Monthly Archives March 2015

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E3 2015 is just days away. Officially, it runs from June 16–18, although developers and publishers don't have to wait for then to start making news. But with so much expected to be announced, how do you keep it all straight? We're here to help. What follows is a list of the biggest games likely to become even bigger next…

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Board game maker Cryptozoic Entertainment is ready to serve all your supernatural elimination needs, at least in the realm of tabletop gaming, with Ghostbusters: The Board Game. The game-maker's latest, the first Ghostbusters board game in some 30 years and officially licensed by Sony, is currently on Kickstarter seeking funding. Ghostbusters: The Board Game is described by Cryptozoic as an episodic…

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CAPTCHA systems are eye roll-inducing, and often unreadable, strings of text a user must enter to prove that they aren't malware or an automated script. Three Australian game developers banded together to reinvent the challenge response systems the best way they know how: through video games. The team currently has two rudimentary games implemented with their system called FunCaptcha. In…

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Whirling loops and orbits create spirographs on my screen, a potty video game universe of alien physics festooned, bizarrely, with flowers and fluffy woodland creatures. This is Gravity Ghost from Erin Robinson, aka Ivy Games. It is an adventure in otherness that is sure to enrage the "but is it really a game?" goons, confounding their noble quest for absolute…

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Bethesda's Pete Hines announced the Fallout Anthology at Quakecon, a limited-edition boxed set of the entire Fallout series thus far for Windows PCs. The set includes the following games: Fallout Fallout 2 Fallout Tactics Fallout 3: Game of the Year Edition Fallout New Vegas: Ultimate Edition While the collection does not include Fallout 4 — it won't be out until Nov.…

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Last week an Amtrak train left Chicago for a 52-hour journey through the American West. Little did the other passengers on the California Zephyr line know that riding the rails with them were the participants of the second annual Train Jam, a cross-country game jam taking place on the way to this year's Game Developers Conference. The brainchild of satellite…

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It only takes a few frames to spot the eccentricities of Soul Fjord, the upcoming project from Dark Void and Quantum Conundrum developer Airtight Games. It's a chimeric blend of genres — part rhythm game, part dungeon-diver — and artistic inspirations, drawing upon Norse mythology and 1970s funk music. Perhaps the strangest thing among its near-universal strangeness, however, is its…

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