Tagged With binding of isaac

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When most games today focus on streamlined experiences that promote steady progress, there’s something almost anachronistic about the roguelike, with its constant restarts and uneven level design. And yet it’s in this environment that the formula has blossomed and spread into countless different genres, precisely because of those factors. With this summer’s Dead Cells the latest of its kind to find success, it’s clear that there are still countless ways to tweak that formula into subtly different, compelling results.

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Two days ago I talked to Edmund and Danielle McMillen over Skype about their Binding of Isaac Card Game. The Kickstarter hadn't gone live yet. Edmund was uncertain that the Kickstarter would get funded. He talked about internet forum posters who were aggressively saying "no thanks" to the very idea of a board game, rather than a game of the electronic variety. Edmund was nervous.

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Back in 2013, Binding of Isaac fans turned the single-player game into a competitive pastime where multiple players raced against each other, live. Races involve two players facing off simultaneously, side-by-side, with each running through the game as fast as they can. That scene faded for a while, but now it's making a big comeback on Twitch.

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Sometimes you'll find yourself out of the house, with nothing but a laptop and a whole lot of time. And while laptops are getting more and more powerful, most are still low-spec machines when it comes to gaming.

But just because you're living out of home with an integrated GPU doesn't mean you have to be bored. Here's 13 games you can play on the potato-powered productivity device that is your laptop.

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Welcome to 2017, people. It's the first week back, which means it's the first week back for This Week In Games. And while there certainly isn't a whole lot as far as volume is concerned, one title in particular makes up for that in quality.

It's Isaac time.