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Nintendo is dumping the basic Wii U set in Japan


Moving forward
May 21
We may have seen the last of the 8GB Wii U. Nintendo has revealed, by way of their website, that they are eliminating the basic edition of the console in Japan. It's been fairly elusive all across the world as it is, and Nint...
ATLUS

Lost Dimension finds Europe on August 28


One month after North American launch
May 21
Lancarse's Lost Dimension is coming to Europe on August 28, NIS America announced today. The tactical role-playing game debuted on PlayStation 3 and Vita in Japan last year and is on its way to North America on July 28, ...
Lord of Magna

Lord of Magna is nearly here, so have a website and a tutorial video


Have it all!
May 21
Lord of Magna looks like a fun little strategy romp on 3DS. I haven't played it yet, but I'm hoping to get my hands on it soon. In the meantime, XSEED has opened up a new website for the game, and dropped a new tutorial video that explains the combat a bit. In short, it looks a lot like Valkyria Chronicles, where it's more action-based, sans grid. I'm down with that.
Telltale Game of Thrones

Telltale's Game of Thrones Episode Four: Sons of Winter trailer gave me chills


Winter is coming, after all
May 21
Although winter is coming, things are really starting to heat up for House Forrester. While the first couple episodes took a lot of time to set things up, the last one really started putting things into motion. With Episode ...
New Need for Speed

EA reboots Need for Speed with 'immersive narrative'


Coming to PS4, Xbox One, PC this fall
May 21
EA just announced the new Need for Speed, which is being touted as "a full reboot" for the series. Need for Speed: Rivals developer Ghost Games is behind the wheel again, and aims to deliver "what the fans want, and what Nee...

Marvelous

Marvelous is teasing something time bomb related


Will it explode when the timer is over?
May 21
Marvelous Entertainment has put up another one of those countdown teaser sites, set for a reveal on May 25. It features a time bomb counting down, with red, green, and yellow wires attached. Pull the green one, Marvelous! Wai...
Nintendo Download

Nintendo Download: Mega Man May is nearly over with Mega Man Zero 2


Also, Swords and Soldiers II
May 21
This is a pretty massive week for the eShop, which I don't get to say that often. Seriously, I'm psyched!The Wii U is getting Swords and Soldiers II today, which is a pretty fantastic (local-only) little strategy game. M...
Pokemon Mystery

Nintendo announces Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon, launching this year


Winter 2015
May 21
Nintendo has revealed a new entry in the Pokemon Mystery Dungeon franchise -- Super Mystery Dungeon. Not a whole lot is known at this time outside of the fact that it will feature more randomly generated layouts, an...
BBC Drama

Rockstar Games is suing the BBC


Sure does add more drama to this project
May 21
Rockstar Games has filed a lawsuit against the BBC. This is because of the Beeb’s upcoming drama Game Changer, which details the early days of the studio and its hit Grand Theft Auto as well as the much-publicised confl...
TERA

TERA is now the most-played MMO on Steam apparently


With Neverwinter behind it
May 21
TERA Online has been doing very well since it debuted on Steam this month, because according to the publisher, it's now the most played MMO on the platform. It's leading the race of "all-time peak concurrency on Steam," ...
Batman

Here, have a cheesy live action Batman: Arkham Knight trailer


Don't walk in alleys at night in Gotham
May 21
Most publishers would only dream of crafting a cheesy live action trailer, wishing they had the budget. Well, WB, in their infinite wisdom of Season Passes and day-one DLC, can afford it, based on this Batman: Arkham Knight&...
Capcom

Capcom seemingly doesn't understand memes


This isn't how things go viral
May 21
Back in October last year people on the Internet started taking the cast of Final Fantasy XV, all sat in a car together, and photoshopping them into funny locations. Square Enix saw what the Internet had organically done and ...
Smash Bros.

Smash Bros. player is being bounty hunted


Kick his ass for cash
May 21
If you're a competitive Super Smash Bros. player, chances in in the last year you may have started hearing a lot about Gonzalo "Zero" Barrios. Appearing somewhat out of nowhere, he has come first in every single one-on-one Sm...
Final Fantasy XIV

Chocobos are using Twitter to race in Final Fantasy XIV


It's funny because birds tweet
May 21
Final Fantasy XIV confused the shit out of me. I played it for about a month, and I’ll probably go back to it, but god damn I had no idea what I was doing. But now there is an anchor in that game, something I know and ...
Hardware

AMD's angry at Nvidia because of Geralt's fabulous hair


There's just too much blast processing
May 21
Oh hey, it’s that thing that happens every time a new major release comes out. AMD and Nvidia are trading blows yet again about the performance problems some have reported in beard-cultivating simulator The Witcher 3: W...
Everquest

EverQuest's RageFire will be going back to 1999 when it works


It's 1999, but also confusingly not 1999
May 21
I guess the gang over at Everquest really liked the look of Runescape’s 2007-styled server, because they've just launched their own similar server called RageFire. Kind of. And it’s bringing back 1999-styled ...
Fantastic Boyfriends

Fantastic Boyfriends wants to hook you up with cute ogres


Wow, fantastic hunks
May 21
Oh my lord. Oh my stars and garters. Okay Joe, this is a simple news post, you’ve done this countless times before. A whole group of hot men or not, you don't even know if this game is any good, so pull yourself togethe...
Splatoon Rabbits

The kids in Splatoon could have been rabbits!


