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The New Breed #8: More local producers you need to hear - inthemix

Google News - Sat, 05/03/2014 - 00:25

The New Breed #8: More local producers you need to hear
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If a lot of young artists are the sum of their influences, you'd have to think that everything that's shaped Melbourne upstart Toriku ranges from frenetic bass music to marathon sessions playing the mini-games in Final Fantasy VII. With just a handful ...

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Browser Pick: crawling for your life in Lucas Mattos and Joao Brant's Under Pressure

IndyGames.com - Fri, 05/02/2014 - 21:39

Lucas Mattos and Joao Brant explore a very claustrophobic "beneath the surface" theme for their Ludum Dare entry, Under Pressure. The mood is intense, and the gameplay presents a couple neat ideas for spending all your time crawling in a constricting place.

There are a few woah moments to this disaster survival game I don't want to directly spoil, but every time my character fell further beneath the surface, I cringed slightly for his pain. The game deploys mouse-based controls when your character wants to feel and interact with his surroundings. Despite its sometimes finicky movements, it's an interesting way to make you feel more immersed by searching with the mouse, instead of simply pressing a button until you interact with something.

You'll probably die a few times, but not all of us can make the best decisions when under pressure like this.

[Play Under Pressure]

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Enjoy This Week's Sixteen New Gaming Wallpapers

Kotaku - Fri, 05/02/2014 - 18:56

Batman: Arkham Origins by Auto Reply is one of this week's selection of 16 gaming wallpapers, including Child of Light, Dark Souls, and Skyrim featuring the Crysis Nanosuit Mod.

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Opening A Soda Bottle With A Chainsaw Is a Terrible Idea

Kotaku - Fri, 05/02/2014 - 15:00

File this under "don't try this at home, kids"—this is the sort of thing that's probably best experienced via YouTube.

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The 12 Best Games for the Wii U

Kotaku - Fri, 05/02/2014 - 14:30

Hail, ye Nintendo faithful! Loyal folk that you are, a Wii U now rests beneath your TV. The console's been around for one year, and there are more good games for it than ever. Check out the list below for the games that make the Wii U shine.

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Your Computer Probably Can't Make Crysis 3 Look This Good

Kotaku - Fri, 05/02/2014 - 14:00

Sure, games are slowly moving toward 4k resolutions, but what if you skipped that and went straight to almost 8 times larger than highest resolutions consoles can run right now? The result is incredible.

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Free iOS and Android Pick: escape over and over in Skipmore's Pixel Rooms 2

IndyGames.com - Fri, 05/02/2014 - 13:57

Teamed with Urara-Works, Synopsis Quest and Fairune developer Skipmore has released their latest freeware of funtimes. This sequel to last year's mini-escape collection Pixel Rooms has you solving 25 more traps, using almost every area of the screen and sometimes more than just your fingertips.

Give Pixel Rooms 2 on iOS and Android until at least the 3rd level to offer its twist on escape room puzzles. Most of you will probably beat my first-run time of 18:55'77, so go ahead and embarrass me in the comments below!

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Minimum is going to be free to play this weekend, Atari announced today.

Kotaku - Fri, 05/02/2014 - 13:47

Minimum is going to be free to play this weekend, Atari announced today. You can try to snag a code for the neat-looking shooter the publisher rescued from TimeGate's untimely closure over at GamePedia's wiki for the game. Learn more about the game here.

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There Are Already Mods That Make Dark Souls II Prettier

Kotaku - Fri, 05/02/2014 - 13:30

It was only a matter of time, really—and while this mod takes the "dark" part of Dark Souls to heart, it's still a joy to gawk at.

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You're going to die so much when Super Time Force comes out.

Kotaku - Fri, 05/02/2014 - 13:15

You're going to die so much when Super Time Force comes out. After giving us sublime trailers and a look at how you can play as a piece of poop, indie dev studio Capybara Games has announced that their time-rewinding action game will be out on May 14 for Xbox One and Xbox 360 .

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Don't Burn Titanfall Cards In Real Life

Kotaku - Fri, 05/02/2014 - 13:00

You might be slightly less eager to burn these actual Titanfall burn cards knowing that you won't magically get more after finishing a match.

