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1:00 AM on 08.22.2013

I love the fashion in Lightning Returns: FF XIII

So I really like fashion. It's not to the extent that I can tell what label you're wearing. In fact I don't care about that aspect of fashion. I just care about what looks good. And Lightning looks so good in all of her outf...

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11:30 PM on 08.21.2013

Rain out this October for PlayStation 3

Rain will be coming to your PlayStation 3 on October 1 for North America, October 2 for Europe, and October 3 for Japan. It'll cost $14.99/€12.99, and if you pre-order the game you'll be given three bonus items: a music...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

11:00 PM on 08.21.2013

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes also coming to Xbox One and PS4

Finally, after all this time, we get to see the villains of LEGO Marvel Super Heroes. Magneto, Dr. Doom, Venom, Dr. Octopus, Loki, Green Goblin, and even Galactus himself will all be featured in the game. We get to see some ...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

9:30 PM on 08.21.2013

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 out February 25, 2014

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 will be out on February 25, 2014 in North and South America for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC. I'm really looking forward to Lords of Shadow 2, and this new walkthrough video has got me e...

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6:35 PM on 08.21.2013

gamescom 2013 Day 1 in pictures

gamescom is crazy. There are what seems like miles of exhibition halls, all packed with games, attractions, and lots of sweaty people. Last year, I felt like I missed some things. This year, the first thing I did was run thro...

Dale North



There's everything else, and then there's Titanfall photo
There's everything else, and then there's Titanfall
by Dale North

Are you sick of hearing about Titanfall? Too bad. 

Actually, I'll try to spare you a bit, as we talk about this game non-stop. But we blabbler on for good reason -- it's amazing.

Instead of only blabbering on about just how amazing it is, we'll just update you with the new details from our hands-on experience here at gamescom 2013. There's a new mode, new loadout details and more. 

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6:00 PM on 08.21.2013

Killzone: Shadow Fall will have free DLC maps

Yesterday we learned that Killzone: Shadow Fall will have a feature called Warzone where you can design the multiplayer matches. You can pick the number of players, rules, mission modes classes, abilities, and weapons that ca...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

5:30 PM on 08.21.2013

Red and blue PlayStation 4 controllers revealed

You'll be able to pick up a blue or red colored DualShock 4 controller when the PlayStation 4 is released later this year. The Magma Red and Wave Blue color variations will be going for €59/£54/$59, and they'll be out alongside the PS4's launch in Europe, and sometime later this year in North and Latin America. This is without a doubt the most exciting thing you will read all day.

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Need for Speed Rivals lets you play your way photo
Need for Speed Rivals lets you play your way
by Dale North

Mostly, Need for Speed Rivals is all about going fast in cool cars, just like its predecessors. But this new one lets you dig down deeper to race your way with a new progression system and options for customization. 

You can play as racers or cops in Rivals, and both sides have a progression system that has groups of themed assignments that follow different styles of gameplay. For example, you can pick the Patrol path as a cop and learn the basics, or go Undercover for different objectives that have you doing more daring things. Being an Enforcer has you out busting balls on the road.

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inFamous: Second Son shows off DualShock 4 features photo
inFamous: Second Son shows off DualShock 4 features
by Dale North

Behind closed doors at gamescom today, Sucker Punch showed off some of what they've been working on for upcoming game inFamous: Second Son, with a focus on how they're using the PS4's DualShock 4 controller to mix things up. 

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3:15 PM on 08.21.2013

Falling deeper for Oculus Rift

Confession: I've been in love with the Oculus Rift for awhile now. I was won over from the moment John Carmack (now Oculus' CTO) helped me strap a prototype to my head. I've seen it a few times since then, too. Every time I find myself going even more crazy than before. And now that I've played around with a prototype for the Oculus Rift HD headset, I'm head over heels. 

Dale North



Drawn into the huge world of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt photo
Drawn into the huge world of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
by Dale North

If you saw our E3 preview of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, you'd know that the game's world is so big that it takes 40 minutes to travel across on horseback. It's one thing to say that, but it's another to see it and really get a sense for just how big that is.

A new segment of the game shown off at gamescom this week does a nice job of showing just how bit the open world of The Witcher 3 is, as well as just how much CD Projekt RED has packed it full of things to see and do. 

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I almost missed an appointment playing Peggle 2 photo
I almost missed an appointment playing Peggle 2
by Dale North

It's an unending joke at the Microsoft booth here at gamescom. Nearly every group that walks into the booth seems surprised and amused that the shiny new Xbox One is powering this decidedly simple ball bouncing game. A lot of them act as if they are too cool for experiences as simple as Peggle 2, moving onto to some of Microsoft's other offerings.

But that's not the case for me at all. I nearly missed an appointment playing Peggle 2

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7:33 AM on 08.21.2013

Gran Turismo film follows the life of racer Lucas Ordonez

Polyphony Digital's Kazunori Yamauchi explained today at gamescom that their newly announced partnership for a full-length Gran Turismo movie didn't come out of thin air. In fact, he says that studios have been sending them m...

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7:21 AM on 08.21.2013

What's up with Nike and Jordan in Vision Gran Turismo?

Sony and Polyphony Digital came out with a few surprises for the Gran Turismo franchise at their gamescom press conference yesterday. In addition to the announcement of a Gran Turismo movie, another item that had social netwo...

Dale North



XCOM: Enemy Within announced for November 12! photo
XCOM: Enemy Within announced for November 12!
by Jim Sterling

2K Games has lifted the lid on XCOM: Enemy Within, an expansion to the wildly popular Enemy Unknown. It'll be available on November 12, and aims to bring a whole host of fresh content to the original game. 

New soldier abilities allow you to research Gene Mods to augment your fighters' physical capabilities, and the Mechanized Exoskeletal Cybersuit. MECs can use flamethrowers or grenade launchers, because it is cool when mechs use those things. New weapons and equipment will also bolster your assets. 

New enemies will also rear their ugly heads, with the Mechtoid the first to be unveiled. An alien resource known as MELD, fresh tactical challenges and a whole 47 new maps are also on the cards. You'll also get more multiplayer environments, units, and powers, as well as stuff yet to be announced. 

It would appear that Enemy Within plans to do the term "expansion" justice! We'll have some hands-on impressions coming soon, and will also be checking the game out at PAX Prime. Yay substantial expansions!

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