I write this in pain. My hands are gnarled; permanently warped into the shape of my Xbox 360 controller.
Missed it by "that" much. WayForward Games starts off so strong, but level design falls apart near the end. Time to replace that controller.
These old-school shoot 'em ups are still fun, but the transition to a modern console mitigates some of the charm they once had.
The lauded indie title makes it's way to XBox Live Arcade. In the caverns of madness, Spelunky will test your abilities, but rarely your patience.
Cave has brought us some high quality "bullet hell" 2D shooters in the past, and Akai Katana is another worthwhile addition to their cannon.
YouTuber CornerTomato has combined Tupac's "Holla if ya hear me" with Danny Baranowsky's "Betus Blues" from Super Meat Boy and this is the result.
In case you weren't already, it's now officially time to get excited for Doctor Who and the Eternity Clock from developer Supermassive. With the game launching in under a week, the developer has released several video development blogs that highlight some of the gameplay elements; and let me tell you, they look brilliant.
On the surface, Fable Heroes is a cute romp, but underneath is shallow game play that survives only by thirsting on nostalgia.
Nintendo DS gets a anthropomorphized animals and sight beyond sight this fall when the Thundercats are turned loose.
Bytown Lumberjack is an Xbox Live Indie Game that will quench your thirst for blood.
Sumioni: Demon Arts is a little action platformer for the PS Vita that will really..... draw you in. (I know... I know...)
Sine Mora is old-school, super challenging bullet hell action with a neat time mechanic and a beautiful coat of paint.
Shoot Many Robots is one of those games you'll continue to play and keep coming back to, especially with friends.
Vessel certainly puts the "steam" in steampunk. It's also easily one of, if not the best, indie games of 2012 so far.
Work, school, family and bodily functions often get in the way of the one thing that really matters: friendship. If your buddies aren't playing games with you, they're not really your friends.