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Contest: Win a free copy of The Gardens Between

We've got another contest for you guys! Today we've got The Gardens Between on the docket. I don't often cry as a result of media experiences -- especially not from video games. It's not that they're poorly written, it's just that most game...

 
 
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Giveaway: Get lost in the beautiful Planet Alpha

Admit it: Earth kinda sucks. Even before all the damage caused by the parasite known as man, the place was still pretty colorless. A green forest? Yawn. A brown desert? Blech. Hell, even the most abundant resource on our planet is mostly ju...

 
 
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Giveaway: Fight for your food in Ninjin: Clash of Carrots

31 years ago a man was born. That man liked bunnies and foxes and ninjas, and as luck would have it, carrots were one of his favorite healthy snacks growing up. Fast forward to today and that man really likes bunnies and foxes and ninjas, a...

 
 
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Giveaway: Hex your Switch with Son of a Witch

Have you had enough giveaways lately? Of course you haven't! What a crazy thing to even suggest. Let's keep the Summer of Giveaways rolling with some love for your Switch and give away 15 copies of Son of a Witch, available now on the Ninte...

 
 
 
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Contest: Get your Glocks greased for Guns, Gore & Cannoli 2

I really miss the days of the side-scrolling run-and-gun shooter. It's such a fun and cathartic genre, and I'm shocked that not every game allows you to run around like a lunatic blasting fools left and right. Let's give out a nice, chaotic...

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Review: Die for Valhalla!

I really miss the 16- and 32-bit eras of gaming. Game mechanics were simple, as were the plots. The beat-'em-up genre was alive and strong, and a bored kid like me could spend hours walking from left to right hitting two buttons to wail on ...

 
 
 
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Rad Rodgers 1.5 patch is a major improvement

In the comments section of my rather scathing review of Rad Rodgers, one of the devs behind the game, a man named Fred, was wondering what happened. In a rather refreshing show of humility, he wasn't upset that I disliked the game, but ques...

 
 
 
 
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Battle Chef Brigade cooking up on Switch and PC November 20

I've been looking forward to Trinket Studios' Battle Chef Brigade ever since it was announced. I love the idea of a game along the lines of the Toriko manga where you just fight a bunch of things in order to build ingredients to cook ...

 
 
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Star Child is an upcoming sci-fi sidescroller for PS VR

During Sony's E3 presentation, the company announced an upcoming sci-fi sidescroller for the PlayStation VR titled Star Child. The game will be developed by Playful and published by GameTrust, which was previously responsible for Song of th...

 
 
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Salt and Sanctuary rolls to PlayStation Vita next week

And there it is: Salt and Sanctuary is definitely, for sure releasing on PlayStation Vita. Soon, too! The Souls-inspired side-scrolling action title will be out on March 28, with Cross-Buy support in tow. "We had a small hand in the PS Vita...

 
 
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Salt and Sanctuary is shaping up nicely on Vita

When I reviewed Salt and Sanctuary earlier this year on PlayStation 4, I found it to be a more-than-competent side-scrolling take on From Software's Souls series. I played the majority of it in co-op and had a great time with its intricate ...

 
 
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PC platformers and pixels of the past

If you grew up playing games in the late '80s or early '90s, you remember that Mario dominated the discussion on playgrounds and after school. By some estimates, Nintendo controlled up to 90% of the home console market, and it's no wonder t...

 
 
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Review: River City: Tokyo Rumble

River City Ransom was probably one of the best, most overlooked games on the NES, but remains a favorite for those who've played it since its release back in 1989. Combining a traditional beat-'em-up with the economy and stat growth of...

 
 
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Review: Salt and Sanctuary

Chris Carter may seem like the only Souls guy around here, but there are more of us lurking in the shadows, wishing we could review them too. When I saw that Ska Studios of Dishwasher fame was making its own 2D take on the Souls f...

 
 
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Wonder Boy successor launching later this year

Monster Boy, the successor to the Wonder Boy and Monster World series, will launch later this year, publisher FDG Entertainment confirmed via the PlayStation Blog on Friday. While the announcement only mentions a PlayStation 4 ver...

 
 
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Kirby Planet Robobot will be coming to 3DS on June 10

Nintendo's lovable pink balloon is coming back to the 3DS in Kirby Planet Robobot, but this time he has a new trick up his sleeve: Robotic Armor. It has ten different modes to give you multiples ways to progress through levels, similar to h...

 
 
 




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Inquisitive Ravenclaw

Heres a Persona Q2 trailer starring the female P3 Protag! And better yet, a fan subbed Theyve done the other character trailers as Also were getting a 3DS theme for the game - SWEET!! Morning BUMP!

 
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Shadespire is basically the only safe way to engage in

 
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Been playing an old favorite of Its a real shame they never made another #screenshotsaturday

 
Dango

The PS Classic is only exciting to me because it might lead to these games returning to PSN, with share features and I dont have much interest in novelty

 
TheLimoMaker

The PlayStation sale over here in old Blighty has Troll and I, Sniper Ghost Warrior 3, The Surge, Shaq Fu, theHunter and The Technomancer clogging up space that other better games could

 
Khalid Eternal Nigh

This is my most recent cant stop listening to it

 
ThisIsMyBoomstick

I preordered the PlayStation Classic the other So what 5 Games (Non-SquareSoft) would you like to see on it? Mine: Die Hard Trilogy, Future Cop LAPD, Alundra, Loaded and Oddworld: Abes

 
Boxed Swine

Dont bring a gun to a shish kebab

 
The Dyslexic Laywer

Holy shit, the Phoenix Wright trilogy is going Now you dont have an excuse to not play my favorite franchise!

 
bong264

So I finally watched the predator and can only describe it as a glorified sci fi channel Unfortunately I get life essence from shlock so Id watch an extended cut on netflix down the Also when are we getting a damn predator game again!?

 
 

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