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DRM: A shooter “in the tradition of Jarvis, Minter, Fearon.”

DRM: A shooter "in the tradition of Jarvis, Minter, Fearon."
Happy Curiosity Day everyone! Let's pull ourselves back from Mars just for a second to think of the Earthly glory that is videogames. Let's think of this one, specifically: DRM by Rob Fearon!

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YOU WILL LOVE GOD OF BLADES

YOU WILL LOVE GOD OF BLADES
Cripes. So many reasons to like this. The pulpy sci fi narrative, the prog rock lettering and album art backdrops, the spectral swordsmen and the fearsome sense of connection. God of Blades is pretty much glorious, basically.

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Johnny Upgrade: a free game about free-to-play design

Johnny Upgrade: a free game about free-to-play design

Here's a 2D scrolling platformer that uses freemium mechanics to explore and critique the use of fermium mechanics. How meta is that? And the fact that the game is strangely compelling asks some interesting questions about free-to-play...

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Ring ring! Ouch. It’s Hotline Miami!

Ring ring! Ouch. It's Hotline Miami!
Lurid colours, gull-wing doors, blunt objects and hyperviolence: no wonder Hotline Miami was the game everyone ended up talking about at Rezzed.

Read on for awesome.

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Spelunky: A link and a pug

Spelunky: A link and a pug
I promise I am going to stop writing about Spelunky. Just two more things, though, wrapped up in one final post. Then I'm done.

Honestly.

Probably.

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Spelunky: It’s all about the ghost

Spelunky: It's all about the ghost
I love Spelunky, and now that the game's touched down on consoles, it's interesting to see a new audience getting to grips with it, too: picking up strategies, learning some hard lessons, and encountering some of the nastier surprises. One thing's really fascinated me: not many people like the ghost.

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Gaaaaah! It’s Slender

Gaaaaah! It's Slender
Cripes, this game looks so scary, I'm actually pleased I can't play it at the moment. I'm talking about Slender, obv., a new horror thing based on The Slender Man meme from the Something Awful forums.

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qrth-phyl: ys pls.

qrth-phyl: ys pls.
Hey, come to Rezzed this weekend, okay? And when you do, go and see qrth-phyl by Hermitgames, right? And bring us back a stick of rock and a balloon, and maybe some biscuits, hmm? And get a haircut. Jesus.

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Neeeeeeyyaaaaarrrrrgh: the joys of the bull run

Neeeeeeyyaaaaarrrrrgh: the joys of the bull run
What's the best sound in video games? Clearly, as the comments from our recent Modern Classics piece proved, it'll be rattling around in Robotron somewhere. Take Robotron out of the equation, though, and I'm tempted to say Space Giraffe is up next. Which bit? The bull run.

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Cor! It’s Legends of Yore

Cor! It's Legends of Yore
Legends of Yore is a lovely roguelike that you should really be playing on your PC, Mac or smartphone.

We're a bit late to it, actually, so you probably are playing it already.

Damn.

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Have you bought Sought?

Have you bought Sought?
Hello. It's a lovely sunny day, so why not close all the curtains, shut all the windows, and spend your time indoors playing a nice spooky videogame? Why not play Sought, in fact, a wonderful piece of mazey nastiness from Twofold Secret?

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Raising the steaks – it’s Table For One!

Raising the steaks - it's Table For One!
You live in your mouth. Martin Amis said that, and anyone who enjoys regular mouth ulcers will know just how right he was. If you don't have ulcers but you still want an insight into what he's on about, how about playing Table For One?

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