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9:00 AM on 08.15.2014

EverQuest II's 11th expansion, Altar of Malice, brings new playable race

EverQuest II is approaching its 10th anniversary. It originally released in 2004, the same year that Kanye West's genius debut College Dropout dropped. Altar of Malice brings with it a new playable race, the Areakyn. They off...

Steven Hansen

8:30 AM on 08.15.2014

EverQuest's 21st expansion is The Darkened Sea

EverQuest has been going strong since 1999. That's when the Slim Shady LP and "Thong Song" released. Or, much better, Black on Both Sides. It will be getting its 21st expansion, The Darkened Sea, on October 28 for All-Access ...

Steven Hansen

8:00 AM on 08.15.2014

You'll be playing PlanetSide 2 on PS4 before the end of 2014

The wait for PlanetSide 2 on PS4, since delayed from early 2014, will end late 2014. Details from SOE Live 2014 remain similar to what we learned last SOE Live. PlanetSide 2 on PS4 is equivalent to the PC version on Ultra se...

Steven Hansen

2:45 PM on 08.14.2014

Invisible, Inc.'s tactical espionage action hits Early Access August 19

Invisible, Inc. is going to be one of my obsessions this year. Enough that I am actually going to play a game while it's in Steam Early Access (PC, Mac) rather than waiting for the hard launch. Plus, it will be priced at $16 while in Early Access before bumping up to $20 at launch.

Steven Hansen

3:15 AM on 08.13.2014

Abandon all hope, Meta Knight is back in Super Smash Bros.

The French Super Smash Bros. site has a nice little gallery up with Wii U and 3DS screens of everyone's favorite Brawler, Meta Knight. Hoping for any other stragglers to get announced, or new characters? ALSO: Sakurai's Miive...

Steven Hansen

4:15 PM on 08.12.2014

Mega Slowbro is a bad turtle

Some Pokemon get to become UFOs or even sexier bunnies with their Mega Evolutions. Not Slowbro. Mega Slowbro (Water/Psychic) just retreats further into its shell, having an identity crisis, thinking it is a turtle. Maybe...

Steven Hansen





4:00 PM on 08.12.2014

Fable Legends actually looks pretty fun

This trailer also best explains (though not completely clearly?) the 4 vs. 1, heroes versus villain mode, which we talked a bit about here. Though it's not traditional Fable, there is also regular single-player and co-op pla...

Steven Hansen

3:45 PM on 08.12.2014

Hyrule Warriors concept art of a lady relative to Link that looks just like him

Some people got real squirrelly when they thought Link might have been a woman in the new Legend of Zelda. None of you, I'm sure. Our community has a noted love for the idea of Link as a woman. Anyway, here's some pictures fr...

Steven Hansen

3:30 PM on 08.12.2014

Uh, why is that Looney Tunes hole stealing buildings in Donut County

I don't entirely understand Donut County, but I want it. You are the hole that goes from stealing donuts to stealing mountains. It reminds me a bit of Tales from Space: Mutant Blob Attacks, which was good. You, the hole, get bigger every time you swallow something. I am down with this game. It's coming to "home computers & touch devices."

Steven Hansen

2:45 PM on 08.12.2014

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. 

Steven Hansen

11:00 PM on 08.11.2014

A bunch of bad anime, anime games are on sale on PSN

What is an anime game? Devil May Cry? What is an anime? The Simpsons is my favorite anime, but this upsets people. The best anime movie discounted during this PSN sale is The Iron Giant, which a lot of people with a...

Steven Hansen

5:45 PM on 08.11.2014

Hard West: Part cowboy XCOM, part High Plains Drifter nightmare

When I first clicked on the Hard West Kickstarter, there was a twinge of disappointment that this wasn't a game about Kanye. I got over it quick, though. I like Westerns, and I like all the reference points this video w...

Steven Hansen

5:15 PM on 08.11.2014

Hearts of Iron IV wants you to rewrite World War II

Why do you have to be at gamescom to make a gamescom trailer? This (a very little bit of) gameplay trailer for Hearts of Iron IV asks that. I think we should all shoot our own gamescom trailers, too. Upload 'em and put them in the comments.  If you want beta details, they're here. Otherwise, see an early Hearts of Iron IV preview from the beginning of the year.

Steven Hansen

4:45 PM on 08.11.2014

Doom & Daikatana's John Romero working on new first-person shooter

John Romero, co-founder of id Software (Doom, Quake), is working on his first first-person shooter since Daikatana, he announced on Joystiq's podcast.  "I'm working on several games at once right now," Romero said. "But ...

Steven Hansen

3:30 PM on 08.11.2014

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...

Steven Hansen

2:45 PM on 08.11.2014

Kano is back for Mortal Kombat X

Kano is back in the Mortal Kombat universe with all sorts of cybernetic abilities, like a mood heart in his chest that changes colors with his fighting style and whether he is wistful, embarrassed, or horny. He's like a PlayStation 4 controller with that light bar. 

Steven Hansen