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Enter the Gungeon and the Switch are a match made in heaven

When I first experienced Enter the Gungeon on the PS4, I couldn’t help but think of how great the game would play on a portable system. Today, that dream finally comes true, and it’s everything I could have hoped for. While it d...

 
 
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Enter the Gungeon rolls onto Switch next week

Enter the Gungeon is coming to the Nintendo Switch next week. According to an update from the game's official Twitter account, the Devolver Digital-published roguelike will be available in North America on December 14. In addition to t...

 
 
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Superhot is about to get a roguelike expansion

Did you get your fill of Superhot? The time-moves-when-you-do shooter is about to receive a "deeper, longer, rogue-like" standalone expansion and I am down. Mind Control Delete hits Steam Early Access on December 7, and it'll eventually be ...

 
 
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Dead Cells' Brutal Update adds tons of new content

Dead Cells took me by surprise. The self-proclaimed 'RogueVania' takes inspiration from a handful of other games and mixes them into a challenging, rewarding mix. Though it's still in Early Access, Motion Twin's procedural platformer is a p...

 
 
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Nuclear Throne's final major update has landed

It's been quiet on the Nuclear Throne front for quite a while now, with the last big update releasing back in February 2016. Developer Vlambeer broke that silence this week with a new update; the final update. You'll find the patch notes be...

 
 
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Review: Road Redemption

So hey, remember the 3DO? A CD-based game system that came out in the nineties and was meant to revolutionize gaming, cost nearly a thousand bucks, and was quickly forgotten? With several different manufacturers producing their own versions...

 
 
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How Strafe's 'Millennium Edition' overhauls the entire game

When it released in May 2017, Strafe was something of an anomaly. The first-person shooter looked like a game from a bygone era. It was fast and violent, not unlike Quake, with relentless enemies hell-bent on stopping players dead in their ...

 
 
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Review: Pylon: Rogue

Roguelikes are becoming a hot commodity in gaming. What was once a unique way to experience an old genre is now a common indie crutch to pad out an otherwise thin experience. We’ve seen absolute classics utilize elements from roguelik...

 
 
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STRAFE is getting a massive update with extra content

Say what you will about the hugely divisive STRAFE, but I thought the game was a total blast. It certainly can be obtuse and definitely isn't an old-school shooter, but developer Pixel Titan's take on on first-person Spelunky was a challeng...

 
 
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Children of Morta will be one to watch in 2018

You might remember Patrick covering Children of Morta just over a year ago. He previewed the "narrative-driven" hack-and-slash game about a family of guardians fending off the spread of monsters and corruption to their mountain, noting it h...

 
 
 
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Nicalis is teasing more Switch ports, VVVVVV likely inbound

Nicalis has been slowly and steadily porting over its catalog of indie classics to the Switch. We already have some pretty big names with Cave Story+ and The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth +, so the anticipation for what might be next is pret...

 
 
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Review: Distrust

If science-fiction, good or bad, has taught me anything, it's that you should never work on an Arctic research base. It's too cold, you hate everybody, and there's usually an alien hanging outside with a penchant for human skin. Luckily for...

 
 
 
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I have a really good feeling about Children of Morta

This War of Mine and Frostpunk developer 11 bit studios is handling publishing duties for Children of Morta, a narrative-driven hack-and-slash roguelike about a family of guardians. Today's trailer is more of a reminder that this game a) ex...

 
 
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Pylon: Rogue will be conjuring up a release in September

The indie roguelike dungeon crawler Pylon: Rogue, from developer Quantumsquid, will be releasing on Steam this September 21. The game is basically Diablo meets any number of  indie games with permadeath and procedural elements, but I h...

 
 
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Noita is the new game from one of The Swapper developers

It has been four years since The Swapper -- a masterful puzzle platformer from two students at the University of Helsinki -- originally released. Since 2013, the developers have updated their studio's site exactly once. It was a ...

 
 
 
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Former BioShock developers unveil City of Brass

The unfortunately-named Uppercut Games, which consists of former 2K and Irrational developers, have announced their latest project, the sword-and-sand adventure City of Brass.The first-person action-adventure sees a young thief battle throu...

 
 
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Darkest Dungeon's Crimson Court gets update, PSN release date

As I said in my review last week, Darkest Dungeon's pitiless expansion The Crimson Court is delightfully cruel. But, as with any experience designed to ride the razor edge between pleasure and pain, there are a few rough edges that stand ou...

 
 
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Should you get GoNNER on Switch? Take this quiz and find out

What Binding of Isaac does for The Legend of Zelda, GoNNER comes pretty darn close to doing for Metroid. Like Metroid, it's largely about stumbling upon bizarre new creatures. Some can be peacefully avoided, others require hard and fast hun...

 
 
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Review: Darkest Dungeon: The Crimson Court

There is a poison coursing through the veins of Darkest Dungeon’s latest expansion. A malignant and cruel thing, a toxin that burns red hot and never lets up. But, if there is one theme that runs throughout the entire Crimson Court ex...

 
 
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Put some trust into sci-fi horror Distrust

It's hot in the UK, right now. Damn hot! So even though this is the third wintery game I've played already, right after Kona and The Wild Eight, I'm actually okay with it as long as the illusion keeps me cool. Luckily, Distrust also happens...

 
 
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Major Let it Die update planned for later this month

GungHo Online CEO Kazuki Morishita recently confirmed to Destructoid that Let it Die would be receiving a "huge update" at the end of June. Although the specifics are still being determined, the update is currently set to add ten floor...

 
 
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Review: Monolith

The dungeons of Zelda, the cute characters of Undertale, and Geometry Wars had a threeway and gave birth to this wonderful roguelike that I've been having a deeply romantic affair with for the past couple weeks. When I come home I just...

 
 




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Hearthstone: Kobolds and Catacombs"You're gorram right I'm taking that candle"

 

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Final Fantasy XV: Episode Ignis"Last time is a charm?"

 

Game of Thrones Season 7 Blu-ray box set and giveaway"Want to own a copy of Game of Thrones s7? Read on!"

 

Race for the Galaxy (Mobile)"One of the best digital conversions to date"

 

Star Wars: The Last Jedi"The Force is strong with this one"

 

Review in Progress: Okami HD"Amaterasu is still lookin' good"

 

7 Wonders (iPad)"Give me that money, Berenice"

 
 
 

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Inquisitive Ravenclaw

Gamestop has a PS4 sale with some good deals in Im considering going for KH ETC for I may even go out for the limited edition, since its the same How is it

 
dephoenix

Another thing I forgot about Okami is that theres one song in it that is super creepy and makes me very, very Its called Mysterious Power and it haunts #SpookyMusicToid

 
ALinkToTheDan

This book is

 
hester2

Oh hey, the storys picking Lets throw in a confusing map, narrow paths the AI falls off of, and a horseshit difficulty spike! - The people who made Chapter 7 of Xenoblade

 
iam16bit

I really need to stop posting these things so

 
Tohsaka

If you want to spoof a Japanese account and have a PS4, Dissidia NT is getting an open beta Might end up having one in the US too but thats yet to be

 
Raiku Santaford

I forgot how good Okami

 
taterchimp

I do not wish to evade the world, yet I will forever build my own

 
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Good God do I hate wrapping Nevermind 50 of

 
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At a wedding I wasn’t too keen at first, but 5 vodkas later, I’m feeling

 
 

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