• Guacamelee is a "metroidvania" style action-platformer with a heavy focus on luchadore's and subtle references to video game culture. Metroidvania games have a habit of being addicting, but does Guacamelee do enough to stand out among the rest?

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  • Cubetractor is a new release from Ludochip which looks to squash together puzzle, action and strategy gaming in this weird tower defense-esque title. It has a retro look, retro music and some really interesting gameplay ideas that I won't pretend to fully understand myself. Check out the trailer to see for yourself.

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  • Malicious was featured in last month’s Playstation Plus update for free. Otherwise, this unique game only sets you back $9.99. The stylized look of Malicious suggests a lengthy JRPG, but it is actually an action game akin to Dynasty Warriors or Devil May Cry.

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  • Super House of Dead Ninjas is a procedurely generated platformer in which you'll be racing your way to the bottom of a tower filled with foes waiting to cut you down. This is another one of those games that really belongs in an arcade because it's all about high scores and showing off your ninja skills. Read on and I'll tell you why this is one of the best arcade games you'll play this year.

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  • Mutant Storm: Reloaded is a new twin-stick shooter released on the 21st for the price of $3.99 until the 28th, then it will be $4.99. Like most shooters like this the trailer shows off some flashy graphics and upbeat music. Looks like it could provide some good fun, but you can watch and choose for yourself or hit the jump for more info.

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  • For the next twenty three and a half hours you can pick up Rochard on Steam for 50% off! Normally $9.99, currently only $4.99. Have had my eye on this game for a short time now, looks to be really interesting. Feels very much like Shadow Complex, but with some crazy gravity shifting mechanics. Watch the trailer above, more details after the jump and of course tell us what you think in the comments.

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  • Newly released on Steam is Wizorb. Not sure exactly what to think of this game from the trailer. It looks like Arkanoid mechanics mixed into an adventure game. It actually has me quite interested at the moment, but watch the trailer and judge for yourself. Either way it's only $2.69 now ($2.99 regularly) and hit the jump for more info.

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  • When Shank was first released I immeditely fell in love. It was a hardcore 2D brawler, great looking and made well so of course I was excited when I heard Shank 2 was in development. Now that it's out I can assure you that it is more of everything Shank 1 delivered and a fantastic game. This isn't to say it's for everyone, but all 2D brawlers should be taking note of what Shank brings to the table.

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  • Brawl Busters is a new free to play action game. This game promises to deliver "innovative gameplay" and "signature offbeat styles". So, I don't know much about what that means, but it looks like it could be a good time. Regardless, it's free and available on Steam now! If you've checked it out, let us know what you think.

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  • Genre: Action, Shooter / Platform: PC, Mac / Price: $4.99

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    Foreign Legion: Buckets of Blood is a game I would have probably never known about if it hadn't gone on sale last week, however, that doesn't mean that it wasn't any good. Foreign Legion is a very simple game. It's an over the shoulder style third person shooter that provides an arsenal of your typical weapons to unlock and several arena style levels. Each level has a goal that is either to protect something, or survive for X amount of time. This makes the game kind of monotonous, but I found it strangely addicting at the same time.

    The 5 Cents:

    • Simple, easy to catch on to gameplay
    • Lots of weapons and character accessories to unlock
    • Lack of detail on character, enemies and world can make it kind of boring
    • No reason to explore levels
    • Leveling system is only there to keep certain items locked until you've reached that level
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