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3:00 PM on 12.13.2014

Abandoned title 5734L3R reboots as RE5734L3R

5734L3R (pronounced Stealer), the intriguing post-apocalyptic robotic future title that seemed to disappear as quickly as it had arrived is back, perhaps; or at least this shiny new teaser trailer for it seems to indica...

Rob Morrow





2:00 PM on 12.13.2014

Survival racer Distance available now on Early Access, also coming to PS4

Distance, the neon-soaked spiritual successor to the popular freeware racing title Nitronic Rush is now available to test drive on Steam Early Access. For those interested, you can pick it up for a l...

Rob Morrow



The most disrespectful push-ups in videogames photo
The most disrespectful push-ups in videogames
by Jonathan Holmes

Like I was saying to the creators of Pocket Rumble, the minutia is what will make or break a fighting game. All the little moment-to-moment experiences in a given round of combat have to come together to create a vast psychological landscape. That big picture is easy to take for granted unless you take the time to pick it apart now and again.

For instance, winning or losing a fight doesn't have to be about how the game defines victory. The player can define victory on their own terms if they choose to. Using the old Dan/Servbot/Amingo team in Marvel vs. Capcom 2 and knocking just one of the opponent's characters out of the match is the peak of competitive fighting game majesty for some. For others, taking on all comers with Pichu and surviving a three-minute battle in Super Smash Bros. Melee is the zenith of videogame achievement. Setting a goal and reaching it. That's what winning is all about, regardless of how the game or anyone else judges you.

Maybe the Wii Fit Trainer's unorthodox crawl animation in Super Smash Bros. for the Wii U will become the next great disrespectful fighting game handicap. Doing a quick set of push-ups while in the middle of a super-powered combat scenario really sends a message. It's a message about priorities, about how seriously you take your opponent, and the importance of doing whatever the heck you want. It's beautiful. So beautiful that I had to write a song about it. 

Thanks Leonard Nimoy!

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5:00 PM on 12.12.2014

I never played Strife, but the remaster looks cool

Night Dive Studios brings old games to Steam, from The 7th Guest to System Shock 2 to Putt-Putt Goes to the Moon. I've heard of most of them, having either been around when they were new or discovering them in the years sinc...

Jordan Devore

3:30 PM on 12.12.2014

Stick it to the Man dev working on another gross game

The off-kilter Stick it to the Man! was a surprise charmer last year with a style and tone that evoked the likes of Rocko's Modern Life and anime of that era.  The studio's follow up is Zombie Vikings, a four ...

Steven Hansen

2:30 PM on 12.12.2014

Final Fantasy Type-0 has a pretty, pricey collector's edition

It's $100 and doesn't even come with a monstrous statue for you to find room for. It does come with: - A 200 page manga that takes place during the game's opening- Cards you can throw and bend and then regret throwing- A 15 ...

Steven Hansen

12:30 PM on 12.12.2014

Tough but fun roguelike FPS Tower of Guns coming to PS3, PS4, Xbox One

Tower of Guns was in a recent Humble Indie Bundle, which means I played a little of it but didn't stick around quiiite long enough for it to take hold of me. It's good, though! Hard, too. The roguelike first-person shooter o...

Jordan Devore

10:00 AM on 12.12.2014

2D fighter Dynamite Bomb is getting localized

Intro 2D fighters? The flashy Dynamite Bomb is getting a localization, according to the game distribution company Playism. It will arrive in English, and it will be a full port of the 2013 edition of the game plus all t...

Chris Carter

9:00 AM on 12.12.2014

The first batch of Call of Duty DLC weapons are live now for Xbox owners

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is still truckin', and although the first DLC pack hasn't officially dropped yet, Season Pass owners get free weapon DLC early. Of course, I meant to say "Xbox owners" get said weapons fir...

Chris Carter

8:30 AM on 12.12.2014

The 18th Pokémon movie is Pokémon the Movie XY 2015

It feels like just a year ago we were hearing about the 17th Pokemon movie, but actually it was 11 months ago. Pokémon XY: Cocoon of Destruction is released July 19, 2014 in Japan.  Its follow up,&...

Steven Hansen



That ThinkGeek Mega Buster replica is now available photo
That ThinkGeek Mega Buster replica is now available
by Chris Carter

I was just playing through Mega Man 4 the other day, and man does the Mega Buster still feel good. The whole game does actually -- all of the NES titles have aged quite well.

If you want to relive those moments in real life, ThinkGeek is now selling its Mega Buster replica for $79.99. To recap, it has flashing lights and sounds, so you can run around your house and go "pew pew" to your heart's desire.

Mega Man Mega Buster Gun Replica [ThinkGeek]

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12:00 AM on 12.12.2014

New Fossil Echo trailer shows off its Oddworld influence

When we first saw Fossil Echo earlier this year, all we really had to go on was its sharp cartoon art style and a list of influences: Shadow of the Colossus, Studio Ghibli films, and Oddworld. Some of those influences were a...

Darren Nakamura





5:30 PM on 12.11.2014

Final Fantasy VII PS4 will cost more than the recent PC port

Last weekend, Square Enix screwed with its fans with too much pomp around announcing a PS4 release of the original Final Fantasy VII, seemingly a port of last year's PC release. You can get last year's PC release for $12 on Steam, but when Final Fantasy VII comes to PS4 in spring of 2015, it will be $16. I guess that's $4 for "system-exclusive features." The Share button, maybe? 

Steven Hansen

3:30 PM on 12.11.2014

I don't know WTF #IDARB is but I want it

I've heard that title before, #IDARB. I know it's coming to Xbox One. But other than that, I'm clueless. Brett came into chat today wondering about it, and Nic said the game looked "amazingly silly" on Giant Bomb months ago....

Jordan Devore

1:00 PM on 12.11.2014

Paid Don't Starve Together beta access coming Monday

I love that name, Don't Starve Together. Wonder if Steven likes it, too. This standalone expansion introduces multiplayer to Klei's unsettling world and, once released on Steam, it will be free for owners of the original gam...

Jordan Devore

11:30 AM on 12.11.2014

Mojang's Scrolls launches today on PC, Android, and Mac

Scrolls. Remember that game? The one that caused all that hubbub a few years back with Zenimax? It's finally coming out of beta and into a full-on release today. The full game will run you $4.99, and it will feature a "cap" ...

Chris Carter