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Impressions: Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition photo
Impressions: Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition
by Chris Carter

Tomb Raider had a rather interesting development cycle. It went from pure hype, to "this looks like an Uncharted clone," to controversy, and back to hype. But all of that dev drama aside, when the game actually came out, I thought it delivered.

As one of my favorite titles of 2013, I really enjoyed Tomb Raider for what it was, and thought it looked pretty gorgeous to boot. Those visuals have been jacked up for the Definitive Edition on the Xbox One and PS4, but that's about all that's been changed. It's still the same great game, for better or worse.

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11:00 PM on 01.22.2014

Wright on: GBA Phoenix Wright trilogy coming to 3DS

Capcom is bundling the first three Ace Attorney games for 3DS, according to Famitsu, picked up by Siliconera. Ace Attorney 123: Wright Selection will include Ace Attorney, Justice for All, and Trials and Tribulations, all gu...

Steven Hansen

7:30 AM on 10.31.2013

Disgaea 4 Return gets a debut Vita trailer

Disgaea 4 is coming to the Vita in the form of Disgaea 4 Returns, and you can get a quick look at what's on offer in this new trailer from developer NIS. The franchise's signature style is all here, including Prinny costumes...

Chris Carter

2:45 PM on 10.23.2013

PC version of Castlevania: Mirror of Fate HD coming later

We've been teased before about the possibility of a PC release for the console-bound Castlevania: Lords of Shadow -- Mirror of Fate HD. When asked on Twitter if the game would see a simultaneous PC and console release, produc...

Abel Girmay

1:00 AM on 10.10.2013

Namco hates you: Tales of Hearts R is on iOS in Japan

I don't want to break your Tales of Hearts, Tales fans, but I guess it builds character. Tales of Hearts was a DS game that never got localized. It's supposed to be quite good. Namco polished the game, added a new character, ...

Steven Hansen

3:00 PM on 08.18.2013

PC Port Report: Spelunky

[Want to know how a developer handled the PC version of a multiplatform game? Check out the PC Port Report for the full scoop.] The original Spelunky, now known as Spelunky Classic, was a freeware PC title, but it was XBLA pl...

Fraser Brown

2:00 AM on 07.31.2013

Get your box off with Real Boxing on Vita

The mobile title Real Boxing is coming to PlayStation Vita next month, August 27. Its press release boasts it is the, "first console-style boxing simulation for the PlayStation Vita" and has newly featured, "console-style mu...

Steven Hansen

10:15 AM on 07.13.2013

Disgaea 4 is coming to the PlayStation Vita in Japan

Rejoice Valvatorez fans, as Disgaea 4 is officially headed to the PlayStation Vita this January in Japan as Disgaea 4 Return. Following suit with every core game in the series that's either rocked the DS, PSP, ...

Chris Carter

11:00 PM on 06.29.2013

Critical Hit! XCOM: Enemy Unknown finally out for Macs

Seems like a fair bit of critically acclaimed titles are finally making their long-awaited hop over to the Mac gaming universe. Last week we had Rockstar's take on a modern noir story in Max Payne 3, and this week we have Fir...

Jason Cabral

5:00 PM on 06.28.2013

PC Port Report: Joe Danger 1 & 2

Joe Danger and Joe Danger 2: The Movie are such great games. I played the crap out of both of them on the consoles, and am still really happy that they have arrived on PC as well. Some new features have been added, including ...

Patrick Hancock





6:00 PM on 06.17.2013

PC Port Report: Resident Evil Revelations

[Want to know how a developer handled the PC version of a multiplatform game? Check out the PC Port Report for the full scoop.] The 3DS version of Resident Evil Revelations was not the success it should have been. In my humbl...

Fraser Brown

9:45 AM on 06.05.2013

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow is coming to PC

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, the most successful Castlevania game in the franchise (I still can't believe that), is coming to the PC in August. It's being released digitally on August 27th and physically (on August 30th in ...

Chris Carter

6:00 PM on 04.24.2013

PC Port Report: Papo & Yo

[Want to know how a developer handled the PC version of a multiplatform game? Check out the PC Port Report for the full scoop.] When I played Papo & Yo in August, last year, I quickly found myself fascinated by Vande...

Fraser Brown



Donkey Kong Country Returns is more accessible on 3DS photo
Donkey Kong Country Returns is more accessible on 3DS
by Abel Girmay

By the time Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D is released, it will have been two and half years from the original's debut on the Wii. So what has changed in that time? Well, not a whole lot, and that's not a bad thing. Donkey Kong Country Returns on Wii was a great title, and the 3DS release just irons out the last few kinks.

Anyone that played the Wii iteration of Donkey Kong Country Returns can attest to the often rage inducing difficulty. Low health, deviously placed traps, among other things, made for a platformer that was still fun, if not the most inclusive experience as say, Super Mario Galaxy.

While you'll still be able to experience the original game with no changes, the most obvious alterations here with the 3DS update is the addition of an easy mode. You now have three hearts instead of two that you can take advantage of, making for a total of six when you're running with Diddy Kong. There's also some new items to assist, such as balloons to help you when you get stuck from a bad jump, and a portable DK barrel to summon Diddy, handy for when you're low on health and need a makeshift pick me up.

Still, these changes doesn't make the game a walk down easy street. They'll just help ensure nobody's 3DS goes flying through a wall.

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5:00 PM on 04.07.2013

Castle of Illusion digital box art materializes

Last month, the Brazilian ratings board DJCTQ revealed that the SEGA Genesis platforming classic Castle of Illusion was coming to PS3, Vita, 360, and Wii U. Now, XBLA digital box art has appeared, indicating that a formal ann...

Tony Ponce

11:00 PM on 04.06.2013

Check out Muramasa Rebirth's improved translation

Muramasa Rebirth, the Vita port of 2009's Muramasa: The Demon Blade for Wii, is more than just a simple up-res. As noted in Steven Hansen's recent preview, publisher Aksys Games has re-translated the game, resulting in a much...

Tony Ponce