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Hellblade

Ninja Theory wants to involve you in their game-making process


Reminds me of Planescape: Torment for some reason
Aug 14
Hellblade was announced for PS4 to be developed and published by Ninja Theory (DmC: Devil May Cry, Enslaved: Odyssey to the West, Heavenly Sword). Hellblade is set to focus on a Celtic-inspired twisted world, with brutal com... read
The Witcher

Set aside five minutes for this Witcher 3 footage


Nothing good ever comes from swamps
Aug 14
An evil force is causing the villagers of Downwarren to sleepwalk into a nearby forest, never to come back, and it's up to Geralt to figure out what's going on. Yesterday's images looked as good as ever but there's no compar... read
gamescom

Gamescom looks absolutely hellish


Just be glad you aren't there right now
Aug 14
Gamescom is in full swing, and it's difficult to envy those attending Europe's largest gaming convention this weekend. Just look at all those bodies. Envision the endless queues and pungent odors housed within the Koelnmesse. The things we do for videogames... Brian Albert [Twitter via Kotaku] read
Games as a service
Xbox's flagship franchise isn't something that Microsoft's going to stray from anytime soon. Why would it? If there was any doubt about Halo's lasting appeal, it was dashed with the E3 reveal of Halo: The Master Chief Collect... read feature

The Butterfly Effect
Supermassive Games' Pete Samuels and Will Byles held a behind-closed-doors session during gamescom to give us a better look into upcoming PS4 horror title Until Dawn. During that session they explained how their PS3 Move-only... read feature

There's a really solid platformer in there too
One glance at Moon Studios' Ori and the Blind Forest is enough to be immediately enamored by the game's visuals. Actually, it's almost an inevitability. Every piece of media that Microsoft releases for Ori draws att... read feature

Ryse on PC

Ryse: Son of Rome on PC shows tons of detail, runs at 4K


But you'll need a pretty nice rig
Aug 14
This fall, Xbox One launch game Ryse: Son of Rome comes to the PC with some significant visual upgrades. This morning at gamescom, we met with Crytek's Brian Chambers, senior producer on Ryse, to check out the PC build for the first time. It looks goooood. read
Put your hands in the air, this is for the players
Sony came and delivered pretty much what I expected from their gamescom 2014 press conference. They had a boatload of indie games with interesting visual styles. They've continued their expansive trajectory of porting bigger... read feature

Battlefield

Battlefield Hardline's single-player campaign reminds me of Far Cry 3


A 12-minute slice of gameplay
Aug 13
Up until now, Visceral Games has concentrated on showing the multiplayer side of Battlefield Hardline. That's been fine, but unlike most other Battlefield titles, I'm actually somewhat interested in hearing about the single-... read
Except for that Tomb Raider thing
Microsoft's press conferences often leave me with cranial damage from head-to-desk impact, but their gamescom 2014 presser felt pretty okay to me. I'm excited to see Microsoft making an attempt to partner with more indies. A... read feature

Time for some tough love
A lot of people seemed disappointed when Sony closed its gamescom press conference without much mention of the PlayStation Vita. And it isn't difficult to understand why. The struggling portable seemed like an afterthought ye... read feature

The power of neon!
Jack of all trades, master of none. Sure Delson from Infamous: Second Son has the ability to suck up other people's powers for his own, which is pretty cool in its own right. But those that just have one specific power to man... read feature

Mordor Shatitself?


Also gamescom floor gallery
Aug 13
Here are some of the weird and neat things we found running around the gamescom show floor today. I don't even know what's going on with those noodles. read
Poop confirmed

Weaponized horse poop CONFIRMED for MGS V


This is next-gen gaming at its finest
Aug 13
Poop is something frequently omitted in videogames. How many epic adventures have we all played without seeing our heroes take a quick trip to the water closet en route to saving the world? A lot. Probably. Thankfully, that w... read
Far Cry 4

How Far Cry 4 plans on making memorable missions


'Here’s a palette, a brush, and a canvas. Go wild.'
Aug 13
Think back on Far Cry 3. Reflect on all the memorable moments you had with that game. What sticks out the most? The missions or the unscripted stuff that happened in the open world? Chances are you primarily remember the unsc... read
Hideo Kojima

Hideo Kojima not keen on remaking his previous games


If he had to choose MGS 1 would be the one
Aug 13
Considering most of the Metal Gear Solid games have been re-released in various fashions over the years, it's surprising that Hideo Kojima isn't too keen on remaking his older games. When asked at Konami's Metal Gear Solid V ... read
Seriously, he's the worst
Even though I wasn’t optimistic about the prospect, I wanted to put my best foot forward. With a cheery tone to my voice, I affirmed the stranger’s request to play Project Totem cooperatively with me. The entire m... read feature

