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Baba is You

Baba is You
$18  Buy Link Comment

In Baba is You, each stage is a puzzle depicted as a crude drawing. But also inside the drawing are the puzzle’s rules, which exist as blocks of words that you can push, and thus change. So Baba doesn’t have to be You. Available for PCs and the Nintendo Switch.

Hypnospace Outlaw

Hypnospace Outlaw
$18  Buy Link Comment

Hypnospace Outlaw is a love letter to the modern Wild West that was 90’s Internet. You play an online moderator in an alternate 1999 where people can go online while they sleep. Police the primitive web, download apps, and customize your desktop.

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Power Rangers Battle Grid (Gameplay)

Power Rangers Battle Grid (Gameplay)
$20  Buy Link Comment

A 7-minute gameplay video of Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid. The tag-team fighting game looks like it could use better background music and flashier effects, but the combat looks solid, and it’ll be fun to mix and match the heroes and villains. Drops Spring 2019.

GameCube Controller

GameCube Controller

A guy can’t find the remote for his TV, but while he searches between the couch cushions, he stumbles onto the controller for his old Nintendo GameCube. However, when he plugs it in, it works just a little differently than we remember in Guaranteed Video’s silly sketch.

Halo Master Chief for Windows

Halo Master Chief for Windows

Halo: The Master Chief Collection is coming to Windows via the Microsoft Store and Steam. The collection will be released in parts, and consists of Halo: Reach, Halo, Halo 2, Halo 3, Halo 3: ODST, and Halo 4. The games will support 60fps, 4K and HDR.

Diablo 1 Re-release

Diablo 1 Re-release
$10  Buy Comment

Good Old Games worked with Blizzard to release an updated copy of the classic action RPG Diablo. The game now supports Windows 7, 8.1, and 10. It has support for higher resolutions as well as a lot of bug fixes. As with all GOG games, it is DRM-free.

Ready or Not (Trailer)

Ready or Not (Trailer)
$40  Buy Link Comment

Ready or Not is a first-person tactical shooter that focuses on realism. You play as a SWAT officer armed with both lethal and non-lethal tools. It will have a story mode, co-op and PVP multiplayer modes, and an intriguing commander mode where you direct A.I.

Tetris: Big Band Cover

Tetris: Big Band Cover

The 8-Bit Big Band is back with another phenomenal cover of a classic video game tune. This time, they take on block-stacking fun of Tetris, adding a bit of swing and a cinematic flair to the Soviet-era sounds of the theme song.

Lexip Pu94 Gaming Mouse

Lexip Pu94 Gaming Mouse
$130  Buy Link Comment

The gaming version of Lexip’s groundbreaking 3D mouse. Like its predecessor, the Pu94 doubles as two joysticks – it’s body acts as one, and it also has a thumbstick. Its software lets you map not just movement but keys and macros. It also has replaceable ceramic feet.

The Division 2 (Trailer)

The Division 2 (Trailer)
$60  Buy Link Comment

The sequel to Ubisoft’s looter shooter takes place shortly after the events of the first game. The Division 2 is set in the summer in Washington D.C. The game packs more balanced weapons and gear, a revamped skill system and a new clan option for multiplayer.

Making SNES Music

Making SNES Music

While the Super Nintendo system provided us with countless hours of memorable gaming, it turns out that making music for its games was extremely difficult given the system’s memory limitations. The Nerdwriter explores some of the clever workarounds composers employed.

Trine 4 (Trailer)

Trine 4 (Trailer)

After switching to 3D in Trine 3, Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince returns to the tried and tested 2.5D action platforming design. The game has a new combat system, new skills and local and online multiplayer. Coming to Windows, Xbox, PS4 and Switch for $30.

Cooler Master MK850 Keyboard

Cooler Master MK850 Keyboard
$200  Buy Link Comment

Cooler Master’s new flagship gaming mechanical keyboard. The MK850 has eight keys that use Aimpad’s light-sensing analog technology, making them pressure-sensitive in supported games. The keyboard also has two programmable scroll wheels and a light bar.

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Moving Out (Trailer)

Moving Out (Trailer)

The party game Moving Out puts you in the role of a mover and a thief. You have to move furniture and other objects through an array of hilarious and challenging obstacles, alone or with a friend. Coming to Windows, Mac OS and consoles in 2019.

Game Burger Advance

Game Burger Advance

Would you like fries with that? Master of retro-style gadgets Love Hultén shares one of his more whimsical creations – a handheld game system that looks like a cheeseburger. Unlike most of his creations, he shared a making-of video this time around.

G-Story Portable 4K Monitor

G-Story Portable 4K Monitor
$329  Buy Comment

G-Story’s portable 15.6″ 16:9 4K monitor is designed especially for gamers. It has a 60Hz refresh rate but it also supports AMD FreeSync to combat screen tearing. It has a 12ms response time and supports HDR. It has an HDMI port, a USB port and a USB-C port.

