It didn't take any sort of elite level hacking skills or espionage database infiltration, just a keen eye to find out that Watch Dogs appears set to have a closed beta on Xbox One before its May 27 release. A listing for... more
Towerfall has been called "one of the best things you can do on a couch," which is high praise if you think about all the good things you can do on a couch. You can eat pizza and drink whiskey on a couch. You could read a bo... more
Dark Souls II is launching today, and so begins the all important (at least, initially) decision on what character class to choose at the start. After a short intro, you'll have the ability to pick from the Warrior, Knig... more
No Witcher 3 this year -- it stings, doesn't it? But we'll be better off. CD Projekt's board has written about its reasons for the delay to February 2015 in an open letter, viewable in full below.
"We could have released the ... more
You knew this would happen, come on, it's always inevitable. So here it is, Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag Jackdaw Edition. Yet interestingly this has only been revealed for the UK, and as just an Amazon exclusive too.
So th... more
My experience with the Souls series is one of my favorite memories of my entire gaming career. Playing Demon's Souls for the first time made me feel like a kid again, back when games didn't hold your hand and explai... more
While we do our best to kill time on this final day before the console release of Dark Souls II, here's a fun little distraction: a website that tells you how many times you've died in Dark Souls.
At the time of writing, this... more
Betrayer is a good name for a game, I think. And it looks like a real cool game, too. Maybe some of you can attest to that, as it's been playable through Early Access for a few months. Now it's ready for prime time, done and... more
Watch Dogs will have eight player, open world free roam multiplayer, creative director Jonathan Morin confirmed on Twitter.
Ubisoft is pretty good about explaining its delays. This big interview on the Ubisoft Blog with Senio... more
Should I have waited until the game comes out for consoles on Tuesday to watch this, part one of the Dark Souls II prologue? Probably. But what's done is done.
If you're on the fence, there's talk of the usual subjects -- lo... more
BitSummit is under way in Kyoto, Japan, and some of the country’s finest independent developers are present to show off their games. One particularly strong showing comes from Funktronic Labs, a studio that’s nat... more
How many copies of Guacamelee! is too many? At first glance, I was sure I'd be able to pass on the recently-announced Super Turbo Championship Edition for Xbox 360, Wii U, PS4, and Xbox One having played it once before on PS3... more
I'm increasingly of the opinion that nothing short of a miracle will save the delayed Wii U version of the already-delayed Watch Dogs. Ubisoft announced a May 27, 2014 release date for every other version of the game today. W... more
Watch Dogs finally has a new release date -- May 27. That trailer also seems to have a bit of new information unless I'd just forgotten it. Typically, the lead's wife is killed and that's the impetus for revenge. There's a G... more
There was concern that the PC release of Dark Souls II would arrive long after the game hits Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on March 11, 2014. While the PC date isn't as bad as some had feared, it's by no means right around the c... more
You know who else would appreciate seeing more Metal Gear Solid games on PC? Me. And a bunch of you too, I'm willing to bet. The more opportunities for people to play it, the better.
Speaking to GameSpot about MGS V: The Phan... more
Claymation in games will always catch my eye. Ever since I was suckered into thinking Clayfighter was any good as a child, it has stood out as something that takes a huge amount of effort but looks amazing when done well. Na... more
The sweltering summer heat is just around the corner and with it comes Akiba's Trip: Undead & Undressed, an action role-player with a surprisingly apt title.
Tokyo's famous electronics district, Akihabara, has been overru... more
There's a new Dragon's Crown Amazon figure coming courtesy of Empty and it's some how more fan service-y than the Sorceress. She's straight up pole dancing on her axe for no reason. You can find more shots here.
It's better t... more
Airtight Games and Square Enix have honed in on a June 3, 2014 release for Murdered: Soul Suspect in North America, and June 6 in Europe.
The game is slightly cheaper on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and even PC (I know!) with a $... more
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... more
[Update #2: GameSpot has Batman: Arkham Knight coming out on October 14, 2014.]
[Update: Game Informer's new cover story has confirmed the existence of the game, as well as the platforms. Cool!]
Before you freak out -- the se... more
A bunch of us liked Dust: An Elysian Tail and it puts a smile on my face to hear that the game wasn't merely a critical success. Creator Dean Dodrill tweeted over the weekend that the game had passed one million units sold ac... more
The "online team brawler" Heroes of the Storm has been offering beta sign-ups for quite some time now. First things first, though: the game needs to hit alpha. Blizzard is inviting "a very limited number of players [in the Un... more
More The Last of Us content is on the way. Some of it now, some later. Heck yes!
For those of you who have already cleared the game's Left Behind story DLC, there's "From Dreams," a new making-of video in the same vein as Are... more
Another worthwhile indie port for PlayStation Vita. What else is new? Following Teslagrad's "good reception" on PC, Rain Games will be porting its puzzle-platformer over to the system this summer. Before that, however, the ti... more
Basement Crawl starts off with one of the most interesting premises I've seen in a downloadable game in quite some time.
