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Stardew Valley

Stardew Valley is starting to flesh out its marital life

After making it through the first full in-game year of Stardew Valley (20-something hours, real time), I have cooled on it enough that I can get back to managing a decent night's rest. But things were looking spotty for a while there. I was...   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
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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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Stardew Valley Review
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Review: Stardew Valley

Please, send help. I can't stop playing Stardew Valley. In fact, it's running in the background right now. Which reminds me, I need to catch an Albacore real quick for Elliot... All right, so, Stardew Valley. Wait, I need to cook Willie som...   read

 
 
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No Man's Sky

No Man's Sky PC Collector's Edition up for pre-order today

iam8bit, Inc. is teaming up with Hello Games to provide a ton of No Man's Sky-related stuff starting today. In addition to the big-daddy SKU of the Collector's Edition for the PC version of the game, there's also an LP vinyl set, art prints...   read

 
 
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Free weekend

You can play Cities: Skylines for free until Sunday

Colossal Order is opening up its city-building simulation Cities: Skylines for the weekend. It's free to download on Steam and play until this Sunday, February 21 at 1:00pm Pacific. The game also got a new patch today, and a paid expansion,...   read

 
 
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City Shrouded in Shadow
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Disaster Report dev's next game: Survive an Ultraman-Godzilla battle

Following the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami that devastated Japan in 2011, Disaster Report 4 was delayed and then cancelled. Series creator Kazuma Kujo eventually left developer Irem, started Granzella, and acquired the rights to the franc...   read

 
 
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Demo

American Truck Simulator has a hefty demo

Are you suited for the trucker lifestyle in these fine United States of America? I won't let you spend another fidgety night in bed pondering that burning question. You deserve a refreshing slumber. You can find some much-needed guidance in...   read

 
 
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Cities: Skylines

Cities: Skylines' snowy expansion drops Feb. 18

I've seen snow only once or twice this year, and even then, it didn't stick around for long. Meanwhile, Brett is regaling us with tales about how he's just now venturing out of his snowed-in house for the first time since Sunday. As someone...   read

 
 
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Review: Harvest Moon: Seeds of Memories

I've been religiously playing Harvest Moon games for more than half my life. The addiction started when my dad bought Harvest Moon: Back to Nature for our PlayStation back in 2002. I remember racing home every day to play it after spending...   read

 
 
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Truck Sim Tipz

Pro Tips: American Truck Simulator

There are a lot of dangers out there on the road and a lot of things to keep in mind if you're going to carry cargo across state lines in the United States of America. I mean, they don't force drivers to take CDL tests for nothing!  So...   read

 
 
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American Truck Sim Review

Review: American Truck Simulator

I live in New Jersey, so I think I know a thing or two about California. After all, I've listened to plenty of N.W.A. and Tupac, plus I've seen Fast Times at Ridgemont High.  Oh, and I've been to California a whole lot to visit my...   read

 
 
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American Truck Sim
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I think I want to play American Truck Simulator as Jack Burton

American Truck Simulator is out on Steam next week, and we have Patrick on point for the review. That's all well and good. But lately, he's been coming into our staff chat with what I have decided must be hip trucker lingo, and I just can't...   read

 
 
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Way to the Woods

That deer game that was developed by a 16-year old is being published by Team17

Anthony Tan has a lot to be happy about. In addition to gaining lots of media attention for his game Way to the Woods, partially due to his young age (he's 16), Team17 (developer of Worms, publisher of Yooka-Laylee)  has announced that...   read

 
 
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Hitmanime banned

Yandere Simulator is the latest game banned from Twitch

The controversial stalking and murdering game Yandere Simulator has been banned from being streamed on Twitch, joining the likes of BMX XXX, Hatred, and Second Life. This isn't all that surprising considering YouTube removed one o...   read

 
 
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Prison Architect console
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Prison Architect heading to PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One

