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Good news, gumshoes: Were living through a golden age of great detective games

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Every Friday, several A.V. Club staffers kick off our weekly open thread for the discussion of gaming plans and recent gaming glories, but of course, the real action is down in the comments, where we invite you to answer our eternal question: What Are You Playing This Weekend?

Long before L.A. Noire's ineptly irate lead investigator, Cole Phelps, belligerently "Truth," "Doubt" and "Lie"-ed his way across 1940s Los Angeles, video games have trafficked heavily in the well-worn tropes of the classic detective story. And yet, for all the two-bit gumshoes chasing down Carmen Sandiego, busting the occasional voodoo murder, and generally airing the old trench coat out, it's only recently that mystery games have leaned into the qualities that ...

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