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The Last Tinker: City of Colors

The Last Tinker: City of Colors review: A perfectly charming, family friendly platformer

The Last Tinker looks like claymation, plays like a simple platformer, and is perfect to enjoy with the family (or by yourself).

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This War of Mine

This War of Mine review: Exploring the horrors of war through civilian eyes

This War of Mine conveys some horrific truths about civilian life during warfare, and it does so in a way that only video games can accomplish.

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OlliOlli

OlliOlli review: An enthralling puzzler disguised as a skateboarding game

Tony Hawk who? This skateboarding game turns America's favorite extreme sport into a puzzler, with excellent results.

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Defense Grid 2

Defense Grid 2 review: Still the best tower defense game, but the magic's missing

Defense Grid proves it's still the best tower defense series on the market, but that's mainly because everyone else stopped trying.

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Return of the Obra Dinn

Papers, Please creator's new game invokes Mac Plus era

Return of the Obra Dinn transports you to 1808. You're an insurance adjustor for the East India Company. And it's all done in 1-bit graphics.

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civ beyond earth primary

Civilization: Beyond Earth coming to Mac, Linux this holiday season

Mac and Linux users, prepare for launch and intergalactic warfare.

oculus crescent bay hands on demo

Oculus Rift 'Crescent Bay' prototype hands-on: A VR alien waved at me and I waved back

A virtual alien waved at me and I waved back. It's that good.

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wasteland rangers

Wasteland 2 review: A glorious post-apocalyptic love letter to old-school CRPG fans

Wasteland 2 embraces its CRPG legacy to become one of the finest--if bleakest--games released in recent memory.

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Spacecom

Spacecom review: A rousing game of strategy between a bunch of triangles

Spacecom strips both the mechanics and graphics of strategy games down to the barest of bones, but keeps a satisfying amount of depth.

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Logitech G910 Orion Spark

Hands-on: Logitech's G910 Orion Spark is a sparkly, color-changing mechanical keyboard

The catch? It doesn't feature Cherry MX switches. Also, it's awfully expensive.

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minecraft

Microsoft buys Minecraft maker Mojang for $2.5 billion

The rumors turned out to be true. Minecraft is about to become a Microsoft property.

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stop piracy

10 hilarious, brutally devious ways game developers punish pirates

The Sims 4's encroaching pixelization is the latest in a long line of hilarious anti-piracy efforts.

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A City Sleeps

A City Sleeps hands-on: This musical shoot-em-up will give you nightmares

Rock Band creator Harmonix has another new game and this time it's an ultra-hard shoot-em-up. Plus it comes out in October. We got a chance to try it out at PAX.

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Shadowgate (2014)

Shadowgate review: This castle still wants to kill you, 25 years later

Shadowgate is a remake of the 1987 classic adventure game of the same name, and it's still just as hard as ever.