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May 15 // Allistair Pinsof

Review: Anomaly 2

Don’t let the screenshots fool you: This isn’t the game you think it is. The first Anomaly was an unexpected sleeper hit that found a successful formula on flipping tower defense on its head by putting the playe...
May 10 // Allistair Pinsof

Elmo takes a trip to Silent Hill

What was the last game that scared you? Would you believe me if I told you Elmo's Letter Adventure was mine? The above video, captured and narrated by the hilarious guys at Vinesauce, shows off some eerie glitches discovered...
May 10 // Allistair Pinsof

Half-Life 2 receives Oculus Rift support in latest patch

Oculus Rift promises a richer, more immersive game experience, so pairing it with the monumental Half-Life 2 is a no brainier, right? Valve's Joe Ludwig has done just that, adding Occulus Rift support to the game. The Oculus ...
May 10 // Allistair Pinsof

Review: Game Dev Tycoon

In the virtual reviews from the virtual critics that judge your virtual game company's output in Game Dev Tycoon, depth is never a point of concern. Well, it is here. Everything in the eyes of Informed Gamer (and other fake m...
May 09 // Allistair Pinsof

Shadow Warrior reboot by Hard Reset developer appears

First came Duke Nukem, then came Lo Wang, and now come the reboots. Flying Wild Hog, developer of Hard Reset, annouced it is making a reboot of Shadow Warrior, the offbeat, borderline offensive but all the way awesome Hong Ko...
May 08 // Allistair Pinsof

Leisure Suit Larry: Reloaded gets lucky May 31 for $19.99

Some perverts burn and fade away, but Casanova Larry Laffer lives on in Leisure Suit Larry: Reloaded, a remake of the 1987 debut arriving May 31 on PC, Mac, Linux, Android, and iOS. Desktop platforms cost $19.99 while the mob...
May 08 // Allistair Pinsof

John Carpenter wants to direct a Dead Space film

Sci-fi/horror mastermind John Carpenter (The Thing, Escape from New York ... uh, Ghosts of Mars?) told Game Informer that Dead Space would make for a great film and he'd make for a great person to direct it. "I maintain that ...
May 08 // Allistair Pinsof

Injustice added to EVO 2013's official lineup

After fans of NetherRealm's Injustice made noise about it not being part of EVO 2013's eight-game lineup, the fighting game tournament will now feature the excellent DC Universe fighter, according to EVO lead organizer Joey &...
May 07 // Allistair Pinsof

First screens and details on Telltale's Wolf Among Us

Telltale is developing The Wolf Among Us with the weight of the most critically acclaimed game of 2012 on its shoulders, but it's starting to look like the studio may have another ace up its sleeve. Game Informer's interview ...
May 07 // Allistair Pinsof

Kingdom Hearts HD comes to PS3 on September 10

Publisher Square Enix revealed today that Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX will arrive on PlayStation 3 on September 10, filling the need for Kingdom Hearts and awesomely bad game titles in one swoop. Pre-orders will be treated to...
May 07 // Allistair Pinsof

Shoot monkey, get happy in GUN_MONKEYS

Indie developer Size Five Games continues to make its transition from adventure titles to action games with the upcoming release of GUN_MONKEYS: a 2D deathmatch shooter that its creator describes as "2D Unreal Tournament mee...
May 07 // Allistair Pinsof

Assassin's Creed creative director vs. Ubisoft (Update)

[Update: Assassin's Creed creative director Patrice Désilets has responded to his departure from Ubisoft, calling it a "baseless" termination. Here's what he told Polygon: "Contrary to any statements made earlier today...
May 06 // Allistair Pinsof

Like gross stuff? This new Last of Us clip should satisfy

I'd tell you everything this new behind the scenes clip of The Last of Us contains but I had to shut it off halfway through. The enemies -- the focus of the clip -- freak me out too much, which is to say that fungi freaks me...
May 06 // Allistair Pinsof

Get sad: Over an hour of Star Wars Battlefront 3 footage

Free Radical's Star Wars Battlefront sequel has made many appearances on various streams and video hosting channels since cancellation in 2008, but this weekend saw one of the most generous videos: an hour-long playthrough o...
May 06 // Allistair Pinsof

Doritos Crash Course 2 arrives on XBLA this Wednesday

Minecraft. Call of Duty. Doritos Crash Course. These are the games that have defined our console generation and, at long last, we will reenter the magnificent world of Doritos-flavored platforming with Doritos Crash Course 2,...
May 06 // Allistair Pinsof

