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It looks like Inside will hit PS4 before long

Playdead's unnerving adventure Inside is available on Xbox One and PC, but if you've been waiting for a PlayStation 4 port out of necessity or simply platform preference, you shouldn't need to remain patient for much longer. A Trophy list f...   read

 
 
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Ape Escape

This PS4 Trophy list suggests Ape Escape 2 isn't far off

Last year, we reported on a ratings board listing for a PlayStation 4 re-release of Ape Escape 2. It still hasn't come out! Given this recent Trophy list for the port, though, it likely isn't too far off. Maybe if I keep telling myself that...   read

 
 
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Yooka-Laylee's backer-only 'Toybox' demo is up

Playtonic Games released its "Toybox" demo (PC/Mac/Linux via Steam) for Yooka-Laylee today, and if you backed the Kickstarter campaign at a high-enough tier to secure a code, you might as well stop reading now and get to playing. It looks ...   read

 
 
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Sonic the Hedgehog is heading back to his retro roots in Sonic Mania

The above trailer officially announces what many Sonic the Hedgehog fans have been wanting for years. The Blue Blur is going back to his retro roots in a game that will feature new takes on classic levels as well as brand new sta...   read

 
 
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Celeste

TowerFall developer's next game is a mountain-climbing platformer

TowerFall, like most if not all of Matt Thorson's games, is real good stuff. His next project, a collaboration with Noel Berry called Celeste, will have us scaling a treacherous, spike-filled mountain. This is a re-imagining of an existin...   read

 
 
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Grow Home sequel Grow Up all set for August 16

Ubisoft Reflections is making a sequel to its chipper platform-adventure Grow Home. I caught the announcement trailer out of E3, but with everything else happening that week, it quickly slipped out of mind. I'm sure some of you missed it al...   read

 
 
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Human: Fall Flat
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Human: Fall Flat is a wacky, fun, frustrating physics-based puzzler

Remember QWOP, the frustrating-as-hell human-body-haver simulator that was great fun? Developer No Brakes Games may be creating the next best thing by adding in bizarre dreamscapes and physics-based puzzles with Human: Fall Flat. At this po...   read

 
 
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Review: FRU

I remember being excited about the original Kinect launching for the Xbox 360, back when I worked in retail. Our store even had a midnight opening for it, which was a rarity in those days. Since then, I've played a majority of games release...   read

 
 
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Shovel Knight in Gunvolt
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Shovel Knight will appear as a guest boss in Gunvolt 2

Maybe this shouldn't come as a surprise following last week's news that Yacht Club Games will be working with Inti Creates on a retail package for Azure Striker Gunvolt and its upcoming sequel, but the Blue Burrower himself will be making a...   read

 
 
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Playdead's masterful Inside is now on Steam

Somehow I managed to start Inside, Playdead's second puzzle-platform adventure following 2010's Limbo, without knowing much of anything about the game other than who created it and that critics adored it. Looking over most of the screensho...   read

 
 
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If you're good enough, you can score Trials of the Blood Dragon for free

Later this month, Ubisoft will give away copies of Trials of the Blood Dragon on PC, but there's a very Trials catch: you have to complete the demo in 15 faults or less. Accomplish that, and you'll earn the full game for free. It's unclear...   read

 
 
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AZURE STRIKER GUNVOLT
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Shovel Knight studio publishing Gunvolt games at retail

Today at Anime Expo in Los Angeles, Inti Creates announced a partnership with Shovel Knight developer Yacht Club Games to bring Azure Striker Gunvolt and its sequel to retail as a physical package. The "Striker Pack" will include both ...   read

 
 
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Review: Inside

Normally, it'd feel disingenuous to directly compare games during a review; this is a unique case where I think it may be impossible not to. Inside is developer Playdead's follow-up to the critically acclaimed Limbo, and it's a better ...   read

 
 
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A guide to finding all of Inside's hidden secrets and Achievements

Don't watch these videos before you play Inside. Okay? It's too good of a game to be constantly checking a guide and wondering when the next collectible will show up. That's a quick way to ruin the mood. But, after you've finished it, chanc...   read

 
 
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FRU
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I might just have to dig out my Kinect for FRU

I can never seem to remember its name, but I certainly recognize that gameplay. FRU is a Kinect-powered puzzle-platformer in which you control a little character with a gamepad and also move around in real life to affect the game world wit...   read

 
 
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Inside
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Here's an extended look at the beginning of Inside

Inside, Playdead's follow-up to 2010's Limbo, releases on Xbox One today and on PC next week. I quite liked it, as you could tell if you bothered to read a bunch of words in our official review. If you aren't sure what Inside is,...   read

 
 
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Monochroma

Monochroma makes good on one additional platform today

Following its PC release more than two years ago, 1950s dystopian puzzle platformer Monochroma makes its way to Xbox One today. The game was originally Kickstarted with promised appearances on Xbox 360, PS3, PS4, Wii U, and Ouya. Plans...   read

 
 
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Fans aren't quite done yet with unique Super Mario Maker ideas

I only go back to Super Mario Maker every so often (a few more game themes, and the use of costumes in any theme but the 8-bit rendition would help), but when I do, I usually come across some new magical thing that the community has fi...   read

 
 
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ReCore could've just as easily been named 'DeCore'

To some extent, ReCore's name makes sense. It's a game about restoring power by stashing new cores in currently power-less things. But, in a more minute-to-minute sense, it could've also been titled DeCore because getting those power s...   read

 
 
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Review: Trials of the Blood Dragon

Trials of the Blood Dragon is a crossover title that doesn't understand the appeal of either of the inspirations that it's drawing from. It has bike riding like the Trials franchise and it has over-the-top action like Far Cry 3: B...   read

 
 
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Mighty No. 9

Comcept is dealing with Mighty No. 9's launch woes

Just this morning I got a backer update for Mighty No. 9, explaining Comcept's response to all of the latent issues that came up during its launch. For starters, Steam codes, specifically all of the DLC mixup problems, should be fixed -- th...   read

 
 
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Deadlight: Director's Cut quietly released today

Almost four years after original release, Deadlight shambles back into our world with a new director's cut. There hasn't been much fanfare surrounding it, either. Following a March reveal, it has been mostly radio silence leading up t...   read

 
 
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Go on, download Limbo for free on Steam

Playdead is drumming up interest in its new game, Inside, by setting its first title free for a limited time on Steam. Throughout today and tomorrow, you can download Limbo (Windows, Mac, Linux) and keep it for good -- no selling trading ca...   read

 
 
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Mighty No. 9

Sad Mighty No. 9 livestream caps off Inafune's wild ride

[Update: Now multiple users are reporting backer code issues. From PC codes that don't work to providing codes for the wrong version, to DLC problems, the launch is not going well. Even the official Sonic Twitter account is joining in.] Mig...   read

 
 
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Mighty No. 9
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Review: Mighty No. 9

You've heard enough about the drama surrounding Mighty No. 9. Let's take a look at the actual, finished product.   read

 
 
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