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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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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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