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The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth is coming 'very soon' to iOS

I have an utter infatuation with The Binding of Isaac. While I typically don't enjoy procedural-generation games, the core mechanics in Isaac lend itself to an infinite amount of playthroughs by employing luck and pure skill on the part of ...   read

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Binding of Isaac

The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth is about to crush spirits on Xbox One and PS4

I've let The Binding of Isaac get away from me as far as the expansions are concerned. I know how I get when I become wrapped up in this game, and it's not pretty! But, re-reading Nic's review of Afterbirth now -- "You should absolutely pla...   read

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Creepy Castle, an RPG adventure published by Nicalis, is coming this summer

Nicalis is known for bringing standout indie titles to wider audiences, most notably The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth, Cave Story, and 1001 Spikes. Next up for Nicalis is Creepy Castle, a sidescrolling RPG adventure developed by Dopterra. Feat...   read

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Looks like The Binding of Isaac is coming to iPad

Oh, Edmund McMillen. Oh, Tyrone Rodriguez. You're both such teases. You always seem to have something new to show fans of The Binding of Isaac. Do you ever sleep? Is there perhaps a flying Twitter drone in your house that snaps pictures whe...   read

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The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth might be coming to Wii U after all

Although Nicalis has been hesitant to actually confirm The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth on Wii U,  it looks like it may be coming after all. Tyrone Rodriguez sent out an ominous tweet last night noting "it's lonely on top," with a...   read

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Nic's best of the year

Nic Rowen picks the best of 2015

It's like the middle of January and you've read about five thousand GOTY lists at this point, so let's get to brass tacks. There were some great games released last year, but which ones were the best? I have no idea. Sorry, there are no m...   read

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Afterbirth ARG

Binding of Isaac's ARG is over, unlocks new character

The craziness and drama surrounding the release of The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth has been almost as fun as the game itself (which in my opinion is pretty damn fun). As reported two weeks ago, the initial launch of the expansion was accom...   read

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Afterbirth review

Review: Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth

The Binding of Isaac has always been a game of contradictions to me. It's both a game that embraces the fickleness of chance and the purity of skill. That encourages you to play around, explore, and experiment, but also rewards players who ...   read

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Isaac devs Edmund McMillen and Tyrone Rodriguez are a couple of monsters

[Update: The plot thickens. Edmund has taken to Twitter over the past few hours saying the missing items were the result of a post-launch bug and not part of some nefarious plan to punish dataminers. Cagey as ever, Edmund won't go into...   read

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The Binding of Isaac

Binding of Isaac: Rebirth hits Xbox One, Wii U, and New 3DS July 23

Rejoice, fans of fetuses and feces! The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth will be coming to the Xbox One, Wii U, and New 3DS on July 23. Please note the new there, as it will not be available on the older model. It's wonderful to see Nint...   read


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Rebirth alone

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth 3DS lacks local multiplayer, cross-platform saves

Local co-op will not be available on the New 3DS version of The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth, confirms Tyrone Rodriguez, the founder of Nicalis. Tyrone also notes that patching it in after release is unlikely. Cross save is also not available ...   read

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Is Nicalis teasing more 1001 Spikes or something new?

[Update: A little digging on Twitter shows us that Tyrone Rodriguez from Nicalis and Samu Wosada of 8Bits Fantatics have been exchanging ninja graphics for a little while now. Samu also released a free game called Goody Bad Heroes not that ...   read

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The Binding of Isaac

New boss teased for The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth expansion

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth's expansion, Afterbirth, is shambling ever-closer. Yesterday, Tyrone Rodriguez of Nicalis teased a new boss, Rag Man. This mummy-lookin' homie has purple eyes, purple attacks, and the ability to throw his ...   read

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The Binding of Isaac

The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth to have daily challenges

In the months since November 2014, I've slowly developed some semblance of skill in The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth. While I've still got quite a lot of playing to do if I wish to earn the Platinum God achievement, I'm impressed with how far ...   read

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1001 Spikes

1001 Spikes Wii U patch offers new control options and Off-TV play

Last April, Nicalis announced that I'll be a character in 1001 Spikes someday. As you might imagine, that announcement has changed the way my brain works. "Is today the day that I get to play as myself alongside Jonathan Blow and Curly Brac...   read

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Check out The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth on the Wii U GamePad

When The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth came out last November, I got sucked back into the dark, dank basement full of doo-doo for a good two months. This video of Isaac on a Wii U GamePad is enough to get me thirsty for more bab...   read

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Afterbirth update

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth expansion to feature new transformations, ruin my life

Well I'm doomed. The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth expansion, Afterbirth, is going to include a whopping eight new transformations to discover, experiment with, and obsess over. I'm already addicted to transforming into Guppy the cat (one of on...   read

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Isaac shirts

Bind yourself in Isaac shirts

These Binding of Isaac shirts from combine the terror of Isaac with nostalgic love for Zelda, creating something that is making me reconsider my “no game t-shit” policy. The three new shirts include a re-imagining o...   read

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Castle in the Darkness
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Beard View: Castle in the Darkness

This weekend I was at PAX East and had been busy shooting some videos with our lovely bearded editor-in-chief when this was uploaded, so in case you missed it, check out the latest Beard View in which I show off one of my favorite games in...   read

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Watch me die in Castle in the Darkness on Beard View Live

Hey Beard View fans, I'll be playing Castle in the Darkness over at our Twitch channel at 6:30 pm Eastern / 3:30 pm Pacific. You can obviously watch it embedded below, but I encourage to come join the chat and keep me company!  Ca...   read

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Nicalis platformer
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Ready for punishment? Castle in the Darkness awaits

I think I'm as ready as I'll ever be for Castle in the Darkness. It's out today for PC from publisher Nicalis and developer Matt Kap, who was also the lead artist on The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth. This super-challenging adventure-platformer...   read

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Cave Story

Cave Story 2 folder spotted on Nicalis desktop at PAX South

PAX South is going on right now, and two of our most honey-loving sugarbears are in the fray as we speak, lapping up all that sweet golden joy. One of the games they're set to check out is Nicalis's Castle in the Darkness, a 2D action game ...   read

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Castle in the Darkness leaps to PC on February 5

Castle in the Darkness, the next ultra-difficult platformer from Cave Story and 1001 Spikes publisher Nicalis, is poised to debut via Steam on February 5. The project was developed by Matt Kap, the lead artist behind The Binding of Is...   read

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More Binding of Isaac

Fan ideas will make it into The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth's expansion

As a fan of The Binding of Isaac, I had lofty expectations for Rebirth and it more than delivered. Problem is, I don't have enough time to play it (and make any real headway). And now there's more content on the way. Like the first game, th...   read

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Binding of Isaac
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We played Binding of Isaac: Rebirth because we haven't had a good cry in a while

Max and I started playing The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth because it's a good-ass game, and we like to do gaming. Max has actually never played any iteration of Binding of Isaac before, so I let him go first, knowing that I'd only have to wa...   read

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