Author: Nicole Kline

Nicole Kline is Warp Zoned's Senior Editor. She first began preparing for the job by climbing a milk crate to play Centipede in an arcade. You can find her on PSN under the name toitle or you can email her at nicole AT warpzoned DOT com.

Pyre Hands-On Preview: Supergiant Hits Their Stride With This Upcoming Arena Action RPG

Supergiant Games is known for its unique audio work, gameplay, narrative design, and possibly above all, its vivid art direction and worldbuilding. Pyre is no exception to this, but I would argue that it’s the game where Supergiant is finally hitting their stride. With a combination of stylized art design, innovative and intuitive gameplay, and intriguing characters, it feels like they’ve gone to a whole new level of game design. Not that Bastion and Transistor weren’t excellent in their own right, but Pyre feels like a natural evolution from those games to something wholly different – and yet utterly Supergiant. (more…)

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Flinthook Review: Retro Platforming and a Space Pirate With a Grappling Hook… What More Do You Need?

Have you ever wanted a game that was roguelite and also had RPG elements? What about a game where you’re a pirate with an anchor you use as a grappling hook? And did you also want it to have gorgeous retro art, a hyper-catchy and upbeat soundtrack, and maybe a little slime guy for a compass that you feed coins to?

Is this too specific a dream? Is this exactly the game you wanted? Because if it is, I have really amazing news for you… Flinthook is here, and it’s going to make all of your dreams come true. (more…)

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The Games of April 2017

Here at Warp Zoned, we’re all pretty excited for the April game calendar! There’s a little bit of excitement for Yooka-Laylee, a little for Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition, and even a little for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. Read on to see what we’re hype for and why this month! (more…)

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Warpback: What We Played in March 2017

There’s no doubt that the most talked about game here at Warp Zoned was The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild! Even our Switch-less writer got to try it out. But we played a lot more than that during March, so hit the jump to see it all! (more…)

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Daily Scoop: March 30, 2017 – Tabletop games on sale at Humble!

I know I’ve already said this, but I’m super close to finishing Titanfall 2, and Dishonored 2 just came in the mail, so I need to get cracking! Especially if I’m going to have time for Persona 5 next week. It’s an amazing time to be a gamer!

Speaking of amazing games and gamers, there’s an awesome Tabletop Week sale happening at Humble! Get some incredible games on sale, including Armello for $13.99, Ticket to Ride for $12.45, Tabletop Simulator for $9.99, and Space Hulk for $4.99, among many others!

There are some great sales happening at Steam as well. The Weekend Deal is Dying Light: The Following – Enhanced Edition for $23.99. The Daily Deal is Knights of Pen and Paper 2. Get the game for $3.19, or get the Deluxiest Edition for $5.99.

Hit the jump to check out all of today’s shirts! (more…)

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Daily Scoop: March 29, 2017 – Telltale Walking Dead Sale

The Water Festival happening in Pokemon Go has been very kind to me! I caught a lot of Magikarp (no shiny yet!) and today, I got a Lapras! I was so excited. And I finally have all three of the Gen 2 starters. I love that game!

Speaking of games we love, let’s talk about deals! There are some great sales happening at the Humble Store. Mafia III is $19.79, The Jackbox Party Pack 3 is $16.74, Orcs Must Die! 2 – Complete is $12.49, and Tabletop Simulator is $9.99. among others.

The Midweek Madness at Steam is on The Walking Dead franchise. Get The Telltale Everything Walking Dead Bundle for $32.60, which includes season 1, season 2, and everything else. Or, if you already have some, pick and choose which ones you want for 75% off! The Daily Deal is Jotun: Valhalla Edition for $4.94.

Today’s shirts are just after the break! (more…)

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Daily Scoop: March 28, 2017 – Hyper Light Drifter on sale at Steam!

It’s just one week until Persona 5 hits my PlayStation 4, and I’m not sure what to play in the meantime! I don’t want to start anything that will last more than a week, but I also don’t want to not play anything. But to be honest all I can think about is Persona 5, so what’s the point? Maybe I’ll just watch television for a week.

Anyway, let’s talk about Persona 5 – I mean, today’s deals! First up is the Humble Hooked on Multiplayer Bundle, which just went live! Pay $1 for Tricky Towers, Eon Altar Episode 1, and Primal Carnage: Extinction. Beat the average to unlock Move or Die, Ultimate Chicken Horse, and Rampage Knights. Finally, pay $10 or more to unlock Helldivers and the Ranger Pack DLC.

There are some amazing deals happening at Steam as well! The Midweek Madness is one of my favorites, Hyper Light Drifter. Get the game alone for $9.99, or get the game and the soundtrack for $12.49. The Daily Deal is Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen, which is on sale for $11.99. You can also pick up the soundtrack for an additional $5.19.

Hit the jump for today’s t-shirts, two of which made me scream with joy! (more…)

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Daily Scoop: March 27, 2017 – New Weeklong Deals at Steam!

So, instead of trying to decide which of the games in my pile to start, I decided to go back and try to finish up the Titanfall 2 campaign, and boy am I ever glad I did! I’ve been having a blast with it the past few days, and I think I’m almost finished. I wasn’t thrilled about it when it came out, but it’s been super exciting since I picked it back up again!

Speaking of exciting, there are some super great sales happening at the Humble Store! Earth Defense Force 4.1 The Shadow of New Despair is $31.49, For the King is $12.74, HackyZack is $8.99, and Gunman Taco Truck is $5.99, among many others!

There are 412 new Weeklong Deals at Steam! Get Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun for $29.99, the F.E.A.R. Collection for $13.74, Singularity for $7.49, and Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath HD for $3.39. The Daily Deal is Super Meat Boy, which is just $1.49.

There are a few great shirts today! Hit the jump to see them all. (more…)

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