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$8 Dishonored GOTY in day numero dos of GMG Summer Sale

The weekend arrives and GMG's 2015 Summer Sale chugs on to day two. Some decent pickings this round with Dishonored GOTY for only $8 (plus you get a freebie mystery game). Hotline Miami 2 also hit a historic low price but the damn...   read

 
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The Hotline Miami Story covers the making of this trippy series

I still remember how the original Hotline Miami suddenly came out of nowhere and left an incredible impression on those who took a chance on it. It was such an unusual title. Its bright, vivid visuals, along with the overhead view of the e...   read

 
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GOG.com's newest bundle slashes prices on Devolver titles

Bundle deals are all the rage these days. Although there's a ton of derivatives of the original Humble Bundle, GOG.com outshines the competitors and delivers with its Devolver Game & Watch Bundle. It's great to get such a deal on games ...   read

 
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Hotline Miami Collection

Hotline Miami collection added to iam8bit

"Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth." -- Oscar Wilde Back in 2013, we ran a story on a beautiful piece of art produced by UK-based freelance illustrator and comic book artis...   read

 
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Hotline Miami is bludgeoning its way onto PS4

I know one of the ways I'm going to fill the gap between now and the release of Hotline Miami 2 later this year is.... by playing more Hotline Miami. Especially now as Devolver Digital is releasing the original Hotline Miami on PS4; while ...   read

 
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Grab Hotline Miami at 75% off on GOG.com

While it's certainly been the subject of many a sale opportunity by this point, I would feel remiss in failing to take advantage of any opportunity to encourage people to play Hotline Miami. So, in that spirit, I come to inform you that the...   read

 
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Hotline Miami co-creator got badass ink of his own game

The first time I met Dennis Wedin, co-creator of Hotline Miami, I could not stop looking at his arms. His body is adorned by awesome unique tattoos, and his latest piece takes the cake. Dennis got a new tattoo on his chest based on this won...   read

 
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No weapons in Hotline Miami Part 2 - Challenge Scot

So, last week I may have dropped the ball a little bit. Turns out I got slightly ahead of myself and thought I had completed the challenge when I was only halfway through. Whoops! So this week I'm here to finish what I started, which was t...   read

 
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No weapons in Hotline Miami - Challenge Scot

This week's challenge centers on Hotline Miami, in which I have to beat chapter 5 without using any weapons. Even when fully armed, death is mere moments away in Hotline Miami. Thankfully you don't have to wait long to retry! If you'v...   read

 
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Hotline Miami free with PlayStation Plus this week

Once the weekly PlayStation Store update goes live tomorrow, Hotline Miami will be available for free with your PlayStation Plus membership. The offer covers both the PS Vita and PS3 versions of this murderous action title which, if you hav...   read

 
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PS Plus October: Free Hotline Miami, Sine Mora, Amalur

There you go again, Sony, making me regret actually buying things. All my favorite games eventually find their way to PlayStation Plus! Sony's subscription service going to be awesome next month, which I guess is just par for the course, re...   read

 
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Hotline Miami was best-selling Vita game of June on PSN

Hotline Miami is doing pretty well for itself on PlayStation Network, it seems. After bursting onto Sony's online platform last month, the indie action title beat down the competition to claim the top spot amongst digital PlayStation V...   read

 
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Hotline Miami: From Super Carnage to indie success story

As described in a profile by Edge, "top-down f*ck-'em-up" Hotline Miami can be traced back to Super Carnage, an unfinished game that designer Jonatan "Cactus" Söderström's started development on in 2004. After teaming up...   read

 
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Impressions: Hotline Miami (PS3/Vita)

Hotline Miami was one of my favorite games of 2012. I picked it up a few months after release, only to spend that entire afternoon glued to my monitor. The killer soundtrack, the puzzle-action gameplay, and the one of a kind visual sty...   read

 
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PSN gets Hotline Miami with an exclusive mask next week

Just yesterday, it wasn't a sure thing that Hotline Miami would drop for PlayStation Network next week, but now it is: Tuesday has been locked down. This version, which supports Cross-Buy on PlayStation Vita and PS3, has an exclusive mask. ...   read

 
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Hotline Miami may release next week on the PSN

If you've been waiting for the PSN version of Hotline Miami, you may not have to wait much longer. The official Twitter account for Hotline notes that the release will be "next week most likely," and that the game will be "cross buy [PS3/Vi...   read

 
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Humble Indie Bundle says you can't spell great without 8

By now, you all should be intimately familiar with the Humble Bundle, which lets customers pay what they want for DRM-free copies of videogames, often includes soundtracks, and puts a portion of the proceeds toward charity. Humble Indie Bu...   read