LittleBigPlanet 3

See some new screenshots for LittleBigPlanet 3


Sackboy and friends take things to a new level with enchanced user content
Aug 13
After the runaway success of the first two LittleBigPlanet titles on PS3, fans had been clamoring for a follow-up on Sony's new hardware. With the announcement of LittleBigPlanet 3 at E3 coming to both PS4 and PS3, the LBP co... read
Titanfall final DLC

Titanfall's third and final DLC pack drops this autumn


'IMC Rising'
Aug 13
Today at gamescom EA, announced the last map pack for Titanfall -- IMC Rising. The three maps will be titled Backwater, Zone 18, and Sandtrap, and as always, it'll run you $10 or $25 for the Season Pass. The Xbox One an... read
You won't be able to help it
Gamescom is a noisy, crowded mess. Shoulder to shoulder with patrons that didn’t seem to care what they bump into, I trudged my way to my next appointment. As I stepped through the door to the meeting room, something un... read feature

Go on a wild trip
Far Cry 3 had some pretty wild moments. Like, remember when Vaas was dancing around on the stripper pole? Good stuff. Far Cry 4 will have some crazy segments as well, but these are a little more grounded to the core of the ga... read feature

Until Dawn

Until Dawn is my kind of horror


It's all about the butterfly effect
Aug 13
I am a little baby when it comes to horror movies. I just can’t. I can’t sit and force myself to stare at a screen that will make me scream and flinch. That’s not fun to me! The opposite is true when it com... read

It would take you 4,000 years to see repetition in No Man's Sky


An FU to the 'guy in the comments'
Aug 13
At a gamescom presentation today, Sean Murray from Hello Games wanted to give his comeback to a "guy in the comments" that goes against his claim that the universe of upcoming game No Man's Sky is infinite. The comments ... read
From Software's next title seeks to re-invent the Souls game
It seems like yesterday when we were all huddling around the mysterious WebM videos floating around the internet. Showing a strange and unknown game resembling a Souls title, many people didn't know what to make of it. The ch... read feature

Bloodborne

Bloodborne's health regaining system detailed


Regain System revealed at gamescom
Aug 13
A new system for upcoming From Software PS4 title Bloodborne was revealed at gamescom today in a behind-closed-doors meeting. It's called the Regain System, and it lets you recover health after taking a hit.  It's not as easy as it sounds to get your health back, though.  read
Admire its purity
Though it was initially seen as "Jaws-in-space," the legacy for Alien is certainly much more pristine than the one with the giant shark. Originally released in 1979, the first Alien would eventually become a much-loved horror... read feature

First look at the new PS4 title
At a gamescom briefing today, Dylan Cuthbert of Q-Games showed off their brand collaboration with Sony Studios Japan for the first time. PS4 title The Tomorrow Children (temporary title) is quite different from Q-Games' other titles, but it does share their trademark creativity and imagination. It's...pretty weird. read feature

Except now you're a bad guy so you can totally kill everybody
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag was a huge game. Like, you could easily sink 100 hours into that whole experience before getting 100 percent completion. So Assassin's Creed Rogue may or may not be quite the game for you. It ... read feature

Here's a better look at that Sunset Overdrive White Xbox One


Ooh, shiny
Aug 13
My Xbox One already looks dirty. Scummy, even. It's not just the fingerprints and dust in the grooves, either. I don't know what they did with their plastics or build or whatever, but mine looks like hell and it hasn't even b... read
Assassin's Creed Unity

Assassin's Creed Unity's two big changes that I'm excited for


Changes that will hopefully make the experience less frustrating
Aug 13
Okay, so technically there's three big changes that everyone will be excited about, the third being the whole two- to four-player cooperative experience in Assassin's Creed Unity. Personally I'm not all that looking forward t... read
Borderlands Pre-Sequel

Claptrap shows off his action skill(s) in this Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel trailer


Who is that mysterious woman?
Aug 13
2K Games has been trickling out information about the playable characters in the upcoming Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, but while it has featured Athena the Gladiator, Wilhelm the Enforcer, and Nisha the Lawbringer, the publi... read

Next Star Wars: The Old Republic update will let you build homes


It's like the Sims now! BUT IN SPACE!
Aug 13
EA revealed the next update for Star Wars: The Old Republic at its gamescom press conference. The Galactic Strongholds downloadable content will let you build a home in the game. Yup, SWTOR is now Sims. You can show off your cribs to friends in the game.  The update will also include Guild flagships, used to go around space and conquer planets.  read






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