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11:00 PM on 07.29.2014

You won't be decapitating anybody in Assassin's Creed Unity

Early marketing materials for Assassin's Creed Unity have largely included guillotines, headless bodies, and severed heads on pikes. It makes sense; the clash of classes that was the French Revolution was an awfully bloo...

Brett Makedonski

4:45 PM on 07.29.2014

Assassin's Creed Unity trailer kills with the blade to save from the blade

Ubisoft released a new and highly dramatic CG trailer for Assassin's Creed Unity, and it introduces a new character to the game's cast. Arno Dorian, Unity's protagonist, sprints across Paris rooftops in order to save a young...

Brett Makedonski



Review: Battle Princess of Arcadias photo
Review: Battle Princess of Arcadias
by Kyle MacGregor

A pastime needn't necessarily be transcendent to make for an experience enjoyable. So long as there's a hook, something to keep one captivated throughout the journey's duration, it's easy enough to look beyond some frayed edges and just enjoy the ride.

In the case of Battle Princess of Arcadias, the hook never really manifests. The action role-playing game casts out some nice ideas, but none are quite compelling enough to really reel one in.

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5:00 PM on 07.25.2014

You can wear a kangaroo codpiece in Sunset Overdrive

For San Diego Comic-Con, Insomniac Games is talking up character customization in Sunset Overdrive and the clothing options range from "traditional" to "out there" -- way, way out there. Interestingly, these vanity items don...

Jordan Devore

4:30 PM on 07.25.2014

Bat-Cow is an udder delight in LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham

Now here's a game that really does feel right at home at Comic-Con. TT Games has a new trailer for LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham prepared for the San Diego convention and, better yet, images featuring LEGO Bat-Cow, Batman of ...

Jordan Devore

1:30 PM on 07.25.2014

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor shall not release on October 7 anymore

October is going to be ridiculously packed with high-profile videogames, so the news that Warner Bros. has decided to fast-track Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor's release from October 7 to September 30 is certainly welcom...

Brett Makedonski

8:00 AM on 07.25.2014

Dark Souls II gets patch 1.08, fixes and balances in tow

Fresh off its new Crown of the Sunken King DLC, From Software has updated and tweaked Dark Souls II for everyone. Weapons have been balanced (with extra or decreased damage depending on the item), and spells have be...

Chris Carter

4:00 PM on 07.24.2014

Memory spared: Freedom Wars gets retail release in Europe

The Monster Hunter x headphones Vita game Freedom Wars was originally only coming to Europe digitally. This upset some people. Maybe their internet access is limited. Maybe they don't want to spend money on over-pri...

Steven Hansen

3:15 PM on 07.24.2014

Lords of the Fallen trailer: Lustful women and a moody CCR cover

Lords of the Fallen sits somewhere between Darksiders (#darksiders2) and Dark Souls. The trailer, with the God of War-styled heavy petting foursome, leans toward the former.  With the trailer comes the announcement that those who pre-order get bumped up to a Limited Edition, which just means some weapons, The Monk's Decipher DLC, and a soundtrack.

Steven Hansen

3:00 PM on 07.24.2014

Jump reveals One Piece: Super Grand Battle! X for 3DS

One Piece is coming off its fresh Unlimited World Red release, and into the fire yet again with a a brand new release. Jump has just revealed One Piece: Super Grand Battle! X for the 3DS. It'll arrive this...

Chris Carter

10:00 PM on 07.23.2014

Piranha wants to go back to its roots for Risen 3

Piranha Bytes went off in a different direction with its pirate-centric Risen 2: Dark Waters and that didn't sit well with some series fans. For the next game, Risen 3: Titan Lords, the studio claims it has gone back to its ...

Jordan Devore

9:00 AM on 07.23.2014

Well, I won't be playing as Red Hood or Harley in Batman: Arkham Knight

GameStop teased an announcement that seems to have come out: a GameStop exclusive Red Hood story pack for the upcoming Batman game. Harley, we already knew, is a pre-order incentive at most major retailers. There's ...

Steven Hansen

7:30 PM on 07.22.2014

Platformer Freedom Planet borrows from the Sega Genesis greats

Freedom Planet looks like a lost Sega Genesis gem, but it's actually a brand new action-platform game created by GalaxyTrail. I remember hearing about it a while back from Tony Ponce -- first in 2012 and again last year when...

Jordan Devore

4:30 PM on 07.22.2014

Azure Striker out next month in Japan, working on North American release parity

Keiji Inafune's other not Mega Man game, Azure Striker: Gunvolt, is coming to Japan (via 3DS eShop) on August 20. No word on a specific North American release date. Inti Creates' Takuya Aizu explained...

Steven Hansen





12:30 PM on 07.22.2014

Mysterious Super Saiyan revealed in new Dragon Ball Xenoverse demos

A new batch of screens and art have revealed more of the mysterious figure seen during the announcement of Dragon Ball Xenoverse at E3 2014. This character, uncharacteristically for Saiyans, seems to have red hair instead of ...

Brittany Vincent



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

2014 has been very good to me, but Dark Souls II is one of my favorite games of the year. Many debates have raged on as to whether or not it's as exceptional as its predecessor (Demon's Souls is better than both), but having played it prior to launch without any hints or guides, I heartily enjoyed getting lost in its labyrinthine tunnels and deadly arenas.

The Crown of the Sunken King DLC expands that goodness by about five to ten hours depending on your skill level, and even if it's one of the less remarkable levels in the game, it's still worth playing.

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