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Stardew Valley

Indie darling Stardew Valley passes one million sales

Last we heard, the feel-good farming sim Stardew Valley had sold some 425,000 copies on Steam. It's been about a month since then, and in that time, the figure has ballooned past a million. "It's actually at 1,007,000 [copies sold] as of no...

 
I'm slimey like a snail photo
I'm slimey like a snail

Slime Rancher just added more cuteness!

I'm pretty sure I was right when I said Slime Rancher would be the next big indie hit -- although it is no Stardew Valley -- and now the game is getting even better. In update version 0.3.0 released today, players will be able to expl...

 
Risk of Rain ports
It's only fitting that right as an exciting new roguelike enters my life and rekindles my interest in the genre, an old favorite comes calling. Lately, Risk of Rain has been eating up evenings that would otherwise be wasted o...   read

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Cuphead

I can't get enough of Cuphead's character animations

This is the year Cuphead comes out and that makes me ridiculously happy. Time has an insightful new interview with Studio MDHR lead artist Chad Moldenhauer about the game and its wonderful hand-drawn animation, and oh my lord you need to s...

 
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Gifs

Heart Forth, Alicia sure is looking nice in these gifs

I'm not the only one on staff who's down for the metroidvania Heart Forth, Alicia. Darren graciously popped into chat today with a gif from the latest backer update and I was so enamored, I forgot to cull the post for notable tidbits. Hour...

 
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Demo

After playing the demo, I'm down for Return of the Obra Dinn

I've long admired Return of the Obra Dinn for its distinct lo-fi art direction, but today marks my first time playing it. There's a new demo out on Windows and Mac that's similar to what debuted last month at the Game Developers Conference,...

 
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Severed launch date

Severed is launching on PS Vita April 26

In the two years since we first got eyes on DrinkBox Studios' latest project Severed, it has kept a fairly low profile. Originally scheduled to release last summer, it got pushed back to 2016, and we haven't heard much about it in the meant...

 
Epic Dumpster Bear
Is there something you just love no matter how shitty you know it is?  For example, marshmallow Peeps and candy corn.  Epic Dumpster Bear is a Wii U exclusive, and it is epically shitty, but I kind of like it. Somet...   read

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Skullgirls

Skullgirls 2nd Encore is coming to PC as a paid update on April 13

Lab Zero has announced that Skullgirls 2nd Encore, an updated version of Skullgirls Encore that includes new features, will be making its way to PC this week. 2nd Encore was originally released for PS4 last year and introduced all of the D...

 
NightCry review

Review: NightCry

It seems lately we're in the Renaissance period for nostalgia and reimaginings of successful properties from the '90s. NightCry is one such game among this movement, the spiritual successor to the Clock Tower horror series wh...   read

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Automata Emprie

Fuzzy automated death comes for us all in Automata Empire

Eric Ford's Social Justice Warriors ended up making headlines after the term became a hot button point of contention between various hashtag activists in 2014 and 2015. For his latest game, the social commentary is a bit less overt. On the...

 
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Sup Holmes

Downwell dev's next game may have 'six colors instead of three'

[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.] Not long ago, we were lucky to welcome&nb...

 
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Deals

Nab Enter the Gungeon for $10 as its launch discount continues

At the top of the sales chart this week on Steam and elsewhere is Dodge Roll's bullet-hell dungeon-crawler Enter the Gungeon. The game has received an overwhelmingly favorable reception on Steam so far with 93 percent positive user reviews ...

 
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Choice Provisions

Bit.Trip studio lays off employees at San Francisco office

Bit.Trip developer Choice Provisions (née Gaijin Games) has closed its San Francisco office.  "Over the past few years, the game industry has changed so dramatically that a mid-sized studio operating as we have for the past...

 
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Nude equality

Rust now assigns gender randomly based on your Steam ID

Steam Early Access survival game Rust is no stranger to controversy -- having made players' in-game penis size based on their Steam ID -- and it looks like there is about to be another one. In the latest update, Rust has made...

 
8===D
The awesome folks at Fishing Cactus and Roccat have been kind enough to set you folks with an awesome giveaway! What can you win? Well the grand prize is a brand new Roccat Ryos MK Pro keyboard and a Steam copy of Epistory. Ten runner ups will also receive a copy of Epistory! Not too shabby eh?   read

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End of the Mine

End of the Mine Kickstarter looks like a creepy good time

"End of the mine" sounds like something an '80s beefcake action star would say before tossing a vaguely European villain into a mine shaft for trying to steal bearer bonds or something. But, it's actually a new game on Kickstarter. The 2D a...

 
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Binding of Isaac + Bumbo

Binding of Isaac updates and a Bumbo tease

I'm both excited and terrified for Binding of Isaac Afterbirth+. I mean, more Isaac is always a good thing, but I'm STILL trying to collect all of the items and secrets that were included in the vanilla Afterbirth expansion. Creator Edmund ...

 
Parkitect photo
Parkitect

Parkitect nails that classic theme park sim vibe

To my ridiculous mind, Parkitect sounds like a parakeet mech action figure, but it's actually a theme park simulation game -- one that was cool enough to make it onto Patrick's big list of indie titles to look for in 2016. It's taking a ba...

 
8===D
The awesome folks at Curve Digital have bestowed ten copies of Stikbold! A Dodgeball Adventure on us for PS4. You're probably asking just what is this game about? Well watch this:   read

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#SelfieTennis

Devolver-published #SelfieTennis looks, uh, weird

We've all known for a while that for virtual reality to take off, it needs to facilitate playing with oneself. Developer VR Unicorns perhaps took that advice too literally and built a game about playing tennis, except you continuously telep...

