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12:15 PM on 04.02.2014

GTA V's iFruit app hits the PlayStation Vita

If you don't own a smartphone and have been dying for the past six months to use the iFruit companion app for Grand Theft Auto V, now is your time. Sony has updated the PSN to accommodate it, which you can pick up for free he...

Chris Carter

12:00 PM on 04.02.2014

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor set for release on October 7

It's been awhile since we last heard from Monolith's new action-adventure title set in Tolkien's fantasy universe. Now, WB Games has revealed the release date, and fans will get to experience Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor&nb...

Alessandro Fillari

2:30 PM on 04.01.2014

Skullgirls pokes fun at Ultra Street Fighter IV's Decapre

Skullgirls' latest character is a joke at the expense of Capcom and its recent reveal of Decapre for Ultra Street Fighter IV, except it's not a joke. Fukua, a clone of Filia, is actually going to be a playable character -- s...

Jordan Devore

12:45 PM on 04.01.2014

The Wolf Among Us episode 3 trailer enjoys it when things go wrong

The title of episode 3 of The Wolf Among Us has been revealed to be A Crooked Mile, and this trailer gives a glint of information as to what it's about. The video's all like "BAM! Bloody bed! BOOM! Broken mirror! Uh-oh!...

Brett Makedonski





10:00 PM on 03.31.2014

Most of the games Microsoft will have at PAX East are already out

Microsoft revealed their PAX East lineup and it's basically stuff you can just go purchase right now. The lineup includes Titanfall, Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare, Forza Motorsport 5, Dead Rising 3, Ryse: Son of Rome, and ...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

6:00 PM on 03.31.2014

New head of Xbox Phil Spencer to push for a 'gaming-led platform'

"When you make a decision to bring the head of studios to a position like this, you're going to get a gaming-led platform," former Microsoft Game Studios corporate vice president and newly-appointed head of Xbox Phil Spencer ...

Jordan Devore

2:30 PM on 03.31.2014

Ubisoft will support last-gen consoles for years to come

We're finally starting to see games being developed with just the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 (and PC) in mind such as Evolve, Assassin's Creed Unity, and more. But what about the millions upon millions of you that still own l...

Hamza CTZ Aziz



Hitman: Absolution, Deadlight are April's free Games with Gold photo
Hitman: Absolution, Deadlight are April's free Games with Gold
by Jordan Devore

The featured titles in Microsoft's Games with Gold promotion have tended to not be compelling, I think most of us can agree. April shows signs of improvement, with Hitman: Absolution available to Xbox Live Gold members for free from April 1 - 15, and Deadlight offered from April 16 - 30.

I hadn't yet played the game, but our own Brett Makedonski shared this advice for Deadlight: "Get it for free, play the first bit, then put it down forever."

Let's hope this pair is the beginning of moderately good things to come for Games with Gold.

Xbox Live Gold Members Get Hitman: Absolution and Deadlight Free in April [Major Nelson]

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10:45 AM on 03.31.2014

Alien: Isolation set for October 7 release

Alien: Isolation is coming out on October 7 for PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PC. So no need for a PS4 or Xbox One yet? Though I suppose Infamous: Second Son is quite nice. But I'm waiting on The Witness. And yes, I am av...

Steven Hansen



The Predator confirmed for Call of Duty: Ghosts DLC photo
The Predator confirmed for Call of Duty: Ghosts DLC
by Chris Carter

The new trailer for Call of Duty Ghost's second DLC pack, Devastation, is pretty standard stuff for the first few minutes. You know -- the typical overview of maps, lots of gunfire, and an Eminem track laid over it. Then you get to the 2:20 mark and things start get weird.

As teased last week, The Predator is revealed as an element in the Ruins map. This isn't a knock-off or anything -- it's the actual Predator from the films. While the base game may have not been all that interesting, so far I'm really enjoying Infinity Ward's weird take on DLC, following the playable Halloween villain Michael Meyers.

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10:00 AM on 03.28.2014

Battlefield 4 Naval Strike DLC arrives on Xbox One, still delayed on PC

Because Battlefield 4 -- a game released five months ago -- is still having issues, the newest bit of DLC was delayed on both Xbox One and PC. After two days the Xbox One version is now good to go this morning,...

