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#Adventure Games

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Every great modern detective has a vehicle that sums them up in a visual nutshell. Morse had the Jag, Columbo had that Peugeot deathtrap, Jack Irish had the Studebaker for a while, and to a lesser extent, the Scooby Gang had ...   read

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Zero Time Dilemma

Zero Time Dilemma takes text skipping to a new level

I can still recall the pain of playing through various New Game+ modes in old games where you couldn't skip cutscenes. It was excruciating, having to sit through 10-15 minute expositions constantly, but newer games have gotten better about ...

 
Purrview from CATS East
When I wrote about a non-hipster walking simulator for Cliffy B just before PAX, I had no idea there was already a game that was basically that, only it's 2D and features colorful animals.  Night in the Woods i...   read

King's Quest review
Despite its lengthy release schedule (the first episode dropped last July!), King's Quest has wormed its way into my heart. Sure, the second chapter was a slight drop-off from the first, but it still managed to maintain the p...   read

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Borderlands on disc

Tales from the Borderlands now available on disc

I can't stress enough how good Tales from the Borderlands is. It made the number one spot on my personal game of the year list for 2015. It's probably the most densely comedic Borderlands game and one of the most sharply written Telltale ga...

 
Michonne
To say that Telltale's The Walking Dead: Michonne has been uneven would be an understatement. Although the lead performance was enough to draw me in the first time, the second episode dragged, and struggled to introduce any compelling new characters. Much like the in-game narrative, the burden was left on the shoulders of Michonne. That couldn't be more true of the finale.   read

Albino Lullaby
Too many horror games and movies these days rely on jump scares as their only real source of fear. While there is nothing inherently wrong with that, they really are cheap and easy. Recently there has been a resurgence in med...   read

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Walking Dead: Michonne

The last episode of The Walking Dead: Michonne is out next week

Telltale's The Walking Dead: Michonne will conclude next week on April 26, with the episode "What We Deserve." It's hitting every platform on that date, and given the studio's recent track record, we can probably expect a retail releas...

 
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Sherlock Holmes

I'm liking the new, hotter Watson in Sherlock Homes: The Devil's Daughter

It's not just me, right? I don't know what happened, or where in the timeline the latest Sherlock Holmes game takes place, but whatever it is has definitely done some good things for Sherlock's partner in crime. Watson is only one of ...

 
Mine
As the old saying goes, absence makes the heart grow fonder. That might have happened with Minecraft: Story Mode. The first four episodes of the season released within two and a half months of one another, and I had been pret...   read

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Sons of Anarchy

One year later, the Sons of Anarchy game may have been a scam

Back in August 2015 it came to my attention that the episodic Sons of Anarchy game, released six months prior, had virtually no updates regarding a follow-up -- despite the fact that a Season Pass was sold upfront. The developer and publish...

 
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The Witness

New PS4 update for The Witness might help with motion sickness

It sure does feel odd to boot up The Witness again. I had intended to continue solving optional puzzles after earning the platinum Trophy, albeit at a much laxer, much more sane pace, but ended up stopping completely. Why go back now? A Pla...

 
Deals photo
Deals

D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die is worth five bucks on Steam

The first (and sadly still only) season of D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die is down to $4.94 for 48 hours on Steam. The Deluxe Edition bundle is also discounted by 67 percent, to $9.89, but don't feel like you need all of those extra costumes and ...

 
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Life is Strange

Unofficial Kickstarter for Life is Strange sequel canceled in record time

Well, there's that. Much like the fabled Star Wars fangame, another one bites the dust. While most unofficial projects are usually worked on in secret and then torrented into the world (even if only in demo form), some go public immediately...

 
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Dat soundtrack!

Curiosity drives us forward in The Gallery: Call of the Starseed

The Oculus Rift launched this week, but the virtual reality train is just getting started as the Valve-backed HTC Vive headset launches on April 5, 2016. Releasing alongside the Vive is The Gallery: Call of the Starseed, an episodic, built...

 
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Vanishing of Ethan Carter

The Vanishing of Ethan Carter makes a great case for VR when it's not disorienting

I have yet to finish The Vanishing of Ethan Carter, which I picked up during its launch back in 2014, so I figured hopping into the brand new Oculus Rift version would be a good way to accomplish that. Barring some discomfort, it managed to...

