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Styx debut trailer reveals open-level sneaking

By Alice O'Connor, Feb 13, 2014 12:45pm PST

Why send a full-grown man on a sneaking mission when a goblin's half his size? Styx: Master of Shadows will sensibly send a centuries-old goblin out to infiltrate a colossal tower, moving through open levels as he pleases to investigate, assassinate, skulk, and steal. Follow...

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Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments trailer shows knack for deduction

By Ozzie Mejia, Feb 01, 2014 2:00pm PST

Sherlock Holmes is quite the eccentric, which you can see in the new trailer for Frogwares' Sherlock Holmes: Crime & Punishments, coming later this year to PC, PS4, PS3, and Xbox 360.

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"my buddy's mom makes $79 hourly on the internet . She has been without work for seven months but ..."

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Stealth spin-off Styx: Master of Shadows announced

By Alice O'Connor, Jan 22, 2014 6:00am PST

Sneaking through open levels, pilfering treasure, stealing information, and quietly assassinating guards is the grand vision Cyanide Studio has for its newly-announced PC stealth 'em up Styx: Master of Shadows. The eponymous goblin was introduced in 2012's RPG Of Orcs and Me...

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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."

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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 ..."

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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 ..."

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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 ..."

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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 ..."

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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 ..."

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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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