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Pet Mii Cat Pet Mii Horse

BREAKING NEWS: You can pet your mii in Miitomo

I'm totally from Japan. At least, that is what Apple and Nintendo believe as I've been playing the currently Japan-exclusive Miitomo today. And I have some hot news for all you virtual petting fans: you can pet your miis to your heart'...

 
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WildStar

WildStar's China launch canceled, Carbine Studios hit with layoffs

It's been a little over half a year since WildStar went free-to-play, but developer Carbine Studios is still going through a tough period. They've just announced a number of layoffs, and accompanying them is the decision to cancel the ...

 
Leaked wet cars photo
Leaked wet cars

Leaked footage of Forza 6: Apex looks dull

Footage of the upcoming Windows 10-only, free-to-play Forza Motorsport 6: Apex has been leaked online by some naughty person and it doesn't seem up to par with the Xbox One version. It certainly doesn't look anywhere near as good as Micros...

 
Unreal Tournament photo
Unreal Tournament

Nice 'Big Head' mode you got there, Unreal Tournament

There's a newly-updated version of the Unreal Tournament pre-alpha with a Big Head mutator and, jeez, how the heck do I keep forgetting this is in production and also freely playable? Lookin' good. Epic Games and community creators have bee...

 
PvZ card game photo
PvZ card game

Plants vs. Zombies Heroes is a mobile collectible card game

PopCap is taking a break from tower defense for a crack at collectible card gaming with its next Plants vs. Zombies title for iOS and Android, PvZ Heroes. The project "began over two years ago as a paper card game prototype" designed in cre...

 
Forza photo
Forza

Forza's newest game is free-to-play, Windows 10 only

We knew something Forza was coming this way, but until now, we weren't 100% on what that was. But Microsoft is finally ready to let that cat out of the bag (sort of, the Seattle Times seemingly jumped the gun), and that thing is a new ...

 
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Smite on PS4

Smite is coming to the PS4, begins closed beta sign-ups

The cat was out of the bag already, but the free-to-play third-person MOBA, Smite, is officially on its way to the PS4 following an announcement on the PlayStation blog. While the game is already in a closed alpha, Hi-Rez studios plans to h...

 
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Android

Alto's Adventure goes free for Android

Snowman's lovely snowboarding game Alto's Adventure landed on Android today and it's free. While this is a premium title on iPhone and iPad, the Android version instead has "a variety of opt-in bonuses for players who might need a little ex...

 
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WildStar

WildStar is getting a new major update and a Steam release

Carbine Studios is gearing up to release WildStar’s first major update since it went free-to-play last year. According to Polygon, the update will launch at some point in the next couple of months, and brings with it a whole new oh-so...

 
Atari's gay parade photo
Atari's gay parade

Be the mayor of the gayest town ever in Pridefest

Atari has released its free-to-play city management and Pride parade simulator, Pridefest, on Android and iOS devices. You're tasked with being the mayor of a city that has lost all its color and fun, so you have to pizzazz up the tow...

 
Churchill Solitaire photo
Churchill Solitaire

Donald Rumsfeld has released a mobile solitaire game ripe with microtransactions

"I'm not into this detail stuff. I'm more concepty," is a real thing Donald Rumsfeld once said, and that was before he was a hotshot game designer. Rumsfeld is mostly known for having been part of three Republican administrations in th...

 
Nosgoth photo
Nosgoth

Silenced Cathedral, Nosgoth's newest map, is out now

I quite like Nosgoth. I know it’s hated by some long-time Legacy of Kain fans, but I’ve had fun with it. It’s basically a free-to-play, early access version of Left 4 Dead’s Versus mode, but with vampires. Technical...

 
Blade and Soul photo
Blade and Soul

Blade and Soul releases today

Blade & Soul is a rare example of a game that managed to completely slip under my radar. Before I saw a few people excited about it yesterday, I had literally never heard of the game. Well, turns out it’s out today. I had to wait...

