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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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Lay Lady Layton; Or, first they came for the Ghostbusters and I said nothing

First they made the Ghostbusters into women and the problem is that they weren't, at first. And you laughed. Oh how you laughed (perhaps at the film itself, I don't know, I'm too poor to afford movie theatres). But this is what we're talki...   read

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New Lumines now available in Oceania, Japan

Lumines: Puzzle & Music launched this week in Oceania and Japan. The "mobile recreation" of the hit 2004 PSP classic is currently available via the iOS App Store and Google Play for $4.49 in both Australia and New Zealand, while th...   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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Review: BoxBoxBoy!

For whatever reason, I missed out on the original BoxBoy! when it was released in last spring. I distinctly remember it coming out, and I even reported on its release, but nothing about it grabbed me. It's one of those games that reall...   read

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VR adventure The Assembly looks promising, and it's out real soon

The Assembly is a first-person adventure about a secretive scientific organization that operates "outside the constraints of law and government," and as a "long form," narrative-driven virtual reality experience with exploration and puzzle...   read

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SuperHyperCube should be a solid PlayStation VR launch title

SuperHyperCube is one of those games that's much more challenging than it looks. The basic puzzle concept is simple, but you have to be in the right mindset. You have to get in the zone. You have a cube that's flying towards a wall with a ...   read

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PC Port Report: Zero Escape: Zero Time Dilemma

I'll admit, it feels a bit like heresy playing Zero Time Dilemma on a PC, especially considering, well, 999. I won't go into it any more than that for people who haven't played through the first game. I bought the original on a whim (o...   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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Review: Ellipsis

Ellipsis is simple enough in concept. Touch the screen, drag to capture the little stars, avoid the bad stuff, make it to the exit. It's the kind of thing seasoned players might not look twice at, since it's so clear what it is from the get...   read

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Monochroma makes good on one additional platform today

Following its PC release more than two years ago, 1950s dystopian puzzle platformer Monochroma makes its way to Xbox One today. The game was originally Kickstarted with promised appearances on Xbox 360, PS3, PS4, Wii U, and Ouya. Plans...   read

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Review: Zero Time Dilemma

I've been reading Destructoid for roughly six years now. I can't remember the first article that I read, but I certainly know the first article that made this my home for video gaming news. It was the review for Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Ni...   read

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BoxBoxBoy!!, a sequel to BoxBoy, is coming west

Nintendo had a few low key announcements that people probably glossed over yesterday. In addition to the surprise release of Rhythm Heaven Megamix last night on the eShop, they also noted that BoxBoxBoy!! the sequel to BoxBoy, is coming wes...   read

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Life Goes On: Done to Death adds enough to make it worth playing again

Life Goes On released on PC two years ago, and it was a solid puzzle-platformer. Not too big, not too small, not too easy, not too difficult. It would have pleased Goldilocks, if Goldilocks liked puzzle platformers. And rampant disregard fo...   read

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Statik is a game about solving your way out of puzzle-box handcuffs

This short debut trailer for Statik, a PlayStation VR puzzle game from Tarsier Studios, shows just enough to get its weird, slightly unnerving vibe across and capture my imagination. The setup is that you're helping a doctor "unravel the c...   read

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The Wit.nes is a neat little NES demake of The Witness

First off, love that name. It's perfect. The Wit.nes is a free "tribute" to Thekla's wonderful PlayStation 4 puzzle game The Witness. It isn't a full demake -- this is a demo, technically! -- but there are 32 puzzles and you can walk around...   read

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Review: Please, Don't Touch Anything

Take one part MacGyver, one part Alan Turing, one part the hidden pictures section in Highlights, and a whole bunch of pop culture references, mix them in a bowl of virtual reality, and you've got Please, Don't Touch Anything, the Oculus Ri...   read

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The Talos Principle 2

More Talos Principle is a damn good thing

The Talos Principle is one of those games I was just too foolishly stubborn to play at first. It's a clever first-person puzzler about consciousness and other heavy concepts, and that was an experience I found easy to put off. But I did try...   read

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Aw crap, both new Lumines are for phones

I know it's not new that both upcoming Lumines games would be smartphone games, but I'd forgotten, so I'm sad all over. As Kyle noted a couple months back, "Mobast acquired the rights to Lumines and Meteos from Q Entertainment last year and...   read

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Hitman GO

Don't get Hitman GO for Oculus Rift if you already own it

The era of VR exclusivity has begun, and it's just as I feared. Not only are consumers expected to have a VR-ready PC, but they also have to deal with platform fragmentation. Case and point -- Hitman Go: VR Edition, a fabulous port of an al...   read

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Review: Bejeweled Stars

It's hard to believe that PopCap Games is turning 16 years old. Once recognized as the seminal "casual games" company with hits like Feeding Frenzy and Dynomite, it was acquired by EA in 2011 and hasn't been the same since. But unlike a lot...   read

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Bejeweled again
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PopCap aims for the moon, ends up with Bejeweled Stars

It's actually been 6 years since Bejeweled 3 and a cool 15 since the series' first iteration, even if I still can't reliably spell Bejeweled correctly. One of the reasons King is worth $6 billion is its match-3 Candy Crush, which hadn...   read

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