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News: Sisters Royale

Following a successful launch on PS4 and Switch in January, animé inspired shoot ’em up Sisters Royale is releasing on Xbox One on Friday (July 10th, 2020: $13.99 / €13.99 / £11.74) and is now available to pre-order. According to the game’s press release, ‘Sisters Royale is inspired by the anime aesthetic of 2001’s ‘Castle of Shikigami’. Five sisters with unique […]

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Preview: Destroy All Humans!

I was a massive fan of the first Destroy All Humans! game, which – somewhat unbelievably – launched way back in 2005 on the original Xbox and PlayStation 2. Though it seems somewhat dated by today’s standards, fifteen years ago its deliciously dark humour and satirical look at 1950s America through the eyes of a satisfyingly evil alien was an […]

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First Impressions: Coffee Talk

Though I’ve played a few hours of Coffee Talk at this stage, it’s still too early to give a proper review of it. However, I’ve been dying to write about it ever since I started playing. It’s a wonderfully unique concept; essentially a visual novel in which you play as a night time barista in a coffee shop, Coffee Talk […]

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Preview: City Eye

Though Ultimate Games S.A. have been releasing lots of simulator games – from across the tonal spectrum, ranging from outrageously daft to serious recreations of actual, real world activities – they’ve just announced the release of a city surveillancesimulator on the PC which looks very different to any they’ve previously published. We live in a vastly monitored world, our movements […]

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Preview: Pope Simulator

Ultimate Games seem to be trying to corner the market in bizarre, controversial ‘Simulator’ games. Despite the Polish indie making their name with a straightforward and highly regarded sim game – Ultimate Fishing Simulator – they’ve released other sims, some more straight faced than others, but perhaps the most oddball (not to mention the most deliberately controversial) sim they’ve been […]

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Indiegogo Spotlight: The Epics of Enkidu

It’s not often that I feature crowdfunding campaigns here, but this one is – in my opinion – deserving of a bit more publicity, especially as I have autism myself; it’s rare that autism spectrum disorder is treated respectfully, positively or by people who genuinely have close experience with the condition. Essentially a sequel to the oldest known story in […]

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Kickstarter Spotlight: The Star Legation

From time to time, I come across – or have my attention drawn to – some really promising projects in development. In this instance, Andy Mitchell – the creator of The Star Legation – reached out and asked me to check out the demo for his game. After taking the time to play through the generously sized demo, I’ve been […]

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Preview: Quest Arrest (Game Boy)

If you’d told me thirty years ago that I’d still be playing Game Boy games I’d probably have laughed awkwardly and walked away shaking my head at you, despite how much I adored – and still adore – Nintendo’s charming chonk of a handheld. If you’d told me that I would be playing an entirely new Game Boy game in […]

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Preview Update: Pecaminosa

I’ve covered Pecaminosa before, but wanted to spotlight it again; it’s a hugely promising indie title that’s coming to PC this year. Described as a pixel noir RPG, it’s got a wonderful sense of style, with a wide range of influences including LA Noire, Fallout and Grim Fandango. It looks like a great mix of noir, RPG mechanics and surrealism […]

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Weekly Round Up

I seemed to cover an awful lot of ground this week; though it was at my usual pace of an article a day, it certainly felt as if I covered more than usual. So I wouldn’t blame you if you missed anything; it seems to me that it’s a good idea take a look at what I wrote about over […]

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Still coming… (NSFW)

I almost can’t believe that I’m writing about this again. The first time I wrote about this was last year, early on in my blogging days – and quickly became my most viewed post, holding that record for a number of months. Yet here we are. 2020 has arrived and Wanking Simulator is coming. That’s probably a poor choice of […]

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First Impressions: Bloody Trains

A phrase I can be heard muttering to myself quite often on the commute home from work, Bloody Trains is another game from indie developer and purveyor of very odd experiences, Marginal Act. I’ve looked at two of their games before – baffling tea delivery simulator TUTUTUTU Tea Party and Vasilis. The former seems to share quite a lot of […]

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Preview: Pecaminosa

Pecaminosa – Due: End of 2020 – By: Cereal Games Though currently around a little way out from release (which is mooted for the end of 2020), Pecaminosa is an indie game that shows incredible promise. A ‘pixel noir’ game, Pecaminosa is an action-RPG title with a great visual style and superb character design. The story, which sees drunken ex-cop […]

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Preview: Dungeon Dreams

Releasing at Christmas, Dungeon Dreams is looking incredibly promising. Fusing elements of JRPGs, dating sims, life sims and even town building elements, developers DDreams Games promise 90+ hours of gameplay, roguelike elements, a non-linear plot, an open ended quest system and lots more besides. It’s incredibly ambitious, especially for a small studio production. Having been fortunate enough to play a […]