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Mario Kart 8 drives Wii U hardware sales up 666% in the UK

The blue shell was thrown by Nintendo
Jun 02
// Alessandro Fillari
After nearly two years of being on the ropes, Nintendo's troubled console has finally gotten a pick-me-up. And a major one at that. With the release of Mario Kart 8, which secured the #2 spot in the UK for most sales during t...

Steam dumps another 75 games to Greenlight

The latest in the polarizing service
May 28
// Abel Girmay
The very talked about, incredibly divisive Steam Greenlight service is back at it again, releasing a batch of 75 new titles to play. As always, I'm not even going to pretend like I've heard of any of these games. That said, i...
Enough news to Baja Blast your brains out
Lots of things happened in the game-o-sphere this week. Kevin Spacey scored the manliest name for his character in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. We found out the Halo TV series may be produced in conjunction with Showtime,...

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Peggle 2

Windy the Fairy flutters into Peggle 2 with Windy's Master Pack

Are birds fairies now?
Apr 22
// Brittany Vincent
I've got a serious Peggle addiction, and I don't think it can be cured. Not even with more cowbell. Peggle 2's about to get even more "masterly" with the addition of Windy the Fairy, the latest bit of DLC to hit the Xbox One....
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The Walking Dead

The Walking Dead is finally headed to PlayStation 4

I'm not really surprised, but good news!
Apr 22
// Brittany Vincent
It's been some time since The Walking Dead shambled into our hearts, but there's still reason to revisit Telltale's zombie opus, especially since it looks as though the Game of the Year Edition is coming for PlayStation 4 own...
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Arc System Works' BloodRayne teaser is BloodRayne: Betrayal

Move along, nothing to see here
Apr 22
// Brittany Vincent
Remember last week, when we mused on what a possible Arc System Works teaser featuring BloodRayne might be? Turns out it's just a Japanese release of WayForward's BloodRayne: Betrayal. Aw, shucks. I was hoping for something a...
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Beat Hazard

Design your own ship in Beat Hazard: Shadow Operations DLC

I want to pilot the Bebop
Apr 22
// Brittany Vincent
Out of all the places I could play Beat Hazard, I usually play on my phone. Beat Hazard on Steam, however, is packing brand new DLC. The Shadow Operations pack may just change my mind about which platform I choose to play on....
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Fatal Frame

New Fatal Frame materializing on Wii U

Plus, additional Fatal Frame media to consume!
Apr 22
// Brittany Vincent
Fatal Frame, otherwise known as one of the only series that even gives me even the most remote semblance of uneasiness, will be making an appearance on the Wii U soon. It'll be materializing. Get it? Like ghosts? Tecmo Koei a...
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Industrious 4chan user is compiling a list of every videogame ever made

Bless you, my child
Apr 21
// Brittany Vincent
It's a chore for me to enter a few hundreds of games into my Backloggery account, and I haven't even finished it yet. Ambitious 4chan user Data_baser is compiling a list of every video game ever made. Way to make me feel...
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Azeroth Choppers

Get your murloc runnin' with Azeroth Choppers

Head out on the highway
Apr 21
// Brittany Vincent
Looking for adventure in whatever comes your way? Of course you are. That means you'll definitely want to watch Azeroth Choppers, an online series via Blizzard where custom motorcycle designer Paul Jr. and two warring teams ...
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BurgerTime World Tour

BurgerTime World Tour is $5 now through April 30 before it disappears forever

Forever ever? For-EVER EVER?
Apr 17
// Brittany Vincent
MonkeyPaw Games is holding a funeral one last sale for BurgerTime: World Tour, allowing players to snap it up for only $5 before it's yanked from the digital distribution channels forever on April 30. You may be thinking th...
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Humongous Entertainment

Childhood edutainment favorites Putt-Putt and Fatty Bear on Steam is Humongous

I am not sorry for the puns I make, Putt-Putt
Apr 17
// Brittany Vincent
You wanna go to the moon with Putt-Putt or find missing kelp seeds with Freddi Fish? Get your wallets ready, because there's a whole slew of classic Humongous Entertainment games coming to Steam. And if you answered no to eit...
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Nuka Cola

'Nuka Cola' trademark applications filed by Zenimax Media

It's definitely not for a beverage
Apr 17
// Brittany Vincent
Could a new Fallout game or property be in the works? Recently, ZeniMax Media, parent company of Bethesda Softworks, quietly filed three separate trademarks for "Nuka Cola." Delicious and informative, yes? Nuka Cola is a favo...
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Wolfenstein: TNO

