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Darkest Dungeon Review: Insanely Fun

Darkest Dungeon Review: This game is insanely fun – literally. Check out our take on this dark roguelite, including a few tips to help you survive the dark – sometimes.

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Wrack Review: Get Wrack’ed!

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Wrack is a stylish first-person shooter from Final Boss Entertainment. We saw Wrack at PAX South 2015, and it took home our “best FPS of show” award! At the show we only got a little taste of the game, though. Shortly after the con, Wrack went on mega-sale and I couldn’t help but pick up a copy. In this article, I’ll give you all the gory details in my Wrack review!

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I Am Bread Review: … and So Can You!


I Am Bread flopped its way out of Steam Early Access this week and landed flat onto the hot coils of the Steam New Releases page. Is this “bread simulator” the neatest thing since… well, sliced bread? Or is it half-baked? Let’s find out in my I Am Bread review!

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The Destiny End Game “FriendWall”

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The Destiny End game content has some significant downsides. In this article I’ll dissect the problems and pose some thoughts on a better solution.

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VoidExpanse Review: Gaze Into the Void

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Top-down 2D space sims are a classic genre almost as old as gaming itself. VoidExpanse is a modern entry in this genre, billing itself as a fusion of old school mechanics with modern conveniences. This is another genre I have fond memories of, and I personally am happy to see renewed interest in. But is VoidExpanse worthy? Let’s find out in my VoidExpanse review.

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Ironcast Quickstart Guide

Ironcast Review: Sometimes, combat is an inevitability...

Ironcast is a roguelike match-3 puzzler that we checked out at SxSW and took home a copy for review. I’ve been bashing my head against the wall with this game, trying to beat the campaign. In this quickstart guide, I’ll explain how to get ahead in Ironcast and push the French back to France (where they ostensibly belong) without losing your jaunty monocle in the process.

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Assault Android Cactus Preview

Assault Android Cactus Preview: Boss Ahoy!

Assault Android Cactus is the debut game from Witch Beam, an Australian indie team of AAA game developer veterans. It’s a dual stick shooter featuring a cast of anime-styled robot fighters that do battle against legions of out-of-control robots. Assault Android Cactus is still in Steam Early Access, so we’re going to take a more in-depth look at it in this preview.

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The Spatials Review: Spacemalls

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How’d you like to run a luxury space destination? Maybe exploit some planets to make cheap consumer goods? Part management sim, part action RPG, and part god game, The Spatials joins the ranks of Dwarf Fortress, Evil Genius, Gnomoria, Prison Simulator and similar titles that focus on constructing and managing a business along with a roster of workers and supplies. This is a historically complex genre that is hard to get right – how does The Spatials stack up? Let’s find out in our review!

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Dyscourse Review: RIP Dysast Air Flight 404

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Dyscourse is the latest game from Owlchemy Labs, the studio behind Snuggle Truck and Jack Lumber, and more recently the VR game/experience Job Simulator. Dyscourse is what I would call a “modern” adventure game, with the focus placed more on managing relationships and making complex decisions, and less on solving abstract puzzles to proceed. Is Dyscourse worth your time and money? Read on to find out!

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Ironcast Review: Bejeweled meets FTL?!

Ironcast Review: Outfitting your ironcast

Ironcast is a roguelike match-3 puzzle game set in an alternate history, steampunk version of Victorian-era Britain. After the discovery of a new power source, France and Britain are locked in a war that seems to have hit a stalemate. Giant steam-powered walking tanks called “ironcasts” are the latest weapon of this seemingly neverending war. On the eve of a massive French invasion, we join the British ironcast pilots as they make a desperate stand. For freedom! For glory! For giant robot combat and gem matching!

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