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10:30 PM on 04.21.2015

Duck Hunt turns 31 today and all it got was a weird Apple Watch clone

Duck Hunt was first released on April 21st, 1984. That makes it 31-years-old today, making it 9 years older than your average debuting porn star, and just 2 years older than McDonald's icon Mac Tonight. I really would h...

Jonathan Holmes

8:00 PM on 04.21.2015

This cute Metroid-like hits all of the right notes for me

Here I was ready to call this the cutest little Metroid-like and then Holmes reminded me of the darling Minitroid. That helpful son of a... Actually, the point might stand -- I'm really feeling Environmental Station Alpha. T...

Jordan Devore

7:00 PM on 04.21.2015

Destiny teaser shows just enough House of Wolves content to keep us interested

Bungie is on the verge of revealing even more information about Destiny's upcoming House of Wolves expansion. The full reveal will happen tomorrow in a live stream, but Bungie has released a new and painfully short teas...

Alissa McAloon



Here's how to unlock Kratos in Shovel Knight, and a look at the full boss battle photo
Here's how to unlock Kratos in Shovel Knight, and a look at the full boss battle
by Chris Carter

You've seen the teasers for Kratos' reveal for the PSN version of Shovel Knight -- no surprises there.

But how you actually unlock him is another beast entirely, so beware of spoilers ahead for a rather cryptic method in regards to his secret battle. Also, you can get a load of the entire boss fight below.

Stay tuned tomorrow for a full rundown of Shovel Knight on the PS3, PS4, and Vita, once I've had a chance to beat it.

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4:30 PM on 04.21.2015

Triad Wars trailer reminds us how brutal the Hong Kong streets are

United Front's 2012 sleeper-hit Sleeping Dogs taught us that the streets of Hong Kong are an unrelenting place. It's a dog eat (sleeping) dog world, but these proverbial canines were looking to do something much worse t...

Brett Makedonski

4:15 PM on 04.21.2015

Game News Haikus: Guitar Hero Live, Star Wars Battlefront, emotional reviews, and more

The biggest story last week was Mortal Kombat X's handling of downloadable content. Warner Bros. should relinquish itself of its greed and earthly possessions. That is the first step on the path to Enlightenment. In this ser...

Darren Nakamura

3:30 PM on 04.21.2015

Don't Starve Together adds Reign of Giants DLC for free

Don't Starve was released all the way back in 2013, but developer Klei Entertainment still isn't done with it yet. In addition to the Reign of Giants expansion/DLC in 2014, Don't Starve Together, a multiplayer game currently...

Chris Carter

3:15 PM on 04.21.2015

Metal Gear Online: 16 players on PC/PS4/Xbox One, 12 players on PS3/360

Konami's Japanese Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain website has detailed the player count for The Phantom Pain's online component, Metal Gear Online. The PC, PS4, and Xbox One versions of Metal Gear Online will support up...

Steven Hansen

2:00 PM on 04.21.2015

Get a better look at how Guitar Hero Live will work

Activision has just released a behind-the-scenes video for Guitar Hero Live, and it attempts to explain the confusing "live" aspect of the game. "Attempt" being the operative word here. FreeStyleGames seems excited for ...

Chris Carter

1:30 PM on 04.21.2015

SteamWorld Heist developers offering Early Access-like 'Ambassador' program

The turn-based SteamWorld Heist is currently in development by way of Image & Form, and it looks a lot different compared to SteamWorld Dig. The developer wanted to give us something "completely unexpected," and I think ...

Chris Carter

1:15 PM on 04.21.2015

Killing Floor 2 now on Steam Early Access for $30

Alessandro was just telling us about Killing Floor 2 and now here it is up for purchase through Steam Early Access ($29.99 / ₤19.99 / €26.99). Thanks to years of content updates and support, the first game is stil...

Jordan Devore





1:00 PM on 04.21.2015

Action Henk is coming out of Early Access in May

RageSquid has been hard at work for the past few years fixing up Action Henk for a final release, and now it's ready to come out of Early Access on May 11. The final version will now sport a level editor as well as a host of...

Chris Carter

12:45 PM on 04.21.2015

You had me at 'Snakebird'

A snake that is also a bird. Snakebird. How utterly adorable. The creator of Nimbus is back with Snakebird, a game about contorting narcoleptic creatures through 50-some puzzle worlds. It's releasing super soon: May 4, 2015 ...

Jordan Devore

12:30 PM on 04.21.2015

The Evil Within debuts 'The Consequence' DLC today

The Evil Within didn't live up to everything I thought it would be, but it's still a very unique survival horror title in a sea of action-oriented affairs. Today you can grab the second major bit of DLC, titled The Cons...

Chris Carter

12:15 PM on 04.21.2015

I'm trying to wrap my head around Circa Infinity

At a base level, I think I understand what's going on in Circa Infinity. While on the outside of a circle, the player character needs to get to a wedge to move inside. While on the inside of a circle, the player character ne...

Darren Nakamura

11:21 AM on 04.21.2015

Adventure Time goes 3D in Adventure Time: Finn and Jake Investigations

[Update: check out the new video showing off some early footage.] Oh hey, another Adventure Time game. Wait a minute, this one isn't a 2D homage by WayForward or a weird free-to-play mobile game? It's a legit 3D adventu...

Chris Carter