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The future is here!

Start a virtual LAN party in BigScreen, a must-have for VR owners

I can't stop saying the future is here when talking about virtual reality because seemingly every other day some new game or application comes out that just blows me away; today is one of those days. BigScreen, released for free today via ...

 
I'm sorry
On the final day of PAX East, I woke up after getting a measly four or so hours of sleep. I'd been ill (since birth, but also sick for the past couple of days), my back hurt, my legs hurt, and I had a headache. I had two goal...   read

Purrview from CATS East
When I wrote about a non-hipster walking simulator for Cliffy B just before PAX, I had no idea there was already a game that was basically that, only it's 2D and features colorful animals.  Night in the Woods i...   read

Hands-on Jedpressions
A roguelike platformer where you're trying to find trinkets to cheer up your only friend -- that just happens to be a giant, land-bound whale named Sally -- was my favorite game at PAX East this year. Are you surprised? ...   read

Axiom Verge impressions
Axiom Verge follows the exploits of a scientist who, after apparently killing himself in a lab accident, awakens on a mysterious world full of secrets to uncover and labyrinthine environments to explore. It's essentially...   read

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Viking Strategy Game

Damn, it feels good to be a Viking in Expeditions: Viking

Expeditions: Conquistador took me by surprise. I had no expectations going in, and what I found was a well-crafted and hard-as-nails strategy game. Now, we’re being transported further back in time to the era of the Vikings, a pe...

 
PAX
Even before I played it, Just Shapes & Beats had my heart racing. The four-man group ahead of me in line was just moments away from surviving the final level. Everyone was dead, save for one yellow triangle that dashed fr...   read

Monster Hunter Generation
Compared to many of the Monster Hunter fans out there, I've only gotten into the series recently. I played it briefly during the  PSP days, but it wasn't until Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate and Monster Hunter ...   read

LawBreakers
Our press bus sidles up to an unassuming office building in the heart of historic downtown Raleigh. Far from the bright lights and costly office spaces of LA or San Francisco, Boss Key Productions, Cliffy B's new studio, is h...   read

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Beta Impressions

Will Battleborn be the next Shadowrun?

At the beginning of 2016, I listed Battleborn as one of my most anticipated titles (as well as Fable Legends, RIP) and after playing the open beta I can easily say it still is. If you're not familiar, Battleborn is the game Gearbo...

 
Risk of Rain ports
It's only fitting that right as an exciting new roguelike enters my life and rekindles my interest in the genre, an old favorite comes calling. Lately, Risk of Rain has been eating up evenings that would otherwise be wasted o...   read

Welkin Road photo
Welkin Road

Welkin Road is like Mirror's Edge without the story

Next week, yet another video game will be hitting Steam's Early Access program. The culprit? A parkour joint by developer Gregor Panič, titled Welkin Road. The pitch is easy to comprehend. It's a 3D freerunner set across multiple abstr...

 
Beta impressions photo
Beta impressions

Doom's multiplayer is good, but it could be great

I was completely disinterested in the upcoming Doom reboot until that trailer came out showcasing some of the new modes, at which point I got hyped. Over the weekend, I finally got to get some time with multiplayer beta on the Xbox One...

 
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VR

Review: Tilt Brush

I have never had any artistic ability; I am more of a wordsmith than a visual creator. Something about taking in 3D data with my eyes, processing that down to a 2D image, then getting my hands to replicate that onto a screen or sheet of pap...

 
VR photo
VR

Review: Virtual Desktop VR

Without a doubt, this non-gaming software has been the killer app for me during the launch of the VR revolution. Virtual Desktop (not to be confused with the identically named Windows utility) is a Steam (and Oculus Home) app that takes you...

 
Final Fantasy XV photo
Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV's new brodown anime isn't half bad

As you may have heard, A-1 Pictures (who worked on Sword Art Online, among many other shows since 2006), is producing a Final Fantasy anime. It's set for a five episode run -- six if you opt for the special edition of the game in ...

