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The instant I saw The Whispered World I knew it was one of those games that I was going to have to play. I'm a sucker for point-and-click adventures, and the promise of hand-drawn animations and backgrounds sucked me in lik...

05-12-2010
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Describing The UnderGarden is a very tricky prospect, because every description you could give automatically runs the risk of turning potential customers away. It's a slow-paced game, with no narrative to speak of, and your o...

11-15-2010
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Topware Interactive is releasing Two Worlds II: Velvet Game of the Year Edition on October 18 and yes, there is velvet.  The velvet covers the entire box -- black for PC and Mac, red for Xbox 360 and PS3 -- along with me...

01-31-2011
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I'm extremely happy that the racing genre seems to be picking up again.  In 2010 we had some spectacular titles like Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit, and Gran Turismo 5 so I couldn't wait to see what was in store for 2011.&n...

02-25-2011
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The "Gold Edition" repackaging of Total War: Shogun 2 with the game's two expansions, Rise of the Samurai and Fall of the Samurai, is now available for purchase in North America and will find its way to Europe and Australia t...

03-29-2011
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The latest game from Runaway creators Pendulo Studios is a throwback to a bygone era in more ways than one. It's a classic point-and-click adventure game in the tradition of the glory days of the '90s. It's also a bit of a ...

04-29-2011
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With The Witcher 3 not to far off and looking pretty darn impressive, now would be a good time to catch up on the earlier games in the series. Steam has you covered by making both The Witcher and its sequel, The Witcher 2: As...

05-23-2011
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Any game bold enough to be titled The Asskickers -- which would have been an awesomely apt and uncomfortably juvenile name for Stallone’s ensemble action flick The Expendables -- better be able to back up its brash atti...

08-09-2011
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It's cold as hell in my office. I'm under a blanket, and I have my feet tucked under my dog. I'm chilled straight through and my nose is running.  But things look quite the opposite in these new Tropico 4 Gold Edition sc...

09-05-2011
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Even if you haven't touched a TrackMania before, you likely are familiar with the series through its often remarkable presence on YouTube. If it's a clip of an inspired, logic-defying track in which the person playing seems infallible, chances are it's TrackMania footage you're watching. The question then usually comes down to "Is it as fun to watch as it is to play?" Well, is it?

09-19-2011
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When The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth was announced, I was puzzled by some of the folks were annoyed with the new graphics, deeming them "pointless." They seemed to think that because they liked the original game's visuals ...

10-02-2011
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The Baconing is the third DeathSpank game. I was tempted to end the review with that sentence, as it really contains all the information many would need to make an informed decision about it. It can be either a wholehearted r...

10-19-2011
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For those of us who like to celebrate Halloween with a horror-themed videogame marathon, a myriad of choices has opened up to us in recent years. Along with the old survival-horror standbys, we now have a new breed of team...

10-30-2011
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Whilst it's still to early to tell whether or not Double Fine's Kickstarter project will be a success or failure in delivering a top-quality game, it has succeeded in showing there is still demand for adventure games. In a bi...

11-01-2011
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The latest round of games for PlayStation Plus members has been announced, and if you're a sports fan, puzzle enthusiast, or platformer junkie, you should be pleased at what there is for the taking. June's PlayStation Plus ga...

12-15-2011
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Point-and-click adventures were big in the '90s and Wadjet Eye Games looks to bring them back with the Blackwell series: four episodic games that follow a reluctant detective and her ghostly relative. Each game tells ano...

01-27-2012
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After Haemimont rejuvenated the Tropico series with Tropico 3 and its Absolute Power expansion, Tropico 4 ended up being another great city builder, if not a huge leap forward for the series. While the changes to gameplay and...

04-07-2012
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The team behind Tribes: Ascend have no more major updates planned for the game in the foreseeable future as they focus development on their MOBA, Smite. All is not doomed for the frantic first-person shooter community though ...

04-23-2012
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Hey, have you heard about The Walking Dead game from Telltale? It's kind of a big deal. I mean, it did just win our Game of the Year for 2012. In fact, it's been winning best of the year awards left and right all this month, ...

04-27-2012
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I was surprised to realize that it had been over a year since I reviewed the first chapters of The Dream Machine, a charming and unique-looking adventure game from Cockroach Studios. There's been no word on when the last cha...

