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Yooka-Laylee

Playtonic confirms playable Yooka-Laylee demo, but no release date yet

A playable Yooka-Laylee demo will be available to some backers of its Kickstarter campaign. The spoiler-free demo offers a glimpse of the game’s sandbox, platform design to those who have donated at least £20 towards the £...

 
 
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Yooka-Laylee

New Yooka-Laylee details and 'representative' screenshots

It has been almost a year since the Kickstarter for Banjo-Kazooie-like Yooka-Laylee closed, but studio Playtonic has been mostly quiet about it, aside from the occasional new character reveal. Today the studio let loose some screenshots "re...

 
 
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Spirits of Inao

Ghibli-like Lynn and the Spirits of Inao canceled in light of recent allegations

As an indie project, Lynn and the Spirits of Inao looks really enticing, and seemingly had a lot of heart behind its development. Unfortunately, after five years, the project has come to a close -- news the team announced on its offici...

 
 
Bored game photo
Bored game

Good lord, Dark Souls board game closes near $5.5 million

The Kickstarter campaign for Dark Souls: The Board Game has mercifully come to a close (though you can still offer a late pledge) at around $5,466,884. Almost five and half million dollars. It began with a goal of just under $73,000. It mad...

 
 
Shantae photo
Shantae

Rival Genie design chosen for Shantae: Half-Genie Hero

Recently, developer WayForward held a small community poll for the rival design in Shantae: Half-Genie Hero. They settled in on three finalists, and as of last night, the final one was chosen, which you can view in the gallery below. I had ...

 
 
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Mighty No. 9

Is this it? Final platform surveys go out for Mighty No. 9

[Update: The errors that occurred with the initial survey are being fixed with a new survey that could take up to "two days" to reach your inbox.] So uh, this might actually be it this time, folks. Comcept has sent out surveys for Mighty No...

 
 
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System Shock

System Shock Remaster needs a kickstart(er)

That System Shock Remaster we told you about it? It’s heading to Kickstarter next month. A "teaser" video — which just shows an animated logo screen for 15 seconds — popped up on Facebook overnight, accompanied by a n...

 
 
Fabular photo
Fabular

Fabular brings its cool medieval spaceships to Kickstarter

If Fabular: Once upon a Spacetime hadn't won me over with its "medieval space folktale" premise, the frog king would've gotten me. But I haven't committed that name to memory yet. Fabular. Fabular. Typing it out helps. Since Steven covered...

 
 
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Potions: A Curious Tale

The weirdos behind Starr Mazer are eating peppers to raise last minute funds for Potions: A Curious Tale

Remember Starr Mazer? I previewed it at GDC and found it incredibly entertaining, but found game designer Don Thacker's charisma to be overwhelming, terrifying, and ultimately charming. Dude's weird as heck, but the fun kind of weird. Speak...

 
 
War of Mine board game photo
War of Mine board game

This War of Mine board game Kickstarter surpasses its goal

The Kickstarter for a tabletop version of This War of Mine has already made its goal and then some, with 20 days left to go. Looks like people are excited for more shivering in the dark, starving for food, and hiding from soldiers. At the t...

 
 
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Dark Souls

We really want to play that Dark Souls board game

The Dark Souls board game Kickstarter has surpassed £2 million. Over 21,000 backers have pushed the Kickstarter fund past over £2.3 million (that’s roughly $3.3 million)… and there’s still seven days to go. "&...

 
 
Bloodstained photo
Bloodstained

Bloodstained will take the good Shovel Knight content delivery route, not the bad Mighty No. 9 one

It's been roughly a year since Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night was Kickstarted, and you know what? Development seems to be going rather smoothly. So smoothly in fact, that the team has decided to ensure that the game isn't delay...

 
 
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Blackroom on hold

Romero and Carmack put Kickstarter for new FPS, Blackroom, on hold

The recently announced Kickstarter for Blackroom, an FPS from Doom co-creators John Romero and Adrian Carmack, is already on hold. Fundraising has been suspended and the campaign clock has been set back to zero. An update posted on the pr...

 
 
Blackroom photo
Blackroom

Blackroom is a new FPS from Doom co-creators

Last week's tease was building up to Blackroom, a fast-paced, mod-friendly first-person shooter from id Software co-founders John Romero and Adrian Carmack. It's seeking $700,000 on Kickstarter, with additional funding support coming from ...

 
 
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Friday the 13th The Game

There's no point hiding in these Friday the 13th: The Game teasers

Friday the 13th: The Game has a new trailer.  The horror game - which secured $700K on Kickstarter last year - is back with a couple of blink-and-you’ll-miss-it teasers showcasing what Jason has in store for you. Pro ti...