 
Preview: Winning Putt
Bandai Namco had us drive all the way out to San Francisco's Presidio for its latest game announcement this week. That's the National Park at San Francisco's northern tip overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge, which is red, actu...   read

WoT PS4 release photo
WoT PS4 release

World of Tanks gets a PS4 release date

Fans of large cannons on treads and intractable gameplay will be pleased to know the PS4 version of World of Tanks has a firm release date. Would-be tank commanders can get down and dirty on January 19th and wade into a battleground of mult...

 
Endless clicker / tapper photo
Endless clicker / tapper

Tap My Katamari - Endless Cosmic Clicker is now available on mobile devices

So the free-to-play Tap My Katamari - Endless Cosmic Clicker is finally available on Android and iOS devices, pending you live outside the US, but hopefully that will be remedied soon. Since I haven't played the game, all I've got to ...

 
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Triad Wars

Triad Wars, the F2P spin-off to Sleeping Dogs, is shutting down in January

When it was announced there was to be a successor to United Front Games’ Hong Kong open world crime game Sleeping Dogs, Triad Wars probably wasn’t what most people had in mind. Instead of the involving story and memorable c...

 
Winter Events
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Mince pies, gingerbread men, last-minute panic buying of presents, and, of course, shutting yourself away from your family for the entire time to take part in some of the many i...   read

Guns Up!

Review: Guns Up!

I don't know what I've been told. I don't know what I've been told. Free-to-play games leave me mighty cold. Free-to-play games leave me mighty cold. The microtransactions start to sting. The&nbs...   read

Black Ops III photo
Black Ops III

Black Ops III multiplayer is free this weekend

Once you're done with your obligatory two Star Wars viewings this weekend (one to get it in before the spoilers hit, and another to make sure it was really that good), maybe you should fire up your PC and play some Black Ops III. ...

 
Biker Mice from Mars photo
Biker Mice from Mars

Biker Mice from Mars game out now

Ah, the '90s. We were much younger back then. Some readers today might not have even been alive or sapient. Let me tell you something about the '90s. There were lots of cartoons. Some of them were good. Only '90s kids could possibly know th...

 
Sword Coast Legends photo
Sword Coast Legends

You can try Sword Coast Legends for free this weekend

Sword Coast Legends didn't quite make it to the stars it was reaching for, but I'm still confident it'll get there eventually. Now that there's been a couple of content packs, adding in "playable drow elves, new skill trees, additional...

 
GITS:SAC-FAO photo
GITS:SAC-FAO

Play class-based Ghost in the Shell shooter now on early access

That Ghost in the Shell shooter I keep talking about, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex - First Assault Online (GITS:SAC-FAO for short), is finally playable in its Early Access period on Steam or through Nexon's launcher. It's five b...

 
MWO tips
With MechWarrior Online hitting Steam, there are bound to be a lot of new pilots climbing into the cockpit for the very first time. But getting started might not be the easiest thing in the world. MechWarrior is a little more...   read

MWO steam event
Longtime readers of the site, especially folks that read my c-blogs and recap articles before I became a staff writer, know that I have a weird, on-again, off-again relationship with MechWarrior Online. It's a game I want to ...   read

The Walking Dead photo
The Walking Dead

Telltale's Walking Dead characters are here for a limited time in Road to Survival

I tried out The Walking Dead: Road to Survival briefly. For me, the strategy combat was too shallow and the settlement aspect was too much like Farmville with zombies to hold my interest. Maybe you're different, though! Maybe you didn't del...

 
Pokemon Picross review
I thought I knew exactly what to expect with Pokémon Picross. Picross, but with pictures of Pokémon. Sold. That's all I need. Give it to me now. I even joked with our reviews director Chris that I could probably...   read

Dragomon Hunters preview
"Dragomon Hunter is one of the games where we've made the most changes [to appeal to the western audience]," Aeria Games' Product Marketing Manager Alexandre Bousquet tells me. That doesn't mean shaving the points off of spik...   read

Anchors in the Drift photo
Anchors in the Drift

Second Fig crowdfunding campaign Anchors in the Drift failed to meet its goal

I was ready to eat crow at the very beginning of the Anchors in the Drift crowdfunding campaign. After wondering aloud if the general public would get behind paying sizable chunks of money for a free-to-play game, it opened strong with over...

