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Darkness before the Dawn
Aaru's Awakening is an unrelenting challenge of a game, which places players in the world of Lumenox, a mystical land in a precarious state of balance between four deities who rule it, Dawn, Day, Dusk, and Night. Now that balance is being disrupted, as Dawn sends a faithful warrior, Aaru, to travel the domains of the other gods on a quest to remake the world. Dark and twisted lands await. read feature

Divine interference
Moon Spider Studio has released its debut title, Harold, an endearing and challenging race game about the most incompetent runner ever to need protection from a guardian angel. With some quick thinking, quicker thumbs, and an opportunistic eye, players guide the titular Harold to victory against all odds. Who doesn't love an underdog? read feature

Bud Light turns man into Pac-Man in Super Bowl ad


This will probably never happen to you
Jan 23
Bud Light has released one of the ads which will air during the upcoming Super Bowl XLIX, in which an unsuspecting beer consumer becomes the player of a fully-realized, physical Pac-Man game while a live DJ spins music in a ... read
Sims 4 Free Trial

Play The Sims 4 free for 48 hours on Origin


Breathing virtual life into Origin Game Time
Jan 23
Electronic Arts has added The Sims 4 to its Origin Game Time program, which offers a trial period on some major releases in the Origin library. Players can install The Sims 4 now through Origin and play free for 48 hours, sta... read

Blacklight developer Zombie Studios closes doors


Leaves behind twenty year legacy
Jan 08
Zombie Studios, the developer behind Blacklight and responsible for launching the Spec Ops series, has stated they are shutting down operations after more than two decades in the industry. The announcement comes by ... read

Indiegogo providing new services for successful projects


Crowdfunding platform extending relationship with customers
Jan 07
Indiegogo has launched a new program, offering post-campaign support for projects which reach their crowdfunding goals. The new service, dubbed "InDemand," allows creators to continue to accept contributions after their ... read
Poi

Poi trailer offers hope for the 3D platformer


Oh, how I miss them
Jan 07
This is the kind of thing I like to find when I wake up in the morning. It's a teaser trailer for a 3D platformer, Poi, and watching it makes me think that there's a bold adventure just waiting out there for me to exper... read
League of Legends

Riot Games building dedicated network for League of Legends traffic


On track for the end of March
Jan 06
Riot Games has been toiling away on a new network designed to improve player connections to League of Legends. Detailed in a forum thread, this dedicated network will provide more direct connections to game servers,... read
Limited edition New 3DS

Nintendo offering limited edition New 3DS to Club Nintendo members


Seeking the willing to spread the word
Jan 06
Some Nintendo fans in Europe woke up to a surprise this morning, an opportunity for a limited "Ambassador" edition of the New 3DS handheld. The limited edition hardware bundles in an exclusive front cover plate, a pair of Sup... read

New screens to tease next episode of The Walking Dead


Third episode of second season to launch soon
May 02
Telltale Games has released a few screenshots for The Walking Dead's next installment, In Harm's Way. Clementine and the other survivors from the cabin have gotten themselves into a bit of a pickle, it would seem. We still don't have a release date for In Harm's Way, but Telltale assures that it's coming in the very near future. read
Wii U

Capcom confirms GBA games coming to Wii U


Mega Man Battle Network 3 first announced
Apr 29
Nintendo started launching Game Boy Advance titles for the Wii U Virtual Console earlier this month, but now the third-parties are getting in the act. Speaking with IGN, a representative of Capcom has confirmed Mega Man Battl... read

Enjoy some video of the E.T. landfill excavation


One man's trash is another man's history
Apr 28
As you may have heard, one of gaming's great urban legends was confirmed over the weekend. Atari did, in fact, dump a large quantity of retail copies of E.T. - The Extra-Terrestrial (and other games) in a New Mexico lan... read
Oddworld

PlayStation cross-buy announced for Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty


Pricing revealed while teasing announcement of release date
Apr 25
Oddworld Inhabitants divulged a few salient details regarding the upcoming release of Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty, remake of the original Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee. Most notably, the studio has announced that the game will be offer... read
Ground Zeroes

Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes patch coming May 1


Update makes platform-exclusive missions available to all
Apr 25
Konami has announced that it will be releasing a title update for Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes on May 1. The patch will unlock the up-to-now platform exclusive missions "Deja Vu" and "Jamais Vu" (available only in t... read
Gardening Mama

Gardening Mama 2: Forest Friends ships to US retailers


You can buy this thing!
Apr 22
Majesco has announced that Gardening Mama 2: Forest Friends has shipped to North American retailers where you may offer currency in exchange for a copy.  Maybe it's just because I haven't played a Mama game si... read

