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Alicia Vikander

Tomb Raider movie has found its Lara Croft

Replacing Angelina Jolie is hard. My local theatre production of Carmen was disastrously thrown off track when I found out the woman I was in talks with through Craigslist to play the lead turned out not to be the Angelina Jolie, but an Ang...

 
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Drake, lol

Well, he has a point

Not to be outdone by Beyonce's HBO special album drop, the In-n-Out eating, "Hotline Bling" meme-ing Drake released a new album, Views, on iTunes. Which, actually, wait. iTunes? Nevermind. He was definitely outdone. Well, he released it any...

 
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Cyberpunk 2077

The Chinese Room calls out CD Projekt Red for 'sexist' games

BAFTA-winning developer, The Chinese Room, has accused CD Projekt Red of making sexist games. Responding to tweet about CD Projekt’s upcoming Cyberpunk 2077 (via NeoGAF), Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture developer said that the n...

 
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PlayStation VR

'YStation' VR Launch Bundle coming to the UK, too

The PlayStation VR Launch Bundle has been listed on Amazon UK. The pack — which had previously only been available Stateside — has now popped up on Amazon UK (thanks, TrustedReviews), but neither the price nor release date have&...

 
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Hot Lava

How has floor-is-lava 'em up Hot Lava not been made already?

I am utterly shocked Hot Lava hasn’t happened already. You know when you were a kid, and you’d jump all over the furniture, shouting “the floor is lava!” and pissing off your parents? It’s that but as a video g...

 
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Sega Mega Drive

Sega Genesis/Mega Drive ROM hacks are now available in the Steam Workshop

Sega has added Steam Workshop support for Sega Genesis & Mega Drive Classics, allowing ROM hackers to make their work easily available to everyone. The update comes as part of a massive revamp of Classics that introduces a full 3D menu ...

 
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The future is here!

Start a virtual LAN party in BigScreen, a must-have for VR owners

I can't stop saying the future is here when talking about virtual reality because seemingly every other day some new game or application comes out that just blows me away; today is one of those days. BigScreen, released for free today via ...

 
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Forza 6: Apex

Forza Motorsport 6: Apex opens its beta next week

Turn 10 is bringing Forza over to PC soon, but if you missed the initial announcement, well, this isn't exactly a dream scenario we're talking about here. Importantly, Forza Motorsport 6: Apex is a free-to-play title, one with a "curated si...

 
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Asemblance

Asemblance is an X-Files-inspired psychological thriller

I haven't even watched a single episode of the most recent X-Files run despite all of my Twitter-hot-take-fueled morbid curiosity, and yet that series as point of reference is still enough to get an immediate click out of me. This is Asemb...

 
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Space Hulk: Deathwing

Finally, we have some Space Hulk: Deathwing gameplay to look at

I've told you before that I know very little about Warhammer, whether it's 40K or the regular universe. But that doesn't mean I'm not curious about Streum On Studio's (the team behind E.Y.E: Divine Cybermancy) Space Hulk: Deathwing. A ...

 
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Oculus Rift

Crytek releases The Climb for Oculus Rift

Even with full safety gear, reassuring floor mats, and those dorky little shoes, rock climbing indoors is something I find to be both scary and exhilarating. I can't even entertain the idea of free climbing out in nature, but virtually? M...

 
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Waifu Wars: Midriff or bust

[Full disclosure: I use an app called Pocket to save things to read for later, including cblog promotions. I saved this way back when during Waifu Wars month, before Shade's promotion to community manager. So now I've finally gotten around ...

 
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Steam

Hell yes I'll play Duck Game for free this weekend

Duck Game is holding a free weekend event on Steam, and since it's three days long, that could end up being enough time for you to have some hearty laughs and get your fill of the crazed battle arena title. It's best played in the same room...

 
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Deals

Get half-off amiibo and games today at Best Buy

When it's not hawking the Geek Squad service down your throat, Best Buy occasionally runs wicked sales and promotions. Today is one such day with half-off select video games (we count 52 titles across platforms). Plus, select amiibo figures...

