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Shahar Idan is a mechanical engineer by trade and a gamer by heart. Hooked on World of Warcraft since 2008, he is currently more of a casual gamer. Adores a game with a good story that can suck you in for a long while.

Gamedec preview: Crimes and punishment in a virtual world

Gamedec preview
We first played The cyberpunk RPG Gamedec at Gamescom 2019, where we met and spoke with the developers at Anshar Studios. After the game’s successful Kickstarter campaign, the devs have released a pre-alpha version to selected people. I had a chance to play through a small section of Gamedec and reach my own conclusions...

The Gunk by SteamWorld developer is an Xbox exclusive

The Gunk
Swedish indie developer Image & Form Games has announced it's heading on a new path with The Gunk - a 3D third-person action-adventure title. The developers behind the hit SteamWorld series have decided to change direction away from their 2D comfort zone, explore the unknown, and challenge themselves with new skills and mindsets. In fact, The...

Fort Triumph review: Where XCOM and Heroes meet

Fort Triumph review
With an exciting story, clever battle tactics, and plenty of humor, Fort Triumph is flying high. It loses some altitude due to rough visuals and repetitive gameplay. If you ever wondered what would happen if you mix the fantasy and strategy of Heroes of Might and Magic with the...

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla trailer and gameplay details revealed

Ubisoft has released the very first official Assassin's Creed Valhalla trailer. In the trailer, we learn the theme for the upcoming game and the name of the main character. We also now know more about the combat, character progression, and settlement management. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0Fr3cS3MtY Assassin's Creed Valhalla...

Streets of Rage 4 video brings back retro fighters from previous games

Streets of Rage 4 video retro fighters
Streets of Rage 4 Publisher Dotemu, together with co-developers Guard Crush Games and Lizardcube, is dropping more videos for us to droll over. Following updates regarding the revival of the classic beat 'em up and new characters, the latest Streets of Rage 4 video reveals we'll be able to unlock 12 retro fighters from...

West of Dead beta takes you to hell, and you’ll never want to leave

West of Dead exploration
West of Dead, the twin-stick roguelike shooter by developer Upstream Arcade and publisher Raw Fury, is now in open beta on PC and Xbox One. The game takes you to the grim and gritty world of Purgatory, where you step into the shoes of dead man William Mason. Why you're there, and where "there" is, are unclear...

Dandara: Trials of Fear Edition is everything DLC should be

Dandara: Trials of Fear Edition
Developer Long Hat House and publisher Raw Fury have released a new content update for the highly recommended, award-winning 2D Metroidvania Dandara, called Dandara: Trials of Fear Edition. The additional content was released as a free update to those who already possess a copy of Dandara, to celebrate the game's second anniversary.

Streets of Rage 4 video reveal new fighter and multiplayer details

Streets of Rage 4 multiplayer
Streets of Rage 4 publishers Dotemu, together with developers Guard Crush Games and Lizardcube, has released a new gameplay trailer for the revived beat 'em up. The video reveals a new fighter named Floyd, who, like Jax from the Mortal Kombat series, is armed with two powerful cybernetic arms (pun intended). His mechanical punchers were...

In Hardspace: Shipbreaker, you cut up old spaceships and hope not to die

Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak developer Blackbird Interactive, together with publisher Focus Home Interactive, has announced Hardspace: Shipbreaker. Hardspace: Shipbreaker is a sandbox game with true-to-life physics that's all about blowing things up in space while you creatively deconstruct spaceships. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDPgI9vkmYg The gameplay, shown in the Hardspace:...

Gun store management Metroidvania Neon Blight is now on Kickstarter

Neon Blight is a 2D cyberpunk rogue-lite developed by a single indie developer named Enrique Poirier. Poirier describes his game as a rogue-lite gun store management sim. You juggle between managing and expanding your shop, and fighting through dangerous dungeons to collect more weapons to sell. This cyberpunk "Moonlighter meets Enter...

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