January 2016

I wrote about Imscared way back in 2012, when it was a neat, free little horror game that occasionally invaded your desktop in creepy ways. Now, in the space year 2016, developer Ivan Zanotti has made it into a bigger, fuller game, with a tiny price tag. “Imscared is a metahorror game that protagonizes the player,”…

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Frontier’s Edward Lewis didn’t want to reveal much at PAX South today, but something extra-terrestrial is definitely brewing in Elite: Dangerous. After the recent discovery of alien barnacles, the Elite community has been abuzz with theories about what’s coming next. So I asked Lewis outright about what we could expect in Horizon’s looming updates,…

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DarkMaus is a great name for a game that is basically Dark Souls, but starring a mouse. DarkMaus is out now on Steam, and features bonfires, medieval combat, and even an interface highly reminiscent of From Software’s game. The major difference, of course, is that you are a mouse. And your enemies…

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Quarterly shareholder reports are the sort of thing you read to squalling toddlers to knock them out, but occasionally they reveal the nefarious plans of unknowable corporations. EA’s third-quarter statement, spotted by Game Informer, indicates that Mass Effect: Andromeda and the next Battlefield and Titanfall games will all appear before the end of the next financial year (March…

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Seventies dodgeball adventure: words that I don’t often use in succession, but before Rocket League I didn’t typically write supersonic acrobatic rocket-powered battle cars, so there you go. Stikbold, by Game Swing, is a product of the Nordic Game Jam (Scandinavia is stockpiling game design crazy, you see). Now that it’s been fleshed out, it’s releasing…

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Dirt Rally is a hardy driving game for purists. No flashy extras, no hip ‘n’ happenin’ commentary, no snazzy marketing campaign to drill its existence into the public consciousness—just raw, dirty rally. Now, ahead of the console release and a free PC patch adding the likes of the Peugeot 207 and video tutorials,…

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