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Austrian retailer pulls Xbox One consoles amidst Gamepass announcement Austrian retailer pulls Xbox One consoles amidst Gamepass announcement

Just as Microsoft announced their plan to include all their new In-House games in their Xbox Game Pass subscription service the same day they launch, Austrian retailer Gameware AT reacted by pulling all their Xbox One consoles, quoting that “Why would we wanna put in the work into selling their consoles, when…

The Stranger Things mobile game is rad The Stranger Things mobile game is rad

Just in time for the upcoming second Season, Netflix released a tie-in game on the iOS and Google Play App store. Developed by BonusXP, the game presents itself in a typical retro-charm, something that ties in perfectly with the series 80s setting. There’s also plenty of 80s references to be found, whether its…

7 short Steam Summer Sale games under $5 that you'll actually play 7 short Steam Summer Sale games under $5 that you'll actually play

Another sale but the same dilemma: how to figure out what to buy? Let me give you some pointers about which games you will actually play instead of dumping them on the ever-growing backlog - all of them costing less than your lunch. Some of them might be a bit older, but none of them have aged badly.

Why the next Metroid needs to be more like Tomb Raider Why the next Metroid needs to be more like Tomb Raider

With the new Zelda fast approaching, it looks like Nintendo is revamping one of their franchise’s iconic gameplay and structure by eyeing open worlds like Skyrim. In my perfect world, big N would do the same with Metroid and would use Crystal Dynamics most recent games as inspiration.

A talk with indie game dev Sarah Hiebl A talk with indie game dev Sarah Hiebl

Sarah Hiebl is a young game developer from Austria who makes small experimental choice-based games. She took some time to talk to me why she likes questioning reality and what her next project is.

Forget Deus Ex: We are already cyborgs. Forget Deus Ex: We are already cyborgs.

Research indicates that we would at least be able to operate cybernetic implants. In reality we are already further down the line.

The Talos Principle tackles an unexplored subject in Cyberpunk The Talos Principle tackles an unexplored subject in Cyberpunk

The usual cyberpunk tropes are well-known in the video game world: Humans, cyborgs, androids, the human soul in face of artificial intelligence. The Talos Principle takes a step back from all that: If an artificial intelligence is created, how would we recognise it? Discover it? Prove that it is truly an intelligence,…

Fallout 4's music shows how pop culture coped with nuclear terror Fallout 4's music shows how pop culture coped with nuclear terror

How are there so many songs in Fallout 4 that fit into the games’ theme?

Mario & Luigi: Dream Team Mario & Luigi: Dream Team

The fourth instalment of the handheld Mario and Luigi RPGs sends our plumbing heroes into dreams. Luigis Dreams to be exact.

Spec Ops: The Line Spec Ops: The Line

“Can you even remember why you came here?”

Ether One Ether One

Exploring another persons memories like in the movie The Cell sounds like great premise for a video game, Ether One is the first game that truly lives up to that idea.

Gunpoint Gunpoint

Gunpoint has everything that makes an espionage thriller great: A freelance spy in a trenchcoat, a unsolved murder and … technotrousers?

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

I have been playing Zelda Games since I started playing video games, but a couple of years ago I stopped about two thirds through Twilight Princess. I liked the game, I just got sick with Zelda. Later I picked up Phantom Hourglass for the DS. It was similar there, I liked the game, but I couldn't bring myself to…

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