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Review: Tyler: Model 005

Most of Tyler: Model 005 is spent in the dark -- proverbially and literally. The darkness saps this little robot's battery and the light recharges it. That's the central mechanic. But it's also an amnesic tale of sorts where Tyler, the...

 
 
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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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Yep, you guessed it: A Hat in Time is coming to Switch

Nearly a year after A Hat in Time originally launched, it's missing from just one major platform. It's available on PC, PS4, and Xbox One, but it's not yet available on the one console where a lot of people most want to play an indie m...

 
 
 
 
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Horror-tinged platformer Inmost knows how to make an entrance

Stardew Valley publisher Chucklefish sure can pick 'em. The company's latest selection is Inmost, a story-driven puzzle-platformer from Hidden Layer Games that looks astounding in motion. I'm getting a nice Another World vibe from the way ...

 
 
 
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Hollow Knight's new expansion is getting a name change

Team Cherry is gearing up to close the book on Hollow Knight with a free DLC: and that's still happening, just slightly differently. The developer notes that the name has changed to something "100 times cooler," mainly due to avoid conflict...

 
 
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Nintendo shows Super Mario Bros. 3 running on Switch

When the $20-per-year Nintendo Switch Online service launches in the second half of September, subscribers will be able to play classic NES games like Super Mario Bros. 3 with added online play. If you were curious about what that might loo...

 
 
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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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Cuphead's creators answer our burning questions

StudioMDHR just recently announced that Cuphead has gone triple platinum. Three million sales is no easy feat, but nothing about Cuphead is ever easy. It's always earned, and oh boy -- StudioMDHR sure earned those sales. Earlier ...

 
 
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Mega Man 11 might get a demo in September

A heap of folks got to try Mega Man 11 at E3, but now the world at large will be able to download it if this report is correct. True Achievements is stating that a demo for Mega Man 11 will go live on September 4 on Xbox One. It'll involve ...

 
 
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Swery's The Missing is a strange action-adventure title

We weren't sure what to make of The Missing, an upcoming action-adventure game from Swery's studio White Owls and publisher Arc System Works, but now it's starting to materialize. Key word: starting. A new teaser website has surfaced with t...

 
 
 
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Scarf, a new 3D platformer with a sweet mascot, gives me life

THQ Nordic is throwing money at quite a few projects as of late, and odds are there's something someone will like in the mix. This 3D platformer from developer Uprising Studios called Scarf is my aesthetic. In what essentially amounts to a ...

 
 
 
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Preview: The Messenger

The Messenger is the game I walked away from PAX East this year swooning over. The NES-style platformer takes clear inspiration from Ninja Gaiden. Thierry Boulanger, the lead programmer and designer, has been upfront about that from th...

 
 
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Review: Chasm

It feels like we've been waiting forever for Chasm, and that's because we have. Riding the second post-Banner Saga wave of Kickstarter, the project launched in mid-2013 and was fully funded in less than a month. Since then studio Bit Kid ha...

 
 
 
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Get a load of Mega Man 11's English voice cast so far

The Mega Man series has a very prolific history of awful vocal performances. It hosted the infamous "Elmer Fudd Dr. Light," as well as "WHAT AM I FIGHTING FORRRRR," and "so you're the big cheese!" Mega Man 11 seems to br...

 
 




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