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Smart puzzle photo
From the creators of The Bridge
The first impression of a game matters a lot at PAX. If people aren't intrigued almost immediately, they may never play the game at all. My first impression of Tumblestone was "oh cool another match-three game." I don't ... read feature

Asymmetrical Oculus photo
Great use of the Oculus Rift
In Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes, a game originally developed at a game jam, one player wears the Oculus Rift and sees a bomb that needs to be defused but doesn't know how to defuse it. Their partner only has a binder... read feature

Mayan Death Robots  photo
Fast paced Worms-like
There's been a lot of games that try to copy the success of titles like Worms or Tanks, but often come off feeling too derivative. "Yeah, it's like Worms, but not quite as good" has definitely left my lips a handful of ... read feature

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Paradise Never brings some Majora's Mask to a revolutionary action RPG


Because it's set during a revolution!
Mar 05
Kitty Lambda, the developer behind The Real Texas and Paradise Perfect Boat Rescue has just announced his next game: Paradise Never. Taking place on an island colony of France during the Revolution of 2027 (complet... read
Dragonball Cortex photo
Dragonball Cortex

Tried to play Frozen Cortex, went Super Saiyan instead


'You're going to love this'
Feb 24
A little backstory: this video of Frozen Cortex is unedited, and shows off a glitch I encountered while playing a custom game online. After changing a handful of rules, we were left with what you see above, characters t... read
Exclusive footage photo
Exclusive footage

Exclusive footage of the 'Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late' naming process


You won't see this shit anywhere else
Feb 20
Kyle's review of Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late is now up, and we've acquired exclusive footage of the very complicated naming process used. It all makes sense now! read
Frozen Cortex photo
Frozen Cortex

Frozen Cortex is releasing soon, so here's a trailer!


Exiting Early Access on February 19
Feb 13
Frozen Cortex, the strategy game dressed up in sports clothing, is coming out soon! Like, really soon apparently. In less than a week, on February 19, Frozen Cortex will come out of the Early Access incubation pod and b... read
Monster Hunter 4 review photo
Where a monster can fart before killing you
Ah, Monster Hunter. A game that ends up being more of a culture than anything else. These have always been games about community and self-improvement. Getting better isn't measured in some arbitrary number, but how well you c... read feature

Dota 2 tournament photo
Dota 2 tournament

The Dota 2 Asian Championships now has the second highest prize pool in eSports history


Main event is underway now
Feb 06
The Dota 2 Asian Championships' (DAC) main event is underway now, and currently boasts a prize pool of just under $3,000,000. This brings it to the second highest prize pool ever, behind the 2014 Dota 2 Internationa... read
Apotheon review photo
Apotheonestly, it's great
Apotheon is the newest game from the developers at Alientrap, the team behind a small game called Capsized. Now personally, I loved Capsized and think it was overlooked by most. It had interesting mechanics and... read feature

Frozen Cortex update photo
Frozen Cortex update

Frozen Cortex gets a single-player-focused update


And finally adds ROBOT HATS!
Feb 02
Frozen Cortex, the sports-esque strategy game from the Frozen Synapse developers, has recently released an Early Access update that focuses almost entirely on the single-player aspect. New modes included in this update are K... read
Best @ Tetris photo
Best @ Tetris

A new Tetris Grandmaster has been born


The sixth person ever to achieve it!
Jan 28
Kevin Birrell, who goes by the alias of KevinDDR, has joined the few, the proud, the Tetris Grandmasters. He is only the sixth person in the world to ever accomplish this feat, which should already give you an idea as to... read
Grimrock 2 Review! photo
The perfect sequel
The first Legend of Grimrock was damn near perfect. Coming seemingly out of nowhere, it put a fresh new face on the dungeon-crawling genre. It was a game that didn't forget its roots yet also didn't forget that we live in a different time. It's no surprise, then, that the sequel is absolutely stunning. read feature

Frozen Synapse iPhone photo
Frozen Synapse iPhone

Devs take note: THIS is how you do a press release


Also, Frozen Synapse is now on iPhones
Jan 08
Frozen Synapse was a brilliant game when it released on PC in 2011. Its brilliance has since been ported to the iPad and now, the iPhone. To celebrate, the game is on sale on Steam! It's easy to recommend to anyone who ... read
PC Port: MGSV photo
PC Port: MGSV

PC Port Report: Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes


Smooth like Big Boss' skin-tight suit
Jan 01
It's hard to know what a PC port of a Metal Gear Solid game will look like in 2014. Revengeance had a decent port, but that was done by Platinum. The last Metal Gear game to hit our Home Computers was over a de... read
Hancock's GOTY picks photo
Year of the local multiplayer
What a magical year this was! It's hard coming up with a GOTY list, especially if you force yourself to pick only 10. That's why I didn't, I picked as many as I needed to! It's thirteen; I picked thirteen games.  There w... read feature

