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Zenzizenzic now being published by Adult Swim Games

Making a case yet again as to why it's one of the most awesome publishers around, Adult Swim Games will be publishing the frenetic twin-stick shooter Zenzizenzic. After the game completed a successful Kickstarter campaign, Du...   more

Zenzizenzic now being published by Adult Swim Games photo

Fortified is a base defense shooter inspired by 1950s science fiction

Admittedly, Fortified looks rough around the edges at this pre-alpha stage, but I'm liking the concept of a third-person shooter centered around base defense in a 1950s sci-fi setting. You and up to three friends will throw ...   more

Fortified is a base defense shooter inspired by 1950s science fiction photo

Wear the carcass of Chester Cheetah in Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare

I was prepared to get mildly annoyed at this Cheetos partnership with Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare, despite the fact that it's not the first time the game has dabbled in brand-sponsored character variants. (There were ...   more

Wear the carcass of Chester Cheetah in Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare photo

Some Team Fortress 2 characters join the Super Time Force Ultra team

Well, looks like I'll be playing Super Time Force all over again when it hits Steam. Why? Well aside from the new challenge levels and alternate-dimension powers, there's three new playable characters. Two of which are from ...   more

Some Team Fortress 2 characters join the Super Time Force Ultra team photo

Rocket No. 9, take off to the planet Venus...in Destiny

Destiny's about to come out soon, and then we can put all of these trailers behind us. But for now, let us check out this new gameplay trailer detailing the planet Venus. I think I vastly prefer the prior trailer from only a...   more

Rocket No. 9, take off to the planet Venus...in Destiny photo

There's plenty of death in this hour-long The Evil Within video

Based on this hour-long play session of The Evil Within, I'm not expecting to be particularly scared by the game, but I am expecting to die quite a few times. Given its limited checkpoints, the fear of failure and having to ...   more

There's plenty of death in this hour-long The Evil Within video photo

Super Time Force Ultra hits Steam this month with lots of new content

Capy Games is bringing its previously Xbox-exclusive Super Time Force to PC on August 25, according to Joystiq, and this is far from a mere port. Extra content for this Ultra version of the time-traveling run-and-gun game was...   more

Super Time Force Ultra hits Steam this month with lots of new content photo

Garden Warfare's Suburbination update adds another mode and character

This week's free new update for Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare adds Suburbination mode, a capture-and-defend game type in the same vein as Battlefield's Conquest and Call of Duty's Domination. Gardens & Graveyards is...   more

Garden Warfare's Suburbination update adds another mode and character photo

This is what Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions looks like

We learned this week that Activision is reviving Sierra Entertainment as a publishing label and its first game will be a new Geometry Wars, developed by Lucid Games. As thrilled as I was at the prospect of another installment...   more

This is what Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions looks like photo

Soda scientist shows off Sunset Overdrive mutants and robots

There was a surprising amount of brand new stuff out of gamescom (thanks, Sony!), but let's not forget Sunset Overdrive is coming out October 28. It's pretty fun, though I've only messed with the multiplayer.    more

Soda scientist shows off Sunset Overdrive mutants and robots photo

Housemarque's new shooter Alienation looks like a bloody good time

Resogun and Super Stardust HD creator Housemarque's next game is Alienation -- a cooperative shooter in which you can "support your allies or go rogue." It's a classic tale of dudes in power armor with giant machine guns ver...   more

Housemarque's new shooter Alienation looks like a bloody good time photo

Chroma Squad dev working on this awesome, free shooter

I'm always talking up the super sentai management sim/turn-based strategy game Chroma Squad (it is real, real good!). Despite working on Chroma Squad full time, its designer and artist have been working on Rel...   more

Chroma Squad dev working on this awesome, free shooter photo

Setting children on fire will get you an M rating, apparently

To the surprise of absolutely no one, the ESRB has given Tango Gameworks' upcoming survival horror title The Evil Within a Mature rating. Content descriptors include Blood, Gore, Intense Violence, and Strong Languag...   more

