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Platform Win, PS3, PS Vita, Mac, Linux, PS4 Publisher Devolver Digital Developer Dennaton Games Release Date 2012-10-23

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Hotline Miami review: American psycho

All of Hotline Miami's bloodshed is bound in a pulpy crime story. A gang of animal mask-wearing criminals forces a street punk to become their assassin. They leave thinly veiled assassination assignments on his answering machine, sending him onto the streets of 1989 Miami. This isn't the story of a cold-blooded murderer. Guilt manifests itself mentally and physically. The world of Hotline Miami is dark as squid ink, and bolstered by a crunchy synth soundtrack and wavy neon graphics that combine to form an OK substitute for a bad LSD trip. The set dressing of the man's apartment is a particularly deft touch. The accumulation of trash and unexpected house guests establishes Hotline Miami's story more succinctly than would cutscenes or lengthy patches of dialogue. As his life goes, so...

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Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number headlines indies exclusive on PlayStation

BroForce, Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number and The Talos Principle are three games from indie publisher Devolver Digital appearing exclusively on PlayStation platforms, Sony said in its E3 news conference this evening. The three games led a roundup of other indies exclusive to PlayStation, including Not a Hero from Roll 7, makers of OlliOlli, and Titan Souls by Ludum Dare.

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At E3, indie games are set to sparkle

With hardware manufacturers like Sony and Microsoft falling over themselves to present hot indie games at their conferences as well as indie showcase initiatives like IndieCade, there has never been a better time to sample the best games created by small teams and individuals. It's impossible to do justice to the many indie games at E3, and those lurking at the perimeter, showing off their precious creations in rented suites, but here are just a few examples that are likely to garner attention and admiration in the days ahead. The Witness From Jonathan Blow, the maker of Braid, a PlayStation 4 console exclusive that delivers originality and charm. Players explore a lush island in first-person view, solving logic puzzles along the way. The Witness, ready to launch any time...

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Hands-on with Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number

The sequel to Dennaton Games' top-down, retro-styled, graphically and narratively brutal action game felt and looked just like its 2012 predecessor. This is a familiar, dire universe. I exited a car, grabbed some weapons from its trunk and entered a building filled with people looking for an excuse to murder me. To be fair, it's a Hotline Miami game, so I had an excuse to murder them, too. I first played Hotline Miami on PC. Truth? I was terrible. I have no reason to believe that it was the game. I've been a controller guy almost all of my life, and I just don't have the mouse and keyboard skills that it requires. It wasn't until I played the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita versions that I was able to live up to the game's demands. I spent some time at PAX East 2014 with Hotline...

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Indie Megabooth's PAX East line-up includes Aztez, Hotline Miami 2 and more

Organizers of the Indie Megabooth showcase announced the PAX East line-up today, which includes titles like Aztez, Hotline Miami 2, Galak-Z, Jazzpunk, Luftrausers and more. More than 50 games will be shown at the Indie Megabooth, and more than 26 games will be shown in the smaller Minibooth, which will show games on a rotating schedule. Some of the games that will be in the Minibooth include Bounden, Framed, Gorogoa, Sentris and Vertiginous Golf. Indie Megabooth also announced that is has partnered with Cards Against Humanity to feature a tabletop exhibit within its Megabooth space. The games that will be exhibited in the space include A.E.G.I.S. Combining Robot Strategy Game, Alteil Horizons, Funemployed!, Slap.45, These French Fries Are Terrible Hot Dogs, Warlords and Sellswords,...

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Check out Sony's list of PS4 games hitting in 2014, DriveClub is TBA

A post on the PlayStation Blog blog today by social media manager Sid Shuman corrals a list of the games headed PlayStation 4 in North America this year. The list is broken down into six categories, beginning with Out Now, which contains games already released. Spring releases include Child of Light, Sportsfriends and Watch Dogs. Summer releases include Destiny, Murdered: Soul Suspect and The Elder Scrolls Online. Fall's releases contain Dragon Age: Inquisition, Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number and The Witness. This winter, games scheduled to hit PS4 count Assassin's Creed Unity, Guns of Icarus Online and Ray's the Dead (pictured above) among them. Games with release dates to be announced include Batman: Arkham Knight, Diablo 3 Ultimate Evil Edition and Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor,...

