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Review: Panzer Paladin

I feel like I can always count on Tribute Games to tap into retro gaming in a novel way. The team's latest, Panzer Paladin – a level-based action-platformer with shades of Castlevania, Mega Man, Blaster Master, and even Zelda II &ndas...

 
 
 
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Gestalt: Steam & Cinder won me over with its first room

A single room with a pair of friendly NPCs, enough space to dodge-roll, and a wall to leap off of – that's all it took to convince me that Gestalt: Steam & Cinder, an upcoming revolver-firing, sword-slashing platformer, will be wo...

 
 
 
 
 
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Review: Blasphemous

Blasphemous might be 2019's gnarliest video game. Its odds are certainly up there. Drawing direct inspiration from the usual suspects like Dark Souls and Castlevania – the series, I mean, not just Symphony of the Night – Bl...

 
 
 
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I can't let Blasphemous fly under your radar

Have you heard about Blasphemous? You need to hear about Blasphemous. It's a dark-fantasy action game from The Last Door creator The Game Kitchen and publisher Team17, and it looks gnarly in all the right ways. I was already feeling the rel...

 
 
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Contest: Win a Steam copy of Dark Devotion

Worship the contest gods and win a Steam copy of Dark Devotion! We've covered this one a few times in the past, so I'm happy to be able to get you guys a chance to win it. Check out Jordan's preview of Dark Devotion, a 2D action/RPG with we...

 
 
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Sega reveals 10 more classics coming to the Genesis mini

Sega has announced the next ten games coming to the Sega Genesis mini and things are looking great. Any fans of the classic Disney game Castle of Illusion are in for a treat, because both it and the sequel, World of Illusion, will be availa...

 
 
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Retro style arena game Gravity Heroes wants to flip your lid

A new 2D arena shooter is headed to PS4, PC and Xbox One courtesy of Brazilian indie kids Studica Studios. Gravity Heroes is a 2D platform shooter where every ceiling, every wall, every surface is a floor. Set in a near-future, where man an...

 
 
 
 
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Contest: Win an Xbox One copy of Salt and Sanctuary

Yell at your Xbox One with our contest: Win an Xbox One copy of Salt and Sanctuary. Honestly, whenever games come out across multiple platforms, I do my best to give everyone some love. Who doesn't like to win free stuff? We gave out Salt a...

 
 
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Contest: Win a Switch copy of Dragon: Marked for Death

Keep your wits about you in this contest for Dragon: Marked for Death for Nintendo Switch! When Jonathan Holmes says, "Hey, check this out," I check it out. It's a simple rule I follow around here. The dude's been around forever, knows ever...

 
 
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Downwell is a must-play on Switch even for double dippers

Downwell is a roguelike action game about plummeting down an impossibly long and monster-filled well with style, grace, and gunboots. As Nintendo Switch owners will soon discover, it is exceptional. It's one of those games whose magic can't...

 
 
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Pokemon developer announces console port of Giga Wrecker

I never like it when developers get pigeonholed into doing only one series their entire life before dropping out of popularity, so I'll always champion when developers try something new. On that note, did anyone remember that the developer...

 
 
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Contest: Win a Steam copy of Double Cross

No tricks in this contest: Win a Steam copy of Double Cross. I'm willing to bet that most of you guys are like me in that you cut your gaming teeth on 2D platformers. Running, jumping, shooting -- these are all staples of my early years of ...

 
 
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Super Meat Boy is up for grabs on the Epic store

If you've somehow avoided Super Meat Boy these last seven years, make sure to grab it over on the Epic Games store. The hit indie platformer is the second game that Epic will be offering for gratis, replacing Subnautica in the company's fre...

 
 
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Contest: Win a Switch copy of Toki Retrollector Edition

Go ape with our contest to win a Switch copy of Toki! When I was younger, we lived on a naval base for a few years in Sicily. The rec center had a whole bunch of crap for kids to do after school, like playrooms and board games and whatnot, ...

 
 
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Enter the Gungeon's next update will be its last

Developer Dodge Roll has announced that the next update for Enter the Gungeon will be the final update to the game. After releasing the "Advanced Gungeons and Draguns" update, there were plans to create another paid expansion, but developme...

 
 
 




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