Vehicular puzzler Mugsters looks a little like Blast Corps

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Vehicular puzzler Mugsters looks a little like Blast Corps

Aliens have invaded – what’s your your first weapon of choice? Laser gun? Nukes? Mugsters posits that an ice-cream truck will do the job. It’s vehicular action-puzzler by solo indie dev Reinkout and published by Team 17. I’ve been following development of this one ever since I saw some animated GIFs of it on the […]

Tempest 4000 is out now and just as Jeff Minter as ever

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Tempest 4000 is out now and just as Jeff Minter as ever

Jeff Minter of tiny indie outfit Llamasoft is back and hasn’t changed a bit, if Tempest 4000‘s launch today is any indication. Take the 1981 vector-graphics arcade shooter Tempest, and pile on the psychedelic laser effects, pumping ’90s techno music and weird Welsh humour until comfortably numb. It is almost excessively retro, very loud and is out […]

Premature Evaluation: Seeds of Resilience

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Premature Evaluation: Seeds of Resilience

Premature Evaluation is the weekly column in which we explore the wilds of early access. This week, Fraser’s been kicked off the HMS Horace and left stranded on Seeds of Resilience’s deserted island. He’s found a new job though: managing a colony of fellow castaways. Probably more game journalists. The sea’s lousy with them. I’ve […]

Wot I Think: Insane Robots

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Wot I Think: Insane Robots

Insane Robots is a hybrid card game/roguelite that truly believes it’s wacky and zany and kerrayzee, in the manner of a middle-aged insurance salesman who kicks back by wearing a t-shirt reading “I’m bonkers, me!” while manning his six-burner gas barbecue with temperature gauge, modular hotplate and removable drip tray. Just don’t make eye contact, […]

Sonic Mania’s Encore DLC spin-dashes onto stores today

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Sonic Mania’s Encore DLC spin-dashes onto stores today

Sonic Mania brought back Sega’s blue hedgehog in style, fully deserving of applause. Now it’s delivering an encore performance as DLC today. Part of the new Sonic Mania Plus re-release, the Encore DLC lets us existing owners ride again. It features two new playable characters – Ray the Flying Squirrel and Mighty the Armadillo – but the real […]

Wot I Think: Mothergunship

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Wot I Think: Mothergunship

Mothergunship is about big, stupid, hand-crafted guns and exploding robots. Successor to Terrible Posture Games’ Tower of Guns and co-developed by Czech studio Grip Digital, it’s a roguelike-ish “Bullet Hell” FPS about raiding procedurally generated alien spaceships, hoarding gun-barrels and bolting them onto your remarkably agile power armour. A denser game than its predecessor, its complex systems are […]

Hollow Knight’s free Gods & Glory DLC launches August

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Hollow Knight’s free Gods & Glory DLC launches August

Excellent soulsyvania platformer Hollow Knight is just about ready to emerge from its chrysalis and spread its wings, reformed and fat with free DLC. The last of its Kickstarter stretch-goal expansions – Gods & Glory – is rolling out next month, and is set to conclude the story of The Knight. It’ll be launching on […]

Wot I Think: GNOG

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Wot I Think: GNOG

We’ve been writing about crazy-bonkers puzzler GNOG in its various forms since 2014. Originally called GNAH!, Graham immediately loved the look of it. Then a year later developers KO_OP Mode declared that they were scrapping everything and starting over, renaming the game GNOG. Since then we’ve been patiently waiting, seeing the game come out on […]

Middle Earth: Shadow of War’s loot boxes are no more

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Middle Earth: Shadow of War’s loot boxes are no more

Middle-Earth: Shadow of War‘s much-maligned loot boxes are gone for good, thanks to a major patch today. The blood-splattered Assassin’s Creed/Batman/Pokemon hybrid no longer crams orcs into chests to be sold for cash. If you want them to join your army now, you’ll have to do it the old-fashioned way; beating them up and forcing them to. The massive patch notes also include some […]

No Man’s Sky goes ‘full multiplayer’ next week

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No Man’s Sky goes ‘full multiplayer’ next week

Quite large space jaunt No Man’s Sky is getting an update next week that adds a “full multiplayer experience” to the game, allowing players to help and hurt one another across the procedural planets. No Man’s Sky Next is the biggest update to the game since its release two years ago, say developers Hello Games. […]