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Hands-on Impressions

Is it fun to beat protesters and molotov the police in Riot - Civil Unrest?

I've had my eye on Riot - Civil Unreset since it was announced in 2013 via a crowdfunding campaign. I'm a big fan of politics - social and otherwise - and can't think of a single other game that lets players take a somewhat realistic l...

 
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Kerbal update

Kerbal Space Program has a new interface and runs better

Kerbal Space Program is one of the most daunting video games I've ever taken on, but I am so glad I made an effort to dig in, actually learn a thing or two about real-world orbital mechanics, and gain a new appreciation for how scary-insane...

 
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Not Firewatch

A non-hipster walking simulator for Cliff Bleszinski

Yesterday, famed game designer Cliff Bleszinski -- famous for creating Jazz Jackrabbit and the Gears of War series -- decided it was finally time to give Firewatch a play. Just 15 minutes in, Cliff quit the game and tweeted, ...

 
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Stardew Valley

Indie darling Stardew Valley passes one million sales

Last we heard, the feel-good farming sim Stardew Valley had sold some 425,000 copies on Steam. It's been about a month since then, and in that time, the figure has ballooned past a million. "It's actually at 1,007,000 [copies sold] as of no...

 
Cities photo
Cities

Why yes, I would like to see a wave of sewage wipe out a whole city

This short video by YouTube user flawless128 speaks to my inner psychopathic mayor. I'm not alone, right? After following the rules and making decisions like a decent, compassionate leader, you inevitably reach the point where you've had e...

 
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Parkitect

Parkitect nails that classic theme park sim vibe

To my ridiculous mind, Parkitect sounds like a parakeet mech action figure, but it's actually a theme park simulation game -- one that was cool enough to make it onto Patrick's big list of indie titles to look for in 2016. It's taking a ba...

 
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Story of Seasons

The upcoming Story of Seasons game will have Nintendo costumes

Bokujou Monogatari 3tsu no Sato no Taisetsuna Tomodachi, also known as the "next Story of Seasons," will sport a Nintendo-based bonus. According to Famitsu (by way of Perfectly Nintendo), the game will have costumes based on Luigi, Toad, Pe...

 
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Stardew Valley

Death in Stardew Valley's mines isn't quite so punishing now

Few games have me more excited to dig through patch notes than Stardew Valley. Left to my own devices, free of responsibilities, I'd be playing the hell out of it right now. I left off about a week ago trying to decide if I should get goats...

 
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RollerCoaster Tycoon

RollerCoaster Tycoon World hits Steam Early Access

RollerCoaster Tycoon World has been a long time coming, and it's still not here yet -- not fully. After multiple delays and even some development studio switching on publisher Atari's end, the game released today on Steam Early Access with ...

 
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The Climb

'The Climb' team muses on their journey to have the game hit 90 frames per second

The Climb looks pretty rad, and I'm particularly jazzed up after reading Zack's recent preview from GDC. It sounds even cooler after watching this developer diary straight from the team, where they talk about the challenge of making a game ...

 
Stardew Valley photo
Stardew Valley

Stardew Valley is starting to flesh out its marital life

After making it through the first full in-game year of Stardew Valley (20-something hours, real time), I have cooled on it enough that I can get back to managing a decent night's rest. But things were looking spotty for a while there. I was...

 
Urban Empire photo
Urban Empire

Kalypso's new IP Urban Empire crosses SimCity and Civilization

Today is just a city-builder kind of day, eh? Earlier we looked at Devolver's slick new eco-friendly neighborhood builder Block'hood, and now we've got our eyes on a new IP from Kalypso Media (best known for the Tropico series). Urban Empir...

 
Block'hood photo
Block'hood

Block'hood brings calm thoughtfulness to building sims

It's always refreshing to see a video game take on important human issues that aren't just love or war. Most city-building simulators require careful planning, balancing different zones for maximum happiness under a budget. Block'hood looks...

