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11:00 AM on 10.09.2014

Destiny's six-person raid was cleared by two people

Not content with beating the normal mode six-person raid in Destiny with three players, the same crew attempted it with two, and succeeded. As someone who has cleared it six times and knows the mechanics like the back o...

Chris Carter

4:30 PM on 10.08.2014

Geometry Wars 3 releasing in late November

I didn't want to stop playing Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions at PAX Prime. Part of that was due to the years-long gap since the last one released, admittedly, but more importantly the game ended up being a lot of fun. There's no...

Jordan Devore

11:15 AM on 10.08.2014

I'm a sucker for a good Kingdom Hearts trailer: HD 2.5 ReMIX

That very first trailer for the first Kingdom Hearts game killed me. I still remember that first viewing, being completely overcome with goosebumps and trying to hide that I was tearing up. Moving? Oh man. Yes. I still love ...

Dale North

11:00 AM on 10.08.2014

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is getting a previous-to-current gen upgrade deal

Activision is doing another "cross-gen" upgrade deal with the upcoming Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. If you buy the game digitally on PS3 or 360 before March 31st, 2015, you'll net a free copy of the respective current...

Chris Carter







Review: Skylanders: Trap Team photo
Review: Skylanders: Trap Team
by Chris Carter

Toys For Bob has found some rather interesting ways to evolve the Skylanders franchise. While the conceit the first time around was simply interactive toys, the developer mixed things up with giants on the second go, and with a mix-and-match concept (my personal favorite to date) after that.

Trap Team is the fourth iteration of the series, and the gimmick this time around involves tiny plastic pieces that essentially function as little Ghostbusters tools to ensnare enemies. While the core game is still as strong as ever, the trap mechanic isn't all that exciting.

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Review: Costume Quest 2
by Alasdair Duncan

The original Costume Quest was a seminal game for Double Fine; it was the first game to come out of Amnesia Fortnight, a two-week period of experimenting with small-scale games. Costume Quest's success led the way for Stacking, Iron Brigade, and other download-only games. 

Now, Costume Quest 2 is here just a few weeks before Halloween and it's delivering the same fun as the original. It may be a little too similar in some spots, but there are plenty of improvements to satisfy fans.

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Very Quick Tips: Alien: Isolation photo
Very Quick Tips: Alien: Isolation
by Chris Carter

That Xenomorph can be one tricky asshole in Alien: Isolation. One time it walked out of a room, waited a second, then turned back around to find me awkwardly climbing out of the cabinet I had been hiding in.

What a dick. Here's how to avoid that situation and more.

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9:30 AM on 10.07.2014

Destiny's hotfix is underway, will return with the Iron Banner event

Destiny is getting a small hotfix patch today that will solve a number of connection issues and quick scope bugs. It's underway starting from 10AM EST for "a few hours" -- expect it to be up later this afternoon. Although the...

Chris Carter

2:30 PM on 10.06.2014

Enslaved is only $5 on Steam and you should play it

Enslaved is a really good game that no one bought. This led to Ninja Theory having to go mercenary and make DmC, which I liked, but a lot of people hated. Clearly the answer is this: give Ninja Theory money so 1) I get t...

Steven Hansen



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Review: Natural Doctrine
by Kyle MacGregor

Natural Doctrine is a strategy role-playing game with a sadistic side. It's a brutal and uncompromising experience, one keen on taxing players and pushing them to their limits with its intense difficulty.

The architects behind the title invite comparisons with Dark Souls, and have certainly built a similarly steep hill to climb. Natural Doctrine is enigmatic and soul-crushing, but lacks execution and awareness. Simply being tough as nails doesn't make an experience rewarding.

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1:45 PM on 10.06.2014

I got chills from the music in this Alien: Isolation launch trailer

Man, there sure have been a lot of Alien: Isolation videos lately. I guess that's the rote cycle of triple-A games marketing. Here's one more. But, this launch trailer may be better than all the other ones that have rel...

Brett Makedonski

12:30 PM on 10.06.2014

Enough teasing: Vib-Ribbon is headed to PlayStation Network

There was an out-of-nowhere nod to Vib-Ribbon at Sony's E3 press conference this year, and then nothing. No follow-up announcement. That wasn't very nice at all. But everything will be better, soon enough: the cult PlayStatio...

Jordan Devore

12:15 PM on 10.06.2014

MGS V: Ground Zeroes zeroes in on Steam this December

While everyone's eagerly awaiting the release date for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, Konami's opted to temporarily satiate the PC crowd. Ground Zeroes, the prologue to The Phantom Pain, will release on Steam on Decemb...

