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Review: We Are Chicago

Movies often base their plotlines and characters on “true events” to try and elicit a cheap emotional reaction in audiences. When one learns that the events unfolding before them actually happened to someone, it should become a ...   read

 
 
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Review: The Descendant

[Disclosure: I went to university with The Descendant's lead writer, Giles Armstrong - same film course, same graduating year - though I haven't spoken to him in over a decade. He did not request me to review this game (it was the Swedis...   read

 
 
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Review: The Little Acre

Years before I talked my dad into letting me play his copy of Grand Theft Auto III, I remember first being introduced to video games through adventure games. The stuff I played back then was just simple Sierra Entertainment titles like...   read

 
 
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The Little Acre might be your cure for the point-and-click blues

Just a father and daughter out to find grandpa. That all sounds simple enough, but it can't actually be that easy. The genre's roots won't allow it. Everything has to be far more obtuse than anyone would ever imagine. The Little Acre ...   read

 
 
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Our first good look at Full Throttle Remastered

Double Fine is bringing Full Throttle back into our lives with a remaster, and I am so thankful for that. I've somehow only partially played this beloved point-and-click adventure, so I'll happily take this as my chance at redemption. The ...   read

 
 
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Paradigm is the surrealist point-and-click adventure that I didn't know I needed

I’m going to start this preview by opening up a little; I’m going to admit that I have no nostalgic memories of point-and-click adventure gaming, nor is it a genre that I’m well-acquainted with. I grew up playing console t...   read

 
 
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Before he was Suda51, he was 'just some guy' working tirelessly on The Silver Case

The Silver Case feels like a recovered piece of gaming history. Not only had I never played the game due to its Japan-only 1999 release for PlayStation, I hadn't even heard of it until recently, despite the fact that it was Grasshopper Manu...   read

 
 
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Read Only Memories Vita and PS4 ports delayed indefinitely

Sadly, it looks as if the development of the PlayStation 4 and Vita ports of Read Only Memories isn’t going so well. The game’s official Twitter account has stated that development of the ports for Sony’s two current-gen g...   read

 
 
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Backing is now closed for Ron Gilbert's Thimbleweed Park

[Editor's note: This story ran in our community blogs a week ago. Backing is now closed, so I've made tiny adjustments to the headline and calls to action for fundraising. As backing the project isn't necessarily a pre-order I thought I'd p...   read

 
 
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Review: Kentucky Route Zero Act III

What can I say, sometimes it takes a really long time to produce something, you know?   read

 
 


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Kentucky Route Zero Act IV is out right the heck now

Over three years ago, the surreal adventure game Kentucky Route Zero drifted out into the open road. Its dreamlike portrayal of rural America is something I and many others have been waiting to jump back into for quite some time. Devel...   read

 
 
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Review: Dark Fear

I am probably a horror game maker's favorite sort of person. I scare very easily when it comes to video games. Movies, not so much, but video games, man, they get me. Like, was Resident Evil 4 supposed to be super scary or is that...   read

 
 
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Review: Kathy Rain

Every great modern detective has a vehicle that sums them up in a visual nutshell. Morse had the Jag, Columbo had that Peugeot deathtrap, Jack Irish had the Studebaker for a while, and to a lesser extent, the Scooby Gang had the Mystery Mac...   read

 
 
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Grasshopper Manufacture plans to localize The Silver Case for PC later this year

In an interview with Suda51 at PAX East, the Grasshopper CEO announced that the studio's very first game, The Silver Case, will be coming to PC later this year. The Silver Case debuted on the PlayStation in 1999, but was never released outs...   read

 
 
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Review: NightCry

It seems lately we're in the Renaissance period for nostalgia and reimaginings of successful properties from the '90s. NightCry is one such game among this movement, the spiritual successor to the Clock Tower horror series which garnered ov...   read

 
 
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Review: Samorost 3

Samorost 3 is the next title in a line of excellent adventure games by Amanita Design. Aside from that series, the Czech developer is also known for designing Machinarium and Botanicula, two of my favorite point-and-click adventures from th...   read

 
 
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Review: Day of the Tentacle Remastered

To relive the experience of playing an older game for the first time is a special thing. But when playing an outdated game there’s always a separate lens applied, an unconscious awareness of technologies that exist in games made today...   read

 
 
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You can help the creator of Monkey Island test his new game's...voicemail?

Ron Gilbert, the writer and director of Secret on Monkey Island, is teaming up with Gary Winnick, the art director of the LucasArts games of yore, to create Thimbleweed Park. The Kickstarter began last year, and one of the backer rewards wa...   read

 
 
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Day of the Tentacle Remastered's slick interface works flawlessly

When we learned at the PlayStation Experience keynote that Day of the Tentacle Remastered was releasing March 2016, I wrote that it had been twenty years since I had played the original. That would put me at the tender, still-primarily-eati...   read

 
 
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Day of the Tentacle Remastered is coming to PS4 March 2016

We've known for some time that LucasArts' much-loved Day of the Tentacle is getting a remaster via Double Fine, but now we have a release window. In March 2016, you won't have to dig through your garage past all the old Playboy magazin...   read

 
 
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The Last Door Season 2 hits Steam Early Access

The first season of point-and-click horror game The Last Door was an utterly chilling exploration of the intersection between Catholic guilt and Lovecraftian mythology. I loved it, and if you're looking for a title to cuddle up to this...   read

 
 
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Sup Holmes get hallowed with Fran Bow's Natalia Figueroa

[Sup Holmes is a weekly talk show for people that make great videogames. It airs live every Sunday at 4pm EST on YouTube, and can be found in Podcast form on Libsyn and iTunes.] [Update: Show's over everybody! Thanks so...   read

 
 
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Void and Meddler is a grimy cyberpunk point-and-click

Cyberpunk is often a particularly nasty genre. It's an evolution of noir, which is why you see conventions of noir regularly appear in cyberpunk stories. The morally ambiguous main character, the even more ambiguous romantic interest, ...   read

 
 
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The Goosebumps game sure is gonna make you read a lot

Reading? In my video games? I guess that's par for the course in a click-and-point title. And, if you're really twisting my arm, it's probably a big part of reading books, too. At least Goosebumps is thematically consistent acros...   read

 
 
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Review: Armikrog

I still have my original copy of The Neverhood, bestowed upon me when my family bought our first Gateway computer in the mid-'90s. I was in complete awe over the challengingly silly puzzles, phenomenal claymation, and the eclectic soundtrac...   read

 
 



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