Nex Machina Interview – Housemarque on Finding What Lies at the Heart of Old-School Arcade Shooters

We recently sat down and talked to one of the developers at Housemarque about what it's like to create a game that is so suited in the stylings of the past.

Finland-based developer Housemarque is leading the charge in 2017 to create games that are focused on simple but skill-based gameplay. Past titles like Resogun and Super Stardust HD have proven that games with easy barriers of entry but high skill ceilings can be addicting for long periods of time. Now, with the help of famed game creator Eugene Jarvis -- previously of Robotron: 2084Defender, and Smash TV -- Housemarque is developing Nex Machina, a new twin-stick shooter that once again relies on skill and quick reflexes to help you ...

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Resident Evil Film Franchise Is Getting Rebooted

The multi-million-dollar Resident Evil film franchise, based on Capcom's hit survival-horror series is set to get the reboot treatment. ...Read More

on May 21, 2017 6:03 PM
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Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition Is Free for a Short Time to Anyone Who Already Purchased the Original Game

Players who purchased the vanilla version of Ori and the Blind Forest have two days left to get their free upgrade to the Definitive Edition from Microsoft. ...Read More

on May 21, 2017 5:11 PM
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Hyper Knights Charges onto Steam with a New Launch Trailer

Hyper Knights is an overhead third-person hack-and-slash game, and just launched on Steam with a release trailer and screenshots. ...Read More

on May 21, 2017 4:53 PM
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New Shakedown Hawaii Trailer Teases Arcade Challenges

Shakedown Hawaii gets a new teaser trailer giving a glimpse its arcade challenges. ...Read More

on May 21, 2017 4:12 PM

Minecraft Nintendo Switch Review — Building On The Go

Minecraft Nintendo Switch Review — Building On The Go


on May 21, 2017 3:47 PM

Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition by 4J Studios is one of the best versions of the mass-popular franchise you can buy.

Minecraft is like a fine wine -- it only gets better with age.

Seriously, there are so many clones that try and achieve what Minecraft perfected nearly six years ago. Albeit most developers are looking to do it differently. I encourage them to continue, but no game has felt as good as Minecraft did and still does. Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition is no different....

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Ubisoft Spring Sale Live on Humble Store: Rainbow Six Siege, Assassin’s Creed, For Honor, and More

The Humble Bundle Spring Sale kicks off with some awesome savings on Ubisoft titles. ...Read More

on May 21, 2017 2:49 PM
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Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood Gameplay Shows Gorgeous New City of Kugane, UI and More

Square Enix gives a nice glimpse on Kugane in Final Fantasy XIV's expansion Stormblood. ...Read More

on May 21, 2017 1:16 PM
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Rumor: Square Enix Seeking Developers for Numbered Game of “Super-Famous” RPG Series

Square Enix might be gearing up to work on a new numbered title of one of its prominent RPG franchises. ...Read More

on May 21, 2017 12:16 PM
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PS4 Exclusive Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age Gets Tons of Beautiful 1080p Screenshots

Square Enix shows a large batch of screenshots of the upcoming Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age for PS4. ...Read More

on May 21, 2017 11:49 AM
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Screenshot Saturday Round-Up: Darkside Detective, Pine, Backwoods, Katana Zero, and More

For those that don't know: Screenshot Saturday is a weekly event where developers (mostly indie developers) take to Twitter with #screenshotsaturday and share their screenshots/gifs of their games to the world of the internet. ...Read More

on May 21, 2017 10:42 AM
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Rocket League Gets New “What a Save!” TV Spot Trailer

Today, developer Psyonix released a new TV spot trailer for its mega-hit soccer with cars game: Rocket League. ...Read More

on May 21, 2017 10:23 AM
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After Six Years NG:DEV.TEAM Announces 2nd Reprint of Indie Neo Geo AES Title Gunlord

For the hardcore game collectors out there, certain systems have a certain irresistible charm to them. Usually these consoles are obscure, being unsuccessful during their lifetimes. The Neo Geo Advanced Entertainment System (AES) is definitely one of ...Read More

on May 21, 2017 8:11 AM
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Nongünz Releases on PC, Mac, and Linux: Steam Launch Trailer Mixes the Gothic with the Guns

Developer Brainwash Gang recently sent out a press release celebrating the release of their game, Nongünz. If the umlaut wasn’t enough, this tough as nails roguelike oozes gothic atmosphere in the accompanying launch trailer. It’s currently available ...Read More

on May 21, 2017 2:42 AM
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Forecast for the Week Calls for Risk of Rain on PS4 and Vita via Limited Run Games: OST Also Avail

Limited Run Games is up to their old tricks of taking really good PlayStation games and getting them out in physical form. The lucky title this time is Risk of Rain, the roguelike platformer that first released ...Read More

on May 21, 2017 2:36 AM
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Ravenfield Paints the Town Red (and Blue) with new Steam Early Access Trailer

