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Trials Rising review

Released as a Java game nineteen years ago, Trials was a prototypical example of brilliant game design. Each stage tasked players with maneuvering a motorcycle across a series of obstacles. Difficulty was rooted in the ...

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Guts and Glory review

A traditional review approaches would not be kind to Guts and Glory. The game’s recent exodus from Steam’s Early access program and onto PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Switch would seem to signal that the ...

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Human: Fall Flat review

Steam has a slew of pseudo-simulations, which all follow a specific concept. Combine a schedule of mundane tasks with an overly awkward control scheme, and watch as the hilarity ensues. At least that’s what the ...

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Gunpowder review

What is the concept? As a port of the last March’s iOS game, Rogue Rocket Games’ Gunpowder now tasks PC players with creating snaking trails of the eponymous explosive. Across a campaign that spans 125 ...

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Team Tripleslash Talks Action and Attraction

The University of Utah’s Entertainment Arts and Engineering (EAE) program has spurred a wellspring of industry talent, propelling its pupils onto the teams of ChAIR Entertainment, Microsoft Studios’ Games, and Maxis Salt Lake. While many ...

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Tiny Brains Review

What is the concept? In the inaugural effort from Montreal-based Spearhead Games, players direct a squad of four mutated lab animals, with each teammate possessing a distinctive ability. Dax the bat has the capability to ...

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Motorbike Review

What is the concept? Much like Trials HD, Urban Trial Freestyle, and countless clones in the Apple App and Google Play Marketplaces, Motorbike pits players against a procession of increasingly taxing obstacle courses. While the ...

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Joe Danger 2: The Movie Review

What is the concept? The impetus behind the original Joe Danger began on a serendipitous lark, as the team at Hello Games unearthed an antiquated Evel Knievel stunt cycle. Anyone who has ever seen the ...

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Wreckateer Review

What is the concept? By reworking the destructive antics of the Angry Birds franchise into a three-dimensional, Kinect-controlled environment, recent XBLA release Wreckateer risks being dismissed as derivative. After all, each of the title’s sixty ...

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Puddle Review

What is the concept? Recalling the amorphous matter-maneuvering stages of 2006’s Loco Roco as well as 2010’s Fluidity, Puddle’s angle is that you don’t have direct control over the game’s liquescent substances. Instead, the triggers ...

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