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Joanna Mueller is a lifelong gamer who used to insist on having the Super Mario Bros manual read to her as a bedtime story. Now she's reading Minecraft books to her own kiddo while finally making use of her degree to write about games.

How Microsoft Fumbled Their Playerunknown’s Battleground E3 Presentation

Just over thirty-three minutes into their grand E3 press conference, Microsoft proudly trotted out Bluehole’s Brendan Greene. The creative director of the battle royale...

Put On Your Tinfoil Hats, Let’s Check Out Hello Neighbor

After 4 alpha releases and hundreds of gameplay videos, Hello Neighbor is set to launch on PC and Xbox One on August 29th. Publisher...

Tiny Moss Protagonist Carries PlayStation’s E3 Indie Aspirations On Her Shoulders

Sony’s E3 press conference was noticeably devoid of indie titles this year. This was a bit shocking as Sony had previously gone out of...

E3 2017 – The Artful Escape: From Unfunded Kickstarter To Xbox...

Beethoven & Dinosaur’s surreal, narrative-driven action/adventure platformer, first showed up on our radars when we only covered crowdfunded games. Saddled with the ponderous title,...

Xbox Brings The Darwin Project Into The Mix(er)

Microsoft’s E3 trailer for The Darwin Project opens on a desolate night as a man furtively tries to warm his bloodied hands by a...

Road to E3: The Escapists 2 Brings New Mechanics & Mayhem...

Next week, E3 attendees will get the chance to check out the sequel to Mouldy Toof Studio’s hit prison break sim, The Escapists 2....

Kickstarter Game of the Week: Ash of Gods

It’s not often a campaign launches that just has so much going for it that it's difficult to pin down what makes it so...

Road to E3: Aven Colony Establishes Itself Under Team17 Label

In January, Team17 announced it had partnered with Texas-based indie developer, Mothership Entertainment to publish a sci-fi building and management sim, Aven Colony. The four...

Nothing To Fear As Supergiant Skips E3 To Prepare For Pyre...

Developer Supergiant Games isn’t shy about bucking trends and mixing things up when it comes to their projects. Their first two action RPG’s Bastion...

Don’t Call It FMV: Back From Hell Is… Back

In December of 2016, Photoplay Games launched a Kickstarter campaign for their classic RPG puzzle adventure, Back From Hell. When we initially covered the...

E3 Watchlist: Stifled Takes A Stab At Horror’s New Echolocation Mechanic

Indie horror games, perhaps more than any other genre, seem to suffer a lack of originality. How many haunted asylums can you reasonably traverse before you...

E3 Watchlist: The Collaborative Storytelling Of Where The Water Tastes Like...

More and more video games are coming into their own as a storytelling medium. Indie games especially have made incredible strides towards exploring the...

E3 Watchlist: Detention Shares Taiwanese Culture And Martial Law Horror

In 2013, Coffee Yao set out to craft a horror title derived from East Asian elements rarely utilized in games. His 2D atmospheric side-scroller,...

Road to E3: Songbringer Gets Ready For The Spotlight

After being Kickstarted back in 2015, developer Nathanael Weiss is nearly ready to release his procedurally generated, Zelda-like action-adventure RPG, Songbringer. Funded for $15,063,...

E3 Behind Closed-Doors: Time To Let Vampyr Into The Light

Known for teaming up with Sony to bring us Life is Strange, Dontnod Entertainment is planning to give E3 2017 attendees a bite of...

On The Level With Knights And Bikes

Back in the Spring of 2016, developer Foam Sword raised £126,447 to fund the creation of their hand-drawn adventure, Knights and Bikes. While they...