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11:30 AM on 07.08.2014

New Xbox One update snapping to life in a few days

Microsoft sure is on a roll with updating the Xbox One. For several months in a row now, it's continually refined the console's infrastructure to rectify what consumers have identified as its shortcomings. July's update is r...

Brett Makedonski

6:30 PM on 06.24.2014

Titanfall update adding new game modes, Titan Burn Cards

The next Titanfall update will include a a Featured Game Mode that will see new game modes added for a limited time only. The first of which is called Marked For Death, where a player on each team is marked for death. Players...

Hamza CTZ Aziz





7:00 PM on 06.18.2014

You don't say: GTA Online heists are taking longer than expected

Rockstar has been putting out fairly regular updates for GTA Online but to some players, that content has been essentially irrelevant -- it's the heist update we want, not this other stuff. The company responded to player inq...

Jordan Devore

8:00 PM on 06.17.2014

Gunpoint gets Steam Workshop support and a new engine

Designer Tom Francis is making a big push for Gunpoint this week: it's 75 percent off for 48 hours on Steam, and a major update has gone live for that version as well. Now's as good of time as any to try it out the stealth pu...

Jordan Devore



VVVVVV's user-created levels and editor are now free photo
VVVVVV's user-created levels and editor are now free
by Jordan Devore

Designer Terry Cavanagh has release a free version of VVVVVV that features player-created levels and the full level editor. It's called VVVVVVV: Make and Play Edition, and it can be downloaded as of today for Windows, Mac, and Linux.

Version 2.2 of the full game is out now, fixing "a bunch of long standing bugs (for example, player level warp lines) and makes the 2.1 changes official (like player maps, colored text in player levels, editor direct mode, etc)." Steam Achievements have been implemented as well, so if you've put in the effort already, expect to unlock a bunch of those at once after updating.

That was far from the only VVVVVV news this week, as Cavanagh also released the game for iOS, Android, and Ouya, in addition to a related minigame called Super Gravitron for mobile. That's free, too! And there's a metal cover album for that special someone in your life.

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4:40 PM on 06.09.2014

Future Xbox One update will let you snap Achievements

Here's a rundown of an Xbox One update in the works for later this summer that'll enable Snap mode functionality for Achievements. As shown in the video, they'll be automatically sorted by how close you are to unlocking them...

Jordan Devore

4:30 PM on 06.06.2014

Riot Games details Summoner's Rift update in exhaustive dev blog

With the update to League of Legends' Summoner's Rift, Riot Games has released a dev blog outlining new additions and alterations, why specific changes were made and the decision-making processes behind them. There'll be addi...

Brittany Vincent

7:30 PM on 06.04.2014

Miiverse just got a little bit better

Nintendo has introduced several changes to Miiverse, its online community for Wii U and 3DS players where delightfully weird stuff happens all the time and you sort of just go with it. As of the update, you'll be able to writ...

Jordan Devore

3:30 PM on 06.03.2014

DICE is improving Battlefield 4's netcode this week

DICE's promised netcode improvements for Battlefield 4 are rolling out this week. An update is available now on Xbox 360, PS3, and PC and will hit PS4 and Xbox One later this week. On PC, PS4, and Xbox One, there's a new high...

Jordan Devore

12:45 PM on 06.03.2014

These Goat Simulator patch notes are funny

Coffee Stain Studios clearly had fun detailing patch 1.1 for Goat Simulator, which adds four-player local splitscreen, wallrunning, more goats, bike riding, and other stuff at no additional cost to you, valued player. Here's ...

Jordan Devore

8:30 PM on 06.02.2014

Launch Mario Kart 8 quicker with the new Wii U system update

Nintendo has released the Wii U Quick Start Menu earlier than some of us were expecting -- it's available in a new system update, rolling out now. By turning on the GamePad with its power or home button, a menu will appear th...

Jordan Devore

10:45 AM on 05.30.2014

Xbox One screenshot share update in the works

Xbox boss Phil Spencer tweeted a response to a follower on game screenshot sharing on social networks on Xbox One, saying that this feature "is [on] the list for the monthly updates" and that the "team is making great progres...

Dale North

10:30 PM on 05.29.2014

Hey, you can play Pikmin 3 with a stylus now

Avid Pikmin 3 players may have noticed a new control option with its latest update: the GamePad control style can now be set to Stylus. You can use the touch screen to throw your unsuspecting Pikmin now, just like Nintendo La...

Brittany Vincent





6:30 PM on 05.29.2014

Star Citizen Arena Commander dogfighting update delayed

As gamers seem to be more and more willing to play games in an unfinished state, it feels surprising to me when a developer decides to delay an update because of bugs. Of course unfinished games are buggy -- we expect that --...

Alasdair Duncan

3:15 PM on 05.21.2014

Teleglitch's big update adds a new Arena Practice mode

Teleglitch didn't grab me in the same way other roguelikes have... okay, I mean it didn't grab me the way Spelunky grabbed me (and refused to let go). Part of it that has to go down to the fact I kept dying and dying really q...

Alasdair Duncan

8:00 AM on 05.21.2014

External storage and real names for friends confirmed for next Xbox One update

Xbox One owners rejoice! There are a number of changes coming with the next system update in June, including external storage support (which nearly everyone has been clamoring for) as well as real names with which you can ide...

Brittany Vincent