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An Octave Higher Review: Musical novel

An Octave Higher Price: $11.99 System(s): PC Release Date: March 27, 2015 Publisher (Developer): AGM Playism (Kidalang) I count myself among the minority crying out for more narrative-driven games and for better narratives within them. The general quality of video game writing needs a serious shot in the arm, but I also want to see more »

Katawa Shoujo is getting a physical release in Japan

Katawa Shoujo, the visual novel created by Four Leaf Studios, which consists almost entirely of members from 4chan’s /a/ board, will soon see a Japanese release. The game originally released in English on January 4, 2012, and has since been translated to Spanish and French. This marks the creation of both an official Japanese and disc version. Katawa more »

Journey’s PS4 adventure will be physical and digital

Thatgamecompany’s magnum opus is coming to PS4 this summer. The new-gen port of Journey was first announced in August 2014 alongside a port of The Unfinished Swan, but we now have both a date—which will likely be updated at E3, and a format. As DigitalSpy reports, Journey on the PS4 will be available digitally via PlayStation Network, but also more »

Invisible, Inc. is bringing tactical espionage to PS4

Another day, another intriguing indie project. From Klei Entertainment, the makers of Don’t Starve and Mark of the Ninja, comes Invisible, Inc., a tactical RPG that mixes stealth with procedural generation. But you probably already knew that; the game’s slated for a Steam release May 12, after all. But now it’s coming to PS4. Klei co-founder Jamie Cheng more »

3DS and Wii U actually getting The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth (and Xbox One too)

Although Sony has been hoovering up independent developers for years, other companies and their platforms have been slower on the uptake. But it seems everyone is finally ready for The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth, as its creator Edmund McMillen recently confirmed that the dungeon-crawler is coming to Wii U, New 3DS, and Xbox One in all its unedited, uncensored more »

How Republique Remastered and DmC got me hooked

I’ve been reviewing unusually brilliant games lately. I know that sounds cynical, but you have to understand that being assigned two A-quality games in a row is something of a unicorn in this industry, at least for me. Still, there’s no doubt I enjoyed playing and critiquing Camouflaj’s Republique: Remastered and Ninja Theory’s DmC: Devil May Cry Definitive more »

5 (10?) Games you must (should?) buy from Sony’s Under-A-Buck PSN Flash Sale

Happy Spring, folks! Unless you’re living in the southern hemisphere and are busy welcoming in Autumn instead. Or reside in the north-eastern United States and are celebrating your vernal equinox with (yet another) out-pouring of powder. In any case, celebrate your respective seasonal situation with Sony, who has been gracious enough to kick off a more »

What’s up with Hideo Kojima?

Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima’s name has been removed from all Metal Gear Solid V: Phantom Pain promotions and artwork. As Eurogamer reports, hawk-eyed NeoGAF users noticed the updated artwork, which now omits the tagline “A Hideo Kojima game” as well as the Kojima Productions logo. Further, Kojima Productions’ official Twitter has been consolidated under the Metal Gear more »

Republique Remastered Episodes 1-3 Review: I spy

Republique Remastered Price: $24.99 System(s): PC Release Date: February 26, 2015 Publisher (Developer): Camouflaj (Camouflaj) You have to feel sorry for the stealth genre. Too often the label is slapped on otherwise run-and-gun experiences simply because they have a crouch button and, if they’re really daring, dim lighting. As so many stab-happy protagonists forget, it’s the subtleties that more »

Plug & Play is weird

Guess what? It’s Friday! And you know what we do here on Fridays. That’s right – I pick a game from my Steam backlog that I’ve never played before, start it up, and we see what it’s like together. Today’s game is Plug & Play from Mario von Rickenbach, Michael Frei, and Etter Studio and, more »

PAX East 2015: “Heroes of the Dorm” event will pay winners’ college tuition

During its PAX East 2015 panel, Blizzard announced an exciting tournament prospect for Heroes of the Storm players in college. Heroes of the Dorm will allow the best college teams in Blizzard’s new MOBA to battle for some $450,000 in cash prizes. The event will air on ESPN, becoming the first college eSports event to more »

Kirby and the Rainbow Curse Review: Cuteness on Rails

Kirby and the Rainbow Curse Price: System(s): Wii U Release Date: February 20, 2015 Publisher (Developer): Nintendo ESRB Rating: “Everyone” for Mild Cartoon Violence Kirby has always been the character I turn to when I want to relax and unwind. I want to look at pretty colors, listen to nice music, and play without worrying more »