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Capybara Games' Below drops in this summer

Below was one of my most anticipated games last year, but it was delayed into 2016 at the last moment. We won't have to wait for it much longer though, as Capy's new roguelike adventure will be coming this summer to Xbox One and PC. The new...

 
 
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Pharaoh Rebirth+ looks like a hopping good time

I had never heard of Pharaoh Rebirth until today, but an updated version of this indie metroidvania set in Egypt will be releasing on Steam later this week. Pharaoh Rebirth+ comes from Japanese developer Krobon Station, known for its Mogura...

 
 
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Experience Points .32: Super Metroid

Experience Points is a series in which I highlight some of the most memorable things about a particular game. These can include anything from a specific scene or moment, a character, a weapon or item, a level or location, a part of the soun...

 
 
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Popping Cherries: Pokemon Snap

Pokémon Snap was a spin-off for the Nintendo 64 built around the unusual premise of photographing Pokémon. It was quite popular back in the day, and has garnered adoration from many fans who still hope to one day see a sequel....

 
 
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Ace Attorney 6 is coming to Japan on June 9

Capcom hosted a live stream today to reveal some more details about Ace Attorney 6. The new trailer shows off some of the main characters battling it out on the courtroom floor, including the return of fan favorite Maya Fey! We could always...

 
 
 

It took over 1500 deaths, but I finally got the platinum in Rebirth! Now I can stop playing! ...at least until Afterbirth comes out for PS4 :P


 
 
 
 
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Experience Points .31: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

Experience Points is a series in which I highlight some of the most memorable things about a particular game. These can include anything from a specific scene or moment, a character, a weapon or item, a level or location, a part of the soun...

 
 
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Review: Superhot

Without thinking, I chucked a cue ball at the bartender, ran up and grabbed the shotgun as it flew out of his hands, and shot him point blank. I then watched as his fragile frame crumpled to the floor and shattered like glass. A bullet flew...

 
 
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Review: The Flame in the Flood

Day 22. I've been drifting down this river for weeks now, and I'm starting to get desperate. That damn boar broke my arm, and I haven't been able to scrounge up the supplies to make a proper splint. Since I couldn't kill the boar, I have no...

 
 
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Review: Ninja Senki DX

Sometimes it's nice to go back to one of your earliest creations and give it a bit of polish, which is exactly what Tribute Games has done with Ninja Senki. Jonathan Lavigne, co-founder of Tribute, first released the ninja platformer as a f...

 
 
 
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Super Smash Bros. sure got a lot sexier with Bayonetta around

The Super Smash Bros. series has had its fair share of mods, but I think this just might be my favorite one yet. Modder Smb123w64gb has taken the liberty of swapping everyone on the Super Smash Bros. roster with Bayonetta's character model,...

 
 
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Everything is out to kill you in The Flame in the Flood

After a successful Kickstarter campaign a couple years back, The Molasses Flood is set to release its first game, The Flame in the Flood, later this month. The team, comprised of industry veterans who have worked on AAA games such as BioSho...

 
 
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What's so great about Undertale and The Witness?

In the last few months, two games were released that I feel might be among my favorite games of all time, Undertale and The Witness. But what exactly makes them two of the greatest gaming experiences I've had in recent memory? Well, it...

 
 
 
 
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Popping Cherries: Final Fantasy VII

Nobody has time to play every video game. We all have classic games that have slipped us by for whatever reason, be it time constraints, money issues, initial lack of interest, or any number of other things. But that just means it's still p...

 
 
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Experience Points .30: Dragon's Dogma

Experience Points is a series in which I highlight some of the most memorable things about a particular game. These can include anything from a specific scene or moment, a character, a weapon or item, a level or location, a part of the soun...

 
 
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Sony might be considering a new Tokyo Jungle

Based on some recent tweets by Sony producer Masaaki Yamagiwa, there may be some interest in making a new Tokyo Jungle. Yamagiwa had a meeting with Crispy's president Yohei Kataoka, developer of the original game.Roughly translated, Yamagiw...

 
 
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Review: The Aquatic Adventure of the Last Human

Unlike many others out there, underwater environments tend to be some of my favorite areas in video games. So when something like The Aquatic Adventure of the Last Human comes along which takes place entirely underwater, I can't help but ge...

 
 
 
 
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Super cute, super tough Lovely Planet is getting a sequel

A sequel was just announced for Lovely Planet, the deceptively adorable, exceedingly difficult first-person shooter from indie developer Quicktequila that released on Steam in 2014. The sequel, called Lovely Planet Arcade, claims to be &ldq...

 
 
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Dark Cloud 2 is coming to PS4 next week

According to the latest PlayStation Blogcast, Dark Cloud 2 (or Dark Chronicle in Japan and Europe) will be joining the PlayStation 4's steadily growing list of PS2 emulations on January 19. They already released the first Dark Cloud on PS4,...

 
 


About Ben Davisone of us since 8:23 PM on 09.16.2010



Ben, a.k.a. bbain, has been a member of the Dtoid community since 2009. He enjoys the happier things in life, like whales, Katamari Damacy, yams, and cartoons. The first game he ever beat was Super Mario RPG, which ignited his passion for video games.

Disclosure: I have never backed any video game on Kickstarter or any other crowdfunding platform.

I was the Friday recapper for the Cblog Recaps team for 3 years!

I was on a couple episodes of the Secret Moon Base Podcast! You can listen to me talk about video games with the gang!



Games that I thoroughly enjoy:
Katamari Damacy
Shadow of the Colossus
EarthBound and Mother 3
Cave Story
Undertale
Demon's Souls and Dark Souls
Persona 3 and 4
Team Fortress 2
Super Mario RPG
Tokyo Jungle
Nier
El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron
Catherine
Mega Man Legends
Super Meat Boy
Spelunky
VVVVVV
Aquaria
Bit.Trip series
Okami
Beyond Good & Evil
Psychonauts
Dragon Quest VIII
Final Fantasy IV, VI, VII and IX
Mega Man 2
Majora's Mask
Super Mario Sunshine
WarioWare series
Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Endless Ocean: Blue World
Mister Mosquito

My Backlog



Other things that I thoroughly enjoy:
Sweet potatoes
Beards
Whales
Studio Ghibli films
Eels (the band... and the animal too)
Cowboy Bebop
Kill la Kill
Jurassic Park
Spaghetti westerns
Crossword puzzles
Green tea
Giant squids

PSN ID:bbbain
Steam ID:bbainn
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