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2:00 PM on 02.23.2015

Duke Nukem is six months from retirement in This is the Police

Freeburg police chief Jack Boyd, voiced by Duke Nukem's Jon St. John, is 180 days away from a forced retirement in This is the Police. After a career of being a Good Cop rather than a good ol' boy, Boyd wants to use his offi...

Steven Hansen







Review: Hot Tin Roof: The Cat That Wore a Fedora photo
Review: Hot Tin Roof: The Cat That Wore a Fedora
by Jason Faulkner

I’ve really been delving into the indie scene lately. There’s a huge amount of games coming from smaller development studios, and I’ve found a few that really impressed me. When I heard that a “crime noir Metroidvania with a cat in a fedora” was available to review, I was all in. I mean Cave Story, Terraria, and Shovel Knight are indie titles that could all fall under the fairly vague “Metroidvania” genre and they’re some of the most critically acclaimed games of all time.

As I played Hot Tin Roof: The Cat That Wore a Fedora, I found myself alternately intrigued and absolutely disinterested. Some things were well executed, while others were distracting and annoying. Having such fond memories of exploring Castle Dracula and Zebes, I expected a title that took on their mantle to continue the gaming traditions they established, but what was here was sandpaper compared to those classics’ smooth marble.

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1:00 PM on 02.22.2015

Depression, poverty, and powerlifting with the creator of Electronic Super Joy

[Sup Holmes is a weekly talk show for people that make great videogames. It airs live every Sunday at 4pm EST on YouTube, and can be found in Podcast form on Libsyn and iTunes.] We're taking a break from ...

Jonathan Holmes

10:13 AM on 02.22.2015

Last week's Adventure Time featured Porpentine's namesake

Popular Cartoon Network show Adventure Time is no stranger to videogame references, though these references aren't always intentional. The shout out to Super Hexegon definitely wasn't an accident, but the inclusion of a tiny ...

Jonathan Holmes

1:00 AM on 02.21.2015

New Y2K trailer features vinyl records, cat throwing

We've been following the production of Ackk Studios' new EarthBound-inspired game for some time now. Today, it got a new trailer and a new name: Y2K: A Post-Modern RPG. We get to see quite a bit of gameplay in this...

Ben Davis

10:00 PM on 02.20.2015

Starr Mazer fully funded, plans crossover with itself

[Update: Starr Mazer is in its final 24 hours on Kickstarter and the development team is going out with bang, hosting a 24-hour live stream packed with pogs, pizza, games, announcements and other forms of entertainment. ...

Jonathan Holmes

3:30 PM on 02.20.2015

Roundabout has one of the most tedious Achievements imaginable

Roundabout, the quirky FMV game about a constantly revolving limousine, came out on Xbox One today. I've been playing it for review (coming soon!), but upon reaching the end, I found one of the most tedious, mundane, and dia...

Brett Makedonski

1:00 PM on 02.19.2015

Not a Hero's BunnyLord promises a violent today for a better tomorrow

Not a Hero, from the OlliOlli developers, impressed the heck out of us at PAX last year, yet I'd almost forgotten about it completely. Bad on me, because damn, it still looks fire.  An anthropomorphic purple r...

Steven Hansen

8:30 PM on 02.18.2015

Early Access game The Stomping Land may be extinct

In another Kickstarter heartbreaker, it seems as though The Stomping Land is stuck in the tar pits. After a very successful crowdfunding campaign in June 2013 totaling $114,060, it was released on Steam Early Access almost a ...

Jason Faulkner

7:30 PM on 02.18.2015

Hand of Fate mixes deckbuilding with action combat

It's always fun to see what new mashups developers can come up with. Hand of Fate combines a card game with third-person action combat. Sure, why not? It calls itself a deck-builder, though it isn't entirely clear from the t...

Darren Nakamura

4:30 PM on 02.18.2015

Greedy Guns fires out fast-paced metroidvania action

Independent developers have really been delivering with metroidvanias lately, though with titles like Chasm or Paradise Lost on the horizon, it seems like they lean toward slow, methodical gameplay. Greedy Guns goes in the o...

Darren Nakamura

4:00 PM on 02.18.2015

STARWHAL brings neon space narwhals to PS3, PS4 next week

When I last wrote about STARWHAL, it still had the subtitle "Just the Tip." That's since been jettisoned. The floppy local multiplayer game about narwhals in space has made it on to Steam proper, and it's hitting up PS3 and ...

Jordan Devore





3:00 PM on 02.18.2015

If this is what a 'rhythm violence' game looks like, I'm all about them

While watching this trailer for THUMPER, a self-described rhythm violence game from current Harmonix artist Brian Gibson and former lead programmer Marc Flury, I didn't want to blink. I also let out a confused "what?" follow...

Jordan Devore

1:00 PM on 02.18.2015

Starr Mazer has gradually turned into a massive crossover

At last count, the Smash Bros. series has featured characters from 21-24 different series. That number fluctuates depending on if you count R.O.B. as part of a "series" and if you think of Super Mario, Donkey Kong, and ...

Jonathan Holmes



Hotline Miami 2 digital comic series free on Steam photo
Hotline Miami 2 digital comic series free on Steam
by Rob Morrow

Devolver Digital and Dennaton Games have teamed up with Italian art collective Dayjob Studio to bring you an early taste of Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number in delicious, digital comic book form.

The free, five-part comic series digs into the backstory of the brutal events of the first game and introduces some of the new playable characters and factions that will appear in the gore-encrusted sequel, due to release in Q1 2015.

Each comic is viewable in the application on Steam and readers can turn through the digital pages as select music from the game's soundtrack plays in the background. The remaining three issues will be updated to the application leading up to the release of Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number.

Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number Digital Comic Series [Steam]

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10:30 AM on 02.18.2015

Race through ten Chipzel songs on a laser track in Spectra

"F-Zero meets Audiosurf" brings some vivid imagery to mind, but after watching the above trailer, I'm not sure I agree with that tagline for the indie racer Spectra. Sure, it's set to some bumpin' Chipzel tracks, but it look...

Darren Nakamura