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Crimson Keep Review – Clunky, Crappy (Dungeon) Crawler

Procedural generation in games has been on an upward swing ever since Minecraft broke the floodgate back in 2009. Since then we’ve seen hundreds of games use or in some…

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ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove Review – Not So Funky Fresh

Back in the early 1990s, a video game for the Sega Genesis took the world by storm. Titled ToeJam & Earl, the surprise hit overflowed with 90’s attitude. Two funky…

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2D Wild-West Rogue-like Colt Canyon Coming This Summer

Headup Games have announced a new wild-west themed action rogue-like called Colt Canyon, set for a release in summer later this year. Colt Canyon will set players as a gunslinging cowboy and pits them…

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Sunless Skies

Sunless Skies is Failbetter Games’ latest addition to their cult-hit Fallen London universe and the sequel to the previous entry, Sunless Seas. Taking place in a Lovecraftian and steampunk space…

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Sunless Skies Preview – On Its Way to Brighter Prospects

Ahhh, Early Access. The time when a game is booted out of the developer’s nest whether it’s ready or not. A time where a game will either be cannibalized by…

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Play NYC 2017 – Next Up Hero Preview

Next Up Hero perhaps had the biggest presence at Play NYC this year. The game is a fascinating mix of a roguelike, action game and a multiplayer game, all of…

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Darkest Dungeon Review – Lambs To The Slaughter

Darkest Dungeon was a game that I really wanted to like. Ever since its successful Kickstarter campaign and Early Access launch, the title had me sold me on its creepy…

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Overfall Review – Delightful Masochism

The evolution of video games as an acceptable mainstream pastime isn’t without its negatives, not the least of which is the sacrifice of challenging gameplay as developers fight over the…

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More Details on Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ and The Legend of Bum-Bo

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth and its Afterbirth expansion managed to successfully keep in the crowd that the original game brought, and were seen as a great remake and expansion…

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Bionic Dues Review – Through the Backlog

‘Roguelike’ or ‘Roguelite’ is a term that has been thrown around very often in the past few years, generally meaning that a game has a randomly generated world each time you play…