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4:30 PM on 03.02.2015

Mushroom 11 is a very different game than we saw in 2014

We haven’t gotten a look at Untame’s Mushroom 11 since we gave it a Best of PAX East award in 2014. It captured our hearts at the Boston show, with its approach to kinetic energy proving absolutely entrancing...

Brett Makedonski

6:00 PM on 02.26.2015

Review: Pneuma: Breath of Life

Pneuma: Breath of Life is, through and through, a creationist tale. There's no theory of evolution, carbon dating, or Darwinism to cause debate. It's one god and the world that he brought into existence mere seconds earlier. As it turns out, being the only inhabitant of a world is a dull affair.

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4:00 PM on 02.26.2015

Far Cry 4 somehow gets more dangerous in Valley of the Yetis

If Far Cry 4's jaunt through Kyrat serves as any indication, the Himalayas are an incredibly dangerous place. Whatever isn't trying to maul you is trying to shoot bullets at you. It's like being caught between a rock and a h...

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10:00 AM on 02.26.2015

Minor league wrestler accidentally outs WWE 2K16's existence

After taking a proverbial steel chair to the back with WWE 2K15, the wrestling series seems poised to make a return to the squared circle. That's not shocking in its own right, but what's interesting is that 2K Games didn't g...

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8:30 PM on 02.25.2015

March's Games with Gold are some of the best games

In the recent past, Xbox Live's Games with Gold program has had mostly the same cadence every month: a standout title, an indie game, and a bit of filler. March breaks that mold with three superb games from 2013. March's Xbo...

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4:00 PM on 02.25.2015

Rocksmith will turn you into a guitar legend like Hendrix or the guy from Papa Roach

Rocksmith 2014's getting some DLC songs by Papa Roach today. One time in eighth grade, a kid in my class started a speech by saying "Cut my life into pieces, this is my bat report. Echolocation, no seeing. Vampire bat bite your arm, now you're bleeding." I wonder what he's up to. Probably not playing Papa Roach songs on Rocksmith, if I'm being really honest.

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3:45 PM on 02.25.2015

There's already a workaround to skirt Pokémon Shuffle's microtransactions

Pokémon Shuffle isn't Nintendo's initial foray into the seedy underworld of free-to-play with microtransactions. Rusty's Real Deal Baseball did it first, but Shuffle is the first example that drew ire fr...

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3:30 PM on 02.25.2015

Majora's Mask bumped by God Eater from atop Japanese sales charts

It wasn't a long reign -- just one week, in fact -- but it was a good one. Majora's Mask 3D has to settle for second place on the Japanese sales charts. God Eater 2: Rage Burst is the new ruler. In its second w...

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8:00 AM on 02.25.2015

If I didn't know better, I'd think these custom amiibo were Nintendo authentic

I think it's fair to say that amiibo are quite a tour de force in certain communities. In fact, some might even point a finger at this very website and accuse us of being mildly caught up in the craze. But, a talented few are...

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5:00 PM on 02.24.2015

Crystal Dynamics: Tomb Raider partnership with Microsoft began in 2008

At gamescom 2014, Rise of the Tomb Raider caused waves when it was revealed to be an Xbox exclusive. Well, sort of an exclusive. More like a timed exclusive. But, regardless of the confusion surrounding the announce...

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3:00 PM on 02.24.2015

Shadow of Mordor's newest DLC has you wearing rings and fighting Sauron

Leagues of Uruks fell by your doing in Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor -- just an unacceptable amount of dead orcs, really. Sure, that was gratifying in its own way, but a pile of orcs doesn't carry the same weight as someone...

Brett Makedonski

1:00 PM on 02.24.2015

Reunion tour: New Guitar Hero reportedly in development

Don't adjust your (hot tub) time machine. You haven't traveled back to 2010; it just feels like it. According to a report from Kotaku UK, Activision has a new Guitar Hero title in the works. It's said to be announced at ...

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12:30 PM on 02.24.2015

Telltale's first original series is a TV show and videogame crossover

Telltale Games has a propensity for surprising when it comes to revealing new projects. The news that it was creating a story-based Minecraft was so far out of left field, that it prompted us to wonder aloud what the nex...

Brett Makedonski

12:00 PM on 02.24.2015

Review: Roundabout

For its first game, developer No Goblin seemingly subscribed to the K.I.S.S. school of thought: "Keep it simple, stupid." But, perhaps the studio misunderstood the acronym to mean "keep it simple and stupid." That'd explain h...

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6:00 PM on 02.23.2015

More than three months later, The Master Chief Collection still doesn't work

This isn't "news" per se, but it warrants a reminder: more than three months after launch, Halo: The Master Chief Collection still doesn't work. It released on November 11, 2014, and on February 23, 2015 the matchmaking ...

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3:30 PM on 02.23.2015

Mondays are dumb, eat some Kirby snacks

I hate to ruin the magic, but it's not too difficult to make Kirby snacks. Is it round and pink? Yes? Then it's a Kirby snack. Is it not round and pink? Yes? I don't know what the hell you just did. How did you screw this up? It's like an "If, then, else" statement if I knew how to do that. Someone do it for me, and then I'll show you my attempt, which was probably hilariously off.

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