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Have you ever dreamed you were Neo from The Matrix or Jean-Claude Van Damme doing some epic splits? Well if you combined those two things you'd have Clustertruck, the hot new truck-hopping game taking the Internet by sto...   read

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Doom trailer

Doom is coming May 13 with a skeletal collector's edition

Hello everybody, I am the harbinger of Doom, id Software's Bethesda-published reboot of the brutal first-person shooter shown off last year. Turns out Doom'll turnout worldwide on May 13. That's for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. The game that's a...

 
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The Division

The Division adds alpha, delays beta, keeps release date

The pre-release plans for Tom Clancy's The Division got a minor shake-up today. The upcoming survival shooter no longer has a beta before the end of 2015. But, that doesn't mean we won't see it at all in December. Ubisoft took to its s...

 
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RIP Battlefront III

More footage uncovered from the cancelled Star Wars: Battlefront III

Remember a couple of years ago when footage was leaked of pre-alpha gameplay for the now-cancelled Star Wars: Battlefront III? Well more footage from Free Radical's third entry in the series has been leaked from a supposedly more finished ...

 
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Doom footage

A few gory minutes from Doom's multiplayer

Did he... did he just punch another player's head off? Ahead of Doom's spring 2016 launch on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, here's some multiplayer footage captured from the closed alpha scheduled to go public this weekend. As far as cont...

 
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Looks cool!

Stick it to the Man! creator hid alpha for new game in Zombie Vikings

Stick it to the Man! and Zombie Vikings developer Zoink! is already working on a new game simply called FE, and you can play it right now if you own Zombie Vikings. The above video shows how to access the hidden FE level via an E...

 
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Rising Thunder

You don't need a code to test out Rising Thunder

Nic's silly tier list introduced me to Rising Thunder as something I might enjoy, but I'm only now following through. You should, too! The fighting game is holding an alpha test and there's no waiting around for access -- just create an acc...

 
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Doom

Bethesda talks Doom beta and multiplayer alpha

I forgot that Wolfenstein: The New Order included (eventual) access to the Doom beta. At QuakeCon 2015, Bethesda said it plans to pick PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One players from that pool to try out the multiplayer alpha "in the coming mo...

 
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Battlefront alpha

Star Wars Battlefront alpha invites are going out

DICE has been emailing invites to the Star Wars Battlefront alpha on Origin. Well, more accurately, these are invites to apply for the alpha (which can be done here). No guarantees you'll get in, as "space in the Closed Alpha is very limite...

 
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Kingdom Come tease

Kingdom Come teases hot knight on knight fights

It's been a year and half since the crowdfunding campaign for Kingdom Come: Deliverance, which, unearned subtitled aside, promised to fix many of the things I dislike about Western/fantasy RPGs. And then I completely forgot about it, even ...

 
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Kingdom Come: Deliverance

Kingdom Come: Deliverance's new update video has horses

Warhorse Studios has released the latest update video to its crowdfunded medieval RPG Kingdom Come: Deliverance. The bulk of the video is spent with Kuba Holik, the lead 3D artist working the game, to show the work he has been doing on th...

 
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Rainbow Six

Homewreckers wanted for the upcoming Rainbow Six Siege PC alpha

I'm a total newcomer to the Rainbow Six series but I quite liked Siege's wall-blasting ways at E3 last year. Not so much for the tactical possibilities that destructible environments enable as the simple human desire to punch holes in some...

 
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Unreal Tournament

Looks like Unreal Tournament is in capable hands

The new Unreal Tournament is going to look gorgeous once Epic and the community are finished working on it. Last I saw of the project, it had only just become "a game," and now here it is making real good use of Unreal Engine 4. According ...

 
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Supernova

Bandai Namco is behind new space robot MOBA Supernova

You can play Supernova today. The MOBA from developer Primal Game Studios is publisher Bandai Namco's next push into the realm of free-to-play (you'll remember the Gundam Vs-like 2-on-2 arena fighter Rise of Incarnates). Namco also sees en...

 
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Vaporum teaser

Get your grid-based steampunkery on in Vaporum

If you think that “steampunk dungeon crawler” sounds like Occam’s panty/brief-dropping sludge rock jug band, you would of course be correct. It also happens to be the genre type of FatBot Studio’s promising indie de...

