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Animal Well Preview - It's Feeling Magical

One thing to know about PAX demo stations is that these games are (usually) all running on some sort of PC configuration. What stood out to me when approaching the Animal Well booth at PAX West, then…

September 5, 2023 | 10:30 EDT

Key art for Super Mario Bros. Wonder, showing Yoshis, Daisy, Luigi, Peach, and Mario, as well as a curved pipe

Super Mario Bros. Wonder Direct Reveals Tons Of New Information

During today's Super Mario Bros. Wonder showcase, we got to learn a ton of new information about the iconic plumber's latest adventure. The presentation was announced just a couple of days ago, and…

August 31, 2023 | 10:28 EDT

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Super Mario Bros. Wonder Nintendo Direct Coming This Week

Today Nintendo announced another of its Nintendo Direct livestreams, this time around, dedicated to Super Mario Bros. Wonder. According to the announcement made on X (formerly Twitter), the…

August 29, 2023 | 11:37 EDT

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Pepper Grinder Preview - It's Drillin' Time

I don't know how Devolver does it, but the publisher is an expert when it comes to scooping up simple but absurdly fun indie titles. As it so happens, one of Devolver's latest published titles,…

August 24, 2023 | 11:00 EDT

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The Best Apple Arcade Games

Just like both Xbox and PlayStation have subscription services that offer games, Apple has its own for all of its devices. The Apple Arcade has a ton of games to play and enjoy, and there are plenty…

August 1, 2023 | 12:50 EDT

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Sonic Superstars Reveals Gorgeous Opening Animation

Today Sega revealed the opening animation of the upcoming Sonic game Sonic Superstars via a new trailer, and it looks really cool.  The animation is pretty much all you may expect from classic 2D…

July 18, 2023 | 05:34 EDT


Sonic Creator Yuji Naka Found Guilty of Insider Trading but Won’t Go to Jail

Today ANN News reported that Sonic Creator Yuji Naka has been found guilty of insider trading by the Tokyo District Court. The court ruled that Naka's actions were seen as malicious due to the scale…

July 7, 2023 | 12:44 EDT

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Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown

Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown is a 2D Platformer developed by Ubisoft Montpellier and published by Ubisoft, releasing for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X…

July 5, 2023 | 10:32 EDT

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New Flashback 2 Trailer Takes You Back To An Old Haunt

Microids has unveiled a new Flashback 2 trailer, and you're in for a treat if you're a fan of the series. The trailer reintroduces the iconic Titan Jungle location, which will be familiar if you've…

July 3, 2023 | 06:08 EDT

A Lego Sonic figure looking smug and walking out of a portal in the Sonic Superstars Lego Sonic DLC

Sonic Superstars Lego Sonic DLC Announced During Sonic Central

Today's Sonic Central event, aired to mark the Sonic franchise's 32nd birthday, contained some rather cool news regarding Sonic Superstars. It looks like the game is getting some crossover DLC with…

June 23, 2023 | 11:45 EDT

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Sludge Life 2 Review - Hashtag Murky

If you spent a few hours with 2021's Sludge Life and thought "hey, I could go for seconds", then your time has come. Sludge Life 2 is here, and "seconds" is a good way to describe both the title of…

June 27, 2023 | 12:00 EDT

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Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown Preview

I had the opportunity to play Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown at a Ubisoft event as part of Summer Game Fest.  It’s been over a decade since we last saw an entry in the Prince of Persia franchise,…

June 13, 2023 | 10:00 EDT

Prince of Persia The Lost Crown's Sargon looking into the camera

Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown Gameplay Showcased

After its announcement at the Summer Games Fest, Ubisoft showed off more of Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown gameplay and story. The game has you taking on the role of Sargon of the Immortals seeking…

June 12, 2023 | 01:38 EDT

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Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown Announced

Summer Game Fest is off to the races, leading off the barrage of summer announcements you can expect to see filling in the old E3 time slot. One of the first large announcements was from Ubisoft who…

June 8, 2023 | 03:17 EDT

An in-game screenshot of Thumper, with a flying beetle hovering above a pool of light surrounded by purple streams.