 
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Fallout 4

Fallout 4 finally gets Survival Mode on PC, along with a bunch of other fixes

It has been a long time comin', but Bethesda just added Survival Mode to Fallout 4 on PC. The new mode takes away almost all of the easy-to-lean-on convenience of Fallout 4. For instance, there's no fast travel, you can only save while...

 
Ori and the Blind Forest photo
Ori and the Blind Forest

Damnit, Ori and the Blind Forest's vinyl glows in the dark and I'm broke

I recently started collecting some vinyl from games and movies I enjoy (judge me as you will), and I'm having fun with it. But it ain't a cheap hobby by a long shot! Recently I was able to snag that fancy Hotline Miami 2 vinyl, and hoo...

 
Doom photo
Doom

Those are good secrets, Doom

During yesterday's live-stream reveal of the Doom campaign, our comments section lit up with people exclaiming that this Doom wasn't enough like the Doom they knew and loved. It turns out that the single-player portion is actuall...

 
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Steam Sale

Heads up, weebs! Steam's second anime sale just began

If you missed out on Steam's Anime sale last year, Valve is giving you another chance right now. This weekend, you get can up to 90% off of games such as Grandia II, the Blazblue series, the Naruto series, Deathsmiles, and my personal favor...

 
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided photo
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided's 101 trailer is strangely on the nose

Game trailers often apply one of two methods: the cinematic/narrative option teases some story to hope that would-be players become invested in the events happening in this make-believe world, and gameplay trailers attempt to entice people ...

 
Killing Floor 2 photo
Killing Floor 2

Double XP and increased drop rate in Killing Floor 2 this weekend

Tripwire Interactive has been focusing its efforts on Killing Floor 2's new Versus mode for the last couple weeks. Using the recently-implemented Live Update system to try to balance has led to small changes being pushed out at a rapid pace...

 
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Pocket Card Jockey

Game Freak's Pocket Card Jockey is arriving next week

We already knew that Pocket Card Jockey was coming west. It even got an eShop demo recently, signifying its impending release. But thanks to a trailer from Nintendo, we now know that it's actually coming to the 3DS eShop next week on M...

 
Nioh photo
Nioh

Nioh amazingly lets you choose between visual fidelity and a consistent frame rate

As someone who speaks on this subject of framerates a lot, I'll break it down again for people who don't care. For most games, 30fps, or even sub 30fps, may not even matter. For slow adventure titles, puzzle games, or anything else that doe...

 
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Nintendo Download

Nintendo Download: Lost Reavers

It's wax on, wax off (mostly off, let's face it) for the eShop these days. The Wii U has a few big releases here and there, and the 3DS churns out the occasional great indie release. Today is more exciting than usual on the former, with Los...

 
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Hyper Light Drifter

Hyper Light Drifter just got a surprise co-op beta

Hyper Light Drifter is finally out, but Heart Machine's work isn't finished just yet. In addition to working on PS4, Vita, and Xbox One versions, they're also incorporating another mode into the PC edition -- co-op. Apparently the feat...

 
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No Man's Sky

No Man's Sky doesn't have a proper story, but it has lore

Lead designer Sean Murray notes that although No Man's Sky doesn't necessarily have a real story mode, the game does have "little touches" that explain why the universe came into being, and what inhabits it. I'm sure it'll all be very subtl...

 
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Zero Time Dilemma

Zero Time Dilemma takes text skipping to a new level

I can still recall the pain of playing through various New Game+ modes in old games where you couldn't skip cutscenes. It was excruciating, having to sit through 10-15 minute expositions constantly, but newer games have gotten better about ...

 
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Nostalgia

The Pokemon re-releases were downloaded 1.5 million times

We touched on Nintendo's financial results for the fiscal year ended March 2016, noting that profits fell 60.6 percent in part because of a "lack of major titles," but there was another breakout tidbit that caught my eye: the Pokémon...

