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6:30 PM on 07.22.2014

NIS doing another erotic Vita RPG, Great Edo Blacksmith

Nippon Ichi Software's new PS Vita title is Great Edo Blacksmith. It's coming to Japan on November 27. Gematsu reports, "players spend the remaining one year of their life as a blacksmith, with the goal of earning both a livi...

Steven Hansen


2:15 PM on 07.09.2014

Paradox Interactive will have Magicka 2, Hearts of Iron IV available at Gamescom 2014

Paradox Interactive will have quite the lineup at Gamescom 2014. Hearts of Iron IV and the new RPG IP Runemaster, along with several "secret projects," will be among the in-house developed titles shown this year. Joinin...

Brittany Vincent

3:30 PM on 07.04.2014

Sexual punishment probably scrubbed from Criminal Girls western release

Criminal Girls: Invite Only, a touched up version of the 2010 PSP game Criminal Girls, is coming to Vita in North America and Europe next year, NIS America announced. Criminal Girls involves guiding seven girls through ...

Steven Hansen

12:11 PM on 06.11.2014

Zelda Williams likely teasing Majora's Mask 3DS for 'surprise' announcement

Zelda Williams has had an interesting presence at E3 2014, and given her namesake it's not surprising to see her hanging around. But regarding her "extra special" surprise at E3 that we touched upon late in May, she may have ...

Brittany Vincent



Ubisoft announces Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege photo
Ubisoft announces Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege
by Brett Zeidler

Ubisoft closed off its E3 press conference with the announcement of a brand-new game, Rainbow Six Siege. The demo shown featured a 5v5 multiplayer session that had one team holding a citizen hostage and barricading the house they were in from the team that was tasked with invading and saving said citizen.

The invading team had a map of the house, a drone to scope the inside, and finally decided to breach the home after dropping in from a helicopter. They blasted a giant hole through the wall, and many more after that. Destruction looks incredible in this. The hostage was swapped between teams, and the house continued to get demolished with another breach happening through the top of the floor. That was rad. You can check out the rest for yourself in the video above.

Rainbow Six Siege will release next year for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.

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8:00 PM on 06.06.2014

Remember Me developer working with Square on new game

Look at Dontnod, going from denying bankruptcy claims to working on a new game in partnership with Square Enix. We know little else. "We're very excited to be working with Square Enix on our new game," Dontnod CEO Oskar Guilb...

Steven Hansen



Cat teen sim Night in the Woods coming to PS4 photo
Cat teen sim Night in the Woods coming to PS4
by Steven Hansen

Night in the Woods is real cool. I've played it and loved what I've played, from the writing to the art style to the pierogi. I just want to curl up with it on the couch and now that's going to be easier than even because it's coming to PS4. 

I'll let creator Scott Benson tell it. "Night In The Woods takes place in the crumbling town of Possum Springs, a dead-end backwater that is barely holding on after the mining jobs left. Mae the cat is a college dropout who has returned home to reclaim her teenage life with her friends who stayed in town. Bea stayed home from college to take over the family business after a death sent her family into a tailspin. Gregg and Angus are highschool sweethearts, working hard to get out of Possum Springs. Germ is a weird kid that hangs around. No one knows what his deal is."

The tl;dr? "Night In The Woods is a game about the inevitability of death… and pizza parties." Plus vandalism! I love vandalism. 

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1:00 AM on 06.03.2014

Former Irrational staff form new studio, announce their first game

It's been about four months since we first got the news that Irrational Games would be shutting down, and as some expected, some former staff have regrouped in a new studio called Day for Night Games. The studio boasts some b...

Abel Girmay

8:00 AM on 05.16.2014

Natural Doctrine will have cross-play & cross-save on PS4, PS3, and Vita

Kadokawa Game Studio's inaugural title, Natural Doctrine, is coming to the west thanks to NIS. The SRPG from Patapon director Atsushi li looks pretty interesting, though you can't really judge the game based on a CG trailer....

