Joe Danger is relaunching on iOS

Developer Sean Murray has a thread on Twitter as to why, and it gets you right in the feels. / a tip of the hat to Daring Fireball

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A video game of a man on a motorcycle, side view

Florence

I played this first on iOS when it launched and it's less a video game and more of an emotional interactive story. Now available on many platforms, I highly recommend giving Florence a try.

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A screen grab of a video game with a woman in an elevator looking at a mobile phone. A screen showing emoji texts she shares with her boyfriend

The Unpacking game

I would totally want to play this game of unpacking boxes even if I didn't realize there are over 14,000 sound effects so when you place something on a hard or soft surface it makes a different sound. Zen.

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Isometric pixel video game of a dorm room with cardboard boxes ready to be unpacked.

Season, a game about capturing that fleeting moment

Explore the world through the eye of a young woman recording the last moments of different cultures before they’re washed away. / via @colly

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A capture of a videogame with a female character centered in the scene with evening light

The story of Playdate

Podcast with Panic as they discuss how they came to make the Playdate with Teenage Engineering (now available for pre-sale!).

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A yellow handheld videogame console with a crank

More details on the Playdate

Like many, I'm super anticipating the release of this little yellow console. More details released today include the game editor, font editor, the first batch of games, a dock and more.

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A yellow handheld videogame system

Can You Pet The Dog

A Twitter account, a Washington Post article and an important feature wherever dogs are present / via @desandro

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Illustration of a yellow dog getting a pet!

A thread about how videogames can change a life

Sometimes Twitter showing what your friends liked is a very good thing. Also? Firewatch is a great experience!

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A sunset in a videogame

Design Choices of Breath of the Wild

Incredible collected insight to one of my favorite games ever.

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Electronic Plastic Visual Database

Jaro Gielens collection of 900+ electronic games that are searchable by color, brand and then some. Wowsers! / via Swiss-Miss

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Electronic plastic games

PICO-8 Fantasy Console

For making, sharing and playing tiny games and other computer programs. (Found by reading about the Celeste sequel)

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Scott Benson’s Top 10 Videogames of 2020

This list has quite a few titles I'd not heard of before, and I totally forgot about Maneater, the game where you play as a shark. Scott closes out with a moving description of Kentucky Route Zero / via Metafilter

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Best new board game apps of 2020

Filing away just in case

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Mixtape for the Milky Way – Video Games

This is a terribly sweet, well done and moving song + animation about video games / via Waxy

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a paper version of Tetris

Crash Bandicoot™ 4: It’s About Time

Speaking of video games, this latest revival of the old Naughty Dog franchise is fun and fresh. I also realize I'm dating myself with language like "fresh". (Also the first Crash came out in 1996!)

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Ori and the Will of the Wisps Out on Nintendo Switch Today

I JUST finished the first game last week. It was borderline frustrating and deliriously superfun.

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Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit

I share Jason's enthusiasm. Also excited to play the 3D All-Stars and re-live moments in time.

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Biden campaign launches official Animal Crossing: New Horizons yard signs

I want to log back in for these. But then I will see all the weeds that have grown...

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Bundle for Racial Justice and Equality by itch.io

This bundle is an insanely incredible deal for a ridiculous price and a worthy cause.

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Pixel Ripped 1995

Filing this Oculus Quest game away for next time I fire it up.

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Roberta Williams Is the World’s First Graphic Computer Game Designer

"At the time, I don’t think we had much more strategy than just to have fun."

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Control on PlayStation

Speaking of videogames, just fired this one up and it is the most cinematic game I've played in some time. The type. Overlays of story. Framing. Music. Everything. SO GOOD.

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The Rise of Impossibly Cute and Wholesome Games

Excerpts from the Verge article. (Essentially we need good electronic places to hang.)

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Dreams: The Video Game That Lets You Make Video Games

This game has been on my radar. Keeping eyes peeled for a copy. / via Thor

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The Pedestrian Game

Play the signs. I REALLY wish this was on a console. (Fingers crossed)

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Analogue – Pocket

Plays Game Boy, Game Boy Color and Advance games? Intrigued.

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Thousands of people came together for the most moving game of the year – Polygon

A game about writing nice letters to real people. Write and receive encouraging letters in a cozy room.

