Why the creators of QWOP and The Witness are calling Stephen's Sausage Roll one of the best of all time

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Why the creators of QWOP and The Witness are calling Stephen's Sausage Roll one of the best of all time

What's so great about grilling sausages?

Today marks the release of what some puzzle fans are calling one of the genre's most difficult games yet: Stephen's Sausage Roll, the latest game and second retail release from designer Stephen Lavelle. Now available on Steam, players assume the role of a small man stuck on a vast island. Armed with a barbecue fork, he must perfectly grill sausage links twice his size in a series of puzzles in order to make his way around the map — which in itself operates like a puzzle.

Players can move across the puzzle grid clockwise or counter-clockwise, turning the sausage over a grill to get it completely cooked on both sides. Turning it too many times will burn it, however; the game board is also surrounded by water, and knocking the sausage into the pool also results in a game over. Timing your pokes, prods and spins of the sausage — at least one or more at a time — is extraordinarily hard. Getting it right, however, results in an undeniable feeling of satisfaction.

New Street Fighter 5 screenshots give us a glimpse of Guile, the next DLC character

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New Street Fighter 5 screenshots give us a glimpse of Guile, the next DLC character

Capcom took them down so fast that it created a ... well, you get the idea

Street Fighter 5's second downloadable character will be Guile, and you can see him in action in the screenshots that Capcom posted on its Facebook page today — and reportedly took down shortly afterward.

Gamegeekz reports that Capcom posted 14 screenshots of Guile on its Facebook page today, but quickly took down the images. Matthew Edwards, community manager for fighting games at Capcom U.K., said earlier this month on a livestream that Street Fighter 5's next DLC fighter "should be Guile," although Capcom has yet to make an official announcement.

Star Fox gets animated in a series first, streaming live this Wednesday

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Star Fox gets animated in a series first, streaming live this Wednesday

Directed by Miyamoto with some help from an anime great

Star Fox Zero: The Battle Begins, the series' first-ever animated short, will stream live this Wednesday, April 20, at 3 p.m. PT, Nintendo announced.

The animation premieres ahead of the launch of Star Fox Zero, out this Friday on Wii U. Director Shigeru Miyamoto collaborated with WIT Studio and Production I.G. (Attack on Titan, Ghost in Shell) on the short, which stars characters from the upcoming game. Check out its teaser trailer above for a preview.

Insomniac Games reveals The Unspoken, a game of VR magic battles

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Insomniac Games reveals The Unspoken, a game of VR magic battles

Wield magic with the Oculus Touch

Close your right fist around the Oculus Touch controller while playing The Unspoken, and you conjure up a fireball. You watch your opponent carefully, waiting to smack your virtual reality dueling partner with a faceful of flame, just as soon as they're struck by a moment of carelessness.

Of course, they have fireballs too, which is why, when you close your left hand, a blue shield materializes that's perfect for deflecting incoming bolts. But there's no lack of other deadly magical strangeness that might come searing across the Chicago construction site in which this battle is taking place, and you're going to need a lot more than your ethereal little shield to win it.

Feral Rites explores the challenge of bringing open-world action to VR

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Feral Rites explores the challenge of bringing open-world action to VR

Insomniac Games' jungle brawler is full of blood and roars

Insomniac Games creative director Marcus Smith has a problem. He and his team at Insomniac Games are working on a third-person open-world virtual reality game for the Oculus Rift. And they've been running into lots of little challenges nobody has considered yet.

Of course, open-world games, as a genre, aren't anything new. In fact, Smith and Insomniac already made one: Sunset Overdrive for Xbox One. But that game was on a 2D screens, and the freedom to look around a 3D environment in VR means a lot of old conventions need updates.

Ubisoft vows to punish players who exploit The Division's new raid

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Ubisoft vows to punish players who exploit The Division's new raid

'Falcon Lost' glitch bypasses the boss to deliver lots of loot

Those who have availed themselves of a glitch to repeatedly plunder Tom Clancy's The Division face unspecified punishment, a community manager wrote on the game's official forum.

"Falcon Lost," which is a raid-style "incursion" introduced to the game with The Division's April update a week ago, contains an exploit where players can clip through a wall, bypass the raid's boss encounter, and gobble up loot. Repeatedly.

GameStop signs Ready At Dawn, Frozenbyte and more for new publishing label GameTrust

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GameStop signs Ready At Dawn, Frozenbyte and more for new publishing label GameTrust

The retailer expands its publishing efforts with independent studios

Retailer GameStop is expanding into new territory: video game publishing. And it's working with some well-known names — Insomniac Games, Ready At Dawn Studios, Frozenbyte and Tequila Works — to launch that effort through a new publishing label called GameTrust.

In January, GameStop revealed its first foray into game publishing when Insomniac Games, developer of Ratchet & Clank and Sunset Overdrive, unveiled its upcoming adventure game Song of the Deep. Insomniac and GameStop are working together to bring Song of the Deep to digital retailers and GameStop stores as part of an unprecedented partnership.

Almost four years in development, huge Skyrim mod finally delivers

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Almost four years in development, huge Skyrim mod finally delivers

This guy really went to town

Skyrim tourists: Falkreath looks a lot different in this video, doesn't it? When did it have a gate? A baker? When did the Jarl's longhouse get so ... long?

It's all courtesy of Holds: The City Overhaul, a whopper of a mod (4 GB in sum) more than three years in the making. Holds beefs up and embiggens many of Skyrim's villages — particularly Falkreath, Winterhold and Dawnstar, which have the skimpiest set of amenities among the game's principal locations.

College sports powerhouses battle for dominance in League of Legends at PAX East

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College sports powerhouses battle for dominance in League of Legends at PAX East

Big Ten's first esports rivalry offers no hideous trophy to the winner

Longtime football rivals Ohio State and Michigan State will lock horns on the esports field in a League of Legends tournament sanctioned by their conference at PAX East this coming week.

BTN, the cable channel for the fourteen universities comprising the Big Ten, announced on Thursday that the Buckeyes and Spartans will face off at PAX East  in Boston in the inaugural Big Ten Invitational.

Halo 5's Warzone Firefight beta extended by a day

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Halo 5's Warzone Firefight beta extended by a day

Now going until 10 a.m. PT on Tuesday

Technical issues at the beginning of Halo 5: Guardians' beta for the new Warzone Firefight mode have led to that beta being extended an extra day.

The beta began on Thursday and will now run until 10 a.m. PT on Tuesday. It's testing out a mode of play based on Halo 5's Firefight and Halo 3: ODST's popular Firefight mode. It's a cooperative mode in which eight players tackle five rounds of increasingly difficult enemy AI, including a new "Mythic" class of boss enemies.