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Indie Jeff's Weekly Picks: September 26-30

Indie Jeff's Weekly Picks: September 26-30

I'd like to kick things off this week by recommending one of this year's IndieCade finalists, called Loop Raccord (see top image). Developed by Plural Games (Nicolai Troshinsky), it's a game centered around manipulating a number of brief (and completely disparate) video clips in such a way that the action from one flows seamlessly into the next. I can't say I can remember ever playing another game about video editing, nor did I expect that the notion of meticulously tweaking animated .gifs could be so rewarding. The clips themselves are as strangely esoteric as they are brief, which adds to the enjoyment.

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Indie Jeff's Weekly Picks: September 12-16

Indie Jeff's Weekly Picks: September 12-16

I've got a bit of indie controversy to report this week. Italian developer Molleindustria's latest game--Phone Story--was recently released for Android devices, hot on the heels of Apple's decision to pull the game shortly after it launched and ban it from its App Store. Apple told the developer that the game violated four separate app store review guidelines that say iOS games cannot: "depict violence or child abuse," "present objectionable or crude content," "contain false, fraudulent of misleading representations" or fail to "comply with all legal requirements."

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Top Games

  1. Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord
  2. Resistance 3
  3. Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII
  4. MX vs. ATV Supercross
  5. Space Pirates and Zombies 2
  6. Hearts of Iron IV
  7. Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn
  8. Grand Theft Auto V
  9. Batman: Arkham Knight
  10. DayZ

Most Anticipated

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  2. MX vs. ATV Supercross
  3. Space Pirates and Zombies 2
  4. Hearts of Iron IV
  5. Batman: Arkham Knight
  6. DayZ
  7. Survarium
  8. Kerbal Space Program
  9. R.B.I. Baseball 14
  10. Dragon Age: Inquisition

Top Rentals

  1. Grand Theft Auto V
  2. Beyond: Two Souls
  3. Batman: Arkham Origins
  4. Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag
  5. Call of Duty: Ghosts
  6. Battlefield 4
  7. NBA 2K14
  8. Diablo III
  9. Madden NFL 25
  10. The Last of Us