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Indie game Mushroom 11 let’s you be a giant regenerating blob

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Indie game Mushroom 11 let’s you be a giant regenerating blob

With the Game Developers Conference (GDC) raging on this week, it’s no surprise that we’ve started hearing about new games oozing out of the woodwork. One such game is Mushroom 11 developed by indie studio Untame.

 Mushroom 11 is a puzzle-platformer that has you taking control of a giant green blob as it navigates a post-apocalyptic landscape.

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Capcom reveals the fifth and final character for Ultra Street Fighter 4

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Capcom reveals the fifth and final character for Ultra Street Fighter 4

During Final Round 17 in Atlanta Georgia, Capcom finally revealed the newest character to join the Street Fighter 4 roster!

The new character, Decapre, is one of M.Bison’s assassins and body guards known as “Dolls”. Unfortunately for the fighting game community, Decapre appears to be a clone of Cammy White with a few notable differences. Unlike Cammy, Decapre is a charge character with crazy mobility and combo potential. But, before I start analyzing her apparent abilities, let’s have Decapre’s reveal trailer and a little back story.

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Review – Race the Sun

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Review – Race the Sun

I’ve been more than a little excited to see the digital market taking off. While getting games digitally is neat and all, it’s been more about the independents finally able to shine in a market that’s been largely held by the larger developers. This lets developers think outside the box and brings freedom of ideas that only benefits us, the consumers.

In particular, the Steam Store seems filled with some independent gems, one of which caught my eye as it made me relive the joy of F-Zero GX. How does Race the Sun stack up against other indie titles? Is this the ultimate in fast-paced racers?

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TITANFALL Launch Live-Blog!

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Hey lovely gentle-nerds. As I’m sure you’ve heard, Respawn Entertainment’s TITANFALL launched earlier this evening, and we’re live-blogging and streaming the first few hours of play from our Twitch.TV account. Make sure to check back with us!

 

 

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“Discover the Dragon Age” trailer released, with commentary

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“Discover the Dragon Age” trailer released, with commentary

Bioware’s newly-released “Discover the Dragon Age” trailer may as well be a travel brochure for the world of Thedas in the upcoming Dragon Age: Inquisition.

“Discover the Dragon Age” pans through grandiose, lushly-detailed landscapes, showing off various features of Bioware’s new Frostbite engine. Certainly Thedas looks like a nice place to vacation, if not for the horrors of dragons, demons, and various other monsters players will confront in Inquisition.

Watch the official trailer after the break, included alongside the text of the Bioware Blog post.

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Strider Review

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Strider Review

It has been about fourteen years since the last time Strider Hiryu appeared in a proper Strider game. But 2014 is a year of new beginnings, and so the long-awaited and much-anticipated new title in the Strider series has revealed itself. The new game, simply titled Strider, is a platforming action-adventure game in the vein of such titles as Metroid and Castlevania. The more you progress through the more you’ll need to acquire additional abilities to continue further on.

Strider is not a remake of the classic arcade game by the same name, it’s more like a reimagining of the arcade classic. The story is based off the original but the game play has been updated to that of a non-linear experience. As mentioned above, in order to progress through the game you must acquire upgrades to bolster Strider Hiryu’s abilities and fight off hordes of mechanized soldiers. Surprisingly, Strider was developed by Double Helix, the guys behind the latest Killer Instinct game. This is also the same studio that was recently purchased by internet retail giant Amazon.com.

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Review: Thief

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Review: Thief

Thief is the latest installment in a franchise that is near and dear to my heart – in fact, I can think of one title only that predates the first installment in the franchise in my experience, and that was some nonsense pack-in with the first computer my family ever purchased – Thief was the first real ‘game’ I ever played. It has a very special place in my heart, along with the early Elder Scrolls games, Might and Magic, and Baldur’s Gate.

I walked into Eidos Montreal‘s Thief with extraordinarily high expectations. Not only was Deus Ex: Human Revolution one of my favorite titles in recent history, but I was surprisingly pleased with their work on the multi-player element of Tomb Raider, and Deus Ex: The Fall was one of the more ambitious ‘real’ gaming experiences on mobile devices to date. Consequently, their stewardship of one of my favorite franchises built great hopes.

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