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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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Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap lets you play as Wonder Girl

With less than a month to go, Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap developer Lizardcube has let out a nice surprise about its lovely Wonder Boy III remake: there's an option to play as Wonder Girl! And that even extends to the 8-bit visuals, shou...   read

 
 
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Action-RPG Shiness locked in for April 18 on PC and consoles

Joining the absurd list of games coming out soon is Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom, a pleasant-looking action-RPG with a combat system not unlike what you might find in an arena fighting game. Previously penciled in for a 2016 release, Shin...   read

 
 
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The Occupation is the next adventure from the creators of Ether One

White Paper Games is smartly following its 2014 adventure Ether One with another first-person narrative game, The Occupation. Set in England during the late 1980s, this "immersive-sim"-inspired title has you playing as a whistleblowing jou...   read

 
 
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Review: Macbat 64

I've never pitched a game to someone with a prototype, but I'd imagine Macbat 64 isn't far off from what publishers would have seen when looking at prototypes for Banjo-Kazooie and Donkey Kong 64. That is to say, bite-sized levels...   read

 
 
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Double Fine-published GNOG is tactile, satisfying, indie as hell

When I first saw GNOG at IndieCade a few years back, I wasn't quite sure what to make of it. The game reminded me of those Fidget Cubes people seem to like so much -- more of an oddity to poke at than a traditional "game." And that's f...   read

 
 
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Tripping through Songbringer's spiritual adventure

Songbringer exists at the intersection of nostalgia and innovation. Within the game's pixels are millions of unique worlds. It's The Legend of Zelda by way of Hyper Light Drifter, with one important distinction. Every player must input a si...   read

 
 
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Review: Everything

At first glance, a game with a title like "Everything" seems like it might be difficult to describe. Like trying to pitch a show about nothing. Fortunately, things get quite a bit easier if you break it down a bit. Everything is a game abou...   read

 
 
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Review: World of Goo (Switch)

Wait long enough, and everything old can start to feel new again. That's the happy accident of a situation I found myself in with World of Goo, the near-universally well-liked puzzle game about plucking and plopping down living bits of gooe...   read

 
 
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Death isn't the end in Super Rude Bear Resurrection

I'm standing on the PAX East convention center floor with a controller in my hand. On the screen in front of me is a pissed-off bear wearing nothing but a backward, purple hat. He seems poised and ready for me to guide him through a room fu...   read

 
 
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Review: Poi

What if I told you there is a game you can play right now that combines some of the best mechanics of 3D Mario games with a bunch of cute original characters, locations, and enemies? And what if I told you that very game also failed to be c...   read

 
 



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