Brett Makedonski

11:45 AM on 10.06.2014

Nope, nope, nope! Go away smiley-masked dudes in The Evil Within

The first 30 seconds of this new The Evil Within trailer declares that the game's enemies are "demented, vicious, and deadly." Most of them look all three parts, but the ones with the smiley-face masks have really locke...

Brett Makedonski

10:00 AM on 10.06.2014

Sword Art Online: Lost Song is in development for the PS3 and Vita

Bandai Namco has announced that a new Sword Art Online game is in the works, with the subtitle Lost Song. It currently has no release date but it's in development for the PS3 and Vita platforms. Instead of the prior PSP...

Chris Carter





7:30 PM on 10.03.2014

The Evil Within's minimum requirements on PC aren't a whole lot better

Last week, Bethesda shed some light on what it considered the recommended requirements to be to play The Evil Within on PC. After some chatter from the Internet about them being ridiculously high, Bethesda clarified by p...

Brett Makedonski

7:00 PM on 10.03.2014

This is what happens when you harpoon a bear in Far Cry 4

Here I was all prepared to say that I didn't feel like I'd be missing much by not pre-ordering Far Cry 4 and then they go and harpoon a bear. It's not fair, damn it. It's just not fair! Pre-orders also come with three exclusive missions featuring Hurk, who I'm only now learning was a character in Far Cry 3, too (in a DLC pack). Huh. He seems ... annoying. That harpoon gun, though.

Jordan Devore

6:30 PM on 10.03.2014

Yeah, that flamethrower won't do much to help you survive in Alien: Isolation

In the days leading up to Sega's release of Alien: Isolation, it mocks us with the semi-question "#HowWillYouSurvive," because Twitter-speak is what appeals to the cool local teens. This video firmly suggests that a flamethr...

Brett Makedonski

4:30 PM on 10.03.2014

Ten minutes of Claptrap ruining everything in this Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel video

Back when I spent way too much time playing with the Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel interactive skill trees, I admitted that I was not really sure what to do with Claptrap's highly random play style. This video shows off some o...

Darren Nakamura

11:30 AM on 10.03.2014

Strider 2, one of my favorite PlayStation games, arrives on the PSN next week

Strider 2 was pretty fantastic. Although it had an upgraded visual style (for the time), it was a pure throwback to old school beat 'em ups, and had some extremely solid gameplay. It also used the "new" Strider design that wa...

Chris Carter

10:00 AM on 10.03.2014

Bungie's 1.0.2 patch for Destiny is a good start, but the game has a long road ahead of it

As you may have heard, Destiny just dropped a rather big patch recently. It increases the quality of loot in general for a Strike playlist, and allows players to earn better gear from random "engram" drops. Before the ch...

Chris Carter

9:00 AM on 10.03.2014

If you spend $100 on the PSN in October, you get $15 back

If you're so inclined to spend $100 on the PlayStation Store this month, you can get $15 back in credit. Anything will count and the promotion is already underway, so just buy whatever and you'll work towards it. Also, you ca...

Chris Carter



Review: Alien: Isolation photo
Review: Alien: Isolation
by Chris Carter

From the old school "20th Century Fox" opening to the first few seconds, Alien: Isolation wants you to know that it takes after the first film from the series it was based on. One alien, one spaceship, one chance at survival.

This is the game we should have gotten from Gearbox.

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7:30 PM on 10.02.2014

Well, here are some more Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix screenshots

Just in time for the two new trailers that debuted in Japan, we've got a whole new bushel of Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix screenshots for your viewing pleasure. There's about 30 here, of which Sora making a goofy face nex...

Brittany Vincent

4:30 PM on 10.02.2014

Dying Light's asymmetric multiplayer has a gross catch

Techland's Dying Light is just the latest game to include asymmetric multiplayer into its fold. Seems like everyone's doing it these days; it's been all the rage since Left 4 Dead did it all those years ago. B...

Brett Makedonski

3:30 PM on 10.02.2014

Both seasons of The Walking Dead shamble to PS4, Xbox One this month

Telltale's confirmed that seasons one and two of its hit adaption of The Walking Dead will be making their way to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One later in October. Season one will get a physical release on October 14. A week...

