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Jul 31 // Steven Hansen

$300 Bloodborne Hunter statue stands in a pool of blood (borne)

What with Dark Souls 3 coming out early 2016 and us entering the end of the year, I've forgotten that Bloodborne just came out a few months ago. Its expansion, information on which is promised for this year, could help bolste...
Jul 31 // Steven Hansen

Wreck up not-LA with the Grand Theft Auto V Iron Man mod

Chest burst, hand missiles, floating/flight, rocket punches, bullets dinking off the suit -- this isn't just a cool costume mod. Seems suitably over-powered, but also like a better Iron Man game than most of the licensed tie-ins I've ever seen. Also him getting hit by the car made me laugh out loud. [Viia Eurogamer]
Jul 31 // Steven Hansen

You're a spider in Spider and real-life weather changes the game

I was going to get into my usual spiel about earning a subtitle, but Spider: Rite of the Shrouded Moon is actually a sequel to 2009's Spider: The Secret of Bryce Manor. So 2009's Spider gets a posthumous talking to for colon...
Jul 31 // Steven Hansen

Risen 3 rises on PS4 in the least-asked-for port yet

Risen 3: Titan Lords was panned by critics on release after the just above average, piratical Risen 2: Dark Waters, but what else does Deep Silver have to release this year with Dead Island 2 losing its developer? It's this ...
Jul 31 // Steven Hansen

Nvidia Shield recalled over fire hazard

Have you had more money than sense over the last year (July 2014-July 2015) and bought an Nvidia Shield gaming tablet? Well, it could literally kill you. Nvidia is urging users to check which battery their Shield uses to see ...
Jul 29 // Steven Hansen

What's this paying for premium Solitaire malarkey, Windows 10?

Clearly it has been too long since I cleared my last Solitaire table. The game done changed. Windows 8 didn't come bundled with Windows-staple Solitaire, but if you sought it out from the app store, you were presented with a ...
Jul 29 // Steven Hansen

Gears of War 4 dev canceling its original game for Gears a 'no-brainer'

After Microsoft acquired the Gears of War rights, Black Tusk studio was doomed. It was rebranded as The Coalition, a less discrete and more boring name, and will be to Gears of War what 343 is to Halo. Black Tusk had been wo...
Jul 29 // Steven Hansen

Fired Dead Island 2 team files for insolvency

Yager (Spec Ops: The Line) was recently fired from developing Dead Island 2 by publisher Deep Silver as the companies' "respective visions of the project fell out of alignment." Last week, July 22, Yager Productions filed for...
Jul 29 // Steven Hansen

The Following is the 'massive, story-based' Dying Light expansion

Zombie free-running game Dying Light teased vehicles as a part of its DLC plan earlier this month. Indeed, Techland has confirmed that all-terrain dirt buggies are a big part of the, "feature-heavy, story-based expansion pack...
Jul 29 // Steven Hansen

Capcom trademarks Resident Evil: Umbrella Corps

Hold on a sec: Wouldn't a Resident Evil game called Umbrella Corpse be the most exciting thing to happen to the series since Resident Evil 4? You can have that one for free, Capcom. (Kidding, pay me.) Capcom has trademarked "...
Jul 29 // Steven Hansen

Lara Croft leads a light August in PlayStation Plus freebies

Look, PlayStation Plus' July free downloads gave us -- well, you, I don't have PS+ -- Rocket League. You aren't going to touch Rocket League. August is a bit slight, though. Maybe it will finally convince people on a wide sca...
Jul 29 // Steven Hansen

Legend of Zelda Wii U not listed for 2016 on Nintendo financials

In March of this year, Legend of Zelda Wii U producer Eiji Aonuma noted that Nintendo is "no longer making a 2015 release [its] number one priority." Given that this last E3 scooted by with only 3DS spinoffs for the series (a...
Jul 29 // Steven Hansen

Four years later, Disaster Report 4 lives

Following the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami that devastated Japan in 2011, Disaster Report 4 was delayed and then cancelled. A natural disaster survival series set in Japan was on obvious sore subject at the time, though it m...
Jul 28 // Steven Hansen

The spinaroonie is the least earned, most deserved Rocket League goal

Rocket League is really, really good and Skeleton War is the Booker T of jet car soccer.
Jul 28 // Steven Hansen

Play the Red Ash prototype in your browser, though it is not fun

Keiji Inafune and Comcept are really trying to sell Red Ash: The Indelible Legend, Inafune's follow up to Mighty No. 9 and spiritual successor to Mega Man Legends. Its Kickstarter campaign ends in five days and it is hardly m...
Jul 24 // Steven Hansen

Fallout 4 has 12 companions, you can romance all the human ones

Bethesda has revealed more Fallout 4 information at QuakeCon today. There are 12 companions in the game (including Dogmeat, the dog) and Bethesda says they can all be romanced regardless of gender. "The human ones," Bethesda'...
Jul 24 // Steven Hansen

Palutena PSA: Exclusive amiibo up on Amazon in 15 minutes!

