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Dying Light

Dying Light shambles toward top of Japanese sales charts


Only one game could fight off the zombies
Apr 22
Dying Light doesn't seem to have any intention of dying anytime soon. Three months after its initial release, it's maintained popularity through support of modders, new game modes, and wacky gags. Despite being widely av... read
Never-ending Brutality
I have never played a game that I've wanted to love so badly that seems so set and determined to antagonize me than the PC port of Mortal Kombat X. In the abstract, Mortal Kombat X is a great game. The single player content i... read feature

Bloodthirsty Wayne Brady

Wayne Brady will rip out your spine in MK X


He's laughing just thinking about it
Apr 17
Normally a celebrity event like this Mortal Kombat X launch tournament would be the sort of thing that makes my skin crawl. A slimy affair of glad-handing B-list celebrities on the downslope of their careers trying to appear... read
Arkham Knight

Batman comic will provide the Arkham Knight's origin story


His mother would not buy him a Nintendo and he became resentful
Apr 15
If the headline sounded like "Arkham Origins," don't be frightened. Rocksteady is back and WB can't hurt you any more. Except with delays into late June. But that's a "it's for your own good" hurt, like forcing you to eat you... read
Still not ready for a series Fatality
Fighting game developers are in a really tough spot when it comes to sequels. If you don't iterate enough, newcomers will be tempted to call it a "rehash." If you iterate too much, hardcore fans may feel alienated by the vast... read feature

Make sure you sign up for a WB login for that Raiden skin (sadface)
Mortal Kombat X has launched, and with it, a decent amount of DLC. If you count just one "five" and one "thirty" easy Fatality token pack each, the price totals $58. That's not including the $60 game purchase. On sa... read feature

Easy fatalities

Mortal Kombat X's fatalities too hard? Pay to make them easy


You're killing me
Apr 14
Fatalities are, in most people's opinion, the coolest part of Mortal Kombat. In a franchise about ruthlessly beating up your opponent, fatalities are when these games are at their most brutal -- a blood-drenched pot of gold a... read
Mortal Kombat X

Where is our Mortal Kombat X review?


We'll be testing online play first
Apr 13
Mortal Kombat X's review embargo is up, but we're not quite ready to pull the trigger just yet. Many aspects of the game aren't fully operational including some online modes, and select facets of the Faction War fea... read
Mortal Kombat X Krypt

Mortal Kombat X's first-person Krypt mode returns, with new enemies and equipment


A perfect way to get me to unlock everything
Apr 13
Mortal Kombat X will be available tomorrow for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC platforms, and you'll definitely want to boot up the Krypt a few rounds of exploration. Just like the 2011 reboot the first-person view is back, w... read
Fatal 8 Results

Mortal Kombat X Fatal 8 tournament ends with a bang


Good? Bad? I'm the guy with the gun
Apr 12
Dominique “cR|Sonic Fox” McLean shot and stabbed his way through the competition to become the first official Mortal Kombat X tournament winner this weekend. Sonic Fox dominated the ESL hosted Fatal 8 tournament a... read
You do it to yourself, you do, and that's what really hurts
They say you should never marry for love, but I always do. Every single damn time. I guess you could call me a romantic. If you felt like being less charitable (and possibly more accurate), you could call me a scrub. I couldn... read feature

Decapitations for the YouTube generation
When I was a little boy, Mortal Kombat was a tough sell around my home. Like most pre-adolescents of the era, I was darkly attracted to the idea of ninjas and movie stars decapitating each other in bouts of gladiatorial comba... read feature

Lego Dimensions

LEGO Dimensions reveal trailer and release date


LEGO's answer to Skylanders or amiibo
Apr 09
[Update: Since we posted this story LEGO has released an official trailer as well as announced a 27 September release date. The game is coming to PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Wii U, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.] The first images... read
Gross

Welp, Cassie Cage has a jaw-dropping (hah) selfie fatality in Mortal Kombat X


Gross
Apr 08
God damn millennials and their social media. Just last week a police officer was telling me how social media is incredibly helpful in solving local crimes (muggings, burglaries). What the hell do kids think they're doing pla... read
Mortal Kombat montage

Mortal Kombat X Fatality and X-Ray montage


For all you sick spandex fans out there
Apr 07
For those of you who prefer to watch from the sidelines or simply check out what moves are possible with your roster, we've got a cheery video showcasing seven minutes of Mortal Kombat X Fatalities and X-Ray moves. My poor delicate constitution. Mortal Kombat X: All Fatalities and X-Rays So Far in 1080p 60fps [IGN] read
Goro trailer

Remember, Goro is a Mortal Kombat X pre-order bonus


And paid DLC down the line
Apr 07
I don't remember unlocking Goro in the Mortal Kombat 4 N64 port and that's about as far as I got with the series. Well, aside from a weekend spent with a rented Mortal Kombat Versus DC, but I'm sure plenty of voi dig th... read
Mortal Kombat X