 
 
Dark Souls photo
Dark Souls

Well dang, the Dark Souls board game crowdfunded half a million dollars real quick

I imagine the Venn diagram of people who play Dark Souls and people interested in board games has a fairly significant overlap. So of course Steamforged Games' Dark Souls board game was always destined to make a bunch of mone...

 
 
Multiverse Kickstarter photo
Multiverse Kickstarter

Sentinels of the Multiverse dev wants to add in all current tabletop expansions

Sentinels of the Multiverse is an interesting game for a couple of reasons. For one, cooperative card games can be a good time no matter the subject matter; just chill with some friends while you see if you can collectively best an inanimat...

 
 
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Arcadian Atlas

Arcadian Atlas is just the Final Fantasy Tacticsiest thing

Just last night, I was chatting it up with the Podtoid crew and we got onto the topic of Final Fantasy Tactics. That's not unusual; I think we mentioned it last episode too. Look, I still think about it a lot, nearly 20 years later. I'm not...

 
 
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Gifs

Heart Forth, Alicia sure is looking nice in these gifs

I'm not the only one on staff who's down for the metroidvania Heart Forth, Alicia. Darren graciously popped into chat today with a gif from the latest backer update and I was so enamored, I forgot to cull the post for notable tidbits. Hour...

 
 
NightCry review

Review: NightCry

It seems lately we're in the Renaissance period for nostalgia and reimaginings of successful properties from the '90s. NightCry is one such game among this movement, the spiritual successor to the Clock Tower horror series wh...   read

 
Fear Effect: Sedna photo
Fear Effect: Sedna

Fear Effect is returning with Square Enix's permission

Over two years ago, Square Enix announced its pitching-and-publishing platform called The Collective, where it encouraged other developers to take a swing at IPs such as Gex, Anachronox, and Fear Effect. Today, French studio Sushee has anno...

 
 
End of the Mine photo
End of the Mine

End of the Mine Kickstarter looks like a creepy good time

"End of the mine" sounds like something an '80s beefcake action star would say before tossing a vaguely European villain into a mine shaft for trying to steal bearer bonds or something. But, it's actually a new game on Kickstarter. The 2D a...

 
 
Life is Strange photo
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...

 
 
HLD review
The post-apocalypse is the new WWII -- the overused, thoroughly played-out, exhausted setting that too many games and movies muck around in. We've seen it all: zombies, mutants, raiders, and hell, even dinosaurs. It's hard to...   read

 
Bloodstained photo
Bloodstained

It's still super early, but hey, it's Bloodstained in action

Taking a break from sharing shaders and the like, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night's Koji Igarashi has something else for this backer update: footage of the game for our prying eyes! It includes Miriam wielding a katana, kicking, and runn...

 
 
Kicksters for ROM dumps? photo
Kicksters for ROM dumps?

SNES game about Bill Clinton's cat may finally get released pending crowdfunding

[Update: The owner of the prototype Tom Curtain reach out to me to provide some corrections and more information with the following statement: "The top backer does not get the prototype. There will be a funding amount (undetermined) to get ...

 
 
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Days of War

Day of Defeat spiritual successor Days of War is on Kickstarter

World War II games are like buses: you wait a decade for one, and then two show up at once! Hot on the trail of Battalion 1944, Driven Arts’ Days of War hit Kickstarter last week with a goal of $100,000. At the time of writing, the g...

 
 
NightCry photo
NightCry

NightCry's Scissorwalker will be coming for you this Spring

Nude Maker's NightCry (which you may remember as Project Scissors) has a dream team behind it that should excite fans of Japanese horror. Hifumi Kono, creator of the first two Clock Tower games, is directing. Masahiro Ito (Silent Hill'...

 
 
Strafe photo
Strafe

Strafe is going to make 2017 feel like 1996 all over again

Steven Hansen... Steven Hansen. Where do I know that name from? Eh, maybe it'll come to me later. Developer Pixel Titans has teamed up with Devolver Digital for its mid-'90s-feeling first-person shooter, Strafe, and that makes a whole lot o...

 
 
Bloodstained model update photo
Bloodstained model update

Bloodstained development update offers 3D model glamour shots

Look, it's Bloodstained. While Ritual of the Night isn't quite the same when Iga himself isn't demonstrating the gameplay to you, I suppose it's nice to see tangible evidence of the game as a work in progress rather than heady ideal. This ...

 
 

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Luca Blight

What a beautiful morning. The birds are gone, the children are screaming and the lovely smell of fire and brimstone.

