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Goat Simulator takes to space

Goat Simulator's latest expansion takes place on a scam, crowdfunded space colony; an Arnold Schwarzenegger impersonator (narrating the trailer); a Star Wars: The Force Awakens joke; a 69 joke; a #MakeSpaceGreatAgain (picking up the mantle...   read

 
 
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This War of Mine
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This War of Mine: The Board Game captures the despair of the video game

Most video games about war focus on the glory of combat, vanquishing an evil foe through prowess and cunning. This is even truer for tabletop games; I can't think of many games about war that aren't about how cool it is to dominate opponent...   read

 
 
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Stardew Valley

Stardew Valley with Pokemon mods is pretty much the best

Stardew Valley shot up the charts on Steam, and into everyone's hearts shortly after its launch in February. Now the developer is working on making a console release happen, and the empire of cuteness will be able to reign worldwide.Bu...   read

 
 
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My god, the new Story of Seasons looks adorable

Story of Seasons: Good Friends of Three Villages is the next Harvest Moon farming simulator that's headed our way, and Marvelous has done a damn good job at making this thing look as cute as possible. The gimmick is that you'll be able...   read

 
 
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Japanese schoolgirl kills
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Yandere Simulator lets you tattle on schoolgirls you don't want to kill

[Header art by Haryudanto] Sure, Yandere Simulator lets you poison Japanese schoolgirls, but what if the faint of heart or the especially wily want to eliminate potential rivals for senpai's attention without murder? Well, you can tattle. ...   read

 
 
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Is it fun to beat protesters and molotov the police in Riot - Civil Unrest?

I've had my eye on Riot - Civil Unreset since it was announced in 2013 via a crowdfunding campaign. I'm a big fan of politics - social and otherwise - and can't think of a single other game that lets players take a somewhat realistic l...   read

 
 
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Kerbal update

Kerbal Space Program has a new interface and runs better

Kerbal Space Program is one of the most daunting video games I've ever taken on, but I am so glad I made an effort to dig in, actually learn a thing or two about real-world orbital mechanics, and gain a new appreciation for how scary-insane...   read

 
 
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Not Firewatch

A non-hipster walking simulator for Cliff Bleszinski

Yesterday, famed game designer Cliff Bleszinski -- famous for creating Jazz Jackrabbit and the Gears of War series -- decided it was finally time to give Firewatch a play. Just 15 minutes in, Cliff quit the game and tweeted, ...   read

 
 
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Stardew Valley

Indie darling Stardew Valley passes one million sales

Last we heard, the feel-good farming sim Stardew Valley had sold some 425,000 copies on Steam. It's been about a month since then, and in that time, the figure has ballooned past a million. "It's actually at 1,007,000 [copies sold] as of no...   read

 
 
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Why yes, I would like to see a wave of sewage wipe out a whole city

This short video by YouTube user flawless128 speaks to my inner psychopathic mayor. I'm not alone, right? After following the rules and making decisions like a decent, compassionate leader, you inevitably reach the point where you've had e...   read

 
 
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Parkitect nails that classic theme park sim vibe

To my ridiculous mind, Parkitect sounds like a parakeet mech action figure, but it's actually a theme park simulation game -- one that was cool enough to make it onto Patrick's big list of indie titles to look for in 2016. It's taking a ba...   read

 
 
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Story of Seasons

The upcoming Story of Seasons game will have Nintendo costumes

Bokujou Monogatari 3tsu no Sato no Taisetsuna Tomodachi, also known as the "next Story of Seasons," will sport a Nintendo-based bonus. According to Famitsu (by way of Perfectly Nintendo), the game will have costumes based on Luigi, Toad, Pe...   read

 
 
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Stardew Valley

Death in Stardew Valley's mines isn't quite so punishing now

Few games have me more excited to dig through patch notes than Stardew Valley. Left to my own devices, free of responsibilities, I'd be playing the hell out of it right now. I left off about a week ago trying to decide if I should get goats...   read

 
 
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RollerCoaster Tycoon

RollerCoaster Tycoon World hits Steam Early Access

RollerCoaster Tycoon World has been a long time coming, and it's still not here yet -- not fully. After multiple delays and even some development studio switching on publisher Atari's end, the game released today on Steam Early Access with ...   read

 
 
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'The Climb' team muses on their journey to have the game hit 90 frames per second

The Climb looks pretty rad, and I'm particularly jazzed up after reading Zack's recent preview from GDC. It sounds even cooler after watching this developer diary straight from the team, where they talk about the challenge of making a game ...   read

 
 
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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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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

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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