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Review: Vaporum

I feel like grid-based dungeon crawlers are few and far between these days. With the exception of a wide array of Etrian Odyssey games available on the 3DS, it can be a particularly tough itch to scratch.  Fatbot Games' Vaporum, h...

 
 
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Splitgate: Arena Warfare has me thinking with portals

Splitgate, an arena shooter with portals, first jumped onto my radar when I stopped by the booth at PAX East just last month. My initial reaction was pure astonishment that nobody had done this yet. Surely someone started working ...

 
 
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Review: Ghost Giant

VR adventure games seem to be at their best when they let the player loose to mess with the world of their own accord. You don't lose any desired immersion when you acknowledge the player as an outside force acting as they please. In the ca...

 
 
 
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Here's 15 minutes of Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled

For my very first day at PAX East I was able to get some hands-on time with Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled. As one of the few believers that CTR is a better game than Mario Kart 64, I've been insanely excited to get my hands on Ni...

 
 
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Outer Wilds is No Man's Sky meets Groundhog Day

My very last stop of another great year at PAX East was to check out Outer Wilds over at Annapurna's booth. I hadn't heard much about Outer Wilds since back in 2018, but a space exploration game scaled down from the massive undertakings of ...

 
 
 
 
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A hands on with Devolver Digital's Heave Ho

Just a few hours after its initial reveal I stopped by Devlover Digital's PAX booth to check out Heave Ho, their new cooperative game about working together to swing your weird little legless gremlins towards a common goal.  ...

 
 
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Double Fine's Rad welcomes you to the post-post-apocalypse

Bandai Namco invited me by its PAX East booth to get a look at Double Fine's upcoming action rogue-like Rad. The top-down action game has you pummeling mutants for survival in a randomly generated world that has succumbed to not one but two...

 
 
 
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Review: One Piece: World Seeker

One Piece is one of the longest-running franchises I still find myself watching and reading week to week. With over 900 chapters of the manga and over 800 anime episodes, something about the world and its characters keeps pulling me back in...

 
 
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Review: Legrand Legacy: Tale of the Fatebounds

Nostalgia is ridiculously powerful. Particularly in video games, we tend to get swept up in the nostalgia of our youth with experiences that shaped our taste in a genre or our interest in the medium altogether.  Legrand Legac...

 
 
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Review: My Time at Portia

Ah, the farm-life sim. It's become something of a staple in my gaming diet. You might remember me checking in with My Time at Portia back when it first entered Early Access. That was almost a year to the day, and the post-apocalyptic t...

 
 
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Rich Meister's personal picks for game of the year 2018

If you're reading this, then congratulations are in order. It would seem, against all the odds, we've made it to the very end of 2018. Overall, 2018 was yet another nightmarish hellscape, but we're not here to talk about the world at l...

 
 
 
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Review: Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden

If you glance at a screenshot of Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden, you would rightfully assume it to be a grid-based tactics game like XCOM. While this is an apt and welcome comparison, Mutant Year Zero works to evolve that genre in a pretty ...

 
 
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The Messenger is getting three new levels for free in 2019

Some of you might remember that The Messenger from Sabotage Studios was one of my favorite games this year. Well, good news out of the Kinda Funny Games Showcase is more content is coming its way in 2019. Picnic Panic is a free expansi...

 
 
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Check out this new trailer for Psychonauts 2

The next trailer to drop at the Game Awards was our best look at Psychonauts 2 yet. The trailer opens with a voiceover talking about how Rasputin managed to worm his way into the Psychonauts before welcoming him to their base of operations,...

 
 
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The Pathless is the next project from the creators of Abzu

The Pathless is the latest project from Abzu developer Giant Squid Studios. One look at that artwork should make that fairly obvious, but The Pathless looks a lot more action-packed than its predecessor.  While Abzu was a fairly passiv...

 
 
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PUBG's new snow map hits PC test servers tonight

PlayerUnkown's Battlegrounds next map goes live on the PC test server tonight. The new 6x6 map is called Vikendi, and as we've known for a while, it's a snow covered region. As far as new features go a new snowmobile vehicle will ...

 
 
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Crash Team Racing remaster comes to modern consoles in June

It looks like the leak from earlier this week was legitimate as we just got out first look at the remastered version of Crash Team Racing. Crash himself came out to reveal the HD upgrade to Geoff.  It's releasing June 21, 2019, under t...

 
 
 
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Among Trees promises a colorful survival sandbox

The Game Awards pre-show closed out with a teaser for Among Trees, developed over five years by a team of only three at FJRD Interactive. We didn't get a big look at just what would be out to get us, but that forest sure looked pretty ...

 
 
 


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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