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11:45 AM on 02.26.2015

Spring Fever '15 might be PSN's best promotion ever

Sony is back with its annual "Spring Fever" promotion, and boy howdy is it a good one. Starting March 3, PSN will have eight solid weeks of hot new digital releases, all of which will be available at a discount for PlayStatio...

Kyle MacGregor

11:30 AM on 02.26.2015

Slain! is an homage to a particular kind of gothic, gory classic

We are not wanting for loving pixel art in this nostalgia-fueled retro renaissance, but Slain!'s Gothic horror manages to stand out the same way the sort of off kilter Altered Beast or Castlevania still do. Before "pixel art...

Steven Hansen

10:35 AM on 02.26.2015

Shovel Knight coming to PS4, Vita, PS3 on April 21

Shovel Knight will release on PS4, Vita, and PS3 on April 21, Yacht Club Games just announced. The retro-style platformer is a part of Sony's "Spring Fever 2015" promotion and will launch at a special introductory price for P...

Kyle MacGregor





6:30 PM on 02.25.2015

Flame Over fires up the Vita this March

The Vita means life. And what a life it's having. Even though its overall sales pale in comparison to the likes of the 3DS, the system is an indie lovers dream and is home to some of the most underrated games in the past few...

Robert Summa

3:30 PM on 02.25.2015

Majora's Mask bumped by God Eater from atop Japanese sales charts

It wasn't a long reign -- just one week, in fact -- but it was a good one. Majora's Mask 3D has to settle for second place on the Japanese sales charts. God Eater 2: Rage Burst is the new ruler. In its second w...

Brett Makedonski

12:00 PM on 02.25.2015

Answer Hotline Miami 2's call on March 10, 2015

No maybe about it: Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number will release on March 10, just as the cryptic phone message seemed to indicate. The ferocious overhead action game is headed to Steam and GOG.com (Windows, Mac, Linux), and Pla...

Jordan Devore



Surprise! OlliOlli 2 is coming out next week on PS4 and Vita photo
Surprise! OlliOlli 2 is coming out next week on PS4 and Vita
by Chris Carter

The original OlliOlli managed to charm a large number of the Dtoid staff, and a lot of us were looking forward to the sequel -- we just didn't think it would come this soon.

According to the developer, OlliOlli 2: Welcome to Olliwood will debut next week, March 3, on the PS4 and Vita. You'll be able to experience new ramps, levels, and an expanded combo system that involves manuals and reverts.

Sounds pretty sweet -- I wonder if it will come to PS+ eventually.

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4:30 PM on 02.24.2015

Xeodrifter rockets to PS4, Xbox One, Vita this spring

Xeodrifter is coming to PS4, Xbox One, and Vita this spring, Renegade Kid announced today. The minimalist "Metroidvania" launched on 3DS and PC late last year, earning high marks from our own Jonathan Holmes, who said it might be the Mutant Mudds developer's "best game yet." The studio also just put out a special edition on Steam, which features a dev diary and soundtrack. Xeodrifter [Steam]

Kyle MacGregor



Review: Roundabout photo
Review: Roundabout
by Brett Makedonski

For its first game, developer No Goblin seemingly subscribed to the K.I.S.S. school of thought: "Keep it simple, stupid." But, perhaps the studio misunderstood the acronym to mean "keep it simple and stupid." That'd explain how Roundabout revels in its own absurdity while revolving around a rock-solid gimmick: rotation.

Yes, the notion of motion is at the center of Roundabout. There is literally not a moment in gameplay where action is at a standstill. Even the most innocent, non-meaningful proceedings in Roundabout squarely feature its constantly spinning limousine -- a trademark that it rightfully relies heavily upon.

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10:30 AM on 02.24.2015

Rise is dancing all night in Persona 4's Vita rhythm game

We are four months away from Persona 4: Dancing All Night's Japan release (and special edition Vita) and we've already seen and heard the lovely intro, so now what? Well, character trailers can be fun. Little tastes of the b...

Steven Hansen

3:00 AM on 02.24.2015

Seven minute Cyber Sleuth trailer is not your dad's Digimon

People who watched Digimon in their youth are old enough to be parents. Damn millennial parents and their Digimon-playing children.  Some good music, a Summer Wars-looking digital world (yes, Hosoda, I know), a detailed...

Steven Hansen

3:00 PM on 02.23.2015

Axiom Verge debuts on PS4 in late March, other versions to follow

There are plenty of upcoming Metroid-like games, but there is only one Axiom Verge, and it's almost here at last. Creator Tom Happ shared new details in a blog post today including the PlayStation 4 launch date (March 31, 201...

Jordan Devore

1:30 PM on 02.23.2015

Vita celebrates a sad third birthday with a PSN sale

Happy birthday VitaVita it's your birthdayHappy birthday VitaVita it's your birthday Maybe a heartfelt Michael Jackson tune can ease the pain of this sad sale, live tomorrow, commemorating Sony's abandoned system. There's a f...

Steven Hansen

2:30 AM on 02.23.2015

Horror project NightCry raises $300K on Kickstarter

Nude Maker's Clock Tower spiritual successor NightCry just concluded its Kickstarter campaign. The point-and-click survival horror game is fully funded, having successfully cleared its $300,000 funding goal. The project raise...

Kyle MacGregor







Review: htoL#NiQ: The Firefly Diary photo
Review: htoL#NiQ: The Firefly Diary
by Josh Tolentino

No, that isn't an encoding error up there in the headline: "htoL#NiQ" is indeed this PS Vita game's title, and is essentially a very stylish way to type "The Firefly Diary" in Japanese.

Whatever personal peculiarities led the team at Nippon Ichi to title their new game this way seem to extend to the game's design as well. htoL#NiQ marches to its own rhythm, and ends up being two things at once: a fascinating work of minimalism, and a needlessly difficult ordeal best enjoyed only by the most masochistic of flagellants.

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1:00 AM on 02.21.2015

New Y2K trailer features vinyl records, cat throwing

We've been following the production of Ackk Studios' new EarthBound-inspired game for some time now. Today, it got a new trailer and a new name: Y2K: A Post-Modern RPG. We get to see quite a bit of gameplay in this...

Ben Davis