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On this day in 2005, Resident Evil 4 was released everywhere, and to this day it remains the most successful game in the franchise.

Winning a plethora of awards in the year of its release, RE4 redefined the horror genre for gaming, offering up a perfect balance of third-person action with genuinely terrifying moments. It also has a few moments of comic relief to help ease the suffocating tension of the game.

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An Ode to the PlayStation 2

Great games are not limited to great graphics.

Older video games rarely hold up in retrospect—at least graphically.

While plenty of older video games feature phenomenal gameplay that continues to stay relevant decades later, technology has moved quickly enough that older graphics look borderline ridiculous in comparison to the modern stuff. Of course, there are exceptions—8-bit and 16-bit era aesthetics will always remain popular within certain niches—but as soon as video games began aiming for more realistic graphics, the medium cursed itself with the never-ending whims of technological advancement

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