 
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Mega64 beats the sh*t out of one another

I haven't played Hotline Miami yet. I haven't played many games yet. I'm so buried in backlog that I wonder if it's even worth buying anything new when I barely even touch the stuff I do buy. But that's a discussion for another day. Mega64...   read

 
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Hotline Miami debuts new PS3 and Vita trailer

If you've been living under a rock for the past year and haven't experienced Hotline Miami on your PC yet, you'll soon have a chance to play it on your PS3 or Vita this spring. To go along with the port announcement, there's a new trailer ...   read

 
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Hotline Miami

Hotline Miami now available for Mac via Steam

Hotline Miami is just one of those games that you want to come to other platforms so more people can experience it. At least, that's how I've always felt about ports. After running up against some issues with getting the title ready for Mac...   read

 
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The Mac version of Hotline Miami is still in progress

Sometimes, the sting of a smaller indie team can hurt. Evidenced by how many sleepless nights Team Meat had to put in to patch the PC versions of Super Meat Boy and Binding of Isaac, occasionally, fixing an indie game can take nearly as lon...   read

 
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Hotline Miami fan film is full of murder, and kids

I quite enjoy fan films, and was really digging this one for Hotline Miami. Then I started to notice the actors here all look very ... young. And then that child gets brutality shot up near the end. Kids these days! Still, bravo for the ed...   read

 
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Hotline Miami coming to PS3 and PS Vita this spring

It's been interesting to witness the rise of games that have a love/hate relationship with violence. Spec Ops: The Line and Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance are two high-profile examples. Less well known, but just as effective, is the arcade...   read

 
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Check out this awesome Hotline Miami fanart

Hotline Miami is one violent, brutal game. It's also a game where you wear various animal masks. Some cute, some scary, and some totally weird. Nothing brings fear to your enemies like a bunny mask! Artist Mark Penman wanted to capture the ...   read

 
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Hotline Miami and game mechanics versus narrative

Have you played Hotline Miami yet? I hope so! For as much as I feel the satisfying gameplay is the primary draw, there are some interesting things going on with the story -- enough to allow for multiple interpretations of what the game is ...   read

 
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The winner of Destructoid's best PC exclusive of 2012

While the past is often looked upon positively, it's easy to forget how good we have it now. This holds true for PC gaming, as the barrier to entry for not only who can design games but also play them has become so very low. There's plenty ...   read

 
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Hotline Miami DLC likely 'about as long as the full game'

Despite hearing many positive things about Hotline Miami, it wasn't until I actually got my hands on it that I fully understood what makes the game so worth playing from start to finish. Truly this is one of those titles you need to take a ...   read

 
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Hotline Miami devs reveal new game plans on Sup Holmes

Last Sunday on Sup, Holmes (full podcast version available now!), two men drank boxed wine and talked to me about making videogames. Those two men were Dennis Wedin and Jonatan Soderstrom of Dennaton Games, the creators of Keyboard Drumset ...   read

 
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Hotline Miami dev helps pirates download his game

Jonatan Söderström has no cash, and really needs to make some money off the back of his recently released Hotline Miami. However, rather than fight pirates in the same way those similarly penniless multi-million dollar publishers ...   read

 
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Review: Hotline Miami

Pointing a gun and firing comes easy in videogames. Ethics and morals never factor in during those moments of decision and there certainly isn’t any remorse. These are virtual bullets reserved for virtual enemies, after all. This th...   read

 
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Gross new Hotline Miami trailer fits the mood

Pig masks. Are they ever not terrifying? This trailer for Hotline Miami, a mix of live action and footage taken from the top-down action game -- or, in Devolver Digital's words, the "top-down f*ck-'em-up" -- seems like a natural fit. It's ...   read

 
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Here are some blood-soaked Hotline Miami screens

Hotline Miami is a pretty exciting property right now. In case you're late to the party, it's a top-down action game set in Miami where you receive phone calls urging you to put on creepy masks and do violent things. Definitely one for the ...   read

 
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QuakeCon Preview: Murdering the homeless in Hotline Miami

[Destructoid is grabbing its rail gun and heading to Dallas, Texas this weekend for QuakeCon. Stay posted for game news, previews, and strange happenings from the infamous LAN room.] Russian text, a neon colored flickering background, ...   read

 
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Hotline Miami is brutal, violent, dark, and neon as f*ck

If a talking chicken has ever asked you if you enjoy hurting people, then Hotline Miami is going to resonate on an immensely coincidental level. If not, well, you probably still want to pay attention to the latest Devolver Digital project....   read

 

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