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Urban Empire

Kalypso's new IP Urban Empire crosses SimCity and Civilization

Today is just a city-builder kind of day, eh? Earlier we looked at Devolver's slick new eco-friendly neighborhood builder Block'hood, and now we've got our eyes on a new IP from Kalypso Media (best known for the Tropico series). Urban Empir...

 
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MEDIOCRE

XCOM 2 rides the Fury Road with Anarchy's Children DLC

One of my favorite things about XCOM 2 is the level of customization that's been added to soldiers. The ability to mix-and-match armor pieces, colors, and accessories really helps me individualize my troops, and alongside the many...

 
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Blackguards

Brutal tactical RPG Blackguards heading to PS4 and Xbox One

I'll admit: I found Blackguards to be more frustrating than fun. Maybe I've grown soft in my old age. There still must be an audience out there for extra difficult tactical role-playing games, and for those people, there is Blackguards. Soo...

 
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Total Warhammer

Total War: Warhammer pushed to May 24, 2016

Creative Assembly has delayed the launch of Total War: Warhammer from April 28, 2016 to May 24, 2016 in order to not "rush it," according to creative director Mike Simpson. Always a good thing. "This could be the best Total War game we've e...

 
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Valkyria Chronicles

Valkyria Chronicles Remastered set for May 17 western release on PS4

Valkyria Chronicles Remastered has been a long time coming. Available on PC (without the Remastered qualifier) since late 2014, it finally hit Japanese PlayStation 4s last month, but all we knew up until now was the western release was slat...

 
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EUIV expansion

Control the sea in Europa Universalis IV expansion

Cossacks? Old news. I'm only snickering a little bit that their name sounds like "cocksacks." We've got ocean effects up in the hood now, man. This map's sparkling like never before. The latest Europa Universalis IV expansion opens up the ...

 
This War of Mine review
Iskra, our little sad-eyed girl, gets the canned food. She doesn't like it and complains about the taste, but she's small and the tiny portion will carry her further than anyone else. Marko, who risked his life the night befo...   read

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UNSUNG STORY

Final Fantasy Tactics director's studio considering refunds for mismanaged Kickstarter project

Unsung Story, the crowdfunded SRPG from Final Fantasy Tactics director Yasumi Matsuno, was delayed indefinitely earlier this month after diminishing finances and departing staff forced the company to shift its focus to another project ...

 
Disgaea PC
[Update: Since this report went out, it has come to light that some of the problems may be due to issues with the Steam beta client – a problem I have never encountered with any other game. On testing, I found that not ...   read

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Fire Emblem Fates

Nintendo says Fire Emblem Fates is the 'best-ever launch' for the series

Despite its confusing release strategy, most of you seemed okay with how Fire Emblem Fates was being presented, and Nintendo has just confirmed that fact this morning. It's calling the launch of Fates the "best-ever" in the series...

 
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Dragon Age Tactics

Would you like a 'Dragon Age Tactics' game in the style of XCOM or Fire Emblem?

Two of the hottest games this month are Fire Emblem Fates and XCOM 2, which seems to have Dragon Age executive producer Mark Darrah wondering if fans would like to see BioWare develop a more strategy-oriented entry in the franchise at some ...

 
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XCOM 2

Firaxis is 'working very furiously' to fix XCOM 2

XCOM 2 might be a fine strategy game, but for many players, it's one marred by bugs. Speaking with Rock, Paper, Shotgun, lead designer Jake Solomon expressed surprise at the title's rocky launch, saying "I can honestly say that we didn...

 
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Bayonetta cameo

Bayonetta could have been in Project X Zone 2

How long is too long to spend reading Hideki Kamiya's Twitter feed? (I'm asking for a friend.) If you're unfamiliar with the Platinum Games designer's online antics, his pinned tweet, "REPEAT for insects: Don't try too hard," has a little d...

 
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Fire Emblem Fates

Which version of Fire Emblem Fates should you get?

So a lot of people have asked "which version of Fire Emblem Fates should I get?" and I think that's a valid question, mostly because Nintendo has done a poor job at explaining the delivery system. This cheeky chart from Nintendo is also bas...

