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Review: Birthdays the Beginning

The first time I played Birthdays the Beginning, I didn't put the controller back down for four hours. I was in a trance, totally incapable of wrestling free. The next few nights went similarly: multi-hour sessions ...

 
 
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David OReilly's Everything rolls onto Steam

One month later, David OReilly's Everything -- a curious game "where everything you see is a thing you can be, from animals to planets to galaxies and beyond" -- is now also available for Windows and Mac. Our own Josh Tolentino reviewed th...

 
 
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Daybreak delists Landmark, servers closing in February

After Daybreak finally ceased development on the MMORPG EverQuest Next last year, it seemed inevitable that Landmark, which was thought of as a precursor, would be the next to go. The online sandbox title had longer legs than expected, but ...

 
 
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Ecosystem sim Birthdays the Beginning slips to May 2017

NIS is holding back Birthdays the Beginning for PC and PlayStation 4 until May 9, 2017 in North America and May 12, 2017 in Europe, and while this two-month delay won't affect many of us, I'll take any chance I can get to bring up this game...

 
 
 
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Conan Exiles is taking its snake-punching ways to Xbox One

A week ago, in light of some new screenshots surfacing for Funcom's Conan Exiles, I said I was feeling the sandbox survival game despite my general fatigue with the genre. That's still true today as I watch this trailer informing us of a J...

 
 
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Q-Games' perplexing The Tomorrow Children goes free to play

Q-Games' hard-to-pin-down The Tomorrow Children has been out on PlayStation 4 since early September, but that was only if you ponied up $20 for a Founders Pack. Starting this week, as promised, the labor-centric cooperative town-builder wil...

 
 
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Amazon Game Studios reveals three ambitious new PC games

I can't say I've given Amazon's move into game development much attention, so perhaps my expectations were low coming in, but I like the sound of two of its three newly-announced PC titles. Breakaway has the most to show and, unfortunatel...

 
 
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Dragon Quest Builders has a demo out for PS4 and Vita

I can't remember the last time I downloaded a demo, but I'll happily take the time to nab the trial for Dragon Quest Builders (PS4 here, PS Vita here). I'm so curious about this game. What initially looked like a me-too sandbox constructio...

 
 
 
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Review: Dead Rising 2: Off the Record

Ahh, the familiar loop of Dead Rising: leaving the safehouse, fretting about the finite time you have to rescue bizarre civilians, panicking when their braindead AI leads to them being eaten by actual braindead zombies, and picking yourself...

 
 
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Review: Dead Rising 2

I didn't always like the Dead Rising series. Far from it, actually. My dour experience with the original wasn't exactly out of the ordinary given its rough edges. I liked the concept, particularly back in 2006, of an open-world zombie game...

 
 
 
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Those Dead Rising remasters look less blurry

Listings for the three recently-announced Dead Rising remasters have appeared on the Xbox Store, and on top of including the first round of rather compressed screenshots (DR1 is noticeably more crisp than the Xbox 360 original), they mentio...

 
 
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It's time to give Starbound another look

This is not the same Starbound I remember playing two-plus years ago. Not even close! As of today, Chucklefish's extraterrestrial sandbox adventure game is no longer on Steam Early Access because, well, it's finished. The full release vers...

 
 
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Review: 7 Days to Die

For better or worse, I didn't know what I was getting into with 7 Days to Die. I had heard that name before, and I was aware that it was a popular sandbox zombie survival game on Steam Early Access, but that's it. Prior to news that Telltal...

 
 
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Starbound exits Steam Early Access on July 22

I played too much Starbound too early, and as we inch closer to the next major update -- the one that'll push it out of Steam Early Access at long last -- that sentiment keeps coming up. A bunch of us want to give the extraterrestrial sandb...

 
 
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EverQuest fans aren't too thrilled with Landmark

Daybreak Game Company couldn't make EverQuest Next work and formally canceled the MMORPG in March, but work has continued on Landmark. The online sandbox building game, at one time a precursor to Next, released today on Steam for $9.99. Dis...

 
 
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The Tomorrow Children has an open beta running this weekend

The Tomorrow Children is a perplexing game. You and other players form towns, fight monsters, and gather resources -- all things we've done before in video games -- but the way it's presented is so utterly strange that it feels new. Q-Games...

 
 
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Goat Simulator takes to space

Goat Simulator's latest expansion takes place on a scam, crowdfunded space colony; an Arnold Schwarzenegger impersonator (narrating the trailer); a Star Wars: The Force Awakens joke; a 69 joke; a #MakeSpaceGreatAgain (picking up the mantle...

 
 
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Rest in peace, Project Spark

As of today, Project Spark isn't downloadable on Xbox One or Windows. Microsoft made the call. Current owners can continue to play with the game-maker for the time being, but online support will cease on August 12, 2016. From that point on,...

 
 
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For real this time: Terraria releases on Wii U in June

Re-Logic's action-adventure sandbox game Terraria finally made it over to 3DS, but that elusive Wii U version? Still upcoming! Publisher 505 Games has locked in a release date at last, though -- it's launching at retail in Europe on June 24...

 
 
 
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The studio behind Rust has a new Minecraft-style VR game

At first glance, Chunks just seems like a form of Minecraft designed with virtual reality in mind. You can create and destroy your overly-familiar-looking sandbox world as an all-seeing being in the sky, or mercilessly toss your little blo...

 
 




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Oridan

Its saddening to see all the trolls crawling out of the woodwork on social media to celebrate the death of Totalbiscuit, but I wasnt expecting developers to join in on the An EA programmer did just Link in

 
SirNinjaFace

Love playing my Switch when I do laundry

 
Pixie The Fairy

Got a PS3 With it, I have back pretty much my entire digital library now (well, there is Wii and 360 but I bought so little for them digitally it hardly And Demons Souls so now I have all the Souls,

 
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Darkwing Duck looks AMAZING in the new Ducktales art style! In fact, I think it looks better than Ducktales

 
Khalid Eternal Nigh

going through old MTG cards (havent played in forever) and I found a deck Id built (could use One of my fav combos ever: Avalanche Riders + Momentary I love trying to build red control around land destruction / mana

 
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Puyo Puyo Tetris is freaking I can manage myself in Tetris games, but the CPU is merciless with the Puyos! I havent played one of those since Robotnik Mean Bean Machine, and im rusty as Gotta keep practicing!

 
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ZE EMOTION GAUNTLET IS COMPLETE

 
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