Daniel Starkey

Daniel Starkey

I'm an American Indian game critic.

Freelance Writer and Editor

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If Sex Videogames Make You Feel Weird, That's the Point | WIRED

If these indie games about sex make you feel confused, awkward, and vulnerable, that's entirely the point....

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Fallout 4: Wacky Fun and a Sobering, Bleak Vision of Humanity

Bethesda's action-RPG wields its narrative tools with remarkable skill, softening you with absurdism before dragging you down into tragedy....

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Battlefront Is a Chaotic, Beautiful Star Wars Game

Star Wars: Battlefront is a raucous, chaotic ordeal that might be the best visual expression of the Star Wars universe on a videogame screen....

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Rainbow Six Siege Is a Shooter Driven By Fear

Ubisoft's latest tactical shooter, Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege, adopts a striking bent towards a unique brand of pseudo-realism....

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This Harrowing Game Shows War's Impact On Children

Sergei couldn't have been more than 10 years old, yet here he was, cold and frightened in the middle of a war zone. On my doorstep....

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Fallout 4: Wacky Fun and a Sobering, Bleak Vision of Humanity

Bethesda's action-RPG wields its narrative tools with remarkable skill, softening you with absurdism before dragging you down into tragedy....

Wired

If Sex Videogames Make You Feel Weird, That’s the Point

If these indie games about sex make you feel confused, awkward, and vulnerable, that's entirely the point....

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Overwatch: A Laid-Back Shooter Without the Crappy Attitudes

Blizzard's latest game strikes me as a profound new step for online competitive shooters, one that strives to engender positive feelings all around....

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The Power of No Man’s Sky Is Making You Feel Insignificant

"No Man's Sky" offers perhaps the first semi-accurate presentation, in a videogame, of the crushing majesty and endlessness of our own real universe....

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This Harrowing Game Shows War's Impact On Children

Sergei couldn't have been more than 10 years old, yet here he was, cold and frightened in the middle of a war zone. On my doorstep....

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I'll Never See All of No Man's Sky's Beauty. Thank Goodness

As I play this new PlayStation 4 game, I probe the children of far-flung stars, and I do so knowing that I can never see all of it....

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Review: Nvidia GTX 1080 Graphics Card

For years now, desktop computer hardware just hasn't been very exciting. But the popularity of VR is changing that....

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Dark Souls III Is Brutally Hard, But You’ll Keep Playing Anyway

"Dark Souls III," to be released on April 12, is a difficult beast to tackle, and I'm not just talking about its Lovecraftian monsters....

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How Overwatch Became a Rarity: The Troll-Free Online Shooter

Overwatch's lead designer opens up on how Blizzard crafted Overwatch not only to appeal to families, but create a happier player community....

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Battlefront Is a Chaotic, Beautiful Star Wars Game

Star Wars: Battlefront is a raucous, chaotic ordeal that might be the best visual expression of the Star Wars universe on a videogame screen....