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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...
Jul 23 // Steven Hansen

Dishonored remaster $20 cheaper if you own the original (update)

[Update: Bethesda confirmed to Eurogamer that the half-off price is available on both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One for those who own a digital copy of the original game. If you bought the disc, like a sucker, "retailers will ha...
Jul 22 // Steven Hansen

Lords of the Fallen dev is working on sci-fi RPG The Surge

The Surge is working on Lords of the Fallen co-developer Deck13. Wait, I mixed that up. The sci-fi themed, "visceral hardcore RPG with innovative new combat mechanics" will be at gamescom next month courtesy of publisher Focu...
Jul 22 // Steven Hansen

That wearable Mega Man helmet is $150

I am not a hat person. I have little choice, what with my madly wild hair having achieved sentience. It refuses to be shamed into covering up. Very progressive like that, it is. Ialsodon'thave$150. Anyways, that Mega Man hat ...
Jul 22 // Steven Hansen

You can play Dark Souls III at gamescom

Namco Bandai announced Dark Souls III at E3 this year, just a few months after the release of Bloodborne exclusively to PS4. It's coming early 2016. And any of you planning on attending gamescom in Germany in a couple of week...
Jul 22 // Steven Hansen

Square Enix's secret new JRPG Project Setsuna is about sadness

"Project Setsuna," an "all-new console project" that's in development from a brand new studio called Tokyo RPG Factory, was a footnote at Square Enix's E3 press conference. Project name, concept art, studio. That's all we kne...
Jul 22 // Steven Hansen

Thank Dormin: Team ICO cut over half of Ico's script

Video game writing is so bad, guys. I mean, most writing is bad. Most books are bad, most movies are bad, most television shows are bad, this article is bad. That's just how it goes. But games have a long history of not even ...
Jul 22 // Steven Hansen

Metal Gear Online gear customization doesn't affect stats

I've already played two days worth of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. It's good stuff. Anyone attending gamescom in a couple weeks will be able to play it, too, in the first public hands-on. All well and good. But Metal...
Jul 22 // Steven Hansen

Dead Island: Definitive Edition listed by South African retailer

What happens when you have nothing to show at E3, delay Dead Island 2, and then fire the developer of Dead Island 2? HD remake! HD remake! South African retailer Loot.co.za listed (now removed) Dead Island: Definitive Edition for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. It would certainly make sense while Deep Silver figures out how to get Dead Island 2 and silly ass Homefront into 2016. via @lifelower
Jul 21 // Steven Hansen

Full blown Resident Evil 2 fan remake in Unreal 4

Italian studio Invader Games is coming up on its summer release of its non-profit remake project, Resident Evil 2 Reborn. The playable alpha missed its October 2014 release, but is now in Unreal 4 instead of Unity, and will ...
Jul 21 // Steven Hansen

Celebrate Journey on PS4 with a pretty, limited run statue

Journey looks great on PS4. This statue does, too. But Journey on PS4 is free if you own it on PS3 ($15 otherwise), which I do, while this statue is $150, so I'm going to celebrate Journey on PS4 by maybe playing it on PS4 at some point. You are free to celebrate by buying the statue, or really whatever form of worship you prefer. Light a candle, maybe.
Jul 21 // Steven Hansen

Ex-BioWare devs doing new Neverwinter Nights inspired RPG

"Mooncrest is a single-player, story-based fantasy RPG, with a focus on real-time tactical combat, cinematic conversations, and challenging puzzles," so reads the official site set up by KnightMayor for its first game. The ...
Jul 21 // Steven Hansen

Could Shenmue 3 end up looking something like this?

Korean modder Kid Nocon began his unofficial HD remake of the original Shenmue last year, before any of us knew that Shenmue 3 would burst onto the scene and become the most funded video game Kickstarter yet.  Nocon's o...
Jul 21 // Steven Hansen

Animal Crossing amiibo cards get firmer dates, pack details

The first set of collectible cards with amiibo functionality are releasing at the end of this month, July 30, in Japan in conjunction with Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer. In Europe the cards launch October 2 alongside t...
Jul 21 // Steven Hansen

Pricing error PSA: Don't buy Tembo on PS4 yet

Sega -- or someone -- made a boner (that is, a mistake) with the listed price for Tembo the Badass Elephant on PlayStation Network. The $15 game is currently listed at $40. This will differ with your territory, mind. When I l...

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