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Cuphead passes two million sales

I don't expect to write about every sales milestone Cuphead clears, but I can't seem to resist. Knowing that the wonderfully-animated run-and-gun game sold a million copies made me happy back in October. Learning today that it has now passe...


Destructoid's award for Best Xbox One Game of 2017 goes to...

"Good things come to those who wait" is a saying that gets said sometimes. It's supposed to extol the virtue of patience, as though it isn't always best to enthusiastically leap toward everything. That's probably true! It's important to be ...


This guy built his own Cuphead arcade cabinet

Yesterday, we posted a very cool video that combined the animation of Studio MDHR's platformer Cuphead with the grim terror of FromSoft's Dark Souls. In that article, I commented on how Cuphead seems to spark inspiration for a lot of fan pr...


Check out 64 Bits' awesome Cuphead-style Dark Souls animation

Cuphead took seemingly forever to come to fruition, but boy, it was worth the wait. A huge part of the game's appeal, and its lengthy development, was its meticulous art style. The beautiful hand-drawn animation, based around the work of vi...


Why we should celebrate extra options in games

Right – let me start this article by exposing my biases. Namely, one of the first games I played to the point of obsession was The Sims, and as everyone knows, The Sims is a highly modular game. Since the very beginning, the Sims seri...


Sure, I'd play a Kingdom Hearts Cuphead DLC

I love me a good piece of concept art. Some of my favorites are from artist Simon Andersen (who created Owlboy), specifically his re-imagining of certain retro classics on other platforms. This "Cuphead meets Kingdom Hearts" mashup fro...


Cuphead has cleared one million sales

If you've been enjoying Cuphead and want the talented folks at Studio MDHR to continue making games, real good news on that front: two weeks later, they've sold one million copies. "We have worked tirelessly over the past few years to deliv...


Studio tweet alludes to Cuphead Collector's Edition

Studio MDHR, developers of surprise phenomenon Cuphead, casually responded to a fan's question, somewhat confirming an upcoming physical release and Collector's Edition for the tough-as-nails platformer.According to the tweet, these release...


Cuphead looks right at home on this old television

Playing Cuphead has made me want to seek out and watch a bunch of the 1930s cartoons from which it draws inspiration, but in the mean time, here's a real cool semi-related thing: YouTube user Lazy Game Reviews has hooked the game up to disp...


So, is Cuphead tough enough for ya?

Last week was very stressful for me. I had 48-ish hours to play and review Cuphead. Tight deadlines suck, but they extra super duper suck when a game is difficult. Just throwing enough hours at most triple-A titles will usually get you thro...


Review: Cuphead

Beating Cuphead should come with a complimentary Mensa membership. It's a tough game, but Cuphead's difficulty lies more in exhaustive pattern recognition than anywhere else. Reactive shooting and jumping only go so far. Eventuall...


Don't let Cuphead's art overshadow its soundtrack

Cuphead is out next Friday, and I can hardly believe it's almost here. I've been so obsessed with the exquisite art and animation that Kristofer Maddigan's big-band soundtrack has gone under-noticed. Nothing like a behind-the-scenes look at...


Of all games, Conan O'Brien plays Cuphead with Kate Upton

Forgoing the overdone romance bit at the beginning and the faux awkwardness from Kate Upton, this episode of Clueless Gamer is notable for featuring one of the most decidedly indie games on the show to date -- Cuphead. Coming later thi...


We'll have to wait until mid-2017 for Cuphead

Cuphead is not the type of game you want to see rushed, and as much as I would love to play it this year, I'm all for giving Studio MDHR more breathing room. Given the project's animation inspirations, the creators had hoped to finish the r...

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Cuphead's platforming levels are brutal

For my money, Cuphead has unrivaled art direction and animation in the gaming space, but how does it actually play? Is it fun or frustrating? Well, it depends which side you're talking about. After trying Studio MDHR's run-and-gun title at ...

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Get a load of this platforming level in Cuphead

For a good while there, Cuphead existed in my mind solely as a run-and-gun boss-rush game, and I would have been content with that approach given how gosh-darn gorgeous its art and animation are, but there are also platforming levels to br...

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I can't get enough of Cuphead's character animations

This is the year Cuphead comes out and that makes me ridiculously happy. Time has an insightful new interview with Studio MDHR lead artist Chad Moldenhauer about the game and its wonderful hand-drawn animation, and oh my lord you need to s...

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Check out these hand-drawn Cuphead animations

Cuphead artist, Jake Clark, has shared a selection of animations from the upcoming platformer. The hand-drawn, pencil cartoons popped up on his Tumblr and they are both awesome and strangely hypnotic...    

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Cuphead still looks amazing in this new trailer!

The above trailer for the cartoon-esque Cuphead was just unveiled at Microsoft's E3 press conference. The trailer shows off plenty of new enemies, including an evil carrot and a giant mermaid that Cuphead fights in an airplane.&n...

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Hands-on with Cuphead: Equal parts charming and challenging

Cuphead has existed in a state of unreality to me since its E3 reveal. Despite seeing footage of the game, it remained in my mind a concept. One that I was in love with, mind. 1930s style animation. A character whose head is a cup. I love i...

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Why do some developers shy away from surrealism in gaming?

When it comes to crafting videogames out of the norm, there’s one question developers should ask themselves: What are we afraid of? Games are the perfect medium for exploration of bizarre, unnatural worlds, and yet it seems few develo...

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Cuphead is 40% done, going to be a trilogy

I can't believe Cuphead has only been in my life for less than a month after its quick E3 showing. I'm so attached to it already. It's the game I didn't know I needed. Forget these tired, 20-year old nostalgia trips. Every single Gree...

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Cuphead gets a new trailer, still looks completely awesome

Have you seen Cuphead in motion yet? Watch the awe-inspiring trailer above, then read the rest of this article. Ready? Aside from this new gorgeous E3 trailer, developer StudioMDHR notes that the game has been pushed back to 2015 because o...

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Cuphead could be this year's big run-and-gun game

That's my hope, anyway. Cuphead is one of those games I feel bad for not noticing sooner. Sporting a remarkable sense of style and animation, this looks to represent the best of the run-and-gun genre, with developer Studio MDHR citing infl...



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