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The perfect sequel
The first Legend of Grimrock was damn near perfect. Coming seemingly out of nowhere, it put a fresh new face on the dungeon-crawling genre. It was a game that didn't forget its roots yet also didn't forget that we live in a different time. It's no surprise, then, that the sequel is absolutely stunning. read feature

Frozen Synapse iPhone

Devs take note: THIS is how you do a press release


Also, Frozen Synapse is now on iPhones
Jan 08
Frozen Synapse was a brilliant game when it released on PC in 2011. Its brilliance has since been ported to the iPad and now, the iPhone. To celebrate, the game is on sale on Steam! It's easy to recommend to anyone who ... read
PC Port: MGSV

PC Port Report: Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes


Smooth like Big Boss' skin-tight suit
Jan 01
It's hard to know what a PC port of a Metal Gear Solid game will look like in 2014. Revengeance had a decent port, but that was done by Platinum. The last Metal Gear game to hit our Home Computers was over a de... read
Year of the local multiplayer
What a magical year this was! It's hard coming up with a GOTY list, especially if you force yourself to pick only 10. That's why I didn't, I picked as many as I needed to! It's thirteen; I picked thirteen games.  There w... read feature

Dota 2 6.83

Dota 2 gets a 'Shifting Snows' winter update and a balance patch


Hancock: Posting about -> Dota 2
Dec 18
Frostivus is not coming this year, but that doesn't mean Dota 2 goes stale! While there may not be a big gameplay event, we've got some big gameplay changes taking place. Lifestealer takes a lot of the focus in this upda... read
Taylor Swift rulez

Best song of 2014 gets a Dota 2 parody


Yeah, I said it
Dec 13
While you're sitting there, not admitting that you love Taylor Swift's "Shake it Off," why not get down to this. Sick. Beat? Seriously though, this is an amazing parody of a catchy song for all Dota 2 fans. read
SanctuaryRPG

SanctuaryRPG is now out on Steam Early Access


Best $5 you can spend today
Dec 13
SanctuaryRPG, which has been available on itch.io for some time, has now made its way to Steam as SanctuaryRPG: Black Edition. It's an ASCII RPG with an approachable, yet intricate and rewarding battle system and light-h... read
Pull-a pull-a pull-a
Tengami has been out on iOS devices for quite some time but has now finally made its debut on Wii U. I think it's great that the Wii U has the perfect setup for iOS games to make a pretty seamless transition thanks to th... read feature

Best community or bestest community?
I love fighting games. Well, I love pretty much all competitive games, but fighting games are some of the most satisfying. Pulling off combos (or kombos), discovering new "tech," and watching the metagame develop are all supe... read feature

PC Port Inquisition

PC Port Report: Dragon Age: Inquisition


How does Varric's chest hair look on PC?
Nov 11
The third installment in the Dragon Age franchise is finally here. If you're like me, you are cautiously optimistic with this one after playing Dragon Age II. I'm more of a tactical player, and felt that I was left in th... read
TF2 bumper cars

Team Fortress 2 is getting bumper cars


Because at this point why not
Oct 29
Just the other day I was curious as to what Team Fortress 2 would do for Halloween this year. In fact, the TF2 event is one of the reasons why Halloween is my favorite holiday! Well the update, detailed here, h... read
else Heart.Break()

First else Heart.Break() trailer reminds me it exists


[insert crummy computer science joke here]
Oct 22
Everyone remembers else Heart.Break(), right? Of course you do, because it was on my "Top 30 indies to look out for in 2013" list! There was very little information on the game at that point, and apparently I thought it woul... read

THEY CHANGED THE DOTA 2 MAP


Nothing is sacred
Sep 23
A new Dota 2 update hit today, and THEY CHANGED EVERYTHING. Two runes. New rune. THE MAP IS DIFFERENT. Reworked Heroes. Chen can take over Ancients. Something happened to Riki, I'm not sure what exactly? THE MAP IS DIFFERENT. Did I mention that they changed the map and added a rune?  read
Battlegrounds Day 2

The final four duke it out today at Red Bull Battlegrounds


I hope you like Terran
Sep 21
Yesterday was some of the most intense StarCraft II play that I have ever seen. First of all, if you missed it, you should watch the recording on Red Bull's site. Secondly, the rest of this post does contain spoiler... read
Red Bull StarCraft II

The Red Bull Battlegrounds StarCraft II grand finals are live!


