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1:45 PM on 05.02.2014

Penarium wants you to try to survive a sadistic circus act

Though arcade-style action games seemed to disappear with arcades themselves (go figure), they have been making a bit of a comeback recently. Games like Super Crate Box or the upcoming Woah Dave! remind us that sometimes it ...

Darren Nakamura

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

12:00 PM on 04.02.2014

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor set for release on October 7

It's been awhile since we last heard from Monolith's new action-adventure title set in Tolkien's fantasy universe. Now, WB Games has revealed the release date, and fans will get to experience Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor&nb...

Alessandro Fillari

9:00 PM on 03.17.2014

The devs of Glitchspace want to make programming fun and cool

One of the benefits of being at the Game Developers Conference is being able to meet the talent behind such inventive and quirky games. While many of the heavy hitters get most of the attention, there's pl...

Alessandro Fillari

4:45 PM on 03.14.2014

Meltdown has a lightning gun and a dubstep trailer

Sometimes, players want to take in a thought-provoking narrative, with realistic character development and emotional events. Other times, players just want to shoot robots and blow things up. Meltdown is definitely meant for...

Darren Nakamura

10:30 AM on 03.04.2014

Batman: Arkham Knight announcement trailer

After months of leaks, we finally saw the reveal of Batman: Arkham Knight as the upcoming cover story for this month's Game Informer. As the final installment in the Arkham series, The Dark Knight faces his toughest challenge...

Alessandro Fillari

5:15 PM on 02.25.2014

This Dead Rising 3 DLC trailer is just too badass

If this trailer were to be believed, Dead Rising 3's new DLC Chaos Rising is pretty darn cool. I mean, look at all the leather, and motorcycles, and angry dudes in jail. That's practically the trifecta of cool stuff. However, Chris "Smash Mouth" Carter says it's not all that great. Maybe he just hates leather, and motorcycles, and dudes in jail.

Brett Makedonski

10:45 AM on 02.24.2014

Blood is everything in Lords of Shadow 2 trailer

Vampires sure do have a one-track mind, eh? Everything with them is all blood, blood, blood, blood, blood. Blood is family. Blood is power. Blood is everything. We get it. Vampires like blood. Gallons of the stuff. This Cast...

Brett Makedonski

2:00 PM on 02.19.2014

This Dark Souls II trailer is something different

It's not a bad trailer, but I suppose it just feels tonally different than usual. The music sounds like something out of a gritty cop/crime movie, but the voice over does speak to series fans specifically, while broadly being a sort of halftime locker room pep talk. It's less bleak, I guess, instead focusing on the hard won triumph you may eventually earn. Neat. March 11, guys!

Steven Hansen

2:15 PM on 02.13.2014

Action RPG Bound by Flame finally gets gameplay trailer

I've somehow missed Bound by Flame's very existence over the past six months. Maybe you have, too. I'm not sure if my eyes glaze over at fantasy action RPGs (that aren't Dark Souls or Witcher) or I just missed it. At least i...

Steven Hansen

10:00 AM on 02.04.2014

Matador is the isometric mech game I didn't know I needed

Ernest Hemingway was an aficionado of bull fighting, the "only place where you could see life and death, i. e., violent death now that the wars were over." He wrote of the matador as an artist in The Sun Also Rises, with as...

Steven Hansen

9:00 AM on 02.04.2014

Pronunciation problems: Witch and the Hundred Knight

Arlecchino is your name, dear narrator? You could pronounce it right. It's only the name of one of the most well-known stock characters in theater, where slapstick derives from. Arle-KEY-no.   Oh, and you're introd...

Steven Hansen

2:00 PM on 02.01.2014

Ranko Tsukigime's Longest Day heads west this spring

Amazing news, everyone! Namco Bandai has announced plans to localize Ranko Tsukigime's Longest Day for PlayStation 3 in the Americas, Europe, and Australasia this spring. The side-scroller is the fifth and final installment ...

Kyle MacGregor

6:30 PM on 01.22.2014

Dear Infamous: Second Son, please come out already

I got a PlayStation 4 and I really like it. I've played some fun games on there like Resogun and, uh, well okay that's about it. I mean I've played other games on the console like Assassin's Creed IV, but I'm specifically re...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

10:00 AM on 01.16.2014

Yakuza Ishin has fishing, gardening and sexy brothels

Quick, which of those three caught your attention? Fishing and gardening, for me. This video offers a meaty look at Sega's upcoming Yakuza Ishin, which Dale raved about at TGS. I have to admit, that world looks like it'd be ...

Steven Hansen

9:00 PM on 12.29.2013

Croixleur Σ hits Comiket this week, Steam in early 2014

Croixleur Σ is launching this week at Comiket 85 in Tokyo, Japan. An updated version of the doujin action game that found its way to western shores earlier this year, the title boasts a variety of improvements, in...

Kyle MacGregor