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Spooky Adventures in Babysitting with 2Dark

Two things I'm very weary of in life: kids and developers mostly remembered for big hits from 25+ years ago. Look, if you've ever played Amy, you'll understand where I'm coming from. Even so, someone thought I was the ideal person to play 2...   read

 
 
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Human: Fall Flat hilariously bumbles its way onto PS4 and Xbox One

Human: Fall Flat is one of those games that has an incredibly on-the-nose title. It's a ragdoll puzzler, the kind of thing where your "human" will fall flat over and over again. Chances are that it's only through partial fault of your...   read

 
 
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Rime will seem very familiar to anyone who's ever played an indie puzzler before

Rime takes place in a quiet, mysterious world (that just might have a hint of danger!), contains no spoken dialogue, stars a young boy and his mystical animal companion, and has an ambiguous story that will be left up to interpret...   read

 
 
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Death Squared will test your puzzle solving skills, and your relationships

The lobby of the San Francisco Hilton was congested as 9 to 5ers met over cocktails, conversed, laughed, and routinely checked their smartphones looking for a better time than the one they were currently having. Well off my normal path, I s...   read

 
 
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PaRappa the Rapper, LocoRoco, and Patapon remastered for PS4

That PaRappa game that was rated in Korea has been revealed as a remaster of the original game for PlayStation 4. LocoRoco and Patapon will also be getting PS4 remasters, as announced today at PSX. All three will play natively in 4K, a...   read

 
 
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Review: Owlboy

Welp, it was worth the (eight-year) wait!   read

 
 
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Review: Picross 3D Round 2

Picross 3D is probably my favorite puzzle game ever. That DS gem was actually my introduction into the Picross franchise, having missed out on Picross DS and Mario Picross years before it. What I loved abo...   read

 
 
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Review: Obduction

Myst was such a formative experience in the '90s -- a harbinger of a new plane of thinking in storytelling, pushing the boundaries of technical advancement and narrative-driven gaming. It defined a genre and set the stage for adventure pu...   read

 
 
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Review: Human: Fall Flat

There's a special place in my heart for games that sneak up on me. Human: Fall Flat came out of nowhere similar to how Devil Daggers dropped into my life. Last month I played just enough to write a small preview, and I actually fi...   read

 
 
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Review: Tumblestone

I can't think of the last puzzle game that had a color/shape-matching mechanic that I've genuinely enjoyed. It might be none of them, actually. I just never felt satisfied after completing a puzzle. I'm more of a candy eater than a candy cr...   read

 
 


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Review: Quadrilateral Cowboy

Well, it's finally here. After playing through the brief-yet-amazing Gravity Bone and Thirty Flights of Loving, the third game has arrived. Don't be fooled, though -- Quadrilateral Cowboy stands alone in what it accomplishes. Not only ...   read

 
 
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Human: Fall Flat is a wacky, fun, frustrating physics-based puzzler

Remember QWOP, the frustrating-as-hell human-body-haver simulator that was great fun? Developer No Brakes Games may be creating the next best thing by adding in bizarre dreamscapes and physics-based puzzles with Human: Fall Flat. At this po...   read

 
 
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Brilliantly original puzzle game Tumblestone out now

I first played Tumblestone at last year's PAX East and was completely blown away. Ty Taylor's first game, The Bridge, is one of my favorite puzzle-platformers ever, so I expected good things from this next venture. I said it last year and I...   read

 
 
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Witnessing your friends die over social media, now in game form

[Sup Holmes is a weekly talk show for people that make great video games. It airs live every Sunday afternoon on YouTube, and can be found in podcast form on Libsyn and iTunes.] Today on Sup Holmes, we're happy to welco...   read

 
 
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Bulkhead's Turing Test imagines life on Europa

Bulkhead and Square Enix have released a trailer for The Turing Test, a sci-fi first person puzzler, at E3's PC Gaming Show. The game aims to realistically imagine what life on Europa would be like, which somehow seems to translate in...   read

 
 
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Review: Dungeons 2

Dungeons 2 is a heart-breaker. It has a lot of charm, some ambitious ideas, and a genuinely fun dungeon builder buried somewhere deep inside it. If it focused on its strengths, I could see it being a great, laid back entry in the dungeon-bu...   read

 
 
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Review: Please, Don't Touch Anything

Take one part MacGyver, one part Alan Turing, one part the hidden pictures section in Highlights, and a whole bunch of pop culture references, mix them in a bowl of virtual reality, and you've got Please, Don't Touch Anything, the Oculus Ri...   read

 
 
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If you can't wait for Uncharted 4, maybe play the mobile Fortune Hunter

I haven't played Uncharted 4: A Thief's End yet, but Steven's review convinced me to pick it up day one. Somehow I had prevented my stone heart from becoming excited at the prospect of crouching behind cover and making quips while...   read

 
 
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Japanese mythology meets puzzler in A Tofu Tail

This weekend on the PAX East show floor sat the unassuming A Tofu Tail, a mobile puzzle game that draws from Japanese folklore. The premise is simple -- you play as Mr. Tofu, once a human in a past life, but now unfortunately...   read

 
 
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Superhot comes to Xbox One May 3

Ben was mostly hot on Superhot, the austere first-person shooter where time only flows when the player decides to move. Unfortunately, if you're the type who doesn't play PC games, your options for playing Hypertoasty were non-existent...   read

 
 
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Review: NightCry

It seems lately we're in the Renaissance period for nostalgia and reimaginings of successful properties from the '90s. NightCry is one such game among this movement, the spiritual successor to the Clock Tower horror series which garnered ov...   read

 
 
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Curiosity drives us forward in The Gallery: Call of the Starseed

The Oculus Rift launched this week, but the virtual reality train is just getting started as the Valve-backed HTC Vive headset launches on April 5, 2016. Releasing alongside the Vive is The Gallery: Call of the Starseed, an episodic, built...   read

 
 
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Esper 2 has Shaun of the Dead's Nick Frost and is out today

Lovely boy Nick Frost of Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz fame is lending his voice to Esper 2, a game about dealing with an outbreak of people having telekinetic abilities apparently caused by some kind of villain on a quest ...   read

 
 
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Lorne Lanning's plans for the Oddworld series include Foxxcon allegories

I was a few minutes late for my appointment with Lorne Lanning, twisted father of the Oddworld series. My last appointment had run long, so I made my way to the same hotel where I saw Starr Mazer DSP, embarrassed that I had kept him wa...   read

 
 
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See Nippon Ichi Software's new game in action

Curious what Rose and the Old Castle of Twilight looks like in motion? Well, you're in luck. NIS has released the first footage of its upcoming puzzle game, and, yep, it sure does look a lot like its predecessor, htoL#NiQ: Th...   read

 
 



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