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Here’s Your July 18, 2014 Indie Game Bundle Update

Ready for a huge indie game bundle update? Because it’s happened again. The trend continues, it’s getting to the point where it’s too many to count, and honestly? With so many indie game bundles out there, I’m wondering if the Steam sales are going to become obsolete. But enough talk! There are 28 indie game more »

Whispering Willows Review: Don’t be afraid of this haunted mansion

Title: Whispering Willow Price: $14.99 System(s): PC (Also on Ouya) Release Date: July 9, 2014 Publisher (Developer): Night Light Interactive (Night Light Interactive) ESRB Rating: N/A, but I think it’d be appropriate for players ages 13 and up. We now live in a gaming world where successful Kickstarter games that actually survive the development process more »

Video Game Critic Simulator is good for a few laughs

My parents raised me to realize that sometimes you really need to just laugh at yourself. Sometimes making others happy at your expense is as good for you as it is for them. There’s a reason I always say “Hump Day!” at least once every Wednesday. I don’t care if people laugh at me, at more »

Screenshot fun with Backstage Pass

A few weeks ago, I did a preview for Sakevisual’s Backstage Pass. (Which happens to be on Steam’s Early Access, hint hint.) The first playthrough didn’t go so well for me, as Sian ended up alone forever. Which naturally meant going through the game a few more times for a better result. In so doing, more »

Here’s Your July 11, 2014 Indie Game Bundle Update

Ready for another indie game bundle update? Yes, we’re resuming a regular schedule again. Like last week, there are a lot of indie game bundles available right now. 30 of them, to be exact. Many are quite awesome, so you should read through and check them out. Make sure you grab the Humble 2K Bundle. more »

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The Vigatar creator doesn’t understand how games work

Every once and a while, a crowdfunding endeavor comes up that makes you squint your eyes, furrow your brow, and furiously shake your head. “No, uh uh, nope, we don’t want or need this.” This, my friends, is how I feel about the Vigatar. (Which rhymes with minotaur, another thing we definitely can live without.) more »

I Guess Valve Steam Machines will be at Gamescom 2014

Ready for something not-entirely unexpected? It seems Valve Steam Machines will be at Gamescom 2014. I know, you’re not especially shocked. It is to be expected. There wasn’t a big to-do about the Valve Steam Machines and controller at E3 2014, what with the launch delay until 2015 announced in May 2014, Gamescom would be more »

Here’s Your July 4, 2014 Indie Game Bundle Update

The indie game bundle update is back! Did you miss it? Sorry for the delay. It’s just there were a lot of E3 previews that needed to get done, and even though this indie game bundle update looks all neat and tidy to read, it actually takes a ridiculously long time to write up. But more »

Pixel Boy Review: Colors, Sounds and Mobs, Oh My!

Pixel Boy Price: $9.99 Systems: PC, Mac, Linux Release Date: May 30, 2014 Publisher (Developer): Giant Box Games ESRB Rating: Everyone Pixel Boy is described by Giant Box Games, its developer, as an arcade dungeon crawler. I feel that this is a highly accurate description of the game. Right from the beginning you’re in your more »

E3 2014 Preview: I Couldn’t Walk Away from Long Take

I wanted to walk away from Long Take. Which is a horrible feeling to have when you’re a journalist at an event like E3 2014. I’m there to work, not indulge every passing fancy or desire. There’s a sense of duty. Almost everything must be experienced, and that includes the good, the bad, and the more »

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Dreamfall Chapters is Now Episodic

Despite receiving $600,000 over its original $850,000 goal for Dreamfall Chapters on Kickstater, has run into some money issues. Don’t worry, the developer isn’t asking for more, per say. In a recent Kickstarter update, Red Thread revealed it would be releasing the game as an episodic piece. It’s something that was originally intended, but scrapped. more »

Shovel Knight Review: The Best Indie Game of 2014 (So Far)

Title: Shovel Knight Price: $14.99 System(s): 3DS (Also on Wii U and PC) Release Date: June 26, 2014 Publisher (Developer): Yacht Club Games (Yacht Club Games) ESRB Rating: “Everyone” for Mild Fantasy Violence I love Shovel Knight, I want to marry the Shovel Knight, and even though it’s only June, I already want to declare more »