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Strafe

Strafe is going to make 2017 feel like 1996 all over again

Steven Hansen... Steven Hansen. Where do I know that name from? Eh, maybe it'll come to me later. Developer Pixel Titans has teamed up with Devolver Digital for its mid-'90s-feeling first-person shooter, Strafe, and that makes a whole lot o...

 
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Bloodstained model update

Bloodstained development update offers 3D model glamour shots

Look, it's Bloodstained. While Ritual of the Night isn't quite the same when Iga himself isn't demonstrating the gameplay to you, I suppose it's nice to see tangible evidence of the game as a work in progress rather than heady ideal. This ...

 
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Knights and Bikes

Heck yes, Knights and Bikes is happening

I should've taken Darren's advice. He told us to watch the pitch video for Knights and Bikes, an action-RPG from some of the talented folks behind Tearaway and Ratchet and Clank, but instead I only read a bit, then glanced at a few (rather...

 
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Shenmue III

Here are some all-new Shenmue III images

Yu Suzuki has shared a selection of new screenshots of the upcoming Shenmue III.  The pretty pictures come hot off the presses from MAGIC (which stands for Monaco Anime Game Interview Conferences, but is less fantastical sounding). ...

 
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Battalion 1944

Battalion 1944's stretch goals include a full single player campaign

World War II shooter Battalion 1944 has been doing really well for itself on Kickstarter: it got funded in three days, and in a week it had doubled its goal. Now with three days remaining, developer Bulkhead Interactive has announced stret...

 
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UNSUNG STORY

Final Fantasy Tactics director's studio considering refunds for mismanaged Kickstarter project

Unsung Story, the crowdfunded SRPG from Final Fantasy Tactics director Yasumi Matsuno, was delayed indefinitely earlier this month after diminishing finances and departing staff forced the company to shift its focus to another project ...

 
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Wii U port in limbo

Hyper Light Drifter might not make it to Wii U

Thanks to a prosperous run on Kickstarter, Heart Machine brought in enough funding for its slick action-RPG Hyper Light Drifter to target a good spread of platforms. But one of the planned versions, the Wii U port, might not pan out. It is ...

 
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Pinstripe

Hell has never been prettier than in Pinstripe

Normally, thinking about Hell conjures up images of fire, torture, and torture by fire. Pinstripe goes more for the Inferno ninth circle look; this place is cold. But in addition to that, it is hauntingly beautiful. The wistful piano backin...

 
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Battalion 1944

Battalion 1944 hits 200% funding on Kickstarter with three weeks remaining

I’ve been having a bit of a binge on World War II FPS games recently. Mainly Valve’s massively underappreciated Day of Defeat: Source, but also a bit of Medal of Honor: Airborne here and there. It’s a shame the genre kind...

 
Battalion 1944 photo
Battalion 1944

Is it about time to revive the WW2 shooter?

Years ago, World War II shooters were everywhere. Then the bubble burst. Activision, EA, and all the pretenders trained their sights on more contemporary settings, quickling transitioning series like Call of Duty, Medal of Honor, and Battle...

 
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Kickfail

Honest Kickstarter details exactly how it'll waste your money (Fauxclusive)

Following allegations of behind-the-scenes financial misconduct with the crowdfunded Ant Simulator game, the team behind a newly-launched Kickstarter campaign is now promising complete transparency with how it will ultimately blow...

 
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Visage

Visage is attempting to expand on P.T. at a much deeper level

If you want to get Zack Furniss's attention, mentioning Phantasmagoria, Silent Hill, and P.T. while having a Babadook-lookin' homie in your game is sure bet. SadSquare Studios is attempting to crowdfund Visage, its take ...

 
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Unsung Story

Final Fantasy Tactics director's Unsung Story placed on indefinite hold

Remember Unsung Story: Tale of the Guardians, the Kickstarter dream project from Yasumi Matsuno (director of Final Fantasy Fucking Tactics, Final Fantasy XII, Tactics Ogre, and Vagrant Goddamn Story), Hitoshi Sakimoto (composer for all...

 
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Broken

Ex-Blizzard devs develop new episodic horror game, Broken

Ex-Blizzard developers have banded together to produce new episodic horror game, Broken. Said to be inspired by games like The Walking Dead, The Last of Us and Half-Life, the new studio - Kollide Entertainment - wants to develop a narr...