Hope you aren't sick of seeing Mortal Kombat X trailers


No? Good, here's another
Apr 06
[Update: Added a "making of the trailer" trailer, because trailers.] The PR account executive slowly walked through his boss' door. His eyes were shifted down so as to avoid the unnerving gaze of the senior PR manager; his b... read
Mortal Kombat X

Mortal Kombat's selection screen sure has changed over the years


Mortal Kombat X's full select screen revealed
Apr 03
Different people have wildly different experiences with fighting games. Someone who's unskilled won't have near the same involvement as someone who's mastered its systems. But, there is one constant across anyone who tries th... read
Batman PS4

Batman adds to his gadgetry with an Arkham Knight limited edition silver PS4


Close out the Arkham trilogy in style
Mar 31
Sony knows the sales potential of Rocksteady's Batman: Arkham Knight, and it's using the highly-anticipated game to try to move a few more PlayStation 4s. A limited edition console was announced today that shines as brig... read
Batman remaster

Believable rumor: Remastered Arkham Asylum and Arkham City coming this year


Higher-resolution Bat-Pecs
Mar 23
Until many more people own Xbox Ones and PlayStation 4s, publishers will continue to put out remastered games, otherwise known as "safe bets." Even then, they'll probably continue. Here's another pair of 'em to start your wee... read
Mortal Kombat X

Mortal Kombat X has a giant spider and nope nope nope nope nope


Burn it all down, we're done here
Mar 17
Mortal Kombat X has simply gone too far this time. Look, we've put up with Scorpions and Reptiles for decades because they aren't actual scorpions and reptiles. They're just bipedal dudes fixin' to rip someone's spine ou... read
MK X ballpunching

Johnny Cage proves he can still do the splits in 7-minute slice of Mortal Kombat X's story mode


Still a cocky son of a gun, too
Mar 13
If you hate spoilers, you might not want to watch this clip. But, for anyone curious about Mortal Kombat X's story mode, this seven-minute chunk of decapitations and helicopter acrobatics should give you an idea of what to e... read
Mortal Kombat X

Mortal Kombat X doesn't lose any brutality in its mobile version


Practice your tapping
Mar 12
Just because it's running on devices that aren't as powerful as PC or consoles, doesn't mean that Mortal Kombat X tones down the violence for its mobile version. No, judging by this gameplay video, all the skull-crunchi... read
Heeeerrre's Johnny!
It's been less than a year since its reveal, and we're already rapidly approaching the release of Mortal Kombat X. After its predecessor essentially rebooted the franchise with a return to 2D-style combat, many fans got a new... read feature

Dying Light

Dying Light just made surviving the zombie apocalypse a whole lot tougher


Oh, great
Mar 11
When it comes to zombie outbreaks, it'd be foolish to go looking for a challenge. The easier you have it, the better. Why make a mockery of fate and scream "Come at me, bro?" It may be ill-advised, but Techland's giving thos... read
Mad Max

Mad Max is releasing the same week as MGS V


PS3 and Xbox 360 versions dropped
Mar 03
How unfortunate. Warner Bros. and Avalanche Studios announced the release date for Mad Max on PC, PS4, and Xbox One: September 1 in North America, the same as Metal Gear Solid V, and September 4 in the United Kingdom. Also, t... read
MK X story trailer

There is a lot to unpack from this Mortal Kombat X story trailer


It's like a very bloody version of Where's Waldo
Feb 27
Ostensibly this story trailer for Mortal Kombat X is supposed to set the stage for the latest generation of Earthrealm warriors' struggle against the forces of Outworld, but we all know what the real hype is about -- charact... read
Batman trailer

Get possessive over Gotham in this Batman: Arkham Knight trailer


The darkest bright
Feb 25
The upcoming, M-rated end to Rocksteady's Arkham trilogy has a lovely new trailer out today. And this one isn't polished, artsy CG the series is known for. Some well cut in-game footage, a view of the rogues gallery teaming ... read
Bright Lord

Shadow of Mordor's newest DLC has you wearing rings and fighting Sauron


Yeah, THAT ring
Feb 24
Leagues of Uruks fell by your doing in Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor -- just an unacceptable amount of dead orcs, really. Sure, that was gratifying in its own way, but a pile of orcs doesn't carry the same weight as someone... read
Mature Bats

Batman: Arkham Knight has an M rating


For, you know, Mature
Feb 24
The end of Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy, The Dark Knight Rises, squeaked by with a PG-13, but it looks like Rocksteady's Arkham trilogy didn't have the same luck. Arkham Knight director Sefton Hill told IGN that the gam... read
Mortal Kombat X

I bet you'd like some Predator in your Mortal Kombat X


I'd like some Predator in everything, to be honest
Feb 18
If you see a tell-tale shimmer in Mortal Kombat X come June, you should be concerned. It only means that the perfect hunting specimen is after you, and there's a good chance that death is mere seconds away -- even for th... read
Karnage with friends
Two more months. Just two more months. That's what I have to keep telling myself while agonizing over the release of Mortal Kombat X. As someone who logged nearly 7,000 matches into the last Mortal Kombat, and still plays Injustice from time to time, any new info is good news, and NetherRealm has recently dropped a lot of details on the game's online modes. Let's dig in. read feature







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