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1001 Spikes

1001 Spikes Wii U patch offers new control options and Off-TV play


...but it has some issues
May 24
Last April, Nicalis announced that I'll be a character in 1001 Spikes someday. As you might imagine, that announcement has changed the way my brain works. "Is today the day that I get to play as myself alongside Jonathan Blow... read
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The Binding of Isaac

Check out The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth on the Wii U GamePad


23 glorious seconds
Apr 29
When The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth came out last November, I got sucked back into the dark, dank basement full of doo-doo for a good two months. This video of Isaac on a Wii U GamePad is enough to get me thirs... read
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Afterbirth update

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth expansion to feature new transformations, ruin my life


Norman Bates chic
Apr 28
Well I'm doomed. The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth expansion, Afterbirth, is going to include a whopping eight new transformations to discover, experiment with, and obsess over. I'm already addicted to transforming into Guppy the... read
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Isaac shirts

Bind yourself in Isaac shirts


Show your naked crying boy pride
Mar 22
These Binding of Isaac shirts from theyetee.com combine the terror of Isaac with nostalgic love for Zelda, creating something that is making me reconsider my “no game t-shit” policy. The three new shirts include a... read
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Castle in the Darkness

Beard View: Castle in the Darkness


'Maybe I'm just good and you're not'
Mar 09
This weekend I was at PAX East and had been busy shooting some videos with our lovely bearded editor-in-chief when this was uploaded, so in case you missed it, check out the latest Beard View in which I show off one of my fa... read
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Beard View Live

Watch me die in Castle in the Darkness on Beard View Live


NES style Metroidvania greatness
Mar 01
Hey Beard View fans, I'll be playing Castle in the Darkness over at our Twitch channel at 6:30 pm Eastern / 3:30 pm Pacific. You can obviously watch it embedded below, but I encourage to come join the chat and keep me co... read
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Nicalis platformer

Ready for punishment? Castle in the Darkness awaits


Precious coins ease the pain
Feb 05
I think I'm as ready as I'll ever be for Castle in the Darkness. It's out today for PC from publisher Nicalis and developer Matt Kap, who was also the lead artist on The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth. This super-challenging adven... read
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Cave Story

Cave Story 2 folder spotted on Nicalis desktop at PAX South


Could mean nothing, or it could mean everything
Jan 24
PAX South is going on right now, and two of our most honey-loving sugarbears are in the fray as we speak, lapping up all that sweet golden joy. One of the games they're set to check out is Nicalis's Castle in the Darkness, a ... read
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NICALIS

Castle in the Darkness leaps to PC on February 5


Nicalis' forthcoming platformer hits Steam next month
Jan 22
Castle in the Darkness, the next ultra-difficult platformer from Cave Story and 1001 Spikes publisher Nicalis, is poised to debut via Steam on February 5. The project was developed by Matt Kap, the lead artist behind Th... read
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More Binding of Isaac

Fan ideas will make it into The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth's expansion


A new mode will 'almost double the amount of things you can do'
Nov 25
As a fan of The Binding of Isaac, I had lofty expectations for Rebirth and it more than delivered. Problem is, I don't have enough time to play it (and make any real headway). And now there's more content on the way. Like the... read
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Who beats off on paper? Werewolves. That's who.
Max and I started playing The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth because it's a good-ass game, and we like to do gaming. Max has actually never played any iteration of Binding of Isaac before, so I let him go first, knowing that I'd only have to wait a few minutes before my turn. read feature

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The best game you'll ever play about washing poop out of a basement with your tears
In 2011, I lost a chunk of my life. An insidious tendril of addiction, despair, and obsession caught me by the ankle and dragged me into the The Binding of Isaac's darkened basement. I lost dozens of hours, whole days at a ti... read feature

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Wii U

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth teased for Wii U


Smiley face
Oct 07
Fans of The Binding of Isaac have long wanted the game on 3DS and while that'd be great to see one day, I'd be just as happy to to have it on Wii U. Which might actually happen! I know! Nicalis uploaded this video yesterday and that blip at the beginning sure is a Wii U overlay. There's also this Twitter exchange between designer Edmund McMillen and Nicalis' Tyrone Rodriguez. [Via GoNintendo] read
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Let's get down to business
After checking out The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth at PAX Prime, I spent a decent chunk of time with another upcoming Nicalis project, Castle in the Darkness. It's a challenging platform-adventure PC game that feels all too app... read feature

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Binding of Isaac

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth is everything I hoped it'd be


PS Vita owners especially are in for a treat
Sep 08
One of my favorite parts of PAX Prime this year was an appointment with Nicalis. Not only was the meeting away from the crowded, noisy Washington State Convention Center, it was an opportunity to get sucked into The Binding o... read
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Binding of Isaac

Co-op in The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth is looking good


