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Celeste

TowerFall developer's next game is a mountain-climbing platformer

TowerFall, like most if not all of Matt Thorson's games, is real good stuff. His next project, a collaboration with Noel Berry called Celeste, will have us scaling a treacherous, spike-filled mountain. This is a re-imagining of an existin...   read

 
 
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Indie dev touches on the limitations of Nintendo's Cross-Buy system

For years, we played a "will they or won't they" drama was playing out in the background of Nintendo's eShop in regards to Cross-Buy. Nintendo seemed adverse to the idea, but after years of wearing them down on both the 3DS and Wii U platfo...   read

 
 
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Google is starting its own indie games festival

Google has announced plans to host a new independent games festival in San Francisco. The event, creatively dubbed the "Google Play Indie Games Festival," is set to take place at the Terra Gallery on September 24 and will be both free and o...   read

 
 



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Sex sim pulling in over $40,000 per month canceled over developer drama

Breeding Season, a Harvest Moon-esque simulator with large-breasted cowgirls (like half-cow, not someone who makes uncomfortable Facebook posts about Obama's birth certificate), has been canceled after a messy spat between the art director...   read

 
 
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Hyper Light Drifter

After four months, Hyper Light Drifter arrives on consoles soon

Sony's summer sale has spilled the beans -- Hyper Light Drifter is coming to PS4 on July 26. Developer Heart Machine confirmed the same date for the Xbox One release shortly after. There is no mention of the co-op feature however,...   read

 
 
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Want to watch a 19-minute infomercial for Videoball?

Videoball came out yesterday. I love it. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Videoball creator and head of Action Button Entertainment, Tim Rogers, loves it too. He's so taken with it in fact, that he and a few friends recorded a nearly 19-minute-long ...   read

 
 
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Brilliantly original puzzle game Tumblestone out now

I first played Tumblestone at last year's PAX East and was completely blown away. Ty Taylor's first game, The Bridge, is one of my favorite puzzle-platformers ever, so I expected good things from this next venture. I said it last year and I...   read

 
 


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Indie Legends 4 Bundle includes Skullgirls, Reus for only $3.49

Need more indie titles you'll never touch? You're in luck today! (All joking aside, some of the games in this bundle are excellent and definitely worth playing.) Bundle Stars has kicked off its 4th Indie Legends Bundle sale, including popul...   read

 
 
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Review: Energy Hook

"No combat. No story. Nothing else like it." The trailer for Energy Hook, a high-flying new extreme sports game from the guy behind the beloved web-swinging mechanic in Spider-Man 2, does not lie. I've always been fond of games that priorit...   read

 
 
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Talk to a computer in a crumbling space ship in Event[0]

A person is on a spaceship alone talking to a computer -- no, it isn't Kubrick's fantastic 2001: A Space Odyssey, it's the upcoming PC game Event[0]. Apparently, players are tasked with building a relationship with a lonely AI on the ship'...   read

 
 
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I need to give Dangerous Golf another look thanks to this update

I was very much on board with the idea of Dangerous Golf and its silly sports-based mayhem, but the experience of actually playing it, as described in Steven's review, was enough to put me off. With today's patch on all platforms, however, ...   read

 
 
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Splash Damage

Port factory Splash Damage bought by Chinese poultry company

How do you spell out the chicken noise? Bawk, right? Bawk-bugawk? Either way this is an an odd one. Splash Damage, a developer that doubles as a port and multiplayer factory (which has handled Gears of War Ultimate Edition as well as t...   read

 
 
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Review: Necropolis

The "friends" argument in the critical side of gaming is an amusing one to partake in. "Aren't all games inherently better with friends?" people say. Well, no. There are of course varying degrees of success in which a game implements multip...   read

 
 
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Review: Videoball

Normally in a review, I wouldn't want to get too bogged down with discussing minute mechanics like the nitty gritty of what a certain button does, or how one type of attack differs from another. I'd want to concentrate on the bigger picture...   read

 
 
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Review: FRU

I remember being excited about the original Kinect launching for the Xbox 360, back when I worked in retail. Our store even had a midnight opening for it, which was a rarity in those days. Since then, I've played a majority of games release...   read

 
 
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Brawlout, a Super Smash Bros-like fighting game, debuts at EVO

Angry Mob Games has announced a new platform fighter in Brawlout, which will be playable at EVO 2016 at the Indie Showcase. It features eight player support with both local and online play, as well as a campaign and tournament support. The ...   read

 
 
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Oh hell yeah, Quadrilateral Cowboy is out this month

It's been 47 years since Brendon Chung announced Quadrilateral Cowboy and it finally has a release date. The latest from the developer of the excellent Thirty Flights of Loving and Gravity Bone is coming out July 25 here and on Steam....   read

 
 
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IGA proves he is the master and quickly beats his own Bloodstained demo

DualShockers managed to grab footage of IGA playing the Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night demo at Bitsummit, and he does a pretty damn good job beating it in under five minutes! He imposed a "no potions, no backdash, and no k...   read

 
 
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How to cook a better monster with Battle Chef Brigade's Tom Eastman

[Sup Holmes is a weekly talk show for people that make great video games. It airs live every Sunday afternoon on YouTube, and can be found in podcast form on Libsyn and iTunes.] Today on Sup Holmes we're happy to welcom...   read

 
 
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The Girl and the Robot still looks delightfully Ghibli-like

We've briefly touched on The Girl and the Robot in the past, but now it's finally nearing its launch. It'll debut this summer on PC, with a PS4 and Wii U release later this year. The jury is definitely still out on this one, as it look...   read

 
 
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Prey for the Gods is now going through Kickstarter

Whatever happened to Prey for the Gods? Why, it's right here on Kickstarter. Ice to see you. Conceptually, this frigid boss-climbing action-survival game hits the right notes for me. I'll be anxious to see if the project can secure enough ...   read

 
 
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Nintendo showcases the indies that will be at BitSummit this weekend

Oh hey BitSummit is happening again! On its fourth go-around the event will take place at the Miyako Messe on July 9-10, and will feature a number of indie developers. As previously announced the new Back in 1995 port will be present, ...   read

 
 
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A copy of Undertale was presented to the Pope

This is the type of thing you'd normally shake your head at and write off, but it actually happened. As part of a world summit on the Internet at the Vatican (real thing), popular YouTuber MatPat was invited, and was given the opportun...   read

 
 
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Back in 1995

Horror homage Back in 1995 is coming to 3DS

Back in 1995 isn't setting the world on fire with its mixed reception, but eventually, more people will be able to experience it in some form or another. Over the weekend developer Throw the warped code out announced a 3DS edition of t...   read

 
 
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Lab Zero's Indivisible is still looking good

After hitting their funding goal in 57 days, Lab Zero's Indivisible became a reality late last year. And it seems like they've made a lot of progress since then, as this new footage shown at Anime Expo 2016 showcases a ton of different envi...   read

 
 
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Still the funniest article about guns

 
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Finished the Najarala I dont recall Earplugs working with mounting in MH4U, but it works in

 
Kaleido Ruby

Havent played Tetris Attack for real in a Made sub-30 on Endless (which caps at Used to be better but at least I still have it

 
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Super Time Force was really fucking I dont know why I was so hesitant to play Love that ending,

 
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Playing through Stories Book of Man, its got some fun game Pretty good narrative, Probably will Platinum

 
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Current status after having to endure a two hour long call to my mother but not eating since half a day ago:

 
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