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RIVE was my favorite twin-stick shooter at PAX East

When I learned that Netherlands-based Two Tribes Studios (Toki Tori & Toki Tori 2) was bringing its snazzy metal-wrecking, robot-hacking, twin-stick shooter RIVE to PAX East this year, I jumped at the chance to set ...

 
 
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It's easy to zone out in the open ocean of Windward

The PAX East expo floor is one of the least peaceful places to play a game. There are sweaty crowds, children who haven't learned to use their inside voices, and booths blasting dance music and/or eSports commentary. And yet, at the back of...

 
 
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Harebrained Schemes nails it once again with Necropolis

As I explored the opening area of Harebrained Schemes' third-person action roguelike Necropolis at PAX East 2015, I discovered an inviting treasure chest. Upon opening it, I realized too late that I wasn’t alone in that first room. Wh...

 
 
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Firewatch has topless teens, meaty hands, and mystery

I've been firewatching out for Campo Santo's new 'exploration mystery' since hearing about the talent behind it. Artist Olly Moss, Mark of the Ninja designer Nels Anderson, and season one The Walking Dead writers and des...

 
 
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Planet of the Eyes is a treacherous place for Polaroid robots

Crash landing on an alien planet is the worst. There's hazardous flora, deadly fauna, and even rock formations that seem to have some sort of blood lust. That just piles on top of the existential crisis of being a robot with an unknown purp...

 
 
 
 
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We've got to go to Mars in Offworld Trading Company

In a future where corporate greed has depleted the Earth's resources, humanity has taken to space to acquire the goods needed for survival. The asteroid belt was supposed to be the great salvation, an almost limitless bastion of metal and m...

 
 
 
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Breach & Clear: Deadline is a surprisingly good action-RPG

The original Breach & Clear was a tactical strategy title in the vein of the XCOM or Rainbow Six series. It was fairly surprising when its sequel Breach & Clear: Deadline turned out to be an open-world tactical action RPG with zombi...

 
 
 
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The Talos Principle makes me feel smart and dumb

Back at E3 2014, I got a brief chance to get my hands on The Talos Principle while talking to one of its writers Tom Jubert (FTL: Faster Than Light, The Swapper). In the presentation, Jubert explained the intended approach to discussing phi...

 
 
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Dungeons II takes a humorous approach to being the bad guy

Being the bad guy has its perks. With an entire force of orcs, goblins, and other nasty creatures at your bidding, more gold you can count, and a near infinite supply of dark magic at your disposal -- it seems like you've got things pretty ...

 
 
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Crookz brings 1970s style and swagger to heist gameplay

What happened to the style and cleverness that came from heist thrillers? I remember watching films like Ocean's Eleven and Thief, that had little to no action or shooting. But now, these high-pressure and tense moments just seem like over ...

 
 
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Mushroom 11 is the next great puzzle-platformer

Everyone I know who's tried Mushroom 11 won't shut up about how good it is. After clearing the first two levels today in a preview build, I'm joining them. 25 minutes well spent. This is a puzzle-platformer unlike any I've seen before. You...

 
 
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Metrocide is a thinking person's Hotline Miami

Sydney-based independent studio Flat Earth Games has released its top-down cyberpunk-noir contract killing simulator Metrocide via Steam Early Access at the reduced price of $6.99. The final version of the game, which should be available in...

 
 
 
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Civilization: Beyond Earth makes weekends disappear

The Civilization series is famous for playing out in unplanned marathon sessions, where "one more turn" quickly turns into five more turns, which turn into another hour, before the player finally looks away from the screen to see that it is...

 
 
 
 
 
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Costume Quest 2 is still cute, trying to be more engaging

Costume Quest, like every Double Fine game, is charming. It's a fresh-feeling, low stakes take on the JRPG genre, more Earthbound than Final Fantasy. Though, as Chad put it in his review, it's "RPG Lite," accessible for all ages. ...

 
 
 
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The Talos Principle explores philosophy and lasers

Nestled in a parking lot across the street from the convention center in Los Angeles was Devolver Digital's phalanx of air conditioned campers. The publisher had a good mixture of highly anticipated titles like Hotline Miami 2 and Broforce,...

 
 
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Yes! PC version of Hotline Miami 2 will have a level editor!

Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number will have a level editor on the PC! Fans can create their own demented levels, decorate it however they want to. And yes, you'll be able to share these custom created levels with other players. Still no launch...

 
 




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

 

Never Stop Sneakin'"Sneaking its way onto your Switch"

 

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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Dante Kinkade

Im catching up on Riverdale and they have a great Twin Peaks, BOB climbing over the couch thing where they redo it but with the They do a nice job Twin Peak stuff in

 
Flanx

Someone bought me a Ninja Scroll Blu Ray for Secret Santa at work which is pretty rad but it looks like my secret is out - they know Im a I wonder if it was the various Monster Hunter figures on my desk or the Gundam deliveries that baited me

 
Dante Kinkade

When I see the previews for the movie downside, I wonder how much macro porn there must be in that world, but hey giant Always a good

 
Shoggoth2588

Its December 18th! I hope I dont inadvertently ruin anybodys day but I dont think thatll be an issue since I havent had to walk on eggshells for a year

 
MAXIMUM CHRISTMAS

I wanted some Cinnamon Toast Crunch, but Cookie Crisp was on sale and now Ive made the greatest mistake of my

 
Chris Moyse

Did you all have a good weekend? I ended up dawdling around somewhere that wasnt Hope you are all well x

 
GoofierBrute

Yo its officially Monday, which means were one week away from To help you get through that last minute shopping for loved ones, heres a Santa pupper to get you through your

 
Jetfandam

The wonderful indie fighting game Punch Planet is now out in Early Access on Its a great looking street fighter-style game in a scifi The devs work on more characters and an arcade and story

 
SrChurros

Prototyping a small action game as fast as I can so I can add something recent to my It is 3am and Im having a bug I cant find a solution right now, and going to bed with an unressolved bug feels wrong

 
 

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