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Dead Cells is great because it feels great

The things that make Dead Cells great are numerous. The fast, fluid movement. The weighty, satisfying combat. The fact that its developer, Motion Twin, is a worker co-op where everyone has equal pay and say over the company. But above all, it's how excellent the game feels to play that brings it all together. "Game… Continue reading Dead Cells is great because it feels great

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BGS 2018: Trigger Run is a fun, more casual and lighter load alternative to Overwatch and Paladins

Brazil Game Show is also a big event for independent developers, and in between appointments and hands-on demos that were held in the ‘indie avenue’ of São Paulo’s Expo Center Norte, I was able to have a quick chat with Mario Silveira, the CEO of 2Axion Games, the Los Angeles based studio behind the free-to-play… Continue reading BGS 2018: Trigger Run is a fun, more casual and lighter load alternative to Overwatch and Paladins

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You don’t need a beast of a computer to have a good time playing Monster Hunter World

In late January, Monster Hunter World already solidified its spot on my game of the year list, as I talked about in my review of its console version. Six months later, we’re finally getting to play the PC port, and to all intents and purposes, it’s looking like it’s the definitive way to play Monster… Continue reading You don’t need a beast of a computer to have a good time playing Monster Hunter World

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E3 2018 – Team 17’s indie lineup continues to impress

Team 17's had one of the more consistent lineups year after year. Their electric mix of games always provides some fun surprises (such as the excellent Yoku's Island Express last year), which makes it a worthwhile visit year after year. Here's what we played: Overcooked 2 I love a good local multiplayer game, and Overcooked… Continue reading E3 2018 – Team 17’s indie lineup continues to impress

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Chuchel and No Heroes Here were some of my highlights from this year’s BIG Festival

It’s always a blast to go to any gaming event, really. That’s even more true when one takes place half an hour away from where I live and it happens to be as great as BIG Festival. This year’s edition was especially good, full of incredibly inventive indie games on the ballot for BIG’s top… Continue reading Chuchel and No Heroes Here were some of my highlights from this year’s BIG Festival

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Frostpunk takes home the top award at BIG Festival 2018

The Brazil Independent Games Festival (BIG) was certainly true to its name this year, bringing to São Paulo one of the biggest showings of indie games since its inception in 2012. Over 50 different independent productions were on display from all over the world, ranging in all sorts of genres and styles. The show was… Continue reading Frostpunk takes home the top award at BIG Festival 2018

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E3 2018: Highlights from the Xbox showcase

While E3 has always been a weird show, recent years have seen it evolve in some unexpected ways. Between companies leaving the show to hold their own events adjacent to E3 proper (EA), and the public being let into the show, this year and the last have been a strange time. Off-site demos were something… Continue reading E3 2018: Highlights from the Xbox showcase

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Swarmlake is a fantastic pick up and play arena shooter

My current high score in Swarmlake is 2,024 points, which amounts to almost 5 minutes of play. That might not seem like much, but for Swarmlake, an arena shooter from Dominique Greishofer (developer of the excellent Refunct), that's a long time. Swarmlake pits you against an endless horde of foes, testing your ability to survive… Continue reading Swarmlake is a fantastic pick up and play arena shooter

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Callum’s Top Games of 2017

It feels weird to celebrate how good a year 2017 was for videogames when it was a disaster in just about every other respect imaginable. It all feels so frivolous, you know? But then, given how truly awful and exhausting 2017 was, a distraction of any sort is exactly what we all need. I've tried… Continue reading Callum’s Top Games of 2017