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12:30 PM on 07.31.2014

New Pokemon stage hinted for Smash Bros. 3DS

Sakurai is at it again, teasing yet another stage for the 3DS version of Super Smash Bros. His newest "Pic of the Day" shows off Reshiram, the legendary Pokemon from the Black and White series, as well as a stage "b...

Chris Carter


12:15 PM on 07.31.2014

Killer Instinct hits store shelves, breaks combos in September

To put a bow on the first season of Killer Instinct, Microsoft's offering the (somewhat) free-to-play Xbox One title to a new audience -- the retail crowd. Microsoft revealed today that on September 23, the game will receive ...

Brett Makedonski

12:00 PM on 07.31.2014

la carte: Love thy characters and love their lovers

I joked about the illegitimacy -- not canon! -- of dumb-haired, blonde/blond Robin in Super Smash Bros. recently. I did not ignite a waifu war, but there was talk about the "best," most efficient ways to play Awakening. Shack...

Steven Hansen

11:45 AM on 07.31.2014

Engage in psychological warfare with Shadow of Mordor's Wraith

You might've thought that Orcs were all fleshy and a good ol'-fashioned sword through the squishy parts would be enough to take care of them. False. Some might fall to the blade, but you'll need something decidedly more cere...

Brett Makedonski

11:30 AM on 07.31.2014

Justice Beaver is a thing, coming to SNES and Wii U eShop

Developer Collectorvision has made its mark creating retro games, and the latest one is Justice Beaver -- a platformer that will hit the Wii U and Super Nintendo. Yep, the Super Nintendo. Collectorvision is planning the ...

Chris Carter

11:00 AM on 07.31.2014

Nintendo Download: Mega Man Battle Network

It's Mega Man day again! This week, Mega Man Battle Network is hitting the Wii U eShop. If you haven't played the series before, it takes the classic formula and turns it on its head with a card-like grid-based battle sy...

Chris Carter

10:45 AM on 07.31.2014

USA Now and Syfy Now coming to Xbox One

NBC Universal's TV Everywhere content delivery comes to the Xbox One in the form of two new apps: USA Now and Syfy Now. Television content will be accessible the day after airing along with other episodes from the network lib...

Dale North

10:30 AM on 07.31.2014

Persona 4 Arena Ultimax: One week free Marie DLC

The Hollow Forest Tsundere Poet, Marie, is in Persona 4 Ultimax as DLC. Atlus has now confirmed that, like Adachi, Marie will be freely available to download for the first week post-release. Following the first we...

Steven Hansen

10:00 AM on 07.31.2014

A Hyrule Warriors-centric Nintendo Direct is coming on Monday

Nintendo is planning a Direct presentations soon, and it's going to be all about Hyrule Warriors. You can catch it next Monday (August 4th) at 8PM PST at this link. We've seen a ton of character reveals so far, so I wouldn't ...

Chris Carter

9:00 AM on 07.31.2014

PlayStation Now might offer a subscription plan in the future

PlayStation Now is a great idea on paper. Note that I use that phrase "on paper," because in its current incarnation, the prices are outrageous, and the rental timeframes aren't particularly ideal (the lowest ranges go from f...

Chris Carter

8:00 AM on 07.31.2014

PlayStation Now open beta on PS4: Is it working for you?

PlayStation Now, Sony's PS3, PS4, and Vita streaming service, is now in an open beta for PS4 users. PlayStation Now is integrated in the PS Store, sapping funds from your directly from your PS wallet when you decide you...

Steven Hansen





7:00 AM on 07.31.2014

Nisha the Lawbringer whips it good in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel

I got to spend a little time with Nisha the Lawbringer from Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, and yippee ki-yay is she a fun character. Nisha brings Old West sensibilities to this moon shooter, and a few new tricks as well. And a bullwhip.

Bill Zoeker

9:00 PM on 07.30.2014

Which of these alternate The Evil Within covers do you like best?

I tend to prefer alternate game cover art over the "real" thing and The Evil Within is no exception. Publisher Bethesda has three covers for us to vote on and whichever piece wins will be used on the inside sleeve for the lau...

Jordan Devore

8:00 PM on 07.30.2014

Wander is an MMO free of combat

One of the titles playable at gamescom's Indie MEGABOOTH is Wander, described as "a collaborative, non-combat, non-competitive MMO game focused on narrative, exploration, and joy." It stars you, at least at first, as a tree ...

