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Grey Goo aspires to get to the roots of the real-time strategy genre

The real-time strategy genre has undergone quite the transformation throughout time. Seemingly gone are the days where games require that you focus on strategy, often replaced by experiences that reward combat ability and qui...   more

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Mario is just the worst house guest

For almost 30 years now, Mario has been content to wreak havoc in his virtual worlds, and that's completely fine. But coming into our houses and making a mess of things? That's over the line. Not cool, Mario. Not cool at all.   more

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Sound might be the key to survival in Alien: Isolation

Creating atmospheric tension isn't exactly easy. If it were, every survival horror game would be a hit. There are several elements that have to be closely tended to, one of the most important ones being sound. In making ...   more

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Erik Estrada calls you a 'clownshow disaster' in this Trials Fusion ad

No matter what life path Erik Estrada chooses to walk, they all lead back to one place -- the ol' beat. From CHiPS to his semi-job as a reserve police officer, upholding the law is in Officer Estrada's blood. That's why...   more

Erik Estrada calls you a 'clownshow disaster' in this Trials Fusion ad photo

Frog Fractions 2 devs' Kickstarter Sim captures the thrills of crowdfunding

Crowdsourcing funding for your game has been all the rage the past couple of years. We know full well how everything comes off from the audience's side, but what do the developers go through? Twinbeard, the makers of Frog Fra...   more

Frog Fractions 2 devs' Kickstarter Sim captures the thrills of crowdfunding photo

Saints Row IV thinks highly of itself, releasing Game of the Century Edition

Ever since the third installment in the series, Saints Row has been a franchise that hasn't been afraid to toot its own horn. Not necessarily without cause, though -- after all, Saints Row IV was pretty darn good. B...   more

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Oculus VR recruits Aaron Nicholls, yet another one of Valve's employees

Now that Oculus VR has all that sweet social networking money behind it, it's not shy about going out and finding new employees. You can add Aaron Nicholls as the newest member to begin working out of the Valve satellite offi...   more

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The Wolf Among Us episode 3 trailer enjoys it when things go wrong

The title of episode 3 of The Wolf Among Us has been revealed to be A Crooked Mile, and this trailer gives a glint of information as to what it's about. The video's all like "BAM! Bloody bed! BOOM! Broken mirror! Uh-oh!...   more

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Google wants you to partake in its Pokémon challenge

Here we are on March 31 and Google's rolling out April Fools' Day jokes because it does not give a damn what your calendar says. While I wish this were real so I could finally earn my well-deserved recognition as a Pok&eacut...   more

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Krautscape is a racing game where you make your own path to victory

Practice makes perfect in racing games. "Sight reading" a new course (so to speak) might turn out okay, but any perfectionist will spend hours learning the every nuance of every track in order to shave precious seconds off th...   more

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LEGO Minifigures Online is an MMO that anyone can jump into

Let's face it: massively multiplayer online games can be intimidating for some people. Between the incredibly nuanced systems that some titles tout, and the tales of time and dedication required to "properly" play a game, it'...   more

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Arkham Knight has the right playground for Batman's new toys

Rocksteady Studios has found itself in a somewhat precarious position with Arkham Knight. The team's two previous installments in the series are so universally revered that it begs the question "What can it do to live up to, ...   more

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3D Realms asserts it still owns Duke Nukem in Answer to Gearbox's lawsuit

In response to Gearbox Software filing a Complaint against 3D Realms and Interceptor for unauthorized use of the Duke Nukem trademark, 3D Realms (along with Defendants Apogee Software and Interceptor Entertainment) submi...   more

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Chariot is a great indie platformer with one royal hook

[Update: Frima Studios has reached out and informed us that it miscommunicated its statement about not being able to clear the game solo. The game can be beaten singleplayer, but only about 80 percent of the optional&nbs...   more

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Cliffy B chooses you to die in this Pokemon rap

Cliffy B feels the flow and spits fire (like Charizard!) in a Starbomb rap-along. Then he pulls a Pokeball out of his pants. I repeat: Then he pulls a Pokeball out of his pants. The Gears of War creator isn't the only person you're likely to recognize, though. This video's full of "special guests" that want to tell the tale of how they chose you to die.   more

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Insomniac celebrates 20 years with a jaunty tune

For its 20th anniversary, Insomniac Games is popping out of a figurative birthday cake and presenting you with a gift. It's a music video. And there's a 90's section where people have flannel tied around their waists. And there's an embarrasing rap part. Just watch it and gringe like the rest of us. That's a combination of grinning and cringing.   more

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