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Game Review: Shovel Knight for Xbox One
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1 year ago

Game Review: Shovel Knight for Xbox One

By  •  Gaming

Mega Man 10 was six years ago.

During those six years, fans have begged Capcom to make a new game starring the Blue Bomber, but to no avail. While Capcom …
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Curses ‘N Chaos Prequel Webcomic Concludes Upon Game’s Release
2 years ago

Curses ‘N Chaos Prequel Webcomic Concludes Upon Game’s Release

By  •  Gaming, Comics
Curses ‘N Chaos

Tribute Games has finished its prequel comic for Curses ‘N Chaos and compiled all eight pages for easy reading.

Following the 2014 Metal Slug inspired game, Mercenary Kings, Tribute Games will release Curses ‘N Chaos
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Organ Trail: Retro Goes Rancid
4 years ago

Organ Trail: Retro Goes Rancid

By  •  Gaming

It’s lunchtime, and that means it’s time to fight past your classmates for a chance to settle down at the classroom’s single Apple II computer to boot up The …
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Geek Haven: Shadows, Noir, Spies and Steam
4 years ago

Geek Haven: Shadows, Noir, Spies and Steam

By  •  Gaming

Wagooo! Welcome back to the Geek Haven, where we sift through the latest and greatest gaming projects on Kickstarter and see if we can catch a glimmer in the pan. …
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Geek Haven: Balanced Diets, Sinking Ships and New Frontiers
4 years ago

Geek Haven: Balanced Diets, Sinking Ships and New Frontiers

By  •  Gaming

This month on Kickstarter’s Gaming section, it’s the foodies versus the survivalists. How’d you like to manage your own Szechuan eatery or make fondue with a fireball-flinging carrot; delve into …
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Thomas Was Alone, but Not for Long
4 years ago

Thomas Was Alone, but Not for Long

By  •  Gaming

It shouldn’t be as good as it is. On paper, it’s simple enough to be perhaps too basic: slide rectangles into this rectangular outline. Progress to the next level …
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Gaming: Interview with Matthew Ritter, Creator of Boon Hill
5 years ago

Gaming: Interview with Matthew Ritter, Creator of Boon Hill

By  •  Gaming

As mentioned in our Kickstarter games round-up last week, Welcome to Boon Hill is one of the oddest, most morbidly fascinating projects currently on the crowdfunding platform. It’s described …
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Crossing The Bridge with Ty Taylor
5 years ago

Crossing The Bridge with Ty Taylor

By  •  Gaming

The Bridge LogoI guide the protagonist of The Bridge, an older gentleman, to a wall. The character can’t jump, but he obviously needs to get to the door, which is on a higher ledge. To get him to the door, I turn the world; the wall becomes the floor, and I’m able to lead him to the door. This is the world of The Bridge, the first game from developer Ty Taylor. The Bridge is a 2D puzzle game that mixes the physics of Isaac Newton and the mind-bending architecture of M.C. Escher. The art, beautifully done by Mario Castaneda, is in the style of black-and-white lithographs, giving the game an otherworldly yet realistic feel. According to Newton, objects in motion tend to stay in motion, and in the game this is true. The Menace, a large ball that smiles and frowns, is heavy, so once it starts barreling towards the protagonist, you have to turn the world, finessing the world so its pieces go where you want them to. Each object in The Bridge has its own weight and properties, and the adherence to Newtonian physics throughout the game impressed me. Intrigued by the game, I contacted Ty Taylor, and we discussed The Bridge by email.

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DRM-Free Downloads Ensure Players Still Own What They Buy
5 years ago

DRM-Free Downloads Ensure Players Still Own What They Buy

By  •  Gaming

The issue is raised anew every time publishers develop a new antipiracy method: what does it mean to own a video game in the 21st century? We’re long past …
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