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Dark Souls III

This wily Dark Souls III player has embraced his inner Patches

It's wild to think that I only started Dark Souls III about a week ago, and wilder yet to come to the (worrying!) realization that I've somehow clocked a solid 35 hours of play time in that brief window. From Software's action-RPGs are amo...

 
Valley trailer photo
Valley trailer

Parkour! Slender dev's new game eschews traditional horror for rocket legs

Slender: The Arrival developer Blue Isle Studios has revealed its latest project, the sci-fi tinged Valley, which I imagine will suffer from some discoverability issues. How about VValley, like The VVitch? Aside from being a common noun, t...

 
Mario Party photo
Mario Party

Relive the infamous 'Mario Party Glove' and other incidents during the series' history

Mario Party might be accused of producing the same concepts over and over again, but it has a storied and interesting history to it. Most older gamers will likely remember the "glove" incident, where the Nintendo 64 controller was so t...

 
Cool GTAV video photo
Cool GTAV video

Grand Theft Auto V looks amazing in miniature

If you thought "tilt-shift" photography was just a twee trend of the moment a few years ago and you'd actually be surprised to see it name checked today, well, you're not wrong, even if the technique existed long before its time as an inte...

 
Multiverse Kickstarter photo
Multiverse Kickstarter

Sentinels of the Multiverse dev wants to add in all current tabletop expansions

Sentinels of the Multiverse is an interesting game for a couple of reasons. For one, cooperative card games can be a good time no matter the subject matter; just chill with some friends while you see if you can collectively best an inanimat...

 
HANDS-ON STE-VIEWS
Despite its bro appeal and casual association with the likes of Halo and Call of Duty, multiplayer in the first Gears of War 10 years ago was practically tacked on. Former Epic producer and continued Gears rudder at The Coali...   read

Heroes of the Storm photo
Heroes of the Storm

Tracer is unrelenting in Heroes of the Storm

Blizzard is transplanting Tracer from Overwatch to Heroes of the Storm soon and after watching this video summing up her play style and abilities, I have a pile of gold with her name on it. She's a rapid-fire ranged assassin who can attack...

 
Leaky pipes photo
Leaky pipes

Mega64 spills the beans on God of War 4

Mega64 is still around and just as great as ever, as seen above in this "leaked" God of War 4 footage. Did you know in the upcoming game, not only does Kratos take on Norse mythology, but all the other popular religions too? I just wa...

 
Super Mario Bros. photo
Super Mario Bros.

There's a new Super Mario Bros. world record speedrun

Video game masterpiece Super Mario Bros. is more than 20 years old [correction: 30 years, math is hard], but the very best attempts at playing it have all been fairly recent. The past two years have brought about many new world r...

 
Get slimed photo
Get slimed

Bustin' makes you feel good in the new Ghostbusters game

The highly anticipated Ghostbusters reboot is releasing just three days after a new game for Xbox One, PS4, and PC! From the looks of it, it's a multiplayer twin-stick shooter that tasks players with bustin' ghosts and feelin' good as...

 
James Bond' GoldenEye 007 photo
James Bond' GoldenEye 007

N64 classic GoldenEye 007 is getting remade in Doom

Modder demo_the_doomer has taken up an odd job recently: rebuilding GoldenEye 007 as a Doom mod.  Hey, you got to stay busy, elsewise you die, whether you're remaking an old game in a different old game or working towards being able t...

 
Arcadian Atlas photo
Arcadian Atlas

Arcadian Atlas is just the Final Fantasy Tacticsiest thing

Just last night, I was chatting it up with the Podtoid crew and we got onto the topic of Final Fantasy Tactics. That's not unusual; I think we mentioned it last episode too. Look, I still think about it a lot, nearly 20 years later. I'm not...

 
I'm slimey like a snail photo
I'm slimey like a snail

Slime Rancher just added more cuteness!

I'm pretty sure I was right when I said Slime Rancher would be the next big indie hit -- although it is no Stardew Valley -- and now the game is getting even better. In update version 0.3.0 released today, players will be able to expl...

 
Kobe! photo
Kobe!

Horrible, no good, very bad basketball player to grace NBA 2K17 Legend Edition

As the NBA regular season wraps up today with the Golden State Warriors playing for a chance to beat Michael Jordan's Bulls for the best single-season record all time (and Steph Curry is 8 away from 400 three pointers; previously no one ha...

