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Unbox: Newbie’s Adventure Review — An Underwhelming Package

The latest in the surge of 3D mascot platformers, Unbox: Newbie's Adventure suffers from similar hiccups as others in the ever-aging genre.


As 3D platformers such as Snake Pass and Yooka-Laylee have started to make a resurgence this year, problems with the genre that were hidden behind massive walls of nostalgia are becoming more noticeable. Memories of finicky cameras, over-sized worlds and gimmicky control sections are starting to resurface as the genre makes a comeback, and new 3D plaformers are falling victim to some of these these issues. Unfortunately, while Unbox: Newbie's Adventure has a unique premise and fun control scheme, it fails to escape from some of the trappings of lesser games in the genre....

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Steam Page is Live for Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony; Confirms Simultaneous Release With Console Version

Spike Chunsoft launched the Steam page for Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony, coming to PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, and PC on September 26. ...Read More

on July 24, 2017 10:07 PM
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Top-Down Survival Horror Game Darkwood Gets Live-Action Trailer with Official Release Date

Acid Wizard Studio has provided a haunting live-action trailer for its upcoming survival horror game, Darkwood. ...Read More

on July 24, 2017 9:04 PM
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Iron Tides Launches the Viking Horde to Steam Early Access

Crash Wave Games announces that its turn-based strategy title, Iron Tides, has made its way to Steam Early Access with a 15% Early Access discount. ...Read More

on July 24, 2017 8:52 PM
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Kingdom Hearts III’s Toy Story Visuals Surprised even Pixar; Big Hero 6 World Earlier in Development

The Toy Story World in Kingdom Hearts III looks so good that it surprised even Pixar, but we'll have to wait some time before we see more of Big Hero 6. ...Read More

on July 24, 2017 6:15 PM
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Wild West RPG West of Loathing Launches for PC/Mac/Linux on August 10th

Stick-figures, wild-west, slapstick comedy, open-world, tactical combat, and branching narratives. West of Loathing. August 10th. PC, Mac, and Linux. ...Read More

on July 24, 2017 5:29 PM
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Beautiful looking RPG/Platformer Ved launches Square Enix Collective Campaign with New Trailer

Lithuanian studio Karaclan took to Square Enix Collective to launch a campaign for Ved, an action/RPG that prominently features dialogue based choices. ...Read More

on July 24, 2017 5:05 PM
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Destiny 2 Beta Patch 1.04 Released; 1.3 GB Download Required

Bungie releases a patch for Destiny 2's ongoing beta, numbered 1.04. It requires a sizable download before you can keep playing. ...Read More

on July 24, 2017 5:04 PM
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Metroid: Samus Returns amiibo Functionality Revealed; Includes Bonus Items, Art Galleries, and More

Metroid: Samus Returns will feature compatibility with four amiibo figurines, with the unlocks including bonus items, new features, and more. ...Read More

on July 24, 2017 5:03 PM
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Survival Horror Game Perception Getting Two New Difficulty Modes; More Announcements Teased

Deep End Games announced two new modes for Perception on Twitter today that will be good news for those who play for the story and those for the challenge. ...Read More

on July 24, 2017 4:08 PM
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Intriguing Rogue-lite Noita Announced by Creators of The Swapper, Crayon Physics Deluxe and Environmental Station Alpha

Nolla Games has announced Noita, a rogue-lite running on a special engine that physically simulates every pixel. ...Read More

on July 24, 2017 3:54 PM
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Hironobu Sakaguchi Presents New Terra Battle 2 Gameplay

Hironobu Sakaguchi himself introduces about four minutes of Terra Battle 2 gameplay. ...Read More

on July 24, 2017 3:50 PM
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Sudden Strike 4 Shows Off Reversible Cover Art in New Video

Sudden Strike 4 has received a new video that shows off reversible cover art from artist Robert Simon. ...Read More

on July 24, 2017 3:04 PM
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Walmart May Cancel All SNES Classic Edition Pre-Orders, According to Support Chat

In the latest in the saga of cancelled Nintendo pre-orders, Walmart may be the latest aggressor in potentially cancelling all SNES Classic Edition orders. ...Read More

on July 24, 2017 2:51 PM
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Madden NFL 18 Xbox One S Bundle Announced; Pre-Orders Available Now

Microsoft announced the customary Madden NFL 18 Xbox One S bundle, available for pre-orders starting today. ...Read More

on July 24, 2017 2:35 PM
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Don’t Expect to Play as Monokuma From the Danganronpa Series Anytime Soon, Creator Explains

