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#Adventure Games

Adr1ft

Review: Adr1ft

I'm of two minds when it comes to modern walking simulators. On one hand, they satisfy the craving I have for obtuse, old-school adventure games, a genre that basically does not exist anymore. On the other, they tend to be a ...   read

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ARC SYSTEM WORKS

Yep, Chase sure does look like a new Hotel Dusk

I embraced the aphorism "don't judge a book by its cover" as a child. After squandering the contents of my piggy bank on a dreadful fantasy novel that endeared itself to me with some captivating artwork, only to disappoint, I learned to be ...

 
Samorost 3 review

Review: Samorost 3

Samorost 3 is the next title in a line of excellent adventure games by Amanita Design. Aside from that series, the Czech developer is also known for designing Machinarium and Botanicula, two of my favorite point-and-click adv...   read

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Minecraft: Story Mode

Minecraft: Story Mode Episode 5 releasing March 29

After playing the previous episode, A Block and a Hard Place, I said it felt like the true end of the season. Not only did it wrap up the main story arc, it also ended Telltale's string of quick releases for the series. The shortest wait be...

 
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The Walking Dead

Telltale's The Walking Dead: Season 3 is due out this year

Telltale Games is picking its episodic adventure series The Walking Dead back up for a third season this year. We knew it was coming, but not necessarily so soon. Better hang onto that save data. Speaking to Mashable, Telltale CEO Kevin Bru...

 
Day of the Tentacle
To relive the experience of playing an older game for the first time is a special thing. But when playing an outdated game there’s always a separate lens applied, an unconscious awareness of technologies that exist in g...   read

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Zero Escape

Zero Time Dilemma gets release date, PC port

Zero Time Dilemma, the follow-up to Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward and 999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors, is heading to western shores on June 28, Aksys Games has announced. The PlayStation Vita and Nintendo 3DS title will arrive...

 
Game narratives
[This article contains spoilers for Firewatch] Let me preface this admission of guilt with a disclaimer: cheating on a romantic partner is the worst. If the relationship continues, you or your partner will never look at each ...   read

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Batman

Telltale's episodic Batman series debuts this summer

We've heard little about Telltale's M-rated episodic Batman series since its vague announcement late last year, but the studio was willing to share a few details this week at South by Southwest. Notably, the first episode is scheduled to re...

 
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Ace Attorney 6

Watch Ace Attorney 6's anime prologue here

To help promote Ace Attorney 6, which is launching in Japan this June, Capcom recently streamed a bit of the game itself, including its 8-minute anime prologue. Although there are no subs provided you can probably gather the basic bits of i...

 
OneShot preview
Adventure puzzle games have a history of leaning into the obscure to make things happen. Throw a bridle on the snake, and it'll turn into a horse! The logic may seem cloudy, but that's how you advance the video game -- like i...   read

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Tacoma

Fullbright pushes Tacoma to spring 2017

Tacoma, a first-person, space-set adventure from the makers of Gone Home, won't be out this year as originally intended. The developers have set aside another six months or so to "reexamine and rework a number of the core assumptions we'd h...

 
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King's Quest

Sierra announces King's Quest Chapter 3: Once Upon a Climb

The release schedule for King's Quest has been so lengthy, that I would probably lose interest if I didn't love it so much. Instead, I pine for more info every month, and now, we have a set release date for Chapter 3. It's called "Once...

 
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ARC SYSTEM WORKS

Hotel Dusk team developing 3DS adventure game

Trace Memory and Hotel Dusk: Room 215 director Taisuke Kanasaki has reunited with a number of former Cing (Little King's Story) staff members at Guilty Gear and BlazBlue studio Arc System Works to make a new detective game, C...

 
Oduction photo
Oduction

Obduction, the spiritual successor to Myst, is coming this June

After a successful Kickstarter a few years back, Cyan is finally ready to release Obduction, a spiritual successor to the influential adventure game, Myst. In Obduction, you find yourself abducted by a strange organic object that has fallen...