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Hotline Miami confirmed for PS4 with cross-buy

The original Hotline Miami from developer Dennaton Games is coming to PlayStation 4 systems with cross-buy capabilities for users hoping to access the neo-noir shooter on PS Vita, Devolver Digital's Nigel Lowrie told Destructoid during last week's GDC. The Texas-based publisher and distributor worked alongside Dennaton Games to publish Hotline Miami as part of the company's transition to distributing indie titles. Hotline Miami, which reared its head in 2012, first launched on Windows PC, Mac, PlayStation 3, PS Vita and Linux. The indie games studio is targeting the third quarter of this year for Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number, an upcoming sequel to the hyper-violent shooter which is also planned for release on PlayStation 4 and PS Vita, alongside Windows PC and Mac. Hotline Miami 2...

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Super Game Jam bringing five films and five games to Steam beginning in April

Super Game Jam, a documentary series that chronicles five pairs of developers who created five games together in 48 hours, is headed to Steam next month, Devolver Digital and filmmakers Daniel Oliveira Carneiro and Bram Ruiter announced today. Shot in five cities over six months, Super Game Jam's participants, who created games like Hotline Miami, McPixel, Ridiculous Fishing and Samurai Gunn, developed their new games based on themes suggested by their peers. The games created will be released alongside each episode though Steam. The developers, episodes, games and locations are as follows: Episode 1, Utrecht, Netherlands, Richard Boeser (Ibb and Obb) and Jan Willem Nijman (Luftrausers, Ridiculous Fishing) Episode 2, Berlin, Germany, Christoffer Hedborg (Pid, Shelter) and Dominik...

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PS Vita Indie Mega Pack hits Europe in February (correction)

A new PlayStation Vita Indie Mega Pack featuring 10 games will launch in February, Sony announced today, outlining that the pack will be available from retail on an 4GB memory card for  €24.99 or bundled with a PS Vita for €199.99. The following 10 titles included in the Indie Mega Pack are: Alien Breed, Thomas Was Alone, Velocity Ultra, Men’s Room Mayhem, Coconut Dodge Revitalised, LIMBO, Hotline Miami, Total Recoil, Superfrog HD, Floating Cloud and God Saves the Pilgrims in HD. Correction: The article above originally listed an older bundle and has been updated to reflect the correction.

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Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed free for PS Plus members

Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed will be free to download for PlayStation Plus members when the PlayStation Store updates tomorrow, Sony announced today on the PlayStation Blog. In addition to the racing game being added to PlayStation's Instant Game Collection, the PlayStation Store is marking the holidays with discounts on titles like Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse (now $3.75, was $14.99), Proteus (now $5.94, was $13.99), Dragon Fantasy Book 1 and 2 bundle (now $8.39, was $19.99) and Hotline Miami (now $1.49, was $9.99). As of Dec. 31, Soul Sacrifice on PS Vita will leave the Instant Game Collection and the above discounts will also end. The complete list of discounted games can be viewed on the PlayStation Blog.

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PS4 controller can work with your Mac

PlayStation 4 controllers are capable of working on Mac operating systems, as shown in a recent Vine from user Chris Gallizzi. The short video footage shows the DualShock 4 being used to play Hotline Miami on a Mac. This follows previous confirmation from Sony that basic features of the controller will be compatible with Windows PC, although the company has yet to announce whether it will make any official steps into helping with the compatibility of features like the controller's touchpad. The DualShock 4 will be available in Jet Black, Magma Red, and Wave Blue colors, with an recommended retail price of $59.99 and can be purchased independently of the console. The PlayStation 4 will release on November 15 in North America and on November 29 in Europe; however, controllers are a...

Hotline Miami Releases
North America
  • Windows
    • Released 2012-10-23
    • Publisher Devolver Digital
    • Developer Dennaton Games
  • PlayStation 3
    • Released 2013-06-25
    • Publisher Devolver Digital
    • Developer Dennaton Games
    • Score 8.5
  • PlayStation Vita
    • Released 2013-06-25
    • Publisher Devolver Digital
    • Developer Dennaton Games
    • Score 8.5
  • Mac
    • Released 2013-03-19
    • Publisher Devolver Digital
    • Developer Dennaton Games
  • Linux
    • Publisher Devolver Digital
    • Developer Dennaton Games
  • PlayStation 4
    • Publisher Devolver Digital
    • Developer Dennaton Games
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