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Mario Virtual Console

New Super Mario Bros. returns on Wii U tomorrow


I'd like Elite Beat Agents, please
May 13
In 2006, many of us were desperate for another 2D Mario game, and Nintendo finally came through with New Super Mario Bros. for the original DS. From what I remember, it was a good game. Perhaps not great, but certainly suffic... read
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Toy story
Going into Action Henk, a time-trial platforming game starring action figures, I expected to grow frustrated. I figured that once the training wheels came off, the challenge would rise to a point where perfection, or somethin... read feature

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Hotline level editor

We'll soon be able to make tiny levels in Hotline Miami 2


The level editor is almost ready
May 12
One of the common complaints for Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number is its large levels. Were they too large? I didn't mind them. Sure, it felt bad to die from the last guy on the floor after pulling off a miraculous string of exe... read
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Last of Us standalone

Standalone Last of Us: Left Behind out now for PS3, PS4


$9.99
May 12
Naughty Dog has sliced apart The Last of Us. If you're curious to try Left Behind, the prequel story starring Ellie and her best bud Riley, you can now do that without committing to the larger story (or Factions multiplayer).... read
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Swery

Publishers think Swery's next game idea is 'perverted'


It sounds amazing
May 12
I'd be perfectly content with a conclusion to Dark Dreams Don't Die, but Hidetaka "Swery" Suehiro's idea for a new game sounds bizarre, original, and worth exploring. Here's how he described it in an interview with GameCentra... read
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The Black Glove

Ex-Irrational developers shelve The Black Glove


So long, space minotaur
May 11
Steven told us about The Black Glove, a surreal first-person game from former Irrational (BioShock) developers, a couple of times. That was several months ago. The Kickstarter didn't make it. Determined, the team at Day for N... read
Yooka-Laylee snake photo
Yooka-Laylee snake

Yooka-Laylee has a shorts-wearing snake named Trowzer


Lovely
May 11
You just knew someone in Yooka-Laylee was going to rock shorts. If not the titular chameleon and bat duo, then a side character, surely. Today, Playtonic Games gave us the goods. "Trowzer is a business-snake whose career neve... read
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Witcher 3 on Xbox One

The Witcher 3 looks decent enough on Xbox One


Our review goes up tomorrow morning
May 11
On Xbox One, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt runs at 900p and 30 frames per second. On PlayStation 4, 1080p and 30 frames per second. On PC, uh... how much disposable income do you have? This official footage of the Xbox One versio... read
Xbox One update photo
Xbox One update

You can now send voice messages on Xbox One


And, uh, listen to them too
May 11
With today's Xbox One update, users can now send and receive audio messages -- and there's cross-platform support, meaning Xbox One folks can correspond with Xbox 360 people, and vice versa. If you're wondering what the holdu... read
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Towerfall Ascension

TowerFall Dark World has one hell of a trailer


Releasing this Tuesday for PS4
May 08
More TowerFall Ascension news is good news. There isn't any word on the PlayStation Vita port other than that it's still happening -- comforting to hear, I suppose -- but there is a release date for the game's Dark World exp... read
Killer Instinct photo
Killer Instinct

Killer Instinct's final Season 2 character is a CEO


Send in the drones
May 08
Season 2 of Killer Instinct gave us a golem, a sorcerer, and a Japanese ghost, among other characters. Who's next? The CEO of UltraTech. ARIA may be an artificial intelligence, but that's not about to stop her from getting ph... read
DMC4 Special Edition photo
DMC4 Special Edition

This Devil May Cry 4: SE footage of Vergil is hypnotic


He's learned some new tricks
May 08
Got that summertime sadness? Not with Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition, you don't. I mean, it's not out yet, but we're getting there. Here's Capcom demonstrating Vergil's moves in the revamped game for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. With Chrome, you can see the footage (which uses Special Edition's 20-percent-faster Turbo Mode) in all its 60FPS glory. Concentrate! read
EA Access photo
EA Access

FIFA 15 now included in EA Access


NHL 15, too
May 08
Electronic Arts' Xbox One game subscription service, EA Access, has added FIFA 15. Subscribers can play the full game and save 10 percent on Ultimate Team Points (be strong!). Good opportunity to link to that glitch where eve... read
Devs Play photo
Devs Play

Watch IGA play Symphony of the Night with Double Fine


#whip
May 08
I hadn't really thought about it until now, but man, I would like to spend two hours today watching designer Koji Igarashi play Castlevania: Symphony of the Night alongside Double Fine senior gameplay programmer Anna Kipnis ... read
Carpe Fulgur photo
Carpe Fulgur

I've never seen anything like Carpe Fulgur's new project


This Starry Midnight We Make
May 07
Carpe Fulgur introduced Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale to hundreds of thousands of players in the West and, last we had heard, was helping XSEED Games localize The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky Second Chapter. Now the ... read
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Wasteland 2

Wasteland 2's Game of the Year Edition will be a free update on PC


Target individual body parts!
May 07
Come this summer, you won't want need a PC to play Wasteland 2. inXile Entertainment is bringing its harsh post-apocalyptic role-playing game to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One with an expanded Game of the Year Edition. Existing p... read
Games Workshop photo
Games Workshop

