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Kerbal Space Program photo
Science doesn't screw around
I might have never touched Kerbal Space Program had it not been offered as a review assignment. What a tremendous shame that would've been. From a comfortable distance, I had seen enough of this hardcore rocket-building and ... read feature

Goat Simulator DLC photo
Goat Simulator DLC

GoatZ DLC brings fire-breathing zombie elephants to Goat Simulator


Also includes boring human zombies
May 05
Zombies are coming to Goat Simulator and absolutely no one is surprised. The zombie-filled GoatZ expansion calls itself "the only survival game on Steam that isn’t in Early Access," which is only a little untrue. ... read
Starbound update photo
Starbound update

New Starbound update adds pets and teleporters


And what else? I don't know; SLIME!
Apr 21
It seems like these are being pushed out more frequently now. The last stable update to Starbound came out about three months ago, but before that it had been nearly a year. That said, this update seems much less substantial ... read
GTA V PC photo
GTA V PC

GTA V may be seven discs on PC


Leaked photos appear to show LOTS of disc art
Apr 09
[Update: A separate source reached out to us privately to independently verify that these images and the number of discs are accurate.] If a post that appeared on reddit earlier today is to be believed, the physical version o... read
ATARI photo
ATARI

Atari's buggy, unfinished Asteroids MMO is out now


...on Steam Early Access
Mar 27
Atari has taken a break from bullying indie developers to release Asteroids: Outpost, a gross and twisted cash-in on the beloved space shooter that first delighted arcade patrons in 1979. The "open world sandbox survival game... read
Xbox One & PC photo
Xbox One & PC

State of Decay: Year One Survival Edition debut trailer, releases April 28


GOTY 2013, if you don't mention The Last of Us to me
Mar 19
State of Decay was one of those pleasant surprises back in 2013. Sure, the sandbox/RPG-lite horror game was a little rough, but it was an intense experience full of free flow situations, base building, and likable survivors.... read
Goat Sim on Xbox photo
Goat Sim on Xbox

Lick the world: Goat Simulator releases for Xbox One and Xbox 360 in April


Better tell the teens about this
Mar 13
Oh, right, Goat Simulator is coming to Xbox One and Xbox 360. That's happening in April. This short new trailer says as much, but there's another reason to watch: a real goat stands on an Xbox One. It tickles me knowing they... read
Terraria: Otherworld photo
Terraria: Otherworld

Terraria: Otherworld's GDC trailer drops more hints about its alternate universe


Crystal defender
Mar 12
When Terraria: Otherworld was announced, it was difficult to tell from the trailer what makes it stand apart from its big brother Terraria or futuristic half-cousin Starbound. Developer Re-Logic's description gave some insig... read
Terraria: Otherworld photo
Terraria: Otherworld

Terraria: Otherworld trailer shows an alternate dimension to the sandbox


'Not Terraria 2'
Feb 16
Whoa. What's this? A new game in the Terraria universe? I have just recently been getting back into the similar-but-unrelated Starbound, so this is especially interesting news right about now. Re-Logic released the above alp... read
Windward photo
Windward

Windward: RPG lootin' on the high seas


Sea-ablo
Feb 10
To a sailor, a ship represents freedom. It grants the ability to go anywhere and do anything. In Windward, players take on the role of a captain, dropped into a tropical archipelago sandbox. True to theme, there are many opt... read
Saints Row IV: Re-Elected photo
Good to go for a second term
Saints Row IV is absolutely crazy. It is, without a doubt, one of the most off-the-wall sandbox experiences you can have on a console or otherwise. It's an excellent cooperative adventure as well, and it delivers the franchis... read feature

Starbound update photo
Starbound update

Starbound update includes new race, new combat, new universe


First stable update in almost a year
Jan 28
Wow. It has been a long time. I thought that maybe I had missed a stable update somewhere along the line, but by Chucklefish's own admission, this is the first one since last March. To take a step back, development on Starbo... read
Besiege photo
Besiege

Medieval contraption builder Besiege looks splendid


The incredible death machine
Jan 27
Word of Besiege has gotten to me slowly, but now that it's here, I feel obligated to pass the message on. This is a physics-driven medieval puzzle game about building killer contraptions, like this ingenious windmill on wheel... read
Lucius II photo
Lucius II

Heh, Lucius II *would* release on Friday the 13th


This doesn't look good
Jan 26
  I liked the idea of Lucius. Not enough games place children in the leading role, much less children who happen to be the devil's offspring. But good games aren't built on potential alone. In his review for Destructoid,... read
State of Decay Xbox One photo
State of Decay Xbox One

State of Decay Xbox One remaster hits April 28, upgrade plan detailed


Improved graphics and 'hundreds of smaller improvements'
Jan 20
Oh, right, State of Decay is coming to Xbox One. Rough as it is in spots, the third-person zombie survival game is worth experiencing (though preferably during a Steam sale). Running around town with your crew, fortifying bas... read
SRIV: Gat out of Hell photo
Like a sinner before the gates of Heaven
There’s something about a series that doesn’t feel the need to make a ton of social commentary, or really feel grounded in reality. The Saints Row series is like if the worlds of The Naked Gun and Grand Theft Auto... read feature

