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Blasphemous is another action-platformer to watch

Having seen a few early gifs here and there, I've been waiting for a good opportunity to talk about Blasphemous. The now-live Kickstarter campaign will do just fine in that respect. This is a brutal-looking 2D action-platformer from The Ga...   read

 
 
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June's Games with Gold Xbox line-up is another shrugtastic selection

Look, I'm going to be honest with you guys. I hate Assassin's Creed III. I understand some people feel it is a great game and it does have a very interesting setting, but it was easily one of the worst titles of 2012. I didn't even play it ...   read

 
 
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Rime follows Minecraft as latest Switch game that runs at 720p on both tablet and TV

Rime will launch this week on PC, PS4, and Xbox One after quite a bit of strife on Tequila Works' part. But it's also slated for Switch, eventually, and when it does hit that platform it'll be locked at 720p all around. Speaking to Game Rea...   read

 
 
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(Update) Valve has hired some of the developers behind Kerbal Space Program

[Update: Daniele Peloggio, Community Manager at Squad, has provided Destructoid with the following statement: "We have had several people working on our team over the years, it is common among development studios for team members to co...   read

 
 
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The Walking Dead: A New Frontier wraps up next Tuesday

Anyone who purchased the third seasons of Telltale's Walking Dead series and has been anxiously waiting for the finale (or playing them as they come out, I guess) can now rest easy. The final episode of A New Frontier, titled From the Gallo...   read

 
 
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PSA: Alan Wake is still available on the Humble Store

The last we heard from Alan Wake was that developer Remedy had to pull the game from sale due to some music licensing issues. May 15 was supposed to be the last day you were able to grab the title from Steam, Humble, GOG and wherever else d...   read

 
 
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Thumper on Switch wore me out

[Header Screenshot via Chillybilly's Twitter] When Rez first came out in 2002, I learned a new word from its marketing campaign: Synesthesia. Basically, it means that one of your senses is being triggered by something it normally wouldn't, ...   read

 
 


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Review: Old Man's Journey

I wasn’t quite sure what I was getting myself into when I signed up to review Old Man’s Journey. The name made me think I’d be playing something about a man dying and coming to terms with his life or that I’d be livi...   read

 
 
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PSA: Chroma Squad is out on PS4 and Xbox One

It's time for us to pose in front of a colorful explosion, as Chroma Squad makes its debut on the PS4 and Xbox One. While there were some casualties with the game's Vita version, this won't stop Behold Studios' tokusatsu (live-action s...   read

 
 
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Meet the mind behind gaming's weirdest playlist

It's easy to take video games for granted. There's just so many of them. By May 2017 alone, over 50 games have had physical releases, in addition to the thousands of titles launched digitally on platforms like Steam. A staggering amoun...   read

 
 
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Shadow Warrior 2 is now available on consoles

The sequel to the Shadow Warrior reboot by Flying Wild Hog is now available digitally on PS4 and Xbox One for $34.99. For a limited time, you'll also receive a copy of the first game when you purchase it from digital storefronts. No console...   read

 
 
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Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles looks like it's shaping up to be an enjoyably adorable romp

Earlier this week, I got a chance to sit down with two representatives from a local independent games studio by the name of Prideful Sloth to have an opportunity to check out their upcoming open-world adventure game for the PS4 and PC --&nb...   read

 
 
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Impact Winter had better get its shit together before releasing

Impact Winter releases on May 22. It is currently May 18. The game is, at times, unplayable right now. This is bad.   read

 
 
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Review: Mages of Mystralia

Magic is often taken for granted in games. It's just a skill you learn, to be called upon by a button press or a menu option later. Earn a new spell, equip it, then use it immediately for its effects without really thinking about how it was...   read

 
 
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Hollow Knight now has a second team to help speed up the Switch port

I really like the idea of playing a metroidvania game like Hollow Knight on Nintendo Switch, even if there's a significant wait involved. Some good news on that front: Team Cherry has "taken a big step to speed things up" by working with an...   read

 
 
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Another procedurally generated roguelike is heading to the Switch soon

According to developer Raw Fury Games, GoNNER is set for a June 1 release date in the UK on the Switch (and likely the US, but you can "import" it via the eShop anyway). As a roguelike platformer it'll feel right at home on the system, whic...   read

 
 
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Danger Zone looks like a nice fix for the lack of Burnout

It’s been a long time since a Burnout game last released. While Burnout Crash was technically the swan song for the series, most fans consider Paradise to be the final “true” entry from developer Criterion Games (or, if yo...   read

 
 
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Devolver Digital is doing an E3 press conference

There are plenty of press conferences at E3 as it is, but if we've got to make room for another company, it might as well be Devolver Digital. Details are sparse, but it's happening. 2017 is the year. Devolver tends to bring cool, oftentim...   read

 
 
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A Hat in Time is set for a fall 2017 release

Shame on me for hibernating on A Hat in Time these past few years, because it's looking fantastic -- not just as a 3D platformer inspired by the greats, but as one that seems to be doing its own thing. Along with today's trailer, which sho...   read

 
 
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Latest Humble Indie Bundle packs in Owlboy, Kentucky Route Zero

It's hard to believe we're on the Humble Indie Bundle 18, but never mind that alarming realization about how quickly time moves -- there are good games to play at silly-good prices. Pay $1 or more: Dungeon-crawling FPS Ziggurat Co-op high-...   read

 
 
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Review: Seasons After Fall

Seasons After Fall is the epitome of "eye-catching." With an art style to die for, an enviable color palette, and a gentle musical score, Seasons does its best to draw you into its world. What it can't seem to do, however, is keep you there...   read

 
 
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The Switch is getting another party game in Use Your Words

Party game Use Your Words arrived recently on PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Wii U, but now you can add "Switch" to the equation as per a new trailer. No timeline was given, but it's a refreshing change of pace to see anything arrive on Ninten...   read

 
 
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PC Port Report: Charlie Murder

I don’t remember much about Charlie Murder from its original 2013 release. It was such a late Xbox 360 title that a lot of people overlooked it in favor of the looming Xbox One and PS4 launches. To make matters worse, Microsoft seemed...   read

 
 
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Review: Spark the Electric Jester

When Sega don't, indies does. Or something like that. First, we got the furrylicious Freedom Planet, which is sold well enough to warrant a sequel, and now we have Spark the Electric Jester that combines the best pa...   read

 
 
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Eagle Island has one of the best demos I've ever played

I've been following Eagle Island for a while after seeing some awesome looking GIFs of it on Twitter. It's a procedurally generated Metroidvania and/or roguelike about a boy and his pet owl that he has trained to attack at his will.&nb...   read

 
 


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