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Hover: Revolt of Gamers

Jet Set-esque Hover: Revolt of Gamers sure looks pretty


Night and day cycle
May 20
When I saw the Kickstarter for Hover: Revolt of Gamers, I had to back it. It's been a while since we've seen anything even remotely related to Jet Set, and although I'm still desperately craving an HD remake of Jet Set Radio... read
Garden Warfare

The fantastic Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare gets a permanent price drop


Down to $20
May 20
If you haven't picked up Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare yet and even remotely enjoy shooters like Team Fortress, the newly minted $20 price drop is a perfect excuse to take the plunge. That price will be in effect fo... read
Heroes of the Storm

Heroes of the Storm is now in open beta, will launch next month


On June 2
May 20
Heroes of the Storm has been in alpha and closed beta sessions for a while, but it's prepping for a full launch next month. For now, you can enter the open beta on Mac or PC with a simple signup on the game's websi... read
Bloodstained

Bloodstained will now have a PC beta, similar to Mighty No. 9


$60 or more
May 20
If you backed Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, you may want to take a look at your contribution level. IGA and his team have just added another bonus to the $60 tier, which includes access to a PC beta by way of Steam. Whil... read
Mighty No. 9

The Mighty No. 9 PC beta is being pulled later today


Grab/play it while you can
May 20
For those of you who backed at a certain level for the Mighty No. 9 Kickstarter, you were granted access to a PC beta by way of Steam. That test is ending today, so if you haven't had a chance to try it out, go download ... read
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Is The Witcher 3 hanging after the opening cutscene for you?


Here's some tips to get you going again
May 20
Having trouble with The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt? You're not the only one. Some Xbox One and PlayStation 4 players over on GameFAQs, Reddit and Twitter are reporting that the game hangs after the opening ... read
H1Z1 cheaters

Daybreak bans thousands of H1Z1 cheaters


Boo hoo, you're breaking my heart
May 19
Nearly 25000 cheaters just got the permanent boot from H1Z1. According to Daybreak president John Smedley's Twitter, the purge targeted cheaters using ESP hacks, a cheat designed to reveal other player's location and status a... read
You Must Build a Boat

10000000 sequel You Must Build a Boat out on June 4


'10000001' too on-the-nose
May 19
You Must Build a Boat has been in the works for a while. Originally planned as a free update to hit match-three puzzle game 10000000, it eventually ballooned into something big enough to be its own thing. That was more than ... read
Cities: Skylines

Tunnel snakes rule! Cities: Skylines update adds tunnels and more


Euro-centric maps and buildings
May 19
The excellent city-builder Cities: Skylines is going subterranean with its first big update. The expansion includes: Three new European Themed Maps Over 50 European style buildings for the new European map themes Wall-to-wal... read
Marvel-ous

Dead or Alive 5 gets superhero costume set


Marvel-ous
May 19
Not as on the nose as the Senran Kagura cross over and a bit more creative than the many "as few clothes as possible" packs, Dead or Alive 5 Last Round (the fourth, final iteration of Dead or Alive 5) debuted its super hero ... read

Team Fortress 2sdays: Missing You


Hawd dammit Bawbee!
May 19
Dammit Hank. I keep forgetting I have to write these until the last second, and then I'm stumped. You're out there, flying around on your winged anus llama. Drinking in the clouds with your eyes, while Mario Lopez serves you ... read
'Game 4'

20 minutes of the new game from Castle Crashers, BattleBlock dev


The Behemoth's 'Game 4'
May 19
Because apparently it's 2008 again, I actually played some Castle Crashers this year, which then got me hankering for some BattleBlock, which I prefer. And I'm thinking the tentatively titled "Game 4," with its strategy leanings, might make for my favorite Behemoth game yet. The 20 minutes above is an updated version of what Jordan played and previewed last year, if you prefer words. read
SMITE

Ratatoskr is a cute new character in SMITE that will happily murder you in your sleep


Awww....aaaaaghhh
May 19
SMITE is still trucking along for the long haul on PC and with the Xbox One beta, and developer Hi-Rez Studios has just revealed the newest god -- Ratatoskr. In case you're wondering, yes, that cute little critter is a r... read
Sunset

1970's revolutionary thriller Sunset out this week


Orange you glad you read this post
May 19
You ever notice how blue the Nolan Batman films are, or the blue and orange trend that slathers everything from Drive to Transformers to Battlefield cover art? Turns out humans respond well to color and when creating a work ... read
Mortal Kombat X

Mortal Kombat X is nearly as popular as Ultra Street Fighter IV at Combo Breaker


A very small difference at the moment
May 19
The hyped has worked out for Mortal Kombat X it seems. It's done well both critically and commercially, and the fighting game community has taken a liking to it professionally as well. According to lead organizer Rick Th... read
M. Bison

