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Cave Story creator's Kero Blaster out on PS4 next week

Daisuke "Pixel" Amaya is bringing the amphibian action-platformer Kero Blaster to PlayStation 4 on Tuesday, April 11. Like some of his other non-Cave Story games, it's a name you might've heard mentioned before but never sought out, and if ...   read

 
 
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Review: Paradigm

Paradigm is a game that asks the player to contemplate some tough philosophical quandaries. Its story, which revolves around the concept of genetically engineering perfect prodigal children for the wealthy ruling class, forces the play...   read

 
 
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Charlie Murder and Dishwasher: Vampire Smile are coming to PC 'pretty dang soon'

Punk rock beat-'em-up Charlie Murder went underappreciated when it launched nearly four years ago. The Xbox One was on the horizon and the Summer of Arcade program kind of felt like an afterthought at that point. This was long before a...   read

 
 
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Review: HackyZack

I can't say I've even thought about hacky sacks in any capacity over the last decade. They were a massive fad in the '90s that took the world by storm. There was an inherent joy in maneuvering a sack of beans through the air that clicked im...   read

 
 
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Review: Yooka-Laylee

There are a lot of bad mascot platformers out there, but you'll have to pry them from my cold, dead hands. Many a night, both as a youth and an adult, were spent scouring cartoony countrysides looking for that one last musical note I n...   read

 
 
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Knuckle Sandwich looks weird as heck

I have no idea what's going on in Knuckle Sandwich. It looks goofy, full of people with weird noses and boring day jobs. But apparently, there are monsters and cults, random low-poly character models, and knives too.  Basically, Knuckl...   read

 
 
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We Happy Few is being adapted into a feature film

We Happy Few is the title of an upcoming dystopian drug-addled video game, but it's also a phrase that could describe the audiences of video game movies. Films based on gaming properties have a well-deserved reputation for sucking, the...   read

 
 
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Cave Story+ comes to Nintendo Switch this June

With all the teasing out of Nicalis, Cave Story on the Nintendo Switch has been a matter of when, not if. The unforgettable platforming adventure game is indeed getting a Switch port, both at retail and on the eShop like The Binding of Isaa...   read

 
 
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A Summer with the Shiba Inu is a visual novel about dogs, apparently

I actually can't tell if this is a real thing, but with the last minutes of Dogstructoid bearing down on us (long may it live), I'll take my chances. Quill Studios is developing a dog-themed visual novel called A Summer with the Shiba ...   read

 
 
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Is Grant Kirkhope making another DK Rap?

One of the more infamous pieces of music from Nintendo's library of tunes is the DK Rap from Donkey Kong 64. That mad display of aural madness was crafted by Grant Kirkhope, who is basically the songwriter of our childhoods. Since he is com...   read

 
 
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Hyper Light Drifter has a sweet little physical edition

Right in time for Hyper Light Drifter's hard-to-believe one-year anniversary, iam8bit has put together a limited-edition physical PlayStation 4 version of the imaginative action-adventure game. Shipping next week, this package comes with a ...   read

 
 
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Review: Night in the Woods

I'm not sure how to describe Night in the Woods. Even after playing through the game twice, every attempt at defining it feels wrong. I want to say it's a silly 2D platformer almost as much as I think it's a soulful adventure game. Other ti...   read

 
 
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Review: Momodora: Reverie Under the Moonlight

I'm pretty disappointed in myself for not noticing the Momodora series before. The fourth title in the series, Reverie Under the Moonlight, has been out on PC for a year now but has made its way onto PlayStation 4. Instantly catching my att...   read

 
 
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Graceful Explosion Machine is the Switch's next timed exclusive

Thanks to its simple but eye-catching art direction, Graceful Explosion Machine stood out to me among Nintendo's big list of Switch indies. We've known that it would be one of the early non-port eShop titles with its planned April launch, ...   read

 
 
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Enter the Gungeon brings its bullet hell to Xbox One next week

Xbox One players can soon learn the joys and horrors of Enter the Gungeon. Dodge Roll is bringing its gun-obsessed dungeon-crawling shooter to Xbox One on April 5, 2017, complete with cross-save and cross-buy support for Windows 10. As you...   read

 
 
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Some beautiful bastards are making a new Genesis beat-em-up

The last game commercially released on the Sega Genesis was a port of Frogger in 1998. If we disregard other homebrew or indie games, then it has been roughly 19 years since any of us had the chance to play a brand new game on the system. T...   read

 
 
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Review: Hollow Knight

I got my Nintendo Switch day one and I've put around 10 hours into The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, the latest game from my favorite series. Not because I don't love it, but because I've been obsessed with Hollow Knight. It is that ...   read

 
 
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Mirage: Arcane Warfare gets a release date, Chivalry: Medieval Warfare free for two days

The fantasy based follow up to Chivalry: Medieval Warfare, Mirage: Arcane Warfare, has just been given a release date; May 23, 2017. Along with that comes some beta gameplay footage and the chance to get in on the upcoming beta. If you pre-...   read

 
 
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Home-run fighter Lethal League comes to consoles in May

Xbox One and PlayStation 4 ports of Lethal League are in the works, and if you don't know this game yet, you might just be missing out. It's an up-to-four-person fighting game in which combatants deal damage by furiously batting a ball arou...   read

 
 
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Salt and Sanctuary rolls to PlayStation Vita next week

And there it is: Salt and Sanctuary is definitely, for sure releasing on PlayStation Vita. Soon, too! The Souls-inspired side-scrolling action title will be out on March 28, with Cross-Buy support in tow. "We had a small hand in the PS Vita...   read

 
 
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Review: Kona

A lot has changed since I first previewed Kona. Back then, it was called Kona: Day One, much of the play area was cordoned off, and the survival elements just hung there in the background. But even so, it had something special already in pl...   read

 
 
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Gunman Clive creator's next possible game looks great

With the rise of digital distribution, so too have single developer studios risen to the occasion. One such example is Bertil Hörberg, creator of the Mega Man-like Gunman Clive series that last showed up in 2015. He's been working...   read

 
 
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Review: Little Inferno (Switch)

The rise of Facebook in the late '00s shifted how people use the internet. With the gradual shift away from simply being a networking site, game developers were given a new platform to create games on. Sadly, most of these developers (*coug...   read

 
 
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Serial Cleaner makes hiding bodies fun

Murder is messy. Think about it; dropping even a single body means a pool of blood, evidence, and potential witnesses. To get away with murder, you have to either think quick or know someone willing to get their hands dirty. In Serial Clean...   read

 
 
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JonTron cut from Yooka-Laylee just before the game's launch

All the way back in February 2015, developer Playtonic invited YouTube personality Jon Jafari, aka "JonTron," to be in their game Yooka-Laylee -- which is about to launch next month. It was as simple as Jon giving the studio a "callout...   read

 
 



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