Jordan Devore

7:00 PM on 07.30.2014

Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky out now on PC

The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky is now available on Windows PC, courtesy of XSEED. The beloved Japanese role-playing game boasts new high-definition visuals, faster load times, and custom controls. It also featur...

Kyle MacGregor

6:30 PM on 07.30.2014

Put a dinosaur head on your spaceship in Habitat: A Thousand Generations in Orbit

"Habitat is the only strategic space survival game that uses orbital debris to build the future homes of humanity and where hope for survival relies on the creativity and resourcefulness of the player." This is one of those...

Jordan Devore

6:00 PM on 07.30.2014

Xbox One's adding Neverwinter to its stable of free-to-play games

Xbox One has a handful of free-to-play titles, and all of them were built specifically for the console. That'll change in the first half of 2015 as Neverwinter, a popular PC action MMO role-playing game, hits the Microsoft pl...

Brett Makedonski

5:30 PM on 07.30.2014

Watch Dog's DLC may go clean up New Jersey

While Watch Dogs' campaign focused on the connected city of Chicago, the post-release content may set its sights on the east coast. That is, if a social media tease turns out to hold any weight. The Watch Dogs Twitter ac...

Brett Makedonski

5:00 PM on 07.30.2014

Development of Crytek USA's Hunt: Horrors of the Gilded Age moving to Frankfurt studio

The big news out of Crytek this morning was that the company is selling its Homefront intellectual property to Koch Media and Deep Silver -- which is where Crytek UK's work on Homefront: The Revolution will continue, under th...

Jordan Devore

4:00 PM on 07.30.2014

BEES?! Pollen explores this question and more on the moons of Saturn

"Mystery is part of the plot," Mindfield Games says about its newly announced Pollen. Dumped onto a space station on Titan, Saturn's largest moon, the player's sure to encounter many questions that need to be answered. The f...

Brett Makedonski

3:30 PM on 07.30.2014

Let's check out all the wonderful cosplay from SDCC 2014

San Diego Comic-Con is the biggest convention for all things geek in the world. A ton of cosplay happens at this show -- even celebrities cosplay! Mostly to hide from the public though.  But hey, here's a couple of mont...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

3:00 PM on 07.30.2014

Here are the games at the Indie MEGABOOTH at gamescom this year

The Indie MEGABOOTH has become a huge hit at events like PAX and GDC, and it continues its tradition of offering a massive area packed with developers who otherwise would not be able to easily get floor space at gamescom. Th...

Darren Nakamura





2:30 PM on 07.30.2014

Watch Ro make some Minecraft candy pops in this episode of Nerdy Nummies

You might not know this about me, but I'm a big fan of Rosanna Pansino's Nerdy Nummies series. She's bubbly, fun, and puts me in a great mood while teaching me how to make treats based on my favorite videogame and other medi...

Brittany Vincent



How to stop sucking at The Last of Us multiplayer photo
How to stop sucking at The Last of Us multiplayer
by Kyle MacGregor

Have you played The Last of Us yet? Maybe, maybe not. You probably should, though. It's really a lovely game. And it's now on PS4, which means there's an actual reason to use that thing as something other than a Netflix delivery service. 

Once you pop that disc in, the first thing you'll probably want to do is check out the campaign and those shiny new graphics. Maybe then you'll move on to the Left Behind prologue chapter. It's nice too. At some point, though, you'll definitely want to check out the title's best kept secret -- the multiplayer. Yes, the thing referenced in this article's headline. It's the wonderful caramel and nougat center to this delicious chocolate bar.

I almost made the mistake of assuming it was tack-on. I almost wish I did. The disc has scarcely left my PS3 over the last year because of it. I've spent a lot of time with the multiplayer. More than I'm proud of, really. And in that time I've noticed some things -- things that might help players suck less. And because I'm such a saint, I figured I'd share the fruits of my obsession with you, dear reader.

These things are the worst. Don't do these things.

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1:30 PM on 07.30.2014

Destiny had the 'largest console beta ever' for a new IP

Did you get in on the Destiny beta? I did, but only after access was opened to all. Managed to play for about an hour which, after the cut scenes and loading, wasn't enough time for me to get a true sense of how I feel about ...

Jordan Devore

1:00 PM on 07.30.2014

Dragon's Crown, Fez headline PS Plus next month

The August lineup for PlayStation Plus is looking pretty awesome. Road Not Taken (PS4), Fez (PS4, Vita, PS3), Crysis 3 (PS3), Proteus (PS3, Vita), Metrico (Vita), and Dragon's Crown (PS3, Vita) will all be offered f...

