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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

Thumper preview
Today I stopped by the Playstation booth at PAX East to take a look at a rhythm-hell fever dream that I’ve much looked forward to: Thumper. You know your boy hopped directly into the opportunity to experience Drool&rs...   read

HANDS-ON STE-VIEWS
I can't remember a single character from the original Mirror's Edge, a game I love a lot. DICE's (Battlefield) unexpected cult hit, now eight years old, was laudable. The first-person perspective offered a refined, grounded f...   read

Atlas Reactor
We’re drowning in a sea of MOBAs. Dota 2, League of Legends, Heroes of the Storm, Smite, the list goes on and on and on. So it’s really nice to see Trion, developer of Rift and Trove, try something slightly differ...   read

Project Nova
EVE Online developer CCP has a new first-person shooter but there's a chance no one will ever get to play it unless they happen to be in Reykjavik, Iceland this weekend. Project Nova is the name of the game, a monik...   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

HANDS-ON STE-VIEWS
Despite its bro appeal and casual association with the likes of Halo and Call of Duty, multiplayer in the first Gears of War 10 years ago was practically tacked on. Former Epic producer and continued Gears rudder at The Coali...   read

Overwatch on consoles
So, if you haven't heard, Overwatch -- which is definitely not a MOBA -- is pretty good! With a class-based system and twitchy, arena shooter gameplay, it grabbed me from day one, especially on PC. I recently had the chance to spend an entire afternoon with the console build, and chatted with producer Jeff Kaplan about the project.   read

Orcs Must Die preview
You wouldn't know it by looking at me, but I've played a video game or two in my day. No, my life isn't all pining over closed Wendy's and listening to Fastball. I've been known to "get down" with the interactive entertainmen...   read

Hands-on Impressions
Since Nuclear Throne and The Binding of Isaac hit Steam, there have been numerous clones. To call Enter the Gungeon one would be unfair. While there are many similarities between them, it has enough variety to stand...   read

Starr Mazer
GDC, like most gaming conventions, is a chaotic endeavor where there's virtually no chance that we'll cover every game that we want to. Steven, Brett, and I all walked an average of ten miles a day as we dashed across San Fra...   read

Lego Star Wars
It's easy to forget that a fair amount of iteration has come to the Lego video game series over the past decade. All the titles -- there are upward of 20 now -- are similar in that they're whimsical, lighthearted takes o...   read

Infinite Arms preview
I can't say for certain Activision knew it was stumbling onto a multi-billion dollar idea when it decided, "hey, let's do something with Spyro the Dragon." The 10th Spyro hit DS in 2005. In 2011, Activision introduced Skyland...   read

GDC HANDS-ON
If you're going to make a metroidvania, getting your acronym (SotD) as close to the gold standard (SotN) is a good a start as any, I suppose. Song of the Deep is the surprise, GameStop-published (the store and Game Informer m...   read

Below
Maybe my Bad Journalist seams are showing a bit here, but I cannot pin down exactly what I think Below is. When I saw it at PAX East in 2014, it looked Dark Souls-esque in both combat style and its unforgiving nature. De...   read

C-Wars GDC preview
It's been three years since Jonathan Holmes squealed over C-Wars, "a post-apocalyptic ARPG + RTS + OMG." And it's not even out yet. Take that, Kickstarter backers! On the other hand, the game does exist in a playable state, ...   read

The Turing Test
Around this time last year, a first-person puzzle game called Pneuma: Breath of Life released. Although it was built around an interesting conceit, I didn't find myself too enamored with it. The puzzles mostly failed to ...   read

Keen preview
During GDC I met with a couple of lovely Brazilian gents from Cat Nigiri, a studio whose logo is a kawaii-looking kitty draped under slab of raw fish. The duo was showing off its commander-less Keen, a Zelda-inspired game tha...   read

Hands-on Impressions
Rise & Shine takes place on Gamearth, a planet where all video game characters live, similar to Wreck-It Ralph or Toontown in Who Framed Roger Rabbit? A ten-year-old boy named Rise becomes an unlikely hero when ...   read

Super Impossible Road
During every Awesome Games Done Quick event, I pay particular attention to the Mario Kart block. The reason is that I love watching the speedrunners hit every shortcut with surgical precision. It requires knowing the exa...   read

Hands-on with PvZ: Heroes
Popcap has continuously surprised us with games we didn't even know we wanted, such as the Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare games, and the ever-popular Pachinko-like Peggle; their latest title Plants vs. Zombies: H...   read

Sniper Elite 4 preview
For whatever reason -- perhaps through no fault of its own -- I can't help but see the workings of other games when I look at Sniper Elite. Rube Goldberg-lite environmental executions remind me of Hitman. Third-person stealth...   read

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

Mutants in Manhattan
"It basically sucked," Activision producer Robert Conkey told me. "We don't know what happened." I had just finished playing a demo of Platinum's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan with Conkey and game de...   read

Rock Band VR
Faux-rocking in the living room has been a wildly popular pastime over the years, as Harmonix married the rhythm and party genres with Rock Band. So many people have fond memories of the franchise partly because they enjoy pl...   read

Everest VR
I still haven't had much exposure to VR. Last August, I used the Oculus Rift to high-five a dead alien (please read that and tell me I'm funny) and pluck bullets out of the air. I still remember those events as if t...   read

We Are Chicago preview
We Are Chicago takes place in Chicago's south side. It is a city whose residents are besieged by violent crime, with homicide rates that make Los Angeles and New York look like Pleasantville. Much of that is confined to the g...   read

Strafe preview
One look at Strafe and its influences are obvious. The first-person shooter looks like a lot of first-person shooters. Quake, Doom, and Half-Life are a few titles that developer Pixel Titans grew up revering. Game d...   read

OneShot preview
Adventure puzzle games have a history of leaning into the obscure to make things happen. Throw a bridle on the snake, and it'll turn into a horse! The logic may seem cloudy, but that's how you advance the video game -- like i...   read

Pokken
Like many of you, I expected Pokkén Tournament to play like Tekken but with Pokémon in the ring instead of the usually assortment of robots, animals, and other eccentrics from Namco's long-running fighting...   read


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ShadeOfLight

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Having played countless hours of Overwatch so far, Id like to give you a short Its my honest opinion and its not gonna sit well if all of you, but Im just edgy like that Anyway here goes nothing: Tracers butt is too small to care

 
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The Dyslexic Laywer

I like how most kung fu movies can be summed up as white people are evil

 
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Pixie The Fairy

Been catching up on the GX3 panels now that most of them are The Bayonetta one is really

 
Oridan

Chromie is one of my favorite Warcraft characters, so Im happy about her inclusion in Listen to her adorable voice acting in WoD! Every days great at your Bronze Dragonshrine!

 
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Thought it was Wednesday today so I didnt go see Civil Going 11:40AM Friday morning, I hear its fantastic!

 
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Given that Im level 30+ in Lost Reavers, Ill do a quick write-up on it this Jeds got the gist of it, except that real money has nothing to with buying ammo and health elixirs - unless theyve changed it in the past couple of

 
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Fuzunga

So, yeah, I have to agree with everybody that the gameplay in Overwatch is pretty The gametypes suck, though! The fact that theres only two and I dont like either one is pretty much a

 
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Dangus Taargus

Just finished Doom II for the first This Arch-vile will be visiting me in my sleep tonight, as its the most terrifying enemy in any video game save for that thing that follows you around in Pikmin

 
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Im doing a straw poll for the next game I do on my Would appreciate people voting in

 
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