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Amazon Game Studios reveals three ambitious new PC games

I can't say I've given Amazon's move into game development much attention, so perhaps my expectations were low coming in, but I like the sound of two of its three newly-announced PC titles. Breakaway has the most to show and, unfortunatel...   read

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Dragon Quest Builders has a demo out for PS4 and Vita

I can't remember the last time I downloaded a demo, but I'll happily take the time to nab the trial for Dragon Quest Builders (PS4 here, PS Vita here). I'm so curious about this game. What initially looked like a me-too sandbox constructio...   read

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Frank West is a millennial, and that's more dangerous than any zombie apocalypse

[I've never unleashed a scalding hot "Millennials are ruining the world" take before. Bear with me as I perfect the artform.] We all shudder to think what would happen if there was an honest-to-god zombie apocalypse. Panic in the streets, ...   read


Review: Dead Rising 2: Off the Record

Ahh, the familiar loop of Dead Rising: leaving the safehouse, fretting about the finite time you have to rescue bizarre civilians, panicking when their braindead AI leads to them being eaten by actual braindead zombies, and picking yourself...   read

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Review: Dead Rising 2

I didn't always like the Dead Rising series. Far from it, actually. My dour experience with the original wasn't exactly out of the ordinary given its rough edges. I liked the concept, particularly back in 2006, of an open-world zombie game...   read

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Perhaps unsurprisingly, The Tomorrow Children will be free-to-play

The multiple beta tests for The Tomorrow Children have totally messed with my sense of how far along the game actually is and when it's coming out. Much sooner than I would have thought, it turns out! The PlayStation 4 game will first launc...   read

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Those Dead Rising remasters look less blurry

Listings for the three recently-announced Dead Rising remasters have appeared on the Xbox Store, and on top of including the first round of rather compressed screenshots (DR1 is noticeably more crisp than the Xbox 360 original), they mentio...   read

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It's time to give Starbound another look

This is not the same Starbound I remember playing two-plus years ago. Not even close! As of today, Chucklefish's extraterrestrial sandbox adventure game is no longer on Steam Early Access because, well, it's finished. The full release vers...   read

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Review: 7 Days to Die

For better or worse, I didn't know what I was getting into with 7 Days to Die. I had heard that name before, and I was aware that it was a popular sandbox zombie survival game on Steam Early Access, but that's it. Prior to news that Telltal...   read

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Starbound exits Steam Early Access on July 22

I played too much Starbound too early, and as we inch closer to the next major update -- the one that'll push it out of Steam Early Access at long last -- that sentiment keeps coming up. A bunch of us want to give the extraterrestrial sandb...   read


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EverQuest fans aren't too thrilled with Landmark

Daybreak Game Company couldn't make EverQuest Next work and formally canceled the MMORPG in March, but work has continued on Landmark. The online sandbox building game, at one time a precursor to Next, released today on Steam for $9.99. Dis...   read

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The Tomorrow Children has an open beta running this weekend

The Tomorrow Children is a perplexing game. You and other players form towns, fight monsters, and gather resources -- all things we've done before in video games -- but the way it's presented is so utterly strange that it feels new. Q-Games...   read

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Goat Simulator takes to space

Goat Simulator's latest expansion takes place on a scam, crowdfunded space colony; an Arnold Schwarzenegger impersonator (narrating the trailer); a Star Wars: The Force Awakens joke; a 69 joke; a #MakeSpaceGreatAgain (picking up the mantle...   read

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Project Spark

Rest in peace, Project Spark

As of today, Project Spark isn't downloadable on Xbox One or Windows. Microsoft made the call. Current owners can continue to play with the game-maker for the time being, but online support will cease on August 12, 2016. From that point on,...   read

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For real this time: Terraria releases on Wii U in June

Re-Logic's action-adventure sandbox game Terraria finally made it over to 3DS, but that elusive Wii U version? Still upcoming! Publisher 505 Games has locked in a release date at last, though -- it's launching at retail in Europe on June 24...   read

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EVE Online developer has the right attitude about making sandbox games

Earlier this week, the Citadel expansion came to EVE Online. Two years ago, developer CCP moved toward releasing more frequent updates for the game, so this type of event is a relatively regular occurrence. Citadel, however, is a prett...   read

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The studio behind Rust has a new Minecraft-style VR game

At first glance, Chunks just seems like a form of Minecraft designed with virtual reality in mind. You can create and destroy your overly-familiar-looking sandbox world as an all-seeing being in the sky, or mercilessly toss your little blo...   read

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Starbound's next big update takes it out of Early Access

I was quick to buy Starbound once it showed up on Steam Early Access, but I didn't stick with it for long out of fear that I'd tire myself with the basics before the game really came together. While the developers have made great strides si...   read

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Red Faction

Red Faction: Guerrilla is the best open-world game ever and if you disagree you are wrong

Most sandbox games treat their open worlds like pornographic films treat story. Despite the fact that games like Assassin’s Creed or Grand Theft Auto bill themselves as sandbox experiences, the actual open-world ...   read

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Tomorrow Children

The Tomorrow Children beta returns this weekend

I attempted to play the recent beta for The Tomorrow Children only to realize that, darn it, I was a few hours too late. After going through the brief tutorial section, I rode on a subway that was supposed to run to a town with other player...   read

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Ark on Xbox One

Ark: Survival Evolved has more daily players on Xbox One than Steam

Several developers have put their work-in-progress games up for sale on Xbox One. How's that initiative working out? In the case of at least one game, Ark: Survival Evolved, very well. According to Studio Wildcard co-founder Jesse Rapczak, ...   read

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Terraria: Otherworld is coming along

Re-Logic is keeping itself plenty busy with work on Terraria (content updates, mobile/console fixes, launching next year's Wii U version) and its new spin-off game, Terraria: Otherworld, which has shades of tower defense. It's being designe...   read

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Minecraft is doing well on Wii U

We could have predicted Minecraft: Wii U Edition would be a hit. It may be a late arrival compared to other console ports, lack GamePad inventory management, and cost $29.99, but it's Minecraft. Even the knockoffs have done well for themsel...   read

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Starbound's combat update should make fighting more interesting

I'll admit: my hype for Starbound is nowhere near the level where it was two years ago. Being in beta for that long can do that. After my group exhausted the quest lines for the first iteration, we never really went back, despite a big upda...   read

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Reshape planets with a friend in Astroneer

It's morning still. I feel way too groggy to let out an audible "whoa!" while watching a trailer for a video game, but Astroneer managed to elicit one anyway. Two, actually. It was the player-controlled terrain deformation that did it both ...   read

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