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The Banner Saga Review

Taking risks and living with the consequences. That’s what the Banner Saga feels like, most of the time. Stoic’s universe seems to be carefully crafted from legends of old and faery-tales alike, and sets players into a deep, mature and deeply rewarding world filled with peril and battered-down warriors. For most of the time, you feel as if you’re not ...

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Sunless Skies on Kickstarter

Failbetter Games has enjoyed a great deal of success with the Fallen London universe. First, they had a browser game of the same name, and then Sunless Sea. Set during the 1880s, the series has surrounded a London stolen thirty years ago. Trapped underground and run by the mysterious masters, the Fallen London universe has long mixed Lovecraftian horror with ...

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Mythic Battles: Pantheon on Kickstarter

Games on Kickstarter is something that is still going strong, even after all these years. Despite the failings of projects such as Mighty No. 9, there have been many success stories coming from Kickstarter. Hyper Light Drifter, Shovel Knight, Chroma Squadron, Shadowrun Returns, all games that were backed on Kickstarter, and were very well received.  As of today, another game ...

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Dual Universe Kickstarter Funded

Kickstarter is a platform that has garnered a rather mixed reputation. It has churned out both successes and failures, Shadowrun Returns for the former, Mighty No.9 for the latter.  Just to name a few for both groups As a result, some people look on it with concern and are hesitant at the prospect of using it. It seems, however, that ...

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Yooka Laylee gets physical, follows Shovel Knight’s footsteps

Waiting for Yooka Laylee is a struggle for anyone who grew up with a Nintendo 64, the kickstarted spiritual successor to Rare’s greatest works like Banjo Kazooie, Banjo Tooie and Conker’s Bad Fur Day (you decide if you want to count Donkey Kong 64 in there or not) releases in Q1 2017 and it’s blatantly clear that the developers Playtonic Games are really ...

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We Happy Few – First Impressions

We Happy Few is one of the most anticipated games in recent memory. Trailers and early-access gameplay blew gamers away last year – since PAX East 2015, it’s been near impossible to talk about upcoming games without someone mentioning We Happy Few. Now, players on Xbox One and PC can finally play the game. So that’s what we’ve done! Keep in mind that this ...

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Does crowd-funding belong at E3?

So it happened, Shenmue 3 was finally announced, a mere 14 years since the release of Shenmue 2. Well I say announced, it was revealed during Sony’s E3 press conference that a Kickstarter campaign has started to fund the game, with a proposed 2017 release. This Kickstarter has smashed almost every record for day one funding there was, and while ...

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Is Razer poised to purchase OUYA?

OUYA, the home console based around Android, has had a rough ride; but if new rumours are to be believed, its worries may be coming to an end. Razer, best known for their enthusiast level PC peripherals, are entering the Android-based console market with their Razer Forge TV console – and are poised to take over OUYA for $10million, if ...

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Oculus Rift faces another legal battle against Luckey Palmer

The highly anticipated VR headset has had its share of legal troubles over the years, but the company now face the prospect of another lawsuit as creator, Palmer Luckey is accused of, “taking confidential information he learned while working with another company and passing it off as his own.” A Hawaiian company, Total Recall Technologies, is the one to press charges against ...

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Light Phone: The Cellphone Your Grandparents Have Dreamed Of

Kickstarter has answered the prayers of grandparents, hermits, and minimalists everywhere. Already having crossed its goal of $200,000 with over a month to spare, the ultra-simplified Light Phone is on its way to becoming a reality. At first glance the device more resembles a garage door opener or a small television remote than a modern mobile phone. Shipping May 2016 ...

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