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Jen Glennon

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New York, NY, United States

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Recent articles by Jen:

'Klonoa Phantasy Reverie Series' breathes new life into an underrated gem

There’s something about the late '90s, early '00s era of 2.5D platformers that is uniquely familiar and comforting, and Klonoa has those qualities in spades. → Read More

'Street Fighter 6' adds a brilliant feature every fighting game needs to copy

'Street Fighter 6' includes the option to use vastly simplified controls, allowing more players than ever to get in on the action. → Read More

'Soul Hackers 2' preview: Finally, a cyberpunk game that doesn't suck

'Soul Hackers 2' incorporates elements of the popular Persona video games into an accessible cyberpunk story, but some design decisions may annoy folks looking for a meaty challenge. → Read More

'Sonic Frontiers' is an oddball throwback in the best possible way

The latest installment of Sega’s venerable platforming franchise isn’t what many players were expecting, but it's an intriguing tonal shift for the series. → Read More

Xbox app for Samsung smart TVs hands-on: The future of games is already here

Starting June 30, you won’t need a console to play Xbox games. But how does it play? Here's what we thought after taking the new Samsung smart TV app for a spin. → Read More

'Elden Ring' just exposed a huge problem in games journalism — here's how to fix it

'Elden Ring' launched all the way back in February, and old-guard news outlets are finally taking notice — in the clumsiest possible ways. → Read More

'Nintendo Switch Sports' hands-on impressions: Exactly what you were hoping for

Expect to see this one parked comfortably in the top-ten sales charts for years to come. → Read More

'Chrono Cross' review: Square Enix’s riskiest sequel has goofy charm to spare

Revisiting 'Chrono Cross' in 2022, I found the game far more enjoyable than I’d given it credit for the first time around. → Read More

'Star Trek: Resurgence' could be the franchise's first truly great video game

Most Star Trek-inspired games haven’t delved too deeply into the moral and philosophical aspects of the series — until now. → Read More

'Breath of the Wild 2' new footage hints at a dark fate for Link

Nintendo's March 29 delay announcement didn't include loads of new footage, but a new look at Link's iconic weapon, the Master Sword, set tongues wagging. → Read More

Lumos! 'Hogwarts Legacy' in 8 magical images

We've finally gotten our first good look at Warner Bros. Interactive's long-awaited RPG set in the Harry Potter universe. → Read More

'GTA 5' next-gen includes a feature all legacy games should have

If you pick up a new edition of 'Grand Theft Auto 5,' you'll be able to keep your progress, regardless of which platform you previously played on. → Read More

Best 'Wordle' starting words: 13 risqué choices that will actually help you win

RAISE, SLATE, and CRANE are all great options for a 'Wordle' starting word, but they're also BORING. Here are 13 fun and frisky options that are still great. → Read More

'Sifu' review: Punishing difficulty, fussy controls undermine this revenge tale

'Sifu' doesn't fight fair, and the game's singular focus on the perfect run leaves that essential feeling of incremental progress too far out of reach. → Read More

'Ghostwire: Tokyo' studio head says making games shouldn’t feel like “prison”

Shinji Mikami, head of studio at Tango Gameworks and the visionary behind the Resident Evil series, knows a thing or two about “fun hell.” → Read More

Ubisoft's Game Pass reveal isn't the sweet deal you're hoping for

Access to the Far Cry and Assassins' Creed publisher's back catalog will cost you another monthly subscription fee. → Read More

30 years later, Sega's most underrated RPG deserves another shot

Sega Genesis doesn’t get the love it deserves from retro role-playing fans. But this 1992 banger deserves a second look, if not a reboot. → Read More

Motomami Los Santos is 'GTA Online's wildest radio station yet

The Contract brings an entirely new radio station to GTA Online, hosted by Rosalía and Arca. It's a unique sound that’s unlike anything we’ve heard in Los Santos before. → Read More

G4TV reinvented gaming culture. Can they do it again?

Returning G4 hosts Kevin Pereira and Adam Sessler share their thoughts on Game Pass, Activision’s terrible year, and good old cannabis. → Read More

'Spiderwick Chronicles' Disney Plus release date, trailer, cast of the live-action show

A new live-action adaptation of the fantasy book series, 'The Spiderwick Chronicles,' is coming to Disney Plus. Here's everything we know about the faerie-laden fantasy. → Read More