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I Am Fish review: a physics platformer with sole

Like a splash of cold water to the face, I Am Fish is a wonderfully refreshing physics platformer. This isn’t a grim tale wrapped in layers of metaphor, or a walking simulator that guides you slowly through a field of feelings. Here, you are simply a fish. The bowl is your prison. The ocean is your freedom. Now imagine Ian Mckellen with the same gravitas as he had playing Gandalf in Lord Of The Rings, except with a farmer’s cap on. He is peering into your googly, goldfish eyes. In a west country accent, he bellows, “Swim, you fool!” Read…

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The Artful Escape review: musical odyssey is a one hit wonder

They call me the Slippery Matthew Castle. Or at least they do aboard the Cosmic Lung, an intergalactic concert hall overseen by a brainstem in a cloak voiced by Jason Schwartzman. Impressively, this is one of the more rote happenings in The Artful Escape, a quest that also takes in astral highways, rock-powered butterflies and – steel yourself – a passive aggressive skiffle group. Its creator, the fabulously named Johnny Galvatron, describes it as what would happen if David Bowie had gone on a literal space trip to become Ziggy Stardust, and that seems about right. Read more

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Brief Impressions: F.I.S.T. is a metroidvania that struggles to land its punches

Four hours in and the combat just isn’t doing it for me. F.I.S.T. has all the trademarks of a good metroidvania: a sprawling map that can only be fully explored through acquiring new abilities and backtracking, an evolving combat system, plenty of boss fights, and hidden items to find. It also looks pretty swish at points, its dieselpunk aesthetic allowing the artists to create some beautiful vistas despite the 2D gameplay and viewpoint. So why did I simply not feel the love for F.I.S.T., a game that on paper I should have really enjoyed? I haven’t seen all that F.I.S.T….

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9 Years Of Shadows is a metroidvania with a ghostly teddy and a stacked soundtrack

9 Years Of Shadows is an in-development metroidvania which features music from Michiru Yamane, Manami Matsumae, and Norihiko Hibino, who worked on Castlevania, Mega Man and Metal Gear Solid respectively. This doesn’t excite me, but I mention it in case it’s appealing to you. What does excite me is that 9 Years Of Shadows otherwise looks fab, due to richly detailed pixel art, glittering world design, and a sidekick that appears to be a teddy bear ghost. Read more

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Castlevania Advance Collection rated for PC in Korea

By Dom Peppiatt 27 June 2021 11:03 GMT Castlevania Advance Collection, which likely contains Circle of the Moon, Harmony of Dissonance, and Aria of Sorrow, has been rated for PC in Korea.Just last week, we saw Castlevania Advance Collection – which collects the Game Boy Advance games in the series – rated by Australia’s classification board.Following that accidental reveal, the Game Rating and Administration Committee of Korea has rated Castlevania Advance Collection for PC, too, suggesting the game is due for release sooner rather than later.Watch on YouTubeThree Castlevania games listed above were all released for Game Boy Advance handheld console between…

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Vexed Gaming partners with eSportskred to build esports influencer network platform

Social media sponsorship firm eSportskred and well-known UK esports organisation Vexed Gaming have partnered to develop an influencer network platform for brand partners. This new platform brings all Vexed’s content and influencers under a single digital environment, delivering management of their complete social presence. Developed in 2017, the platform has been designed to help traditional athletes and sports teams make money from their social media presence. In partnering with Vexed Gaming, eSportskred has ‘optimised its technology’ to focus on esports. Continue reading Vexed Gaming partners with eSportskred to build esports influencer network platform

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OlliOlli World looks rad nasty in a new trailer, duuude

As much as Brendy shouted how great OlliOlli is and as much as I trust him on virtual skateboarding (not on real skateboarding, not after he broke his collarbone), I never really put time into it. The look just didn’t grab me. Yeah, I know, okay, but don’t pretend part of your interest in skating isn’t how cool it looks. So hooray that the upcoming third game in the series, OlliOlli World, looks totally wikkid sick, rad nasty, and other such terms skaters don’t actually say. Nice. It looks really nice. Check out the new trailer below. Read more

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Sony temporarily disables LittleBigPlanet servers due to offensive messages

