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11:00 AM on 03.24.2015

Kill Strain, that MOBA shooter from Sony, will have an Early Access period

Remember the PlayStation Experience last year? Remember Kill Strain? Me neither. At least, I needed a quick refresher before I recalled my initial thoughts on it, which basically consisted of "it's a free-to-play game from So...

Chris Carter

10:30 AM on 03.24.2015

Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition will be digital-only in the west

I couldn't be more excited for Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition, but sadly, I won't have a physical copy to add to my collection. Apparently in the west, the newly minted remaster will only be present in digital form. Japan h...

Chris Carter

9:00 AM on 03.24.2015

Newest 3DS update allows for changes to the home menu

I hesitated to type "New 3DS update" in the headline, because of Nintendo's confusing new hardware iteration. This update is for everyone! Compliments of version 9.6.0-24, Nintendo has added a new home menu customization sett...

Chris Carter

8:00 AM on 03.24.2015

Where's the best place to start if you've never played a Souls game?

Here's a question that I've gotten a lot of in the past 24 hours -- "where do you recommend picking up the Souls series?" Due to quite a bit of buzz behind Bloodborne (which, thankfully, is actually good), people ha...

Chris Carter

6:39 AM on 03.24.2015

Dragon Age: Inquisition Jaws of Hakkon DLC out now on Xbox, PC

Dragon Age: Inquisition was a pretty fantastic game, exceeding my expectations coming off of the disappointing Dragon Age II. BioWare is keeping the good times rolling this week with a new $15 DLC pack called Jaws of Hakkon, ...

Chris Carter



Very Quick Tips: Bloodborne photo
Very Quick Tips: Bloodborne
by Chris Carter

Bloodborne can get pretty rough at times. All Souls games can. To help you ease from the frustration to the fun zone, here are a few tips to help you on your way.

General non-spoiler tips will be frontloaded at the top, but the progression-spoiler ones will be in the second section. Note that no bosses or story elements are spoiled, just navigational tidbits in case you get lost.

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Review: Bloodborne photo
Review: Bloodborne
by Chris Carter

Hidetaka Miyazaki created a legacy with Demon's Souls. With three Armored Core games under his belt at From Software, Miyazaki dared to capture the spirit of the King's Field series for a new era, and thus the Souls series was born. His philosophy of "less is more" served as a driving force for the franchise's allure, and his influences permeate throughout.

In just six years we've seen four total games using the formula, and despite taking a step back for Dark Souls II, Miyazaki returns to the driver's seat with Bloodborne.

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I see a lot of classic Mario platforming design in Splatoon's campaign photo
I see a lot of classic Mario platforming design in Splatoon's campaign
by Chris Carter

While Splatoon's multiplayer was on display for all to see at E3 2014, the single-player campaign was fairly under wraps. We now know that it will be a completely separate affair from online play, complete with a full narrative and a colorful cast of characters to help you along your journey.

I had a chance to play through a handful of story levels at a recent event, and I'm happy to report that although it's a bit simplistic, I'm seeing flashes of tried and true Mario design peppered in.

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12:00 PM on 03.23.2015

Gunman Clive may come to the Wii U, don't expect a new game anytime soon

The first two Gunman Clive games were pretty fantastic little platformers, and the low pricepoint made the deal even sweeter. It's hard to believe that the series was born from the mind of one developer, Bertil Horberg, and a...

Chris Carter

11:30 AM on 03.23.2015

Sony celebrates inFamous: Second Son with extras and a discount

It's been a year since inFamous: Second Son's release on the PlayStation 4, and to this day, it's one of my favorite games on the platform. Sony is celebrating its one-year anniversary with a few little tidbits, like ringtone...

Chris Carter

11:04 AM on 03.23.2015

Details revealed for Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition, including three new playable characters

Hot damn! It's about time we got an info drop for Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition, a remake that made headlines with the inclusion of Vergil into the mix. The PlayStation Blog has spilled the beans on pretty much everything...

Chris Carter

10:30 AM on 03.23.2015

Dot Arcade, that neat minimalist Wii U game, is coming this month

A short while ago we teased a cool little project called Dot Arcade, a minimalist flashing light-based game on the Wii U. It looked intriguing and a little strange, but a lot of people took to it. Thankfully it will be a real...

Chris Carter

10:01 AM on 03.23.2015

Nintendo: 'Splatoon is aiming to do for action shooters what Mario Kart did to racing'

At a recent event at Nintendo of America's headquarters in Redmond, Washington, I was able to play Splatoon for the first time since E3 2014. It's come a long way since then, and Nintendo is particularly proud of what it...

Chris Carter



Splatoon's multiplayer feels promising for casual and hardcore shooter fans, but will people buy it? photo
Splatoon's multiplayer feels promising for casual and hardcore shooter fans, but will people buy it?
by Chris Carter

Nintendo isn't exactly known for its online experiences. With the exception of a few recent titles like Mario Kart 8, the public is typically clamoring for some form of online support. Games like Mario Party 10 would probably be more enjoyable with the feature, and games like Splatoon, coming in May, are predicated on a strong online infrastructure.

While the core of Splatoon's multiplayer is very fun, I do have a few concerns specifically stemming from Nintendo's inexperience in the market.

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8:41 AM on 03.23.2015

Batman: Arkham Knight delayed once again

Batman: Arkham Knight has been delayed yet again. While it was set for a June 2 release, it is now is on pace for June 23, as revealed by the game's official Twitter account. To help tide you over, they've posted a new trail...

Chris Carter

8:00 AM on 03.23.2015

Nippon Ichi Software now committing to PS4 and Vita

While I'm definitely grateful for the long shelf life of recent consoles like the PS3 and Xbox 360, there comes a time where having progress impeded by previous and current-generation co-development gets old. In an era where ...

Chris Carter