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Dad by the Sword

Dad by the Sword features limp, floppy swords


Jean shorts, evil hot dogs, and jealous beast-men make for a delightful game
Mar 11
Dad by the Sword is iOS developer Rocketcat Games' first entry into the PC market and boy howdy, is it a doozy. Part sword-fighting simulator, part long-running dad joke, all demented loveliness. Rocketcat's design expe... read
Sega x Game Freak

Sega and Game Freak join forces for Tembo the Badass Elephant


PC, PS4, and Xbox One this summer
Mar 11
Game Freak (Pokémon, Drill Dozer) and Sega (Sonic Runners, Sonic Boom) are collaborating on Tembo the Badass Elephant, a side-scrolling action game about a commando elephant who will seemingly level entire cities on h... read
Better late than never
When Nintendo first unveiled the Wii U, my mind raced with ideas for games that could be created with the two-screen interface. A lot of the cool stuff that the DS did could be transferred to the big screen. Better yet, title... read feature

I always feel like somebody's watching me
Crash landing on an alien planet is the worst. There's hazardous flora, deadly fauna, and even rock formations that seem to have some sort of blood lust. That just piles on top of the existential crisis of being a robot with ... read feature

Mario x SotC

Mario meets Shadow of the Colossus again


And a bonus GameCube family piece
Mar 06
Hooray! Illustrator Jason Lupas has come out with more Mario and Shadow of the Colossus mashups following the pieces we covered last month. I'd love to see a game follow this concept. There's a finished version of the prior Donkey Kong sketch, an underwater scene (shown above), and a cool four-legged reimagining of the Chain Chomp. Good stuff, Jason. Jason Lupas [Tumblr] read
GTA Online Heists

One last look at GTA Online heists ahead of next week's launch


Free update hits consoles March 10 and PC at launch on April 14
Mar 05
For as long of a wait as it's been, I'm still enthusiastic about heists in Grand Theft Auto Online. Rockstar previously said that coming up with missions in which every player in the crew feels important at all times "turned ... read
Metal Gear Solid

That Metal Gear Online trailer is still so dang good


Now with commentary
Mar 04
Steven covered this well-edited footage of Metal Gear Online in December, but here it is again with commentary by online community manager Robert Peeler. Yep, that's good enough for me. The balloon-firing trap shown at 1:54 is the stuff of dreams. Same goes for the enchanting plush puppy. (At one point it was going to be a "real" dog, but the designers didn't want us to shoot that.) read
GDC news

Sony's virtual reality hat Morpheus coming to PlayStation 4 in 2016


Slick new GDC prototype
Mar 03
In the last month or so, invitations to various virtual reality headset demonstrations have made up a huge chunk of my inbox. GDC is into virtual reality.  I worry someone will pull some garish box out of their bag this ... read
Oxenfree

Oxenfree is bringing some flair to new-school adventure games


Waiting for the OlliOlli crossover...
Mar 03
Last year a group of former Telltale and Disney employees came together to form Night School Studio. At GDC this morning, the indie developer unveiled its first project, "supernatural teen thriller" Oxenfree. The studio's Te... read
Trine 3

Trine 3 is happening and it sure looks pretty


If at first you do succeed, Trine Trine again
Mar 02
It has been a long time since the original Trine came out. Heck, in the years since Trine 2's release, the series has faded from the spotlight. Frozenbyte has still been at it, and it shows with this announcement trailer for... read
Fancy Skulls

Modern art meets roguelike FPS in Fancy Skulls


I like my skulls fancy, how about you?
Feb 27
Fancy Skulls is a challenging and visually striking first-person shooter that features random level generation, permadeath, and a distinct art style straddling the line between looking like Foster's Home for I... read
GTA V PC

Chop looks nice and furry in GTA V for PC


Glad that's settled
Feb 27
April 14, 2015. Barring any extra delays, that's when Grand Theft Auto V will release for PC. Rockstar released 15 screenshots today that aren't making our wait any easier. Good job, people responsible for capturing these scenes -- you correctly assumed I'd want to see how Chop the rottweiler looks in the PC version. My mind goes straight to the animals, always. read
Sublevel Zero

Sublevel Zero is your new 6DoF roguelike shooter


Grab your dramamine and hold on to your hat
Feb 27
Sublevel Zero is England-based studio Sigtrap's new roguelike reimagining of the first-person, six-degree-of-freedom shooter. Influences on the game's design swing from classic 6DoF titles like Descent to modern ro... read
Grab Them by the Eyes

Terry Cavanagh's new game takes on scummy advertising


Grab Them by the Eyes
Feb 27
First off, I recognize the irony in posting this on a website that gets most of its income from advertisements. Terry Cavanagh, best known for the punishingly difficult VVVVVV and Super Hexagon, has a new browser game out wit... read
Forgotten Memories

Forgotten Memories drags Silent Hill 2 alumni back to the world of survival horror


Troy was never my Guy
Feb 27
Psychoz Interactive's survival horror Forgotten Memories has been flying under the radar for some time now, but all that seems likely to change with the recent cast announcements of Guy Cihi and Dave Schaufele (Sile... read
Shelter 2 Trailer

