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E3 2021 Wrap-up: The best games and the biggest disappointments

By Tom Orry 16 June 2021 19:05 GMT We gather to discuss the highs and lows of E3 2021, including the re-reveal of Breath of the Wild 2, plus the Xbox Showcase.E3 2021 is over, yet you might be wondering if it even began, what with most publishers barely showing up and Sony not taking part at all. This year’s “event” has felt rather weak when compared to previous years, but we’ve still had a number of great-looking games get announced.Watch on YouTubeIn the video above you can listen to me, Alex, Dorrani, and Sherif pick our best games of…

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Planet of Lana is a lovely cinematic puzzle adventure game from Wishfully Studios

By Stephany Nunneley 10 June 2021 23:11 GMT Planet of Lana, with its hand-painted watercolor world, looks like a lovely game.Developed by Swedish indie game studio Wishfully Studios, Planet of Lana is the debut game from the company.Watch on YouTubeIt stars a young girl and her friend who are on a rescue mission through a world of cold machines and unfamiliar creatures.The planet used to be a place of balance between humans, nature, and animals, but it has now become something else entirely.Disharmony, which has been in the making for hundreds of years, has finally arrived in the form of a faceless army.Planet…

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Little Nightmares is currently free to keep on Steam

By Stephany Nunneley 28 May 2021 20:39 GMT Little Nightmares can be yours for nothing on Steam.The rather dark and whimsical Little Nightmares is currently 100% off on Steam for the next few days.Watch on YouTubeIt stars Six, a little girl trapped in a prison called The Maw where every room is a puzzle. Six’s mission is to escape, evading a particular enemy who probably wants to eat her.As you progress on your journey, you will explore a disturbing dollhouse offering a prison to escape from and a playground full of secrets.The game won at The Games Awards 2016 for…

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Mona is a cool adventure game in the works from a one-person dev team

By Dom Peppiatt 19 April 2021 19:44 GMT If you’re a fan of atmospheric, moody indie games that deliver some delightful and pretty graphics, Mona could be for you.The game sells itself as an ‘immersive third-person exploration and puzzle game’ set on a peculiar island inhabited by weird and wonderful creatures. As per the developer – a one-person operation from V. Aalbertsberg – the game features a unique narrative style, which is exclusively delivered via exploration, environment, and visual storytelling.“Mona is an immersive third-person exploration and puzzle game set on an eerie island filled with fantastic creatures,” says a brief…

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Rain on Your Parade features levels based on Doom, Metal Gear, and The Office

By Stephany Nunneley 17 April 2021 16:10 GMT Indie game Rain on Your Parade is out now, and it looks like a fun time.Especially if you like to ruin things for other people, but in a humorous manner, because Rain on Your Parade is all in good fun. Watch on YouTubeReleased earlier this week on Switch, Steam and Xbox Game Pass for console, PC, and cloud, the game has you travelling the world as a cardboard cloud that is ruining everybody’s day. Through the course of the game, you will unlock new “methods of mischief” in over 50 levels, each…

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Oxenfree 2, Fez, OlliOlli World, more coming to Nintendo Switch

Plenty of games were announced today during Nintendo’s Indie Showcase.Durning the Indies Showcase, Nintendo announced some indie games coming to Switch in the near future.One of these is Oxenfree 2: Lost Signals from Night School Studio. The supernatural narrative adventure game tells the tale of a researcher who stumbles upon ghostly happenings. Taking place five years after Oxenfree, in it, Riley returns to her hometown of Camena to investigate mysterious radio frequency signals causing curious disturbances.Oxenfree 2 is coming to Switch sometime this year and presumably other platforms.Watch on YouTubeRoll7 announced OlliOlli World during the presentation. In it,  you will “tear up…

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The Last Campfire update adds 20% more puzzles, higher framerate, more

By Stephany Nunneley 10 April 2021 15:26 GMT Hello Games has released an update for its exploration-puzzler, The Last Campfire.In The Last Campfire update, you can expect 20% more puzzles, and the ability to replay any of the puzzles at any time. Watch on YouTubeYou can also read the Wanderer’s diary, and will find multiple improvements to performance across all platforms. Expect improved controller support, new Mac support, higher framerate, and lots of quality-of-life improvements.The Last Campfire tells the story of Ember, who’s lost his way in the game’s world. As you explore the world, there will be other lost…