 
Khalid Eternal Nigh

Overwatch is great. Its fun, its not F2P, everyone has access to everything needed to play without grinding. All the charcters feels unique and interesting in terms of gameplay. Its like Im back in 2007 era TF2. Classic TF2 art style is still bette

 
Dreggsao

One of my comments needs approval. Is it because I said Breitbart? I think swearing is OK here.

 
SirDavies

Amazed some people were apparently touched, blown away by dat GoT ending. The whole scene has a level of cheesiness and incoherence unprecedented for the series.

 
Pixie The Fairy

Beat the Leviathan with pistols. Roxxis Rubi to keep me alive, that Thief gun Scarlett drops to kill it. That aside, the idea of Marcus raising a child bothers me.

 
JcDent

40K Knight banners, because if youre dropping $140 on a plastic giant mecha, you want it to be as chivalrous as possible. Knight Paladin still the best, yo.

 
ChrisHannard

I cant understand all the love this is suddenly getting. I mean, its good, but why has it suddenly become of such interest to video gamers?

 
ragm54

Ive been reading you guys with Overwatch Overwatch Overwatch. Meanwhile Im reminded that my potato couldnt even run it at 4FPS, and I refuse to play it on PS4 (TF2 has destroyed my will to play FPS on gonna go play Valkyria Chronicles.

 
JcDent

In a move not expected by anyone, the Heralds of Ruin Kill Team Rules (The Good Warhammer 40K Kill Team Rules) have been updated. While Im not too hype about Eldar near-D shenanigans and Rogue Trader Ork weapons, the Grot Rebel list seems to be blast!

 
Fuzunga

I might actually get Overwatch in the near future if I can play it with you guys. Ive never had a group to play with before.

 
Shinta

Finally got around to starting Pocket Jockey. What a delightful little game. I absolutely adore the dialogue and the main character. The gameplay is really fun too. Fun fact, CJ is quoted on the eshop in the sales banner for the game right now.

 
ZombZ

The next person to ask me to hold the door today is getting kicked in the balls. While Im sobbing of course. Seriously fuck my coworkers.

 
nickcburgess

Is it acceptable to rant here? Even if its not about games? Cause Im sick of my female facebook friends linking to their odyssey online articles they wrote. Youre 19 and a freshman in college. You dont have all the answers. Sorry this isnt video gamey

 
Gamemaniac3434

And thats REmake finished and done-really good game, had a great time with it. Finally digging into the backlog and clearing it out a bit.

 
Samsneeze

So I watched Millennium Actress again today and I dont know why I insist on watching movies that make me feel terrible things after theyre done. I still wholly recommend it if you havent seen it before. Its fantastic.

 
Torchman

Im not sure how I feel about dividing my most recent WIP blog into parts, but its probably for the better. It was already larger than any other blog I had written with just 25% done.

 
Pixie The Fairy

Man, sockpuppet accounts representing gamers are still in vogue. Sad they dont know it takes longer to create them than to ban/delete them.

 
Lex

Browsing through Doom Mods you can find pretty much everything ... but the lack of Warhammer 40k themed mods is kinda disturbing ... and sad.

 
Nekrosys

God dammit. Day-1 patches are so inconvenient.

 
Torchman

Hey Torch, whats writing your recent blog like 30% writing, 70% making gifs

 
WryGuy

Vita vs PSP. Go. Nonono. Not the PSP Go. Just go.

 
Gamemaniac3434

Hey, just a streamin thing. free to join me for some REmake, ask me some questions about Microbiology and whatnot if you are interested.

 
Nekrosys

Well, I caved in and grabbed a copy of Overwatch (PS4).

 
Steven Hansen

what you wanna see video-wise out e3? conference recaps round tables? video previews to go w/ written? just off-screen footage for extended look at gameplay of new games that prob only got brief trailers? purely weird shit like that Great America video?

 
Osc

Watching Monday Night RAW and a DOOM commercial pops up. Bloody Awesome - Destructoid. Being quoted from a 2014 post. You guys made it, now.

 
Vadicta

So, if Microsoft already has a console not doing so well, is it really wise to release an upgraded version and segment their already not-great market share? Like if the NX was a more powerful Wii U instead of a new system, would anyone care or want it?

 
Dreamweaver

Because only poor people have to choose. :P Nah, for real though, even though I bought Battleborn to tide me over until Overwatch came out, I think its a lot of fun for MOBA players. I can see myself trying to play both games for the foreseeable future.

 
TheBlondeBass

Im so sorry GM, I should have been a better trainer for you... I mean, you had shitty moves and stats, but maybe if we got to talk to each other, understand each other, things wouldnt have come to this...

 
Chris Bradshaw

Hey heres a random thought, remember Nintendo TVii? Me neither.

 

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