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Review: Flip Wars

When the Switch was first announced, many of us saw a brief glimpse at a rad party game, a genre that's become a staple on Nintendo systems since the N64 (though four-player Nightmare on Elm Street NES was pretty rad too). That project beca...

 
 
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Nintendo Switch players are getting Rime in November

Nintendo Switch owners will have to wait a while longer for Rime. Tequila Works' puzzle-adventure title is planned for release on November 14 in North America and November 17 in European territories, priced at $30 digitally and $40 physical...

 
 
 
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Review: Fantastic Contraption

Fantastic Contraption is a game about making the most of your limited toolset. It's a puzzle title that strips down the building blocks to the bare minimum: rods to serve as joints, wheels that can turn in different directions, and globs of...

 
 
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Review: Death Squared

There's a lot we can thank Valve for, apart from the annual Steam sale. Hiring the team behind Narbacular Drop and expanding those ideas into Portal kicked off an entire generation of clever, challenging action/puzzle games, many ...

 
 
 
 
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Retroid episode 3 talks Puzzle Puzzle Puzzle games

Hi everyone, This week's Retroid looks back at vintage puzzle games. We discuss the origins of the genre and some of our favorite titles, all the way up to the modern era. From Tetris to Bejeweled, Dr. Mario to Puzzle Quest, there's so...

 
 
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Retroid records episode 3 tonight

Hey everybody, We're rolling along, matching colors and fighting gravity in this week's episode of Retroid. Tonight's topic will be puzzle games, stuff like Tetris, Columns, Puyo Puyo, Dr. Mario, Bejeweled, basically anything where blo...

 
 
 
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Level-5 isn't keen on a tablet only Layton game for Switch

Professor Layton is a god! The dude is calm under duress, always witty and willing to help those in need of obtuse puzzle solutions. He does it all and looks dapper while doing it. It seems, though, that Level-5 can't quite figure out how t...

 
 
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The Art of Broken Age is a perfect companion to the game

It feels like forever ago that Broken Age (Act 1, Act 2), one of the first great Kickstarter successes, actually came out. It kind of was as it came out in January 2014 (which is "forever" in gaming years), but its art style staye...

 
 
 
 
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Monument Valley 2 just popped up on iOS

I do love a good surprise launch. The mind-bending mobile puzzler Monument Valley now has a follow-up and it's out today on iOS as a timed exclusive, priced at $4.99. Despite this being a full-on numbered sequel, developer ustwo says "you ...

 
 
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Review: Block'hood

I wasn't sure what to expect when first booting up Block'hood. The screenshots are gorgeous and it looked like a city-building game, but I had no real understanding of the mechanics or details. Now that I'm familiar with it, I'm confident i...

 
 
 
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Review: RiME

Rime has been through hell. Tequila Works initially pitched it to Microsoft, which didn't end up working out. Then they went to Sony with another exclusive offer, which did work out, until it didn't. Now they're back with a vengeance on fou...

 
 
 
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Review: Old Man's Journey

I wasn’t quite sure what I was getting myself into when I signed up to review Old Man’s Journey. The name made me think I’d be playing something about a man dying and coming to terms with his life or that I’d be livi...

 
 
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Review: Mages of Mystralia

Magic is often taken for granted in games. It's just a skill you learn, to be called upon by a button press or a menu option later. Earn a new spell, equip it, then use it immediately for its effects without really thinking about how it was...

 
 
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Danger Zone looks like a nice fix for the lack of Burnout

It’s been a long time since a Burnout game last released. While Burnout Crash was technically the swan song for the series, most fans consider Paradise to be the final “true” entry from developer Criterion Games (or, if yo...

 
 
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Claybook is a puzzle-platformer made of clay

I always love a good clay-based aesthetic, and Claybook, an upcoming physics-centric puzzle-platform game from former Trials series developers, takes full advantage of its malleable look. "Everything acts like it would be made out of real ...

 
 




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Hardly remember anything about this game, but this is one of those overworld themes that never leaves my

 
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A pretty good haul for my birthday this year! Not pictured, a digital download of Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen and Fire Emblem Warriors (which arrives

 
Perro

Activisions new micro transaction tool is sneaky, profiling the player based off of skill level, other Example, P1 loves to The tool can match the player to expert snipers w/ better guns, encouraging player to buy weapons to step it up

 
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Spongebob: Anime Ending, I lack words to describe this

 
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Apparently The Rock is in a short list of actors sought out to do the voice of Pikachu in a Detective Pikachu

 
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On music youve heard in games, give me your A B S O L U T E W O R S T youve

 
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Normally I believe DMCA stuff is justified, but the online multiplayer mod for SM64 is not one of Nintendo should have made that themselves, or at least hired the modders to put it on Having played it, its an absolute blast with

 
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One character you wish to see added to the next Super Smash Personally, I would love to see Simon from

 
 

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