Most remasters or remakes reinvigorate critically or commercially successful properties. But the recent Steam release of Bullet Witch doesn’t follow that trend. Developed by the now-defunct Japanese developer Cavia for the Xbox 360, the game ...Read More »
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Whether you’re a fan of baseball, battling bogeys, or Sanrio’s Batsu Maru, this week’s schedule of new releases likely has something of interest for you. Arcade-driven sports action arrives with Super Mega Baseball 2, Metalhead ...Read More »
Iterating on the Xbox Controller S and Xbox 360 controllers, the Xbox One’s pack-in controller is a near-masterpiece seventeen years in the making. And save for the peripherals slightly sub-standard directional pad, it’s a feat ...Read More »
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From vigorous hacking and slashing in God of War to turbulent shooting and sucking in Gun*Gal 2, a number of new releases are posed to give controller buttons a vigorous workout. For those who prefer ...Read More »
From Don’t Starve, Ark: Survival Evolved, and two-thirdsof the Risen franchise, being stranded on a remote island is a popular premise for games, typically tasking players with keeping their cool during a set of increasingly ...Read More »
Since 2008, Chicago-based Iron Galaxy has largely shirked the limelight, performing contract work for other studios and quietly porting code onto other consoles. But the developer’s own efforts haven’t garnered much attention, with titles like ...Read More »
Sporadically, a team of renowned developers unite, and the results are splendidly synergistic. Largely, that’s the case with Dark Rose Valkyrie, a game was released last June on the PlayStation 4, and has now made ...Read More »