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Outlast 2 won't make it out this year

Red Barrels has made the call to push its body-mutilating survival horror title Outlast 2 from a fall 2016 release to Q1 2017. "Our mission as an indie studio is to deliver to you the best, most terrifying, most fulfilling experiences poss...   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 hands-on
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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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Epistory review
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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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It's time to give Starbound another look

This is not the same Starbound I remember playing two-plus years ago. Not even close! As of today, Chucklefish's extraterrestrial sandbox adventure game is no longer on Steam Early Access because, well, it's finished. The full release vers...   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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Myst spiritual successor Obduction pushed to August

Myst and Riven studio Cyan Worlds is taking an extra few weeks to polish up its next adventure game, Obduction. It is now scheduled to release for PC and Mac on August 24, 2016. That should be it. "We were so close, we could ship," said pr...   read

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Kentucky Route Zero
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Kentucky Route Zero Act IV is out right the heck now

Over three years ago, the surreal adventure game Kentucky Route Zero drifted out into the open road. Its dreamlike portrayal of rural America is something I and many others have been waiting to jump back into for quite some time. Devel...   read

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Indie Legends 4 Bundle includes Skullgirls, Reus for only $3.49

Need more indie titles you'll never touch? You're in luck today! (All joking aside, some of the games in this bundle are excellent and definitely worth playing.) Bundle Stars has kicked off its 4th Indie Legends Bundle sale, including popul...   read

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Review: Videoball

Normally in a review, I wouldn't want to get too bogged down with discussing minute mechanics like the nitty gritty of what a certain button does, or how one type of attack differs from another. I'd want to concentrate on the bigger picture...   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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Telltale 'aiming to' get every Batman episode out this year

Telltale (The Walking Dead, Tales from the Borderlands) is doing a Batman game that is concerned with, "its leading character's duality and how his actions as Bruce Wayne and Batman affect one another." Better news is that the Tales from th...   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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Life Goes On: Done to Death adds enough to make it worth playing again

Life Goes On released on PC two years ago, and it was a solid puzzle-platformer. Not too big, not too small, not too easy, not too difficult. It would have pleased Goldilocks, if Goldilocks liked puzzle platformers. And rampant disregard fo...   read

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Here's The Elder Scrolls: Legends intro cinematic

At Bethesda's E3 showcase this evening, Pete Hines got up on stage to talk about the card game set in its fantasy world. It has been in beta for a handful of players for a few months, and that beta will be opening up further soon. Some of t...   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

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Mojang blows hot 'n' cold with new Minecraft content

Update 1.10, The Frostburn Update, brings new polar and desert regions to Minecraft. As well as the usual smattering of fixes and revisions, an auto-jump option, and a polar bear, we’ll also see an all-new technical block called Struc...   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 x Steam photo x Steam

You can link your accounts to import Steam games into

Here's an unexpected but much-appreciated thing: it's now possible to bring applicable games you own on Steam into your account at no extra charge. Here are the current supported titles: Bit.Trip Runner Braid Breach & Clear Bre...   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
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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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