Ten of The Hardest Levels in Games

As video games have evolved, one thing that’s been noticeable in recent years is the welcoming balance on display, like difficulties with robust scaling, accessibility options, or maybe just skipping…

June 6, 2023 | 11:00 EDT

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Sonic Creator Yuji Naka Faces Possible 2.5 Years Jail Sentence & Hefty Fine in Insider Trading Case

Today ANN News reported that Sonic Creator Yuji Naka is possibly facing jail time and a hefty fine in the insider trading case that sees him as the defendant.  During the trial hearing held this…

June 1, 2023 | 11:52 EDT


Convergence: a League of Legends Story Gets Release Date & Story Trailer

Today Riot Forge and Double Stallion Games announced the release date of the next League of Legends spin-off game Convergence: a League of Legends Story. Announced all the way back in 2019 as CONV/…

May 2, 2023 | 10:52 EDT

Conrad shooting at an enemy in a futuristic location in Flashback 2

Flashback 2 Launches In November, New Gameplay Trailer Unveiled

Microids has announced a new Flashback 2 release window, as well as unveiling a brand new gameplay trailer. The long-awaited sequel to the classic 90s cinematic platformer will now launch in November…

April 26, 2023 | 04:38 EDT

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PlayStation Plus Monthly Games for April 2023 Announced

Today Sony Interactive Entertainment announced the games that all PlayStation Plus subscribers will receive at no additional cost in April 2023.  According to the announcement made on the official…

March 29, 2023 | 12:32 EDT

Key art for Sludge Life 2, which depicts a creature hiding in a dumpster

Sludge Life 2 Preview - Old Life New Life

The first Sludge Life was an unexpected delight. It presented a woozy, vaporwave-style world for you to explore and tag with your graffiti, and although it was a little light on plot and direction,…

March 23, 2023 | 01:00 EDT

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Sonic & Balan Wonderworld Developer Reportedly Admits Guilt in Insider Trading Case

Former Sonic Team head Yuji Naka has recently been indicted in an insider trading case in Japan, and the first court hearing has been held.  During the hearing, Naka-san admitted guilt responding "…

March 2, 2023 | 10:01 EST

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Rooftop Renegade

Rooftop Renegade is an action-packed, hectic side-scrolling parkour game where everyone runs and everyone guns. The game is centered around not only maintaining high speeds but staying centered with…

March 1, 2023 | 06:49 EST

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Rooftop Renegade Review

It’s interesting how speedrunning in video games has become its own sub-genre. Pick any genre to sit alongside it, and suddenly you have a battle of optimization, wits and critical planning, all…

February 28, 2023 | 10:30 EST

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Super Mario Getting His Own Version of Popular Licca-chan Doll in Japan

Today Japanese toy manufacturer Takara Tomy announced that it'll release a version of its popular fashion doll Licca-chan dedicated to Nintendo's icon Super Mario Bros. Those unfamiliar with Japan…

February 15, 2023 | 06:16 EST

The Super Mario Bros. Movie

The Super Mario Bros. Movie Gets Hilarious & Nostalgic Website & Catchy Commercial

With The Super Mario Bros. Movie coming soon, Universal and studio Illumination released a rather interesting dedicated website. The site, which you can find here, is fashioned after the fictional…

February 12, 2023 | 04:57 EST

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Sonic Colors: Ultimate Shadow Dropped Today On PC Via Steam

Today, Sonic Colors: Ultimate has released via Steam, and though we knew the remastered 2010 Nintendo Wii platformer was coming soon, we had no definitive date until its stealthy release.  SEGA…

February 6, 2023 | 03:26 EST

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The Super Mario Bros. Movie Reveals Super-Colorful Poster

Today Nintendo revealed the official poster of the upcoming The Super Mario Bros. Movie, and it's definitely colorful. The poster portrays the titular protagonist Mario alongside his brother Luigi,…

February 3, 2023 | 05:30 EST

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Skul: The Hero Slayer Dark Mirror Update Promises Mysteries

Skul: The Hero Slayer has a new update coming very soon. December 29th, in fact, if you want to test out the beta for the Dark Mirror update. Unsurprisingly, the update features a dark mirror that is…

December 22, 2022 | 11:15 EST

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PS3 Ratchet and Clank Games Join PS+ To Celebrate 20 Years of Friendship

It is extremely hard to believe that today marks the 20th anniversary of Ratchet and Clank, but it's true. After 20 years of traveling through space and time, it appears The Great Clock is right, and…

November 4, 2022 | 01:46 EDT

Screenshot from the Rain World: Downpour DLC release date trailer, showing the slugcat sliding down into the red depths of the flooded map

Rain World: Downpour DLC Release Date Revealed

The Rain World: Downpour DLC release date is finally here, and we've learned that not only are there over 1000 new rooms for your slugcat to explore, but there are also more slugcats to choose from,…

October 28, 2022 | 10:31 EDT

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The Darkest Tales

The Darkest Tales is a hardcore platforming title where you'll play as a forgotten teddy bear. Your owner, Alicia, is trapped in a never-ending nightmare that you must rescue from. The game is set…

October 17, 2022 | 03:23 EDT

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The Darkest Tales is an Adorably Grim Teddy Bear Platformer