Pre-order Wolfenstein: The New Order on Steam and wear swanky hats in TF2

Deck yourself out in some sweet new hats for buying early
Apr 16
// Brittany Vincent
Wolfenstein: The New Order is up for pre-order on Steam, and while my finger is hovering over the mouse to pull the trigger and make it Steam official, here's an interesting tidbit that might sway you into giving it a chance ...
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The Evil Within

The Evil Within is totally disrespectful to barbed wire, you guys

The video's parodical, but what if people were actually offended?
Apr 16
// Brittany Vincent
The Evil Within looks like it has the potential to make me giggle with devilish glee, so I really hope it doesn't disappoint. Unfortunately, I have to take issue with its negative portrayal of barbed wire. Luckily, The Onion...
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Bust-a-Move 4

Bust-a-Move 4 busting out on PSN this spring

Not a new entry in the rhythm game series, unfortunately
Apr 16
// Brittany Vincent
Ready to get your Bust-a-Move 4 on? Are you just aching for more Natsume games in your life? Do you just hate bubbles and want to pop them? Rejoice! The fourth Puzzle Bobble game is poised to hit the PlayStation Network this ...
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Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft for iPad available now worldwide

And there was much rejoicing!
Apr 16
// Brittany Vincent
It seems that after all the whining and complaining I did upon Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft's initial iPad release (which wasn't worldwide, coincidentally) Blizzard decided to go ahead and release it globally today, which...
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Humble Bundle

Fast2Play, Kinguin, and sister sites reselling Humble Bundle keys

7 Entertainment responds with official comment
Mar 31
// Brittany Vincent
Just like you can always count on a Humble Bundle to offer up some fantastic deals for ridiculously low prices, you can also count on someone to take advantage of a service to make a profit. It turns out that, via Game Inform...
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Final Fantasy XIV

Final Fantasy XIV producer defends subscription models

Yoshida favors a stable business over a quick buck
Mar 28
// Brittany Vincent
The free-to-play model has taken the game industry by storm, and with the ability to rack up easy money by charging consumers for "premium" content, it's easy to assume this route is a no-brainer for companies that create MMO...
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PlayStation boasts over 1,000 licensed self-publishers

Sony thanks devs for their accomplishments
Mar 28
// Brittany Vincent
Sony wants us to know they haven't forgotten the commitments they've made to independent developers, and in fact want to share the sentiment that they still "<3 their devs." They love them so much that they've amassed 1,0...
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Faster Than Light

FTL: Advanced Edition and iPad port launching into orbit April 3

Get Advanced Edition at home or on the go
Mar 27
// Brittany Vincent
If you've been looking for good reason to pull the trigger on an iPad or are simply itching for more FTL, surprise! No, I didn't buy you the game or an iPad for the port. Good news, though! Developer Subset Games has just ann...
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Groove to the sounds of German pop while you play Wolfenstein

Neumond Recording Company is where it's at
Mar 27
// Brittany Vincent
What goes together better than a free Saturday night for me and a bunch of books about the nuclear disaster in Chernobyl? Why, the '60s and Nazis, of course! That's basically the premise behind Wolfenstein: The New Order, an...
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The Last of Us

The Last of Us reportedly shambling onto PS4

This is it, the apocalypse
Mar 27
// Brittany Vincent
While the idea of a possible sequel has done an admirable job of quelling the flames of desire for more, Sony has yet to announce an actual, honest-to-goodness follow up to Naughty Dog's 2013 blockbuster The Last of...
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Last of Us sales

Ellie-ated: The Last of Us has sold over 6 million copies

There are over 6 million of us left, apparently
Mar 14
// Steven Hansen
It's been exactly nine months since The Last of Us released. That's enough time to bring life into this world through sex. Or to sell six million copies of a videogame, which our 2013 game of the year has done.  Hooray f...
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Angry Birds Epic

Angry Bards: The next Angry Birds is a turn-based RPG

Angry Birds Epic
Mar 12
// Steven Hansen
If Angry Birds Stella was Rovio playing it safe (make the same game but the bird is pink, that way girls will know it's for them even though girls and everyone else already play Angry Birds), the newly announced Angry Birds E...