Hamza CTZ Aziz

2:45 PM on 05.02.2014

Space Run is a hexagonal Planet Express sim

Videogames like to get highfalutin with their space concepts. Everyone's a bounty hunter or ace pilot of magic jedi planet saver or whatever. What about the folks just trying to get by that make space the place for all those...

Steven Hansen



Uncanny Valley does survival horror in 2D photo
Uncanny Valley does survival horror in 2D
by Steven Hansen

I got a bit of a The Shining (stylistically crossed with Gods Will Be Watching) vibe in this trailer for Uncanny Valley, but that quickly jumped to more overtly terrifying fare.

Still impressive when a pixel art, 2D game can do scary -- like Lone Survivor. Nice sound design helps that cause. Uncanny Valley is up on Indiegogo right now. I think it looks promising. And that bit of levity at the end of the trailer was cute.

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5:45 PM on 04.28.2014

Madden 15's overly serious teaser to remind you it's coming

So, last year was Madden NFL 25, and this year is Madden NFL 15? I can't wait for Madden NFL -5. Integers are fun, kids. Anyway, here's a self-important trailer. Reminder: this is a game. It's a game of a game. Madden 15 is coming to PS4, Xbox One, PS3, and 360 on August 26 in North America, August 29 in Europe. Voting for the next cover player begins May 8.

Steven Hansen

12:00 PM on 04.22.2014

Namco has made another Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures

Coming to PS3, 360, Wii U, and 3DS this fall, a sequel to "an emotionless venture that's devoid of any soul or effort." I guess Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures, which is based on the new Pac-Man television series, did well enough to warrant a sequel.

Steven Hansen



Namco takes Gundam Vs gameplay west with F2P Rise of Incarnates photo
Namco takes Gundam Vs gameplay west with F2P Rise of Incarnates
by Steven Hansen

The 2 on 2 Gundam vs. Gundam series is as big in Japan as that full-scale Gundam model in Tokyo. It's also big on the Destructoid Forum, in that one Gundam fan keeps explaining how it's the best fighting game and tries to get people to import it. I'm more of a Gundam Battle Assault 2 kind of guy.

Anyway, Namco is taking the format of Gundam Vs. and bringing it west with a new IP, the free-to-play Rise of Incarnates. Because the 2 on 2 format is a bit different for Western audiences, Namco went with a F2P model to build a player base.

And you know it's been developed specifically for the west for several reasons. First, the initial stage being shown off is New York, with the post-apocalyptic staple crumbling Statue of Liberty. Second, there is a blond character with big hair. He looks just like us, my fellow Americans, with his rock and roll nonchalance and red leather jacket.

Though he turns into a monster and there is a mad scientist who rides on a tidal wave of corpses.

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Preview: Grid Autosport's San Francisco needs steeper hills photo
Preview: Grid Autosport's San Francisco needs steeper hills
by Steven Hansen

Hot on the heels of last year's GRID 2, Codemasters is coming back with GRID Autosport, a "celebration of pure, unadulterated motorsport." This is going to be less of an arcade racer than GRID 2 ended up being, but without drifting too far into stodgy simulation either.

We'll see if the middle ground pleases anyone on June 24. It did please me, though, despite the insurmountable damage I did to all of the cars. I am a much better driver in real life.

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A head in the poles: Project Totem is platforming fun photo
A head in the poles: Project Totem is platforming fun
by Steven Hansen

Press Play proved it can make a platformer with Max and the Curse of Brotherhood, but it wasn't meant to test your muscle memory and invite speed running. It was a colorful adventure with some charm and plenty of stopping for to draw with the magic marker.

With it's newest project, Press Play is dialing up the pure platforming with a minimalist design and some nasty platforming hazards. Nasty meaning cool. The point is I got into a heck of a comfortable groove with Project Totem and maybe you should too when it comes out.

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