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  • Blog Post: Shovel Knight Devs Discuss Co-Op, Pogo Jumping, And Beyond

    Yacht Club Games struck Kickstarter pay dirt with Shovel Knight, an NES throwback that combines the sensibilities of Capcom's best platformers with all the fun of digging in the dirt. The finished product is every bit as good as we hoped, and we couldn't help ourselves from geeking out over the... More
  • Blog Post: The Kickstarter Compendium

    Our regularly revised feature keeps you up to date on the Kickstarter games worth watching, and helps you track projects both before and after they’re funded. Welcome to the Kickstarter Compendium, a gathering of games and game-related projects that we’ve come across that deserve your attention... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Resogun Heroes

    Resogun was one of my favorite games of 2013. The seemingly simple shooter has a surprising degree of depth and complexity, and demands a unique set of skills to succeed. That’s why I was especially excited when I heard that Housemarque was hard at work on an expansion, entitled Resogun Heroes... More
  • Blog Post: Editor Discussion – The Indies Of E3 2014

    There were hundreds of games on display at this year’s E3, many of which were brand new triple-A titles being built by massive teams and budgets. But some of the most exciting projects on display were smaller indie titles. Several of the GI editors had opportunities to play and demo these projects... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Transistor

    It's been a long wait for a new game from Supergiant Games. Andrew Reiner and I sat down today for a brief look at Transistor, the latest release from the creators of Bastion, which released today on PS4 and PC after much anticipation. The video offers a glimpse at the broad variety of powers that... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Super Time Force

    No point in Earth's timeline is safe from Capybara Games' (Superbrothers: Swords & Sworcery EP, Below) new adventure. Super Time Force is a downloadable, 2D adventure that encourages players to die, rewind time, and play alongside their fallen comrades. We downloaded it onto an Xbox One and... More
  • Blog Post: Ten Fun Android Games Worth Your Time

    Spring is finally here, and there's no better way to celebrate than by getting out of the house and having fun in nature. Eventually, however, you'll need to use the bathroom, which is where this list of fun mobile games should come in handy. Android owners often have to wait for big mobile releases... More
  • Blog Post: Free-To-Play Done Right: Six Lessons To Learn From Hearthstone

    For many gamers, nothing sucks the excitement and promise out of a title like the term "free-to-play." The monetization method has become synonymous with time gates, nagging messages, broken balancing, and other unnecessary burdens designed to maximize profit instead of entertainment . However... More
  • Blog Post: Why You Should Go Back To Plants Vs. Zombies 2

    When Plants vs. Zombies 2: It's About Time launched worldwide last August on iOS (and a couple months later on Android), there was a lot to love. Fans experienced inventive new worlds, powerful new plants, and pesky new zombies. Plus, the base game was all free. However, certain elements dragged... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Helldivers

    Deep in the outer reaches of space, a group of fearless space marines do battle with an army of giant insects. These brave souls are called Helldivers. Helldivers is a top-down, 4-player shooter being developed by a Swedish indie studio named Arrowhead Game Studios. The game won't release until later... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Hohokum

    Developer Honeyslug's Hohokum doesn't yet have a solid release date yet, but from what we've played it seems quite far along. Andrew Reiner and I sat down to try out a new level full of all kinds of theme park rides, statues, and a giant key and shoe. Hohokum is due out sometime this year... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Strider

    The evil Grandmaster Meio is oppressing the citizens of Kazakh City once again, and Strider Hiryu sprints to the rescue. The PlayStation 3 and 4 versions are available for download today with the Xbox One, 360, and PC editions releasing tomorrow. In this episode of Test Chamber, listen as Andrew Reiner... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Octodad: Dadliest Catch

    After becoming finalists for the IGF student prize in 2011, developer Young Horses formed to build a new version of Octodad for a more public release. That game, Octodad: Dadliest Catch, has just released on PC, Mac, and Linux, and we hopped in to give it a try. In today’s Test Chamber, Andrew... More
  • Blog Post: Places: The Deserts Of Journey

    Much has been made of the simple yet engrossing gameplay of thatgamecompany’s marvelous Journey. From the mystery of the main character’s identity to the seamless connections between level concepts, Journey is a project that often defies classification and challenges assumptions about games... More
  • Blog Post: Indie Developers Tackle The Final Frontier

    Video games and science fiction were made for each other. Both deliver the thrill of discovering new worlds and doing things that simply aren't possible in our modern, boring lives. Studios like Bungie and BioWare have spent massive amounts of time and money creating sci-fi universes for players... More
  • Blog Post: Ten Fun Android Games To Play On Holiday Break

    If you're like me, the winter holidays contain their fair share of downtime. Whether you're waiting for the Christmas lasagna to finish cooking (...everyone eats lasagna at Christmas, right?) or just bored out of your mind by a chatty relative, mobile games provide short, sanity-saving doses... More
  • Blog Post: The Good And Bad Of Black Flag's Freedom Cry DLC

    This year’s installment of Assassin’s Creed is still inspiring some gamers to sail the seas and terrorize merchant vessels, but many have already completed the story. Freedom Cry is Ubisoft’s invitation for players to return to the world of Black Flag. This single-player DLC puts you... More
  • Blog Post: Fight For The Top 50 – BattleBlock Theater

    One of my favorite early Xbox Live Arcade games was Castle Crashers – the brilliant brawler from the folks over at The Behemoth. That’s why I was so excited when the developer finally released BattleBlock Theater earlier this year. While the team’s earlier efforts with Alien Hominid... More
  • Blog Post: PlayStation 4 On The Cheap: The Free Games At Launch

    Gaming is an expensive hobby, and if you want to hold off on purchasing too many retail games for fear of wallet pain, the PlayStation 4 has plenty for you. At launch there will be five free games, with at least one coming by year's end. We've played all of them at Sony's launch event in... More
  • Blog Post: Five Franchises Sony Should Bring Back As Downloadable Games

    As times and tastes change, some franchises fall out of favor – or become too niche to be economically feasible. Thankfully, digital distribution has given new life to games and genres that just wouldn't make sense at a $60 price. With Sony placing a big emphasis on both digital distribution... More
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