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Nintendo Switch will also have World of Goo, Little Inferno, and Human Resource Machine at launch

World of Goo was an early highlight on WiiWare, and now, all these years and a far different indie scene later, it's looping back for a launch-day release on Nintendo Switch. Consider me pleasantly surprised. New Switch owners will also be ...   read

 
 
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Konami is bringing Pasukaru Sensei Perfect Paint to the 3DS

Over in Japan Konami is still shambling along, releasing the occasional game and Pachislot machine. While a new Bomberman and Metal Gear spinoff are confirmed for the US (as well as any PES-related shenanigans), they also have another upcom...   read

 
 
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The Sexy Brutale is Groundhog Day in a murder-casino

I've had The Sexy Brutale in my periphery for a while, because the name has "sexy" in it, and sex sells, but now that there's a gameplay trailer, there's finally something to go on. And it looks neat. Cool art, nice music; kind of reminds ...   read

 
 
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Goodbye! BoxBoy! details its amiibo plans, including Kirby costumes

Goodbye! BoxBoy!, the third and as of now final entry in the BoxBoy series is no longer shrouded in mystery, as Nintendo flipped the switch on the website and moved it out of teaser mode. Now we know that Goodbye! will have full amiibo supp...   read

 
 
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Early Oculus Rift highlight Darknet coming to PlayStation VR

It's been relatively quiet on the PlayStation VR front, but here's some good news for the not-too-distant future: the cyberpunk hacking puzzle game Darknet is getting a port in "early 2017," priced at $15. In his review of the Oculus Rift ...   read

 
 
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Snipperclips already looks like an early Nintendo Switch gem

And with that, I now know what my first three Nintendo Switch games will be: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (no kidding, right?), Super Bomberman R (I'm starving for even a halfway decent Bomberman), and Snipperclips - Cut it out, ...   read

 
 
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Puyo Puyo Tetris brings two classic puzzle franchises together

With all of the hoopla over the Switch presentation tonight, most people didn't realize that some third-party games were even coming to the system. While this may not be a heavy hitter, Puyo Puyo Tetris is heading to the West for the Ninten...   read

 
 
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Room-flipping puzzler Shift returns on 3DS this week

Whoa, this one brings me back. Remember Shift? The monochrome puzzle title started out as a web game eight years ago before proving popular enough to warrant a full series and ports to other platforms. Now it's back and heading to 3DS with...   read

 
 
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New PS4 Trophies suggest a localized Puyo Puyo Tetris release

When Puyo Puyo met Tetris, magic happened. Sparks flew. At least, that's what I'm led to believe by folks like Steven who have gotten their hands on this Japan-only puzzler with Real Good genes. While Puyo Puyo Tetris made the rounds on sev...   read

 
 
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Rumor: Crashmo sequel cancelled for Wii U

All over the world, the series that started with Pushmo on 3DS is known by several names and sequel variations (Crashmo, Fallblox, Pullblox), but it might be at the end of its rope. According to a rumor from Liam Robertson, famed Nintendo l...   read

 
 
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Jigsaw puzzles are extremely cool, go do a jigsaw puzzle

A lot of you will find yourselves with some free time over the next few days as work, school, and other responsibilities slow until 2017. You'll probably turn to video games to kill the lull, certainly your default response by now. Maybe yo...   read

 
 
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Hell yeah, Agony is happening because it killed its funding goal

Those who lusted after Agony won't find reason to be wrathful after hearing this news. Agony is definitely going to happen because of a very successful round of crowdfunding on Kickstarter. The bar was originally set for a very sp...   read

 
 
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Sadistic co-op puzzle game Death Squared coming to PS4 too

The devious trial-and-error friendship-destroying puzzler Death Squared was previously only announced for PC and Xbox One, but these days it only makes sense to bring games to as many platforms as possible. Why should Microsoft have a monop...   read

 
 
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This 3D chalk art for The Last Guardian is rad

After all these years and cancellation allegations out the wazoo, you can finally buy and play The Last Guardian. You can watch this 3D chalk art too, which cements the fact that Trico looks even more like Falcor than we give him credit for...   read

 
 
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Goodbye! BoxBoy! triple pack coming, amiibo confirmed

Oh hey, more Boxboy! Well, even more than we already got with the sequel, at least. Out of nowhere Nintendo announced a new entry in the series, which will be released in Japan both digitally and as part of a triple-pack. The kicker? The pa...   read

 
 
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Review: The Last Guardian

How do you really prepare for a review for The Last Guardian? You can't. I mean, you can try. I replayed ICO and Shadow of the Colossus once Guardian had a firm, really real release date, to try to have a fresh frame of reference,...   read

 
 
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Lara Croft Go is coming to PS4 and Vita...today

It was probably the worst kept secret of PSX, but Lara Croft Go is coming to PS4 and Vita later today. Originally released back in August of 2015 on iOS and Android, it took them long enough, but it's here, and will join Hitman Go as a...   read

 
 
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Cyan is bringing Obduction to PS4, PSVR, and Vive in 2017

Myst and Riven maker Cyan has kept itself plenty busy with Obduction, its latest absorbing adventure, and that's going to be the case for a while longer. Having recently rolled out the option to play on PC with Oculus Rift, the studio is no...   read

 
 
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The Witness shows how PS4 Pro patches should be done

We're starting to see patches trickle out that set games up for next week's PlayStation 4 Pro launch. While The Witness isn't quite ready for its 4K and high-dynamic range update, it will be one of the early games to use Sony's higher-end c...   read

 
 
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Spy puzzler I Expect You To Die is heading to PlayStation VR

How to make a game about dying that isn't frustrating? "Always have at least one clue before a death trap," says design director Shawn Patton, and "[m]ake it clear why you died so you'd learn for the next playthrough." These are the two ru...   read

 
 
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Review: Tumble VR

Calmly building a tower of blocks doesn't make for a thrilling virtual reality concept, but Tumble VR, an expansion of Supermassive's PlayStation 3 puzzler reworked for PS4 with VR in mind, has already found a place in my library. Sometimes...   read

 
 
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Review: SuperHyperCube

Wait, Polytron is still around? Apparently, and it's publishing a new puzzle game for the PlayStation VR that you probably haven't heard of.   read

 
 
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There's very little lost in translation with the mobile version of Lumines

Lumines: Puzzle & Music isn't exactly a follow-up everyone wanted. Originally created by the Tetsuya Mizuguchi for the PSP, the series has garnered a hardcore fanbase for the past 12 years -- an audience that really isn't all that ...   read

 
 
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Death Squared keeps puzzle teams on their toes

Most modern puzzle games feature one unique mechanic, introducing it plainly at first but building on it over time. Braid had its time manipulation. Portal had its... portals. Death Squared is a little bit different. If there's one idea tyi...   read

 
 
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The Witness is a very different game when the curiosity is gone

I am something of a Witness scholar. Back in January, I spent weeks pushing myself to my brain's limit in order to learn all of the island's secrets by the time the review embargo lifted. I'm proud to say I accomplished that (and with no gu...   read

 
 


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