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Guacamelee! is largely the product of DrinkBox trolling one another photo
Guacamelee! is largely the product of DrinkBox trolling one another
by Brett Makedonski

Videogames are often at their best when you can just tell that the developers had fun making it. There's a special quality that shines through -- one that can sometimes be tough to place, but somehow makes itself passively apparent. When games are developed by people that truly love creating with one another, well, it just seems like everything turns out better.

Guacamelee! was undoubtedly one of the most enjoyable titles of 2013. The comedic action platformer had an odd, quirky brilliance permeate the entire experience. When DrinkBox Studios went into the lab to make Guacamelee! and Super Turbo Championship Edition, everyone had a good time doing so -- usually light-heartedly at the expense of their co-workers.

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Review: The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing II photo
Review: The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing II
by Patrick Hancock

The first Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing wasn't a bad game, however it did have crippling technical issues that held it back. Those issues have since been fixed, and developer Neocore Games has learned a lot in the process, it seems.

The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing II does what a sequel is known for and improves on the core idea of Van Helsing while adding enough content to justify a sequel. If you're a fan of "ARPGs," your ears should be perking up right about now.

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7:00 AM on 06.30.2014

Devil's Third producer talks relationship with Nintendo

I don't think a lot of people were poised to hear any news on Devil's Third this E3, much less a Wii U exclusive announcement. But here we are, and speaking to Game Informer, Valhalla Game Studio's Yoshifuru Okamoto had ...

Chris Carter

9:00 AM on 06.27.2014

Preorder the latest Danganronpa spinoff in Japan and get a cuddly smartphone stand

Spike Chunsoft's Absolute Despair Girl: Danganronpa Another Episode is headed to retail shelves in Japan on September 25, and fans have yet another reason to get excited about the impending Danganronpa spinoff: this adorable ...

Brittany Vincent

3:00 AM on 06.27.2014

The World Ends With You: Solo Remix is out now for Android devices

Did you ever get a chance to play The World Ends With You? If not, you should have. There's still time before you start reading this post. Did you start it yet? No? Yeah, I guess it is a bit hard to find a retail copy unless ...

Brittany Vincent

3:30 PM on 06.26.2014

Can't get enough of these Hyrule Warriors screenshots

This is one of those games that's just plain fun to look at, wouldn't you say? The Japanese Hyrule Warriors website has been updated with loads of new screenshots, and a look at (premium) alternate costumes for Zelda and Link...

Jordan Devore

2:00 PM on 06.26.2014

Here's a not-great trailer for that Godzilla PS3 game

Brittany already told you about Bandai Namco's upcoming Godzilla for PlayStation 3 (while dropping a killer Austin Powers reference, no less). Following up on those initial details and screenshots out of Famitsu, here's a te...

Jordan Devore



Platinum is making a Legend of Korra game, and it's pretty awesome photo
Platinum is making a Legend of Korra game, and it's pretty awesome
by Hamza CTZ Aziz

Yup, you read that headline correctly. Platinum Games, the maker of such fine titles as Mad World, Bayonetta, Metal Gear Rising, The Wonderful 101, and more, is creating a game based on The Legend of Korra series. It's being published by Activision as a download-only title for PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation 4.

We all saw the reveal teaser yesterday, but now it's time I told you how the game plays. Platinum is aiming to ship this one out in the fall of this year, and based on what I got to play of the alpha build, the game is shaping up to be a pretty solid action brawler.

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Review: Shovel Knight photo
Review: Shovel Knight
by Chris Carter

Good things come to those who wait. And boy, have we been waiting for Shovel Knight.

Even though they only just completed their Kickstarter last April, it feels like we've been twiddling our thumbs for eons for Yacht Club Games' debut release. With delay after delay prohibiting us from getting our hands on this love-letter to retro platformers, at one point it felt like it was never going to see the light of day.

Well, it's here now -- and it's everything we hoped it would be.

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6:45 PM on 06.25.2014

Working with Nintendo pushed Bayonetta 2 'to even higher quality,' says director

Nintendo hasn't bought Platinum Games (wouldn't that be an interesting development?) but the company is acting as publisher for Bayonetta 2, which has become one of the bigger Wii U games of this year. Speaking to CVG, direct...

Jordan Devore

5:15 PM on 06.25.2014

Photo realistic cat heads in Wii U's The Devil's Third

It's weird clicking a mature content warning on a video on Nintendo's YouTube with Mario staring innocently at me. But the collaboration between Itagaki and Nintendo for The Devil's Third, revived as a Wii U exclusive, is we...

Steven Hansen

4:45 PM on 06.25.2014

Neat! There is a new Afro Samurai game in the works

Afro Samurai was a pretty good five episode cartoon that starred Samurai L. Jackson as the titular Afro Samurai and his boisterous companion Ninja Ninja. I never played Tom Cruise's The Last Afro Samurai game, which...

Steven Hansen





11:35 AM on 06.25.2014

The Legend of Korra game announced, developed by Platinum Games

I'm not really much a fan of the Avatar series, but I might become one after this. It was just announced that Platinum Games, the developers of Bayonetta, Vanquish, and Metal Gear Rising, are working on the official video gam...

Alessandro Fillari

10:00 PM on 06.24.2014

Batman: Arkham Origins Complete Edition outed by Amazon

A listing for Batman: Arkham Origins: The Complete Edition has been outed by Amazon Germany. You are all shocked, just shocked, that Warner Bros. is planning to re-release the last Batman game with all the downloadable conten...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

9:00 PM on 06.24.2014

Itagaki talks collaborating with Nintendo on Devil's Third

First Bayonetta 2, and now Devil's Third. Two unexpected but welcome games arriving exclusively on Wii U, thanks to Nintendo. The latter title, long in development at Valhalla Game Studios and led by Ninja Gaiden's Tomonobu I...

Jordan Devore

3:45 PM on 06.24.2014

29 pieces of goddamn DLC included

Well just like Saints Row: The Third, Deep Silver is re-releasing Saints Row IV and including all 29 downloadable content packs. Really? 29 goddamn pieces of DLC? Ugh. Gross, but now's as good as time as ever to buy Saints Ro...

Hamza CTZ Aziz