The Danganronpa series has many dangerous surprises presented throughout each of the titles. The mastermind behind these unexpected hindrances is usually no other than the series' antagonist, Monokuma. ...Read More

on July 24, 2017 2:32 PM
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Overcooked: Special Edition Brings Scrumptious Co-Op Action to Nintendo Switch July 27

Ghost Town Games and Team17 have revealed that Overcooked: Special Edition will finally be releasing on Nintendo Switch July 27. ...Read More

on July 24, 2017 2:31 PM
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The Sims 4 Coming to Xbox One According to Microsoft Store Listing

The Sims 4 is making its way to consoles this fall according to a Microsoft store lisiting. ...Read More

on July 24, 2017 2:21 PM

Antihero Review — Upping the Ante for Strategy Indie Titles

Antihero Review — Upping the Ante for Strategy Indie Titles

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on July 24, 2017 2:00 PM

Tim Conkling's one man journey to create Antihero is an impressive feat as this strategy title with board game vibes is how you do indie games right.


Antihero is one of those rare games that embodies the positive traits of the indie scene. Tim Conkling, the title's sole developer, has created an experience that explores a genre you don't see that often with gaming, the board game mash-up. ...

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NBA Playgrounds Hot Update Revealed; Adds New Players, 3-Point Contest, and More

NBA Playgrounds will receive a new update, which will include 33 new players, a new rebound system, a three-point contest mode, and friend invites, soon. ...Read More

on July 24, 2017 1:10 PM
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VA-11 HALL-A’s Soundtrack Coming to Vinyl

Enjoy VA-11 HALL-A: A Cyberpunk Bartender Action's soundtrack in style with a new, upcoming vinyl release. ...Read More

on July 24, 2017 1:05 PM
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Velocity 2X Dev’s Tiny Trax Gets New Gameplay Trailer Ahead of PlayStation VR Launch Tomorrow

Realize your Hot Wheels childhood dreams with PlayStation VR exclusive Tiny Trax, which has received a new gameplay trailer ahead of its release tomorrow. ...Read More

on July 24, 2017 12:23 PM
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Kang the Conqueror Gets The Spotlight in New LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 Trailer

A new trailer for LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2, showing off Kang the Conqueror and his evil plan, has been released ...Read More

on July 24, 2017 12:14 PM

Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaires’ Conspiracy Review — Charming Entry in the Layton Series

Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaires’ Conspiracy Review — Charming Entry in the Layton Series

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on July 24, 2017 12:10 PM

Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaires’ Conspiracy adds new systems to stand out in the Layton series, is the Layton series ready for a new a detective?


I wouldn't consider myself the go-to person for mobile games, but Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaires’ Conspiracy is not the typical game you'd find on the app store. For the most part, mobile games are usually free-to-play and offer incentives to those who binge for hours or extra power to those who are willing to put money into the game. I applaud Level-5 for doing something a bit different with Layton’s Mystery Journey, but sadly they may have tapped the wrong market -- this game has more potential on other platforms....

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Dynasty Warriors 9 Lets You Play Beardless Liu Bei and Xiahou Dun Without his Eyepatch

Dynasty Warriors 9 for PS4 will span several years, which means that some characters will have their looks changed according to the story. ...Read More

on July 24, 2017 12:08 PM
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BioWare Marketing Anthem With Official Corn Maze

BioWare's marketing team is taking things to a new level with Anthem, courtesy of corn. ...Read More

on July 24, 2017 11:19 AM
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Dying Light Getting Another Year of Free DLC; Maintains Over 500,000 Players Per Week

Dying Light is expanding its support for additional DLC for another year, thanks to a strong player base maintained since its release. ...Read More

on July 24, 2017 11:12 AM
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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered Stand-Alone Xbox One Release Date Announced

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered is scheduled to be released on the Xbox One on July 27th, 2017. ...Read More

on July 24, 2017 10:58 AM
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Horizon: Zero Dawn Gets Discounted to $30 for Limited Time at Retail

Both Amazon and Best Buy are offering all-time low prices on the acclaimed PS4 exclusive Horizon: Zero Dawn for a limited time. ...Read More

on July 24, 2017 10:42 AM
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Third NiOh DLC Announced for PS4; “Defiant Honor” Gets New Trailer and Lots of Gameplay

The third and last story DLC for NiOh had been announced, with the title "Genwa Enbu," alongside a lot of gameplay of the second DLC "Defiant Honor" ...Read More

on July 24, 2017 10:09 AM
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Ubisoft’s Skull & Bones Has Seen a “Huge” Unprecedented Fan Response; Aiming to be a Long-Term Experience

Ubisoft is aiming and hoping for its new pirate themed IP, Skull & Bones, to be a mainstay in its portfolio, and going off its response so far, it might achieve just that. ...Read More

on July 24, 2017 9:01 AM