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5:35 PM on 03.03.2015

Sony's virtual reality hat Morpheus coming to PlayStation 4 in 2016

In the last month or so, invitations to various virtual reality headset demonstrations have made up a huge chunk of my inbox. GDC is into virtual reality.  I worry someone will pull some garish box out of their bag this ...

Steven Hansen



The wonderful Double Fine Adventure documentary is going free photo
The wonderful Double Fine Adventure documentary is going free
by Jordan Devore

Folks who helped crowdfund Broken Age have gotten an up-close look at how Double Fine operates thanks to episodic videos chronicling development of the adventure game.

With 18 episodes down, 2 Player Productions has produced hours upon hours of compelling footage, and now it's being set free: the documentary series will be uploaded to YouTube piece by piece each Tuesday and Thursday, starting today. The first three episodes are up now.

I'm sure I've written this before, but the documentary was the main reason I backed Broken Age. It's phenomenal, insightful, humanzing, and funny. Whenever an email comes in with a new episode, I want to put down what I'm doing (usually work) and take an extra long "lunch break."

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4:30 PM on 03.03.2015

Mad Catz' newest peripheral is an actual, living cat

Mad Catz unveiled its latest gaming peripheral today, the revolutionary C.A.T. PRO X. The hot new accessory is a small, domestic mammal that can be used to cradle a mobile phone, PlayStation Vita, or other similar device...

Kyle MacGregor

4:00 PM on 03.03.2015

Team Fortress 2sdays: Heisting Gone Wrong

I’ll make no excuses for my obsession with Payday 2 as of late, and even though Overkill has been doing some questionable things with DLC recently I still have tons of fun. While most people looking at the game will t...

Mike Martin

4:00 PM on 03.03.2015

Reaper of Souls and Heart of the Swarm half off at Best Buy

Deals on Blizzard games are always a rarity (and they usually happen ages after said titles have been released). This week though, Best Buy has select Blizzard titles on sale 50% off.  If you still haven't tried out Diab...

Dealzon

3:30 PM on 03.03.2015

Oxenfree is bringing some flair to new-school adventure games

Last year a group of former Telltale and Disney employees came together to form Night School Studio. At GDC this morning, the indie developer unveiled its first project, "supernatural teen thriller" Oxenfree. The studio's Te...

Darren Nakamura

3:00 PM on 03.03.2015

Mega64 does Dark Dreams Don't Die

The longer we go without a second season of Dark Dreams Don't Die, the more I realize how much I genuinely connected with Swery65's strange adventure game. What a tragedy it would be for this story to go unfinished. I need r...

Jordan Devore

2:30 PM on 03.03.2015

Capcom listened! Local co-op added to Resident Evil: Revelations 2 for PC

There was drama last week surrounding the lack of splitscreen cooperative play in the Campaign and Raid Mode of Resident Evil: Revelations 2 for PC -- not only because that's a nice feature to have, but because Capcom "mistak...

Jordan Devore

2:00 PM on 03.03.2015

Escalator Pitch: Would you shell out for Sonic 2?

Indie developers make some cool as heck games, but they're not always so great at selling them. We want to them work on their pitch game until they're at Bumgarner levels and we want to take advantage of the the horrible, ho...

Steven Hansen





1:45 PM on 03.03.2015

OlliOlli 2, Valiant Hearts, Oddworld free via PS Plus

[Update: The PlayStation Blog and its European sister-site have confirmed thew new additions. Meanwhile, eagle-eyed Twitter user @thebiglouie spotted Dishonored in the latter article's URL, suggesting Beth...

Kyle MacGregor

1:30 PM on 03.03.2015

Unity 5 shows how to properly sell a game engine

Epic unveiled its new free-to-use (with eventual royalties) pricing model for Unreal Engine 4 this week during the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, while Unity launched the new iteration of its engine, Unity 5, wi...

Jordan Devore



Review: Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines photo
Review: Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines
by Josh Tolentino

Like many games of its type, Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines features a tiny graphic in its text boxes to remind players they can press a button to advance to the next line. Usually the graphic is of an X or O button pressing itself, but Oreshika's is of a little weasel pushing a button with its nose.

It's animated, and viewed from the side the little weasel can also look just like a person, sitting on their knees Japanese-style, bowing respectfully, over and over. That behavior's almost emblematic of the game's attitude, as it's so eager to let players do what they like (sometimes to their own detriment) that it almost comes off as desperate. 

But hey, they're gonna be dead soon anyway, so perhaps some deference is warranted.

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12:30 PM on 03.03.2015

Mad Max is releasing the same week as MGS V

How unfortunate. Warner Bros. and Avalanche Studios announced the release date for Mad Max on PC, PS4, and Xbox One: September 1 in North America, the same as Metal Gear Solid V, and September 4 in the United Kingdom. Also, t...

Jordan Devore

12:15 PM on 03.03.2015

HBO Go is now available on PS4

The Xbox One got HBO Go a few months back, and now it's the PS4's turn to join the party. Starting today, you can access the app on Sony's newest console. Just keep in mind that it still needs a cable subscription for no...

Chris Carter

12:00 PM on 03.03.2015

Suda51: No More Heroes almost ended with Travis Touchdown's death

Edge recently interviewed Goichi "Suda51" Suda about the making of No More Heroes, which was coincidentally timed quite nicely with my own article about the game a few days ago. The interview covered Suda51's inspirations for...

Ben Davis

11:45 AM on 03.03.2015

Let's take September off to play Metal Gear Solid V

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain will release worldwide on September 1, 2015. The news is attached to an IGN video that was supposed to go up tomorrow, but NeoGAF found a working URL for the it earlier today. NeoGAF sees ...

Jordan Devore