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Co-op adventure game We Were Here Forever coming to PC, PS5, Xbox Series X/S

By Stephany Nunneley, Saturday, 13 March 2021 16:07 GMT Co-op adventure game We Were Here Forever has been announced by Total Mayhem Games.We Were Here Forever will arrive in Q4 2021 on Steam, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X / S.In the latest entry in the We Were Here series, you can expect all-new challenges and puzzles with a new story and areas to explore.The game is all about cooperative puzzle-solving through communication and observation. In it, you and your friend will explore Castle Rock areas such as King’s Keep, a graveyard by night, and more.Managing Director Lucia de Visser says:…

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Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 update adds more characters, avatars, spectator mode

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 4 March 2021 18:20 GMT The third and final update for Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 introduces more characters, avatars, and features for the game.SEGA has released the update for Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.This free content will also be made available on the Steam version when it releases later this month on March 23.Coming less than three months after the game’s official release, this final update brings plenty of new features to dive into: New playable characters — Harpy, a kind-hearted winged girl who loves to…

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The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles rated for PC, PS4 and Switch

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 14 February 2021 10:55 GMT The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles has been rated for PS4, Switch, and PC by the Taiwan Digital Game Rating Committee.Though publisher Capcom hasn’t formally announced the incoming game collectionThough not formally announced, the game – which is thought to collect the 2015’s The Great Ace Attorney and 2017’s The Great Ace Attorney 2, both of which launched on 3DS in Japan only – has previously been referenced in the massive Capcom data breach that happened at the tail-end of 2020 (and that ended up being far worse than the Japanese company…

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Little Nightmares 2 review – little people, sizable fear

Some slight pacing and gameplay mechanic issues aside, Little Nightmares 2 is a brilliant sequel that will delight as much as it’ll unnervingly linger.There’s a lot to be said for a game creating a creepy atmosphere. While full-blown horror titles have often tried and failed to really get under my skin, Little Nightmares 2 slowly seeped into my pores. It’s not a game that goes out of its way to shock, its appearance on the surface coming across as rather tame among its horror stablemates, but the nightmares depicted here are truly insidious.Six, the main character from the original game,…

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The Plane Effect brings an ‘illogical dystopia’ to consoles and PC later this year

By Dom Peppiatt, Monday, 1 February 2021 18:42 GMT PQube, Studio Kiku and Innovina Interactive have announced a brand new indie title called The Plane Effect which is set to arrive on PC, Switch, PS5, and Xbox Series X|S in 2021.The curious story follows a man called Solo – so named because he’s pretty alone in this disturbing world – trying to get home to see his family after his last day at work.As his journey from office to home goes on, though, things start to get weird: it seems he can’t recall what his family actually looks like, and…

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Tetris Effect developer’s Humanity delayed until 2021

By Patrick Dane, Friday, 18 December 2020 13:57 GMT Humanity just couldn’t make it to 2020.Tetris Effect producer Tetsuya Mizuguchi is known for his esoteric and abstract games. From Rez, Lumines, Child of Eden and Tetris Effect, he has a distinct style that makes his games a unique experience.His latest game Humanity looks equally bizarre, but it sadly seems like we will be waiting a little longer to see the title in action. While initially announced for 2020, the year is quickly running out. So, unsurprisingly developer Enhance has now taken to Twitter to announce it will come next year….

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Puyo Puyo Tetris 2’s ‘zany’ Adventure Mode detailed

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 13 September 2020 15:04 GMT Sega has revealed more information about Puyo Puyo Tetris 2, which arrives on December 8, 2020 for Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One and Xbox Series X (and is coming to PS5 at the ‘end of 2020’).Originally teased back in August’s Nintendo Direct Mini, the game’s Adventure Mode has now been detailed properly.In a surprising move, the game is going to go in something of a narrative direction, letting players “traverse space and dimensions never seen before in a new story, with a colourful cast of cute characters, bringing to life the…