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Spoiler warning: This post and the video above contain light story spoilers for Soma, including the appearance of one of the game's enemies. Soma, from Amnesia creator Frictional Games, takes place deep under the ocean. As it turns out, the oppressive, high-pressure atmosphere of the sea floor mak...

April 4th 2014 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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After revealing the Cryomancer a few days ago, the Skyforge team is showing off the second class that was spotlighted during its GDC demo: the Paladin. In addition to the usual fighter abilities you'd find with a Paladin, Skyforge's holy warrior wields a powerful artifact that is used to both insp...

April 3rd 2014 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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Getting the gist of Goat Simulator isn't that hard, even if the title conjures the image of cute, semi-evil livestock munching on a tranquil mountaintop. What we have here is a misappropriation of computational cycles – not to mention the Unreal engine – to render an obnoxious, destruc...

March 26th 2014 at 9:30am 0 Comments
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Videoball looks like something you might have played on an Atari 2600 you bought at a garage sale. Played on a single screen, two teams of two triangles fire bullets at a ball, attempting to knock it into their opponents' goal. At its most basic, that's it. It's dead simple, but its complexities s...

March 25th 2014 at 2:30pm 0 Comments
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When the Joystiq crew gets together in person, things get intense. We need somewhere to channel all of that pent-up editing rage and story-scheduling mania, and thankfully we've found our outlet: TowerFall: Ascension.

March 24th 2014 at 10:00pm 0 Comments
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Over 24,000 industry professionals attended the 2014 Game Developers Conference, organizer UBM Tech Game Network announced today. This year's event saw the unveiling of PlayStation's Project Morpheus, a hands-on tour of Valve's latest Steam controller, and a look back at the history of Shenmue and...

March 24th 2014 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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Nintendo says there are 50 Unity games in development for the Wii U, in addition to the 17 already submitted for release on the eShop in the next two months. Nintendo distributes the Wii U-specific version of Unity free with every Wii U development kit, and by the sounds of it, that's enticed plent...

March 24th 2014 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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Koji Igarashi, longtime producer of the Castlevania series, is generally the person most of us associate with establishing the exploration-driven formula of Konami's vampire-slaying franchise. The rhythm of the series – uncovering a vast world map as you slowly acquire new abilities to trave...

March 24th 2014 at 11:30am 0 Comments
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New Nexon boss Owen Mahoney had harsh words for mobile game makers at last week's Game Developers Conference. "A third of what we've done in the last few months is Flappy Bird clones. We're letting consumers down," Mahoney told Venture Beat. "I know that, because as a consumer, I really want to pl...

March 24th 2014 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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We haven't been shy about praising Harmonix's Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved thus far. Based on our experience with it at GDC 2014 last week, that's not likely to change anytime soon. We tried the latest version of Fantasia, running on Xbox One, and the Kinect-powered experience was delightful fr...

March 24th 2014 at 9:00am 0 Comments