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Peace Island video game

Peace Island will forgo combat in favour of an experience that focuses on puzzle solving, discovery, and exploration AS A CAT / via Erik

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Playdate

I saw this announcement on Andy Baio's link collection and immediate went, "whoa" under my breath quietly to myself. John Gruber had a similar reaction, and went so far as to include an image in his post. He _never_ does that.

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Nintendo Labo VR kit review

Friends came over and put together one of the first gen Labo kits and it was amazing to see it come together. This looks like a great kit.

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Cuphead for Nintendo Switch ?!

I didn't think this would ever make it off Xbox. Fingers crossed they have an easy mode as I heard the original release was too hard to enjoy.

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Fortnite Is the Future, but Probably Not for the Reasons You Think

Another in-depth piece of the vide game phenomenon that is Fortnight. I seriously can't wait til this type of experience merges with a style of game I like (Zelda, Mario, 3rd person adventure games -- I've never been a fan of death matches or fighting games.)

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Fortnite’s Marshmello concert was a bizarre and exciting glimpse of the future

A "live" event inside a videogame where hundreds of thousands? (numbers aren't out yet). "attended" This is a glimpse of what is to come.

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Videogame logos

Such a specific range of styles

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When everybody plays, we all win

Microsoft's Xbox Adaptive Controller is pretty fantastic.

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Polygon’s Top 50 games of 2018

Their video "Top 50 games of 2018, explained in 7 words or less" is pretty fun. I missed some good games this year it seems.

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Overland First Access

Filing this turn-based survival game away. (I don't play games on my computer, but I hope this makes the leap to a console for us old-schoolers.)

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Best indie games to play right now

PC Gamer is made a list in 2017 and they keep it updated with new games. / via Joseph

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Beat Saber

I'm ok with this version of the future

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Inside, a game now on iPhone

(From the makers of Limbo) Both are incredible games.

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Analogue – Super Nt

A truly HD Super Nintendo console that plays original carts.

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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild review – Polygon

This is just one review, but they're all almost astoundingly positive. I'm playing on the older WiiU system and it's a marvel this game. A joy to play in short spurts or long periods of time.

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Super Mario Run commercial

Thrilling really. / via Coudal

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Pokémon Go Brings Augmented Reality to a Mass Audience – The New York Times

I can attest, after experiencing running into many groups of folks out and about all weekend. I think it's phenomenal.

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Inside

This videogame from Playdead is getting lots of comparisons to Limbo, which I thought was brilliant. Sadly, it's Xbox and PC Steam only (for the time being). Fingers crossed I can play it sometime.

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Lil BUB’s HELLO EARTH, a retro 8-bit mobile video game

Kicked because I'm a fan of Bub and 8-bit games

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Update to Alto’s Adventure adds endless Zen Mode

I'm with Kottke, I often pick up games to unwind and destress. I hope more games appreciate this purpose like Alto's Adventures (which I am horrible at for some reason)

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Hyper Light Drifter

A sweet looking Indie Action RPG (PC/Mac) / via Casey

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Thirty years of Super Mario

Lots of videos and links to dig into for this, my favorite video game series of all time.

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Still Playing Destiny – Rands in Repose

I'm still playing Destiny too, and though I haven't read Rands' piece, I intend to when I'm not playing Destiny

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Playing With My Son

An experiment in forced nostalgia and questionable parenting by Andy Baio

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Lumino City

This video game is GORGEOUS. / via Colossal

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Twine, the Video-Game Technology for All – NYTimes.com

I'm essentially finding tons of good reads on Andy Baio's site.

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Response to Bustle’s 31 Questions About Kim Kardashian Hollywood

Kfan offers thoughtful response to some questions about Kim's video game. I'm not a fan of fame, but I'm trying to find my core of love. Writing like this helps me.

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Kardashian videogame screenshot

Title Scream

Type + Graphic inspiration from 8/16bit games

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Daring Fireball: Nintendo in Motion

John Gruber captures thoughts on Nintendo, mobile devices and their future in a framework that makes total sense to me.

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Pixel Press: Draw Your Own Video Game

Another Kickstarter, but I can afford this one! And it fulfills a life dream: make a videogame. / via Yewknee

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