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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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Inside releases on PS4 today, and you should totally play it

It's not even September, but there has been a fair amount of preliminary talk about game of the year. Everyone has their own opinion. Chris keeps championing Overwatch, I won't shut up about The Witness, Zack really loves Devil Daggers, etc...   read

 
 
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The final update for Fez on PC and Mac is a doozy

One of these days, I need to play Fez again. It's been long enough that, aside from a couple of area themes like the "Virtual Boy red and black"-looking sewers and the Disasterpeace soundtrack, I don't really remember anything concrete abou...   read

 
 
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The Pokemon creators just launched a puzzle platformer on Steam Early Access

Game Freak, the developer of the Pokémon franchise, has just released a new 2D puzzle-platforming action game (metroidvania?) on Steam Early Access called Giga Wrecker. Skimming the game's listing, it looks like the full versio...   read

 
 
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I hope N++ fares better on Steam

The sense I get from N++ is that it has been largely overlooked despite the many fans Metanet has garnered for its precision platforming, and despite the fact that this installment is really quite good (and freakin' huge!). Was it the Pla...   read

 
 
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Review: Grow Up

In many ways, Grow Up is the quintessential Ubisoft game. It's rife with the systems that have come to define the French publisher -- specifically an open world and a ton of collectibles. Actually, that's basically the entire make...   read

 
 
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Good-ass Rayman Origins is free as hell today, come get it

Rayman Origins is five years old this year and I can't think of a pure platformer I've enjoyed more in those five years. As part of Ubisoft's dirty 30 birthday celebration, it's free as hell to download right here. Just sign in with a Uplay...   read

 
 
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Little Nightmares is somehow both cute and terrifying at the same time

Bandai Namco has properly revealed Little Nightmares, a new adventure title that has you playing as a raincoat-wearing little girl named Six trying to escape an underwater vessel filled with corrupted souls. I love how that description wen...   read

 
 
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Yooka-Laylee becomes a chameleon-bat snow plow in this new gameplay trailer

I've never thought about a chameleon and a bat combining to form a giant living snow plow till I saw this hot new gameplay trailer for Yooka-Laylee. Now it is all I can think about, aside from the wonderful music and just how much this loo...   read

 
 
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Review: Bound

If you were just going by screens alone, Bound looks like a typical action platformer at first glance. But it's much more ambitious than that, and that zeal unfortunately causes a few bumps in its very beautiful road.   read

 
 
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Hue is a more colorful Limbo, and that's just fine

Hue is a two-dimensional puzzle platform game where the protagonist, the titular Hue, is tasked with collecting the different colors of a special ring to defeat the nefarious Dr. Grey. My first impression of Hue was that it looked...   read

 
 
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Rayman Origins will be free on PC later this month

Rayman Origins probably should have been bigger than it was. Ubisoft noted that the game was "profitable," but refrained from calling it a rip-roaring sales success, and only pushed 50,000 units in its first month of release. Even so, it li...   read

 
 
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PC Port Report: Aladdin, The Lion King, and The Jungle Book

Okay, cards on the table: I'm 21 years old and my first video game console was a Wii, purchased back in 2007. I've spent the better part of a decade making my way back through gaming's short but storied history. The 16-bit era is still on m...   read

 
 
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One Azure Striker Gunvolt 2 boss sounds like 'Ass Rock' and I can't stop laughing

Sometimes you just have to let your inner 12-year-old out, and today is one of those days. Azure Striker Gunvolt 2 have unveiled new bosses Asrock and Jibryll, and the former speaks to the aforementioned immature spirit animal. Maybe I...   read

 
 
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N++ is coming to PC soon in beta form

The long awaited follow-up to N+, N++ (!) dropped in July of 2015 on PS4, and then...we haven't really heard anything about it since.  Metanet Software has finally broken the silence though, and has announced that the PC edition will b...   read

 
 
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