Batman: Arkham Origins Cold, Cold Heart DLC launched


New trailer to tease the Freeze
Apr 22
The next bit of additional content for Batman: Arkham Origins has released today and I'm personally hoping that they deliver when it comes to Victor Fries. I find him to be criminally under-appreciated as a villain for ... read
Holmes talks with creator Jason Cirillo
One of the most common questions one gets asked when visiting a show like PAX East is, "what's the most fun game you've played this weekend." Woah Dave was my automatic response to any such query this past weekend. An a... read feature

World of Darkness

Development ceased on World of Darkness MMO


CCP CEO states, 'efforts were falling regretfully short.'
Apr 14
CCP Games announced today that development has been halted on the World of Darkness massively multiplayer online game. In a statement, CCP CEO Hilmar Veigar Pétursson expressed regret over the decision, sayin... read

Cooperative multiplayer mode coming to Nuclear Throne


Vlambeer shoot-em-up to get even shootier
Apr 12
Today at PAX East, Vlambeer's Rami Ismail announced that their latest game, Nuclear Throne, will feature cooperative multiplayer. The mode will allow for up to four players to play simultaneously, either locally or over ... read

Borderlands 2 PS Vita bundle available May 6


Game available separately a week later
Apr 08
Sony has announced a release date for the Borderlands 2 PlayStation Vita bundle today via PlayStation Blog. The bundle, which marks the first release of the handheld's slimmer hardware redesign in North America, will be avai... read
LEGO

LEGO The Hobbit now available


Watch this charming launch trailer
Apr 08
Warner Bros. has released LEGO: The Hobbit to retailers in North America today, with a European release coming on April 11. As one might expect, new marketing materials have been released for the game, including the abo... read
New trailer may cause fits of
I really want Broforce in my life. As of today, that can be a reality as the game has launched in Steam Early Access. You may now feel free to exchange $14.99 for the ability to play on PC or Mac. A new trailer has also... read feature

AirMech Arena

Ubisoft to publish AirMech Arena on Xbox 360


Free-to-play robot warfare
Apr 07
AirMech, the action-oriented real-time strategy franchise from Carbon Games, will be arriving on Xbox 360 this summer. Published by Ubisoft, AirMech Arena will offer free-to-play cooperative and competitive multiplayer ... read

Kung-Fu Master lampooned in live-action skit


Celebrate three decades of stiff combat
Apr 03
Maker of live-action videogame spoofs, El Gamer Cosplayer has released this video portraying old-school arcade game Kung-Fu Master. As they do in the game, bad guys fly across the screen, locked in the frozen moment of impac... read
Anomaly

Anomaly trilogy to close with Anomaly Defenders


Third game features alien perspective
Apr 03
I loved the first two Anomaly games for how they turned traditional tower defense mechanics on their head to make something fun and different. I'm not so sure about the announcement of the series' final installment, rev... read
Dead End

Crush zombies in endurance racer Dead End


Now released for mobile devices
Apr 02
Released today for iOS, Android and Windows Phones, Dead End is an endurance racing game in which players strike zombies to earn cash while avoiding road hazards. Earned money can then be spent on upgrades to the car, a... read
The Walking Dead

Online stores list The Walking Dead for Xbox One


May be shambling its way to the new generation
Apr 02
Telltale's widely acclaimed series based on The Walking Dead may soon arrive on Xbox One. NeoGAF poster MauroNL spotted listings for the Game of the Year edition of the first season and the second season on the webs... read
Nuclear Throne

Vlambeer changing direction of Nuclear Throne


Shift to first-person perspective playable now
Apr 01
I really love Nuclear Throne. The procedurally generated stages and high challenge level have kept me coming back time and again as Vlambeer has continued to tweak and expand the game in Early Access. Today comes perhaps the... read

Trailblazing race game Krautscape now in Steam Early Access


Take the lead, build the road
Apr 01
Last week, we took a  look at upcoming indie title Krautscape, a racing game where the leading player builds the track while they drive and opponents seek to exploit shortcut opportunities to steal that lead away. I... read

Musical exploration game FRACT OSC will be at PAX East


New teaser video released
Mar 31
FRACT OSC will be releasing next month and while we don't know exactly when it will be available for purchase just yet, we do know that the game will be playable on the show floor at PAX East, April 11-13, as part of th... read
Watch Dogs

Watch Dogs' digital Chicago explored in new trailer


Hack the Windy City
Mar 27
A new video has been released by Ubisoft to inform players of what they can expect when exploring the city of Chicago in Watch Dogs. It emphasizes the open nature of the world, the player's ability to impact it through the g... read
Shadowrun Online

Early Access version of Shadowrun Online launching March 31


Combat-focused prologue to full campaign
Mar 27
Cliffhanger Productions has announced a Steam Early Access release date for Shadowrun Online, the successfully crowdfunded MMO set in the magic-meets-technology setting of Shadowrun. Launching on March 31, the game will begi... read






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