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Playdate is an adorable handheld with games from the creators of Qwop, Katamari, and more

Panic made its name through high-end Mac software, but more recently, the company moved into gaming, publishing indie hit Firewatch and the upcoming Untitled Goose Game. Now, the developer is expanding its work in games and moving in a very unexpected direction. Today, Panic unveiled Playdate, a tiny, yellow Game Boy-like device with a black-and-white screen, a few chunky buttons, and… a hand crank for controlling quirky games developed by indie stars like Keita Takahashi and Zach Gage. The company says that it wanted to create “something truly different in…

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Meet Your New Neighbors in Creaks, Coming Next Year to Xbox One

At first glance Creaks may look like a dark game, but it’s actually a fun game about being in the dark. Just imagine yourself in a gloomy room. You notice a strange, sneaky figure standing in the corner. Naturally, you get scared, but once you turn on the light, you realize it’s just a harmless coat stand and suddenly, you feel relieved. And amused, perhaps. In Creaks, we turned this principle of imagination and ambiguity into game mechanics. For example, a dangerous looking guard dog will chase you on sight,…

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Monster Hunter: World and Prey Headed to Xbox Game Pass

April’s Xbox Game Pass additions will see such big titles as Monster Hunter: World, Prey, and Life is Strange 2: Episode 2 join the ever expanding list of games available for subscribers to Microsoft’s service. Announced by Xbox Wire, these games will become available on Xbox Game Pass throughout April and will be released in the following order; Prey – April 11 Continue reading… Read more: ign.com

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Fortnite is ‘the hottest game’ in years — and it’s new business model could turn the video game industry upside down (TTWO, ATVI)

Epic Games   Fortnite, a Battle Royale-style game, is stealing attention away from games like Call of Duty and Grand Theft Auto Online.  The game is 100% free on consoles, which presents a challenge to video game company rivals like Activision Blizzard and Take-Two Interactive Software. Activision Blizzard and Take-Two Interactive Software shares have fallen, but the dip in prices is a buying opportunity according to Jefferies.  Watch Activision Blizzard and Take-Two Interactive trade in real time. Epic Games’ Battle Royale-style game, Fortnite, is taking the gaming community by storm.  …

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Two years later, I still play ‘Overwatch’ every day — here are 7 reasons why I can’t stop

The best game I’ve played in 2018, and the best game I played last year, are the same as the best game I played way back in 2016. That game, of course, is Blizzard Entertainment’s masterpiece “Overwatch.” As Business Insider’s only reporter wholly focused on video games, I play as many as I can — but I always make time for “Overwatch.” It’s been the one constant in my gaming habit since it arrived back in May 2016.  Here are just a few of the reasons why, after literally hundreds…

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The 34 hottest video games you shouldn’t miss in 2018

Rockstar Games   Between “Super Mario Odyssey,” “PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds,” “Horizon Zero Dawn,” and “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild,” 2017’s game lineup was hard to top. But 2018 has some massive games of its own. From major new Nintendo games to highly-anticipated sequels, 2018 is full of promising new games. As such, we’ve put together a thorough list of games that should officially be on your radar this year. Perhaps we forgot your favorite game? Let us know! This list will be updated over time, and your contribution…

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