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The Showdown Effect  



You should really be playing The Showdown Effect


5:30 PM on 09.20.2013
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When I reviewed The Showdown Effect back in March, I absolutely loved it. Arrowhead are just great at making silly, fun titles. But within my review was a nagging doubt, the worry that it wouldn't be able to maintain the necessary population. I was, lamentably, right. It's bloody hard to get a game these days, but when it happens, it continues to be an absolute blast. Clearly more people just need to jump in.

With that surely in mind, The Showdown Effect is on sale on Steam for next to nothing, and it's also completely free for the entire weekend. I promise I'll forgive you for not playing it before if you correct your mistake this weekend. 








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2:00 PM on 03.14.2013
Review: The Showdown Effect

As the elderly, yet oddly toned kung-fu monk decapitated my time-traveling, identity-losing hero-with-nothing-to-lose for the fifth time in as many minutes, I couldn't really be blamed for impotently throwing my mouse at the ...more



10:00 PM on 03.04.2013
Watch people blow up in this new Showdown Effect trailer

Showdown Effect is ready to launch this week, and in celebration, Paradox has provided us with a new trailer titled "Le Ballet of Death." Odds are you've never heard of Showdown Effect, and since it hasn't gotten any publici...more



6:00 PM on 02.08.2013
The Showdown Effect scratches that '90s multiplayer itch

I was sliding across the floor -- or more precisely, my dapper, gentleman cyborg warrior was sliding across the floor -- though I wasn't sure why exactly. The reasons didn't matter, as sliding is simply fun. I slid right thro...more



6:00 AM on 12.19.2012
The Showdown Effect is back with a new trailer

The next game from the studio behind Magicka seemed intriguing knowing who was making it and that there would be movie-cliché humor. If there's anything to get me to play a multiplayer sidescrolling shooter, it's prob...more



7:30 PM on 03.13.2012
Preview: Showdown Effect promises 2D action movie clichés

While at GDC, I had a very early first-look at a game called The Showdown Effect which revolved around playing as an action movie stereotype. What I was shown was more of a very early prototype (almost still even an...more




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3:30 PM on 03.02.2015
Review: Blackhole

There certainly have been a lot of creative 2D platform games releasing over the last couple of months, enough that there seems to be some genuine competition in the genre. If you're finding yourself in a position where it has become difficult to choose, allow me to make it easier.  Get Blackhole. Problem solved.more



12:30 PM on 03.02.2015
Trine 3 is happening and it sure looks pretty

It has been a long time since the original Trine came out. Heck, in the years since Trine 2's release, the series has faded from the spotlight. Frozenbyte has still been at it, and it shows with this announcement trailer for...more



7:00 AM on 03.02.2015
Stealth Inc 2 is coming to the PC, PSN, and Xbox platforms in April

Stealth Inc. 2 is making the move to other platforms -- a lot of other platforms, actually! Previously a Wii U exclusive, developer Curve Digital has announced that it will also arrive on the PS3, PS4, Vita, Xbox One, and PC ...more



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