Dota 2 6.83 photo
Dota 2 6.83

Dota 2 gets a 'Shifting Snows' winter update and a balance patch


Hancock: Posting about -> Dota 2
Dec 18
Frostivus is not coming this year, but that doesn't mean Dota 2 goes stale! While there may not be a big gameplay event, we've got some big gameplay changes taking place. Lifestealer takes a lot of the focus in this upda... read
Taylor Swift rulez photo
Taylor Swift rulez

Best song of 2014 gets a Dota 2 parody


Yeah, I said it
Dec 13
While you're sitting there, not admitting that you love Taylor Swift's "Shake it Off," why not get down to this. Sick. Beat? Seriously though, this is an amazing parody of a catchy song for all Dota 2 fans. read
SanctuaryRPG photo
SanctuaryRPG

SanctuaryRPG is now out on Steam Early Access


Best $5 you can spend today
Dec 13
SanctuaryRPG, which has been available on itch.io for some time, has now made its way to Steam as SanctuaryRPG: Black Edition. It's an ASCII RPG with an approachable, yet intricate and rewarding battle system and light-h... read
Tengami review photo
Pull-a pull-a pull-a
Tengami has been out on iOS devices for quite some time but has now finally made its debut on Wii U. I think it's great that the Wii U has the perfect setup for iOS games to make a pretty seamless transition thanks to th... read feature

Smash Bros. online photo
Best community or bestest community?
I love fighting games. Well, I love pretty much all competitive games, but fighting games are some of the most satisfying. Pulling off combos (or kombos), discovering new "tech," and watching the metagame develop are all supe... read feature

PC Port Inquisition photo
PC Port Inquisition

PC Port Report: Dragon Age: Inquisition


How does Varric's chest hair look on PC?
Nov 11
The third installment in the Dragon Age franchise is finally here. If you're like me, you are cautiously optimistic with this one after playing Dragon Age II. I'm more of a tactical player, and felt that I was left in th... read
TF2 bumper cars photo
TF2 bumper cars

Team Fortress 2 is getting bumper cars


Because at this point why not
Oct 29
Just the other day I was curious as to what Team Fortress 2 would do for Halloween this year. In fact, the TF2 event is one of the reasons why Halloween is my favorite holiday! Well the update, detailed here, h... read
else Heart.Break() photo
else Heart.Break()

First else Heart.Break() trailer reminds me it exists


[insert crummy computer science joke here]
Oct 22
Everyone remembers else Heart.Break(), right? Of course you do, because it was on my "Top 30 indies to look out for in 2013" list! There was very little information on the game at that point, and apparently I thought it woul... read
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THEY CHANGED THE DOTA 2 MAP


Nothing is sacred
Sep 23
A new Dota 2 update hit today, and THEY CHANGED EVERYTHING. Two runes. New rune. THE MAP IS DIFFERENT. Reworked Heroes. Chen can take over Ancients. Something happened to Riki, I'm not sure what exactly? THE MAP IS DIFFERENT. Did I mention that they changed the map and added a rune?  read
Battlegrounds Day 2 photo
Battlegrounds Day 2

The final four duke it out today at Red Bull Battlegrounds


I hope you like Terran
Sep 21
Yesterday was some of the most intense StarCraft II play that I have ever seen. First of all, if you missed it, you should watch the recording on Red Bull's site. Secondly, the rest of this post does contain spoiler... read
Red Bull StarCraft II photo
Red Bull StarCraft II

The Red Bull Battlegrounds StarCraft II grand finals are live!


Some of the biggest names in SC2 are competing
Sep 20
Man, it feels pretty good to talk about StarCraft II esports again. I've been way more focused on Dota 2 recently and it's nice to go back to what helped get me into the scene. Anyway, the grand finals for the Red B... read
Divinity: OS review! photo
Always talk to the animals
Remember the first "western RPG" that really made an impression on you? Maybe it was Baldur's Gate, maybe it was Planescape: Torment, or maybe it was Dragon Age: Origins. Regardless, you love that game. It might have fla... read feature

Layton vs Wright review photo
Gentlemanly and Objectiony
You got chocolate in my peanut butter! You got peanut butter in my chocolate!  Reese's Peanut Butter Cups are great. Personally, my favorite part is the edge, as long as you still get a little bit of peanut butter along ... read feature

Techies omg  photo
Techies omg

Techies officially coming to Dota 2 next week


'Time to find a new hobby'
Aug 30
Techies, the explosive and suicidal Dota 2 Hero, is finally coming to the game next week, as detailed in the latest Dota 2 blog update. I've never played Techies in DOTA, but here's what I've gathered so far: Techie... read
Dota 2 MMR video! photo
Introducing Dota 2 benchwarMMR!
Believe it or not, in all my time spent in Dota 2, I've never played a single solo matchmaking game. I've played plenty of team games, but the anxiety that comes with playing alone with strangers gets to me while playing Dot... read feature

Ludum Dare 30 photo
Ludum Dare 30

Ludum Dare 30 has begun!


Constraints often inspire creativity!
Aug 22
Ludum Dare 30, the indie game jam, has officially begun! For the next 72 hours, many amateur (and professional) game developers are going to hunker down and do their best to create a game focused around a central theme. The t... read






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