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6:30 PM on 04.17.2014

Aaru's Awakening is all about movement

I’ve been interested in Aaru’s Awakening ever since its announcement captivated me with its hand-drawn art style. It’s pretty hard to pass up playing a game that looks the way Aaru’s Awakening does. Fr...

Patrick Hancock

12:00 PM on 04.11.2014

Hyper Light Drifter's co-op mode will have you dying over and over

Hyper Light Drifter is on the top of a lot of people's lists of most anticipated games. For good reason, too. The quick-paced, action-RPG with a retro aesthetic looks like it's going to be an absolute pleasure to play. I...

Brett Makedonski

7:00 PM on 04.10.2014

Impressions: Broforce

Whether it's the smartass name or the numerous references to action stars, there's nothing subtle about Broforce. Then there's the seemingly never-ending barrage of explosions and showers of pixelated blood that make the stag...

Alasdair Duncan

4:00 PM on 04.10.2014

Gauntlet is a lot like you remember, just upgraded

Do you remember Gauntlet? It holds a special place in arcade gaming history, but at the same time, it's almost 30 years old. It seems like the perfect time for a remake, doesn't it? Magicka maker Arrowhead Games has the oppor...

Brett Makedonski

12:00 PM on 04.08.2014

An early look at the PC version of Dark Souls II

How many times have I died in Dark Souls II now? 12, 14... 16? Truth is I've already lost count of how many times I've taken a blade to the chest or an arrow to the face. Whenever I think I'm making progress, something takes ...

Alasdair Duncan

12:30 PM on 03.21.2014

World of Diving with Oculus Rift is a real treasure

One thing about this year's GDC is that virtual reality made a huge splash. And that would be an understatement. With the news of Oculus Rift development kit 2 and the reveal of Sony's VR headset, it's looking like there will...

Alessandro Fillari

5:45 PM on 03.18.2014

Hyper Light Drifter is gorgeous and punishing

In recent times it seems as though games in 'retro-style' are on the rise. Perhaps this is nostalgia at work for a bygone era of gaming, or maybe there's an endearing spirit and honesty from gaming's past that peopl...

Alessandro Fillari

9:00 PM on 03.17.2014

The devs of Glitchspace want to make programming fun and cool

One of the benefits of being at the Game Developers Conference is being able to meet the talent behind such inventive and quirky games. While many of the heavy hitters get most of the attention, there's pl...

Alessandro Fillari

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

12:00 PM on 02.26.2014

Preview: Trials: Fusion is daring and really bizarre

The year was 2009. Back when the Xbox 360's XBLA Summer of Games was all the rage, a small little downloadable title called Trials HD came out of nowhere and won the hearts of players. With two sequels, and several million c...

Alessandro Fillari

11:00 AM on 02.17.2014

Chroma: A musical first-person shooter from Harmonix

It makes sense that when word gets out that Harmonix is working on a new game, everyone is going to want to see it. This was exactly the case at an invite-only showing earlier this month, taking place during D.I.C.E. Summit 2...

Dale North

4:00 PM on 02.14.2014

Cloudbuilt: It's like Mega Man & Mirror's Edge had a baby

When I first saw Cloudbuilt, I fell in love with the art style. It was pretty much heaven in my mind, with gorgeous aerial views mixed with sketch-heavy visuals. It helps that the gameplay looks like a solid mixture of parkou...

Chris Carter

6:00 PM on 02.05.2014

The Toymaker returns in Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2

The Toymaker was first introduced in Mirror of Fate, and he returns for Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2. Dracula is looking for the Mirror of Fate, and when the Toymaker is about to present one clue pointing to the mirror he ...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

6:30 PM on 01.24.2014

Casting magic spells in Magicka: Wizard War's new mode

Magicka: Wizard Wars has been available through Steam's Early Access program since October and it's been seeing updates at least once a week. Updates ranging from small bug fixes, to big new additions. A lot of these updates...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

8:00 AM on 01.09.2014

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 is bold and uncompromising

In 2010, Konami took a chance on the obscure Spanish development studio MercurySteam to create a reboot for one of the most adored and quoted game series ever. While Castlevania: Lords of Shadow went on to become a popular se...

Alessandro Fillari

3:00 PM on 10.16.2013

Preview: Conquer space one turn at a time in Horizon

4X (Explore, Expand, Exploit, Exterminate) space strategy games have been all over the place, and recently we've had Sins of a Solar Empire to tackle the real-time side of the genre. It's been awhile since we've had...

Joshua Derocher