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Seven preview
I shouldn't like Seven as much as I did. The RPG comes from some of the guys behind The Witcher 3, a game that never really hooked me, and was heavily inspired by Thief, a game I'm terrible at. I don't know how they did it, b...   read

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Mafia III

Mafia III devs want driving to have that 'Steve McQueen movie feeling'

A new 2K-released video about Mafia III details the developers' intentions with regard to driving. The very first words are "In Mafia III, we're trying to achieve something we're calling 'Hollywood action driving.'" The direction is c...

 
Battlefield 1 preview
I'm sitting here eating a "house-made energy bar" in a theatre room in EA's Bay Area office staring at a DICE/EA logo while waiting for a presentation to confirm all the news about the new Battlefield that leaked this morning...   read

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Heroes of the Storm

Heroes of the Storm's Chromie looks like a beast

Here's that news again, but all official like. The next Heroes of the Storm characters are Chromie, a ranged assassin with "some of the highest kill-potential in the game," and Medivh, a hero-disabling and portal-opening ranged specialist....

 
Galak-Z: The Void
[Spoilers for the end of Galak-Z below.] The conclusion of Galak-Z's original four-season story mode ends on an ominous note. A-Tak and his crewmates in the Axelios have fought and scraped and bled their way through half the ...   read

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Battlefield 1

So, Battlefield 1, huh?

[Update: You can read all about Battlefield 1 over here now that the official announcement has happened. It is, in fact, straight-up WWI. And there are horses! The game releases October 21, 2016, but folks who pre-order the $79.99 Deluxe Ed...

 
Review
Every great modern detective has a vehicle that sums them up in a visual nutshell. Morse had the Jag, Columbo had that Peugeot deathtrap, Jack Irish had the Studebaker for a while, and to a lesser extent, the Scooby Gang had ...   read

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Battleborn

Battleborn's first balance patch coming soon, Marquis in the nerf crosshair

So yeah Battleborn -- it's not bad! I'm definitely going to be playing the Capture mode for the weeks to come, so it's nice to hear that Gearbox is going to look at a weekly cadence for balance updates, addressing community concerns. T...

 
The Silver Case
In an interview with Suda51 at PAX East, the Grasshopper CEO announced that the studio's very first game, The Silver Case, will be coming to PC later this year. The Silver Case debuted on the PlayStation in 1999, but was neve...   read

Battleborn review

Review: Battleborn

Last time we checked in with Battleborn, I wasn't sure what to make of it. On one hand, it was a loud, busy game that tried desperately to get me to like it. On the other, beneath the facade, it presented a decent shooter experience that Gearbox is typically known for. Having played through the story and a heap of games online, I'm a little less fuzzy on how I stand.   read

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Windows

We still have a couple of months to put off that Windows 10 upgrade

"If what I have works why upgrade now?" That's precisely how Steven and I have handled Microsoft's free upgrade program for Windows 10, and I have a feeling we'll continue resisting change until the last possible minute. You too? For us lai...

 
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Spin class

Activision explains why new Call of Duty trailer's 400,000 dislikes are a good thing

Activision debuted Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare this week and the name alone already has me exhausted. At least I'll be able to tell my kids that I remember a time when there wasn't a new Call of Duty every year, but they won't believe me...

 
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Heroes of the Storm

Accidental upload reveals Chromie and Medivh for Heroes of the Storm

Well, my guesses for the next Heroes of the Storm character were off, but a few of you nailed it. Good job! That vague dragon teaser was hinting at Chronormu, who will be playable in the game in gnome form as Chromie. Blizzard accidentally ...

 
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Atlas Reactor

Atlas Reactor is dropping its free-to-play system

While the closed beta for Atlas Reactor has been reasonably well-received, Trion Worlds has decided to move out of the free-to-play realm with its multiplayer strategy game in favor of premium pricing. There's a specific breakdown of the ne...

 
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Doom

One last look at Doom's single-player before launch

I keep forgetting that Doom is releasing on a Friday (May 13). Good timing on the "Friday the 13th" front, for one, but also having a whole weekend to tear through a new game? Much appreciated. Bethesda has shared the launch details and if...

