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Nioh impressions
I've been putting off the Nioh alpha demo not for lack of interest, but because I knew I'd need to play at my most attentive. Team Ninja's PlayStation 4 action-RPG has come across as a Japanese mythology-infused Dark Souls wi...   read

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Darkrai

PSA: Grab Darkrai today by way of Pokemon's Mythical distribution event

After the month of Jirachi, Darkrai is poised to take over as the mythological Pokemon distribution event. He'll be available from May 1 to 24, and sadly, it's another GameStop joint, just like Mew was a few months back, so just go in and g...

 
Hitman episode 2 review
Hitman's first episode was a measured, strong proof of concept: that Hitman works best in large sandboxes with interstitial systems, rather than trying to string what are effectively set-pieces into a linear narrative. The jo...   read

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1666

The first footage of Patrice Desilets' 1666: Amsterdam shows potential

Here it is, our first look at Assassin Creed creator Patrice Désilets' 1666: Amsterdam. Originally in development for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 at THQ Montéal, 1666 was cancelled shortly after Ubisoft acquired the studio and...

 
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Deals

1TB Xbox One falls under $300 again plus Battleborn discounts

The Xbox One inventory exodus continues. This weekend, we have a 1TB Holiday Bundle back at its historic low price of $289. From a big retailer, no less (Newegg)! Couple this with the other Xbox One bundle deals we've been seeing in the pas...

 
Final Fantasy IX PC! photo
Final Fantasy IX PC!

PC Port Report: Final Fantasy IX

Look, I'm not here to argue the best Final Fantasy game. Chances are, your favorite is one of the first ones if not the first one that you've played. Unless you played one of the original three first, in which case those hopefully...

 
Elite Dangerous buggies photo
Elite Dangerous buggies

Elite Dangerous: Horizons to land on Xbox One soon

Elite Dangerous may be a pretty good space trucking sim (among other things), but it's been missing something: Ground trucks. Until now!...or rather, until recently, when the game's Horizons expansion landed on PC late last year....

 
Feature
As some of you already know, I almost lost the fire inside. Video games didn’t excite me anymore, and while that was mostly down to their ever-decreasing circles of creativity, I’d also gotten lazy, stuck in my wa...   read

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Deals

Ten bucks for Rocket League and Shadow of Mordor on PC make a return

Move over Jackson/Tubman/whoever's on the bill these days, because you only need a Hamilton now for Rocket League. This weekend, Green Man Gaming is running two sales, with hot discounts on a few notable titles. Rocket League drops to $9.60...

 
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NINTENDO

Staaaay fresh with Squid Sisters amiibo

Callie and Marie, Splatoon's "Squid Sisters," are getting amiibo figures this July. The toys will be available in Japan from July 7, North America and Europe the following day, and Australia and New Zealand starting July 9, Nintendo's vario...

 
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SNK

King of Fighters 2000 coming to PS4 next week

SNK isn't screwing around with its comeback. On top of a brand new King of Fighters and an enhanced port of The Last Blade 2, the studio is bringing the The King of Fighters 2000 to PlayStation 4 in North America next Tuesday, May 3, t...

 
The Climb review

Review: The Climb

Crytek is a weird company. It hit it off fairly well with the original Far Cry and Crysis, and then pumped out a pair of uninspired shooters in the form of the Crysis sequels, which were carried by the beautiful CryEngine and...   read

Soda Drinker Pro review
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HideoTube

Kojima playing a bunch of arcade games is a real daymaker

Designer Hideo Kojima attended the Game On exhibition in Tokyo and brought along writer/editor/best bud Kenji Yano, who has now officially joined the new Kojima Productions, for some wholesome arcade-fueled fun. I didn't know I needed to s...

 
Clueless Gamer photo
Clueless Gamer

Conan might suck at Mario Kart, but he's great as a dick canvas

Conan's Clueless Gamer segment is back for more befuddlement and frustration. This time, the comedian played the frat house favorite Mario Kart 8 with Neighbors 2 co-stars Seth Rogen and Zac Efron. Of course, you can't have a frat house wit...

 
Shinobi photo
Shinobi

You know, we probably don't need a Shinobi movie

Sega's shuriken-chucking arcade game Shinobi is being adapted into a feature film. Why? "We love the Shinobi games and believe that the world of ninjas has never been properly explored onscreen," says producer Marc Platt, who previously wor...

