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Purrview from CATS East
When I wrote about a non-hipster walking simulator for Cliffy B just before PAX, I had no idea there was already a game that was basically that, only it's 2D and features colorful animals.  Night in the Woods i...   read

Bulby Diamond Course photo
Bulby Diamond Course

If you miss Kirby's Dream Course, take a look at Bulby

Kirby's Dream Course holds a special place in gaming history. Despite releasing more than 20 years ago and featuring a unique gameplay hook, it didn't see many copycats. Sure, there have been other golf games, but nothing has been quite lik...

 
Darkest Dungeon photo
Darkest Dungeon

Darkest Dungeon on PS4 and Vita delayed until the summer

Darkest Dungeon, a kinda-roguelike where you have to keep track of your party’s mental states to survive, has been delayed on PS4 and Vita. While it’s been out on PC and Mac since January, the PS4 and Vita builds were originally...

 
Hands-on Jedpressions
A roguelike platformer where you're trying to find trinkets to cheer up your only friend -- that just happens to be a giant, land-bound whale named Sally -- was my favorite game at PAX East this year. Are you surprised? ...   read

Stories review
I spent a few years of my childhood voraciously consuming "Choose Your Own Adventure" books. There were many types, but the "Goosebumps" series was my favorite to thumb through. Instead of throwing the pigskin around with rou...   read

A Tofu Tail
This weekend on the PAX East show floor sat the unassuming A Tofu Tail, a mobile puzzle game that draws from Japanese folklore. The premise is simple -- you play as Mr. Tofu, once a human in a past life, but no...   read

Headlander photo
Headlander

Headlander feels like a licensed game for a cartoon that doesn't exist

Headlander looks fantastic. It feels like a space-themed spin-off of a primetime '70s sitcom; think Partridge Family 2200 A.D by way of Highlander. To some of you, that comparison may come across as a slight, so what you also need to unders...

 
China

Review: Koi

"Made in China" is a phrase typically etched into the underside of cheap consumer goods. Hidden from view, it's more of an admission than a selling point. It's a reminder of the grim realities of our globalized economy, a sta...   read

Severed

Review: Severed

When Drinkbox Studios' Guacamelee! came out three years ago (blarg), Jonathan Holmes called it a "sugar skull-covered playground to delight in and devour with mucho gusto," and I'd agree with that assessment. Vibran...   read

I was wrong
I have to be honest, I've been a skeptic of Ghost Song since it was announced and then crowdfunded. People around the internet have reacted as if it weas God's gift to gamers and the second coming of Samus, and I ju...   read

PAX photo
PAX

Mages of Mystralia balances skills through hex trees

The first time I tried to use a fireball spell in Mages of Mystralia, I had no idea why the ball of flame I created stayed where I created it. Archers were firing at me from across a chasm, and I could not fire back at them. I pulled up a m...

 
Severed trailer photo
Severed trailer

Severed continues to look rad as hell in its final release trailer

Never thought I'd be excited about a Vita release in 2016, but Severed, the latest title from the developers of Guacamelee! is just about the coolest thing I've seen in months. Described as a mix of Mega Man, Infinity Blade, and Punch-...

 
Axiom Verge impressions
Axiom Verge follows the exploits of a scientist who, after apparently killing himself in a lab accident, awakens on a mysterious world full of secrets to uncover and labyrinthine environments to explore. It's essentially...   read

Katana Zero preview
Solo developer Askiisoft is no stranger to creating challenging games. Tower of Heaven and Pause Ahead both gave me a run for my money (even as freeware), and the upcoming action title Katana Zero is no exception. The ga...   read

Banner Saga video photo
Banner Saga video

Banner Saga 2 is as pretty as it is out right now

We've not got up a review for The Banner Saga 2 yet, but it did wriggle out onto Steam last week (PC and Mac). For now, do some alchemy to combine the above launch trailer and our very positive review of the original Banner Saga back in 20...

 
Zenge review

Review: Zenge

Most modern puzzle games go heavy on the logic/deduction/critical thinking. Some of them are so difficult the average person can't complete them without looking up a guide. On the other end of the spectrum, zen games take a m...   read

Amsterdam 1666 photo
Amsterdam 1666

Ubisoft ends lawsuit with Assassin's Creed creator, hands over 1666 Amsterdam

Ubisoft and Patrice Désilets have kissed and made up. Or at least buried the hatchet. Today, the Assassin's Creed creator announced plans to withdraw legal action against Ubisoft after reaching an agreement with the publisher that wi...

 
Viking Strategy Game photo
Viking Strategy Game

Damn, it feels good to be a Viking in Expeditions: Viking

Expeditions: Conquistador took me by surprise. I had no expectations going in, and what I found was a well-crafted and hard-as-nails strategy game. Now, we’re being transported further back in time to the era of the Vikings, a pe...

