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Early Access Review: Dreams

Media Molecule absolutely made the right call launching an early access version of Dreams, its ambitious follow-up to the LittleBigPlanet franchise. Until you get your hands on this charming creation game, you can't fully grasp the genuine,...

 
 
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Review: Block Quest Maker

In the wake of the immensely successful Super Mario Maker, fans and wannabe game developers itching to explore their creative tendencies further turned their attention to another Nintendo property: The Legend of Zelda. Rumors of an official...

 
 
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Sorry folks, RPG Maker MV is delayed on console

I'm no game developer, but trying my hand at the process has always been an idle fantasy of mine, making the likes of RPG Maker, the venerable series of self-contained development tools, a thing to keep my eye on. That makes the latest news...

 
 
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Designer James Ohlen confirms he has left BioWare

Game designer James Ohlen, responsible for some of developer BioWare's most memorable titles, has announced he has left the Canadian developer in order to pursue personal projects.Ohlen has been a BioWare employee for 22 years, and over tho...

 
 
 
 
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You've got character: Vega (SFIV)

When it comes to competitive multiplayer games, we all have our favorite characters and classes. In this series, I'm putting some of mine under the microscope to see what makes them tick, how they fit into their games, and ultimately why I ...

 
 
 
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This mini-documentary makes me love Yoshitaka Amano even more

If you're into Final Fantasy at all, you'll likely be well acquainted with the ethereal artwork of Yoshitaka Amano. Final Fantasy VI was my introduction to the series, and I was obsessed with the character sketches in the game's manual, oft...

 
 
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Sometimes, the enemy makes the game

[There are not many feelings in this world, besides sex, that are as satisfying as besting an enemy that genuinely tests your skill. When you come out on top, you feel like a total badass. Not because it was easy but because it wasn’t...

 
 
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Devs reveal how they trick us in epic Twitter thread

[Warning: Mild Hellblade Spoilers] When Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice was released, the internet exploded over its permadeath mechanic -- die too many times and your save is wiped. Then, the internet exploded again when it found out the whol...

 
 
 
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You've got character: The Spy

When it comes to competitive multiplayer games, we all have our favorite characters and classes. In this series, I'm putting some of mine under the microscope to see what makes them tick, how they fit into their games, and ultimately why I ...

 
 
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Nintendo reveals new details on Twilight Princess' Midna

To build anticipation for this week's Breath of the Wild DLC, Nintendo has been posting blogs about the design process they've taken for each piece of content in the expansion. One of the more interesting pieces, focusing on the "Midna Mask...

 
 
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You've got character: The Hunchback

When it comes to competitive multiplayer games, we all have our favorite characters and classes. In this series, I'm putting some of mine under the microscope to see what makes them tick, how they fit into their games, and ultimately why I ...

 
 
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You've got character: Lex Luthor

When it comes to competitive multiplayer games, we all have our favorite characters and classes. In this series, I'm putting some of mine under the microscope to see what makes them tick, how they fit into their games, and ultimately why I ...

 
 
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You've got character: Reaper

When it comes to competitive multiplayer games, we all have our favorite characters and classes. In this series, I'm putting some of mine under the microscope to see what makes them tick, how they fit into their games, and ultimately why I ...

 
 
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You've got character: Kotal Kahn (Blood God)

When it comes to competitive multiplayer games, we all have our favorite characters and classes. In this series, I'm putting some of mine under the microscope to see what makes them tick, how they fit into their games, and ultimately why I ...

 
 
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Video series The Game Makers now online and free to watch

It's been a week! As promised, the digital interview series The Game Makers: Inside Story is now online, watchable right here on YouTube. Look no further for lunch-break or late-night-snack material. This 10-part video series from director ...

 
 
 
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Learn how to make 20 iOS games this weekend for 20 bones

Don't waste another weekend watching Rick and Morty reruns with Doritos all over your chest (full disclosure: I may have recently done this). Get inspired and reinvent yourself as a mobile game developer this weekend. Why buy a game for a b...

 
 
 
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How does save data loss affect your enjoyment of a game?

Ever since the invention of save games, losing your progress has always been a major issue. Way back then, it wasn't as much of a problem, simply because it was inevitable -- the battery in your cartridge is dead. Easy fix: replace the batt...

 
 




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Iron Man VR"I am...two Move controllers"

 

The Almost Gone"If these walls could talk"

 

Goosebumps Dead of Night"Buyer beware, you're in for a scare"

 

Early Access Among Trees"The shadow from the starlight is softer than a lullaby"

 

Early Access Torchlight III"More of a side-step than a full sequel"

 

SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom Rehydrated"That looks like Squidward, in angry mob form"

 
 
 

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Chris Moyse

Fucking Fed Up

 
Slimybear245

What do you think are some games that have the best side quests? Its hard to tell if side quests are good or just seem good in comparison if the main story

 
Scrustle

So now CrossCode is out on console, but it looks like almost no big sites have reviewed The PC release didnt get much Whats up with that? Did they not send out review codes?

 
Xeo

I finally finished And Wow, incredible I truly cannot understand any actual controversy surrounding this I can understand its dark, violent no compromise tone not being for But aside from dont get

 
RiffRaff

Since Hamilton is all the rage these days that gives me an excuse to sing praises for The best hip-hop group around these Fronted by Daveed

 
lokhe

How has it escaped me all these years that the Terran Confederacy (Starcraft) flag is just the Confederate flag? xD

 
NeoTurbo

Wait so if I wanna fight Alatreon I gotta do that Safijiva recon first!? Ffffffffffffff-

 
Dennis Carden

Well, I finally got myself the desk Ive been saving Theres a touch panel on it thats used to adjust the height, as its one that can be used for either sitting or So thats

 
medicamecanica

Crosscode has a character who has all the same abilities as you and if he beats you the plot keeps Damn you apollo!

 
Electric Reaper

Whenever I toast a cold Walmart sub in my toaster oven, the cheese always gets wrinkly when it melts, even when I use Sargento

 
 

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