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I am Setsuna preview photo
I am Setsuna preview

I am Setsuna is a return to the classic JRPG formula

As a big fan of Chrono Trigger, and JRPGs in general, I was excited to try out Square Enix's upcoming I am Setsuna. Though the story and themes are completely different, comparisons between the two are immediately obvious when looking ...   read

 
 
We Happy Few preview photo
We Happy Few preview

We Happy Few is a roller coaster of creepy vibes and eccentric humor

If everybody was super happy all the time, the world would be a better place, right? But what if that happiness was forced upon society in the form of a drug? Things may not actually be as pleasant as they seem. Compulsion Games' We Ha...   read

 
 
PAX photo
PAX

Just Shapes & Beats is stressful, chaotic, and I absolutely love it

Even before I played it, Just Shapes & Beats had my heart racing. The four-man group ahead of me in line was just moments away from surviving the final level. Everyone was dead, save for one yellow triangle that dashed frantically aroun...   read

 
 
Ruiner preview photo
Ruiner preview

Ruiner is a pretty slick cyberpunk shooter

There's a slew of great concepts this year at PAX East and within Devolver Digital's booth we have Ruiner, a cyberpunk action-packed shooter. It stood out to me specifically as some kind of Blade Runner and Drive movie crossover with a Hotl...   read

 
 
YIIK photo
YIIK

YIIK is precisely the right amount of weird

Weirdness is a taut rope to walk -- too little and it distracts, too much and it's overpowering. It has to be just the right amount, mixed with enough sincerity to keep the whole affair from feeling twee or, even worse, smug. From what I pl...   read

 
 
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Monster Hunter Generation
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Monster Hunter Generations both celebrates and invigorates the series

Compared to many of the Monster Hunter fans out there, I've only gotten into the series recently. I played it briefly during the  PSP days, but it wasn't until Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate and Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate &nbs...   read

 
 
Thumper preview photo
Thumper preview
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Thumper in VR is scary and entrancing

Today I stopped by the PlayStation booth at PAX East to take a look at a rhythm-hell fever dream that I’ve much looked forward to: Thumper. You know your boy hopped directly into the opportunity to experience Drool’s nightmare r...   read

 
 
HANDS-ON STE-VIEWS photo
HANDS-ON STE-VIEWS

Mirror's Edge Catalyst: Free-running versus errand running

I can't remember a single character from the original Mirror's Edge, a game I love a lot. DICE's (Battlefield) unexpected cult hit, now eight years old, was laudable. The first-person perspective offered a refined, grounded feel when so man...   read

 
 
Atlas Reactor photo
Atlas Reactor
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Atlas Reactor is shaping up to be something great

We’re drowning in a sea of MOBAs. Dota 2, League of Legends, Heroes of the Storm, Smite, the list goes on and on and on. So it’s really nice to see Trion, developer of Rift and Trove, try something slightly different with their ...   read

 
 
Project Nova photo
Project Nova

CCP's new first-person shooter on PC aims to get right what Dust 514 didn't

EVE Online developer CCP has a new first-person shooter but there's a chance no one will ever get to play it unless they happen to be in Reykjavik, Iceland this weekend. Project Nova is the name of the game, a moniker designed to ...   read

 
 
LawBreakers photo
LawBreakers
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Cliffy B's LawBreakers has potential, but I wonder about its mass appeal

Our press bus sidles up to an unassuming office building in the heart of historic downtown Raleigh. Far from the bright lights and costly office spaces of LA or San Francisco, Boss Key Productions, Cliffy B's new studio, is housed in a stru...   read

 
 
HANDS-ON STE-VIEWS photo
HANDS-ON STE-VIEWS
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Here's what to expect from the Gears of War 4 multiplayer beta

Despite its bro appeal and casual association with the likes of Halo and Call of Duty, multiplayer in the first Gears of War 10 years ago was practically tacked on. Former Epic producer and continued Gears rudder at The Coalition, Rod Fergu...   read

 
 
Overwatch on consoles photo
Overwatch on consoles

Overwatch on consoles is smooth, but most will prefer PC

So, if you haven't heard, Overwatch -- which is definitely not a MOBA -- is pretty good! With a class-based system and twitchy, arena shooter gameplay, it grabbed me from day one, especially on PC. I recently had the chance to spend an...   read

 
 
Orcs Must Die preview photo
Orcs Must Die preview

As it turns out, I am very good at Orcs Must Die! Unchained

You wouldn't know it by looking at me, but I've played a video game or two in my day. No, my life isn't all pining over closed Wendy's and listening to Fastball. I've been known to "get down" with the interactive entertainment from time to ...   read

 
 
Hands-on Impressions photo
Hands-on Impressions
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Fans of Nuclear Throne and The Binding of Isaac will love Enter the Gungeon

Since Nuclear Throne and The Binding of Isaac hit Steam, there have been numerous clones. To call Enter the Gungeon one would be unfair. While there are many similarities between them, it has enough variety to stand alongside thos...   read