Battlefleet Gothic: Armada continues to look cool


No touching
May 07
There are a bunch of upcoming games set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe. Many of them look less than stellar, assuming you can even keep up with them all, but a few manage to stand out. One is Battlefleet Gothic: Armada, wh... read
Arma 3 free weekend photo
Arma 3 free weekend

Military sim Arma 3 free to play this weekend, DayZ on sale


Let's get all ghillied up
May 07
Now through Sunday, Bohemia Interactive is hosting a free weekend for its open-world tactical military shooter Arma 3. Excluding the second and third campaign episodes, everything in the game is playable for free during this ... read
PixelJunk photo
PixelJunk

More PixelJunk! Nom Nom Galaxy hits PS4 next week


As for PS Vita, 'never say never'
May 07
Q-Games' Nom Nom Galaxy (previously PixelJunk Inc.) is coming to PlayStation 4 on May 12. The game is a meld of platforming, exploration, building, and base defense. Broadly speaking, players are on a mission to expand their ... read
Dark Souls II photo
Dark Souls II

From Software fixed Dark Souls II's wonky weapons


Weapon durability update released
May 07
The PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One versions of Dark Souls II suffered from an issue that caused players' weapons to degrade faster than normal, requiring frequent repairs. In short: The rate at which weapon durability decrea... read
Myst show photo
Myst show

Tell your uncle! Hulu is eying that Myst TV show


Seriously, go tell him
May 06
It sounds like that show based on Myst is one step closer to happening. Legendary Television has the rights already, with Evan Daugherty (Divergent) writing and Matt Tolmach (The Amazing Spider-Man) producing. According to De... read
Snake photo
Snake

Does Snake need a modern-day sequel?


I'm gonna go with 'no'
May 06
The guy who brought Snake to Nokia phones in the late '90s, Taneli Armanto, has been working on a free-to-play reboot of the classic game called Snake Rewind. It's releasing next Thursday for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone.... read
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Disney Infinity 3.0

Disney Infinity 3.0 has Star Wars, Marvel, and Mulan


The Starter Pack releases this fall
May 06
Following last week's leak, Disney has come out with full details for Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition, which introduces Star Wars to the game/toy platform this fall. For Play Sets, we're looking at: Star Wars: Twilight of the R... read
Zelda comic photo
Zelda comic

Nintendo Power's amazing A Link to the Past comic is back


Reprinted for posterity
May 05
Oh hell yes. Viz Media has reprinted the comic adaptation of The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, and Amazon has it as a paperback for $13.89. Illustrated by Shotaro Ishinomori of Cyborg 009 fame, the art is as wonderful now as it was back in the Nintendo Power days. I neglected to pre-order the book in January, so this is a pleasant surprise indeed. [Via Tiny Cartridge] read
Rogue Legacy photo
Rogue Legacy

Xbox One owners can explore Rogue Legacy on May 27


Sword or whip?
May 05
I'd like to use a time machine to, among other deeds, dissuade Brett from using the headline "Xbox One inherits Rogue Legacy" so that I might use it right now in this post. Hate coming up with these things. But, really, savin... read
GOG Galaxy photo
GOG Galaxy

GOG.com's gaming platform Galaxy now in beta


It's entirely optional
May 05
GOG.com has launched Galaxy, its DRM-free gaming platform, in beta for Windows and Mac (with Linux support on the way). It's comparable to Steam, at least on the surface -- there's online chat, achievements, matchmaking, stat... read
Kerbal Space Program photo
Science doesn't screw around
I might have never touched Kerbal Space Program had it not been offered as a review assignment. What a tremendous shame that would've been. From a comfortable distance, I had seen enough of this hardcore rocket-building and ... read feature

Killer Instinct photo
Killer Instinct

Killer Instinct fans maxed out the community fund in under 72 hours


$50K is going to EVO 2015
May 04
Last week, Iron Galaxy Studios said that for a limited time, it would funnel up to $100,000 in revenue generated by digital sales of Killer Instinct into the game's tournament scene. Players had two weeks to reach that cap bu... read
MonHun 3DS theme photo
MonHun 3DS theme

Style your 3DS with this free Monster Hunter theme


Hunter's Weapon Gallery
May 04
After paying money for a silly Slowpoke theme, I told myself that would be the end of it. No matter how many tempting new 3DS themes might come out, I'd have to resist. One was enough. (Miraculously, that policy has extended... read
Star Wars Battlefront photo
Star Wars Battlefront

Bullet point: Star Wars Battlefront has 12 multiplayer maps


You know, aside from DLC
May 04
In writing about designing the lava-spewing planet Sullest for Star Wars Battlefront, EA DICE let it out that the game will contain 12 multiplayer maps. "Some of the maps support our epic modes like Walker Assault, while othe... read
Royals photo
Royals

'You have died at 30 as a lowly peasant and will be forgotten'


And we'll never be royals
May 01
That headline -- quite the game over message, huh? Royals, a new game from Threes designer Asher Vollmer that is not at all like Threes, pins itself as "an optimistic peasant simulator." You set out to become a king, a queen,... read
Not a Hero delay photo
Not a Hero delay

Not a Hero delayed for a frame-rate upgrade


2D cover-based shooter slides to May 14
May 01
I feel like one of the few remaining people on staff who hasn't tried Not a Hero, the upcoming action game from OlliOlli studio Roll7, but that's fully on me. There's a demo! Publisher Devolver Digital has sent word that the ... read






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