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3:30 PM on 03.30.2015

Review: Axiom Verge

It seems like a foregone conclusion when looking at Axiom Verge that comparisons are going to be made to Metroid. It is, without doubt, similar in more ways than it differs from Nintendo's iconic franchise. The differences matter, though, and Axiom Verge merges classic environment design with new mechanical twists, producing a game that feels both familiar and fresh at the same time.

Conrad Zimmerman

5:00 PM on 03.26.2015

Review: Pillars of Eternity

Pillars of Eternity is a sort of game which appeared unlikely to exist again in any meaningful way. Isometric, party-based role-playing games certainly seemed like the sort of thing people made, "back in the day," something t...

Conrad Zimmerman

5:30 PM on 03.13.2015

Review: LA Cops

At first glance, the potential for LA Cops to be an interesting title is great. A top-down shooter in the style of a retro cop squad drama, its main appeal lies in the combination of real-time action with teamwork management, one player using two characters to systematically take down a criminal enterprise. It's just too bad that one of those cops always has to be Barney Fife.

Conrad Zimmerman

10:00 AM on 03.11.2015

Review: White Night

When people look back upon the great horror games of this year, they're probably going to forget about White Night, and that's understandable. It doesn't break any ground, it isn't littered with jump scares to draw in the You...

Conrad Zimmerman


10:00 AM on 03.03.2015

Review: Helldivers

Mankind has expanded throughout the galaxy, having come together under one government, a "managed" democracy. From the Super Earth homeworld, humanity spreads its message of liberation and freedom to every planet they land upon; the liberation of their natural resources and freedom from human opposition, that is. And if you don't like it, expect them to spread a whole lot of ordinance instead.

Conrad Zimmerman

3:30 PM on 03.02.2015

Review: Blackhole

There certainly have been a lot of creative 2D platform games releasing over the last couple of months, enough that there seems to be some genuine competition in the genre. If you're finding yourself in a position where it has become difficult to choose, allow me to make it easier.  Get Blackhole. Problem solved.

Conrad Zimmerman

2:00 PM on 02.24.2015

Review: Aaru's Awakening

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.

Conrad Zimmerman

2:00 PM on 02.20.2015

Review: Harold

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?

Conrad Zimmerman

1:00 PM on 01.23.2015

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

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 ...

Conrad Zimmerman

10:30 AM on 01.23.2015

Play The Sims 4 free for 48 hours on Origin

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...

Conrad Zimmerman

11:15 AM on 01.08.2015

Blacklight developer Zombie Studios closes doors

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 ...

Conrad Zimmerman





9:30 AM on 01.07.2015

Indiegogo providing new services for successful projects

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 ...

Conrad Zimmerman

9:00 AM on 01.07.2015

Poi trailer offers hope for the 3D platformer

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...

Conrad Zimmerman

1:15 PM on 01.06.2015

Riot Games building dedicated network for League of Legends traffic

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,...

Conrad Zimmerman

8:30 AM on 01.06.2015

Nintendo offering limited edition New 3DS to Club Nintendo members

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...

Conrad Zimmerman

11:45 AM on 05.02.2014

New screens to tease next episode of The Walking Dead

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.

Conrad Zimmerman

5:30 PM on 04.29.2014

Capcom confirms GBA games coming to Wii U

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...

Conrad Zimmerman

7:00 AM on 04.28.2014

Enjoy some video of the E.T. landfill excavation

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...

Conrad Zimmerman

6:30 PM on 04.25.2014

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

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...

Conrad Zimmerman

12:45 PM on 04.25.2014

Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes patch coming May 1

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...

Conrad Zimmerman



Gardening Mama 2: Forest Friends ships to US retailers photo
Gardening Mama 2: Forest Friends ships to US retailers
by Conrad Zimmerman

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 since the Wii installment of Cooking Mama and have simply forgotten why I lost interest in the franchise, but I'm giving serious consideration to playing this. There's a seeming wealth of mini-game variants and other content, while Mama is coming off more adorable than ever. I love a character who makes failure entertaining in its own right, and her wrath certainly qualifies as that.

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1:00 PM on 04.22.2014

Batman: Arkham Origins Cold, Cold Heart DLC launched

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 ...

Conrad Zimmerman





2:00 PM on 04.17.2014

Woah Dave scratches the manic arcade itch

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...

Conrad Zimmerman

1:30 PM on 04.14.2014

Development ceased on World of Darkness MMO

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...

Conrad Zimmerman

1:05 PM on 04.12.2014

Cooperative multiplayer mode coming to Nuclear Throne

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 ...

Conrad Zimmerman



Borderlands 2 PS Vita bundle available May 6 photo
Borderlands 2 PS Vita bundle available May 6
by Conrad Zimmerman

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 available at retailers on May 6. Along with the Vita console, the bundle contains a copy of Borderlands 2 and an 8 GB PS Vita memory card, at a retail price of $199.99.

If you already have a Vita and just want the game, you'll have to wait a bit longer. Borderlands 2 for PS Vita will be available in stores and online May 13.

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LEGO The Hobbit now available photo
LEGO The Hobbit now available
by Conrad Zimmerman

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 above launch trailer. 

There was once a part of me that was pretty disappointed when the LEGO game franchise implemented full voice acting for the characters. The non-verbal communication techniques used in earlier games always struck a chord with me, and their comic effect was exploited to great success. That said, I'm over it. The voice-over work is just great in this, and I'm not looking back anymore.

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Broforce now available on Steam Early Access photo
Broforce now available on Steam Early Access
by Conrad Zimmerman

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 been released to stoke any flames of desire you may presently hold for platform shooters, with examples of environmental destruction, special abilities and a whole lot of explosions. Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go grab my wallet.

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2:30 PM on 04.07.2014

Ubisoft to publish AirMech Arena on Xbox 360

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 ...

Conrad Zimmerman

6:00 PM on 04.03.2014

Kung-Fu Master lampooned in live-action skit

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...

Conrad Zimmerman

12:45 PM on 04.03.2014

Anomaly trilogy to close with Anomaly Defenders

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...

Conrad Zimmerman

11:00 PM on 04.02.2014

Crush zombies in endurance racer Dead End

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...

Conrad Zimmerman

3:15 PM on 04.02.2014

Online stores list The Walking Dead for Xbox One

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...

Conrad Zimmerman





3:00 PM on 04.01.2014

Vlambeer changing direction of Nuclear Throne

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...

Conrad Zimmerman

1:00 PM on 04.01.2014

Trailblazing race game Krautscape now in Steam Early Access

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...

Conrad Zimmerman

2:45 PM on 03.31.2014

Musical exploration game FRACT OSC will be at PAX East

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...

Conrad Zimmerman

3:15 PM on 03.27.2014

Watch Dogs' digital Chicago explored in new trailer

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...

Conrad Zimmerman

1:15 PM on 03.27.2014

Early Access version of Shadowrun Online launching March 31

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...

Conrad Zimmerman



Luftrausers final unlockable is a monstrosity photo
Luftrausers final unlockable is a monstrosity
by Conrad Zimmerman

After no small amount of effort (and a couple of glitches that I am a bit peeved about), I finally managed to complete all of the challenges in Luftrausers and the reward you get for doing so is totally amazing. 

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1:30 PM on 03.26.2014

Wolfenstein: The New Order 'Panzerhund Edition' comes without game

Bethesda announced today that pre-orders are available for the "Panzerhund Edition" of Wolfenstein: The New Order, a limited-edition package which includes an 8" articulated statue of the Panzerhund enemy, documents, patches,...

Conrad Zimmerman