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Contest: Get your Glocks greased for Guns, Gore & Cannoli 2

I really miss the days of the side-scrolling run-and-gun shooter. It's such a fun and cathartic genre, and I'm shocked that not every game allows you to run around like a lunatic blasting fools left and right. Let's give out a nice, chaotic...

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Review: Die for Valhalla!

I really miss the 16- and 32-bit eras of gaming. Game mechanics were simple, as were the plots. The beat-'em-up genre was alive and strong, and a bored kid like me could spend hours walking from left to right hitting two buttons to wail on ...

 
 
 
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Rad Rodgers 1.5 patch is a major improvement

In the comments section of my rather scathing review of Rad Rodgers, one of the devs behind the game, a man named Fred, was wondering what happened. In a rather refreshing show of humility, he wasn't upset that I disliked the game, but ques...

 
 
 
 
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Battle Chef Brigade cooking up on Switch and PC November 20

I've been looking forward to Trinket Studios' Battle Chef Brigade ever since it was announced. I love the idea of a game along the lines of the Toriko manga where you just fight a bunch of things in order to build ingredients to cook ...

 
 
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Star Child is an upcoming sci-fi sidescroller for PS VR

During Sony's E3 presentation, the company announced an upcoming sci-fi sidescroller for the PlayStation VR titled Star Child. The game will be developed by Playful and published by GameTrust, which was previously responsible for Song of th...

 
 
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Salt and Sanctuary rolls to PlayStation Vita next week

And there it is: Salt and Sanctuary is definitely, for sure releasing on PlayStation Vita. Soon, too! The Souls-inspired side-scrolling action title will be out on March 28, with Cross-Buy support in tow. "We had a small hand in the PS Vita...

 
 
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Salt and Sanctuary is shaping up nicely on Vita

When I reviewed Salt and Sanctuary earlier this year on PlayStation 4, I found it to be a more-than-competent side-scrolling take on From Software's Souls series. I played the majority of it in co-op and had a great time with its intricate ...

 
 
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PC platformers and pixels of the past

If you grew up playing games in the late '80s or early '90s, you remember that Mario dominated the discussion on playgrounds and after school. By some estimates, Nintendo controlled up to 90% of the home console market, and it's no wonder t...

 
 
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Review: River City: Tokyo Rumble

River City Ransom was probably one of the best, most overlooked games on the NES, but remains a favorite for those who've played it since its release back in 1989. Combining a traditional beat-'em-up with the economy and stat growth of...

 
 
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Review: Salt and Sanctuary

Chris Carter may seem like the only Souls guy around here, but there are more of us lurking in the shadows, wishing we could review them too. When I saw that Ska Studios of Dishwasher fame was making its own 2D take on the Souls f...

 
 
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Wonder Boy successor launching later this year

Monster Boy, the successor to the Wonder Boy and Monster World series, will launch later this year, publisher FDG Entertainment confirmed via the PlayStation Blog on Friday. While the announcement only mentions a PlayStation 4 ver...

 
 
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Kirby Planet Robobot will be coming to 3DS on June 10

Nintendo's lovable pink balloon is coming back to the 3DS in Kirby Planet Robobot, but this time he has a new trick up his sleeve: Robotic Armor. It has ten different modes to give you multiples ways to progress through levels, similar to h...

 
 
 
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La-Mulana 2 will probably break me

I only recently finished La-Mulana, Nigoro's "archaeological ruin exploration action game." It tried its damnedest to make me quit at every turn; with its obtuse puzzles and tricky platforming, I don't feel it's hyperbole to say it's the mo...

 
 
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Shutshimi: Seriously Swole coming soon to Wii U

Just last week, we were graced with the release of Shutshimi: Seriously Swole on PC, PS4 and Vita. In this bizarre tribute to classic shooters, players take control of a team of gun-toting goldfish with memory issues as they fight off waves...

 
 
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Review: Gryphon Knight Epic

I've played side-scrolling shooters starring space ships, fairies, gothic lolitas, but never had I played one starring a knight atop a gryphon. "How original," I thought, with fantasies of knightly glory on my mind. "Surely this theme won't...

 
 
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La-Mulana EX is nirvana for punishing game enthusiasts

There's a certain thrill to a game that punishes you for attempting to best it, as Bloodborne and Souls series fans can attest to. That's why there happen to be so many of them cropping up here and there, especially over the last few years....

 
 
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RIVE was my favorite twin-stick shooter at PAX East

When I learned that Netherlands-based Two Tribes Studios (Toki Tori & Toki Tori 2) was bringing its snazzy metal-wrecking, robot-hacking, twin-stick shooter RIVE to PAX East this year, I jumped at the chance to set ...

 
 




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