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5:00 PM on 07.25.2014

You can wear a kangaroo codpiece in Sunset Overdrive

For San Diego Comic-Con, Insomniac Games is talking up character customization in Sunset Overdrive and the clothing options range from "traditional" to "out there" -- way, way out there. Interestingly, these vanity items don...

Jordan Devore


8:00 PM on 07.24.2014

Ubisoft is sending someone to Mt. Everest to play Far Cry 4

I want to play Far Cry 4 and, yeah, scaling a mountain like Everest would be a once-in-a-lifetime trip -- but playing Far Cry 4 *on* Mt. Everest? Not for me, sadly. That said, someone out there -- the one lucky person chosen...

Jordan Devore

6:30 PM on 07.15.2014

Survive The Long Dark's sandbox this September on Steam Early Access

Hinterland's Kickstarted first-person survival sim The Long Dark will launch on Steam Early Access in September, the studio announced today. As ever, "This will help us do a better job tuning the game's Sandbox mechanics, f...

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



I messed around in the bizarre, experimental reboot of Rust photo
I messed around in the bizarre, experimental reboot of Rust
by Jordan Devore

I first played Rust back in January. It was at times scary, confusing, and frustrating, which is to be expected in an anything-goes online multiplayer game about naked men trying to survive with rocks and crudely-fashioned hatchets while others possess pistols, assault rifles, and explosives.

Thanks to its players and their chaos, Rust was entertaining in a way that a scripted game could never be -- up until the point at which it wasn't. It eventually got old. I stopped playing.

More than that, I quit paying attention to all of the updates in the pipeline for this Steam Early Access game. At about 16 hours of play time, I had gotten my fill, thanks. So I left, impatient and somewhat unsatisfied, unsure if I'd ever truly return to the game.

But I have, now that Facepunch Studios is rebooting Rust. Work has ceased on the original version most players know while the team rebuilds the game from scratch in what it is calling an experimental branch. It's playable now and as janky as things are, it's promising.

Let's take a look! (Warning: there will be some butts.)

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3:00 PM on 07.07.2014

Early Access Review: Sunless Sea

[Want to know how an Early Access game is coming along? Check out our Early Access Reviews, which will be a series going forward with the intent of informing you whether or not a game is worth buying into at this time.] Ca...

Alasdair Duncan

7:45 PM on 07.03.2014

Far Cry 4 accolades trailer reinforces that elephants are jerks

Ubisoft put out a new accolades trailer for Far Cry 4 that mentions all the nice things people have said about it so far. It's great that Far Cry 4's perceived so positively, but did Ubisoft have to get its point across...

Brett Makedonski



Review: Sir, You Are Being Hunted photo
Review: Sir, You Are Being Hunted
by Alasdair Duncan

"Man is the most deadly of prey" -- whoever said that probably never thought they'd be chased around the desolate British countryside with robotic dogs snapping at their heels.

Sir, You Are Being Hunted is the debut game from Big Robot Ltd., which initially saw a release on Steam's Early Access program in August 2013 and after a steady stream of updates, has finally hit a full release as Version 1.0.

The team is headed up by Jim Rossignol, formerly a writer for both PC Gamer and Rock, Paper, Shotgun. While at both outlets, he wrote many articles proclaiming his admiration for the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. series and there are plenty of similarities to be found in Sir, You Are Being Hunted. Both games have you traversing bleak landscapes in search of scattered items, all the while avoiding powerful enemies. 

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1:00 PM on 06.27.2014

Meet Hello Games, the studio behind No Man's Sky

After its prominent showing at E3, there's been a lot of discussion about the design process behind the universe exploration title No Man's Sky. How is it possible that such a small team is making such an ambitious game? Tha...

Jordan Devore

3:45 PM on 06.24.2014

29 pieces of goddamn DLC included

Well just like Saints Row: The Third, Deep Silver is re-releasing Saints Row IV and including all 29 downloadable content packs. Really? 29 goddamn pieces of DLC? Ugh. Gross, but now's as good as time as ever to buy Saints Ro...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

4:00 PM on 06.23.2014

Former The Last Guardian devs unveil open-world adventure Vane

Tokyo-based independent studio Friend & Foe is on to something. Formed by folks who worked on The Last Guardian, Battlefield 3, Bionic Commando, and Killzone, the developer has two projects in the works -- one of them, Va...

Jordan Devore







Dying Light is less about zombies and more about movement photo
Dying Light is less about zombies and more about movement
by Brett Makedonski

What can be done freshen up the zombie genre at this point? Videogames, television shows, movies, comics -- virtually every pop culture medium's been infested by the craze, long ago hitting a saturation (and then oversaturation) point. So, how does a developer like Techland, who's most well-known recently for its zombie games, take the concept and still manage to make it its own?

Techland's creating a game about zombies, that isn't really about zombies. Counter-intuitive as it may seem, that's what it's doing with Dying Light. And who knows -- maybe that's the take on the undead genre that'll liven it up a bit.

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12:00 AM on 06.19.2014

Watch Dogs patch releasing shortly on all consoles and PC versions

Hey, guys! We've got some more Watch Dogs news! I know how much you all love that, but hear me out. There's a new patch coming for all platforms. That means PS4, PS3, PC, Xbox One, and Xbox 360. The patch is being rolled out ...

Brittany Vincent

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



Grand Theft Auto V on PS4 looks amazing next to PS3 version photo
Grand Theft Auto V on PS4 looks amazing next to PS3 version
by Brett Makedonski

It might not ever get old comparing games on last-gen and this-gen consoles. Well, at least not for a while. The latest title to get this treatment is Grand Theft Auto V on PS4 and PS3.

GTA V on PS3 was no slouch, but it seems like the PS4 version could blow it out of the water judging by a side-by-side comparison of the trailers. Just check out at all that detail and the lighting. Trevor's sure to look more insane than ever!

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5:30 PM on 06.13.2014

Dead Island 2 wants to be cool and kickass

The debut of Dead Island led us to believe that it would tell a very dramatic and serious story about the horrors of the zombie apocalypse. That’s not quite the game we ended up with, so it’s refreshing to know th...

Hamza CTZ Aziz