Setting children on fire will get you an M rating, apparently photo

Top-down shooter Monsters & Monocles looks delightful

I only needed to watch a fraction of this trailer for Monsters & Monocles before I committed to covering it -- that good! This is a top-down shooter designed with four players in mind and there's online multiplayer, not ...   more

Top-down shooter Monsters & Monocles looks delightful photo

Twitch viewers can screw with you in #killallzombies

Dumb name aside, I quite like the premise of #killallzombies. It's a top-down shooter for PlayStation 4 in which zombie survival has become a televised sport, and there will be real, human spectators watching you play (if yo...   more

Twitch viewers can screw with you in #killallzombies photo

Velocity 2X looking to melt your eyeballs on September 2

Velocity X2 is one I've been keeping my eye on for awhile now. It's part space shooter, and part Metroidvania-like platformer that's in one sweet package. This is coming out for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita on...   more

Velocity 2X looking to melt your eyeballs on September 2 photo

Broforce presents The Expendabros, a free crossover game

Free Lives' Broforce is a run-and-gun game with a parody-filled cast of action movie heroes. Indianna Brones, Rambro, Snake Broskin -- the list goes on. It's all too perfect, then, that this team has collaborated with The Ex...   more

Broforce presents The Expendabros, a free crossover game photo

Double the RP, double the fun in GTA Online this weekend

How's your street cred doin'? It's probably taken a hit since you visited that indie coffee shop and volunteered at the local food shelter. Everyone thinks you're a softie now. GTA Online can help reverse that notion (at...   more

Double the RP, double the fun in GTA Online this weekend photo

Play Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare in bed with Remote Play

I played a ton of Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare on Xbox 360, and now I'm getting into it again on PC. Still super fun and arguably one of the best shooters of the past few years. On August 19, the game comes to PlayStat...   more

Play Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare in bed with Remote Play 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

You can't be a 'white savior dudebro' in Screencheat because you're invisible

Screencheat offers a new twist on the first-person genre. Players are invisible and the only way to gauge where an enemy is located is to look at their screen. The game will feature two-to-four player splitscreen, even when ...   more

You can't be a 'white savior dudebro' in Screencheat because you're invisible photo

Naughty Dog wants 1080p, 60fps for Uncharted 4

Naughty Dog is targeting 1080p and 60 frames per second for Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, community strategist Arne Meyer told Eurogamer. "I think that's what we want to push for with anything we're doing on this generation," ...   more

Naughty Dog wants 1080p, 60fps for Uncharted 4 photo

Sunset Overdrive gets the Mondo poster treatment

Mondo has come out with some of the coolest movie posters in recent times. I've yet to get one, and not for lack of trying. Now, it seems videogames are on the table for the company -- I sense more pain from missed limited-ed...   more

Sunset Overdrive gets the Mondo poster treatment photo

Battlefest is a battlelove letter to Battlefield battlefans

Hyped for Battlefield 4? Electronic Arts sure wants you to be, an that's why they're introducing a festival for Battlefield fans known as -- what else? -- Battlefest. It's a celebration that will run this summer with weekly r...   more

Battlefest is a battlelove letter to Battlefield battlefans 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



Yup: Cliff Bleszinski is making a sci-fi arena shooter

Former Epic Games designer Cliff Bleszinski is back from his hiatus. He's been teasing his next project for a while now, commenting that he'd like to make an arena shooter for PC and dropping concept art. The mystery game, Bl...   more

Yup: Cliff Bleszinski is making a sci-fi arena shooter photo

Sunset Overdrive's opening cinematic is a staunch reminder that energy drinks are bad

Hey local teens, think life is all about cool dance festivals and energy drinks? Wrong. It's not, and you better get on track or your existence will become one of two things. Best case scenario is you become The Original Par...   more