 
Goliath
Going by the towering monsters and robots gracing Goliath's menu screen, you'd be forgiven for thinking Whalebox's upcoming game involved clashes between sky-scraping beast. In truth, the game's scale is a little more Titanfa...   read

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Devolver sale

Steam has a whole bunch of Devolver Digital games on sale

Devolver Digital and Steam are making it easier to part with your money this weekend. The newest sole-publisher-focused Steam sale highlights Devolver games, and there are some real bangers up for grabs. Let's get weird. Downwell for a meas...

 
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Overwatch

People are doing some awesome things in the Overwatch beta

Overwatch is clearly built, as Cliffy B puts it, on the "mad libs of combat" principle. Blizzard created a "Play of the Game" mechanic at the end of every match to showcase particularly impressive players so that they can share it online an...

 
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Dark Souls III

This player just one-hit KOed one of the toughest Dark Souls III bosses

After three playthroughs I'm fairly comfortable in crowning Dark Souls III as the easiest game in the series, but that doesn't mean it's not tougher than most action titles currently on the market. There were several zones and boss fig...

 
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Ubisoft

Ubisoft's Eagle Flight and Werewolves Within are on my radar

Ubisoft has a pair of virtual reality games arriving this year -- Eagle Flight, and Werewolf Within. The former is a cool looking flight simulator of sorts, where players don the guise of an eagle flying about Paris. If it actually has full...

 
E3 2016
E3 has been winding down in recent years, especially with big-name publishers like EA holding their own events off the show floor, and Nintendo literally only showing Zelda at the conference in 2016. The rise of controll...   read

Shadwen
Frozenbyte really doesn’t waste any time, does it? Less than a year after Trine 3 was released, the developer is back with timey-wimey stealth game Shadwen. Unfortunately, while it shows promise, maybe Frozenbyte is a bit too eager to get this one out.   read

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The Force Awakens

Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens looks better than expected

Well, hey, it's nice to have footage to put to Brett's words about Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Having seen the movie three times now (once in a theater in an eye-melting front-row seat; again in a different theater at a proper viewi...

 
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SPAZ 2

I'm still down for Space Pirates and Zombies 2

It has been two years since I last heard about Space Pirates and Zombies 2, but the space-exploration game is nearly ready for Early Access, and I still think its concept of a post-apocalyptic galaxy with hundreds of AI captains out there d...

 
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Vermintide

Vermintide's Drachenfels DLC introduces three new spooky maps

Joe liked the first-person cooperative rat-smashing Warhammer: End Times - Vermintide quite a bit, even though he felt it didn't do enough to differentiate itself from Left 4 Dead. I haven't had a chance to dig my teeth into it yet, bu...

 
Bazaar

Review: Bazaar

I see the term "tech demo" used derogatorily often, but it shouldn't always be an insult. Sure, if a game is 60 bucks and uses a half-assed gimmick, it deserves to be called out. But for bite-sized $10 experiences that are fun to play for a few hours, an afternoon of light fare isn't the worst thing in the world. Bazaar is basically the definition of that concept.   read

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Deals

May the 4th be discounts: All the Star Wars PC game deals

The Sith Lord has phoned in and the marketing department has received his memo. Game deals are aplenty this May 4th aka Star Wars Day. Is it just an excuse to toss up game deals and let Star Wars fans open their wallets? Yes. Yes, it is. Ma...

 
Overwatch
Overwatch may not have a campaign, but it sure has a story. Framed around a conflict called the "Omnic [sentient robot] Crisis," Overwatch was a peacekeeping organization that was thrown into turmoil and subsequentl...   read

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Steam

Valve mixes up Steam's review system

Steam's reviews, much like the entire Greenlight system, have room for improvement. In addition to spam review bomb issues, there's also a ton of clutter with the current UI, though Valve has responded to one problem in particular this week...

 
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League of Legends

League of Legends' next Champion gets her own Airbender anime intro

Did you think Riot Games would stop introducing Champions at some point? Silly person. League of Legends is getting yet another character soon in the form of Taliyah, the Stoneweaver, and as usual she sports an interesting aesthetic an...

 

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Kathy Rain"'I'm gonna haul ass to Lollapalooza!'"

