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World of Horror looks terrifying in that 1992 kind of way

When it comes to movies, I'm a big fan of horror. I like squinting my eyes in the theater in a futile attempt to lessen the effect of the terrible images on the screen, and try to block out the sound as it penetrates deep into my skull with...

 
 
 
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Hacknet is free over on Humble Bundle

The super cool indie hit Hacknet is now free over on Humble Bundle. For a limited time, you'll be able to nab the deluxe edition of the game, which comes with the soundtrack and the base experience. This is all to promote Humble's "Spring E...

 
 
 
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Review: Subsurface Circular

Visual novel games can be quite tricky to recommend to a lot of people. You’ll have a certain crowd that prefers their games have more traditional gameplay elements while other people are more sucked in by unique experiences over gene...

 
 
 
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Emily is Away Too set to break hearts on May 26

Emily is Away was a very realistic look at how relationships can escape one's grasp. The take away was that it is better to speak your mind then to forever bottle your emotions up. The worst thing that can happen is you get rejected; life d...

 
 
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My time underground with Buried: An Interactive Story

As you might have guessed from its title, Buried: An Interactive Story is less about gameplay mechanics, and more about narrative. That's not a bad thing. Personally, I occasionally enjoy a less demanding experience where I can kick back, s...

 
 
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Emily is Away's AOL-style chat hits eerily close to home

The tagline for Emily is Away is what got me to try it out. "Relive your awkward teenage years." Sure, that sounds like a blast. It's a short text adventure set in the early 2000s and made to look like AOL Instant Messenger. (Yes, that...

 
 
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Everyday Misanthrope challenges you to make people miserable

Misanthropy is a very strange mindset to try and familiarise yourself with from an outside perspective. An intense dislike for humanity, at its extremes it can form the basis for many of the more upsetting personality types to interact with...

 
 
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Contest: Win a code for Three Fourths Home on Steam!

Our friends at Digerati and Bracket Games will soon be launching their IGF-nominated text adventure Three Fourths Home on Steam, and to celebrate they've given us 15 copies to hand out to lucky Dtoiders! An "Excellence in Narrative" finalis...

 
 
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Did Social Justice Warriors Win PAX East?

Mere seconds ago, I discovered that I am on the original list that inspired the development of a game called Social Justice Warriors. There is even an attack in the game based on some of the specific wording found on that list. W...

 
 
 
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BioShock Infinite remade into text adventure

It's been infinitely interesting to take part in the industry-wide discussion about BioShock Infinite. Many in the gaming press LOVE the game, many developers are REVOLTED by it, and many gaming consumers say it's "AIGHT." It remi...

 
 
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Zork creators to be given Pioneer Award from AIAS

Zork was, for many, a critical release in the history of videogames. One of the first major successes in terms of home computer games, it also opened eyes as to the potential of games to create worlds for players to become lost in. As such,...

 
 
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Text adventures and flamethrowers with Zoe Quinn

[Destructoid's Director of Communications Hamza Aziz asked Jonathan Holmes to make a show called 'Sup, Holmes?' so that Destructoid could later sell a t-shirt that says 'Sup, Holmes?' on it. This is that show. Subscribe to the podcas...

 
 
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Experience Shank 2 developer's new game as text adventure

Klei Entertainment just recently launched Shank 2 to Xbox 360, PS3 and PC and they've already announced a new game in a clever manner. Mark of the Ninja is a stealth game which the developer has chosen to reveal with a text advent...

 
 
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Review: King Arthur II - The Role-playing Wargame

You look at a list of new PC releases. The list is populated by arcane words and you sense strong magic at work behind the somehow familiar titles. To your surprise, the list asks you in an inaudible voice, "Do you like tactical battles wit...

 
 
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Dead Cyborg launches, pay what you want for it

Endre Barath has released the first episode of his indie project, Dead Cyborg. It's a first-person exploration game that's also a text adventure. With surprisingly good graphics and intriguing gameplay, it's worth looking into.  Dead C...

 
 
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Play Super Mario Bros in text adventure form

Here's something fairly cute to fiddle with this weekend. It's a text adventure version of World 1-1 in Super Mario Bros. Well, I say "text adventure", but it's really more like a Choose Your Own Adventure book. Instead of having a tex...

 
 
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Heavy Rain is now a text adventure!

PC people, rejoice! Sick and tired of hearing Playstation owners talk about their "interactive movie" game Heavy Rain? No longer are we left out in the cold -- Heavy Rain is now available to play right on your computer! Well, kind of... The...

 
 
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Grue renewed: Fallout 3's Reign of Grelock is playable

Sadly, this article isn't about a Zork remake (not that a text-only game would benefit from bump mapping or bloom lighting) -- I just needed a catchy headline that would attract text adventure enthusiasts. If the phrase "You are likely...

 
 
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Lux-Pain screens and trailer uncover game play

[video]114234:844[/video] Lux-Pain overload much? The official Web site for the text-based adventure DS title launched recently, and a new teaser trailer came out with it. That teaser showed some in-game imagery, but didn't do much else but...

 
 
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DS adventure Lux-Pain coming to North America in 2009

[video]111320:718[/video] Never heard of Lux-Pain? It's a Nintendo DS text-based adventure that was released in Japan in early 2008. After hearing the buzz, I tried to give dark detective/mystery game a spin, but the Japanese text was a bit...

 
 
 




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Game pitch: Sony/SE crossover game Jonah and Sully tell Lara and Nathan to fuck off with their disintegrating ruins and

 
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Well, I spent this afternoon fighting with WINE to get the Windows version of Steam up and running on my But it is finally done, and I can now play some completely tasteful visual novels without booting into my Windows 10 Convenience!

 
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Bowsette has already been Somewhat NSFW, so its in the

 
Jetter Mars

Ok, Ive been off the internet for well over a day and when I returned Im seeing all these strange images of a Peach-Bowser hybrid Did I miss something?

 
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You can play Final Fantasy 7, 9 and 10 on the go with Switch? How good is that? Portable Final Fantasy? Who has ever heard of such a thing? Fucking

 
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We saw a cheetah named Cayenne today

 
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Didnt know the theme of Amnas people was in Spider-Man until

 
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Yeesh, there is so much racism, insanity, and war crimes in Full Metal And apparently, that was entirely normal during the Vietnam What the actual fuck, USA?!

 
 

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