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Warcraft IV

Blizzard should do Warcraft IV next


C'mon!
Aug 12
// Jordan Devore
This is a silly story to run, but my love of Warcraft is telling me to just go with it. At gamescom, StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void producer Tim Morten told IGN that following work on the expansion, the team "will consider...
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PSN sale

PSN has Square Enix and Devil May Cry games for cheap


Devil May Cry 4 SE for $18.99
Aug 11
// Jordan Devore
I had hoped someone else on staff would cover this week's PlayStation Network discounts on Square Enix and Devil May Cry games so I could more easily resist temptation. I've been on too much of a spending spree and, besides, I'll be wrapped up in The Phantom Pain soon enough. But uh, you go ahead and take a look.
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Blizzard trademark

Blizzard trademarks eSports service Compete


Internet app for organizing tournaments
Aug 11
// Jordan Devore
More Blizzard speculation following that job listing for an undisclosed Diablo project. Last month, the company filed a trademark for something called Compete in the United States. It's an eSports thing, according to the USPT...
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Vinyl

Get a load of these hexagonal vinyls for Super Hexagon


Begin
Aug 11
// Jordan Devore
At first glance, I just liked the colors of these limited-edition Super Hexagon vinyl records. Then I realized the sleeves are partially clear and, holy crap, the records are hexagonal! The EP features "Courtesy," "Otis," "Fo...
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Humble Bundle

The Humble Namco Bundle bonus games are, uh, yeah


Star Trek and Beware Planet Earth!
Aug 11
// Jordan Devore
I said I'd hold off on the Humble Bandai Namco Bundle until the bonus games were announced, and that was for the best. The package now includes Digital Extremes' middling Star Trek and a tower defense game called Beware Planet Earth! for folks who pay more than the average. No thanks! If you don't own Pac-Man Championship Edition DX+, strongly consider chipping in for that.
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Layers of Fear

Layers of Fear explores the horror of painting


Coming soon to PC
Aug 11
// Jordan Devore
Before watching this trailer for Layers of Fear, you should know that it's a horror game about a painter who has lost his sanity, and "each move of the camera can change your surroundings." There. Go watch it.
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Everybody sprints

Pro tip: You can sprint in Everybody's Gone to the Rapture


Hold down R2 for a bit
Aug 11
// Jordan Devore
I haven't started Everybody's Gone to the Rapture yet, but if I had, I'd probably be among the people wondering why such an exploration-heavy game doesn't let players sprint. It does, though -- hold down R2 for a few seconds ...
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PlayStation Plus

Which of these games should be free on PS Plus?


Voting starts August 13
Aug 11
// Jordan Devore
Sony has revealed the first batch of games participating in the Vote to Play promotion for PlayStation Plus. No Knack sightings yet. Subscribers can choose between the strategic Armello, the adorable Grow Home, and the "stab-...
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MonHun cats

My cat would never wear one of these Monster Hunter hats


Cuuute
Aug 10
// Jordan Devore
Capcom outfitted some adorably round-headed cats with Felyne hats for a YouTube video and, oh, I guess there's footage of Monster Hunter Diary: Poka Poka Airou Village DX in here, too. The PlayStation Portable spinoff game is...
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Rising Thunder

You don't need a code to test out Rising Thunder


Open alpha
Aug 10
// Jordan Devore
Nic's silly tier list introduced me to Rising Thunder as something I might enjoy, but I'm only now following through. You should, too! The fighting game is holding an alpha test and there's no waiting around for access -- jus...
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Grand Theft Auto

This GTA V car crash is straight out of Burnout


What's the damage?
Aug 10
// Jordan Devore
Watching this pileup reminds me how badly I miss Crash Mode in (pre-Paradise) Burnout. It also has me longing for my copy of Burnout 3: Takedown, which I've just realized is nowhere to be found. Did I sell it for a quick buck? Lend it to a friend and never follow up? Crap! Fiery wreckage eases the pain.
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Stasis

Stasis shows sci-fi horror from a different perspective


Isometric adventure game releasing soon
Aug 10
// Jordan Devore
More sci-fi horror games? Sign us up. This one, Stasis, was made possible thanks to crowdfunding. It's an isometric point-and-click adventure game with shades of Event Horizon (cue mental images of a sliced-up Sam Neill). Ahe...
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Pokemon song

Dance! Dance! Dance!


Get on down with Pikachu
Aug 07
// Jordan Devore
Need a pick-me-up? Pikachu is here to remind us that life is swell. Make the most of it and dance, dance, dance.
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Crackdown 3

Crackdown 3's full-on destruction is only in multiplayer


I can hear the orbs already
Aug 07
// Jordan Devore
This week's Crackdown 3 showing at gamescom had me recalling fond memories of the multiplayer in Red Faction: Guerrilla. Charging through walls to get the jump on another player and smacking them upside the head with a sledge...

Hylics is the trippiest RPG I've ever seen

Aug 07 // Jordan Devore
[embed]297434:59875:0[/embed] Hylics [itch.io via Warp Door]
Unsettling! photo
*Slowly backs away*
Are there stranger games out there than Hylics? Surely. But I haven't seen them, and I don't know that I would even want to see them. This "recreational program with light JRPG elements" is about as much as I can handle without turning away. It's bonkers. (No, not that Bonkers!)

