Housemarque is seeking testers for an unannounced PC game

Last year Resogun maker Housemarque revealed it was getting out of arcade game development, much to the disappointment (but also understanding) of fans. The studio cited "lackluster sales" for Nex Machina and an industry trend toward "multi...


What are your experiences with arcade gaming?

Like roughly 90% of the rest of the world, I spent the days leading up to Halloween watching the second season of Stranger Things, which takes place in 1984. Nintendo didn't hit North America until 1985, so kids like the Stranger Thing...


Resogun developers Housemarque leaving arcade shooter genre

Speaking to Engadget, Helsinki-based developers Housemarque announced that they are moving on from their trademark arcade shmup shooters, due to the genre not being financially viable in today's gaming climate.The company have put out sever...


Review: Matterfall

It's hard to believe that Housemarque has been around since 1995. Having undergone two studio name changes, they've developed a number of low-key games over the years, but managed to strike gold back in 2007 with Super Stardust HD (itself a...


So that's how you score a billion points in Nex Machina

I've hit a wall in my slow ascent up the Nex Machina leaderboards and that has led me to look up unbelievable runs to glean tips and tricks. This one by Twitch streamer Xaerock is astounding. After one-credit clearing the game on Master di...


Review: Nex Machina

Housemarque combined Robotron: 2084 with Resogun. The end result, Nex Machina, is sublime. After spending some more time with the human-saving, robot-blasting arcade shooter following my review-in-progress, I'm ready to call this one. It's ...


Review in Progress: Nex Machina

A few seconds into Nex Machina, I knew Housemarque had nailed it. Fundamentally, it just works. The studio has won over a lot of arcade lovers with games like Super Stardust HD and Resogun. I liked 'em and the team's newer title, Alienation...


Matterfall is like a bullet hell Mega Man

Housemarque (Super Stardust, Resogun) is continuing its trend of throwing as many colorful projectiles as possible at players with a new shooter, Matterfall. The 2D action platformer pits you as a Crysis-cosplayer in a futuristic robo-scif...


Housemarque's top-down shooter Nex Machina is out June 20

It seems like word of Nex Machina has started to spread, but in case you haven't heard of it yet, this is an arcade shooter from Resogun studio Housemarque and Defender, Robotron: 2084, and Smash TV designer Eugene Jarvis. It looks and play...


Housemarque is bringing twin-stick shooter Nex Machina to PC

Housemarque (Resogun) and Eugene Jarvis (Robotron: 2084) are collaborating on a twin-stick shooter, and that's such a beautiful thought. The new game, Nex Machina, really does look like a fitting fusion. You've got robo-blasting, human sav...


Resogun lands 4K and HDR support

There's nothing quite like returning to a leaderboard-centric game after a long absence only to find out that all of your unstoppable high scores have been trounced by some jabroni. This is how grudges form! Housemarque is giving Resogun pl...


Alienation now has weekly challenges and new loot

Local co-op support was the big post-release addition for Alienation, but Housemarque is back with another free update for its twin-stick shooter, as well as some DLC. As of today, you'll now have Weekly Missions with "unusual rules" to tac...

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Alienation adds four-player local co-op next week

I am so down with Housemarque's twin-stick shooter Alienation, and I bet if you played it, you would be too. The game's lack of local co-op has understandably kept some folks away, but the studio is addressing that omission with an update n...

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Super Stardust Ultra will be wild in first-person VR

Hearing that Housemarque's twin-stick shooter Super Stardust Ultra would be getting PlayStation VR support, I figured, "Oh, cool, you'll get to look at the spherical levels like they're right there floating in front of you. Sort of like how...

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Review: Alienation

Going into Alienation, I expected two things. First and foremost, I knew I was in for some frenetic arcade-style action. This is a twin-stick shooter from Housemarque, the studio behind Super Stardust HD and Resogun, so that's a given. I al...

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Housemarque's Alienation really snuck up on me

I wasn't able to become invested in Housemarque's Dead Nation like I was with the studio's other games, but its next "relentless" twin-stick shooter, Alienation, speaks to me. It's you and a squad of exosuit-wearing buddies clearing out th...

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Alienation from Resogun developer looks bright, busy as hell

Housemarque is a pretty great studio, and following up Resogun, their next work is the top-down shooter Alienation. It follows a twin-stick style, but the aesthetics are bright, vivid, and very, very busy. As in, there's tons of stuff happe...

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Housemarque announces ruby shooter Matterfall

Housemarque is probably best known for its trippy 2D shooters Super Stardust or Resogun, but the studio is going in a different direction for its latest game Matterfall, announced today at Sony's press conference during Paris Game...

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Resogun just got some Wipeout themed DLC

If you boot up Resogun right now, you'll find a number of new updates awaiting you. For starters, Season Pass owners will get a PS4 soundtrack for free, which includes 17 tracks. The pass also includes Wipeout-themed ships ($1.49 each...

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Resogun developer talks new co-op shooter Alienation

Resogun and Super Stardust HD creator Housemarque revealed its new game, Alienation, last year at Gamescom. It's a co-op PS4 shooter wherein you can "support your allies or go rogue." More importantly, it's an alien shooter from people wha...

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Resogun Defenders is DLC done right

As a semi-jaded gamer, I typically despise the concept of DLC. Often times we are presented with content that either doesn't live up to the price or publishers push their content too early in a game's life. Resogun Defenders for the PlaySta...


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