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10:30 AM on 10.30.2013

Battlefield 4 AXE body spray commercial is ... uh huh ...

Hey kids, do you want to look at something stupid this morning? Look no further than this juicy slice of video idiocy, courtesy of Battlefield 4 and AXE's pore-closin' smell juice! Together, AXE and BF4 celebrate men and wom...

Jim Sterling


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Mistwalker Celebrates Terra Battle's 500K Downloads Milestone

Having now surpassed 500,000 downloads, Terra Battle fans will soon enjoy new characters from the original character and dragon model designer of Panzer Dragoon, Manabu Kusunoki. For more information on upcoming milestones and recently unlocked milestones, please visit Terra Battle's Download Starter.




7:00 AM on 07.29.2013

Lightning Returns director ordered bigger, jiggling boobs

Lightning's either experienced a miracle or paid for a boob job in Lightning Returns, bumping up from a Japanese C cup to a D Cup. Her breasts will also jiggle now, depending on what she's wearing, because the director wanted...

Jim Sterling



Ubisoft embraces two-screen gaming... just not on Wii U photo
Ubisoft embraces two-screen gaming... just not on Wii U
by Tony Ponce

From our time at this year's E3, we've noticed that a number of studios have become quite enamored with the concept of "second-screen gaming" -- the use of a device such as a smartphone or tablet to interact with a console game in some fashion. No company seems to have embraced this more than Ubisoft, which will provide companion apps for Assassin's Creed IV, The Division, Watch Dogs, and The Crew.

"I'm convinced it's the future," stated Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot in an interview with GamesIndustry International. "What I like in second-screen play is its accessibility, which means different types of people can play. Those who don't know how to play with the [controller] or don't like to play with it can use touch. So that's the first good element.

"The second one is it gives you an opportunity to play from outside the home with your friends who are playing from their homes. So I'm in an airport, and I can play with my friends using my iPad if I have a good connection. We think this is going to open lots of new possibilities to the industry, and to the type of gameplay that can occur."

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6:22 AM on 06.12.2013

Microsoft: Can't get online? Buy an Xbox 360!

So far, everything dribbling out of Microsoft's Don Mattrick at E3 this year reeks of the hubris that surrounded Sony in 2005. Hammering home that same cocky, flagrant contempt for the average consumer, Mattrick has uttered h...

Jim Sterling

9:30 PM on 05.27.2013

A new Final Fantasy IX side quest was discovered

Our Lord of Lords Jim Sterling considers Final Fantasy IX to be his favorite game in the series. I wish I could share in his exuberance -- though I own a physical copy of FFIX, I've yet to actually play it. This newest disco...

Tony Ponce

9:30 AM on 05.21.2013

Molyneux: Xbox 360 won this gen, now must beat Apple

We all know Peter Molyneux lives in a gumdrop world of magic and make-believe, but perhaps none of us realized he was so far gone as to live in a world where Nintendo and Sony apparently don't exist. According to the 22 Cans ...

Jim Sterling

1:45 PM on 04.29.2013

Deadly Premonition: The Director's Cut ... in the coffee

A box arrived for me today, and I had a good idea of what it was. Not only was I expecting Deadly Premonition: Director's Cut to arrive today, the package absolutely stank of raw coffee and toothpaste. It could only be one th...

Jim Sterling

4:16 PM on 04.23.2013

Nintendo announces Wii U Virtual Console launch lineup

Nintendo has revealed the games North American Wii U users can look forward to when the Virtual Console officially launches and ... well ... it's not exactly overwhelming. In fact, here's the full library. Try not to strain y...

Jim Sterling

11:45 AM on 03.26.2013

Ubisoft: Rayman Legends will be a big Wii U system seller

According to Ubisoft France's studio boss, Rayman Legends is going to be a huge system seller for the Wii U, succeeding where Nintendo itself has so far failed. Xavier Poix expects the delayed platformer to work magical wonde...

Jim Sterling

2:30 PM on 03.20.2013

The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct review coming soon

In the meantime, enjoy this hastily taken shot of the intro cinematic. This is running on a retail Xbox 360. Yes, that's a PC mouse cursor just sat there in the corner.  Excuse the low quality of the pictures. Very much like the game, they were clearly made in a hurry! Look for our full review coming soon.

Jim Sterling

2:30 PM on 03.18.2013

Sandy Hook shooter allegedly trying to beat a high score

An anonymous "law enforcement veteran" claims the Sandy Hook shooter was comparing "high scores" of previous mass murderers and intended to beat a record. According to this totally responsible and not-at-all reckless source, ...

Jim Sterling







Did Call of Duty ruin a generation of gamers? photo
Did Call of Duty ruin a generation of gamers?
by Jim Sterling

Tripwire Interactive president John Gibson is disappointed in this generation of gamers, and the Red Orchestra developer lays the blame at the feet of Call of Duty. According to Gibson, who focus tested some hardcore CoD fans, Activision's shooter series has ruined their brains.

"I'm really discouraged by the current state of multiplayer shooters," he complained to PC Gamer. "I think that, and I hate to mention names, because it sounds like 'I'm just jealous of their success,' but I’m really, I feel like Call of Duty has almost ruined a generation of FPS players. I know that’s a bold statement, but I won’t just throw stones without backing it up.

"When I was developing Action Mode [for RO2], I got a group of people that I know that are pretty hardcore Call of Duty players. And my goal was to create something that was accessible enough for them to enjoy the game -- not turn it into Call of Duty, but try to make something that I thought was casual enough but with the Red Orchestra gameplay style that they would enjoy. And we iterated on it a lot. And just listening to all the niggling, pedantic things that they would complain about, that made them not want to play the game, I just thought, 'I give up. Call of Duty has ruined this whole generation of gamers.'"

So Gibson tried to make Red Orchestra 2 appeal to CoD fans in particular, then got frustrated when those CoD fans wanted things from CoD in it? What? Huh? That ... doesn't make sense.

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6:00 AM on 02.16.2013

This ass is selling 40+ copies of Hyrule Historia LE

I've got myself a copy of the Zelda series bible Hyrule Historia, and it's as amazing as everyone says. However, for highly appealing ancillary game merch such as art books, I like to splurge a little extra on fancy collector...

Tony Ponce

5:15 PM on 02.08.2013

Dry your tears! New Wii U-only Rayman Legends demo coming

Ubisoft allegedly understands your outrage over the Rayman Legends multi-platform news and is ready and willing to soothe the pain with... a brand new demo! And not just any demo -- like the original demo, this one will be al...

Tony Ponce

11:30 AM on 02.07.2013

Ouya plans to have a new console out every year

The Android isn't the only thing Ouya's borrowing from the mobile market -- the swift obsoletion of hardware is apparently high up on Ouya's checklist, too! According to CEO Julie Uhrman, a new console is being planned f...

Jim Sterling

9:00 AM on 01.30.2013

Capcom cares: Resident Evil 6 gets Japanese voiceover DLC

Oh, Capcom! The lovable scamps behind thoughtful gestures like save files that can't be accidentally deleted are back with yet another altruistic offering for the gaming community. Word on the street is that in an effort...

Kyle MacGregor