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Payday 2 adds a Reservoir Dogs heist

Reservoir Dogs, a movie where some men argue about tipping and then almost all of them die, is the film that started Quentin Tarantino's ascent into prominence. Nearly 26 years later, a very popular video game is paying homage. Payday 2&nbs...

 
 
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Review: Last Day of June

Have you ever been in love? If so, you would be hard pressed to have a love as true and as nauseating as that of Carl and June. You can tell how crazy they are about each other from a single glance and that's saying something considering th...

 
 
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Indivisible is two great tastes that taste great together

If you've spent any time on the internet, you've likely come across a Two Things t-shirt; a shirt that exists only to make two surface-level geek references at the same time, as opposed to the one reference you might get from a Star Wars gr...

 
 
 
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OlliOlli dev's new game is Laser League

Following its skateboarding series OlliOlli and its side-scrolling shooter Not a Hero, developer Roll7 is now shifting to Laser League, a team-based arcade future-sport game. Players work to control nodes in an arena, dodge the other team's...

 
 
 
 
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Remedy's next title will be published by 505 Games

For the first time since the release of Max Payne 2, Remedy Entertainment doesn't have the safety net of a first-party publishing deal for its next major game. The Alan Wake and Quantum Break developer spent the majority of the pa...

 
 
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Bloodstained shows off a pair of new enemies

For this month's backer update for Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, designer IGA spoke with composer Michiru Yamane, whose music you'll know and surely dig from games like Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (yep, there it goes -- it's st...

 
 
 
 
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Underwater adventure Abzu out this week on Xbox One

This year, Giant Squid gave us a lovely and at times unabashedly whimsical underwater adventure game. I keep taking on any scrap of news I can as a blatant excuse to plaster its art here. But maybe you're well aware of Abzu already and you'...

 
 
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Abzu drifts to retail on Xbox One, PS4 in January

Giant Squid's underwater adventure Abzu is a sight to behold, and it pleases me to hear that more of you will have the chance to do exactly that before too long here (if you aren't buried in games as is). Publisher 505 Games is bringing out...

 
 
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Publisher 505 Games picks up Bloodstained

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night should be a good fit for 505 Games, and vice-versa. The publisher, known for repping titles like Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, Terraria, and Abzu, has secured worldwide publishing rights for Iga's metroidv...

 
 
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Review: Payday 2: The Big Score

About two years ago, I fell in with a bad crowd. A gang of thieves that would conspire together to rip innocent people off and goad each other into more and more brazen and dangerous crimes. It was a great time. At our peak, we were working...

 
 
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Review: Assetto Corsa

The racing simulator sub-genre hasn’t been very prevalent on consoles. There are certainly games like Gran Turismo and Forza Motorsport, but both of those titles mix racing sim with arcade features that aren’t 100% realistic. On...

 
 
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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: Abzu

I spoke at length about my underwater-gaming-anxiety when I previewed Abzû, so actually reviewing it was something I approached with apprehension. But this week, my day job was five straight days of grueling-ass landscaping that invol...

 
 
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Here's a beautiful look at the beginning of Abzu

Abzu is a game that we've had our eyes on for a long time. It's the debut from Giant Squid, a studio with instant clout as it's made up of key members from the team that made Journey. Abzu and Journey share a lot of the same qual...

 
 
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Astronaut adventure Adr1ft headed to PS4 next week

Three One Zero is bringing its first-person space adventure Adr1ft to PlayStation 4 next Friday, July 15 for $19.99, following the game's release on Steam back in March. Struggling to survive, you play as an astronaut with a damaged suit w...

 
 
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Console release window confirmed for Hawken

Hawken is coming to Xbox One and PlayStation 4 “in late June/early July”.  We suspected the free-to-play game — originally released in 2012 — was making an appearance on Xbox One, but had yet to have it official...

 
 
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Abzu is beautiful and terrifying

Water levels have long been met with a combination of derision and dread. Plummeting into the depths in platformers over the years has lead to some incredible memories, but control and pacing issues often elicit a groan from players who wan...

 
 
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Starbreeze acquires Payday IP, confirms Payday 3

In a release published today celebrating Payday 2's 100th balance update, Overkill Software announced that it has fully acquired the rights to the Payday franchise from publisher 505 Games. Any future installments will be the exclusive...

 
 
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For real this time: Terraria releases on Wii U in June

Re-Logic's action-adventure sandbox game Terraria finally made it over to 3DS, but that elusive Wii U version? Still upcoming! Publisher 505 Games has locked in a release date at last, though -- it's launching at retail in Europe on June 24...

 
 
 




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Review in Progress: Orwell: Ignorance is Strength"You'll never find us, but victim or perpertrator, if your number's up, we'll find you"

 

Early Access My Time at Portia"A lovely post-apocalyptic vacation spot "

 

The Fall Part 2: Unbound"A severe case of identity crisis"

 

Retro-Bit NES Power Stick"Multiple ways to play"

 

Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition"Take this Bro'd trip on a road trip"

 

Kingdom Come: Deliverance"Another cult classic in the making"

 

Pinstripe"Fight off your demons"

 

Rust"This is the way the world ends"

 

Age of Empires: Definitive Edition"A beautiful RTS that still holds up"

 

Secret of Mana (Remake)"Lift me up, Flammie"

 
 
 

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Genyo Takeda recieved the lifetime achievement DICE The Nintendo designer was instrumental in Nintendos (and therefore videogaming) success and Link in

 
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I cant believe this song is already a decade old, but its really fantastic! The beat is really cool and the lyrics are so meaningful for a mainstream I wish more of todays music was as strong as Black and

 
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*takes a deep breath* The armed school resource officer never entered the school to confront the gunman while the students were being He stood outside building 12 just The question is why? Did he freeze up? Link in

 
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Apparently Ryan Coogler loves Stardew Valley

 
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I did I did Now back to Monster

 
Rico the Penguin

Ill be doing another game developer stream tomorrow evening after Well cover a bit more on saving, loading, JSON, and see if this map system idea of mine holds

 
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My guild proudly capturing our brand-spanking new desert guild hall, Windswept

 
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Today I convinced LaTerry to play a few rounds of Generations with me, and it was pretty fun! Also the Great Maccao hits a lot harder than I thought, holy We had a way easier time with Tetsucabra, somehow

 
 

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