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10:30 AM on 04.04.2014

GameSpy Technology shutting down, will affect a ton of games

GameSpy Technology has announced that effective May 31, they will cease providing hosting services for all games that still use their technology. The service has existed ever since the Quake days, and has provided things like...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

9:00 AM on 04.04.2014

Erik Estrada calls you a 'clownshow disaster' in this Trials Fusion ad

No matter what life path Erik Estrada chooses to walk, they all lead back to one place -- the ol' beat. From CHiPS to his semi-job as a reserve police officer, upholding the law is in Officer Estrada's blood. That's why...

Brett Makedonski

10:00 PM on 04.03.2014

This trailer for Warside doesn't let up for a second

Talk about intense! D'you think the players in this trailer for Warside ever take their finger off the firing button? When I first started watching the trailer above, I initially though this was a 2D platformer/shooter in th...

Alasdair Duncan



Mario Kart 8 is stunning and fierce in HD photo
Mario Kart 8 is stunning and fierce in HD
by Alessandro Fillari

As an institution within the videogame racing genre, Mario Kart has always been an example of what arcade style racing is all about. Focusing on simple, pick up and play gameplay, while still offering high level skill based action, the Mario Kart series has been going strong for over twenty years; and it doesn't seem like it'll stop any time soon.

Now, the series is finally taking its first steps onto an HD platform, and after spending about an hour of playtime with it, I just don't see how they can go back after this. I'm just going to come right out and say it: Mario Kart 8 is one gorgeous game.

As the first full HD release of the series, the developers at Nintendo went the extra mile with creating a game that is visually spectacular, but also the most content rich game of the series.

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2:00 PM on 04.01.2014

Killzone: Shadow Fall's Insurgent Pack released

Killzone: Shadow Fall Season Pass owners and those with $9.99 to spare can download the game's first big multiplayer offering, the Insurgent Pack, as of today. There's a lot included here, but the new Insurgent class and its...

Jordan Devore

4:30 PM on 03.28.2014

Microsoft isn't planning to bring more Halo games to Steam

Even though Microsoft says it has a "renewed focus on Windows and PC gaming" internally, we've been hearing that sentiment for a while and little if anything has come to fruition yet. It'd be unexpected for the company to bri...

Jordan Devore





10:00 AM on 03.28.2014

Battlefield 4 Naval Strike DLC arrives on Xbox One, still delayed on PC

Because Battlefield 4 -- a game released five months ago -- is still having issues, the newest bit of DLC was delayed on both Xbox One and PC. After two days the Xbox One version is now good to go this morning,...

Chris Carter

5:00 PM on 03.26.2014

Microsoft to begin warning 'disruptive' Xbox One players

Microsoft has once again spoken about the Xbox One's player reputation system, revealing that it will begin sending warning messages to some players whose reputations drop from "Good" to "Needs Work" as a result of peer feedb...

Jordan Devore



Chariot is a great indie platformer with one royal hook photo
Chariot is a great indie platformer with one royal hook
by Brett Makedonski

[Update: Frima Studios has reached out and informed us that it miscommunicated its statement about not being able to clear the game solo. The game can be beaten singleplayer, but only about 80 percent of the optional paths are accessible without a cooperative partner.]

Of all the titles on display at IGN's independent games mixer at GDC, I couldn't help but be intrigued by one in particular. It was kind of tucked away in a corner, but that didn't mean that it wasn't getting its share of traffic. That's because it immediately looked cute, colorful, and challenging -- three criteria that certainly help indie games flourish. At first glance, it seemed like the kind of game that could win your heart in an instant.

The game in question is Chariot, a co-op platformer by Frima Studios. Chariot's centered around a princess that's out to take her recently deceased father to the resting place of his choosing. She does this by lugging his casket through perilous ancient caves in an effort to please him.

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7:00 PM on 03.25.2014

Last-minute issue causes Battlefield 4 Naval Strike PC delay

The Naval Strike DLC for Battlefield 4 launches today for Battlefield 4 Premium members ahead of its wide release on April 8, 2014. That was the plan, anyway. The new content (four maps, Titan mode, a hovercraft) will be late...

Jordan Devore

8:00 AM on 03.23.2014

What is even happening in this Beat Bros video?

I have watched the video above a couple of times now, but I still do not think I could describe Beat Bros accurately. It looks like developer Ultimate Walrus (of #Snake2 infamy) started making a rhythm-based Bomberman c...

Darren Nakamura

3:00 PM on 03.21.2014

Friday Night Fights: Checking out

Happy Friday everyone! I hope everyone has had a fantastic week so far. Personally, I can't wait for today to be over, once my shift ends at work tonight, I'm off for the next seven days. Chicago, here I come! Fantastic. So, ...

Bill Platt

8:00 PM on 03.19.2014

So, Battlefield 4's Naval Strike DLC looks pretty great

It's been months and months since I last touched Battlefield 4, for a number of reasons -- some of them the fault of the game, some of them not. I'm thinking the impending Naval Strike DLC, showcased rather excellently in th...

Jordan Devore

5:30 PM on 03.19.2014

Electronic Arts reportedly locked in for Titanfall 2

I know, I know -- talk of a Titanfall sequel already. Go ahead: give us your best groan. Of course Electronic Arts would want to turn the property into a full-on franchise and it sounds like the game sold well enough for the ...

Jordan Devore

3:00 PM on 03.18.2014

Team Fortress 2sdays: The Reboot!

Welcome to another exciting edition of Team Fortress 2sdays! Back in the day, we used to do these every week. That lapsed for a while, but we're back on our game and ready to rock! Before we get too far into this post, I want...

Bill Platt



Review: Strike Vector photo
Review: Strike Vector
by Josh Tolentino

Flying is great. Fighting while flying is pretty great, too, but for some reason, dogfighting in good ol' atmosphere hasn't caught on as quickly as dogfighting in space. Despite the resurgence of space games brought on by the rise of crowdfunding and indie development, "sky-shooters" outside the niche simulation market remain in somewhat short supply.

Strike Vector is the kind of game that aims to scratch that itch, and several more besides. Heck, the fact that it says "Brutal Aerial FPS" right on the figurative box is an apt descriptor for what developer Ragequit Corporation is attempting to do.

The only question is if they've enough thrust to send their little game soaring.

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