Sunset Overdrive's opening cinematic is a staunch reminder that energy drinks are bad photo

Cuphead is 40% done, going to be a trilogy

I can't believe Cuphead has only been in my life for less than a month after its quick E3 showing. I'm so attached to it already. It's the game I didn't know I needed. Forget these tired, 20-year old nostalgia trips. Ev...   more

Cuphead is 40% done, going to be a trilogy 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

Zombies Monsters Robots is now in open beta

If you have no idea what Zombies Monsters Robots is, go read our comprehensive write-up right here. Done? Okay. The gist is that it's a free-to-play shooter that involves all of the titular baddies -- it's also in o...   more

Zombies Monsters Robots is now in open beta photo

Sunset Overdrive's Chaos Squad looks like more fun than just a horde mode

I hadn't really paid a ton of attention to Sunset Overdrive's multiplayer component. I figured it was just another co-operative experience where you hole up and fight off some baddies with your buddies. Rah rah, we've been h...   more

Sunset Overdrive's Chaos Squad looks like more fun than just a horde mode  photo

Super Time Force Ultra set for a summer Steam release

"STFU." Heh. Capybara implied that Super Time Force wouldn't remain an Xbox exclusive and it's true: a new and improved Super Time Force Ultra version will release on Steam this summer. There's promise of "some very cool (but...   more

Super Time Force Ultra set for a summer Steam release photo

Twin-stick shooter Crimsonland hits PS4 on July 15

Hearing about the new, remastered Crimsonland was super nostalgic for me. I've not yet played it on Steam where it's been available for a few weeks now, but I'll get to it, eventually. PlayStation 4 owners in need of a no-fri...   more

Twin-stick shooter Crimsonland hits PS4 on July 15 photo

It's now possible to reach Vlambeer's Nuclear Throne

After months of updates, the in-development Nuclear Throne now has an actual Nuclear Throne, though getting to it -- and surviving the ensuing battle -- won't be easy. "To us, reaching the Nuclear Throne is the most crucial m...   more

It's now possible to reach Vlambeer's Nuclear Throne photo

Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare is getting another free DLC

I'm really glad that Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare is still chugging along with free DLC. It's a truly great shooter that was pretty risky for a developer like PopCap, but since EA keeps greenlighting new content i...   more

Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare is getting another free DLC photo

Creating The Order: 1886's Half-Breeds

Here's Ready At Dawn discussing its thought process behind the beasts of The Order: 1886. The scariest thing about the Half-Breeds? "They are smart," says game director Dana Jan. "To me, I think that's actually the scariest ...   more

Creating The Order: 1886's Half-Breeds photo

Itagaki talks collaborating with Nintendo on Devil's Third

First Bayonetta 2, and now Devil's Third. Two unexpected but welcome games arriving exclusively on Wii U, thanks to Nintendo. The latter title, long in development at Valhalla Game Studios and led by Ninja Gaiden's Tomonobu I...   more

Itagaki talks collaborating with Nintendo on Devil's Third photo

The Last of Us Remastered PS4 bundle spotted

No official announcement out of Sony, but it seems there's a PlayStation 4 bundle featuring The Last of Us Remastered on the way. Amazon France lists the package for release on July 30, 2014. This upgraded version of The Last of Us may not be an all-new game, but it's a meaningful exclusive for PlayStation. More than enough to warrant a bundle, in other words.   more

The Last of Us Remastered PS4 bundle spotted photo

Metro Redux now has a confirmed release date beyond 'summer'

Earlier this year, Deep Silver announced a visual remake of Metro 2033 and Metro: Last Light, called Metro Redux. It has the original development team handling things, and at $25 apiece, you'll get access to either game with ...   more

Metro Redux now has a confirmed release date beyond 'summer' photo

Get splattered with straight Splatoon gameplay

The first couple minutes are tutorial and a frustrating watch. I actually didn't have time to play Splatoon at E3 (Darren did), so it's nice to watch a whole match play out. And it's like playing Graffiti in Tony Hawk's...   more