 
Stardew Valley Review
Please, send help. I can't stop playing Stardew Valley. In fact, it's running in the background right now. Which reminds me, I need to catch an Albacore real quick for Elliot... All right, so, Stardew Valley. Wait, I need to cook Willie something special for his gift... Anyway, what was I talking about again?   read

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No Man's Sky

No Man's Sky PC Collector's Edition up for pre-order today

iam8bit, Inc. is teaming up with Hello Games to provide a ton of No Man's Sky-related stuff starting today. In addition to the big-daddy SKU of the Collector's Edition for the PC version of the game, there's also an LP vinyl set, art prints...

 
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Free weekend

You can play Cities: Skylines for free until Sunday

Colossal Order is opening up its city-building simulation Cities: Skylines for the weekend. It's free to download on Steam and play until this Sunday, February 21 at 1:00pm Pacific. The game also got a new patch today, and a paid expansion,...

 
City Shrouded in Shadow photo
City Shrouded in Shadow

Disaster Report dev's next game: Survive an Ultraman-Godzilla battle

Following the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami that devastated Japan in 2011, Disaster Report 4 was delayed and then cancelled. Series creator Kazuma Kujo eventually left developer Irem, started Granzella, and acquired the rights to the franc...

 
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Demo

American Truck Simulator has a hefty demo

Are you suited for the trucker lifestyle in these fine United States of America? I won't let you spend another fidgety night in bed pondering that burning question. You deserve a refreshing slumber. You can find some much-needed guidance in...

 
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Cities: Skylines

Cities: Skylines' snowy expansion drops Feb. 18

I've seen snow only once or twice this year, and even then, it didn't stick around for long. Meanwhile, Brett is regaling us with tales about how he's just now venturing out of his snowed-in house for the first time since Sunday. As someone...

 
Review
I've been religiously playing Harvest Moon games for more than half my life. The addiction started when my dad bought Harvest Moon: Back to Nature for our PlayStation back in 2002. I remember racing home every day to play it...   read

Truck Sim Tipz
There are a lot of dangers out there on the road and a lot of things to keep in mind if you're going to carry cargo across state lines in the United States of America. I mean, they don't force drivers to take CDL tests for nothing!  So, being the helpful guy I am, I've decided to lay out some very important tips and tricks for anyone looking to perform well in American Truck Simulator.   read

American Truck Sim Review
I live in New Jersey, so I think I know a thing or two about California. After all, I've listened to plenty of N.W.A. and Tupac, plus I've seen Fast Times at Ridgemont High.  Oh, and I've been to California a whole lot to visit my brother and for that one E3 I attended. Does this make me an expert? Yes. Yes it does.   read

American Truck Sim photo
American Truck Sim

I think I want to play American Truck Simulator as Jack Burton

American Truck Simulator is out on Steam next week, and we have Patrick on point for the review. That's all well and good. But lately, he's been coming into our staff chat with what I have decided must be hip trucker lingo, and I just can't...

 
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Way to the Woods

That deer game that was developed by a 16-year old is being published by Team17

Anthony Tan has a lot to be happy about. In addition to gaining lots of media attention for his game Way to the Woods, partially due to his young age (he's 16), Team17 (developer of Worms, publisher of Yooka-Laylee)  has announced that...

 
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Hitmanime banned

Yandere Simulator is the latest game banned from Twitch

The controversial stalking and murdering game Yandere Simulator has been banned from being streamed on Twitch, joining the likes of BMX XXX, Hatred, and Second Life. This isn't all that surprising considering YouTube removed one o...

 
Prison Architect console photo
Prison Architect console

Prison Architect heading to PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One

After a long stint in Early Access, Prison Architect finally saw its full PC release late last year. Wasting little time, developer Double Eleven is now porting it to consoles. It should release in spring on PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbo...

 
Cities: Skylines' Snowfal photo
Cities: Skylines' Snowfal

Next Cities: Skylines expansion buries you under a blanket of snow

Paradox and developer Colossal Order are smart to couch bigger Cities: Skylines expansions in visually transformative ways because, much like when the day/night cycle was added in After Dark, damn do these snow-kissed cities look completel...