Shelter 2's latest trailer will thaw the coldest of hearts


Pre-orders now available, stackable disounts for Shelter owners
Feb 26
I was reminded of Might and Delight's upcoming abstract adventure game Shelter 2 the other evening as I was winding my way up into the snowy, North Carolina highlands at dusk. As I made the last few icy turns appro... read
Liege trailer

Liege is like chess, but with more face-stabbery


It's looking badass in this new GDC/PAX East trailer
Feb 25
Coda Games' sole developer John Rhee just uploaded a revealing new pre-expo teaser for his Kickstarter-funded SRPG trilogy, Liege. In it, we get to see the most recent gameplay footage of the elegant, turn-based/tactica... read
Neon Struct

Eldritch developer's new game Neon Struct is out May 20


All the good noble gas puns argon
Feb 25
I didn't think that Eldritch had been out for that long, but it turns out that it has been available for more than a year. So what has developer Minor Key Games been doing in the time since its release? It has been working o... read
Tormentum Demo

Tormentum looks like a sword-f***ingly weird time


Escapes the molten lakes of hell on March 4, Steam demo available now
Feb 25
I've seen a lot of weird shit, but Poland-based OhNoo Studio's macabre point-and-click adventure Tormentum ranks up there with some of the most horrifyingly surreal stuff I've had the pleasure of being exposed to o... read
Hotline Miami 2

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


$14.99 on Win/Mac/Linux and PS3/PS4/Vita
Feb 25
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... read
Custom amiibo

If I didn't know better, I'd think these custom amiibo were Nintendo authentic


There's some talent in this community
Feb 25
I think it's fair to say that amiibo are quite a tour de force in certain communities. In fact, some might even point a finger at this very website and accuse us of being mildly caught up in the craze. But, a talented few are... read
Vaporum teaser

Get your grid-based steampunkery on in Vaporum


Even in pre-alpha, FatBot's debut indie RPG is looking incredibly polished
Feb 24
If you think that “steampunk dungeon crawler” sounds like Occam’s panty/brief-dropping sludge rock jug band, you would of course be correct. It also happens to be the genre type of FatBot Studio’s pro... read
GTA V PC 'n' heists

Grand Theft Auto V won't make it to PC until April 14


Online heists will roll out for other platforms March 10
Feb 24
It's the news we've been waiting to hear for months: four-player online heist missions will debut in Grand Theft Auto V on March 10, and the game's PC version will arrive April 14. There. Finally. "Our apologies to PC gamers... read
Street Fighter V

What did they do to poor Charlie Nash in Street Fighter V?


Online beta in North America detailed
Feb 24
That hair is unmistakable but, Charlie, is that really you? Besides whipping out a new trailer and screenshots, Capcom has announced the Street Fighter V beta, which it's calling "the largest and most ambitious online beta p... read
Hand of Fate

Hand of Fate mixes deckbuilding with action combat


Dangerous tarot
Feb 18
It's always fun to see what new mashups developers can come up with. Hand of Fate combines a card game with third-person action combat. Sure, why not? It calls itself a deck-builder, though it isn't entirely clear from the t... read
Greedy Guns

Greedy Guns fires out fast-paced metroidvania action


Rapid-fire pew pew
Feb 18
Independent developers have really been delivering with metroidvanias lately, though with titles like Chasm or Paradise Lost on the horizon, it seems like they lean toward slow, methodical gameplay. Greedy Guns goes in the o... read
Hotline Miami 2 comics

Hotline Miami 2 digital comic series free on Steam


Get your murder on with pictures and words!
Feb 18
Devolver Digital and Dennaton Games have teamed up with Italian art collective Dayjob Studio to bring you an early taste of Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number in delicious, digital comic book form. The free, five-part comic s... read
Spectra

Race through ten Chipzel songs on a laser track in Spectra


Billed as 'F-Zero meets Audiosurf'
Feb 18
"F-Zero meets Audiosurf" brings some vivid imagery to mind, but after watching the above trailer, I'm not sure I agree with that tagline for the indie racer Spectra. Sure, it's set to some bumpin' Chipzel tracks, but it look... read
Oceanhorn

Wind Waker-esque Oceanhorn moving from iOS to PC next month


There's a port pun to be made somewhere
Feb 17
Watching the trailer above, it's difficult not to see immediate parallels with The Legend of Zelda, specifically Wind Waker. The young boy hero bombs open secret passages, sails between islands, shoots target switches with a... read
Tomb Raider screens

Lara looks cold in Rise of the Tomb Raider


ZIP UP YOUR GOD DANG COAT
Feb 17
The Microsoft-published, badly named -- unless we're talking dough or erections, let's cool it on all the rising -- Rise of the Tomb Raider is looking far more frigid in these new screenshots than it did at re... read
Neptune, Have Mercy

A sci-fi submarine roguelike? Neptune, Have Mercy!


Damn, this looks cool
Feb 12
Neptune, Have Mercy has a lot going for it. This is an "action exploration roguelike" set not in a fantasy world full of dungeons, but underwater on Neptune's largest moon. Players control a customizable submarine with a cla... read
The Swindle console ports

Dan Marshall's The Swindle coming to 'all major consoles'


Why yes, they ARE bringing it to the Wii U!
Feb 12
Size Five Games is bringing its gorgeous steampunk cybercrime caper The Swindle to consoles alongside the previously announced Steam release sometime around summer 2015. Planned systems include Wii U, PS3, PS4, PS ... read






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