Chris Carter

7:00 PM on 03.27.2014

Square to show off Murdered, Nosgoth, and Hitman GO at PAX East

Square Enix will be at PAX East, and they're going to have some games you probably will think twice on lining up for. You'll be able to check out Hitman GO, Murdered: Soul Suspect, and Nosgoth. That's pretty much it. Yeah, I ...

Hamza CTZ Aziz



Hands-on with Ultra Street Fighter IV's Decapre photo
Hands-on with Ultra Street Fighter IV's Decapre
by Ben Pack

Earlier this week I got to spend some time with Ultra Street Fighter IV, Capcom’s fourth and final iteration of the original 2008 game. My demo was presented by professional fighting game player turned Capcom employee Peter “Combofiend” Rosas, who walked me through the fifth and final new character, Decapre, as well as the other changes of the version.

The game features five new characters, including four adopted from Street Fighter X Tekken. These characters are Hugo, Elena, Rolento and Poison. The first two characters are meant to play like their versions in Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike, and the later two are more similar to their SFxT versions.

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6:00 PM on 03.27.2014

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 doesn't look half bad

It's hard to look at what Rocksteady has done with Batman and not want the same treatment for Spider-Man. For better or worse, long-time developer Beenox has once again taken charge, this time for The Amazing Spider-Man 2, a...

Jordan Devore

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





2:15 PM on 03.27.2014

Assassin's Creed Comet has you playing as a Templar

Man, someone at Ubisoft sure loves spilling all the secrets. This time it's on Assassin's Creed Comet, an alleged Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 only entry into the series. It's apparently going to see you playing as a Templar wi...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

4:00 PM on 03.26.2014

Minecraft title update 14 out on Xbox 360 today, PS3 tomorrow

Man. I can type "title u" into Google and "title update 14" appears. Minecraft scares me a little bit, sometimes. Console players are getting this update real soon -- it goes live today on Xbox 360 and tomorrow on PlayStation...

Jordan Devore

5:00 AM on 03.26.2014

Ubisoft bringing Watch Dogs, Child of Light, more to PAX East

Ubisoft is the first major player out of the gate to reveal their lineup of content for PAX East next month. On the AAA front, fans can't play it, but they can watch Watch Dogs be played in a never-before-seen demo. Plus ther...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

7:00 PM on 03.25.2014

Last-minute issue causes Battlefield 4 Naval Strike PC delay

The Naval Strike DLC for Battlefield 4 launches today for Battlefield 4 Premium members ahead of its wide release on April 8, 2014. That was the plan, anyway. The new content (four maps, Titan mode, a hovercraft) will be late...

Jordan Devore



Review: BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea Episode Two photo
Review: BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea Episode Two
by Chris Carter

BioShock Infinite had an interesting run, with player reception all over the board. Some loved it, some hated it, others reveled in its celebration of violence, some disapproved. It's probably going to be a long time before we get to debate the merits of another BioShock game again though, considering the fact that Irrational Games has dissolved, and is handing over the franchise to 2K.

So that leaves Burial at Sea Episode Two as Irrational's last hurrah, and I'm pleased to say it's a vast improvement upon the foundation that was built in Episode One.

[Be warned: there are minor spoilers involving Episode One below.]

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1:30 PM on 03.25.2014

Thief, Tomb Raider, and more half price on Xbox Live

Xbox One deals straight from the console's digital marketplace itself are a welcome sight indeed. This week's Xbox Live sales are available to Xbox 360 and Xbox One owners alike from March 28 - 30: Thief (50 percent off), Tom...

Jordan Devore



Making multiplayer music in Fantasia: Music Evolved photo
Making multiplayer music in Fantasia: Music Evolved
by Dale North

Harmonix revealed a multiplayer mode for Fantasia: Music Evolved at GDC last week alongside some new songs and levels. I jumped in front of a Kinect sensor to try out the new mode, and it wasn't long before I was flapping my arms to the beat. 

Can't you hear that boom, badoom, boom, boom, badoom, boom, bass?

