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Tumblestone preview: Finally a match three game that doesn’t suck
3 years ago

Tumblestone preview: Finally a match three game that doesn’t suck

When the emails went out to press to make appointments for this year’s PAX East, one came across our desks that was met with mixed responses. Our editor initially blew …
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Mages of Mystralia preview: Spellbound
3 years ago

Mages of Mystralia preview: Spellbound

Nintendo’s Legend of Zelda series has made for popular source material over the years. Beyond Good & Evil and the Darksiders franchise are two prime examples from gaming’s past, with …
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You’ll die often in Necropolis, but you might still come back for more
3 years ago

You’ll die often in Necropolis, but you might still come back for more

Demon’s Souls, Dark Souls, Bloodborne — these are games I have intentionally avoided. Sure, they look enticing, and their Metacritic scores are in the high ’80s to low 90s, but …
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AER preview: Thin air
4 years ago

AER preview: Thin air

We’ll always wonder what it’s like to take fly among the clouds like a bird, to defy these wingless bodies we’re cursed with and soar through idyllic skies. Few among …
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We Happy Few preview: Make a joyful noise
4 years ago

We Happy Few preview: Make a joyful noise

Have you ever had a very realistic dream that you couldn’t wake up from? One where everything seemed normal, but you just couldn’t shake the shivering feeling that something was …
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Flinthook preview: A gripping rogue-lite adventure
4 years ago

Flinthook preview: A gripping rogue-lite adventure

This year’s PAX East was filled with tons of indie rogue-likes and rogue-lites. There were a number that were fun to play, but there was one making its first PAX …
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Thimbleweed Park is the adventure of ‘a total a**hole’
4 years ago

Thimbleweed Park is the adventure of ‘a total a**hole’

“Ransom is probably the worst part of the game. He’s like a total a**hole, right?”

That’s Ron Gilbert, co-creator of Thimbleweed Park on Ransom, a dirty-joke-telling clown you’ll love to …
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Mekazoo preview: Crafty, colorful co-op
4 years ago

Mekazoo preview: Crafty, colorful co-op

Imagine a modern day co-op platformer that not only forces you to sit next to your friend but also actually requires you to cooperate. As crazy as that idea may …
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Shiny preview: Working class hero
4 years ago

Shiny preview: Working class hero

At first glance, Shiny looks like a video game version of the hit Disney movie WALL-E. It features a robot named Kramer who is living in a post-apocalyptic world. His …
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In I Want to Be Human, you’ll cause a bloody mess and call it a tampon
4 years ago

In I Want to Be Human, you’ll cause a bloody mess and call it a tampon

I can’t remember ever having heard someone called a tampon or a dildohead before my time with Sinclair Strange’s I Want to Be Human at PAX East this past weekend. …
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