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1:45 PM on 03.13.2014

New shots of Cabela's Big Game Hunter: Pro Hunts

Activision put out a few new screenshots of Cabela's Big Game Hunter: Pro Hunts, releasing for PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Wii U on March 25. They depict animals to be shot and environments in which they can be shot, lik...

Conrad Zimmerman

1:15 PM on 03.13.2014

How Creative Assembly is designing their Alien for Alien: Isolation

Sega has released a new video featuring members of the development team at Creative Assembly working on Alien: Isolation, as they describe their goals and approach toward designing the lone Xenomorph stalking the player thro...

Conrad Zimmerman

4:00 PM on 03.12.2014

Little Big Adventure coming to Android and iOS March 27

DotEmu announced today that they'll be bringing the classic French adventure Little Big Adventure to iOS and Android devices on March 27. Celebrating its twentieth anniversary this year, the game follows Twinsun, a youn...

Conrad Zimmerman

5:30 PM on 03.11.2014

Prepare to die less with this Dark Souls II strategy overview

Alongside today's launch of Dark Souls II, the game's Australian YouTube channel published the above tutorial video featuring Jeremy "The Junglist" Ray and YouTube Souls expert VaatiVidya. It's a thorough explanation of...

Conrad Zimmerman







Review: Infested Planet photo
Review: Infested Planet
by Conrad Zimmerman

This should sound somewhat familiar: a small band of mercenaries are on a forbidding planet, confronted by a horrific alien force that swarms across the landscape. Well-armed and entrenched, the soldiers have been easily keeping the enemy at bay despite being surrounded when, suddenly, the air becomes thick and acrid. Coughing and sputtering, the squad slowly begins to weaken from poison in the air while the aliens keep coming in force and threaten to overrun them.

That's the experience of playing Infested Planet. No matter how strong your defense or capable your soldiers, death is always just one mutation away.

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3:45 PM on 03.11.2014

Irrational devs recall proudest moments from their last BioShock DLC

In this reflective look back at the soon-to-be released final DLC for BioShock Infinite, members of the team at Irrational Games talk about the elements of the experience they are most individually proud of. There are also l...

Conrad Zimmerman

4:15 PM on 03.10.2014

Halfbrick reveals new puzzle game Bears vs. Art

I hope you have some insulin handy because this trailer introducing Halfbrick's new game, Bear vs. Art, is sweeter than strawberry sundae topped with candy-coated gumdrops. I have watched it four times and still giggle at ho...

Conrad Zimmerman

11:30 AM on 03.10.2014

Reversed platform runner Spoiler Alert challenges you to unwin the game

TinyBuild has announced today that they'll be working with Danish developer MEGAFUZZ to release Spoiler Alert, an auto-run platform game which plays in reverse. Beginning at the end of the game, already completed, players ar...

Conrad Zimmerman

9:30 AM on 03.10.2014

Fight Club as a 16-bit beat-em-up game

This was a treat to find this morning. It's the latest installment of "8-Bit Cinema", a series from YouTube Channel Cinefix which presents how films might have been represented in classic games, and they've cast Fight Club&n...

Conrad Zimmerman

5:30 PM on 03.07.2014

Vertiginous Golf brings steampunk mini-golf to Steam Early Access

Here's a game I can get behind. Vertiginous Golf  is, "a first-person exploratory mini-golf" title, set in a dystopian steampunk world. I'm sure that world is interesting, but it's the mini-golf I'm excited about. Those...

Conrad Zimmerman

4:30 PM on 03.06.2014

Crowdfunding campaign starts for Shaq Fu sequel

Back in January, Shaquille O'Neal revealed that work was in progress on a sequel to the 1994 game which painted the basketball legend as a kung-fu superhero, Shaq Fu. If you thought he was crazy, well, you may still be right...

Conrad Zimmerman

3:30 PM on 03.06.2014

Pre-order Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes on PS3, get Peace Walker HD free

The Metal Gear Solid Facebook page has been updated with a post listing a special pre-order offer for Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes available at PlayStation Store. If you purchase Ground Zeroes for PlayStatio...

Conrad Zimmerman

1:30 PM on 03.06.2014

Rust to add user-generated item submission system

Rust is still doing its development thing and though it sees no update to the software this week, creator Gary Newman has posted what the team is up to on the game's official blog. Of note is the suggestion of an interne...

Conrad Zimmerman

2:15 PM on 03.05.2014

Try to kill Hitler again in Sniper Elite 3's pre-order mission

505 Games has released new details regarding Sniper Elite 3, including a release date. You'll be able to take down targets this coming June 27 on PC, with releases for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 a fe...

