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Halo Online photo
Halo Online

Halo Online doesn't look half bad in motion


Relatively speaking
Mar 26
Yeah, this is about what I would expect from a free-to-play, multiplayer-only Halo game for Russia. That fast-forwarded run through the customization menu at 0:33 is telling -- rentable weapons, boosts, and "special offers."... read
Halo Online photo
Halo Online

Multiplayer-only Halo Online headed to Russia


You know what's good? Money
Mar 25
Halo Online sounds like something you'd see scribbled on a homemade DVD complete with copyright-infringing cover art but, no, it's a proper PC game in development at Saber Interactive. Granted, it's a free-to-play, multiplaye... read
Upsilon Circuit preview photo
Upsilon Circuit preview

Upsilon Circuit could redefine multiplayer in online gaming


Uncharted territory
Mar 20
Robot Loves Kitty's ambitious Upsilon Circuit is what I would consider the quintessential slow-burn, developing story in independent games today. In keeping with the premise of the TV game show-inspired title, the New England... read
Star Wars Battlefront photo
Star Wars Battlefront

First look at EA DICE's Star Wars Battlefront coming next month


April 16-19
Mar 20
DICE's (Battlefield, Mirror's Edge) hotly awaited Star Wars Battlefront is due out holiday 2015, timed to coincide with the start of a new trilogy in the children's film series Star Wars. Despite us being only nine months awa... read
Bug man photo
Bug man

Evolve's new bug man character is just the best


Because he's a bug, man
Mar 19
What a magnificent specimen. Slim, a medic, is one of the four hunters joining Evolve across all platforms on Tuesday, March 31. There's also the "half-human walking tank" Torvald (assault), the hermit Crow (trapper) with his... read
Overdog photo
Overdog

Overdog's a new service that puts you in games with people of similar interests


You know, people you might actually like
Mar 17
Playing videogames online with strangers can be a crap shoot. Sometimes you'll get matched up with interesting, engaging, and respectable people. Other times (maybe more often than not), you won't be able to stand the person ... read
PS free photo
PS free

Another dose of free PS4 online multiplayer drops this weekend


'North America only for now'
Mar 16
PS4 owners resisting the siren song of PS Plus can partake in free online multiplayer from Friday, March 20 at 12:01am Pacific through Sunday, March 22 at 11:59pm Pacific in North America. That's the beginning and end of this news story, but how 'bout that face-stretching header image? King Star King, everybody. Free Online Multiplayer This Weekend for All PS4 Players [PlayStation Blog] read
Dead Rising Steam photo
Dead Rising Steam

You can switch Dead Rising 2 and Off the Record over to Steamworks tomorrow


New backend for matchmaking, leaderboards, cloud saves, etc.
Mar 16
I have no memory of writing about the plan for Dead Rising 2 and Dead Rising 2: Off the Record to drop Games for Windows Live in favor of Steamworks, but I did so last year and slipped in a gif of Resident Evil's Chris punchi... read
Windward preview photo
Avast ye salty dog
The PAX East expo floor is one of the least peaceful places to play a game. There are sweaty crowds, children who haven't learned to use their inside voices, and booths blasting dance music and/or eSports commentary. And yet,... read feature

RE: Revelations 2 photo
RE: Revelations 2

Resident Evil: Revelations 2 takes Raid online by end of month


Someone to (Terra)save you
Mar 16
Resident Evil: Revelations 2 has been a solid showing from Capcom thus far. The only real snag has been the approach to cooperative play, as it's not yet available for Raid mode. That'll change within a few week's time. ... read
Team Fortress 2 photo
Team Fortress 2

Dance the night away with custom taunts in TF2


Do the hustle
Mar 13
Are you a taunter? I'm not. Okay, well, I try not to be. But then developers go and design achievements around taunting X amount of times, and it'd be rude not to oblige them probably. Or there's some jerk in Awesomenauts who... read
Lineage II photo
Lineage II

Lineage II keeps on keeping on with latest expansion announcement


This thing will never die
Mar 12
The MMO genre is not what it used to be. That doesn't mean, though, that there still aren't thousands of players that enjoy the endless farming and miles of endless walking that these games provide. With all the other options... read
Rainbow Six photo
Rainbow Six

Homewreckers wanted for the upcoming Rainbow Six Siege PC alpha


Sign-ups are open in North America and Europe
Mar 12
I'm a total newcomer to the Rainbow Six series but I quite liked Siege's wall-blasting ways at E3 last year. Not so much for the tactical possibilities that destructible environments enable as the simple human desire to punc... read
Free Evolve DLC photo
Free Evolve DLC

Evolve's free map DLC is doing that 'Xbox first' thing


Two Broken Hill maps incoming
Mar 12
It's great to see free maps in a multiplayer-centric game like Evolve, but -- there just had to be a but -- timed platform exclusivity? Considerably less good. When the maps Broken Hill Mine and Broken Hill Foundry debut on M... read
Titanfall DLC photo
Titanfall DLC

