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Review: Divide

Old-school point-and-click adventure games often left the player without the faintest of clues as to where to go next. You had a relatively small area to move around in with a bunch of items to pick up. Sometimes you could combine certain i...   read

 
 
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Prey gets a soonish release date and a new trailer

The stories behind some games are just crazy. What began life as a direct sequel to Prey has now been rebranded as some totally different, yet still somewhat cool looking, sci-fi game. I'm not sure why Prey was chosen for this kind of exper...   read

 
 
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Sci-fi romance adventure Alone With You headed to PC

After an initial release on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita, Benjamin Rivers' interpersonal sci-fi adventure Alone With You is set to appear on Steam beginning February 9, 2017. It's once again priced at $10, and during launch week, the...   read

 
 
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Divide reminds me of watching sci-fi '90s games over my dad's shoulder

Though we've covered the isometric sci-fi Divide in the past, I was unfamiliar with how it looked and played until I got my hands on it. If I had seen it last year and known that it was going to remind me of watching my dad play games that ...   read

 
 
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Oculus Rift scores Robinson: The Journey in January

There's some good news out of Crytek for a change. The studio's sci-fi adventure Robinson: The Journey, which debuted on PlayStation VR in November, is also headed to Oculus Rift in January 2017. The basic premise is that you're a young boy...   read

 
 
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World-molding adventure Astroneer hits PC and Xbox One next week

A year ago, I was telling you about the cooperative sci-fi game Astroneer and its world-exploring, terrain-deforming ways. Next week, it'll be playable at last. The game will debut on PC in Steam Early Access and Xbox One in Game Preview f...   read

 
 
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The System Shock remake won't launch until 2018

It looks like Shodan won't be returning to torment us for a little while. According to a recent Kickstarter update from Night Dive Studios, the release date for System Shock Remastered is now Q2 2018. The original estimate was December 2017...   read

 
 
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Mass Effect 2 and 3 are now backward compatible

N7 day is a pretty big deal, despite me not hearing a damn thing about it. I guess fans are really crazy for Mass Effect; I liked the first two games (especially the second), but I checked out when EA went crazy with Origin and making its g...   read

 
 
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'70s-style sci-fi horror game Routine is in the home stretch

It's been long enough since we last covered Routine that I had to go back and learn from myself what it was about. It's a sci-fi horror game set on a moon base "designed around a 70's vision of the future," and developer Lunar Software has...   read

 
 
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Review: Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness

When it first debuted a few years ago, Psycho-Pass was well-regarded among anime fans and critics alike. The show's dense plotting, bleak setting, police-procedural chops, and cyberpunk flair called to mind landmark sci-fi anime l...   read

 
 


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Review: The Final Station

The Final Station is a deceptive little game, for all the right reasons. If you're expecting a rogue-like or a fast paced shooter, you'll probably be disappointed by its rigid linearity and survivalist mentality. But fret not, because if yo...   read

 
 
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PC Port Report: No Man's Sky

When the PC version of No Man's Sky got delayed, I was very sad. I've been anticipating this game for a long time. I've been a fan of Hello Games ever since Joe Danger. Both games in that franchise are brilliant and I've poured dozens ...   read

 
 
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MercurySteam is bringing Raiders of the Broken Planet to gamescom

MercurySteam is following up its work on Castlevania: Lords of Shadow for Konami with an original sci-fi "shooting and brawling" game called Raiders of the Broken Planet, which I've liked the sound of it so far. Today, we're getting a look...   read

 
 
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The Outcast remake is happening and it looks good

Efforts to revive the cherished sci-fi action-adventure game Outcast have taken longer than its creators and fans would have liked. There was a Kickstarter for an HD reboot, but funding just didn't come through. Now, years later, the projec...   read

 
 
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Review: No Man's Sky

The last time we checked in with No Man's Sky, I successfully repaired my ship, struggled with the inventory system, started to feel some fatigue from repeated elements of the random-generation algorithms, and was generally having a chill t...   read

 
 
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Review in Progress: No Man's Sky

Every once in a while a game comes along that reaches gargantuan hype levels that are relatively unsustainable. No Man's Sky hit that peak several years ago, in no small part due to Sony's marketing. I often talk about the exact m...   read

 
 
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The System Shock remake will also make it to PS4

With a week of Kickstarter fundraising left to go for the System Shock remake, Nightdive Studios has a pleasant surprise for PlayStation gamers -- the sci-fi action-RPG is coming to PlayStation 4 "around Q1 2018." That's in addition to th...   read

 
 
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Talk to a computer in a crumbling space ship in Event[0]

A person is on a spaceship alone talking to a computer -- no, it isn't Kubrick's fantastic 2001: A Space Odyssey, it's the upcoming PC game Event[0]. Apparently, players are tasked with building a relationship with a lonely AI on the ship'...   read

 
 
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Why not gawp at Star Trek Online's new Original Series ships?

Star Trek Online's new Original Series-themed Agents of Yesterday expansion launches tomorrow, as you may know. The good news is that, just as with the rest of the game's expansions, all the missions and progression content will be ava...   read

 
 
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Review: Brigador

Imagine, if you will, Syndicate as a shooter. No, not that one. A shooter from the older days, when console and consumer PC hardware lacked the power to render violence in the first-person. That's Brigador, and it's glorious that ...   read

 
 
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Star Trek Online's expansion launch trailer travels back from next week

I always get a little annoyed whenever a company debuts a "launch trailer" for their game more than 48 hours before the actual launch of a product. I know why they do it (i.e. to drum up hype, prompt some attention/preorders, etc.) but it j...   read

 
 
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Mass Effect Trilogy comes to EA Origin Access

Subscribers to Origin Access on the PC can now play the entire Mass Effect trilogy as part of their subscription.  EA’s subscription service initially launched on Xbox One, but recently expanded to included PC, too. For now, the ...   read

 
 
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Star Trek Online console editions won't have cross-play

Star Trek Online may only have just been announced for its console debut after nearly six years running on PC, but some questions still burn in the minds of veteran PC players wondering what the news might mean for them, and among curious c...   read

 
 
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Yep, No Man's Sky is going to be a big ol' time sink

Hello Games has demoed another extended slice of No Man's Sky with IGN. If you have a tenuous grasp on what this space adventure game is about moment to moment, managing director and studio co-founder Sean Murray describes this latest play...   read

 
 
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Space 'walking simulator' Adr1ft gets another trailer before lift off

Adr1ft tells the story of an astronaut floating through a destroyed space station with no memory of what happened or how she got there. Adam Orth conceived the game in 2013 after he resigned from Microsoft, having made controversial c...   read

 
 



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