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With its indie pedigree and minimalist visuals, it would be easy to overlook Inversus Deluxe. Watch a gameplay video and you’ll find that the title makes a standoffish first impression. It can be difficult to ...Read More »
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As the annual software slowdown continues for another week, this week’s schedule of releases is dominated by titles for Switch and PC. With four games on Nintendo’s platform and the typical array of offerings on ...Read More »
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