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Grand Theft Auto V Plus Goat Simulator Equals Chaos

Kotaku - Fri, 05/02/2014 - 12:30

Grand Theft Auto V isn't even out for PC, and the game is already getting some very...unique takes from the modding community. Just take this one, which looks like a hybrid Frankenstein monster made of spare parts from GTA, Tokyo Jungle, and Goat Simulator:

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The Weirdest Things You Never Knew About the Making Of Flash Gordon

Kotaku - Fri, 05/02/2014 - 12:30

The 1980 Flash Gordon had so much promise. They had a budget, an all-star cast, and the filmmaker behind the 1971 classic Get Carter. They had Queen! How many shit-storms had to coalesce to create this altogether Perfect Storm of movie failure? Quite a few. Here are the weirdest secrets of the making of Flash Gordon.

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Famous Game Creators Are Fighting For Internet Freedom

Kotaku - Fri, 05/02/2014 - 12:00

The Internet is in danger, everyone. That sounds like kind of a silly thing to say, but it's true. While not yet set in stone, the FCC has made disconcerting plans to allow companies to divide this beautiful web of ours into potentially expensive tiers. Gaming stands to take a massive hit too. Here's why.

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Today in Crazy, Bizarre, Fascinating Kickstarter Projects, here's Billionaire Banshee, a game design

Kotaku - Fri, 05/02/2014 - 12:00

Today in Crazy, Bizarre, Fascinating Kickstarter Projects, here's Billionaire Banshee, a game designed to see what kind of weird fantasy creatures your friends will date. It's developed by Razlo Bailey, a designer who used to work at Harmonix.

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Browser Pick: In Sunk, drowning is inevitable

IndyGames.com - Fri, 05/02/2014 - 11:46

This simple, one-button Ludum Dare entry from George Broussard is all about fighting a losing battle against the waves.

You are a person stuck floating in the middle of the ocean. You begin with full stamina and breath, floating atop the sea. Soon, however, the sea rises, leaving you beneath the surface. You can spend stamina to swim upward, but you only have so much and it only restores itself when your head is above the water. Your breath also goes down while you're underwater, and having less breath affects stamina recovery.

The game is a balancing act between staying high in the water and not expending too much energy to do so. It's a sober sort of game, but one that lends itself to multiple playthroughs as you just try to beat your own best time. This Ludum Dare entry was made in under 48 hours, and the graphics and sound effects are well done. You can play the game in your browser with the Unity Web Player.

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Icepack Illustrated: The Last Straw - Philadelphia City Paper

Google News - Fri, 05/02/2014 - 10:21

Icepack Illustrated: The Last Straw
Philadelphia City Paper
Prior to performing her Dressed to Kill performance at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA, legendary diva Cher shares moment with Global Spectrum's Matt Homan (left), General Manager of Wells Fargo Center, and Brooke Cima, Event Manager. ... Let's ...

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Free keys for Pixel Piracy, 140, and Retrobooster

IndyGames.com - Fri, 05/02/2014 - 09:38

IndieGames and Interabang Entertainment bring you another FreekeyFridays which means another chance to win a set of awesome free indie games: Retrobooster from Really Slick on Windows and Linux (Humble), 140 from Carlsen Games on Windows and Mac (Steam), and Pixel Piracy from Solidust on Windows (Desura).

There are two ways to win this week:

Five sets of codes will be given for the raffle. Enter here:

Three sets of codes will be given for this Twitter contest: What is the most ridiculous food item you ever found in a game you played? Don't forget to #Freekeyfridays

Pixel Piracy Retrobooster 140

Freekeyfridays was created as a way to garner exposure for indies through giving away a mix of well-known indie games and up-and-coming titles.

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Storming the umpteenth castle with Day of the Viking

IndyGames.com - Fri, 05/02/2014 - 06:57

It's time to peacefully debate whether that horde of bloodthirsty vikings is allowed to get into the castle or not. Day of the Viking is a beautiful, utterly simplistic action game by Vorax Studios, whose presentation and game mechanics are close to the original Angry Birds and the like. As the own studio says, they've stepped out from their comfortable positions in the AAA industry -at least partially- in order to craft simple but extremely polished games. Just looking at Day of the Viking confirms that they are on the right track.

Let's keep it simple: there're a lot of pissed off vikings. They want to drink your mead and abduct your princess, but you have a castle and a terrific slingshot to defeat them. Clearly designed for touch interfaces, you can use your finger to catapult different kinds of missiles at all sorts of enemies, including flying dragons and monstrous viking war machines. Apparently they are preparing a PC version too, but there's no details about price yet (if it's not a free to play game). What's taken for granted is that the release is just around the corner, and we won't be waiting much before getting to play. More about the authors are at Vorax's Twitter and the game's website.

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