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Hollow Knight fan creates custom anime opening and I dig it

Over the past several years, I've become exponentially more prone to gushing over rad insect characters and rad fan art. Team Cherry's Hollow Knight supplied me with an entire nest of the former, and the (probably objective) fact that it's ...

 
 
 
 
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You can nab Hollow Knight and Hitman for $12 right now on PC

We don't frequently highlight the game bundle service Humble Monthly, but on occasion the selections are too enticing to pass up. That's the case for November's bundle, which includes our metroidvania bestie Hollow Knight, the first season ...

 
 
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Bushiden looks like a slick ninja action game

I know many of you need a breather from all of the promising retro-style metroidvania games that come through Kickstarter. Even if you cut out the titles that don't bring in enough funding, there's a lot left. We're still seeing games we fi...

 
 
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Review: Timespinner

Some games wear their influences on their sleeve; Timespinner has a full-body tattoo that reads "I ♥ Symphony of the Night" from the top of its head to the soles of its feet. That's by no means a bad thing. Aspiring to one of th...

 
 
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Castlevania fans need to keep an eye on Timespinner

Now here's a name I haven't heard in years. Timespinner is a tribute to '90s action-platformers, most notably Castlevania: Symphony of the Night. It has a neat time-stopping mechanic for world traversal puzzles. You'll use melee attacks, sp...

 
 
 
 
 
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Review: The Messenger

Sabotage Studio's The Messenger is a visually striking game that at a quick glance you might shrug off as yet another quick grab at our nostalgia. While my nostalgia heartstrings were tugged at significantly during my playthrough, it's...

 
 
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La-Mulana 2 is coming to destroy your PS4, Xbox and Switch

While we already knew about La-Mulana 2's jump to Xbox One, publisher Playism, and developer Nigoro have announced that the soul-crushing Metroidvania will be heading to the PS4 and Switch next Spring alongside Microsoft's machine. I can't ...

 
 
 
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Review: Guacamelee 2

When Guacamelee first dropped in 2013 we weren't exactly hurting for metroidvanias, but we weren't in the completely resplendent period we are now either. Here's the thing about Guacamelee 2 -- it's one of those lateral sequels, the ki...

 
 
 
 
 
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Review: La-Mulana 2

While watching one of the Indiana Jones films, have you ever stopped to think how unlikely it is that Indy succeeds all the time? What are the chances he knows exactly which items to use in remote locations around the world at the exact rig...

 
 
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Cancelled DICE game to see release 25 years after completion

In the early days of DICE, long before it was acquired by EA and turned into the Battlefield factory, there was a sidescrolling action platformer in development for the Genesis and Amiga that got shelved for various reasons. Being published...

 
 
 
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How Guacamelee stands out in the metroidvania crowd

This August is a real treat for metroidvania fans. We already have a handful of great new releases like Dead Cells, Hollow Knight's next expansion is on the horizon, and Guacamelee 2 is just around the corner. It’s always a thril...

 
 
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Review: Dead Cells

I've been playing Dead Cells in early access for over a year now, but I never want to get too far if you know what I mean. I have a weird relationship with early access games in that unless I'm covering them professionally, I pref...

 
 
 
 




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Shoggoth2588

Im calling Opus I knocked out all of the main puzzles and a handful of the Journal I even played a bunch of Sigmars The limited-space puzzles are a bridge too far My overall thoughts on OM are in the

 
Soulbow

Ok Torchlight 2, youre officially too I appreciate it and all but good god Im level 50 and just leaving act

 
RenaudB90

Been sick since Tuesday night and running a fever since I apparantly spent 8 hours playing Division 1 today but fuck me if I remember anything about

 
Frostyflakes

Got invited to decorate cookies today and I tried to do Hokusais It was fun but man working with icing is

 
RocketKnight

Im not sure if this will work, but Ive been casually making some songs on Beepbox and figured Id share them here in the comments (if I can use a Drive They get better as they go on, and the named ones may have been made under the

 
Rad Padoru God

Okay I appreciate the free games and all, but we SERIOUSLY need a locate game folder feature, because I aint re-downloading nearly 200 GB of games that I already have installed on a secondary hard Almost every launcher has this

 
Parismio

Look everybody, 00:13 its Frisk Undertake!

 
jizzwaash

It’s been a long time since I visited Metroid Prime on my Its such a wonderful game that really deserves a HD Some day

 
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On the fourteenth day of #Cursedmas my true love gave to

 
Startyde

Backlog update: nearly 8 years later, started playing Diablo III for PS3, the console port that arguably fixed the game by forgoing the awful auction Very impressed by how well the game aged, as well as how beautiful it still looks on a

 
 

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