I'm a rabbit now, I'm a squid now
May 20
In the latest of Nintendo's Iwata Asks series, the producer of Splatoon revealed that at one point in development you'd play as a rabbit instead of kids! Perhaps they changed it because "You're a rabbit now, you're a kid...
Bloxels

Bloxels is a tactile tool for building video games


I kind of wish I were a kid today
May 20
As a kid, I loved playing with blocks, and I loved playing video games. I think the combination of the two is at least partially why Minecraft is so popular with kids these days. Well, here's another product that I wish exis...
Rock Band 4 trailer

Live-action Rock Band 4 trailer looking for bodies


Take it on the road
May 20
Are you a Rock Band fan living in the Seattle area with nothing to do for the next few days? Do you mind standing around bored stiff for hours on end while gaffers, grips, and roadies endlessly disassemble and reassemble sets...
Mushroom 11

New Mushroom 11 trailer and details out now


Rocket ship, catapult, release window
May 20
I have been pretty keen on Mushroom 11 since I first saw it at PAX East 2014. Since then, just about everybody on staff who has played it has come away with positive thoughts. Hamza called it one of his favorite games at PAX...
Bloodborne expansion

Sony boss confirms Bloodborne expansion, more info late this year


Cool
May 20
Despite the successes of Demon's Souls, Dark Souls, and Dark Souls 2, recent PlayStation 4 exclusive Bloodborne sold well enough that Sony was still surprised with the results. It's not surprising, then, that the game would b...

Scummy Warner Bros.

The false advertising of Mortal Kombat's Kombat Pack


Leave it to the kings of DLC
May 20
Warner Bros. is notorious for its preorder, DLC, and season pass bullshit, and Mortal Kombat X's Kombat Pack is no exception. Nicolas Jones sent us a tip about how he asked WB Games Support why the Kombat Pack didn't include all the DLC for the current season, as there have been various costume packs released that aren't included. WB's response:
Overwatch Cowboy

BAMF cowboy McCree gameplay revealed for Overwatch


It's high noon somewhere in the world.
May 20
Say "Howdy partner" to McCree, the previously announced cowboy for Blizzard's Overwatch, in this hot off the presses gameplay preview. McCree may only use a six shooter, but it certainly doesn't hold him back judging by the ...
Twitch

Twitch VODs now available on your mobile device


Why wasn't this available already?
May 20
Twitch is pretty much the king of streaming and today the king announced that videos on demand are now available via your mobile device of choice. Considering how long Twitch has been around and how popular it has become, it'...
Evil Within DLC

The Executioner is the last Evil Within DLC, out May 26


First-person
May 20
The last bit of The Evil Within DLC drops this month. "The Executioner" features an unexpected shift to the first-person perspective and "series of battle arenas all from the...perspective of The Keeper," if you were thinkin...
KFC game

KFC takes us through the life of Colonel Sanders in a game


Double Down Browntown
May 20
Colonel Sanders lived an interesting life. In an attempt to bring him back into the public eye, fast food chain KFC wants to tell the story of his life, though it seems like it might be embellished a bit in the free minigame ...
Eating salad

Microsoft adds white Xbox One Halo: The Master Chief Collection bundle


Eating salad
May 20
Ahead of Halo 5: Guardians, Microsoft already attempted to both make and sway Chief fans with an Xbox One bundled with Halo: The Master Chief Collection and a box with pictures of Master Chief on it. Now, Microsoft is over de...
Mmmm Pikachu

You can now eat fried Pikachu in South Korea


Mmmmmm delicious fictional rodent
May 20
This one goes out to all the depraved kids that used to pull wings off houseflies, you know, the ones who took delight in burning ants with magnifying glasses and kicked puppies, too, probably. Or maybe just the ones that gna...
:(

Namco's Pac-Man 35th anniversary celebration is just sad


Publisher patches the mobile port
May 20
On this day in 1980, Pac-Man debuted in Japanese arcades. Now, publisher Bandai Namco has decided to celebrate the arcade classic's 35th anniversary in the most depressing way possible. The company has passed along a note ann...






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