It's been a bumpy road, but developer Two Tribes has finally confirmed a Wii U release date for their downloadable action-platformer, "Toki Tori 2." They've issued the trailer above to celebrate. Read More...

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The not-really-official news that Dutch indie phenoms Vlambeer were bringing “Luftrausers,” their pixel art airplane dogfighting game, to the PlayStation Vita and PlayStation Network has finally come to fruition. Over on the PlayStation Blog, Vlambeer co-founder Rami Ismail finally announced the game, with a gameplay trailer to match.

Ismail writes that the “Luftrausers” deal is a result of the positive experience the team had when bringing “Super Crate Box” to the PlayStation Network late last year, noting that having Devolver Digital on hand as publisher allowed them to “get right to what matters most: making a fun game about airplanes for people to enjoy on their PlayStation devices.”

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Harebrained Schemes released the footage this morning to backers of the "Shadowrun Returns" Kickstarter (full disclosure: I'm a backer) from an alpha build of the RPG. "Shadowrun" creator Jordan Weisman provides commentary alongside the game's producer, Mitch Gitelman, giving our first glance at swappable costumes (new outfits will be available post-launch), keeping enemy AI unawares by using quiet weapons, and some of the spells you'll be using in the game.

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Publisher Nordic Games announces that they're sending The Farm 51's development tools for "Painkiller: Hell & Damnation" into beta in April.

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Fans concerned by the details of a recent Eurogamer interview which pointed to a fall 2014 release for the second season of "The Walking Dead" from Telltale Games can rest easy: Telltale assures fans of the 2012 multi-GOTY winner that the next season will debut sometime later this year and not next fall.

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Another worthwhile-seeming game has wandered its way out of the backwaters and hinterlands of Kickstarter: Pixelscopic’s “Devler’s Drop” hit its $75,000 Kickstarter funding goal today, with six days to spare.
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2011's "Anomaly Warzone Earth" (and its subsequent Xbox LIVE port) wasn't half-bad, refreshing the tower defense genre by making you the one smashing the towers. Now developer 11 Bit Studios is announcing that a sequel, "Anomaly 2" is on the way to the PC, Mac, and Linux sometime in the second quarter of this year.

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"Slender: The Eight Pages," the experimental horror game from indie designer Mark Hadley, has gone through something of a reimagining as they say at Blue Isle Entertainment.

This official followup is coming to the PC in March, and if you preorder it, you'll get instant Beta access to the game.

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Awards season isn't quite done with us as the British Academy of Film and Television Arts rounds up their picks for 2012's best and brightest in advance of the awards show in March. The leading competitors: "The Walking Dead" with seven nominations including Best Game and Game Design with "Far Cry 3" picking up six including one for... Story?

Really?

The British Academy Game Awards will take place on March 5th with a highlight show streaming on TwitchTV on Monday, March 11.

After the jump, see the full list of nominees.

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In this early footage from the sequel to the apocalyptic RPG classic, developer inExile shows off the very first level as well as the first combat encounter.

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