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12:15 PM on 04.16.2014

PS1 title Hyper Crazy Climber now on PSN

Back in 1996, Nihon Bussan released a climbing game in Japan called Hyper Crazy Climber. In it, you just climb. Buildings, rocks, landmarks -- whatever. Climb, man. Show Nathan Drake how it really is. The controls are interes...

Dale North



Review: Steins;Gate photo
Review: Steins;Gate
by Brittany Vincent

Time travel is infinitely more interesting once you leave the trappings of the TARDIS or any one of those familiar (some would say hackneyed) science fiction mainstays behind. Steins;Gate, the visual novel that inspired a 24-episode anime series, film, and several other spinoffs, has woven a masterful tale that explores the trope in a manner not unlike the popular deconstruction of magical girl series, Puella Magi Madoka Magica.

We're all familiar with the philosophy that altering even the smallest detail from a past event could alter the future drastically, but how much damage could a text message do? Could it destroy the hopes and dreams of everyone you love? How far could you go to make things right again?

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11:30 AM on 04.16.2014

La-Mulana 2 aims to be more 'intuitive,' still hard as heck

La-Mulana was regarded by some as the hardest game ever. This isn't going to change, though Nigoro's Takami Naramura wants it to be slightly more intuitive so perhaps all those deaths don't lead to warranted frustration and ...

Steven Hansen

11:10 AM on 04.16.2014

Arc System Works' new teaser site: BRCS?

"She who fights with monsters might take care lest she thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you." That text and the name "BRCS" are the only clues you have for this new teaser site from Arc System Works. We'll know more in about seven days.  BloodRayne? Oh my!  Hmm: BloodRayne Continuum Shift? BoodRayne: Corgi Selfie?

Dale North

11:00 AM on 04.16.2014

Twitch to support Choice Chamber with matched funds

Twitch has promised to match the funds need for Studio Bean to launch their interactive game, Choice Chamber. The title has a Kickstarter running, with a goal of $30,000 set for the deadline of April 20. Twitch will match the...

Dale North



Music-making game Cosmic DJ has a corgi in it! photo
Music-making game Cosmic DJ has a corgi in it!
by Dale North

This past weekend, I found myself running through the crowds of the PAX East show floor, pushing people out of the way to get to the Indie Megabooth, where Cosmic DJ was waiting for me. As a musician and a fan of music games I would have sought it out anyway. But I found out via Twitter that the game features a corgi, so I took off running.

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10:30 AM on 04.16.2014

Deus Ex: The Fall is now available for Macs

Last month Deus Ex: The Fall made the jump over to the PC on Steam, and now it's available for the Mac. As always, if you already bought the game at release, you can just load it up on a Mac with the same account and you...

Chris Carter

10:15 AM on 04.16.2014

Conception II is coming to Europe this May

Europe, I get so happy when I see you all being taken care of. You get shafted too often. Atlus has confirmed that Europe will see the release of Vita and 3DS RPG Conception II this May. A solid date has yet to be set, b...

Dale North

10:00 AM on 04.16.2014

Open world platformer/space shooter A.N.N.E is a retro buffet

Really, why even play clearly deficient retro games? I mean, where are the shmup segments in Metroid? Where are the open world segments in Contra? Where are the line segments in a bisected triangle? A.N.N.E. is one part platformer, one part shmup, one part RPG. And this year at PAX A.N.N.E. has all its systems in play. Maybe we'll all get to play it this year.

Steven Hansen





9:05 AM on 04.16.2014

Sony set to sell all of its Square Enix shares

Sony is selling their stake in Square Enix, which comes to 9.52 million shares. They expect to gain 4.8 billion yen (about $47 million) in this sale, handing off the shares to SMBC Nikko Securities. A full disclosure of the s...

Dale North

9:00 AM on 04.16.2014

Boy, The Hong Kong Massacre sure looks like Hotline Miami

Hotline Miami by way of Stranglehold or any other John Woo flick, at least. Which is appropriate for the setting. Though I'm also reminded of Michael Mann's Miami Vice movie for some reason. I guess it can't exactly be Hotli...

Steven Hansen

8:30 AM on 04.16.2014

These Iraqi knock-off game covers are incredible

Iraq, what are you even doing? If you're trying to make me laugh, you've done well.  Check out this roundup of Iraqi game bootleg cover art over at RocketNews24. These are strange. I mean, look at Shadow of the Colossus....

Dale North



Struggling to survive in This War of Mine photo
Struggling to survive in This War of Mine
by Caitlin Cooke

In a sea full of bright, action-packed games at PAX it was a surprise to see such a serious greyscale game like This War of Mine, an 11 bit studios title about life during war. Rather than placing the focus on combat as most warfare games tend to do, this one centers on the strategy and struggles around day-to-day survival for victims.

This War of Mine forces the player to make tough decisions for the betterment of the group. Who gets the last of the antibiotics: is it the person who needs it most or the one who's defending home base? When food is tight, who gets to eat? I struggled with these choices during my time with the demo, and unfortunately nothing got easier as I progressed.

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7:30 AM on 04.16.2014

Nintendo goes to WonderCon with new games to show

WonderCon is set to go down in Anaheim, CA this April 18 through 20, and Nintendo will be there to show off their latest wares. Are you going? If you're going, be sure to check out: Mario Kart 8 Mario Golf: World Tour (I can...

Dale North

7:00 AM on 04.16.2014

Someone made a LEGO robot to play their freemium game

Smart man Uli Kilian went ahead and made a robot out of LEGO that plays the free-to-play Jurassic Park Builder while he sleeps or is otherwise away from his iPad. Tapping dinosaurs every few minutes earns in-game currency (or...

Steven Hansen

5:00 AM on 04.16.2014

Don't let that Beyond Good & Evil 2 art get your hopes up

Yesterday we were treated to what was allegedly a new look for Jade in Beyond Good & Evil 2, which was announced in 2008. Ubisoft told IGN that the piece was concept art from the first game, now over a decade old. Beyond ...

Steven Hansen