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Shovel Knight Review – An Ace of Spades

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Mega Man meets Ducktales, meets Super Mario Brothers 3, meets Castlevania, meets Kirby’s Adventure, meets Zelda 2, meets Ninja Gaiden? I can dig that.

Dark Souls 2 Getting Three New DLC Chapters

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Despite having originally said that DLC wasn’t being considered for Dark Souls 2, From Software announced today that not only…

Monochroma Review – What’s Black, White and Red All Over?

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Monochroma is a puzzle platformer that struggles with the two most important aspects of a puzzle platformer: The puzzles and the platforming

Top 10 Best Easter Eggs of All Time

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There are lots of great Easter Eggs hidden in games, but some transcend the rest with their depth, mystery, and hilarity. Mitchell runs down his very favorites of all-time.

Lords of the Fallen Preview: A Souls-ful Action/RPG

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It may not be a next gen Dark Souls, but Lords of the Fallen is still a game worthy of any hardcore action/RPG fan’s attention.

Dark Souls 2 PC Preview – From Soft Learns From Mistakes

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Mitch goes hands on with a preview build of the PC version of Dark Souls 2

Dark Souls 2 Review – Praise the Sun

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Dark Souls 2 matches and in some cases surpasses its stellar predecessors in nearly every meaningful way

Infamous: Second Son Review – Unfortunate Son

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Second Son sure looks the part of a next gen Infamous, but does the gameplay match up to the visual spectacle?

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy 13 Review: Lightning Strike-Out

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Lightning really should have only struck once.

Nidhogg Review: A Duelist’s Dream

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Nidhogg’s deceptively simple fencing mechanics and online matchmaking make it a cut above most other multiplayer focused indie games

Ryse: Son of Rome Review – A Quick Rise, Then A Long Fall

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Repetitive combat is an huge and ugly blemish on an otherwise beautiful showcase of the Xbox One’s capabilities

Resogun Review – Defender For A New Age

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Whether for free or for $15, Resogun is the best value among the PS4′s launch lineup

Contrast Review – Potential is Lost in the Shadows

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If you look at the surge of great puzzle platformers in recent years – games like Braid, Portal, VVVVVV, and…

Forced Review: Force Your Friends To Play With You

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This indie gem shines in co-op, but loses its luster in solo play

Batman Arkham Origins Review – The Dark Knight Coasts

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It may no longer be Rocksteady, but Arkham Origins is still rock solid

Dark Souls 2 Beta Impressions — Yeah, This Game Is Still Really Hard

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In his first look at the beta, Mitch examines the ways Dark Souls 2 is easier, and harder than its predecessors.

Forced Out, But Forging Ahead – The Incredible Story of BetaDwarf

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Every game developer has its origin story. But how many involve working for seven months out of a university classroom without permission?

The Past, Present and Future of Kerbal Space Program – Part 2

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Developer Squad discusses how its highly involved player community has helped bring about new gameplay features.

Contrast Preview – Fun With Shadows

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The most exciting game of the PS4 launch is not to be overshadowed

Rekoil Hands-On Preview: A Simple, Pure FPS with Mod Support

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Will Rekoil’s focus on community and balanced gunplay be enough to make it stand out?

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