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Teslagrad is getting a 3D action-adventure follow-up

Rain Games did quite well for itself with the magnetic puzzle-platformer Teslagrad. While its next game won't be a direct sequel, it's another adventure, and it's even set in that same universe. World to the West stars four disparate charac...   read

 
 
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Koi

Zen fish adventure Koi will be the first Chinese-developed game on PS4

With so many action-packed games to play, sometimes it's nice to temper the experience with something more chill. Koi catches the eye in the same way flOw did during the last generation. It just looks like a relaxing thing to do in order to...   read

 
 
Attractio review
  Watch Video Almost 10 years ago, Portal showed us what a first-person puzzle-platformer can be. It was built on an incredible gameplay mechanic at its heart, but it also excelled in art direction, writing, voice work, and pretty much eve...   read
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Soul Axiom

Review: Soul Axiom

  Watch Video On paper, Wales Interactive’s Soul Axiom sounds like a really cool idea. Take an interesting plot about a digital afterlife, throw in some puzzles, add a heck of a lot of exploration across a variety of landscapes, and the result easily could’ve been a great and memorable experience. Sadly, it manages to fall woefully flat in almost every single way.   read
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Games are haaaaard

Games are kicking my ass right now, and it's great

"There's nothing to play right now" is an all-too-common sentiment when the novelty of holiday releases begins to wane. Personally, 2016 has already brought a wealth of Good Stuff that I'll be playing well in to the end of this year, and th...   read

 
 
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Hitman GO sneaks to PS4, PC, Vita next week

Hitman GO's "Definitive Edition" will be available for PlayStation 4, Steam, and PlayStation Vita on February 23 in North America and across Europe the next day, Square Enix just announced. Described as "basically the good old Hitman GO you...   read

 
 
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Rez, Lumines dev's puzzle RPG 18 coming west

If you're a fan of Testuya Mizuguchi's work (Rez, Lumines, Space Channel 5, Child of Eden) and enjoy smartphone games, well buddy, let me tell you, 2016 is looking like one hell of a year. In addition to a pair of new Lumines games coming o...   read

 
 
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Someone made a robot that automatically beats Puzzle & Dragons

A reader this morning pointed me towards a pretty cool video by Japan's "Junya Sakamoto" over on YouTube, where a robot automatically deduces, and then solves puzzles in Puzzle & Dragons. If you watch the clip you'll actually see t...   read

 
 
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Lumines

Two new Lumines games are launching this year

Two Lumines games are coming to mobile platforms later this year, Mobcast just announced. One, a paid app tentatively titled Lumines 2016, is expected to launch sometime this summer, while the other, Lumines VS, is planned for a winter rele...   read

 
 
Unravel review

Review: Unravel

  Watch Video At first glance Unravel feels akin to LittleBigPlanet with its adorably miniature yarn-clad mascot, but don’t let it fool you. It’s a heartfelt story with little communication beyond imprinted memories, woven with...   read
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Unravel

EA and Origin Access subscribers can play the first two levels of Unravel right now

It’s not long now until puzzle-platformer Unravel is launched. On February 9, the world will be too distracted by how adorable Yarny is to notice many of the world’s ills, and we will at last have achieved global peace. We shall...   read

 
 
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Telepaint is the Titan Souls team's next game

And the follow-up to Titan Souls is... a puzzle game for iOS. Bet you didn't see that one coming! Described as "Portal meets Lemmings," Telepaint is about moving buckets of walking paint through increasingly complex obstacle ...   read

 
 
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The Witness

The Witness has already brought in $5 million

Expanding on his initial hints about how The Witness is selling, designer Jonathan Blow has shared more detailed numbers. On PC and PS4, the mind-melting puzzle game "has totalled over $5 million USD gross revenue in the first week, an...   read

 
 
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The Witness

Holy shit, this fan-made Witness puzzle is totally solvable

Once The Witness has its hooks in you, it really has its hooks in you. Chances are, there's no turning back. There is only playing, dreaming, and day-dreaming. Everything is a Witness puzzle waiting to happen, as I realized w...   read

 
 
