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Rocket League’s Third Anniversary is Well Underway With Time-Limited Additions

Earlier this week, Rocket League kicked off its third anniversary celebrations, and boy did it ever bring new content - even if it is time-limited. The most important and/or biggest thing comes in the form of a brand new stadium. Except it's not brand new. In fact, those who played Rocket League's precursor, Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars, should be quite familiar with its layout. But that's just one of many new things/features/additions.
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In My Brother Rabbit the Imaginary World of a Child Fallen Ill Is So Much More

A child's imagination is serious business, and in My Brother Rabbit, it doubles as a much-needed reality escape for a child fallen (fatally?) ill! With the help her older brother, they decide to cope by... well, creating a rather odd and different world - completely separate from the one they live in, with a story of its own. A world we'll soon get to experience, giant mushrooms, melting clocks and all. A world that just might be what the siblings need to stay strong until treatment becomes available. Fingers crossed.
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39 Days to Mars Getting Free DLC Titled ‘Additional Victorian Adventures’… Soon!

Whether you've already finished the initial adventure(s) of Sir Albert Wickes and The Right Honourable Clarence Baxter in 39 Days to Mars or not, this is bound to be pleasing news (provided you've actually picked up and played the game, that is). I mean, honestly, more content for a game like this is always welcome - especially when it doesn't come with a price tag attached, as will be the case for Additional Victorian Adventures! Good stuff.
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OrangePixel Is Doing a Bit of Remastering With New Versions of Stardash and INC

If you've been a fan of indie games for the last half decade or so, chances are you've played one of OrangePixel's many creations: Gunslugs, Space Grunts, Meganoid, Groundskeeper2, Ashworld and loads more intriguing titles have come to be over the years. Suffice to say, this is one busy one-man studio, but these past few weeks it seems he's more focused on bringing back a couple of oldies with updates to Stardash and INC (both originally dating back some seven years). Very groovy.
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Not Enough Steam Reviews! January ’18 Edition

I know what you're thinking and no, you're not seeing double. For some reason Valve decided to put every month twice on the graph... at some point between the last time I screenshotted it and just now. Weird stuff, but ah well - it doesn't take away from the fact that there are still games with criminally low review counts on Steam, after six months. Oh, and we're in 2018 now, so let's hear it for the January 2018 edition of Not Enough Steam Reviews!
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MAGS July Carries a “Shocking” Theme For Aspiring Adventure Makers of All Ages

Looks like we're moving on from summer stuff with this month's MAGS. Unless of course... thunder storms? Yeah, suppose those could be part of this overly sunny season, and heck, there's probably a way to fit one under the "Shocking" theme. So there ya go. Just remember to have it submitted by the end of the month, and don't forget to go out and enjoy the summer. What little remains, anyway. Winter is coming!
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Echoes of the Fey: The Last Sacrament to Mix Visual Novel With Tabletop RPG… Soon!

It's been a while since we were introduced to Sofya Rykov in Echoes of the Fey: The Fox's Trail. Years, in fact, and several of them. As for exactly what she's been up to since... well, who knows? We will get to go on another adventure with/as her soon though, in upcoming Echoes of the Fey: The Last Sacrament, and this time there'll be tabletop fun on top of the visual novel... stuff. Groovy.
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Dead Cells Adds Mod Support as Early Access Exit Rapidly Approaches

At this point, Dead Cells has pretty much cemented itself as a must-play game, in spite of being an Early Access title, based on user reviews on Steam. That last bit is about to change though, but before that happens, I suspect we'll see a lot of mods for the deadly 2D roguelike/metroidvania. I mean, it did get modding support fairly recently after all. Oh, you didn't know? Well now you do!
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Four-Color Craziness Returns With #GBJam2018 (aka. Gameboy jam 2018)… Soon!

