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LostWinds on PC

Wii eShop darlings LostWinds and LostWinds 2 out now on Steam

Ages and ages ago, LostWinds debuted on the Wii eShop. It got some critical acclaim back then, including from our now-defunct retro podcast RetroForceGO! Since then, it and its sequel Winter of the Melodias have shown up on mobile platforms...

 
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Slain

Slain looks sufficiently intimidating in this launch trailer

After a round of delays, Wolf Brew Games is bringing its brutal hack-and-slash platformer Slain! to Steam tomorrow, March 24. The console versions are still coming, but not until later this year. The lighting, particle effects, and sometim...

 
Ratchet & Clank trailer photo
Ratchet & Clank trailer

Let the inimitable Captain Qwark intro the new-old Ratchet & Clank

Ratchet & Clank is back with a retelling of the original game. And it's coming out April 12, my birthday, or as some of you may affectionately know it: Dark Souls III day. The lovable Captain Qwark has the skinny as unreliable narrator...

 
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Capcom

Capcom puts forth nebulous interest survey for Mega Man

Ha! Capcom is at it again, trying to "gauge" whether or not Mega Man is still a viable franchise outside of the mountain of merchandise they've been pushing. According to Rockman Corner, Capcom of Japan has been putting out surveys recently...

 
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C-stick VR

Lucky's Tale shows us how third-person games work in VR

Lucky's Tale is the cute platformer included with every Oculus Rift virtual reality headset, and many people have scoffed at the idea of it being third-person game that requires VR, but this new gameplay trailer aims to address those ...

 
Deadlight photo
Deadlight

Deadlight returns with a director's cut this June

As much as it's a surprise to see Deep Silver and Abstraction bring back Deadlight of all things with an enhanced edition, I wouldn't mind it if we got more of these Xbox Live Arcade revivals. Folks who went through the last console genera...

 
Pharaoh Rebirth+ review
Sometimes a game requires a second look before you realize how great it could be. This was certainly the case with Pharaoh Rebirth, a title I might have dismissed entirely had Jonathan Holmes not sent the Dtoid staff an e-mai...   read

Banjo-Kazooie photo
Banjo-Kazooie

I'll never look at Banjo's hips the same way

Rare is still making videos recounting what it was like behind the scenes on Banjo-Kazooie, and I'm still fascinated. Today, it's five (more) things we probably didn't know. As discussed in the video, the game's musical intro was originall...

 
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Super Mario Maker

Super Mario Maker nabs Yuu Ayasaki costume

Want more Super Mario Maker characters? Nintendo seemingly isn't going to stop, so you're in luck. The next addition is the manga character Yuu Ayasaki, which fits right inline with some of their more obscure Japanese costumes, li...

 
Mutant Mudds
Mutant Mudds is a criminally underrated series. I've heard all the criticisms, but to me, it perfectly summarizes the "less is more" design that is still very much viable and welcome in the current era of complexity. Everythi...   read

Super Mario Maker photo
Super Mario Maker

Toadette is making her way into Super Mario Maker

When Captain Toad was added to Super Mario Maker, it made sense that Toadette was only a matter of time. Nintendo confirmed her appearance this week as a Mystery Mushroom character, to be added in shortly alongside of the new update charact...

 
Broforce

Review: Broforce

I'm all for sittin' down and drinkin' one with the bros. I usually call co-op games bro-op games. I can laugh at silly, referential humor that mostly amounts to "remember that this movie existed?" I love '80s action movies ju...   read

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Oddworld: Soulstorm

Oddworld: Soulstorm is the Exoddus remake, set for 2017

Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty did great justice to Abe's Oddysee. It took the already fantastic puzzle-platformer and made it friggin' gorgeous, up to today's resolution standards. It only made sense to do the same with the next game in Abe's sto...

 
Axiom Verge photo
Axiom Verge

Axiom Verge is coming to Xbox One and Wii U

Plenty of people had the opportunity to enjoy Axiom Verge on the PS4 and PC platforms last year, but now more folks are going to get that chance. The developer announced this morning that the game is now being ported to the Xbox One and Wii...

