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Life is Strange is a world you'll want to lose yourself in photo
Life is Strange is a world you'll want to lose yourself in
by Brett Makedonski

Gamescom is a noisy, crowded mess. Shoulder to shoulder with patrons that didn’t seem to care what they bump into, I trudged my way to my next appointment. As I stepped through the door to the meeting room, something unexpected happened. I was teleported from a loud convention center to a rebellious teenager’s room.

Seated at the foot of a twin-sized bed, I took in my surroundings. The top of a makeshift television stand housed a half-smoked joint, while a pair of dirty Converse rested underneath. Posters of influential punk rockers littered the wall, all askew. “Fuck” was scrawled on almost everything, but especially a tattered American flag.

I wasn’t in Germany anymore. I was in Arcadia Bay, Oregon. More specifically, I was in Chloe’s safe place -- the only spot in the world where a misunderstood teenage girl can be herself. I was inside the world of Dontnod’s newly announced Life is Strange, and it was a wonderful place to be.

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9:00 PM on 08.12.2014

Valiant Hearts coming to iOS devices on September 4

Valiant Hearts: The Great War was a wonderful experience that came out not too long ago on consoles and PC. And now it's set to arrive on iOS devices on September 4. Same game, just controls redesigned with touch screen in mind. No price point was given, but now you will have no excuse to miss this one. 

Hamza CTZ Aziz

2:30 PM on 08.12.2014

Dear Below, I need you in my life now please

Just look at it. Look at how gorgeous Below is. I need it. I need it NOW!

Hamza CTZ Aziz

11:30 AM on 08.12.2014

Sierra is back! New King's Quest and, uh, Geometry Wars coming

Well look at that. Sierra is back from the dead. Activision is reviving the label, with a focus on indie development. It'll host new IPs and re-imaginings of beloved classics. In this case there's a new King's Quest coming in...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

1:00 PM on 08.11.2014

Remember Me dev teams with Square Enix for Life is Strange

Remember Me developer Dontnod has announced the game it is working on in conjunction with Square Enix, Life is Strange. The episodic, hand-drawn adventure game is coming to PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One, and Xbox 360.  It ...

Steven Hansen

9:00 PM on 08.09.2014

Albedo: Eyes From Outer Space coming to Steam Early Access September 26

Albedo: Eyes from Outer Space looks like something you'd get if you spliced together The Residents, BioShock and Myst, and it definitely stands out from the crowd. Developed by Z4GO and Ivan Venturi Productions, i...

Rob Morrow





4:30 PM on 08.06.2014

Jenny LeClue channels Nancy Drew in a beautiful adventure game

The adventure genre has exploded in recent years, with Telltale handling awesome franchises like The Walking Dead and Back to the Future, and Kickstarter funding games like Broken Age, Dyscourse, and A Night in the Woods. So...

Darren Nakamura

8:00 PM on 07.30.2014

Wander is an MMO free of combat

One of the titles playable at gamescom's Indie MEGABOOTH is Wander, described as "a collaborative, non-combat, non-competitive MMO game focused on narrative, exploration, and joy." It stars you, at least at first, as a tree ...

Jordan Devore

5:00 PM on 07.28.2014

Taiwanese Danganronpa fans can say goodbye to despair with this Danganronpa double pack

Taiwanese Danganronpa fans have plenty to be happy about, with Sony Computer Entertainment Taiwan releasing a double pack of Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc and Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair on August 21 for NT $2,090 (~$70...

Brittany Vincent

4:00 PM on 07.28.2014

This Humble Flash Bundle has Putt-Putt and other Humongous titles

Night Dive Studios brought the likes of Putt-Putt, Freddi Fish, Pajama Sam, and Spy Fox to Steam earlier this year, and here they are again in this flash sale from Humble Bundle. If you want to go on a nostalgia trip and come...

Jordan Devore

8:00 PM on 07.26.2014

Here's a full 23 minutes of Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments

There are "gameplay trailers" and then there's this trailer for Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments that shows off a whopping 23 minutes of gameplay from Frogware and Focus Interactive's upcoming adventure game. Follow...

Alasdair Duncan

6:30 PM on 07.26.2014

Telltale is making a season 3 for The Walking Dead

While we wait for the last episode in season two of The Walking Dead adventure game, Telltale president Kevin Bruner and Walking Dead writer Robert Kirkman have gone ahead and confirmed at Comic-Con (and on Twitter) that there will be a third season.   I wonder if that gives clues on how the last episode might play out. 

Steven Hansen

11:30 AM on 07.25.2014

The Wolf Among Us isn't crying wolf with this accolades trailer

The first season of The Wolf Among Us may be over, but there's still one more trailer to indulge in. The quotes included in Episode 5's accolades trailer are technically only about Cry Wolf, but they seem pretty universal as far as the season goes. Tour de force? Genuinely moving? One hell of a ride? Yeah, that sounds like The Wolf Among Us in a nutshell.

Brett Makedonski

2:30 PM on 07.22.2014

Ron Gilbert releases original design document of Maniac Mansion

I absolutely love the SCUMM period of Lucasfilm Games (later LucasArts) development and this document gives insight into the game that started it all. It's interesting to see that although the Edison family stayed much the sa...

Brittany Vincent



Review: The Walking Dead Season 2: Amid the Ruins photo
Review: The Walking Dead Season 2: Amid the Ruins
by Chris Carter

The last episode of The Walking Dead was probably my favorite one yet -- and that's including all of Lee's tale from the first season. Clem has made the switch from tough to full-on badass depending on your choices, and it's clear that she is fully a part of some of the horrific life-or-death choices in the world.

Clem can no longer hold onto her innocence and fall back on her young appearance -- at this point, many decisions have been made that cannot be taken back, and the rest of the group is starting to notice it. That hook right there is what makes Amid the Ruins such a great tale, even if it doesn't have the same wow factor as its predecessor.

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12:15 PM on 07.17.2014

The Walking Dead Season 2 Episode 4 out next week

Two more episodes to go for season two of The Walking Dead. Won't be long now. This season's fourth episode, Amid the Ruins, releases next week. PC, Mac, and PS3/PS Vita (in North America) get it first on July 22. A day late...

Jordan Devore