 
Cities photo
Cities

Why yes, I would like to see a wave of sewage wipe out a whole city

This short video by YouTube user flawless128 speaks to my inner psychopathic mayor. I'm not alone, right? After following the rules and making decisions like a decent, compassionate leader, you inevitably reach the point where you've had e...

 
How to be a criminal photo
How to be a criminal

Stealing from GameStop's dumpster and reselling games is frowned upon

Two hooligans (YouTube pranksters) decided it would be a good idea to go dumpster diving behind a GameStop and then attempt to resell the games they found to the very same store that threw them away. It turns out these particular GameStop ...

 
Colorful locusts!? photo
Colorful locusts!?

Watch this leaked Gears of War 4 alpha footage while you can

Someone uploaded what appears to be Gears of War 4 alpha footage to YouTube before deleting the video shortly thereafter as they were most likely breaking some sort of embargo. Lucky for us, someone downloaded the video and mirrored i...

 
Gears of War photo
Gears of War

Dropshots are for badminton, not Gears of War

Gears of War at its most Gears of War-ness is easy to put your thumb on. For a series that revels in violence, it's the moments that are truly violent that feel the most Gears of War. Shooting enemies from behind cover? Not that&...

 
Dark Souls PC vs PS4 photo
Dark Souls PC vs PS4

Dark Souls III PC and PS4 graphics comparison

Tomorrow is my birthday, known around some parts of world wide web as "Dark Souls III day." The Xbox One version has been out for a while now using secret hacking techniques (pretending to be in Japan) and we know it has some frame rate is...

 
Metal Gear Solid photo
Metal Gear Solid

David Hayter is back as Snake and he's... selling cars?

Many fans missed hearing David Hayter as the English voice of Snake in Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes and The Phantom Pain, and it's clear he's still bummed to this day to have been pushed aside in favor of actor Kiefer Sutherland. That...

 
Battleborn photo
Battleborn

We can pre-load Battleborn's beta on PS4, PC, and Xbox One

As someone who is mildly curious about Battleborn, I'm glad Gearbox is holding an open beta. It's one of those games where I don't think reviews alone will suffice for me -- I'll want to get more of a feel for it first-hand to know if it'...

 
Monster Hunter photo
Monster Hunter

Monster Hunter, but as a cute cat

Monster Hunter X (recently re-titled Monster Hunter Generations in the west) had one very adorable addition to the series: Prowler mode. This allows for playing as a cat instead of as a human -- a transition that would strike env...

 
Game Boy Zero photo
Game Boy Zero

This is the Game Boy of my dreams

This "Game Boy Zero" from YouTube user Wermy ranks way up there as far as cool custom systems go. Besides the nice new screen and two extra face buttons (taken from an NES controller to provide a more authentic feel), the system also has e...

 
NBA 2K16 mod (funnny!!!!) photo
NBA 2K16 mod (funnny!!!!)

Modders turn basketball stars into sexfully-horrifying cheerleaders

Even you non-sports-liking heathens have to admit that sports yields some of the best gifs. I mean, there's an entire industry and 24-hour network based around the "highlight," a primordial gif. Plus remember when the Toronto Raptors masco...

 
Medli photo
Medli

Watch Hyrule Warriors' Medli in action

Over at WonderCon 2016, Nintendo put on a developer panel to shed some light on Hyrule Warriors Legends, which also came with bonus footage for Medli -- the Wind Waker character that's set to debut in the Warriors series for the first time....

 
Duelyst photo
Duelyst

Tactical collectible card game Duelyst releasing April 27

While I wouldn't count Steven as a card-game guy so much as someone who likes a good bout of turn-based strategy now and again, Duelyst caught his attention with its sweet pixel art and animations a couple years back. I had a similar react...

 
#SelfieTennis photo
#SelfieTennis

Devolver-published #SelfieTennis looks, uh, weird

We've all known for a while that for virtual reality to take off, it needs to facilitate playing with oneself. Developer VR Unicorns perhaps took that advice too literally and built a game about playing tennis, except you continuously telep...

 
Resident Evil interview photo
Resident Evil interview

Resident Evil 0 director reflects back on 20 years of zombies

It is the 20th anniversary of Resident Evil and the only new game in the series planned for 2016 release is the competitive multiplayer shooter Umbrella Corps. Yikes. Well, a Resident Evil 7 announcement at, say, E3 is inevitable...right? ...

