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1:45 PM on 09.08.2014

Destiny is one of the best Vita Remote Play games to date

Destiny is out tomorrow, but the servers are live today for people who got their copy early or are reviewing the game. I've had a chance to play quite a bit already (more on that tomorrow), but I wanted to touch on one thing ...

Chris Carter

11:30 AM on 09.06.2014

Claire returns in Resident Evil: Revelations 2 along with a new face

[Edit: Push Start was the original source on this news. Their post has an even better look at the game via GamesMaster Magazine, inducing a shot of the The Afflected in action. They are bloated. gross, and as we guessed, appe...

Jonathan Holmes

7:00 PM on 09.05.2014

Last-gen Destiny players can upgrade to current-gen for free this year

If you're planning to buy Destiny on Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 and think you might migrate to Xbox One or PlayStation 4 eventually, consider going for a digital copy (I know) -- you'll be able to upgrade to the current-genera...

Jordan Devore

4:01 PM on 09.05.2014

Madden 15 is an extra scummy ripoff on PS3 and 360

EA usually saves its most blatant hack jobs for consoles where it's less likely to draw ire.  FIFA 14 on Vita was a reskin of FIFA 13 on Vita which was a reskin of FIFA Soccer. Before you snark about "aren't al...

Steven Hansen







Review: Madden 15 photo
Review: Madden 15
by Steven Hansen

Madden 15 on PS3 and 360 is bad garbage that EA shouldn't get away with releasing.

Alright then, onto current-gen.

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2:15 PM on 09.05.2014

CONFIRMED: Shiva will snap her fingers for Diamond Dust in FFXIV

Rejoice, Final Fantasy fans. Some time ago we got confirmation that Shiva would be coming to Final Fantasy XIV in the form of boss fight, but one lingering question remained -- will she snap her fingers for her Diamond D...

Chris Carter

1:30 PM on 09.05.2014

Destiny and Red Bull are teaming up for some unclear reason

"Brand synergy!" the executive shouted, confident that his enthusiasm would rally his employees. "Forward-thinking leverage!" he followed up, unsure about the mumbo jumbo coming out of his mouth, but hoping his tone would ins...

Brett Makedonski

11:15 AM on 09.05.2014

Massive gallery for Ar Nosurge: Ode to an Unborn Star

Gust RPG Ar Nosurge: Ode to an Unborn Star is coming our way later this month. We've got fresh screenshots from Koei Tecmo on this upcoming PS3 release, showing its music-based battle system and the relationship-based ch...

Dale North

10:00 AM on 09.05.2014

Mortal Kombat X will arrive in April with a Goro pre-order bonus

If you're excited for Mortal Kombat X, rest easy that we now have a release date -- April 14, 2015. That's still a ways off, but if there aren't any real delays it isn't too bad of a wait from the announcement until release. ...

Chris Carter

9:30 AM on 09.05.2014

Eye stabbing and whale watching in this new Assassin's Creed Rogue video

Just three days ago we got some new screens for the upcoming Assassin's Creed Rogue, but it seems like Ubisoft is intent on releasing a slow trickle of media leading up to its November 11 release. Today, we have a video deta...

Darren Nakamura



Of course we checked out Far Cry 4's elephant booty physics at PAX photo
Of course we checked out Far Cry 4's elephant booty physics at PAX
by Brett Makedonski

Prior to this video being shot, Max may have taken a double dose of the assorted pills that truckers use to drive 36 consecutive hours. I can't be sure. It wasn't my day to keep track of him.

But, the point you should take away from this is how realistic that elephant's ass (probably) looks. With booty physics like that, it's no wonder Far Cry 4 ended up as one of our top games of PAX Prime.

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10:00 PM on 09.04.2014

Ah, so that's where those silly Madden GIFs are coming from

I don't care at all about Madden, but GIFs? Damn you, Electronic Arts. You've won. The company has created a GIF maker for Madden NFL 15, "designed to help fans celebrate their favorite team's biggest plays and challenge thei...

Jordan Devore

8:30 PM on 09.04.2014

Help infect Raccoon City for free Resident Evil HD content

Capcom is promising "free additional content" for the Resident Evil remaster if we collectively manage to spread the T-Virus throughout Raccoon City, which isn't nearly as cool as it sounds. Really, there's just a website wi...

Jordan Devore



Assassin's Creed Unity and Rogue PAX impressions photo
Assassin's Creed Unity and Rogue PAX impressions
by Jordan Devore

I'm not sure how Max had this much energy in the middle of PAX Prime to speak in front of a camera about Assassin's Creed -- for over eight minutes, no less -- but he did. What a champ.

Conceptually, I like the sound of chasing (and being chased by) assassins in Rogue, and the return of naval combat with enhancements is pleasing. Same goes for the great auks.

Still, between the two, I imagine folks tend to be more interested in Unity, what with it being current-gen and all.