Titanfall turns one year old, gives away all DLC for free


Tough to argue with free
Mar 11
Titanfall celebrates the first anniversary of its launch today. There might not be a grand showcase dedicated to everything that's happened to the game over the year, but EA and Respawn haven't forgotten about it altoget... read
Splatoon photo
Splatoon

The joy of painting: Splatoon's Splat Roller looks fun


My love of painting and squids, together at last
Mar 10
Not to just gush about Splatoon every darn time we bring up the game and its delightful nonsense, but I'm feeling this short, no-frills showcase of the Splat Roller weapon. Got 20 seconds to spare? The oversized paint roller... read
PAX East photo
Better late than never
When Nintendo first unveiled the Wii U, my mind raced with ideas for games that could be created with the two-screen interface. A lot of the cool stuff that the DS did could be transferred to the big screen. Better yet, title... read feature

Battlefield: Hardline photo
Battlefield: Hardline

Try to count the bullets in Battlefield Hardline's launch trailer


Bad cop, worse cop
Mar 09
Watch out, citizens of Los Angeles. There's a war on drugs in your city, and you just might end up as collateral damage. In Battlefield Hardline's take on the City of Angels, the forecast always calls for a fair chance of ra... read
Gigantic photo
Gigantic

We'll need Windows 10 (or an Xbox One) for Gigantic


Microsoft is publishing
Mar 06
Motiga's team action game Gigantic is looking fabulous in this new trailer out of PAX East. While that's no surprise, this is: the Seattle-based studio is partnering with Microsoft to bring the game to Windows 10 as "a key l... read
Overwatch photo
Overwatch

Blizzard's multiplayer FPS Overwatch adds a gunslinger and a bodybuilder


Sign up for the beta coming this fall
Mar 06
I keep forgetting that Blizzard is off working on a team-based shooter called Overwatch. Maybe part of the problem is the name? It's definitely not the characters -- there's a spacesuit-wearing gorilla with glasses named Win... read
Borderlands preview photo
Borderlands 2 impressed, The Pre-Sequel did not
Traditionally, Game Developers Conference is a very busy show. After what seems like a three-month hibernation, the game industry slowly creaks back awake and GDC is the first time everything's in full gear again. As always, ... read feature

GTA Online Heists photo
GTA Online Heists

One last look at GTA Online heists ahead of next week's launch


Free update hits consoles March 10 and PC at launch on April 14
Mar 05
For as long of a wait as it's been, I'm still enthusiastic about heists in Grand Theft Auto Online. Rockstar previously said that coming up with missions in which every player in the crew feels important at all times "turned ... read
Halo photo
Halo

Halo: The Master Chief Collection patch seeks to bring relief


Are we done beta testing yet?
Mar 04
As is the trend nowadays, big-name titles don't get released polished and complete, that's what those day one suckers are for. Recently, the biggest suckers have been the Halo faithful who have been crushed under the immense ... read
Metal Gear Solid photo
Metal Gear Solid

That Metal Gear Online trailer is still so dang good


Now with commentary
Mar 04
Steven covered this well-edited footage of Metal Gear Online in December, but here it is again with commentary by online community manager Robert Peeler. Yep, that's good enough for me. The balloon-firing trap shown at 1:54 is the stuff of dreams. Same goes for the enchanting plush puppy. (At one point it was going to be a "real" dog, but the designers didn't want us to shoot that.) read
Unreal Tournament photo
Unreal Tournament

Looks like Unreal Tournament is in capable hands


You can play a free pre-alpha build now
Mar 04
The new Unreal Tournament is going to look gorgeous once Epic and the community are finished working on it. Last I saw of the project, it had only just become "a game," and now here it is making real good use of Unreal Engin... read
Starwhal review photo
Narwhals will never be the same
Even though narwhals look like some sort of bastardized version of a dolphin and unicorn, they are actually whales -- hence the name narWHAL. However, the horn that gives most narwhals their distinctive look is mainly associa... read feature

Helldivers review photo
In the grim darkness of the near future...
Mankind has expanded throughout the galaxy, having come together under one government, a "managed" democracy. From the Super Earth homeworld, humanity spreads its message of liberation and freedom to every planet they land upon; the liberation of their natural resources and freedom from human opposition, that is. And if you don't like it, expect them to spread a whole lot of ordinance instead. read feature

GDC 2015 photo
Three versus one in the dark
With so many horror titles out, it's difficult to keep things interesting for players. While some focus on throwing countless monsters at you, others seek to make players feel nearly powerless against a limited number of foes... read feature

AIPD GDC trailer photo
AIPD GDC trailer

Beautiful UE4-powered shooter AIPD coming to GDC


This GDC trailer is chock-full of glowey, shooty twin-stick goodness
Feb 27
Artificial Intelligence Police Department, or AIPD for short, is an upcoming top-down, twin-stick shooter from Frankfurt-based studio Blazing Badger. It recently released this luminous new trailer for its debu... read






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