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Failure is a great option

Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments is, in many ways, a typical detective game. You look for clues, you interrogate witnesses, investigate suspects, and ultimately decide whodunnit. One feature separates it from much of the mystery pack, however: You can get things wrong. The game will let you...

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Former Klei, Telltale devs reveal first-person mystery Firewatch

Indie developer Campo Santo announced its first game, a first-person mystery named Firewatch. The game is set in the Wyoming wilderness, "where your only human connection is communicating with your supervisor over a handheld radio," according to the game's announcement blog. The game's...

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Noir Syndrome offers a new murder mystery with every play

Noir Syndrome is a novel take on a classic of the storytelling genre. Instead of offering players a single murder mystery, it uses procedural generation to randomize clues, suspects and victims each time you play. Beyond its randomized killings, Noir Syndrome also offers a number of other...

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The Fullbright Company's first game explores the drawers of a strange home

We were excited about The Fullbright Company because it was founded by three ex-BioShock developers, but now we have another, more tangible reason to eagerly anticipate such a glorious union: the games. The Fullbright Company has announced its first project, Gone Home, a mysterious exploration...

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Capcom developing 'mystery adventure' for 3DS

Though the list of upcoming titles for the Nintendo 3DS appears all-inclusive of the industry's many genres, we can't help but notice a few vital deficiencies. Take, for instance, the touch-and-tilt-based mystery-adventure genre -- where's that on the list? It's not there yet, but Capcom is...

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Meet the detectives of Disney Guilty Party

They're not exactly an intimidating bunch -- we've got a masked brat, a soft-spoken granny and a let-himself-go gumshoe in here -- but the investigative attendees of Disney Guilty Party look like they can crack a case and hook some crooks with flair on August 31. See the new trailer after the...

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Interview: Wideload Games' Patrick Curry talks Disney Guilty Party, life after 'Stubbs'

Some of the most fun to be had during multiplayer video games isn't actually in the game itself -- it's outside of the games, where players chat with each other for fun, break down a strategy during co-op, or trash talk in-between deathmatches. You don't usually get XP for taunting over voicechat...

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Bright Falls director Phillip Van explains how to create a fictional town

Since last week's release of the first two episodes of "Bright Falls," the six-part prequel to Alan Wake, we've been feverishly wondering how a live action video game tie-in could be so ... non-abysmal. To find the cause of this phenomenon, we went straight to the source: the series' co-writer and...

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Scoggins Erasers mystery deepens as Telltale delivers erasers, iPods

Click to view the entire, mysterious gallery Telltale Games continued its teasing of what would appear to be its upcoming original IP -- called or related to "Scoggins Erasers" -- today by sending us a box filled with erasers ... and an iPod Touch. Labeled "Made in Scoggins, MN," "Contains...

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Interview: Spoiling Heavy Rain with David Cage

Once a major release has been completed and propelled to the top of the sales charts, the critical discussion surrounding it typically evaporates just as the Next Big Thing appears on the horizon. But Heavy Rain -- whether you like it, love it or loathe it -- has been kept afloat in popular...

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