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Shooters

Assault Android Cactus looks like the next solid twin-stick shooter


And there's co-op!
May 27
Assault Android Cactus? Didn't that come out ages ago? No, that was merely the initial Steam Early Access build. Some of us -- myself included, now that I've seen this latest trailer -- are waiting for the finished release t... read
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Virtual reality

You'll need about $1,500 to go all in with Oculus Rift


Still no price for the actual unit
May 27
While we're still waiting for a final price on the retail version of the Oculus Rift, the company's CEO Brendan Iribe said that users will need to pony up about $1,500 for both a computer that will run the device and the actu... read
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Rogue Legacy

Rogue Legacy is still awesome (and aggravating) on Xbox One


Hustlin'
May 27
The last couple of times we talked about Rogue Legacy coming to Xbox One, a bunch of you let the good vibes flow, so here's the bookend to that coverage: it's available now for $14.99. Better yet, the title is only $11.99 (20... read
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Cat simulator

Naughty cat sim Catlateral Damage now on Steam


Next, we need a cat cleanup simulator
May 27
When we aren't talking video games, we're talking cats. Yesterday, it was servals. (Haha, those little heads!) Today, I'm hoping to steer the conversation from face-shredding wild African cats to the cats of the sea (otters).... read
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Mortal Kombat

Saudi Arabian soccer fans have some excellent Mortal Kombat choreography


Flawless victory
May 27
If the visiting Persepolis F.C. players felt like they got an icy reception at their recent Asian Champions League match, well, it's because they did. Al Hilal's stadium was filled with fans who created a Mortal Kombat ... read
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Nothing can save you now
[NSFW: This review and its subject are both horribly NSFW. Probably don't read further if you're at work, around your grandmother, or under the age of 18.] Broke and bored, Yukito Sawatari picks up a summer job to make a... read feature

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Vita

Sony exec calls Vita a 'legacy platform'


That's not a good sign
May 27
Those who hold out hope that Sony will change course and start avidly supporting the Vita may want to finally give up on that pipe dream. The outlook for the PlayStation handheld has been grim, and is even more so after a top... read
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Borderlands

Legendary weapons now drop three times as often in Borderlands


Orange you glad you're still playing?
May 27
While dedicated players still roam the fringes of the Borderlands, Gearbox has been playing the part of mad scientist. Or, at least normal scientist. The developer's been toying with the way that legendary drops function in t... read
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Underwater horror

Mighty strange stuff is afoot in this live-action SOMA video


Time to pack up and go home
May 27
"There's something wrong, isn't there?" Yes, Harry. Something is deeply wrong. I'm staying far away from the alternate-reality game for SOMA. Not because I'm not interested in what Frictional Games is cooking up for its unde... read
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Win one of 50 copies!
Thanks to Daniel Doan from Blackshell Games, we have 50 copies of their game Overture to give away! What is Overture, you ask? Well check out this blurb, taken from the game's wiki page: "Overture is a strategic real-time mon... read feature

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The Binding of Isaac

The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth to have daily challenges


Now I can suck daily
May 27
In the months since November 2014, I've slowly developed some semblance of skill in The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth. While I've still got quite a lot of playing to do if I wish to earn the Platinum God achievement, I'm impresse... read
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PS Plus for June

PlayStation Plus scores Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes next week


A Hideo Kojima Game
May 27
Fair amount of PS4 love from PlayStation Plus next month including, hell yes, the turn-based strategy title Skulls of the Shogun. But folks who held out on Ground Zeroes are in for the best treat of all. It'll be nice to have... read
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TF2sday

Team Fortress 2sdays: I Like Lego!


I want this set
May 27
Seriously. That is an awesome set. Me gusta. How is all the Team Fortress action been treating everyone lately? I don't know how you all still play to be honest. Nothing against the game, I just don't have the drive to play the same game every week, every year, for.... how many years now? 6-7? You all are amazing, but you already knew that, right? Now go kill each other, you rascals! read
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Deals

Bayonetta 2 gets 25% price cut at Amazon and GameStop


Wii U owners rejoice
May 27
The thing about console game is that they just don't get discounted enough -- even months after release (particularly the good ones, for some odd reason). Wii U owners that still haven't picked up a copy of Bayonetta 2 gets a... read
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Spelling inside the lines
Magicka 2's tagline is "learn to spell...again," and that sums up the sequel to the Paradox-published, surprise-millions-selling first Magicka. The second fantasy trope stuffed outing comes from Pieces Interactive, makers of ... read feature

