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The Far Cry 4 devs toned it down for part two of their Himalayan excursion

As indicated by part one of the video series chronicling the Far Cry 4 developers' trip to the Himalayan region, they seemingly rushed off to watch an animal sacrifice nearly as soon as their plane touched down. Th...   more

The Far Cry 4 devs toned it down for part two of their Himalayan excursion photo

Engage in psychological warfare with Shadow of Mordor's Wraith

You might've thought that Orcs were all fleshy and a good ol'-fashioned sword through the squishy parts would be enough to take care of them. False. Some might fall to the blade, but you'll need something decidedly more cere...   more

Engage in psychological warfare with Shadow of Mordor's Wraith photo

A Hyrule Warriors-centric Nintendo Direct is coming on Monday

Nintendo is planning a Direct presentations soon, and it's going to be all about Hyrule Warriors. You can catch it next Monday (August 4th) at 8PM PST at this link. We've seen a ton of character reveals so far, so I wouldn't ...   more

A Hyrule Warriors-centric Nintendo Direct is coming on Monday photo

Which of these alternate The Evil Within covers do you like best?

I tend to prefer alternate game cover art over the "real" thing and The Evil Within is no exception. Publisher Bethesda has three covers for us to vote on and whichever piece wins will be used on the inside sleeve for the lau...   more

Which of these alternate The Evil Within covers do you like best? photo

Watch Dog's DLC may go clean up New Jersey

While Watch Dogs' campaign focused on the connected city of Chicago, the post-release content may set its sights on the east coast. That is, if a social media tease turns out to hold any weight. The Watch Dogs Twitter ac...   more

Watch Dog's DLC may go clean up New Jersey photo

You won't be decapitating anybody in Assassin's Creed Unity

Early marketing materials for Assassin's Creed Unity have largely included guillotines, headless bodies, and severed heads on pikes. It makes sense; the clash of classes that was the French Revolution was an awfully bloo...   more

You won't be decapitating anybody in Assassin's Creed Unity photo

Assassin's Creed Unity trailer kills with the blade to save from the blade

Ubisoft released a new and highly dramatic CG trailer for Assassin's Creed Unity, and it introduces a new character to the game's cast. Arno Dorian, Unity's protagonist, sprints across Paris rooftops in order to save a young...   more

Assassin's Creed Unity trailer kills with the blade to save from the blade photo

Review: Battle Princess of Arcadias

A pastime needn't necessarily be transcendent to make for an experience enjoyable. So long as there's a hook, something to keep one captivated throughout the journey's duration, it's easy enough to look beyond some frayed edg...   more

Review: Battle Princess of Arcadias photo

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...   more

You can wear a kangaroo codpiece in Sunset Overdrive photo

Bat-Cow is an udder delight in LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham

Now here's a game that really does feel right at home at Comic-Con. TT Games has a new trailer for LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham prepared for the San Diego convention and, better yet, images featuring LEGO Bat-Cow, Batman of ...   more

Bat-Cow is an udder delight in LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham photo


Bat-Cow is an udder delight in LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham photo
Bat-Cow is an udder delight in LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham photo
Bat-Cow is an udder delight in LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham photo
Bat-Cow is an udder delight in LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham photo
Bat-Cow is an udder delight in LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham photo
Bat-Cow is an udder delight in LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham photo



Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor shall not release on October 7 anymore

October is going to be ridiculously packed with high-profile videogames, so the news that Warner Bros. has decided to fast-track Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor's release from October 7 to September 30 is certainly welcom...   more

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor shall not release on October 7 anymore photo

Dark Souls II gets patch 1.08, fixes and balances in tow

Fresh off its new Crown of the Sunken King DLC, From Software has updated and tweaked Dark Souls II for everyone. Weapons have been balanced (with extra or decreased damage depending on the item), and spells have be...   more

Dark Souls II gets patch 1.08, fixes and balances in tow photo

Memory spared: Freedom Wars gets retail release in Europe

The Monster Hunter x headphones Vita game Freedom Wars was originally only coming to Europe digitally. This upset some people. Maybe their internet access is limited. Maybe they don't want to spend money on over-pri...   more

Memory spared: Freedom Wars gets retail release in Europe photo

Lords of the Fallen trailer: Lustful women and a moody CCR cover

Lords of the Fallen sits somewhere between Darksiders (#darksiders2) and Dark Souls. The trailer, with the God of War-styled heavy petting foursome, leans toward the former.  With the trailer comes the announcement that those who pre-order get bumped up to a Limited Edition, which just means some weapons, The Monk's Decipher DLC, and a soundtrack.   more

