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Blade Runner up photo
Blade Runner up

Technobabylon is a techno babblin' cyberpunk adventure


Blade Runner up
May 21
I still, still, still want to play the actual Blade Runner adventure game, but Technobabylon is a simpler option, what with the Steam page and all. The classic point and click has three playable characters. There's agents Ch... read
Telltale Game of Thrones photo
Telltale Game of Thrones

Telltale's Game of Thrones Episode Four: Sons of Winter trailer gave me chills


Winter is coming, after all
May 21
Although winter is coming, things are really starting to heat up for House Forrester. While the first couple episodes took a lot of time to set things up, the last one really started putting things into motion. With Episode ... read
Sunset photo
Sunset

1970's revolutionary thriller Sunset out this week


Orange you glad you read this post
May 19
You ever notice how blue the Nolan Batman films are, or the blue and orange trend that slathers everything from Drive to Transformers to Battlefield cover art? Turns out humans respond well to color and when creating a work ... read
Life is Strange photo
Life is Strange

Life is Strange looks like it's going to start heating up


And blowing up
May 18
The third episode of Life is Strange releases this week, and it appears as if the embattled-teen story will really pick up speed with this next installment. That is, if this trailer has anything to say about it. Thus fa... read
A Telltale game series photo
A Telltale game series

Episode 4 of Telltale's Game of Thrones is coming, here are some screens


More like LAME of thrones
May 18
Ah, Game of Thrones. I forget it's still a huge thing sometimes, like when I recently learned Mad Men is still on. This time it's the fourth episode, "Sons of Winter," of Telltale's adventure game take on the J.R.R. Tolkien property to remind me it's still around. Here are some pictures. Darren Nakamura liked the last episode and will be doing up a review of this'n when it comes. read
NERO review photo
A strange and distant land
I don't know why I kept playing NERO. That's not a statement meant to express disdain. I literally don't know what -- but something -- drew me to keep trekking through this sad, enamoring world. Its gravitas has a gravity abo... read feature

Life is Strange photo
Life is Strange

Life is Strange Episode 3 uncovers secrets on May 19


'Chaos Theory' arrives next Tuesday
May 13
Dontnod's next installment of Life is Strange launches May 19, Square Enix announced today. The third entry is titled Chaos Theory and sees "Max & Chloe ramp up their investigation to find out what exactly is going on at ... read
Abyss Odyssey PS4 photo
Abyss Odyssey PS4

Abyss Odyssey: Extended Dream Edition is coming to the PS4


Dodge-cancels are in
May 11
Abyss Odyssey was a pretty neat little action game that was built on fighting game mechanics, and in addition to the PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 release, it's also coming to the PS4 as an Extended Dream Edition. The game will... read
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Carpe Fulgur

I've never seen anything like Carpe Fulgur's new project


This Starry Midnight We Make
May 07
Carpe Fulgur introduced Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale to hundreds of thousands of players in the West and, last we had heard, was helping XSEED Games localize The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky Second Chapter. Now the ... read
GOG x Star Trek photo
GOG x Star Trek

Maximum Warp: GOG bringing back classic Star Trek games


Set Phasers to "Stunning Discounts"
May 07
Remember when GOG was called "Good Old Games"? When the fine folks at CD Projekt were more concerned about getting classic games like, er..NOX to contemporary players at low prices, rather than selling brand new games an... read
D4 PC preview photo
Controller and mouse support are a go
This year, D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die is coming to PC, and as soon as I heard the news, I jumped up and down. This is an adventure that needs to be in the hands of as many people as possible, and confining it to just the ... read feature

Swery interview photo
Kinect didn't make the game
To say that developer Hidetaka Suehiro -- or, Swery65 as most everyone knows him -- has a knack for creating unique and strange videogame experiences would be an understatement. He has a loyal cult following, as anyone that l... read feature

Grim Fandango photo
Grim Fandango

Grim Fandango Remaster now on App Store and Google Play


La Parca en tu bolsillo
May 06
After almost 20 years, LucasArts' Grim Fandango was remastered by Double Fine Productions. It released in January on the PlayStation 4, PS Vita, PC, Mac, and Linux to mostly positive reception. Starting today, it wi... read
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The Escapists

The Escapists arriving in June on PS4, no Vita version


Poor Vita
May 04
We already knew that the Xbox One and PC RPG The Escapists would be arriving on PS4, but thanks to the developer we now know that it's coming on June 2. You'll be able to snatch it for $19.99, and a $2.99 Alcatraz DLC pa... read
D4 on PC photo
D4 on PC

It's official, David: Swery's D4 is coming to PC


'When' is just one more unknown
May 01
Japanese developer Swery has done a great job curating an air of mystery around the plot of his games. However, he hasn't been as outstanding at keeping the games themselves a mystery. Such is the case with a PC port of D4: D... read
Lifeless Planet photo
Lifeless Planet

Lifeless Planet is coming to the Xbox One


Remember this game? No?
Apr 30
Lifeless Planet, like most Kickstarters, seemed fairly ambitious -- especially back in 2012 before the platform really took off. It launched last year to middling reviews, but developer Stage 2 Studios is keeping the pro... read
Elsinore Kickstarter photo
Elsinore Kickstarter

