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Review: Rust

There's a fatalistic cycle at the heart of Rust. Every life begins the same. Players spawn on the shores of an uncaring island, naked and ill-equipped to make it through the day. Every life ends the same, too: with the clinical inevitabilit...

 
 
 

It's friday. I've been down in the dumps lately. So lemme try and do something nice: Who wants a closed alpha key for Hunt: Showdown. First reply gets it, just make sure your computer can handle it!

 
 
 
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Review: The Red Strings Club

Brandeis is plummeting towards the ground. It's silent as he falls; the city he worked so hard to save has gone to sleep, blissfully unaware that the hacker will meet his end face-down on the pavement. Though his life will be over shortly, ...

 
 
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SOS turns battle royales into performance art

I am not the funny friend. I'm not a performer, either. In any social situation, I'm good for either two half-decent jokes or one drunken cover of "She Hates Me" if I can get my hands on a karaoke mic. Suffice to say that whatever muse insp...

 
 
 

finally made it to Heavensward. Final Fantasy is a good, good game yall

 
 
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Cult classic horror game Yume Nikki now on Steam

Indie horror hit Yume Nikki landed on Steam yesterday, fourteen years after its initial release. The cult classic's lauded for its dreamy, surreal environment and non-traditional approach to gameplay.  It's easy to talk about how biza...

 
 
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Bosses roam from room to room in this twin-stick shooter

Renegade Sector Games has a knack for playing with perspective. The indie developer's previous offering, Cold Vengeance, was a 3D shoot 'em up that riffed on the genre standards with low camera angles and branching paths. For its follow-up...

 
 
 
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Ray Porreca's personal picks for Game of the Year 2017

Take a deep breath. If you're reading this, congratulations. The holidays have come and gone, and we're one step closer to leaving 2017 in the dust. It hasn't been an easy year, but here we are: alive, tougher, and desperate for some rest. ...

 
 
 
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Enter the Gungeon rolls onto Switch next week

Enter the Gungeon is coming to the Nintendo Switch next week. According to an update from the game's official Twitter account, the Devolver Digital-published roguelike will be available in North America on December 14. In addition to t...

 
 
 
 
 

Right -- I hate to be that guy, but the holidays are coming up, I'm broke, and Id like to buy gifts for my family this year. So, Im looking to sell some of my PS/PS2 games. If you're looking for the Shadow Hearts Trilogy, hmu. Additional games in replies!

 
 
 
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A mellow game about befriending monsters

Being the new person in town is tough. Moving away from family and friends means starting fresh. Breaking into social circles and putting yourself out there is no small task, especially when your new neighbors are monsters. At least that's ...

 
 
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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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Kane & Lynch 2 forever.
 
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