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Hover: Revolt of Gamers is launching on May 31

It has been quite some time since we last reported on Hover: Revolt of Gamers. While I somewhat remember the announcement of the Jet Set Radio inspired indie game, I didn't realize it had been available on Early Access for almost two years....   read

 
 
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May's PS Plus lineup is somewhat decent

Seeing as how Microsoft set the bar pretty low level for May's Games with Gold, I guess Sony didn't need to do much to top them. While you could argue that the games on offer for Xbox One and 360 are better than this list, at least there ar...   read

 
 

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Three Fields announces Danger Zone, a spiritual successor to Burnout's crash mode

Three Fields Entertainment is a company most of you are probably not familiar with. Created by the heads of old-school Criterion Games, Fiona Sperry and Alex Ward, they've only released Dangerous Golf and Lethal VR thus far, but that is goi...   read

 
 
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According to some indie developers, Nintendo hasn't changed all that much

Nintendo has greatly evolved since the launch of (the now dead) DSiWare platform. While its initial batch of developers were either folks who merely ported their existing mobile games on the DSi (like Gameloft) or were foaming at the mouth ...   read

 
 
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Human: Fall Flat's console release comes with another slapstick game for free

Back in February, we reported on Human: Fall Flat getting a console release with new content. It's a game that has found an audience mostly because its ragdoll controls lend themselves to inane failures. It has over 100 million views ...   read

 
 
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Humble Store is giving away the first Outlast with purchases of the sequel

With Outlast 2 launching today, any prospective fans that want to catch up with the original now have a great way to do so. Humble Store is giving away the original horror game with purchases of the sequel, so you don't have to worry about ...   read

 
 
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Get a good look at Kamiko, coming to Switch this week

Jed really took to Kamiko when it hit the Japanese eShop recently, and for $5, I'd love to take the plunge in a roughly hour long rapid-fire retro jaunt. While the game was in English the trailer wasn't, so you can watch the below video and...   read

 
 
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Stardew Valley now has better controller and language support on PC

With today's PC update for Stardew Valley, it's just a little bit easier to embrace the laborious farm life while playing with a gamepad instead of a mouse and keyboard. Menu navigation now works more like you'd expect, with your cursor sna...   read

 
 
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Review: Outlast 2

If Chekhov’s gun is the narrative principle that if a gun is shown on a mantle in the first chapter, it must be fired by the third, then Outlast 2 runs on the principle of Chekhov’s piss. If you see a mutant hillbilly pissing in...   read

 
 
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Review: Cosmic Star Heroine

Cosmic Star Heroine was successfully Kickstarted back in 2013, and was intended to be a throwback to latter-day 16-bit role playing games like Final Fantasy VI and Chrono Trigger. Originally intended for release in December 2014, the t...   read

 
 


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Review: What Remains of Edith Finch

"I think that we've been surrounded by death for so long that we've just gotten used to it." Edith Finch muses this aloud right before she walks into the family's graveyard. She's talking to herself because there's no one left to talk to. E...   read

 
 
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Scanner Sombre is the new game from Introversion and it launches in two days

We were in the dark about Introversion Software's newest project and we didn't even know it. The British studio that's probably best known for Darwinia and Prison Architect just shone a light on its next imminent game. A bajillio...   read

 
 
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Expeditions: Conquistador gets free weekend ahead of Viking release

Turn-based loot-gathering simulator Expedition: Viking sets sail (you think I could resist that?) on April 27th. In celebration of the impending launch, developer Logic Artists invites you to a free weekend and steep discount (currently at ...   read

 
 
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David OReilly's Everything rolls onto Steam

One month later, David OReilly's Everything -- a curious game "where everything you see is a thing you can be, from animals to planets to galaxies and beyond" -- is now also available for Windows and Mac. Our own Josh Tolentino reviewed th...   read

 
 
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Games with Gold for May continues the trend of meh

We've had this odd trend where the recent free games on offer from both Xbox Live Gold and PlayStation Plus have been going down in quality. Looking at just Microsoft's service, the last few months have been pretty spotty. May doesn't seem ...   read

 
 
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Nintendo seemingly doesn't want N++ on the Switch

Nintendo has made a lot of strides in the indie scene with their "Nindies" initiative. While it may not be a gang busting business, having smaller games come to your platform can be a huge selling point for niche audiences who aren't swayed...   read

 
 
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With the Ultimate Edition update, N++ now has 4,340 levels

Lots of people seem to have slept on N++, but that hasn't deterred Metanet Software. The studio is further bolstering its already content-packed platformer with a new Ultimate Edition, out now on Steam and coming to PlayStation 4 in the nea...   read

 
 
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Oh sweet, Kamiko is coming to Nintendo Switch next week

As some of you predicted, Kamiko isn't far off here in the West. Nintendo has confirmed the cute little action game will launch next Thursday, April 27 for $5. If you'd rather play right now and have the means to buy Kamiko on the Japanese ...   read

 
 
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Patrice Desilets' Ancestors gets its first teaser trailer, new details revealed

Patrice Desilets has been relatively quiet about his projects in recent years. The man who's most well-known for creating the Assassin's Creed series had a very public quarrel with Ubisoft over the rights to his properties. However, any ac...   read

 
 
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Free game for Amazon Prime members this week is worth the download

If you are among the tens of millions of Amazon Prime subscribers, you also have something called Twitch Prime. For the purposes of this post, all you need to know about the latter is that it means you get an amazing game, for free. From Ap...   read

 
 
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G2A is really digging its hole deeper

Buckle up, kids, because this story is a doozy. Over at the Reboot Develop Conference in Croatia today, one of the representatives of G2A held a panel to discuss the recent backlash the oft-scrutinized game key reseller has been receiving. ...   read

 
 
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The limits of nostalgia: Podtoid reviews Yooka-Laylee

What happens when you go back to the well and try to make a clone of a 20 year old game? Well, not exactly good things. But, maybe, still what crowdfunding supporters were after? You'll have to listen to the latest Podtoid special to see wh...   read

 
 
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Jonathan Blow gives us a small glimpse of his next game

For the last couple of years over in Croatia, the Reboot Develop Conference has been host to speeches and discussions with some of the games industry's leading figures. While Jonathan Blow may not be a household name, he certainly helped sh...   read

 
 
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Super Rude Bear Resurrection jumps to life in early May

Super Rude Bear Resurrection is a game that we've had our eye on for quite a while now. We got our first proper look at Tokyo Game Show in 2015 and were quite impressed. Super Rude Bear Resurrection's one-two punch of insanely tough p...   read

 
 
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The composer of Jet Set Radio has new music for Hover

Two years ago, the future-set parkour game Hover: Revolt of Gamers rolled onto Steam Early Access, and to this day, it's still a work-in-progress on the platform. One of the things that put the project on my radar back when it was seeking K...   read

 
 



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