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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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Talking Lumines with the great 'time thief' Tetsuya Mizuguchi

It's been many years since I've played Lumines on account of having a PlayStation Portable that is somehow both lost and broken, not to mention the fact that I've always been more of a Rez guy, but there's plenty good reason to talk about t...   read

 
 
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Battle Chef Brigade: two tastes tasting great together

Sometimes we joke about genre blending, as if some games are designed by shuffling a deck of cards with mechanics written on them and then choosing two at random. At first glance, Battle Chef Brigade looks like it could have been a result o...   read

 
 
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Amanita puzzle adventure Samorost 3 hits iOS

Machinarium and Botanicula creator Amanita Design has brought its most recent puzzle adventure, the delightful Samorost 3, to iPhone and iPad. The game's alien landscapes are just something else! Our own Ben Davis reviewed the PC version e...   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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Review: Obduction

Myst was such a formative experience in the '90s -- a harbinger of a new plane of thinking in storytelling, pushing the boundaries of technical advancement and narrative-driven gaming. It defined a genre and set the stage for adventure pu...   read

 
 
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The Witness is set for a September release on Xbox One

Almost nine months after the original PC and PS4 release, The Witness is coming to Xbox One. As it turns out, PS4's console exclusivity was timed, allowing this port to come out toward the end of the year. In a post on Xbox Wire, Jonat...   read

 
 
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Review: Deus Ex GO

Square Enix Montréal has a damn good track record thus far. Hitman GO, Pokémon GO, and Lara Croft GO all received high marks from us and raised the bar for what mobile puzzlers can look and play like. The team's next proj...   read

 
 
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Super cute puzzle RPG Puyo Puyo Chronicle announced

[Update: Here are the first official screens and the trailer!] Puyo Puyo is one of those criminally underrated series. Enthusiasts know about it and live by it, but the gaming public often drifts by in favor of other puzzle games. Hopefully...   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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Let's get wet with the Abzu Podtoid

Last week, I reviewed Abzu and wasn't completely taken with it. However, much of the games press seems to have loved it, so Brett Makedonski, Steven Hansen, and I dedicated a small Podtoid to it. By listening, you can better understand...   read

 
 
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Cooperative puzzle game Death Squared coming in 2017

[He already has one promoted news item under his belt, but please officially welcome Dennis Carden (Nekro) to the front page, who will be helping us with coverage! - Chris] I’m going to be perfectly honest; I don’t have too...   read

 
 
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Island adventure Rime has a publisher again

After Sony stepped away from Rime and returned the rights to developer Tequila Works, its future seemed uncertain. With or without a replacement publisher, I wasn't so sure the puzzle-adventure title would ever get finished; it had been fai...   read

 
 
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Pan-Pan seems like a real pleasant adventure

Sometimes, I'll hear about a game and immediately want to shout its name. "Hey, everyone, come look at this little-known thing! Well, just for a few seconds! All right, fine. A quick glance. That's all I'll need." This is one such occasion...   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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