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I knew at an early age that I wanted to make a career out of writing about games, and now I have. You'll find most of my stuff right here on HonestGamers, of course, but don't be surprised if my name pops up elsewhere. Living out my dream keeps me very busy, and I wouldn't have it any other way!

A Physical Edition of Ray Gigant Is on the Way
March 13, 2017

A few weeks ago, I finally relented and purchased a digital copy of Ray Gigant when I saw it on sale on the PlayStation Store. "Looks like they'll never release a physical edition of this game," I said to myself, "and I really want it."

Well, I was wrong about one thing, and that one thing was my evaluation of the prospects of a physical release. Though it was released almost a year ago, and reviewed favorably at the time, Ray Gigant is only now going to finally be available in a physical form, courtesy of Limited Run Games.

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Cyberdimension Neptunia: 4 Goddesses Online Heads West in Late 2017
March 09, 2017

Unless you want them to, there's no reason your adventures with Nepgear and her friends have to end just yet. That's especially true now that Idea Factory International has announced plans to bring another game in the series to North America and Europe, in both physical and digital formats.

Cyberdimension Neptunia: 4 Goddesses Online is due to arrive this winter, and should debut on both Steam and PlayStation 4 on the same day. As the title implies, it is an online RPG with--wait, no. That's not quite right.

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Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap Is Scheduled to Hit Leading Consoles on April 18
March 08, 2017

DotEmu today announced that Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap will release on the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One platforms on April 18, with a PC version scheduled to arrive a few weeks later.

Wonder Boy was hugely popular during the Sega Master System era, but the franchise went quiet years ago. Now, it has suddenly come roaring back. This game is about to arrive, and there is a separate Wonder Boy project also in development at a different studio. As the saying goes, everything that's old is new again.

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Voodoo Vince Makes His Unlikely Return
March 07, 2017

Way back in 2003, Xbox owners were delighted to brag that they had another platform exclusive. The game's name was Voodoo Vince, and it told the adventures of a voodoo doll brought to life within the Louisiana bayou. He had all sorts of adventures, running and jumping and even solving puzzles. Now, he'll be doing those same things on Xbox One and PC.

Though a lot of games to arrive on the Xbox were eventually playable on Xbox 360 due to backwards compatibility software updates, Voodoo Vince wasn't one of them... even though it was published by Microsoft. It was a strange oversight for gamers who fell in love with the original title's charm, and now it is being corrected with the release of Voodoo Vince: Remastered, which is due to arrive on April 18 with an MSRP of $14.99.

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Nintendo Reveals Partial Lineup of Indie Games Releasing for the Switch in 2017
February 28, 2017

Nintendo had announced that it would today reveal a lineup of exciting indie games coming to the Nintendo Switch by the end of 2017, and today the company made good on that promise with a half-hour stream that revealed interesting new titles from familiar developers, as well as recent favorites from some of the biggest indie stars.

Rather than waste everyone's time trying to give you impressions of games I haven't yet played, I'll start by pasting the description of highlights from a press release that Nintendo kindly sent me:

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Thimbleweed Park Releases This March
February 27, 2017

Around two years ago, Ron Gilbert (known for Maniac Mansion and Monkey Island, among others) and friends announced that they were prepared to make a new graphic adventure game. They just needed their potential fans to put forth some of the money, for a Kickstarter campaign.

Fans responded with open wallets, and now here we are: just over a month away from the release of that game. Its title is Thimbleweed Park.

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TinyBuild Games Announces Graveyard Keeper
February 24, 2017

Later this year, you'll be able to manage your own virtual graveyard and hopefully build a fortune on the misfortune of others. That will be possible because Graveyard Keeper, the new project from Lazy Bear Games (previously best known for Punch Club), is on its way to PC and Xbox One.

In a press release issued this morning, TinyBuild calls Graveyard Keeper "the most inaccurate medieval cemetery management sim of the year," and it's difficult to find fault with the claim. That unusual description also suggests that there's a humorous streak running through the whole business. And really, why wouldn't there be?

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