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3:15 PM on 06.20.2014

Battlefield Hardline beta weapons and gadgets unlocked

Are you playing the Battlefield Hardline beta? I did, briefly, but I should give it another chance. Especially now that all of the currently implemented weapons and gadgets have been unlocked. (The full game will of course ha...

Jordan Devore

3:00 PM on 06.20.2014

Friday Night Fights: Steam summer sale

Happy Friday everyone! As many of you already know, the annual Steam Summer Sale is upon us. If you're like me, you've been watching the sales closely, voting every time the chance comes and generally worrying for the state o...

Bill Platt

1:15 PM on 06.20.2014

In a show of unity, Sunset Overdrive lets you be a female assassin

I enjoyed messing with Sunset Overdrive's multiplayer mode at E3, partly because you could play as a beefy Middle Eastern man in a skirt or a tiny woman with bunny ears. Anyone other than Sunset's 'in your face' punk protago...

Steven Hansen



Kyoto Wild is a quick but thoughtful Bushido brawler photo
Kyoto Wild is a quick but thoughtful Bushido brawler
by Brett Makedonski

Teddy Diefenbach is a busy guy. He's one of the developers on the high-profile indie title Hyper Light Drifter, but when he isn't doing that, he's making more games. Kyoto Wild is his side-project, and Diefenbach says he's been working on it for about a year, but only really started focusing on it within the past month or so.

Kyoto Wild is a four-player weapon brawler with an isometric viewpoint that can be simultaneously frantic and methodical, brutal yet beautiful. One-hit kills, projectile weapons, and small maps ensure that no one sit out too long once dead and no taste of victory is too prolonged.

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10:00 PM on 06.18.2014

Orcs Must Die! unchains its closed beta on June 27

Orcs Must Die! Unchained, the game with an awkward exclamation point in the middle of its title, is launching a closed beta on June 27. Unchained, which is a free-to-play MOBA, and the beta will give players the opportunity ...

Brett Makedonski

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



Dreadnought's huge spaceships are a fairly untapped idea, but still feel familiar photo
Dreadnought's huge spaceships are a fairly untapped idea, but still feel familiar
by Darren Nakamura

The reveal trailer for Dreadnought pushes a lot of the right buttons for science fiction fans. It puts potential players into the right frame of mind and really sets up the scale of the endeavor. Combatants will not be darting around in fighters, they will be commanding huge, lumbering vessels that scoff at smaller ships. "Probably just debris, sir."

Despite the inherent coolness of taking control of a ship on the scale of a Battlestar, it is not something that comes up too often in games. In practice, it makes sense: the speed and control afforded by a smaller vessel is exciting, and that alone does not translate to huge ships. However, with its focus on tactical combat, Dreadnought makes it work, and it does so while remaining accessible to new players. Even though it treads less traveled ground in its subject matter, it features classes and tactics that will feel familiar to most gamers.

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1:30 PM on 06.18.2014

Battlefield Hardline beta now open to all PC players

EA and Visceral Games have opened up beta access for Battlefield Hardline on PC. If you aren't already participating, you can now get in immediately by signing up here. Having only played a tiny bit of Hardline so far, I get ...

Jordan Devore

9:00 PM on 06.17.2014

Ubisoft talks single-player in Rainbow Six: Siege

Last week's announcement of Rainbow Six: Siege heavily implied that Rainbow Six: Patriots will never see the light of day, and Ubisoft was quick to confirm that. You might be wondering what, if any, work from the canceled pro...

Jordan Devore





3:00 PM on 06.17.2014

Team Fortress 2sdays: Countdown to an update...maybe

Happy Tuesday! Welcome to another exciting edition of Team Fortress 2sdays. In the event you missed it last week, our very own Andrew S. Dixon Esquire 3rd was on Between 2Fort, talking and answering questions while trying not to get shot in the face (not unlike his night job.. ohhhh..).

Bill Platt

3:15 PM on 06.13.2014

Friday Night Fights: It's over

Happy Friday! E3 2014 has finally come to a close. I don't know about the rest of you, but I was very happy with what was shown. Microsoft came out with a bang this year, focusing on what we all wanted from the get go, games....

Bill Platt

6:22 PM on 06.11.2014

Bayonetta 2's 'Tag Climax' cooperative mode allows players to exterminate enemies together

Bayonetta 2 will be much more than just a solo affair. Nintendo has announced an additional cooperative mode known as "Tag Climax," which will allow two players to team up together and take on the many enemies in-game all for...

Brittany Vincent



Hands on with Splatoon, a very Nintendo competitive multiplayer shooter photo
Hands on with Splatoon, a very Nintendo competitive multiplayer shooter
by Darren Nakamura

Two days ago, if you had told me that Nintendo was working on a competitive multiplayer third-person shooter, I would have thought you were crazy. Imagining Nintendo venturing into the territory of blood-spattered 360 no-scope headshots just does not quite feel right.

Of course, Nintendo can take a gameplay mechanic that is normally reserved for more "mature" games, open it up to everybody, and inject its own ideas to create something that is wholly its own thing. That thing is Splatoon, and we got some hands-on time with it here at E3.

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3:00 PM on 06.10.2014

Team Fortress 2sdays: Between 2Fort with Andy Dixon

Happy Tuesday! I know we're all excited about E3 and all the cool stories and games and shenanigans, but we still have games to play here! On this week's episode of Team Fortress Tuesdays, Shadow and the rest of the TF2 gang ...

Bill Platt



The Crew is a high speed racing roadtrip with friends photo
The Crew is a high speed racing roadtrip with friends
by Brett Makedonski

Any fan of racing games will tell you that all titles in the genre aren't created equal. Far from it, in fact. It's a nuanced category, as the more realistic games that strive to be simulators often appeal to different types of people compared to the ones that are drawn to arcade-like racers. They're worlds apart.

Ubisoft's The Crew deftly spans that gap. And, while it may not be crossing worlds, it literally traverses the United States, which feels like an appropriately big adventure.

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1:39 PM on 06.10.2014

Devil's Third lives, and it's a Wii U exclusive

Just when I was losing hope of ever seeing Tomonobu Itagaki's lost action game again, the head of Valhalla Games Studios re-introduced us to their original IP. Devil's Third is not only alive and well, it's also a Wii U exclu...

Alessandro Fillari