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Review: Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night

Bloodstained will probably live forever in the memory of those who backed it on Kickstarter. It was part of the "actually creators can rebuke publishers and do their own thing" era of the crowdfunding platform, alongside of projects like Mi...

 
 
 
 
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I'm not really feeling Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night

It's hard to believe that the metroidvania genre nearly died a decade ago. With Konami and Nintendo basically moving on from the likes of Castlevania and Metroid, it fell on indie developers to continue the legacies that those series starte...

 
 
 
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The odds are against us in Journey to the Savage Planet

In the upcoming sci-fi adventure game Journey to the Savage Planet, you'll be shipped off to an alien world by the fourth-best interstellar exploration company in hopes of finding a new home for humanity. Announced on stage at The Game Awa...

 
 
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WayForward tapped to assist with development on Bloodstained

I'm less and less sure what to expect of Bloodstained, but I continue to hope for the best next year. Today's news doesn't necessarily alleviate my uncertainty. In a message to Kickstarter backers, designer Koji Igarashi announced that Shan...

 
 
 
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Indivisible is launching with at least 20 playable characters

Lab Zero is showing Indivisible at its booth at PAX West right now, and despite having several stations set up, it's been over capacity every time I've walked by. On display is the most recent backer preview, released this past June. It's n...

 
 
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Roll7 turns development of Laser League over to 505 Games

Developer Roll7 has announced that it will be stepping down from the future development of its critically acclaimed title Laser League. With inspirations ranging from Windjammers to Tron, the game was a hit among fans that couldn't get enou...

 
 
 
 
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Lab Zero's RPG Indivisible now delayed until 2019

And in the continued stream of upcoming titles being held back, Skullgirls developer Lab Zero have announced that their upcoming mystical RPG, Indivisible, will not make its scheduled 2018 release."While we did everything we could to preven...

 
 
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Remedy's next game will reportedly be revealed at E3

It's nearly May, and that means the E3 Speculation Machine (patent pending) is running on all cylinders. The less we know for sure, the more anything is technically possible. There's enthusiasm and bright-eyed hope in being left in the dark...

 
 
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Payday 2 adds a Reservoir Dogs heist

Reservoir Dogs, a movie where some men argue about tipping and then almost all of them die, is the film that started Quentin Tarantino's ascent into prominence. Nearly 26 years later, a very popular video game is paying homage. Payday 2&nbs...

 
 
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Review: Last Day of June

Have you ever been in love? If so, you would be hard pressed to have a love as true and as nauseating as that of Carl and June. You can tell how crazy they are about each other from a single glance and that's saying something considering th...

 
 
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Indivisible is two great tastes that taste great together

If you've spent any time on the internet, you've likely come across a Two Things t-shirt; a shirt that exists only to make two surface-level geek references at the same time, as opposed to the one reference you might get from a Star Wars gr...

 
 
 
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OlliOlli dev's new game is Laser League

Following its skateboarding series OlliOlli and its side-scrolling shooter Not a Hero, developer Roll7 is now shifting to Laser League, a team-based arcade future-sport game. Players work to control nodes in an arena, dodge the other team's...

 
 
 
 
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Remedy's next title will be published by 505 Games

For the first time since the release of Max Payne 2, Remedy Entertainment doesn't have the safety net of a first-party publishing deal for its next major game. The Alan Wake and Quantum Break developer spent the majority of the pa...

 
 
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Bloodstained shows off a pair of new enemies

For this month's backer update for Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, designer IGA spoke with composer Michiru Yamane, whose music you'll know and surely dig from games like Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (yep, there it goes -- it's st...

 
 
 
 




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Chris Moyse

The week has started Shit’s bad an’ no foolin’ :(

 
PhilKenSebben

Do yall think I could get 2k for my Steam profile? Absolute lowest I could go is

 
TurboKill

Hulk has no time for games

 
TurboKill

Wait, so the auto run feature in Switch games is actually just a defect? I was wondering why the auto run only worked in two

 
Alex Heat

I want to believe in a future where theres a Darkstalkers game that looks as good as Guilty Gear

 
CaimDark Reloaded

Ps4 stopped turning on Its the exact same issue I had 3 months ago that magically fixed I hope Im that lucky I really dont want to buy a new one (or spend nearly as much on repairs) so close to the arrival of the next

 
ScionVyse

Uh oh, Three Houses has I suppose the internet is going to only be spoilers from now

 
chlmera

There is nothing I hate more than driving at night while its raining

 
Kevin Mersereau

My friend sold his Switch (which is lame because now we can’t play games), but he also just gave me his Nintendo account to put on my console, so now I have Octopath, NSMBU Deluxe, The Messenger, Onimusha, and a bunch of other games!!!

 
 

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