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Octodad: Dadliest Catch reminds me of "Chicken Boo," an old series of short cartoons that used to air during Warner Bros' Animaniacs. The premise was ridiculous: Boo was a giant chicken that pretended to be human. He disguised himself as everything from a superhero to a respected Civil War general, and the punchline was always the same: Everyone around him, even his...

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Octodad clumsily picking up free DLC

Octodad is swapping his formal suit pants for Shorts – a round of free DLC that brings new levels of weird scenarios for everyone's favorite cephalopod to explore. "Octodad Shorts" include the following, humorously bullet-pointed content, as outlined by developer Young Horses: Over 40...

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Seen@E3: A perfectly normal human being

Everyone at E3 is taking pictures of this completely average guy, but I can't imagine why. I certainly don't suspect anything....

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Steam Midweek Madness: Portal 2, Octodad: Dadliest Catch

Portal 2 and Octodad: Dadliest Catch have a lot in common: Both are born from an independent developer concept; both feature a clueless collection of non-playable characters; and they each explore the absurdity of the human condition. Now, thanks to a Midweek Madness sale, both are available for a...

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PSN Tuesday: Octodad, Cel Damage HD, Walking Dead

Happy PSN Tuesday! This week on PS4 we get Octodad: Dadliest Catch ($15), Putty Squad ($25) and Cel Damage HD ($10). Even though Octodad is a new indie game on a Sony console, it's not free for Plus members – and the developers at Young Horses put a lot of thought into that development. ...

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Everybody suspects Octodad: Dadliest Catch hits PS4 on April 22

Octodad: Dadliest Catch lands on PS4 on April 22 in North America and April 23 in Europe for $15 (€14 / £12). The game has had a good, flailing run on PC, Mac and Linux, selling more than 90,000 copies since its launch on January 30. Octodad on PS4 includes a bunch of updates and...

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Don't expect Octodad to be a PS Plus free game, do expect extra silliness

Octodad: Dadliest Catch sold more than 90,000 copies on PC, Mac and Linux, and that is enough to keep developer Young Horses afloat through the end of the year with a lineup of full-time staff, CEO Philip Tibitoski told Joystiq at GDC. Before launch, the Young Horses team split their time between...

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Octodad: Dadliest Catch breaks 90K sales ahead of PS4 launch

Paternal poser Octodad: Dadliest Catch sold more than 90,000 copies on PC, Mac, and Linux since its launch in January, which means it also passed the octomark of 88,888 sales, and that's grand, too. Developer Young Horses is ecstatic with the sales figures, and president Phil Tibitoski said "our...

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Octodad: Dadliest Catch fishing for an April release on PS4

Eight-armed fatherhood sim Octodad: Dadliest Catch is set to make its PlayStation 4 debut in April, developer Young Horses confirmed today. An Xbox One port is also under consideration, though a release for Microsoft's platform has not been confirmed at this time. "Basically all you need to know...

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Joystiq Streams: Live the secret life of a cephalopod in Octodad [Update: Watch the recap!]

Update: The stream is over. Thanks to everyone who stopped by! If you missed it, you can watch the recap right here! After playing Ecco the Dolphin last week, Joystiq Streams continues its dive into aquatic gaming ... more or less. This week, we crack into Octodad: Dadliest Catch, the game...

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Octodad: Dadliest Catch review: Eight arms, all thumbs

Octodad: Dadliest Catch reminds me of "Chicken Boo," an old series of short cartoons that used to air during Warner Bros' Animaniacs. The premise was ridiculous: Boo was a giant chicken that pretended to be human. He disguised himself as everything from a superhero to a respected Civil War general,...

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