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Bug Fables: The Everlasting Sapling Review – Float Like A Butterfly

In an industry whose frontline is so reliant on spectacle, it’s tough not to conflate evolution with cynicism. More than any other form of entertainment, AAA game development is relentless…

June 4, 2020, 22
Gameplay still from Disaster Report 4, shows customized protagonist in chef hat starring at the sunset

The Surreal Mundanity of Disaster Report 4

Mild spoilers of the weirdness contained within Disaster Report 4 are present in this article, if you’re already sold on the franchise or weird games in general, give it a…

April 20, 2020, 478
Front-page display image of the Conquer COVID-19 Humble Bundle, displaying a small sample of the games on offer (includes Agents of Mayhem

Humble’s Conquer COVID-19 Bundle Offers a $1,071 Value for $30 Until Tuesday

The Humble Bundle company have repeatedly stepped to the plate in times of need to offer immense values to customers for the sake of charity, and they have outdone themselves…

April 3, 2020, 515
Dreams concept image showing a kaleidoscopic display of shapes, colors, and guitars

Media Molecule Opens Up Dreams Beta Evaluation

The potential of Media Molecule’s game-creation system, Dreams, has seemed limitless since its debut and starting today, Dreams has made another massive stride. Central to the platform’s focus is the ability to…

March 13, 2020, 405
Gameplay still from The Pedestrian showing a platforming sequence taking place along the railway

The Pedestrian Review – As Above, so Below

There’s something unanimously humbling about exiting the New York City underground subways, where subterranean confines with claustrophobic depths give way to another world entirely. Skies with no end reign above…

February 7, 2020, 522

Lightmatter Review — You Light up My Life

To the same degree that light spreads out from the aperture it shines through, the creative energy seething from Valve’s The Orange Box permeated all levels of game development. The…

January 24, 2020, 525
Gameplay still from Fade to Silence, features protagonist getting swept up in blizzard

Fade to Silence Review – Cosmic Variance

Searching After Horror Underneath interchangeable demons and killers, the core of the horror experience is a balance of mundanity and payoff. The ability for implied terror to reign over you…

October 22, 2019, 523
Gameplay still from Observation, features NPC Jim floating from one chamber in the ship to the next

Observation Review – Space Voyeur

Nothing quite erodes the ego like bearing witness to utter isolation. A world comprised of limited parts that you still can’t grasp firm control of. The promise of an endless…

October 7, 2019, 501
Isometric gameplay still of Disco Elysium, portraying gunplay

Disco Elysium Announced for October 15th Release

The long-anticipated open-world detective RPG Disco Elysium has a release date and it’s sooner than you may expect! Developer ZA/UM’s intricate translation of pen-and-paper character development to a stylish isometric…

September 18, 2019, 556
Cinematic still of skateboarding simulator Session, showing player's character olleying off a ledge

Early Access Launch Trailer for Session Has Released

It’s been a vacant few years for skateboarding games in the aftermath of the implosion of the Tony Hawk franchise, and EA’s radio silence on the trajectory for Skate, but…

September 17, 2019, 781

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