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Cuphead Co-Creator Talks About Gameplay, Difficulty, and Ms. Pacman

Last Thursday, Chad Moldenhauer of Studio MDHR dropped by ID@XBOX to do a live chat on Xbox’s Twitch Channel for his upcoming indie title Cuphead. He took a few questions from viewers during the stream, and I took the opportunity to do a follow-up from my interview regarding some concerns I had about the game.… » 7/17/15 1:57pm 7/17/15 1:57pm

How Dragon Age 2 Taught Me To Face My Dragon: Depression

Last June, Io9 featured an “In Defense Of” article on Dragon Age 2 which highlighted the strengths the game had, despite less-than-shiny reviews originally received from critics and players alike. James Whitebrook’s article reminded me of the deep fondness I had for DA2 and inspired me to share my story on how being… » 7/13/15 1:34pm 7/13/15 1:34pm

Hotline Miami--Jacket Figure: The TAY Review

Kickstarter’s a place for all types of dreams: promising, unfulfilled, broken, realized. Some of those may be classified as Nightmares. The Kickstarter Hotline Miami Jacket Figure by Dennaton, Devolver Digital and Erick Scarecrow of ESC-Toy Ltd is the sweetest, most beautiful nightmare I never want to wake from. » 7/09/15 10:51am 7/09/15 10:51am

How A Deal With The Devil May Not Be Such A Terrible Idea for Cuphead

One of the most exciting announcements during Microsoft’s E3 press conference was not how Halo 5 would reshape the FPS genre, nor how Forza 6 would bring 500+ cars to drool over. And it definitely was not the new $150 Xbox Elite Controller. No other title took my breath away more than the indie game Cuphead. » 7/06/15 9:23am 7/06/15 9:23am

What 15 Minutes Of Playing For Honor Felt Like

I join the fray, sword in hand. I rush into the thick of battle. Amid the chaos I spot a serious threat. I wade through the carnage to him and we began to duel. Moments later, he is dead. Two more come to avenge him. I’m nervous. I know I won’t win. That’s when I realized it—For Honor has its hooks in me. » 7/01/15 12:10pm 7/01/15 12:10pm

A Lawyer Revisits Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Justice for All

When the DS port of Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney turned into a sleeper success in North America, an English release of its sequel could only be expected. Everyone was ready for more insane cases, more goofy characters, and more yelling into your DS microphone like a nutcase. What makes you feel more heroic than… » 4/30/15 9:40am 4/30/15 9:40am

A Beginner's Guide to the Souls Games

At the request of a reader and in a never ending effort convince everyone possible to give these games an honest try I've decided to try and put together a beginner's guide to the Souls games! I won't go into anything TOO complex since this IS a beginner's guide, but any specific questions you still have can be asked… » 4/07/15 4:30am 4/07/15 4:30am

The Many Literary Ventures of Code Name: S.T.E.A.M.

Code name: S.T.E.A.M. is an interesting game. The art style is something reminiscent of the Silver Age of Comic Books mixed with Victorian undertones. Gameplay wise it takes mechanics from two popular, yet very distinct genres. Regardless of how the game looks or plays, one aspect that really baffled me when the game… » 3/24/15 2:51pm 3/24/15 2:51pm