 
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Ratchet & Clank

Ratchet & Clank on PS4 is the series' fastest-seller

I've seen a lot of love for the new Ratchet & Clank game, but I couldn't tell if that was the social media echo-chamber effect or if there really were a bunch of people getting way into Insomniac's refresh of the PlayStation 2 original ...

 
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Total Warhammer

First-week Total War: Warhammer players will get the Chaos Warriors

Creative Assembly has extended its pre-order incentive for Total War: Warhammer. Now, players who buy the strategy title during its first week (up until May 31 at 10:00am Pacific) will also receive the Chaos Warriors Race Pack. It's a seemi...

 
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New Battlefield

We'll see 'the future of Battlefield' next Friday

Rumors about the new Battlefield have been swirling for months now. Are you ready to get this thing over with already? I sure am. DICE has set the reveal for Friday, May 6 at 4:00pm Eastern. I don't necessarily have a particular style or pe...

 
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Friday Night Fights - Abortion Drones

So, apparently we are allowing Skynet to just hand out abortions now. Let it be known: I warned you all that this will end badly. One small step for human rights, one giant step for FUCKING TERMINATORS! You people have damned us all. Well, ...

 
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Yahtzee!

I plead the 6th: Watch 25 minutes of Ace Attorney 6 gameplay

You've seen the animated opening, you've lamented that this game hitting Japan on June 9 don't mean shit for you, now watch 25 minutes of gameplay from Ace Attorney 6, a game which Capcom will definitely bring to Western 3DS players at some...

 
Blackroom on hold photo
Blackroom on hold

Romero and Carmack put Kickstarter for new FPS, Blackroom, on hold

The recently announced Kickstarter for Blackroom, an FPS from Doom co-creators John Romero and Adrian Carmack, is already on hold. Fundraising has been suspended and the campaign clock has been set back to zero. An update posted on the pr...

 
DOAX sales et al photo
DOAX sales et al

Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 sold well outside Japan

Koei Tecmo has revealed sales numbers for its recent titles including Dead or Alive Xtreme 3. The saucy stew from which the latter was borne, Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, tops the KT financial reports (translated by Gematsu) at 600,000 down...

 
Cave photo
Cave

The next Cave shoot 'em up to hit Steam is DoDonPachi DaiFukkatsu

Although many western Cave fans know the shmup developer from popular series like Deathsmiles, the company actually got its start with the DonPachi line, and produced a ton of them since its inception in 1995. That includes 2008's DoDonPach...

 
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The Internet

Comcast raising data caps to 1TB instead of NOT HAVING DATA CAPS

For many Americans, Comcast is the sole choice of internet provider. Others can pick between Comcast and AT&T, which is a bit like picking between a Ford Taurus and a Ford Pinto. Comcast started limiting monthly data to 250GB in some ma...

 
Yo-Kai Watch photo
Yo-Kai Watch

Yo-Kai Watch is invading Final Fantasy soon

Well, this is unexpected, but it makes sense. Level-5, creator of Yo-Kai Watch, has teamed up with Square Enix to bring some of its most popular characters into Final Fantasy XIV. This includes pets, equipment, a Whisper mount, and even the...

 
MGS3: Snake Eater photo
MGS3: Snake Eater

Granin's explanation for 'Metal Gear' makes a bit more sense in Japanese

Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater is first in the series chronology (it's set in 1964, twenty years ahead of the recent Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain) which makes it a good enough spot as any for an in-universe explanation for the term...

 
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Modern Warfare

Well that sure looks like a Modern Warfare Remaster confirmation

Following the very obvious news that Infinity Ward is developing a far future Call of Duty called Infinite Warfare, it looks like it's also taking the opportunity to spice up the deal, if you will, with a remaster of Modern Warfare&nbs...

 
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Let it Die

Suda51: If you play Let it Die 'you will understand I am still crazy'

Our special little guy Jonathan Holmes caught up with the good-shoes-wearer himself, Suda51, at PAX last week in Boston for a hands-on with Grasshopper's upcoming Let it Die and a chat with the man himself. Holmes doesn't seem to have capt...

 
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Lionhead Studios

Lionhead Studios is officially no more as of today

After multiple sources had heard that Lionhead Studios, formed in 1996, still had hope, the end has finally come. According to Kotaku UK, the developer has officially closed down for good following a nominal consultation period. Fable Legen...

 

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