 
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Knights and Bikes

Former Tearaway, Ratchet and Clank devs team up for action RPG Knights and Bikes

I could write up a basic synopsis of Knights and Bikes right here, but honestly, readers will benefit most from just watching the video below. If you want to skip the obligatory "two dudes sitting in front of a camera talking about the proj...

 
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Mighty No. 9

Mighty No. 9 is a lesson for future Kickstarters

Well, Mighty No. 9 has been delayed. Again (Déjà Vu, right)! Even though the aforementioned headline stresses "again," it would be nearly indistinguishable from the past occurrences. So what's wrong this time? Well, "onli...

 
Mighty No. 9th delay photo
Mighty No. 9th delay

Mighty No. 9 delayed (again)

Mighty No. 9 had a firm February 9 release date after a series of delays (the original Kickstarter estimate for delivery was April 2015) and then a recent promise that there'd be no more delays. Well, about that... A very hilarious beat-aro...

 
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Kickstarter

Invisigun Heroes isn't your typical battle arena

Earlier, Darren described Invisigun Heroes as being "like Bomberman but everybody is invisible." That should have been reason enough for me to investigate. It has a nice aesthetic. It looks well-designed. Plus, those old Bomberman titles ar...

 
Shenmue III photo
Shenmue III

Have a few more Shenmue III screenshots

Some early images of Shenmue III were shown at a Monaco Anime Game International Conference (MAGIC) press event earlier today, and now here they are online, ready for inspection.

 
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Consortium: The Tower

'Deus Ex combined with Die Hard' is probably a stretch, Consortium

Consortium is back with a Kickstarter campaign for Consortium: The Tower, a follow up to the 2014 original. In my review I said, "It's a little rough -- with the most recent patch, I didn't experience any bugs, though some people are sti...

 
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Rides With Strangers

Wanna feel uncomfortable? Look at Rides With Strangers' Kickstarter

When I hunt for news, most of what I find doesn't make me bat an eye. Reflect Studios' Rides With Strangers showed me that I wasn't as jaded as I thought. Playing as Elora, a college graduate pursuing her dream job, your car breaks dow...

 
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Kickstarter

Two titles accounted for a quarter of all video game Kickstarter funds last year

Crowdfunding platform Kickstarter had a fantastic year on the gaming front. Between video games and tabletop games, more than $144 million was pledged -- a figure that almost doubled what was pledged in 2014. Of that, some $46 million went ...

 
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One Dog Story

Serious Cave Story vibes come off One Dog Story

Cave Story is so revered among indie game enthusiasts, it's little surprise it would be cited as an influence for others making a game. One Dog Story lists it up there with others like Battletoads and Shovel Knight. One Dog Story is about a...

 
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Star Wars

That bonkers unofficial open world Star Wars Kickstarter has been canceled

A few days ago, on a PC far far away, someone wanted to create an open world Star Wars game. Note that this is a completely unofficial project that would have instantly been swallowed by Disney once it got wind of it. It was an insane ...

 
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Longest Night

Longest Night is a nice little tease for Night in the Woods

While combing through the wasteland that is my pre-holiday-break email, I happened upon a link to Infinite Fall and Finji's Longest Night from our beloved gift-giver Jonathan Holmes. I'm glad I did! This is a short lead-in for the upcomin...

 
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Aurai

Could Aurai be competition for Oculus Rift?

Sure, Oculus is making big waves at CES right now, but some lower-profile tech is also on display. Making its debut today is Aurai, another device that fits on your face and reminds me of LeVar Burton's character from Star Trek. Let's break...

 
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Torment beta

Torment: Tides of Numenera's beta nears

Torment: Tides of Numenera has been taking its time, but the beta will be out before long. All eligible crowdfunding backers will gain access during the week of January 17, 2016 (exact date TBA). Then, on January 26, the beta will see a wid...

 
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Bad Kickstarters

Let me save you the trouble: Disney's gonna shut you down, bud

As a rule, I don't write about Kickstarters unless they're run by an established developer like Harmonix or Double Fine. It's true -- in my near-2,000 posts for this site, I can't remember a time when I've written about a specific crowdfund...

 
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Oculus Rift

Oculus Rift dev kit backers are getting a free finalized Rift

Ahead of Oculus Rift pre-orders opening tomorrow morning (price still TBA), Oculus has a nice surprise: the thousands of Kickstarter backers who pledged for a Rift Development Kit 1 will receive a free Kickstarter Edition Oculus Rift (inclu...

