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The Wit.nes

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: PDTA
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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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Two new Lumines
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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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Zero Time Dilemma

Zero Time Dilemma takes text skipping to a new level

I can still recall the pain of playing through various New Game+ modes in old games where you couldn't skip cutscenes. It was excruciating, having to sit through 10-15 minute expositions constantly, but newer games have gotten better about ...   read

 
 
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Bulby Diamond Course
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If you miss Kirby's Dream Course, take a look at Bulby

Kirby's Dream Course holds a special place in gaming history. Despite releasing more than 20 years ago and featuring a unique gameplay hook, it didn't see many copycats. Sure, there have been other golf games, but nothing has been quite lik...   read

 
 
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Games with Gold
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Temper your expectations for May's Games with Gold

If April's Games with Gold lineup was the best yet, and I'm inclined to agree with Brett that it was, then whatever Microsoft has in store for May can't possibly stack up. I had that sentiment in mind when reading over the list of what's co...   read

 
 
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Review: Koi

"Made in China" is a phrase typically etched into the underside of cheap consumer goods. Hidden from view, it's more of an admission than a selling point. It's a reminder of the grim realities of our globalized economy, a statement of discl...   read

 
 
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Review: Zenge

Most modern puzzle games go heavy on the logic/deduction/critical thinking. Some of them are so difficult the average person can't complete them without looking up a guide. On the other end of the spectrum, zen games take a more laid-back a...   read

 
 
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The Firefly Diary

How many times will NIS delay this?

NIS America has postponed the PC port of htoL#NiQ: The Firefly Diary once again. The publisher initially planned to release the title on March 14, but pushed its arrival date back to April 25. But that is no longer happening. Now, NIS hopes...   read

 
 
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PAX

She Remembered Caterpillars is a charming bug puzzle adventure

When I first saw there was a game on the PAX East show floor called She Remembered Caterpillars, I was expecting some kind of 3D walking simulator about a young girl tending a garden. As it turns out, it's something entirely different and a...   read

 
 
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Mini Mario & Friends
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Mini Mario & Friends amiibo Challenge's wide release is on the horizon

For those of you who bought an amiibo recently, you were probably provided a free 3DS and Wii U code for Mini Mario & Friends amiibo Challenge, a Mini Mario spinoff of sorts that uses your figures to unlock characters. It's al...   read

 
 
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Stephen's Sausage Roll

Review: Stephen's Sausage Roll

You've heard of thinking outside the box, but have you heard of thinking outside the sausage?   read

 
 
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Puzzle & Dragons X
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Puzzle & Dragons X's anime sequences are looking hot

Puzzle & Dragons made a pretty decent splash on 3DS when it arrived back in 2015, and now, GungoHo Online is preparing to unleash Puzzle & Dragons X on the same platform. It'll drop on July 28, and will feature a full dungeon s...   read

 
 
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Esper 1
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Esper 1 is coming to Oculus Rift, Esper 2 owners get it for free

In case you haven't heard, Esper 2 is a quirky, very fun puzzle game that makes great use of its virtual reality setting on Gear VR and the Oculus Rift. But there's a lesser known Esper 1 (the "2" isn't merely for show) that also exist...   read

 
 
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The Witness

New PS4 update for The Witness might help with motion sickness

It sure does feel odd to boot up The Witness again. I had intended to continue solving optional puzzles after earning the platinum Trophy, albeit at a much laxer, much more sane pace, but ended up stopping completely. Why go back now? A Pla...   read

 
 
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Snake Pass
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This puzzle game has some slick-looking snake physics

I'm not overly fond of snakes, but I like the potential of a puzzle-platformer in which you play as one that slithers and wraps around objects semi-realistically. This is Snake Pass, a PC game from Sumo Digital that came out of its first i...   read

 
 
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Esper 2 review
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Review: Esper 2

Those who are on the fence with virtual reality typically cite a dissonance between the actual state of a real-life subject compared to the actions taking place in-game. In other words, outside of the HTC Vive, most VR headsets skew to...   read

 
 
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the Sequence review
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Review: the Sequence

Computer programming is a lot like a puzzle. An individual program has a main goal to accomplish, and getting there requires a set of pieces executed in a particular order. It takes a certain part of the brain to think ahead, put everything...   read

 
 
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Darknet VR review
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Review: Darknet

"Hacking" is a gaming term that almost always initiates a series of groans from players. Usually forced in as a ham-handed minigame, I don't have many fond memories of hacking outside of a few clever uses of the mechanic like in Axiom ...   read

 
 
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amiibo Challenge review
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Review: Mini Mario & Friends: amiibo Challenge

Nintendo backed itself into a corner with amiibo in terms of software. Now that the things are wildly popular, it's at a crossroads. Does it gate substantial content behind them and piss off casual fans who don't want to buy toys? Or only r...   read

 
 
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Ed!
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Esper 2 has Shaun of the Dead's Nick Frost and is out today

Lovely boy Nick Frost of Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz fame is lending his voice to Esper 2, a game about dealing with an outbreak of people having telekinetic abilities apparently caused by some kind of villain on a quest ...   read

 
 
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