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‘Skullduggery’ Update with “Village of the Scammed” Levels Releasing Next Week

Skullduggery [$4.99] is a game that features a skull as a tax collector, so with the income tax filing deadline next week on April 15th, it would make sense for ClutchPlay Games to do something to commemorate that. And what are they doing? Well, they’re launching the game’s fourth world, “The Village of the Scammed” next Thursday, April 16th. Thankfully, it’ll be a free update, in case you owe Uncle Sam big-time. Check out the trailer below:

The game is also available on Android in a free, ad-supported version, that also includes the new “Village of the Scammed” levels right now, in case you’re dying to play them right now. You can pick it up on both Google Play and Amazon. But if you don’t have an Android device, it’s nothing to lose your head over, because next Thursday will be here before you know it.

Let’s hope for more updates to this game, because I just love using my noggin to come up with more head and skull puns! The crowd goes wild!

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Prepare For Next Week’s ‘Avernum 2: Crystal Souls’ With A Sale On ‘Avernum: Escape From The Pit’

Okay, we all saw this one coming after the last few weeks, but just in case you aren’t up to speed, Spiderweb Software will be releasing their latest on iPad next Thursday. Titled Avernum 2: Crystal Souls, it’s a remake of the second game in the Avernum series of CRPGs, which was itself a remake of the 1996 release Exile 2: Crystal Souls. In anticipation, Spiderweb Software has been putting one of their games on sale each weekend for the last few weeks. With this being the final weekend before the sequel releases, it’s only natural that Avernum: Escape From The Pit [$4.99 (HD)] should be on sale, and apparently the developer agrees with that because here it is.

Avernum kicks off events that run through the whole series, introducing players to an underground world filled with criminals, dissidents, and troublemakers who have been exiled from the surface by a presumably evil despot. You play as the latest bunch declared guilty and tossed into a pit, never to return. Of course, this being a video game, we shouldn’t ever say ‘never’. Avernum, like Spiderweb’s other games, is an indie take on CRPGs of the early to mid-1990s, albeit with a …read more




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Backflip Studios Releasing ‘G.I. Joe Strike’ Featuring Snake Eyes This Summer

We have two pieces of news for you. One is that GIJoeCon is a thing that exists, and is happening this weekend in Springfield, Illinois. In fact, it’s been an event since 1997. That is genuinely fantastic. People who love something enough to sustain an annual convention that travels the country? That’s pretty cool. The more relevant news to you, though, is that with GIJoeCon happening, Backflip Studios (which is 70% owned by Hasbro, the owner of G.I. Joe) has announced a new game called G.I. Joe Strike for mobile. This will put you in control of Snake Eyes, as he fights his way through the Arashikage Clan to eventually take on his arch rival, Storm Shadow. We don’t quite have any media from the game yet, so enjoy this video of the mayor of Springfield meeting Cobra Commander:

The game is expected in early summer, and will feature “cinematic action” and “responsive touch controls”, so it could be an Infinity Blade [$5.99] type deal in terms of one-on-one combat, but we know little more than that! Still, Backflip makes solid games, and a game where you play as Snake Eyes could just be pretty rad. We’ll keep an …read more



Creating The Futuristic World Of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Ever since Adam Jensen’s dramatic confrontation at the end of Deus Ex: Human Revolution, fans have eagerly awaited the next chapter of the sci-fi juggernaut. Since our cover reveal last week we’ll be diving into exclusive details about the upcoming sequel from Eidos Montreal.

In this video we sat down with executive game director Jean-François Dugas, executive narrative director Mary DeMarle, executive art director Jonathan Jacques-Belletête, and executive audio director Steve Szczepkowski as they brought us through their journey of creating the dark and mysterious future that embodies Deus Ex: Mankind Divided.

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Visit our Deus Ex hub page throughout the month for exclusive video interviews with the team, bonus features, a special-edition podcast, and more

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See What’s in the Xbox Weekend Spring Sale

Microsoft is offering a slew of deals on Xbox One and 360 games as part of a special weekend spring sale.

Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition and Just Dance 2015 are the headliners for the Xbox weekend spring sale. Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb said that the special offers are available until April 13 on his blog, and you can see each discounted game below.

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  • Kalimba — 40 percent off for Xbox Live Gold members, 33 percent off for everyone else
  • Just Dance 2015 — 40 percent off for Xbox Live Gold members, 33 percent off for everyone else
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