 
PS4 photo
PS4

PS4's 3.50 update is coming, provides 'appear offline' and remote play

Do not be alarmed! Brave Fencer Musashi was an amazing game (with an okay lesser known sequel), but it doesn't have anything to do with this PS4 update, as it's merely codenamed "Musashi," for the actual historical figure no doubt. I c...

 
Dark Souls III photo
Dark Souls III

See Dark Souls' giant-ass Great Sword of Artorias in real life

We are somehow still one week away from Dark Souls 3/my birthday, which is good; you have time to buy me something still. Please collaborate amongst yourselves to avoid double-gifting. It is weird, though, with the game effectively ou...

 

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Sarah Jane Farron

:( Today has been pretty bad for Really dislike Nioh and stuck with terrible players on my teams on both Overwatch and TF2 with the latter taking an hour to figure out how to launch it without it I say! Sleep and onwards to tomorrow!

 
Pixie The Fairy

Thing Im trying to sort from the Avengers movies: Everyone is absolved for succumbing to mind control except for Tony And Scarlett Witch sends Hulk to terrorize a Loki gets out of warping minds with a But hes my brothe from

 
Parismio

Alright i got two codes Wiiu versions of affordable space adventures and Shante: Pirates Curse

 
Nathan D

Oh shit, its only

 
worm jerky

Just discovered the Yakuza series after buying 5 on sale and finally putting some real time in with 4, which I got with PSPlus a while Now I dont even care about anything else its like Im trapped in Yakuzaville!!

 
AvtrSpirit

While debate rages on over who is best waifu and best robotu in Overwatch, its abundantly clear that Hanzo is best

 
lewness

Was nervous because I thought you botched getting the Morion Blade if you didnt get Yuria to talk about Orbeck before finishing the Usurpation Turns out you can still do I did do it right after killing Dragonslayer so that helped?

 
Madoka Malika

done with all my classes for the semester! SUMMER TIME IS FINALLY HERE!!

 
Mike Wallace

I cant seem to summon up any interest in I like the look, the music, the upbeat approach, and Road Hog is my kinda But I just dont feel All I see is another Titanfall, another Heroes of the

 
Lawman

Current status:

 
Jinx 01

PSA the May 5th Open Beta of Overwatch seems to have already started, at least on Though so far Ive only done the tutorial

 
AvtrSpirit

OnlyWatch no more! At least not until Monday :D

 
Parismio

Got codes for Shantae Pirates curse for 3DS and Affordable space adventures, and retro city rampage for the

 
SeymourDuncan17

This is my cover photo on Facebook and it makes me smile

 
OverlordZetta

Star Wars Episode Red: Coming Soon!

 
Torchman

That feeling when you get 100% on the semester long project, meaning you got 100% for the entire

 
Sarah Jane Farron

I tried the Nioh demo and I just dislike it so I love the idea but I feel like the execution is so Takes what From Software does right and makes it Some love it but for me, its so flawed I feel its Nothing positive for

 
EdgyDude

Tomorrow is 5 de Mayo and today is May the 4th, so by compromising in a middle

 
Sr Churros

Bad new: I fucked up PSO2 instalation Good news: I will even have more tips of what not to do when installing

 
FakePlasticTree

One day left and of course I have to work *cries* Heres hoping for a release date, new party member unveiled and trailer :D

 
ScionVyse

#Canadaproblems

 
DeadMoon

Time to drink some really good beer, get really drunk, and scratch some really large lottery Happy Star Wars Day!

 
KnickKnackMyWack

So yeah, that Miku essay blog is now Go check it Maybe give some We can discuss Vocaloid If you Hope you guys who are interested dig

 
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Ckarasu

People might disagree with this, but I admire this guys straightforward honesty in this I do agree that RE6 gets way more hate than it deserves, but I dunno if I can call it

 
Torchman

Can I just say that takes alot of balls to offer day one dlc after all the delays?

 
Cannibal Steven

Semen in the left, blood in the

 
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Im a dad!

 
Scrustle

Some genius at my ISP clicked the wrong thing so Ive had no Internet all day, and it wont be fixed until On the plus side I made it through Irithyll in to the dungeons, so thats

 

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