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Tiny Death Star: Return of the routine

Tiny Tower strikes back.

What I’m Playing: Hurry up and wait!

Among the great games we're playing this week are something slow, something fast, and something in between.


Don't fear the fun tax, and try Dead Trigger 2

Madfinger Games’ latest free-to-play zombie game may be a bit eager with in-app purchases, but don’t let that stop you.


Play This Right Now: Candy Box 2

What’s in the box? Candy, presumably.

Double Fine’s Spacebase DF-9 is a snazzy, pricey prototype

The alpha for Double Fine’s Spacebase DF-9 has arrived on Steam--$25 gets you in the door.

First thoughts on F!rst, the new social network for gamers

Introducing F!rst, a new social network designed specifically for gamers.

EVE Online debuts New Player Training Sessions

EVE Online’s new player training sessions aim to teach rookies the ins-and-outs of getting around EVE Online.

Rough surf: Audiosurf II returns with new twists and new troubles

Audiosurf II tweaks its signature style with a new game mechanic that’s sure to be polarizing.

What I'm Playing: Trains, Caves, and Shady Deals

Ron Gilbert's The Cave is out on iOS, which is pretty great. Hey, Stardock is here too!

Betting on betas: Why the early access phenomenon is risky business

Steam's Early Access has encouraged a slew of developers to take the beta-release route for quick cash. This may not be the best idea.

Planetary Annihilation beta arrives on Steam, decimates worlds and wallets

The beta for Uber Entertainment’s upcoming RTS Planetary Annihilation has arrived on Steam, but you’ll likely want to wait on this one.

One more for the horde: State of Decay shambles onto the PC

Yes, State of Decay is yet another zombie game. But it's also rather good.

What I’m Playing: More like, Lame Theft Auto

Grand Theft Auto V isn’t available on PC. But we’ve got plenty of alternatives so I’m not even mad.

Deus ex mouse: Godus is a click-happy revival of classic god games

Peter Molyneux’s return to the God-game genre is a bit click-happy, but there are interesting ideas bubbling under the surface.

Glory Days: Völgar the Viking dredges up, then pummels, your fondest memories

Völgar the Viking is, in all ways, the perfect Sega Genesis game