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3:00 PM on 07.28.2014

Apparently only 40% of GameStop customers know they can trade in games

You know when you call GameStop and they open the call with "the place where you can buy and sell used games," then prompt you with trade-in offers before and after you buy something? Well according to GameStop itself, only 4...

Chris Carter

2:45 PM on 07.28.2014

There's a Pacific Rim virtual-reality experience for Oculus Rift

Legendary Pictures and Reel FX brought a Pacific Rim virtual-reality experience to San Diego Comic-Con last weekend and gee, doesn't that seems like a worthwhile idea for a full game? Pacific Rim: Jaeger Pilot puts players i...

Jordan Devore

2:30 PM on 07.28.2014

This Optimus Prime PlayStation 1 figure is pretty awesome

Set to debut sometime in Japan in 2015, toymaker Takara Tomy is crafting a PlayStation-themed Optimus Prime figure. Now when I say "PlayStation-themed," Optimus Prime actually transforms into a freaking PlayStation. This foll...

Chris Carter

2:15 PM on 07.28.2014

Game Over: Stories of E.T. and industry failures uncovered in new trailer

You ever hear of game developers living like rock stars? That's what Atari was doing back in the '80s when it was on top of the world. Then E.T. happened, and well, it all went wrong very quickly. As part of Xbox's...

Brett Makedonski

2:00 PM on 07.28.2014

Capcom wants to lower development cycles to 1.5 years for major sequels

Nobody likes waiting for the follow-ups to their favorite games. However, if you're a Capcom fan, that wait will be more tolerable than most others, as the Japanese publisher aims for significantly quick turn-around between i...

Brett Makedonski



Heads up: Payday will be free on Steam in October photo
Heads up: Payday will be free on Steam in October
by Jordan Devore

It feels silly to tell you about a game that's going to be free months from now, but maybe, just this once, it'll prevent someone from buying said game right before the promotion begins. With that in mind, Payday: The Heist will be free for 24 hours on October 18, 2014.

This offer is connected to Overkill Software's Crimefest, a celebration of the Payday franchise's third anniversary happening in October. The studio has a goal of 1.5 million community member sign-ups on the Payday 2 Steam group, and there are milestones with rewards. The group now has over 1,050,000 members, hence the free Payday offer.

Even if you're done with the original game, I'd encourage Payday 2 players to take a look at that link -- the other rewards will be relevant to your interests. Looks like we'll get them all, too.

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Get a taste of the Bayonetta anime's english dub here photo
Get a taste of the Bayonetta anime's english dub here
by Chris Carter

As an anime fan growing up, dubs were often hit or miss. Not a whole lot of companies took their dubwork seriously, and often times, I'd resort to subtitles to get my anime fix. But over the years, pretty much every major company has stepped up their game, and there's hardly a dub I wouldn't listen to -- that goes for Bayonetta Bloody Fate too, based on this new trailer.

Although the quality of the film itself may be questionable overall depending on who you talk to, this looks completely watchable. Expect the North American release later this year.

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1:15 PM on 07.28.2014

New map, AI bots headed to Awesomenauts

In detailing some of what's in store for Awesomenauts' upcoming patch 2.6, Ronimo Games announced that it's finally preparing another map: AI Station 205. That's not to be confused with the existing AI Station 404, which is s...

Jordan Devore

1:00 PM on 07.28.2014

Mysterious Murasame Castle hitting the 3DS eShop next month

Do you remember that minigame in Nintendo Land that had you throwing shurikens at the screen from your GamePad? It was based off of The Mysterious Murasame Castle, which was developed by Nintendo and released for the Fam...

Chris Carter







August Games with Gold: Dishonored, Crimson Dragon, more photo
August Games with Gold: Dishonored, Crimson Dragon, more
by Jordan Devore

Microsoft has come out with its August lineup of free games for Xbox Live Gold members and the highlight here is unquestionably Arkane Studios' stealth title Dishonored. You'll want to clear hard drive space for it in a couple weeks. But, that's not the only one worth trying.

The first Games with Gold selections -- Crimson Dragon and Strike Suit Zero on Xbox One, and Motorcross Madness on Xbox 360 -- will be free beginning this Friday, August 1. Then, it's Dishonored's turn from August 16 - 31. We'll have a reminder post when the time comes.

One of the recurring complaints for Games with Gold has been its insistence on featuring stuff that many of us own and have owned for years. With Crimson Dragon and Strike Suit Zero next month, at least we're getting something I imagine not a ton of folks have played yet.

August Games with Gold [Xbox]

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Link's outfit looks pretty badass in Monster Hunter 4 photo
Link's outfit looks pretty badass in Monster Hunter 4
by Chris Carter

We've already known that Monster Hunter 4 has a very neat looking set of Link armor and weapon sets, but we haven't seen a whole lot of footage on them -- until this week that is, when Capcom unleashed a new trailer into the world.

Ok that's great -- but all people are thinking in the West is "are we getting it?!" Now we can finally answer that question with a resounding "yes," compliments of Capcom Unity. Yes -- the West will be getting Link's armor and weapon sets.

Confirmed: Link's weapons and armor are in Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate [Capcom Unity]

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Review: Battle Princess of Arcadias photo
Review: Battle Princess of Arcadias
by Kyle MacGregor

A pastime needn't necessarily be transcendent to make for an experience enjoyable. So long as there's a hook, something to keep one captivated throughout the journey's duration, it's easy enough to look beyond some frayed edges and just enjoy the ride.

In the case of Battle Princess of Arcadias, the hook never really manifests. The action role-playing game casts out some nice ideas, but none are quite compelling enough to really reel one in.

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11:00 AM on 07.28.2014

Rhythm puzzler Beatbuddy is coming to the iPad

Although many have found flaws with developer Threaks' Beatbuddy, the art style is something that stuck in my mind for weeks to come after playing it. I'm willing to give it another shot later this year, as the game has just...

Chris Carter

10:30 AM on 07.28.2014

NES Remix 1+2 will arrive in the form of a physical release later this year

In case you haven't played both NES Remix and NES Remix 2, you can pick up both later this year in the form of a physical copy. It's always been rumored since Nintendo mentioned it in passing as a definite Japanese relea...

Chris Carter

10:00 AM on 07.28.2014

Rockman Xover gets another cool looking boss that's wasted on this game

When people say "Mega Man is dead, I wish Capcom made more games from that franchise" it's not entirely true. Well it is, kind of, but there is also a Mega Man game out that's constantly updated -- Rockman Xover. It's a ...

Chris Carter

9:00 AM on 07.28.2014

Fat Princess: Piece of Cake is out now on iOS in Canada

Fat Princess is back! In match-three form! Should you want to subject yourself to puzzle-madness, you can head over to the Canadian App Store and download the free-to-play game now. If you're looking for the Vita version, it ...

Chris Carter