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Mighty No. 9

Are you getting antsy about Mighty No. 9?

Because it doesn't have the best track record at keeping its fans and backers up to date, the Mighty No. 9 project has once again started making waves across the internet. Based on a recent "no comment" response from Deep Silver regard...

 
Mario photo
Mario

Would you spend over 12 hours trying to beat a Mario level?

I like difficult games as much as the next guy, but I draw the line at trying to best every "insane!" Super Mario Maker level known to man. But given the massive sales it's seen, there's always going to be at least one person in t...

 
Wario Land: Shake It! photo
Wario Land: Shake It!

Wario Land: Shake It! is coming to the Wii U this week

Wario Land: Shake It! is a really underrated game that doesn't get talked about nearly enough. Hell, you could probably levy that same complaint against the Wario series as a whole, but I digress. For those of you who enjoy great platf...

 
SUPER TRUCK photo
SUPER TRUCK

Superhot meets Clustertruck in Super Truck

You know and love Superhot and Clustertruck, right? If so, then TinyBuild's April Fools' Day combination of those two titles is right up your alley. I just gave Super Truck a quick spin and it is pretty much what you'd expect: th...

 
AVGN II review
I may not be the biggest fan of the Angry Video Game Nerd, but I've seen enough of the web series to get a good idea of what the Nerd is all about. I enjoy some aspects of it, such as his wild facial expressions and his criti...   read

Super Mario Maker photo
Super Mario Maker

Starfy is coming to Super Mario Maker

Starfy is a lesser-known character from the Nintendo universe, but that might be because he's not wholly owned by Nintendo. In fact, he's co-owned by Tose, creators of the Game & Watch franchise, as the Legend of Starfy games were only ...

 
Mirror's Edge Catalyst photo
Mirror's Edge Catalyst

Hopefully Mirror's Edge Catalyst has a better story than the first

Like everyone else, I was disappointed with the narrative of Mirror's Edge, but it absolutely didn't break the game for me. I had fun treating it like a puzzle game, and saw the campaign as a massive tutorial for the real meat, the tim...

 
Contra photo
Contra

That Contra reboot game just looks...ugh

So you may have heard of Tencent, that company seemingly bent on global domination of multiple industries, including your vidjas (want to know something crazy? It owns 48% of Epic Games!).Since Konami loves money, it has partnered up with t...

 
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Bonkers

A look at the canceled Bonk: Brink of Extinction

Bonk: Brink of Extinction had been planned for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Wii before being canceled due to a tsunami in Japan, among other reasons. YouTuber PtoPOnline gives us the inside scoop on what exactly happened to the ga...

 
Adventure Time review
VR is a weird thing. Developers are trying all sorts of different experiences, some of which are essentially the same as what we're playing right now (just with a different point of view), some are wholly VR oriented with imm...   read

Lucky's Tale
Lucky's Tale was always going to be a tough sell. It's a bundled-in Oculus Rift launch game, which is often used as a tech demo for prospective buyers -- so to a lot of people, it probably looks like something that isn't a system seller. And those people are probably right, but I had a damn good time playing it.   read

INDIE GAMES photo
INDIE GAMES

Shelter's adorable spin-off Paws is out now

Paws, a standalone follow-up to Might and Delight's Shelter 2, is now available on PC. In contrast with its predecessor, which focused on an adult lynx looking after her cubs, this one puts players in the shoes (paws?) of a young lynx ...

 
Azure Striker Gunvolt photo
Azure Striker Gunvolt

Azure Striker Gunvolt sells 150,000 digitally on 3DS

If there's one recent release that's underrated, it's Azure Striker Gunvolt. It's a fantastic little take on the Mega Man ZX series, and hey, we're probably going to get two of them before Mighty No. 9 is out. It turns out th...

 
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Mekazoo

I totally forgot about Mekazoo, a Donkey Kong Country-inspired platformer

I remember when Brett previewed Mekazoo last year, but outside of that moment, I kind of forgot it existed. This newest trailer definitely refreshed my memory though, as it shows off basically everything you'd want to know in terms of ...

