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Review: Observer

Polish studio Bloober Team has a knack for making things come alive that aren't supposed to. In Layers of Fear, paintings distort in front of you. In Observer, digital advertisements do the same, and eventually, so do the environments ...


Devs reveal how they trick us in epic Twitter thread

[Warning: Mild Hellblade Spoilers] When Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice was released, the internet exploded over its permadeath mechanic -- die too many times and your save is wiped. Then, the internet exploded again when it found out the whol...


Sunless Skies just landed on Steam Early Access

Failbetter Games' sequel to Sunless Sea launches today on Steam Early Access and GOG Games in Development. Sunless Skies is a top-down RPG with a literary twist -- think FTL with more story. It takes place ten years after Sunless Sea, ...


Shinji Mikami would like to see God Hand on Steam

The past few years have seen a rise in PC gaming and digital distribution in Japan, partially due to the success of Dark Souls, as PC Gamer reported a few months ago. Seeing how well the Souls franchise performed on PC, along with visu...


Swallow things up as a hole in the ground in Donut County

Donut County has been in the works for a while. Jordan previewed it a couple of years ago, and at the time it looked relaxing and engaging, just the kind of thing I like to sink hours into. Now, it still looks relaxing and engaging but with...


Go green in Cities: Skylines expansion later this year

Aside from traffic, garbage is by far the biggest issue I've run into in Cities: Skylines. No matter how strategically I try to place landfills and incinerators, I always feel like I have an overabundance of pollution and too many garb...


Review: The Long Dark

The Long Dark is out of Early Access, and there have been some changes since it was initially released in 2014. Its world has grown bigger, its animal AI has grown smarter, and its story mode has remained a promising yet barely disting...


The Long Dark somehow makes me never want to go outside and desperately want to get outside at the same time.


Johnny Depp is producing a TV show based on The Secret World

Johnny Depp has been a musician, a director, a writer, a vampire, a pirate, a guy with scissors for hands, and proprietor of a chocolate factory, among other things. I'm not sure which of those he's actually been and which he hasn't, but he...


I had to reveal that I'm a Hatmaker who can't make hats and change my avatar from Alma Armas to my real face, but I still love you guys. I should be around a lot more now. I hope I don't break the site.


The screams the lab assistants let out in Crash 2 when you kill them make me happier than almost anything. That's my childhood right there. Screaming lab assistants.


The pizza delivery guy just stopped by, saw my TV through my doorway, and said, "Are you playing Crash Bandicoot?" He sounded surprised, so I told him remastered versions were just released, and he turned into a 12-year-old boy right in front of my eyes.


My top 5 songs on the new Gorillaz album: Saturnz Barz, Andromeda, Momentz, The Apprentice, and Submission ... subject to change


Here's that Bloodborne thing I wrote! I had fun with it. I just couldn't let the day go by without a tribute, even if it's a kind of goofy one. http://www.relyonhorror.com/articles/bloodborne-still-shines-two-years-after-its-release


I'm writing a little something about Bloodborne for its two year anniversary tomorrow, and it's making miss the game dearly. If my backlog wasn't exploding, I'd start playing it again tonight.


I just remembered I had an Amazon gift card, so I bought Horizon Zero Dawn! I wasn't planning on playing it til later this year, but now I'm all excited.


Just sneaking back in to say hi, hello, and Night in the Woods is amazing. It has an entire Hyper Light Drifter-ish game within it!


I changed my avatar again because Alma is best girl. This one is here to stay. Play VA-11 HALL-A if you haven't yet!


About Alyssa Hatmakerone of us since 12:52 PM on 08.12.2016

I'm here to write about games, not make hats. I used to go by Lysness in the community, where I represented Alma Armas and gushed about Crash Bandicoot. Horror and management sims are my jams.

I'm also an occasional writer for Flixist. I'm probably thinking about Star Wars right now.

Projects I've backed: Agony, Southern Monsters, Du Lac & Fey, and A Profound Waste of Time

5 of my favorite games: Bloodborne, The Binding of Isaac, Night in the Woods, Super Metroid, and Final Fantasy IX

5 of my favorite films (besides Star Wars): Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, It Follows, Alien, Whip It, and Inside Llewyn Davis

Thanks for the gif, Angie!