 
Ori
Ori and the Blind Forest was by far one of my favorite games of 2015. Visually stunning and mechanically sound, it's a wonderful platformer that I can't recommend enough. Now, developer Moon Studios is releasing th...   read

Mirror's Edge 2 photo
Mirror's Edge 2

Come peep glimpses at Mirror's Edge Catalyst gameplay

Just last week two Mirror's Edge Catalyst developer diaries focused on "Combat" and "Movement," but today's focuses on "Gameplay" and -- wait, what? So help me if combat and movement aren't part of gameplay (also, if combat is a big part o...

 
Ori and the Blind Forest photo
Ori and the Blind Forest

Ori and the Blind Forest has a $4.99 Definitive Edition upgrade

After that last delay, I had kind of forgotten about Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition, and that has allowed it to totally sneak up on me. It's nearly here! Friday is release day on Xbox One (while the Steam and Windows 10 versio...

 
Super Mario Maker photo
Super Mario Maker

Super Mario Maker's major key and Pink Coin update is live

Super Mario Maker is getting a rather hefty update today in the form of version 1.40. Not only are keys and key doors added to the game, but Pink Coins are arriving as well. This essentially allows you to gate portions behind a boss require...

 
Super Mario Maker photo
Super Mario Maker

The next Super Mario Maker character is...Mashiko, the game counselor

If you haven't taken a gander at the in-game guide in Super Mario Maker, you should probably change that at some point. The mascot within, Mashiko, has become a sort of mini celebrity of sorts, much like Swapnote's Nikki before her. An...

 
Super Meat Boy photo
Super Meat Boy

Super Meat Boy Wii U release window, port studio confirmed

Team Meat legend Tommy Refenes took to Twitter to spread the news that Super Meat Boy would be hitting the Wii U in the near future, as confirmed by a recent Nintendo Direct. He notes that the developer tasked with the port is "wrapping it ...

 
INDIE photo
INDIE

Mutant Mudds sequel leaps to Wii U, 3DS next week

Mutant Mudds Super Challenge will launch in North America, Australia, and Europe on March 17. The Wii U and Nintendo 3DS game features boss fights, 40 new levels, and 20 unlockable characters. It will also support Cross-Buy so players with ...

 
The Firefly Diary
htoL#NiQ: The Firefly Diary (which I am never typing ever again) is coming to PC in less than two weeks. I've been playing it a bit to see how the former PlayStation Vita exclusive translates to a mouse and keyboard setu...   read

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Momodora

Whoa, where did Momodora: Reverie Under the Moonlight come from?

It's not every day I come across a cool-looking new game that turns out to be a part of a long-running series, but Momodora: Reverie Under the Moonlight is precisely that. It's the fourth installment in Bombservice's line of 2D action-platf...

 
Mirror's Edge photo
Mirror's Edge

These Mirror's Edge Catalyst clips summarize the best and worse parts of the first game

If the first Mirror's Edge had zero combat mechanics, I'd be happy with it. But EA is still going with that angle with Catalyst, noting that "fluid combat is the one key pillar in the gameplay." If you say so! Though the removal of gu...

 
Azure Striker photo
Azure Striker

Azure Striker Gunvolt 2 is set for a summer 2016 release

I know I've said this before but I still find the whole Mighty No. 9 delay situation hilarious. At this point we have not only one, but two Azure Striker Gunvolt games that will likely come out by Inti Creates (who is co-developing Mig...

 
Shovel Knight photo
Shovel Knight

Nintendo is publishing Shovel Knight in Japan

Shovel Knight has been a hit in just about every country it was released in, and now it's ready to make the journey over to Japan. As announced yesterday, Nintendo is going to be taking care of publishing duties. It's a perfect match, hones...

 
Super Meat Boy photo
Super Meat Boy

PixelJunk Monsters, Super Meat Boy officially confirmed for Wii U

After a long period of teasing and "will they or won't they" Twitter pictures, we now have confirmation that Super Meat Boy will hit the Wii U at some point in the future. We know this from the Nindies sizzle reel on the Nintendo UK YouTube...

 
Super Mario Maker photo
Super Mario Maker

Super Mario Maker gets the OG Tanooki statue costume

Super Mario Maker keeps the free DLC going with a new Tanooki Statue costume, once again for the 8-bit theme. Hilariously, Mario is behind the statue the entire time, which he can carry accordingly above his head. It's not as genius as...