 
 
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Starr Mazer
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Starr Mazer DSP was easily the highlight of my GDC

GDC, like most gaming conventions, is a chaotic endeavor where there's virtually no chance that we'll cover every game that we want to. Steven, Brett, and I all walked an average of ten miles a day as we dashed across San Francisco from app...   read

 
 
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Lego Star Wars

Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens has three improvements to the Lego formula

It's easy to forget that a fair amount of iteration has come to the Lego video game series over the past decade. All the titles -- there are upward of 20 now -- are similar in that they're whimsical, lighthearted takes on popular subje...   read

 
 
Infinite Arms preview photo
Infinite Arms preview
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Transformers and Tamagotchi designer takes on Skylanders with Infinite Arms

I can't say for certain Activision knew it was stumbling onto a multi-billion dollar idea when it decided, "hey, let's do something with Spyro the Dragon." The 10th Spyro hit DS in 2005. In 2011, Activision introduced Skylanders: Spyro's Ad...   read

 
 
GDC HANDS-ON photo
GDC HANDS-ON
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Hands-on with Insomniac's crack at metroidvania, Song of the Deep

If you're going to make a metroidvania, getting your acronym (SotD) as close to the gold standard (SotN) is a good a start as any, I suppose. Song of the Deep is the surprise, GameStop-published (the store and Game Informer magazine owner, ...   read

 
 
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Below
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I've seen Below twice now, and I still have no idea what to expect

Maybe my Bad Journalist seams are showing a bit here, but I cannot pin down exactly what I think Below is. When I saw it at PAX East in 2014, it looked Dark Souls-esque in both combat style and its unforgiving nature. Despite writing a...   read

 
 
C-Wars GDC preview photo
C-Wars GDC preview
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C-Wars is still alive and kicking, just like its moon zombies

It's been three years since Jonathan Holmes squealed over C-Wars, "a post-apocalyptic ARPG + RTS + OMG." And it's not even out yet. Take that, Kickstarter backers! On the other hand, the game does exist in a playable state, so there are mo...   read

 
 
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The Turing Test
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Walk the line between man and machine in The Turing Test

Around this time last year, a first-person puzzle game called Pneuma: Breath of Life released. Although it was built around an interesting conceit, I didn't find myself too enamored with it. The puzzles mostly failed to grab me, and I ...   read

 
 
Keen preview photo
Keen preview
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I'm keen on Keen, a Zelda-inspired puzzler

During GDC I met with a couple of lovely Brazilian gents from Cat Nigiri, a studio whose logo is a kawaii-looking kitty draped under slab of raw fish. The duo was showing off its commander-less Keen, a Zelda-inspired game that's basically o...   read

 
 
Hands-on Impressions photo
Hands-on Impressions
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Rise & Shine is like a fun, gory Wreck-It Ralph

Rise & Shine takes place on Gamearth, a planet where all video game characters live, similar to Wreck-It Ralph or Toontown in Who Framed Roger Rabbit? A ten-year-old boy named Rise becomes an unlikely hero when he witnesses a ...   read

 
 
Super Impossible Road photo
Super Impossible Road
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Super Impossible Road is a racer that's all about falling off the track

During every Awesome Games Done Quick event, I pay particular attention to the Mario Kart block. The reason is that I love watching the speedrunners hit every shortcut with surgical precision. It requires knowing the exact angle and ti...   read

 
 
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While you laughing, we're passing, passing away. So y'all go rest y'all souls, 'Cause I know I'ma meet you up at the crossroads. Y'all know y'all forever got love from them Bone Thugs baby... ...

 


 


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Zaboru

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taterchimp

Killing Floor 2 is still really Trying to get to 5 for all classes, then pick a main outside of Hit me up for FNF

 
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You I think Hypno is following dont let me end up like I didnt mean to get mixed up in all of this! All I ever wanted was to play some videogames with *sobs uncontrollably*)

 
Kaleido Ruby

Im not much on wallpapers but this is the one Ive used for just about Dualie on 2 23 1080p

 
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I was talking about No Mans Sky earlier while discussing my audiovisual findings for my visual novel and I must say: the folks at Hello Games did an immaculate job capturing the ethereal and tranquil beauty of nature, irrespective of planetary boundaries

 
Torchman

So in order to try and take my mind off things, going to stream at various points this weekend and next Games like Valkyria Chronicles, Doom, SRW, REmake, maybe some GBA+PS2 Anyone interested?

 
Fuzunga

I really, really miss Leo Wichtowskis

 
Gamemaniac3434

Welp, Shantae Half genie hero is getting delayed for a few

 
SpielerDad

Wanted to try out Battlefield 1 I guess this is what betas are

 
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They keep putting up more wind turbines in my Seriously, these things have been popping up like Why couldnt the government just give assistance for buying and installing solar panels for peoples homes?

 

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