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Vaporum’s Little Puzzles Cause Big Accessibility Issues
Motor skill disorders can often be a deal-breaker for people who want to get into more complex games. Then again, do they have to be?
Welcome to Buttsville: My Week as Mayor in Community Inc.
Running a town by yourself? Tough. Doing it with a gaggle of incompetent citizens who literally can't prioritise to save their lives? Borderline impossible.
The Immortal Planet Conspiracy: Fake Endings, Duplicitous Devs, and How to Erode Consumer Trust
Just because you CAN get your players to invest more time in your game, doesn't mean you SHOULD. Especially not when it involves lying to your biggest fans.
Immortal Planet Review: I-Souls-Metric
Immortal Planet looks, sounds, and plays a lot like Dark Souls, but there's a bit more going on under the hood in this sci-fi action game.
Humble Explores the Deep Silver Catalogue in the Humble Saints Row Bundle
Don’t let the name fool you, though; this bundle comes with much more than a few zany adventures in Stilwater.
Redout Review: Delightfully High Octane Action
Redout made me laugh, scream, and shout in disbelief, but all the while, it never stopped being fast, beautiful, and absolutely delightful.
Top 10 Cutest Games From E3 2017
There were a lot of grim and realistic games at E3 2017. While that's certainly not a bad thing, sometimes a bit of cuteness is needed to lighten things up.
An Ode to Plague Road
Come and sit down; I’ve a tale to tell, of a game whose mechanics were boring as hell.
Demon-Slaying Tower Defence ‘Hell Warders’ Proves First Impressions Aren’t Everything
Hell Warders made an awful first impression. Upon loading it up, I was quickly greeted with clipping assets, overflowing lists that disappeared off-screen, a non-functioning...
Block’hood: The Environmentally-Conscious City Builder
The Lorax meets SimCity in Block'hood, a city-builder that puts environmental sustainability over profits and resource production.
Big things come in small packages, and much like its levels, OVIVO shows that it’s not about getting caught up in the details; it’s about looking at the bigger picture.
The Dream Machine Review
Five years is a long time in the world of gaming. Five years ago, the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 only existed as prototypes. Games...
Age of Rivals Review
City-building strategy games have a storied history of complexity, offering a plethora of options for players to take over the world or run their...
Immortal Redneck Review
Immortal Redneck plants its tongue firmly in cheek and plasters all sense of seriousness against the wall with a well-placed shotgun blast.