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Risk of Rain ports
It's only fitting that right as an exciting new roguelike enters my life and rekindles my interest in the genre, an old favorite comes calling. Lately, Risk of Rain has been eating up evenings that would otherwise be wasted o...   read

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Welkin Road

Welkin Road is like Mirror's Edge without the story

Next week, yet another video game will be hitting Steam's Early Access program. The culprit? A parkour joint by developer Gregor Panič, titled Welkin Road. The pitch is easy to comprehend. It's a 3D freerunner set across multiple abstr...

 
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Beta impressions

Doom's multiplayer is good, but it could be great

I was completely disinterested in the upcoming Doom reboot until that trailer came out showcasing some of the new modes, at which point I got hyped. Over the weekend, I finally got to get some time with multiplayer beta on the Xbox One...

 
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Review: Tilt Brush

I have never had any artistic ability; I am more of a wordsmith than a visual creator. Something about taking in 3D data with my eyes, processing that down to a 2D image, then getting my hands to replicate that onto a screen or sheet of pap...

 
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VR

Review: Virtual Desktop VR

Without a doubt, this non-gaming software has been the killer app for me during the launch of the VR revolution. Virtual Desktop (not to be confused with the identically named Windows utility) is a Steam (and Oculus Home) app that takes you...

 
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Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV's new brodown anime isn't half bad

As you may have heard, A-1 Pictures (who worked on Sword Art Online, among many other shows since 2006), is producing a Final Fantasy anime. It's set for a five episode run -- six if you opt for the special edition of the game in ...

 
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Vanishing of Ethan Carter

The Vanishing of Ethan Carter makes a great case for VR when it's not disorienting

I have yet to finish The Vanishing of Ethan Carter, which I picked up during its launch back in 2014, so I figured hopping into the brand new Oculus Rift version would be a good way to accomplish that. Barring some discomfort, it managed to...

 
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VR marathon

I played VR for 10 hours straight, here's what happened

People often call me a "madman" or "robot" for playing games for lengthy periods of time, much of which results in the coverage you see here. The secret is that a lot of projects involve long lead times, but just as often, it's crunch-time....

 
Pokken
Nintendo's history with peripherals that only support several games is nothing new. Raise your hand if you had a massive Four Swords party with four GBAs and a GameCube! The same thing goes for the Pokkén Controll...   read

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Hitman PC Port

PC Port Report: Hitman

After a brief beta period, Hitman has released and people seem to be enjoying it! Sure, it's got some weird quirks (why can't I pick up a drink?), but the Hitman feeling is definitely there. I've previously given my impression on ...

 
mii-crotransactions
Miitomo, Nintendo's first mobile phone game is officially available in Japan, and I've gotten my grubby hands on it by being a big fat liar, all because I love you, dear readers. After messing around with it for an entire day and avoiding all other aspects of my life, I think I have a decent grasp of it, and it is by no means perfect. But it is damned sure addicting.   read

Hyrule Warriors Legends
I now have access to Hyrule Warriors Legends on 3DS, set to arrive on March 25 in the west. I already detailed the Wii U transfer process, but I also discovered another tidbit for myself while playing this afternoon that...   read

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Retro City Rampage

Retro City Rampage is out on iOS today, supports controllers

Surprise! Developer Vblank Entertainment sent me over a note this morning that Retro City Rampage DX was stealth launched on iOS devices this morning. It features controller support as well as touch controls, and runs on everythin...

 
MK XL impressions photo
MK XL impressions

Mortal Kombat XL provides a strong reason to come back to the arena

Don't write a hot take about SFV... Don't write a hot take about SFV... Don't write a hot take about SFV... Mortal Kombat XL should make Street Fighter V ashamed of itself. Dammit.

