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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...

 
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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...

 
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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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Amplitude

FreQuency mode comes to Amplitude reboot

The rebooted Amplitude will feature a FreQuency mode which turns the otherwise flat tracks into 3D tunnels. "In the original Amplitude, we got away from the tunnel design of FreQuency and flattened out the tracks," Harmonix explained. ...

 
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Republique episode 4

Republique finally gets analog controls on PS4

Republique, a stealth game proud of its Metal Gear Solid 4 lineage, was Kickstarted in 2012. It hit iOS in 2013, and then proceeded at a pace of one port per year (2014, Android; 2015, PC) en route to three of five episodes having been rele...

 
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Project Phoenix

Project Phoenix Kickstarter, slated for 2015, pushed to 2018

Well, this is bad news. Project Phoenix, a game from a dream team of JRPG developers, was initially gunning for a 2015 date based on their initial Kickstarter predictions, but now they are aiming for 2018. That's quite the leap! The problem...

 
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Amplitude

Amplitude set to release on January 5 for PS4

It has been a bit of a wait for Amplitude, Harmonix's 2014 Kickstarter success. It was originally slated for release in March of 2015, but was pushed back a few times to January of 2016. Still, a year is nothing if you consider the last gam...

 
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metroidvania

Heart Forth, Alicia is really coming along

The latest Kickstarter update for Heart Forth, Alicia is a lot to get through. There's been a delay -- from Q1 2016 to the second half of the year -- but rather than just give a basic explanation for the change of plans, the developers have...

 
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Hatoful Boyfriend

The Hatoful Boyfriend plushie Kickstarter passed $95,000

Everyone has a favourite Hatoful Boyfriend pigeon, and anyone who says they don’t is a god damn liar. It is impossible to have gotten to 2015 without falling for the charm and class of Sakuya, or the zany life-loving Okosan (who is al...

 
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Friday the 13th The Game

Watch the first in-game footage of Friday the 13th The Game

To celebrate hitting its Kickstarter success, Gun Media - the team behind upcoming horror Friday the 13th The Game - has released a "RARE glimpse" of the work-in-progress game. "This is a RARE glimpse into a game development prototype build...

 
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Dad Quest Kickstarter

Close to home: dad throws son at foes in Dad Quest

I don't know why fatherhood has become such a prevalent theme among indie games lately, but I like it. There was Octodad, then Dad by the Sword, then Dad Beat Dads. Now there is Dad Quest, and it reminds me a lot of my own childhood. Being ...

 
Divinity: Original Sin
While playing through the lukewarm Sword Coast Legends last week, I kept telling myself there was a light at the end of the tunnel. Once I finished my slog through the Sword Coast, I could revisit Rivellon in Divinity: O...   read

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Failsafe

Failsafe wants to inject Mirror's Edge with a bit of Studio Ghibli

I’d never realised how much I needed Mirror’s Edge with a Studio Ghibli coat of paint until I saw the Kickstarter for Failsafe. Developed by Game Over, it appears to combine Mirror’s Edge, Studio Ghibli, Shadow of the Col...

 
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Tides of Numener delay

Torment: Tides of Numenera replaces project lead, moved to 2016

If this month's alpha showing inspired faith Torment: Tides of Numenera would hits is previously planned Q4 2015 release window, sorry, a bit longer to wait yet as the $5 million crowd-funded RPG has settled on a new 2016 release date. A b...

 
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BattleTech

BattleTech Kickstarter stomps to the homestretch

The BattleTech reboot Kickstarter launched a little more than a month ago and by all appearances has been a total success. Harebrained Schemes smashed through the original funding targets, and now in the final days of the campaign are looki...

 

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Star Wars Episode Red: Coming Soon!

 
Torchman

That feeling when you get 100% on the semester long project, meaning you got 100% for the entire

 
Sarah Jane Farron

I tried the Nioh demo and I just dislike it so I love the idea but I feel like the execution is so Takes what From Software does right and makes it Some love it but for me, its so flawed I feel its Nothing positive for

 
EdgyDude

Tomorrow is 5 de Mayo and today is May the 4th, so by compromising in a middle

 
Sr Churros

Bad new: I fucked up PSO2 instalation Good news: I will even have more tips of what not to do when installing

 
FakePlasticTree

One day left and of course I have to work *cries* Heres hoping for a release date, new party member unveiled and trailer :D

 
ScionVyse

#Canadaproblems

 
DeadMoon

Time to drink some really good beer, get really drunk, and scratch some really large lottery Happy Star Wars Day!

 
KnickKnackMyWack

So yeah, that Miku essay blog is now Go check it Maybe give some We can discuss Vocaloid If you Hope you guys who are interested dig

 
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Ckarasu

People might disagree with this, but I admire this guys straightforward honesty in this I do agree that RE6 gets way more hate than it deserves, but I dunno if I can call it

 
Torchman

Can I just say that takes alot of balls to offer day one dlc after all the delays?

 
Cannibal Steven

Semen in the left, blood in the

 
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Im a dad!

 
Scrustle

Some genius at my ISP clicked the wrong thing so Ive had no Internet all day, and it wont be fixed until On the plus side I made it through Irithyll in to the dungeons, so thats

 
Inquisitive Ravenclaw

Today has been a massive, MASSIVE waste of time! Details in the

 
guitarvillain

*beatboxes so fast and furious that none of you can step to it*

 
FunkyVideoGames

Battleborn Vs OverWatch

 
Vadicta

Shit just got

 
KnickKnackMyWack

Im not sure why but this is not only entertaining to watch, but also somehow better articulated the CoDness of the new Doom Im really getting what Xor and a few others were getting at

 
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Should I buy the humble bundle for Shantae?

 
Flegma

What could Nintendo do differently with F-Zero? Ever played Speed Racer on Wii? (Except thered be the not invented here

 
Jed Whitaker

Haters gonna

 
Sr Churros

Happy Star Wars day! Also, controversal opinion time: Darth Vader is a pretty weak villain, specially when compared to Darth Sidious or Kylo He is completely style over But I do agree that his armor looks

 
BigDoniel

BvS is too long by about an hour and nothing happens for far too A film with Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and doomsday is incredibly hard to make boring, but congratulations you achieved it Mr

 
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Managed to accidentally suicide two games in a row in Quest of Dungeons by clicking on the spawn

 
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Got my Battlenet account back! Just in time for some Overwatch

 
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Know what solve plenty of life issues? New work Holy cow, theyre so cozy and Got me like -

 

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