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SteamWorld Dig 2 feels like a proper sequel

I couldn't be more thrilled that SteamWorld Dig is getting a follow-up. I loved its core loop of digging, collecting treasure, and heading up to the surface to buy upgrades that enabled you to delve deeper and more efficiently, opening up n...

 
 
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Pikuniku might be your next friendship-ruining co-op game

Pikuniku was such a fitting game to play first at PAX West. It encapsulates the show perfectly. It was situated all the way in the back of the Indie Megabooth, an area of the show floor that has gotten increasingly (and deservedly) more cro...

 
 
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Mouse and keyboard support coming to Xbox One 'soon'

Speaking at a PAX panel this weekend, it was confirmed by Xbox/Windows gaming VP Mike Ybarra that support for keyboard and mouse is on its way to Xbox One.A lot of players have been asking for the alternate control style for years now, but ...

 
 
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Shots Fired, for the app-loving modern sniper assassin

The one-sentence description given upon sitting down at Shots Fired is a weird one. According to the representative at its PAX booth, it's a "visual novel time management assassination simulation." I had to write that one down to make sure ...

 
 
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Watch ten minutes of Secret of Mana remake footage here

Ten minutes of footage, taken from Square Enix's upcoming remake of SNES classic Secret of Mana, has surfaced out of this weekend's PAX West show.The video shows the opening of the game, featuring the famous tumble down a waterfall, followe...

 
 
 
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Nintendo whipped up some sweet new Nintendo Power covers

Hey, party PAX people! Nintendo has created three Nintendo Power covers (RIP), what with the SNES Classic about to enter our lives (or not). They look wonderfully nostalgic, and if you're heading to Seattle this weekend and have time to att...

 
 
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Swery65 is announcing his new game at PAX

Even though we've kept up with Swery65 in the years since D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die and Deadly Premonition, it feels like it's been far too long since we've been able to talk about an active, in-production game from the director. The opport...

 
 
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PAX West badges just went on sale, go get yours!

You know how this goes. PAX West badges go up for sale, PAX West badges sell out very quickly. Quit reading and hit this link if you want a chance at buying them. Come back when you're in the queue. All queued up? Good. Here are the other d...

 
 
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PAX Unplugged registration opens today

The PAX empire is growing. The sixth show in the PAX canon, PAX Unplugged is debuting this year in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Unplugged is all about board, card, and other tabletop games. Sure, the original gangster PAX shows have always h...

 
 
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Serial Cleaner makes hiding bodies fun

Murder is messy. Think about it; dropping even a single body means a pool of blood, evidence, and potential witnesses. To get away with murder, you have to either think quick or know someone willing to get their hands dirty. In Serial Clean...

 
 
 
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Tripping through Songbringer's spiritual adventure

Songbringer exists at the intersection of nostalgia and innovation. Within the game's pixels are millions of unique worlds. It's The Legend of Zelda by way of Hyper Light Drifter, with one important distinction. Every player must input a si...

 
 
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Fifteen minutes with Dusk just isn't enough

There's a lyric on Beach Slang's second album that sounds like it could be Dusk's mantra. "Play it loud, play it fast. Play me something that will always last," howls singer James Alex. Though the request is simple, it's a loaded gun. ...

 
 
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Death isn't the end in Super Rude Bear Resurrection

I'm standing on the PAX East convention center floor with a controller in my hand. On the screen in front of me is a pissed-off bear wearing nothing but a backward, purple hat. He seems poised and ready for me to guide him through a room fu...

 
 
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Nidhogg 2 might look strange, but it plays like a dream

Nidhogg 2 makes a funny first impression. The game's new look is a bit brutish compared the sleek minimalism of its predecessor, and the expanded arsenal -- which includes a dagger, bow, and broadsword -- steers away from the elegance of ra...

 
 
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Ape Out will put a smile on your face in these dark times

When I say that Ape Out is a fun little game, I'm not being insulting. The first couple months of 2017 have smothered players with boundless open world games like Nier: Automata, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, or Ghost Recon ...

 
 
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Wander the cheery world of Yonder

Probably the most cheerful game I played all PAX (maybe of all time?) is Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles -- a bright, happy Harvest Moon meets Windwaker style game that goes beyond traditional farming simulatio...

 
 
 
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Snake Pass is a relaxing, legless take on 3D platformers

It took me a few minutes to wrap my head around Snake Pass. The 3D platformer seems to have all the trappings of a golden era Rare joint. From enchanting environments, right down to a duo of goofy-looking animal heroes, almost every part of...

 
 
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Lose your sight and possibly your mind in Perception

There’s something unsettling about not being able to fully grasp your surroundings, especially when you’re playing a survival horror game. Perception is a game that throws the player into shaky visual ground, mixes in ...

 
 
 
 




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Do any of you lovely people have opinions on Stellaris? Ive only dabbled in 4X before (CivIV), but the mod support and the soundtrack(my god the soundtrack) have piqued my Talk me up or

 
 

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