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A Peek Inside The World Of Gun Magazines



In the back of the magazine store on the corner, I find the gun magazines.

It’s hard to miss them. There are dozens, more than you’d imagine, if you’ve never spent time looking for gun magazines.

Their titles shout their obsessions: TRIGGERRECOILGUNS.

I choose a dozen.

At home, I spread the glossy publications out on the floor.

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I’ve fired guns in my life — a .45 on a long-ago first date at a gun range, a rifle on a rural property in Northern California, an airgun at a county fair in Pennsylvania to win a small stuffed dolphin.

I’ve been a freelance writer for 15 years, but gun magazines have barely registered for me. They’re what I overlooked on my way to grab the latest Vogue or Esquire.

The alarmingly titled WORLD OF FIREPOWER is a kind of Playboy for gun enthusiasts, focusing on those who are expert in military combat and law enforcement. In addition to spotlighting “warbirds” and “non-lethal but deadly” accessories, there are tips for hunting mule deer. Speed, precision, and deadliness are the firearm magazine’s equivalent of a Playmate of the Month’s bust-to-waist-to-hips measurements.

TRIGGER is the new kid on the block. The cover of its debut issue promises readers William Gibson-sounding “SMART GUNS” that can shoot “BETTER THAN YOU.” The editor’s letter vows to “insightfully explore the gun culture wherever guns are found.”

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Guns & Ammo is, like its peers, filled with ads: for guns, for rifles, for ammunition, for holsters, for “Sons of Anarchy.” A full-page ad for a Nikon-made riflescope emits a siren’s call to those who plan on “CHANGING THE AR WORLD ONE CARTRIDGE AT A TIME.” Colt seduces prospective buyers with the heady allure of “FACTORY FINISH. NEW RIFLE SMELL.”

Gun Digest‘s special shotgun issue, by contrast, instructs everyone to “LIGHTEN UP!” — with Weatherby’s SA-08 Deluxe 28-gauge semi-automatic shotgun, natch.

Of the dozen I selected, the covers of only two feature something other than a gun or a man holding a gun. On the cover of Women & Guns, a woman wearing a pearl bracelet takes aim at a target depicting an armed man in a ski mask. On the cover of Shooting Gazette, two cheery hunting dogs gaze into the camera, their pink tongues lolling.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, Women & Guns is less expensive than its competitors. Several of the magazines I picked up retail for $8.99. Women & Guns is a mere $3.95. One could surmise the female-friendly ads found in Women & Guns (for example: a Savage Arms Lady Hunter rifle offering both “NICE CURVES” and “one shot, one kill”) and a story about one woman’s “journey to gunownership [sic]” don’t generate as much revenue as, say, GUN WORLD.

Shooting Gazette, which is published in the UK, paints a headier version of gun life, one in which a man sporting a £595 tweed shooting coat hunts wild game with his retrievers and finds a use for the back of the book’s venison scotch eggs recipe.

As for Combat Handguns, a front of the book column reminds one of Penthouse Letters. In this issue’s installment of “It Happened to Me”: “Kahr 9mm thwarts knifepoint mugging!” and “.40-cal. response sends carjacker fleeing!”

In a recent post on’s The Ticker, Bloomberg View editorial board member and former executive editor of theWeek Francis Wilkinson proclaimed: “Guns Are for White People.” He came to this conclusion because he “asked the guy at the subway kiosk for as many gun magazines as he could give me before the #4 train pulled in.” However long that was, it resulted in Wilkinson acquiring three gun magazines. Flipping through the pages, he discovered the magazines were loaded with guns — and white people.

There are pictures of guys with guns, gals with guns, animals with guns, ammo with guns and guns with guns. Curiously absent are pictures of black people with guns, brown people with guns or Asian people with guns. The good guys are white. The bad guys are white. In the Gunworld depicted in these pages, pretty much everyone is white.

There were few non-whites, he concluded somewhat hesitantly, confessing he was not entirely sure of the race of everyone in the magazines, but why?

