Portabliss: Tengami

This is Portabliss, a column about downloadable games that can be played on the go. Days after having soaked in the culture of Tokyo’s suburban streets, I played Tengami for the first time, and it was the perfect set up to blow me away. Nyamyam’s point-and-click (or point-and-tap) adventure draws...

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Joystiq Tiny Streams: Plumbing depths in Crypt of the NecroDancer

Block-rocking beats typically don’t spring to mind when engaging in swords and sorcery fantasy. We don’t automatically associate Tolkien and the dancefloor. Why shouldn’t we? Skeletons and cave dwelling beasts like to get done, and so do fated heroes questing for loot and glory. Crypt of the NecroDancer dares to...

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Star Citizen tops $39 million, adds $41 million goal

Chris Roberts’ upcoming space epic Star Citizen has surpassed yet another crowdfunding milestone, by attracting over $39 million to the game’s development to date. As with previous funding milestones, topping $39 million adds a new feature to the game. Specifically, a star system known as UDS-2943-01-22. “The object, once thought...

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Co-op roleplaying game Divinity: Original Sin arrives this Spring

Larian Studios’ latest high fantasy epic, Divinity: Original Sin, is now slated for a Spring release, and to whet players’ appetites, the developer has issued the above trailer, titled “Spring Is Coming.” According to a press release issued by Larian, the Spring launch window will allow the developer to utilize...

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The year of the octopus continues with Airscape: The Fall of Gravity

Airscape: The Fall of Gravity pulls an adorable yellow octopus from his beachside (see: in the ocean) home and sticks him on a strange, alien planet with dangerous enemies and wacky gravity physics. It’s an action platformer that has players leap over and around obstacles such as angry robots, lasers,...

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New Wasteland 2 beta build goes live on PC, Mac tomorrow

Wasteland 2 isn’t ready to travel into the arid, post-apocalyptic desert just yet, but a new beta build set to release tomorrow will allow developer inXile Entertainment to progress ever-closer to a full release. The team has already addressed more than 1,000 bugs and suggestions (out of 2,300), and with...

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Netflix to pay Comcast for better connection and speed [Update]

Pretty much every contemporary gaming machine – be it a tablet, smartphone, console, handheld or PC – has the ability to connect to the internet for streaming media content. If you’re using such a device to watch Netflix on a Comcast network, your speed and stability should see a bump...

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La-Mulana 2 Kickstarter concludes; there will be curry

La-Mulana 2 reached its $200,000 Kickstarter goal almost a week ago, but it wasn’t until yesterday that the funding period came to a close, giving the 2D platformer time to collect a few extra coins. The Kickstarter campaign ended with a total of $266,670, which means the inclusion of a...

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Unsung Story fundraising continues on PayPal

Unsung Story developer Playdek finished its Kickstarter campaign for the game on February 14, pulling in $660,126 for its $600,000 base funding goal. Stretch goals for the tactical RPG are currently beyond the raised funds, but Playdek has opened PayPal donations for fans that want to change that.Donations won’t be...

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Watch the Spelunky run that set a new high score record

On February 21, Twitch user Bananasaurus_Rex (the gaming community really does have the best handles) set a new high-score record in developer Mossmouth’s much-loved roguelike, Spelunky. The history-making run took seven and a half hours to complete, with a final tally of $3,105,850. Bananasaurus is known in the Spelunky community...

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