PC Version Hits June 1, Xbox One Version "Around Then"

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With Broken Age finished, we can start directing our Double Fine enthusiasm toward the company's other big Kickstarter-funded project, Massive Chalice. Today the company revealed the release window for the upcoming PC and Xbox One versions of the strategy title.

In an email update sent to Kickstarter backers, Double Fine revealed that the Steam version of Massive Chalice will land on June 1. The Xbox One version doesn't have as firm of a release date, though Double Fine says it will be "around then."

The update also explains some of the improvements for the upcoming version 1.0 (as opposed to the current Early Access version), including balance tweaks, achievements, and controller support on Steam. 

Retro Racing Title Shows Off Wii U Gameplay

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Retro Racing Title Shows Off Wii U Gameplay

The aptly-named The 90's Arcade Racer showed off smooth Wii U gameplay today. The video, which shows the game running at 720p and 60 frames per second, takes players through the menus and right into the action of this retro racer inspired by the likes of Daytona U.S.A. and other classic arcade titles.

The 90's Arcade Racer is the result of a successful Kickstarter campaign that raised over $25,000. Though it was originally a single-person project, the team at Nicalis eventually joined up to assist with development. The video shows off good-looking locales that range from ocean-front streets to a town in the mountains, to even a miniature track assembled in a child's playroom. The physics are meant to be an homage to handling in the racing games that populated the arcades of the 1990s. You can check out the latest Wii U gameplay footage below.

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Lost Dimension Finds July Release Date, Free DLC During First Two Weeks

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Lost Dimension Finds July Release Date, Free DLC During First Two Weeks

Atlus has announced that Lost Dimension has a release date. The Vita and PS3 title will be arriving in late July.

Lost Dimension is a tactical RPG with a traitorous twist. At the end of each floor of the game’s Pillar structure, you must try and determine who the five traitors in your midst are, voting one of them into oblivion. The defectors are chosen at random each time you play through the game.

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Overwatch’s Zenyatta Finds Inner Peace By Blasting Enemies To Bits

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Overwatch’s Zenyatta Finds Inner Peace By Blasting Enemies To Bits

It’s been a while since we’ve had a chance to see something new from Blizzard about Overwatch. We got our hands on it at PAX East (and liked it quite a lot), and are looking forward to playing more. To hold us over until that can happen, Blizzard is giving us a look at another character in action.

Zenyatta is an “omnic monk,” which we assume means a robot monk that blows stuff up. What you’ll see below is a Point Capture match with Zenyatta on defense.

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Schrödinger’s Cat Isn’t Dead Or Alive; He's a Superhero With His Own Game

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Schrödinger’s Cat Isn’t Dead Or Alive; He's a Superhero With His Own Game

The story of Schrödinger’s Cat is one of my favorite in all of science. The concept that an organism could be considered both alive and dead at the same time is fascinating. It also makes for a great superhero origin story.

A new game from Italic Pig runs with the superhero theory in a new game called Schrödinger’s Cat and the Raiders of the Lost Quark out today for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. The game is a puzzle platformer.

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Windward Hoists The Main Sail And Sets For Release

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Windward Hoists The Main Sail And Sets For Release

Open-world pirate game Windward has emerged from early access and is now sailing the open waters of full release. The title, which we covered previously, allows players to captain a ship and upgrade it in the style of an MMO.

The world is procedurally generated, so players sailing across Windward’s oceans. Those that make it to the end game can even captain a blimp. (We know that isn’t a sea-faring vessel, but it’s a blimp. Blimps are cool.)

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Cook With Your Fingers In The Latest Entry Designed For Mobile

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That Mama just can't stop cooking. A new entry in the Cooking Mama series entitled Let's Cook is on its way this week.

Let's Cook uses touchscreen controls and was specifically redesigned for smart phone devices. This means you can literally put dishes together with a tap of you finger. The game also boasts new features, such as being able to combine two dishes to make a new dish and cooking food for Papa to get new items. 

This downloadable title is free, but additional recipe packs are available for purchase. Each pack includes six new dishes. Two additional recipe packs can be unlocked simply through playing the game. 

Hands-On With Double Damage Games' Outer Space Adventure

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I’ve been eager to get my hands on Rebel Galaxy since I first got wind of the project. The team at Double Damage is crafting a simple-to-play space simulation, but one with beautiful science-fiction visuals and an expansive, open galaxy to explore. I spent an afternoon flying through Rebel Galaxy, trying out ship customization, story missions, and most of all, explosive space combat. I can’t wait to play more.

In many ways, Rebel Galaxy skews towards simplicity over complexity, especially in comparison with many other outer space ship games. While space is vast, your ship moves along a flat plane, as if the expanse of space is an ocean rather than a sky. Rather than fly a tiny one-manned fighter, you’re maneuvering large freighters and capital ships through the asteroids and debris of space. 

As a result, anyone who has played Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag or Rogue is likely to feel a sense of familiarity. The developers told me some weeks ago that Ubisoft’s flagship franchise and its naval experience was indeed an inspiration, but Double Damage has added a lot of other features to give Rebel Galaxy the depth it needs to stand on its own. 

Magnetic: Cage Closed Attracts A Release Date This Month

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At first glance, you might be tempted to call Magnetic: Cage Closed a “Portal clone.” While the two titles certainly have elements in common, Magnetic does its own thing by testing the player’s morals as well as reasoning.

In the video below, you’ll see some of the tricky gameplay uses for the magnet gun. Guru Games also shows off one of the “choice cubes,” in which you’ll be confronted with a moral dilemma. 

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Explore Uncommon Emotions In This First-Person Adeventure

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Get ready to go on a journey that has you exploring a world of uncommon feelings.

Nero has an aura of mystery about it, and comes out in a flash. The story-driven, first-person adventure game launches this Friday May 15 for Xbox One. The indie game is a timed exclusive for the platform.

In Nero, you explore magical lands with a mysterious companion and solve puzzles connected to the various environments. Right now, details are scarce, but we suspect that's part of the point — to find out what's going on in this world and its inhabitants.