 
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Medieval Engineers

Build castles and blow them up with a trebuchet in Medieval Engineers

Keen Software has built a million-person-strong audience for Space Engineers, but I've stayed away from the work-in-progress construction sandbox game so far. Steam Early Access often has that effect on me. The studio's next project, Medie...

 
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Fortnite

Epic is sending out Fortnite alpha invites now

What I played of Fortnite in September, a good two hours, was super fun. I didn't want to stop. Epic Games has offered sign-ups for an alpha build for quite some time and here we are, at last: the first wave of invites went out today to com...

 
Evolve alpha photo
Evolve alpha

Hunt's off: Evolve alpha postponed on PS4

Bad news for monster hunters on PlayStation 4. The Evolve Big Alpha event has been postponed. The good news is that now your weekend is suddenly free again. Turtle Rock Studios posted an update on the Evolve site today announcing ...

 
Bloodborne alpha photo
Bloodborne alpha

Bloodborne alpha invites for North America are going out later today

It turns out that Sony has a Bloodborne alpha planned for North America after all. This morning, invites went out for Sony Computer Entertainment European territories, and invites confirming North American participants will go out later tod...

 
Bloodborne alpha photo
Bloodborne alpha

There's going to be a Bloodborne alpha

Seeing the words "Bloodborne" and "alpha" together instantly cured my morning grogginess, but the feeling was fleeting: the "small-scale test" is only meant for European gamers, currently. Sony Computer Entertainment Europe has sent email i...

 
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Gigantic alpha sign-up

Gigantic's alpha sign-up is live, you should probably get on that

If you're anxious to get an early start on Motiga's stunning new online team action game Gigantic, then I've got good news for you. The alpha testing phase has begun and the company is actively recruiting players to hel...

 
Evolve alpha photo
Evolve alpha

There is another closed alpha for Evolve on the way

Did you miss out on the closed alpha for Evolve last time it was around? Did you get to play it, but you want to play it more? If so, 2K and Turtle Rock are opening it up for another round of testing, dubbing it the "Big Alpha," with priori...

 
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Long Dark

The Long Dark will be on Early Access September 22

I'm finally playing a game in Early Access (Invisible Inc., which is incredible; expect a longer impressions piece soon) and come September 22 I might be playing another as The Long Dark hits Steam. I've been waiting on this gorgeous,...

 
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PC

Cloudbase Prime alpha build available now, free to download

Originally created for the 7DFPS Challenge in 2012, Cloudbase Prime is an attractive-looking low-poly FPS platformer by Tyrus Peace and is currently available for free in its 0.2 alpha state. You can download it here. Set on a floating m...

 
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Tennis

Facepunch's new game wants you to 'imagine tennis crossed with Street Fighter'

Rust creator Facepunch Studios said it had multiple game prototypes in the works and here's another one: Deuce, an arcade-style tennis game. Or, Street Fighter x tennis. There's some early footage and artwork to give you a glimpse of that v...

 
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Push Me Pull You

Push Me Pull You is 2-vs-2 gross sausage monster ball wrestling

Hamza was won over by Push Me Pull You at GDC and I wish I had gotten a chance to try it, too. At least now there's some disturbing video of it in action.  "Connected at the waist, you and your partner must use a shared body to w...

 
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Steam Early Access

Survive The Long Dark's sandbox this September on Steam Early Access

Hinterland's Kickstarted first-person survival sim The Long Dark will launch on Steam Early Access in September, the studio announced today. As ever, "This will help us do a better job tuning the game's Sandbox mechanics, fixing bugs and ...

 
Evolve alpha photo
Evolve alpha

Want in on the Evolve closed alpha? Here's your chance!

Evolve is shaping up to be a pretty decent game. It won a bunch of awards at E3 including the Game Critics Awards' Best of Show. I played it in May and had a fantastic time with it. If you'd rather get your hands on it than believe the...

 
Rust photo
Rust

Facepunch is rebooting Rust and that's for the best

The last time I played Rust was back in late January -- I've been waiting for it to substantially change. As it turns out, Facepunch Studios is in the process of rebuilding the game and "pretty much everything" is being changed or updated a...

