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Obduction lands on PS4 this month

The crowd-funded spiritual successor to Myst, Obduction, will be heading to PS4 on August 29. The game will include PSVR support for people who actually own the device, though it might not be ready for launch. There isn't any mention of PS4...

 
 
 
 
 
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The Binding of Isaac on Switch comes with cutesy stickers

Oh shit, there's stickers. We had heard that The Binding of Isaac's physical Nintendo Switch version would come with a little "something special," and that set Brett off into a whole Se7en routine. Now, upon finding out that first-run copi...

 
 
 
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Vane gets another weird extended trailer

Vane is a game I know very little about. Apparently it was announced two years ago at the Tokyo Game Show with a full trailer. Color me surprised, because this is the first time I'm learning anything about the title. The trailer shown at th...

 
 
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Review: Virginia

What defines a game? Is it the interactive elements, the experiences we take from it? Is it the ability to tell a story via immersion, or the impact it leaves us with? All of the above? Virginia, the debut title from new indie studio Variab...

 
 
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Virginia emulates detective fiction with cinematic flair

The mind of a detective is a web of troubling images. Scenes of bodies and blood occupy the same space as justice and determination. Liars and killers are as commonplace as images of crime and its consequences throughout detective fiction. ...

 
 
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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...

 
 
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Carmen Sandiego caught at last

Carmen Sandiego's globe-trotting crime spree has finally come to an end, thanks to the diligent efforts of one internet sleuth.  That's what I'd say if this were a news story. What we have here instead is an amusing article by Tod...

 
 
 
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Review: Asemblance

I thought I knew what I was getting into when I signed up for Asemblance, but I was wrong. At least, I think I was wrong. I can't be sure until I uncover the last of its mysteries, and that may never happen. Asemblance is pitched as a first...

 
 
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Asemblance is an X-Files-inspired psychological thriller

I haven't even watched a single episode of the most recent X-Files run despite all of my Twitter-hot-take-fueled morbid curiosity, and yet that series as point of reference is still enough to get an immediate click out of me. This is Asemb...

 
 
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Undertale adds mysterious new content in latest update

Undertale has received an update which adds new content and dialogue, even though the patch was said to only "fix bugs and increase compatibility."  Since I've yet to play it, it is hard to discern what is and isn't spoilers ...

 
 
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Sony trademarks mystery game project 'Days Gone'

In the days between Christmas and New Year, Sony quietly registered a new trademark for a new project entitled Days Gone. Filed under Classes 9 and 41 at the United States Patent and Trademark Office, this identifies the item as video game ...

 
 
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Steam is dropping Mysterious trading cards again

Earlier this year I got a jump on the Steam Summer Sale event by happening to craft a badge at the right time. As luck would have it, it happened again. No, I don't just always craft badges. Okay maybe I do. I noticed this evening after cra...

 
 
 
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What the hell is Deadliest Warrior: Battlegrounds?

Just as quietly and sneakily as one of its own ninjas, a new Deadliest Warrior game stealth-released on Xbox Live Arcade today. There had not even been a whisper that a follow-up was in the works. After downloading the trial for Deadli...

 
 
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Her Story creator doesn't plan on explaining that ending

Since Her Story released a couple of weeks back, many people have been debating the plot, the evidence they found and what they think really happened in the lead up to the game. With it's ambiguously ended plot splitting fans down the middl...

 
 
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Get a closer look at Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon

Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon was revealed during a recent Nintendo Direct event in Japan, and it is indeed a fully-fledged entry in the Mystery series, and not a free-to-play title. It's set to drop in Japan later this year, but...

 
 
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Tell your uncle! Hulu is eying that Myst TV show

It sounds like that show based on Myst is one step closer to happening. Legendary Television has the rights already, with Evan Daugherty (Divergent) writing and Matt Tolmach (The Amazing Spider-Man) producing. According to Deadline, streami...

 
 
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Firewatch has topless teens, meaty hands, and mystery

I've been firewatching out for Campo Santo's new 'exploration mystery' since hearing about the talent behind it. Artist Olly Moss, Mark of the Ninja designer Nels Anderson, and season one The Walking Dead writers and des...

 
 




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