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  • Shantae Half Genie Hero DLC: Pirate Queen’s Quest Review

    Shantae Half Genie Hero DLC: Pirate Queen’s Quest Review I’m a fan of the Shantae series, but the most recent game – Half Genie Hero – left me lukewarm. The best game in the series, Pirate’s Curse, is an amazingly well made Metroidvania with a great sense of humor. And...

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    Games Done Quick Organizes Harvey Relief Speedrunning Marathon

    Games Done Quick Organizes Harvey Relief Speedrunning Marathon Games Done Quick is a charity gaming marathon that’s typically run twice a year. There’s Summer Games Done Quick, which benefits Doctors Without Borders; and there’s Awesome Games Done Quick, which benefits the Prevent Cancer Society. These are incredibly complicated events, with...

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    Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice Review

    It’s no secret that video games, and media in general, don’t have the most nuanced approach to tackling mental health. So often mental health is used as an object of fear, or something undeserving of empathy and respect. Fewer still games can portray feelings of doubt, anxiety and uncertainty. In...

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    Four Games of 2017 You Should Go Back And Play

    Resident Evil 7 What a way to start 2017. With an amazing new Resident Evil game. After the disaster that was Resident Evil 6, the future of the beloved survival horror series was somewhat uncertain. The franchise was seemingly moving away from its horror roots and towards the big blockbuster...

  • The Long Dark Finally Hits Full Release, Story Mode Update

    The Long Dark Leaves Early Access After Three Years Popular survival game The Long Dark has finally left Early Access. The Long Dark was a pretty early example of a successful Early Access title, selling up to 750,000 copies by April 2016. The first two parts of the story mode...

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    Stardew Valley Multiplayer Coming Early 2018

    Plans for Stardew Valley Multiplayer Revealed; Coming Early 2018 Stardew Valley Multiplayer has been talked about for a while, and now it’s not far off. In a blog post, a Chucklefish dev who is working with Stardew developer Eric Barone on the multiplayer (as well as localisation and porting) talked...

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    Get Even Review

    Get Even: A novel, but flawed, experience I always felt that the investigative CSI-esque mechanics of the Condemned games were ideas that were under-explored in games. Examining crime scenes, using UV lights to follow blood trails, making deductions and piecing it all together. There’s so much potential for an interesting...

  • August’s legacy – the most exciting games planned for release

    The summer’s almost over, and its legacy is going out with a retro-styled bang. There’s a lot of exciting new titles slated for release this August. Too many to go over in a single post. However, we’re going to take a crack at summarizing the best of the best. The...

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    How the Developer of Stardew Valley Became a Millionaire

    Stardew Valley is all the rage on Steam, and is one of the bigger indie success stories recently. It isn’t a perfect game, but it’s still great for people yearning for more games like Harvest Moon. What a lot of people may not know is just how much of a...

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    Mighty No. 9 Physical Rewards are out, and they’re not Good

    Mighty No. 9 has over and over again made itself and its creators the poster children of how not to do a Kickstarter. And while it has fallen out of the public eye, it just won’t stay down. It’s like that little eye thing that sticks around in the corner...

  • Supergiant Games’ Pyre Gets Launch Trailer

    Supergiant Games’ Pyre Out Next Week, Gets A Launch Trailer The upcoming Supergiant Games, the makers of Bastion and Transistor, joint Pyre is nearly out. Anyone who has enjoyed either of their previous titles should be extremely excited! Like me! If you haven’t played them yet, then go play them...

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    Five Video Games That Use Meta Gaming in Their Designs

    There have been a few great games during this gen that have employed meta gaming as a core tenant of their game designs. They do this in a variety of creative ways, but it is usually accomplished through invoking the player in some way or another. So without further ado,...

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