 
Thimbleweed Park photo
Thimbleweed Park

A new look at Ron Gilbert's next point-and-click adventure

Enough people said they wanted it, so the creators of Maniac Mansion are making a new adventure game in the same vein as those old classics. Back in late 2014, Ron Gilbert and Garry Winnick's Thimbleweed Park was successfully Kic...

 
Samorost photo
Samorost

Good lord, Samorost 3 is stunning

March 24, 2016. That's it: the honest-to-goodness release date for Samorost 3. It's hitting PC and Mac first, followed by Android and iOS versions "later this year." Someone hold me! It has been a long wait for fans of the 2003 original and...

 
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Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider's first month PC sales nearly tripled Xbox's

Despite Microsoft seeming happy with Rise of the Tomb Raider selling somewhere greater than one million units, that couldn't have been the performance it hoped for when shelling out big bucks to wrap up limited-time exclusivity. The re...

 
Firewatch photo
Firewatch

Firewatch dev: We've outsold our 'wildest expectations'

Campo Santo, the developer of Firewatch, is celebrating. The game apparently sold enough to exceed the team's "wildest expectations." According to the studio, the amount of sales ensures they'll "be around for a while," and the team "can't ...

 
Walking Dead screens photo
Walking Dead screens

The Walking Dead: Michonne Episode 1 screenshots, we got 'em

The latest series from Telltale's The Walking Dead line is here, in the form of Michonne: In too Deep. Surprise -- it's actually pretty good, even if the formula hasn't made any real strides in recent years, and is starting to get a bi...

 
Walking Dead review
Telltale struck gold back in 2012 with The Walking Dead. It already had the well-crafted Sam & Max revival under its belt along with the stellar Puzzle Agent, but beyond that, it hadn't really delivered a breakout hit. On...   read

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Adventure

Burly Men at Sea is still super cute

Brain&Brain brightened one of my busy event-covering days last year with its charming Scandinavian folktale adventure Burly Men at Sea, but I haven't heard much about it since. It's coming along. There's a cheerful new trailer, for one,...

 
Danganronpa impressions
I've always had my eye on the Danganronpa series, even if I never realized how it's spelled until I had to write this article. I've been a huge fan of games like 999 and Virtue's Last Reward, so naturally the idea o...   read

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Pinstripe

Hell has never been prettier than in Pinstripe

Normally, thinking about Hell conjures up images of fire, torture, and torture by fire. Pinstripe goes more for the Inferno ninth circle look; this place is cold. But in addition to that, it is hauntingly beautiful. The wistful piano backin...

 
Michonne photo
Michonne

Watch the first five minutes of The Walking Dead: Michonne

Telltale's decided to share the first five minutes of the inaugural episode of The Walking Dead: Michonne, and it's a cool little surrealistic scene that's mostly a combat sequence. Tonally, it lines up with the rest of the series, but she'...

 
Cornerstone trailer photo
Cornerstone trailer

Zelda meets vikings and crafting in Cornerstone: The Song of Tyrim

Vikings, and puzzles, and crafting, oh my! Cornerstone: The Song of Tyrim will be hitting PC this April and it's about a young hero named Tyrim searching out long-lost viking men. Sounds like a Joe Parlock fantasy, at least if the vik...

 
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Project Elea

Project Elea, a sci-fi walking simulator, is coming to a PC near you

Independent Bulgarian developer Kyodia has unveiled Project Elea today, which is an "interactive storytelling adventure inspired by the work of classic 20th century sci-fi authors." It'll wield the Unreal Engine 4 to tell a story regar...

 
Dead: Michonne photo
Dead: Michonne

Telltale's Walking Dead: Michonne launches this month

After months of waiting, Telltale has finally decided to unveil the premier date for The Walking Dead: Michonne. It'll drop on February 23 on PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One -- as usual, the iOS and Android versions are coming later. T...

 
A Boy and His Blob review
A Boy and His Blob, a 2009 "re-imagining" of the NES game of the same namesake (and recently re-released on current platforms), is an interesting case study. When does retro game design and a devotion to source material becom...   read

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Undertale

Indie dev offers support for bringing Undertale to Wii U

Even though just about any PC can run Undertale, folks are still wanting to play it on consoles. It turns out that a Wii U port just isn't in the cards though for now, as the developer isn't exactly sure how to go about it. Chasing Aur...

