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8:15 AM on 08.12.2014

The Halo Channel is a thing (Update)

[Update: Trailer now included.] At Microsoft's press conference, right after talking a bit about the upcoming Halo: The Master Chief Collection, 343 took the stage to reveal The Halo Channel. It's for watching "all things Halo," including shows, streams, and recorded play. It's like Mario Kart TV. Kind of. A partnership with Twitch for the channel was also announced. 

Dale North

4:00 PM on 08.09.2014

Strategy RPG X-Tactics is from Capcom, Square and Sega vets

X-Tactics is an upcoming strategy role-playing game from Gamkin, a small Japanese indie studio formed by industry veterans from Square Enix, Capcom and Sega. It sounds pretty unique, too, harnessing GPS data to implement loc...

Kyle MacGregor

10:45 AM on 08.08.2014

Dying Light's gamescom trailer is all about hunting and hiding

As I wrote about at E3, there's a lot that you can do in Techland's Dying Light. First and foremost, you can run, jump, and grapple your way across terrain at a breakneck speed. You can take a break from traversal and use yo...

Brett Makedonski

1:15 PM on 08.06.2014

Nicalis announces Castle in the Darkness for PC

Castle in the Darkness is leaping to Windows PC this summer, Nicalis announced today. The retro-style platformer draws inspiration from "the golden era of videogames," vaunting an expansive open-world and a "damning" difficulty curve. The story follows a kingdom's last remaining royal guard on a mission to save the land from a sorcerer and his evil army.

Kyle MacGregor



Mario Kart 8 update adds map display to the TV screen  photo
Mario Kart 8 update adds map display to the TV screen
by Hamza CTZ Aziz

[Update: Nintendo has confirmed an August 27 launch for the update in North America as well. Find the full list of improvements below.]

Welcome Nintendo to the modern age of gaming with downloadable content! Hey, at least these three Mercedes-Benz car add-ons are free. Well free to get, it's still advertisement for Mercedes. So you know, yuck.

Anyway, the real news here is that the map display can now appear on the TV screen if that's what you desire in Mario Kart 8. I'm all for that, as having the map display on the Wii U GamePad was annoying since I don't like using it all that much.

Note that this update will be out on August 27 for the Japanese version at the moment, but expect this to hit other territories soon as well. Well, the map display update at least, along with some other fixes. 

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9:30 PM on 08.05.2014

Velocity 2X looking to melt your eyeballs on September 2

Velocity X2 is one I've been keeping my eye on for awhile now. It's part space shooter, and part Metroidvania-like platformer that's in one sweet package. This is coming out for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita on...

Hamza CTZ Aziz





9:30 AM on 08.05.2014

Atlus announces Etrian Odyssey 2 remake for 3DS

Atlus is crafting a remake of Etrian Odyssey 2, the company revealed today via Famitsu .  Subtitled The Knight of Fafnir, the dungeon crawler is a follow-up to Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl, ...

Kyle MacGregor

12:15 PM on 08.04.2014

Stardust Vanguards takes mechs into space for fast-paced multiplayer battles

Games like TowerFall, Nidhogg, and Samurai Gunn have shown recently that fast multiplayer combat with simple rules can still be immensely fun. Following in those footsteps is Stardust Vanguards, which takes the battles into ...

Darren Nakamura

10:45 AM on 08.01.2014

First-person shooter Toxikk wants to frag like it's 1999

First-person shooters have come a long way since we called them "DOOM clones" back in the nineties. After Halo, Call of Duty, and Gears of War, most have class-based gameplay, role-playing game elements, regenerating health,...

Darren Nakamura

11:00 PM on 07.31.2014

This Awakened Fate Ultimatum trailer is very anime

NIS America released the first English trailer for The Awakened Fate Ultimatum today, and there's about three seconds of gameplay throughout its two-minute duration. The PlayStation 3 "roguelike role-playing game" ...

Kyle MacGregor

5:00 PM on 07.29.2014

Sharknado is now an actual game you can play

Sharknado: The Video Game is out now, you know. It's the kind of thing people will have strong opinions about, the type of rash and fiery opinions that make the Internet go round. My thoughts on this iOS endless runner ...

Kyle MacGregor

4:00 PM on 07.29.2014

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare multiplayer teased, collector's edition detailed

A brand new trailer for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare has dropped today, detailing how the conflict leads the way for the Atlas PMC to come into power. It's your typical Call of Duty trailer, with tons of cool looking set p...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

6:30 PM on 07.25.2014

Tekken 7 extended trailer is twice as overdramatic

I can't believe Liam Neeson has already made seven of these. There was a trailer for this recently, but this Comic-Con trailer is twice and long, therefore twice as good. You can say, "It's not about the length of the trailer, it's how you use it" all you like, but it's a half truth.  Also, please never say Heihachi again.

Steven Hansen

2:15 PM on 07.25.2014

Zanzibar gets reimagined for Halo: The Master Chief Collection

Halo's presence at San Diego Comic-Con continued today with some new details on Halo: The Master Chief Collection. The team at 343 and Certain Affinity showed off for the first time the re-mastered Zanzibar map from Halo 2. ...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

11:30 AM on 07.25.2014

The Wolf Among Us isn't crying wolf with this accolades trailer

The first season of The Wolf Among Us may be over, but there's still one more trailer to indulge in. The quotes included in Episode 5's accolades trailer are technically only about Cry Wolf, but they seem pretty universal as far as the season goes. Tour de force? Genuinely moving? One hell of a ride? Yeah, that sounds like The Wolf Among Us in a nutshell.

Brett Makedonski

9:30 AM on 07.25.2014

Atlus announces Tears to Tiara II for North America, Europe

Tears to Tiara II is coming to North America and Europe this autumn, Atlus USA announced today. The Aquaplus-developed strategy role-playing game follows the tale of Hamilcar Barca, a young man on a mission to libe...

Kyle MacGregor