 
Imperial SaGa photo
Imperial SaGa

Sad new PC SaGa videos let you relive the old art

For the 25th anniversary of SaGa, Square announced a new entry for Vita, SaGa 2015. With it, there's Imperial SaGa, a free-to-play PC RPG executive produced by SaGa creator Akitoshi Kawazu and featuring a few other key SaGa staff. Square E...

 

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Dreggsao

I hope WW1 Battlefield is steampunk WW1 with 5 minutes to find

 
Inquisitive Ravenclaw

Friendly reminder that tomorrow is Free Comic Book Day! Heres a listing of all the comics:

 
Dreggsao

The Forza Beta is the first PC game of which I know that uses the vibration for the triggers on the Xbox One The future is

 
LinkSlayer64

I keep trying to convince people I talk to offline to play Rhythm Thief, and none of them have been Its driving me Its so good, I havent had a game just click with me like this since Undertale! PLUS IT HAS AN ADORABLE ROMANCE SUBPLOT

 
Samsneeze

Birthright Chapter I wonder what my object- Oh route the enemy? Who could have fucking guessed? This game is just so full of At least this map isnt just an open field like the last ten or Save me Reina, youre my only

 
Dr Mel

Because some folks seem to really enjoy this: More Etymology! Weird has taken many meanings, but today simply means The Weird Sisters in Macbeth influenced the modern meaning of oddness and witchery but the word originally meant to

 
Oridan

Son of a I commented that first! Those likes should be mine, goddammit!

 
King Kaiser

Finals Mood:

 
KnickKnackMyWack

So is Sony never going to finish putting their PSOne Classics on the Vita or what?

 
Amna Umen

Exactly one month until Hearts of Iron I am become Senor Erwin

 
Rico the Penguin

sort of news is why you see investors looking towards phones instead of consoles and Which is a shame for me, since phone games tend to be ok at best, awful

 
Snorlaxowns

So I hear Nintendo isnt going to talk about the NX at E3 or in their Nintendo Direct next Havent they learned anything from the Wii U? But I guess its ok, the only people buying it are people who already know it exists

 
Dr Mel

Etymology Fun Facts #2! The word nice was once a negative Meaning mostly dumb it comes from the Latin nescious (ne- not and scious- cut, the root of our modern word It became a positive through favoring timidity in

 
SpielerDad

Today, a Lizard Person pretending to be a human that is my coworker attempted to tell me a They have discovered the human concept of THEY ARE EVOLVING!

 
SpielerDad

So Battlefield 5 is actually going to be called Battlefield 1? That doesnt make any Who did EA consult with before making this decision?

 
Larxinostic

In fairness, we dont act like fools *all* the :p

 
Torchman

I MAY have made Mazinger Z an unstoppable tank for early game SRW Oops?

 
EtosiGiR

Battlefield 1 is a violently fucktarded

 
YoeriB

god I hope the rumors for Battlefield 5 are true, alternate WW1? Yes please!

 
LinkSlayer64

Hellfighter DLC items for Battlefield comments for something additional

 
CJ Andriessen

Attempting to play Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse on my Kindle Fire tablet makes me hope and pray none of the big three abandon actual buttons on their

 
KingSigy

Battlefield 5 is Battlefield 1!!!!!

 
CoilWhine

The new Battlefield is called Battlefield 1, and takes place in an alternate history World War 1

 
OrochiLeona

When your opponent Rage Quits your Gold Promotion match in Killer Instinct and it be like:

 
SeymourDuncan17

So, Ive just finished the first version of the first of my Persona 3 covers for my upcoming SMT/Persona fan album! And, of all songs, its probably P3s most hit or As a result, its probably my most hit or Feedback, pls! Link in

 
Inquisitive Ravenclaw

My new favorite Mothers Day joke:

 
NakedBigBoss

Just got a 25 Kill Streak as Hanzo in the Overwatch I dont even play these types of What madness is this?!

 
OverlordZetta

Its kind of sad when a topic goes without mention or coverage on a site for a while and youre actually relieved since you know just how it would have turned So much for that,

 
Nathan D

Evangelion movies are on sale at Rightstuf for Mothers I guess they figure the purest form of love between a mother and son is a good old fashioned Oedipus

 

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