Conrad Zimmerman

1:30 PM on 03.05.2014

Guacamelee: Super Turbo Championship Edition coming soon

A new version of Guacamelee has been announced. Along with the above trailer, IGN is reporting that the Super Turbo Championship Edition will bundle in all of the existing DLC for Guacamelee into one release w...

Conrad Zimmerman







Grab your pilot and watch the Titanfall launch trailer photo
Grab your pilot and watch the Titanfall launch trailer
by Conrad Zimmerman

Titanfall is just one week from release, which also means we're nearing hype critical mass. Here is today's reminder that Titanfall will provide a much-needed feather in Microsoft's cap when the game releases for Windows and Xbox One on March 11, a gameplay trailer full of robots, action and drama.

The robot designs are by far my favorite aspect of this game. They're rough, functional machines built solely to serve a military application. This isn't a sleek, futurist aesthetic, but the kind of hulking battle bots made by people who recognize little benefit in prettying up devastation. And yet, they're beautiful all the same because you have to acknowledge the effort in bringing that to life visually is much more demanding than smooth lines and contours. 

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9:30 AM on 03.04.2014

SteamWorld Dig dated March 18 for PS4 and PS Vita

Steamworld Dig is on its way to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita this month, and we now have a firm date to expect it's arrival: March 18. Prepare your pickaxes and anticipate a $9.99 entry fee. This was a delight...

Conrad Zimmerman

8:30 AM on 03.04.2014

Amazing Spider-Man 2 to have pre-order bonus at GameStop

Activision has announced an offer you can take advantage of at GameStop if you plan to purchase The Amazing Spider-Man 2. The "Web Threads Suits Pack," available free with pre-order on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, ...

Conrad Zimmerman

5:30 PM on 03.03.2014

The new Strider is apparently full of Capcom references

Capcom-Unity has posted this new video pointing out some of the cameos, references and easter eggs one could discover in Strider. The franchise has a long history, despite how relatively few releases have come in that time, ...

Conrad Zimmerman

11:30 AM on 03.03.2014

Interceptor Entertainment investors have acquired Apogee/3D Realms

The investment group behind Interceptor Entertainment, SDN Invest, has announced that they have acquired Apogee/3D Realms, the developer/publisher responsible for franchises like Duke Nukem, Commander Keen and&...

Conrad Zimmerman

10:45 AM on 03.03.2014

Cooking system coming to DayZ

The DayZ development blog has updated with some information on where the game is going to head next, putting greater focus on implementing survival mechanics. Specifically, they're working on adding a cooking system for ...

Conrad Zimmerman

11:00 AM on 02.28.2014

Game Center CX 3 soon to offer more retro fun

Here you will find an advertisement for Game Center CX 3 which releases in Japan for the Nintendo 3DS on March 20. I wish it were being localized for North America, but instead I'll have to settle for this advertising m...

Conrad Zimmerman

10:15 AM on 02.28.2014

Cel Damage being remade in high definition

One of the most visually interesting race games of its day is coming back at today's higher resolutions. Cel Damage, a competitive, kart-style racing game with a cartoon aesthetic will be reborn as Cel Damage HD and rele...

Conrad Zimmerman

4:00 PM on 02.27.2014

Sacrifice lives for solutions in Life Goes On this April

Life Goes On is a platforming puzzle game in which the only way to progress requires the death of your knights to pave a safe path for the one who gets to make it through alive. As a fan of morbid humor, it's a concept ...

Conrad Zimmerman

11:00 AM on 02.26.2014

Swapper popping in on PlayStation in May

The Swapper came seemingly out of nowhere to be a pleasant surprise last year on PC. The fun won't be stopping there, as Curve Digital has announced that they (through their in-house developer, Curve Studios) will be por...

Conrad Zimmerman



Awesomenauts Assemble! to arrive on PS4 March 4 photo
Awesomenauts Assemble! to arrive on PS4 March 4
by Conrad Zimmerman

My favorite online multiplayer game is finally going to land on PlayStation 4 next week, as Awesomenauts Assemble! releases on PlayStation Network. The title releases in North America on March 4 for $9.99, with a European release on the following day.

As an avid Awesomenauts player, the arrival of the PS4 version brings with it mixed feelings. The original console releases were great fun, until the Steam version rendered them obsolete with a steady stream of new content and balance tweaks. Now comes Assemble!, already behind the curve, with portions of the Kickstarted Starstorm DLC content already in the wild on Steam and numerous balance and gameplay shifts having been made in adjustment to that.

