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I've discovered a new go-to game for relaxing photo
I've discovered a new go-to game for relaxing
by Jordan Devore

I play videogames for many reasons. Sometimes, I play for the story -- the chance to visit new worlds and live out someone else's life. Other times, it's the sense of competition I find most alluring, or the chance to master a game's rules and finally overcome its fiercest challenges.

But for every passing motivation to play games I have, I'll always been in need of one that can help me relax. Something to take my mind off life's problems, no matter how big or small they might be. Something I can get into for 15 minutes, or hours on end. Something that'll last.

Right now, Endless Ocean: Blue World is that game for me, and what a gem it is.

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4:30 PM on 09.12.2014

Free Magicka 2 if you can do a better karaoke video than a dracula

Magicka 2 is upping the intentional weirdness in its trailers with Vlad the dracula singing karaoke, 90's internet aesthetics, and close ups of a cute dog. Not a bad look. There's also this website, which looks like a Geocities page and encourages you to download the track and lyrics and film your own karaoke music video for a chance to win a copy of Magicka 2 when it releases. 

Steven Hansen



BioWare is working to specifically differentiate Dragon Age: Inquisition from Dragon Age II photo
BioWare is working to specifically differentiate Dragon Age: Inquisition from Dragon Age II
by Chris Carter

When I entered BioWare's offices and had a chance to speak to the game's Executive Producer and Studio GM, I had one goal in mind -- to find out how Dragon Age: Inquisition was going to be more like Origins, and less like Dragon Age II.

You'd expect a lot of Molyneuxian backpedaling when confronted with the idea that the last game was a letdown in many eyes, but the responses I received were genuine, with a real concern for learning from past mistakes, and a confident assurance of the game Inquisition could really become.

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3:30 PM on 09.12.2014

Use your 3DS as a controller for the Wii U Super Smash Bros.

More fun Smash Bros. tidbits. It appears you can use your 3DS as a controller for the Wii U version of the game when it releases.  Kyle McLain tweeted this screen shot, followed by a tweet, "The text on the top scre...

Steven Hansen

3:00 PM on 09.12.2014

Friday Night Fights: Destiny

Happy Friday! One of the more anticipated games of the year, Destiny, has finally launched. So far, it seems as though there is a very noticeable dividing line of people who are either loving every mi...

Bill Platt

2:30 PM on 09.12.2014

Gigantic's alpha sign-up is live, you should probably get on that

If you're anxious to get an early start on Motiga's stunning new online team action game Gigantic, then I've got good news for you. The alpha testing phase has begun and the company is actively recruiting play...

Rob Morrow

2:00 PM on 09.12.2014

We're getting the demo for Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire too

Well, I'll be. The demo for Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire isn't just coming to Japan. The Pokémon Company International isn't saying when or how codes will be distributed in the West yet, but this speci...

Jordan Devore





1:30 PM on 09.12.2014

Club Nintendo Super Smash Bros. demo incoming, wide release next week

With all of the Super Smash Bros. reveals this week, I've gone from casual interest in the 3DS version to "I need this yesterday." But October 3 is so far away! Thankfully, we'll have the chance to play the demo soon -- Ninte...

Jordan Devore

1:00 PM on 09.12.2014

That Xbox 360 is blue!

Consoles sporting nontraditional colors can be hit or miss, but I have to say, I'm liking this blue Xbox 360. It'll be available starting October 7 in the US at Walmart with Call of Duty: Black Ops II, Call of Duty: Ghosts, a...

Jordan Devore

12:30 PM on 09.12.2014

Nintendo is streaming lots of Smash Bros. today

Nintendo's Treehouse team returns for an eight-hour stream today featuring Bayonetta 2, Hyrule Warriors, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, Ultimate NES Remix, and Fantasy Life. That'll continue until 1:00pm Pacific at which point it's Super Smash Bros. 3DS time. Watch the stream right here, or on YouTube.

Jordan Devore

12:00 PM on 09.12.2014

Blocktacular shooter Minimum leaves Steam Early Access, gets reduced price for launch

Atari and Human Head's MOBA-like third-person shooter Minimum is now out of Early Access, and to celebrate the event, the game's price has been reduced to $4.99 until September 17. New features available at launch inclu...

Rob Morrow

11:30 AM on 09.12.2014

Bungie reveals upcoming Destiny events and free content through October

Since Bungie plans on supporting Destiny throughout the year and into 2015, free content updates and events will populate the universe in addition to the DLC expansions that are already announced. The first event is a Sa...

Chris Carter

11:00 AM on 09.12.2014

Super Smash Bros. 3DS is getting a patch in Japan

Have you have your fill of Super Smash Bros. 3DS secret character spoilers yet? Try not to go on the internet for the next three weeks. In the meantime, we'll do our best to not spoil them for you. In other Smash news, a...

Chris Carter

10:45 AM on 09.12.2014

Here's what Grand Theft Auto V looks like on PS4

Grand Theft Auto V is coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on November 18, Rockstar Games announced today. But just how much better does it look on the new consoles? This trailer captured via PS4 should give you a pretty good idea. Or maybe it won't. 

Kyle MacGregor

10:30 AM on 09.12.2014

Yondu and Falcon revealed for Disney Infinity 2.0

Disney Infinity 2.0 is getting yet another set of figures it seems -- Yondu from Guardians of the Galaxy and Falcon from Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Of course these are mostly tie-ins with the films, but both di...

Chris Carter

10:00 AM on 09.12.2014

Does your PS4 have a random disc eject problem? I hope not!

Sony has released a brand new video highlighting a specific issue with the PS4. How specific? It deals directly with the problem of your PS4 randomly ejecting discs or beeping constantly like it wants to eject something...

Chris Carter