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Steamworld Heist 2 – Story Deep Dive Trailer

The first Steamworld Heist was excellent. The upcoming second one looks even better! Check out the story deep dive trailer below and along with our thoughts on it. Steamworld Heist 2 will release on August 8th, 2024 for all the Playstation and Xbox systems, plus Nintendo Switch an PC. The first game was focused on outer space and this one is focused on the sea. This time you have a submarine and at first its more like a boat but…

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Not-E3 is Nearly Upon Us – Here’s What We Need

It’s nearly that time of year when – for a week or two – there’s actual game news. And this not-E3 might be the most important yet. Since the actual E3 died a death, publishers have collectively decided that June is still a good time to share your big marketing push for the coming year and beyond. And while I miss the organisation, pomp and cringe of the proper show, what we’ve got now is still better than the nothing…

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Executives: How Hard is it to Stop F***ing Up?

There was a time when I’d write about games. Now I write about how industry executives keep stepping on rakes. I should preface this by saying I’m not the multimillionaire executive of a trillion dollar company, so perhaps the line between “making customers happy” and “destroying an entire brand in a fire” is thinner than you might think. Xbox this week shuttered two popular studios for reasons beyond public comprehension. There are probably reasons, but their marketing policy makes giving…

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Tango and Xbox Closures Are A Huge Mistake For The Brand

It seems like five minutes ago that Xbox didn’t have the studios to maintain its first party offerings. Now they have the benefit of closing them down. It’s easy to be emotional over news like this. Tango Gameworks, Arkane Austin, Roundhouse Games and Alpha Dog will no longer exist. And while I’m sure there are internal things that we don’t see here, there is little that can justify studio closures outside of the obvious. It’s just cheaper to shut ’em…

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Tales of the Shire Is the Adaptation We Need

I watched the trailer for Tales of the Shire yesterday, and instantly decided it wasn’t going to be my thing. You know what it is? Exactly the kind of gaming adaptations we need. Life sims are huge right now. Will any of these games still be rated especially well in a decade? Enjoy before the wave comes crashing down, because man the weight of some of these titles is starting to feel heavy. And I start this article from pointing…

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Wizardry: Proving Grounds of the Mad Overlord Coming to Consoles in May

Digital Eclipse is one of the best developers currently. What makes them one of the best is how they have been bringing back older games in the form of awesome collections like The Cowabunga Collection and Atari 50. And now they are bringing back Wizardry with all new graphics and upgrades! Wizardry: Proving Grounds of the Mad Overlord will be coming to Playstation, Xbox, and Switch on May 23rd. The game will also be on PC that day too. It…

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Disney Dreamlight Valley Developer Update (video)

Disney Dreamlight Valley shared a developer update today via a video. We have that below along with our thoughts on the upcoming content for the game. Oh my. Wow. This developer update floored me. First, let’s talk about the free content. Daisy Duck will be joining with the free update and she’ll bring with her a new building where you can share your designs (think Able Sisters Animal Crossing fans). Not only that but the update will bring new multiplayer…

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Fallout Is Big Again – Now Where’s The Tie-In?

The Fallout TV series is very popular, and people are hungry to enjoy the games that inspired it. Four Fallout games were in the top ten on Steam in Europe following the show’s debut. So it’s fantastic news that the next game is probably still a decade out. Yes, we have the Fallout 4 update next week, and that’ll scratch the itch. And obviously there’s Fallout London and other fan made stuff on the horizon. But the point of this…

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A Little To The Left Impressions

If you’ve ever found yourself inexplicably drawn to straightening crooked pictures or meticulously arranging your bookshelves, then A Little to the Left on Xbox might just be your new favorite game. This quirky and charming puzzle game from Max Inferno is more than just a series of brainteasers; it’s a celebration of order amidst the delightful chaos of everyday life, all wrapped up in a visually stunning and surprisingly heartwarming package. A Little to the Left revolves around a simple…

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Botany Manor Impressions

If you’re looking for a charming escape filled with nature’s tranquility and the gentle challenge of puzzles, then look no further than Botany Manor on Xbox. This delightful game from Balloon Studios is a breath of fresh air, perfect for unwinding after a long day or for those who enjoy cozy, exploration-based experiences. The game places you in the shoes of Arabella Greene, who has inherited the sprawling Botany Manor and its magnificent gardens. Stepping into this beautifully rendered 19th-century…

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