05-25-2012
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Oh deary me! You haven't forgotten about The Real Texas, have you? It left quite the impression on me, to say the least. I would say that not a week goes by in which I don't think about it. I've been waiting for the soundtrac...

07-01-2012
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At the heart of episodic Walking Dead video game lies a unique experience tailored to the many ambiguous moral choices that can be made by the player throughout the progression of the story. In this new trailer (beware the s...

07-02-2012
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The Journey Down was a classic-style, 2D pixel art adventure game which you can still play for free. Now it's a slightly larger, fully voiced, gorgeous adventure game that mixes 3D animated models with painted backgrounds. Th...

07-04-2012
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Thomas Was Alone is making the leap to PS4 later this year, Curve Studios announced this week. The PS4 version will feature cross-buy compatibility with the PS3 and Vita iterations, so veterans will be able to upgrade at...

07-11-2012
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A week ago, the Humble Indie Bundle 8 impressed us as one of the biggest and best collections to date, including titles such as Hotline Miami, Awesomenauts, and more. Indie game fans ravenously scooped up the bundle and trade...

07-12-2012
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Getting stuck in an adventure game is one of the most frustrating experiences in gaming. When you're playing a platformer or an action game of some sort, you're usually tested in your reactions and your command of the mechani...

07-23-2012
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I'm not one to boast, mainly because I'm terrible at it, but on occasion I have been known to state my belief that in a zombie apocalypse I'd probably do alright. I have no idea why I think that years of sitting on my arse, r...

08-31-2012
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Amusing story: I was sent a beta code for They Bleed Pixels so that I could get a little hands-on time before the official release. For some reason, Steam wouldn't run the game, forcing me to spend the bulk of the evening and...

09-04-2012
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Tower defense games are somewhat an addiction of mine; instinctively strategic yet part determination and endurance, these titles have always delighted and frustrated the wits out of me. Lately, there’s been a surge ...

09-10-2012
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Another week, another Humble Bundle. You all know the drill. Pay what you want, designate money toward charity, get games and soundtracks. Pay more than the average (currently around four dollars) to get bonus content. Take ...

09-18-2012
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Torchlight II is still chugging along, and this weekend, you can play it for free on Steam. Said free weekend starts now, and ends on Sunday at 1PM Pacific. I never really got all that into Torchlight II, but it's a really gr...

09-24-2012
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I whiled away many hours in my youth playing Cannon Fodder on the Amiga, mostly replaying failed missions. It could be a brutal game, and its anti-war message was completely lost on my young mind, but I delighted in my victor...

10-11-2012
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If you're yet to play the penultimate episode of Telltale's harrowing tale of survival and zombies, then don't watch this video. Don't even read this post. Go back to whatever it is you were doing, or, better yet, go and pla...

10-17-2012
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It seems as if Sherlock Holmes is more popular than ever; whether it's Robert Downey Jr.'s slow-mo charmer, Benedict Cumberbatch's gruff genius, or Johnny Lee Miller's American-based version of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's detect...

11-22-2012
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This video contains huge spoilers! You have been warned. The Walking Dead from Telltale won all sorts of praise and awards for their amazing episodic series. Part of that had to do with all the choices you can make, with some of your actions determining some of the events that took place in the final episode, No Time Left. So, what did you all choose to do?

11-23-2012
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The Sims series will always have expansion packs. It's part of the experience to slowly add more content to the game. Usually these packs add active content like new town locations, new interactions, or new career paths for y...

01-06-2013
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I've heard there's a whole lot of hullabaloo right now surrounding fancy schmancy next-generation systems. If you're a console gamer that's not wrapped up in that hot fuss, there's a title that's landing on Xbox Live Arcade ...

03-07-2013
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When we first heard of The Banner Saga and its success on Kickstarter last spring, it was a single-player focused turn-based RPG. Since then, it has split off into two releases: a narrative-driven single-player game to come a...

03-08-2013
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When I reviewed The Showdown Effect back in March, I absolutely loved it. Arrowhead are just great at making silly, fun titles. But within my review was a nagging doubt, the worry that it wouldn't be able to maintain the nece...

03-14-2013
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If there's one thing that's more overplayed than zombies, it's reviews for zombie videogames talking about how overplayed zombies are. Truly, nobody can win anymore. We're worn out on the zombie thing, and worn out by our own...

