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Nintendo

My wallet gently weeps: Nintendo to release amiibo dioramas

Although they haven't been announced in the west, Nintendo's Japanese site has been updated to provide a look at its official upcoming amiibo diorama line -- which, at present, consists of a Kirby and Super Smash Bros. model. They're b...

 
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#SelfieTennis

Devolver-published #SelfieTennis looks, uh, weird

We've all known for a while that for virtual reality to take off, it needs to facilitate playing with oneself. Developer VR Unicorns perhaps took that advice too literally and built a game about playing tennis, except you continuously telep...

 
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Street Fighter toys

This Blanka toy makes me happier than Yoshinori Ono

Look at that beautiful little Blanka! Oh my gosh! I came across these Street Fighter Mini Figures from Multiverse and illustrator Miguel Wilson a while back, but must've been too tied up with who-knows-what to cover them at the time. The co...

 
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Tokyo 42

Tokyo 42 is a damn cool take on Syndicate and classic GTA

As a modern take on the original Grand Theft Auto and Syndicate with some lovely pops of color, Tokyo 42 makes a great first impression. It's an open-world isometric game about an up-and-coming assassin "embroiled in all sorts of cyber-she...

 
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NINTENDO

Japan gets Pokemon Snap on Wii U next week

Make-believe animal voyeur simulator Pokémon Snap is coming to Wii U next week, at least in Japan. While you can already play the 1999 Nintendo 64 classic on the console through the Wii portal, this version adds support for...

 
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Blizzard

Blizzard's HQ is just as over the top as you'd expect

I had the chance to visit Blizzard's headquarters in Irvine, California last week for an Overwatch event, which has basically been a lifelong dream of mine since I first played The Lost Vikings on the SNES. It didn't disappoint ei...

 
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LostWinds on PC

Wii eShop darlings LostWinds and LostWinds 2 out now on Steam

Ages and ages ago, LostWinds debuted on the Wii eShop. It got some critical acclaim back then, including from our now-defunct retro podcast RetroForceGO! Since then, it and its sequel Winter of the Melodias have shown up on mobile platforms...

 
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Don't Starve

Don't Starve: Shipwrecked leaves Early Access next week

If you were waiting until Don't Starve's latest expansion worked its way through Steam Early Access before giving it any attention, much less paying $4.99 to play it, know that it's almost time to circle back. Shipwrecked launches for real ...

 
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Destiny update

Destiny's Prison of Elders will be updated to endgame levels

Bungie's latest Twitch stream just ended, and it let loose some key information about the upcoming free spring update to Destiny. Previously hinted with a single screenshot of Guardians in specific gear, the Prison of Elders activity -- fir...

 
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Minecraft: Story Mode

Minecraft: Story Mode Episode 5 releasing March 29

After playing the previous episode, A Block and a Hard Place, I said it felt like the true end of the season. Not only did it wrap up the main story arc, it also ended Telltale's string of quick releases for the series. The shortest wait be...

 
7th Dragon III Code: VFD photo
7th Dragon III Code: VFD

Watch this new 7th Dragon III Code: VFD trailer

Usually the phrase "abuse of power" isn't leading anywhere you want to follow. There's the lurid, with top-level employees pressuring underlings into some fingerlings if you follow what I meanaling. There are rulers of countries (America, ...

 
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Deadlight

Deadlight returns with a director's cut this June

As much as it's a surprise to see Deep Silver and Abstraction bring back Deadlight of all things with an enhanced edition, I wouldn't mind it if we got more of these Xbox Live Arcade revivals. Folks who went through the last console genera...

 
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The Long Journey Home

The Long Journey Home makes a good first impression

Now this is intriguing. Daedalic Entertainment West is trying its hand at space adventuring with The Long Journey Home, an upcoming game inspired by Starflight and Star Control II that has players fighting the odds to get back to Earth aft...

 
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Heroes of the Storm

Zerg terror Dehaka confirmed for Heroes of the Storm

Blizzard spilled the beans today -- Dehaka is coming to Heroes of the Storm as a Warrior that cannot mount, but can burrow into any bush or vent on the map with a 40 second cooldown. Whoa! He'll be the game's 50th character, and new sc...

