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Paradigm is the surrealist point-and-click adventure that I didn't know I needed

I’m going to start this preview by opening up a little; I’m going to admit that I have no nostalgic memories of point-and-click adventure gaming, nor is it a genre that I’m well-acquainted with. I grew up playing console t...   read

 
 
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Review: Exile's End

There was once a time when 2D games were the tentpole releases that companies pumped out to make the big bucks. Those days are long gone, but the sidescrollers live on and are a staple in today's landscape thanks to indie developers. The in...   read

 
 
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Nidhogg II dashes right to PS4 next year

The original Nidhogg found indie success on PC in 2014, and that success led to it being ported to Sony platforms. Developer Messhof doesn't have to prove itself the second time 'round. Nidhogg II is coming to PlayStation 4 right...   read

 
 
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Deal: The Never Alone collection plus seven more Steam games for only $3.49

Bundle Stars released a decent Steam key bundle package this week, featuring eight indie titles and a 10% off voucher for your next purchase. Buying all eight games at their full prices on Steam would add up to $132.92, but they're packaged...   read

 
 
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Mods and possibly more ports are next for Darkest Dungeon

Red Hook Games has passed the one-million-copies-sold milestone for its spirit-crushing RPG Darkest Dungeon. I never would've predicted it would reach that level of success early on, but once it got going and hit its stride in Steam Early A...   read

 
 
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Bastion's coming to Xbox One, but it's more than just backward compatibility

Games from the Xbox 360 library making their way to Xbox One isn't anything new at this point. Microsoft announced a backward compatibility program between the two platforms at E3 2015, and hundreds of titles have taken advantage of it sinc...   read

 
 
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Owlboy released today and you probably want in on that

"Revered. Exalted. Wise. These are the traits of your fellow owls." That's how the launch trailer for Owlboy begins. It's especially cutting because Otus, the titular owlboy, is considered none of these by his peers. He's a dunce, a m...   read

 
 
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Journey developer shares teaser image for its next game

Many Americans most closely associate the month of November with Thanksgiving -- that holiday where you give thanks. Journey developer thatgamecompany seemingly finds this month an ample opportunity to focus on the "giving" part instea...   read

 
 
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Review: Small Radios Big Televisions

I can't help but think that living in a world where entertainment is readily available without the tether of actual physical media has made analog devices retroactively desirable once again. There's something powerful about the physicality ...   read

 
 
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Abstract platformer Bound looks astonishing in VR

This weekend marked my first time going through Bound, a surreal dancing-centric platformer from Plastic and Sony, and what a trip it was. I had only ever seen screenshots and a couple of early trailers, so it was surprising to find out wha...   read

 
 
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Always wanted to tidy up murder scenes? Try Serial Cleaner

Though Agony may have won our Poznan Game Arena Best of Show Award, there's another game that Brett and I couldn't stop talking about all weekend: Serial Cleaner. It's no secret that playing most games, regardless of genre, is somewhat...   read

 
 
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Review: Halloween Forever

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Poznan Game Arena was an oasis of indie games

A few months ago, the Polish Cultural Institute in New York offered Destructoid the opportunity to travel to Poland for a convention called Poznan Game Arena. It's kind of an unusual proposition in a way. We're used to going to the same pla...   read

 
 
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Review: Earth's Dawn

Take a pinch of Odin Sphere's art and gameplay, toss in some Monster Hunter loot-grinding, and repetition, and add a smidgen of Gears of War for flavor. Let simmer and serve both digitally and in retail to the select few who didn't just buy...   read

 
 
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Review: Owlboy

Welp, it was worth the (eight-year) wait!   read

 
 
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Destructoid's best of Poznan Game Arena is...

Poznan Game Arena reminds me something of the first PlayStation Experience. Maybe that's mostly because of the season. The video game convention circuit squarely falls between March and August, the time of the year when publishers look to d...   read

 
 
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The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth is coming 'very soon' to iOS

I have an utter infatuation with The Binding of Isaac. While I typically don't enjoy procedural-generation games, the core mechanics in Isaac lend itself to an infinite amount of playthroughs by employing luck and pure skill on the part of ...   read

 
 
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Lost Soul Aside still an impressive one-man effort, will be a timed PS4 exclusive

Bing Yang must have had a pretty surreal feeling wash over him when he unleashed his one-man project Lost Soul Aside into the world. As an Unreal Engine action game that looks like a true Devil May Cry or Otogi successor, his trailer blew u...   read

 
 
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November's Games with Gold month has awesome Xbox 360 titles

Microsoft has been killing it in terms of game selection for its Games with Gold service. Last month may have been a bit of a drag, but November has two stellar Xbox 360 titles on offer. Subscribers to Live Gold will be getting The Secret o...   read

 
 
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Fan-made Sonic Utopia might be the best 3D Sonic game ever

For all the efforts Sonic Team has made, it's never quite nailed the 3D Sonic formula. Fans have fond memories of Sonic Adventure, but anything even resembling the Dreamcast classics hasn't been made since 2003 (Sonic Heroes). Maybe Generat...   read

 
 
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Rage Disco is about a cyborg archaeologist, an ancient party, and a missing jacket

Stop me if you've heard this one before: An Indiana Jones-like cyborg discovers an eternal nightclub party and gobbles up copious amounts of liquor and pills on his way to finding his missing jacket. Oh, wait. No. No, you probably actually...   read

 
 
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Agony might be the goriest puzzle game ever

One of the booths at Poznan Game Arena caught our eye quicker than most. It's a relatively unassuming space -- most of the booths in the indie area are -- with a banner or two with some artwork. But, it's the name in plain black and white ...   read

 
 
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Subtlety be damned, Badass Hero is what I want from an action-platformer

I was well-aware that nuance wouldn't be this game's strong suit when I booked an appointment with Awesome Game Studio to see Badass Hero. It takes a certain kind of wildly confident team to settle on names that are so incredibly blunt. Poi...   read

 
 
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Die for Valhalla is Castle Crashers by way of Valykrie Profile

At the Poznan Game Arena, Brett and I had a chance to play Monster Couch's Die for Valhalla, a four-player couch co-op game that immediately reminded us of Castle Crashers. After a twenty minute play session, we saw that there was more dept...   read

 
 
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Oh god, I cannibalized a poor space scientist in Symmetry

Symmetry has a great aesthetic about it. It doesn't really do the game justice, actually. The warm pastel hues and hand-drawn art are inviting, when the in-game conditions are anything but. There's a dire story at the heart of Symmetr...   read

 
 
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