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2:30 PM on 09.04.2014

Like laughing at bad things? Watch this live-action Destiny trailer

Maybe with twelve tequilas and friends around I could laugh at this. As it stands, sitting home alone and horribly sober, I just kind of cringed at every embarrassing one liner (which is all of the dialogue, actually) and paused the video before it was halfway finished.  Share my pain. 

Steven Hansen





1:30 PM on 09.04.2014

Destiny fans create their own tools for endgame raid matchmaking

Destiny is going to have MMO-like raids. What do I mean by that? Well, you're going to need to manually find six people to access some endgame content, which will deliver the biggest challenge the game has to offer. As s...

Chris Carter

11:15 AM on 09.04.2014

Activision announces sidescroller Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Danger of the Ooze

If you are like me, you have not really followed the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in a couple decades. The last thing I really remember was 1991's The Secret of the Ooze and Turtles in Time on the Super NES. Sure, I have hear...

Darren Nakamura

8:00 PM on 09.03.2014

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare's multiplayer has butt slams and more

If our made up Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare preview didn't sate your desire for gung ho gunplay, here's a seven minute look at Titanfall's I MEAN THE NEW CALL OF DUTY'S multiplayer.  The butt slams are cool, alon...

Steven Hansen

7:30 PM on 09.03.2014

Persona 4 Ultimax tops Japanese sales charts

Persona 4 Arena Ultimax made its debut atop the Japanese software charts with 89,000 units sold, according to the latest figures from sales tracking authority Media Create. In doing so, the fighting game from Atlus and Arc Sy...

Kyle MacGregor

6:30 PM on 09.03.2014

EA Access adding Need for Speed Rivals, more trials

When it was announced, I thought EA Access sounded like a decent value depending on your personal gaming habits. That's still where I'm at. This month's addition to the Vault, Need for Speed Rivals, doesn't do much to change ...

Jordan Devore

5:00 PM on 09.03.2014

Bladestorm remake also coming to PS3 and Xbox One

We learned this week the Bladestorm: The Hundred Years' War (PS3, 360) remake from Koei and Dynasty Warriors developer Omega Force would be coming to PS4 as Bladestorm: The Hundred Years' War &a...

Steven Hansen

3:30 PM on 09.03.2014

The Dark Phantom hits up Kickstarter for funding to complete game

The Dark Phantom is a neo-noir comic-book influenced third-person shooter about a man calling himself the "Dark Phantom" as he hunts down criminals across the city. Sound familiar? The Dark Phantom is reminiscent of Rorschac...

Brittany Vincent

3:00 PM on 09.03.2014

Watch Dogs: Bad Blood stars a different playable character

Really? No one -- not even the guard with his gun already drawn -- noticed that noisy remote-controlled toy car with the bomb strapped to it? I guess folks playing the Watch Dogs DLC should use it and nothing else if it's re...

Jordan Devore



Rejoice, Europeans as you get to experience The Evil Within early photo
Rejoice, Europeans as you get to experience The Evil Within early
by Alasdair Duncan

As someone living in the UK, it's super frustrating to see notifications pop up on a console or Steam showing my North American friends playing new releases when I usually have to wait a few more days to get my hands on the same game. Well, Bethesda is being nice to us Europeans and releasing The Evil Within on October 14, the same date of the North American release. 

This includes all platforms, both physical and digital in Europe, the Middle East, South Africa, and India. If you're in Australia, New Zealand, and Japan, you'll still have a couple more days to wait for The Evil Within but I'm really happy by this move.

As I mentioned earlier, it's annoying to see my friends playing the latest games while I'm stuck waiting for the preferred retailer release date -- especially when it's a PC game. 

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12:00 PM on 09.03.2014

Get a tour of the exclusive PlayStation Destiny PVP map

Last week Bungie put up a video explaining exactly what was exclusive in the PS4 version of Destiny. It's basically a PVP map, a Strike map, and some weapons and outfits that will likely be outdated after a few hours of play...

Chris Carter

10:00 AM on 09.03.2014

Destiny launches 'Planet View' site, which can unlock in-game emblem

As a cool bit of marketing, Destiny has kicked off a special website called "Planet View," where you can go get a little more background on the game's story and lore. You'll be able to explore three locations -- Venus, t...

Chris Carter





7:00 AM on 09.03.2014

Lightning Returns to Final Fantasy XIV

Lightning is back again in Final Fantasy XIV, allowing you to participate in a number of quests with her, as well as earn a ton of weapons and armor from XIII. Male characters will get Snow's armor for completing the quest, a...

Chris Carter

6:30 PM on 09.02.2014

Madden 15 glitches: 1 foot tall players, rocketing linemen, & more

Madden 15 is out. I will write more on the game this week (preview: the PS3 and 360 versions are a shady cash grab and missing new features).  Until then, let's have some fun. 

