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Vampyr Life is Strange in This New Gameplay Trailer

Much in the way that DontNod’s stellar narrative adventure Life is Strange differed from their previous effort, the action-focused Remember Me, their upcoming gothic adventure Vampyr seemingly drops the drama-fueled lives of teenage girls in favor of exploring a creepy Victorian town and feeding on the unlucky passerby.

But there’s more in common than you might think.

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It’s the Freakin’ Weekend! What are You Playing?

A wise woman once said “you gotta get down on Friday,” and who am I to argue? I managed to get all of my school work done in a timely manner, so I actually have a free weekend ahead of me. Now I just need to figure out what to do with it.

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Xbox Games With Gold for September 2016 Announced

With only a week left in arguably the greatest month of the year (happy birthday to me, remember?), it’s no surprise that the folks at Xbox have already revealed September’s Games With Gold lineup.

As always, Xbox One’s Gold subscribers have access to four games, since every Xbox 360 title offered through Games With Gold supports backwards compatibility.

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REVIEW: Armikrog

Armikrog
Developed by: Pencil Test Studios
Publisher: Versus Evil
Available on: PC, OS X, Linux, PS4 (reviewed), Xbox One, Vita
Price: $9.99

Back in 1996, a little claymation adventure game by the name of The Neverhood captured a few hearts and became a cult classic among the point-and-click crowd. Although it eventually spawned a sequel in Skullmonkeys, leaving the realm of thought provoking adventure games behind and moving toward the more console friendly platformer may not have been what fans of the original were hoping for.

Recent plans to revive The Neverhood were met with roadblocks, but when the folks at Pencil Test Studios teamed back up with animator Doug TenNapel (Earthworm Jim, The Neverhood), it was like getting the band back together. Not only had they worked together on the cult classic adventure title, but began development on a brand new spiritual successor, dubbed Armikrog.

It’s unfortunate, however, that what came to be is one of the most joyless, forgettable adventure games I’ve experienced in a long while.

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REVIEW: ADR1FT

ADR1FT
Developer: Three One Zero
Publisher: 505 Games
Available on: Windows, PS4 (reviewed), Xbox One (releasing later)
Price: $19.99

After Adam Orth’s departure from Microsoft in 2013, he and his team at Three One Zero began working on a first-person adventure game called ADR1FT, which recently released on Windows and Playstation 4. Finding inspiration within his own life experiences, Orth wanted to create stories and characters that the player could relate with, despite the concept of space travel providing the low hanging fruit of a sci-fi narrative.

Going against the grain is a noble idea, but unfortunately these stories and characters get lost in the mix sometimes. However, despite this, ADR1FT’s stellar atmosphere, composition, and thrilling sense of space exploration make for a memorable and mostly enjoyable experience.

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Resident Evil VII: Biohazard Gets a New Trailer at Gamescom

Dubbed “Lantern,” the new found footage trailer for Resident Evil VII: Biohazard shows the horror series taking a drastic turn from its typical third-person horror/shooter roots.

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