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This edition of Bloggers Wanted is going to be focused on video game “families.” We’re steamrolling ever-closer to Thanksgiving and then onto the hell month that is December, culminating in yet another reaso...   read
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  Watch Video Guildlings is a game that just launched on Apple Arcade, and it’s got a whole lot going for it. Through a mixture of RPG, point-and-click, and visual novel mechanics, it tells the story of a young girl who gets her firs...   read
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  Watch Video The Haunted Island, a Frog Detective Game is goofy and delightful in all the right ways. It’s a short experience, at just about an hour long, but the length is perfect for the story it’s trying to tell. I loved it...   read
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Celeste originally released in January of 2018 to almost resounding critical praise, and today, its final batch of DLC is dropping in the form of Chapter 9. I’ve always considered myself pretty decent at twitch platform...   read
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  Watch Video Chicory: A Colorful Tale, which was originally introduced to the world as Drawdog, is the new game from the creator of Wandersong, and if the demo is any indication of its quality, holy shit, this is going to be an absolute b...   read
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  Watch Video A Short Hike is a relaxed game about an adorable bird, going on a walk through the countryside, with the hopes of finding cell phone reception. It originally released as a part of the Humble Monthly program back in April, but...   read
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  Watch Video For the past month, the Apex Legends community has been growing restless waiting for any news about the upcoming Season One release. Last week, a few mysterious launch pads appeared in the game, stoking the flames ever furthe...   read

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Review: Avo!

Avo! is a bizarre, interactive cinematic experience. It's kind of like watching television, but you control where the main character moves and what objects they interact with. Almost every aspect of its presentation is live a...   read
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[Update: Great news, everyone! We've reached our initial goal of $2,000, so we're upping it even further to $3,000.] [Update #2: We've officially surpassed our second goal, and we'll be continuing to accept donations until Ma...   read

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  Watch Video Steins;Gate Elite is a remake of the original visual novel featuring artwork from the anime as well as a few other streamlined features. There's some give and take with what this new version offers, but it's largely the ...   read
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  Watch Video Have you ever played a game that caught you completely off guard and ends up resonating with you much more than expected? Wandersong did that for me. I knew that it looked right up my alley, and I always planned to eventuall...   read
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  Watch Video YIIK: A Postmodern RPG is, as the title implies, a turn-based RPG that centers around a group of hipsters from the year 1999. A lot of its presentation is based around a mixture of 90s nostalgia and attempts to subvert genre ...   read
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The horse you start out with in Red Dead Redemption 2 Online is a total scrub, and earning enough money to buy a proper one is looking to be a real chore with the current in-game economy and its feeble payouts. Luckily, Rocks...   read
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  Watch Video The Haunted Island, a Frog Detective Game is wholesome in a way that you don't often see in this industry anymore. The entire presentation has an uncanny children's book vibe to it, and everything feels slightly “off&rd...   read
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  Watch Video Save me Mr Tako is modeled after the catalog of a big, old, battery-sucking brick called the Game Boy. Everything about it is an homage to that long-gone era in gaming right down to the default green colored backgro...   read
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  Watch Video Astebreed is a fantastic bullet hell game that originally launched on PC and eventually made its way onto PlayStation 4 too. Last week, it was quietly released on the Switch eShop without much marketing or fanfare. After spen...   read

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  Watch Video Sluggish Morss: Pattern Circus is the kind of thing that I never would have even thought to want before setting eyes on its trailer, but now I can't stop thinking about it. According to creator Jack King-Spooner, "every scene...   read
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Review: The Hex

  Watch Video The Hex is Daniel Mullins’ follow-up to the critically acclaimed Pony Island, a twisted meta tale about ponies, arcade games, and the soul. His first game played on expectations in a way that was genuinely surprising an...   read
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  Watch Video 428: Shibuya Scramble is a live action visual novel that originally saw a Japanese release back in 2008. A decade in video game years is practically an eternity, and even the most holy of classics can lose some of their magic...   read
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One of the best parts about playing a new game, right at release, is being able to experience everything before the internet manages to ruin every single special moment it offers. On the other hand, it can be positively painf...   read
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  Watch Video Bad North is an RTS, with a touch of permadeath, that strips the typical genre conventions down to its most basic concepts. There aren’t any confusing menus or detailed stats to pour over. On paper, this is the perfect ...   read
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There are so many aspects of a story that tend to get overlooked, but one of the hugest is the trusty sidekick. These characters are mostly subjected to simply being the butt of a joke or only exist to service the narrative, ...   read

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  Watch Video Flipping Death is the follow-up to the hilarious Stick it to The Man. While not a direct sequel, it takes place in the same universe and features a few familiar faces. You don’t need to have played the first game to und...   read
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  Watch Video Iconoclasts on Switch is every bit as delightful as its previous releases. Nothing has been lost in translation, and the gameplay is as tight as ever. Outside of a few notable additions, two difficulty settings and a boss rus...   read

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  Watch Video Muv-Luv Alternative is the culmination of everything that’s come before it. Muv-Luv, the collection of the first two games, built up a fascinatingly rich sci-fi world which has clearly saved the best for last. This is t...   read
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Review: Muv-Luv

  Watch Video Muv-Luv is a collection of the first two entries in a trilogy of visual novels. The first part, Muv-Luv Extra, is basically a slice of life harem anime on the surface. The sequel, Muv-Luv Unlimited, is an epic, mech-filled sci-fi story. Make no mistake, while these two narratives are seemingly-unrelated, they're very much two sides of the exact same coin.   read
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  Watch Video I remember watching Sifl & Olly as a kid and not understanding what the hell was going on. It made me laugh and that was enough. Now that I’m older and my brain has started rotting, it feels more poignant than ever....   read
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  Watch Video Team Cherry has been stringing fans along with news of a Switch port for months now, but finally blew their load at this year’s E3 with a surprise release. Ever since I read Destructoid’s review of the game, where...   read
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Review: Vampyr

  Watch Video Vampires don’t get nearly enough love in the realm of video games. Oftentimes, they’re simply relegated to throwaway DLC, or the execution fails to properly nail that classic Bram Stoker feel. Then along comes Vam...   read
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  Watch Video Omensight is a game about furry, humanoid, animal things that are all trying to murder each other for various political reasons. The whole spectacle of it is absolutely adorable right up until the moment that it chooses not t...   read
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About Kevin Mersereauone of us since 10:38 AM on 05.02.2014

I like video games, music, comics, and corgis a whole lot. Pretty much everything I do in my free time revolves around these four things...
 
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