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Feature: Catus Aran

Gato Roboto review

Cats are adorable house pets loved by millions, but they're also fluffy little terrors. They can bring home their terrified, half-dead prey, lie down in really inconvenient places, or, y'know, press the one button that makes your spaceship plummet into an abandoned research facility. Gato Roboto is a cutesy platformer where you control Kiki, the house cat of a pilot name Gary, who is now…

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Metal Wolf Chaos XD throws down at the Fight House on August 6th

The headline does not lie - one of the boss fights in FromSoftware's Metal Wolf Chaos XD is a mech battle against an armoured, armed and re-branded White House. Despite arguably being the most American game on the original Xbox, its tale of a power-armoured US President liberating the nation one state at a time has been Japanese-only until now. Ported to PC by General…

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Feature: Katana Zero, My Friend Pedro nil

Katana Zero review

Katana Zero has the juiciest text boxes I've ever seen. During dialogue, words can imply the pace of speech by appearing letter-by-letter or thumping on screen one word at a time. Words and phrases can be highlighted in different colours, and can further suggest intonation by animating wavily or by each letter shaking as if terrified. When in conversation, there's a timer during every player…

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Feature: Fails to attain Equilibrium

My Friend Pedro review

My Friend Pedro looks incredible in animated GIFs. That's how I first encountered it, via a short clip which showed a man in a mask, hanging upside down from a zipline while he fired twin pistols in opposite directions. Now that I've played this run-and-gun platformer for myself I can confirm that this is one of many spectacular moves it allows you to smoothly and…

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My Friend Pedro kickflips into stores with a swanky cartoon trailer

Gun-fu platformer My Friend Pedro is out now, letting players stunt off a skateboard while ricocheting bullets off a flying frying pan, all at the behest of a talking banana named Pedro. Unsurprisingly snapped up by Devolver Digital, this has been a slow-burn passion project for solo developer Victor Ågren, operating under the studio name DeadToast Entertainment. Originally a flash-based browser game, it has evolved into…

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Croteam’s anniversary Steam sale includes a bargain bin VR bundle

Here's one for the space-goggles crowd to jump on. Croteam, the plucky studio behind the Serious Sam series and the lovely philoso-puzzler The Talos Principle, are running a 26th anniversary Steam sale for the next two days. While offering good deals across the board, the most surprising thing is a bundle of all their virtual reality games, currently going for 92% off its usual price.…

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Enter The Gungeon is this week’s Epic Games Store freebie

The silly, maddeningly tough and compelling Enter The Gungeon by Dodge Roll Games is the new giveaway on the Epic Games Store, and an easy pick for fans of terrible puns. Take the Binding Of Isaac (or any roguelike-like action dungeon crawler), clean up the blood, and stuff it with bullets to dodge and videogame firearm goofs. Descend into the six chambers of the Gungeon…

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Feature: Pull the other one

Devolver Bootleg review

What have those scoundrels at Devolver Digital gone and done now? Oh look, it’s Devolver Bootleg, a mixtape of the Punk IPA publisher's classics that someone left in their jeans pocket before a wash and now the musics all fuzzy and the track list is garbled nonsense. Also it’s one percent off, yeah, because screw…discounts? So, is this a delightful slice of performance-art-as-consumer-product brilliance? Or…

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Fall Guys is a multiplayer obstacle course of Takeshi’s Castle foolishness

Get one hundred people together in a wasteland their natural inclination will be to find guns and murder each other to pieces, the ongoing glut of battle royale shooters would have you believe. It wasn't always this way. Television gameshows like It's A Knockout, Wipeout, and especially Takeshi's Castle once showed us that dozens of competitors can come together to fanny about in weird minigames,…

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Carrion’s awful meatbeast picked up and petted by Devolver

That game where you play a horrible John Carpenter's The Thing squiggling through vents with far too many meaty tentacles and adding the biomass of hapless humans to your own, or Carrion to use the actual name you can never remember so you end up spinning long descriptions that start with e.g. "you play a horrible John Carpenter's The Thing", has found a fitting publisher…