“Gun politics is always racially fraught,” he declared. Perhaps it was the PC police at work, he considered, since most of the “bad guys” depicted in the magazines were white, too. It was hard to say.

Iain Harrison, 45, is the editor of RECOIL magazine, and when it comes to guns, he is no slouch. A former British Army captain, he won the first season of the History Channel’s “Top Shot” reality show in which expert marksmen and markswomen compete to become the next top shooter. His prize: $100,000. He left the UK in part due to the anti-gun climate; he has since become an American citizen.

“I don’t have a journalism background,” admits Harrison, who’s also an amateur gunsmith. “I came into this business purely as a fluke.”

Of the firearms magazines I perused, RECOIL was the most familiar. Over-sized and boxy, its silver and black matte cover posits it as the anti-Cosmo. Rather than focusing exclusively on guns, it’s about the “gun lifestyle.”

There are artfully shot weapon porn spreads, catchy headlines (a piece on a “survivor truck” is titled “APOCALYPSE WOW!”), and feature stories on subjects ranging from aeronautics to attack dogs to a profile of U.S.M.C. scout sniper Collin Raaz, who lost both legs to an IED in Afghanistan and returned home to found a shooting gear startup. A four-page spread on “BOURBON: AN AMERICAN MAN’S DRINK” advises: “SHOOT, THEN DRINK. IN THAT ORDER”; an accompanying sidebar tells you “HOW TO DRINK BOURBON” (an excerpt: “Drinking a rocks glass of bourbon is your birthright as an American. It is like drinking a glass of freedom. It fuels your inner man.”). Here, the advertisers are more diverse: truck tires, motorcycle gear, a slim ad in the back offering 50% off an adult video from Adam & Eve (“Use code ‘RECOIL5’ at checkout” for your discount). As a bonus, every issue of RECOIL comes with a free target for shooting practice. This month’s poster-sized pullout has a sexy blonde in ripped, bust-exposing clothing being attacked by a male zombie. Thankfully, she is armed to the teeth with a Spike’s Tactical Compressor in her right hand and a large knife in her left hand. The zombie, who is losing half his face, appears hellbent on eating her brains, but with that amount of weaponery, my bet is on the blonde. (“There’s nothing hotter than a heavily-armed beautiful woman,” Harrison observes.)

The magazine, which launched in January 2012 and has a circulation of around 225,000, is published by Source Interlink Media, which publishes, among many other titles, Motor Trendand Geek Magazine. For now, RECOIL is Source Interlink Media’s lone gun title.

“They saw a huge, gaping void in the market for a magazine that was design-heavy and skewed to a younger demographic that was really being under-served at the time,” Harrison says.

Clearly, RECOIL is more Maxim than your dad’s Guns & Ammo. It’s hipper and cooler, but still unabashedly male. Harrison’s stated goal with the publication is to “be more manly than Men’s Journal,” and he may well have achieved the heretofore thought impossible.

“If [gun magazines] weren’t profitable, you wouldn’t see quite so many of them,” he divulges. As for RECOIL, they’ve experienced 300% growth in the last 18 months.

Regarding the lack of diversity in the pages of firearms magazines, Harrison says that behind the scenes at RECOIL it’s another story.

“If you look at the masthead on RECOIL, I think I’m the token white guy,” Harrison muses. “Most of my staff, most of the people who work on RECOIL, are non-Caucasian.” The images in RECOIL are somewhat more racially diverse than its competitors but not much, I discovered. “I think for the most part it’s not intentional,” he says. “We feature a bunch of guys from all over.”

Generally, there are far more images of women in gun magazines than, say, African-Americans.

“Women are the largest growing demographic in firearms right now,” Harrison says. “You cater to that demographic. If that demographic isn’t there, you might not cater to it.” The idea that gun owners are gun-happy rednecks is a myth, he counters. Instead, guns are the common denominator that transcends racial lines. “In reality, the people I shoot with, that I hang around with — I think post-racial is a pretty good way to describe them. Like, we don’t really care.”