 

Battleborn"Ready to Die"

 

Uncharted 4: A Thief's End"Sic parvis magna"

 

SteelSeries Siberia 350 USB headset"Like wearing a hissing cloud"

 

Pocket Card Jockey"Think of them as big greyhounds"

 

Bazaar"No, not that Magic Carpet"

 

Thrustmaster TMX Force Feedback Wheel"Basically the T150, but for Xbox One and PC"

 

Fragments of Him"Great writing and performances, terrible pacing and gameplay"

 

Push Me Pull You"Playing Nightcrawlers"

 

Chronos"I keep getting older, but they stay the same age"

 
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DISCUSSIONS | setupPosts by everyone - post yours

Pixie The Fairy

Civil War was good, but managed to stoop well below a rambling, giddy, incoherent Lex Luther to accomplish the same kind of conflict - and its the third time an Avengers movie has used said plot

 
Roxas1359

Hating that I currently have massive writers block for my last paper of the Im barely at a page and its supposed to be at least 10

 
absolutfreak

Waiting 30 more minutes for my college graduation to start; wishing i had stayed home to play Overwatch

 
MeeGhoulz

Hey,Jiraya!Im all out of catgirls,will foxy girls do the trick?

 
Torchman

Also why does look like a smug bitch 99% of the time?

 
Torchman

Thats a man that realized he just got his shit

 
Nathan D

Finally got my Beasthunter build all kitted That popped collar with cape and wide brimmed hat Its just so

 
Luca Blight

A blog yesterday and today I must be on a

 
Lex

Started to play some DoW2 Last Stand

 
gajknight

Guys, Alienation is my drug of choice for the foreseeable Ive only played 78 minutes and Im It feels so good and plays so And I can just see myself dumping unholy amounts of time to get that perfect Send help

 
ZombZ

I hope yall realise cat girls are just low tier monster

 
TheLimoMaker

Am I missing something with Overwatch, or is it just meant to be kind of eh?

 
Jiraya

Current Status

 
LinkSlayer64

Dont care about all the hate, Nintendos E3 site has me hype for

 
Fuzunga

One of these things is not like the

 
YoeriB

God I hope battlefield 1 will be on par with that trailer, cause that was fucking

 
Jinx 01

Made the mistake of dropping by DSOG (PC gaming The community there is still so snobbish and toxic, the kind of rich, graphics whore pricks that give the other 99% of PC gamers a bad Anyone who thinks PC is about graphics knows

 
Dreggsao

I hope WW1 Battlefield is steampunk WW1 with 5 minutes to find

 
Inquisitive Ravenclaw

Friendly reminder that tomorrow is Free Comic Book Day! Heres a listing of all the comics:

 
Dreggsao

The Forza Beta is the first PC game of which I know that uses the vibration for the triggers on the Xbox One The future is

 
LinkSlayer64

I keep trying to convince people I talk to offline to play Rhythm Thief, and none of them have been Its driving me Its so good, I havent had a game just click with me like this since Undertale! PLUS IT HAS AN ADORABLE ROMANCE SUBPLOT

 
Samsneeze

Birthright Chapter I wonder what my object- Oh route the enemy? Who could have fucking guessed? This game is just so full of At least this map isnt just an open field like the last ten or Save me Reina, youre my only

 
Dr Mel

Because some folks seem to really enjoy this: More Etymology! Weird has taken many meanings, but today simply means The Weird Sisters in Macbeth influenced the modern meaning of oddness and witchery but the word originally meant to

 
Oridan

Son of a I commented that first! Those likes should be mine, goddammit!

 
King Kaiser

Finals Mood:

 
KnickKnackMyWack

So is Sony never going to finish putting their PSOne Classics on the Vita or what?

 
Amna Umen

Exactly one month until Hearts of Iron I am become Senor Erwin

 
Rico the Penguin

sort of news is why you see investors looking towards phones instead of consoles and Which is a shame for me, since phone games tend to be ok at best, awful

 
Snorlaxowns

So I hear Nintendo isnt going to talk about the NX at E3 or in their Nintendo Direct next Havent they learned anything from the Wii U? But I guess its ok, the only people buying it are people who already know it exists

 

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