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Celebrate the Game Boy's 25th birthday with this free OC ReMix album photo
Celebrate the Game Boy's 25th birthday with this free OC ReMix album
by Jordan Devore

25 years ago, the Game Boy launched in North America. Do you still have yours?

The folks at OverClocked ReMix have put together a celebratory arrangement album, Legacy: Game Boy 25th Anniversary, featuring 15 songs from games like Tetris, Super Mario Land, Pokémon Red, Mega Man II, and Batman. Listen to it for free here (or torrent here).

Perfect timing -- I was sorely in need of more music to work to. I'm willing to bet good money that if I dug my Game Boy out of storage, it'd still have enough of a charge to play Qix or whichever game I left in the cartridge slot when I last used the handheld years ago.

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1:00 PM on 07.31.2014

Konami livestreaming new Metal Gear Solid V gameplay at gamescom

It's looking like gamescom 2014 will be a pretty exciting show. With many of the big hitters set to unveil their new products, we've certainly got a lot to look forward to next month. Now, we've got another publisher ready to...

Alessandro Fillari

12:45 PM on 07.31.2014

The Far Cry 4 devs toned it down for part two of their Himalayan excursion

As indicated by part one of the video series chronicling the Far Cry 4 developers' trip to the Himalayan region, they seemingly rushed off to watch an animal sacrifice nearly as soon as their plane touched down. Th...

Brett Makedonski

12:30 PM on 07.31.2014

New Pokemon stage hinted for Smash Bros. 3DS

Sakurai is at it again, teasing yet another stage for the 3DS version of Super Smash Bros. His newest "Pic of the Day" shows off Reshiram, the legendary Pokemon from the Black and White series, as well as a stage "b...

Chris Carter

12:15 PM on 07.31.2014

Killer Instinct hits store shelves, breaks combos in September

To put a bow on the first season of Killer Instinct, Microsoft's offering the (somewhat) free-to-play Xbox One title to a new audience -- the retail crowd. Microsoft revealed today that on September 23, the game will receive ...

Brett Makedonski



 la carte: Love thy characters and love their lovers  photo
la carte: Love thy characters and love their lovers
by Steven Hansen

I joked about the illegitimacy -- not canon! -- of dumb-haired, blonde/blond Robin in Super Smash Bros. recently. I did not ignite a waifu war, but there was talk about the "best," most efficient ways to play Awakening. Shacking up with saltine Chrom to pass on certain favorable traits to different children, namely. 

I played a lot of Fire Emblem: Awakening, but I definitely didn't play it right

In that comment thread, my explanation was loud and capitalized: "BECAUSE CHROM AIN'T WORTH MARRYING, I PLAY FOR LOVE, NOT MIN/MAXING EFFICIENCY." And that's it, right? Kanji Likes Boys hit me back on Twitter a while later: "A uploader on YT is choosing Fire Emblem pairs based on hair colors the kids will have...an we at least agree that this is more ridiculous than pairing for love or stats?"

No! 

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11:45 AM on 07.31.2014

Engage in psychological warfare with Shadow of Mordor's Wraith

You might've thought that Orcs were all fleshy and a good ol'-fashioned sword through the squishy parts would be enough to take care of them. False. Some might fall to the blade, but you'll need something decidedly more cere...

Brett Makedonski

11:30 AM on 07.31.2014

Justice Beaver is a thing, coming to SNES and Wii U eShop

Developer Collectorvision has made its mark creating retro games, and the latest one is Justice Beaver -- a platformer that will hit the Wii U and Super Nintendo. Yep, the Super Nintendo. Collectorvision is planning the ...

Chris Carter

11:00 AM on 07.31.2014

Nintendo Download: Mega Man Battle Network

It's Mega Man day again! This week, Mega Man Battle Network is hitting the Wii U eShop. If you haven't played the series before, it takes the classic formula and turns it on its head with a card-like grid-based battle sy...

Chris Carter

10:45 AM on 07.31.2014

USA Now and Syfy Now coming to Xbox One

NBC Universal's TV Everywhere content delivery comes to the Xbox One in the form of two new apps: USA Now and Syfy Now. Television content will be accessible the day after airing along with other episodes from the network lib...

Dale North

10:30 AM on 07.31.2014

Persona 4 Arena Ultimax: One week free Marie DLC

The Hollow Forest Tsundere Poet, Marie, is in Persona 4 Ultimax as DLC. Atlus has now confirmed that, like Adachi, Marie will be freely available to download for the first week post-release. Following the first we...

Steven Hansen

10:00 AM on 07.31.2014

A Hyrule Warriors-centric Nintendo Direct is coming on Monday

Nintendo is planning a Direct presentations soon, and it's going to be all about Hyrule Warriors. You can catch it next Monday (August 4th) at 8PM PST at this link. We've seen a ton of character reveals so far, so I wouldn't ...

Chris Carter

9:00 AM on 07.31.2014

PlayStation Now might offer a subscription plan in the future

PlayStation Now is a great idea on paper. Note that I use that phrase "on paper," because in its current incarnation, the prices are outrageous, and the rental timeframes aren't particularly ideal (the lowest ranges go from f...

Chris Carter

8:00 AM on 07.31.2014

PlayStation Now open beta on PS4: Is it working for you?

PlayStation Now, Sony's PS3, PS4, and Vita streaming service, is now in an open beta for PS4 users. PlayStation Now is integrated in the PS Store, sapping funds from your directly from your PS wallet when you decide you...

Steven Hansen



Nisha the Lawbringer whips it good in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel photo
Nisha the Lawbringer whips it good in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel
by Bill Zoeker

I got to spend a little time with Nisha the Lawbringer from Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, and yippee ki-yay is she a fun character. Nisha brings Old West sensibilities to this moon shooter, and a few new tricks as well. And a bullwhip.

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9:00 PM on 07.30.2014

Which of these alternate The Evil Within covers do you like best?

I tend to prefer alternate game cover art over the "real" thing and The Evil Within is no exception. Publisher Bethesda has three covers for us to vote on and whichever piece wins will be used on the inside sleeve for the lau...

Jordan Devore