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5:00 PM on 03.18.2014

Sentai studio sim Chroma Squad could be my XCOM replacement

I played a lot of XCOM last year, between running through Enemy Unknown late and Enemy Within. The blend of on the ground, turn-based combat and back home base management simulation hooked me. Chroma Squad is basically that. Except you're directing a Sentai with actors in colorful spandex dancing around lots of explosions and turtle and plant monsters. It's pretty great.

Steven Hansen

12:30 PM on 03.18.2014

Pig Eat Ball made my butt rumble

"Have you guys played the butt rumble game yet?" That's what Dale North and I were asked by a conversational colleague at IGN's indie game mixer last night. The confused looks on our faces probably served as a blatant tell, ...

Brett Makedonski

10:00 AM on 03.18.2014

Airscape: The Fall of Gravity is an insanely cute platformer

No, Steven, it's not an octopus kitten; it's just an octopus. But, it's a super adorable octopus that may have some kitten-like properties, and more importantly, it's the protagonist of Airscape: The Fall of Gravity. Airscap...

Brett Makedonski

6:00 PM on 03.17.2014

Barkley 2 developers hope to release in late 2014

It's not often that you see fan games actually go anywhere beyond the initial gimmick. After a successful Kickstarter campaign, the developers at Tales of Games spent the last year and a half hard at ...

Alessandro Fillari

5:15 PM on 04.02.2013

Smaller is better: Hands-on with the 7-inch Wikipad

We met with the Wikipad folks during GDC last week to get our hands and eyes on the newly shrunken Wikipad, coming down from the original 10-inch size to a more manageable (and more affordable) 7-inch version. At 10...

Dale North

11:30 AM on 03.30.2013

GDC: Injustice has a Challenge Tower and quicker patching

So close, yet so far away! Injustice: Gods Among Us is one my most-awaited games this year. With just a few weeks left until release, Warner Bros. and NetherRealm invited us for one more look at the game's last bells and whistles.

Abel Girmay

12:45 PM on 03.28.2013

GDC: Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen goes the extra mile

Last year’s release of Dragon’s Dogma turned a lot of heads with its unique take on fantasy action/RPGs. Capcom’s first foray into the open-world genre surprised many with its version of the classic party me...

Alessandro Fillari

10:30 AM on 03.28.2013

Rain is another feather in Sony's cap of new IP

Keeping in line with the offbeat and interesting games that come from SCE Japan Studio, we have Rain. It’s being developed by Japan Studio, Acquire (Tenchu, Sumioni), and PlayStation C.A.M.P. (Tokyo Jungle, Echo Chrome)...

Steven Hansen

8:00 AM on 03.28.2013

Our first detailed look at Suda51's Killer Is Dead

Killer Is Dead is the next big game from developer Grasshopper Manufacture and the mind of Suda51. The basic idea echoes many past Suda games where you become a highly skilled badass taking on overpowered enemies by means of ...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

9:00 AM on 03.27.2013

Muramasa for Vita is amazing, plays great

God damn this game is pretty. Vanillaware’s 2009 Wii title Muramasa: The Demon Blade inevitably pops up in just about any discussion of the best Wii games. It’s sitting on my shelf, snug in its shrink wrap, becaus...

Steven Hansen

8:15 AM on 03.27.2013

Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z: A cyborg ninja zombie killer

A game about acyborg ninja zombie killer that happens to be the arch-enemy of Ryu Hayabusa? Where has this game been all my life? Actually, we heard about it last year -- it's called Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z. We've heard nothing...

Dale North

5:15 PM on 03.26.2013

GDC: Digital Extremes' Star Trek isn't looking too hot

Take a beloved franchise like Star Trek, influences from the heavier hitters in a genre, and you can't go too wrong, right? Well that final verdict of course remains to be seen, but I can't say Digital Extremes' Star Trek makes a good case for itself.

Abel Girmay

3:00 PM on 03.27.2012

Preview: Antichamber

Going into Antichamber, I wasn't entirely sure what to expect. I had this vague concept of what it might be like, given the minimalistic style and knowing that it was a first-person puzzle game. But it ended up being remarkab...

Jordan Devore

7:00 PM on 03.17.2012

Preview: From a Solar Empire to the Sins of a Dark Age

I sat down with some people from Ironclad Games earlier today to discuss their new fantasy real-time strategy game, Sins of a Dark Age. After getting a good look at almost an hour of actual play, I can firmly and resolut...

Daniel Starkey

5:00 PM on 03.15.2012

Preview: Trying to make sense of Datura

Datura is one of those games that compels you to share your in-game experience with friends as if you're telling a grand story about some meaningful feat you accomplished. For me personally, it tends to be exploration-centric...

Jordan Devore

3:00 PM on 03.14.2012

Preview: Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit

Arkedo Studio made a name for itself with a series of games released on the Xbox Live Indie Game channel. Since the studio is best known for its platformers, it is only natural that Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit woul...

Jordan Devore