/  Staff Writer (Weekends)
Allen is an utter whore of a gamer; he's completely open-minded to all games, be they AAA blockbusters or $5 casual children's games. His focus is on indie games specifically, valuing gameplay and ingenuity over sparkly visuals and ridiculous gimmicks. When he's not geeking out over the newest art game, he's out toning his sexy, sculpted shoulders while surfing epic 1.5ft waves, or having a good time with local, high-gravity microbrews.
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New Gameplay Trailer for Depth Proves It May Be the Most Terrifying Multiplayer Game of 2012

At last year's GDC, we were treated to an announcement trailer of Depth, an indie multiplayer that pits sharks against treasure hunting scuba divers. Yeah, that sounds like trying to make a tyrannosaurus fight a flock of ...Read More

on March 18, 2012 8:03 PM
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Team Meat is Creating a New Meat Boy Game for Touch Devices

One half of Team Meat, Edmund McMillen, took to the Twitterverse late last night to finally confirm that they'll be remaking Super Meat Boy for "touch devices". There were rumors of it earlier, but turns out not ...Read More

on March 18, 2012 7:23 PM
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Dys4ia Will Make You Feel Feelings

Anna Anthropy, most famously known for her game The Mighty Jill Off, has a new piece of Flash gold out in the form of Dys4ia. On the surface, it's just a collection of rudimentary minigames, but the ...Read More

on March 18, 2012 4:00 PM
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Closure Will Hopefully Not Be Overshadowed By Journey

I know most of you PS3 owners are still in awe of the beauty of Journey, but in just a couple more weeks, you’ll have yet another PSN game to feast your eyes and fingers on. Closure, ...Read More

on March 17, 2012 3:00 PM
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Young Horses Talks New Details for Octodad: Dadliest Catch

To the delight of many (and confusion of select rock-dwellers), a teaser for Octodad: Dadliest Catch was unveiled early last week. The sequel to the surprise indie hit of 2010, Dadliest Catch looks to build on everything ...Read More

on March 17, 2012 1:00 PM
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Surprise Bullfight: More Proof That Messhof is Trying to Make His Fans Insane

In Surprise Bullfight, you are a gnome that must traverse an ancient forest and harvest the organs of the native beasts that roam the land, in order to placate a giant lardass of an idol and ensure ...Read More

on March 16, 2012 6:00 PM
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Increpare Once Again Makes Me Feel Dumb With Promises

Indie dev Increpare has a penchant for making extremely clever games that never cease to embarrass my intellect every single time, and his newest game, Promises, is no exception. ...Read More

on March 4, 2012 3:30 PM
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[Insert Variation of Overused Portal Meme Here]: Mari0 is Now Available

By now I hope the lot of you have briefly heard of Mari0 in passing, but here's a refresher: Super Mario Bros + Portal = CRAZY AMAZEBALLS. ...Read More

on March 4, 2012 2:00 PM
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You Will Puke If You Play Hexagon Hungover

Terry Cavanaugh's produced a divinely simple puzzle game for Pirate Kart 2012, and it is not for those sensitive to bright colors, sudden movements, and generally trippy environments. Hexagon is a fairly straightforward puzzler that involves the ...Read More

on March 4, 2012 1:00 PM
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Deepak Fights Robots Gets an Update, Crazy Delicious Level Editor

Just a week or so ago I wrote about the wacky hijinks of Tom Sennett's Deepak Fights Robots, an awesomely epileptic action-platformer that really didn't make much sense whatsoever. ...Read More

on March 3, 2012 12:00 PM
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Fans of Daft Punk and/or Chiptunes: Da Chip II is Now Available for Free

Oh boy, this might be the greatest combination since some jerk got chocolate in another douche's peanut butter: Da Chip II is the second volume of Daft Punk songs covered by a wide variety of awesome chiptunes ...Read More

on February 19, 2012 6:26 PM
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What I’m Not Playing This Week: No Srs Business Here

Although we're still fairly early in the year, the perceived "slow winter season" has been anything but; the constant stream of promising titles to pick up and play have been almost relentless in their consistency. That means ...Read More

on February 19, 2012 6:00 PM
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Captain Commander is 8-Bit Everything Done Right

Another week, another new fantastic game on Adult Swim. This one's from Pixeljam, the guys who've delivered such amazeballs productions as Mountain Maniac and Cream Wolf, and while it's nowhere near as off-the-wall bonkers as those two, ...Read More

on February 19, 2012 2:40 PM
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You Can Now Play AirMech On Chrome for Free

The title says it all: Carbon Games' action-packed RTS AirMech is now available on Google Chrome, and for free at that. AirMech is an RTS I can get behind; it's more action-packed than your standard multiple-unit RTS's, ...Read More

on February 19, 2012 1:40 PM
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Pretentious Refuse: Connections

[Pretentious Refuse is a segment advocating excellent indie games that may be overlooked and/or otherwise dismissed as "low budget garbage" by "real" gamers.] ...Read More

on February 19, 2012 12:00 PM