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5:00 PM on 02.26.2014

New Secret of Mana is a free-to-play mobile game

Square Enix is releasing free-to-play (with microtransactions!) action-RPG Rise of Mana to iOS later this week in Japan. Controller support will be added somewhere down the line and an Android port is coming this summer. Man...

Steven Hansen

5:15 PM on 02.24.2014

Samsung announces Galaxy 5 in ridiculously-named colors

Can I be on the committee that names the colors for cars and tech? Samsung's new Galaxy comes in "shimmery white, electric blue, and copper gold." It also has other features.  Copper gold? C'mon. Get creative. What's nex...

Steven Hansen

2:15 PM on 02.19.2014

Titan Invasion announced for PS4, PS3, Vita

No, it's not a ploy to trick people into thinking they're buying Titanfall. Titan Invasion is a collection of two indie PC games; the Space Invaders-styled Titan Attacks!, which won me over with its well-done trailer (above)...

Steven Hansen

9:00 PM on 02.11.2014

Stealth puzzle game Traverser looks great

Gatling Goat Studios' Traverser stars Valerie Bennett, the traverser with the ability to swap between the mirrored Uppertown and Lowertown, the two sides of an underground city connected together by gravity plates. The city,...

Steven Hansen

5:45 PM on 02.11.2014

Creepy child dragging game Murasaki Baby coming to NA

The dark, twisted game from Italian studio Ovosonico, Murasaki Baby, is coming to Vita in North America. You'll be tasked with guiding Baby back to her mother and away from terrifying nose monsters that are chasing her aroun...

Steven Hansen

2:45 PM on 02.11.2014

BlazBlue visual novel coming to PS3/Vita in North America

XBlaze Code: Embryo is a visual novel set 200 years before the events of BlazBlue.  XBlaze tells the story of Touya Kagari, a mostly unremarkable high school sophomore with a remarkable past, and his transformation fro...

Steven Hansen





4:45 PM on 02.04.2014

ReRoll is mapping the world with drones for you to play

Yeah. Wait. What? ReROLL's ultimate aim is to map the entire world (that is, planet Earth) using autonomous drones in order to make an enormous videogame map. This will be done over long periods of time and in sections, of c...

Steven Hansen

1:30 PM on 02.04.2014

Murdered: Soul Suspect also takes its dumb fedora to PS4

Yesterday we learned Murdered: Soul Suspect would come out on Xbox One in addition to PC, 360, and PS3. This upset some of you who like fedoras. Unsurprisingly, this latest story trailer shows the game is also slated for PS4...

Steven Hansen



Matador is the isometric mech game I didn't know I needed photo
Matador is the isometric mech game I didn't know I needed
by Steven Hansen

Ernest Hemingway was an aficionado of bull fighting, the "only place where you could see life and death, i. e., violent death now that the wars were over." He wrote of the matador as an artist in The Sun Also Rises, with as much reverence and even more mysticism than an American sportswriter might pen an article about Ichiro Suzuki, baseball's best and most transcendent player.

Then Gundam got to it. Matador Gundam.

Well, I'm sure we can have a better mecha'ppropriation than that. How about Matador, this isometric mech game? The synth laced trailer makes me want to watch Patlabor or Otomo's Short Peace segment. It's gritty in a good way. It feels scuffed, like 80's and 90's anime. 

Your goal, the website reads, is to clear the whole city in one night. Choose your armaments and you're on your own. "When you die, start over and try, try again." It sounds lovely. Look out for it on Greenlight one of these days, matadorks. 

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9:00 PM on 02.03.2014

10000000 creator's new game is You Must Build a Boat

At this point, so many match-three puzzle games exist that it is easy to see a new one and immediately write it off without a second thought. Fortunately, 10000000 did enough new stuff with the genre that it gathered a decent...

Darren Nakamura

4:00 PM on 02.03.2014

Murdered: Soul Suspect takes its dumb fedora to Xbox One

Fedora. Lame vest and tie combo. Watch -- or worse, wallet -- chain. Man, the protagonist of Murdered: Soul Suspect looks dumb. Certainly has nothing on the style of Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective's lead, though I soul suspe...

Steven Hansen

2:30 PM on 01.31.2014

RC racer Ready to Run announced for PS4

Beatshapers, responsible for developing and publishing a stable of PSN releases (Furmins, Jetpack Joyride, Canabalt), just announced its new PS4 game, Ready to Run. They're not taking a brake, not taking their foot off the g...

Steven Hansen

5:00 PM on 01.24.2014

Rock n' roll horror fighter Chainsaw Incident announced

I don't know about you, but when I think of a chainsaw incident, I think of Christian Bale dropping one down several flights and killing a woman in American Psycho. Or maybe that scene in Scarface. Chainsaws are pretty horri...

Steven Hansen

2:30 PM on 01.23.2014

Newly announced The Golf Club has the best name ever

The Golf Club. I cannot contain myself. I'm having a ball with this one. The realistic-looking golf game, just announced for PS4, Xbox One, and PC, is meant to butt up against EA's no-longer-Tiger-Woods-branded PGA Tour, whi...

Steven Hansen

9:00 PM on 01.13.2014

Tekken movie gets a prequel: Tekken - A Man Called X

There's another Tekken movie coming out, Cinema Today reports. Inexplicably, it's a prequel to the Tekken movie that came out in 2009 that no one cared about. Just start over. No one would care. I was going to mention fond me...

Steven Hansen



Alien: Isolation is the new game in the Alien franchise photo
Alien: Isolation is the new game in the Alien franchise
by Brett Makedonski

After months of rampant Internet speculation, Sega has finally revealed that Alien: Isolation is the new title in the Alien(s) franchise, and that it's being developed by Creative Assembly, the studio behind the Total War series. True to its non-plural namesake, Isolation will be a survival horror game in the same vein as Ridley Scott's 1979 masterpiece.

Alien: Isolation tells the story of Amanda Ripley, the daughter of the movie series' protagonist, Ellen Ripley. Amanda has been plagued since childhood by the mysterious disappearance of her mother after the loss of the Nostromo. Amanda, now a Weyland-Yutani employee herself, is tipped off that a space station has recovered the audio log detailing the events of the Nostromo. She journeys with a team to the space station, only to find that a Xenomorph has gotten there first and is wreaking havoc.

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