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Switch port being considered for Republique

Republique was a nice little indie stealth romp, created by several of the folks who worked on the Metal Gear Solid franchise. It had its share of highs and lows (an especially low point was its insane wait between episodes), but if yo...   read

 
 
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Review: Bastion (Xbox One)

Supergiant Games’ breakout title Bastion gained critical acclaim in 2011 for its compelling storytelling mechanics and beautiful art, setting the bar high for indie downloadable titles of the day. A little over 5 years later, it com...   read

 
 
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Crytek just got a lot smaller, closes multiple studios

Crytek has been in a bit of trouble as of late. For the last six months, employees of the company have not been receiving wages on a regular basis. You can find multiple sources online corroborating that statement, but what was the reason? ...   read

 
 
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Thumper is now compatible with Vive and Oculus Rift

One of the early highlights of the PlayStation VR lineup has come to HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. As of today, Drool's unrelenting space-beetle rhythm game Thumper is now (optionally) playable on the three major virtual reality headsets. Which...   read

 
 
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Hot and Steamy: A grimdark reimagining of the teenage pregnancy film Juno called Juno's Darkest Hour

Dear Brian number two, It's me, THE GARBAGE MAN, and I'm here to wade through the dumping grounds known as Steam's new release lists to find you the games that float atop all of the other water trash releasing on the storefront. As a self-p...   read

 
 
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Yogscast and Humble Bundle team up for an awesome cause

Yogscast is fairly popular, even if I couldn't name a single thing they've done. For a few years now, they've been hosting a "Jingle Jam" event to raise money for charities during the holiday season. It was only natural that Humble Bundle w...   read

 
 
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River City Ransom: Underground live action film has a heck of an Abobo

After a bout of silence, River City Ransom: Underground is making a lot of noise lately, with character profile videos for new fighters dropping about once a week for the past month. The two most recent profiles, for Rudy and Wes, both hin...   read

 
 
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Indie RPG Rakuen is nearing release

Laura Shigihara is a composer, singer, and pianist, a triple threat best known for her work on the ending song from Plants Vs. Zombies. She not only wrote the song, she performed as the lead vocalist, providing the voice of the Sunflower. S...   read

 
 
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New game from fan-made Resident Evil 2 remake team looks pretty dull

Some of you may remember Resident Evil 2: Reborn, a fan remake of Resident Evil 2 developed for Unreal Engine 4 by indie outfit Invader Studios. The project was shut down after Capcom announced an official Resident Evil 2&nbs...   read

 
 
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Night in the Woods sure knows how to put a trailer together

Night in the Woods, the character-centric adventure from Infinite Fall, shows superbly in trailers. Those color choices alone (0:47)! Man. It's been a good long while since I've had a video to pore over, so this one -- potentially the last...   read

 
 
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Ashly Burch, Toby Fox and Mike Z join the Profound Waste of Time team

[Undertale art by Gigi D.G.] A Profound Waste of Time is fully funded, with less than 48 hours left on Kickstarter, but instead of announcing stretch goals, campaign runner and long time Dtoid community member Caz has elected to add al...   read

 
 
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Convince your mom you're not a slob in Good Impression

I'm anything but a neat freak. My room/office/small living space is a constant mess. Laundry litters the floor while old wrappers and junk mail compete for desk space alongside my computer and PlayStation 4. It's a pigsty. Good Impression i...   read

 
 
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The first Stardew Valley console update is in the works

While Caitlin got along fairly well with Stardew Valley on consoles, it sounds like the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions aren't without their issues, some of which will be fixed "in the next few weeks." According to game creator Eric Bar...   read

 
 
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Rust developer: 'If you're bored of the game then just stop playing it'

Garry Newman, the developer behind Garry's Mod and popular Early Access survival game Rust, took to reddit to directly address players with a chart included as seen below:    read

 
 
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The Little Acre might be your cure for the point-and-click blues

Just a father and daughter out to find grandpa. That all sounds simple enough, but it can't actually be that easy. The genre's roots won't allow it. Everything has to be far more obtuse than anyone would ever imagine. The Little Acre ...   read

 
 
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Hell yeah, Agony is happening because it killed its funding goal

Those who lusted after Agony won't find reason to be wrathful after hearing this news. Agony is definitely going to happen because of a very successful round of crowdfunding on Kickstarter. The bar was originally set for a very sp...   read

 
 
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Sadistic co-op puzzle game Death Squared coming to PS4 too

The devious trial-and-error friendship-destroying puzzler Death Squared was previously only announced for PC and Xbox One, but these days it only makes sense to bring games to as many platforms as possible. Why should Microsoft have a monop...   read

 
 
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Yooka-Laylee is set for an April 2017 release, with a possible Switch port in the works

You know, up until this year, I’ve never had the chance to play the likes of Banjo Kazooie, Conker’s Bad Fur Day or any of the other oft-acclaimed Rareware classics. As a child, I never owned a Nintendo 64 of my own, and I rarel...   read

 
 
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Bastion released on Xbox One today, and it's free for those who have it on 360

[The Kid woke up with some pep in his step. It's the day he had circled on his calendar, the day he patiently waited for. The goods were free and the goods were good. You gotta cling to the little victories because the big victories might n...   read

 
 
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Hot and Steamy: BDSM Santa Claus won't let you escape from his pleasure planet

He sees you when you're sleepin'He knows when you're awakeHe knows if you've been bad or goodSo be good for goodness sakeOh! You better watch out, you better not cryBetter not pout, I'm telling you whySanta Claus is comin' to town And when ...   read

 
 
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Citalis, which was once too hard, is now too easy

I first started playing Citalis, now available on Steam, last month after the developer sent us an email about its then-impending release. With its clean lines, and simple-yet-elegant art, I was immediately drawn to it and requested a revie...   read

 
 
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New Runner3 character will pop out the shoot in the next Nintendo Force

Precious and few are the tidbits we two can share regarding Runner3, the upcoming sequel to BIT.TRIP Presents... Runner2 Future Legend of Rhythm Alien. We know that the game's new retro levels will allow CommanderVideo to stop and explore w...   read

 
 
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EA secures flooded adventure Sea of Solitude

It took me a second to recall Sea of Solitude, but then it came rushing back once I saw those ultra-wide gifs again. This is that game with the flooded city (there have been a few those!) in which overly lonely humans turn into monsters. As...   read

 
 
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First third-party Nintendo Switch exclusive stars boy with Asperger's syndrome

The Nintendo Switch has its first third-party exclusive: Seasons of Heaven by France-based AnyArt Productions, who is known for indie titles such as Seasons of Heaven. I started to write Story of Seasons three different times befo...   read

 
 
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Review: Demetrios: The Big Cynical Adventure

There’s something admirable about a single person creating a work of art. Be it a film, a song, a piece of animation, or a video game, you have to respect the vision and work ethic of these individuals who do by themselves what teams ...   read

 
 


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