Ravenfield is one of those games that you're not sure what to make of at first. Developer SteelRaven7 has created a simple looking FPS that at first glance looks like a something a programming student wold make. ...Read More

on May 21, 2017 1:58 AM
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New PixelJunk Game Eden Obscura Gets First Gameplay Footage

Q-Games Creative Producer Baiyon Shows Eden Obscura, the mobile successor of PixelJunk Eden. ...Read More

on May 21, 2017 12:23 AM
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Bloodstained Ritual of the Night — Zangetsu’s 3D Model Revealed by Koji Igarashi

Koji Igarashi reveals the 3D model of Zangetsu, one of Bloodstained Ritual of the Night's playable characters. ...Read More

on May 20, 2017 11:34 PM
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Prime 1 Reveals New $800 Bloodborne Statue

Prime 1 Studios' newest statue features Bloodborne's main protagonist. ...Read More

on May 20, 2017 6:28 PM
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Kingdom Come: Deliverance PS4 Pro Support Confirmed; Will Contain Better Graphics

Yesterday, Czech Reublic-based developer Warhorse Studios confirmed it's upcoming Medieval RPG, Kingdom Come: Deliverance, will support PS4 Pro. ...Read More

on May 20, 2017 6:09 PM
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Timber Tennis Makes Its Way to Mobile; PC and Console Release Planned for the Summer

Timber Tennis is a Pong inspired sports game with a retro art style. ...Read More

on May 20, 2017 5:47 PM
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Momodora V Gets First Alpha Gameplay Footage; Might Come to PS4 and Nintendo Switch

Dangen Entertainment and Bombservice show off the first look on Momodora V. ...Read More

on May 20, 2017 5:37 PM
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Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 Is Coming to Nintendo Switch This Fall

Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 will finally land on Nintendo Switch this fall according to Bandai Namco. ...Read More

on May 20, 2017 5:23 PM
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Prey Patch 1.2 Leads to a New Recycling Glitch

Players have been finding numerous ways to break many of Prey's systems and mechanics. ...Read More

on May 20, 2017 5:16 PM
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Paladins Already Has Over 2 Million Players on Consoles; Total Player Count Now Over 11 Million

Recently, developer Hi-Rez Studios took to Reddit to provide an update on how its game Paladins is doing, as well as reveal a roadmap for the game over the next few months. ...Read More

on May 20, 2017 4:50 PM
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Destiny 2: Check Out 16 New Guns and How They Work

With Destiny 2 comes new guns, and more importantly, huge changes to the way the work. ...Read More

on May 20, 2017 3:33 PM

The Walking Dead: A New Frontier: Episode 4 Review — No Hard Feelings

The Walking Dead: A New Frontier: Episode 4 Review — No Hard Feelings


on May 20, 2017 2:45 PM

Leading into the finale, Telltale Games delivers an episode filled with tough decisions in Episode 4 of The Walking Dead: A New Frontier.

With only one episode left to go, The Walking Dead: A New Frontier is racing to the end with a lot hanging in the balance. Aside from the hordes of Walkers that have loomed over the series since it first began with Season One, Telltale Games' The Walking Dead has instead proven that often its most dangerous conflicts are emotional, rather than supernatural. That factor comes to a head in the season's penultimate episode....

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Nintendo Switch/3DS Exclusive Mighty Gunvolt Burst Gets First Gameplay Footage Showing a Level

Inti Creates shows off Mighty Gunvolt Burst for Nintendo Switch and 3DS in the first gameplay footage. ...Read More

on May 20, 2017 1:44 PM

Injustice 2 Review — One of the World’s Finest Fighting Games

Injustice 2 Review — One of the World’s Finest Fighting Games


on May 20, 2017 1:40 PM

Injustice 2 is an excellent fighting game for PS4 and Xbox One where players can once again pit their favorite DC Comics characters against each other.

I have been a huge fan of comic books since I was a kid, so I am always happy to see the great strides DC has taken in video games over the past decade. We have gotten four great Batman: Arkham games, three simple (but fun) Lego: Batman/DC Super Heroes games, and in 2013 we even got a fighting game featuring exclusively DC comics characters -- Injustice: Gods Among Us....

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Pokémon Developer Asks for Fans’ Support to Port Giga Wrecker to Other Platforms

Giga Wrecker Director hints that ports to other platforms might depend on fan feedback and support. ...Read More

on May 20, 2017 12:55 PM
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Overwatch Competitive Play Season 5 Release Date and Details Announced

Blizzard announces the start date and time for Overwatch's competitive play Season 5, as well as the end dates and rewards for Season 4 ...Read More

on May 20, 2017 12:18 PM