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You can enjoy the original Celeste in the new game

Not many people realize this, but Celeste has quite the history behind it. Starting as a small project during a game jam, creator Matt Thorson later expanded the game into the release we now know and love. Obviously there are references str...

 
 
 
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Review: Iconoclasts

What’s the best level you’ve ever played in a 2D platformer? Maybe something classic like World 1-1 in the original Super Mario Bros., or the intro level to Mega Man X? Those fantastic examples of great game design that teach th...

 
 
 
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Review: Blossom Tales: The Sleeping King

You know what I really want to play on my Switch? 2D Zelda games! But with the Virtual Console nowhere in sight, our options are pretty limited. In comes Blossom Tales, a 2D Zelda clone that doesn't do anything amazing for the gen...

 
 
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Vs. Super Mario Bros. is ready to crush your soul on Switch

As I reported last week, Vs. Super Mario Bros. came out today on the Switch eShop. We weren't sure if the title would be coming to the US, but Nintendo surprised us all and released it for everyone to enjoy! I use that word liberally, becau...

 
 
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Cuphead passes two million sales

I don't expect to write about every sales milestone Cuphead clears, but I can't seem to resist. Knowing that the wonderfully-animated run-and-gun game sold a million copies made me happy back in October. Learning today that it has now passe...

 
 
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Vs. Super Mario Bros. will be hitting the Japanese eShop soon

It's been awhile since we've heard about Nintendo's efforts to port the arcade iterations of its classics to the Switch, but we seem to be getting a second entry before the end of the year. Heading to the Japanese eShop on December 22, Vs. ...

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Sonic the Hedgehog 2 joins Sega's free mobile game initiative

Sonic has had a bit of a crazy year. While Sonic Mania was well received by both fans and critics, Sonic Forces is a bit of a mess. Some people can dig it, but the general consensus seems to be that the game was a missed opportunity. Why no...

 
 
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Action-plaftormer Cursed Castilla heading to Vita next month

Locomalito's brilliant arcade-style 2D action game Cursed Castilla is making its way to PlayStation Vita soon. It's not every day we get to talk about the system, much less in a positive light. The digital edition will be out November 9 for...

 
 
 
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Shovel Knight gets a spooky sale for Halloween

If you love video games and haven't bought Shovel Knight, then what are you doing with your life? Also, now might be a good time to jump in as Yacht Club Games has put the game on sale for every single platform (and there are a lot) to cele...

 
 
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Review: The Mummy Demastered

I haven't seen this year's reboot of The Mummy and barring a long international flight or a drunken impulse rental on Amazon, I never will. The original Brendan Fraser-led Mummy movies? Sure! You know I'm down. But I'm not at all invested i...

 
 
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Review: Lichtspeer

Sometimes it feels like I've done it all. I've been a military man, I've been a wizard, I've been a space traveler, I've been a space wizard. Then something like Lichtspeer comes along with its own unique aesthetic and reminds me how many d...

 
 
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Cuphead has cleared one million sales

If you've been enjoying Cuphead and want the talented folks at Studio MDHR to continue making games, real good news on that front: two weeks later, they've sold one million copies. "We have worked tirelessly over the past few years to deliv...

 
 
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Review: Axiom Verge (Switch)

The original Metroid casts a long shadow, and it's clearly had an enormous influence on current-day game creators. The concept of an interconnected world where progress is gated by your abilities never really gets old, and it's resonat...

 
 
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Review: Cuphead

Beating Cuphead should come with a complimentary Mensa membership. It's a tough game, but Cuphead's difficulty lies more in exhaustive pattern recognition than anywhere else. Reactive shooting and jumping only go so far. Eventuall...

 
 
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Blaster Master Zero's next update adds a 'Boss Rush' mode

I'm surprised that I'm still writing about Blaster Master Zero. The game launched alongside the Switch, but is still receiving a bunch of free updates with new game modes and characters. The next update to come to the 2D revival will be a b...

 
 
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Don't let Cuphead's art overshadow its soundtrack

Cuphead is out next Friday, and I can hardly believe it's almost here. I've been so obsessed with the exquisite art and animation that Kristofer Maddigan's big-band soundtrack has gone under-noticed. Nothing like a behind-the-scenes look at...

 
 
 




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I cant believe this song is already a decade old, but its really fantastic! The beat is really cool and the lyrics are so meaningful for a mainstream I wish more of todays music was as strong as Black and

 
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Apparently Ryan Coogler loves Stardew Valley

 
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I did I did Now back to Monster

 
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Ill be doing another game developer stream tomorrow evening after Well cover a bit more on saving, loading, JSON, and see if this map system idea of mine holds

 
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My guild proudly capturing our brand-spanking new desert guild hall, Windswept

 
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Today I convinced LaTerry to play a few rounds of Generations with me, and it was pretty fun! Also the Great Maccao hits a lot harder than I thought, holy We had a way easier time with Tetsucabra, somehow

 
 

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