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6:00 PM on 04.23.2014

The next Skylanders borrows a little from the Pokemon series

The developers at Toys For Bob are back in the saddle with Skylanders Trap Team, the next entry in their hit toys-meet-videogame franchise. This time the hook involves you capturing villains and enslaving brainwashing reform...

Hamza CTZ Aziz


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1:15 PM on 04.23.2014

Watch Dogs multiplayer video shows how you'll watch dogs, dog

Because of Ubisoft's persistent insistence on "blending single- and multiplayer experiences," this Watch Dogs video doesn't so much show you a multiplayer mode, but rather what you can expect from others as you play the...

Brett Makedonski

12:45 PM on 04.23.2014

Is this real life? New Project Cars trailer looks the part

Slightly Mad Studios has put out a new trailer for Project Cars, a racing sim with graphics so good the studio felt it necessary to include a little "All footage shown is taken from in-game" disclaimer. (I genuinely love it ...

Jordan Devore



Seven things I loved about playing Watch Dogs photo
Seven things I loved about playing Watch Dogs
by Alessandro Fillari

The delay of Ubisoft Montreal's new open world IP, Watch Dogs, surprised many. With only a month away from launch, and a rather bold marketing push for the holiday season, Ubisoft appeared ready, but then we found it wasn't. At all. It's not too often you see publishers holding back a game's release to further development, and it's certainly admirable of them to be so honest.

"The game wasn't finished," said lead game designer Danny Belanger rather bluntly. "You see all the content we have, there was a lot of different parts of it that were not at the level we wanted -- so it was hard, there was a lot of others reasons too, but at the end of the day, we didn't want to release the game in state we weren't happy with."

With its May release approaching, Ubisoft is ready to unveil its upcoming open world action title, and the publisher invited the press to get plenty of hands-on time with the game. As you can tell with title, I came away pretty pleased, though I have some reservations still.

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6:00 AM on 04.23.2014

Click your heels together and wish for SNES or GBA Remixes

When Nintendo feels like we get too close, it puts us right down. It's not the lover man that we want it to be, at least when it comes to fulfilling what can sometimes seem like lofty requests. For instance, remixes featuring...

Brittany Vincent



Review: Batman: Arkham Origins: Cold, Cold Heart photo
Review: Batman: Arkham Origins: Cold, Cold Heart
by Chris Carter

So far, the Batman Arkham Origins Season Pass has been a steaming pile of poop. Buyers have received some extremely underwhelming skin packs, and a piss-poor series of challenge maps for their cash, with the promise of another "story" addition down the line.

When I heard that said story DLC would feature Mr. Freeze however, I couldn't help but at least get marginally excited. As one of my favorite villains in all of Batman lore, it would be really hard to screw up a narrative involving the iconic frozen doctor.

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12:30 PM on 04.22.2014

New One Piece, Naruto games have original characters from series creators

The upcoming Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution and One Piece Unlimited World Red both feature a bit of fan service. For Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution, series creator Masashi Kishimoto drew an original charac...

Steven Hansen

12:00 PM on 04.22.2014

Namco has made another Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures

Coming to PS3, 360, Wii U, and 3DS this fall, a sequel to "an emotionless venture that's devoid of any soul or effort." I guess Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures, which is based on the new Pac-Man television series, did well enough to warrant a sequel.

Steven Hansen

6:45 AM on 04.22.2014

New Fatal Frame materializing on Wii U

Fatal Frame, otherwise known as one of the only series that even gives me even the most remote semblance of uneasiness, will be making an appearance on the Wii U soon. It'll be materializing. Get it? Like ghosts? Tecmo Koei a...

Brittany Vincent

7:00 PM on 04.21.2014

Don't expect the NES Remix games to come to 3DS

I'd be playing NES Remix 2 right now were it not for my tragic lack of a Wii U. (Almost made an impulse purchase the other day.) With the sequel out this week, one question that might've crossed your mind is, "Why not also pu...

Jordan Devore

11:00 AM on 04.21.2014

Sega opens up about CryEngine 3 on Wii U, split-screen for Sonic Boom

Speaking to the Official Nintendo Magazine, Sega producer Stephen Frost opened up a bit about using the CryEngine for Sonic Boom on the Wii U. It's not a 1:1 use of the engine, as it's modified to allow things like split-scre...

Chris Carter







Review: NES Remix 2 photo
Review: NES Remix 2
by Chris Carter

NES Remix was able to scratch an itch for many retro enthusiasts out there, but it lacked a certain spark that made it a must-buy for the average gamer. It would be hard to really consider half of the selections "classic," and it lacked any real extras beyond a hit-or-miss array of remixed stages.

But the second time is a charm in this case, because with heavy-hitting newcomers like Kirby's Adventure, Punch Out!!, and Metroid on top of returning franchises like Mario and Zelda, NES Remix 2 really knocks it out of the park in terms of its selection.

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12:30 PM on 04.18.2014

PlayStation 4 outsold Xbox One in March 2014

PS4 sales topped 7 million as of Sony's last count, while Microsoft says upwards of 5 million Xbox One consoles have been shipped to retailers since launch. The former system was the best-seller for March (that's three months...

Jordan Devore

12:00 PM on 04.18.2014

Here are a ton of NES Remix 2 gameplay videos

NES Remix 2 is dropping next week, and this time it'll have a few more classics in tow. Like the last time around I've been playing it like crazy, capturing various clips from some of the minigames on offer.  Feel free to check out some gameplay of the remix elements (Kirby vs. Super Mario Bros.) and individual games like Metroid!

Chris Carter



Super Smash Bros screenshot extravaganza: 130 new screens photo
Super Smash Bros screenshot extravaganza: 130 new screens
by Dale North

Here is a blowout gallery of 130 new screenshots from the Wii U version of Super Smash Bros., featuring new looks at new characters Zero Suit Samus, Yoshi, Sheik, Charizard, and Greninja. This comes hot off the Nintendo Direct broadcast that featured these new guys. 

My favorite of the bunch is the one above. It depicts all that is right about videogames today, though Luigi getting busted in the nose by Samus' knee is also great.

What's your favorite?

Here's a launch into one of our gallery viewers. Enjoy!

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12:30 PM on 04.17.2014

Nintendo Download: Super Mario Bros. 3!

This is the week you've all been waiting for, as Super Mario Bros. 3 is hitting the Wii U and 3DS Virtually Consoles -- just in time for the upcoming release of NES Remix 2. The Wii U is also getting Golden Sun, and F-Zero: M...

Chris Carter