Super Shmup Bros.
Super Mario Maker isn't out until September 11 and I'm already feeling inadequate. At this rate, any level I dream up will pale in comparison to what we're seeing on YouTube. I'll give it my best anyway.
The folks at GameXplain have crafted a shoot-'em-up level called Super Shmup Bros. and it's another neat example of how powerful the creation tools are in the right hands. Wings for everyone!
With Japanese voices!
Azure Striker Gunvolt was a fantastic platformer, and now it's headed to PC. You'll be able to snag it on August 28 for $14.99, and it'll come with a few extras, most notably the ability to toggle Japanese voices, which...
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Between Metal Gear Solid V and Super Mario Maker, my schedule for September is Chinese-buffet full. Both games are going be huge time sinks. They're also tons of fun to watch pre-release.
Take this level created by&...
Out on September 24
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'We're coming to Wii U no matter what'
Every few weeks or so I think to myself, "is Freedom Planet coming out on Wii U yet?" We missed the review of the original, so I wanted to cover the console edition whenever it hit, and I'm getting pretty anxious. ...
[Update: more pictures are available in the gallery below, like Waluigi.]
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With a name like Blubber Busters I was expecting something akin to that video where some knuckleheads try and dispose of a beached whale with dynamite, sending gore and viscera all over looker-ons (not to be confused with th...
Despite EA's disinterest
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First hands-on with the retail edition
Although I haven't been super excited for Super Mario Maker based on the initial pitch, we've slowly been drip-fed more and more information over the past month or so, and some of it looks intriguing.
Now, I've had the chance to play the game myself, and left pretty satisfied outside of one lingering issue.
Floating islands? I'm in
Tiny Brains was a delightful little puzzle game, and showed us that developer Spearhead Games had chops. Now they're moving onto Stories: The Hidden Path exclusively for PS4, which looks fantastic on paper. And "paper" ...
I remember my first encounter
One of my favorite gaming experiences is playing something completely blind. That's just what I did for my first ever Super Mario playthrough on NES. While I played with my parents at my side, they didn't really know a ...
Now on Kickstarter
[Update: Added some gameplay videos below]
We have written about Poi prior to now, but somehow it flew under my radar. Poi looks like all the best parts of Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine, Super Mario Galaxy&n...
"A game that captures pictures of you when you pose to build levels for your character to platform on? This is gonna be a blast," I thought naively as I excitedly volunteered to review Commander Cherry's Puzzled Journey, "Finally something I can use my Kinect for!"
Note to self: Never, ever, ever volunteer to review a Kinect game again, no matter how cool it might look.
Well ain't that bonza, mate?
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Also record breaking
The new world record for clearing Spelunky, including hell, is 3:44:411. Holy shit.
Despite knowing this run by D Tea would end successfully, I still got nervous watching it all unfold. What can I say? Rapidly navigating randomized areas with a teleporter while shopkeepers run wild puts me on edge. Even at a slow pace, there's just so many ways to screw up in this game.
Out on August 20
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Tools, sounds, and effects unlock
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The game launches August 27
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This game still has a lot of DLC left
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For Xbox One and Windows 10
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Make Martin Sahlin the King of Games
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Daaaaamn this looks good
Finally, Mirror's Edge Catalyst has gameplay footage available for you all to watch. Thank you gamescom.
So, what did we learn from this new footage? Well, we learned that Catalyst looks a lot like the original Mirror's Edge, with combat discouraged in favour of running and being a rebellious badass.
So, I'm reassured that this should be the Mirror's Edge game I am hoping for. Fantastic news.
ROY G BIV
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Steal shit, get hit
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I want him to live in my pocket
Without a doubt, the star of E3 this year was Yarny, the adorable woolen hero of EA's upcoming faux indie release Unravel. He's just so gosh damn adorable, as is his nervously cute creator who we met at E3.
For those of you j...
And other ball-related puns
We might just be in a new renaissance of "roll the ball to the goal" games right now. Super Impossible Road showed us the benefits of breaking the rules. Polyball took it to a trippy otherworld. Now we have word about Roll Pl...