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Even Prices May Die: Magrunner Free In GOG Sale

"Well worth the price of admission," our Jim said of first-person puzzler Magrunner: Dark Pulse. He had a few reservations, sure, a little dissatisfaction, yes, but overall enjoyed the charms of "Portal with magnets and Cthulhu." If it was worth parting with your hard-earned money for, why, one would need to have their mind warped by exposure to impossible horrors to not get it for…

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Modern Murder-Solving: Sherlock Holmes’s E3 Trailer

Since Frogwares started making Sherlock Holmes video games in 2002, Hollywood and the BBC have made Arthur Conan Doyle's detective once again exciting, dangerous, mysterious, dark, cool, and, you know what, maybe just a little bit sexy. He's gained a fanbase far beyond exclusive organisations which eat expensive dinners. Now you find yourself in the awkward position of watching something Sherlockian on Boxing Day when…

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Dostoevsky’s Deerstalker: Crimes & Punishment

I can't have been the only person in the world who found The Testament of Sherlock Holmes thoroughly entertaining, can I? They probably wouldn't keep making the damned things if that were the case, but I don't know anybody else who enjoys Frogwares' Holmes adventures. There have been some rough entries over the years, but between Lovecraftian insertions, uncanny Watson and some clever deductive techniques,…

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Feature: How do they work?

Magrunner: Dark Pulse review

There are some games I can see coming from over the horizon. The glow of burgeoning hype - and sometimes the glow of special novelty, or sheer awesome - is so bright that you just can't miss them. Other games, hmm, they pretty much have to be on the same street before I spot them. Whether they will then turn my head as they pass,…

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Feature: "Everything goes better with Cthulhu!"

Interview: 3AM Explain Magrunner – Dark Pulse

As the first-person puzzler genre consolidates its form following the genre-cracking aftershocks of Portal, there are now a number of pretenders insisting that they are far more than mere footnotes to the Valve masterpiece. One of these is 3AM's Magrunner: Dark Pulse, which throws its first-person tools into the terrifying maw of a Cthulhu mythos story set in a physics-warping magnetic future. With the game…

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Feature: Holmes, Sweet Holmes

The Testament Of Sherlock Holmes review

I love all things Sherlock, from Arthur Conan Doyle's literary adaptations of Jeremy Brett's fascinating life and times to Humpledink Bundlesnatch’s modern man interpretation of the great detective. Actually, I'm not keen on the Guy Ritchie version , so to be correct, let’s say I love most things Sherlock. Frogwares’ adventures have been a mixed bag, mostly coffee creams, but I’ve found some of the…

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Point And Click This News: Sherlock And Deponia

In a never to be repeated adventure game news roundup, I bring you trailers and release dates for two - count 'em - two adventure games of the pointing and clicking variety. First up is The Testament of Sherlock Holmes in which the the world's first consulting detective goes on a murder spree. Or perhaps he doesn't and the whole thing turns out to be…

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Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened Remastered Demo

Walker's talked about the fact Frogware are "do"ing an improved version of their Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened previously, but there's now a just-over 500Mb demo of the game available. Also, in French. You can download it and play it and similar. This is becoming something of a trend, what with the Witcher's Enhanced edition and all that. And to that, we can say: Splendid. If…

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Sherlock Holmes Gets A Face-Lift

Frogwares are the latest the get on the respectable remastering train. Like a director who realises his film's special effects were a bit poop, and decides to do a better job for a later DVD release, a number of developers are looking back at their older games and realising how they could improve them. In this case, it's Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened, now released from…

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