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Penny Arcade’s On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness 4 Review

Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness is an episodic action-adventure video game series based on the webcomic Penny Arcade. Hothead Games developed the...

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Best of Steam Greenlight (June 2013)

By now every gamer is familiar with Steam Greenlight, Valve’s voting system that allows developers to submit their game to the community for approval where if the Steam...

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Unreal Engine 4 update for XO and PS4

Epic Games has released the first major update to Unreal Engine 4 since its public launch as a $19 per month subscription-based service at the 2014 Game Developers Conference...

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Lords of the Black Sun hits Beta on Steam

Indie developer Arkavi Studios has issued a one-two punch announcement today by revealing it’s changed its name from Star Lords to Lords of the Black Sun, while simultaneously...

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Recent Posts

Men of War: Assault Squad 2 announced

Men of War: Assault Squad 2 announced

Jul 29, 2013

1C Company revealed today that it’s working on the development of Men of War: Assault Squad 2, which will release exclusively for the PC in Q4 2013. Men of War: Assault Squad 2 features new single player style skirmish modes that take players from tank combat to sniper stealth missions. Multiplayer has also been improved, with opponents now battling against each other on new...

Sandman author Neil Gaiman announces Wayward Manor

Sandman author Neil Gaiman announces Wayward Manor

Jul 26, 2013

The acclaimed British author Neil Gaiman, best known for American Gods and the Sandman comics, has announced his first videogame, Wayward Manor, an adventure-puzzle where you play a ghost who wants to rid his house of all of the living intruders. According to Gaiman in his introductory video, “It’s lighthearted. It’s goofy. It’s nice to flip points of view. Normally in...

Divekick lands on Steam onAugust 20

Divekick lands on Steam onAugust 20

Jul 26, 2013

The recently Greenlight-approved PC version of the indie parody fighting game Divekick will launch alongside its PSN version on August 20, developer Iron Galaxy Studios announced via Twitter. Both versions of the game will cost $10. If you’re unfamiliar, Divekick in unique in that it only takes two buttons to play. One lets you jump and one lets you kick. Its creators say...

Rayman Legends making its way to PC

Rayman Legends making its way to PC

Jul 25, 2013

Today, Ubisoft announced that its forthcoming title Rayman Legends, already announced for the Nintendo Wii U, theXbox 360, the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation VITA, will also be available on PC. All versions will hit shelves on August 30th 2013. Rayman Legends has been praised for its stunning visuals and innovative gameplay. The game retains the fantasy appeal of its predecessor...

14 new indie games approved by Steam Greenlight

14 new indie games approved by Steam Greenlight

Jul 25, 2013

The next wave of games that were given the green light by the Steam community has just been revealed. Some of the highlights include Among the Sleep, the toddler survival horror game, Operation Black Mesa, a remake of the popular Gearbox expansion to Half-Life, Opposing Force, and the special edition PC port of the Xbox 360 game Deadly Premonition. In more detail the games are, A...

Outlast release date announced

Outlast release date announced

Jul 24, 2013

Red Barrels has just announced that its Unreal Engine 3-powered title, Outlast, will be coming to Valve’s distribution service, Steam, on September 4th priced at $19.99. Outlast received great accolades and awards this past E3, even earning the honor of “Most Likely to Make you Faint.” In the game, players will take on the role of Miles Upshur, a reporter investigating...

Stardock to develop a new Star Control game

Stardock to develop a new Star Control game

Jul 24, 2013

Stardock has send over a press release announcing that it has secured the rights to the classic PC franchise Star Control with the intent to develop a new Star Control game. Development on the new game will begin this year with a release date to be determined at a later time. “We expect the new Star Control to come in the form of a reboot, similar to what Firaxis did with the XCOM...

Quarantine Studio unveils NoseBound

Quarantine Studio unveils NoseBound

Jul 23, 2013

NoseBound, an adventure graphic game that proposes an entangling detective story is expected to launch soon according to Buenos Aires based Quarantine Studio. NoseBound combines entertaining puzzles with dramatic scenes of action, and sinks the player in a charmed, churned circle of deception, noir ambiance and a very peculiar opponent. “The idea for NoseBound, born from creating...

Messhof’s Nidhogg coming later this year

Messhof’s Nidhogg coming later this year

Jul 23, 2013

Nidhogg, the game described as “a 2 player fencing game with football & platforming elements” that has won the Nuovo Award at 2011 IGF, will launch on the PC (most likely via Steam) later this year, according to developer Messhof. The long-in-development will reportedly come home in an evolved form, featuring new combat moves and online multiplayer. You’ll have the...

Mercenary Kings now available via Steam Early Access

Mercenary Kings now available via Steam Early Access

Jul 22, 2013

Tribute Games, the makers of Wizorb and the Scott Pilgrim vs. The World game, announced today that their 2D indie action title, Mercenary Kings, is now available for download via Steam’s Early Access. In Mercenary Kings you are part of the Mercenary Kings, the most skilled team of warriors-for-hire on Earth, but when your comrades have fallen and the fearsome forces of CLAW have...

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