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Martin Wood-

Martin Wood

About Martin Wood

Having worked as a writer for over a decade, Martin Wood first started his own academic gaming site before joining the GameRant team. His passion first started with Pokemon Silver and then exploded from there, becoming a huge driving force behind his aspirations in life. As an advocate for the critical academic study of gaming and backed by an MA in Literature and Culture with a Digital Specialty from the University of Birmingham, he's hoping to take the field further and help inspire others to join the conversation. If he's not found at his desk trying to plumb his brain for interesting insights and stories about gaming, then he'll either be doing "research" with his latest favorite games or spending time with his two poodles, Bentley and Jensen.

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Fortnite is Missing One Big Cosmetic Opportunity

With more than enough superhero content from Marvel and DC, Fortnite needs to capitalize on other comic book adaptations while it has the chance.

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Alan Wake 2's Northlight Engine Explained

Remedy Entertainment's Northlight game engine has a history with Alan Wake 2 that arguably makes the two the perfect pair for the sequel.

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Gen 10 Needs To Do Right By Fossil Pokemon

After inconsistent representation for three generations of Pokemon, Gen 10 ought to either restore or revamp the tradition of Fossil Pokemon.

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How Stardew Valley Could Benefit from a Prequel

While Stardew Valley could receive a sequel someday, the game's rich history and mysterious lore also have just as much potential for a prequel.

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Why Pokemon Needs A Meditation App

With the success of Pokemon Sleep, the next mobile game Pokemon develops should continue this focus on health and well-being with a meditation app.

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It's Time to Bring Back the Mission: Impossible Games

With the future of Mission: Impossible uncertain after its next film, now is the perfect chance to revive the series' games and continue its legacy.

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Even After Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, the Zonai Remain a Mystery

Despite their central role in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, there are still questions about the Zonai that have been left unanswered.

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What Pokemon GO's Gym Raids Can Learn From Scarlet and Violet's Tera Raids

After years of little change to its Gym Raid battle mechanics, Pokemon GO should take notes from Pokemon Scarlet and Violet's Tera Raids.

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Pokemon's Next App Should Complete Its Trifecta

With apps that help players get more exercise and better sleep, Pokemon's next app should tackle the third and final part of a healthy lifestyle.

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Minecraft's Enchanting System Needs to Add Support For a Few Crucial Items

While Minecraft's enchantments cover a good range of useful weapons and tools, these could go much further and be even better with certain items.

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Pokemon GO's Routes Miss the Mark with Zygarde

Amidst the backlash to its new Routes, Pokemon GO has overlooked the original premise of collecting Zygarde cells in Pokemon Sun and Moon.

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Pokemon Should Learn From One Key Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Area Ahead of Gen 10

Game Freak needs to learn its lessons between Pokemon Scarlet and Violet's gyms and Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom's design as it moves into Gen 10.

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It's Time For Minecraft To Shoot For The Moon

After conquering the overworld's depths and interdimensional travel, Minecraft should explore its final frontier and take players to the moon.

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Why Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom's Yiga Clan Deserves a DLC Deep Dive

With their bigger role in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom hinting at a story, future DLC should take a deeper look at the Yiga Clan.

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Pokemon GO Needs to Add the Aether Foundation

With fans tired of only ever dealing with Team GO Rocket, Pokemon GO should introduce the Aether Foundation for some much-needed change.

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An Archeology Update Could Salvage Minecraft's Wandering Traders

Now that archeology has finally come to Minecraft, the Wandering Traders could tap into their potential by embracing the Trails and Tales update.

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Some of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom's Best Side Quests are Learning Opportunities

Thanks to its Side Adventures and Side Quests, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom covers everything players need to know beyond its tutorial.

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Why Pokemon Scarlet and Violet's Professors Should Stay a One-Time Broken Tradition

Future Pokemon games shouldn't repeat the tradition-breaking twist of Pokemon Scarlet and Violet's Professors in order to safeguard their legacy.

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One Pokemon Scarlet Pokedex Entry Hints to Future Pokemon Legends

Rumors claim a new game will come after Pokemon Scarlet and Violet's DLC, and one Pokedex entry could hint this game is a Pokemon Legends sequel.

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One of Minecraft's Most Useless Items Needs to be Redeemed

Even though it was added to Minecraft many years ago, one item above all others remains useless to players and is in dire need of an update.

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