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Call of Cthulhu coming from Sherlock Holmes dev

By Alice O'Connor, Jan 17, 2014 7:00am PST

Frogwares has dabbled in the Cthulhu mythos with Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened and Magrunner, and just can't seem to get Lovecraft's tales out of its head. At night, the team find themselves in the same dream, atop of a blasted moor beneath impossible skies, ears filled with...

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"Technical limitations aside, I have mostly enjoyed their Sherlock games."

- Conan see all 8 comments

Wargame: Red Dragon debut trailer shows pretty side of war

By Alice O'Connor, Jan 08, 2014 6:05am PST

Though Eugen Systems makes, by many accounts, respectable RTS games, the creator of R.U.S.E doesn't seem to have garnered much recognition. Here, have a gander at the first trailer for the third game in its Wargame series, Red Dragon. It may not demonstrate quite how the gam...

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"Will be interesting to see how well the naval warfare is. Adding in air in the last game was ..."

- NFXFSX see all 3 comments

Contrast review: light on gameplay

By Andrew Yoon, Nov 25, 2013 3:00pm PST

Like the shadows that inspire the game, Contrast just doesn't have much substance.

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"The first level had enough style to carry the average gameplay, but once they got to the 2nd act ..."

- Rauol Duke see all 2 comments

ObsCure game turns into Final Exam, coming to PS3 in November

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 24, 2013 2:30pm PDT

Mighty Rocket Studios is taking you back to your high school reunion in Final Exam (formerly known as ObsCure), where monsters are roaming every corner. Just like your actual high school reunion!

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Space Hulk: Deathwing is an FPS

By Alice O'Connor, Sep 04, 2013 8:15am PDT

Games Workshop is going wild with video game adaptations lately, licensing its beloved tabletop franchises to everyone and their grandmother. That Focus Home has licensed Warhammer 40,000 off-shot Space Hulk for an FPS is no surprise, then, but here's the weird bit: Space Hu...

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"I liked E.Y.E. for what it was. The narrative was an incomprehensible mess, but the gameplay ..."

- Rice-Rocketeer see all 17 comments

Bound by Flame coming to PS4, delayed to 2014

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 29, 2013 2:45pm PDT

Little-known RPG Bound by Flame was originally due later this year for PC and current-gen consoles. But now, it's coming to PS4 as well.

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"The monster design looks pretty cool, and it's an interesting concept. Great concept, but the ..."

- Fake Nate see all 3 comments

Farming Simulator crops up on PS3 and Xbox 360 September 4

By Steve Watts, Aug 13, 2013 10:30am PDT

Farming Simulator is hitting consoles on September 4, Giants Software announced today.

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Farming Simulator trailer celebrates small-town America

By Alice O'Connor, Jul 05, 2013 7:00am PDT

The makers of the Farming Simulator games clearly knew they're used as something of a punchline. A new trailer for the upcoming Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 editions of FS 2013 plays on the gag videos, with hip beats and funky editing, but at the same time it also looks pretty...

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Blood Bowl 2 announced

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 06, 2013 10:00am PDT

Wipe the skull fragments from your boots and sharpen your shoulder pads, as Cyanide Studio's Blood Bowl adaptation is finally getting an actual sequel rather than more fancied-up expanded editions. Publisher Focus Home carefully avoids saying anything of much consequence abo...

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"Yeah, that really threw me off when I discovered it. I guess they figured if it rolls dice ..."

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Wargame: Airland Battle trailer details dynamic campaign

By Alice O'Connor, May 24, 2013 4:30pm PDT

The classic RTS campaign is a stodgy affair, with mission following mission and maybe a side-mission or two if you're lucky. R.U.S.E. developer Eugen Systems has gone a little more exciting with its next game Wargame: AirLand Battle, using a dynamic campaign where you can hi...

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"It looks like they're addressing one of my bigger gripes about the base game: boring single ..."

- cygnus see all 2 comments

Contrast casts shadows on vaudevillian Paris

By Alice O'Connor, May 24, 2013 1:15pm PDT

It was a murky world, the Parisian nightlife of the 1920s, but sometimes a little shadow can be useful when you're an 8-year-old girl's glamorous imaginary friend. Publisher Focus Home Interactive today announced it's picked up Contrast, a puzzle-platformer where you can shi...

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Magrunner debut trailer reveals sci-fi Lovecraftian puzzling

By Alice O'Connor, May 03, 2013 8:15am PDT

Magrunner: Dark Pulse's concept is interesting--a first-person person in a Portal-ish sci-fi setting which careens in the Cthulhu mythos--but we hadn't seen much of the game until now. After months of screenshots, publisher Focus Home today released the first trailer, showin...

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Farming Simulator sprouts on consoles in September

By Alice O'Connor, Apr 05, 2013 9:35am PDT

It can be nerve-wracking, waiting for an exciting series to finally come to your preferred platform. What if it's a shoddy port? Will the controls work? And if it's delayed by months, that's even more worrying. Be strong, gentle player: this one's worth the wait. Farming Sim...

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Bound by Flame announced, coming late 2013

By Steve Watts, Mar 01, 2013 5:00pm PST

Spiders Studio announced Bound by Flame today, an action RPG coming to PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 in late 2013. It focuses on a mercenary, possessed by a flame demon.

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"Spider Studio created Ignis. Spiders Games, a studio of TWENTY staff, created Faery Legends ..."

- viberunner see all 6 comments

Obscure turns survival horror into monster mash

By Alice O'Connor, Feb 07, 2013 6:00am PST

Remember the 2004 survival horror Obscure? No, that's fine, as the new Obscure announced today has little to do with it beyond licensing the property. The new one is a side-scrolling monster mash, coming for download on PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 this spring.

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"This does not look like the old good ObsCure game to me... i'm not buying this!"

- sir-serri see all 5 comments