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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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PvZ: Garden Warfare is getting substantial new DLC and it's free photo
PvZ: Garden Warfare is getting substantial new DLC and it's free
by Jordan Devore

I've been pleasantly surprised by the way Electronic Arts and PopCap have handled Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare. First, the game itself is loads of fun -- the foundation is solid. But more than that, they don't have paid microtransactions yet even though they absolutely could have had those ready for day one, and the game's upcoming DLC is not only free, it's worthwhile.

Detailed today ahead of its March 18, 2014 release on Xbox One and Xbox 360, the Garden Variety Pack offers a new map, Chomp Town, and the eight-on-eight Gnome Bomb mode in which both plants and zombies try to destroy the other team's base.

There are also 24 new character ability upgrades -- three for each of the eight primary classes -- providing some additional (and much-needed) variety. Examples listed include a Super Goop attack for the Chomper which cements zombies, an Ultra Tackle for the All-Star, and a Solar Flare Beam for the way-too-happy Sunflower. Also be on the lookout for Pirate Zombies in the existing Sharkbite Shores and Port Scallywag maps.

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3:00 PM on 03.14.2014

Friday Night Fights: Let's NARP it up

Happy Friday everyone! I want to take a few minutes today to highlight an awesome community event happening this weekend. Since Friday Night Fights is all about getting together with your fellow D'toider, I figured this would...

Bill Platt

9:00 AM on 03.14.2014

Blame Titanfall: Digital console spending dropped last month

The US market spent less money on digital games in February, and there may be a somewhat unlikely reason for that. One school of thought is that the impending release of Titanfall is directly to blame. According to Super...

Brett Makedonski

8:00 PM on 03.13.2014

Jumping from jet to jet is business as usual in JetGetters

TinyBuild has taken to Kickstarter for JetGetters, a ridiculous multiplayer game in which players fly jets around and shoot at one another until they decide to leap out of said vehicle, fire their gun while in a freefall, an...

Jordan Devore