Two new Razer laptops offer power and profile at a premium

Mar 12 // Steven Hansen
Razer Blade Pro (17") The Razer Blade Pro is in an iterative year. Of course there has been an obsessive attention to making the laptop more powerful, abetted by Nvidia's Maxwell generation Geforce GTX 860M. With what is seen as the fastest mobile GPU, the Pro has seen 46 percent higher benchmark performance.  With the 860M comes a host of Nvidia Geforce features. ShadowPlay allows for easy live streaming to Twitch and ten-minute buffered game capture without performance issues while GameStream allows streaming from the Pro to a remote display. Nvidia's Battery Boost, meanwhile, can reportedly double battery life. Locking the frame rate to 30 will help with that as well. Doubled RAM (now 16GB) and a fourth-generation Intel i7 have all been jammed into the Pro's consistent form factor. Razer is also pushing its Switchblade UI. The touch pad on the Pro is also a screen, which you can use to browse Twitter or watch YouTube -- even while you're playing a game. It's all customizable and Razer has more partnerships in the works with applications. A new Twitch app lets you watch streams on the little screen and even chat while the Windows 8 Charm app tries to pare down the new OS. Razer even co-developed a DJ app with electronic/dance artist Afrojack.  It starts at $2,299. Razer Blade (14") Here's where things get crazier. The (relatively) cheaper 14" Razer Blade started at $400 less last year. We expect technology to go down in price. I think we still do. I still do, anyway. But an edge-to-edge glass 3200 x 1800 10-point capacitive multi-touch display doesn't come cheap. And it looks incredible, thanks also to a 250 percent improved contrast ratio and 160-degree viewing angle on both axes. In his review, Dale was disappointed with the Blade's lack of vibrancy and color in its display, particularly, "compared with Apple's MacBook Pro Retina." Razer clearly took that criticism to heart, delivering the highest resolution 14" laptop display there is. Somehow Razer managed to squeeze that ludicrous touch display -- does that really make Windows 8 that much more usable? -- into its flagship gaming laptop without sacrificing its claims of being the thinnest and lightest in its field. ".7 inches thin," Razer explains in the same way my mother talks about how many "years young" she is. Sei vecchio, va bene. The new Blade uses Nvidia's GTX 870M, a fourth-generation Intel i7, and a bunch of other computer parts (specs are on site, naturally) to deliver around 65 percent benchmark improvements. Which means when Battlefield 4 crashed, it wasn't the computer's fault, and Sleeping Dogs looked more vivid than ever and all I want to do now is play it more. The average FPS at 3200 x 1800 during its benchmark was over 50. You could probably run that on the battery for longer than my laptop will play a movie with the display turned off (critical warnings before one True Detective episode finished).  It starts at $2,199.
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Razer? I hardly even know her!
Every time I see a razor blade in person I have to pick it up. Those things are dangerous and shouldn't be left lying about. Kids could put them in their mouth or pigeons could weaponize them. Maybe mobsters will smuggle them...

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Gone to consoles

Gone Home going to consoles this fall

Go home again
Mar 10
// Steven Hansen
Majesco's indie publishing label Midnight City is bringing last year's surprise hit Gone Home to consoles later this fall, it has announced. Details on which consoles it will release for and when exactly are not yet availabl...
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Capcom/Twitch SF league

Capcom & Twitch teaming up for pro Street Fighter league

Culminating in the 16 person Capcom Cup Grand Finals in December
Mar 10
// Steven Hansen
The Capcom Pro Tour, a yearlong Street Fighter tourney from Capcom and,  is attempting to provide an infrastructure for professional fighting game play to grow. Not that it hasn't been doing so already. EVO 20...
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Last of Us live action

Start your dream casting: They're making a Last of Us movie

How about Ellen Page as Ellie?
Mar 06
// Steven Hansen
Distributor Screen Gems is teaming with Sam Raimi and his Ghost House Pictures production company to produce a live-action Last of Us movie, Deadline reports. Last of Us co-director and writer Neil Druckmann will pen the scri...
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Tomb Raider sales

Post PS4, Xbox One release, Tomb Raider sales crossing 6M

5-6 million was the first month expectation -- it's taken a year
Mar 06
// Steven Hansen
The Tomb Raider reboot had series high day one and month one sales, according to studio head Darrell Gallagher. Despite this, Tomb Raider's estimated 3.4 million first month sales were deemed a "slow start" by Square Enix, wh...

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