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“Honestly, in all of my experiences, they're actually super open, thoughtful, warm and genuinely funny people who are simply trying to push “games” in directions we hadn't thought to try before. And I think this is reflected in this year's selection,” Boyer explains.That list of nominees includes games as varied as the one-button party game B.U.T.T.O.N. and the delightfully weird, but approachable Nidhogg, two games in particular where social multiplayer components feature prominently.B.U.T.T.O.N.”If you've seen either played in replica Tissot T90.4.106.01 watch public,” Boyer says, “you know that the experience is as valuable to the observers as it is to the players themselves, and that's a pleasure that for the past few decades has been reserved almost entirely for the deep, hardcore fighting/dancing game underground.
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