 
LostWinds on PC photo
LostWinds on PC

Wii eShop darlings LostWinds and LostWinds 2 out now on Steam

Ages and ages ago, LostWinds debuted on the Wii eShop. It got some critical acclaim back then, including from our now-defunct retro podcast RetroForceGO! Since then, it and its sequel Winter of the Melodias have shown up on mobile platforms...

 
Slain photo
Slain

Slain looks sufficiently intimidating in this launch trailer

After a round of delays, Wolf Brew Games is bringing its brutal hack-and-slash platformer Slain! to Steam tomorrow, March 24. The console versions are still coming, but not until later this year. The lighting, particle effects, and sometim...

 
Ratchet & Clank trailer photo
Ratchet & Clank trailer

Let the inimitable Captain Qwark intro the new-old Ratchet & Clank

Ratchet & Clank is back with a retelling of the original game. And it's coming out April 12, my birthday, or as some of you may affectionately know it: Dark Souls III day. The lovable Captain Qwark has the skinny as unreliable narrator...

 
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Capcom

Capcom puts forth nebulous interest survey for Mega Man

Ha! Capcom is at it again, trying to "gauge" whether or not Mega Man is still a viable franchise outside of the mountain of merchandise they've been pushing. According to Rockman Corner, Capcom of Japan has been putting out surveys recently...

 
C-stick VR photo
C-stick VR

Lucky's Tale shows us how third-person games work in VR

Lucky's Tale is the cute platformer included with every Oculus Rift virtual reality headset, and many people have scoffed at the idea of it being third-person game that requires VR, but this new gameplay trailer aims to address those ...

 
Deadlight photo
Deadlight

Deadlight returns with a director's cut this June

As much as it's a surprise to see Deep Silver and Abstraction bring back Deadlight of all things with an enhanced edition, I wouldn't mind it if we got more of these Xbox Live Arcade revivals. Folks who went through the last console genera...

 
Pharaoh Rebirth+ review
Sometimes a game requires a second look before you realize how great it could be. This was certainly the case with Pharaoh Rebirth, a title I might have dismissed entirely had Jonathan Holmes not sent the Dtoid staff an e-mai...   read

Banjo-Kazooie photo
Banjo-Kazooie

I'll never look at Banjo's hips the same way

Rare is still making videos recounting what it was like behind the scenes on Banjo-Kazooie, and I'm still fascinated. Today, it's five (more) things we probably didn't know. As discussed in the video, the game's musical intro was originall...

 
Super Mario Maker photo
Super Mario Maker

Super Mario Maker nabs Yuu Ayasaki costume

Want more Super Mario Maker characters? Nintendo seemingly isn't going to stop, so you're in luck. The next addition is the manga character Yuu Ayasaki, which fits right inline with some of their more obscure Japanese costumes, li...

 
Mutant Mudds
Mutant Mudds is a criminally underrated series. I've heard all the criticisms, but to me, it perfectly summarizes the "less is more" design that is still very much viable and welcome in the current era of complexity. Everythi...   read

Super Mario Maker photo
Super Mario Maker

Toadette is making her way into Super Mario Maker

When Captain Toad was added to Super Mario Maker, it made sense that Toadette was only a matter of time. Nintendo confirmed her appearance this week as a Mystery Mushroom character, to be added in shortly alongside of the new update charact...

 
Broforce

Review: Broforce

I'm all for sittin' down and drinkin' one with the bros. I usually call co-op games bro-op games. I can laugh at silly, referential humor that mostly amounts to "remember that this movie existed?" I love '80s action movies ju...   read

Oddworld: Soulstorm photo
Oddworld: Soulstorm

Oddworld: Soulstorm is the Exoddus remake, set for 2017

Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty did great justice to Abe's Oddysee. It took the already fantastic puzzle-platformer and made it friggin' gorgeous, up to today's resolution standards. It only made sense to do the same with the next game in Abe's sto...

