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I really hope Housemarque's new game is a PS5 launch title

2017 was rough, but don't count Stardust, Resogun, and Nex Machina developer Housemarque out yet. While the studio is no longer making the iconic arcade-style games that defined its first 25 years – they just aren't selling enough to ...

 
 
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You're invited to join the Stormdivers open beta this weekend

The term "battle royale" comes with a lot of gnashing of teeth from many members of the gaming community. For good measure, as a lot of what we've seen so far has been corporations playing catch-up, with attempts to monetize every aspect of...

 
 
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Housemarque released a short clip of Stormdivers gameplay

Finnish studio Housemarque have released just under a minute of footage from their upcoming battle royale title Stormdivers, which was first revealed during Gamescom last week.While the gameplay appears instantly comporable from another sli...

 
 
 
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Stormdivers is the next game from Resogun creator Housemarque

Last year, Super Stardust HD and Resogun developer Housemarque ended its run of excellent arcade games on a high note with the Nex Machina, a Robotron-style shooter made in collaboration with arcade legend Eugene Jarvis. The studio said it ...

 
 
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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...

 
 
 
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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...

 
 
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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...

 
 
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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...

 
 
 
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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...

 
 
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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 ...

 
 
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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...

 
 
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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...

 
 
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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...

 
 
 
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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...

 
 
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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...

 
 
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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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