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Live-action VN 428: Shibuya Scramble is bound for PC

Tell me if you're heard this one before; a former gang leader, a detective, a scientist, a journalist and a fuzzy cat mascot walk into a bar... Okay, that one loses something in translation, but it's a great set-up for an FMV thriller. Chunsoft's visual novel 428: Shibuya Scramble made a splash when it launched in Japan in 2008, and it's now headed westwards to PC this…

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Ark: Survival Evolved going underground in Aberration

The first expansion for craft-o-sandbox survive 'em up Ark: Survival Evolved [official site] arrived while the game was still in early access, which was a funny move. But since Ark properly, fully launched this week, hey here comes another expansion. Developers Studio Wildcard today announced Aberration, which will explore the caves of a busted Ark filled with weird monsters. Along with new creatures like that…

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Pow! The King of Fighters XIV hits PC

A sage said long ago, "3D comes for all men." We didn't understand because we didn't have computers, geometry, or numbers back then, but now it's clear they were foretelling the conversion of 2D video games into 3D. Fighting game series The King of Fighters tried to escape its fate by clinging to 2D when its rivals when 3D but ah, you can't run from…

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King of Fighters XIV punching to PC in June

Having made the transition from 2D pixellated punching to 3D dropkicking, The King of Fighters XIV will next come from consoles to PC. Developers SNK have announced a June 15th release date for what they're imaginatively calling The King of Fighters XIV Steam Edition [official site], which will be ten months after the PlayStation 4 release. Hey, after years of catch-up, they are closing the…

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Zero Escape: Zero Time Dilemma Released On PC

Say, do you like life-or-death decisions, puzzles, room escapes, and murderous scenarios which force you into all of the aforementioned? If so, do have a look at Zero Escape: Zero Time Dilemma [official site]. The third and final game in the horror trilogy started by Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors has launched on PC - only two days after the Vita and 3DS releases.…

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Solve Murders, Befriend Schoolgirls: Danganronpa Out

Fifteen students are trapped inside a school and told they may only leave if they murder another student and can get away with it. As one of the students, Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc [official site] will have players investigating each murder, searching for clues, interviewing people, and trying to win folks over to catch the killers. That's a fine premise that, isn't it? Then people…

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A Boy And His Blob Bouncing Onto PC

As magical childhood friends go, a wee alien blob which transforms into different objects when it eats jellybeans is a pretty good one. He's the co-star of A Boy and His Blob [official site], WayForward's re-imagining of ye olde A Boy and His Blob: Trouble on Blobolonia (cracking subtitle, that) from the NES in 1989. The adorable puzzle-platformer debuted on Wii back in 2009, and…

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Bloody Ports: BloodRayne Betrayal Rising Next Week

I remember when vampires were cool, before they were ruined by girls with their soft emotions and squishy bits. Vampires should wear uncomfortable amounts of PVC, have names like Sisters of Mercy song titles, pose moodily on rooftops, and kill loads of soldiers in slow-motion. Not, I don't know, sparkle or something? They sparkle now, don't they? And hold hands? And we're supposed to want…

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Victorian Steampunk: Refuelling The Chaos Engine

When is it acceptable to do an excited dance upon seeing a thirty second teaser trailer that contains little more than some floating faces and a game title? Well, permit to take the floor and perform a prim fandango because when the video in question heralds a remake/reboot of top-down steampunk shooter The Chaos Engine, I cannot help but celebrate. The original, from the minds…

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