 
Fire Emblem Fates
It's been a rather productive past few weeks! In addition to having plenty of time to play through both versions of Fire Emblem Fates, I also had the opportunity to take on Revelation -- the third story in the series. Li...   read

Fire Emblem Fates
After delivering one of its best strategy games in years with Fire Emblem Awakening, I couldn't help but think "how could they top this?" Awakening had pretty much everything you could want -- an intriguing cast embroiled in ...   read

Project X Zone 2
It is closing in on four o'clock in the morning. My eyes are bloodshot, struggling to stay open. I have to go to work in five hours. I look like death, my face pale as grocery-size bags blacken the skin under my eyes. I haven...   read

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XCOM 2 trick

One weird trick is cruise control to shorter XCOM 2 load times

XCOM 2 is pretty hitchy and janky, though I've not encountered any game-breaking issues. Still, worse than the lazy virtual camera man too busy on his phone to always keep the focus on the action are the sometimes lengthy load times. Especi...

 
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Yo-kai Sangokushi

Yo-Kai Sangokushi, that Three Kingdoms mashup, looks rad

Yo-Kai Watch is going to have another spinoff on its hands in Japan this April in the form of Sangokushi, an SRPG that apes the Three Kingdoms era. In this surprisingly detailed new trailer we're getting a look at some gameplay, ...

 
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Project X Zone 2

Review in Progress: Project X Zone 2

I just popped an Advil because I'm dealing with some annoying pain right now. It's a pain that starts to sting right in the inside of my elbow as I try to stretch my arm out. I'm not unfamiliar with this pain, in fact we're old friends. We ...

 
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Warhammer

You can rename your dudes in Total War: Warhammer

Creative Assembly is giving us another glimpse at the particulars of Total War: Warhammer. Just like the Greenskins walkthrough before it, this video drops us partway into a campaign, albeit with the Empire. It's seven minutes long, but tha...

 
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Frozen Synapse 2

Frozen Synapse 2 announced, going open world

Frozen Synapse took turn-based strategy and upended it with simultaneous action, and to this day there isn't much else like it (except maybe the American football-esque offshoot Frozen Cortex). There isn't much to the announcement of Frozen...

 
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First gameplay video

See just how much the gameplay has changed in Valkyria: Azure Revolution

It's been clear from the get-go that Valkyria: Azure Revolution is a spinoff from the Valkyria Chronicles series that graced the PS3 and PSP. It is much more anime-y, there are overwrought swords and melee combat, as well as this smaller p...

 
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Corgi gun

Why yes, yes there is a corgi gun in XCOM 2

Shout out to the ravioli-date-owing boo Dalé and shout out to XCOM 2, which, damn, I want to be playing right now and shout out to JonTerp whose mod turns a gun into a cute-ass corgi. It fits fight up there with the three "official" ...

 
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Godus Wars

22Cans removes microtransactions from Godus Wars after they made everyone angry

It’s only been a few days since Godus Wars launched on Steam Early Access, and it’s already managed to cause an uproar. As 22Cans’ early access follow-up to the infamously abandoned Godus, Wars has the difficult task of tr...

 
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XCOM 2

Look at this XCOM 2 release schedule map while you wait for our review

XCOM 2 is almost here! This handy 'lil map will help you determine when you'll be able to start sending your soldiers (that you named after your best buddies, you monster) to their inevitable deaths. I think I've made that joke before,...

 
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XCOM 2

XCOM: Long War mod creators are bringing submachine guns, new enemies, and leader abilities to XCOM 2

Knowing that the creators of  XCOM: Enemy Unknown's Long War mod have been working on new content for the upcoming XCOM 2 launched my anticipation into space. Eurogamer spoke with Firaxis and Long War Studios over the weekend...

 
JRPG spring lineup
Fire Emblem Fates is just a few weeks away (February 19) and I'll finally have a reason to re-glue my face to my 3DS and play nosy match-maker. But the two versions of Fates are just, uh, two of the JRPGs (and adjacent genres...   read

Fire Emblem preview
Fire Emblem Fates has been out in Japan for a while, but I love Awakening's person-story-focused shipping mechanics, which really elevates the game into something consuming, so I messed about in both of the upcoming US versio...   read

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Final Fantasy Tactics

Final Fantasy Tactics Advance is coming to Wii U Virtual Console (in Europe)

This Thursday, all o' yous who live in Europe will be able to play Final Fantasy Tactics Advance on the Wii U Virtual Console. While I infinitely prefer the tone of the original game on PlayStation, I have a few fond memories of playing thr...