 

 

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1:30 PM on 03.24.2014

Harmonix reveals The Hollow region of Disney Fantasia

Harmonix has released this trailer for Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved, highlighting a new region of the game, The Hollow, where players will bring a forest environment to life through playing songs and interacting in the wor...

Conrad Zimmerman



Xbox investing in 'name-brand franchises' as ID@Xbox facilitates indie development photo
Xbox investing in 'name-brand franchises' as ID@Xbox facilitates indie development
by Steven Hansen

One of the neatest touted functionality with the Xbox One is the ability to turn retail consoles into development units, but it's still not something you can with the One now. In a GDC talk, Microsoft Game Studios corporate vice president Phil Spencer explained that the company still wants to do it, but with its indie outreach program ID@Xbox, it's not top priority.

Thousands have apparently reached out to sign on with ID@Xbox. "We want to make sure the people that are signed up are getting the most support from us," Spencer explained. "Seeing all the games in development and trying to give the teams feedback on the games as they come through," is the focus, while "further down the road" we'll see a shift towards working on discoverability and the dev kit retail conversion.

"What we're trying to do is facilitate the games coming to the platform as quickly as possible and right now there's been focus on the people that can build today." 

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Review: The LEGO Movie Videogame photo
Review: The LEGO Movie Videogame
by Ian Bonds

First things first: if you haven't seen The LEGO Movie, you should probably go do that right now. It's awesome, and your face will love it.

Back yet? OK, good.

For those of you who have seen it, this is your predictable licensed tie-in. Well, predictable in that it exists, not that it behaves predictably as a tie-in. Though, if you've played any of Traveler's Tales LEGO games, there is a certain amount of predictability here anyway.

Not that most of that is a bad thing in this case...

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Bound By Flame is richly detailed and dark photo
Bound By Flame is richly detailed and dark
by Alessandro Fillari

The fantasy genre has been a staple of the gaming scene for a long time. They go hand in hand, really. Because of this, it’s common to see titles that look to similar to each and don’t necessarily distinguish themselves from the pack.

Well, I was lucky enough to check out a new title within the genre that seeks to leave a big impression on fans. In Bound By Flame, players can walk the fine line between good and evil, and leave a very visible and lasting impression on their character and the world they inhabit.

At GDC, the developers at Spiders, creators of Mars: War Logs and their last fantasy title Of Orcs and Men, showed off a near-final build of their next action-RPG title. During this private showing, they displayed several sections of the game and went into detail about the choices and customization players can expect in their adventures.

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2:15 PM on 03.20.2014

More alpha footage of Mega Ma--I Mean Mighty No. 9: It's great

I've kept up cold indifference towards Mega Man 9 -- I mean Mighty No. 9 -- since its announcement and Kickstarter success. With the recent alpha footage coming out, though, I'm sold. Look how gorgeous those animations are. Look how smooth. Mega Man is dead. Long live Mighty No. 9. Capcom, you need to get right. The last six years have not been good compared to the six prior.

Steven Hansen

2:00 PM on 03.20.2014

Trials Fusion will be late on PC, but there's a beta soon

Originally slated for an April 16, 2014 launch across PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC, Trials Fusion is now going to be a bit late on the latter platform. It's a Ubisoft game, after all. The new date for PC is April...

Jordan Devore



Very Quick Video Tips: A guide to all the Ground Zeroes XOF patches photo
Very Quick Video Tips: A guide to all the Ground Zeroes XOF patches
by Chris Carter

Both Sony and Microsoft have their own platform-exclusive missions for Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, and you'll have to do a bit of legwork to unlock them. Basically, you'll need to grab all nine XOF patches hidden throughout the main mission, then complete the main objectives.

Here in this video I'll show you the location of every patch, and pause for a second to also show it on the iDroid map. If you're wondering how to get the second patch at the start of the video, just go prone, and press in the left stick to roll from side to side constantly until it falls out.

XOF patch progress only saves at checkpoints -- so if you get a game over, you may need to recollect a few.

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8:00 PM on 03.19.2014

So, Battlefield 4's Naval Strike DLC looks pretty great

It's been months and months since I last touched Battlefield 4, for a number of reasons -- some of them the fault of the game, some of them not. I'm thinking the impending Naval Strike DLC, showcased rather excellently in th...