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Guilty Gear XX Steam

Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus R's netcode is passable on PC


It works at least
May 27
In the past 24 hours I've spent some time with the PC port of Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus R, and I'm partly pleased with the results in terms of the netcode. Your experience really does differ based on the connection rank... read
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Splatoon

Large shipment of UK copies of Splatoon stolen, GAME heavily affected


Check your email UK readers
May 27
Our Splatoon review just went up this morning, and a lot of people have been discussing the game in anticipation of Friday's launch. Unfortunately, a number of community members have brought a disturbing series of events... read
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But I could not be more curious
"What fucked up person came up with this?" I asked. Giant Sparrow creative director Ian Dallas sheepishly raised his hand. He knew I wasn't admonishing him, though; the expression on my face and the excitement in my voice gav... read feature

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Heroes of the Storm

Out of closed beta, Heroes of the Storm continues its weekly sale schedule


Anub'arak
May 27
Heroes of the Storm is now readily available to everyone, and that means more weekly sales -- any purchases in the open beta will carry over to the full launch next week on June 2. This week the character on offer for 50... read
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Smash Derby

This new indie project is described as Geometry Wars meets Smash TV


I want an HD Smash TV remake
May 27
Developer Fenix Fire has provided the first footage of Smash Derby, a game that's described as a mix between Geometry Wars and the retro classic, Smash TV. It's set for the PS4, Vita, and Xbox One platforms, and features loc... read
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A splash hit for Nintendo
If you think Nintendo hasn't been taking risks, you haven't been paying attention. Yes, most fans await the next Mario and Zelda announcement with bated breath during every E3 presentation, but the publish... read feature

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Darksiders II

The PS4 version of Darksiders II is called the 'Deathinitive Edition'


#Darksiders2
May 27
As a part of the Monthly Remake and Remaster Global Initiative project, Darksiders II will appear on PS4 sometime this year. I'm actually pretty excited, as I found Death's journey to be quite the fun romp and wouldn't m... read
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Pokémon Shuffle

New Pokemon Shuffle update makes the game slightly less sleazy


But it's not enough
May 27
One of the biggest problems with Pokemon Shuffle, beyond its exploitative item system, was the energy mechanic. In short, you could only play a scant five rounds at a time before you had to wait 30 minutes per round to rechar... read
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Guilty Gear Xrd

Guilty Gear Xrd is getting a follow-up called Revelator


Here's Johnny
May 27
I really enjoyed Guilty Gear Xrd on PS4. It was smooth, it looked beautiful, and mechanically, it was sound. But people really took issue with the limited cast, and wanted more. Arc System Works is partially addressing t... read
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Nintendo Bundle

Nintendo didn't want to region lock its Humble Bundle


Spent months trying to launch worldwide
May 27
Yesterday, Nintendo announced the release of a cool looking console and handheld Humble Bundle that would be region-locked to North and South America, leaving players in Europe, Australia, and other regions unable to get... read
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Witcher 3

Witcher 3 getting locked to 30 FPS on Xbox One


Hopefully this lessens instability
May 27
If you've been playing The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on Xbox One, you may have noticed that the frame rate on the console isn't entirely reliable. While at times it will rise above 30 FPS, at other times it will dip notably below ... read
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Perception

Ex-Irrational devs announce new horror game Perception


Realising a vision
May 27
Deep End Games -- a new studio consisting of many ex-Irrational developers -- has announced a Kickstarter campaign for a brand new horror game called Perception. The first-person horror adventure places you in the shoes ... read
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NBA 2K16

Pre-order NBA 2K16 and play before official release date


You can play a whopping FOUR days early! Woot!
May 27
2K has confirmed that NBA 2K16 will release in both Europe and North America on September 29. Can't wait that long? Well, if you're willing to put your money where your mouth is with a pre-order, you'll be able to play it up ... read
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The Elder Scrolls Online

'Fraudulent' Elder Scrolls Online Steam keys revoked


Pay up another $50 for the game or else
May 27
Bethesda and ZeniMax Online have announced in a forum post that they are beginning to close Elder Scrolls Online accounts bought through unapproved Steam key resellers. Starting yesterday, May 26, accounts with codes bought f... read
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Killing Floor 2

Killing Floor 2's latest map is in... Switzerland?


No neutrality here, mate
May 27
Early Access gore-'em-up Killing Floor 2 has received its latest update, adding the new Volter Manor map to the roster. Set on a cliff in Switzerland, Volter Manor really does look like something you’d find in an A... read






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