Lords of the Fallen trailer: Lustful women and a moody CCR cover photo

Jump reveals One Piece: Super Grand Battle! X for 3DS

One Piece is coming off its fresh Unlimited World Red release, and into the fire yet again with a a brand new release. Jump has just revealed One Piece: Super Grand Battle! X for the 3DS. It'll arrive this...   more

Jump reveals One Piece: Super Grand Battle! X for 3DS photo

Piranha wants to go back to its roots for Risen 3

Piranha Bytes went off in a different direction with its pirate-centric Risen 2: Dark Waters and that didn't sit well with some series fans. For the next game, Risen 3: Titan Lords, the studio claims it has gone back to its ...   more

Piranha wants to go back to its roots for Risen 3 photo

Well, I won't be playing as Red Hood or Harley in Batman: Arkham Knight

GameStop teased an announcement that seems to have come out: a GameStop exclusive Red Hood story pack for the upcoming Batman game. Harley, we already knew, is a pre-order incentive at most major retailers. There's ...   more

Well, I won't be playing as Red Hood or Harley in Batman: Arkham Knight photo

Platformer Freedom Planet borrows from the Sega Genesis greats

Freedom Planet looks like a lost Sega Genesis gem, but it's actually a brand new action-platform game created by GalaxyTrail. I remember hearing about it a while back from Tony Ponce -- first in 2012 and again last year when...   more

Platformer Freedom Planet borrows from the Sega Genesis greats photo

Azure Striker out next month in Japan, working on North American release parity

Keiji Inafune's other not Mega Man game, Azure Striker: Gunvolt, is coming to Japan (via 3DS eShop) on August 20. No word on a specific North American release date. Inti Creates' Takuya Aizu explained...   more

Azure Striker out next month in Japan, working on North American release parity photo


Azure Striker out next month in Japan, working on North American release parity photo
Azure Striker out next month in Japan, working on North American release parity photo
Azure Striker out next month in Japan, working on North American release parity photo
Azure Striker out next month in Japan, working on North American release parity photo
Azure Striker out next month in Japan, working on North American release parity photo
Azure Striker out next month in Japan, working on North American release parity photo



Mysterious Super Saiyan revealed in new Dragon Ball Xenoverse demos

A new batch of screens and art have revealed more of the mysterious figure seen during the announcement of Dragon Ball Xenoverse at E3 2014. This character, uncharacteristically for Saiyans, seems to have red hair instead of ...   more

Mysterious Super Saiyan revealed in new Dragon Ball Xenoverse demos photo

Review: Dark Souls II: The Crown of the Sunken King

2014 has been very good to me, but Dark Souls II is one of my favorite games of the year. Many debates have raged on as to whether or not it's as exceptional as its predecessor (Demon's Souls is better than bot...   more

Review: Dark Souls II: The Crown of the Sunken King photo

Upvote Falcom action-RPG Gurumin on Steam Greenlight for a free copy

Nihon Falcom's Gurumin: A Monstrous Adventure originally released on PC in Japan, but most of us will know about this action-RPG for its PlayStation Portable version. Years later, publisher Mastiff is bringing it to PC here t...   more

Upvote Falcom action-RPG Gurumin on Steam Greenlight for a free copy photo

Risen 3's Demon Hunters faction sounds like the one to side with

First came the CGI trailer for Risen 3: Titan Lords, and now, screenshots. The one above? My favorite of the pack by a wide margin. Some of the others are oddly blinding. The game features three factions and one of them is ca...   more

Risen 3's Demon Hunters faction sounds like the one to side with photo


Risen 3's Demon Hunters faction sounds like the one to side with photo
Risen 3's Demon Hunters faction sounds like the one to side with photo
Risen 3's Demon Hunters faction sounds like the one to side with photo
Risen 3's Demon Hunters faction sounds like the one to side with photo
Risen 3's Demon Hunters faction sounds like the one to side with photo
Risen 3's Demon Hunters faction sounds like the one to side with photo



AirMech Arena starts its Xbox 360 beta next week

Oh, that's right -- Ubisoft and Carbon Games are bringing AirMech to Xbox 360 this year with AirMech Arena. The original browser-based release (which has since come to Steam) was good fun. It's real-time strategy, but instead...   more

AirMech Arena starts its Xbox 360 beta next week photo

Onechanbara Z2: Chaos announced for PlayStation 4

Sony's PlayStation 4 isn't setting Japan ablaze just yet, like it is in much of the world. Part of that has to do with the dearth of software specifically targeted toward Japanese audiences. Enter Onechanbara Z2: Chaos, ...   more

