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New games releasing this week: February 20 - February 26

NEW GAMES RELEASING THIS WEEK: FEBRUARY 20 - FEBRUARY 26

Halo Wars 2 is the major retail release this week, but there's so much of import happening in the digital and indie scene. New video...

They Said Indie Rock Was Dead but Win Butler Put Up a Double-Double in Last Night's Celebrity All-Star Game

THEY SAID INDIE ROCK WAS DEAD BUT WIN BUTLER PUT UP A DOUBLE-DOUBLE IN LAST NIGHT'S CELEBRITY ALL-STAR GAME

Win Butler loves basketball. At 6"4', he is a tall man, just about set up for a career as a combo guard rather than a life of anthemic...

 
 
 
Watch Win Butler Play In The NBA Celebrity All-Star Game

WATCH WIN BUTLER PLAY IN THE NBA CELEBRITY ALL-STAR GAME

Despite being a hero of doughy Canadian indie-rock, Win Butler is apparently pretty good at basketball. Last year, the Arcade Fire...

Five years later, PlayStation Vita is still my favorite little console

FIVE YEARS LATER, PLAYSTATION VITA IS STILL MY FAVORITE LITTLE CONSOLE

I can't wish the PlayStation Vita a happy fifth birthday because it's been dead for a while now. The portable console has become a...

 
 
 
Snake Pass: Release Date Revealed Via Short Trailer

SNAKE PASS: RELEASE DATE REVEALED VIA SHORT TRAILER

Snake Pass is an adorable platformer where you play as a snake that does not have an eye patch or bandana and navigate the world using...

Rocket League update to support 4K on PS4 Pro, 1080p and 60fps on PS4 coming this month

ROCKET LEAGUE UPDATE TO SUPPORT 4K ON PS4 PRO, 1080P AND 60FPS ON PS4 COMING THIS MONTH

PlayStation 4 Pro users will be pleased to know Rocket League will soon support the console. Developed in partnership with Panic Button,...

 
 
 
Watch Mac DeMarco's Epic Cameo In 2 Wet Crew's River Crack Short

WATCH MAC DEMARCO'S EPIC CAMEO IN 2 WET CREW'S RIVER CRACK SHORT

Mac DeMarco is a real weirdo, and he often seems to have more in common with bizarro-comedy types than with his fellow indie-rockers....

RUiN is Currently Taking Kickstarter By Storm

RUIN IS CURRENTLY TAKING KICKSTARTER BY STORM

More and more indie developers are heading to crowdfunding platforms such as Kickstarter to raise the much-needed funds they need to...

 
 
 
Steam is shutting its Greenlight launching pad for indie game developers

STEAM IS SHUTTING ITS GREENLIGHT LAUNCHING PAD FOR INDIE GAME DEVELOPERS

Since 2012, Steam Greenlight has served as a kind of Kickstarter-for-indie-games, giving anyone the chance to get their title in front...

Valve finally replaces the faulty Steam Greenlight system with Steam Direct

VALVE FINALLY REPLACES THE FAULTY STEAM GREENLIGHT SYSTEM WITH STEAM DIRECT

Steam Greenlight's always been a compromise, at best. The system, which allowed users to vote on which indie games should be on Steam,...

 
 
 
She Remembered Caterpillars - Beautiful Puzzler, Difficult Learning Curve

SHE REMEMBERED CATERPILLARS - BEAUTIFUL PUZZLER, DIFFICULT LEARNING CURVE

By Lane Martin Puzzle games are an odd facet of the gaming landscape. Other games are subject to the ebb and flow of market trends...

Pet of the Week: Indie

PET OF THE WEEK: INDIE

Meet Indie - full of affection! Be greeted with a full-body wiggle every morning and every time you arrive home - Indie will be so...

 
 
 
Nintendo on possible Switch peripherals, lifespan, wooing 3rd parties/indies, Snipperclips could be at launch & more

NINTENDO ON POSSIBLE SWITCH PERIPHERALS, LIFESPAN, WOOING 3RD PARTIES/INDIES, SNIPPERCLIPS COULD BE AT LAUNCH & MORE

Coming from a TIME interview with Nintendo Director Shinya Takahashi and Switch Producer Yoshiaki Koizumi... The importance of playing...

The Very Best Covers of Fleetwood Mac's Rumours

THE VERY BEST COVERS OF FLEETWOOD MAC'S RUMOURS

Feature Image by Virginia McCarthy and Cap Blackard Cover Girl is a monthly music column in which Associate Editor Nina Corcoran compares...

 
 
 
Spotify's former VP of Content hired by Apple Music to sign more indie labels

SPOTIFY'S FORMER VP OF CONTENT HIRED BY APPLE MUSIC TO SIGN MORE INDIE LABELS

Spotify's former VP of Content - and one of the company's first U.S. hires - has moved to Apple Music. Apple confirmed to Business...

Devolver Digital To Showcase Games At GDC From Developers Affected By U.S. Immigration Ban

DEVOLVER DIGITAL TO SHOWCASE GAMES AT GDC FROM DEVELOPERS AFFECTED BY U.S. IMMIGRATION BAN

Indie publisher Devolver Digital has put out an open call to developers who are no longer able to make it to this year's Game Developers...

 
 
 
Jay Som shares fuzzy new single “1 Billion Dogs” - listen

JAY SOM SHARES FUZZY NEW SINGLE “1 BILLION DOGS” - LISTEN

Photo by Cara Robbins Bay Area-based multi-instrumentalist Jay Som is already having quite the year, snagging a coveted spot on our...

LittleBigPlanet 3 Is Free On Playstation Plus In February

LITTLEBIGPLANET 3 IS FREE ON PLAYSTATION PLUS IN FEBRUARY

Sackboy is coming to Playstation Plus this month, and he's being joined by a slew of charming indies. The marquee entry this month...

 
 
 
Hear Indie Supergroup BNQT's Debut Single “Restart”

HEAR INDIE SUPERGROUP BNQT'S DEBUT SINGLE “RESTART”

BNQT is a new indie supergroup that was conceived of by Midlake's Eric Pulido and counts the following as members: Band Of Horses'...

Grandaddy, Band of Horses, Franz Ferdinand, Midlake supergroup BNQT share debut single “Restart” - listen

GRANDADDY, BAND OF HORSES, FRANZ FERDINAND, MIDLAKE SUPERGROUP BNQT SHARE DEBUT SINGLE “RESTART” - LISTEN

BNQT formed in 2015 when Midlake 's Eric Pulido came up with the idea for a “poor man's Traveling Willburys.” With his bandmates McKenzie...