 
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Story of Seasons

A sequel to Story of Seasons is coming to Japan this year

Story of Seasons, also known as that one Harvest Moon game that isn't actually Harvest Moon, is getting a sequel in Japan this year. Like the original, Story of Seasons: Good Friends of Three Villages is a 3DS exclusive farmi...

 
Slime Rancher Preview
After seeing some brief gameplay of Slime Rancher, I instantly thought, "I feel like this is going to be the next big thing and I need to get my hands on it stat." I'm very excited to tell you that I believe I was right. Afte...   read

Hatoful Boyfriend review
Everybirdie who’s anybirdie has found some kind of joy in Hatoful Boyfriend -- the strange yet alluring romantic bird simulator that stole the hearts of gamers and avians around the world. We’re graced this holida...   read


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Avoclefo

Initial thoughts on Overwatch coming from someone with hundreds of hours in TF2 - Really, really Blows my mind that it can run at 60 and be as pretty as it I hope it sells well at release; it deserves More thoughts in

 
TheStantonator

I did it, I renewed my WoW I can never leave this

 
hlarge4

My new dad euphoria has led me to back the Dark Souls board game at triple the regular price so I can get all 7 Nowe how to tell the

 
Garett Mefford

I just bought a copy of Final Fantasy XIV a Realm Reborn, but they didnt include the right registration So I cant even launch the I am now the proud owner of a $20 disk that does absolutely nothing

 
SirDavies

Im mashing up 2016 videogame trailers with bad youtube covers of the songs Brett suggested and I have to report the results are better than I hoped :/ will post the video

 
iam16bit

In line to see Civil War and I cant wait!

 
Cannibal Steven

Holy shit psychopaths are As someone who pretends have no empathy it is legitimately frightening to discover what someone I thought I knew is capable

 
Samsneeze

In Fire Emblem Fates, it turns out, your real family is pretty Takumi is the absoulte Hinoka is Sakura is useless and Ryoma is white bread There are a few units who kind of make up for it, but not

 
Torchman

Why do those god damn Angels from EVA have to be such tough motherfuckers D:

 
Parismio

Snake girls? Fox girls? But what about Chipmunk girls?!

 
Pixie The Fairy

Everyone seems to be upset when boobs are censored, but no one ever cares that Kirby is never allowed to be happy and enjoying his adventures on his US game

 
StriderHoang

Of all the waifus Steve Rogers could have picked, he chose

 
Lex

Racism, Racism but seriously, I would date a water

 
Pixie The Fairy

Civil War was good, but managed to stoop well below a rambling, giddy, incoherent Lex Luther to accomplish the same kind of conflict - and its the third time an Avengers movie has used said plot

 
Roxas1359

Hating that I currently have massive writers block for my last paper of the Im barely at a page and its supposed to be at least 10

 
absolutfreak

Waiting 30 more minutes for my college graduation to start; wishing i had stayed home to play Overwatch

 
MeeGhoulz

Hey,Jiraya!Im all out of catgirls,will foxy girls do the trick?

 
Torchman

Also why does look like a smug bitch 99% of the time?

 
Torchman

Thats a man that realized he just got his shit

 
Nathan D

Finally got my Beasthunter build all kitted That popped collar with cape and wide brimmed hat Its just so

 
Luca Blight

A blog yesterday and today I must be on a

 
Lex

Started to play some DoW2 Last Stand

 
gajknight

Guys, Alienation is my drug of choice for the foreseeable Ive only played 78 minutes and Im It feels so good and plays so And I can just see myself dumping unholy amounts of time to get that perfect Send help

 
ZombZ

I hope yall realise cat girls are just low tier monster

 
TheLimoMaker

Am I missing something with Overwatch, or is it just meant to be kind of eh?

 
Jiraya

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LinkSlayer64

Dont care about all the hate, Nintendos E3 site has me hype for

 
Fuzunga

One of these things is not like the

 
YoeriB

God I hope battlefield 1 will be on par with that trailer, cause that was fucking

 

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