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Arcadian Atlas
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Arcadian Atlas is just the Final Fantasy Tacticsiest thing

Just last night, I was chatting it up with the Podtoid crew and we got onto the topic of Final Fantasy Tactics. That's not unusual; I think we mentioned it last episode too. Look, I still think about it a lot, nearly 20 years later. I'm not...   read

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Sherlock Holmes
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I'm liking the new, hotter Watson in Sherlock Homes: The Devil's Daughter

It's not just me, right? I don't know what happened, or where in the timeline the latest Sherlock Holmes game takes place, but whatever it is has definitely done some good things for Sherlock's partner in crime. Watson is only one of ...   read

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Devolver-published #SelfieTennis looks, uh, weird

We've all known for a while that for virtual reality to take off, it needs to facilitate playing with oneself. Developer VR Unicorns perhaps took that advice too literally and built a game about playing tennis, except you continuously telep...   read

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What is art?

Artistic photos I took in Dead or Alive Xtreme 3: Fortune

Dead or Alive Xtreme 3: Fortune may be a bad game, but that didn't stop me from taking a few artsy photos via Owner mode.   read

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LostWinds on PC

Wii eShop darlings LostWinds and LostWinds 2 out now on Steam

Ages and ages ago, LostWinds debuted on the Wii eShop. It got some critical acclaim back then, including from our now-defunct retro podcast RetroForceGO! Since then, it and its sequel Winter of the Melodias have shown up on mobile platforms...   read

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Destiny update

Destiny's Prison of Elders will be updated to endgame levels

Bungie's latest Twitch stream just ended, and it let loose some key information about the upcoming free spring update to Destiny. Previously hinted with a single screenshot of Guardians in specific gear, the Prison of Elders activity -- fir...   read

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Minecraft: Story Mode

Minecraft: Story Mode Episode 5 releasing March 29

After playing the previous episode, A Block and a Hard Place, I said it felt like the true end of the season. Not only did it wrap up the main story arc, it also ended Telltale's string of quick releases for the series. The shortest wait be...   read

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Urban Empire
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Kalypso's new IP Urban Empire crosses SimCity and Civilization

Today is just a city-builder kind of day, eh? Earlier we looked at Devolver's slick new eco-friendly neighborhood builder Block'hood, and now we've got our eyes on a new IP from Kalypso Media (best known for the Tropico series). Urban Empir...   read

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Block'hood brings calm thoughtfulness to building sims

It's always refreshing to see a video game take on important human issues that aren't just love or war. Most city-building simulators require careful planning, balancing different zones for maximum happiness under a budget. Block'hood looks...   read

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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

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Catching up with the new ToeJam and Earl game

Human Nature Studios, the developer of the upcoming ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove, has released new screenshots and audio samples from the Kickstarted title, and boy do they have me excited. The art style reminds me of one of my fav...   read

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Vampyr screenshots

First screenshots of Dontnod's action-RPG Vampyr are especially dark

We've already seen a little bit of what to expect from Dontnod's upcoming action role-playing game Vampyr, through both a teaser video and some concept art. Both showed a dark world, in both the feasting-on-the-blood-of-humans and the it-is...   read

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Styx: Shards of Darkness

These new Styx: Shards of Darkness screenshots sure are colourful

Styx: Master of Shadows was a really great, pure stealth game. Not only that, but as a prequel to Of Orcs and Men it did an excellent job of fleshing out Styx’s character with a surprisingly interesting story. If these new screenshots...   read

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Walking Dead screens

The Walking Dead: Michonne Episode 1 screenshots, we got 'em

The latest series from Telltale's The Walking Dead line is here, in the form of Michonne: In too Deep. Surprise -- it's actually pretty good, even if the formula hasn't made any real strides in recent years, and is starting to get a bi...   read

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Tsuro iOS

Casual dragon board game Tsuro out on iOS now

Tsuro is the type of game that hits the table during parties at the ol' Casa de Nakamura. It caters to people who aren't especially experienced with modern board games, it doesn't take up a lot of table space, and it seats up to eight at a ...   read

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Hidden Folks

Modern Where's Waldo-like Hidden Folks is mesmerizing

Certainly, the drawings shown here are works of art on their own, but Hidden Folks really comes alive in motion. It's a far cry from the last Where's Waldo game I remember playing, which featured a series of low-res pixel art static images ...   read

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Stardew Valley
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Harvest Moon-like Stardew Valley is out on February 26

It seems like it's been forever since we last checked in on Stardew Valley, a pixel art farming life simulator/role-playing game that evokes memories of Harvest Moon in those fortunate enough to have played it in its prime (on the Super Nin...   read

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Destiny Valentine's

Love is in the air for Destiny's Crimson Days

After a long holiday, Bungie is back to work this week. For the first update of the new year, Destiny will be adding an event not unlike the Festival of the Lost from Halloween. Except since this one is coming in February, it's all about sp...   read

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OmniBus is the unstoppable force of public transit

According to the trailer below, the long-awaited OmniBus is finally on its way, after a two-decade toil in development hell. Also according to the trailer below, it has made the cover of Time, Forbes, and Rolling Stone. Something tells me t...   read

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Steven Universe

Screenshots from the Steven Universe game that will never be

Steven Universe: Attack the Light! is a pretty dang good mobile role-playing game. But just because that exists doesn't mean we can't lament what will never be. Developer and artist Christina Antoinette Neofotistou tweeted out a couple of s...   read

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Minecraft screenshots

A cartload of Minecraft: Story Mode Episode 4 screenshots

Vacation travel kept me from being able to get to the latest episode in Telltale's Minecraft: Story Mode right away. I just finished it, and as always, I had my finger on the screenshot button the whole way through. Maybe you can use t...   read

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Attack on Titan

Here's lots and lots of spoiler-filled Attack on Titan screenshots

Koei Tecmo has released a whole shedload of new screenshots for its upcoming Attack on Titan game. They show off some new playable characters, as well as some more uh… spoilery things. If you don’t want spoilers, just take it f...   read

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Minecraft: Story Mode

Minecraft: Story Mode Episode 4 will be home for Christmas

It's almost bizarre to think that the first episode of Minecraft: Story Mode was out less than two months ago, and here we are gearing up for the fourth in the series. Episode Four, A Block and a Hard Place releases on PC on December 22, wi...   read

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Gone Home programmer's new game looks like a Van Gogh painting

Johnnemann Nordhagen broke off from Fullbright a few months after Gone Home's launch. About a year ago, we got a teaser image for his new project of a wolf playing cards, but there has been radio silence since then. Tonight at The Game Awar...   read

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King's Quest Chapter Two
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Second King's Quest chapter out December 15

It's been a long time coming since the first episode of King's Quest, which turned out better than many expected. Five months is a long time between episodes, especially when competitors like Telltale are generally maintain about a two-mont...   read

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