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Tetris Effect will be a great way to close out the busy year

When I close my eyes throughout the month of November, I'll have visions of falling blocks perfectly slotting together. Tetris Effect launches for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation VR on November 9, 2018. I was on board the moment I heard this ...

 
 
 
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Review: Donut County

Holes get a bad rap. Their existence signifies an absence; the appearance of a hole means something can never be whole. Losing a loved one leaves a hole in our heart. Perceived gaps in storytelling are called "plot holes". Places that peopl...

 
 
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Crystal Crisis is worthy replacement for Puzzle Fighter

As somebody who covers plenty of mobile games, I've seen my fair share of copycats. When some type of game makes it big, a flood of imitators is not far behind. It's disheartening to see, but sometimes it's absolutely necessary. When lookin...

 
 
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Untitled Goose Game is honking good

Untitled Goose Game debuted last year and it seemed to make a huge dent as everyone couldn’t get enough of the exploits of the Asshole Goose. House House went silent after the footage premiered and the game slowly faded from memory. T...

 
 
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Mega Man to cross over into No Heroes Allowed mobile game

Mega Man turns 30 this year, and Capcom is bringing him back from the dead to celebrate. They've always been good at peddling merchandise and plopping the character into whatever they feel like (you could argue Smash 4 was the beg...

 
 
 
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Review: Hearthstone: The Boomsday Project

Blizzard's Hearthstone is one of the company's more unusual creations. A digital representation of a physical card game, based on a venerable MMORPG, itself based on a real-time-strategy game (based on the Warhammer universe, but ...

 
 
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Contest: Arrive at your Destination Primus Vita prize pack

Sometimes we do a contest where we give away digital prizes, like game keys. Other times, we give away physical stuff, like t-shirts. Occasionally, we give out really unique things, like the chance to get your name in an actual, real-life v...

 
 
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Review: WarioWare Gold

"Make like a potato, and mash!" Even with Wario's creepy vocals gracing our ears WarioWare Gold has still got it. Somewhat.

 
 
 
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Giveaway: Win one of 10 copies of BlobCat!

If you're anything like me, you like both blobs and cats. You also like free games because you're extremely cheap, but devilishly handsome. So let's smash all that together and give away 10 copies of BlobCat! The fine felines over at BySamb...

 
 
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Puzzle Depot shows that pushing blocks can still be fun

In my youth, I used to play all kinds of crazy games on my uncle’s Mac. Most of these titles are lost to the annals of gaming history, but I do have a distinct memory of checking out Chip’s Challenge. I loved how quirky the grap...

 
 
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Hungry hole physics puzzler Donut County out next month

Donut County should appeal to fans of Katamari Damacy. It's a lighthearted game in which you are a hole that can move around and swallow objects to grow larger, and you'll solve puzzles along the way. After a long wait, it's nearly ready fo...

 
 
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Puzzle Fighter mobile dies tomorrow, get your combos in now

Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo was an absolute classic and I've spent hundreds of hours with its various incarnations since 1996. Although it's not the optimal version of the game I was always fond of the 2003 Game Boy Advance port, which al...

 
 
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Get some: Picross S2 coming to Switch this week

For some Picross is love, it is life. For others, it's a game series. A series that's getting another addition on Switch next week. As per the official eShop listing Picross S2 will hit Switch on August 2, alongside of a few features like a...

 
 
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Review: Semblance

The traditional 2D platformer genre accounts for some of my favorite games ever. That being said, it's always awesome to see a game try and change the genre in new and exciting ways. Semblance does just that, in a way I'm surprised I h...

 
 
 
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Review: Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker

Personally, I never ended up buying a Wii U. My original plan was to wait for Breath of the Wild to release on the system before nabbing one. But by the time that was drawing near, the Switch was announced and right around the corner. Howev...

 
 
 
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Delightful puzzle game GNOG comes to PC and Mac

KO_OP's puzzlebox game GNOG reminded me of playing with Mighty Max toys as a kid. After making the rounds on PlayStation 4 and iOS, the super-polished puzzler is now available on PC and Mac. This is best played in virtual reality, so if you...

 
 
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Review: Danger Zone 2

A little over a year ago, Three Fields Entertainment graced us with a sort of reboot of the Burnout series by a different name. Danger Zone, as it was called, focused on the Crash mode from Criterion’s heyday and it was a pretty damn ...

 
 
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Review: The Spectrum Retreat

The Spectrum Retreat is a puzzling game. It's a puzzle game, sure, and that means solutions are the great reward. But there's an overarching story that's slowly unraveled, and answering its mystery is the greatest reward. The problem i...

 
 
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The Gardens Between is another one for my Switch list

My Switch sure is filling up with cool indies. The Gardens Between, "a story about friendship, childhood and growing up," is a time-rewinding puzzle adventure with beautiful diorama-like islands. The game was slated for just PC and PlayStat...

 
 
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Review: Grab the Bottle

For the most part I pick games that are either striking in some way or another or just flat-out goofy looking when I decide to write about them. For reviews, I get to be even more picky as the "good" games are gobbled up by tenured staff, l...

 
 




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RiffRaff

Shit How damn long is Nioh!? Im hitting about 50 hours of steady progress and it just doesnt want to Starting to overstay its

 
Shoggoth2588

Ive tried in the past to play instruments and have succeeded in learning a bit of keyboard and piano without profession A huge part of that is from #nobuouematsu and I hope hes able to recover This is one of my favorites:

 
Forever Dere

#Confessiontoid I used to listen to Nickelback by my own choice

 
Inquisitive Ravenclaw

VA-11 HALL-As Jill plush is GO! Dorothy plush when?

 
lokhe

Officially past the 80 hours mark in DQ I think I also beat a boss on the first try for the first time

 
Tohsaka

Its not Friday but Im linking all of these

 
PhilKenSebben

This pleases me

 
Churros Hunter

Oh hey, I found a nice forum post from 2012 analysing the level design of Genesis era Sonic games! And it is full of nice level diagrams showing the main level Except they all look like this because they are from 2012:

 
Occams

Theres a rumor going around that Maroon 5 will be this years pick for the Super Bowl Half-Time This is Black-Eyed Peas level

 
Isuma

Spider-Man has consuming alllll of my free time, some of my sleeping But I dont mind, its a amazing Specially on the hardest (Wouldnt mind a fourth one, though)

 
 

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