M. Bison was revealed today in Street Fighter V, of all days


For him...
May 19
Like there was any doubt Street Fighter V would ship without M. Bison? Capcom, by way of IGN, has revealed the character with a brand new gameplay trailer. You'll find plenty of psycho-action and some really neat p... read
Free 2 porn

Oculus won't be blocking virtual porn


Ecosystem as open as your Friday night
May 19
While I still haven't gotten my own anime mascot, one more surefire thing happened: the Oculus Rift bore a lot of porn experiments. There were fake boobs to grab, real-life sex toys to hump in calibration to the anime girls g... read
BRASIL

Mortal Kombat X gets, uh, Brazil costume pack


Not the movie
May 19
Ok, look. I did pay $.99 for a PSN avatar once. An Italian-flag-colored LittleBigPlanet sackboy back in whatever World Cup when LittleBigPlanet was still a thing. Probably 2002 or something. Still! Mortal Kombat X's Ed Boon t... read
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is an improvement upon its predecessor in a lot of ways, and despite the fact that it's a tad more streamlined, there is a learning curve involved. Here's a few quick tips to get you started. read feature

Old Doom 4

Doom 4 used to look nothing like Doom


So this is why it's taken so long
May 18
Ahead of its full reveal next month, Bethesda let out a couple seconds of footage for the new Doom. It looks cool to the extent that a snippet like this can look cool. Also, crucially, the footage is evocative of the series. ... read
The Witcher 3

Maybe you shouldn't download that Witcher 3 patch on Xbox One


What's important to you?
May 18
Before firing up The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt for its global launch tomorrow, you'll be prompted to download a day one update. This patch is supposed to fix some issues, and generally make everything better. That's not quit... read
Life is Strange

Life is Strange looks like it's going to start heating up


And blowing up
May 18
The third episode of Life is Strange releases this week, and it appears as if the embattled-teen story will really pick up speed with this next installment. That is, if this trailer has anything to say about it. Thus fa... read
The Witcher 3

The Witcher 3's day-one patch isn't all that massive


Also, have a launch trailer
May 18
When The Witcher 3 went gold, it was basically done. Although the normal industry protocol is to patch in a massive 20GB+ day-one patch to fix nearly everything, the day-one update for Wild Hunt only clocks in at 4... read
A Telltale game series

Episode 4 of Telltale's Game of Thrones is coming, here are some screens


More like LAME of thrones
May 18
Ah, Game of Thrones. I forget it's still a huge thing sometimes, like when I recently learned Mad Men is still on. This time it's the fourth episode, "Sons of Winter," of Telltale's adventure game take on the J.R.R. Tolkien property to remind me it's still around. Here are some pictures. Darren Nakamura liked the last episode and will be doing up a review of this'n when it comes. read
90's Arcade Racer

Remember 90's Arcade Racer? It's looking pretty good


So blue
May 18
90s Arcade Racer feels like a relic of the past. It's actually a brand new project that was Kickstarted in 2013, but I very rarely hear anything about it, and often forget it exists. Thankfully a new update was given las... read
In case you missed it, Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition is now a thing. Following up on their release of the excellent DmC Devil May Cry: Definitive Edition (seriously, it's great), Capcom are readying their second hit o... read feature

Nobunaga's Ambition

Nobunaga's Ambition coming west this September


To PS4, PS3, PC with dual-audio
May 18
Nobunaga's Ambition: Sphere of Influence is coming west, Koei Tecmo announced today. Originally released in December 2013 as Nobunaga no Yabō: Sozou, this is the latest entry in Koei Tecmo's long-running grand strat... read
"Schrödinger's Cat" refers to an old physics thought experiment that highlights the weirdness of the quantum theory. Though it generally applies to very small particles, a device could be designed that leverages the prob... read feature

Civilization Beyond Earth

Civilization: Beyond Earth getting an expansion this fall


Settle the oceans in Rising Tide
May 18
Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth came out last year, and although I loved it, a lot of the series' hardcore fans picked it apart as being less complex than past entries. Though it doesn't nearly address every complaint,... read
LGBT Dragon Age

BioWare lead writer talks gay romances, LGBT characters, and Dragon Age sales


Did you ride the bull?
May 18
Fellow bearded brethren and radio personality Andy Borkowski interviewed David Gaider, the lead writer of Dragon Age: Inquisition on the topic of diversity in the series. David states that an argument could be made that ... read
Grand Theft Auto V

GTA 5 physical sales top 5 million in UK alone


And that's not even counting downloads
May 18
Grand Theft Auto V has sold over 5 million copies in the UK. The figures are confirmed by chart company GfK Chart-Track and don't even include download sales (meaning the squillions of recent Steam purchas... read
Trigger

Trigger looks to examine the PTSD process from the inside out


A visual novel about trauma
May 17
Amy Dentata is a game developer's game developer, though her next project doesn't look like it's made to appeal strictly to game design theorist. Trigger is a visual novel about suffering from PTSD and the process of discover... read






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