Then it goes completely downhill from there, plummets off a cliff, hits some spiky rocks on the way down, and explodes at the bottom. more
The concept of "real-time" has begun bleeding into the otherwise turn-based world of Nova-111, a super-neat-looking game from ex-PixelJunk developers. I'd recommend watching this trailer to get a better handle on what that m... more
Square Enix is releasing free-to-play (with microtransactions!) action-RPG Rise of Mana to iOS later this week in Japan. Controller support will be added somewhere down the line and an Android port is coming this summer. Man... more
Did you somehow miss Resident Evil 4? I mean, okay, the Gamecube wasn't the most popular console in the world, but it was ported to the PS2, which everyone had five of. And later to the Wii, which everyone had five more of.
The year was 2009. Back when the Xbox 360's XBLA Summer of Games was all the rage, a small little downloadable title called Trials HD came out of nowhere and won the hearts of players. With two sequels, and several million c... more
Chris Carter's Cloudbuilt preview rocketed it onto my radar. Thankfully, the gorgeous, parkour-filled action platformer won't keep us waiting long. It's coming to Steam next month, March 20, as this unnecessarily short video shows.
It looks a bit like sci-fi Gravity Rush done up in color pencils. I can't wait. I also can't wait for Gravity Rush 2. more
Dark Souls II has done a pretty decent job of giving everyone the impression that they need to prepare for death again. Well, if you want to escalate things a bit and go beyond death, the Collector's Edition of Dark Sou... more
If somehow you still have yet to get a PlayStation 3 and also happen to really love The Hobbit and LEGO, then you're in luck. A new PlayStation 3 bundle is on the way that will pack in LEGO The Hobbit. It'll be a 500GB PS3 sy... more
Lords of Shadow may not have been the Castlevania game everyone wanted, but I mostly enjoyed it for what it was, and that ending was to die for. It was the perfect segue into Lords of Shadow 2, which has been teased for ... more
This may just be the time to give Diablo III another chance ahead of next month's Reaper of Souls expansion. Patch 2.0.1 hits the PC version today, and it's a huge one.
Many core aspects of the game have been tweaked in some ... more
In my previous poll I asked everyone to pick their favorite Legend of Zelda game from the lengthy and notable series. Out of over 1,400 total votes, here are the top four results:
(21.37%) Ocarina of Time: 312 votes -- winne... more
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. more
Capcom is churning out DLC for Dead Rising 3, and so far, it's struck out. The first DLC had a major problem offering up an uninteresting character and scenario, while the second gave us a better character, but an equally dis... more
Plants vs. Zombies has been on one wild ride since PopCap was acquired by Electronic Arts. What started off as a grassroots (hah) series with humble beginnings on the PC has become an exclusive-heavy franchise -- with Pl... more
Steel Diver kind of came and went in 2011 on the 3DS. As a brand new IP for Nintendo it was a gamble, and one that seemingly didn't pay off with critics or fans. But they're back in 2014 with a free-to-play version title... more
I love The Last of Us. I also don't think it needs a sequel. When asked about a sequel in a Reddit AUA, Last of Us Creative Director Neil Druckmann said "right now I'd say it's 50/50." I'm team 50. That is, the 50 that r... more
After over 100 hours of play in the beta, it has become clear to me that I play Starbound a bit differently than my peers. We have had a server going for a while, and as I watched my nomadic friends strike out to new sectors ... more
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... more
The original Thief was one of my favorite PC games of all time. It was unique in that it completely focused on stealth -- a mechanic that wasn't used often at the time outside of a few select games like the original... more
A Plasma Cannon in 1-1. A jetpack in 1-2. This is the start of a remarkably fortunate Spelunky run.
It's a run that will, at least for the foreseeable future, remain at the top of the leaderboards. Bananasaurus Rex, known as... more
Remember that challenge editor that was supposed to be added to Ryse: Son of Rome after launch? Well it's been scrapped. Microsoft spoke with Polygon, stating that "after careful consideration, we have decided to cease devel... more
Deep Down is coming along nicely, and now you can get a better look at some of the more terrifying creatures in the game. That includes a Mimic treasure chest monster, giant abominations, and tiny gross slug monsters.
Everything is looking great so far, and as a Souls fan, I can't wait to give it a try at some point. Hopefully it'll be localized sometime this year. more
One of the big talking points for Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor has been developer Monolith's Nemesis system, which involves procedural generation of orcs ranging from their fighting styles to their individual rank and role ... more
Paradise Lost: First Contact successfully raised over double their Kickstarter goal. Double the money means double the squiggles! The animation was great when they initially revealed the game, but one of the funding goals wa... more