It still calls to me. Maybe it's a desire for a simpler time before Ted McPain and his goddamn shotgun completely countered my melee strategy with Gnaw. Or when aggressive Voltars were as rare as they were dangerous (they're all just dangerous now). And maybe it's a little bit that I want to play more stuff I love on the PS4. Doesn't matter if it's a time capsule, I want to play it all the same.

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1:45 PM on 02.25.2014

Xbox One March update improving friends lists, parties

A new video on the Xbox Wire gives information on how Microsoft will be streamlining and improving Xbox Live functions on Xbox One in the coming March update. Chat will now be on by default when joining a party of your frien...

Conrad Zimmerman

6:30 PM on 02.24.2014

Goodbye Solid Ground, hello neon blindness

The above video is a demonstration of Goodbye Solid Ground, a game where the player rescues cats from a deteriorating environment by throwing them through a portal. It should probably have come with a seizure warning, or at ...

Conrad Zimmerman

12:45 PM on 02.24.2014

Caffeine teases a creepy space adventure about coffee

This is the latest teaser for an in-development space horror/adventure game, Caffeine, which will put the player into the role of a young boy who awakes on a seemingly abandoned "caffeine mining station." If that idea strike...

Conrad Zimmerman

8:30 AM on 02.24.2014

BeatBlasters III, a strange blend of platform and rhythm

I was caught a bit off-guard by this, the launch trailer for BeatBlasters III, available now for Windows, Mac and Linux in Steam and DRM-free versions. The title and art direction failed to strike a chord with me. And then a...

Conrad Zimmerman

7:30 AM on 02.24.2014

Fractured Soul coming to PC tomorrow

Fractured Soul, a multi-dimensional platformer previously released on Nintendo 3DS, is now heading to PC and will release on GOG.com, Desura and through direct sales tomorrow, February 25. A cleverly designed game, it took p...

Conrad Zimmerman

9:30 PM on 02.21.2014

ObsCure and sequel re-releasing in March

Mighty Rocket Studio (formerly Hydravision Entertainment) noticed there was no longer anywhere to purchase their survival horror games, ObsCure and ObsCure: The Aftermath, and decided to do something about that. Th...

Conrad Zimmerman

5:00 PM on 02.21.2014

Trainfinity transforms tablets to train tracks

Watch this. It's a teaser for Trainfinity, a game developed in 48 hours during the Nordic Game Jam last week. A local cooperative multiplayer game, tracks run in three lanes from one player's tablet to the next while trains ...

Conrad Zimmerman

11:30 AM on 02.21.2014

Foiled is another head game fueled by fencing

Last weekend, I dropped in on IndieCade East to have a look at some of the new games being shown off. Foiled is one such game and I can't get it out of my mind. Designed by first-time developer Gabe Cuzzillo, it puts two...

Conrad Zimmerman

10:30 PM on 02.20.2014

Daylight will let Twitch users scare PS4 streamers

Atlus dropped quite a bit of interesting information regarding the first-person horror game Daylight today. The most important nuggets may be that the game is now set to release for PC and PlayStation 4 on April 8, price...

Conrad Zimmerman

2:30 PM on 02.20.2014

Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate Deluxe Edition dated

Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate released to tepid reviews (at best), but that's not stopped Armature Studios from taking another crack at the Dark Knight as they transition the handheld game to PC and console platforms in t...

Conrad Zimmerman

1:30 PM on 02.20.2014

You'll fight mutant infants in Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z

I'm pretty tired of looking at Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z. The seemingly endless parade of trailers and screenshots trying to be more extreme than the last batch is wearing on me. The longer it goes on, the more I have to wo...

Conrad Zimmerman





6:30 PM on 02.19.2014

New Infested Planet vid teases impending final release

Turret defense title Infested Planet has been available on Steam in early access for quite some time now, but it's nearing the conclusion of its development. To acknowledge this, the above trailer has been released to s...

Conrad Zimmerman

7:00 PM on 02.12.2014

This Battlefield 4 locomotive cannot be stopped

I'm loving this video of Battlefield 4, which features the "Golmud Railway" map and a 64-player attempt to bring its moving train to a halt. Is it funny because the train seems to ignore the laws of physics applied to all ot...

Conrad Zimmerman

2:30 PM on 02.10.2014

Podtoid 282: Don't do your parents' drugs

This week on Podtoid, Max Scoville, Conrad Zimmerman, and Andy Dixon warn about the dangers of consuming prescription drugs intended for your parents. Plus, talk about the reaction to King's unsavory trademark actions, Double Fine's Amnesia Fortnight jam, and Jazzpunk. Put it in your earholes via direct download or subscribe on iTunes.

Conrad Zimmerman