Rage 2 (Gameplay)

Rage 2 (Gameplay)
$60  Buy Link Comment

A 9+ min gameplay video for the first-person shooter Rage 2. The video showcases some of the game’s quirky and powerful weapons, as well as tools, movement and platforming abilities. You also get a look at the game’s seamless open world. The game drops 5/14/19.

Casually Explained: Game Genres

Casually Explained: Game Genres

“If you look at FIFA 18 and compare it to this year’s version, you can see that they completely changed the number.” From sports to RTSes to RPGs to MOBAs, Casually Explained provides a brief and not very useful overview of some of the many types of video games.

Trials Rising

Trials Rising
$40  Buy Link Comment

The hilarious and challenging motorcycle platforming series returns to its old glory in Trials Rising. The game features a new Tandem Bike mode where two players control one bike. It’s available on PC and consoles, with the latter launching with two expansion packs.

Arcade Business Card Holder

Arcade Business Card Holder

Love Hultén creates some truly wonderful retro-inspired arcade machines, computers, and other electronics. His latest build is a business card holder – but it’s anything but ordinary, with a tiny, functional arcade machine built into it. We need this right now.

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Pokémon Sword & Shield

Pokémon Sword & Shield
$60  Buy Link Comment

Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield are the next mainline Pokémon games. Made exclusively for the Nintendo Switch, the games will feature an all-new region, new Pokémon, and beautiful cartoon-style 3D graphics. Both games will drop late 2019.

Fallout T-51 Power Armor Speaker

Fallout T-51 Power Armor Speaker
$150  Buy Link Comment

Based on the highly-advanced power armor from the wasteland, this blacked-out Bluetooth wireless speaker is sure to make a statement sitting on your desktop. It stands 7″ tall, and features a gesture control system, much like the one you’d find in a 6-figure BMW.

Logitech G MX518 Gaming Mouse

Logitech G MX518 Gaming Mouse
$60  Buy Comment

Logitech has brought back its beloved MX518 gaming mouse. The 2019 version retains the shape and glossy finish of the original, but adds a new optical sensor and processor for a more responsive experience. Dedicated buttons let you switch DPI settings on the fly.

Super Mario Maker 2

Super Mario Maker 2
$60  Buy Link Comment

Put on your hardhat and practice your supervillain laugh, because Nintendo’s platformer creation game is back. Super Mario Maker 2 for the Nintendo Switch has new tools, courses and features to help you build fun or frustrating stages. Drops 06/2019.

Jaws Board Game

Jaws Board Game

The upcoming Jaws board game has one player as the titular shark while up to three other players step in the role of Quint, Brody and Hooper. The shark player will attack swimmers and the heroes’ boat, while the humans try to find the shark and anticipate its next attack.

Tetris 99 for the Nintendo Switch

Tetris 99 for the Nintendo Switch

A chaotic 99-player spin on Tetris. Each line you complete lets you send Garbage Blocks to other players, and vice-versa. You can make your attacks more targeted, and you gain bonuses in attack or defense as you defeat others. (Note: video contains PG-13 language.)

Link’s Awakening for Switch (Trailer)

Link’s Awakening for Switch (Trailer)

The beloved adventure game for the Game Boy is getting a very cute and quirky 3D remake. Gather eight magical instruments, awaken the Wind Fish and escape in The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening for the Nintendo Switch. Coming 2019.

MP40.

MP40.

Ahoy resumes his engaging series on firearms with the MP40. Created in Nazi Germany, this submachine gun became both a symbol of evil and rebellion in pop culture. Despite its brief real world usage, it has become one of the most recognizable guns in shooters.

Conviction: An Anthem Trailer

Conviction: An Anthem Trailer

Neill Blomkamp (District 9, Chappie) presents a dramatic live-action promotional clip for the upcoming game Anthem. It’s way more sizzle than steak, but man it’s some good sizzle. The game drops 2/22/19, so we won’t have to wait long to figure out how it plays into the story.

Game Dev and Design Bundle

Game Dev and Design Bundle
$39  Buy Comment

Why play video games when you can build them yourself? The 2019 Game Dev and Design Bundle will teach you the ins and outs of game development. You’ll learn Unity, C#, Mapbox, and more essential game building tools. Another great deal from The Awesomer Shop.

Paper Mario Bros.

Paper Mario Bros.

Fans of Nintendo’s classic 8-bit game will love this hand-drawn animation, which lovingly replicates World 1-1 of Super Mario Bros. Kisaragi Hutae 6 combined paper cutouts and line drawings in his notebook to create this awesome little stop-motion short.

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