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Streets of Rogue Review: They Let You Do What?

by Albert Lim Streets of Rage, released in 1991 for Sega Genesis / Megadrive, was the story of badass cops who take to the streets, bringing the fight to the criminal syndicate which has thrown their city into chaos. The thing that really made it stand out for me was that you could choose to join the bad guys…
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Outpost 9 Demo is a callback to The Thing and Alien

In Space, No One Can Hear You Scream I don’t often sit down to write about the demos of games, but Benjy Bates’ Outpost 9 demo is something I actually find myself wanting to write home about, purely because of how well it handles tension and how much of a “thriller movie” it manages to be with nothing more…
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Dead Cells Review: Rinse, Repeat, Roguevania

You can tell a game is amazing when you have a hard time putting it down, continually making excuses for “just one more round,” or sitting down to play a match or two and suddenly it’s midnight. Dead Cells is the first game in a long time that had me staying up well past my bedtime constantly looking at…
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Fleshforward Demo Review: Resident Evil 2D Gone Wrong

Editors Note: As of the date of this posting, this game is still currently in development. I’m a strong believer in subtlety. Games that give playful winks and nudges towards their inspiration are far more appealing than games who beat players over the head while shouting “do you get the reference?” In this case, Fleshforward tends to do the…
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Animator Recalls Development of Conker’s Bad Fur Day

Louise O’Connor worked as an animator and voice actress on Conker’s Bad Fur Day, the 2001 game which combined a child-friendly veneer with bawdy, referential humor in the vein of South Park and Eminem. Originally released for the Nintendo 64, the title has become more than just a cult classic — it’s known as one of the best games…
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Kite Review – Old School Shooter on Overdrive

You know what I miss about the ‘80s? The big hair. The catchy pop music. The fashions. The over the top movies and video games. The colors, the fonts, the technologies slowly coming to fruition. The ‘80s aesthetic, in general, is something that I…dare I say, yearn for? And yet I know we’ll never return to those glory years,…
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Cosmic Star Heroine Release Date 2017

Zeboyd Games long awaited Kickstarter project for the new sci-fi JRPG Cosmic Star Heroine, finally has a release date! Launched on October 1st, 2013, Cosmic Star Heroine’s campaign immediately grabbed the attention of fans of sci fi and SNES era RPGs like Chrono Trigger. The game was originally supposed to have a launch of 2014 but unfortunately long development…
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