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Myst show

Tell your uncle! Hulu is eying that Myst TV show


Seriously, go tell him
May 06
It sounds like that show based on Myst is one step closer to happening. Legendary Television has the rights already, with Evan Daugherty (Divergent) writing and Matt Tolmach (The Amazing Spider-Man) producing. According to De... read
Firewatch with me
I've been firewatching out for Campo Santo's new 'exploration mystery' since hearing about the talent behind it. Artist Olly Moss, Mark of the Ninja designer Nels Anderson, and season one The Walking Dead ... read feature

Steam sale

Steam unexpectedly drops a mysterious midweek sale


Over 40 games
Feb 10
We think we know what to expect from Steam at this point -- big summer sale, big holiday sale. Dropping a random four day sale in February is a bit of an enigma, a mystery if you will. That's perfectly suitable given that the... read
Devil's Bluff

Devil's Bluff turns to Kickstarter for its online-only murder mystery


Ace play on words in the title
Dec 03
One of my favorite mechanics that is prevalent in tabletop games but not so much in videogames is having hidden roles. Battlestar Galactica's concealed Cylons and Werewolf's bloodthirsty lycanthropes induce real paranoia bec... read
60,000 sold

Vanishing of Ethan Carter sales on pace with Gone Home


Though that comparison is a bit disingenuous amidst some otherwise cool straight talk
Nov 03
The Vanishing of Ethan Carter, which Alasdair quite liked in his review, has sold 60,000 units in its first month. Not a lot compared to usual sales stories that make headlines, like, "Rust sells a million in its first month... read
A haunting mystery from former Bulletstorm devs
Perhaps the biggest surprise about The Vanishing of Ethan Carter is that the developers behind the game were members of People Can Fly, the studio responsible for Bulletstorm; the idea that some of the people who came up with... read feature

Ethan Carter vanishes

I need The Vanishing of Ethan Carter in my life right now


Fortunately, I don't have to wait long
Aug 21
The Vanishing of Ethan Carter is a title that's been on my radar for a while, but was kind of laying low at the same time. Never quite sure what to expect from it, I was intrigued by the little that I had seen, but wasn... read
Also, shooting
In a presentation through Microsoft's ID@Xbox program, The Farm 51's Lead Designer Kamil Bilczyński first showed the trailer for the upcoming first-person shooter/mystery investigation hybrid game Get Even. It is clear w... read feature

Obra Dinn

Papers, Please creator's next game is a first-person mystery


With a decidedly retro aesthetic
May 27
As expected, the next game from Lucas Pope won't be like his last project, the critically acclaimed "dystopian document thriller" Papers, Please. It's a 3D first-person mystery that takes place aboard a merchant ship, the Obr... read
Firewatch

Campo Santo's debut game is Firewatch, an exploration mystery


Intriguing, to say the least
Mar 13
Firewatch is exactly the kind of original game one would expect a studio like Campo Stanto to produce. This is a first-person exploration mystery coming from artist Olly Moss, Mark of the Ninja lead designer Nels Anderson, an... read
Phoenix Wright X Persona
Adventure games enable developers to guide their audience on an incredibly focused journey. Completely scripted -- with little variation or user input that impacts the outcome -- they rely on the quality of their storytelli... read feature

Layton 7

Layton 7 for 3DS and mobile is not MY Layton


This is how it starts
Aug 28
I... I brought this upon myself. I said that Layton Brothers: Mystery Room was a great game. I said it was an excellent iOS companion to the traditional Layton series. I never should have had faith that a major gaming compan... read
Mega Man 2 box art

Why does Mega Man use a pistol on MM2's cover?


Interview with box art illustrator shines light on this mystery
Jun 27
If you were asked to list the worst videogame cover art of all time, the gold-and-blue monstrosity that appeared on the original Mega Man's box would appear undoubtedly be mentioned. Nowhere near as bad but still pretty bad ... read

Exclusive: Here's a teaser of the E3 badge insert


Come back in a few hours for the full artwork
Jun 09
Update: Nobody's sketch is even close! Here's a rotated more clear version to help you out. Let's play a game, shall we? Attached is the official badge insert for E3, blanked out on embargo until tomorrow morning. The die cut... read

