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4:30 PM on 05.23.2014

Don't let Realistic Kissing Simulator teach you how to kiss

Weak tonsil hockey game? Slobbering all over your partner when you go in for the kiss? You need Realistic Kissing Simulator, the best kind of training you could possibly have. Just kidding. You won't learn a thing, but you'll...

Brittany Vincent





12:00 PM on 05.20.2014

Goat Simulator gets a new map, multiplayer, and more goats in June

Goat Simulator was fun while it lasted but more content to mess around with is sorely needed. Coffee Stain Studios says patch 1.1 is arriving later than previously announced, now on June 3, in order to make sure the new map i...

Jordan Devore

8:00 PM on 05.16.2014

Factorio is going to be somebody's dream game

I had originally intended to share this trailer for Factorio two weeks ago but the video slipped through the cracks. It was brilliant then and it's still brilliant now, so here we are. Give it a look. Factorio isn't just abo...

Jordan Devore

2:15 PM on 05.16.2014

Watch over an hour of colorful Cold War with Tropico 5

Tropico 5 is out on May 23. Not sure if you want to fill the shoes of El Presidente and build up a beautiful, tropical island? Maybe an hour and ten minutes of developer walkthrough will convince you.

Steven Hansen

9:00 AM on 05.14.2014

Farm your little heart out with Farming Simulator 14

What's with all of these simulator games lately? Obviously, the only one you need is Goat Simulator. If you're still hankering for some digital representation of boring, everyday tasks, Farming Simulator 14 is making its way ...

Brittany Vincent

3:49 PM on 05.09.2014

Nintendo issues statement on Tomodochi Life controversy

In case you hadn't heard, Nintendo's been in hot water lately with a lot of people for failing to include same-sex relationships in Tomodochi Life. After the mainstream media picked the story up, Nintendo of America released ...

Brett Makedonski

3:15 PM on 05.09.2014

Destroy cities and friendships in Tropico 5's multiplayer

One of the bigger selling points of Tropico 5 is its multiplayer and while I'm sure your imaginations are perfectly capable of visualizing what that might look like, here's a trailer all the same. There's support for up to f...

Jordan Devore

4:00 AM on 05.08.2014

Pancake hands create delicious goodies in Baking Simulator 2014

The Ludum Dare 29 game challenge is in full swing, and one of the best (or worst, depending on how you look at it) games so far looks to be Baking Simulator 2014, a hilarious and awkward game that asks a few simple tasks of ...

Brittany Vincent

8:00 PM on 05.07.2014

Surgeon Simulator for iPad receives first major update

The iPad version of Surgeon Simulator launched last month, much to the chagrin of patients everywhere, and it's now received its first major update with 13 new languages and more free content in the near future featuring an a...

Brittany Vincent

6:00 PM on 05.07.2014

Nintendo's stance on the lack of same-sex relationships in Tomodachi Life

Nintendo's bizarre life simulation game Tomodachi Life has got to be one of my most anticipated 3DS titles right now. It's just so delightfully weird. Don't take it from me, though -- watch the Tomodachi Life Direct presentat...

Jordan Devore

12:45 PM on 05.07.2014

Towns left in limbo as second developer quits the project

City-building sim Towns made it through the Steam Greenlight process and released on the platform, unfinished, in 2012 before Valve had implemented its Early Access program for work-in-progress games. That didn't go over so w...

Jordan Devore

10:30 AM on 04.29.2014

It's possible to swap FTL saves from your PC to your iOS device

FTL: Faster Than Light is a pretty great game, so it's no wonder that people are playing it on both PC and iOS. While there's no built-in cloud save option that lets you seamlessly transfer your save across the two platforms,...

Chris Carter





8:00 PM on 04.24.2014

Goat Simulator is actually getting a retail release in the UK

Are you ready to headbutt cars and lick strangers? Me too. How about in-game, though? Get ready to do it all over again with Goat Simulator's upcoming physical release in the UK. Koch Media announced today that a retail ...

Brittany Vincent



Review: Disney Magical World photo
Review: Disney Magical World
by Chris Carter

When I heard that developer h.a.n.d. (which is mostly known for ports or collaborative projects) was creating a game similar to Animal Crossing with the Disney license, I was skeptical. Although there was a time when Harvest Moon and Rune Factory were still household names (both have seen 3DS releases), and many other simulator games were at the top of the pack, Animal Crossing is kind of the de facto king right now.

But when I heard that Nintendo would be publishing Disney Magical World in the US, I perked up a bit. There must be something there, right?

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12:45 PM on 04.23.2014

Is this real life? New Project Cars trailer looks the part

Slightly Mad Studios has put out a new trailer for Project Cars, a racing sim with graphics so good the studio felt it necessary to include a little "All footage shown is taken from in-game" disclaimer. (I genuinely love it ...

Jordan Devore



Extrasolar does exoplanet exploration, but it is more than meets the eye photo
Extrasolar does exoplanet exploration, but it is more than meets the eye
by Darren Nakamura

When I was talking to one of the developers of Extrasolar on the show floor at PAX East, I said something that I now regret. "This looks like something I would really like, but might not appeal to a ton of other people." He responded gracefully, simply saying that they have a healthy number of players, and a good percentage of players see it through to the end.

To be fair, the presentation of Extrasolar in the Indie MEGABOOTH was intentionally muted. There, it was shown as a simple exploration game on an extrasolar planet. The player tells the rover where to go, and after a set amount of time it sends back a photo. The intrinsic value of that alone was enough to get me started, and I urge others to sign up for it now to experience it as intended. If you need further convincing, then keep reading. Prepare for minor spoilers.

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