Over the years there's been plenty GameBoy-centric jams, and while I only managed to cover some of them, what came to be during these is definitely on the groovy side of things. Obviously few, if any, entries were made to run on the original hardware, but that's not the point of such a jam. No, this is about mimicking the look/sound of Nintendo's classic handheld, and soon we'll have brand new examples of just that, courtesy of #GBJam2018!
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The Pen & Paper Game Jam Ditches Modern Technology In Favor of Old-School Creativity

Once upon a time, people made games without the use of fancy tech like... well, computers. No really! I'm being quite serious, and now the time is upon us to revisit that age. An age long gone, brought back - somewhat - with The Pen & Paper Game Jam. For those willing to put pen to paper, mess with cardboard, cut with scissors and measure with an actual ruler. "Archaic" stuff like that.
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AdventureX 2018 Opens Applications for Speakers, Exhibitors, Volunteers (Also, Kickstarter)

Told ya back in May that it was returning, so it's your own fault if you end up without a ticket to what is bound to be an absolutely phenomenal event, when AdventureX 2018 opens its doors in London, this November. Now that we're a bit closer to kickoff, a Kickstarter has been launched, and with it, applications for speakers, exhibitors and volunteers. Groovy stuff!
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Double Feature: INSIDE and LIMBO Hitting Switch On the Same Day, and Soon!

LIMBO and INSIDE may not have much in common in terms of story or visual aesthetic (okay so maybe a bit on the aesthetic), but both are 2D platformers, created by Playdead, seriously unnerving experiences, and... they'll be on Switch quite soon. Phew. Nintendo's pretty much destroying the competition in terms of indie support at this point, and I for one could not be happier!
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Dungeon Defenders II: Protean Shift Expansion Is Free, Awesome, Bit of a Game Changer

Everything old is new again in the latest - and greatest - Dungeon Defenders II expansion, Protean Shift. Everything. So much has changed, I'm not going to be able to cover everything in this article, or it would be several thousand words long. I will highlight some of the latest changes/additions to the popular tower defense, however. Oh, and just like the game, the expansion... is free!
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Point ‘n Click to Clear Your Father’s Name In My Burden to Keep, a 1940s Murder Mystery

The year is 1941, sun's barely showing, and... the mayor - James Scott - has been murdered! In his home, of all places, by your father of all people. Or so the authorities believe, but surely there's more to it in My Burden to Keep, right? One way to find out in this point 'n click adventure, which has you playing not only the part of detective Francis Dale, but also Gabriel Heinrich, son of the murder suspect.
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From Skyrim Mod to Stand-Alone: The Forgotten City Features a Murder Mystery… Across Time

It's not often that we get to experience murder mysteries with a time travelling twist. Not often at all. Much too rare, actually, so I for one am certainly pleased to share with you this little piece of news regarding popular The Forgotten City will be making the leap from Skyrim mod to Unreal Engine 4... soon. Or in other words, it will be a stand-alone indie game, rather than require Skyrim (something I'm sure carries more than a few restrictions, however awesome that darn Elder Scrolls game).
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Path of Exile Is Getting Ready to Party Better Than Ever Before

Over the years, Path of Exile has grown. A lot. To the point where meeting up with other people (in-game) has become... a bit of a hassle. This mostly holds true for newer players though, as these are more likely to have a hard time figuring out where this or that place that their friend is currently wreaking havoc is at. An issue that Grinding Gear Games will be solving in the near future, while also adding several other party-related quality-of-life improvements.
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Not Enough Steam Reviews! December ’17 Edition

For those wondering why this edition is a week late, well, I've been trying to come up with some way to restructure it... in light of Valve's recent idiocy. I'm sure you've heard how they "decided that the right approach is to allow everything onto the Steam Store, except for things that we decide are illegal, or straight up trolling". Yeah. Unfortunately, best I could come up with was to continue the way I always have (and focus on potentially great new Steam releases alongside Not Enough Steam Reviews!, now more than ever). That said, the show must go on, so here we go!
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PROCJAM Summer Is Getting Ready to Make the Sun Shine… Procedurally

https://cartrdge.com/atlas/procedural-generation
Can you make something? Well, of course you can, but... can you make something that makes something? Because then you're all set for PROCJAM, a jam with a focus on just that: making something that makes something. Too obscure? Essentially, what's on the menu here is 'procedural generation' - content created from an algorithm, basically. Oh, and this edition of PROCJAM comes with a summer twist (of sorts)!
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Fighting Fantasy Classics, the Ever-Expanding Gamebook Collection, Awaits On Steam

To say that Tin Man Games are a busy bunch would be an understatement. See, not only are they working on bringing their reimagining of The Warlock of Firetop Mountain to Switch, but just recently, the desktop version of Fighting Fantasy Classics saw the light of day too. No time like the present to be a Fighting Fantasy fan, that's for sure, and hey... first one's free!
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