 
Vanishing of Ethan Carter photo
Vanishing of Ethan Carter

The Vanishing of Ethan Carter makes a great case for VR when it's not disorienting

I have yet to finish The Vanishing of Ethan Carter, which I picked up during its launch back in 2014, so I figured hopping into the brand new Oculus Rift version would be a good way to accomplish that. Barring some discomfort, it managed to...

 
VR marathon photo
VR marathon

I played VR for 10 hours straight, here's what happened

People often call me a "madman" or "robot" for playing games for lengthy periods of time, much of which results in the coverage you see here. The secret is that a lot of projects involve long lead times, but just as often, it's crunch-time....

 
Pokken
Nintendo's history with peripherals that only support several games is nothing new. Raise your hand if you had a massive Four Swords party with four GBAs and a GameCube! The same thing goes for the Pokkén Controll...   read

Hitman PC Port photo
Hitman PC Port

PC Port Report: Hitman

After a brief beta period, Hitman has released and people seem to be enjoying it! Sure, it's got some weird quirks (why can't I pick up a drink?), but the Hitman feeling is definitely there. I've previously given my impression on ...

 
mii-crotransactions
Miitomo, Nintendo's first mobile phone game is officially available in Japan, and I've gotten my grubby hands on it by being a big fat liar, all because I love you, dear readers. After messing around with it for an entire day and avoiding all other aspects of my life, I think I have a decent grasp of it, and it is by no means perfect. But it is damned sure addicting.   read

Hyrule Warriors Legends
I now have access to Hyrule Warriors Legends on 3DS, set to arrive on March 25 in the west. I already detailed the Wii U transfer process, but I also discovered another tidbit for myself while playing this afternoon that...   read

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Retro City Rampage

Retro City Rampage is out on iOS today, supports controllers

Surprise! Developer Vblank Entertainment sent me over a note this morning that Retro City Rampage DX was stealth launched on iOS devices this morning. It features controller support as well as touch controls, and runs on everythin...

 
MK XL impressions photo
MK XL impressions

Mortal Kombat XL provides a strong reason to come back to the arena

Don't write a hot take about SFV... Don't write a hot take about SFV... Don't write a hot take about SFV... Mortal Kombat XL should make Street Fighter V ashamed of itself. Dammit.

 
The Firefly Diary
htoL#NiQ: The Firefly Diary (which I am never typing ever again) is coming to PC in less than two weeks. I've been playing it a bit to see how the former PlayStation Vita exclusive translates to a mouse and keyboard setu...   read

Necromancer
Blizzard finally did it -- it put my favorite Diablo class into Heroes of the Storm with Xul, the Necromancer. While he sadly doesn't sport the Blood Golem, he has just about everything else from Diablo II, and from an aesthetic standpoint, his kit is glorious. I'm sort of concerned about where he fits into most casual team compositions, but in the meantime, he's fun to play.   read

Heavy Rain PS4
Let's get his out the way now, the only thing that has been changed in the PlayStation 4 version of Heavy Rain is the quality of the visuals. A bump from 720p to 1080p, some additional texture and lighting details, a smoother...   read

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

Hitman on PC photo
Hitman on PC

Despite wonkiness, Hitman runs alright on PC

I've long adored the Hitman series. Ever since first playing Blood Money, I've wanted more. Well, I guess I ate those words, because we kept getting more and the quality started to dip real hard. I've always been looking for a game to ...

 
Kona Preview
Carl Faubert’s Chevy truck rattles through a raging blizzard, his journey narrated by a Canadian Sam Elliott. I’m at the wheel, but barely in control. Out of the white, another vehicle speeds towards me. We're on ...   read


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JcDent

My swag is NOT augmented #swagdivided #humanitasfuckyeah

 
LinkSlayer64

This Undertale fanart frighteningly reminds me of Junji Ito Source:

 
Dwavenhobble

Maker of mediocre Walking simulators says multi award winning studios next game looks Seems a green eyed monster has shown up a bit lol

 
Chris Bradshaw

Unrealistic interpretations of female characters in gaming generally insult women and unrealistic interpretations of male characters in gaming generally impress Think about

 
al56

I have lurked for a while now and there is one question i have always wanted answered who is Torchmans waifu that is so great it makes all other waifu in his words Shit or is his so Shit he feels the need to undermine other peoples waifu to feel

 
JcDent

Lionhead closes down: death of another fabled studio!