 
The Firefly Diary
htoL#NiQ: The Firefly Diary (which I am never typing ever again) is coming to PC in less than two weeks. I've been playing it a bit to see how the former PlayStation Vita exclusive translates to a mouse and keyboard setu...   read

Necromancer
Blizzard finally did it -- it put my favorite Diablo class into Heroes of the Storm with Xul, the Necromancer. While he sadly doesn't sport the Blood Golem, he has just about everything else from Diablo II, and from an aesthetic standpoint, his kit is glorious. I'm sort of concerned about where he fits into most casual team compositions, but in the meantime, he's fun to play.   read

Heavy Rain PS4
Let's get his out the way now, the only thing that has been changed in the PlayStation 4 version of Heavy Rain is the quality of the visuals. A bump from 720p to 1080p, some additional texture and lighting details, a smoother...   read

Disgaea PC
[Update: Since this report went out, it has come to light that some of the problems may be due to issues with the Steam beta client – a problem I have never encountered with any other game. On testing, I found that not ...   read

Hitman on PC photo
Hitman on PC

Despite wonkiness, Hitman runs alright on PC

I've long adored the Hitman series. Ever since first playing Blood Money, I've wanted more. Well, I guess I ate those words, because we kept getting more and the quality started to dip real hard. I've always been looking for a game to ...

 
Kona Preview
Carl Faubert’s Chevy truck rattles through a raging blizzard, his journey narrated by a Canadian Sam Elliott. I’m at the wheel, but barely in control. Out of the white, another vehicle speeds towards me. We're on ...   read

Gigantic Beta Impressions
"Not another MOBA!" many of you are probably saying, but let me be the first to tell you that Gigantic is not another League of Legends clone. I loved it when I played it at PAX East 2015, and I love it now that I've been playing it in beta. You might love it, too.   read

Danganronpa impressions
I've always had my eye on the Danganronpa series, even if I never realized how it's spelled until I had to write this article. I've been a huge fan of games like 999 and Virtue's Last Reward, so naturally the idea o...   read

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Street Fighter V

Here's how Street Fighter V's Fight Coins and microtransactions work

Street Fighter V is out, and as of this morning, the Fight Coin switch has been flipped. Here's the rub. Fight Coins are basically an earned, free currency, that you get from completing various events. Playing a "story" (read: less tha...

 
Final Fantasy IX
Final Fantasy IX is one of my least-played games in the series. I don't really have a good reason for that. Maybe when I was younger, a fantastic tale about a monkey-tailed horndog thief flirting with a princess (and eve...   read

Corrin Smash Impressions
I'm sure many of you shared my reaction to the initial announcement that Corrin, the upcoming player-character from Fire Emblem Fates, was going to be in Super Smash Bros. Who? Another Fire Emblem character? Oh... But, a...   read

Overwatch
Overwatch is shaping up. I really enjoyed my time with it back in October, but as of this newest closed beta build, it's clear that the team knows what they're doing. This week, they added in one simple upgrade that made a lot of people happy -- player progression. Now just by playing you'll earn new rewards, separate from any sort of character-centric requirements. It's a great change.   read

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Homefront beta footage

Here's what the closed beta for Homefront: The Revolution looks like

After experiencing utter disappointment with the first Homefront I expected nothing less than the same crushing feeling playing the Revolution closed beta (which kicked off today on Xbox One). But to my surprise it was...okay...

 
Destiny
When Bungie announced the Crimson Days event for Destiny, my heart sunk a bit. I mean the notion is nice, but really, we all know that the Tower makeover is basically just an excuse to sell more microtransactions. "But you can pay for the [insert popular meme here] Drake Dance." Should I just...uninstall it now, or?   read

Review: Fortified

Review: Fortified

The 1950s were considered the golden age of campy sci-fi films, with aliens often invading Earth alongside giant animals, and, of course, robots.  Fortified tries to recreate the feeling of those films in a third-pe...   read

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Review pending

I shot martians to death and lived to tell about it in Fortified

One part third-person cooperative shooter, one part campy 1950s sci-fi, Fortified releases today for PC and Xbox One. I've had the chance to play through the single-player mode and will be doing a full review once the game goes pu...