Some of the biggest names in SC2 are competing
Sep 20
Man, it feels pretty good to talk about StarCraft II esports again. I've been way more focused on Dota 2 recently and it's nice to go back to what helped get me into the scene. Anyway, the grand finals for the Red B... read
Always talk to the animals
Remember the first "western RPG" that really made an impression on you? Maybe it was Baldur's Gate, maybe it was Planescape: Torment, or maybe it was Dragon Age: Origins. Regardless, you love that game. It might have fla... read feature

Gentlemanly and Objectiony
You got chocolate in my peanut butter! You got peanut butter in my chocolate!  Reese's Peanut Butter Cups are great. Personally, my favorite part is the edge, as long as you still get a little bit of peanut butter along ... read feature

Techies omg

Techies officially coming to Dota 2 next week


'Time to find a new hobby'
Aug 30
Techies, the explosive and suicidal Dota 2 Hero, is finally coming to the game next week, as detailed in the latest Dota 2 blog update. I've never played Techies in DOTA, but here's what I've gathered so far: Techie... read
Introducing Dota 2 benchwarMMR!
Believe it or not, in all my time spent in Dota 2, I've never played a single solo matchmaking game. I've played plenty of team games, but the anxiety that comes with playing alone with strangers gets to me while playing Dot... read feature

Ludum Dare 30

Ludum Dare 30 has begun!


Constraints often inspire creativity!
Aug 22
Ludum Dare 30, the indie game jam, has officially begun! For the next 72 hours, many amateur (and professional) game developers are going to hunker down and do their best to create a game focused around a central theme. The t... read
Free indie game

The Testament of the White Cypress is out now and free


Delightful indie game worth exploring
Aug 17
David O'Toole, developer of 2x0ng, has just released his newest game, The Testament of the White Cypress. Inspired by games like Ultima and Zork, Cypress follows a monk named Geoffrey as he explores a strange and da... read
SpyParty jibber jabber

Look at these SpyParty characters talk!


Possibly playable at PAX Prime
Aug 11
Remember the five new SpyParty characters? Of course you do! I even came up with elaborate backstories for each of them based solely on their appearance. Surely everyone remembers that? Chris Hecker, developer of SpyPar... read
PRO TIPS FROM PRO PLAYERZ
I've been playing Crypt of the NecroDancer, and now I fancy myself a pretty amazing player. The game hits Steam's Early Access program in just two days, and so I figured I'd impart my wisdom unto any new players who may be out there by making a hawt tipz video. read feature

Frozen Synapse renamed

Frozen Endzone renamed Frozen Cortex, Mac and Linux versions available


'The original name was a bit rubbish and we got bored of it'
Jul 23
Frozen Endzone, the tactical robo-sport from the developers of Frozen Synapse, has officially been renamed. The new name is Frozen Cortex, and I've taken the liberty of making a new logo for it. The rename is taking place bec... read
Dota 2 International 4

The biggest esports tournament in history continues


Dota 2's International tournament enters day 3
Jul 20
Note: there will be no spoilers in this post for day one or two, but expect them in the comments!  Yesterday was as exciting as it was heartbreaking for some, but that's just the way things go when over $10 million is on... read
The International 2014

Day 2 of The International is live, let's talk about it!


Biggest Dota 2 tournament will crush hopes and dreams today
Jul 19
First of all, don't worry I won't spoil anything from yesterday here. There will, however, be spoilers in the comments! Yesterday was an intense start to The International 2014, with great teams like DK, Newbee, and EG playin... read
ASCII RPG

SanctuaryRPG is now available and name-your-own-price!


ASCII RPG for you and me
Jul 17
SanctuaryRPG, a combination of roguelikes and JRPGS with ASCII graphics, is available now and best of all, you can pay whatever you want! After playing for the past few days, I heavily recommend laying down some cash for this... read
International 2014

The Dota 2 International 2014 wildcard round is underway


Two wildcard matches and solo championship today
Jul 08
The day has finally arrived! The biggest Dota 2 tournament of the year is about to officially begin! Today, four wildcard teams will battle it out for one remaining position in the tournament and their shot at a pri... read
Dota 2 Streams

There will be a newbie-friendly stream for Dota 2's International tournament


For those who don't know a BKB from a CS
Jul 04
The 2014 website for The International Dota 2 Championships is now live, and with it comes some great new information. The best of which is that there will be a specific stream for players brand new to the esport. This s... read
The Search for Curly's Gold
The first Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing wasn't a bad game, however it did have crippling technical issues that held it back. Those issues have since been fixed, and developer Neocore Games has learned a lot i... read feature

Dota 2 10 Million

Dota 2 International prize pool now at $10 million


Yes. You read that correctly.
Jun 27
The Dota 2 prize pool for the upcoming International 2014 tournament is now at $10 million dollars. With zeroes that looks like this: $10,000,000. All of the newly added stretch goals have been reached, the most recent ... read
TF2 Update!

Team Fortress 2's Love & War update detailed, let's talk about it


FAT ENGINEER
Jun 19
I'll assume everyone has already seen the Team Fortress 2 animated short that Valve put out yesterday and have been very excited to jump back into TF2. Today, the Love & War update has been more detailed, with new weapons and GIGANTIC balance changes. Let's chat about them, shall we? read






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