Onechanbara Z2: Chaos announced for PlayStation 4 photo

One week to go: More Dark Souls II DLC screens while we wait

The last batch of images for Crown of the Sunken King left me anticipating this Dark Souls II DLC which is, oh good, only a week off. There's more where that came from. Using an item acquired in the DLC, players will reach th...   more

One week to go: More Dark Souls II DLC screens while we wait photo


One week to go: More Dark Souls II DLC screens while we wait photo
One week to go: More Dark Souls II DLC screens while we wait photo
One week to go: More Dark Souls II DLC screens while we wait photo
One week to go: More Dark Souls II DLC screens while we wait photo
One week to go: More Dark Souls II DLC screens while we wait photo
One week to go: More Dark Souls II DLC screens while we wait photo



Gigantic is a MOBA-like game I actually want to play

I don't play most MOBAs, but Gigantic has my attention. It's not one, to be clear, but there are similarities, especially with something like SMITE. Here, hero characters are leveling up to gain new abilities, but instead of...   more

Gigantic is a MOBA-like game I actually want to play photo


Gigantic is a MOBA-like game I actually want to play photo
Gigantic is a MOBA-like game I actually want to play photo
Gigantic is a MOBA-like game I actually want to play photo
Gigantic is a MOBA-like game I actually want to play photo
Gigantic is a MOBA-like game I actually want to play photo
Gigantic is a MOBA-like game I actually want to play photo



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.   more

Expect severed heads and stabbed necks in this Assassin's Creed Unity trailer photo

This is what Samurai Warriors 4 looks like on PS4

Yesterday we got some still images of Samurai Warriors 4's nicer PS4 version. Today? One better. Moving images. Film!    more

This is what Samurai Warriors 4 looks like on PS4 photo

Play Mount & Blade: Warband for free on Steam this weekend

If you've been on the fence about Mount & Blade: Warband, here's one way to spend your weekend. Now through Sunday at 1:00pm Pacific, the action game and its open-ended multiplayer battles are free to test out thanks to a...   more

Play Mount & Blade: Warband for free on Steam this weekend photo

These Hyrule Warriors screens are 'hnngh' worthy

A new batch of Hyrule Warriors screens have dropped, and man are they great. The bulk of them show off Fi and Link in action, with a host of items as well as Fi's vertical grace and aeriel maunveres. We also get a good look a...   more

These Hyrule Warriors screens are 'hnngh' worthy photo


These Hyrule Warriors screens are 'hnngh' worthy photo
These Hyrule Warriors screens are 'hnngh' worthy photo
These Hyrule Warriors screens are 'hnngh' worthy photo
These Hyrule Warriors screens are 'hnngh' worthy photo
These Hyrule Warriors screens are 'hnngh' worthy photo
These Hyrule Warriors screens are 'hnngh' worthy photo



Celebrate Halloween inside safe from psychopaths with Lords of the Fallen this October

Lords of the Fallen is poised to bring its brand of dark fantasy melded with action-RPG to a console or PC near you this October, just in time for Halloween. North America can get in on the action on October 28, while Europe ...   more

Celebrate Halloween inside safe from psychopaths with Lords of the Fallen this October photo

Less than three weeks until Rogue Legacy hits PlayStation

Cellar Door Games' well-liked action-platformer Rogue Legacy comes to PS3, PS4, and PS Vita on July 29, 2014. It'll arrive in style, with support for Cross-Buy and cross-platform saves. These new ports will include everything...   more

Less than three weeks until Rogue Legacy hits PlayStation photo

Abyss Odyssey is edging closer to release, here's some new gameplay

Abyss Odyssey is coming very soon -- July 15th soon, in fact. To celebrate, ACE Team has dropped a new video to show off a wide variety of features, including the main setup of the narrative, some dialog sequences, co-o...   more

Abyss Odyssey is edging closer to release, here's some new gameplay photo

Cave Story-inspired platformer Momodora III is out on Steam for $5

Momodora III went through Greenlight earlier this year, and now it is finished and available on Steam for purchase. Though it looks like it plays more like Shovel Knight, the visuals seem to remind most of the legendary indi...   more

Cave Story-inspired platformer Momodora III is out on Steam for $5 photo

You can get your hands on Bloodborne at gamescom

Watching is one thing, but playing? Mmm. If you want to get your hands on From Software's next action-RPG -- and chances are you do -- you'll need to book a flight to Cologne, Germany for this year's gamescom in August. That'...   more

You can get your hands on Bloodborne at gamescom photo

Fortnite still exists, has new trailer and screens to prove it

Back in March, Epic Games said that its upcoming cooper multiplayer sandbox fortress defense something-or-other Fortnite had "evolved," and that they would hopefully be able to talk about it soon. Well, there has not been mu...   more