Kenn Blanchard is Black Man with a Gun. Officially. That is, he trademarked the moniker. He even wrote a book with the same title. A reverend, a former Marine, and an ex-federal police officer, Blanchard is one of the few high-profile African-American gun rights activists. (At the moment, the highest profile would be Colion Noir, a gun enthusiast and NRA spokesperson who has garnered a legion of followers with his entertaining YouTube videos.)

Was he offended by the Bloomberg piece? No. For Black Man with a Gun, one surmises, this is his reality.

“It’s not black and white,” he explains. “I looked at it as a marketing piece. I looked at it as a guy asking questions. It was what he saw. It will inflame some people. It will piss off some people who will see it as a true. There’s enough white people in the industry that they don’t have to market to anybody else. It’s comfortable. It’s a private magazine, they can do what they want.”

Still, he admits, “It took me a while to get here. When I first stated it off, I was that guy screaming, ‘Where am I in that?’ I’m a little more tempered than I used to be.”

Besides, he says, “It’s always the bottom line. You always market to who you know. There’s no color here, only green.”

In the end, it’s all about your firepower.

“Anybody who hands you a gun is not your enemy, that’s your brother,” Blanchard tells me. “Anybody who tries to take your gun away from you, that’s your enemy. The color has nothing to do with it.”

In the magazine store, I asked the guy behind the counter if there are any gun magazines that target African-American readers.

“I don’t think so,” he said, gazing at the racks of magazine before him.

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7 Best Hacker Apps For Android 2018



Welcome! Gamers, playing games on Android is nowadays a very common trend. With these games a game hacking tool is is very necessary. In this article, I will share the list of the best game hacking apps for Android.

Game hacking apps are so important because these apps allow you to manipulate any game. These apps will help you to hack and crack any game to get unlimited game resources. Such as gems, coins, unlimited life, Amos etc. these apps are so cool that they help you to clear any level of the game when you are unable to clear it. It is very annoying sometimes when you struck at any level and can not clear it, These apps are very useful at that time. So, the best game hacking apps are listed below

Best Game Hacking Apps for Android 2018

Lucky Patcher

This app allows you to clear any level of any game by providing you unlimited Amos, gems, coins, and lives. This is also used to purchase any apps from Google play store, without using a penny. It skips the payment gateway during the purchase of any premium app.

Apps For Android 2018 Lucky Patcher


  • You can get any premium app for free
  • Makes the app’s ad free
  • Helps you to clear hard levels of any game
  • You can easily get all features of any game.
  1. SB game hacker app

This game hacking app is the best game hacking app for Android platform. It allows you to manipulate the game settings and get unlimited resources. This app also helps to get premium apps for free. It removes ads from the app and removes bugs. It works only in rooted devices.

Apps For Android 2018 SB game hacker app


  • It comes in multiple languages
  • Understands fazzy and accurate searches
  • Remove bugs
  • Filters the data
  • Prevents the Ads.
  1. CreeHack

This app is another best app for hacking games, and brings you unlimited resources, also clears levels for you. It also bypasses the payment gateway during the purchase of any premium apps. Thus this app allows you to enjoy your games without any interruptions

Apps For Android 2018 CreeHack


  • Purchase free games for you
  • Allows you to manipulate game settings
  • Also works on non-rooted devices.
  • Useful for near about all devices.
  • Overcomes payment gateways.

4. LeoPlay Card

This app is the best game hacking app, as it allows you to modify the games, From purchasing the game for free to creak any version of the game to bring you unlimited resources, for helping you out to clear any hard or annoying level of the game.  The best part is that you need not root your mobile to use this app.

Apps For Android 2018 LeoPlay Card


  • Allows you to get app for free
  • Hack and crack any version of your favorite game
  • Works on nonrooted devices
  • Easy to add new units.
  1. Game killer

This is another premium quality game hacking app that provides you the chance to modify the game variables by hacking the game. This app is useful each and every time when you found any stage of the game hard to clear. Using this app you can increase the number of coins, gems, amos etc. This app will only work on rooted Android devices, you can check smartwoop to know how you can root your device.

