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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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Been a while since we've seen Rain World's good ol' slugcat

Rain World met its Kickstarter funding goal almost three years ago, and it has been largely out of the spotlight since then. Heck, the last time we wrote anything about the oppressive, waterlogged world was like a year and a half ago. But i...   read

 
 
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Domesticate dinosaurs in Wild West settlement builder Dino Frontier

Amid the hustle and bustle of PlayStation Experience 2016, I utterly missed seeing one of the newly-announced games, Dino Frontier. We must talk about it now, for a few reasons. It's a settlement builder. More importantly, it's a settleme...   read

 
 
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Superhot, one of the best games of 2016, finally goes full meta

At long last, Superhot has gotten where it feels like it was destined for all along: Virtual reality. A game about a person in a nefarious VR simulation has finally achieved its full metanarrative potential by coming to actual VR. Nothing'...   read

 
 
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Review: How We Soar

Flying, much like driving, is a captivating fit for virtual reality. While there have been plenty of games that opt to take us on a trip into the far-flung future, placing us inside a cockpit and sending us off into crazy and sometimes diso...   read

 
 
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Kero Blaster and Momodora 4 hopping and popping on PS4

Cave Story has influenced countless developers since it was first released twelve years ago, but few have been as prolific as Rdein. His Momodora series are some of the best post-Cave Story action platformers on the market, though...   read

 
 
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Hot and Steamy: Black Panther gets turnt up while a toaster calls an elderly tree lady a bitch

Happy Chrimbus everyone! What do you hope to get in your Chrimbus bush from Winter Man? All I know is that you better keep it trimmed and wet! Personally, I hope to get some hot new indie games on Steam like the ones listed below that are r...   read

 
 
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Review: Rad Rodgers: World One

As I mentioned in my preview piece, Rad Rodgers: World One came out of nowhere. I was struck by the mind-blowing graphics and how 3D Realms was publishing a game from a relatively unknown developer. It looked like a throwback to Commander K...   read

 
 
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Overcooked is getting even better with free festive DLC

My love/hate relationship with Overcooked and the blessed/poor souls I play it with continues. Ghost Town Games is expanding its frenzied arcade-style co-op cooking title with the free Festive Seasoning DLC, a pack containing eight new win...   read

 
 
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Review: Maize

I've always wondered why there's such a big controversy around the popcorn button on microwaves. I mean, it's always there and seems super convenient, but every popcorn bag I've ever made has explicit instructions not to use the popcor...   read

 
 
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Oh my gods, Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles looks utterly adorable

Have you ever seen a pitch for a game that's just grabbed you right from the onset? Something that seems like it was catered specifically to your interests, to such an extent where you find yourself desperately hoping that the final product...   read

 
 
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Sony caps off the year with a decent PS Plus free game selection

Sony's hasn't really been setting the world on fire with its free games for PlayStation Plus subscribers this year, but December looks to be one of the better months for the service. The two PS4 titles aren't heavy hitters, but VVVVVV is be...   read

 
 
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It looks like Hand of Fate 2 will be coming to PS4 after all

Earlier this month, I got a chance to play Hand of Fate 2 at PAX Australia. Both Zack Furniss and Mike Cosimano have written up some more detailed impressions of it, so I won’t go into specifics here, but I found myself utterly enamou...   read

 
 
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The Signal From Tolva's unscripted robot wars sound promising

The folks behind Sir, You Are Being Hunted are back with another emergent robo-adventure, this time a combat- and exploration-focused FPS in which warring robot factions patrol, take over, and defend points of interest on an alien planet. T...   read

 
 
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Gone Home is everything I need to be happy right now

Last week, I went home. I flew back to my hometown for American Thanksgiving, the penultimate holiday worth celebrating. Between work, school, and the time-change, I was practically operating on a 12-hour difference. I split my time between...   read

 
 
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Stardew Valley hits Xbox One and PS4 in December, Nintendo Switch at a later date

[Update: Stardew Valley is also coming to PS4 next month, on December 13, according to creator Eric Barone. Unsurprisingly, the planned Wii U port has been dropped in favor of a Nintendo Switch version. "I believe that the Switch's unique ...   read

 
 
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Our Video Game Book Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Print media about video games is on the rise again, so we had a lot of options to work with this year for a book-specific gift guide. No need to focus on just one publisher anymore. In fact, it's arguable that we have too much material to ...   read

 
 
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Hot and Steamy: Hot Asians in their underwear with sexy dwarven beards

We made it gang. Thanksgiving has come and passed, Black Friday went off without a hitch, and we all gained a little weight. Thus is life. Another constant in life until I tire of doing it is this here weekly series highlighting the potenti...   read

 
 
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(Update) Hello Games isn't done with No Man's Sky just yet

[Update: Hello Games has now released a video on its YouTube page that shows off some of the new features of No Man's Sky's Foundation Update. You can check it out at the bottom of this article. In the video for the Foundation Update, ...   read

 
 
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Axiom Verge fan speedrunning 'Metroidvania' games for charity

Shortly after Axiom Verge launched in 2015, its creator Tom Happ and his wife Chloe had Alastair, their first child. It was shortly after he was born that Tomm and Chloe were told that he suffers from a condition called Kernicterus -- the ...   read

 
 
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Kathy Rain rides again on iOS and Android, this Nov. 23

Very little surprised me in 2016, at least not in the way Kathy Rain did. It was an exceptional adventure game, a genuine 9/10, accessible for both new players and veterans alike. Even now, it's my personal GOTY. Sadly, that doesn't transl...   read

 
 
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River City Ransom: Underground has a breakdancing body-juggler

Provie, a break dancing phenomenon from the mean streets of River City, is the latest character to take the spotlight in this series of character profiles. Anyone who has watched Breakin' or its electric boogaloo sequel will recognize wher...   read

 
 


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"Where do dreams end and reality begin? Videogames, I suppose."- Gainax, FLCL Vol. 1 "The beach, the trees, even the clouds in the sky... everything is build from little tiny pieces of stuff. Ju...

 


 


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