Elsinore takes Shakespeare's Hamlet through a time loop


Try not to end up face down in a lake
Apr 29
There is something about Hamlet that inspires creators to want to adventure through it. First there was Ryan North's chooseable-path adventure book To Be or Not To Be, now there is Elsinore. Maybe people want to change the o... read
Double Fine interview photo
Everyone loves a good story
Who could forget the great Kickstarter boom of 2012? You remember, right? Out of nowhere, this website called Kickstarter suddenly became a focal point for established developers and indies looking to crowdfund the next big t... read feature

D4 photo
D4

It looks like D4 is coming to PC, according to Swery


Thanks Swery (and Obama)
Apr 28
D4 is a fantastic adventure game. I want to see it continue in any way possible, whether that's through additional episodes or a port so more people can enjoy it. I'll get my wish soon, according to creator Swery, as the... read
Broken Age 2 review photo
Mostly worth the wait
[Disclosure: I backed the Kickstarter. A review copy was used for this verdict.] Three years since the launch of the infamous Double Fine Adventure campaign and a year after Act 1’s much-anticipated release, Broken Ag... read feature

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Telltale presents Marvel

Telltale partnering with Marvel for new game series


Coming 2017
Apr 23
Telltale is adding to its adventure game stable (Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, The Wolf Among Us) with one of the biggest contemporary licenses, the Disney-owned Marvel, Telltale announced. The two companies are "teaming... read
Sunset photo
Sunset

Snoop on the sidelines of a '70s revolution in Sunset


Releasing May 21, 2015
Apr 17
The more I read about Tale of Tales' new game Sunset, the more curious I become. Amidst a brewing revolution in South America during the 1970s, players will inhabit a housekeeper as she cleans an apartment each week and optio... read
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Back in 1995

The new retro: Japanese mystery Back In 1995 looks like a PS1 game


Want to feel old? The PlayStation 1 is retro
Apr 17
Ah, 1995. A good vintage. Earthquakes in Russia and Japan combined to kill nearly 10,000, the New York Times published Ted Kaczynski's manifesto, folks made Harlan Ellison's I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream into a videogam... read
Rapture photo
Rapture

PS4 exclusive Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture coming this summer


Still alive!
Apr 16
Chinese Room's (Dear Esther, Amneisa: A Machine for Pigs) enigmatic Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture has a new trailer accompanying a PlayStation Blog post explaining that it's "a couple of weeks out from Beta."  I... read
Samorost 3 photo
Samorost 3

Samorost 3 looks like the surreal point-and-click adventure of my dreams


That world design is something else
Apr 15
The last time I wrote about Samorost 3, I expressed surprise and delight that Amanita Design was making another one of these charming point-and-click adventure games. Today, a year and a half later, I could do the same -- I ... read
Arkham Knight photo
Arkham Knight

Batman comic will provide the Arkham Knight's origin story


His mother would not buy him a Nintendo and he became resentful
Apr 15
If the headline sounded like "Arkham Origins," don't be frightened. Rocksteady is back and WB can't hurt you any more. Except with delays into late June. But that's a "it's for your own good" hurt, like forcing you to eat you... read
Charnel House photo
Charnel House

The Charnel House Trilogy pulling in to the station April 16


It's a game about trains. Prepare for puns
Apr 14
If I were a smarter man, I’d be railing to fit as many train puns in to this news as is possible, but I will conduct myself properly and keep us on track. Richard and Alice developers Owl Cave Games will be releasing it... read
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Deals

First episode of Telltale's Game of Thrones free on Android


Timely
Apr 13
$4.99 is the usual asking price for episodes of Telltale's Game of Thrones series, but not today, valued Android user. The debut episode, Iron From Ice, is free if you download through Amazon. In his review, Darren said the g... read
Witcher 3 opening photo
Witcher 3 opening

Watch the bewitchering first 15 minutes of The Witcher 3


Lilac and gooseberries
Apr 06
This is the first 15 minutes of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, without the opening cinematic, but still with a couple minutes of cutscene followed by horse riding and monster smashing. I've yet to catch up on the series ahead of ... read
Dyscourse review photo
Choose wisely
[Disclosure: I backed Dyscourse on Kickstarter.] A common thread in new school adventure and role-playing games is the emphasis on player choice, with an implied promise that through individual decisions players can build a u... read feature

Sega Genesis horror photo
Sega Genesis horror

New horror visual novel resurrects the Sega Genesis


Sasha Darko's Sacred Line Genesis
Mar 27
Every so often we hear about a new game for old consoles and while I haven't yet splurged on a physical copy of one of these titles yet, I dig the idea. WaterMelon, the group behind the RPG Pier Solar, is publishing a horror... read
Game of Thrones review photo
The wheels are in motion
Telltale seems to be getting into the swing of things with Game of Thrones, in more ways than one. For starters, it only took seven weeks since the last episode for this one to come out. If Telltale can keep up that pace, the... read feature







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