 
Review: Enter the Gungeon
Roguelikes, bullet hells, twin-stick shooters. If you like or have an interest in any of those words, buy this game. Don't even bother reading the rest of this review as you're only wasting time precious time you could be spending with Enter the Gungeon.   read

Stardew Valley photo
Stardew Valley

Death in Stardew Valley's mines isn't quite so punishing now

Few games have me more excited to dig through patch notes than Stardew Valley. Left to my own devices, free of responsibilities, I'd be playing the hell out of it right now. I left off about a week ago trying to decide if I should get goats...

 
Enter the Gungeon trailer photo
Enter the Gungeon trailer

Enter the Gungeon has a cute animated trailer

Enter the Gungeon is a title I've been keeping an eye on. Any game that name checks Binding of Isaac and Nuclear Throne is going to pique my interest, but Gungeon has enough of its own style to step out of the shadow of its inspirations and...

 
HLD review
The post-apocalypse is the new WWII -- the overused, thoroughly played-out, exhausted setting that too many games and movies muck around in. We've seen it all: zombies, mutants, raiders, and hell, even dinosaurs. It's hard to...   read

Quantum Pilot photo
Quantum Pilot

Quantum Pilot should be called 'Stop Hitting Yourself: The Game'

I love all of the quirky, experimental games being released on itch.io these days. Quantum Pilot looks like a simplistic shmup in the style of Galaga and other classics, but instead of shooting down waves of alien buzz-bombers, you're up ag...

 
the Sequence review
Computer programming is a lot like a puzzle. An individual program has a main goal to accomplish, and getting there requires a set of pieces executed in a particular order. It takes a certain part of the brain to think ahead,...   read

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Starbound

Starbound's next big update takes it out of Early Access

I was quick to buy Starbound once it showed up on Steam Early Access, but I didn't stick with it for long out of fear that I'd tire myself with the basics before the game really came together. While the developers have made great strides si...

 
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HoloGrid

Star Wars holochess co-creator brings concept to reality with HoloGrid

While not an official Star Wars product, special effects legend Phil Tippett's (A New Hope, RoboCop, Jurassic Park, The Force Awakens) upcoming AR/VR card-and-video game HoloGrid: Monster Battle will definitely resonate with a lot of ...

 
Skullgirls photo
Skullgirls

Skullgirls is finally hitting PS Vita this week

At long last, Skullgirls 2nd Encore is coming to PlayStation Vita this week. The portable version was initially supposed to launch last summer, but developer Lab Zero Games, by its own admission, "grossly underestimated" just how much work ...

 

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StriderHoang

Space Patrol Luluco is a OVER JUSTICE! JUSTICE IS OVER! OVER JUDGEMENT GUN MORPHING! FIRE FROM FIRE!

 
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Ok yknow what screw Im saving anri!

 
Nekrosys

Going to be honest; after playing around a little more with Star Fox Zero, I actually find myself both adjusting to and liking the control The tutorial was kind of crap, but the game itself is nowhere near as bad as some of the reviews have

 
jak2364

Tfw Valve still gives you a refund even though you went over 2 hours played on a buggy piece of

 
WryGuy

That awkward, awkward moment when you realize you should not let your neighbor ever find out youre half

 
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Dreamweaver

I did it! I finally killed that bastard Pontiff in Dark Souls III! Admittedly it took me over two dozen tries, and I think I got extremely lucky near the end when he didnt attack me much, but I solod it at SL 41 with only +2 weapons, no shields! Yay! :D

 
OverlordZetta

Panty and Stocking aired in Six years I swear it doesnt feel like its been that Guys, I think I need to lie down for a Have some expletives while I contemplate my

 
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Alienation is a fun time, yall

 
Parismio

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KingSigy

I forgot how fucking awesome DJ Hero I still cant quite 5 star all the songs on Expert in the first game, but I always preferred the

 
Gundy

I hate training new Not because I think its a pain, but because my job is 90% There is almost nothing to train the new guys in until they get the permissions to use the ordering

 
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Real talk Do want to write an Ask Me Anything blog, to help boredom during the Although I may ignore touchy LEAVE YOUR QUESTIONS IN THE

 
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Fuck you Pontiff! Now for that other boss in the Hope I can stil

 
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Actual footage from Hoshido mere moments

 
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Anyone still playing Guitar Hero Live out there? Is there anyway to get leaderboards to load Take a good 10-15 seconds on each song to see them for me on

 
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Ill be honest, Im not really into cat I just already happened to like Blake and then it turned out that she had cat Thats how they get you, I

 
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TFW a Steam game works perfectly right up until the refund period expires, then decides to start fucking Fuck you Black Ops

 
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My bladed princess is doing quite I freaking love the

 
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done! I tried something different with the hair highlight shimmies and the foot Ill probably upload this again when more people are on, but for does it look?

 
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Want to watch Akira again, but I realize I actually have to get cracking on this Nioh demo if I want to unlock that Its

 
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I just got the Templar asterisk in Bravely Second but still have no idea what kind of synergy I can utilize for the Kaiser

 
lewness

Sunbro-ing Ancient Wyverns so much fun: You run, I hit Wait, 2 guys drop down here No, this way! STAY HERE, Ill kite the big guy away from the fire projectile I even rest at the plunging platform and make him/her do the honors while I watch

 
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All you catgirl fans will be happy in a couple months

 
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