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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 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

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

4:30 PM on 07.22.2014

Azure Striker out next month in Japan, working on North American release parity

Keiji Inafune's other not Mega Man game, Azure Striker: Gunvolt, is coming to Japan (via 3DS eShop) on August 20. No word on a specific North American release date. Inti Creates' Takuya Aizu explained...

Steven Hansen

12:30 PM on 07.22.2014

Mysterious Super Saiyan revealed in new Dragon Ball Xenoverse demos

A new batch of screens and art have revealed more of the mysterious figure seen during the announcement of Dragon Ball Xenoverse at E3 2014. This character, uncharacteristically for Saiyans, seems to have red hair instead of ...

Brittany Vincent



Review: Dark Souls II: The Crown of the Sunken King photo
Review: Dark Souls II: The Crown of the Sunken King
by Chris Carter

2014 has been very good to me, but Dark Souls II is one of my favorite games of the year. Many debates have raged on as to whether or not it's as exceptional as its predecessor (Demon's Souls is better than both), but having played it prior to launch without any hints or guides, I heartily enjoyed getting lost in its labyrinthine tunnels and deadly arenas.

The Crown of the Sunken King DLC expands that goodness by about five to ten hours depending on your skill level, and even if it's one of the less remarkable levels in the game, it's still worth playing.

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5:30 PM on 07.18.2014

Upvote Falcom action-RPG Gurumin on Steam Greenlight for a free copy

Nihon Falcom's Gurumin: A Monstrous Adventure originally released on PC in Japan, but most of us will know about this action-RPG for its PlayStation Portable version. Years later, publisher Mastiff is bringing it to PC here t...

Jordan Devore

11:00 PM on 07.17.2014

Risen 3's Demon Hunters faction sounds like the one to side with

First came the CGI trailer for Risen 3: Titan Lords, and now, screenshots. The one above? My favorite of the pack by a wide margin. Some of the others are oddly blinding. The game features three factions and one of them is ca...

Jordan Devore

3:30 PM on 07.16.2014

AirMech Arena starts its Xbox 360 beta next week

Oh, that's right -- Ubisoft and Carbon Games are bringing AirMech to Xbox 360 this year with AirMech Arena. The original browser-based release (which has since come to Steam) was good fun. It's real-time strategy, but instead...

Jordan Devore

2:30 PM on 07.16.2014

Onechanbara Z2: Chaos announced for PlayStation 4

Sony's PlayStation 4 isn't setting Japan ablaze just yet, like it is in much of the world. Part of that has to do with the dearth of software specifically targeted toward Japanese audiences. Enter Onechanbara Z2: Chaos, ...

Kyle MacGregor

7:30 PM on 07.15.2014

One week to go: More Dark Souls II DLC screens while we wait

The last batch of images for Crown of the Sunken King left me anticipating this Dark Souls II DLC which is, oh good, only a week off. There's more where that came from. Using an item acquired in the DLC, players will reach th...

Jordan Devore





12:45 PM on 07.15.2014

Gigantic is a MOBA-like game I actually want to play

I don't play most MOBAs, but Gigantic has my attention. It's not one, to be clear, but there are similarities, especially with something like SMITE. Here, hero characters are leveling up to gain new abilities, but instead of...

Jordan Devore

12:15 PM on 07.14.2014

Expect severed heads and stabbed necks in this Assassin's Creed Unity trailer

Just in time for Bastille Day, Assassin's Creed Unity comes dropping down from the shadows to provide a new glimpse at its take on the French Revolution. Apparently, these aren't exactly civil affairs, so a suitable amount of inspired violence is on display. As the trailer points out, there's no justice unless someone fights for it.

Brett Makedonski

7:00 PM on 07.10.2014

This is what Samurai Warriors 4 looks like on PS4

Yesterday we got some still images of Samurai Warriors 4's nicer PS4 version. Today? One better. Moving images. Film! 

Steven Hansen



Play Mount & Blade: Warband for free on Steam this weekend photo
Play Mount & Blade: Warband for free on Steam this weekend
by Jordan Devore

If you've been on the fence about Mount & Blade: Warband, here's one way to spend your weekend. Now through Sunday at 1:00pm Pacific, the action game and its open-ended multiplayer battles are free to test out thanks to a promo on Steam.

Folks who get hooked -- the top user review for Warband literally has over a thousand hours of play time on record -- can then buy the title to keep for $4.99. That's a savings of 75 percent.

There's something for existing players, too. Steam Workshop support for mods (of which there are many) has been added, and the Mac and Linux ports of Warband are now out of beta.

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10:00 AM on 07.10.2014

These Hyrule Warriors screens are 'hnngh' worthy

A new batch of Hyrule Warriors screens have dropped, and man are they great. The bulk of them show off Fi and Link in action, with a host of items as well as Fi's vertical grace and aeriel maunveres. We also get a good look a...

Chris Carter