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Paging Dr. Beat: Humble Bundle's latest Humble Weekly Sale requires a solid sense of rhythm, offering a pay-what-you-want collection of games that test your ability to play along to a backing music track. The $1-minimum package includes Empty Clip Studios' rhythm-driven shoot-'em-up Symphony, Iri...

March 22nd 2014 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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Valve has posted new weekly deals on Steam this week, and you can pick up some excellent indie titles for the low price of cheap. The atmospheric horror puzzler Anna is on sale for only $3.39, 2DEngine's Chains is only $1.24, reverse music shooter Retro/Grade will cost you $3.40, the sticky sweet S...

June 3rd 2013 at 9:30pm 0 Comments
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First off, if you haven't got Retro/Grade yet and you have a PS3, go get it. Right now. It's on sale for $3.49 ($2.44 if you have Plus) until PSN updates. Seriously, go. That's sub-coffee cheap. Okay, for those of you who want to play 24 Caret's unique backwards-shmup music game on a different pl...

March 5th 2013 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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You're reading Reaction Time, a weekly column that claims to examine recent events, games and trends in the industry, but is really just looking for an excuse to use the word "zeitgeist." It debuts on Fridays in Engadget's digital magazine, Distro. Remember when the summer lull signaled a blissful b...

August 31st 2012 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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Counter-Strike is updated for the modern era today on PSN. It's joined by Retro/Grade, NISA's Legasista, Way of the Samurai 4, whose trailer you absolutely must see, and a few somewhat less drastic remakes and updates than Counter-Strike: GO!Said refreshes include Metal Gear Solid 2 and 3, separate...

August 21st 2012 at 3:30pm 0 Comments
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Retro/Grade is a game about distraction. On a surface level, there's a complicated premise that has you playing a side-scrolling shmup in reverse, avoiding enemy bullets as they return to the back of your ship and rushing to catch the projectiles that your ship fired when time was moving forward. Y...

August 21st 2012 at 1:30pm 0 Comments
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Retro/Grade, the, uh, backwards shoot-em-up that you control with a guitar, finally makes its way to PlayStation Network for PS3 on August 21. It'll be sold both by itself and as a bundle with its soundtrack. Developer 24 Caret Games posted the above new trailer to mark the occasion.We're happy to...

July 27th 2012 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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Much like the classical pianist who has thoroughly mastered his craft and finds the act of reading sheet music to be perfectly droll, the multicolored gem charts of Guitar Heros and Rock Bands have become easy pleasy lemon squeezy. If you've been playing those games since the genre's inception, y...

August 28th 2011 at 2:30pm 0 Comments
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Retro/Grade developers 24 Caret Games will print customized ID cards for PAX Prime attendees this August, giving some peace of mind to those dreading sudden separation from their like-minded groups in Penny Arcade's increasingly packed event. The crew from 24 Caret will be at this year's Seatt...

August 3rd 2011 at 11:33am 0 Comments
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I set down the guitar controller and start walking back through the layers. I'm sitting at the PAX booth of 24 Caret Games, taking my first spin behind the frets of Retro/Grade, which has one of those great premises that only a video game could really do justice to. As ace spaceship pilot Rick Roc...

September 15th 2010 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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Being a giant, beloved video game site has its downsides. For example, we sometimes neglect to give independent developers our coverage love (or loverage, if you will) as we get caught up in AAA, AAAA or the rare quintuple-A titles. To remedy that, we're giving indies the chance to create their own...

August 31st 2010 at 8:00pm 0 Comments