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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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PS Vita

Axiom Verge releases soon on PlayStation Vita

It has taken much longer than expected to reach this point, but we're now mere weeks out from Axiom Verge's release on PlayStation Vita. It's launching April 19, 2016, with a 10 percent discount available during its first week, and Cross-B...   read

 
 
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Review: Slain!

From the outside, Slain! looks like a metal-as-hell take on hack-and-slash titles. It shows well in gifs, especially. The art direction is gnarly and stands out from the technically-skilled-but-uninspired pixel artwork that has become so co...   read

 
 
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Slain looks sufficiently intimidating in this launch trailer

After a round of delays, Wolf Brew Games is bringing its brutal hack-and-slash platformer Slain! to Steam tomorrow, March 24. The console versions are still coming, but not until later this year. The lighting, particle effects, and sometim...   read

 
 
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Review: Deadbolt

As someone who was way into Risk of Rain, a tough side-scrolling shooter that only grew tougher as time ticked by, I should have believed its designers when they called their next game "extremely challenging." But after clearing the firs...   read

 
 
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Tribute Games is making a grappling hook game

It's been a matter of weeks since Ninja Senki DX dropped and Tribute Games is already back with a teaser for its next project, Flinthook. It's unclear what type of game this is, exactly, but it has a grappling hook (always an attention-grab...   read

 
 
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Whoa, where did Momodora: Reverie Under the Moonlight come from?

It's not every day I come across a cool-looking new game that turns out to be a part of a long-running series, but Momodora: Reverie Under the Moonlight is precisely that. It's the fourth installment in Bombservice's line of 2D action-platf...   read

 
 
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GoNNER
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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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Bloodstained development update offers 3D model glamour shots

Look, it's Bloodstained. While Ritual of the Night isn't quite the same when Iga himself isn't demonstrating the gameplay to you, I suppose it's nice to see tangible evidence of the game as a work in progress rather than heady ideal. This ...   read

 
 
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Review: Cobalt

There's a movement these days of games going multiplayer-only, focusing on one aspect to make it as good as possible. Along with that comes the dissent, players who demand single-player content and developers who spend resources providing i...   read

 
 
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Review: Assassin's Creed Chronicles: Russia

Assassin's Creed Chronicles had a nice thing going on with China and India, delivering some of the classic stealth action the series is known for with a striking new art style and a shift to 2D action. Now Ubisoft is content on wr...   read

 
 
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Tribute Games

Ninja Senki DX looks mega good, man

Tribute Games is bringing Ninja Senki DX to PC, PS4, and PS Vita on February 23. This is an expanded version of a rather good freeware action game from 2010, which, from our prior coverage, it sounds like a number of us have played and enjo...   read

 
 
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Not a Hero PS4

Not a Hero nearly broke me

Thank you, Roll7, for reminding me what an utter joy it can be to slide around in video games. I'm not sure what I was so wrapped up playing last May, but it wasn't Not a Hero, the studio's cheeky side-scrolling take on cover-based shooters...   read

 
 
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Review: The Bug Butcher

When I first heard about The Bug Butcher last year, I thought it looked like a nice modern take on the bubble-popping shooter Super Pang. But I held off. I have a regrettable history of playing games in Steam Early Access only to completely...   read

 
 
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Serious Cave Story vibes come off One Dog Story

Cave Story is so revered among indie game enthusiasts, it's little surprise it would be cited as an influence for others making a game. One Dog Story lists it up there with others like Battletoads and Shovel Knight. One Dog Story is about a...   read

 
 
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Review: Assassin's Creed Chronicles: India

When the Chronicles series was announced, my response was mixed. I mean, it's cool that we're getting to see new settings outside of the usual suspect after all, but by that same token, I'd rather see those new areas in a fully-fledged...   read

 
 
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The Risk of Rain team's new game is Deadbolt

Two years ago, I professed my love for Risk of Rain on this site. It ended up becoming one of my favorite roguelikes, right up there with my all-time bestie, Spelunky, and just thinking about it now makes me want to go back for "a few more ...   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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Monster Boy
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Monster Boy captures that classic platformer spirit

I haven't actively followed Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom since its announcement in January, but that has worked out fine. It's back on my radar today with a debut gameplay trailer. Monster Boy is a side-scrolling action title similar ...   read

 
 
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Katana Zero has the right stuff

Hot damn, Katana Zero. I'm only now hearing about the snappy neo-noir action-platformer from Aski (Tower of Heaven, Pause Ahead) despite an apparent showing at PAX Prime in September. Whoops! This more recent teaser made its way to our tips...   read

 
 
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TowerFall Vita

TowerFall Ascension hits Vita next week

TowerFall Ascension is such a treat for local arena game fans. It's even better with the Dark World expansion, which is worth getting for the fantastic new co-op levels alone. Both are about to arrive on PlayStation Vita and PlayStation TV ...   read

 
 
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Starbound combat
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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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metroidvania

Heart Forth, Alicia is really coming along

The latest Kickstarter update for Heart Forth, Alicia is a lot to get through. There's been a delay -- from Q1 2016 to the second half of the year -- but rather than just give a basic explanation for the change of plans, the developers have...   read

 
 
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Indivisible

Indivisible crowdfunding campaign extended

It's not over yet. Lab Zero Games has secured a 20-day extension on its Indiegogo campaign for Indivisible, a stylish side-scrolling RPG with shades of Valkyrie Profile and Super Metroid. As it now stands, Lab Zero has raised $975,000 of it...   read

 
 
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Super Mario Maker

Mario Maker has new costumes and checkpoints

It's a great time to get back into Super Mario Maker. As of tonight's update, we can now place mid-level checkpoints. Finally! They're going to have such a big impact on my willingness to clear people's levels. To add a checkpoint to your c...   read

 
 
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