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  Watch Video Morphite looks really similar to No Man's Sky at first glance, but it seems to have enough key differences to set it apart, including '80s movie references and animals that look more like actual animals than th...   read
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Yoji Shinkawa's art is immediately recognizable. When Square Enix's upcoming shooter Left Alive was announced, one of my first thoughts was how familiar -- and beautiful -- its promotional art was. Shinkawa's illustratio...   read
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Final Fantasy IX has been rated for the PS4 by the Pan European Game Information Board, which means we could be getting a port to the console soon. FFIX, first released in 2000, has already had a solid PC port ...   read

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  Watch Video Phantom Halls may be in Early Access, but it already oozes coolness. It's a procedurally generated game based on horror B-movies with appealing papercraft graphics. Developer Incendium Games is run by Llexi Leon, who's also D...   read
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  Watch Video I often play horror games, and while I enjoy them, they tend to leave me feeling tense and in need of something much lighter to take away the stress. After the crazy WTF-filled ride that was Observer, I was itching for someth...   read
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  Watch Video 13AM Games has announced that their frantic platformer Runbow is coming to the Nintendo Switch in 2018. It will also make an appearance at Tokyo Game Show later this month, where attendees can give its unique color-based...   read

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  Watch Video Last week, Kevin reported on a surfacing trend of indie games finding success on the Nintendo Switch as potential players move toward it and away from the Nintendo 3DS. The handheld's eShop might not be the best place fo...   read

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Does everything have a Funko Pop! now? Will everything eventually be a Funko Pop!? Am I a Funko Pop!? What is life? I have to admit I've fallen victim to the Funko craze, but mostly only when it comes to Star Wars. These, though... I might have to get one or seven of these.   read
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  Watch Video I'm glad point-and-click adventures still exist, and I'm glad Ron Gilbert is still making them, especially when they spoof X-Files and feature a chronically cursing clown. It seems like only yesterday Gilbert was giving us a vague clue about what might be in store for Thimbleweed Park, and now it's arriving on the Switch next week. They grow up so fast!   read

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  Watch Video Sci-fi 4X game Endless Space 2 launched its "Target Locked" update today, adding much-anticipated fighters and bombers to the fray. These smaller ships will give you an edge over bigger cruisers, and they'll look good do...   read

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Polish studio Bloober Team has a knack for making things come alive that aren't supposed to. In Layers of Fear, paintings distort in front of you. In Observer, digital advertisements do the same, and eventually, so do th...   read
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  Watch Video In a crossover no one expected, Nintendo joined forces with Ubisoft to bring us one of the year's most talked about games, Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, which plays like a demented XCOM. Aaron Linde of ArenaNet recently tweeted a question in light of its success.   read
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  Watch Video [Warning: Mild Hellblade Spoilers] When Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice was released, the internet exploded over its permadeath mechanic -- die too many times and your save is wiped. Then, the internet exploded again when it fou...   read

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  Watch Video Failbetter Games' sequel to Sunless Sea launches today on Steam Early Access and GOG Games in Development. Sunless Skies is a top-down RPG with a literary twist -- think FTL with more story. It takes place ten years afte...   read

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  Watch Video The Kickstarter that launched for Hiveswap back in 2012 was as popular as the webcomic it's based on. Homestuck creator Andrew Hussie raised an astounding $2.5 million to turn everybody's favorite comic about a computer ...   read

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The past few years have seen a rise in PC gaming and digital distribution in Japan, partially due to the success of Dark Souls, as PC Gamer reported a few months ago. Seeing how well the Souls franchise performed on PC, ...   read

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In just a couple of days, you'll be able to get your hands on a Mario + Rabbids game that plays like XCOM , which is something I never thought I'd see but am fully glad now exists. If you're wondering which location you ...   read
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Well, this is unexpected. The Pirate Bay usually receives pushback from game studios rather than being utilized as a promotional tool or, in this case, a way to please the masses. This especially holds true for indie develope...   read
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  Watch Video Donut County has been in the works for a while. Jordan previewed it a couple of years ago, and at the time it looked relaxing and engaging, just the kind of thing I like to sink hours into. Now, it still looks relaxing and en...   read

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  Watch Video Atlus is rolling out teasers for new classes that will be appearing in Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth, and the latest is the Botanist, or "scholar of the medical arts" if you want to get real fancy. Don't underestimate peo...   read

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  Watch Video Aside from traffic, garbage is by far the biggest issue I've run into in Cities: Skylines. No matter how strategically I try to place landfills and incinerators, I always feel like I have an overabundance of pollution an...   read

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  Watch Video The Long Dark is out of Early Access, and there have been some changes since it was initially released in 2014. Its world has grown bigger, its animal AI has grown smarter, and its story mode has remained a promising yet...   read
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  Watch Video Johnny Depp has been a musician, a director, a writer, a vampire, a pirate, a guy with scissors for hands, and proprietor of a chocolate factory, among other things. I'm not sure which of those he's actually been and which he...   read

 

About Alyssa Hatmakerone of us since 12:52 PM on 08.12.2016



I'm here to write about games, not make hats. I used to go by Lysness in the community, where I proudly represented Alma Armas from VA-11 HALL-A and gushed about Crash Bandicoot. Horror and management sims are my jams.

Projects I've backed:
Southern Monsters
Agony
Cultist Simulator



I enjoy long stretches of road, dogs, Sriracha, and good stories in any form. When I'm not writing about games, I'm usually working on my manuscript, a YA horror novel about humans and their monsters.


Thanks for the gif, Angie!



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