Plants vs. Zombies 2 gets July release and new subtitle

PopCap beat us to the punch by relabeling its game Plants Vs. Zombies 2: It's About Time within a new teaser trailer that also reveals the game's July release. This trailer was announced on the official Plants vs. Zombies Fa...
May 03 // Allistair Pinsof

Apple counts down to 50 billion downloads, lists top apps

It's a monumental weekend for Apple, which is days (hours? minutes?) away from 50 billion downloads. It's not hard to think back to a time when the App store seemed insignificant, but looking at Apple's published lists of the...
May 03 // Allistair Pinsof

Pinball FX 2 comes to Steam on May 10

Outside the dedicated and nebulously legal emulation scene, PC hasn't received much virtual pinball love lately despite being its birthplace. Zen Studios is changing this by bringing Pinball FX 2 to Steam on May 10. The titl...
May 03 // Allistair Pinsof

Rumor: Nintendo delaying Wii U titles due to summer patch

A source told CVG that Wii U releases are slim this spring due to an initiative at Nintendo to stop most first-party releases until the summer patch is out, which will further improve the system. This follows April's patch wh...
May 03 // Allistair Pinsof

NPD Study: 72 percent of gamers play online

I hope you like Tomb Raider's forced multiplayer, because NPD's latest study provides more coal to big publishers's firery intiative to have multiplayer in more games. NPD polled 8,800 US gamers, discovering that 72 percent p...
May 02 // Allistair Pinsof

MoshiMoshi teaches kids about meth, death, and shooting

Colorful, ecstatic, and utterly bizarre, free indie shooter MoshiMoshi may be the oddest game you play today. Conceived at a Braingale game jam, MoshiMoshi is a brief but fun twinstick-style shooter with gaudy visuals and an...
May 02 // Allistair Pinsof

Zone of the Enders HD frame rate patch coming to PS3

Not all platform releases are born equal. PlayStation 3 owners got the short end of the stick with the release of Zone of the Enders HD Collection. While the game played favorably on Xbox 360, the game's frame rate took a ser...
May 02 // Allistair Pinsof

Game & Wario comes to Wii U on June 23 for $39.99

Game & Wario arrives in North America on June 23 and then Europe on June 28. It comes with a budget price of $39.99. I'll bite my tongue and hold back any Wii U gaming drought comments, because Game & Wario is finally...
May 02 // Allistair Pinsof

Mario invades the world of Metal Slug, chaos ensues

With the growing trend of videogame crossovers by fans, it was only a matter of time before Super Mario World mashed with Metal Slug. Restylzed in Metal Slug's Neo-Geo asthetic, Mario roams the recognizable levels of the arc...
May 02 // Allistair Pinsof

SiSSYFiGHT 2000 aims to return, takes to Kickstarter

Hey, sissypants! If you had one more wrinkle, you'd be a prune! You're so dumb you stole cookies from a free cookie stand! You smell like a can of fish left in a hot car for a month! OK, so I'm not so great at berating peopl...
May 02 // Allistair Pinsof

Borderlands 2: Tiny Tina DLC announced (Update)

[Update: Gearbox has cleared us to share with you the following, in light of today's leak. Borderlands 2's Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep DLC, which follows Tiny Tina who is running a role-playing tabletop game, will come...
May 02 // Allistair Pinsof

Calling all Metroidvania fans: Check out Valdis Story

It's hard to keep track of all the Kickstarters out there, but I regret not reporting on Valdis Story: Abyssal City because it's shaping up nicely. A year after Kickstarter funding ended, we now have more footage of the Metr...
May 02 // Allistair Pinsof

Dreamcast shooter Sturmwind released, 16 years later

Shooters, SHMUPS, STGs. Call them what you want, but let's agree we don't have enough of them these days. Indie developers are changing that and are doing it on an unexpected platform: SEGA's Dreamcast. The latest two shoot-...
May 01 // Allistair Pinsof

Fallout fans: Build your own functional PIP-Boy today!

In the age of the iPhone, the benefits of an armband computer that weighs you down is ludicrous. Nevertheless, Fallout's PIP-Boy 3000 is among the most wanted fictional tech toys among game enthusiasts. Hell, even the milita...
May 01 // Allistair Pinsof

Shadowrun Returns now available for pre-purchase on Steam

Cyberpunk role-playing game Shadowrun Returns is now available for pre-purchase on Steam. $17.99 for the standard version or $31.49 for the deluxe version, which includes a soundtrack and an eBook (PDF) that contains short s...






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