 
The Culling
The Culling was born of frustration. It began life as a co-operative alternative to survival games where players regularly screw each other over, like Rust or DayZ. But then as it became apparent that human nature i...   read

Friday the 13th The Game photo
Friday the 13th The Game

There's no point hiding in these Friday the 13th: The Game teasers

Friday the 13th: The Game has a new trailer.  The horror game - which secured $700K on Kickstarter last year - is back with a couple of blink-and-you’ll-miss-it teasers showcasing what Jason has in store for you. Pro ti...

 
Oh Hell no! photo
Oh Hell no!

Raw Data made me feel like Will Smith in I, Robot

Robots are sentient and coming at you and your co-op partner from every direction. You must work together to kill them all with a plethora of guns and a badass sword that can reflect projectiles. No, it isn't I, Robot 2: Bad Boys, it's Raw ...

 
Hands-on Impressions photo
Hands-on Impressions

Is it fun to beat protesters and molotov the police in Riot - Civil Unrest?

I've had my eye on Riot - Civil Unreset since it was announced in 2013 via a crowdfunding campaign. I'm a big fan of politics - social and otherwise - and can't think of a single other game that lets players take a somewhat realistic l...

 
PAX
Even before I played it, Just Shapes & Beats had my heart racing. The four-man group ahead of me in line was just moments away from surviving the final level. Everyone was dead, save for one yellow triangle that dashed fr...   read

VA-11 HALL-A
As someone who doesn't really gel with alcohol on a physical level -- my head aches and then I need to sleep -- I've never quite experienced the full extent of the bartender/patron relationship. I "understand" it the same way...   read

Hands-on Impressions photo
Hands-on Impressions

I got my dick destroyed in Outlast 2

The original Outlast had a nice combination of jump scares and actual horror; someone would pop out and scare you, before giving chase as you ran away and hid from them. You'd hear footsteps, breathing, and see enemies stand inches awa...

 
YIIK
Weirdness is a taut rope to walk -- too little and it distracts, too much and it's overpowering. It has to be just the right amount, mixed with enough sincerity to keep the whole affair from feeling twee or, even worse, smug....   read

Thumper preview
Today I stopped by the Playstation booth at PAX East to take a look at a rhythm-hell fever dream that I’ve much looked forward to: Thumper. You know your boy hopped directly into the opportunity to experience Drool&rs...   read

Rocket League photo
Rocket League

See what all the Rocket League fuss is about for free this weekend

If you've spent any amount of time around these parts within the past year, you know that Rocket League is enormously successful. We love it; the general public loves it; everybody seems to love it. Still, there may be some curmud...

 
Push Me Pull You photo
Push Me Pull You

The delightfully disturbing Push Me Pull You hits PS4 on May 3

Push Me Pull You is "a nice/horrible local multiplayer game where you and a friend share control of a big, wriggly body, and then play sports together." Clearly, the developers have had some time to nail down and refine their one-sentence...

 
Review: KTANE
Have you ever wanted to be trapped in a room with a bomb and be audibly fed instructions on how to disarm it while it slowly ticks down and the light flickers and a nearby alarm clock goes off? If so, you have very specific fantasies that will be amply met by the fantastic party game, Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes.   read


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Fragments of Him"Great writing and performances, terrible pacing and gameplay"

 

Push Me Pull You"Playing Nightcrawlers"

 

Chronos"I keep getting older, but they stay the same age"

 

The Climb"You rock, rock"

 

Hitman: Sapienza"Molto buono"

 

Ray Gigant"Challenge not included"

 

Soda Drinker Pro"Like explaining an inside joke to someone else"

 

King's Quest: Once Upon a Climb"A tale of two princesses"

 

Stories: The Path of Destinies"Choose your own adventure/death"

 
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Dangus Taargus

OMG Shadows of The Empire is on Im fucking dying! Now I just need Episode 1 Racer and Battle for Naboo to complete my N64 nostalgia

 
ShadeOfLight

Started a Nuzlocke challenge for Heart Gold: almost lost both Saiyan the Mareep and Alucard the Zubat to the first Gym I only now realize how intense this is going to

 
Torchman

I like this

 
Garett Mefford

I really want the CoD4 Remaster, but I really do not care about the new CoD it comes packaged Dilemmas

 
 Dango

Haha! Your demise will be slow and agonizing, haha!

 
Madoka Malika

one class final am so close!

 
Torchman

That moment when you see a series in Super Robot Wars and you go Who the fuck is that? And then you look them up and it might be the oldest series in the

 
OrochiLeona

It seems Space Jam 2 is a thing that is probably

 
SpielerDad

Doing a mind numbing project for one of the Lizard People pretending to be a human that is my coworker, because shes incapable of doing it That is the definition of incompetence right?

 
Amna Umen

One of my favorite youtube channels posted a run down of 5 video game Its rare when this stuff crosses for me so here ya go

 
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

 
Inquisitive Ravenclaw

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!

 
Matt Damon

Matt Damon Matt Damon (Matt Damon) Matt Damon? MATT DAMON

 
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

 

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