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My Friend Pedro flips out on June 20th

Acrobatic bullet-time platformer My Friend Pedro is just two weeks away, after over five years in development. I've been keeping an eye on DeadToast's snazzy-looking shooter for a while, as its animated GIFs and trailers are always a joy, featuring a gleeful array of acrobatic ways to shoot a dude. Shoot them while kickflipping off a skateboard, hanging upside down from a rope or with…

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Katana Zero cuts deep with a brutal Hard Mode update

Katana Zero was a lovely game -- a side-scrolling samurai Hotline Miami -- but perhaps a little on the short side. Ending on a maddening cliffhanger, developer Askiisoft says there's more levels and story in the works as free DLC. Until then, they're putting players through the wringer. Two new modes were added in a big patch yesterday, Speedrun mode and Hard Mode. The former…

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Gato Roboto scampers into stores today

Put a cat in a big stompy mech suit and what do you get? Really big scratches in the curtains, probably, but also a neat looking monochrome Metroid-alike. Gato Roboto, developed by Doinksoft, is out today and looking adorable despite its high explosion quotient. As well as a big multi-functional robot suit, the cat can hop out of their armour in order to solve puzzles,…

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Meowtroidvania Gato Roboto pounces into stores next week

A cat in a little mech makes a lot of sense to me, from what I understand about cats and their love of all things cramped and enclosed. Our intrepid hero Kiki, then, is probably having the time of their life in Gato Roboto, getting to switch between all kinds of armoured suits. Though they might just wish they could take up residence in the…

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Observation review

I can't think of another game that has so quickly made me care so much. I'm staring at Emma Fisher, adrift in zero gravity after (another) unknown calamity has buckled our space station and briefly disabled my camera feed. I'm looking at what might be a floating corpse, aghast at the idea that I'm responsible for it. She isn't moving. She isn't telling me what…

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Epic Games Store starts its first big sale with a Stories Untold giveaway

It's a busy day over on the Epic Games Store. On top of the expected fortnightly giveaway - this time the excellent horror-adventure Stories Untold - they've launched their first big sale. You can snag Stories Untold here for free, and I highly recommend it even if point & click (or even parser-based) adventures aren't usually your thing. Developers No Code's upcoming followup, the space-disaster…

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Swords Of Ditto overhauls oh so much in Mormo’s Curse update

Charming roguelikelike The Swords Of Ditto today launched a big ol' free update, Mormo's Curse, adding and reworking heaps of stuff. You'll find new areas, new enemies, new items, performance improvements, bug fixes, and big changes to the overall structure of the game. Our former John (RPS in peace) liked a lot of the game's elements in our Swords Of Ditto review but wasn't sure…

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Nowhere is safe from Minit’s shark

Haunting the waterways of Minit's Groundhog Day-cursed island is an immortal shark with a penchant for snacking on one-bit bird creatures. Oceans, caves, streams - anywhere you take a swim, players can expect Minit Shark (doo doo doo doo doo). Except that wasn't exactly what the developers intended. Turns out, they didn't know until the last minute that a bug broke Minit Shark free of…

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Enter The Gungeon rolls out its final update today

Dodge Roll Games are finally putting their twitchy roguelike shooter Enter The Gungeon to bed, with one large final update, A Farewell To Arms, out now. It looks to be a significant free expansion, adding another set of guns and gadgets, two new playable characters (one purely random, one seemingly story-focused), a new level with its own boss and a new way to play: Rainbow…

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Heave Ho will ask you to trust your friends as far as you can throw them

Who among us has not at some point wanted to gently take our friends’ hands and then hurl them bodily across a perilous gap? That’s the aim of the game in Heave Ho, an upcoming cooperative grapple-and-fling physics ‘em up from French studio Le Cartel. Here, I’m slinging a trailer at you across the dangerous pit that is the internet.

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