Medieval Engineers photo
Medieval Engineers

Build castles and blow them up with a trebuchet in Medieval Engineers


Coming soon to Steam Early Access
Jan 13
Keen Software has built a million-person-strong audience for Space Engineers, but I've stayed away from the work-in-progress construction sandbox game so far. Steam Early Access often has that effect on me. The studio's next... read
Terraria photo
Terraria

Had enough yet? Terraria headed to PS4 and Xbox One next week


Just remembered that I own Starbound
Nov 06
There's no stopping Terraria. I played, and I do mean played, the 2D sandbox game years ago on PC, and it was quite the time sink. Back then, I didn't imagine it'd come to any other platforms, but it has -- to consoles, handh... read
Steam photo
Steam

GRAV is a survival sandbox set on alien worlds


Purple trees? I'm listening
Nov 05
I don't know when I'll be in a state of mind to play another "sandbox survival experience," but I do like the look of GRAV and its vibrant alien worlds. The dancing is a nice touch, too. This is a PC game in development at B... read
Minecraft Vita photo
Minecraft Vita

Minecraft on PS Vita is the definitive portable version


Where was this two years ago?
Oct 21
You know what Minecraft is, your parents know what Minecraft is, and your grandparents just don't understand why that younger family member is on the iPad all the time. It's everywhere, but why has it never received a proper ... read
Wii U photo
Wii U

U Craft seeks to fill the Minecraft void on Wii U


Someone's parents won't know the difference
Sep 30
There might not be Minecraft for Wii U, but there is U Craft. Close enough? This is in the works at Nexis Games, the studio behind some games I'm also not familiar with -- do BrickBlast U! or The Dance of the Damned ring any ... read
Goat Simulator photo
Goat Simulator

You can now play Goat Simulator on the go


I like the idea of playing it at the DMV
Sep 17
Coffee Stain Studios has brought Goat Simulator to iOS and Android. It's $4.99. While the game is surely best controlled with something other than a touch screen, the make-your-own-fun sandbox experience is suitable for mobil... read
Q-Games photo
Q-Games

The Tomorrow Children might just push me into buying a PS4


This is Q-Games, after all
Sep 16
The Tomorrow Children was one of the more intriguing, albeit overlooked announcements out of this year's gamescom and the more I hear about it, the better it sounds. And there's plenty left to hear -- the team at Q-Games had ... read
PS Vita photo
PS Vita

Don't Starve hits PS Vita next week with Cross-Buy


Reign of Giants expansion included
Aug 25
Klei will release its sandbox survival game Don't Starve: Giant Edition for PS Vita on Tuesday, September 2. This port will come with the Reign of Giants DLC (more characters, biomes, seasons) included in its $14.99 price tag... read
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Take to the skies with the latest GTA Online update


Of course there's a Top Gun parody
Aug 18
It's been quite some time since a major GTA Online update but Rockstar has broken its silence with the announcement of not heists. Sorry.  Instead it's The San Andreas Flight School update. Expect new air and land vehic... read
PS4 / PS Vita photo
PS4 / PS Vita

Nom Nom Galaxy will be right at home on PS Vita and PS4


Playable now on Steam Early Access
Aug 13
Following its work for Q-Games on PixelJunk Monsters Ultimate and PixelJunk Shooter Ultimate, Double Eleven is now co-developing Nom Nom Galaxy for PlayStation 4 and PS Vita. Nom Nom Galaxy is as adorable as it is difficult t... read
Watch Dogs photo
Watch Dogs

New Watch Dogs single-player content came out yesterday, if you're into that


Check out this bevy of additional stuff to do
Jul 02
Oh hey, everyone. New Watch Dogs content. The newly-released DLC package includes three new single-player missions and two new weapons, perks, and additional outfits. The first new missions will deal with Aiden Pearce infiltr... read
Minecraft photo
Minecraft

Minecraft has sold over 54 million copies across all platforms


You could say they're 'building' an empire...
Jun 25
If the amount of kids screwing around in Minecraft while their doting parents shake their heads going "Oh, those kids and their Minecraft!" and Let's Plays and creepers in popular media isn't enough to tell you how ridiculous... read
Terraria photo
Terraria

PS4 and Xbox One are next for Terraria


Releasing sometime this year
Jun 03
After making it to Xbox 360, PS3, and PS Vita, Terraria has set its sights on PS4 and Xbox One. Publisher 505 Games says these ports will be out later this year with all of the 1.2 content "alongside some brand new functional... read
Halo in Minecraft photo
Halo in Minecraft

Float and sputter: Halo assets coming to Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition


~Gregorian chant begins~
May 27
Previously, we have seen Skyrim and Marvel come to Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition, but the flagship Xbox franchise Halo has been suspiciously absent. You don't think Microsoft would pass up on an opportunity to marry two of its... read
Goat Sim photo
Goat Sim

Goat Simulator gets a new map, multiplayer, and more goats in June


Patch 1.1 is coming slightly later than expected
May 20
Goat Simulator was fun while it lasted but more content to mess around with is sorely needed. Coffee Stain Studios says patch 1.1 is arriving later than previously announced, now on June 3, in order to make sure the new map i... read
Minecraft photo
Minecraft

Here's a sample of Minecraft's upcoming world customization options


Sliders, and lots of 'em
Apr 22
I'm no longer an avid player of Minecraft but the world customization feature planned for update 1.8 has grabbed my attention. Here's a video demonstration to get us started. Through the use of 16 sliders (or direct value in... read






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