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Gamescom 2017 Roundup, Part One

September 4, 2017 3:10 PM | Thomas Faust

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Gamescom continues to be an astonishingly huge event. So many people, so many games! We're going to cover a lot of those in the coming weeks and months. For now, here's just a tiny glimpse of the wonders available on the show floor and behind closed doors.

Rom's Truffle Trail - A Cute Puzzle Game Of Forrest Food Foraging

September 1, 2017 6:00 PM | Joel Couture

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Rom's Truffle Trail wants to teach you the ropes of woodland cuisine, as you'll be acting as an apprentice to Rom, our wise truffle-hunting pig. He knows where the good outdoorsy eating is at, and if you pay attention, he'll teach you the right combinations of foods to cram in your adorable mouth for the best tastes.

Just, you know, don't try to eat the moles. They don't go down easy.

Destroy Humanity With Turrets And Destruction In Tower Defense/Shooter Hybrid X-Morph: Defense

August 31, 2017 10:14 PM | Christian Valentin

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In fiction, when the aliens attack, we follow the humans under assault, our conventional weaponry and cities outmatched by technology well beyond our capabilities. Those underdog stories are often thrilling, but EXOR Studios' X-Morph: Defense isn't interested in letting you control the underdog. In this hybrid of tower defense and dual stick shooter, you control the arbiter of Earth's destruction, a powerful extraterrestrial force capable of devastating entire armies, leveling buildings, and unleashing gravity-defying weapons.

Tiny Echo - A Game Of Delivering Mail To All Manner Of Spirits

August 31, 2017 8:30 PM | Julia Couture

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The job of a courier isn't an easy one - and even more difficult when tasked with delivering to spirits that may require some extra work to get to. In Tiny Echo, players will be in control of Emi - the courier of said letters and tasked with solving any puzzles that may get in the way of delivering messages to the spirits of the undergrowth.

Laser Toting T-Rexs, Gatling Gun Giraffes, Soccer-Playing Bears Await In Battle Beast Simulator

August 30, 2017 7:00 PM | Joel Couture

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Beast Battle Simulator asks the hard hitting questions, like whether hippos with gatling guns would beat out fire-breathing gorillas, or if a brachiosaurus is any good at soccer (or at least better than a bunch of polar bears). With this title, you can answer those burning questions and more, setting groups of animals loose in absurd simulations to see who is the better fighter or soccer player.

Yeah.

Q&A: ACE Team's Edmundo Bordeu On Rock Of Ages 2 And The Road Ahead

August 29, 2017 4:25 PM | Thomas Faust

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Chilean studio ACE Team has made a name for themselves with some downright surreal releases ever since Zeno Clash came out in 2009. Their latest game, Rock of Ages 2: Bigger & Boulder, is no exception, having you take on all sorts of historical figures as a giant rolling rock and wreaking havoc in the process. I met with Edmundo Bordeu, one of the studios founders, to talk about their new release and what lies ahead for ACE Team.

Trust No One To Survive An Antarctic Hell In Sci-Fi Thriller Distrust

August 29, 2017 12:50 AM | Christian Valentin

distrust.jpg An alien evil stalks a group of survivors in the wintry expanse of Antarctica, threatening to overwhelm their defenses as hunger and the elements wear them down. This isn't The Thing; it's Distrust, a new isometric survival game inspired by John Carpenter's sci-fi horror classic. But rather than the threat of assimilation, you'll need to fight against sleep to keep your group alive.

The Devil's Eights Is About Conquering The Circles Of Hell To Sweet Tunes

August 26, 2017 9:15 PM | Julia Couture

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The Devil's Eight is a boss-centric game where players can't simply grind their way up to defeat their foes, but instead must hone their skills in order to advance. On top of these invigorating battles, bosses will have their own design, as well as music that works in tandem with their attacks, giving each circle of Hell a different feel than the last.

The World's Punniest Detective Is Back On The Case With Bertram Fiddle Episode 2

August 25, 2017 7:00 AM | Joel Couture

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Note: Editor has done no objective research into the number of puns across adventure titles.

But The Adventures of Bertram Fiddle Episode 2: A Bleaker Predicklement IS very punny. And filled with hijinks galore, lowjinks aplently, and midjinks in indeterminate amounts as renowned odd-nosed detective Bertram Fiddle takes up crime-solving again after being accused of a murder he did not commit.

All The Perks Of Dog Ownership Comes To RoVR In The Form Of A Furry VR Companion

August 24, 2017 9:00 PM | Julia Couture

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Allergic to dogs, but hopelessly in love with them? RoVR will solve your problems, and all you need is a VR headset. There are a wealth of activities to enjoy with your pudgy pal, ranging from simple tasks like bathing to dog agility courses! If you love dogs, this is a game you don't want to miss out on! I mean, you can throw the pup a party - it doesn't get much better than that.

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