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Frostpunk Review: Ice Cold

Frostpunk is a steampunk-themed post-apocalyptic city builder from 11 bit studios, who you may know from the Anomaly: Warzone Earth series or This War of Mine. I got a chance to check out a demo of Frostpunk while on the

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A Case of Distrust Review

A Case of Distrust is a 2D narrative 1920’s detective noir game from one-man indie dev The Wandering Ben, and published by Serenity Forge. Long-time WOTS readers will recognize Serenity Forge as a developer/publisher we’ve had success with in the

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Staxel Preview: It’s Harvest Moon Minecraft.

Staxel is a game by an ex-Chucklefish developer (think Starbound) that combines elements of Minecraft and Harvest Moon (or Stardew Valley if you prefer). Humble (of humblebundle.com) is publishing it. Aaaaaand that's all most of you will want to know. If you haven't thrown your wallet at the screen, you can buy it on Humble's Store or over on Steam. Thanks for reading!

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DA:I: Why “Wicked Eyes and Wicked Hearts” is just The Worst

It's a bit late to write a full-blown review of Dragon Age: Inquisition, but I've had such a tumultuous time with it that I really just want to write something about it to let off some steam. DA:I definitely has some high points, but last night I was playing the mission Wicked Eyes and Wicked Hearts and I just about threw my controller across the room because of how bad a mission it is. So consider this a "mini-review" (slash-rant) about game design and how this particular mission gets it so, so wrong.

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SteamWorld Dig 2 Review

I first encountered Image & Form’s SteamWorld series back in October 2014 when I played SteamWorld Dig for the first time. I’ve kept tabs on Image & Form since then, and when they released SteamWorld Heist, they managed to take

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Sundered Review

Sundered is the second release from indie studio Thunder Lotus, who we have met on several occasions over the years. Their previous game, Jotun, knocked our socks off with its extremely detailed visuals and giant boss combat. Does Sundered clear the bar that Thunder Lotus has set with Jotun? Read on to find out in our Sundered review!

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Galaxy of Pen and Paper Review

Galaxy of Pen and Paper is the latest release from Brazil-based Behold Studios, makers of fine entertainment software like Knights of Pen and Paper and Chroma Squad. We first met Saulo Camarotti at SxSW a few years back, where he was showing off a beta build of Chroma Squad. Saulo graciously provided us a review key of GoPaP prior to release, and I've been zipping around the galaxy questing like a crazy person since. Find out what I learned in our Galaxy of Pen and Paper review!

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Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun Review

You may recall that Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun took home our coveted "Best in Show Overall" award from SxSW Gaming 2017. Cons are a great place to get a quick demo of a game, and maybe a few impressions. Really, though, sinking your teeth into the full experience is the only way to truly know if a game is good or not. Luckily, with the console release of Shadow Tactics on the horizon, developers Mimimi Productions were nice enough to provide me with a review copy! Let's see if it lives up to my hype - read on for our Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun review!

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Beat Cop Review: Black and Blue

Another of our favorite games from the show floor at PAX South 2017 was Pixel Crow and 11bit studios’ Beat Cop. An 80’s inspired cop drama/mystery? Sign me up! We checked out the pre-alpha build after the con to see

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Audio Technica ATH-AG1x Review

Audio Technica has a long and storied history in the realm of audio products. These guys make most gaming headset manufacturers look like newborns by comparison. Founded in the 1960's in Japan, Audio Technica has been producing high end audio products for longer than there have been personal computers. Their gaming headset line is fairly new, though, having started with the ATH-AG1 in 2013. At SxSW Gaming, we chatted extensively with the Audio Technica team, and they graciously sent us their second generation ATH-AG1x for review.

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