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Life is Strange delay

Life is Strange Episode 2 launch has been delayed


C'est la vie
Feb 26
[Update: Square Enix declined to provide more information when pressed for comment. However, Dontnod addressed the matter over Twitter, saying "development is on track and we're looking to release it before the end of Ma... read
Hunger

Damn, Hunger is unsettling


Almost as unsettling as hunger
Feb 25
LittleBigPlanet Vita developer Tarsier's new project, Hunger, is looking impressive. And spooky. It's that good kind of "everything is off kilter and uncanny" beat of constant unnerving versus any sort of aggressive scare. T... read
Batman trailer

Get possessive over Gotham in this Batman: Arkham Knight trailer


The darkest bright
Feb 25
The upcoming, M-rated end to Rocksteady's Arkham trilogy has a lovely new trailer out today. And this one isn't polished, artsy CG the series is known for. Some well cut in-game footage, a view of the rogues gallery teaming ... read
Mature Bats

Batman: Arkham Knight has an M rating


For, you know, Mature
Feb 24
The end of Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy, The Dark Knight Rises, squeaked by with a PG-13, but it looks like Rocksteady's Arkham trilogy didn't have the same luck. Arkham Knight director Sefton Hill told IGN that the gam... read
Telltale

Telltale's first original series is a TV show and videogame crossover


Lionsgate is an investor
Feb 24
Telltale Games has a propensity for surprising when it comes to revealing new projects. The news that it was creating a story-based Minecraft was so far out of left field, that it prompted us to wonder aloud what the nex... read
This is no Picasso
I’ve really been delving into the indie scene lately. There’s a huge amount of games coming from smaller development studios, and I’ve found a few that really impressed me. When I heard that a “crime n... read feature

Shovel Knight, Hyper Light Drifter, Children of Morta
Starr Mazer came out of the gate with an impressive roster of artists working on its soundtrack. Despite having a huge list of talent to pull from, developer Imagos Softworks has added another composer sure to pull on some n... read feature

Worlds Adrift

Worlds Adrift has open-world swinging, flying ships


Fingers crossed for a Spider-Man mod
Feb 09
The thought of harvesting more trees and crafting more trinkets is unappealing, but I'll put up with those mechanics if it means getting to swing around in an open world. This is Worlds Adrift, an adventure game from Surgeon... read
Shelter 2

Shelter 2 dips its adorable little lynx toes into March


What should their names be?
Feb 09
Despite the typical Portland bleakness, I'm all warm and fuzzy after rewatching this Cuteness in Shelter 2 video Steven posted the other week. Those lynx cubs had better not die young. We've been saying February for months no... read
The sea calls to me
Adrift at sea in a massive underground cavern. No natural lighting to speak of. Your ship's hull has taken a beating from enemy cannon fire and giant crustaceans. Fuel and supplies are running low, but you might be able to su... read feature

Impact Winter

Impact Winter's post-apocalyptic squad survival goes to Greenlight


Don't starve, freeze
Feb 06
Impact Winter looked cool when it showed up last year on Kickstarter, but potential backers gave it an icy reception; it only made about 22% of its initial funding goal. Any who were worried that it may not see the light of ... read
Grow Home

It's hard to believe Grow Home is a Ubisoft game


Cute 3D platformer out now on Steam without Uplay
Feb 04
In my dream world, Ubisoft would primarily put out smaller personal projects like Grow Home, but, I get it -- there's substantially more money to be made on Assassin's Creed and its ilk. I'll cherish these moments whenever I... read
First-person adventure

Shape of the World has the prettiest purple trees


PC and Xbox One in spring 2016
Feb 04
Conceptually, Shape of the World should not interest me. It's a first-person game about walking. But it looks so stunning, so colorful, that sure, I wouldn't mind getting lost in its ever-shifting world. This is in the works... read
To Be or Not To Be

Choose your own adventure Hamlet is now a game


To Be or Not To Be
Feb 04
A few years ago, Ryan North (of Dinosaur Comics fame) set up a Kickstarter campaign for a "choose your own adventure" styled retelling of Shakespeare's Hamlet, titled To Be or Not To Be. It enjoyed enormous success, making m... read
Feeling the Ironrath
I would not last a day in Westeros. My best hope would be to spend some time in Oldtown to train as a maester, and even though it would help to protect me from personally going to war, I would probably be too close to the pol... read feature

Game of Thrones trailer

Elissa Forrester laments in the Game of Thrones Episode Two launch trailer


'It's happening all over again'
Feb 02
Game of Thrones - A Telltale Game Series: The Lost Lords is out tomorrow for Mac, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and Windows, with versions for other platforms hitting later this week. To commemorate, Telltale has released a ... read
New Monster Boy