Kyle MacGregor

12:45 PM on 07.30.2014

Mario Kart 8 accounts for more than half of Wii U software sales in Q1 2014

Mario Kart 8 sales are up to 2.82 million. It's already the third-best-selling Wii U title. It accounted for more than half of the Wii U's software sales for the first quarter of the 2014 fiscal year, according to The Ve...

Steven Hansen

12:30 PM on 07.30.2014

Captain Toad won't be tracking treasure in Europe until 2015

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker is on pace for a winter 2014 release just about everywhere, but it appears as if Nintendo has had a change of plans with Europe -- it won't arrive there until January 2015. Bummer! We're co...

Chris Carter

12:00 PM on 07.30.2014

What is the most life-changing game you've ever played?

Although many people like to have a conversation about what the "best" game of all time is, the conversation about the most "important" game you've ever played in your life doesn't happen with the same frequency. Some games j...

Chris Carter

11:45 AM on 07.30.2014

Deep Silver acquires Homefront IP

It looks like things have finally come to a head at Crytek. The troubled publisher and developer behind Ryse, Crysis, and the upcoming Homefront: The Revolution has taken major steps to secure its own future. Crytek has sold ...

Alessandro Fillari

11:30 AM on 07.30.2014

Mega Man 7 will drop on the Japanese Virtual Console next week

As Capcom previously revealed, the polarizing Mega Man 7 will arrive on the Virtual Console at some point in the near future. Japan is getting it sooner than later though, as the game is scheduled to drop on August 6. 7&...

Chris Carter

11:00 AM on 07.30.2014

Xbox One launches in China on September 23

Xbox One is the first gaming console approved for sale in China through the Shanghai Free Trade Zone. It launches on September 23, priced at ¥3,699 RMB (right at $599). At a media briefing today in Shanghai, launch d...

Dale North

10:00 AM on 07.30.2014

Yep, Sheik is definitely getting some Hyrule Warriors playtime from me

Sheik's character trailer is out for Hyrule Warriors, and I'm satisfied. With equal amounts harp carnage, ninja moves, and speed, Sheik is a forced to be reckoned with. Out of all of the fighters I've seen so far, Sheik is one of the fastest, if not the fastest in the game. I love that "ninja run," where characters have their arms backward, while destruction is happening all around them.

Chris Carter





9:30 AM on 07.30.2014

Shin Megami Tensei IV hits Europe in September

Shin Megami Tensei IV will be summoned to Europe this September, Atlus announced today. The role-playing game will retail for €19.99/£17.99 via the Nintendo 3DS eShop. Atlus notes all the downloadable content will ...

Kyle MacGregor

9:00 AM on 07.30.2014

Sony on EA's new Access program: It isn't a 'good value'

Yesterday, EA unveiled a new "EA Access" program, and for once, it actually sounds pretty good. Essentially, you pay $5 per month or $30 per year to access a subscription of games, that cycle in periodically. Right now you ca...

Chris Carter

8:00 AM on 07.30.2014

Disney Magical World won't be hitting Europe until October 24

Disney Magical World was released in Japan, then North America, and in a few months, it'll arrive in Europe. The exact date is October 24, and the Pirates of the Caribbean DLC is also confirmed. Magical World is act...

Chris Carter

4:00 AM on 07.30.2014

Ocarina of Time was originally supposed to be a remake of Zelda II

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is considered a timeless classic, but it originally began as a remake of one of the most disliked Zelda titles (although my third favorite). Early on, Nintendo aimed to recreate...

Brett Makedonski

12:00 AM on 07.30.2014

All four TMNT weapons combined into one is so badass

I have a deep and inherent appreciation for people that can do things that I couldn't in my wildest dreams. This video's a great example. I'm pretty sure I'd spontaneously combust the moment I stepped into these blacksmiths'...

Brett Makedonski

11:00 PM on 07.29.2014

You won't be decapitating anybody in Assassin's Creed Unity

Early marketing materials for Assassin's Creed Unity have largely included guillotines, headless bodies, and severed heads on pikes. It makes sense; the clash of classes that was the French Revolution was an awfully bloo...

Brett Makedonski

9:00 PM on 07.29.2014

Borderlands multiplayer moving to Steam, SecuROM DRM is out

The original Borderlands was one of the notable titles affected by the shutdown of GameSpy Technology at the end of May, but 2K said it would eventually use Steamworks in an effort to keep multiplayer going. That's still comi...

Jordan Devore