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With Session, one studio aims to reinvent skateboarding games

For years, skateboarding thrived in the shadows. It was a sport defined by alleyways and scraped knees pioneered by punks and self-described weirdos. Before the X-Games and multimillion-dollar sponsorship deals, skateboarding was a secret r...

 
 
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Review: Battle Chef Brigade

Battle Chef Brigade is a delightful concoction. It's one part side-scrolling brawler, complemented by a series of match-three puzzles in the form of a cooking competition. With a dash of light RPG progression and beautiful, hand-drawn visua...

 
 
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Review: .hack//G.U. Last Recode

.hack//G.U. Last Recode is exhausting. It's a collection of three full-length games bundled together with a fresh coat of paint and an all-new fourth chapter. That's a lot for one package, but like any long journey, finishing the series oft...

 
 
 
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Dead Cells' Brutal Update adds tons of new content

Dead Cells took me by surprise. The self-proclaimed 'RogueVania' takes inspiration from a handful of other games and mixes them into a challenging, rewarding mix. Though it's still in Early Access, Motion Twin's procedural platformer is a p...

 
 
 
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Prototype Mansion is a grainy, goofy nod to Resident Evil

Prototype Mansion presents itself as a bargain-bin disc. Its box art isn't art at all, really, it's just more a callback to the kinds of games you'd find at a thrift store or yard sale; a plain plastic CD case, conspicuously missing any fro...

 
 
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Twitch to sponsor, promote the best game, Chess

Twitch.tv, the streaming and social platform popular among video game fans, inked a multi-year deal with Chess.com. The partnership is part of a push to promote both chess streams and major events. It might sound a bit silly at first, but c...

 
 
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Moonlighter makes working retail seem fun

I spent eleven years in retail. During that time, I worked at a major electronics store and a small independent skate shop. Though the companies couldn't have been more different, the overall experience was the same. Retail sucks. Virtually...

 
 
 

I'm hoping to speak with a few people who play WoW on private vanilla servers for an upcoming story. If you know anyone who'd be down to talk, let me know! (Happy friday)

 
 
 
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Review in Progress: .hack//G.U. Last Recode

I have faint memories of .hack//G.U. Eleven years ago, I played the first volume, Rebirth, and spent a few weeks engrossed in the series' fictional online game, The World. Even back then, I don't think .hack blew me away with its gameplay o...

 
 
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Deadly Premonition added to Xbox One's catalog

Starting today, the cult classic Deadly Premonition will be playable on Xbox One. Microsoft's Larry Hryb took to Twitter earlier and announced that Swery65's bizarre send-up to Twin Peaks is available through the console's Backward Compatib...

 
 
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Ubisoft worked with a 'cult expert' for Far Cry 5

In the latest Far Cry 5 featurette, the three defining aspects of a destructive cult are laid out for viewers. First, there's what's known as a "totalitarian leader;" someone who is charismatic as hell and ultimately worshiped by members. N...

 
 
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Amid Evil is a dark fantasy FPS with an old-school look

Publisher New Blood Interactive's latest project looks like it's from a different era. Amid Evil, like New Blood's Dusk and Rise of the Triad before it, channels id-era aesthetics in a modern day package. Amid Evil has some major Heretic vi...

 
 
 

i'm gonna boot Destiny 2 up soon. Ya'll can (and should) add me so we can play together. my blizzard/whatever id is wutangclam#1499

 
 
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Night in the Woods headed to mobile devices next year

Night in the Woods, the year's most human game that doesn't feature a single person, is coming to mobile devices in 2018. Developer Infinite Fall announced the mobile port in a thread from Night in the Woods' Twitter account. According to t...

 
 
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Review: The Evil Within 2

In one of The Evil Within 2's early chapters, Sebastian Castellanos stumbles onto a familiar scene. As he wanders through darkened corridors, chasing leads in desperate hope of recovering his missing daughter, the former detective enters a ...

 
 
 

I think i could kick a fox's ass. could you beat up a fox? https://medium.com/@rayporreca/animals-i-could-beat-in-a-fight-ranked-volume-1-foxes-3dbef4c1536c

 
 
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Review in Progress: The Evil Within 2

I'm about eight hours into The Evil Within 2. I've just hit a point that, based off of my surroundings, looks to be an aesthetic departure from what's come before. It's jarring, but I'm eager to see what kind of mess former detective Sebast...

 
 
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Supernatural shooter Hunt: Showdown coming to Early Access

I'm looking forward to Hunt: Showdown. Crytek's first-person bounty hunting game has players stalking supernatural prey in grimy, haunting environments. Its combination of twisted creatures and organic player-versus-player engagements speak...

 
 
 

*extremely laura palmer voice* Meanwhile.


 
 
 

Hurry up and get your questions in for this week's Podtoid! Please! Ask shit about scary stuff, or games, or about my fourteen days of housesitting. Post is linked in the comments

 
 
 
 


About Ray Porrecaone of us since 3:42 PM on 03.17.2015

The blogger formerly known as wutangclam. I like strange games and weird people.
 
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