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10 Under 10: The Best Short Games Of 2017

This year has delivered an abundance of excellent, massive gaming experiences. You can easily lose yourself for days in titles like Persona 5, …

How-to: Build a $35 retro video game console with Raspberry Pi 3 + RetroPie

The word “revolutionary” is used too casually these days. Real revolutions aren’t fast or frequent; they’re the product of many small changes slowly coming together to make a gigantic shift possible.<p>But thanks to declining prices and ever-shrinking mobile processors, computers are on the edge of an …

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Westworld is being recreated by Sims players

It was only a matter of time<p><i>Westworld</i> is an expansive, simulated world inhabited by artificially intelligent hosts, so it was only a matter of time before the series started to get recreated in <i>The Sims</i>.<p>On Reddit and YouTube, <i>Sims</i> players have begun sharing their creations with both the gaming and</i> …

Twin Peaks & X-Files Inspired Game "Virginia" Arrives on PS4, Xbox One and PC Next Month

<b>Virginia Demo Now Available on Steam</b><p>505 Games and Variable State, today announced Virginia, the enigmatic first-person thriller, will simultaneously …

Firewatch has sold half a million copies in a month and change

The walking and boombox pitching simulator, <i>Firewatch</i>, has sold over half a millions copies since launching in early February. We already knew the …

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The Best Indie Games Of GDC 2016

The Game Developers Conference in San Francisco is a mecca for intelligent talk about triple-A game design, but it also hosts a huge assortment of …

Stunning, Hand-Painted Puzzle/Adventure Game 'Candle' Coming in April

Announced as part of Daedalic Entertainment’s ‘Daedalic Days’, the colorful puzzle/adventure game <i>Candle</i> was also recently shown off at GDC. Created …

These Videogames Can Read Your Mind

New software will let games of the future learn about your play habits, and could use that information to game you out of extra dough.<p>Playing …

New NES emulator displays classic games in 3D

3DNES, a new web-based emulator for the Nintendo Entertainment System that displays games as if they were made in 3D, has been publicly released in …

Retrogaming

Our 10 Most Anticipated Adventure Games Of 2016

2015 was fantastic for gamers who love quality adventures. Life is Strange, Tales From The Borderlands, SOMA, Broken Age, and more helped form one of …

Indie Gaming

You Can Now Play Nintendo 64 & PlayStation Games on Your Mac

All-in-one game emulator OpenEmu has just received an update that allows you to play classic video games from PlayStation, Nintendo 64, Sega, Atari …

A very British disaster: How The Chinese Room made one of 2015's best video games

The only time I have ever seen a flying milk bottle was on the night of the 15th October 1987, when one passed impossibly by the window of my parents’ bedroom in Kent. The next morning, after the Great Storm had dissipated, everyone came out of their houses to survey the damage - fences, sheds, …

The ‘Poltergeist’-Inspired ‘Oxenfree’ Looks Like an Indie Gaming Essential

Night School's first title matches attractive art to creepy sounds and a story that sees a coming-of-age adventure take a turn for the terrifying.<p>Be fair, a lot of new video games look and play a lot like what you've seen before. Some gun sights and enemies to shoot at. A size-five …

Snapshot: Home (PC)

There are so many games out there we couldn't possibly review them all. Welcome to Snapshot, where we highlight games that might fall outside our usual coverage but are still something we think you should know about. Today: <i>Home</i> for PC.<p><i>Home</i> doesn't take more than an hour or two to complete – and …

Adventure Game 'Lost Echo' Gives You A Girlfriend To Find And A Gorgeous Sci-Fi World To Explore For $2.99 With No In-App Purchases

At first glance, Lost Echo is the story of a guy looking for a woman. But there's something else that stands out during that glance. The game is …

Rise of the Tomb Raider Story is 15-20 Hours Long, Dev Says

Crystal Dynamics has provided some context for just how big of a game Rise of the Tomb Raider is. Lead designer Mike Brinker says in a new interview that you'll be able to beat the game in about 15-20 hours, but that's only for a simple run-through of the story. To get "everything done," including …

Tomb Raider

Back To The Future: The Game - 30th Anniversary Edition Is Now Available For Digital Pre-order On Xbox One

<b>Content:</b> Back to the Future: The Game – 30th Anniversary Edition <br>Check pre-order price and availability in your Xbox LIVE region<p><b>Game Description</b>: …

Trivia app QuizUp is becoming a primetime TV gameshow on NBC

QuizUp, the trivia app that scored its creator more than $22 million in venture capital funding after a stratospherically successful launch in 2013, is getting its own primetime TV show. NBC is partnering with QuizUp developer Plain Vanilla games to make QuizUp America, an interactive gameshow that …

SOMA review: 20,000 leagues

Can the creators of Amnesia: The Dark Descent climb out from the shadow of that horror classic?<p><i>SOMA</i>, like the best horror fiction in other mediums, may contain monsters, ghosts and gore, but it isn't defined by them.<p>Five years ago, Frictional Games released <i>Amnesia: The Dark Descent</i>, a twisted take …

'Lands End' VR adventure game arrives October 30

Ustwo Games, the company behind perspective-based puzzle game Monument Valley, has confirmed that its follow up game ‘Land’s End’ will be available from the end of next month.<p>The title is Ustwo’s first full VR game, and uses a gaze-based mechanic for exploration and puzzles across the five in-game …

PS4/PC's The Witness Has a Puzzle You May Never Solve

It will be very challenging to achieve 100 percent completion on Braid creator Jonathan Blow's upcoming PlayStation 4 and PC game The Witness. Blow says in a new interview that the game has at least one puzzle that is so difficult that he thinks only 1 percent of players will complete it.<p>Discussing …

Puzzles

Puzzling through dreams in Rememoried

<b>Watch on YouTube | Subscribe to Polygon on YouTube</b><p>Some games hint at dream-like worlds. <i>Rememoried</i> puts you inside of one, and tasks you with exploring its surreal landscape, solving puzzles that rely on what can only be called dream logic to progress.<p>Watch us puzzle through the game's bizarre …

10 Great Party Boardgames

Boardgames can test your intelligence. They can be tactical, they can be strategic or they can just be simple and fun. Some boardgames offer a taste …

15 Exciting Adventure Games To Keep On Your Radar

Adventure games had their glory days in the ‘80s and ‘90s, dominating the PC market with titles like King’s Quest, Monkey Island, and Myst. Today, …