Wonder Boy creator working on new Wonder Boy-esque game


Wonderful
Jan 30
While covering the action-adventure platformer Flying Hamster II last year, I said that fans of the Wonder Boy / Monster World series would want to take a look, and that's even more true today. The Kickstarter may have failed... read
Always looking
"If I'm not looking through a viewfinder, I'm looking through a window. Always looking." Max Caulfield, the introspective protagonist of Life is Strange, spends her life searching, observing. Actually, it might be more akin t... read feature

Mass of remastered masks

Here are all of Majora's remastered masks


A mass of remastered masks from Majora's Mask
Jan 29
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask is coming to 3DS, if you've missed the hype around it or its limited edition New 3DS XL. Holmes wrote one of my favorite pieces of last year about it, right here. while Ben "bbain" Davi... read
Breaking Psychonauts

Speedrunner hilariously breaks Psychonauts as its developers watch in horror


'Ooooooh, whoops'
Jan 29
More fun times from Double Fine's Devs Play series. This episode, if you've seen the exceptional Lion King and Doom videos already, is centered on the studio's own baby, Psychonauts. Double Fine founder Tim Schafer and co. f... read
Kawaiilence

Silence is coming to PS4...an adventure game, not the lack of sound


Kawaiilence
Jan 28
Adventure game developer Daedalic's latest effort is getting all gussied up and 3D looking. Silence: The Whispered World 2, sequel to 2010's The Whispered World is coming to PC, Mac, and Linux early 2015 and was re... read
Shelter 2

Give me Shelter (and all its cute animals, too)


Shelter 2, get it?
Jan 28
Shelter 2 is putting you higher up on its gorgeous food chain. The first game had you playing as a badger and it seems like no one wants to be a badger. So for the sequel you are a lynx, just trying to raise your family--something we can all relate to.  Oh, and it's out in February. Hooray.  read
It takes a lot to make a stew...
You ever wonder what it's like to be a character in a videogame? Most people would think of something pleasant like Mario or Sonic the Hedgehog, not someone from Resident Evil or Silent Hill. But what would it be like to be i... read feature

Witcher 3

Witcher 3 may have 'Insanity' mode, deletes your save upon death


Plus, how to carry over choices from earlier games
Jan 28
I've always been fascinated with permadeath options in games. Witcher 3 might have a doozy. Witcher 3 senior game designer Damien Monnier and level designer Miles Tost recently streamed the game on Twitch and hosted... read
Grim Fandango

Scythe of relief: Grim Fandango's great, celebrate with a trailer


Buenas días, indeed
Jan 27
Día de Muertos typically comes around at the end of October, but it's a semi-annual event in 2015. That's because adventure classic Grim Fandango releases today, ensuring that you'll pay your respects to both the... read
Life is punctual

Life is Strange episodes will release every six weeks


An adventure game you can set your watch to
Jan 27
Life is Strange comes out this week (January 30) on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC ($5 per episode, $20 for a season pass). Recent episodic adventure games have seen unclear stretches of empty time ... read
Spooky scary skeletons send shivers down my spine
Grim Fandango didn't need a remaster as much as it needed a re-release. Many, myself included, have found it difficult to track down a copy to play. We've had an entire digital catalog--GOG.com--devoted to getting good, old g... read feature

Starr Mazer Kickstarter

Point-and-click shoot 'em up Starr Mazer now on Kickstarter


Starrmazing
Jan 22
A couple days ago Steven told us that Mega Man composer Manami Matsumae would be contributing to Starr Mazer, and that she would not be alone in that endeavor. Indeed, the huge list of composers on the Starr Mazer Kickstarte... read
Game of Thrones Episode 2

Trailer for Telltale's Game of Thrones Episode 2 threatens open war


The Lost Lords
Jan 22
Game of Thrones: A Telltale Game Series kicked off in December with Episode One: Iron from Ice. In preparation for the release of Episode Two: The Lost Lords, Telltale released the preview trailer seen above. The first half ... read
Witcher 3 recap

Witcher 3: Wild Hunt recap explains what the hell a witcher is


Witcher 2 free on Games for Gold
Jan 15
With the May 19 release date, everything's sort of filler from here on out for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, be it eye-boring crows or a straight half hour of gameplay. This animated video offers a bit of background on magi... read
Grim Fandango

Grim Fandango Remastered will be $15


DRM-free on GOG, good for a formerly disappeared game
Jan 13
Grim Fandango Remastered is available for pre-order on a few digital storefronts ahead of its January 27 release. With that comes pricing, hitherto unknown. The remaster of the classic adventure game will be $15. You ca... read
New Telltale IP

Telltale is working on an original property and unannounced partnerships


In addition to, what, four other series?
Jan 12
In sharing that Telltale Games president and co-founder Kevin Bruner will become the new CEO while Dan Connors shifts to an advisory role, the company hinted at what's in store for us: lots of games, including one not based o... read






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