Think a game needs to have humanoid shapes or faces to generate fun cosplay? Look at this awesome Threes couple and think again.
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Video game movement is the best, isn't it? Jumping higher than possible in reality, dodging, rolling and sprinting with impossible smoothness across precise vectors... it's no wonder you get limitations like a double jump or short dash distances. Fenix Rage takes those strictures away, giving you infinite dash and infinite jumping. It's the kind of game where you need it.
Some games ask you to shoot, jump or strategise in ways that are similar to what you've done. Sure, there may be unique tweaks designed to pique your interest, but you mostly go in knowing what to expect. Other games are different deep down in their DNA, challenging the way you do even the simplest things. Miegakure's got four dimensions instead of three so, yeah, it's one of the deep-down-different ones.
Video: Hyper Light Drifter, a game we've been psyched about since we first saw it on Kickstarter last year, continues to look great. Here's some new hands-on video, straight out of PAX East 2014.
Video: Check out this awesome musical cosplay from PAX East 2014: it's the Barbershop Quartet we see at the start of BioShock Infinite. (via Matthew B)
Five years ago, Spider: The Secret of Bryce Manor became an instant classic in the iPhone games library. The moody, wordless experience turned players into multi-legged predators wending their way into creepy environments and a foreboding meta-story. That game's sequel won't just be debuting on iOS; it will be on Android, PC, Mac and Linux. It might even show up on consoles. And when Spider: Rite of the Shrouded Moon comes out, it will be pulling in the real world with it.
Usually, games that happen beyond Earth's atmosphere take you to planets teeming with life. Meeting creatures with tentacles where hair or hands should be or with strangely angled mandibles isn't uncommon in sci-fi games. But, none of that happens in Elegy for Dead World, which we got a chance to see at PAX East this year. Everything that ever lived on these planets is long-deceased and you have to tell the cosmos what you think happened to them. And you have to use poetry to do it.