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1:00 PM on 07.25.2014

Tappingo 2 will hit the 3DS eShop on August 28

I thought Tappingo was a decent (and very well priced) distraction on the 3DS eShop, but there were some problems with it that definitely needed to be addressed. Developer Goodbye Galaxy Games has taken these criticisms to h...

Chris Carter


11:00 AM on 07.23.2014

A new Peggle is in development, according to an EA earnings call

Like it was ever any question that PopCap was planning the development of a new Peggle game, but just in case you doubted the future of the series, it's happening. According to a first quarter earnings call for EA, PopCa...

Chris Carter

10:30 AM on 07.23.2014

The Room is heading to Steam

The Room, the award winning mobile puzzle game, is heading to Steam on July 28th. Developer Fireproof Games has announced that this new version is fully enhanced, with new assets being created from the ground up. The whole c...

Chris Carter

5:45 PM on 07.09.2014

iPhone hit Pivvot is coming to Steam next week

Mobile-to-PC ports don't have the best of track records but I've got some high hopes for the home computer version of Pivvot, a great mobile game which was one of my favorites from 2013. It has such a simple concept: to keep...

Alasdair Duncan

3:45 PM on 07.09.2014

Yes! Roundabout coming to PC September 18, PS4/Xbox next year

Okay, I'm not that excited. I just wanted to make a Yes joke. But after watching this goofy trailer, Roundabout actually looks pretty fun. And reminds me of Trash Panic for some reason, though not as dead pan insan...

Steven Hansen

10:00 PM on 07.02.2014

Woman stole 1,000 from her mother to buy junk in Candy Crush Saga

I've played Candy Crush Saga and my share of match-three games as a mobile game fanatic, but to date I've not spent a dime on any of the free-to-play giants. I can understand wanting to spend a dollar or two here and there fo...

Brittany Vincent



Review: Magical Beat photo
Review: Magical Beat
by Chris Carter

No matter what the climate is in the industry, there seems to be an overwhelming demand for battle puzzle games. That's ok with me though, because ever since playing Yoshi, Dr. Mario, and Wario's Woods for the NES, I've been enjoying the fierce competitive element that these games can bring, and playing with a formidable rival can be quite the rush.

The newest kid on the block is Magical Beat -- a rhythm puzzle game for the Vita by Arc System Works. Naturally, they couldn't resist putting in Guilty Gear and BlazBlue tunes, which are easily the best part.

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Review: Pushmo World photo
Review: Pushmo World
by Chris Carter

People say Nintendo never does anything original outside of Mario and Zelda -- but as we all know, that's absolutely not true. Not only has the company taken chances on wacky IPs all throughout its storied history, but the advent of digital downloads has further satiated its desire to try out new characters and games.

Take the 3DS for example, which rolled out new properties like Dillon's Rolling Western, Sakura Samurai, and my personal favorite of the bunch -- Pushmo. It's hard to believe that in just three short years there have been three Pushmo games, but all of them are good, even the newest iteration that's hitting the Wii U for the first time.

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7:30 PM on 06.18.2014

The Swapper explores PlayStation devices in early August

A signal's been received from a faraway space station that says The Swapper is coming to PS3, PS4, and PS Vita on August 5 in North America and August 6 in Europe. Okay, it was really just a press release, but the inform...

Brett Makedonski

2:00 PM on 06.07.2014

Valiant Hearts: The Great War is not one to miss

The latest developer diary for Valiant Hearts: The Great War details how the World War I game ties together puzzle, adventure, and action elements to present a heart wrenching sad tale of war, and the people who get sucked i...

Hamza CTZ Aziz



Throw children and provoke raccoons in The Road Not Taken photo
Throw children and provoke raccoons in The Road Not Taken
by Bill Zoeker

Max hung out with Dave and Daniel of Spry Fox Games to check out their upcoming title, The Road Not Taken. From the makers of Triple Town, this puzzle roguelike puts the player in an adorable world, with dark undercurrents. It's up to you to save the village's children from perilous evils using sheer wit, and the ability to throw things around. Coming this year to Playstation 4, Playstation Vita, PC and Mac (via Steam).

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8:00 AM on 05.28.2014

Another Pushmo game has been confirmed for Wii U

Out of nowhere, Nintendo has just revealed Pullblox World (Pushmo internationally) for the Wii U. It'll drop on June 19th in the US, Europe and Japan priced at £8.99 / €9.99 / $9.99. 250 puzzles are...

Chris Carter

4:15 PM on 05.21.2014

Kickstart your brain with some Caffeine

Space station horror game Caffeine is now up on Kickstarter. It's asking for about $65,000 USD so it can go into full time development for an early 2015 release. You can also download a demo from the Kickstarter page, or jus...

Steven Hansen

7:00 PM on 05.19.2014

Super Monkey Ball Bounce is equal parts Peggle and pachinko

Do you like playing with balls? How about bouncing balls? I'm talking about pachinko, jeez. Where's your mind been? Super Monkey Ball returns this summer with Super Monkey Ball Bounce, a different spin on a classic formula. ...

Brittany Vincent



Review: Ether One photo
Review: Ether One
by Steven Hansen

Talking to someone you know -- maybe have known your whole life -- who is suffering from Alzheimer's or dementia is heartbreaking. At best, they stare at you, smiling warmly but helplessly. Any mental associations or memories shared crash down one-sided. The person is well meaning, but can't reciprocate.    

Ether One deals with mental breakdown with a sort of reverse Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind approach. What if memories could be restored?

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Valiant Hearts: The Great War is haunting photo
Valiant Hearts: The Great War is haunting
by Alessandro Fillari

I don't know about you, but I really like Ubisoft's recent output of games utilizing the UbiArts Framework engine. I'm quite a fan of games that use 2D visuals to tell a story, and even with the recent release of Child of Light, the publisher has got another UbiArts title in the pipeline. Revealed last year along with the 2D RPG, Valiant Hearts: The Great War plans to try something a bit different with the engine by setting an adventure game in one of the most brutal conflicts in modern history.

After getting the chance to play the title at a recent Ubisoft preview event, I came away quite intrigued with what it has to offer. With its release next month, the developers at Ubisoft Montpellier plan to take a different approach to a war game, by bringing the focus on people looking for glory, love, and the will to survive.

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