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12:52 PM on 08.12.2014

Snake can hide in a PS4 box in Metal Gear Solid V

Snake loves hiding in cardboard boxes, you know. And it sure looks like our hero's favorite disguise will be incredibly, uh, versatile (?) in Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. 

Kyle MacGregor

12:41 PM on 08.12.2014

PlayStation 4's Rime still looks stupid beautiful

Sony gave us another peek at Rime today during its gamescom media event in Cologne, Germany, and good lord does this game look pretty. Bravo, Tequila Softworks. Bravo.

Kyle MacGregor

12:28 PM on 08.12.2014

Thomas Was Alone dev shows off new PS4, Vita project

Today during Sony's gamescom press conference, Thomas Was Alone creator Mike Bithell took the stage in Cologne, Germany to showcase his sophomore project, Volume. Volume launches next year, and is coming first to PlayStation 4 and Vita.

Kyle MacGregor

11:45 AM on 08.12.2014

It's the return of Sanctuary in Halo: The Master Chief Collection

Lots of Halo news today, but this should be the last of it for now. Check out the updated return of Sanctuary that you'll be able to experience in Halo: The Master Chief Collection. 

Hamza CTZ Aziz

11:15 AM on 08.12.2014

Superhot, Space Engineers, SMITE and more coming to Xbox One

Look, more Cuphead footage! But we all already know that's going to be great. So what else is there? Well plenty as it turns out. The ID@Xbox program is beefing up with even more indies. Superhot, Space Engineers, and even SMITE are making their way to the Xbox One. Ghost of the Devil looks quite adorable, as does Rivals of Aether. A good offering of games, all in in all. 

Hamza CTZ Aziz

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