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Would you click a headline about Tim Schafer and his mystery box?

The answer to that question is obviously "yes" because you're here wondering what the heck all this mystery box talk is about. We don't know! That's why it's a mystery box and not a box with plans laid bare. Here's a tweet from Tim Schafer:   read

 
 
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The Binding of Isaac on Switch comes with cutesy stickers

Oh shit, there's stickers. We had heard that The Binding of Isaac's physical Nintendo Switch version would come with a little "something special," and that set Brett off into a whole Se7en routine. Now, upon finding out that first-run copi...   read

 
 

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Something special is in some of the Nintendo Switch Binding of Isaac boxes

There's no getting around it. We can't finish this post without it happening, so let's just get it out of the way up front. [extremely Brad Pitt in Se7en voice] What's in the box? What's in the fucking box?! Binding of Isaac is a ...   read

 
 
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Vane gets another weird extended trailer

Vane is a game I know very little about. Apparently it was announced two years ago at the Tokyo Game Show with a full trailer. Color me surprised, because this is the first time I'm learning anything about the title. The trailer shown at th...   read

 
 
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Review: Virginia

What defines a game? Is it the interactive elements, the experiences we take from it? Is it the ability to tell a story via immersion, or the impact it leaves us with? All of the above? Virginia, the debut title from new indie studio Variab...   read

 
 
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Virginia emulates detective fiction with cinematic flair

The mind of a detective is a web of troubling images. Scenes of bodies and blood occupy the same space as justice and determination. Liars and killers are as commonplace as images of crime and its consequences throughout detective fiction. ...   read

 
 
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Review: Obduction

Myst was such a formative experience in the '90s -- a harbinger of a new plane of thinking in storytelling, pushing the boundaries of technical advancement and narrative-driven gaming. It defined a genre and set the stage for adventure pu...   read

 
 
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Carmen Sandiego caught at last

Carmen Sandiego's globe-trotting crime spree has finally come to an end, thanks to the diligent efforts of one internet sleuth.  That's what I'd say if this were a news story. What we have here instead is an amusing article by Tod...   read

 
 
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Capcom is still being coy about the Resident Evil 7 demo's finger

For weeks now, fans have been toiling away in and outside of the Resident Evil 7 demo hoping to figure out what, if anything, that damned dummy finger does. Based on an image Capcom sent out to Resident Evil ambassadors earlier today, the a...   read

 
 
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Review: Asemblance

I thought I knew what I was getting into when I signed up for Asemblance, but I was wrong. At least, I think I was wrong. I can't be sure until I uncover the last of its mysteries, and that may never happen. Asemblance is pitched as a first...   read

 
 


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Asemblance is an X-Files-inspired psychological thriller

I haven't even watched a single episode of the most recent X-Files run despite all of my Twitter-hot-take-fueled morbid curiosity, and yet that series as point of reference is still enough to get an immediate click out of me. This is Asemb...   read

 
 
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Undertale adds mysterious new content in latest update

Undertale has received an update which adds new content and dialogue, even though the patch was said to only "fix bugs and increase compatibility."  Since I've yet to play it, it is hard to discern what is and isn't spoilers ...   read

 
 
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Sony trademarks mystery game project 'Days Gone'

In the days between Christmas and New Year, Sony quietly registered a new trademark for a new project entitled Days Gone. Filed under Classes 9 and 41 at the United States Patent and Trademark Office, this identifies the item as video game ...   read

 
 
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Steam is dropping Mysterious trading cards again

Earlier this year I got a jump on the Steam Summer Sale event by happening to craft a badge at the right time. As luck would have it, it happened again. No, I don't just always craft badges. Okay maybe I do. I noticed this evening after cra...   read

 
 
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The Stanley Parable co-creator's new game is out today and has the voice of Rick and Morty

Crows Crows Crows, the new studio formed by The Stanley Parable co-creator William Pugh, just released its first game on Steam for free called Dr. Langeskov, The Tiger, and the Terribly Cursed Emerald: A Whirlwind Heist. It features th...   read

 
 
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What the hell is Deadliest Warrior: Battlegrounds?

Just as quietly and sneakily as one of its own ninjas, a new Deadliest Warrior game stealth-released on Xbox Live Arcade today. There had not even been a whisper that a follow-up was in the works. After downloading the trial for Deadli...   read

 
 
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Her Story creator doesn't plan on explaining that ending

Since Her Story released a couple of weeks back, many people have been debating the plot, the evidence they found and what they think really happened in the lead up to the game. With it's ambiguously ended plot splitting fans down the middl...   read

 
 
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Get a closer look at Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon

Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon was revealed during a recent Nintendo Direct event in Japan, and it is indeed a fully-fledged entry in the Mystery series, and not a free-to-play title. It's set to drop in Japan later this year, but...   read

 
 
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Tell your uncle! Hulu is eying that Myst TV show

It sounds like that show based on Myst is one step closer to happening. Legendary Television has the rights already, with Evan Daugherty (Divergent) writing and Matt Tolmach (The Amazing Spider-Man) producing. According to Deadline, streami...   read

 
 
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Firewatch has topless teens, meaty hands, and mystery

I've been firewatching out for Campo Santo's new 'exploration mystery' since hearing about the talent behind it. Artist Olly Moss, Mark of the Ninja designer Nels Anderson, and season one The Walking Dead writers and des...   read

 
 
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Steam unexpectedly drops a mysterious midweek sale

We think we know what to expect from Steam at this point -- big summer sale, big holiday sale. Dropping a random four day sale in February is a bit of an enigma, a mystery if you will. That's perfectly suitable given that the theme for this...   read

 
 
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Devil's Bluff turns to Kickstarter for its online-only murder mystery

One of my favorite mechanics that is prevalent in tabletop games but not so much in videogames is having hidden roles. Battlestar Galactica's concealed Cylons and Werewolf's bloodthirsty lycanthropes induce real paranoia because they could...   read

 
 
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Vanishing of Ethan Carter sales on pace with Gone Home

The Vanishing of Ethan Carter, which Alasdair quite liked in his review, has sold 60,000 units in its first month. Not a lot compared to usual sales stories that make headlines, like, "Rust sells a million in its first month," or "Steven H...   read

 
 
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Review: The Vanishing of Ethan Carter

Perhaps the biggest surprise about The Vanishing of Ethan Carter is that the developers behind the game were members of People Can Fly, the studio responsible for Bulletstorm; the idea that some of the people who came up with the over-the-t...   read

 
 
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I need The Vanishing of Ethan Carter in my life right now

The Vanishing of Ethan Carter is a title that's been on my radar for a while, but was kind of laying low at the same time. Never quite sure what to expect from it, I was intrigued by the little that I had seen, but wasn't informed eno...   read

 
 



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