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Review: Song of the Deep

Insomniac is constantly re-inventing itself. Starting off as a mascot platformer machine with Spyro, it moved into making a shooter hybrid with Ratchet & Clank, before going full-on FPS with Resistance. Years later the studio went compl...   read

 
 
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XSEED publishing new Shantae, Touhou

XSEED Games just announced plans to publish a trio of indie games (Touhou: Scarlet Curiosity, physical editions of Shantae: Half-Genie Hero on select platforms, and Exile's End).  Touhou: Scarlet Curiosity is a fan-made action role-pla...   read

 
 
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Ori at retail

Ori and the Blind Forest is getting a physical release

Ori and the Blind Forest always looked gorgeous, but I was surprised by just how much the game, as a whole, resonated with me. It's one of my favorite experiences on Xbox One to date. It's especially great, then, to see Microsoft Studios co...   read

 
 
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Axiom Verge Wii U port 'has the edge'

Game developer Tom Happ first started working on the Metroid-inspired action/exploration game Axiom Verge back on 2010. Six years later, and the game is about to be released on Nintendo's current home console, going head-to-head for the att...   read

 
 
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Ghost Song blew away my expectations, made me die a lot

I have to be honest, I've been a skeptic of Ghost Song since it was announced and then crowdfunded. People around the internet have reacted as if it weas God's gift to gamers and the second coming of Samus, and I just thought it l...   read

 
 
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Axiom Verge has some issues on PS Vita

Axiom Verge follows the exploits of a scientist who, after apparently killing himself in a lab accident, awakens on a mysterious world full of secrets to uncover and labyrinthine environments to explore. It's essentially a new Metroid ...   read

 
 
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Ori and the Blind Forest

Ori and the Blind Forest Definitive Edition hits PC in one week

Exactly one year after the release of Ori and the Blind Forest on Windows and Xbox One, the Definitive Edition showed up on Xbox One, adding new areas, an easier difficulty setting, fast travel, and other features. PC users have been waitin...   read

 
 
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PlayStation gamers can finally play Shadow Complex next month

Shadow Complex? Still great! It's a thrill to start out with little more than a flashlight only to eventually become this supersuit-wearing force of nature that can walk off missile strikes and stare down mechs. Chair Entertainment brought...   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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Axiom Verge releases soon on PlayStation Vita

It has taken much longer than expected to reach this point, but we're now mere weeks out from Axiom Verge's release on PlayStation Vita. It's launching April 19, 2016, with a 10 percent discount available during its first week, and Cross-B...   read

 
 


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Hands-on with Insomniac's crack at metroidvania, Song of the Deep

If you're going to make a metroidvania, getting your acronym (SotD) as close to the gold standard (SotN) is a good a start as any, I suppose. Song of the Deep is the surprise, GameStop-published (the store and Game Informer magazine owner, ...   read

 
 
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Castlevania: Symphony of the Night is now playable on Xbox One

Xbox One Backward Compatibility is chugging along, and it gets a couple of great titles this week. According to a tweet from Xbox's Major Nelson, Alan Wake, Pac-Man, and Castlevania: Symphony of the Night are now available on Xbox One. I ca...   read

 
 
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Shadow Complex Remastered

Review: Shadow Complex Remastered

Fans of Shadow Complex have desperately wanted a follow-up for years. I know, because I was (and still am!) among them. The 2009 side-scrolling adventure was a genuine hit on Xbox 360, deservedly so, and ended up becoming one of the definin...   read

 
 
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Axiom Verge

Axiom Verge is coming to Xbox One and Wii U

Plenty of people had the opportunity to enjoy Axiom Verge on the PS4 and PC platforms last year, but now more folks are going to get that chance. The developer announced this morning that the game is now being ported to the Xbox One and Wii...   read

 
 
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Pharaoh Rebirth+ looks like a hopping good time

I had never heard of Pharaoh Rebirth until today, but an updated version of this indie metroidvania set in Egypt will be releasing on Steam later this week. Pharaoh Rebirth+ comes from Japanese developer Krobon Station, known for its Mogura...   read

 
 
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How to access Ori and the Blind Forest's new area, and what makes the updated version 'Definitive'

Ori and the Blind Forest was by far one of my favorite games of 2015. Visually stunning and mechanically sound, it's a wonderful platformer that I can't recommend enough. Now, developer Moon Studios is releasing the "Definitive" ...   read

 
 
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Ori and the Blind Forest has a $4.99 Definitive Edition upgrade

After that last delay, I had kind of forgotten about Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition, and that has allowed it to totally sneak up on me. It's nearly here! Friday is release day on Xbox One (while the Steam and Windows 10 versio...   read

 
 
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Wonder Boy successor launching later this year

Monster Boy, the successor to the Wonder Boy and Monster World series, will launch later this year, publisher FDG Entertainment confirmed via the PlayStation Blog on Friday. While the announcement only mentions a PlayStation 4 ver...   read

 
 
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Bloodstained development update offers 3D model glamour shots

Look, it's Bloodstained. While Ritual of the Night isn't quite the same when Iga himself isn't demonstrating the gameplay to you, I suppose it's nice to see tangible evidence of the game as a work in progress rather than heady ideal. This ...   read

 
 
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Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition screens and details

Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition has a firm release date: March 11. It was initially scheduled to come to Xbox One and PC last year.  There are also some vague details on "new content, including new areas, abilities, more s...   read

 
 
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PSA: The original Metroid is still in Metroid: Zero Mission on the Wii U

[Art by Rob "Robaato" Porter] Metroid star Samus Aran turns 30 this year, and if the festivities we experienced for her 25th birthday is anything to go by, then we can expect for Nintendo to celebrate the occasion with... a tweet? May...   read

 
 
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Indivisible

Indivisible hits another stretch goal, aims for full VO and multiple endings

Even though Indivisible hit its funding goal earlier this month, developer/publisher team Lab Zero and 505 Games continue to seek additional funding through a "slacker backer" campaign, also conducted via the game's existing Indiegogo ...   read

 
 
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Ori

We'll have to wait a bit longer for Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition

Recent talk about the best games of the year has me itching to play Ori and the Blind Forest a second time. I may yet, but I'm probably better off waiting for the retuned, expanded Definitive Edition. It was initially scheduled for release ...   read

 
 
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Shadow Complex

Shadow Complex Remastered out early next year, but you can download it free on PC right now

Shadow Complex is finally getting that remaster everyone sorta expected. Woo-hoo! I remember enjoying it back when it was an Xbox 360 exclusive, so it's nice that anyone who owns a PS4, Xbox One, or PC will get to try it out early next year...   read

 
 
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Lab Zero's Indivisible hits funding goal

Indivisible, an action RPG from the minds behind Skullgirls, was just funded through an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign. The drive hit its $1.5 million goal after receiving a 20-day extension from Indiegogo administrators with a mere three ...   read

 
 
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