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10:00 PM on 08.21.2014

gamescom gave Wii U game pre-orders a nice bump on Amazon

Recapping data provided by Amazon, MCV reports that Wii U games saw an 8.67 percent increase in pre-orders following gamescom, while pre-orders for PS4 titles were up 5.16 percent and Xbox One software reservations rose by 2....

Jordan Devore


Updated! Panel details revealed:

Hironobu Sakaguchi Reflection: Past, Present, Future of RPGs

The father of Final Fantasy, Hironobu Sakaguchi, has announced his PAX Prime 2014 panel where he will discuss his history developing role-playing games, along with revealing more about his new RPG, Terra Battle. Find out more info at PAX Prime website.






The next multiplayer maps for The Last of Us will be free photo
The next multiplayer maps for The Last of Us will be free
by Jordan Devore

Naughty Dog has been working to address issues with long wait times in The Last of Us' multiplayer matchmaking and while progress has been made on that front, there's more left to do.

"Over the last two weeks, we've discovered that the most significant improvements may come from working with other teams at PlayStation to make updates to some of the existing matchmaking libraries," the studio wrote. As such, it's hard for the teams to nail down a time frame but we're likely looking at a matter of weeks, not months, until the necessary fixes are deployed.

With that mess still ongoing, Naughty Dog has decided that its next pair of maps for Factions will be released for free on PlayStation 3 and PS4. Not all bad news!

Free maps! And about those pesky matchmaking times… [Naughty Dog]

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5:15 PM on 08.21.2014

This is how you steal from other players in Metal Gear Solid V

Not all Mother Bases are created equal. Yours could be wildly different than another player's, as you've both decided to focus on different aspects to upgrade. It's a nice little touch that will make your base feel like home...

Brett Makedonski

2:45 PM on 08.21.2014

Destiny prompts you to become legend through lots of moon shooting

Conventional wisdom says that you put out a launch trailer alongside the release of a videogame. Activision and Bungie don't care for your norms and will do it whenever the hell they feel like it. That's why, despite being a...

Brett Makedonski

1:00 PM on 08.21.2014

Feast your eyes on 20 minutes of Lords of the Fallen

Lords of the Fallen is a action-RPG in the veil of Demon/Dark Souls. Instead of the constant hack and slash of the old action-RPG days, Lords of the Fallen continues the tradition of Dark Souls by focusing on smaller-scale t...

Brittany Vincent

12:45 PM on 08.21.2014

I need The Vanishing of Ethan Carter in my life right now

The Vanishing of Ethan Carter is a title that's been on my radar for a while, but was kind of laying low at the same time. Never quite sure what to expect from it, I was intrigued by the little that I had seen, but wasn...

Brett Makedonski

10:30 AM on 08.21.2014

Puyopuyo Tetris will be landing on Xbox One and PS4 this December

If you're a Tetris fan you might be interested to hear that Puyopuyo Tetris will be headed to both the PS4 and Xbox One this December in Japan. The game was previously available on the 3DS, Vita, Wii U, and PS3, so this ...

Chris Carter

3:45 PM on 08.20.2014

Far Cry 4 devs talk divergent play, seamless co-op

Far Cry 4 is all about affording players an open world that allows you to do cool murders in cool ways, like on elephants. This mini developer diary talks about giving players tools to tell their own stories throug...

Steven Hansen

2:45 PM on 08.20.2014

Samurai Warriors 4 gets new Chronicle Mode

Samurai Warriors 4 sees a bunch of new content announcements today from Koei Tecmo, as well as a new batch of screenshots from the PS4 version of the game. A new Chronicle Mode has players taking on quests all over Japan to c...

Dale North

2:30 PM on 08.20.2014

Help Alf escape in this new Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty DLC

If you didn't get enough of Abe in Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty, you can chow down on some extra DLC starting this week. The new chapter is called "Alf's Escape," and features a character that was first met in the sequel -- ...

Chris Carter

2:00 PM on 08.20.2014

This modular PS4 controller charge station makes perfect sense

Where do you put your controllers when you're done with them? I tried one of those cloth- lined baskets, but I found that unless I laid them in there very carefully I'd accidentally hit buttons, turning all of my consoles on....

Dale North





1:30 PM on 08.20.2014

You might have a LittleBigPlanet 3 private beta email in your inbox

Over the past few days or so numerous PSN users have been reporting that they have been granted access to a special private beta for LittleBigPlanet 3. The invites seem to be rolling out for "creative" people who have previou...

Chris Carter

1:00 PM on 08.20.2014

Here's 80 minutes of leaked Hotline Miami 2 footage

A YouTube user named LennyReviews has stumbled across some alpha footage of Hotline Miami 2 and has posted a whopping 80-minute-plus video of the hotly anticipated release from Dennatron and Devolver Digital. This is suppose...

Alasdair Duncan



Review: CounterSpy photo
Review: CounterSpy
by Steven Hansen

CounterSpy's stylized Cold War re-imagining is on point. It looks good, with its spindly spy running, rolling, and leaping like a jumping spider. It sounds good, with its jazzy soundtrack that reminds of James Bond

Unfortunately, the rest of it feels half-baked. 

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10:00 AM on 08.20.2014

Microsoft worked with Blizzard to get Diablo III to 1080p on Xbox One

I had a chance to test out Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition on the PS4 and it's pretty fantastic. At a cool 1080p and 60fps the game runs great, but on the Xbox One, it wasn't always that way. To upgrade to 1080p from 9...

Chris Carter

9:00 AM on 08.20.2014

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn is having another free period this month

In addition to its 14-day free trial campaign, Final Fantasy XIV is hosting a one-year anniversary login period. From August 22 at 11:00 GMT to September 1 11:00 GMT, players who have previously purchased the game and do...

Chris Carter