A short Let's Play preview from the McMillens
Aug 19
Here's Edmund and Danielle McMillen previewing cooperative play in The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth including one of the game's twenty challenges, Head Trauma, in which you have tons of tears spraying all over the place but the... read
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Nicalis

Nicalis announces Castle in the Darkness for PC


Coming to Steam this summer
Aug 06
Castle in the Darkness is leaping to Windows PC this summer, Nicalis announced today. The retro-style platformer draws inspiration from "the golden era of videogames," vaunting an expansive open-world and a "damning" difficulty curve. The story follows a kingdom's last remaining royal guard on a mission to save the land from a sorcerer and his evil army. read
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Binding of Isaac

Replay runs, customize controls in The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth


PS Vita visuals won't be exactly on par
Jul 29
I convinced myself long ago that The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth was something I needed in my life, so every additional detail or feature we're told about in the lead up to release is just icing on top. This week, customizable ... read
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Ukampa > Westeros
Believe it or not, there once was a time when many, many people thought that Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare was better than Advance Wars. Thankfully, those days are over now. According to my numbers, 89.6% of those who o... read feature

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Speed Runs

Skyward Sword and 1001 Spikes speed runs will get your blood pumping


Glitch assisted or not, the athleticism shines through
Jun 28
Skyward Sword and 1001 Spikes may not look like they have a lot in common, but they share a lot of the same design sensibilities. Both games are about exploring relatively small, densely packed areas that appear simple on th... read
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1001 Spikes

1001 Spikes leaps to Xbox One next week


Prepare to die. A lot.
Jun 07
1001 Spikes is landing on Xbox One next week, publisher Nicalis recently announced. The insanely difficult platformer is already available on PlayStation 4, Vita, Steam, Nintendo 3DS, and Wii U, but Xbox One owners will ... read
1001 Spikes photo
1001 Spikes

1001 Spikes knows how to do a launch trailer right


Plus footage of the 3DS version
Jun 03
Ooh, this is looking good. In the lead up to 1001 Spikes, there's been plenty of footage shared but much of it appeared to be from the earlier levels. Now, with this launch trailer, we've got a proper preview of the misery t... read
1001 Spikes photo
1001 Spikes

1001 Spikes also hitting Wii U, 3DS on June 3


But...
May 30
We heard the PS4, PS Vita, and Steam versions of 1001 Spikes were coming June 3. Which is great and all, but I know a number of us were going to hold out for the game on Wii U or 3DS -- no need to! Nicalis has confirmed those... read
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1001 Spikes comes to PS4, Vita, Steam on June 3


Go die
May 28
Nicalis' 1001 Spikes is a game I'm excited about but have somehow completely missed the chance to talk about. It's a particularly brutal action-platformer that also doubles as an outstanding Mario Bros. style party game. Ther... read
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Toribash on Steam

Turn-based fighting game Toribash now available on Steam


Or maybe 'Toriflail,' as I would play it
May 20
Do you know Toribash? It has existed as a free-to-play game for a while now on Mac and PC, and it even came to WiiWare several years ago. The turn-based, muscle micromanagement fighter starring Vectorman's cousins may now ga... read
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1001 Spikes

1001 Spikes' multiplayer gets everyone in on the dying


Maybe someone won't die sometime
May 20
If you can be certain of one thing for the upcoming Aban Hawkins & the 1,001 Spikes, it's that dying is an inevitability -- an inevitability that will happen time and time again. This trailer shows some of the ways that ... read
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Cave Story Europe

Cave Story explores European eShop this May, Australia someday


Nicalis confirms Nintendo 3DS release in PAL territories
Apr 20
Cave Story makes its way to the Nintendo 3DS eShop in Europe on May 1, Nicalis recently revealed. The publisher also confirmed plans to bring the title to Australian shores at some point in time. Daisuke Amaya's mag... read
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1,001 Spikes

Aban Hawkins goes Street Fighter, Castlevania and more


Who is El Testigo?!?!?!
Feb 15
Aban Hawkins and the 1,001 Spikes is almost ready for release, with a total of 18 playable characters currently ready to go. We've already heard about Commander Video (Bit.Trip), Nyx (Nyx Quest), Thompson, Sugimoto, and... read
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Nicalis teases with Cave Story toys


Plastic stuff!
Dec 20
This ought to perk up the ears of Cave Story fans. The Twitter account for Nicalis recently posted the above image showing toys based on characters from the indie darling and asking if people would like to have a set of ... read
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Nicalis

Indie fighter Legend of Raven soaring to PS4, Xbox One


Nicalis piggybacks on PS Vita release with next-gen versions of doujin fighting game
Nov 07
Legend of Raven is now fluttering over to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, Nicalis has announced. A new trailer for the upcoming fighter reveals the PS4, Xbox One, and PS Vita versions will all employ lag-reducing GGPO netco... read






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