 
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Tyranny announced

Tyranny is Obsidian's new RPG in the Pillars-style

Now that it has been thoroughly expanded, Pillars of Eternity can be left to sit and digest while folks work on that Triple Crown achievement. In the meantime, though, Obsidian has a new game in the Pillars of Eternity style called Tyranny...

 
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Trails in the Sky

Wow, we're getting Trails in the Sky the 3rd after all

No, XSEED wasn't screwing with us with that "So a priest and a nun walk into a game" tweet. You can relax, Kyle and friends. The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky the 3rd will in fact see a Western release for PC (and only PC) in 2017, th...

 
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Hearthstone

The next Hearthstone expansion is 'Whispers of the Old Gods'

Today during a livestream event, Blizzard announced the next chapter in the Hearthstone saga -- as was spoiled this morning -- Whispers of the Old Gods. It will be an expansion that quite literally deals with the Old Gods of the lore (...

 
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Urban Empire

Kalypso's new IP Urban Empire crosses SimCity and Civilization

Today is just a city-builder kind of day, eh? Earlier we looked at Devolver's slick new eco-friendly neighborhood builder Block'hood, and now we've got our eyes on a new IP from Kalypso Media (best known for the Tropico series). Urban Empir...

 
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Block'hood

Block'hood brings calm thoughtfulness to building sims

It's always refreshing to see a video game take on important human issues that aren't just love or war. Most city-building simulators require careful planning, balancing different zones for maximum happiness under a budget. Block'hood looks...

 
Pokemon toys photo
Pokemon toys

The Pokemon Center has the Pokemon Trainer Red Nendoroid

That delightful Red Nendoroid is back and his Pokémon are all grown up! The US Pokémon Center is carrying the Champion version of the toy set again today. At $99.99, it's not exactly cheap, but these things rarely if ever are....

 
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Digimon DLC

Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth adding seven Digimon this week

On Thursday, March 10, Media Vision and Bandai Namco are dropping seven additional Digimon into Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth on PlayStation 4 and PS Vita. After updating the game, you'll be able to unlock these characters by clearing some mi...

 
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Fulcrum

Fulcrum is one slick-looking snowboarding game

I'm hurting for more snowboarding games and I know I'm not alone. This one, Fulcrum, deserves a spot on our radar. It's a collaboration between Phosfiend Systems (Fract OSC) and designer Ben Swinden, who says, "We'd been thinking about for ...

 
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Momodora

Whoa, where did Momodora: Reverie Under the Moonlight come from?

It's not every day I come across a cool-looking new game that turns out to be a part of a long-running series, but Momodora: Reverie Under the Moonlight is precisely that. It's the fourth installment in Bombservice's line of 2D action-platf...

 
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World to the West

Teslagrad is getting a 3D action-adventure follow-up

Rain Games did quite well for itself with the magnetic puzzle-platformer Teslagrad. While its next game won't be a direct sequel, it's another adventure, and it's even set in that same universe. World to the West stars four disparate charac...

 
Koi photo
Koi

Zen fish adventure Koi will be the first Chinese-developed game on PS4

With so many action-packed games to play, sometimes it's nice to temper the experience with something more chill. Koi catches the eye in the same way flOw did during the last generation. It just looks like a relaxing thing to do in order to...

 
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Nintendo Badge Arcade

Nintendo Badge Arcade is giving away free plays for a week

Most of you already know how I feel about Nintendo Badge Arcade. It's a harmless, fun little way to spend more time on my 3DS, and I don't mind booting it up every so often to try to net some free plays. For those of you who are turned off ...

 
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GoNNER

I thought I was tired of roguelike platformers, but GoNNER suggests otherwise

As much as I don't think I need another super-tough platformer with roguelike elements in my life, maybe I do! I dig the unusual art and clickety-clackety sound design of GoNNER. Screenshots don't do the aesthetic much justice. This trailer...

 
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Lightning cosplay

No, it's not in-game, this is Lightning cosplay

Let's get the potshot out of the way. Wow, this Lightning cosplay looks so much like a CG model -- perfectly captures Lightning's lack of emotion! Of course, we know that there's a lot of depth behind Claire "Lightning" Farron. A a warm per...

