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Challenge medals make a decent case for Super Mario Maker on 3DS

Those of you who missed the joy and torment of Super Mario Maker because you don't own a Wii U will have much more of an incentive to look at December's 3DS port. It's a comparatively lesser version, given that you won't be able to share y...   read

 
 
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Review: GoNNER

Man, do I love roguelikes and these past few years we've been graced with some of the best games in the genre: Rogue Legacy, Downwell, The Binding of Isaac, and Enter the Gungeon.  Thankfully, there is room on that list for one more.   read

 
 
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GoNNER is good, GoNNER is out now

While I'm not sure it'll have the sticking power of a Downwell or Spelunky, "the beautifully chaotic platformer roguelike" GoNNER is still a good mix of unique art direction, cool head-based powers and weapons, and arcane secrets to figure...   read

 
 
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We'll have to wait until mid-2017 for Cuphead

Cuphead is not the type of game you want to see rushed, and as much as I would love to play it this year, I'm all for giving Studio MDHR more breathing room. Given the project's animation inspirations, the creators had hoped to finish the r...   read

 
 
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Intriguing indie Antipole DX pushed into 2017

I've been interested in Antipole DX ever since it was announced, and I saw that Carmen Sandiego-ass looking protagonist. It even spurred me into checking out the original Antipole, a DSiWare release all the way back in 2011. DX is...   read

 
 
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Review: Aragami

I've told this story several times before, but one of my favorite gaming memories involved a Tenchu-themed birthday party, which is no doubt one of the nerdiest things you've ever read. The gist is that Tenchu II had a level editor, so...   read

 
 
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Oh good, Yooka-Laylee will have a physical edition

I'm doing my best to keep Yooka-Laylee out of my mind. The less I think about it, the easier it'll be to remain patient. That's the idea. Clearly, though, I am struggling to stick to that plan if I'm writing about the dang game. Today's sho...   read

 
 
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Review: Clustertruck

As a child, I would frequently play games of “the floor is lava” when I was bored. What that involved was basically jumping on furniture to avoid touching the carpet, which would “kill” you. Despite my parents not be...   read

 
 
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Review: Azure Striker Gunvolt 2

While Mighty No. 9 didn't really deliver on everything it set out to do, Azure Striker Gunvolt was always there in the background, waving its hands frantically at Mega Man players. It never got the traction that Inafune and h...   read

 
 
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Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap continues to look lovely

I will seize any opportunity to bring up Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap, a gorgeous remake of Wonder Boy III from Lizardcube, and today's developer chat with the original creator fits that simple criteria. "In July we went to Kyoto to demo ...   read

 
 
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Clustertruck is such a weird game and that makes me happy

Someone made a video game about leaping across a stampede of trucks, and they cleverly named it Clustertruck. Does that name sound familiar? It's out this week on Steam from Landfall Games. While I don't yet know if the game is for me, I b...   read

 
 
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PC platformers and pixels of the past

If you grew up playing games in the late '80s or early '90s, you remember that Mario dominated the discussion on playgrounds and after school. By some estimates, Nintendo controlled up to 90% of the home console market, and it's no wonder t...   read

 
 
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Review: Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice

Did you know there is a new Sonic game releasing in just a few days exclusively on the Nintendo 3DS? I wouldn't be surprised if you answered no, considering Sega itself has seemingly forgotten this game existed, instead heavily marketing So...   read

 
 
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The Bit.Trip series is picking back up with Runner3

Bit.Trip! Now there's a name I'm happy to hear again. Choice Provisions is following up its excellent obstacle-course platformer Bit.Trip Presents Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien with a game known simply as Runner3. Those arrows in ...   read

 
 
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Whoa! These Steel Assault gifs woke me right up

It wasn't until after Steel Assault's Kickstarter campaign had wrapped up and its developers had decided to shift the art direction that I became familiar with the retro-style action-platform game. This could well be your first time hearin...   read

 
 
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Review: Rive

It's weird for me to say I'm reviewing the final game from a developer. Two Tribes wasn't sold, nor is it shutting down. After 16 years and a changing industry it just can't keep up with, the team is just going to stop. Rive is supposedly t...   read

 
 
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Super Mario Maker is also skipping 3D support on 3DS

With the knowledge that the 3DS port of Super Mario Maker won't let creators upload their levels online (they're just sharable locally), this latest omission -- a lack of 3D support -- feels insignificant. That said, I know some people can ...   read

 
 
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Oh hey, 'Splosion Man is free with Xbox Live Gold

If you're an Xbox Live Gold member, you have some downloads to queue. Besides this month's remaining Games with Gold offerings -- Assassin's Creed Chronicles: China (Xbox One) and Mirror's Edge (Xbox 360), both of which recently joined the ...   read

 
 
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Miyamoto shows how to eat a burger while playing Super Mario Run

In talking up Super Mario Run's one-handed game design, Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto recently went on the record to say that it's possible to play the upcoming mobile title while "riding the subway or, my favorite, eating a hamburger." That...   read

 
 
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Klei's Hot Lava is directly inspired by Counter-Strike

I can't say I expected to turn up at my PAX West appointment for Hot Lava and chat with Klei Entertainment about Counter-Strike mods, but the conversation kept returning to that point. While most of us viewed the upcoming game as a cool, so...   read

 
 
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Some rushed first impressions after a fast Sonic Mania demo

At PAX West, Jordan and I spent maybe five minutes with Sonic Mania. Appropriate, really, given that the blue hedgehog's whole existence is framed around the concept of speed. In and out, super quick. That's all we needed to know that the g...   read

 
 
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New Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice footage looks really boring

At E3, Laura Kate Dale played a few levels of Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice and said she felt like she'd already seen all it has to offer and wasn't impressed. Reading that and other negative articles about the game, I thought surely it m...   read

 
 
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A first look at Klei's Hot Lava, a literal take on 'the floor is lava'

For its next game, developer Klei Entertainment is delving deep into the tropes of childhood imagination. We've all been there at one time or another: On a couch, throwing cushions on the ground, climbing on the coffee table -- anything to...   read

 
 
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Review: Hue

Hue is a two-dimensional puzzle-platform game where the protagonist, the titular Hue, is tasked with collecting the different colored segments of a special ring to find out what has happened to his mother. It's very clearly influenced ...   read

 
 
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This Owlboy trailer shows that good things take time

I don't know that I'm capable of writing about Owlboy without talking about the passage of time, so I'm not even going to fight it. This is a game I've been looking forward to for years and years, to the point where there's almost a sense ...   read

 
 
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