After a long stint in Early Access, Prison Architect finally saw its full PC release late last year. Wasting little time, developer Double Eleven is now porting it to consoles. It should release in spring on PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbo...   read

 
 
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Cities: Skylines' Snowfal
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Next Cities: Skylines expansion buries you under a blanket of snow

Paradox and developer Colossal Order are smart to couch bigger Cities: Skylines expansions in visually transformative ways because, much like when the day/night cycle was added in After Dark, damn do these snow-kissed cities look completel...   read

 
 
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Story of Seasons

A sequel to Story of Seasons is coming to Japan this year

Story of Seasons, also known as that one Harvest Moon game that isn't actually Harvest Moon, is getting a sequel in Japan this year. Like the original, Story of Seasons: Good Friends of Three Villages is a 3DS exclusive farmi...   read

 
 
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Slime Rancher Preview
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The adorable Slime Rancher might be the next big indie hit

After seeing some brief gameplay of Slime Rancher, I instantly thought, "I feel like this is going to be the next big thing and I need to get my hands on it stat." I'm very excited to tell you that I believe I was right. After a few hours w...   read

 
 
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Hatoful Boyfriend review

Review: Hatoful Boyfriend: Holiday Star

Everybirdie who’s anybirdie has found some kind of joy in Hatoful Boyfriend -- the strange yet alluring romantic bird simulator that stole the hearts of gamers and avians around the world. We’re graced this holiday season with t...   read

 
 
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Hot phone Date

No Friday plans? How about a Hot Date (with a dog)

I covered and played the heck out of the MERCILESS pug speed dating sim Hot Date when it was released this summer, but maybe you didn't. So already we're doing good: reminding you of a cool game you could be playing right now! But wait, the...   read

 
 
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The Long Dark
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The Long Dark shows off its story ahead of early 2016 launch

I've been interested in The Long Dark, and artsy flourish in the open world survival simulator mold, since it launched on Kickstarter two years ago. It has since been released on Early Access, and even got a major update early this year, b...   read

 
 
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Disaster Report 4 Plus
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Disaster Report 4 Plus is looking real nice on PS4

Disaster Report 4 Plus: Summer Memories received its debut trailer and some shiny new screenshots today. Developer Irem previously announced Disaster Report 4 for PS3 back in 2010, but it was delayed and then canceled shortly after the Toho...   read

 
 
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Nintendo

Story of Seasons hits EU, AUS, NZ in January

Story of Seasons, the farming simulation formerly known as Harvest Moon, is sprouting in Europe on January 8 and across Australia and New Zealand the following day, Nintendo just announced. For more on the game please check out our review a...   read

 
 
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Yandere Simulator
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Read erotic manga to up your seduction game in Yandere Simulator

It's been a bit since we checked in on Yandere Simulator, the Hitman-like stealth game "about stalking a boy and secretly eliminating any girl who seems interested in him, while maintaining the image of an innocent schoolgirl." Last ti...   read

 
 
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Original Onii-chan

Well just sold off my entire anime collection, looking at the empty shelves is

 
Electric Reaper

Magical Girl Monday

 
mullon

Even on the Wii U Super Mario 64 DS controls

 
Cory Arnold

The Crew cant decide if it wants to be arcadey or a more realistix sim type game with boring nfs style And it keeps teleporting me back somewhere when im trying to have No wonder its free

 
Dr Mel

You know what bugs me about the start screen for NES Zelda? Thats not the sword you use in any Zelda game! Thats a You use a kind of broadsword, with a double

 
Michformer

Probably going to get some writing done before the vitriolic bloodbath that is going to be tonights Starting to take pleasure in forging the narrative and characters, and watching both elements interact with one another to engender new

 
Rico the Penguin

Those disqus ads are getting off the Its like a youtube sized video playing above every comment section it do that on mobile too?

 
taterchimp

#mashup Monday

 
Jed Whitaker

Happy 20th birthday to first console to have a controller that I could partially insert in my tight boy Love you

 
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#MagicalSnoopDoggMonday

 

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