Fun on Two Wheels with Ride on the Edge 2

Hot off the asphalt for the Nintendo Switch, we take the new TT Isle of Man Ride on the Edge 2 motorcycle racer for a spin. While it’s not quite as visually impressive on the Switch as other platforms, its still a pretty wild ride.

 
 
Aliens and Rednecks Finally Together in the Astro Monster Show

Alien abductions are never this radical. Follow Redneck Ed as he fights to the death for the enjoyment of the crowd in the oddly hilarious Redneck Ed: Astro Monsters Show 2D platformer.

Cloudpunk offers Chill Blade Runner-like Experience

The Blade Runner-like world of Cloudpunk is expertly crafted and extremely beautiful for a futuristic urban environment. While the limited gameplay almost makes this game like a walking sim, it’s still a fun and rewarding experience.

 
 
Mysterious Magnet Mechanics Revealed in STEM Toy

The new GEOMAG Mechanics line of toys are designed to teach kids about different STEM concepts. This week we take a look at a fascinating new toy that delves into the mysteries of magnets.

Creepy Meets Cool in Dark Nights with Poe and Munro

With a perfect blend of campy and cool, the Dark Nights with Poe and Munro game plays more like a television show than a videogame. Sort of like the X-Files, Dark Nights will whet your appetite for the weird and haunted.

 
 
Extra XCOM Action With the Chimera Squad

XCOM: Chimera Squad is a tactical strategy game from Firaxis based off their XCOM 2 engine, but stripped down a bit and refocused so that there is a heck of a lot more action. You may be street fighting instead of trying to save a planet, but the gameplay is just as epic.

Snowy Siberian Survival in Help Will Come Tomorrow

Help Will Come Tomorrow is a strategy against all odds kind of simulation, in the vein of This War of Mine. Caught in a mysterious train wreck during pre-revolution Russia, your closest companions will be a train of strangers, starvation, wolves, marauders and the ever present cold.

 
 
Bouncing Along with WarriOrb’s Platforming Joys

WarriOrb is a fun platformer that blends a lot of different elements well. It’s a dungeon crawler at heart though, with smooth controls, great artwork, challenging enemies and a humorous backstory.

Trials of Mana: I Pwomise It’s a Vewy Gewd Game

The Trials of Mana is a fully faithful remake from the original story with much better graphics and a more thrilling, high definition soundtrack. As for the plot of the game, both good and bad elements make the jump, but for this title, it’s mostly good stuff.

 
 
Playing with Laeral Silverhand’s Winning Hand

Laeral Silverhand’s Explorer’s Kit is a small bundle of goodies for your Dungeons and Dragons campaign. It features a set of really beautiful arctic blue and silver dice, a fancy carrying case and adventure cards of Sword Coast people and places.

Chasing Brilliance and the Light In Operencia: The Stolen Sun

Operencia: The Stolen Sun is a unique tactical RPG with a plot based on Hungarian folklore. It’s also a visually stunning game with good voice acting, so definitely a must-play title for role-players looking for something a little bit different.

 
 
Shop Till You Drop in Exciting Crafting MMO Shop Titans

The unique concept of building out a perfect medieval shop for adventures works really well for the Shop Titans free-to-play MMO. Recently launched on Steam, with full cross-play to mobile platforms, Shop Titans is quite the shopping adventure.

A Little More Originality, Please

While he is not one to complain too much about good games, Skirmisher Sayatovich is getting a little bit tired of seeing pointless and excessive sequels that follow on to, yes, more of the same. Those titles tend to flood the game industry these days, and players are starting to drown.

GiN Game of the Year Winners

The world situation kind of upended the Game of the Year contest this time around. But many of you were able to vote, and we appreciate everyone who did. While there will be no physical ceremony due to social distancing restrictions, we did want to celebrate the great games that made the year so special. Here are your choices for the games of the year!

Save State Slays an Epic RPG and a Platformer

This week our intrepid Save State gamer embarks on the epic quest offered by Octopath Traveler. After a few too many hours in that lovely world, he completes the experience with the fiery Freedom Planet platformer.

The Aftermath of the Pac-Man Interview

So…that exclusive Pac-Man interview didn’t go so well, but ever-vigilant PR hound PorkRine tries to put a positive spin on it anyway, with mixed results.

Global TV Audience Watches F1 Champion Jenson Button Win Esports Series

Ex-Formula 1 World Champion Jenson Button, sports car legend Emanuele Pirro, and esports racing ace Erhan Jajovski were the big winners today as The Race All-Star Series fully charged by ROKiT phones raced into millions of homes around the world.

Honest Conversations About Minority Representation in the Game Industry

Our latest GiN Columnist Junae Benne talks with people around the game industry about minority representation in videogames, and the creative content rooms where games are developed and made. She finds an industry in transition, with a long way to go.

 
Pandemic: Boom or Bust for the Game Industry?

Business is booming for online gaming networks and equipment retailers during the COVID-19 lockdown, but spikes in usage also create challenges. We interview some leading game platform providers to see how they and their users are dealing with increased demand.

 
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