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Ori and the Blind Forest is a beautiful metroidvania photo
Ori and the Blind Forest is a beautiful metroidvania
by Darren Nakamura

Before I was able to play Ori and the Blind Forest, Microsoft Studios producer Daniel Smith rattled off a list of influences for the game, which sets lofty, perhaps unreasonable, expectations. He cited the works of Hayao Miyazaki, Super Meat Boy, Limbo, and Metroid. Though each has achieved greatness in its own right, the grouping is a strange one.

Imagine my surprise and delight to find that the influences are not only clear, but that they work wonderfully together.

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2:00 PM on 06.07.2014

Valiant Hearts: The Great War is not one to miss

The latest developer diary for Valiant Hearts: The Great War details how the World War I game ties together puzzle, adventure, and action elements to present a heart wrenching sad tale of war, and the people who get sucked i...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

1:30 PM on 06.03.2014

PS4 and Xbox One are next for Terraria

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...

Jordan Devore

12:15 PM on 06.02.2014

Awesomenauts Assemble! coming to Xbox One

Awesomenauts has enjoyed a healthy life, appearing on last generation consoles and thriving on PC with tons of updated content. Awesomenauts Assemble! released on PlayStation 4 earlier this year, and although it lags behind t...

Darren Nakamura

12:00 PM on 05.21.2014

Fossil Echo flattens Shadow of the Colossus down to 2D

Shadow of the Colossus is one of the greatest games of all time, so citing it as a major influence brings a double meaning to "standing on the shoulders of giants." Adding Oddworld as another influence makes me very interest...

Darren Nakamura

11:00 AM on 05.19.2014

Worms Battlegrounds to bring annelid anarchy to PS4 and Xbox One on June 3

Since what feels like the dawn of time (or at least shortly after Scorched Earth existed), Worms has been a mainstay of videogames in general. With its odd humor and ridiculous arsenal, it has graced over 25 platforms with i...

Darren Nakamura

6:00 PM on 05.15.2014

Heart Forth, Alicia ends its Kickstarter run tonight

Heart Forth, Alicia has done well for itself. The original Kickstarter pitch grabbed my attention and I'm far from the only one -- crowdfunding pledges have come through for nearly every stretch goal. New game plus. Ports to ...

Jordan Devore

4:45 PM on 05.14.2014

Awesomenauts adds Sentry X-58 and replays

It seems we only just got Penny Fox in Awesomenauts: Starstorm and now Ronimo is back with its 18th character to date, Sentry X-58. He has a risky ability that launches a black hole, dealing back damage he's taken during a s...

Jordan Devore



Celebrate Super Time Force's launch with A TON OF GIFS! photo
Celebrate Super Time Force's launch with A TON OF GIFS!
by Hamza CTZ Aziz

Super Time Force is officially out today for the Xbox One and the Xbox 360. YES YES YES! We loved the game, it's a ton of fun, and you should just go buy it already what is wrong with you hurry up.

Capybara is celebrating the launch by unleashing ALL the gifs. There's so many gifs that you can basically communicate in gifs to your friends. Also here's a brand new trailer. It's pretty messed up.

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Valiant Hearts: The Great War is haunting photo
Valiant Hearts: The Great War is haunting
by Alessandro Fillari

I don't know about you, but I really like Ubisoft's recent output of games utilizing the UbiArts Framework engine. I'm quite a fan of games that use 2D visuals to tell a story, and even with the recent release of Child of Light, the publisher has got another UbiArts title in the pipeline. Revealed last year along with the 2D RPG, Valiant Hearts: The Great War plans to try something a bit different with the engine by setting an adventure game in one of the most brutal conflicts in modern history.

After getting the chance to play the title at a recent Ubisoft preview event, I came away quite intrigued with what it has to offer. With its release next month, the developers at Ubisoft Montpellier plan to take a different approach to a war game, by bringing the focus on people looking for glory, love, and the will to survive.

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Review: Super Time Force photo
Review: Super Time Force
by Jordan Devore

Capybara Games has been demoing Super Time Force at trade shows for years now, offering players a chance to become acquainted with its neat take on side-scrolling shooters but not enough time to truly dig in. The people hovering behind you in line have stuff to do too, after all.

Here we are, at last. We can play Super Time Force in the privacy of our own homes, spending as much precious time as we'd like to perfect runs without feeling guilty. Life is good.

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11:00 PM on 05.09.2014

Super Time Force isn't just crazy shooty-shooty-bam-bam mayhem

Capy released a new trailer for Super Time Force today, and it shows off some of the slow motion aspects of the game. Every level contains three mysterious inter-dimensional power-ups called Shards. Shoot them and time will ...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

1:00 PM on 05.07.2014

Valiant Hearts: The Great War set to release on June 25

Valiant Hearts: The Great War is looking just as sharp, serious, and moving as it did when Hamza previewed it last year. The puzzle adventure game set during World War I and starring a varied cast of characters (including a ...

Darren Nakamura

7:00 AM on 05.06.2014

Adventures of Pip follows one pixel's journey to become a hero

As long time videogame enthusiasts, we have seen graphics evolve slowly over time, with character sprites becoming more and more detailed as time went on. What we do not see often is that evolution through the course of a si...

Darren Nakamura

1:45 PM on 05.05.2014

I see what they did there: Full Bore stars a wild pig

As it turns out, pigs are a lot smarter than we typically give them credit for. That could be the inspiration behind the open-world puzzle platformer Full Bore, which stars a digging boar as it journeys through ancient ruins...

Darren Nakamura

4:30 PM on 05.02.2014

Super Time Force has a release date and it's soon

"Prepare To Die DIE DIE DIE DIE DIE DIE DIE DIEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!" It's true. There will be plenty of death when Super Time Force drops on May 14, 2014 for Xbox 360 and Xbox One. Capy Games has a shiny new trailer to acc...

Jordan Devore