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10:30 AM on 01.23.2014

World of Tanks gets nation-to-nation combat mode

Confrontation is the name of the new mode added to World of Tanks in the 8.11 update. This has players in vehicles from the same nation uniting to face teams from other nations. This new play mode comes in response to player ...

Dale North

8:00 PM on 01.21.2014

Killzone: Shadow Fall clan support incoming

It strikes me as unusual that Killzone: Shadow Fall wouldn't include a clan system out of the gate when that functionality has become so common among not only first-person shooters, but competitive multiplayer games more gene...

Jordan Devore

4:00 PM on 01.21.2014

Mega64's latest shows us the glory of next-gen gaming

This is, sadly, our new future with the Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

Hamza CTZ Aziz

11:30 AM on 01.20.2014

Dead Rising 3 gets a 13GB update

I have family visiting this week, and I was going to boot up the Xbox One today to play some Dead Rising 3 with them. But after reading about the mandatory 13GB patch on The Escapist, I'll probably need to play something else...

Dale North

8:00 AM on 01.18.2014

CoD: Ghosts Xbox 360 update stabilizes Broadcaster mode

Infinity Ward has pushed out Call of Duty: Ghosts' first update of the year on the Xbox 360, addressing complaints from users regarding its Broadcaster mode and how it would sometimes cause the game to crash. The update also ...

Harry Monogenis

2:45 PM on 01.09.2014

New missions added to Hitman: Absolution 'Contracts' mode

Though Hitman: Absolution has been out for over a year, new missions for the title have been added to the game's "Contracts" mode with seemingly no warning whatsoever. New missions have launched on all three platforms th...

Conrad Zimmerman

9:30 AM on 01.09.2014

The first Xbox One update will focus on social features

Xbox One jumped out the gate by moving three million units. That's impressive and all, but there's always room to improve. Microsoft plans on bettering the Xbox One in the near future with its first major update, and the prim...

Brett Makedonski







Sabrewulf is the next free Killer Instinct character photo
Sabrewulf is the next free Killer Instinct character
by Jordan Devore

Killer Instinct has swapped out its first free playable character as of a new 675MB update. Since launch in November, Jago has been freely available to test out. Now, it's Sabrewulf.

The full list of patch notes from developer Double Helix can be viewed at the link below. There's balancing and general improvements, like a forced pause when player two's controller is removed and the display of rank-up/rank-down notifications for both players at the start of a match.

As someone who hasn't been playing the game and can't comment on specific gameplay tweaks with any real confidence, I will say it's nice to see those nasty "Chosen One" Achievements reduced. Previously, players needed to 2,000 matches completed with each character. That number is now a more sane 200 wins, which should be great news for completionists.

KILLER INSTINCT 1/2/2014 Update w. Dev Notes [Double Helix Games via OXM]

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5:00 PM on 01.01.2014

New race announced for FTL Advanced Edition

FTL: Faster than Light is gearing up for its "Advanced Edition" update, coming early this year, and some new information about the content said update will contain has now been released. The biggest news is the addition ...

Conrad Zimmerman

10:00 PM on 12.20.2013

A classic Natural Selection map has returned

I completely and utterly missed out on Natural Selection back in the day and although I have only ever played its follow-up, it is cool to see the classic map Eclipse revitalized for Natural Selection 2. Graphics sure have c...

Jordan Devore

3:30 PM on 12.20.2013

Dragon's Crown updated with new difficulty and content

Have you run out of things to hit in Dragon's Crown? Perhaps it's time to go back, as ATLUS has released an update for the game on PlayStation Network today which gives players a whole lot more to do.  A new difficulty l...

Conrad Zimmerman

6:30 PM on 12.19.2013

New Monaco update streamlines campaign, tweaks levels

Whilst it was well received by critics, sold over 275,000 copies and I did enjoy my first hands-on experience with the game, Monaco sadly never hooked me in. Maybe it was the lack of regular co-op buddies or some confusing le...

Alasdair Duncan

11:00 PM on 12.17.2013

GTA Online introduces capture modes tomorrow

As of an update dropping tomorrow on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, there's going to a GTA mode in Grand Theft Auto Online in Grand Theft Auto V. Huh? Rockstar is introducing 20 new Jobs in GTA Online based on capture the flag, ...

Jordan Devore



Batman: Arkham Origins gets free 'Hunter, Hunted' mode photo
Batman: Arkham Origins gets free 'Hunter, Hunted' mode
by Jordan Devore

I'm not currently playing Batman: Arkham Origins' multiplayer. Are you? Are your friends?

WB Games has release a new mode for the game, and I hope someone's out there enjoying it. "Hunter, Hunted" is a free addition on PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 in which three Joker thugs, three Bane thugs, and Batman try to outlast each other with no respawns.

As appealing as it is to play as the Caped Crusader, man, talk about pressure. Glad to see this mode arrive in a free update so as to avoid splitting up the player base.

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4:00 PM on 12.13.2013

Rogue Legacy patch adding bosses, rooms, and more

An excuse to pump more hours into Rogue Legacy will present itself soon enough. Cellar Door Games has teased what's to come in patch 1.2, which should be going live any day now: Five new boss remixes. "These battles will be ...

Jordan Devore

1:30 PM on 12.13.2013

Pokémon X/Y patch stops Battle Analyzer and Instacheck

Game Freak has addressed an exploit in Pokémon X and Y with patch 1.2, available now on the 3DS eShop. A tool known as the Battle Analyzer allowed ne'er-do-wells to intercept online data and view an opponent's Pok&eacu...

Jordan Devore