 
Walking Dead review
Telltale was never going to top the Walking Dead series proper with their three part Michonne series. It was always presented as a sort of tertiary tale, a gaiden that followed in the footsteps of the star, partially tied to the comic series. The first episode reflected that spinoff mentality. So does the second, for that matter, to a greater extent.   read

Adr1ft

Review: Adr1ft

I'm of two minds when it comes to modern walking simulators. On one hand, they satisfy the craving I have for obtuse, old-school adventure games, a genre that basically does not exist anymore. On the other, they tend to be a ...   read

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ARC SYSTEM WORKS

Yep, Chase sure does look like a new Hotel Dusk

I embraced the aphorism "don't judge a book by its cover" as a child. After squandering the contents of my piggy bank on a dreadful fantasy novel that endeared itself to me with some captivating artwork, only to disappoint, I learned to be ...

 
Samorost 3 review

Review: Samorost 3

Samorost 3 is the next title in a line of excellent adventure games by Amanita Design. Aside from that series, the Czech developer is also known for designing Machinarium and Botanicula, two of my favorite point-and-click adv...   read

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Minecraft: Story Mode

Minecraft: Story Mode Episode 5 releasing March 29

After playing the previous episode, A Block and a Hard Place, I said it felt like the true end of the season. Not only did it wrap up the main story arc, it also ended Telltale's string of quick releases for the series. The shortest wait be...

 
The Walking Dead photo
The Walking Dead

Telltale's The Walking Dead: Season 3 is due out this year

Telltale Games is picking its episodic adventure series The Walking Dead back up for a third season this year. We knew it was coming, but not necessarily so soon. Better hang onto that save data. Speaking to Mashable, Telltale CEO Kevin Bru...

 
Day of the Tentacle
To relive the experience of playing an older game for the first time is a special thing. But when playing an outdated game there’s always a separate lens applied, an unconscious awareness of technologies that exist in g...   read

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Zero Escape

Zero Time Dilemma gets release date, PC port

Zero Time Dilemma, the follow-up to Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward and 999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors, is heading to western shores on June 28, Aksys Games has announced. The PlayStation Vita and Nintendo 3DS title will arrive...

 
Game narratives
[This article contains spoilers for Firewatch] Let me preface this admission of guilt with a disclaimer: cheating on a romantic partner is the worst. If the relationship continues, you or your partner will never look at each ...   read

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Batman

Telltale's episodic Batman series debuts this summer

We've heard little about Telltale's M-rated episodic Batman series since its vague announcement late last year, but the studio was willing to share a few details this week at South by Southwest. Notably, the first episode is scheduled to re...

 
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Ace Attorney 6

Watch Ace Attorney 6's anime prologue here

To help promote Ace Attorney 6, which is launching in Japan this June, Capcom recently streamed a bit of the game itself, including its 8-minute anime prologue. Although there are no subs provided you can probably gather the basic bits of i...

 
OneShot preview
Adventure puzzle games have a history of leaning into the obscure to make things happen. Throw a bridle on the snake, and it'll turn into a horse! The logic may seem cloudy, but that's how you advance the video game -- like i...   read

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Tacoma

Fullbright pushes Tacoma to spring 2017

Tacoma, a first-person, space-set adventure from the makers of Gone Home, won't be out this year as originally intended. The developers have set aside another six months or so to "reexamine and rework a number of the core assumptions we'd h...

 
King's Quest photo
King's Quest

Sierra announces King's Quest Chapter 3: Once Upon a Climb

The release schedule for King's Quest has been so lengthy, that I would probably lose interest if I didn't love it so much. Instead, I pine for more info every month, and now, we have a set release date for Chapter 3. It's called "Once...

 

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Kathy Rain"'I'm gonna haul ass to Lollapalooza!'"

