finally managed to kill my Overwatch habit, for better or worse. With Overwatch 1 I never missed a single event and I placed in every competitive season, but I barely touched this last Christmas event and didn’t finish my comp placements (Or rank adjustment? I’m confused like Mercante on this one). Read more

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Good news for annoying people. Annoying people being me.

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Strange Days is such a fun movie, I vividly remember watching it one Thanksgiving after lunch.  And I have seen it dozens of times. Read more

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FomSoftware’s game design is so clever. I’ll give you one example in Elden Ring. When you first get out into the world you see a big knight on a big horse just walking back and forth on the same path. He’s just there and he’s egging you on. He’s almost impossible for you to beat this early on, but FromSoftware knows Read more

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Elden Ring (and more specifically, the Raya Lucaria Academy) was the first time in almost a decade that I was up all night gaming, which firmly placed it as the best game I played this year (although competition was stiff). Read more

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Born This Way is the gift that keeps on giving. Ah the memories of having to hide this album from my parents.  Read more

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Wow the comments are weirdly dramatic. This is obviously not a serious issue; I guess the humor got interpreted as pearl clutching? It’s also a perfectly fair criticism to say the presenters should dress more appropriately for an awards show. -Presenters- being the keyword for anyone screaming classism; no one cares Read more

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