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"Six generations ago the Barbarian Queen Chun Li slew the eyeball beast Khidr. Given her extreme glaucoma there was a nice irony in that moment, but she never saw it. Of course, her offspring were a total disappointment. Her son couldn't stop swearing and his daughter was a dwarf with a fear of chicken. What kind of loving god would make a little girl fear the univ...

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GOG Big Fall Sale Finale: FTL, Fez, Sam And Max, Rogue Legacy

GOG.com kicked off its DRM-free Big Fall Sale Finale this morning, putting more than 700 games on sale until Tuesday, November 25. The sale is split into two 48-hour periods, the first a "recap of flash deals" that rapidly come and go, and a second period with the Big Fall Sale's daily bundles that...

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Rogue Legacy review: An addictive family business

"Six generations ago the Barbarian Queen Chun Li slew the eyeball beast Khidr. Given her extreme glaucoma there was a nice irony in that moment, but she never saw it. Of course, her offspring were a total disappointment. Her son couldn't stop swearing and his daughter was a dwarf with a fear of c...

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PlayStation Store Play event offers pre-order discounts, bonus PSN credit

Throughout the next month, Sony is launching a selection of new cross-platform games at a discount for PlayStation Plus members as part of its annual PlayStation Store Play event, with cash-back credit offered for buying multiple titles. Featured games include Cellar Door's roguelike platforme...

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Rogue Legacy inherits PlayStation systems this month

Cellar Door Games' 2D descendant-dependent game Rogue Legacy will arrive later this month for PS4, PS3 and Vita. The game is scheduled to arrive in North America on July 29 and one day later in Europe. The game reached PC just over one year ago, followed by Mac and Linux in October. The PlayStation...

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Steam Summer Sale, day 5: Dark Souls, Rogue Legacy, Saints Row 4

Twas' the fifth day of the Steam Summer Sale, with deals in droves. At just five dollars, prepare to die with Dark Souls. Fan-favorite Rogue Legacy is slashed by 75 percent ($3.74), You can play Arma 3 ($29.99) and keep half your rent. Phosphor Games' Nether is down to just three bucks, Yet ...

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Rogue Legacy: the descendant of 'Dark Souls 2D'

Rogue Legacy follows generations of obsessive adventurers as they pit themselves against the monsters that inhabit huge castles. When a hero is inevitably slain, a descendant will rise and try again. What you may not know, however, is that Rogue Legacy itself descended from a canceled game that wa...

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Best of the Rest: Alexander's picks of 2013

Joystiq is revealing its 10 favorite games of 2012 throughout the week. Keep reading for more top selections and every writer's personal, impassioned picks in Best of the Rest roundups. Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag is this year's Far Cry 3, which coincidentall...

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Game Music Bundle 6 offers tunes from Guacamelee, Braid and more

For two years, the Game Music Bundle series has served as a convenient alternative to leaving games running in the background to listen to music. Its sixth entry aims to do the very same with over 20 soundtracks, including Fez composer Disasterpeace's soundtrack for Famaze. The bundle also include...

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Rogue Legacy out now on Mac, Linux

Cellar Door Games continued its Rogue Legacy by bringing it to Mac and Linux this week, where it's available now via Steam. The "rogue-lite" that stars successions of heroes, each one differently debilitated, is also on the way to PS3, PS4, and Vita next year. Rogue Legacy is SteamPlay-enabled, ...

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Rogue Legacy for Mac and Linux 'very close', upcoming patch adds more content

Rogue Legacy's Mac and Linux offspring are suffering from chronic lateness, but that should soon be at an end. Developer Cellar Door Games says it's "very close" to being done with the ports, which it had to outsource. "We're still working on another patch for Rogue Legacy. It hit a few snags, b...

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