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Rocket League channels BioShock for its next update

Let me pitch you something: Cars playing soccer, but under the sea. Sounds pretty okay, right? That's what Rocket League has in store for its next update. Psyonix leans hard into the BioShock aesthetic for its AquaDome map. That ...   read

 
 
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Review: The Bunker

Growing up in the '80s, nothing scared me more than a nuclear holocaust. When the TV wasn’t creating distractions with a giant talking rat or Saturday morning cartoons, it was reminding us of our mutually assured destruction with Thre...   read

 
 
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Firewatch delayed on Xbox One in Australia due to issues with classification

While Firewatch has recently been released on Xbox One, it looks like Australian users of Microsoft's console platform will have to wait a little longer before being able to play it. Campo Santo, the studio behind the game, have confir...   read

 
 
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Charge into Oriental Empires for 38% off

If you dare the pull the trigger on an Early Access game, at least do it on the cheap. The 4X strategy title Oriental Empires is doing well in the review department (so far all positive) on "launch day." The game is also one of the top sell...   read

 
 
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Jazzpunk is better the second time around

It feels like forever ago when I first encountered Jazzpunk on the PC, and that passage of time made my recent playthrough on PS4 all the sweeter. Yes, the irreverent adventure game is back, and it has jokes. So many, in fact, that many fel...   read

 
 
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Devil Daggers highlights a pretty awesome new Humble Bundle

Devil Daggers is an awesome horde-mode style game that not many people have heard of. Utilizing an aesthetic similar to Quake, the game basically tasks you with staying alive for 10 minutes to achieve a high score. Most people don't last mo...   read

 
 
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Arcade-inspired roguelike TumbleSeed plays as well as it looks

TumbleSeed is an audio-visual treat. I knew that much before giving it a spin. What I didn't expect was how much strategy comes into play in this arcade-inspired permadeath romp about a fragile seed on a journey up a mountain. Fast reflexe...   read

 
 
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Have you ever wanted to kickstart a game that was already out?

Usually shady developers don't make it easy to figure out who they are. Some will create fake accounts to bolster "review" scores and others will upload their games with entirely different studio names. I've yet to hear of a developer put a...   read

 
 
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Review: Dear Esther

As I finished Dear Esther, I felt nothing. There was no sense of revelation or tinge of intrigue. I wasn't sad nor happy nor content. I felt no emotion at all. I wasn't moved in the least, which is ironic given all that walking. This is pro...   read

 
 
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Death Squared keeps puzzle teams on their toes

Most modern puzzle games feature one unique mechanic, introducing it plainly at first but building on it over time. Braid had its time manipulation. Portal had its... portals. Death Squared is a little bit different. If there's one idea tyi...   read

 
 
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Aragami looks rad and Tenchu as hell, out on October 4

I know now to get my hopes up with modern stealth games. A lot of them tend to either screw up the stealth part or don't build a compelling enough world, but Aragami seems to have that latter part covered just looking at it. I mean...l...   read

 
 
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Axiom Verge developer talks about Xbox One port challenges

Tom Happ, the creator of Metroid-like Axiom Verge posted on his blog today that the game had passed certification and will release on the Xbox One on September 30. In the blog post, Happ notes that there's a certain degree of iro...   read

 
 
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The Witness is a very different game when the curiosity is gone

I am something of a Witness scholar. Back in January, I spent weeks pushing myself to my brain's limit in order to learn all of the island's secrets by the time the review embargo lifted. I'm proud to say I accomplished that (and with no gu...   read

 
 
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Review: Event[0]

The mad A.I. is a classic sci-fi trope. WOPR, poised to start a nuclear war because it doesn’t understand the difference between what's real and what’s just a game. H.A.R.D.A.C. replacing the citizens of Gotham and cloning Batma...   read

 
 
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New Edmund McMillen game gets a name

Edmund McMillen's (the man behind Super Meat Boy and The Binding of Issac) new game has finally been given a name. While many expected Time Fcuk 2, it turns out we were all wrong. Tyler Glaiel, one of the programmers of this new game, tweet...   read

 
 
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Farming Simulator 2017 does the impossible and brings mods to PS4

Bethesda disappointed the world last week with its announcement that the PS4 versions of Skyrim and Fallout 4 would not contain mod support. Not only did this give their Xbox One counterparts an edge in terms of competition, but it went bac...   read

 
 
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Review: Tahira: Echoes of the Astral Empire

Two of my favorite games of all time are strategy games: Final Fantasy Tactics and Shining Force II. I have such fond memories of these titles, and others like them, from when I was growing up. I'm always chomping at the bit to sink my...   read

 
 
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Dusk is trying really hard to melt your face off

I'm always really disappointed when folks cite Drew Goddard's Cabin in the Woods as an influence. For me, the best part of that movie was its meta-narrative; it played with structure and convention of a specific genre to ultimately tel...   read

 
 
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Bleed 2 is the best Newgrounds game you never played

For a lot of youngsters (including myself!), Flash-based game sites like Newgrounds or Miniclip were a gateway to the world of video games. These sites were easily accessible from library/Boys & Girls Club desktops or your parents' work...   read

 
 
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I am not as good at typing as I thought I was

I fancy myself a decent typer-person. I have to do it all day for my job, and even though hunting and pecking would probably technically cut it, I'd die of embarrassment from being silently judged in press rooms. I'm just good enough t...   read

 
 
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Klei's Hot Lava is directly inspired by Counter-Strike

I can't say I expected to turn up at my PAX West appointment for Hot Lava and chat with Klei Entertainment about Counter-Strike mods, but the conversation kept returning to that point. While most of us viewed the upcoming game as a cool, so...   read

 
 
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Longing for more Castlevania? Chasm could be our best bet

In recent months, I've lost track of Chasm. I was on-board with the action-platform game when it was first coming through Kickstarter but, wow, that was actually back in 2013. Making games, even simple ones, takes lots of time. Making metro...   read

 
 
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Mages of Mystralia's spellcrafting is like programming magic

Typically, games at PAX fall into one of three categories: some aren't special enough to warrant more than a mention, some take a standard mechanic and execute it exceptionally well, and some invent a new way to think about or interact with...   read

 
 
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Review: Strike Vector EX

Strike Vector was always a game I meant to check out on the PC. I heard good things about it when it was released back in 2014, and I’ve always had a soft spot for aerial shooters. But somehow I never quite got around to pulling the t...   read

 
 
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Nintendo axed yet another Samus appearance this year

It's the 30th anniversary of the Metroid franchise! ::crickets:: Hey Nintendo did you hear what I said, it's the...Nintendo isn't listening. It didn't listen to Tom Happ either, creator of Metroid-tinted Axiom Verge, which just hit Wii...   read

 
 
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I wish some of you lived closer to Id love to have some of you guys over to drink beers and play games tomorrow Its going to be another long weekend

 
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Catboy Thursday

 
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Well, Everything that could go well for me after my risky decision is going I dont know what to This doesnt usually happen for

 
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So at work yesterday my pal left on the tap we pour syrup out of and it ended up spilling on a huge portion of the floor in the back I spent about an hour mopping but there mightve been a layer there Im scared to go to work for

 
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Accurate summary of what happened in the final mission of the SRW Z stream I just did with Zab in the Turns out you also get level ups and new attacks for doing it as well!

 
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Steam, why the hell do I have to log back in using a random code from your shitty authenticator after a brief power flicker? More to the point, why the fuck are you forcing that worthless crap on your users that wish to be competitive in the market?

 
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