Apps For Android 2018 Game killer


  • Android rooting is required
  • You can cheat any level of the game
  • Give you all the premium features of the game
  • Gives you a chance to take all the paid games for free.
  1. Cheat engine

This game hacker app is the most popular among all. Because this app gives the player some extra features than the other game hacking apps. The cheat engine enables the player with more power than the opponent. This app is developed by Dark Byte. This app also brings you the facility to make your modifications in a way you want.

Apps For Android 2018 Cheat engine


  • This app is very robust
  • Tutorials are available
  • Allows the player to make his/her own modifications
  • But all games are not available for this app.
  1. Xmodgames

This app is the best app for you guy as per my perspective. Because this app has everything that you want in your game hacker app. It seems like the developers know all your needs They have everything to provide you. Thus this app becomes the favorite hacking app for many people.

Apps For Android 2018 Xmodgames


  • Provides you more power
  • Searching for rival is automated
  • A vast list of games that can be played
  • The developers come with updated version very shortly
  • Works on both rooted and unrooted devices.

Our verdict

In this article, I have provided the list of the best game hacker app for android. Now it is your turn to check them out and select the best suited for you. You may find dozens of the game hacking app on the market but the above mentioned are the best among them.

Apps For Android 2018 Our verdict

So, I hope you guys liked the article, now and enjoy your games with these hacking app.

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Top 10 Most Attractive Billiards Players



Agree or disagree, but these are my personal selection of the top 10 most attractive billiards players. I encourage you to check out their biographies.

Here’ below are ten most attractive, hottest women pool players from around the world.

10. Emily Duddy

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Nickname: “The Butterfly Effect”

Ranked as one of the top 10 best women pool players in USA. Emily Duddy is at No. 10 in our list of most attractive but hottest women pool players. She also was a star on TruTV’s pool reality show, “The Hustlers”. At the age of 26, she began her professional career in 2010. Also, in the same year, she took the title of “Rookie of the Year.” Now, she has represented the USA in 7 World Championships in countries including China, Taiwan & The Philippines.

9. Mary Avina

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Nicknames: Princess, The Red Angel, Trick Shot Princess and The Princess of Pool/Billiards.

Born in Riverside, California; this Spanish American hottie comes at no. 9 in our list. Mary currently resides in Fort Worth, Texas. She began shooting billiards at the age of 14. In addition, Mary loves to paint, and has been a model. She’s also a billiard instructor and a martial arts instructor. She is known for trick shot videos all over the internet, and is called a trick shot artist. Princess, one of the most desirable women in sports.

8. Angelina Paglia

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Nickname: “Angel”

Born in Michigan, USA and currently resides in Arizona, USA. Angelina, or “Angel” has been a touring pro since 2004. A surprising fact about her; is that she is a synchronize swimmer and a violinist. In addition, she enjoys modeling as well as acting. She began playing billiards when she was 10 years old. Then now she held many titles and to be held.

  • In 1998 Angel was the Duffrin Tour Champion (Canada).
  • In 1999, 2000 she was titled Arizona State 8-Ball Champion. Also in 1999, 2000, 2001 the Arizona State 9-Ball Champion.
  • 2000, 2001 All-American Tour Champion. Also, in 2001 BCA North American Master Scotch Doubles Champion.
  • In 2002 NY Tri-State Tour Championships.
  • In 2003 AWBT Season Opener. Also, 2003 Coors Light Qualifier.

7. Ewa Mataya Laurance

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Nickname: “Leading Lady of Billiards” or “The Striking Viking”

This Swedish –American was inducted into the Billiard Congress of America’s Hall of Fame in 2004. She is also known through her career in the Women’s Professional Billiards Association as a sports writer and sports commentator for ESPN. Ewa is one of the authors of “The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Pool & Billiards”. She came to the U.S. at the age of 17 to represent Europe in the World Championships and, with the support of her family, decided to stay. Her career as a professional tournament player, trick-shot artist and television commentator still takes her around the world, but since 1999 she and her family—plus an evolving menagerie of horses, cats and dogs—have called South Carolina home.

