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Review: Kingdom: New Lands

Kingdom takes strategy and distills it down to its simplest systems. There's one currency to keep track of, it's either going out to expand and upgrade capability, or it's coming in from workers and exploration. The original game had one go...

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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It's time for the Steam Summer Sale

The 2017 Steam Summer Sale kicked off this morning. Remember: stay on budget, or stay away. Scrolling through the top-sellers, I see PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (which is #1 despite being $30 as usual), Rocket League ($12), NieR: Automata...

 
 
 
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Valve's publishing fee for Steam Direct is $100 per game

Valve is moving away from Steam Greenlight as a public-facing tool for determining which games should be sold on Steam, and in its place, developers are getting Steam Direct. Under this new initiative, instead of spending time garnering com...

 
 
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Review: Emily is Away Too

Emily is Away wasn’t the first visual novel I had ever played, but one of the few to transport me into a period of my life I thought I left behind. Maybe that was due more to the accurate recreation of Windows XP and AOL Instant Messe...

 
 
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Darkest Dungeon's Crimson Court expansion is out June 19

Darkest Dungeon. Crimson Court. Gosh I love that short, sweet alliteration. The Crimson Court is the first expansion for Red Hook Studios' "absolutely merciless" roguelike dungeon-crawling RPG, and it's nearly ready for Windows, Mac, and Li...

 
 
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The Russians are coming for Europa Universalis IV

The Russians. Comrade Putin and company have threatened our very democracy with alleged phishing schemes that fooled an old man and single-handedly led to Trump -- who is gay for Putin, by the way. I love our modern red scare, woke homopho...

 
 
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Tropico dev goes to space with Surviving Mars

Haemimont Games (Tropico) is partnering with Paradox on a new, "deep city building game that takes place on the planet Mars" called Surviving Mars. "The name Elon Musk Simulator was taken," Paradox Fredrik Wester joked during the announcem...

 
 
 
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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...

 
 
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Thimbleweed Park's pretty pixels get a release date

Thimbleweed Park, an adventure game led by industry legend Ron Gilbert, doubled its kickstarter goal when it was announced in 2014. It's a beautiful throwback to early Lucasarts adventure titles like Maniac Mansion and Day of the Tenta...

 
 
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Review: Circles

One of the defining aspects of old-school games is the ability to teach through gameplay. Since there wasn’t a lot of storage space for text to explain individual moves, games had to organically lead players down the correct path. Thi...

 
 
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This week's Humble Freedom Bundle is overwhelmingly good

Humble Bundle has partnered with numerous game developers and authors to put on a week-long "Freedom" bundle to support the ACLU, Doctors Without Borders, and the International Rescue Committee in light of President Trump's immigration orde...

 
 
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FTL team reveals new strategy kaiju game Into the Breach

It feels like it's been forever since we last heard from Subset Games (or as you may know the studio, "those people who made FTL: Faster Than Light.") FTL Advanced Edition came out in 2014, and since then I just assumed Subset's employees t...

 
 
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SmuggleCraft is an ambitious racer, but needs some tweaking

I'm a huge fan of racing games. I'm terrible at them, but I've always loved driving around at high speeds with my friends. Throw hovercraft into the mix and I'm sold from day one. Games like F-Zero, Diddy Kong Racing (I know they were water...

 
 
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Shovel Knight is getting a Nintendo Switch port and much more

Yacht Club Games is bringing its beloved platformer Shovel Knight to Nintendo Switch, which, hell yeah. That and that alone could've been the only news item on a day like today and I would've been thrilled. But there's far more, including u...

 
 
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Brilliantly colored Night in the Woods gets new release date

Artful platforming adventure game Night in the Woods was apparently supposed to release yesterday on January 10, but was delayed several weeks ago to an unknown fate. But as of today, it's slated to release on February 21, 2017 for PS4...

 
 
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Review: Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun

Thinking about stealth, a common image the mind conjures is that of a lone wolf slinking through the shadows and taking out threats one by one. Solid Snake and Sam Fisher generally work alone. Players control one man using skill and cunning...

 
 




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