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Coverage Club : Hyperactive Offense

Coverage Club is our weekly series of smaller impressions in the style of full reviews. Games can range from brand new titles hitting Early Access to older hidden gems that never got…

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Dead Cells Review – When Perfect Wasn’t Good Enough

A clump of undetermined green mass drops from the ceiling. It merges with a headless body lying on the ground, after which a lady in armor tells you that you…

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Mothergunship Review – Fire and Forget

Every memorable first-person shooter has a memorable arsenal to match. From DOOM‘s BFG to Halo‘s Needler to Turok‘s Cerebral Bore, these are tools of the trade with a defined purpose and lethal efficiency. More…

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Slay The Spire Sells Over 1 Million Copies, Adds New Game Mode

Roguelike card-building game Slay the Spire has managed to sell over 1 million copies and received a new mode via an update. While the Steam Summer Sale have perhaps bolstered the numbers, Slay…

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Descenders

The third game from European developer RageSquid, Descenders is a mountain biking game with randomly generated tracks and random modifiers applied along the way. A marked departure from their earlier games, Descenders is…

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Descenders Early Access Preview – Grab Your Lid, It’s Shred Time

Procedural generation. Roguelike. Mountain biking. One of these three is not like the others. Still, RageSquid makes it all come alive in Descenders. Taking you from lush forests to rolling foothills, you’re…

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Moonlighter Review – Buy It At A High Price

When someone sees roguelike combat in a game, they prepare themselves for the long haul. Hundreds of hours combining different items to discover the most effective combination for combat. This…

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Spartan Fist Review – Glass Jaw

The most important part of any roguelike is replayability. The genre’s inherent difficulty means that players will be seeing early levels over and over. This means that variety in rooms layouts,…

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City of Brass Review – Throw Me The Whip

When considering two and a half decades of first-person gaming history, it’s a real shame that more games haven’t ventured outside of the expected arsenal. Hundreds of games have kickass…

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Slay the Spire Preview – Eternal Recurrence

The deckbuilder is a fairly recent subgenre of collectible card games. In most card games, players build their decks in advance before the game. The first deckbuilder to flip the…

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