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Review: Black Bird

Last year, the two best games on mobile didn’t come from King, or Nicalis, or Tencent. They came from Onion Games, a Japanese indie studio founded by Rule of Rose and Little King’s Story developer Yoshiro Kimura. Dandy Dungeon a...

 
 
 
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Contest: Win this Coffee Crisis bundle for Sega Genesis

Another contest? We're obsessed. Enter for your chance to win this physical bundle for Coffee Crisis for Sega Genesis! I've said it before and I'll say it again -- physical games are way, WAY better than digital ones. It's just true. If you...

 
 
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Contest: Win a free copy of The Gardens Between

We've got another contest for you guys! Today we've got The Gardens Between on the docket. I don't often cry as a result of media experiences -- especially not from video games. It's not that they're poorly written, it's just that most game...

 
 
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Giveaway: Get lost in the beautiful Planet Alpha

Admit it: Earth kinda sucks. Even before all the damage caused by the parasite known as man, the place was still pretty colorless. A green forest? Yawn. A brown desert? Blech. Hell, even the most abundant resource on our planet is mostly ju...

 
 
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Giveaway: Fight for your food in Ninjin: Clash of Carrots

31 years ago a man was born. That man liked bunnies and foxes and ninjas, and as luck would have it, carrots were one of his favorite healthy snacks growing up. Fast forward to today and that man really likes bunnies and foxes and ninjas, a...

 
 
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Giveaway: Hex your Switch with Son of a Witch

Have you had enough giveaways lately? Of course you haven't! What a crazy thing to even suggest. Let's keep the Summer of Giveaways rolling with some love for your Switch and give away 15 copies of Son of a Witch, available now on the Ninte...

 
 
 
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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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medicamecanica

New monster hunter phone Looks like a continuation of that 3ds stories style, which I like but didnt care for the

 
Occams

By the logic of the basketball crying tiny basketballs, in this world, people cry

 
Czar Kazem

No one asked, but I finally have these two darlings framed and Im psyched to finally display them

 
A Luigi Fanatic

This is the Moenados Power

 
Boxman214

Do any of yall watch The Masked Singer? My wife and I just discovered it and binges the first 2 seasons in the last week and a I love Its a really fun show

 
Voltaic Owl

Finally got back into Ring Fit after a month-and-a-half It didnt destroy me like I thought it I even survived planks! I guess it helps that I finally got my lardass under 200 in the

 
Jinx 01

Kinda depressed but at least I can play Slay the Spire in bed to distract me :/

 
Vesalius

Damn, lost another great RIP Reed

 
siddartha85

I am ready to play the horse gas station game on Switch when it drops The horses will be fueled with precious gasoline when they clop to my Truly, that is what the 7-year game is about, I have Im going in very blind,

 
TurboKill

This remaster of Joust is getting out of hand

 
 

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