 
HANDS-ON STE-VIEWS
I last previewed Quantum Break at E3 2013, a lifetime ago, and had my reservations around the interlaced television show aspect that must have come from Microsoft's then "sports, sports, television" strategy that saw the stud...   read

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Ori release date

Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition screens and details

Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition has a firm release date: March 11. It was initially scheduled to come to Xbox One and PC last year.  There are also some vague details on "new content, including new areas, abilities, more s...

 

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Parismio

I have Shantae and the pirates curse for wiiu Who wants it? I figured itd be gone by

 
Dangus Taargus

I just spent an hour setting my Steam Controller to treat only the bottom half of my DS emulator window as a mouse zone for the touchscreen in a Big Picture It kinda works better than I thought it but still doesnt really feel

 
KnickKnackMyWack

People seem pretty insistent on the idea that Zelda NX will be vastly superior to Wii why? When OoT was ported to GCN all it had was Master TP on Wii was almost no different from Unless its a remaster it wont be significantly

 
Gundy

Im gonna miss I never enjoyed getting my ass handed to me so

 
Torchman

God damn I want to be so mad at how little screen time Gunbuster itself has gotten and the pacing of the But then I find out Gunbuster is a combination And then it gets a hype battle versus an YOURE TEARING ME APART GAINAX

 
Memolestas

Ive been working a lot in YOLO Animals, but peoples responses worth it:) Take a look at the game:

 
ACESandElGHTS

In celebration of my finally having finished MGS V: full motion Quiet/ Stefanie Joosten

 
siddartha85

I didnt expect to like Overwatch this Anybody else using Lucio? Im shocked at how much I now enjoy using He seemed so lame at But hes secretly

 
CoilWhine

Played and streamed some more Yakuza 3 (that shibe is so cute!), made a few memes for YouTube but nothing really

 
Torchman

When your title mech doesnt show up for over half the shows length, maybe, juuuust MAYBE, you shouldve had more Too rushed for some moments to have any real Mechs been pretty badass so far

 
Inquisitive Ravenclaw

Im physically/emotionally exhausted and fed up with

 
Parismio

Since I now have Runbow, it occurs to me that no one has mentioned its new DLC and that Lilac from Freedom Planet is a free character!

 
Sr Churros

Saw this on Twitter, had to share

 
Sarah Jane Farron

:( Today has been pretty bad for Really dislike Nioh and stuck with terrible players on my teams on both Overwatch and TF2 with the latter taking an hour to figure out how to launch it without it I say! Sleep and onwards to tomorrow!

 
Pixie The Fairy

Thing Im trying to sort from the Avengers movies: Everyone is absolved for succumbing to mind control except for Tony And Scarlett Witch sends Hulk to terrorize a Loki gets out of warping minds with a But hes my brothe from

 
Parismio

Alright i got two codes Wiiu versions of affordable space adventures and Shante: Pirates Curse

 
Nathan D

Oh shit, its only

 
worm jerky

Just discovered the Yakuza series after buying 5 on sale and finally putting some real time in with 4, which I got with PSPlus a while Now I dont even care about anything else its like Im trapped in Yakuzaville!!

 
AvtrSpirit

While debate rages on over who is best waifu and best robotu in Overwatch, its abundantly clear that Hanzo is best

 
lewness

Was nervous because I thought you botched getting the Morion Blade if you didnt get Yuria to talk about Orbeck before finishing the Usurpation Turns out you can still do I did do it right after killing Dragonslayer so that helped?

 
Madoka Malika

done with all my classes for the semester! SUMMER TIME IS FINALLY HERE!!

 
Mike Wallace

I cant seem to summon up any interest in I like the look, the music, the upbeat approach, and Road Hog is my kinda But I just dont feel All I see is another Titanfall, another Heroes of the

 
Lawman

Current status:

 
Jinx 01

PSA the May 5th Open Beta of Overwatch seems to have already started, at least on Though so far Ive only done the tutorial

 
AvtrSpirit

OnlyWatch no more! At least not until Monday :D

 
Parismio

Got codes for Shantae Pirates curse for 3DS and Affordable space adventures, and retro city rampage for the

 
SeymourDuncan17

This is my cover photo on Facebook and it makes me smile

 
OverlordZetta

Star Wars Episode Red: Coming Soon!

 
Torchman

That feeling when you get 100% on the semester long project, meaning you got 100% for the entire

 

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