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10:00 PM on 07.23.2014

Piranha wants to go back to its roots for Risen 3

Piranha Bytes went off in a different direction with its pirate-centric Risen 2: Dark Waters and that didn't sit well with some series fans. For the next game, Risen 3: Titan Lords, the studio claims it has gone back to its ...

Jordan Devore


9:00 PM on 07.23.2014

The Deer God funded, now coming to Wii U and Xbox One too

Did you get your pledge in for The Deer God? I didn't, because these days I try to severely limit the number of projects I back on Kickstarter, but damn did it look neat -- visually and conceptually. Crescent Moon Games ende...

Jordan Devore

7:00 PM on 07.23.2014

Conflicks has a great alternate history setup with anachronistic space colonialism

Did you know that Leonardo da Vinci discovered MetaMatter? Well, not in real life, but in the universe of Conflicks he did. It turns out all it takes is to separate a chicken egg's yolk from its albumen, and to heat up the y...

Darren Nakamura



So, uh, EA is giving out The Sims 2 Ultimate for free photo
So, uh, EA is giving out The Sims 2 Ultimate for free
by Jordan Devore

EA recently announced the end of its technical support for The Sims 2 and in doing so said that players would be given a free The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection upgrade as thanks.

That was an unexpected move, but this one's even more surprising: folks who don't even own The Sims 2 can also get the game and all of its expansions for free.

You just need to have an Origin account and, from the Games tab, redeem the product code "I-Love-The-Sims" -- it'll remain active until July 31, 2014 at 10:00am Pacific.

Never once thought I'd own any Sims expansion content, and now I have it all. Wild!

[Via NeoGAF]

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3:30 PM on 07.23.2014

The Steam Controller looks different, again

It seems every time we check in with Valve's Steam Controller, it's undergone another significant change. The last design, which added a D-pad of sorts and A/B/X/Y buttons, was more in line with traditional gamepads. Now, if ...

Jordan Devore

12:15 PM on 07.23.2014

Unwrap Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris in December

The sequel to the critically-acclaimed Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light will arrive just in time to unite friends and family for festivities at the end of the year. Crystal Dynamics' Lara Croft and the Temple o...

Brett Makedonski



Review: Sokobond photo
Review: Sokobond
by Darren Nakamura

Chemistry is governed by a definite set of rules. Opposite charges attract, like dissolves like, matter is always conserved. There are more rules than just those, but one of the great things about the study of matter and its interactions is that if one truly understands the rules and laws governing chemicals, he can predict outcomes given a set of preconditions.

In that sense, Sokobond has even more in common with chemistry than it lets on. Though it boasts that no chemistry knowledge is required to play, it too runs on a specific set of rules, and any player who internalizes those rules can find success in-game. As a fortunate side effect, any who spend time connecting atoms in Sokobond might just learn something about chemistry too.

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10:15 AM on 07.23.2014

Frozen Endzone renamed Frozen Cortex, Mac and Linux versions available

Frozen Endzone, the tactical robo-sport from the developers of Frozen Synapse, has officially been renamed. The new name is Frozen Cortex, and I've taken the liberty of making a new logo for it. The rename is taking place bec...

Patrick Hancock

10:00 AM on 07.23.2014

Dungeon Defenders Eternity is out, is sort of like a GOTY edition

If Dungeon Defenders is your thing, or you always wanted to dive in but never found the time (it's been on sale for like, $1 constantly on Steam), you have the option of checking out Dungeon Defenders Eternity -- a ...

Chris Carter

9:00 AM on 07.23.2014

Well, I won't be playing as Red Hood or Harley in Batman: Arkham Knight

GameStop teased an announcement that seems to have come out: a GameStop exclusive Red Hood story pack for the upcoming Batman game. Harley, we already knew, is a pre-order incentive at most major retailers. There's ...

Steven Hansen



Video: Dragon Ball Online fan remake happening, and Xenoverse still looks like a remake photo
Video: Dragon Ball Online fan remake happening, and Xenoverse still looks like a remake
by Bill Zoeker

A group of Dragon Ball Online fans, who happen to also be developers, are translating the game into English and re-releasing it as Dragon Ball Online: Revelations. Meanwhile, we've got more screenshots of Dragon Ball Xenoverse, a game which I still firmly believe to be an adaptation of Dragon Ball Online.

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7:30 PM on 07.22.2014

Platformer Freedom Planet borrows from the Sega Genesis greats

Freedom Planet looks like a lost Sega Genesis gem, but it's actually a brand new action-platform game created by GalaxyTrail. I remember hearing about it a while back from Tony Ponce -- first in 2012 and again last year when...

Jordan Devore

5:30 PM on 07.22.2014

Dragon Age: Inquisition pushed to November

Battlefield Hardline, and now Dragon Age: Inquisition -- it's delay day at Electronic Arts. BioWare has moved Inquisition from October 7 to November 18 (Nov. 21 in Europe). Considering how stupidly packed with high-profile re...

Jordan Devore

5:00 PM on 07.22.2014

Good, good: Battlefield Hardline delayed to 2015

Visceral Games is pushing Battlefield Hardline from October 2014 to early 2015 in order to better meet player feedback from the beta it ran this year. After Battlefield 4's troubled launch, I doubt any of us need to be convin...

Jordan Devore

4:00 PM on 07.22.2014

Gods Will Be Watching dials back the torture for a launch trailer

Launching a videogame is usually cause for celebration. However, this Gods Will Be Watching launch trailer is bleak enough that you won't want to celebrate anything, not even the game's impending July 24 release. At lea...

Brett Makedonski

2:45 PM on 07.22.2014

Go play the first part of Hearthstone's Curse of Naxxramas for free

Blizzard has rolled out the first wing of Curse of Naxxramas, a single-player adventure for Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft. It's free until early September, but the four subsequent wings will cost $6.99 or 700 in-game gold ...

Jordan Devore