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Ironfall: Invasion photo
Ironfall: Invasion

The new Ironfall: Invasion patch might get me to play it again


Control improvements and multiplayer tweaks
Apr 07
Ironfall Invasion was a good idea on paper, but it didn't follow through with many of its concepts, especially when it comes to the campaign. Thankfully Nintendo has announced that the developers are constantly working on the... read
SOCOM successor photo
SOCOM successor

H-Hour: World's Elite is your new SOCOM fix


Coming soon to Steam Early Access
Apr 03
To some people, H-Hour: World's Elite will look like a real fun time. Can't say I'm one of them because, well, team-based military shooters scare me. I can empathize with every single soldier killed in this video. If I were ... read
GTA V PC trailer photo
GTA V PC trailer

No going back: See Grand Theft Auto V run at 60 frames per second on PC


So long, blissful ignorance
Apr 02
After seeing this brief but oh-so-smooth trailer for the PC version of Grand Theft Auto V, I'm now worried about all of the graphical settings I'll need to turn down in order to reach that frame rate. Damn. read
Quantum Break delay photo
Quantum Break delay

Quantum Break slips to 2016


Time extend
Apr 02
Max Payne and Alan Wake maker Remedy has delayed its next major game, Quantum Break. The third-person action title will now bring its slick time manipulation to Xbox One next year. "We thank our fans for their patience," said... read
Geometry Wars photo
Geometry Wars

Geometry Wars 3 is now a whole lot bigger


Free update with new enemies, levels, modes, and more
Mar 31
Lucid Games' twin-stick shooter Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions is no more. With today's massive free update, which "nearly doubles" the game's content, it is now known as Dimensions Evolved. To summarize, there's 40 new Adventur... read
The joy of bullet hell photo
The joy of bullet hell

The joy of bullet hell


Pew pew, I'm in heaven
Mar 31
Shoot-'em-ups started innocently enough. Spacewar blasted its way onto computers back in the 1960s, and after Space Invaders was released, the rest was history. Galaga and Galaxian would go on to further popularize the genre,... read
Myriad photo
Myriad

Whoa, Myriad looks like no other twin-stick shooter


Not your everyday shooter
Mar 30
It takes a lot for a twin-stick shooter to get my attention these days. I like the genre just fine, but it's so saturated that it's hard to muster any excitement for the next one that looks just like the last one. Thankfully... read
Space Sluggers photo
Space Sluggers

Space Sluggers is chaotic and so incredibly cheesy


Everyone fights, no one quits
Mar 27
I'm quite a fan of old-school action shoot-'em-ups. Back in the day, I used to venture off to an arcade at my local pizza place and just chill out. With particular titles like Ikari Warriors, Smash TV, and Commando focusing o... read
Syphon Filter tasers photo
Syphon Filter tasers

Syphon Filter! That's not how tasers work!


Advanced flame throwers
Mar 26
We were messing with some unearthed PlayStation 1 demo discs over as casa mia last night. It was a bit of nostalgia hit, flipping between video panes. Also, why didn't anyone tell me about Tobal 2? It looks like a fisticuffs... read
Dirty Bomb photo
Rule 1: Don't be a dick
The folks at Splash Damage have been busy over the last two years. Since the release of Brink and a stint on Batman: Arkham Origins' multiplayer, they figured it was time to return to their roots with a heavy focus on PC... read feature

Rainbow Six Siege photo
Rainbow Six Siege

You can sign up for the Rainbow Six Siege beta without a preorder


Just follow our super secret tips
Mar 25
Are you curious about trying out the Rainbow Six Siege closed beta but reluctant to pre-order the game? Well, you may just be in luck. There's now a way to register for the closed beta without needing to put any money down fo... read
Metal Slug 3 photo
Metal Slug 3

Metal Slug 3 blasts its way onto PS4, PS3, and Vita


Rocket lowncha!
Mar 24
Have you played the phenomenal Metal Slug 3 yet? If not, you really have no excuse at this point, as the game has come to just about every console imaginable. Today, the Neo Geo classic is also available on PS4, PS3, and PS V... read
Splatoon campaign photo
Definitely a good thing
While Splatoon's multiplayer was on display for all to see at E3 2014, the single-player campaign was fairly under wraps. We now know that it will be a completely separate affair from online play, complete with a full na... read feature

Nintendo on Splatoon photo
Nintendo on Splatoon

Nintendo: 'Splatoon is aiming to do for action shooters what Mario Kart did to racing'


Reggie Fils-Aimé is hopeful for the future of this 'major new IP'
Mar 23
At a recent event at Nintendo of America's headquarters in Redmond, Washington, I was able to play Splatoon for the first time since E3 2014. It's come a long way since then, and Nintendo is particularly proud of what it... read
Splatoon multiplayer photo
Ranked battles are confirmed, but are coming post-launch
Nintendo isn't exactly known for its online experiences. With the exception of a few recent titles like Mario Kart 8, the public is typically clamoring for some form of online support. Games like Mario Party 10 would pro... read feature