04-02-2013
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[This post originally ran as impressions on the open beta and is now updated to reflect the full release, which came two weeks later.] Call of Duty has dumbed down the modern shooter to being about planting bombs, capturing p...

04-05-2013
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The Sims 3: University Life is expansion pack number nine for The Sims 3, and it's essentially a re-hash of the University expansion for The Sims 2. If you decided today you wanted to start playing The Sim...

04-24-2013
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I hated and loved in equal measure the end of the summer holidays as a child. My impending return to gloomy classrooms, smudged jotters, and uncomfortable uniforms only made me take advantage of my final days of freedom all t...

05-29-2013
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Somehow Facepalm Games' The Swapper slipped under my radar in 2013. Even though I've owned it for a while from a Humble Bundle, I just never fired it up. Releasing on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation Vita la...

05-30-2013
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I didn't know what to expect before playing The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing. I've seen the movie, but I don't remember much from it other than Wolverine fighting a lot of monsters. Luckily, that basic knowledge was a...

06-05-2013
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With the Halloween sale and the Scream Fortress update happening yesterday, this bit of Steam news was overshadowed a bit. A new batch of 100 indie games has been approved on Steam Greenlight, poised to release onto Steam pro...

06-18-2013
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The Walking Dead: 400 Days is the work of a studio clearly not resting on its laurels. Acting as a bridge between season one and the upcoming sequel, 400 Days retains all of the harrowing, human and undead drama that made Lee...

07-05-2013
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Teleglitch didn't grab me in the same way other roguelikes have... okay, I mean it didn't grab me the way Spelunky grabbed me (and refused to let go). Part of it that has to go down to the fact I kept dying and dying really q...

07-30-2013
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Teleglitch, released late last year, is quite a wonderful roguelike. It's also really incredibly difficult. Like, "good luck getting to level five" difficult. So when I heard about an upgraded version titled "Die More Edition," I got pretty frightened. How much harder could it get? Way harder.

07-30-2013
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Hey, remember when 2K announced that The Bureau: XCOM Declassified was getting Xbox 360 exclusive DLC? Me neither -- I barely remember XCOM Declassified. For those of you who did enjoy it though, a brand new DLC campaign is o...

08-19-2013
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Daedalic Entertainment, prolific crafter of many a point-and-click adventure, has returned to the world of Aventuria, continuing the yarn spun in last year's Chains of Satinav, a gorgeous, but slightly uneven game with that d...

09-09-2013
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In his review of Total War: Rome II, our own Josh Tolentino was left unhappy at the buggy state of the game but was happy with the level of historical accuracy displayed. I wonder if he would have docked the game an extra poi...

10-09-2013
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Telltale's The Wolf Among Us: Faith is free right now on Xbox Live. Doesn't matter if you're a Silver or Gold member, you can go right ahead and snatch it up for the price of nothing. This is pretty much the best way to figur...

10-10-2013
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Mega64's latest video is about one of my favorite interactive experiences from last year, The Stanley Parable. But, these people look confused. Maybe they don't share my enthusiasm for it. Alternatively, maybe they're confus...

10-17-2013
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Whilst Kickstarter has been abuzz in the last year or so seemingly reviving the point-'n-click adventure genre, Wadjet Eye Games has been quietly and successfully putting out quality adventure games for a number of years now ...

11-23-2013
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Informal poll, who plays the series on Vita? It seems like such a late addition platform that, coupled with its small-ish install base, a lot of people who wanted to play The Walking Dead have by the time the Vita versions ke...

12-17-2013
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Teslagrad came, saw, and did modestly well in terms of a critical response, but it still hasn't hit the Wii U yet after its announcement last year. Thankfully we're getting some news, as developer Rain Games is going to ...

12-18-2013
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The Banner Saga is coming to iOS, but porting isn't the developer's major concern. That's pretty much already done. Stoic's main dilemma is how much the game should cost on the platform. "Apple is frustrated, along with every...

01-14-2014
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Although some people have been playing Two Brothers for quite some time on PC, many gamers are still wondering when the planned Wii U port will arrive. According to the developer AckkStudios, it's still on the works, and...

01-17-2014
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Laika was a female Soviet dog, and the first mutt in space and to orbit the Earth. Laika was never intended to return. She died during her orbit, and her remains burnt up as the Sputnik 2 re-entered the Earth’s atmosphere and disintegrated. Or did she… 

02-04-2014


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