Get splattered with straight Splatoon gameplay photo

PC players will get this new Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare map first

Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare comes to PC on Tuesday and if you ignored everything Chris and I said about the Xbox One and Xbox 360 versions of the multiplayer shooter, hear this: it's really good. This video showcases ...   more

PC players will get this new Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare map first photo

In a show of unity, Sunset Overdrive lets you be a female assassin

I enjoyed messing with Sunset Overdrive's multiplayer mode at E3, partly because you could play as a beefy Middle Eastern man in a skirt or a tiny woman with bunny ears. Anyone other than Sunset's 'in your face' punk protago...   more

In a show of unity, Sunset Overdrive lets you be a female assassin photo

Good news, everyone: Splatoon will have local multiplayer

One of my favorite showings at E3 was Splatoon. It looks so wonderfully simple, yet had a layer of tactical depth that I could really get on board with. But my big concern was that it would have online-only play, and if ...   more

Good news, everyone: Splatoon will have local multiplayer photo

You don't say: GTA Online heists are taking longer than expected

Rockstar has been putting out fairly regular updates for GTA Online but to some players, that content has been essentially irrelevant -- it's the heist update we want, not this other stuff. The company responded to player inq...   more

You don't say: GTA Online heists are taking longer than expected photo

Dreadnought's huge spaceships are a fairly untapped idea, but still feel familiar

The reveal trailer for Dreadnought pushes a lot of the right buttons for science fiction fans. It puts potential players into the right frame of mind and really sets up the scale of the endeavor. Combatants will not be dartin...   more

Dreadnought's huge spaceships are a fairly untapped idea, but still feel familiar photo


Dreadnought's huge spaceships are a fairly untapped idea, but still feel familiar photo
Dreadnought's huge spaceships are a fairly untapped idea, but still feel familiar photo
Dreadnought's huge spaceships are a fairly untapped idea, but still feel familiar photo
Dreadnought's huge spaceships are a fairly untapped idea, but still feel familiar photo
Dreadnought's huge spaceships are a fairly untapped idea, but still feel familiar photo
Dreadnought's huge spaceships are a fairly untapped idea, but still feel familiar photo



Warframe heading to Xbox One this year

Digital Extremes' free-to-play shooter Warframe has done well for itself on PC and PlayStation 4. It'll probably do well on Xbox One too, which is where it's coming next, sometime this year. Although, fact of the matter is i...   more

Warframe heading to Xbox One this year photo

Video: Dead Island 2 E3 2014 impressions

Huh. I missed that Spec Ops: The Line studio Yager is handling development on Dead Island 2. That knowledge combined with the excellent CG trailer has me mildly interested. Here's Max sharing his thoughts after seeing an ear...   more

Video: Dead Island 2 E3 2014 impressions photo

I'm loving Sunset Overdrive's mutant killing arsenal

As much as I like Sunset Overdrive's mix of Jet Set and Ratchet and Clank, I'm less in love with the insufferable punk aesthetic its sleeveless jean jacket wearing lead puts forth. Just because you pin cloth to your jean jack...   more

I'm loving Sunset Overdrive's mutant killing arsenal photo

The Last of Us Remastered comes to PS4 on July 29

Here's a proper trailer for The Last of Us Remastered, coming to PlayStation 4 on July 29, 2014. Looks fantastic, visually -- but is that enough for another playthrough? The video assumes you have already gone through the PS3 version (or have a reckless disregard for spoilers). So don't watch it if that doesn't describe you.   more

The Last of Us Remastered comes to PS4 on July 29 photo

Play Destiny first on PlayStation

If you've been jonesing for your Destiny fix, wait no more. Sony has just announced that gamers will be able to play Destiny first via PlayStation 4. In an extra-special "you are awesome" bid, starting this Thursday and lasti...   more

Play Destiny first on PlayStation photo