 

Battleborn"Ready to Die"

 

Uncharted 4: A Thief's End"Sic parvis magna"

 

SteelSeries Siberia 350 USB headset"Like wearing a hissing cloud"

 

Pocket Card Jockey"Think of them as big greyhounds"

 

Bazaar"No, not that Magic Carpet"

 

Thrustmaster TMX Force Feedback Wheel"Basically the T150, but for Xbox One and PC"

 

Fragments of Him"Great writing and performances, terrible pacing and gameplay"

 

Push Me Pull You"Playing Nightcrawlers"

 

Chronos"I keep getting older, but they stay the same age"

 
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DISCUSSIONS | setupPosts by everyone - post yours

LinkSlayer64

I keep trying to convince people I talk to offline to play Rhythm Thief, and none of them have been Its driving me Its so good, I havent had a game just click with me like this since Undertale! PLUS IT HAS AN ADORABLE ROMANCE SUBPLOT

 
Samsneeze

Birthright Chapter I wonder what my object- Oh route the enemy? Who could have fucking guessed? This game is just so full of At least this map isnt just an open field like the last ten or Save me Reina, youre my only

 
Dr Mel

Because some folks seem to really enjoy this: More Etymology! Weird has taken many meanings, but today simply means The Weird Sisters in Macbeth influenced the modern meaning of oddness and witchery but the word originally meant to

 
Oridan

Son of a I commented that first! Those likes should be mine, goddammit!

 
King Kaiser

Finals Mood:

 
KnickKnackMyWack

So is Sony never going to finish putting their PSOne Classics on the Vita or what?

 
Amna Umen

Exactly one month until Hearts of Iron I am become Senor Erwin

 
Rico the Penguin

sort of news is why you see investors looking towards phones instead of consoles and Which is a shame for me, since phone games tend to be ok at best, awful

 
Snorlaxowns

So I hear Nintendo isnt going to talk about the NX at E3 or in their Nintendo Direct next Havent they learned anything from the Wii U? But I guess its ok, the only people buying it are people who already know it exists

 
Dr Mel

Etymology Fun Facts #2! The word nice was once a negative Meaning mostly dumb it comes from the Latin nescious (ne- not and scious- cut, the root of our modern word It became a positive through favoring timidity in

 
SpielerDad

Today, a Lizard Person pretending to be a human that is my coworker attempted to tell me a They have discovered the human concept of THEY ARE EVOLVING!

 
SpielerDad

So Battlefield 5 is actually going to be called Battlefield 1? That doesnt make any Who did EA consult with before making this decision?

 
Larxinostic

In fairness, we dont act like fools *all* the :p

 
Torchman

I MAY have made Mazinger Z an unstoppable tank for early game SRW Oops?

 
EtosiGiR

Battlefield 1 is a violently fucktarded

 
YoeriB

god I hope the rumors for Battlefield 5 are true, alternate WW1? Yes please!

 
LinkSlayer64

Hellfighter DLC items for Battlefield comments for something additional

 
CJ Andriessen

Attempting to play Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse on my Kindle Fire tablet makes me hope and pray none of the big three abandon actual buttons on their

 
KingSigy

Battlefield 5 is Battlefield 1!!!!!

 
CoilWhine

The new Battlefield is called Battlefield 1, and takes place in an alternate history World War 1

 
OrochiLeona

When your opponent Rage Quits your Gold Promotion match in Killer Instinct and it be like:

 
SeymourDuncan17

So, Ive just finished the first version of the first of my Persona 3 covers for my upcoming SMT/Persona fan album! And, of all songs, its probably P3s most hit or As a result, its probably my most hit or Feedback, pls! Link in

 
Inquisitive Ravenclaw

My new favorite Mothers Day joke:

 
NakedBigBoss

Just got a 25 Kill Streak as Hanzo in the Overwatch I dont even play these types of What madness is this?!

 
OverlordZetta

Its kind of sad when a topic goes without mention or coverage on a site for a while and youre actually relieved since you know just how it would have turned So much for that,

 
Nathan D

Evangelion movies are on sale at Rightstuf for Mothers I guess they figure the purest form of love between a mother and son is a good old fashioned Oedipus

 
LinkSlayer64

So, me in a

 
Niero

Watching Uncharted 4 commercials before buying a Neo like

 
JcDent

I wish for a Space Station 13 game with better controls and maybe a little less jumbled coding-onset I miss being an assistant and trying to steal EVA suits in every /tg/station best

 

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