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SNK's obscure fighter Ragnagard returns on Nintendo Switch

It's a new year, and Hamster are already continuing their pledge to re-release hundreds of arcade classics on modern platforms. This week sees the return of a particularly obscure SNK title, Ragnagard, which has been dusted off for the Nint...

 
 
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Review: GRIS

Are Games Art? Cool your jets, I'm not going down that route. Do people still care about the answer to that question? Maybe they do. I sure don't - just games, innit? Sometimes they're great, sometimes they aren't. Sometimes they pick you u...

 
 
 
 
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Review: Katamari Damacy REROLL

It’s been 14 years since Katamari Damacy graced us with its bizarro charm and broken family dynamics, but the King of All Cosmos is back in full HD and it’s up to you to do the (literal) groundwork so the universe can be whole...

 
 
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Review: Killer7

Over the last decade, gaming auteur Suda51 has become a force to be reckoned with. His games have subverted standard video game tropes and provided some of the zaniest and most esoteric experiences around. Pick any random title from his cat...

 
 
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Review: Damsel

There's a little-known Australian exploitation flick called Thirst. Released way back in 1979, it stars Henry Silva as the head of a massive corporation that has made big business out of vampirism, kidnapping innocents, and siphoning their ...

 
 
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Ode to a Moon will send you on a cosmic-horror trip

You won't be up against monsters or jump-scares in Colorfiction's Ode to a Moon; instead, you'll find an unsettling atmosphere and the knowledge that something has gone terribly, horribly awry. There's probably nothing you can do to set thi...

 
 
 
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Atomic Heart has one highly unsettling clown

Atomic Heart looks like one of the most visually intriguing first-person shooters in a good long while. I'm stoked! A large part of my curiosity can be traced to its strange setting and enemy designs. In developer Mundfish's alternate-histo...

 
 
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ZUPAPA! returns on modern platforms, nope, me neither

While most of the SNK titles re-released by funsters Hamster of from the early-to-mid '90s, this week saw the publisher head into the latter days of SNK pre-bankruptcy, with obscure platformer Zupapa! available now on PS4, Xbox One and Nint...

 
 
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Contest: Win The Midnight Sanctuary

This contest is a spooky one -- enter to win The Midnight Sanctuary for Steam, PS4, or Switch. It's October, which means I get to bask in all the spooky glory of the season. Sometimes it's movies, and sometimes it's short stories -- but tod...

 
 
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Katamari Damacy Reroll is a remaster bound for Switch and PC

[Update: Katamari Damacy Reroll is heading to Nintendo Switch digitally on November 30, with a physical release planned for later this winter. The Steam version is set for December 7.] I love it when a juicy trademark listing pans out with ...

 
 
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Pathologic 2's meaty alpha build is worth a look

If you're in the mood to take a chance on a strange, uneasy, and uneven but ultimately memorable experience, heads up: there's a public alpha build for Pathologic 2. It's an open-ended survival adventure about doing what little you can duri...

 
 
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Review: Haunted Dungeons: Hyakki Castle

My biggest disappointment of 2018 is that I am not able to use the subtitle “Hyakki-Suck” to describe Haunted Dungeons: Hyakki Castle. It really is just a darn shame, but you can’t win ‘em all. I have a little soft s...

 
 
 
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Don't sleep on the wild and weird action-RPG Biomutant

I can't really call Biomutant my biggest surprise of PAX because I once publicly said it "looks weird as hell and I'm really into it," and the Internet never forgets. But if it weren't for that article, it sure would be. It's strange, risky...

 
 
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Review: We Happy Few

I can hardly call England a "dystopia," but it sure feels different to the country I've spent my whole life in. Don't get me wrong, most politicians have been charlatans and people have always been ignorant. But, in the last few years, a se...

 
 
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Prehistoric Isle 2 was the dinosaur-based shmup 1999 needed

Thanks to the retro-gaming fans over at Hamster, Arcade fans have a chance to revisit one of the oddest shmups of the late '90s, as SNK's Prehistoric Isle 2 is now available to download on PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.Released in 1999,...

 
 
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An unexpected crossover turns Ryu into a Power Ranger

The Power Rangers/Street Fighter crossover going on in the Power Rangers: Legacy Wars mobile game was pretty weird to begin with, but it may have just kicked things up a notch.  It was announced today at San Diego Comic-Con that a new ...

 
 
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Nidhogg 2 brings fleshy duels to Xbox One with two new levels

Sometimes, you just want to go head to head with a friend in a gnarly duel to see who can run to a giant worm beast and get eaten first. For times like those, there's Nidhogg 2. Messhof's ridiculous arrow-slinging, sword-clashing action gam...

 
 
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We're getting a Trogdor!! board game and it looks glorious

In a strange turn of events, Cheapass Games is teaming up with the creators of the old web cartoon Homestar Runner to create a board game centered around the beefy-armed dragon Trogdor the Burninator. Titled Trogdor!!, the board game is a ...

 
 
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Review: Grab the Bottle

For the most part I pick games that are either striking in some way or another or just flat-out goofy looking when I decide to write about them. For reviews, I get to be even more picky as the "good" games are gobbled up by tenured staff, l...

 
 
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Review: Skyrim Very Special Edition

It may not be quite as versatile as the version Keegan-Michael Key showed off during Bethesda's E3 presentation, but Skyrim Very Special Edition is a very real, very playable game.   Two paths lay before you, a spooky lightho...

 
 
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Review: Just Shapes & Beats

For generations now, the marriage of music and video games has brought us some absolute classics. Whether it's the comical hip-hop of PaRappa the Rapper, the million-dollar-making Rock Band franchise or the DLC-smothered Persona Dancing tit...

 
 




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Alright, lets see if Hollow Knight is really all If not, Im holding you all personally

 
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