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8:00 AM on 01.31.2015

$8 Valkyria Chronicles, $20 Isolation, & More 2014 Game Deals

Gallia, to arms! Several 2014 releases dropped to all new lows this weekend at GMG's "2014 Revisited" PC game sale. Leading the pack today is the Valkyria Chronicles PC port, which finds itself 50% off with a stacki...

Dealzon


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Mistwalker's mobile-RPG Terra Battle has surpassed 1.5 million downloads worldwide

Unlock new "adventurers" from iconic Final Fantasy character designer Yoshitaka Amano and a new scenario from Yasumi Matsuno, designer of Final Fantasy XII. Also, Terra Battle received the highly anticipated online co-op mode update that allows players to work together to clear stages and adds summons to the battlefield. More Info.




10:00 PM on 01.30.2015

GOG.com's newest bundle slashes prices on Devolver titles

Bundle deals are all the rage these days. Although there's a ton of derivatives of the original Humble Bundle, GOG.com outshines the competitors and delivers with its Devolver Game & Watch Bundle. It's great to get such a...

Jason Faulkner

6:15 PM on 01.30.2015

Octodad proves silly can sell

Octodad is everything a video game aspires to be: Fun. It's that simple. And the fine folks at Young Horses have proven that if you stick to this ideal (along with hours of hard work), it can genuinely pay off. According to s...

Robert Summa

6:00 PM on 01.30.2015

This RoboCop mod ensures I'll play The Talos Principle

Darren's review of The Talos Principle intrigued me. Even if the game had turned out poorly, a philosophical puzzler from the studio behind Serious Sam was something I just had to see. Fortunately, it's good. Eight-out-of-ten...

Jordan Devore

5:15 PM on 01.30.2015

Phriday Night Phights: Phil is Dead

Don't worry, that's the only time I'll do that with the title. Couldn't resist. I miss my old name and avatar :( No regrets at all though, just a little melancholy. Goodbye you handsome devil. May Chist carry on the legacy of...

Mike Martin

3:30 PM on 01.30.2015

Wonder Boy creator working on new Wonder Boy-esque game

While covering the action-adventure platformer Flying Hamster II last year, I said that fans of the Wonder Boy / Monster World series would want to take a look, and that's even more true today. The Kickstarter may have failed...

Jordan Devore



Review: Nihilumbra photo
Review: Nihilumbra
by Greg Tito

There's a nugget of a solid game here in Nihilumbra. Unlike many of the PlayStation Vita's offerings, it uses the touchscreen in a novel way that doesn't feel tacked on or forced. And the puzzle-platforming is supported well by an ethereal art style, score, and sound design.

You just have to wade through a jumble of pseudo-philosophy to get to it.

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1:15 PM on 01.30.2015

$24 Wolfenstein, Beyond Earth, & Pre-Sequel from GMG's 2014 Revisited Sale

GMG is launching a "2014 Revisited Sale" which includes many AAAs that are now at more than half off. Most titles are price cut by 50%, and with stacking coupons, that discount rises as high as 73% off. Some of the better dea...

Dealzon

11:00 AM on 01.30.2015

Final Fantasy XIV will get its DirectX 11 upgrade for the expansion

Ever since the launch of Final Fantasy XIV, the development team has mused on the idea of providing a DirectX 11 update for the PC edition, which would drastically improve its visual quality. While the PS4 version has near-p...

Chris Carter

9:00 AM on 01.30.2015

Apotheon is coming soon on PC and PS4

Developer Alien Trap has announced the dates for the cool-looking platformer Apotheon -- February 3 on Steam and PS4. There have been a few delays within the process, but it's ready now and all set after Sony's approval...

Chris Carter

11:00 PM on 01.29.2015

Heroes of Might and Magic III HD hits Steam, iOS, and Android today

The beloved classic Heroes of Might and Magic III HD: The Restoration of Erathia has come to Steam, Apple App Store, and the Google Play Store and it's just as much fun as I remembered it. The classic high-fantasy ...

Jason Faulkner







Life is Strange: Episode One Achievement guide photo
Life is Strange: Episode One Achievement guide
by Brett Makedonski

It's always great when a game's Achievements exploit the mechanic or feature that the title does best. That's what Life is Strange's set does -- at least for the first episode. Almost everything in episode one can be unlocked through exploration. The sole exception is an Achievement for simply finishing.

The Achievements that might prove difficult are for taking ten optional photos. Life is Strange has a chapter select feature that tells you how many photos in each section remain to be collected. However, make sure to select the option to "play this chapter in collectible mode" which will allow you to hunt without changing any choices you've already made.

Everything from here on out may contain spoilers. Even the images for the Achievements are spoilers in that they give away what needs to be done. I've listed them in the order in which they appear, but I highly recommend playing through once at your own speed before using a guide to clean up.

With all the formalities out of the way, an easy 200 Gamerscore's right around the corner!

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Review: Life is Strange: Chrysalis photo
Review: Life is Strange: Chrysalis
by Brett Makedonski

"If I'm not looking through a viewfinder, I'm looking through a window. Always looking."

Max Caulfield, the introspective protagonist of Life is Strange, spends her life searching, observing. Actually, it might be more akin to wandering. She's 18, a newly minted "adult." Everyone keeps telling her how much life has in store for her, but she's more intent on the short-term -- just surviving one awkward social interaction after another.

It's a situation that's easy to empathize with. Everyone's felt the uncertain pangs of adolescence, even the most sure-footed of people. Life is Strange gives the player a chance to walk in those shoes with Max -- to try to avoid the gaze of every set of judgmental eyes, and to skirt confrontational conversation lest things just get even worse. It can be weird and cringe-worthy at times, but, hey, doesn't that nicely sum up those formative years?

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5:15 PM on 01.29.2015

1996-style shooter Strafe looks like the start of something great

I've greatly enjoyed the promotional work that's gone into Strafe, also known as STRAFE®, also known as "the goriest shooter of 1996." But beyond the head-exploding live-action throwback trailer, wonderful as that was (h...

Jordan Devore

4:30 PM on 01.29.2015

2015's LEGO game lineup: Avengers, Jurassic World, mobile ports

This latest round of LEGO games will do wonders for Brett's Gamerscore. Several titles are releasing in 2015, including LEGO Jurassic World, which hits in June and spans all four films, and LEGO Marvel's Avengers, which is ou...

Jordan Devore

3:21 PM on 01.29.2015

Ermac joins Mortal Kombat X roster

Ermac is the latest Mortal Kombat X roster addition. You can see him in action right now on the NetherRealm Twitch stream below. You can also spot Kitana and Reptile on the character select screen. Those two will be play...

Steven Hansen