 

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Reviews

Uncharted 4: A Thief's End"Sic parvis magna"

 

Bazaar"No, not that Magic Carpet"

 

Thrustmaster TMX Force Feedback Wheel"Basically the T150, but for Xbox One and PC"

 

Fragments of Him"Great writing and performances, terrible pacing and gameplay"

 

Push Me Pull You"Playing Nightcrawlers"

 

Chronos"I keep getting older, but they stay the same age"

 

The Climb"You rock, rock"

 

Hitman: Sapienza"Molto buono"

 

Ray Gigant"Challenge not included"

 
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FakePlasticTree

For those who wanna follow the Persona 5 crazyness as it gets Heres a stream for all of Get hyped! #TakeTokyoTower

 
gajknight

Why is it that all the girls I wanna bang turn out to be lesbians? Happened at least 5 times so Perhaps my gaydar is

 
Nekrosys

Considering that when the PS Vita first came out, it used an almost identical CPU/GPU to the current iPad at the time (albeit with more cores and a greater clock speed), Im somewhat curious as to what a new handheld with an iPad Pros hardware could

 
Dreamweaver

After finding out what this months Bloggers Wanted prompt is, I decided to commit blog necromancy and revive a post I wrote about Mass Effect 3: Citadel DLC AND the anime Angel Beats! Thats right, I used to write blogs before doing Comments of the Week!

 
medicamecanica

After thinking it was a moba, I finally understand Overwatch and I think its going to be my multiplayer game Favorite character so far? Mercy, thats right Im a fuckin

 
ObliqueZombie

Yeah, Overwatch is fucking fun as hell! But a bit hard on Not awkward for every character, but some are obviously gimped with a controller

 
Occams

Lordy, Overwatch is fun! Bastion is gun mode as a defender if very

 
Fuzunga

I hope Overwarch finishes downloading before the beta period is

 
Parismio

I have Shantae and the pirates curse for wiiu Who wants it? I figured itd be gone by

 
Dangus Taargus

I just spent an hour setting my Steam Controller to treat only the bottom half of my DS emulator window as a mouse zone for the touchscreen in a Big Picture It kinda works better than I thought it but still doesnt really feel

 
KnickKnackMyWack

People seem pretty insistent on the idea that Zelda NX will be vastly superior to Wii why? When OoT was ported to GCN all it had was Master TP on Wii was almost no different from Unless its a remaster it wont be significantly

 
Gundy

Im gonna miss I never enjoyed getting my ass handed to me so

 
Torchman

God damn I want to be so mad at how little screen time Gunbuster itself has gotten and the pacing of the But then I find out Gunbuster is a combination And then it gets a hype battle versus an YOURE TEARING ME APART GAINAX

 
Memolestas

Ive been working a lot in YOLO Animals, but peoples responses worth it:) Take a look at the game:

 
ACESandElGHTS

In celebration of my finally having finished MGS V: full motion Quiet/ Stefanie Joosten

 
siddartha85

I didnt expect to like Overwatch this Anybody else using Lucio? Im shocked at how much I now enjoy using He seemed so lame at But hes secretly

 
CoilWhine

Played and streamed some more Yakuza 3 (that shibe is so cute!), made a few memes for YouTube but nothing really

 
Torchman

When your title mech doesnt show up for over half the shows length, maybe, juuuust MAYBE, you shouldve had more Too rushed for some moments to have any real Mechs been pretty badass so far

 
Inquisitive Ravenclaw

Im physically/emotionally exhausted and fed up with

 
Parismio

Since I now have Runbow, it occurs to me that no one has mentioned its new DLC and that Lilac from Freedom Planet is a free character!

 
Sr Churros

Saw this on Twitter, had to share

 
Sarah Jane Farron

:( Today has been pretty bad for Really dislike Nioh and stuck with terrible players on my teams on both Overwatch and TF2 with the latter taking an hour to figure out how to launch it without it I say! Sleep and onwards to tomorrow!

 
Pixie The Fairy

Thing Im trying to sort from the Avengers movies: Everyone is absolved for succumbing to mind control except for Tony And Scarlett Witch sends Hulk to terrorize a Loki gets out of warping minds with a But hes my brothe from

 
Parismio

Alright i got two codes Wiiu versions of affordable space adventures and Shante: Pirates Curse

 
Nathan D

Oh shit, its only

 
worm jerky

Just discovered the Yakuza series after buying 5 on sale and finally putting some real time in with 4, which I got with PSPlus a while Now I dont even care about anything else its like Im trapped in Yakuzaville!!

 
AvtrSpirit

While debate rages on over who is best waifu and best robotu in Overwatch, its abundantly clear that Hanzo is best

 
lewness

Was nervous because I thought you botched getting the Morion Blade if you didnt get Yuria to talk about Orbeck before finishing the Usurpation Turns out you can still do I did do it right after killing Dragonslayer so that helped?

 

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