If you ever wanted to know what a teddy bear platformer would play and feel like, you'll soon be able to find out when The Darkest Tales releases for PC, Xbox consoles and Nintendo Switch on October…

September 30, 2022 | 10:22 EDT

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Sackboy PC Release Date Revealed For Next Month

Thanks to a video from the official PlayStation Latin America YouTube channel, we now have a Sackboy PC release date. The game is making the jump from PlayStation consoles to PC next month, bringing…

September 29, 2022 | 08:59 EDT

Mega Man leaping across platforms in the PSP game Mega Man Powered Up

Mega Man Powered Up Servers Shutting Down In November

Capcom has announced that it's shutting down the Mega Man Powered Up servers this November. This decision means that all of the user-created content in the game's level editor will be deleted, as…

September 23, 2022 | 10:59 EDT

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Spelunky 2 Crossplay Added in Latest Update

For all you Spelunky fans out there, today's a great day for you, because Spelunky 2 crossplay is now available as part of the game's latest update. This means that Steam, PlayStation, Xbox, and…

September 21, 2022 | 09:55 EDT

The La-Mulana director's La Mulana 2 screenshot, showing off the main character facing off against a large and powerful foe.

La-Mulana Director To Revive A Classic Konami Game

In what may be one of the more interesting stories you read today, Konami has just announced that after a year they've chosen the winner of their contest that would bring back one of their old IP's.…

September 19, 2022 | 10:18 EDT

Bird protagonist Finley and his goat friend walking through an autumnal forest in Fall of Porcupine

Fall Of Porcupine Is A Cozy Adventure Honoring Healthcare Workers

Buntspecht Games and publisher Assemble Entertainment have unveiled Fall of Porcupine, a cozy platformer intended to pay tribute to overworked healthcare professionals. The game will debut next year…

August 24, 2022 | 09:00 EDT

Conrad firing his weapon at a drone in a futuristic facility in Flashback 2

Flashback 2 Delayed To Next Year

Microids has announced a Flashback 2 delay, with the upcoming sequel to the classic cinematic platformer being pushed back to next year. This decision means that the game now won't be released in…

August 22, 2022 | 09:19 EDT

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SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake Gameplay Trailer Released

Are ya ready kids? It's about to be the best day ever because the SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake gameplay trailer has been revealed! Sporting some of the most interesting features you can…

August 12, 2022 | 04:24 EDT

Best Platformers on Xbox Game Pass

The Best Platformers on Xbox Game Pass

The Best Platformers on Xbox Game Pass is not a headline you probably thought you'd see a decade ago. The brand is known for its first-person shooters and racing games, and both Nintendo and Sony…

August 11, 2022 | 11:00 EDT

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King Of The Hat Steam Release Date Suits Up For October

We finally have a King of the Hat Steam release date. The party platform fighter, which is described by its developers as "an ancient gem from the Discord game store", launches for Steam later this…

August 5, 2022 | 11:01 EDT

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The Best Super Mario Games

The Super Mario series has been with us for almost four decades, and since that time, we've seen our favorite plumber jump through castles, galaxies, and many, many different biomes across the years…

August 12, 2022 | 11:00 EDT

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Roll7 Reveals OlliOlli World Oxenfree Crossover

Night School Studio has announced that the long-awaited OlliOlli World Oxenfree crossover has arrived in the form of the OlliOlli World's new Void Riders DLC that released around a month ago. Turns…

July 21, 2022 | 10:34 EDT

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Kirby's Dream Buffet Is The Newest Weird Kirby Game

Nintendo has announced a new Kirby game, and this time around, it's an odd one. Kirby's Dream Buffet is a sort of Fall Guys-esque multiplayer party racing-fighting game hybrid in which players roll…

July 12, 2022 | 09:29 EDT

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Top 10 PlayStation Plus Premium Family Games

Entertaining the family, especially during the summer, is tough, and while there are days you can easily go outside and enjoy the weather, it will rain at some point in the future. When that occurs,…

July 5, 2022 | 11:30 EDT

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Top 7 3D Sonic Games

Sonic the Hedgehog has a deep 30-year history in the video game industry, and as that has passed, many great 3D Sonic games have been released. The classic 2D titles are more appreciated by the…

July 2, 2022 | 12:00 EDT

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Neon White Review

When visualizing "Heaven," this ethereal realm of the afterlife comes in many different shapes and forms. It depends on the person, but some see it as a land full of clouds, cherubs, and pearly gates…

June 27, 2022 | 11:00 EDT

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OlliOlli World Takes To The Stars In VOID Riders

The game OlliOlli World puts a colorful cartoon spin on skating and is only getting bigger. Announced previously, the expansion VOID Riders is now available for download. It adds a sci-fi theme to…

June 15, 2022 | 03:35 EDT