 
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Mega64

Mega64's latest spoof takes on Early Access games in a hilarious way

At this point, I'm pretty much a fan of whatever content Mega64 decides to create. After the Game Gurlz series, I was down for life. And now with the release of this "Beta Man" video, I'm doubled over with laughter ready to peruse their ol...

 

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Larxinostic

Good day to you! The sixth blog in my OST series is live for your Thanks for any feedback! =) It concerns a recent entry in a flagship niche Whatre your favorite less-known game series?

 
TheStantonator

Since I missed the boat on the discussion and with Far Harbor coming out soon, what did everyone think of Fallout 4? I personally found it very repetitive and gave up on it after 30 or so hours having become bored with the go here, kill this

 
jak2364

The Legacy Of Kain series needs a remastered collection cause Im too lazy to use Xpadder for proper controller Ah well, guess Ill crawl on back to my Doom series

 
JuIc3

Got the job I interviewed for, and things are looking good!

 
Parismio

Ugh, overwatch is so hype!

 
gajknight

Hey dudes, is Murdered: Soul Suspect any good? Worth £8? Been eyeing it for ages but always put it

 
guitarvillain

Go to your Youtube library on the left side of the homepage, click on Liked videos, scroll down to the very first video you ever liked, and post it

 
Vadicta

So, I was on the bus today, and there was this high school kid talking about how he needs to have bad grades, so it fits with the brand identity of his virgining rap Thats a new

 
TheStantonator

Overwatch is the Havent been this addicted to a game since World of

 
Sir Shenanigans

Persona people: is 5, having never played one of the previous games, something I could jump into? In terms of narrative? I just love the look of it, super stylish!

 
Fuzunga

Have a good

 
WryGuy

Youve been pre-approved for a Marvel Credit Card with 3% cash back rewards when you shop at Oh, what times we live

 
KnickKnackMyWack

Theres a rumor on IGN saying NX might use cartridges (though I think they mean carts, like 3DS and My knee-jerk reaction was negative, but thinking about it, Nintendo is a stickler for short load if it works well and is cheap, Im

 
OrochiLeona

Civil War? Thats sooooooo last week #UK

 
Torchman

So Torch how was Gunbuster? It was Too short, a little too much nudity for my tastes, title mech wasnt in action until end of episode 4 of Action was great But that ending Good lord that

 
Nathan D

Hot off the rumor mill: Naughty Dogs next project after Uncharted 4 is The Last of Us 2: A Fungus Among

 
MeanderBot

Video game developers are tripping over themselves to make VR games and here I am trying to think of story ideas for an interactive fiction

 
Occams

Its interesting to see that Spider-Man puts a lit cigarette out onto a Latino babys forehead in the opening scene of Civil

 
Fuzunga

I cant believe Nintendo would throw away their three-day Treehouse Livestream to only show That was the best thing ever to come out of E3 coverage!

 
RiffRaff

Protip: Humble Spring Sale just Go spend money and

 
Asterion

FromSoftwares new IP looks very different to

 
FakePlasticTree

Ryujis really feeling it!

 
Luca Blight

Everyone talking about Overwatch, Uncharted 4, Civil War and Persona 5 and Im here wondering wheres my burrito?

 
Ckarasu

I know it probably is not that bad, but there seems to be quite a bit more dialogue in the R&C reboot than there should

 
Gundy

First day of Floral I hate

 
Isuma

Welp, thanks for nothing Atlus! Ill save my hype with the animation announcement and everything for when this game finally arrives in the Until then Im a prisoner of the

 
Sr Churros

Funny thing about my current Emerald run: for the first time Im not using the starter at I got Treeko because I dont really like any Gen 3 starter, but I got Shroomish and I like it Should have got other starter instead

 
OverlordZetta

As someone with a lot of experience in the realm of Sentai, let me say that first impressions dont always hold, and those awful suits that look like they belong more in a bike race might look great in motion! Otherwise, theres always your imagination!

 
Samsneeze

Power Ranger suits for the movie look like discount Iron Man and somehow worse than what we had back in the 1995 And who thought it was a good idea to give them boob armor? What is wrong with people?

 

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