Steven Hansen



Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell was inspired by Disney movies photo
Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell was inspired by Disney movies
by Jordan Devore

I've played and enjoyed all of the Saints Row games to date, but wonder how much longer this can last. How much more ridiculous can the series get, and even if there is room to up the insanity, do we even want that? Where Volition goes from here, I'm not sure.

Gat Out of Hell, a standalone expansion, will give the studio some breathing room to figure that out while keeping the series on store shelves. As will Saints Row IV: Re-elected, a "Game of the Year"-style re-release for Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Both are due out January 27, 2015.

I played a brief demo of Gat Out of Hell at PAX Prime over the weekend and spoke with studio creative director Steve Jaros about how the game is influenced by Disney films. Yes, really.

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12:30 PM on 09.02.2014

New Assassin's Creed Rogue screenshots have come into port

If you have ever wanted to aim an old timey rifle, stand on a ship and talk to a guy in a funny hat, or stare longingly at a vessel not far off shore, then you are in luck, because all three of those exciting endeavors are de...

Darren Nakamura

10:30 AM on 09.02.2014

Persona 5 director apologizes for showing so little, thanks fans

Persona Team head Katsura Hashino is always quick to thank the fans patiently waiting for Persona 5. We got our first trailer this weekend, though it's all anime scenes, nothing in-game. Hashino posted a message on ...

Steven Hansen

10:15 AM on 09.02.2014

Pre-order Destiny at the Microsoft store, get a $10 gift card

Destiny is nearly upon us. Whether the hype was warranted is completely up in the air (no one has a copy yet as servers are not live), but if you're taking the plunge now regardless, you have another option -- the Microsoft S...

Chris Carter

8:00 AM on 09.02.2014

Persona, Dragon Quest, Gundam, Disgaea, Bloodborne -- Sony's whole pre-TGS conference

Sony Japan's pre-TGS press conference took place in the wee hours of Sunday night in North America. In case you missed it, the entire conference, where we saw our first trailer for Persona 5, is up on YouTube. There was a gr...

Steven Hansen



Geometry Wars 3 may look different, but it feels right photo
Geometry Wars 3 may look different, but it feels right
by Jordan Devore

There was some initial skepticism when it came to Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions and its so-called "3D action." For starters, it's been several years since the last games entered our lives to rekindle old leaderboard feuds. There was also confusion surrounding developer Lucid Games who, as it turns out, is made up of former Bizarre Creations staff.

Even if I hadn't known that fact going in, I like to think I would've picked up on it instinctively during a hands-on session at PAX Prime. Despite a few significant changes such as the shift from a flat playing field to planet-like 3D stages, Dimensions unmistakably feels like Geometry Wars.

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4:51 AM on 09.01.2014

Yakuza Zero trailer: It will never release here because Sega hates you

Yakuza in 1988 sounds great, but we'll never get to play it anyways. It's launching in Japan during spring of 2015 for PS3 and PS4.

Steven Hansen

3:39 AM on 09.01.2014

Capcom confirms Resident Evil: Revelations 2

Capcom has confirmed the existence of previously leaked Resident Evil: Revelations 2 at Sony's pre-TGS conference. The initial leak came in the form of box art at Xbox.com. Consoles were not announced, but PS3/360 and/o...

Steven Hansen

3:19 AM on 09.01.2014

Dragon Quest Heroes coming to PS4, PS3 along with special edition PS4

Square Enix announced Dragon Quest Heroes for PS3 and PS4 at Sony's pre-TGS press conference. It looks more Hyrule Warriors than series staple role playing combat -- because it's being developed by Dynasty Warriors...

Steven Hansen







Persona 5 is coming to PS4, gets first trailer photo
Persona 5 is coming to PS4, gets first trailer
by Steven Hansen

Atlus' YouTube has our first look at Persona 5, which appears to have a ruffled brown haired boy protagonist and subways. Not a lot to get excited about aside from the fact that Persona 5 is exciting inherently.

Though there was an announcement of a PS4 version of the previously PS3-restricted title. Makes sense. 

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I could've been a pirate ship but I was a disco ball instead in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel photo
I could've been a pirate ship but I was a disco ball instead in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel
by Brett Makedonski

As I sat down for my appointment with Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, I had to make my toughest decision at PAX Prime. Running through Claptrap's capstone abilities, I was faced with the following dilemma: Do I want to become a pirate ship or a disco ball?

I wasn't exactly jarred by the wacky prospect. I mean, this is Borderlands we're talking about, and even more specifically, this is Claptrap. But, you seriously expect me to just select between those two like it ain't no thang?

I went disco ball. I can't say I regret my decision.

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2:14 PM on 08.31.2014

Gearbox announces Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Season Pass info

Another Borderlands, another set of DLC. Today, Gearbox announced their plans for the Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Season Pass, which yet again includes four add-ons. They will be comprised of new missions and characters,...

Chris Carter