 

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Soda Drinker Pro"Like explaining an inside joke to someone else"

 

King's Quest: Once Upon a Climb"A tale of two princesses"

 

Stories: The Path of Destinies"Choose your own adventure/death"

 

Koi"Fish out of water"

 

Severed"Cut my life into pieces / Slash into me"

 

ZEN Pinball 2: Aliens vs. Pinball"Not the Alien's most terrifying incarnation"

 

Alienation"Welcome to Earth"

 

Zenge"Slide, slide, slippity slide"

 

Sega 3D Classics Collection"Not all who wander are classics"

 
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JayfromtheSun

Lets see what todays quest is in Stardew

 
Inquisitive Ravenclaw

Not sure why, but I get antsy when the devs of an indie game are in the comment section of an article about said

 
Pixie The Fairy

I went with this

 
Nathan D

Tis but a scratch!

 
KeithTheGeek

That feel when you get the sick 0-to-death but then your net cuts out preventing you from saving the

 
DeadMoon

Cat Girl

 
Zer0t0nin

Youre welcome:

 
Torchman

So this was a thing

 
Double Monocles

Finally got Starfox! The controls are REALLy jarring, Im doing training mode a couple times to try to get used to I really hope o can get used to it, Ive waited so long for another Star Fox game

 
Inquisitive Ravenclaw

Starting tomorrow Ill essentially have $35 in my Do I go the $13 route (I own SSFIV already but not on the I also cant use the WiiU games), or just beat-the-average?

 
ikiryou

Well, my happy-go-lucky new job is probably going out the door, thanks to the mathematically-challenged temp before me who farked up the warehouse So long sexy forklift/Aliens cosplay

 
keisal

I guess U-verse has internet data caps now, but if you have a TV plan with them it remains Even though mine will be unlimited this still pisses me Its the principal of the

 
Confuseddalek

So far today I have fallen through a ceiling, and hit my head on a sink on the way Blacked out, and woke up to find myself in the womens restroom that is full of One woman was pushing my head with her foot to see if I was still

 
ZombZ

I want to write a blog and have been doing some has eventually led me to an article on a certain my naivete I checked the comments for opinions and inspiration only to be reminded why I dont go there

 
YoeriB

Wooow were getting a the punisher series!

 
MeanderBot

*sniff sniff*

 
MeanderBot

Whoops, there I go pressing the post button out of *ahem* Catgirls!

 
Sarah Jane Farron

I was out with a friend in the city centre today and realised its kind of really fun to listen to nearby conversations between other The amount of dumb its So many people are dumb and quite amusing to listen

 
OverlordZetta

Question! Is there a way to do something about how some of the front paged blogs are under a different tag? I was confused and wondering where Torchs mech one went (wanted to look up some of the shows) until I found it was under a different

 
Torchman

That feel when you finally deal with some problems with your computer that have been bugging you for

 
Nathan D

I love seeing people out and about that make me seem perfectly normal by Feels

 
Pixie The Fairy

Rae woke up in a sandy ruin, her head aching from the crash, though she was thankfully She spots a dusty chest near her and opens Then a voice asks, Become classy or be total anime trash?

 
iam16bit

Im really digging Affordable Space

 
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Leeroy

 
Dangus Taargus

So after just finishing every previous Star Fox game made before Zero, and having now just played through the first 4 missions of What the fuck is wrong with people? This game is absolutely Pro Tip: Go to training Get

 
Rad Party God

Apparently, Doom has a permadeath option and youll leave your helmet where you died, kind of like the blood pools of Dark

 
Luca Blight

Before I go to bed I decide to give you not one but two cat Good night everyone :)

 
KnickKnackMyWack

Finally got General Pepper to say WHAT?! in Star Fox :D

 
GWJosh

This week on the cast, I spoke to Overflow Games about the development of their first Kickstarted title: Cornerstone the Song of Tyrim

 

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