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Fantastic sci-fi 4x board game Eclipse is coming to PC

One of 2011's hottest board games was Eclipse: New Dawn for the Galaxy. It blended classic space 4X gameplay with a European-style board game mechanic governing the economy. I was fortunate enough to get a copy during its initial print run,...   read

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Minecraft: Story Mode
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Minecraft: Story Mode Episode 6 features big names from the community

After the most recent episode of Minecraft: Story Mode, I'm looking forward to the new direction for the series. Simple, one-off episodes seem to fit better than an overwrought multi-episode arc. The sixth episode releases next week beginni...   read

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New Yooka-Laylee details and 'representative' screenshots

It has been almost a year since the Kickstarter for Banjo-Kazooie-like Yooka-Laylee closed, but studio Playtonic has been mostly quiet about it, aside from the occasional new character reveal. Today the studio let loose some screenshots "re...   read

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Sentinels of the Multiverse dev wants to add in all current tabletop expansions

Sentinels of the Multiverse is an interesting game for a couple of reasons. For one, cooperative card games can be a good time no matter the subject matter; just chill with some friends while you see if you can collectively best an inanimat...   read

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Arcadian Atlas
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Arcadian Atlas is just the Final Fantasy Tacticsiest thing

Just last night, I was chatting it up with the Podtoid crew and we got onto the topic of Final Fantasy Tactics. That's not unusual; I think we mentioned it last episode too. Look, I still think about it a lot, nearly 20 years later. I'm not...   read

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Minecraft: Story Mode

Minecraft: Story Mode Episode 5 releasing March 29

After playing the previous episode, A Block and a Hard Place, I said it felt like the true end of the season. Not only did it wrap up the main story arc, it also ended Telltale's string of quick releases for the series. The shortest wait be...   read

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The Long Journey Home
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The Long Journey Home makes a good first impression

Now this is intriguing. Daedalic Entertainment West is trying its hand at space adventuring with The Long Journey Home, an upcoming game inspired by Starflight and Star Control II that has players fighting the odds to get back to Earth aft...   read

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Block'hood brings calm thoughtfulness to building sims

It's always refreshing to see a video game take on important human issues that aren't just love or war. Most city-building simulators require careful planning, balancing different zones for maximum happiness under a budget. Block'hood looks...   read

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Fulcrum is one slick-looking snowboarding game

I'm hurting for more snowboarding games and I know I'm not alone. This one, Fulcrum, deserves a spot on our radar. It's a collaboration between Phosfiend Systems (Fract OSC) and designer Ben Swinden, who says, "We'd been thinking about for ...   read

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I thought I was tired of roguelike platformers, but GoNNER suggests otherwise

As much as I don't think I need another super-tough platformer with roguelike elements in my life, maybe I do! I dig the unusual art and clickety-clackety sound design of GoNNER. Screenshots don't do the aesthetic much justice. This trailer...   read


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Good lord, Samorost 3 is stunning

March 24, 2016. That's it: the honest-to-goodness release date for Samorost 3. It's hitting PC and Mac first, followed by Android and iOS versions "later this year." Someone hold me! It has been a long wait for fans of the 2003 original and...   read

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Walking Dead screens

The Walking Dead: Michonne Episode 1 screenshots, we got 'em

The latest series from Telltale's The Walking Dead line is here, in the form of Michonne: In too Deep. Surprise -- it's actually pretty good, even if the formula hasn't made any real strides in recent years, and is starting to get a bi...   read

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Hidden Folks

Modern Where's Waldo-like Hidden Folks is mesmerizing

Certainly, the drawings shown here are works of art on their own, but Hidden Folks really comes alive in motion. It's a far cry from the last Where's Waldo game I remember playing, which featured a series of low-res pixel art static images ...   read

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OmniBus is the unstoppable force of public transit

According to the trailer below, the long-awaited OmniBus is finally on its way, after a two-decade toil in development hell. Also according to the trailer below, it has made the cover of Time, Forbes, and Rolling Stone. Something tells me t...   read

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Minecraft screenshots

A cartload of Minecraft: Story Mode Episode 4 screenshots

Vacation travel kept me from being able to get to the latest episode in Telltale's Minecraft: Story Mode right away. I just finished it, and as always, I had my finger on the screenshot button the whole way through. Maybe you can use t...   read

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Minecraft: Story Mode

Minecraft: Story Mode Episode 4 will be home for Christmas

It's almost bizarre to think that the first episode of Minecraft: Story Mode was out less than two months ago, and here we are gearing up for the fourth in the series. Episode Four, A Block and a Hard Place releases on PC on December 22, wi...   read

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Gone Home programmer's new game looks like a Van Gogh painting

Johnnemann Nordhagen broke off from Fullbright a few months after Gone Home's launch. About a year ago, we got a teaser image for his new project of a wolf playing cards, but there has been radio silence since then. Tonight at The Game Awar...   read

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Minecraft screenshots

Minecraft: Story Mode Episode 3 screenshots, we got 'em

The third episode for Minecraft: Story Mode is out today, and it's actually not half bad. I think I took more screenshots this time around than in the first two episodes as a result. Going through these after the fact, it's obvious my favor...   read

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Yooka-Laylee character

New Yooka-Laylee character channels old school graphics

Ever since the announcement that Team17 would be publishing the Kickstarter-funded Banjo-Kazooie-like Yooka-Laylee, news has been pretty quiet on it. There have been a couple of backer updates, including one showing a cute skeleton girl, bu...   read

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Game of Thrones screens

First screens for Game of Thrones finale are non-canon (for me)

The long-awaited season finale for Telltale's Game of Thrones series following House Forrester is almost here. It releases next week, but today we have a few tastes of what to expect. Mira looks like she's in trouble with the Lannisters and...   read

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Mushroom 11 screenshots

Mushroom 11's world is beautiful desolation

Every so often a game comes along that lends itself to a big ol' screenshot gallery. To fit the bill, a game obviously needs to look good, but it also helps if it has a simple control scheme that allows easy access to the F12 key. Typically...   read

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Feast your eyes on sci-fi platformer-RPG Wanderer

When it comes to pixel art, there is good stuff and there is bad stuff. Recently launched on Kickstarter, Wanderer falls easily into the former category. I just love the look of the pixelated characters on the more painterly backgrounds. On...   read

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The Beginner's Guide

The Stanley Parable writer's new game releases this week

Normally, what we have here would hardly be worth a post. All we have are a handful of weird screenshots, a barren teaser website, and the following description: The Beginner's Guide is a narrative video game for Mac and PC....   read

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Mushroom 11 release date
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Mushroom 11 spreads its spores on October 15

Back when I first played Mushroom 11, more than a ago at PAX East 2014, it was a cool concept. Judging by the launch trailer below (and Brett's preview from earlier this year), Untame has really expanded on that concept, working it into a f...   read

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EndWar Online beta

Tom Clancy's EndWar Online closed beta starts today, runs through November

I had forgotten about Tom Clancy's EndWar Online. It was originally announced just about two years ago, took on some alpha playtesters, and went dark to everybody else. Today, it is coming out of alpha and into a closed beta phase. Ubisoft ...   read

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