 
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Xenoblade

Xenoblade hits Wii U Virtual Console today

Xenoblade Chronicles is launching on the Wii U Virtual Console in North America today. The role-playing game, which completed a world tour in 2012 after its Japanese debut in 2010, will cost just $20 on the eShop -- which is a hell of a lot...

 
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Nintendo

Sony made more money with just PSN than Nintendo did all year

Sony’s PlayStation Network made more money last year than the entire Nintendo company put together. Following Ninty’s financial statement yesterday, people cleverer than me noticed that PSN alone generated ¥529.1bn, compar...

 
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BioWare

This may be our favourite theme park ride on the Citadel

Remember that Mass Effect theme park ride we told you about? According to Fortune (via VG24/7), the Mass Effect theme park experience is still on track to open next month, and will boast 33% extra Ds courtesy of a 3D to 4D upgrade that wi...

 

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King Kaiser

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Grunting intensifies* seriously though, does anyone know if a full version of this exists on a soundtrack I can I finished revelations and it is definitely a contender for my 3ds I just think this is the best version of lost in

 
Gundy

After trying Star Fox Zero Im kinda glad Miyamoto hasnt found a way to make me not enjoy F-Zero

 
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Wow, putting points into Vitality is probably something I should have 4 points and my hps went up 25%

 
Parismio

I finally defeated the second boss of Nioh It took me several tries solo but I did

 
DeadMoon

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Rico the Penguin

About the only thing in DS3 I legit dislike is the invasion 100% of my invasions tonight involved me porting in and being surrounded by 3 Is there literally only one place you invade from? Thats awful Otherwise, good ga

 
Chris Bradshaw

How does a game like Comix Zone, a game that was barely 2 Megs on Genesis, manage 549 MB on Xbox?

 
lewness

Spent Saturday running through Untended Graves and Archdragon Peak with relative Sunday screaming at the Nameless King 2nd dead

 
Fuzunga

Came across this plastered on a window the other My new favorite stock

 
Torchman

OI Its been removed from Europe If you give a shit about this game, buy a physical copy RIGHT

 
whatsacow

Replaying Dark Souls 3 and I think its actually the worst in the In fact, I think its actually made me sick of the series, which I never thought From, leave Bandai Namco and make something Bloodborne proved youre still good at it

 
Torchman

Super Robot Wars Z3 is supposed to show up Monday/Tuesday according to Amazons It was ordered March 29th for The Max Factory Big O was ordered the week after from elsewhere and showed up the Both from Fuck this seller

 
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Managed to finish my 15 page thesis for this Now to turn it in tomorrow and start on my last paper for the

 
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Bought an xbox one with kinect out of We already have 2 ps 4 and wii I never buy new and always look for deals, so in reality I have spent very little I am not conviced I need all of the systems this To keep or not

 
Dreamweaver

Was goofing around invading the other day in Dark Souls III, and after seeing the Host rolling with three phantoms, I decided to use the Chamelon spell after seeing someone elses video on I tried to sneak past them when they stopped, but :P

 
StriderHoang

Wait what should I redeem? Citizens of Earth Wii U or 3DS?

 
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An accurate representation of me as I was checking out the VNs on sale right Im using this with length because I would probably be banned if I posted the version looking at NEEDLESS TO SAY I AM

 
Gundy

Im super hooked on Re:Zero

 
Torchman

Im done work and theres still light out? WHAT IS THIS BLACK MAGIC

 
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So, another slow Except for that thing with DarkSydePhil thats been going Boy, was that a

 
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Playing some Bloodborne if youd like to

 
Parismio

Found out in Nioh that you dont have invincibility when opening

 
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Gotta clean the house before I can play more Star Oh well, at least I get to watch Lord of the Rings while I do it

 
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Weekend update: I have not cleaned up the mess in my It has grown by 2 plastic bottles, some files and 3 pairs of I did however sort the balls in the ball pit at our local indoor playground by I have the weirdest ocd known to

 
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Was thinking of starting a weekly blog series here where I highlight awesome game tracks to listen Does anyone here already do that?

 
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Rurouni Kenshin is one manga series which never got the videogame it A Souls-like with a romantic comedy subplot would be

 

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