Your Story starts at a fork in the road

Your Story is a choose your own adventure style interactive fiction game for iOS that was inspired by Robert Frost’s poem The Road Not Taken. The game isn’t that long; it’s designed to be played through at least twice, teasing the true ending the first time. Once that true ending is seen, the player unlocks two hours of developer commentary and gains the ability to modify character stats on the fly to see all of their possible options in every scene.

I don’t want to say too much about the story itself, but it starts at a forked path in a snowy wood. The player is searching for their best friend who is somewhere ahead of them, but the player doesn’t know which path their friend took. In looking for their friend, they’ll deal with encounters strange and mundane, dangerous and not.

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Miiverse Set For Redesign and New Features This Summer

Nintendo has announced Miiverse will be getting a redesign and new features this summer.

The Wii U and 3DS social network will look different after the update, while users will also be able to save up to 100 screenshots in personal albums that won’t be visible to other users.

A new Play Journal feature will also allow you to record your thoughts on games as you play them. It’s accessed by opening Miiverse when you’re playing, doing so will also take a screenshot to show what was happening in the game when you did so, unless the game doesn’t support screenshots. The Play Journal is a replacement for posting to your activity feed, so you won’t be able to do this any longer once the redesign launches.

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Nintendo Responds to Negative Metroid Prime Reaction

Nintendo has acknowledged fan reaction to Metroid Prime: Federation Force has been largely negative, saying “there’s no sugar-coating it.”

Speaking to Mashable, Nintendo of America boss Reggie Fils-Aime acknowledged that fans were disappointed not to see a traditional Metroid Prime game make an appearance – especially given how high fan demand has been – but that the company was adamant it had to avoid older franchises becoming stale.

“We’re taking our great IP and transforming them and making them new again – making them fresh and appealing for the fan who feels they know the franchise,” he said. “But we’re giving them new things to enjoy.

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Bark Your Way to the Stars in the New Tales of Cosmos Demo

Not everyone is as easily won over by a cute dog in an orange spacesuit as I am, so Red Dwarf Games recently announced a free demo available for those who were curious about their space-travelling point and click game, Tales of Cosmos. If you thought you had problems trying to solve puzzles set on several island chains, wait until you try to solve them in space! Wait…Space Quest. Right. But did Space Quest have a cute dog in an orange space suit? Yeah, that’s what I thought.

That dog really is a lynchpin to this whole operation.

Perseus the dog and his monkey friend, Professor Gagayev, are off to the lonely stars and planets surrounding the celestial giant Novastad in an uncomfortably tiny ship. Their mission: I don’t know. But it will involve some puzzle solving and exploration as players explore the lonely, eerie planet surfaces. The music and tone of the game’s trailer seem very at odds with the game’s cute protagonists, giving the gameplay this strange tension that has me captivated almost as much as adorable dogs and the equipment they wear.

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Minecraft Sells Over 20 Million on PC and Mac

Minecraft sales on PC and Mac have passed the 20 million mark, just in time for this weekend’s upcoming Minecon.

The sales tracker on the official website reveals 10,430 people bought the game on PC and Mac in the last 24 hours, boosting the total sales on those platforms to a whopping 20,007,781.

It’s been some time since we got an update on the health of other versions. In April 2014, the Xbox 360 version had sold over 12 million copies, the PS3 edition was on 1 million in January the same year, and the Pocket Edition had sold over 30 million by January 2015.

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Dark Souls Franchise Sales Pass 8 Million Mark

From Software’s Dark Souls franchise has sold over 8 million copies globally.

The figure comes courtesy of Famitsu (via Neogaf) and includes four key titles: the original Dark Souls and Dark Souls with the Artorias of the Abyss expansion, as well as Dark Souls II and the remastered release, Scholar of the First Sin.

Demon’s Souls and Bloodborne are not included.

As for specifics, Dark Souls and the Artorias of the Abyss sales stand at just over 5 million, while Dark Souls II sales are just under 2 million and Scholar of the First Sin edition sales for PS4 and Xbox One sit at around 530,000. Interestingly, it’s on the PC that the game has seen runaway success, with more than 3.25 million copies sold on that platform.

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Skullgirls 2nd Encore Release Dates Announced For PS4, PS Vita

Lab Zero Games announced today that Skullgirls 2nd Encore, the updated version of its original 2D fighting game, is coming to PlayStation 4 on July 7 in the U.S.

The developer is aiming to release the PlayStation Vita version six weeks after the launch of the PS4 version. Fans can currently pre-order the game now and those who buy it on PS4 can get it PS Vita and vice-versa.

Thrilled to finally announce that #Skullgirls 2nd Encore will be available on US #PS4 on 7/7! Pre-order now if you haven’t already!

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Windows 10 Preview Gets Even More Xbox Features This Month

A slew of new Xbox on Windows 10 features are heading to Windows Insider members with a new app preview version rolling this month.

As outlined on the Major Nelson blog, the update introduces a “My Games” section that lists installed games from the Windows Store. The preview adds an enhanced game hubs that allows users to initiate an Xbox One game streaming session from its game hub page.

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