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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


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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Ape Escape 2 arrives on PS4 at long last

Don't tell the police, but I'm going to get into some comic mischief tonight. Right on cue after that recent Trophy list, Sony has added Ape Escape 2 to PlayStation 4 in North America and Europe. The monkey-catching 3D platformer is priced ...   read

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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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