 
OverlordZetta

And out of nowhere, Final Fantasy and Yokai Watch are having a crossover in their games (FFXIV and Hopefully we get these here too!

 
Torchman

YES YES YES GIVE IT TO

 
TheLimoMaker

I like to think The Chinese Room just freaked out because they saw a character model for an Whats this? A character thats solid and interacts with the player directly? Disgusting this is not art!

 
Shinta

That makes two walking simulator devs that are unhinged Not content with just selling products devoid of gameplay for a premium, now they want to take aim at the few games you have left and start shaming No one could have seen this /s

 
Inquisitive Ravenclaw

While my Mom was typing up some work on her laptop, Windows 10 force-installed I reverted it, but when it came back on she had lost all the stuff she typed up this If thats how itll be, then I dont WANT Windows

 
Vadicta

Scurge is like this excellent blend of Resident Evil, Legend of Zelda, Mega Man, Metroid, and Parasite I never thought survival horror could be so fast paced and

 
Luca Blight

Yesterday I could only give 2 points of love to each post and Im really not sure how but now I can 3 points of love but I want to give

 
RenaudB90

Its nice too see The Chinese Room working so hard to reinforce the stereotype of the foot in mouth, head up their own ass, stuck up, faux-deep indie an image the indie community loves being stuck with, Im

 
Jiraya

Its Friday people , your time to shine ! Also catgirl

 
ikiryou

Im at work in the house of man, dousing the blue tepid flames of sleep with the quenching waters of Starbucks

 
Oridan

How do I manage my Dtoid Huge membership? I wanna make sure its not set to

 
drmcscott

Has anyone found any reviews of that Uncharted 4 computer game? Ya know, considering a load of copies fell off the back of a

 
whatsacow

Am I the only one who feels overall disappointed with Ratchet and Clank? Gameplays fine, but it feels like Insomniac took all the charm, heart, and humour out of the game so they could shove it in the

 
JcDent

I like the silly DBZ-style power escalation in the new Deus Ex trailer, but Im also shocked by the possibility that Streum On will deliver a fun game with Deathwing, what with Divine Cybermancy being a Babys First Mod mod-level anime fanfic of

 
Fenriff

Someone invaded me in Dark Souls I ended

 
ZombZ

As someone who works in IT and can solve 99% of the issues with a reboot I have to praise the sun for this Windows+R command: iexplore -k

 
Deadgar64

So, I ordered a new graphics comes the new have no interest in the heard people talk about trading on Steam but everything Ive read seems know if thats a thing that can be done safely?

 
TheLimoMaker

On the final boss of Dark Souls Wish it was better The lore implications are superb, but the awful tracking attacks and cheap magic shots are things I will never let slide I was expecting an awesome one-on-one duel, I got a pansy magic

 
Nekrosys

Ratchet and Clank is now my Even though Dark Souls also came out this Because you can turn bosses into This is And yes, I know the PS4 capture footage shows how utterly shit I am at

 
RiffRaff

Id love to see the

 
whatsacow

I feel like an old man, but fuck Ive noticed that they all seem to be over priveleged white people who want to feel like their ordeals are as important as real minorities - or they need serious mental help and not fucking

 
AdmiralAckbong

TotalBiscuit? No Red lobster cheddar biscuit? Ill fuck that shit up in a heartbeat, sign me up

 
JohnSmith123

Man FFXIV seems like THE MMO right So much stuff is New dungeons, new raids, new trials, new features like Palace of the Dead, a new collab with level 5 and yokai watch, and much Thats just a patch

 

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