6. Neslihan Gurel

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Nickname: “Nes”

Ms. Gurel is a native of Ankara, Turkey. Proving to be more than just a pretty face, she is highly athletic. Starting; with her winning first place in Ankara Swimming Championships in 1995. Afterwards, she played both football and volleyball. Well rounded competitor, “Nes” is also a champion dart player; garnered over 30 cups from international and local tournaments. Neslihan Gurel is majoring in fashion design, with a focus in shoes. Her Golden Retriever’s name is “Ma Cherie”. In 2010 “Nes” was a Tri-State Champion, and in 2011 the BCAPL National Master Team Runner Up.

5. Borana Andoni

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Nickname: “Queen Bee or Killer B”

Here is a beautiful Albanian brunette, now living in Bronx, New York. Borana Andoni was nicknamed “Killer B”, by the late George “Ginky” SanSouci. She spends a lot of her free time, at Castle Billiards Lounge, which is also her main sponsor. Borana came to the USA from Tirana, Albania when she was 10 years old. She attended music school all of her life. She studied piano for 12 years, and the violin for 4 years. Being known as a “nerd” , Borana was in the top 5% of her class at LaGuardia Performing Arts High School. She has a bachelors in Finance and minor in mathematics that were earned at Fordham University. She is pursuing a masters in statistics as well. Amsterdam Straight Pool Champion, 2010 “Predator 9- Ball Tour Female Player of the Year”, Tri- State Tour Champion; a woman of many hats and titles.

4. Jeanette Lee

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Nickname: “Black Widow”

Repeatedly recognized by Billiards Digest as one of the sport’s most powerful people. This gorgeous and fearless mother of 6; has claimed over 30 national and international titles. Formerly the number 1 player in the world and is currently ranked number 3. She was inducted into the Women’s Professional Billiard Association Hall of Fame in 2012 and the BCA Hall of Fame in 2013.

Jeanette was named the WPBA Sportsperson of the Year in 1998 and has also earned Player of the Year honors from both Billiards Digest and Pool & Billiards Magazine. In 2001, Jeanette was the gold medalist for the United States at the World Games in Akita, Japan – the first time the sport of billiards was ever included – and she participated again in the 2013 World Games held in Cali, Colombia.

She was raised in Brooklyn, NY, currently residing in Indianapolis, Indiana. At the age of 13, Jeanette was diagnosed with scoliosis; she underwent surgery and although it was labeled a success, her passion for the Billiards game, often lead to intense pain.

3. Jennifer Barretta

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Nickname: “9MM”

This blonde bombshell is from Norristown, Pennsylvania. Her billiards game of choice is 9-ball, and has been named one of the top 10 female 9- ball players in the world. Jennifer Barretta is a natural athlete and born competitor. Also, she was even featured in a 4 page article in the well known Playboy Magazine. Starting as a small town tomboy; Jennifer became a tennis player, competed in fitness pageants, and has set out to conquer the billiards industry. Jennifer Barretta was voted into ESPN’s “25 Sexiest Female Athletes of all time” and then “The Top 16 Sexiest Female Athletes” on as well.

2. Anastasia Luppova

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Anastasia Vladimirovna Luppova is the hottest Russian billiards player. Also, she top the list of world’s hottest women pool players. Luppova is the two-time European champion in Russian pyramid. The Russian Master of Sports and the champion of Moscow in dynamic pyramid. In addition, she has won the Miss Billiards competition in 2009.

1. Shanelle Loraine

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Shanelle Loraine born in Japan, raised in Guam, and once called Guam’s best pool player. She’s one the hottest women pool players in the world. Loraine began playing pool in 2000. Then she had played for four years on the University of Central Florida pool team. She was a sensation for a number of years. While she never snapped off a major event, she still has skill, beauty, grease and charm win over hearts and minds.

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This week in games: PUBG goes to Hollywood, Monster Hunter: World gets a PC release window



We’re back. I hope you enjoyed your holidays, if you celebrate. If not, well, I hope you enjoyed your less-eventful two weeks.