 

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KingSigy

People bitching about the Modern Warfare Remaster being locked behind Infinite Warfares CE need to remember one thing: Modern Warfare 2s CE had Call of Duty classic as an exclusive for a few It sold separately at a later Fuck!

 
drmcscott

Farewell sweet Rest your little demo

 
ShadeOfLight

As the Nuzlocke continues Im starting to feel bad for naming my Stantler Bitchface, considering hes more than pulling his We still mourn Flowersaur, but Seras (now Crobat) has become the new main

 
BigDoniel

Saw a deal for the 500 gig ps4 with free controller and Rachet Seems pretty tempting since Id like the game, then realised theres nothing else on it thats worth

 
absolutfreak

Looking forward to checking out Overwatch in the beta for the first time

 
Jiraya

Now listening to old music 11 - Tears For Fears - Shout

 
absolutfreak

Parents surprised me with a sweet Amazon gift card for Think its about time to grab a PS4, Uncharted 4, and

 
lokhe

Holy Pyromancy turned Dancer into a joke Dis shit OP as

 
Parismio

It has finally Ive never played it before and I wont be able to start it for a few

 
gajknight

OMG everyone, the ending Of Uncharted 4 is amazing! Drake was the origami killer, Elana was dead all along and Sully was the father! Mind blown!

 
drmcscott

He-He, Ho-Ho, My disgusting embargo breaking review of Uncharted 4 was a Based on massive lies, which mostly turned out to be Lying is Or is it? Or IS it?

 
RiffRaff

Interesting I really do hope carts do make a

 
Dreamweaver

I have a feeling that Jed really, really, really want to play as Lady Call it a

 
Jed Whitaker

I really, really, really want to play as lady Come on Nintendo, dont let me down at E3!

 
Jed Whitaker

I really, really, really want to play as lady Come on Nintendo, dont let me down at E3!

 
Jed Whitaker

I really, really, really want to play as lady Come on Nintendo, dont let me down at E3!

 
DanteKinkade

It took me over 250 hours but I finally got the platinum for Soul Sacrifice Delta, making it so I have the plat for both games

 
Glabatron

Overwatch plays like TF2, a bad TF2 designed for the

 
FakePlasticTree

For those who wanna follow the Persona 5 crazyness as it gets Heres a stream for all of Get hyped! #TakeTokyoTower

 
gajknight

Why is it that all the girls I wanna bang turn out to be lesbians? Happened at least 5 times so Perhaps my gaydar is

 
Nekrosys

Considering that when the PS Vita first came out, it used an almost identical CPU/GPU to the current iPad at the time (albeit with more cores and a greater clock speed), Im somewhat curious as to what a new handheld with an iPad Pros hardware could

 
Dreamweaver

After finding out what this months Bloggers Wanted prompt is, I decided to commit blog necromancy and revive a post I wrote about Mass Effect 3: Citadel DLC AND the anime Angel Beats! Thats right, I used to write blogs before doing Comments of the Week!

 
medicamecanica

After thinking it was a moba, I finally understand Overwatch and I think its going to be my multiplayer game Favorite character so far? Mercy, thats right Im a fuckin

 
ObliqueZombie

Yeah, Overwatch is fucking fun as hell! But a bit hard on Not awkward for every character, but some are obviously gimped with a controller

 
Occams

Lordy, Overwatch is fun! Bastion is gun mode as a defender if very

 
Fuzunga

I hope Overwarch finishes downloading before the beta period is

 
Parismio

I have Shantae and the pirates curse for wiiu Who wants it? I figured itd be gone by

 
Dangus Taargus

I just spent an hour setting my Steam Controller to treat only the bottom half of my DS emulator window as a mouse zone for the touchscreen in a Big Picture It kinda works better than I thought it but still doesnt really feel

 
KnickKnackMyWack

People seem pretty insistent on the idea that Zelda NX will be vastly superior to Wii why? When OoT was ported to GCN all it had was Master TP on Wii was almost no different from Unless its a remaster it wont be significantly

 

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