All evidence of XCOM shooter silently disappearing


2K Games suspected of assassinating FPS spin-off
Apr 16
Evidence of the long-in-development XCOM first-person shooter is starting to disappear from the Internet, 2K Games apparently trying to wipe all trace of it from existence. The publisher itself is only offering "no comment" i... read
A gruesome second outing
The coffee in Boston's FBI offices must be a really special kind of black sludge, capable of turning ordinary investigators into relentless machines. Or maybe Special Agent Erica Reed has just transcended the need for rest or... read feature

New mystery car game

This mystery game 'might' be a new Destruction Derby


A return to a once glorious franchise?
Feb 23
You're going to need a little context for this one, so here's a brief history lesson on the destruction derby genre. In 1995, Reflections Interactive began work on a franchise for Sony called Destruction Derby. Thi... read
The Ship video

Criken's Quickies takes a humorous look at The Ship


The indie "whodunit" PC game explored
Feb 11
Although the indie PC game The Ship had a myriad of technical issues, the fact remains that it was still good fun with the right group of people. As a whodunit experience, The Ship tasked players with avoiding one mystery ki... read

The Phantom Pain trailer gets an 'Alternative Version'


What are you up to, Joakim Mogren?
Dec 21
Well, that's two more times I've had to watch the trailer for The Phantom Pain, a game announced by Moby Dick Studio at the 2012 Spike VGAs that may or may not be Metal Gear Solid V or connected to the franchise in some curr... read

Can Pop-Fiction finally uncover the Mega Man 9 'secret'?


Capcom's most annoyingly elusive mystery
Oct 21
I don't know why I don't share GameTrailers' Pop-Fiction more often. That show is great! It's been just over four years since the Blue Bomber returned to his 8-bit roots in Mega Man 9. And though game masters have torn every... read

Is Square counting down to World Ends with You sequel?


Aug 20
[Update: By setting your computer's clock forward, you can reveal more information on the countdown. Changing music and the gradual reveal of the city have practically confirmed something TWEWY-related. The last two days of t... read

Club Nintendo now offering mystery boxes


Apr 25
Remember all those "mystery toy" lines in the 90s, where you'd buy unknown capsules that would sometimes dissolve in water? Many toy manufactures are still making them actually, preying on our child-like sense of curiosity --... read

Even more hints of a The World Ends with You sequel


Apr 21
Even since we learned that The World Ends with You characters would be appearing in Kingdom Hearts 3D, rumors have been swirling that a sequel to the sleeper DS hit is just around the corner. We still don't have any confirmat... read

Valve recruitment ad points to hardware plans


Apr 13
Valve is recruiting, but it's not just looking for a few extra bodies. According to its job listings page, the company wants hardware boffins to help create brand new gaming experiences. Those adamant that Valve is working on... read

Just Add Water teases Hand of Odd, which is great!


Apr 12
I remember first reading about Hand of Odd, way back in my school days. A simulation game set in the Oddworld universe, it had only promises to deliver until it was postponed in 2004. Last year, Just Add Water confirmed it wo... read

Discovery Project is a thing about things with things


Mar 09
Here's another mysterious PS Vita announcement for you to ruminate on. It's called Discovery Project and it's about ... something.  Kadokawa Games joined forces with Sony to tease this mysterious project, which seems to... read

Mega Man creator working on 'amazing' PS Vita game


Mar 09
While most of the Vita's "announcements" today have been fairly unimpressive, there has at least been one intriguing tease. It comes courtesy of Mega Man creator Keiji Inafune, who revealed he's working on something "am... read

Testament of Sherlock Holmes vid has a lovely ambiguity


Dec 21
I love a good mystery and, as a result, I'm a big fan of Sherlock Holmes stories. I haven't played a game yet which I felt did a truly great job of putting me into a Holmes mystery, but The Testament of Sherlock Holmes ... read

Atlus' next game's title starts with a 'G'


Dec 13
And that's about all they've revealed about it so far. G-reat. They've also G-amely invited us, and any one of you g-oons out there who g-ives a poop about Atlus' next g-ame, to try to g-uess, as they drop more clu... read

Valve begins hyping something (HALF-LIFE 3 CONFIRMED OMG)


Dec 12
This past Saturday, Valve released a video featuring Portal 2 antagonist Wheatley. Unsurprisingly, the Internet descended upon it with icepicks and magnifying glasses, ready to take it apart and examine every frame for clues ... read






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