Hexcells, Hexcells Plus now available on Steam

Hexcells and its standalone expansion, Hexcells Plus, are now available on Steam for PC, Mac and Linux users.Both games play a bit like the Picross series – players are presented with designs made out of hexagons at the start of each level. The black, numbered hexagons tell a player how...

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String life away with Rise Against DLC for Rocksmith 2014

The Rocksmith 2014 DLC train keeps rollin’ with five new Rise Against songs available for Ubisoft’s guitar game. As always, the individual songs cost $2.99, while the 5-song pack will run $11.99. The songs chosen by Ubisoft to highlight the Chicago punk rock group are: “Prayer Of The Refugee,” “Give...

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No microtransactions in PvZ: Garden Warfare at launch

Unlike the free-to-play, mobile lawn defense simulator, Plants vs. Zombies 2, microtransactions aren’t planned for the launch of Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare.In an interview with GameSpot, PopCap producer Brian Lindley stated that Garden Warfare won’t have microtransactions “at launch,” but noted that PopCap will watch in-game metrics and fan...

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Schafer: Broken Age split release a success, second half now funded

Broken Age, the Double Fine adventure game too big for its $3.3 million Kickstarter campaign, released its first half last month. Now, studio founder Tim Schafer tells GamesIndustry International that the release has been a success, and that part two has been successfully funded. “We’ve made enough that we can...

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Ubisoft sale, free dino hunts and Riley time headline Steam weekend

Steam is making a strong case for a mini-staycation this weekend. Festivities kick off today with the Ubisoft Publisher Sale, which lasts until February 24 and offers discounts of up to 75% across just about every Ubisoft game on Steam. Daily deals, additional discounts on select games, will further add...

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Spelunky meets Metroid in the caverns of Zebes

The Metroid Mod is an impressive recreation of Nintendo’s NES classic within punishing roguelike, Spelunky. The mod isn’t out yet, but that can’t stop you from watching Samus Aran explore Zebes-inspired caverns and avoid giant Metroids, speedy Skrees and even Ridley.

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Clementine’s hammer proficiency tested in The Walking Dead screens

A child’s innocence is near impossible to preserve in the zombie apocalypse. So it should come as no surprise that adolescent protagonist Clementine has no problem battling the undead in these screens for The Walking Dead‘s next episode, “A House Divided.”

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Daylight hits PS4, PC on April 8 for $15, includes Twitch interaction

Winter is almost over. Know what that means? That means more daylight! And starting on April 8, more Daylight. An email sent to Joystiq reveals that the procedurally-generated horror game for PC and PS4 from Zombie Studios has been given a new release date that corresponds with comments from studio...

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Prison breakout sim The Escapists picked up by Worms studio Team17

Team17, the UK outfit behind the popular Worms franchise, will publish Mouldy Toof Studios’ indie prison break-out sim for PC, The Escapists. This is the second game to be published under Team17’s third-party publishing label, the first being indie top-down stealth game Light. In The Escapists, players assume the role...

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Joystiq Streams: Getting surreal with Jazzpunk [Relive the stream!]

Joystiq Streams needs a break from all the high octane shooting action it’s been doing in Titanfall. What better way to unwind from massive bouts of mech violence than with Necrophone Games’ deeply strange Jazzpunk? Its heady blend of bizarre humor, pop culture detritus, adventure and weird mini-games has entranced...

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