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Lightfield is a cyber-futuristic open-ended racer

Racing games don't always have to be about who's the most skilled. Sometimes they can favor the most clever. It doesn't matter how quick your opponent is, you're winning that race if you can consistently nail the Rainbow Road shortcut in&n...   read

 
 
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Narita Boy looks like an '80s-inspired fever dream

Narita Boy drew me in with its aesthetic and, to be frank, that's still the aspect of the game I'm into the most. It looks wild. The further into this trailer you get, the crazier the effects and animations become. I don't really understan...   read

 
 
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Rime will take around eight hours to beat, more if you do everything

Whenever a new puzzle platformer come out, I worry about padding. Having secrets and Easter eggs packed in is fine, but when you're asking me to collect hundreds of trinkets of Donkey Kong 64 proportions to see a good chunk of the game...   read

 
 
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Rogue Legacy developer's next game aims to make you 'rethink what a brawler could be'

If there's a genre of games that doesn't require much thinking, it's brawlers. Those games typically ask that you punch and shoot everything on the screen, and then move forward to do it again. Subtlety and nuance and strategy are not its ...   read

 
 
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Yoku's Island Express looks like pure fun

There are some combinations that just make sense and are easy to see: chocolate and peanut butter, phones and cameras, Sonny and Cher. Then there are those combos that you didn't know you wanted until some brave soul put them together: baco...   read

 
 
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Chroma Squad coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in May

Although Chroma Squad is a game that lets you simulate your own tokusatsu (essentially the "person in rubber suits" genre) show with influences drawn from Japanese shows like Kamen Rider and Super Sentai, Behold Studios ran into a bit of le...   read

 
 
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Where Cards Fall tackles teenage angst

There's a certain sense of longing that comes with being a teenager. Every moment feels larger than your youthful existence; each thought a piece of the puzzle called growing up. Adolescence is the waking limbo of human life, where the tran...   read

 
 
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Review: Circles

One of the defining aspects of old-school games is the ability to teach through gameplay. Since there wasn’t a lot of storage space for text to explain individual moves, games had to organically lead players down the correct path. Thi...   read

 
 
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This Xbox One bundle of 10 indie hits for $20 is a stupidly good deal

Those who are looking to play some overlooked gems and bolster their Xbox One library can easily do so in one fell swoop. Publisher Curve Digital has a sale on indie games that is among the best you're going to find on consoles. Called the...   read

 
 
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Puzzle adventure The Gardens Between looks dreamy

The Gardens Between, an upcoming Windows and Mac game from The Voxel Agents, makes a strong first impression. The puzzles themselves manifest as little diorama-like dream worlds, and the self-described "bittersweet story of friendship" tra...   read

 
 


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Some glorious modder added a 'jerk off' schedule to Stardew Valley

Stardew Valley is renown for its attention to detail. Little quirks in characters are represented in their daily schedules from when they work to when they sleep, but it wasn't 100% realistic. As most romantic comedies like to joke about, a...   read

 
 
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Ultimate Chicken Horse is bound for Switch, PS4, and Xbox One

Clever Endeavour Games' party platformer Ultimate Chicken Horse is coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and also Nintendo Switch (still getting used to typing that! Feels good!) in Q3 2017. The game is hinged on a fun-sounding concept. Playe...   read

 
 
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Admire the world killing itself in DEFCON VR

Spectating a multi-player match can be a lot of fun. Sometimes you pick up on new skills and other times you just need to take a break and watch others crack under pressure. It can fulfill multiple needs, but it does lack something. I guess...   read

 
 
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Spooky Adventures in Babysitting with 2Dark

Two things I'm very weary of in life: kids and developers mostly remembered for big hits from 25+ years ago. Look, if you've ever played Amy, you'll understand where I'm coming from. Even so, someone thought I was the ideal person to play 2...   read

 
 
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Build big guns and dodge bullets in Mothergunship

Mothergunship looks like the digital equivalent of a heart attack. The upcoming first-person shooter from Terrible Posture Games is fast, furious, and full of explosions.    read

 
 
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Raw Fury wants to help indie developers with Steam Direct

With the announcement that Steam Greenlight will soon be replaced by a new system called Steam Direct, many independent game developers were upset by the news that trying to get your game on Steam will require an up-front payment. The ...   read

 
 
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VA-11 HALL-A gets a free Prologue Redux update

VA-11 HALL-A has been a pretty big hit for developer Sukeban Games. The game may not be known around the world, but it has garnered a dedicated fan following on Steam. That isn't too shabby for a relatively low-key visual novel about bar te...   read

 
 
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The SoulKeeper VR has a lot of potential in a relatively untapped space

VR didn't catch on as much as some hardware manufacturers and developers would have liked. The kits are just so pricey, and so niche, considering that they need high-end PCs to run. But another barrier to entry is the current game selection...   read

 
 
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Dear Esther's Landmark Edition releasing on PC tomorrow, free upgrade for previous owners

Dear Esther may not be that great of a game, but it did launch a fascination with an entire sub-genre. Dubbed the "Walking Simulator," these games weave a dramatic tale all while providing audiovisual feedback in lieu of traditional gamepla...   read

 
 
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Insect adventure Hollow Knight releasing next week

Team Cherry's Hollow Knight has come up a few times on Destuctoid these past couple years, and now we're in the home stretch. The 2D action-adventure game for PC and Mac is out on February 24, 2017. The launch trailer is a great refresher....   read

 
 
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Rocket League is getting some Hot Wheels DLC

We already reported on the Rocket League themed Hot Wheels cars, but it looks like that product merger will be going in reverse, as well. Coming on February 21, you'll be able to buy Hot Wheels themed cars for use in Rocket League. The 'Twi...   read

 
 
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This week's Humble Freedom Bundle is overwhelmingly good

Humble Bundle has partnered with numerous game developers and authors to put on a week-long "Freedom" bundle to support the ACLU, Doctors Without Borders, and the International Rescue Committee in light of President Trump's immigration orde...   read

 
 
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Yeah, I'd take a first person Castlevania dungeon crawler

Turning classic games on their head can be a lot of fun. Genre flipping is always a risk, but if it pans out, it can create a whole new fanbase. The creator of the Evan Yeti webcomic wants to do just that, tweeting out a work in progress sc...   read

 
 
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Human: Fall Flat hilariously bumbles its way onto PS4 and Xbox One

Human: Fall Flat is one of those games that has an incredibly on-the-nose title. It's a ragdoll puzzler, the kind of thing where your "human" will fall flat over and over again. Chances are that it's only through partial fault of your...   read

 
 
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Review: Dungeon Souls

I have conquered the first level of Dungeon Souls. Its boulders and explosion-traps were ineffectual; its skeletons and bats (who are also skeletons!) have been reduced to glaringly bright coins and shards of bone. I have activated the last...   read

 
 



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