Author: Noisy Pixel Staff

As PAX East 2024 rolls into its third day, the excitement continues with exclusive interviews, sneak peeks of highly anticipated games, and engaging discussions with industry legends. Following the success of our Day 1 and Day 2 coverage, Day 3 offers an even richer tapestry of gaming experiences and insights. If you’ve missed our previous articles, be sure to catch up on the highlights to fully appreciate the breadth of PAX East 2024. Our coverage today kicks off with a highly anticipated interview with Ben Starr, who has been making waves in the industry. Starr’s insights into his latest projects…

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LudoNarraCon 2024 is an event on Steam presented by indie publisher Fellow Traveller. From May 9, 2024, through May 13, 2024, players can download and play a few limited-time demos of upcoming narrative-driven indie games. Further, a host of recently released games are on sale during the event. So here are a few demos available now that you can play, but be sure to check out the event page for exclusive panels with the developers of the various projects. Baladins | May 15, 2024 Baladins is a playful, choose-your-own-adventure game where players can embody whimsical heroes as they explore the…

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While the month of April 2024 was headlined by Stellar Blade, Sand Land, and Another Crab’s Treasure, May 2024 brings about a varied slew of titles with just about something for everyone. From stunning indie titles to sharp-looking remakes, our top 10 games for May 2024 will have you adding games to the wishlist. Tokyo Psychodemic | PS4, PS5, Switch, PC | May 30, 2024 Tokyo Psycodemic sets players against a backdrop of post-pandemic Tokyo, now haunted by paranormal incidents and unsolved mysteries. As a forensic expert, you are tasked with cracking “unsolvable cases” tied to a deadly viral outbreak…

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What’s up, nerds. It’s tough to avoid some discussions surrounding the release of the Sony-published action game Stellar Blade. Developed by ShiftUp, everyone seems to have an opinion on this game, and don’t worry, they’ll be very vocal about whatever that opinion is. Well, we decided to provide you with an escape from all that and give you our harmless opinion on the top 10 costumes from Stellar Blade. See, we aren’t telling you whether you should play it or not; you’re all hopefully adults who can think and make discussions for yourself. We just want to celebrate the game’s…

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It’s pretty clear that we all love video games at Noisy Pixel, which definitely makes recommendations difficult because we’re constantly thinking, “Where do we begin!?” So, why not torture our writers a bit by making us choose only one game to recommend from the 100s currently on sale at Steam from Golden Week? The sale will last from April 25t AM 10:00 – May 6 AM 10:00 PT. Please link and share other games that are on sale in the comments below, and we’ll judge you as you are probably judging us. Now, onto the list: Azario Lopez – Tactics…

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PAX East 2024 was a showcase of creativity and innovation in the gaming world, and we were on the ground to bring you firsthand insights from some of the most exciting developers and their projects. From indie gems to mainstream marvels, our comprehensive coverage includes exclusive interviews and extensive show floor activities that highlight the dynamic evolution of gaming. Our journey through PAX East 2024 takes you behind the scenes with insightful interviews from a diverse group of developers, including the teams behind Shot One Fighters, Phoenixx Games, So to Speak, and Volente. Each conversation unveils the passion and unique…

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Nintendo has revealed an exciting assortment of indie games set to grace the Nintendo Switch throughout 2024. This vibrant lineup, revealed during the latest Indie World presentation, highlights Nintendo’s continued partnership with independent developers, showcasing titles that promise to cater to varied gaming preferences. One of the most whimsical entries, Little Kitty, Big City, is scheduled for release on May 9. This charming game allows players to step into the paws of a curious kitten navigating the vast urban jungle to find its way home. The game combines exploration and adventure, encouraging players to interact with city dwellers and partake…

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What’s up, gamers? April showers bring us a few notable video game releases. While 2024 has been consistently delivering must-play gaming experiences, April remains a month that seems to satisfy a range of genres. From fast-paced action to turn-based battles, this month will surely offer something that catches your eye. Please let us know what you think about picking up in the comments below. Children of the Sun | PC | April 9, 2024 We can all agree that we thought we were the greatest sniper at some point in our gamer careers. Whether going for a high score in…

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In a recent interview at PAX East 2024, we had the opportunity to sit down with Masaru Oyamada, the producer behind the much-anticipated Visions of Mana, the latest entry in the revered Mana series. Oyamada-san shared insights into the development process, the creative pressures and excitement faced by the team, and what fans can expect from this new adventure. With Visions of Mana marking the first mainline Mana game in 15 years, Oyamada-san discussed the balancing act of innovating within the series while paying homage to its roots, the introduction of new gameplay elements, and the overarching goal of delivering…

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As the sun sets on 2023, we reflect on a year that has been nothing short of spectacular in the gaming world. It was a year marked by groundbreaking innovations, gripping narratives, and a revival of beloved classics, all setting new benchmarks in the industry. The diversity of genres and the quality of experiences we’ve seen this year are a testament to the creativity and passion that drive the world of video games. From adrenaline-pumping action to heartwarming adventures, 2023 has been a banner year for gamers of all stripes. Our list, curated from the best of the best, showcases…