By Stephany Nunneley 22 May 2021 20:03 GMT Sony has disabled LittleBigPlanet servers due to ongoing attacks.Recent attacks on the LittleBigPlanet servers have led to the disabling by Sony, which said there was no other option.Watch on YouTube“Due to the severity of the recent attacks we have no other option than to temporarily disable the game servers,” reads a tweet from the LittleBigPlanet Twitter. “We do not take these attacks lightly especially when they target our loyal community members. Thanks for understanding.”Yesterday, Sony acknowledged the community was “experiencing issues with the servers,” and that it was investigating “these new attacks.”It appears the attacks…

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Demon Turf debuts during ID@Xbox Showcase – play it now

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 26 March 2021 18:15 GMT Playtonic Friends and development partner Fabraz have announced the debut release of 3D platformer Demon Turf.Taking on the role of Beebz, a 1000-year-old demon, in Demon Turf you must reclaim numerous turfs of the Demon world, defeat the Demon King, and claim the throne.Revealed during today’s ID@Xbox showcase event, the game features a 2D/3D art style, and a focus on replayability and ever-evolving challenge.Every week, the team at Fabraz will introduce a brand new demo of the game on Steam. Except it’s not a demo in the usual sense. Called Demon…

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Fall Guys Season 4 coming next week, includes Among Us crossover

By Dom Peppiatt, Monday, 15 March 2021 16:10 GMT Fall Guys Season 4 has been confirmed, and the start date has been announced with a new cinematic trailer that teases a sci-fi theme and an Among Us crossover.After we saw Fall Guys Season 4 teased with a clip of a 60-player gauntlet with low gravity zones last week, the developers at Mediatonic have now formally announced what’s coming next for the party game.Today, Mediatonic and Devolver Digital pushed a new trailer that confirms Fall Guys Season 4 will be available on all platforms on March 22. Check out the new trailer…

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Solar Ash tasks you with saving your world from a massive black hole

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 25 February 2021 23:40 GMT During PlayStation’s State of Play broadcast, Annapurna Interactive and Heart Machine revealed new narrated gameplay for Solar Ash.Releasing for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5, as well as on PC via the Epic Game Store, Solar Ash is a 3D third-person action platformer filled with sunken cities, water shelves, dangerous lava zones, and more. Developed by the folks who brought you Hyper Light Drifter, Solar Ash has you taking on the role of a Voidrunner named Rei who traverses through the biomes in hopes of saving her homeworld from a black hole…

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Blizzard Arcade Collection coming to PC and consoles

After a PEGI listing revealed the Blizzard Arcade Collection earlier today, Blizzard has officially announced it.Blizzard Arcade Collection contains the first Lost Vikings, Rock n’ Roll Racing, and Blackthorne. All three titles were released during the 90s.It is coming to PC, PS4, Switch, and Xbox One with quality of life updates. It will also be playable on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S via backwards compatibility.The collection retails for $19.99 and is available now.The Blizzard Arcade Collection games come in both Original Editions and upgraded Definitive Editions. Each version features enhancements such as custom key mapping and the ability to rewind…

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Blizzard Arcade Collection out now for PC and consoles

After a PEGI listing revealed the Blizzard Arcade Collection earlier today, Blizzard has officially announced it.Blizzard Arcade Collection contains the first Lost Vikings, Rock n’ Roll Racing, and Blackthorne. All three titles were released during the 90s.It is out now on PC, PS4, Switch, and Xbox One with quality of life updates. It will also be playable on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S via backwards compatibility.The collection retails for $19.99 and is available now.The Blizzard Arcade Collection games come in both Original Editions and upgraded Definitive Editions. Each version features enhancements such as custom key mapping and the ability to…

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Little Nightmares 2 Part 8 – Pink Door Puzzles, Music Box

You’ve seen it on the horizon throughout your adventure, but now it’s time for Mono to enter the mysterious lighthouse. It’s already obvious that there’s more to the magical building than meets the eye, but as you approach the finale of Little Nightmares 2, there are still plenty of puzzles in store. Little Nightmares 2 Part 8 – Pink Door PuzzlesFrom the glowing entrance to the lighthouse, keep walking down the corridor, then through the door at the end.In this floaty room, walk towards the door in front of you, then into the other one that opens.On the other side,…