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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
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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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60,000 sold
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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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Vanishing of Ethan Carter
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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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Ethan Carter vanishes
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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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Get Even

Get Even does near-photorealistic mystery investigation

In a presentation through Microsoft's [email protected] program, The Farm 51's Lead Designer Kamil Bilczyński first showed the trailer for the upcoming first-person shooter/mystery investigation hybrid game Get Even. It is clear why he opened wi...   read

 
 
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Obra Dinn

Papers, Please creator's next game is a first-person mystery

As expected, the next game from Lucas Pope won't be like his last project, the critically acclaimed "dystopian document thriller" Papers, Please. It's a 3D first-person mystery that takes place aboard a merchant ship, the Obra Dinn, which w...   read

 
 
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Firewatch

Campo Santo's debut game is Firewatch, an exploration mystery

Firewatch is exactly the kind of original game one would expect a studio like Campo Stanto to produce. This is a first-person exploration mystery coming from artist Olly Moss, Mark of the Ninja lead designer Nels Anderson, and writers / des...   read

 
 
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Trigger Happy Havoc
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Review: Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc

Adventure games enable developers to guide their audience on an incredibly focused journey. Completely scripted -- with little variation or user input that impacts the outcome -- they rely on the quality of their storytelling first and fo...   read

 
 
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Layton 7
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Layton 7 for 3DS and mobile is not MY Layton

I... I brought this upon myself. I said that Layton Brothers: Mystery Room was a great game. I said it was an excellent iOS companion to the traditional Layton series. I never should have had faith that a major gaming company wouldn't try ...   read

 
 
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Mega Man 2 box art
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Why does Mega Man use a pistol on MM2's cover?

If you were asked to list the worst videogame cover art of all time, the gold-and-blue monstrosity that appeared on the original Mega Man's box would appear undoubtedly be mentioned. Nowhere near as bad but still pretty bad is Mega Man 2's...   read

 
 
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Exclusive: Here's a teaser of the E3 badge insert

Update: Nobody's sketch is even close! Here's a rotated more clear version to help you out. Let's play a game, shall we? Attached is the official badge insert for E3, blanked out on embargo until tomorrow morning. The die cut represents art...   read

 
 
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All evidence of XCOM shooter silently disappearing

Evidence of the long-in-development XCOM first-person shooter is starting to disappear from the Internet, 2K Games apparently trying to wipe all trace of it from existence. The publisher itself is only offering "no comment" in response to q...   read

 
 
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Cognition episode 2

Review: Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller - Episode 2

The coffee in Boston's FBI offices must be a really special kind of black sludge, capable of turning ordinary investigators into relentless machines. Or maybe Special Agent Erica Reed has just transcended the need for rest or relaxation, fo...   read

 
 
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New mystery car game
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This mystery game 'might' be a new Destruction Derby

You're going to need a little context for this one, so here's a brief history lesson on the destruction derby genre. In 1995, Reflections Interactive began work on a franchise for Sony called Destruction Derby. This franchise was...   read

 
 
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The Ship video
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Criken's Quickies takes a humorous look at The Ship

Although the indie PC game The Ship had a myriad of technical issues, the fact remains that it was still good fun with the right group of people. As a whodunit experience, The Ship tasked players with avoiding one mystery killer -- like an...   read

 
 
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The Phantom Pain trailer gets an 'Alternative Version'

Well, that's two more times I've had to watch the trailer for The Phantom Pain, a game announced by Moby Dick Studio at the 2012 Spike VGAs that may or may not be Metal Gear Solid V or connected to the franchise in some currently unforesee...   read

 
 
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Can Pop-Fiction finally uncover the Mega Man 9 'secret'?

I don't know why I don't share GameTrailers' Pop-Fiction more often. That show is great! It's been just over four years since the Blue Bomber returned to his 8-bit roots in Mega Man 9. And though game masters have torn every inch of the ga...   read

 
 
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Is Square counting down to World Ends with You sequel?

[Update: By setting your computer's clock forward, you can reveal more information on the countdown. Changing music and the gradual reveal of the city have practically confirmed something TWEWY-related. The last two days of the countdown ar...   read

 
 
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Club Nintendo now offering mystery boxes

Remember all those "mystery toy" lines in the 90s, where you'd buy unknown capsules that would sometimes dissolve in water? Many toy manufactures are still making them actually, preying on our child-like sense of curiosity -- now, Nintendo ...   read

 
 
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Even more hints of a The World Ends with You sequel

Even since we learned that The World Ends with You characters would be appearing in Kingdom Hearts 3D, rumors have been swirling that a sequel to the sleeper DS hit is just around the corner. We still don't have any confirmation, but in a r...   read

 
 
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Valve recruitment ad points to hardware plans

Valve is recruiting, but it's not just looking for a few extra bodies. According to its job listings page, the company wants hardware boffins to help create brand new gaming experiences. Those adamant that Valve is working on a "Steam Box" ...   read

 
 
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Just Add Water teases Hand of Odd, which is great!

I remember first reading about Hand of Odd, way back in my school days. A simulation game set in the Oddworld universe, it had only promises to deliver until it was postponed in 2004. Last year, Just Add Water confirmed it would kick the pr...   read

 
 
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Discovery Project is a thing about things with things

Here's another mysterious PS Vita announcement for you to ruminate on. It's called Discovery Project and it's about ... something.  Kadokawa Games joined forces with Sony to tease this mysterious project, which seems to rely on user g...   read

 
 
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Mega Man creator working on 'amazing' PS Vita game

While most of the Vita's "announcements" today have been fairly unimpressive, there has at least been one intriguing tease. It comes courtesy of Mega Man creator Keiji Inafune, who revealed he's working on something "amazing" for Sony...   read

 
 
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Dr Mel

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Shinta

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Flegma

I played some Gradius Rebirth As much as Id like to love Gradius V (on PSN), the cutscenes I dont know how to skip are a pain I avoid by playing other Such as Gradius

 
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Did some sketching tonight! I dunno why I have Evangelion on the brain lately, but I Had fun with this Added some quick sketchy color in the

 
Kyle MacGregor

Buys new Wii Cant find Buys Tries to play Wii Batteries in Wii remote have Cleans Wii Pilfers 360 controller Dont Pilfers keyboard 10 mins later batteries FML

 
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Silly Pizza Dog, you cant eat the whole dang box!

 
The Dyslexic Laywer

For a 15 year old series, Ace Attorney still hasnt lost its touch for Ill need some time to reflect on the game more but Ill say Spirit of Justice improves on its predecessor on many levels and reminds me why I got into gaming in the first

 
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