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Cities: Skylines Review: I played how many hours?!

Cities: Skylines Price: $29.99 System(s): PC Release Date: March 10, 2015 Publisher (Developer): Paradox Interactive (Colossal Order Ltd.) ESRB Rating: Not Rated By now, you’ve probably heard about Cities: Skylines. After all, it’s all over the Internet. You’ve probably heard the rants about SimCity being the death of a genre, and Cities: Skylines revitalizing it. more »

Here’s Your March 27, 2015 Indie Game Bundle Update

Welcome to another indie game bundle update. This is a good one, I tell you. The 26 indie game bundles all seem pretty appealing. Plus, Groupees has a really awesome This Week in Chiptune bundle that you should absolutely buy for the DJ Cutman album alone. Put simply, this is a good week for games. more »

Ys VI: The Ark of Napishtim alights on Western PCs

I’ve mentioned before that Ys VI: The Ark of Napishtim was my introduction to the Ys series and its perennial protagonist, Adol Christin. I played it on the PlayStation 2, though, where it had fully polygonal visuals and had been rebalanced from the Japanese, PC original. XSEED announced today, though, that they’re bringing the game to western PCs, more »

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Hearthstone Blackrock Mountain: Blackwing Corruptor and Dragon’s Breath revealed

We’re up to 14, folks. We’re fast approaching the halfway point for Blizzard’s reveal of Blackrock Mountain, the 31-card Hearthstone adventure launching next month. The spotlight returned to the draconic members of the expansion in the most recent unveiling, with Blackwing Corruptor leading the charge. Like Blackwing Technician, another member of the Dragon archetype, Blackwing Corruptor is easy more »

Warlocks preview: Character choice actually matters

I’m not a huge fan of beat ‘em up games, but I do like the occasional Turtles In Time. That said, one of the things I’m used to when it comes to beat ‘em ups is that the choice of character doesn’t really matter. Sure, different characters will sometimes have different attacks, but the gameplay more »

Friendly reminder: The first Dragon Age: Inquisition DLC is out today

Remember during Microsoft’s E3 2014 press conference, when Microsoft mentioned that Dragon Age: Inquisition downloadable content would arrive first on the Xbox one, and PC? Well out of the blue the first DLC is out today, unless you’re a PlayStation user. Here’s the trailer for it. The Dragon Age: Inquisition DLC is called Jaws of Hakkon and is named after the god 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 »

Devil May Cry 4 Special Edition brings 5 playable characters

Devil May Cry 4 is following DmC: Devil May Cry‘s new-gen footsteps and will come to PS4, Xbox One and PC this summer as Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition. The digital-only release includes remastered visuals, bonus costumes and skins, and a medley of balance tweaks. More interestingly, DMC4SE will add three new characters to the game, on top of the more »

Cities Skylines reminds me that I suck at sim games

How do I city? I mean, seriously. I’ve read plenty of beginner’s guides relating to Cities Skylines, and I still haven’t figured it out. The glory of Cities Skylines is that it tosses you into the deep end immediately. There are a few tutorials that will pop up when you first encounter a new section more »

Hearthstone Blackrock Mountain: Flamewaker, Core Rager, and Imp Gang Boss examined

Blizzard recently unveiled three new class-specific members of Hearthstone‘s next expansion, Blackrock Mountain. We’ve now seen 12 of the expansion’s 31 new cards, including the first hints of the Dragon archetype and one terrible Legendary, a peculiar Shaman spell, and some buff-happy Dragons. With the rise of the latest curtain, Mage, Hunter and Warlock have joined the more »

End March with Telltale’s third Game of Thrones episode (update)

As great as Telltale Games can be, the wait for new episodes can be agonizing. Fortunately, those following its Game of Thrones tale will soon find relief. A message has gone out with glad tidings. Apparently, the third episode will be released tomorrow! Surprise! March is going out like a lion this year, I guess. more »

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Doctor Who: Legacy gets an 8-bit addition

Doctor Who: Legacy, one of many mobile, orb swapping game phenomenons, is heading towards two million downloads. While this is already exciting news, if you can believe it, there’s more. Anyone who is anyone probably already knows, but the reboot of Doctor Who on television is reaching it’s tenth birthday. You heard that right folks, more »