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3:30 PM on 04.17.2015

Snoop on the sidelines of a '70s revolution in Sunset

The more I read about Tale of Tales' new game Sunset, the more curious I become. Amidst a brewing revolution in South America during the 1970s, players will inhabit a housekeeper as she cleans an apartment each week and optio...

Jordan Devore

10:00 AM on 04.17.2015

The new retro: Japanese mystery Back In 1995 looks like a PS1 game

Ah, 1995. A good vintage. Earthquakes in Russia and Japan combined to kill nearly 10,000, the New York Times published Ted Kaczynski's manifesto, folks made Harlan Ellison's I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream into a videogam...

Steven Hansen

3:00 AM on 04.17.2015

The new iOS update killed Spiderweb Software's iPad Games for good

Spiderweb Software’s not having a good time as of late. No one really pays much attention to them most of the time, but the fact they still pump out very niche retro-style CRPGs after 20 years is a really nice thin...

Joe Parlock

4:30 PM on 04.16.2015

Crypt of the NecroDancer exits Early Access in a week

It has been a while since we were first entranced by the "why hadn't anybody done this yet?" rhythm dungeon crawler Crypt of the NecroDancer, and now it's finally in the home stretch. After a nine-month bout in Early Access,...

Darren Nakamura


3:30 PM on 04.16.2015

Fun four player fighter Lethal League coming to more platforms

I got introduced to Lethal League by Ben Pack, who did our review of the unique fighter last year. Up to four players mash a ball around the stage. The ball gets faster and faster after each hit and is the only thing that ca...

Steven Hansen

1:00 PM on 04.16.2015

PS4 exclusive Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture coming this summer

Chinese Room's (Dear Esther, Amneisa: A Machine for Pigs) enigmatic Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture has a new trailer accompanying a PlayStation Blog post explaining that it's "a couple of weeks out from Beta."  I...

Steven Hansen

11:30 AM on 04.16.2015

Super Time Force lands more PlayStation characters

Be honest: if you were putting together an intergalactic team of time travelers to help save the universe and also destroy it a little bit, you'd enlist Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida. His Twitter game is tha...

Jordan Devore

9:00 AM on 04.16.2015

Screencheat is making you hate your friends on PS4 very soon

Oh lord, we’ve known for a while that Screencheat is going to cause so many punch-ups when it comes to Xbox One. But now the developers Samurai Punk has announced it will also be coming to the PlayStation 4, endangering...

Joe Parlock

5:00 AM on 04.16.2015

Ori developer wants to make the Schindler's List of gaming

Sometimes we have to acknowledge that videogames as an art form can fall short when it comes to telling serious and nuanced stories. I know, big shock to everyone here. Apparently games sometimes lack nuance and tell stories ...

Laura Kate Dale

10:00 PM on 04.15.2015

Sayonara Umihara Kawase+ hooks onto PS Vita next week

The newly remastered version of Sayonara Umihara Kawase, the grappling hook platformer which originally launched on the 3DS two years ago, will be making its way onto PS Vita on April 21. The remaster will feature updated gr...

Ben Davis

9:00 PM on 04.15.2015

This Japanese Hotline Miami art is sick as hell

Danganronpa maker Spike Chunsoft is publishing Hotline Miami: Collected Edition, a localized bundle of the original gorefest and its thumping sequel Wrong Number, in Japan this year. Ahead of its June 25 release for PS4 and PS Vita, here's the bundle's slick promo art and logo. You've earned a new fan today, @b0neface. [Via Shane Bettenhausen]

Jordan Devore





7:00 AM on 04.15.2015

The Escapists is getting locked up on PS4

They've been planning this for months now. They know the guards schedules. They managed to steal a cell door key. They beat up all the snitches. The Escapists is finally making a mad dash for freedom. CRASH! The Escapists fle...

Laura Kate Dale

4:30 PM on 04.14.2015

One last Titan Souls trailer to prepare you for your journey

Let's face it: Nothing can adequately prepare you for the undertaking that Titan Souls presents. Every bit of pre-exposure is nothing more than wishful thinking. Because, when you come face to face with those towering m...

Brett Makedonski

6:30 PM on 04.13.2015

Development on Kickstarter-funded Midora paused

[Update: So this is odd. "After much debate and thinking, Midora's development will resume soon. A Kickstarter update explaining why and Early Access news are coming soon."] Midora, a crisp-looking action-adventure title fr...

Jordan Devore



Review: Titan Souls photo
Review: Titan Souls
by Steven Hansen

I've always clamored for the all-boss-fights game. Shadow of the Colossus, an inescapable inspiration here, did it right and others have done it wrong, like Prince of Persia (2008), but I love the idea of removing fluff encounters. A JRPG that was all boss fights and no grinding could actually make for strategic battle. Strategy RPGs that don't allow for excessive grinding, like XCOM, are essentially "all boss fights."

And here, with Titan Souls, despite the Shadow of the Colossus influence and Souls-stolen title, I'm finding the closest analog to be Super Meat Boy. It'll grind you up.

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4:00 AM on 04.13.2015

Gabe Newell punches his way into indie game

News revealed on April Fools is always difficult to know how to treat. Do you waste time verifying it? Do you assume everything's a hoax regardless of proof? Do you just wait it out and see if the news still has updates in th...

Laura Kate Dale