Jordan Devore

7:30 PM on 03.19.2014

Mojang still making buttloads of money from Minecraft

Buttload. It's totally a phrase.  Mojang, the makers of the runaway hit Minecraft, doubled their net income in 2013 according to The Wall Street Journal. They made $128 million last year, and revenue wise they saw 38% fr...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

5:30 PM on 03.19.2014

Electronic Arts reportedly locked in for Titanfall 2

I know, I know -- talk of a Titanfall sequel already. Go ahead: give us your best groan. Of course Electronic Arts would want to turn the property into a full-on franchise and it sounds like the game sold well enough for the ...

Jordan Devore



Review: Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z photo
Review: Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z
by Wesley Ruscher

On paper, the thought of participating in an eight-player Dragon Ball Z battle sounds like the stuff of fanboy dreams. Blasting Kamehamehas across the chasms of Namek while fighting alongside your favorite Saiyans could be as exhilarating virtually as it was to watch years ago on TV.

Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z attempts to recreate this in all its chaotic glory. More than a simple one-versus-one fighter, the game is jam packed with characters -- from practically the entirety of the franchise -- that can be pitted in teams of four against each other in any dream combination possible.

Unfortunately in reality, having four Krillins trying to dismantle the likes of Androids 16 through 19 together is not even half as entertaining as the thought is ridiculous.

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12:45 PM on 03.19.2014

First gameplay footage of Sacred 3 released

Deep Silver has announced a release date for Sacred 3, scheduled to arrive on August 26 for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC. They also brought the gift of a first gameplay trailer. I'm a fan of combining the cooperative goal ...

Conrad Zimmerman

12:30 PM on 03.19.2014

Screenshots of next Assassin's Creed game leak

It's believed that Ubisoft has two installments of Assassin's Creed releasing this year: one for Xbox One and PlayStation 4, the other for Xbox 360 and PS3. Kotaku has acquired leaked images of the former title, known as Unit...

Jordan Devore

8:00 AM on 03.19.2014

Titanfall delayed on Xbox 360...AGAIN

For those who haven't been following along, Respawn Entertainment has never showed the press or the public the Xbox 360 version of Titanfall, which is being handled by Bluepoint Games. Then, it was delayed a few wee...

Chris Carter

10:00 PM on 03.18.2014

Have a look behind the scenes of Child of Light

We've said it plenty of times but Ubisoft's upcoming Child of Light looks wonderful; it's got a wonderfully lush, hand-drawn quality that's not too dissimilar from the recent Rayman games. As we find out in the video above, ...

Alasdair Duncan





8:00 PM on 03.18.2014

Watch Street Fighter IV's new fighter Decapre go against vanilla Sagat

Capcom revealed the fifth new fighter for Ultra Street Fighter IV this past week and boy were you all pretty damn pissed off. Decapre is one M. Bison's dolls, and it looks like she's more than just a Cammy clone. To prove th...

Hamza CTZ Aziz



Hyper Light Drifter is gorgeous and punishing photo
Hyper Light Drifter is gorgeous and punishing
by Alessandro Fillari

In recent times it seems as though games in 'retro-style' are on the rise. Perhaps this is nostalgia at work for a bygone era of gaming, or maybe there's an endearing spirit and honesty from gaming's past that people still resonates with people. One such title that believes in the later is Hyper Light Drifter. After an enormously successful Kickstarter campaign, the developers have been keeping things pretty close to the vest since it was funded.

During GDC, IGN hosted their Media Indie Exchange event to show off new and upcoming titles from independent developers and on-hand were the developers of Hyper Light Drifter with a new build. After getting some much appreciated hands-on time, we spoke with Heart Machine's Alex Preston, got to learn how the development of Hyper Light Drifter has been going, and how you can incorporate retro games into modern game design.

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So how do the two platform-exclusive Ground Zeroes missions compare? photo
So how do the two platform-exclusive Ground Zeroes missions compare?
by Chris Carter

As you may have heard, both Sony (PS3, PS4) and Microsoft (Xbox 360, Xbox One) have their own piece of exclusive content for Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes. This isn't a pre-order bonus mind you -- it's built into every copy of the game.

Naturally this can lead to a choice between the two, so let's take a look at what you're getting.

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