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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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CastleStorm assaulting XBLA next week

By Alice O'Connor, May 20, 2013 3:00pm PDT

Building forts is cool and smashing them is perhaps even better, so CastleStorm is certainly interesting in concept. It'll be storming Xbox Live Arcade next Wednesday, developer Zen Studios--of Pinball FX2 fame--announced today, for you to build and defend the fort of your d...

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PSA: Last chance to buy Twisted Pixel bundle for $10, instead of $30

By Steve Watts, May 10, 2013 11:30am PDT

The Twisted Pixel bundle is only discounted for one more day, according to the developer. It includes The Maw, Comic Jumper, Splosion Man, and Ms. Splosion Man.

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Call of Juarez: Gunslinger saddles up on May 22

By Alice O'Connor, Apr 22, 2013 10:55am PDT

"Wanna be a gunslinger," sang pop star M in his 1979 single Pop Muzik, "don't be a rock singer." Any attempt to tie that into this story would be too contrived and, frankly, too daft. Techland's wild wild west 'em up Call of Juarez: Gunslinger will launch for at $14.99, publ...

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State of Decay shambling out in June

By Alice O'Connor, Apr 15, 2013 6:00am PDT

Open-world zombie apocalypse survive 'em up State of Decay will launch in June, developer Undead Labs has announced. A PC release will follow later. The studio established by ArenaNet co-founder Jeff Strain also lurched forward with a new trailer clutched in its outstretched...

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"Very excited for this release. I'm not expecting Skyrim, and I think that's important. I've ..."

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Twisted Pixel bundle includes four games for only $10

By Steve Watts, Apr 12, 2013 10:30am PDT

The Twisted Pixel bundle has launched on Xbox Live Marketplace today, offering The Maw, Comic Jumper, Splosion Man, and Ms. Splosion Man all together for $10.

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Monaco robbing PC and XBLA on April 24

By Alice O'Connor, Apr 03, 2013 12:20pm PDT

Heist 'em up Monaco: What's Yours Is Mine snatched the IGF Grand Prize three years ago, and now it's pilfered an even finer treasure: a release date. Quickly but discretely form a crew of your most trusted and skilled underworld acquaintances, as the stealing simulator is sn...

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"Damn, forgot about this game. Thanks for the reminder. Probably going to get it at launch."

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Terraria surfaces on Xbox 360 and PS3 next week

By Alice O'Connor, Mar 22, 2013 10:00am PDT

The console editions of delightful dig 'em up Terraria will launch next week, publisher 505 Games announced today. "Oh, pssh, sure, a digging game, like we're not awash with Minecraft clones already" you scoff, person I imagined for rhetorical effect. Hold your tongue! The 2...

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"Nice!!! Loved playing through the game on PC (Though I admit, I have only defeated the first ..."

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Secret Ponchos swaggering onto consoles

By Alice O'Connor, Mar 19, 2013 3:10pm PDT

If you fancy yourself something of a rootin', tootin', whip-crackin', quick-drawin', hard-ridin', sassin', sarsaparilla-sippin', wild-westin', justice-dispensin'... sorry, where am I? Right, video games, yes. Oh! Yes. Indie posse Switchblade Monkeys has announced Secret Ponc...

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"mp3 please, I have a side bet as to whether you'd try to read the post with a cowboy accent or not"

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Star Wars: First Assault is a downloadable precursor to Battlefront 3

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 11, 2013 11:05am PDT

Star Wars: First Assault would have been a downloadable precursor to Battlefront 3--before it disappeared.

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"Wrong, it was great. They just never bothered to release more maps for it because they are stupid."

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BattleBlock Theater opening this spring

By Alice O'Connor, Feb 27, 2013 8:15am PST

Behemoth's BattleBlock Theater Delayed; Will Not Release in 2010", we wrote 25 months ago. Quite! Having massively expanded its puzzle/battle platformer, the creator of Castle Crashers finally confident enough to toss out a firm Xbox Live Arcade release window: spring 2013....

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"Hopefully there's a PC release eventually coming for this one. I really love Behemoth's games."

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Runner2 trailer heralds this week's launch

By Alice O'Connor, Feb 25, 2013 6:00pm PST

Gaijin Games has been curiously coy about the launch of BIT.TRIP Presents Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien, having confirmed only the PC edition's release date prior to this morning. Still, it's spoken up now, revealing that the sequel to BIT.TRIP RUNNER will hit Wii U...

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Spelunky XLBA DLC packs add new explorers, arenas

By Alice O'Connor, Feb 22, 2013 6:45am PST

If procedurally-generated levels in Spelunky aren't variation enough for you, you can now buy DLC packs for the XBLA edition to add more characters to go exploring with, from robots to vikings, and a load of new crafted deathmatch arenas in which to murderise your chums. Rel...

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"Those both say "Explorer's DLC", should one of them say something else?"

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Darkstalkers Resurrection dated for March

By Alice O'Connor, Feb 14, 2013 5:00pm PST

With love in the air and catgirls on its mind, Capcom today announced that revamp double-pack >Darkstalkers Resurrection will arrive for download in March, hitting PlayStation 3 on the 12th and Xbox Live Arcade on the 13th. Bringing jazzed-up versions of the original Darksta...

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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!"

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