 
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Descent: Underground

You back a game on Kickstarter for $25 and it sells for $2

In March of last year, Descendent Studios launched its Kickstarter for Descent: Underground with the expectation of launching the game in March of this year. In order to receive a copy of the game, you would have had to have pledged at leas...

 

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Youve been pre-approved for a Marvel Credit Card with 3% cash back rewards when you shop at Oh, what times we live

 
KnickKnackMyWack

Theres a rumor on IGN saying NX might use cartridges (though I think they mean carts, like 3DS and My knee-jerk reaction was negative, but thinking about it, Nintendo is a stickler for short load if it works well and is cheap, Im

 
OrochiLeona

Civil War? Thats sooooooo last week #UK

 
Torchman

So Torch how was Gunbuster? It was Too short, a little too much nudity for my tastes, title mech wasnt in action until end of episode 4 of Action was great But that ending Good lord that

 
Nathan D

Hot off the rumor mill: Naughty Dogs next project after Uncharted 4 is The Last of Us 2: A Fungus Among

 
MeanderBot

Video game developers are tripping over themselves to make VR games and here I am trying to think of story ideas for an interactive fiction

 
Occams

Its interesting to see that Spider-Man puts a lit cigarette out onto a Latino babys forehead in the opening scene of Civil

 
Fuzunga

I cant believe Nintendo would throw away their three-day Treehouse Livestream to only show That was the best thing ever to come out of E3 coverage!

 
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Protip: Humble Spring Sale just Go spend money and

 
Asterion

FromSoftwares new IP looks very different to

 
FakePlasticTree

Ryujis really feeling it!

 
Luca Blight

Everyone talking about Overwatch, Uncharted 4, Civil War and Persona 5 and Im here wondering wheres my burrito?

 
Ckarasu

I know it probably is not that bad, but there seems to be quite a bit more dialogue in the R&C reboot than there should

 
Gundy

First day of Floral I hate

 
Isuma

Welp, thanks for nothing Atlus! Ill save my hype with the animation announcement and everything for when this game finally arrives in the Until then Im a prisoner of the

 
Sr Churros

Funny thing about my current Emerald run: for the first time Im not using the starter at I got Treeko because I dont really like any Gen 3 starter, but I got Shroomish and I like it Should have got other starter instead

 
OverlordZetta

As someone with a lot of experience in the realm of Sentai, let me say that first impressions dont always hold, and those awful suits that look like they belong more in a bike race might look great in motion! Otherwise, theres always your imagination!

 
Samsneeze

Power Ranger suits for the movie look like discount Iron Man and somehow worse than what we had back in the 1995 And who thought it was a good idea to give them boob armor? What is wrong with people?

 
Torchman

They dont make em like they used to

 
Pixie The Fairy

All the cool and real power sides with Iron He has Spiderman, Black Panther, Vision and Stark owns his Cap doubles down on Also, where the hell is Fury during all Hes probably scheming to bring them all

 
AdmiralAckbong

If getting high and watching movies or playing videogames was a major, Id have graduated with a Masters degree by Fuck this semester

 
Inquisitive Ravenclaw

Is it weird that CJs review is the first time Ive seen the US price for Pocket Card Jockey listed anywhere? They were pretty mum on it until now (maybe because its cheaper in way, its totally worth Addiction City, here I come!

 
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Just curious what the split looks like here on the ol Personally Im team Captain (Even though Panther is my favorite and hes starting out on the wrong Dafuh Marvel? Dafuh?

 
ikiryou

This is what sex looks like & it now costs 13800

 
Sarah Jane Farron

Got a proper game of TF2 played today that lasted over an Still good at it! Completely different kinds of games and both are fun but this has me wanting Overwatch less because Ill probably still play it :p Guess I feel a bit more in

 
Nathan D

Persona 5 on September 15?! Right around my birthday! I know what Im get-wait what? In JAPAN?! You smug son of a

 
whatsacow

9 hours of Overwatch just happened and I didnt realise I guess productivity can wait until

 
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Its funny in Overwatch because Lucio is the name of the large Italian man who owns the pizzeria right by my Lucio on skates is a very funny thing for me to think/hear/dream

 
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