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Review: Kentucky Route Zero Act IV

If the movie Inside Out taught us that sadness is a necessary and complex emotion, Kentucky Route Zero is that idea’s logical endpoint. The three acts released up to this point have been sublime, presenting a world and characters mire...   read

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Review: Death Road to Canada

Execution is everything. We've seen lots of zombie survival games, and plenty of experiences that build on the classic Oregon Trail formula with one gimmick or another. Heck, there have even been titles that combine the two. But there is on...   read

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Stardew Valley

Stardew Valley is now playable on Mac and Linux

Whoo! As promised, Stardew Valley is now playable on Mac and Linux via Steam. If you own the indie-darling farm/life simulator already on PC, you won't need to pay again for either of these ports (bless cross-buy support). They're also expe...   read

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Okhlos is the mythological mob simulator I didn't know I wanted

Okhlos from Coffee Powered Machine is the next wacky and wild game out of indie publisher Devolver Digital. Have you heard about it yet? You should hear about it. How does right now work? In theory, it's a game that fundamentally gets me. P...   read

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Humble Bundle

2K's Humble Bundle just got a little sweeter

2K Games has added several extra titles to its ongoing name-your-price Humble Bundle. Folks who pay around $9 or so to "beat the average" bundle purchase price will now also score Freedom Force, Freedom Force vs. The Third Reich, The Burea...   read

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Review: Epistory - Typing Chronicles

It's not often a game forces the player to learn a new control scheme. The dual-stick setup of most modern controllers and the WASD keyboard layout are established as as a standard at this point, so a game needs a very good reason to stray ...   read

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Stardew Valley

Smile-inducing farm sim Stardew Valley hits Mac, Linux next week

Stardew Valley is one of those games I'm bound to keep buying as it shows up on more platforms. I can't help it! The pleasant farming life simulator has this soothing quality that's just so appealing. Up next, we're getting Mac and Linux ve...   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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The Steam Summer Sale is up

The Steam Summer Sale started this morning and it looks like the servers are now relatively stable. What's the damage going to be this time? I see Doom for $35.99 and Stardew Valley for $11.99. They are two of my favorite games this year an...   read

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Free Wasteland 2

Waste your weekend with Wasteland 2 for free

Wasteland 2: Director's Cut, 2014's Kickstarter RPG from inXile Entertainment, is this weekend's free game on Steam. From now until Sunday at 1PM pacific, you can download and play the game through Steam free of charge.  Should you not...   read summer sale photo summer sale's summer sale has System Shock 2 for free

The summer sale at began today and even if you are fully committed to not spending another cent growing your backlog, it's worth a look. There are freebies to be found. Good ones, too! To score System Shock 2, a classic first-person...   read

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It's time to pour cocktails for catgirls

I stumbled on "waifu bartending simulator" VA-11 HALL-A a year and a half ago and was smitten like a kitten amid its catgirls and racist corgis. Then the waiting game. And now it's almost over, to be replaced by an even better game: the ac...   read

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Pathway is a pulp adventure tactics game

Pathway had me on board with this image and developer Robotality's description of a "tactical RPG set in a 1930s pulp adventure scenario." That isn't a combination I've ever come across before, but it immediately clicked in my mind as somet...   read

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Minecraft: Story Mode Episode 6 features big names from the community

After the most recent episode of Minecraft: Story Mode, I'm looking forward to the new direction for the series. Simple, one-off episodes seem to fit better than an overwrought multi-episode arc. The sixth episode releases next week beginni...   read

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Goat Simulator takes to space

Goat Simulator's latest expansion takes place on a scam, crowdfunded space colony; an Arnold Schwarzenegger impersonator (narrating the trailer); a Star Wars: The Force Awakens joke; a 69 joke; a #MakeSpaceGreatAgain (picking up the mantle...   read

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New Yooka-Laylee details and 'representative' screenshots

It has been almost a year since the Kickstarter for Banjo-Kazooie-like Yooka-Laylee closed, but studio Playtonic has been mostly quiet about it, aside from the occasional new character reveal. Today the studio let loose some screenshots "re...   read

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Getting upper: Graffiti sim Kingspray looks dope

Folks are sculpting some badass 3D art with the virtual reality painting application Tilt Brush, but what about folks who need a lil more edge in their lives rather than something that looks like it should be scored by Passion Pit (I love ...   read

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Humble Bundle

This Humble Bundle has Shantae and TowerFall for cheap

The criteria for the Humble Eye Candy Bundle is "games that are not only fun to play but also fun to stare at," not the "best-looking" or "most realistic" games. So! With that said, here's the batch: Pay what you want: Human Resource Machi...   read

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Review: Push Me Pull You

Push Me Pull You is a game about two-headed intestinal worm people rubbing up against each other in the name of good, wholesome sports. While wrestling for control of a ball, they can shrink down to CatDog size for better agility, or stretc...   read

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The delightfully disturbing Push Me Pull You hits PS4 on May 3

Push Me Pull You is "a nice/horrible local multiplayer game where you and a friend share control of a big, wriggly body, and then play sports together." Clearly, the developers have had some time to nail down and refine their one-sentence...   read

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Sentinels of the Multiverse dev wants to add in all current tabletop expansions

Sentinels of the Multiverse is an interesting game for a couple of reasons. For one, cooperative card games can be a good time no matter the subject matter; just chill with some friends while you see if you can collectively best an inanimat...   read

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Creepy Castle, an RPG adventure published by Nicalis, is coming this summer

Nicalis is known for bringing standout indie titles to wider audiences, most notably The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth, Cave Story, and 1001 Spikes. Next up for Nicalis is Creepy Castle, a sidescrolling RPG adventure developed by Dopterra. Feat...   read

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Arcadian Atlas is just the Final Fantasy Tacticsiest thing

Just last night, I was chatting it up with the Podtoid crew and we got onto the topic of Final Fantasy Tactics. That's not unusual; I think we mentioned it last episode too. Look, I still think about it a lot, nearly 20 years later. I'm not...   read

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Heart Forth, Alicia sure is looking nice in these gifs

I'm not the only one on staff who's down for the metroidvania Heart Forth, Alicia. Darren graciously popped into chat today with a gif from the latest backer update and I was so enamored, I forgot to cull the post for notable tidbits. Hour...   read

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Review: Minecraft: Story Mode: Order Up!

As the old saying goes, absence makes the heart grow fonder. That might have happened with Minecraft: Story Mode. The first four episodes of the season released within two and a half months of one another, and I had been pretty lukewarm on ...   read

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