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Ghost Song blew away my expectations, made me die a lot

I have to be honest, I've been a skeptic of Ghost Song since it was announced and then crowdfunded. People around the internet have reacted as if it weas God's gift to gamers and the second coming of Samus, and I just thought it l...   read

 
 
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Howdy partners!
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Dead and Buried was easily the best shooter at PAX East this year

Raw Data wasn't the only shooter I played in virtual reality at PAX East, nor was it the best. That title belongs to the Oculus Rift exclusive Dead and Buried, a first-person cowboy shootout simulator. The Oculus area at the expo was d...   read

 
 
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Katana Zero preview

Katana Zero provides a satisfying challenge for masochistic players

Solo developer Askiisoft is no stranger to creating challenging games. Tower of Heaven and Pause Ahead both gave me a run for my money (even as freeware), and the upcoming action title Katana Zero is no exception. The gameplay is perha...   read

 
 
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The Culling

The Culling will put you on edge

The Culling was born of frustration. It began life as a co-operative alternative to survival games where players regularly screw each other over, like Rust or DayZ. But then as it became apparent that human nature inevitably makes...   read

 
 
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Divinity OS 2 PvP

Divinity: Original Sin 2 has a PvP mode, apparently

If I had to make a list of things that I wouldn't care to have in Divinity: Original Sin 2, a PvP mode would probably be at the top of that list. But you know what? It was actually pretty good! The PAX demo for Divinity was a PvP-only affai...   read

 
 
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I am Setsuna preview

I am Setsuna is a return to the classic JRPG formula

As a big fan of Chrono Trigger, and JRPGs in general, I was excited to try out Square Enix's upcoming I am Setsuna. Though the story and themes are completely different, comparisons between the two are immediately obvious when looking ...   read

 
 
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We Happy Few preview

We Happy Few is a roller coaster of creepy vibes and eccentric humor

If everybody was super happy all the time, the world would be a better place, right? But what if that happiness was forced upon society in the form of a drug? Things may not actually be as pleasant as they seem. Compulsion Games' We Ha...   read

 
 
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PAX

Just Shapes & Beats is stressful, chaotic, and I absolutely love it

Even before I played it, Just Shapes & Beats had my heart racing. The four-man group ahead of me in line was just moments away from surviving the final level. Everyone was dead, save for one yellow triangle that dashed frantically aroun...   read

 
 
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Ruiner preview

Ruiner is a pretty slick cyberpunk shooter

There's a slew of great concepts this year at PAX East and within Devolver Digital's booth we have Ruiner, a cyberpunk action-packed shooter. It stood out to me specifically as some kind of Blade Runner and Drive movie crossover with a Hotl...   read

 
 
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YIIK

YIIK is precisely the right amount of weird

Weirdness is a taut rope to walk -- too little and it distracts, too much and it's overpowering. It has to be just the right amount, mixed with enough sincerity to keep the whole affair from feeling twee or, even worse, smug. From what I pl...   read

 
 
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Monster Hunter Generations both celebrates and invigorates the series

Compared to many of the Monster Hunter fans out there, I've only gotten into the series recently. I played it briefly during the  PSP days, but it wasn't until Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate and Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate &nbs...   read

 
 
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Thumper in VR is scary and entrancing

Today I stopped by the PlayStation booth at PAX East to take a look at a rhythm-hell fever dream that I’ve much looked forward to: Thumper. You know your boy hopped directly into the opportunity to experience Drool’s nightmare r...   read

 
 
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HANDS-ON STE-VIEWS

Mirror's Edge Catalyst: Free-running versus errand running

I can't remember a single character from the original Mirror's Edge, a game I love a lot. DICE's (Battlefield) unexpected cult hit, now eight years old, was laudable. The first-person perspective offered a refined, grounded feel when so man...   read

 
 
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Atlas Reactor is shaping up to be something great

