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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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GameMaker Studio featured in latest Humble Bundle

Are you interested in getting into game development? Would you like to try out GameMaker Studio, but don't have the requisite amount of money to tinker with the software? Humble Bundle has the deal for you, then. In addition to getting the ...   read

 
 
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In case you missed it, Gurumin is coming to 3DS as Gurumin 3D: A Monstrous Adventure

Gurumin was one of the best games I played last year. Owing itself to a number of classic PS1 era titles like Brave Fencer Musashi, it was a joy from top to bottom. It helps that it was released all the way back in 2007 on PSP internat...   read

 
 
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Battle Chef Brigade: two tastes tasting great together

Sometimes we joke about genre blending, as if some games are designed by shuffling a deck of cards with mechanics written on them and then choosing two at random. At first glance, Battle Chef Brigade looks like it could have been a result o...   read

 
 
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Hitting the streets with Beat Cop's preview build

I used to work in a police station, two to be precise. Nothing special, just simple administrative stuff, but working for the law opened my eyes to one major revelation: police work is boring. Still, that hasn’t stopped me from loving...   read

 
 
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Nintendo takes down No Mario's Sky, developer re-uploads it as DMCA's Sky

At this point, it should just be expected that fan-made games using Nintendo's IP will inevitably be hit with a DMCA takedown claim. In the past month alone, the company has taken down Another Metroid 2 Remake, Pokémon Uranium Versio...   read

 
 
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Tokyo 42 just keeps looking better and better

Tokyo 42, a sexy looking game inspired by classics like Syndicate and the original Grand Theft Auto, still doesn't have a release date for 2017, but at least we now know which platforms it'll appear on. Developer SMAC Games and pu...   read

 
 
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I annoyed robots until they went insane in The Fall Part 2

I'll be honest, I didn't expect to ever hear news of The Fall Part 2: Unbound, let alone play a demo on the PAX West show floor. Not just because the first installment ended on a perfect thematic conclusion, although I could understand...   read

 
 
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We Are Chicago has a lot of potential and not much else

I respect We Are Chicago. It's a game that applies the Telltale choice-based model to low-income families living on the South Side of Chicago. The script was penned by a high school guidance counselor who spent his life in neighborhoods jus...   read

 
 
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Strafe is exactly how you remember the year 1996

I recently swung (swang?) by the Devolver Digital booth at PAX West 2016 to take a good hard look at STRAFE, a hardcore-old-school-ultra-stylized-FPS-roguelike-simulated-gorefest. I've been side-eying STRAFE since its ridiculous Kickstarter...   read

 
 
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After over a year, Chroma Squad is coming to consoles and mobile devices in 2017

It's hard to believe Chroma Squad launched in April of 2015 on PC, and we're just now getting a release window on other platforms. Bandai Namco has announced that they will publish the game on PS4, Xbox One, Vita, iOS, and Android in "early...   read

 
 
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Children of Morta has all the ingredients to be the next great roguelike

The term "roguelike" has been bastardized a bit and can cause some confusion at times, but I think most people can think of a few traits that always persist. Permadeath, randomized level design and possibly powerups, and tough difficulty ar...   read

 
 
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PC Port Report: N++

N++ has finally made its way back to the platform the original game launched on. I can’t even remember the first time I played N, but I know it was a staple of my highschool years. I used to goof off instead of doing homework by punis...   read

 
 
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Hand of Fate 2 mixes the very best of Gwent and D&D

Hand of Fate 2 is many things. It's a deck-building game. It's a brawler with Arkham-like combat. It's Dungeons and Dragons. It's all of these things simultaneously, taking the best parts of each, creating something that manages t...   read

 
 
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I rode the Sometimes Always Monsters bus and learned about predestination

As Justin and I walked to the In-N-Out Burger after a long day of sitting on a bus two blocks away from my apartment, we were riffing on the idea of a sentient universe; specifically, the fact that we finally saw the famous In-N-Out arrow j...   read

 
 
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(Update) Nintendo issues takedown notices for over 500 fan games

[Update: Game Jolt has an ad revenue sharing scheme for developers, meaning that games distributed via this service are essentially monetised. This may help explain Nintendo's rationale for the takedowns] Not to be contented with ...   read

 
 
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The American Dream is a game where guns are used for everything

Screencheat studio Samurai Punk is sticking to its guns for its next project, The American Dream, a virtual-reality game in which "Players travel through a vast complex constructed by a group of respected gun manufacturers aiming to show t...   read

 
 
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TumbleSeed is a different kind of roguelike

What exactly is a "rolly roguelike?" The second you see TumbleSeed in motion, you'll understand. It's a game about a seed dodging holes and other dangers while rolling ever-upward to the top of a mountain. Ahead of a showing this weekend a...   read

 
 
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Enter the Gungeon's free 'Supply Drop' update should bring me back in

I got burned out by the progression loop of Enter the Gungeon, but when I was into it, I was into it. I'm hoping to return someday soon. There's a free update planned for this fall (first on PC, then PlayStation 4 "soon after") that seems l...   read

 
 
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New Brawlout footage shows off pro level gameplay

I was able to play Brawlout at Super Smash Con, and really took to it. Sure it was an early build with some tweaks to iron out mechanically, but already in its alpha state it's impressive. Developer Angry Mob Games has decided to share some...   read

 
 
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Hands-on with Armello's Usurpers Hero Pack

My initial reaction when I first fired up Armello, a digital board game produced by Melbourne-based indie studio League of Geeks, was that of wonder. Despite not being visually intensive from a technical standpoint, the art style, presentat...   read

 
 
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Review: The Final Station

The Final Station is a deceptive little game, for all the right reasons. If you're expecting a rogue-like or a fast paced shooter, you'll probably be disappointed by its rigid linearity and survivalist mentality. But fret not, because if yo...   read

 
 
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