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VVVVVV

VVVVVV pulled from the 3DS eShop

At this point I think I can safely call VVVVVV one of my favorite games of all time. It's pretty much perfect from start to finish, and despite its short length, I love the mix of forgiving checkpoints and high difficulty, with explora...

 
Fragments of Him
Fragments of Him is one of those games that is much more impressive as a five minute convention floor demo than as a two and a half hour long finished product. It is a simple core concept with strong acting and writing that d...   read

Push Me Pull You review
Push Me Pull You is a game about two-headed intestinal worm people rubbing up against each other in the name of good, wholesome sports. While wrestling for control of a ball, they can shrink down to CatDog size for better agility, or stretch way out into a coiled, protective fleshy mess. It would be horrifying if it weren't so damn charming and chipper.   read

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Indie to AAA

Hyper Light Drifter's Teddy Diefenbach is joining Square Enix

These days, it's not uncommon to hear the standard "going indie" story. A game developer works for a big studio for X number of years, tires of the grind and/or the lack of creative freedom, saves up some cash to break away from his or her ...

 
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Stardew Valley

Stardew Valley is getting co-op, console versions, and a new content update

ConcernedApe hasn’t finished consuming every waking moment of your life with Stardew Valley just yet. Plans for future updates have been unveiled, and there’s a hell of a lot there to drag you back to your happy little farm. In ...

 
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Wii U

Super Meat Boy jumps to Wii U May 12

At long last, Super Meat Boy is coming to a Nintendo platform (Wii U) on May 12. The good word comes more than five years after Team Meat cancelled the WiiWare version of the game in December 2010. The port had originally been pla...

 
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Flinthook

It's hard not to latch onto Flinthook

[Image by Alex Santa Maria, who wrote an excellent preview for Flinthook over at Techraptor.] Tribute games has a reputation for taking maligned genres and dressing them up with characters who are too fun to ignore. Before Wizorb hit the m...

 
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YIIK

Addressing 'the hipster issue' with YIIK co-creator Andrew Allanson

When Andrew and Brian Allanson were kids, they made their own Pokémon toys out of stuff they had lying around the house. They've always loved working together to build something out of nothing, regardless if anyone was watching or n...

 
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Sup Holmes

In search of Danny Devito's naked bear rodeo

[Sup Holmes is a weekly talk show for people that make great video games. It airs live every Sunday afternoon on YouTube, and can be found in podcast form on Libsyn and iTunes.] Today on Sup Holmes we're happy to welcom...

 
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Touhou

NIS bringing Touhou to PS4 in September

Touhou Genso Rondo: Bullet Ballet is coming to PlayStation 4 in September, NIS America has announced. The "shoot-'em-up fighter game" from doujinsoft circle Cubetype is currently planned for release via physical and digital formats fo...

 
Soda Drinker Pro review
I, uh.....what?   read

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Hot Lava

How has floor-is-lava 'em up Hot Lava not been made already?

I am utterly shocked Hot Lava hasn’t happened already. You know when you were a kid, and you’d jump all over the furniture, shouting “the floor is lava!” and pissing off your parents? It’s that but as a video g...

 
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The future is here!

Start a virtual LAN party in BigScreen, a must-have for VR owners

I can't stop saying the future is here when talking about virtual reality because seemingly every other day some new game or application comes out that just blows me away; today is one of those days. BigScreen, released for free today via ...

 
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Hyper Light Drifter

Hyper Light Drifter just got a surprise co-op beta

Hyper Light Drifter is finally out, but Heart Machine's work isn't finished just yet. In addition to working on PS4, Vita, and Xbox One versions, they're also incorporating another mode into the PC edition -- co-op. Apparently the feat...

 
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Oxenfree

Unnerving adventure Oxenfree coming to PS4

It's a pleasant surprise to hear that Night School is bringing its supernatural adventure game Oxenfree to PlayStation 4 on May 31, 2016. The port will have extras like New Game+ mode (which will also appear in the existing PC and Xbox One...

 
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

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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...

 
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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

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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

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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...

 

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Thrustmaster TMX Force Feedback Wheel"Basically the T150, but for Xbox One and PC"

 

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"

 
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Sarah Jane Farron

:( Today has been pretty bad for Really dislike Nioh and stuck with terrible players on my teams on both Overwatch and TF2 with the latter taking an hour to figure out how to launch it without it I say! Sleep and onwards to tomorrow!

 
Pixie The Fairy

Thing Im trying to sort from the Avengers movies: Everyone is absolved for succumbing to mind control except for Tony And Scarlett Witch sends Hulk to terrorize a Loki gets out of warping minds with a But hes my brothe from

 
Parismio

Alright i got two codes Wiiu versions of affordable space adventures and Shante: Pirates Curse

 
Nathan D

Oh shit, its only

 
worm jerky

Just discovered the Yakuza series after buying 5 on sale and finally putting some real time in with 4, which I got with PSPlus a while Now I dont even care about anything else its like Im trapped in Yakuzaville!!

 
AvtrSpirit

While debate rages on over who is best waifu and best robotu in Overwatch, its abundantly clear that Hanzo is best

 
lewness

Was nervous because I thought you botched getting the Morion Blade if you didnt get Yuria to talk about Orbeck before finishing the Usurpation Turns out you can still do I did do it right after killing Dragonslayer so that helped?

 
Madoka Malika

done with all my classes for the semester! SUMMER TIME IS FINALLY HERE!!

 
Mike Wallace

I cant seem to summon up any interest in I like the look, the music, the upbeat approach, and Road Hog is my kinda But I just dont feel All I see is another Titanfall, another Heroes of the

 
Lawman

Current status:

 
Jinx 01

PSA the May 5th Open Beta of Overwatch seems to have already started, at least on Though so far Ive only done the tutorial

 
AvtrSpirit

OnlyWatch no more! At least not until Monday :D

 
Parismio

Got codes for Shantae Pirates curse for 3DS and Affordable space adventures, and retro city rampage for the

 
SeymourDuncan17

This is my cover photo on Facebook and it makes me smile

 
OverlordZetta

Star Wars Episode Red: Coming Soon!

 
Torchman

That feeling when you get 100% on the semester long project, meaning you got 100% for the entire

 
Sarah Jane Farron

I tried the Nioh demo and I just dislike it so I love the idea but I feel like the execution is so Takes what From Software does right and makes it Some love it but for me, its so flawed I feel its Nothing positive for

 
EdgyDude

Tomorrow is 5 de Mayo and today is May the 4th, so by compromising in a middle

 
Sr Churros

Bad new: I fucked up PSO2 instalation Good news: I will even have more tips of what not to do when installing

 
FakePlasticTree

One day left and of course I have to work *cries* Heres hoping for a release date, new party member unveiled and trailer :D

 
ScionVyse

#Canadaproblems

 
DeadMoon

Time to drink some really good beer, get really drunk, and scratch some really large lottery Happy Star Wars Day!

 
KnickKnackMyWack

So yeah, that Miku essay blog is now Go check it Maybe give some We can discuss Vocaloid If you Hope you guys who are interested dig

 
Kaleido Ruby
 
Ckarasu

People might disagree with this, but I admire this guys straightforward honesty in this I do agree that RE6 gets way more hate than it deserves, but I dunno if I can call it

 
Torchman

Can I just say that takes alot of balls to offer day one dlc after all the delays?

 
Cannibal Steven

Semen in the left, blood in the

 
hlarge4

Im a dad!

 
Scrustle

Some genius at my ISP clicked the wrong thing so Ive had no Internet all day, and it wont be fixed until On the plus side I made it through Irithyll in to the dungeons, so thats

 

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