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Sundered was definitely a game I played at PAX East

Before my time with Sundered, I knew little to nothing about the company, Thunder Lotus Games, or its newest title. It had previously released Jotun on Steam and this new game is looking to tackle the well-worn metroidvania style of action ...   read

 
 
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Review: Ghost Blade HD

What's going on, I can't hold all these shmups! With the rise of digital distribution, more and more developers are able to get their previously super niche bodies of work into the hands of more folks, which subsequently results in more shm...   read

 
 
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Thumper will take Xbox One players on a trip this spring

Drool's rhythmic space-beetle adventure Thumper is coming to Xbox One this spring. Play it yet? You should, some day, if you're partial to on-rails rhythm games. Here's a quick thought from my eight-out-of-ten review for the PlayStation 4 ...   read

 
 
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The Wild Eight has a long journey ahead in Early Access

The Wild Eight sounds great on paper: an eight-player co-op survival game with narrative-based progression, set against a bleak yet entirely natural landscape. Even in a fairly oversaturated market, it has the potential to set itself apart ...   read

 
 
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Harmonix details Rock Band VR's story mode, unveils more tracks

With Rock Band VR fast approaching, it looks like Harmonix is keen to detail exactly what you'll be doing when the novelty of VR runs out. In addition to the classic style of slamming keys in sync with a scrolling fretboard, you'll also hav...   read

 
 
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World to the West gets a release date, new trailer

Developer Rain Games has announced that World to the West (a title I previewed just last week) will be releasing on May 5 for PC, PS4, Xbox One and Wii U for $19.99. With that news comes a new trailer and some information on different langu...   read

 
 
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Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles is heading to PS4 and PC mid-July

Ever since it was first revealed back in the November of last year, I've found myself following the upcoming open-world adventure game Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles by Prideful Sloth -- an indie studio from Brisbane, Australia -- qui...   read

 
 
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Flinthook brings back the grappling hook this April

Lotta release dates to keep track of today, but I don't mind one bit -- not when the game in question is Flinthook, an action-platformer that gives your space pirate a grappling hook and says "Have fun!" This is the latest project from Tri...   read

 
 
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Rime hits PC, PS4, and Xbox One in May, with Switch to follow

Following its re-reveal back in January, Rime is now slated for a May 26, 2017 release. You'll be able to puzzle-adventure your way through the Tequila Works game on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One to start. But, there's something to note: ...   read

 
 
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Rain World is ready for a March 28 release on PC and PS4

You know we're getting close to Rain World's launch when Videocult is trading in gifs for a trailer. Sure enough, the ecosystem-survival platformer is headed to PC and PlayStation 4 on March 28. We'll soon be sneaking and leaping for dear ...   read

 
 
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Kingsway is a neat-looking RPG in an operating system

Andrew Morrish's Kingsway looks like a good time. It's a fantasy role-playing game set within a familiar but probably-legally-distinct-enough faux operating system, and this trailer nails that vibe. Things like your health and mana status,...   read

 
 
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Review: Diluvion

It's amazing how bright the ocean can be, and yet still be so accursedly dark. My searchlights barely cut through the murk, and the shadows of ancient hulks say I have no place down here. My sonar pings off of an even bigger wreck, a tiny g...   read

 
 
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Review: Legend of the Skyfish

For 30 years now, The Legend of Zelda has served as the preeminent franchise in video gaming. It’s been the bell cow for other creators as the industry has grown and today serves as the inspiration to any number of indie developers wh...   read

 
 
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Try to wrap your head around The Sexy Brutale's temporal metroidvania approach

I don't understand The Sexy Brutale. I played for an hour while chitchatting with design director Charles Griffiths. After that hour, I felt like I was almost there, like everything had almost clicked. But then the demo ended and I was left...   read

 
 
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Review: Voez

Voez is one of those games that came out of nowhere for me. Within a 24-hour period I went from not knowing it exists, to finding out it was a Switch launch game in Europe and Japan, to realizing that it actually came out last year on mobil...   read

 
 
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Metroidvania-like Dandara is right at home on the Switch

The impetus behind Dandara was to create a mobile metroidvania that didn't use a virtual keyboard. Thus, a character that doesn't run around, but instead aims jumps, ping-ponging between platforms. And as it turns out, that method of getti...   read

 
 
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'SteamWorld Quest' was just a red herring

Last year, word got out that Image & Form was working on something called SteamWorld Quest. It was a curious name that got fans imagining the possibilities, and that was the whole idea, it turns out. As discussed in this video with CEO...   read

 
 
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Review: Loot Rascals

Loot Rascals first caught my eye at Pax South. I had heard nothing of it beforehand, yet its art drew me to its booth. The few minutes I spent diving into its charming world left me wanting more, so naturally I jumped at the chance to revie...   read

 
 
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World to the West looks to be a journey worth taking

Rain Games gave us an exclusive demo for its upcoming action-adventure title World to the West. Set within the same world as its previous game, Teslagrad, it looks to tackle a different classic style of gameplay similar to how its predecess...   read

 
 
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Fast RMX will have nearly 50 music tracks and still be under a gig

Wipeout HD was amazingly well-optimized, able to run at 1080p and 60fps on the PlayStation 3. Excluding the Fury DLC, it was only one gigabyte. Shin'en has been similarly impressive, by optimizing Fast RMX to run at...   read

 
 
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Surviving Tokyo 42's beautiful bullet hell

As I climbed stairs to the top of a blinding white pyramid with The Simpsons' elevator to nowhere on my mind I finally reached a narrow lookout point and triggered my mission: kill three targets from on high. All three congregated beneath t...   read

 
 
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Agony continues to look messed up

Yeesh, this is unpleasant. But as a horror game set in hell, well, that's the whole point! In this latest showing for Agony, Madmind Studio focuses on the demon side of things, with a narrated trailer and a few minutes of unedited footage,...   read

 
 
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GaCuCon: Feed your desire to murder pigeons with Flappin Nutz

There's a soft spot in my heart for SHMUPS, right next to the hardened part where I want all birds to be deep-fried in canola. Though still very much a work in progress, I enjoyed a few ridiculous rounds of Flappin Nutz: A game a...   read

 
 
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Advance Wars fans need to keep an eye on WarGroove

This morning was full of announcements about independent games that will support the Nintendo Switch, and while there's a lot of good stuff to dig through both old and new alike, one game in particular has my attention. It's WarGroove, a t...   read

 
 
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Nintendo is already smashing its Wii U indie initiative out of the gate with the Switch

Nintendo is making up for lost time with all of the work they've been doing to woo indie developers on their platform. While the Wii U was a decent step up from the pitiful WiiWare platform, they really didn't come around to the idea of agg...   read

 
 



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Little Inferno (Switch)"Don't put it out, Let the [email protected] burn!"

 

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