 
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Axiom Verge

Axiom Verge is coming to Xbox One and Wii U

Plenty of people had the opportunity to enjoy Axiom Verge on the PS4 and PC platforms last year, but now more folks are going to get that chance. The developer announced this morning that the game is now being ported to the Xbox One and Wii...

 
Ori
Ori and the Blind Forest was by far one of my favorite games of 2015. Visually stunning and mechanically sound, it's a wonderful platformer that I can't recommend enough. Now, developer Moon Studios is releasing th...   read

Mirror's Edge 2 photo
Mirror's Edge 2

Come peep glimpses at Mirror's Edge Catalyst gameplay

Just last week two Mirror's Edge Catalyst developer diaries focused on "Combat" and "Movement," but today's focuses on "Gameplay" and -- wait, what? So help me if combat and movement aren't part of gameplay (also, if combat is a big part o...

 

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Lex

Playing DoomRL again reminds me that the dev should continue to work on AliensRL and Derek should provide the tileset Yes Im an

 
Nekrosys

Id like to remind you all that we live in a world where Dr Nefarious rule 34 Truly, this is a just One that is great and One that Im proud to live

 
lokhe

Pyromancy + Bastard Sword? Yeah I can work with Neat

 
Luca Blight

After seeing Nathan D finding out things like I decided to keep an eye out and just out that Chairman Drek is a literal It took 14 years to realize Me is smart

 
ZombZ

Anyone interested in an PC Open Beta Key for Overwatch? First come first

 
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Ive been sick and trapped in How have you been lovely readers?

 
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Thinking about what to game to get to test-drive out the new graphics card when it suggestions?

 
StriderHoang

Space Patrol Luluco is a OVER JUSTICE! JUSTICE IS OVER! OVER JUDGEMENT GUN MORPHING! FIRE FROM FIRE!

 
Parismio

Ok yknow what screw Im saving anri!

 
Nekrosys

Going to be honest; after playing around a little more with Star Fox Zero, I actually find myself both adjusting to and liking the control The tutorial was kind of crap, but the game itself is nowhere near as bad as some of the reviews have

 
jak2364

Tfw Valve still gives you a refund even though you went over 2 hours played on a buggy piece of

 
WryGuy

That awkward, awkward moment when you realize you should not let your neighbor ever find out youre half

 
Ein on Shrooms

Why is resting bitch face such a turn on? (Plus so is Aubrey

 
OverlordZetta

Ive officially had enough internet for the

 
AvtrSpirit

Im And Im just really feeling the transformative powers of Sure, in real life Im not all But right now Im a super hot Ghost killing newbs in Heroes of the I rock!

 
Dreamweaver

I did it! I finally killed that bastard Pontiff in Dark Souls III! Admittedly it took me over two dozen tries, and I think I got extremely lucky near the end when he didnt attack me much, but I solod it at SL 41 with only +2 weapons, no shields! Yay! :D

 
OverlordZetta

Panty and Stocking aired in Six years I swear it doesnt feel like its been that Guys, I think I need to lie down for a Have some expletives while I contemplate my

 
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Alienation is a fun time, yall

 
Parismio

Mmmm Yes! Quality

 
KingSigy

I forgot how fucking awesome DJ Hero I still cant quite 5 star all the songs on Expert in the first game, but I always preferred the

 
Gundy

I hate training new Not because I think its a pain, but because my job is 90% There is almost nothing to train the new guys in until they get the permissions to use the ordering

 
Torchman

Real talk Do want to write an Ask Me Anything blog, to help boredom during the Although I may ignore touchy LEAVE YOUR QUESTIONS IN THE

 
Parismio

Fuck you Pontiff! Now for that other boss in the Hope I can stil

 
Samsneeze

Actual footage from Hoshido mere moments

 
DSBrad

Anyone still playing Guitar Hero Live out there? Is there anyway to get leaderboards to load Take a good 10-15 seconds on each song to see them for me on

 
Fuzunga

Ill be honest, Im not really into cat I just already happened to like Blake and then it turned out that she had cat Thats how they get you, I

 
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TFW a Steam game works perfectly right up until the refund period expires, then decides to start fucking Fuck you Black Ops

 
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