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5:00 PM on 01.23.2015

My brain can't handle this 'absurdly high-speed arcade shmup-like'

Not ten seconds into watching this video for Aerobat, a shoot-'em-up about "reckless self-endangerment," I fired off a staff email to call dibs on posting it. Holy shit! Gimme. Your pilot's ship doesn't have enough power to ...

Jordan Devore

10:00 AM on 01.23.2015

Gravity Ghost story trailer hints at protagonist Iona's origin

In Gravity Ghost, the player controls Iona, who is a colorful ghost. The story is told through flashbacks, with scenes showing that Iona was not always a ghost. My scientist deductive reasoning tells me this: at some point s...

Darren Nakamura

11:00 PM on 01.22.2015

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

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...

Darren Nakamura





12:30 PM on 01.22.2015

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

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 ...

Darren Nakamura

5:30 PM on 01.21.2015

Bandits and Bounties is almost a new Law of the West

If you like spaghetti westerns (and you should), take a look at Bandits and Bounties. It's a top-down action RPG that combines fast-paced arcade style action with the bleak Western setting we all know and love. The game ...

Mike Cosimano

5:00 PM on 01.20.2015

Go on, check your frames per second in Steam

While some of you might have experienced Steam's frames-per-second counter while it was in beta, the rest of us are only now taking a look at the nice little extra. To enable the feature, go to Steam > Settings > In-Gam...

Jordan Devore



Mega Man composer working on a point-and-click space shooter photo
Mega Man composer working on a point-and-click space shooter
by Steven Hansen

Starr Mazer is a mix of point-and-click adventure game and side-scrolling space shooter, "featuring dynamic story module system for massive replayability, a deep voice-acted story, and beautiful pixel art." It took a few reads to understand this is a "deep, voice-acted story" and not a story voiced by Keith David. 

It looks pretty sweet, though I'm more into the point-and-click half. The PC/Mac/Linux game is going up on Kickstarter in a couple of days. Ahead of that, the team has announced that Mega Man and Mighty No. 9 composer Manami Matsumae would be joining the music team, which includes a number of guest artists, including Gunpoint's Ryan Ike.

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8:00 PM on 01.19.2015

Upgrade Complete 3mium pokes fun at awful free-to-play games

Did you like DLC Quest, conceptually? You might also dig Upgrade Complete 3mium, a short browser-based game that parodies the worst aspects of free-to-play gaming. You're forced to play the crappy lite version of the game and...

Jordan Devore

12:30 PM on 01.19.2015

Sid Meier's Starships is a 'tactical space combat' continuation of Civilization: Beyond Earth

Civilization and XCOM studio Firaxis Games is sticking with space for its next game, Sid Meier's Starships. The studio and publisher 2K describe it as a "new turn-based, adventure-driven interstellar strategy game" (PC, Mac,...

Jordan Devore

7:00 PM on 01.16.2015

See how long it'd take to complete your Steam library

We got a tip today about this cool little site called SteamLeft that tries to estimate how long it would take you to finish the rest of the games in your Steam library based on data from HowLongToBeat. To see your personal re...

Jordan Devore

6:30 PM on 01.15.2015

Control a three-headed hydra with your friends in Crawl

Crawl, the multiplayer dungeon crawler from Powerhoof where you control the monsters and try to kill you friends, just released a new update on Steam today. In addition to a big list of bug fixes and stat balancing, the Plague Mushroom update introduces a ton of new content.

Ben Davis

8:00 PM on 01.14.2015

Moonman looks like the appetizer to a Starbound entrée

It feels like Starbound has been in development for a long time now. Sure, it's playable, but it is not complete. Perhaps a similarly styled game that is not quite so ambitious may tide us all over. Perhaps we want to contro...

Darren Nakamura

12:15 PM on 01.14.2015

Humble abandons 'one-click' Steam Key redemption

Just over a year ago, Humble Bundle implemented OAuth "one-click" Steam Key redemption in an effort to simplify the process of adding games purchased through the service to your Steam account while protecting participating de...

Rob Morrow

3:30 PM on 01.13.2015

The next Shadowrun game comes to Kickstarter, funded almost immediately

Shadowrun: Hong Kong, the third videogame adaptation of the popular tabletop RPG series, is looking to Kickstarter for funding. The game will -- obviously -- take place in magical cyberpunk Hong Kong, where the player uncover...

Mike Cosimano





2:00 PM on 01.13.2015

Anoxemia finds horror at the bottom of the sea

The thought of dismemberment and/or mutilation freaks me out, for sure. The thought of instead being stuck at the bottom of the ocean with a dwindling oxygen supply evokes a different kind of terror. Sure, there will probabl...

Darren Nakamura

1:45 PM on 01.13.2015

Grim Fandango Remastered will be $15

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...

Steven Hansen