John Bardinelli - Contributor

John started playing games back in the dark days before the internet. You know, Game Boy link cables, multitaps and all of that. Now, with portable devices dwarfing the power of his first few gaming consoles, John mostly sticks to the PC and mobile worlds and has a particular fondness for retro-themed indie games. That, and Borderlands! Over the past decade John has written for more than a dozen gaming sites, covering everything from browser to mainstream games. Once the day's work has been done, he can usually be found with his nose in some ancient history or philosophy book. Next stop: publishing another game script, or maybe a regular old work of fiction!

When not writing or gaming, John has a summer home on Arrakis where he spends his leisure time wrestling sandworms.

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Always knew the moon was out to get us.

Console Versions of Terraria Get Invaders from the Moon

While the PC version of Terraria is brewing up its big 1.3 release, the console versions get a few updates to make sure no one forgets to secure their loot fort from alien invaders. The Frost Moon event has been released for Xbox and PlayStation versions of Terraria, unleashing more horrors (and more items) on your favorite sidescrolling sandbox world.

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How many Half-Life 3 jokes does this make you think of?

Deep Down Still Exists, is Going Through Some Revisions

Back in February 2013, Capcom announced the dark and gloomy dungeon crawler Deep Down, a game that would eventually be released on the just-announced PlayStation 4. Two years have passed, we've seen a new trailer and heard a few tidbits of information here and there, but nothing concrete. Now, Capcom has opened up about the delay.

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Storytelling and artwork done right.

TRISTOY Co-Op Review

Action adventure games are usually a solo affair. Drop a player into a dark world, give them some swords to swing and some things to upgrade, then let them run around for a few hours before showing an ending. Hooray, you just metroidvaniaed! If you want co-op, though, the genre usually sends you elsewhere. Enter TRISTOY, a short platform adventure ...

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Princesses create the darndest dungeons, don't they?

Sidescrolling Co-Op Roguelike Tallowmere Coming to Steam

The Lady Tallowmere has put together a dungeon designed to challenge your combat prowess. Who are you to shy away from the challenge? Taking on the role of a nameless hero, your job in the roguelike Tallowmere is to carve your way through as many rooms as you can before you bite the dust. And if things get too bad, you can always sacrifice a kitten.

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At least you won't have to game alone on the holiday.

PSN Flash Sale Discounts Lara Croft, TowerFall, Knack, LittleBigPlanet and More

When Valentine's Day rolls around, there's only one thing on everyone's mind: saving money. Yeah that's right, I said it. Sony did too, so it's all right. From now through Monday at 9 a.m. PST, a ton of co-op and multiplayer games will be on sale for PS4, PS3 and PS Vita. Which games you ask? Many games, I reply. Many.

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Get the thing, load the thing, drive the thing to the place.

Construction Simulator 2015 Co-Op Review

Ever wanted to own your own construction company? Ok, it may not sound like the most glamorous job, but something about driving those big machines and turning a plot of dirt into a house just screams awesome, doesn't it? Construction Simulator 2015 enters the well-stocked market of construction games with a detailed, realistic simulation that m...

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Then shrink back down when your co-op buddy steals your air.

Shiftlings Co-Op Puzzle Game Will Make You Swell with Happiness

Nothing says co-op like being tied to your partner with an air hose. Shiftlings by Rock Pocket Games is a puzzle game that's on its way to consoles and PC this spring. The general idea is that you're bound to your buddy by an umbilicus that allows the two of you to pass gas back and forth. Giggle a bit, then read on to learn why that's awesome.

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