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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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The natural disaster DLC for Cities: Skylines looks cathartic

With the new Natural Disasters expansion for Cities: Skylines, nature can lash out "randomly, or be triggered deliberately by monstrous mayors who have never liked their citizens." Congested traffic got you done? Why, send in the earthquak...

 
 
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NES Classic is surprisingly powerful

Nintendo's NES Classic Edition won't be made widely available until this Friday, but some folks have already gotten one and pulled it apart. The first pictures of the mainboard came from GameSpot Senior Reviews Editor Peter Brown. Enterpris...

 
 
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The Steam store has a new look today

"Keep scrolling for more recommendations." I think that sums up the direction Valve has taken the Steam store in recent years. You can manually search for games by name or genre, or peek at the chart-toppers, sure, but have you seen these p...

 
 
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Drop by GOG's fall sale for a few free games

Even if you don't spend a single cent on games at GOG.com, it's worth swinging by the site's Monstrous Fall Sale. There are freebies to be had! For a limited time, Little Big Adventure 2 is up for grabs, and while the game looks like a you-...

 
 
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Just in time! Steam's Halloween sale has started

I typically like to consume all manner of horror media throughout the month of October. The weather is changing and if I'm going to stay inside, I might as well freak myself out with spooky scary things. It just feels right. But this year, ...

 
 
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The Humble Gems Bundle lives up to its name

Bundles can be a great way to discover games and flesh out your library inexpensively. They aren't all going to be winners or end up clicking with you personally, but you won't typically be out much money if there are a few duds that miss t...

 
 
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Check out the first footage of Wasteland 3

As we first told you last week, developer InXile Entertainment is working on Wasteland 3 and is looking for your help to make it happen. Its Fig campaign launched today and is already raking in the dough. The developer is looking ...

 
 
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Darkest Dungeon's first DLC is The Crimson Court

Just as some of you begin to sink your teeth into Darkest Dungeon with the recent PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita ports, Red Hook Studios is starting to tease content to come: The Crimson Court. This first add-on is centered around class...

 
 




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iam16bit

Gaming Fact of the Day: In early 90s, Fabtek planned on releasing an add-on for the Game Boy called the It would have turned the GB into a workstation complete with a stand and It was covered in Nintendo Power but was soon

 
ShadeOfLight

Finally got Aviary Attorney on the current Steam Really digging the art style and the writing so far (already spotted a Phoenix Wright Even the first case already threw me for a loop, so Im looking forward to the rest!

 
Shoggoth2588

Im a selfish jerk and its black holy crap, the (north american) Switch eShop has a lot of stuff on sale right anyone played Violett?

 
Drew Stuart

The day has Ive begun ordering PC Parts after hours of scrounging for Soon I will have enough resources to ascend!

 
CalebX89

Hello, and welcome to the official alt of King Kaiser (aka Bing Kaiser)!! I got a new phone and cant seem to login through Facebook so I made this account to stay in Hopefully Ill be able to login with my old

 
TysonOfTime

Thought the ARMS event was going until 4 PM today, so only ended up getting to level 27 out of

 
Greentinsel214

Mike Martin came up during a fame of Cards Against Humanity last night

 
hLarge4

Second Black Friday get is South Park for I am a huge SP fan, played the demo multiple Going to play through the whole thing with the wife like I did stick of Each session usually ended in sex, too! That way cheaper than taking her out!

 
Mike Sounders

Oh right, BOTW Been poking at the Tarrey Town Not really finding it that fun, its mainly fetch and grind, but the benefits definitely change things for those that want to explore more with less

 
Kesith

Managed to get a translated copy of Super Robot Wars J for the How have I never played these games before?

 
 

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