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Is itch.io Right For You?

Is itch.io Right For You? 

There’s burgeoning service gaining popularity with independent developers, allowing them to post their games sans approval and set the prices at will. But it seems too much of the conversation centers around the question, “What is it?!”
We’re here to answer your questions about new digital sales platform, itch.io. And more …

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Selection Bias—A Review of Nightmares From The Deep: The Cursed Heart

Selection Bias—A Review of Nightmares From The Deep: The Cursed Heart 

About 15 minutes into playing Nightmares from the Deep, I realized that I would never have played it if I hadn’t been obligated for this review. Not because I tend to lean away from PC games in general or because I’m a little tired of zombies, but because it’s a …

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Previewing Prime World: Defenders

Previewing Prime World: Defenders 

Undoubtedly the best part about my gig with Pixels or Death is being exposed to things I wouldn’t normally be exposed to (and I’m not just talking about oddities in the corporate bathroom). I doubt I would have given Soul Hackers a shot, but I ended up loving that game.
Lately …

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A Breath of Fresh Heir – Analyzing The Potential Of Rogue Legacy

A Breath of Fresh Heir – Analyzing The Potential Of Rogue Legacy 

The permanent death of a character is an idea that’s recently taken hold of my imagination. To invest your efforts into a digital avatar only to have them fall in their prime is a daunting experience. It’s tense, rage-inducing and often painfully unfair, but when things go to plan you’d …

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Gabe Newell On Steam’s Future: “Anybody Should Be Able To Create A Store”

Gabe Newell On Steam’s Future: “Anybody Should Be Able To Create A Store” 

Gabe Newell is a luminary whose every utterance is mined for clues of his company’s success and future intentions. Whether that’s good or bad, the fact remains that someone with a track record for innovation like Newell can’t escape a certain degree of scrutiny and conjecture.
However, there’s no speculation needed …

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The Unique Promotion Of A Valley Without Wind 2

The Unique Promotion Of A Valley Without Wind 2 

Arcen Games’ sequel to A Valley Without Wind, A Valley Without Wind 2, was recently released, and is being promoted in a somewhat unusual way.
If you’ve previously purchased the original A Valley Without Wind, you will get a copy of A Valley Without Wind 2 for free. Alternatively, if you …

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Learning to Speak Pixels

Learning to Speak Pixels 

Maybe it’s just me, but it seems that recently we’ve developed an obsession with “really hard games.” I’ve adopted last year’s Dark Souls, the (in)famously self-proclaimed “hardest game ever,” a game so hard its tagline is “Prepare to Die,” insinuating not only will you probably fail quite often, but it’s …

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Today on Steam and Xbox Live – Get Your Gateways On

Fractured our psyche, have we?!
See that screenshot there? That’s… that’s not an error. That’s what Gateways actually looks like.
Smudged Cat Games’ Gateways was a winner of Microsoft’s Dream Build Play competition in early2012, and today we finally get to see the finished product. The primary gameplay mechanic is a gun …

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Spec Ops: The Line Made Me A Bad Person

Spec Ops: The Line Made Me A Bad Person 

Patrick Lindsey isn’t the only person who doesn’t like shooters around here.
It’s been a long time since I was able to call myself a fan of the genre, having seen it become a stagnant pool of mediocrity and clichés. I’ve gotten pretty tired of filling the shoes of all these …

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Indie Game: The Mixtape

Indie Game: The Mixtape 

Every time a chiptune bell rings, another free indie game is released online. The indie community puts out a full range of prototypes, small games, and full blown passion projects at an astounding rate. Especially with the rise in popularity of Game Jams – typically themed events that challenge overcaffeinated …

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