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Cult of the Fiver | August 2014


It’s the end of the world as we know it, so let’s explore nuclear winter Russia with Metro 2033, adapt to a post global warming Earth in Anno 2070, deal with soul-crushing debt in Recettear, outmaneuver the darkness in One Way Heroics, and then escape from the mad prison island of the cat overlords in Battleblock Theater.

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One Way Heroics Review


Roguelikes have been making something of a comeback recently, with many indie games incorporating procedurally generated adventures and permadeath into their RPG formulas. One Way Heroics takes a somewhat unique approach to this genre, and I’m hopelessly addicted.

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Destiny Beta Xbox 360 Impressions


It doesn’t take much convincing to get EB and I to play a Bungie game. He’s a Halo fan from the original Xbox days, and I’ve played practically everything they’ve put out since their early Mac games. Destiny’s been on our radar since it was announced, so preordering it for beta access was a no-brainer. We’ll summarize our impressions of the Destiny beta here, specifically around the Destiny Beta’s Xbox 360 edition.

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Space Engineers (Alpha) Preview


Space Engineers is a game all about mining, exploring, and building massive structures in an asteroid belt. I talked to Keen Software House about doing a preview of the current alpha build, and they were kind enough to provide me a Steam key for evaluation. I’ve spent many hours over the weekend and through this week taking the alpha for a spin, and I’m here to share my impressions.

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Lessons Learned from Papers, Please


Depressing By Design The design of this game is fascinating. I don’t know how much of it was intentional and how much is just happy coincidence, but it feels masterfully planned. Your work environment is a booth, and the UI’s […]

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