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Quarantine Circular is now available on Steam

The second of Mike Bithell's shorts, Quarantine Circular, is now available on Steam. Like it's predecessor, Subsurface Circular (which I found great), the game is a text-based adventure set in a single location with a short run time. This t...

 
 
 
 
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VA-11 HALL-A is heading to PS4 and Switch next year

VA-11 HALL-A is a really cool visual novel inspired adventure through a Cyberpunk themed world loaded with great characters. It may be light on actual gameplay, but the stories it weaves are very powerful and well worth experiencing. If you...

 
 



 
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Punch Line coming west to PS4 and Vita, courtesy of PQube

If there ever was an argument against animation being art, it's Punch Line. The anime/game combo written by Infinity and Zero Escape creator, Kotaro Uchikoshi, appeals to base desires. There's the tension of a world-ending catastrophe. Ther...

 
 
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Review: Metropolis: Lux Obscura

The whiskey tasted like shit, but it was sure better than the piss-soaked puddle of water I'd just dragged myself out of. As I slid the last sip of it down my throat I felt its sharpness mix with the blood in my windpipe. It numbed the pain...

 
 
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The Lost Child will be heading West this Summer

NIS America have announced Western release dates for mysterious god-battler The Lost Child, which is coming to PS4, PS Vita and Nintendo Switch in June.The Lost Child follows occult investigator Hayato Ibuki, who stumbles upon otherworldly ...

 
 
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Steins;Gate Elite confirmed for 2018 release in the west

The original Steins;Gate is one of the single greatest science-fiction stories ever told, and its newest version has finally been confirmed for a western release this year. If you have any love for visual novels, and somehow managed to neve...

 
 
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Review: The Council - Episode 1: The Mad Ones

As soon as I began playing The Council, I was immediately reminded of Agatha Christie: And Then There Were None on the Wii. I doubt others will have this moment in their head, but bear with me. The atmosphere felt incredibly similar as...

 
 
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Review: Subsurface Circular

Visual novel games can be quite tricky to recommend to a lot of people. You’ll have a certain crowd that prefers their games have more traditional gameplay elements while other people are more sucked in by unique experiences over gene...

 
 
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Review: Florence

So this is love. Is it? I’m not sure. I’m not familiar with the sensation. Lust I get. Infatuation, longing, desire; I’m an expert in those. But love? No. I’m a chronically single 32-year-old with no prospects whose ...

 
 
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PQube Games is spreading the Muv-Luv to Vita this year

Muv-Luv is a game I immediately confuse with Moe Chronicle everytime it's brought up. I don't know why I do that, I just do. So consider my surprise when I heard PQube Games, publishers of such wholesome titles as Gal*Gun: Double ...

 
 
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Cat paradise Nekopara is heading to PS4 and Switch

If you love cat ladies and are a fan of visual novels, Nekopara is basically your heaven. The game is an H-Game from Japan where you take in some catgirls and then have sex with them. It is certainly a thing that exists in this world and we...

 
 
 
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Review: Attentat 1942

World War II is a staple in the gaming community. For years all we had were Nazis to shoot because it is harder to find a more universal evil than Nazis. Unfortunately, since most of those games were shooters the stories amounted to little ...

 
 
 
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What's the last game that scared you silly?

I used to be a pretty big scaredy cat when it came to games (not so much with films, though – the interactive side to games really had the potential to freak me out). After toughing it out for a few weeks with REmake earlier on i...

 
 
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Finding Paradise gets a launch trailer and release date

To The Moon told a wonderful tale of hope, love and regret and for years now, a sequel has been teased and talked about. The wait will soon be over as Finding Paradise will be heading to Steam (with GOG and Humble soon to follow) this Thurs...

 
 
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Shinobi Refle: Senran Kagura has Yumi as day-one DLC in Japan

As some of you may know, the Senran Kagura franchise has a spinoff coming to the Nintendo Switch in the form of Shinobi Refle: Senran Kagura. Did you know that the visual novel, starring Asuka, comes out on November 24 in Japan? Neither did...

 
 
 
 
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All hail the Utawarerumono HD remake

Rejoice, fans of faintly furry fantasy fun, because Utawarerumono is back. Again. Three years after releasing two sequels to a fifteen-year-old game, Aquaplus has gone back to the well to remake that same game. The original Utawarerumo...

 
 
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VA-11 HALL-A is out for PlayStation Vita next week

The cyberpunk bartender visual novel VA-11 HALL-A is slated for PlayStation Vita on November 14, 2017. It'll be a $15 digital release with PlayStation TV support, and there's also a physical edition on the way from Limited Run Games that's ...

 
 
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Review: Chaos;Child

Late last month, I reviewed Tokyo Dark, an independent supernatural investigation point-and-click. People sacrificed themselves for religious cults, I had a great time. In early October, I spent most of my free time playing and speculating ...

 
 




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Conan Exiles"And hear the lamentations of their servers"

 

Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon"An appetizer...of blood"

 

Solo: A Star Wars Story"Han 'MacGuffin' Solo"

 

Ikaruga (Switch)"The 10,000-Hour Rule"

 

Detroit: Become Human"What if you already are?"

 

Dark Souls Remastered"Yeah, I'm prepared to die again"

 

Fahrenheit 451"Flame on!"

 

Runner3"Lets-a go"

 

I Hate Running Backwards"Why always running backwards?"

 

Flynn & Freckles"Yo Ho, Yo No!"

 
 
 

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Mike Sounders

I’m at an anime There’s crack everywhere and I’m losing my

 
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That time LAs premiere puck rock and roll band stayed over and got Early Sunday morning in Tokyo:

 
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Czar Kazem

Need to stop trying to beat games when Im not feeling It makes me super I was nursing a rough hangover when I beat Yakuza 0, and just about had a migraine beating Xenoblade 2 last Kind of takes some of the fun out of it!

 
Chris Hovermale

Somewhere out there, hopefully, there is an alternate universe incarnation of myself who doesnt waste time trying out new mobile games for like 1-3 days before uninstalling them probably

 
Chris Moyse

Hope youre all enjoying the extended weekend, guys n gals

 
Rudorlf

Anyone whos still playing games with mods on Steam might wanna complete their playthroughs soon, as GSC Game World will patch the vanilla versions again in the

 
zatoseyes

Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon is soooo so Its the level based Castlevania Ive been wanting for so

 
 

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