Fortnite still exists, has new trailer and screens to prove it photo


Fortnite still exists, has new trailer and screens to prove it photo
Fortnite still exists, has new trailer and screens to prove it photo
Fortnite still exists, has new trailer and screens to prove it photo
Fortnite still exists, has new trailer and screens to prove it photo
Fortnite still exists, has new trailer and screens to prove it photo
Fortnite still exists, has new trailer and screens to prove it photo



Fi revealed to be playable in Hyrule Warriors

As I've discussed many times before, I like the idea of Fi in theory, in terms of her character design (that skating was awesome), and her place in the story. But in practice, she ended up being a 40 hour long tutorial that w...   more

Fi revealed to be playable in Hyrule Warriors photo

NIS bringing Vita action-puzzler The FireFly Diary to North America, Europe

Along with Criminal Girls: Invite Only and The Awakened Fate Ultimatum, NIS America has also announced it is localizing "moody puzzle action game" htoL#NiQ: The Firefly Diary. "In this atmospheric title, you&r...   more

NIS bringing Vita action-puzzler The FireFly Diary to North America, Europe photo

Mod adds online co-op to Spelunky Classic

Thanks to a new mod released by YellowAfterLife, it's possible to play the original Spelunky cooperatively with another player online. Heck yeah! Download it here for free. The mod, Spelunky SD, also offers some bug fixes, tw...   more

Mod adds online co-op to Spelunky Classic photo

Ride wolves & sticky hand slap fools with Midna in Hyrule Warriors

Midna is pretty brutal in Hyrule Warriors. PETA won't be happy about her riding wolves. Less happy about tossing one as a projectile. Then there's the 25 cent machine sticky hand coming out her head. It'll be covered in dirt and won't stick to a thing in a day.  Check out trailers for Link, Zelda, Impa, Lana, and Agitha.   more

Ride wolves & sticky hand slap fools with Midna in Hyrule Warriors photo

Sony: 'Huge portion' of PS4 owners never played The Last of Us

It's easy to get up in word arms -- "milking," "cash grab" -- about re-releases, but I am generally for them. No one is saying you have to buy Final Fantasy IV again, but a lot of people still haven't played it. No one w...   more

Sony: 'Huge portion' of PS4 owners never played The Last of Us photo

Senran Kagura 2 trailer sure is very Senran Kagura

Marvelous is keeping its cheeky money-printing machine going strong with Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson. The latest effort from self-proclaimed "huge boob producer" Kenichiro Takaki is due to be unleashed in Japan starti...   more

Senran Kagura 2 trailer sure is very Senran Kagura photo

Go kill half millipede, blue butt face Gigas in Soul Sacrifice Delta

I actually played a bunch of the Soul Sacrifice demo, but never ended up diving into the full thing. Soul Sacrifice Delta has been updated with a new encounter and some whacked out threads (definitely some of the weirder...   more

Go kill half millipede, blue butt face Gigas in Soul Sacrifice Delta  photo

Perfect World and a chicken meat vendor want to buy Warframe dev Digital Extremes

Perfect World is the publisher of Blacklight: Retribution and, uh, Perfect World. Sumpo Food is "one of the well-known chicken meat products suppliers in Fujian" and "44th out of 90 amongst the Competitive Enterpris...   more

Perfect World and a chicken meat vendor want to buy Warframe dev Digital Extremes photo

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...   more

Far Cry 4 accolades trailer reinforces that elephants are jerks photo

Muramasa Rebirth's third DLC will drop next week in Japan

The first two DLC packs for Muramasa Rebirth were released rapid-fire, and it's been a while since the last iteration. In Japan next week pack three of four will drop, which will once again play separately from the two ...   more

Muramasa Rebirth's third DLC will drop next week in Japan photo

Here's how to unlock Shovel Knight's Butt Mode

In almost every conceivable way, Shovel Knight is a throwback to how videogames used to be a few decades ago. Everything positively oozes that retro style, save for blowing into a cartridge before firing it up. Even the ...   more

Here's how to unlock Shovel Knight's Butt Mode photo

Review: Armillo

After following a number of indie developers who decide to go with the Wii U or 3DS eShop, I'm noticing a lot of the same sentiments in regards to loyalty to Nintendo. Not only have some of these developers grown up with Nint...   more

Review: Armillo photo

A fighting game about mages with armies of robots

Have you heard of Magical Battle Festa? Chances are pretty good the answer to that question is no. The indie fighter launched quietly this spring, with little in the way of promotion or fanfare. But, as luck would have ...   more

A fighting game about mages with armies of robots photo