Hello my amiibo amici. As we reported earlier this week, Amazon's exclusive Palutena amiibo will be available three hours from now (2PM Pacific). In three hours 15 minutes, when the doll is officially listed for sale, yo...
Jul 24 // Steven Hansen

How practical are these real-life Metal Gear Solid sneaking boots?

I feel like I have vague memory of when Pumas were a trendy shoe around the era of Sidekicks, maybe? Followed soccer's 90s-era rise in US prominence (because of Puma's cleats)? Anyways, these Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom P...
Jul 24 // Steven Hansen

How the hell did Galak-Z hide a Gundam for three years?

We've covered the "Spelunky by way of Macross" space shooting roguelike for a couple of years now and the follow-up from Skulls of the Shogun developer 17-bit is almost here, coming to PS4 August 4 and PC a few months down th...
Jul 23 // Steven Hansen

Fire Emblem Fates gets Awakening characters as DLC

Fire Emblem Fates, which is not coming to the United States until 2016, has been out in Japan for a while and is being supported with DLC. Today marks the start of a month's worth of free maps, one of which includes character...
Jul 23 // Steven Hansen

Wow, I CANNOT believe Namco's Pac-Man redesign

I've been seeing this (above) and similar images all over the 'net and I am stunned that Namco would choose to redesign an iconic character like Pac-Man so dramatically. I mean, the arms and legs in all those earlier 3D Pac-M...
Jul 23 // Steven Hansen

I'm going to play the hell out of Luigi's Mansion arcade

I love Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon. It is filthy with ghosts and adorable little touches (physics fun, Luigi's whistling to the score). It even has some great multiplayer (and inspired the second best Nintendo Land minigame)....
Jul 23 // Steven Hansen

Well, Dragon Quest VIII almost looks as good as it did 11 years ago

I'm always down for photo modes. Still, adding a photo quests feature that tasks you with snapping pictures for rewards, in a port of a game that looked a little bit better in 2004? (For reference, it is now 2015) Well, ok. ...
Jul 23 // Steven Hansen

Madden 16 screenshots lie about Marshawn Lynch dick-grabbing mechanic

Madden 16 used the above photo for Marshawn Lynch in its running backs player rating reveal. He is, naturally, number one at 96 overall. He cannot, however, grab his dick in defiance, as he is wont to do in real life. Seriously, watch this.
Jul 23 // Steven Hansen

Batman: Arkham Knight has a Halloween-themed Easter egg

I came home to my pal Kenny playing Batman: Arkham Knight. Unfortunately for him (and me), he spent most of this time doing the Cloudburst, stealth-tank fight, and swearing. I'm actually second-hand mad at the game all over ...
Jul 23 // Steven Hansen

Blood red Metal Gear Solid V: Phantom Pain PS4 up for pre-order

That Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain special edition with the robot hand and the limited run blood red PlayStation 4 are up for pre-order through GAME, bundled any which way you want it. Unless you want it for North Amer...
Jul 23 // Steven Hansen

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is a 25GB download

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain popped up on the Japanese PlayStation Store and weighs in at 25.1GB on PS4. On PS3, it is a svelte 11.7GB. There numbers can vary by region (the addition of localization files, like those recently scrounged out of ICO) and platform (it's coming to PC, Xbox One, and Xbox 360), but here's a decent ballpark. Also, new poster below.
Jul 23 // Steven Hansen

Sony Online Entertainment founder steps down

John Smedley co-founded EverQuest developer Verant Interactive, which morphed into Sony Online Entertainment following EverQuest's huge success. He even hung on after Sony sold SOE earlier this year, turning it into Daybreak ...
Jul 23 // Steven Hansen

Miiverse moderation can't catch ALL the dicks

Sometimes they just slip through the cracks.
Jul 23 // Steven Hansen

Techland's zombie free run Dying Light is getting...cars?

The official Dying Light YouTube uploaded this look back on the first six months of post-release support Techland and Warner Bros. gave Dying Light through its season pass and occasional free update. It's been a huge success...

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