As you might expect news is pretty slow as people ramp up for CES next week. There’s some stuff to recap though, as Monster Hunter: World gets its PC release date, Netflix explores making a PUBG movie, Need for Speed: Payback gets online free roam, someone makes a shooter where everyone’s strapped into desk chairs, and more. This is gaming news for January 1 through 5.

Grab bag

If the recently concluded Steam Sale wasn’t enough to fill your backlog, this week’s Humble Bundle is pretty interesting, if only because the games on offer are such a weird ensemble. TempestLiEat, and Punch Club are at the $1 tier. Next it’s AragamiBeholder, and (of all things) BioShock Infinite at the beat-the-average tier. And if you want to jump to $12, Humble will throw in a copy of the incredible Zachtronics programming-puzzle game Shenzhen I/O.

Long live the king

The first Total War Saga game, Thrones of Britannia, draws ever closer. This week we get a look at King Alfred the Great, the central figure and progenitor of this particular Saga story. I’m hoping the animations actually look this good in the final game, because this is a lot more impressive and natural-looking than previous historical outing Attila.

Worlds apart

When Capcom said Monster Hunter: World would launch on consoles in late January and then on PC later, I guess I assumed a Destiny 2-level delay—meaning a month or two. The reality is a bit more depressing, as World is “aiming for an autumn 2018 release” on PC. Ah well, plenty to play in the meantime.

EVE Valkyrie

CCP is slimming down fast. After shuttering its Atlanta studio in October, CCP announced this week that it’s sold off CCP Newcastle (developers of VR dogfighter EVE Valkyrie) to Sumo Digital, which pinch-hits on many of Microsoft’s games, is working on Dead Island 2, and also developed last year’s excellent Snake Pass. An odd fit maybe, but I’m glad the talented crew at Newcastle was left intact. Valkyrie was a bit thin at final release, but it’s still a pretty fantastic proof-of-concept and kudos to the team for having the vision to build out an interesting VR experience when the tech was still young.

As for CCP…well, they’ve still got EVE.

Free as a bird

Okay, listen: Online free roam was not the feature that would’ve saved Need for Speed: PaybackIt’s a terrible game. That said, it’s baffling online free roam wasn’t in the game at launch. Like…isn’t that all anyone really wants from an online mode in an open-world racer?

Anyway, Ghost Games is adding it. No date yet, but we’ll keep you updated.

Cel shaded

It’s been a while since I’ve checked in with Ni No Kuni II but PC Gamersurfaced this 25 minute demo video this week and I found myself watching it because damn, Ni No Kuni II looks beautiful. I have no idea whether I’ll like the actual game and its weird pseudo-Pikmin combat stuff but the cel shaded character models are just incredible.

Out of time

Here’s a bizarre story about early PC gaming: I remember going to my local public library in 1996/1997 and browsing through shelves of software. In among the various utilities you could borrow, there was one small shelf of games—The Lost Mind of Dr. Brain and its follow-up The Time Warp of Dr. Brain, a couple of Broderbund games probably, and the FMV adventure game Titanic: Adventure Out of Time.

The Dr. Brain games are still abandonware, but good news: Night Dive picked up the rights to Titanic: Adventure Out of Time last year and it’s now housedon From what I remember it’s pretty fantastic—bearing in mind the limitations of 90’s FMV, the game nevertheless attempts to be incredibly faithful to the Titanic’s history.

Battle Royale

The saga of Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds gets weirder by the minute. This week, PUBG Corporation’s Chang Han Kim told Inven Global (via RPS) “I’d like PUBG to become a universal media franchise based on the game. We want to take part in diverse industries including e-sports, movies, drama, cartoons, animation, and more. In fact, we received a couple of love calls from a number of developers in Hollywood and Netflix.”

Yes, we’re now looking at the prospect of a film based on a game (PUBG) based on a film (Battle Royale). What a weird world.

Last Man Sitting

Besides, PUBG is old news. It’s all about Last Man Sitting now, a game I first saw on Reddit and which now has a proper-stupid trailer. The gimmick: It’s a shooter where everyone’s in office chairs, and the only way to move is by shooting—the recoil sends you flying backwards. Game of the Year’s never been so easy.

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