Brett Makedonski





2:00 PM on 10.02.2014

Tigers are the most badass weapon in Far Cry 4

Far Cry 4 has its share of weapons that look fun to use. Machine guns? Sure, they're tried-and-true and will get the job done. Mortars? Maybe a bit of overkill, but at least you don't have to get dirty. Tigers? Wait, wh...

Brett Makedonski

12:45 PM on 10.02.2014

Quan Chi can summon a demon bat in Mortal Kombat X

The fiendish sorcerer Quan Chi returns in Mortal Kombat X. While he's said to play a major part in the story -- something I'm eager to hear more about, coming off of the last game -- today we're just shown a standard fight. ...

Jordan Devore

7:00 PM on 10.01.2014

Skullgirls Encore pushed back on PS4, PS Vita

First, the not-so-great news: Skullgirls Encore won't be out for PlayStation 4 and PS Vita until next year. Developer Lab Zero Games has "expanded the scope of the port and [is] adding new features with the aim of making it...

Jordan Devore



Review: Dark Souls II: The Crown of the Ivory King photo
Review: Dark Souls II: The Crown of the Ivory King
by Chris Carter

Dark Souls II was quite the ride. Although the game had its fair share of issues, I had a blast playing it, and a number of its zones now have a place in my list of all-time favorite Souls locations.

One of those areas includes the last piece of DLC, The Crown of the Ivory King, which brings back some of the powerful icy imagery from the Painted World of Ariamis.

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3:30 PM on 10.01.2014

Destiny's loot is now way less aggravating

Here we go. The patch that fixes -- or, at least improves -- how loot works in Destiny. Chris already detailed the patch, which is out now, at length. But the short of it is that Legendary (purple) engrams will now always awa...

Jordan Devore

2:30 PM on 10.01.2014

NHL 15 predicts entire hockey season, probably gets it horribly wrong

EA Sports used NHL 15 to simulate and predict the upcoming NHL season which begins next week. The results are most likely terribly wrong because nowhere does it anticipate that the Colorado Avalanche will be crowned Sta...

Brett Makedonski

1:15 PM on 10.01.2014

Here's a little more footage of the Resident Evil remaster

Remember that time that we all collectively contributed to the complete downfall of Raccoon City and got rewarded with some sweet costumes? You should, it was only a few days ago. Well, we're also getting rewarded with a lit...

Brett Makedonski

1:00 PM on 10.01.2014

PS Plus: Driveclub, Dust, Spelunky, and four more

This is a pretty good month for PlayStation Plus subscribers, but then again most are. This month's lineup, which will be out and playable for free with an account come October 7, includes: Dust: An Elysian Tail (PS4) Spelun...

Jordan Devore

5:30 PM on 09.30.2014

Assassin's Creed Rogue looks like a frigid Black Flag

Ubisoft demoed more than 20 minutes of Assassin's Creed Rogue gameplay at EGX this past weekend, and that's enough to notice the obvious likenesses to Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag. The naval fights look largely simil...

Brett Makedonski

5:00 PM on 09.30.2014

Konami PSN sale: Metal Gear Solid, Castlevania, Suikoden

Tons of Metal Gear Solid games in this PlayStation Network sale. I was never going to grab Ground Zeroes at full price, but now we're talking. A few older gems in here, too: Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes (PS3) - $9.99 / $8...

Jordan Devore

3:00 PM on 09.30.2014

Dark Souls II's final Lost Crowns DLC chapter is here

After a brief delay, the Dark Souls II DLC trilogy has come to an end with Crown of the Ivory King. It's available today on Steam and Xbox 360 and tomorrow on PlayStation 3 for $9.99 -- or you can get all three add-ons bundle...

Jordan Devore





12:45 PM on 09.30.2014

Amplitude isn't pretty yet, but at least it works

Judging by the first gameplay video of Harmonix's reboot of Amplitude, development's coming along rather nicely but is still far from done. This prototype update for Kickstarter backers is heavy on placeholder visuals and ha...

Brett Makedonski

10:30 AM on 09.30.2014

Get a look a Dragon Age: Inquisition's customization options

I know a lot of people that are really into creation options in games. Dragon Age Origins was partial to this ideology, as the entire point was to craft a character that you had complete control of. This new video by Bi...

Chris Carter

7:00 PM on 09.29.2014

Playing Alien: Isolation on a convention floor isn't the best idea

Demoing a game like Alien: Isolation at a convention such as EGX or PAX has always been problematic since horror works best when there's time for quieter moments between the scares. There has to be a period of tension buildin...

Alasdair Duncan