 
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GoNNER

I thought I was tired of roguelike platformers, but GoNNER suggests otherwise

As much as I don't think I need another super-tough platformer with roguelike elements in my life, maybe I do! I dig the unusual art and clickety-clackety sound design of GoNNER. Screenshots don't do the aesthetic much justice. This trailer...

 
Super Mario Maker photo
Super Mario Maker

See Wolf Link and Midna in action in Super Mario Maker

The Wolf Link amiibo that's bundled with Twilight Princess HD comes with an unexpected bonus -- functionality in Super Mario Maker! Using the toy will morph in an 8-bit version for use, which comes with some cute animations and sound e...

 

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Dreggsao

What are the better gifs and why: tarantinofied or michael bayified? discuss!

 
SeymourDuncan17

Anxiously awaiting that Zootopia

 
Jinx 01

Waiting for your car to get worked on at the dealership is a level of banality surpassed only by the Even my 2DS cant save me from its soul-sucking existential

 
DanteKinkade

Putzki, dictator, evil villain, idiot and all around sexy penguin

 
RiffRaff

I know theres a few BabyMetal fans round these parts and I wrote up a review of the new Its got a Metal Totoro song!!!

 
JcDent

Dawn of War 3 will be an interpretive dance music video talking about mans cruelty to mans digital reflection - thats as much sense as I gathered from the Or well have units of scale that would be too big in Dawn of War One or the

 
Donley Time

Boss 101 the game - Check out this snap of Boss 101 and Mac playing games while they chill at Robo You see, the antagonists arent always plotting galactic destruction, sometimes theyre just trying to get out of

 
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I was planning to donate plasma this morning for some quick cash, but what Im assuming are my newfound allergies started acting up (or a Im gonna have to try tomorrow - no literal blood money for me!

 
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GuerrillaOcelot

Just checked Saw 13 Call of Duty related things on the front Assumed fetal

 
OrochiLeona

Told you since day 1 Overwatch would be The same way Ive been telling you since day 1 Mirrors Edge will be perfectly a rule of thumb, listen to me and everything will be

 
Larxinostic

Hmm, 69th To exercise restraint is the dignified

 
absolutfreak

I treat myself to Overwatch for my birthday?

 
vxxyman

I cant go to So Im just looking at stuff and I keep checking out this countdown site for P5 Were getting dont toy with us anymore, New video and release date,

 
ObliqueZombie

Wait, is Escapist Magazine actually a PC Master Race meme wank fest, or is there some satire that slipped under the radar?

 
DanteKinkade

Its great in Hardboiled Chicken 2, Lil Putzki has a giant cellphone shaped robot, a giant cellphone shaped robot that looks like it has a rocket launcher for a

 
ZombZ

I noticed most people here write text in block form, while I prefer using a lot of line Is there a writing rule Im ignoring? Especially long texts are easier to read (for me) with line breaks, but Ive never been a fast reader

 
Dreamweaver

Yeah, remember when Quickposts were taken over by catgirls? Well, following in Meanderbots lead, I decided to redraw one of my other original characters (I have dozens) as a Heres Mayuki, who is supposed to be this pudgy girl loves to Yay?

 
Retrofraction

It only took 4 years, but I have an interview at a small production company would say I am excited, but I am very tired I have to go shopping for clothes to wear at it XD

 
Dreamweaver

I suck at drawing yet heres an image I It features one of my original characters, Brianna, just chilling out playing games while her friend, Tetsuya, Was supposed to be a two-part image where she rage-quit, but I couldnt make it >^<

 
JcDent

How to make a CnC Generals Add Profit?

 
JcDent

I always thought that videogame helicopters are only there to crash dramatically, either to put you into a level or force you to reach a secondary Eurogamer goes to add that they also serve as exposition dumps, too!

 
Pixie The Fairy

I just want to see the next Nintendo Sony pretty much handed Nintendo that market when they gave up on Sonys Japanese studios are gonna need something to

 
StriderHoang

Who says I cant fall in love with myself?

 
Chris Bradshaw
 
Chris Bradshaw

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TheAngriestCarp

When youre trying to work on a super important project thats due in eight hours and Overwatch sits on your desktop, taunting

 
hlarge4

My daughter turned 6 20 minutes My next child will be born in exactly 36 Is this a tI me to be alive or There arent enough ways to say how happy I

 

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