We’re drowning in a sea of MOBAs. Dota 2, League of Legends, Heroes of the Storm, Smite, the list goes on and on and on. So it’s really nice to see Trion, developer of Rift and Trove, try something slightly different with their ...   read

 
 
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Project Nova

CCP's new first-person shooter on PC aims to get right what Dust 514 didn't

EVE Online developer CCP has a new first-person shooter but there's a chance no one will ever get to play it unless they happen to be in Reykjavik, Iceland this weekend. Project Nova is the name of the game, a moniker designed to ...   read

 
 
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Cliffy B's LawBreakers has potential, but I wonder about its mass appeal

Our press bus sidles up to an unassuming office building in the heart of historic downtown Raleigh. Far from the bright lights and costly office spaces of LA or San Francisco, Boss Key Productions, Cliffy B's new studio, is housed in a stru...   read

 
 
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HANDS-ON STE-VIEWS
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Here's what to expect from the Gears of War 4 multiplayer beta

Despite its bro appeal and casual association with the likes of Halo and Call of Duty, multiplayer in the first Gears of War 10 years ago was practically tacked on. Former Epic producer and continued Gears rudder at The Coalition, Rod Fergu...   read

 
 
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Overwatch on consoles

Overwatch on consoles is smooth, but most will prefer PC

So, if you haven't heard, Overwatch -- which is definitely not a MOBA -- is pretty good! With a class-based system and twitchy, arena shooter gameplay, it grabbed me from day one, especially on PC. I recently had the chance to spend an...   read

 
 
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Orcs Must Die preview

As it turns out, I am very good at Orcs Must Die! Unchained

You wouldn't know it by looking at me, but I've played a video game or two in my day. No, my life isn't all pining over closed Wendy's and listening to Fastball. I've been known to "get down" with the interactive entertainment from time to ...   read

 
 
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Fans of Nuclear Throne and The Binding of Isaac will love Enter the Gungeon

Since Nuclear Throne and The Binding of Isaac hit Steam, there have been numerous clones. To call Enter the Gungeon one would be unfair. While there are many similarities between them, it has enough variety to stand alongside thos...   read

 
 
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Starr Mazer DSP was easily the highlight of my GDC

GDC, like most gaming conventions, is a chaotic endeavor where there's virtually no chance that we'll cover every game that we want to. Steven, Brett, and I all walked an average of ten miles a day as we dashed across San Francisco from app...   read

 
 
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Lego Star Wars

Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens has three improvements to the Lego formula

It's easy to forget that a fair amount of iteration has come to the Lego video game series over the past decade. All the titles -- there are upward of 20 now -- are similar in that they're whimsical, lighthearted takes on popular subje...   read

 
 
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Infinite Arms preview
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Transformers and Tamagotchi designer takes on Skylanders with Infinite Arms

I can't say for certain Activision knew it was stumbling onto a multi-billion dollar idea when it decided, "hey, let's do something with Spyro the Dragon." The 10th Spyro hit DS in 2005. In 2011, Activision introduced Skylanders: Spyro's Ad...   read

 
 
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GDC HANDS-ON
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Hands-on with Insomniac's crack at metroidvania, Song of the Deep

If you're going to make a metroidvania, getting your acronym (SotD) as close to the gold standard (SotN) is a good a start as any, I suppose. Song of the Deep is the surprise, GameStop-published (the store and Game Informer magazine owner, ...   read

 
 
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Below
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I've seen Below twice now, and I still have no idea what to expect

Maybe my Bad Journalist seams are showing a bit here, but I cannot pin down exactly what I think Below is. When I saw it at PAX East in 2014, it looked Dark Souls-esque in both combat style and its unforgiving nature. Despite writing a...   read

 
 
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While you laughing, we're passing, passing away. So y'all go rest y'all souls, 'Cause I know I'ma meet you up at the crossroads. Y'all know y'all forever got love from them Bone Thugs baby... ...

 


 


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