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Review: Flynn & Freckles

It seems like many developers who grew up with a love for bright and colorful 3D platformers are doing their best to revive the buried genre in recent years. Games like A Hat and Time, Yooka Laylee and the remastered version of th...

 
 
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The best moms in video games

(SPOILER WARNING: The last two entries in this list get a bit spoilery for Yakuza 6 and God of War, proceed at your own risk.) Last week I served up a list of some of the worst mothers in video game history. Bad moms are pretty easy to...

 
 
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Shovel Knight to strike the earth in Blade Strangers

Just in case you were somehow still on the fence, Shovel Knight will be joining the roster of Nicalis' crossover fighter Blade Strangers. We're still only a few days off of the announcement of Gunvolt, Quote, and Isaac yet Nicalis keeps sur...

 
 
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Man at Arms forges War's Chaoseater

I always love posting about the crazy weapon builds from the blacksmiths over at Man at Arms: Reforged. This most recent build was too cool to pass up talking about as the team of talented craftsmen creates Chaoseater from Darksiders. I've ...

 
 
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The worst moms in video games

Moms don't often take the spotlight in the world of video games. They're usually killed early on, take on some sort of villainous role, or sit quietly in the background while their children go off to save the world.  With Mot...

 
 
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Review: City of Brass

It's that classic tale: strapping young hero makes his way to a mythical city to vanquish skeletons and break the genie's curse. City of Brass is a first-person action roguelite with an Arabian Nights theme. The game does a lot to impr...

 
 
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Defector is Twisted Pixel's new VR spy game

During my time at PAX East, I was invited to Oculus Game Days to take a look at Twisted Pixel's new spy action VR game, Defector. It's been about a week since PAX came and went and I can finally tell you all about the little bit of their Bo...

 
 
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Semblance is one adorable puzzle platformer

In between my meetings at PAX East I spent my spare time walking the floor looking for any games that might otherwise go unnoticed. After finishing up my meeting with the developers of Black Future '88, I ended up checking out another game ...

 
 
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Arcade action meets biker gangs in Steel Rats

One of my last stops at PAX East 2018 was to check out Steel Rats. The project from Tate Multimedia is being handled by a small team of no more than thirty Polish developers.  The game puts you in control of the Steel Rats biker gang m...

 
 
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Black Future '88 is a rogue-lite with synth-punk style

I saw an unbelievable amount of rogue-lite games at PAX East. I felt like I was drowning in the damn things, but developer Superscarysnakes' Black Future '88 and its giant colorful booth made it stand out in the sea of indie titles. I spoke...

 
 
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My Memory of Us views WWII through the eyes of children

Juggler Games' My Memory of Us was demoing at PAX East this past weekend, so I dropped by to take a look at the classic-style adventure game. My Memory of Us is set in a fairy-tale version of Warsaw Poland during World War II. Naturally, it...

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Antigraviator is a fast paced Wipeout-style racer

Futuristic racers like Wipeout and F-Zero are few and far between these days. Although recently got a sweet Wipeout collection, but I won't hold my breath on a new F-Zero, so it's always nice to see smaller studios develop something in the ...

 
 
 
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The Messenger is the Ninja Gaiden successor we deserve

At PAX East this year I got the chance to sit down with the developers of The Messenger, Sabotage Studio's new game that follows a young ninja on a simple mission: deliver a mysterious scroll with the hopes of saving his clan from some...

 
 
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Local man desecrates graveyard

Police reported late today that an area man was seen desecrating a local graveyard. Some believe it to be the same man suspected in today's slew of man on sheep violence, but authorities have not confirmed any connection.  The strange ...

 
 
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Review: Ghost of a Tale

Ghost of a Tale has a fantastic aesthetic. It was the gothic imagery akin to games like Thief that first drew me in. The medieval adventure follows Tilo, a mousey minstrel on a quest to escape the clutches of a rat empire and...

 
 
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Nidhogg 2 is coming to Switch later this year

Nidhogg creator Mark Essen announced today that Nidhogg 2 would be making its way to the Switch later in 2018. Somehow this one didn't make its way into the Nindies showcase earlier today, but it's a pleasant surprise all the same.&nbs...

 
 
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The Katamari Damacy soundtrack is getting a vinyl release

Katamari Damacy has one of the most amazing and instantly recognizable soundtracks I've ever heard and pretty soon you'll be able to own it on vinyl all thanks to Mondo.   The site is going to start taking pre-orders for the LP th...

 
 
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Review: Warhammer: Vermintide 2

Warhammer: Vermintide 2 can be a brutally unforgiving game. Just as you think you've gotten the edge over a brutal Bile Troll, the game's AI will spawn in a group of Gas Rats to knock you down a peg.  On many occasions, I've watched my...

 
 
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Man At Arms forges NieR: Automata's Virtuous Treaty

Man At Arms: Reforged, the YouTube series that makes real-life builds of weapons from games, comics, and movies alike, recently took up the task of creating 2B's sword from NieR: Automata.  Forging a weapon like this is undoubtedly&nbs...

 
 
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Review: Sprint Vector

Sprint Vector is one of the fastest-paced VR experiences I've ever had. It's a cross somewhere between a kart racer, the first-person sprinting of Mirror's Edge, and the style of Jet Set Radio.  You can compete against AI or frien...

 
 


About Rich Meisterone of us since 7:32 PM on 03.14.2017

NY gamer who duped Destructoid into hiring him. JRPG nerd and Paul Rudd enthusiast.

Full disclosure, I backed some Kickstarter things. Monster Crown and Knuckle Sandwich have my money so take my opinions with a grain of salt.
 
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