INFRA IMPRessions
  Watch Video Some games just hand out answers to puzzles -- if you can even call them that -- with numbers or solutions written nearby. While the first-person adventure INFRA does this a bit, it certainly isn't holding your hand most...   read
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  Watch Video Shadow Puppeteer; a game that takes the shadow-manipulation mechanics of Contrast and the dual character control of Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons and wraps them in a Tim Burton aesthetic… and doesn't do any on...   read
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The Witness is already almost outselling Braid's entire first year

After being in development since what feels like the dawn of humanity, Jonathan Blow’s The Witness is doing pretty dang well for itself. Not only did it get almost universal critical praise (nabbing a 10/10 in Destructoid’s revi...   read

 
 
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The Witness

Jonathan Blow says The Witness is very popular among pirates

The Witness is very popular this week, but popularity and revenue don't always correlate directly. There's a whole subset of people out there who prefer to get their games through nefarious, illegal means and The Witness has found...   read

 
 
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Ode to Wetrix

Ode to Wetrix

To start the land is purely plain and flatBut earthy blocks then fall down from the skyTake care in where they are placed on the matMake sure you never build it up too high Construct containers for the coming stormBut too much land can...   read

 
 
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The Witness puzzle that's vexing everyone [Update]

[Update: Jonathan Blow answered our inquiry. Here's what he had to say, edited slightly to omit anything that could be the most minor of spoilers: "Yes, I pretty much figured that one to be one of the hardest individual puzzles in the ...   read

 
 
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Graybles reminds me of Fez in all the best ways

Fez is a lot more than a platformer, as it presented a ton of awesome puzzles that took the community weeks to decrypt. But honestly my favorite part were the action bits, and I couldn't get enough of the perspective switching mechanic...   read

 
 
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The Witness

The Witness has no need for impatient players, and that's awesome

I've been playing The Witness for the past day or so. Although I don't like it as much as Brett (yet, at least) I think it's pretty damn great, and if you even remotely like puzzle games you should get it -- it's like a moder...   read

 
 
The Witness
  Watch Video I've put a lot of time into The Witness lately. Like, a lot a lot. Effort too. This might be the most draining review experience of my career. It's rewarding though, and that makes it less burdensome even if it...   read
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Pokemon Shuffle

Use this code for 3,000 coins in Pokemon Shuffle

You can never have enough coins in Pokemon Shuffle, particularly if you're playing on mobile and are trying to catch 'em all, which I foolishly am. There's no escaping this fate, but I've come to accept that. After spending I don't even wan...   read

 
 
Witness review
  Watch Video I am worthless. I am garbage. I am a dolt. I am brilliant. I am special. I am a genius. Those are the two extremes of self-value that The Witness constantly inflicts. It's a continuous loop of not getting it until you totally get it. Then, you don't get it again.   read
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Brett MakedonskiFeatured blogger

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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As a request from @ZombZ, I tried to make my own version of the weird country dude from the SNES USA box art of Phalanx (that hes obsessed Im not a good drawer, but its not exactly a good box art either, so Im going to use that as my :P

 
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Rewatched Ghostbusters (1984) and GB2 last The original holds up, but its more obvious now Winston & Janine were deeply GB2 used them more but repaint them as thier cartoon Patty & Holtzmann in GB2016? Held back

 
Parismio

Hey all, I want to thank you for the past two I meant to say this earlier but I wasnt sure if we were out of the woods Still not Im so very grateful for the support you have given I will never forget <3 yall and Happy saturday!

 
CoilWhine

Im so happy to not be playing GTAV or Mirrors Edge Catalyst for once honestly!

 
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I just started Life Is Strange, and its pretty damn The dream sequences had me sucked in and made me genuinely All in all so far its really (Im only starting Episode

 
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Even Marie knows who the best Squid Sister #TeamCallie

 
Scrustle

Well, thats Made it up to the top rank for Team Marie, and thus ends my Splatfests for The last push was a struggle, but Im going to miss these Hopefully theyll be back for a

 
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We got a new baby Corgi! Thinking of naming her I wish Dale-Senpai was still around to

 
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I hope this Sonic game is what fans want it to Im not super into the series but its fun to see folks get passionate over the new

 

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