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As the gaming world bids farewell to the exciting releases of 2023, the horizon of 2024 beckons with a treasure trove of adventures, particularly for enthusiasts of JRPGs. This year promises to be a spectacular one, especially for those who revel in the rich narratives, intricate gameplay, and immersive worlds that JRPGs offer. Eagerly awaiting the launch of some truly groundbreaking titles, let’s dive into our curated list of the 10 most anticipated JRPGs of 2024. Each game on this list is not just a potential hit but a testament to the genre’s evolving creativity and enduring appeal. 10. Final…

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2023 has been a remarkable year for manga readers, with a plethora of incredible titles gracing the shelves. While there were numerous noteworthy releases, some have particularly stood out for their unique storytelling, captivating art, and the ability to connect with readers on a deeper level. In this list, we celebrate our top 10 manga picks of the year, each offering its distinct flavor of entertainment and insight. From heartwarming romances to thrilling adventures, these mangas have left an indelible mark on the landscape of contemporary manga. Honorable mentions include The Boxer, Kaiju No. 8, Your Forma, and Please Put…

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What’s up, nerds? As we usher in 2024, the gaming landscape is ablaze with new releases that promise to captivate and thrill. This January offers a decent variety of titles to hold us off until the heavy hitters release in February, but this diverse array of titles each brings its unique flavor and excitement. Here’s a rundown of the top 10 video games we think should have your attention this month. Momodora: Moonlit Farewell (PC | January 11, 2024) In Momodora: Moonlit Farewell, players join Momo Reinol, the High Priestess of Koho village, on a divine mission to confront a…

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As the weather gets colder and the nights get longer, the vibes get brighter and cheerier in response. The holiday season has started, and along with it, an absolute onslaught of sales in which you’re supposed to buy gifts for others but inevitably end up stocking up for yourself. Still, though, if you can’t wait until Christmas morning to unwrap something new (or Hanukkah, which starts in like a week), Noisy Pixel is here to deliver ten new games. Heck, if you pay us enough, we’ll even drop them down your chimney! Even the Steam games. We’ll find a way.…

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The holiday season is here, and what better way to celebrate than by treating yourself or a loved one to a brand-new gaming PC setup? Whether you’re an avid gamer looking to upgrade your rig or you’re searching for the perfect gift for that special tech enthusiast in your life, we’ve got you covered. In this list, we’ve curated a selection of the coolest PC builds for the holidays, featuring a range of options to suit different budgets and preferences. From high-performance gaming beasts with dazzling RGB lighting to budget-friendly builds that pack a punch, there’s something here for everyone.…

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As the holiday season approaches, gamers and streamers are on the lookout for the best gear to upgrade their setups. A crucial component of any quality streaming or gaming experience is a top-notch microphone. Good audio quality can significantly enhance your audience’s experience, whether you’re streaming live gameplay, recording podcasts, or engaging in epic gaming sessions. In this holiday buying guide for 2023, we’ve rounded up the best microphones tailored specifically for gamers and streamers. From models offering crystal-clear audio to those packed with features for noise cancellation and sound isolation, our selection caters to a range of needs and…

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Elevating Your Content Creation Game: Best-in-Class Tech In an era where content is king, streamers and content creators are constantly seeking ways to enhance the quality of their videos and audio, striving to captivate and engage their audiences like never before. The key to achieving this lies in unlocking the power of best-in-class technology for video and audio capture. Whether you’re a seasoned streamer looking to elevate your production value or a budding content creator aiming to stand out in a crowded digital landscape, this article is your essential guide to the must-have tools and equipment that will transform your…

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If, like me, you have a soft spot for bright graphics, a cozy ambiance, and cute characters, then Cuisineer is guaranteed to catch your eye. Singaporean developer BattleBrew Productions is back with an adorable title that promises to blend roguelike mechanics with restaurant management. Cusineer made our recent list of “10 Exciting Games Launching In November 2023” thanks to its interesting gameplay loop and cute appearance – so did the full release live up to our expectations? A simple story sets the framework for Cuisineer Cuisineer begins as protagonist Pom, a cute cat girl reminiscent of The Little Red Riding…

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As a fan of The Talos Principle, I have been anticipating the release of its sequel with impatience but also a hint of worry. After all, the first entry was everything I wanted in a game of its genre: clever puzzles, fantastic world-building, just the right amount of philosophy in a unique storyline, and just the right amount of difficulty. So how would developer Croteam, also known for the Serious Sam series, tackle this challenge once more? Humanity at a crossroads – the world of The Talos Principle 2 New players can jump straight into The Talos Principle 2 without…

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Because timing is everything, we’re bringing back our monthly release radar video just in time for October of 2023, the month that every developer you’ve ever heard of has decided to drop their games all at once in the world’s most fun twenty-car pileup. Let’s fantasize about having an infinite pile of money and an extra day in the week as we count out ten games that should be on your radar this month. Disgaea 7: Vows of the Virtueless (PS4, PS5, Switch, PC | October 3, 2023) After the somewhat rocky reception of its previous entry (the debut of the series’ brand-spanking-new…

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