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People are speedrunning Mario Odyssey with demo kiosks

Like any Mario game, Super Mario Odyssey is conducive to speedrunning. It's not just the scope of your basic abilities that makes this particular iteration so exciting, but the power to "capture" other enemies as Cappy, and turn y...

 
 
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Inti Creates' Halloween Gunvolt wallpapers are cute as hell

I still remember when Azure Striker Gunvolt was announced all the way back in 2014 at BitSummit. Since then it went from a little 3DS game that could to getting a PC port, a sequel, a "Striker" double-pack, a Switch port, and a title charac...

 
 
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Cuphead has cleared one million sales

If you've been enjoying Cuphead and want the talented folks at Studio MDHR to continue making games, real good news on that front: two weeks later, they've sold one million copies. "We have worked tirelessly over the past few years to deliv...

 
 
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You can read the Sonic Forces tie-in comic right here

Sega's Sonic Forces blasts onto the scene next month, bringing with it the unenviable task of matching up to the much-beloved Sonic Mania that dropped earlier this year to mucho fan acclaim.In order to set the scene a little for the new tit...

 
 
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Michel Ancel wants to bring Rayman back after Wild and BG&E2

Designer Michel Ancel has given us Rayman fans something to daydream about: the prospect of an eventual new installment in the platformer series. Writing on Instagram as he's wont to do, Ancel said that "After Wild, after BGE2, we'll need t...

 
 
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Studio tweet alludes to Cuphead Collector's Edition

Studio MDHR, developers of surprise phenomenon Cuphead, casually responded to a fan's question, somewhat confirming an upcoming physical release and Collector's Edition for the tough-as-nails platformer.According to the tweet, these release...

 
 
 
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Flynn: Son of Crimson is as cathartic as they come

You know the feeling of popping bubble wrap? Stepping on an extra crunchy leaf in the fall? I've found that certain mechanics in games are comparable to those small tangible pleasures in life. Wall jumping in Super Metroid, flattening goomb...

 
 
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WayForward's Mummy game is two weeks away

I'm still upbeat about WayForward's The Mummy Demastered, a game that looks far better than you'd ever expect from an official adaptation of 2017's lackluster The Mummy. It's a metroidvania that seems to lean much more on the back half of t...

 
 
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Review: Mystik Belle

Life can be pretty tough to a young, upcoming witch. Just ask Belle MacFae, currently under threat of expulsion from the Hagmore School of Magic. Her crime? She ruined the Walpurgisnacht Brew, which had been painstakingly prepared for a mys...

 
 
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Mario touring the USA to drive up Odyssey hype

Remember back in 1994, when WWE's Lex Luger went around America on a bus to build momentum for his upcoming Summerslam match with Yokozuna? Luger went from state-to-state kissing babies, signing autographs, and wearing stars and stripes Zub...

 
 
 
 
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Neo Geo revamp Metal Slug X coming to Switch tomorrow

SNK's cathartic shoot 'em up Metal Slug X is coming to the Nintendo Switch this week as the latest title off of HAMSTER's "ACA Neo Geo Classics" conveyor belt.The 1999 release was an upgrade to Metal Slug 2, which had only been released on ...

 
 
 
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Cuphead looks right at home on this old television

Playing Cuphead has made me want to seek out and watch a bunch of the 1930s cartoons from which it draws inspiration, but in the mean time, here's a real cool semi-related thing: YouTube user Lazy Game Reviews has hooked the game up to disp...

 
 
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Review: A Hat in Time

A Hat in Time caught my eye the moment I saw the pitch. That was all the way back in 2013. In time (forgive me), it was pushed into the back of my mind. Every sighting of the protagonist brought a smile to my face, as I would recall "h...

 
 
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So, is Cuphead tough enough for ya?

Last week was very stressful for me. I had 48-ish hours to play and review Cuphead. Tight deadlines suck, but they extra super duper suck when a game is difficult. Just throwing enough hours at most triple-A titles will usually get you thro...

 
 
 
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Review: Cuphead

Beating Cuphead should come with a complimentary Mensa membership. It's a tough game, but Cuphead's difficulty lies more in exhaustive pattern recognition than anywhere else. Reactive shooting and jumping only go so far. Eventuall...

 
 
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The creator of QWOP has a painful new game

Bennett Foddy, the guy behind the fumbling, funny, hard-to-control running game QWOP, is coming out with something new soon. Something that's also frustrating yet hard to permanently put down. His next project is Getting Over It. It's an ho...

 
 
 
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My bullet-riddled EGX-perience with Huntdown

The Xbox presence at EGX this weekend was surprisingly small. Whilst Nintendo and PlayStation had full hall-quarter setups and stage areas, and even individual games like Destiny having huge devoted floorspace. Xbox had a somewhat modest ar...

 
 




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