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Heroes of the Storm

Heroes of the Storm enlists StarCraft's Medic


Plus a look at upcoming skins
Aug 07
// Jordan Devore
I was more than happy to see Blizzard show off three upcoming characters in Heroes of the Storm this week, but there's another announcement! StarCraft's Medic is also in development. In a round-up email covering Kharazim (who...
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Splatoon

Splatoon now has a nifty little web app


Japan leads the way
Aug 06
// Jordan Devore
Nintendo has launched a website for Splatoon that lets players preview the current and upcoming map selections, spy on friends, and double check their online loadout and stats. Yep, I sure do love the Krak-On Splat Roller. Th...
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Invisible, Inc.

Now's a good time to buy Invisible, Inc.


Fresh code
Aug 06
// Jordan Devore
Klei has been killing it. I haven't gotten around to Invisible, Inc. yet, but today's Steam sale ($11.99 until August 10) will remedy that. My boy Steven gave the turn-based stealth game a 10 out of 10, which is a rare sight....
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Final Fantasy

Square Enix is fixing the RNG and music bugs in FF X/X-2 HD Remaster


Oh, good
Aug 06
// Jordan Devore
The PS4 version of Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster was and still is held back by a few issues with the RNG (random number generator) and background music. But fixes are on the way. "We are aware of the audio and RNG bugs in F...
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Virtual insanity

What's going on with this goofy Time cover?


Also, what is that Oculus plugged into?
Aug 06
// Jordan Devore
Twitter is blowing up with the new Time cover featuring Oculus VR founder Palmer Luckey. Some people seem upset -- "isn't virtual reality a hard-enough sell already?" -- which I find funny. One silly magazine cover isn't going to ruin the tech's chances at success. It's better than that. Why Virtual Reality Is About to Change the World [Time]
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Rare Replay

Rare Replay adds 'modern controls' for Jet Force Gemini


It's no longer damn near impossible
Aug 06
// Jordan Devore
I hope you're enjoying Rare Replay. I've been methodically playing Trouble in Paradise while also mixing in some of the Nintendo 64 games I missed originally. Blast Corps is one. It's so much fun! Jet Force Gemini is another....
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Ori expansion

Ori and the Blind Forest is getting an expansion


For Xbox One and Windows 10
Aug 06
// Jordan Devore
Ori and the Blind Forest is one of my favorite games on Xbox One. It looks, sounds, and plays magnificently. I'm surprised and delighted it even got made, and that goes double for its commercial success. The game was "already...
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EA Access

Dragon Age: Inquisition is free with EA Access


Still only on Xbox One
Aug 05
// Jordan Devore
EA Access continues to be a surprisingly good value for Xbox One owners. The service has added Dragon Age: Inquisition to its lineup as promised. If you're a subscriber ($4.99 per month, $29.99 per year), you can download and...
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Metal Gear Solid V

The Phantom Pain lets you sneak into players' bases and steal their men with wormholes


Mother Base and FOBs explained
Aug 05
// Jordan Devore
The Mother Base side of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is detailed enough to necessitate a half-hour demonstration out of gamescom, and I'm loving it. There's a lot to parse, but thoughtful editing and delivery keeps t...
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Heroes of the Storm

These are the next three Heroes of the Storm


Artanis, Kharazim, and Rexxar
Aug 05
// Jordan Devore
I don't think I'll stray far from Valla (especially now that I have her Master Skin), but I have been stockpiling gold for another Diablo character in Heroes of the Storm -- Kharazim, Monk of Ivgorod. At gamescom, Blizzard opened up about the Monk and shared details on two other heroes (Warcraft's Rexxar and StarCraft's Artanis) as well as a new three-lane map, Infernal Shrines.
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Killer Instinct

Rash turns into a wrecking ball in Killer Instinct


Stick around for the character tease
Aug 05
// Jordan Devore
The screenshots were a treat, but seeing Rash in action is something else. Smash Hits are back. If you own Rare Replay (you should!) or Killer Instinct paid DLC, you can play as him until September 8, 2015 at 12:00am Pacific. This is just a trial run ahead of the character's final release. Go give 'em the boot!
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PSN summer sale

That's more like it, PlayStation Store summer sale


Week two has a wider selection
Aug 04
// Jordan Devore
Well, shit. I forgot to nab what I was going to during the first week of the PlayStation Store's summer sale (Apotheon and Roundabout). Thankfully, today brings overall better deals. PlayStation Vita owners in particular will want to take a look at the full list below. Danganronpa and Danganronpa 2 are $20 each (or $16 each if you're a PlayStation Plus subscriber).
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Humble Bundle

Humble Namco Bundle has Dark Souls, Enslaved


Good gift-giving potential
Aug 04
// Jordan Devore
Humble Bundle and Bandai Namco have partnered for a sale on some older games that are still well worth playing. If nothing else, I'd say this is a great way to give the gift of Pac-Man CE. Name your price: Pac-Man Championsh...
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Destiny recast

Nolan North replacing Peter Dinklage in Destiny


Ghost's lines re-recorded
Aug 04
// Jordan Devore
Prolific voice actor Nolan North (Uncharted's Nathan Drake) is becoming the Ghost in Destiny, reports Game Informer. He'll voice the AI companion in The Taken King and, no joke, the original game too -- the dialogue is being ...
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Rocket League ports

Psyonix eying other platforms for Rocket League


Y'all should play this
Aug 03
// Jordan Devore
Today's the last day to download Rocket League on PS4 for free through PS Plus. Jump on it! Success on PlayStation and PC has enabled developer Psyonix to grow its small team. That means good things for the future of Rocket L...

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