Hotline Miami photo
Hotline Miami

Get both Hotline Miami games in a brutal physical box set


Comes with some art cards, comics and stuff too
Mar 22
Rejoice Hotline Miami fans who still like physical boxed releases, there's a Hotline Miami and Hotline Miami 2 physical collectors edition in the works. The $60 (£40) box set, due to ship out in August 2015, comes with ... read
Gears of War photo
Gears of War

No Marcus Fenix Collection, says Black Tusk


Maybe get on that
Mar 19
Microsoft-owned Black Tusk Studios is heading up the future of Gears of War with a new game on Xbox One and, assuming that goes okay, more to come. Recent rumors have pointed to a series collection, which seems inevitable eve... read
EVE Valkyrie trailer photo
EVE Valkyrie trailer

New EVE: Valkyrie trailer starts with a routine escort mission


'See you in the next life'
Mar 19
EVE Valkyrie has come a long way since the footage from last year's EVE Fanfest. The trailer above shows a more fleshed out mission, beginning with a mundane escort and ending with, well, something a little more exciting. Th... read
RIVE preview photo
Family-friendly puzzle platformer this game is not
When I learned that Netherlands-based Two Tribes Studios (Toki Tori & Toki Tori 2) was bringing its snazzy metal-wrecking, robot-hacking, twin-stick shooter RIVE to PAX East this year, I jumped at the... read feature

LA Cops review photo
Move along, nothing to see here
At first glance, the potential for LA Cops to be an interesting title is great. A top-down shooter in the style of a retro cop squad drama, its main appeal lies in the combination of real-time action with teamwork management, one player using two characters to systematically take down a criminal enterprise. It's just too bad that one of those cops always has to be Barney Fife. read feature

Halo 3: ODST photo
Halo 3: ODST

One screen of ODST in Master Chief Collection sums up the past four months


Take it all in
Mar 13
Halo 3: ODST is getting added to The Master Chief Collection sometime in the near future. It's going to be free for anyone that owned The Master Chief Collection prior to December 19, and it'll likely be paid D... read
The Order: 1886 photo
The Order: 1886

The Order: 1886 won't find safety in the London Underground


But, I found The Postal Service
Mar 12
I was waiting for a cross-town train in the London Underground when it struck me. I've been waiting since February to find a game that would look and sound like a movie. So, I changed my plans; I rented a PS4 and a TV, and t... read
Enter the Gungeon preview photo
Enter the Gungeon preview

D&D meets bullet-hell shooter in Enter the Gungeon


Kill the past
Mar 11
During my time on the show floor at PAX East 2015, I had the pleasure of sitting down with Dodge Roll Games to get a hands-on demo of its new gun-fighting dungeon crawler, Enter the Gungeon. When you think gun-centric games, ... read
Flame Over photo
Sound the alarm
Roguelikes suck. They don't suck as in they are horrible to play. They suck for me because they're so damn hard. But in this genre, that's part of the challenge. For whatever reason, our gamer brains desire to overcome the im... read feature

Splatoon photo
Splatoon

The joy of painting: Splatoon's Splat Roller looks fun


My love of painting and squids, together at last
Mar 10
Not to just gush about Splatoon every darn time we bring up the game and its delightful nonsense, but I'm feeling this short, no-frills showcase of the Splat Roller weapon. Got 20 seconds to spare? The oversized paint roller... read
Cuphead hands-on photo
The holy grail
Cuphead has existed in a state of unreality to me since its E3 reveal. Despite seeing footage of the game, it remained in my mind a concept. One that I was in love with, mind. 1930s style animation. A character whose head is ... read feature

Resogun photo
Resogun

Resogun Defenders is DLC done right


Yup, it's time to play this again
Mar 06
As a semi-jaded gamer, I typically despise the concept of DLC. Often times we are presented with content that either doesn't live up to the price or publishers push their content too early in a game's life. Resogun Defenders ... read
Zombie Army review photo
One giant horde mode
The Sniper Elite series has been around for quite some time, entertaining fans since 2005 on pretty much every platform known to man. But alongside of the core historical-centric games there has been a lesser known sub-franch... read feature

Evolve photo
Evolve

Play Evolve this weekend, earn a special gold monster skin


A skin that's not paid DLC? Well I'll be
Mar 06
There's a special gold skin for the Goliath, Kraken, and Wraith hidden within Evolve's code. It was previously only available for developers, but now, players will have a chance to nab it. All you have to do is play Evolve&nb... read
Crimsonland review photo
Bloody old school
Last year, a remake of Crimsonland debuted on the PlayStation Vita and PlayStation 4. For whatever reason, we never got around to reviewing it. Now that it's debuting on the PlayStation 3 just this week (with Cross-Buy for all three platforms), this is the perfect time to fix that. read feature







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