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6:50 PM on 03.19.2014

Double Fine's Hack 'N' Slash is like Zelda, but you hack the game

Borne out of Double Fine's yearly Amnesia Fortnight game jam, Hack 'N' Slash (as well as Spacebase DF-9) is getting a full release this summer. The top down action adventure game may look like a Legend of Zelda clone, but tha...

Steven Hansen

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

7:00 AM on 03.07.2014

Nova-111 has captured my heart in real-time

BitSummit is under way in Kyoto, Japan, and some of the country’s finest independent developers are present to show off their games. One particularly strong showing comes from Funktronic Labs, a studio that’s nat...

Brett Makedonski

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

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

11:00 AM on 02.14.2014

Preview: South Park: The Stick of Truth is ambitious

So, where were you when South Park: The Stick of Truth was announced? This was all the way back in 2011, around the time another certain RPG title was on the minds of players. It was certainly a surprising reveal, don't you t...

Alessandro Fillari

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

11:05 AM on 01.30.2014

Preview: Dark Souls II

As one of the most celebrated and admired games of the last generation, the Souls series from the developers at From Software has many admirers and critics. Many swear by its uncompromising and hardcore gameplay systems and d...

Alessandro Fillari

11:00 AM on 01.30.2014

Lords of the Fallen won't be a walk in the park

A couple of weeks ago I wrote up this little story asking for CI Games to show us some real gameplay footage of Lords of the Fallen. Well, there's still no footage but at the very least I got to see the game in action earlier...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

9:00 AM on 01.30.2014

Charging wildly into War of the Vikings

War of the Vikings, the close-quarters Vikings-versus-Saxons bloodbath, is in Early Access on Steam. Yesterday, it saw its biggest patch leading up to its early March release window. With it comes the content I got to test ou...

Steven Hansen

8:00 AM on 01.24.2014

Preview: The first four hours of Thief

Back in October, I got the chance to sit down to chat with members of Eidos Montreal after a lengthy session with the new entry in the Thief series. Since the reveal in 2009, the game has gone through many different iteration...

Alessandro Fillari

8:00 AM on 01.23.2014

Preview: Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

Whenever games tied to a major license are announced, there's usually a collective grumble from fans. Titles based on movies, television, or comics usually don't end up well, as most of the time they're developing with the fo...

Alessandro Fillari

6:30 PM on 01.22.2014

Dear Infamous: Second Son, please come out already

I got a PlayStation 4 and I really like it. I've played some fun games on there like Resogun and, uh, well okay that's about it. I mean I've played other games on the console like Assassin's Creed IV, but I'm specifically re...

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

11:45 AM on 11.06.2013

Ryse: Son of Rome: A time of great unrest

People keep asking me about Ryse: Son of Rome. I think everyone has questions because we've heard so many conflicting things about the Xbox One launch title since its announcement. Is it a string of quick time events? How doe...

Dale North