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Super Mario Maker photo
Super Mario Maker

Even Babymetal is teaming up with Mario Maker

The metal idol group Babymetal is coming to Super Mario Maker as a character costume, which is something I should probably find strange, but don't -- not after the pigeon, Barbara the Bat, and Chitoge Kirisaki. Nintendo has gone to unexpec...

 
Shriek Rodeo amirite photo
Shriek Rodeo amirite

Ski Rodeo VR may have you screaming for your life

Rarely do I get to publish a real person's shrieks of death, so I'm morbidly enjoying this. This is Ski Rodeo, a Bandai Namco VR ski simulator powered by HTC Vive. The experience is unique in that it listens to your breathing (an...

 
Bulby Diamond Course photo
Bulby Diamond Course

If you miss Kirby's Dream Course, take a look at Bulby

Kirby's Dream Course holds a special place in gaming history. Despite releasing more than 20 years ago and featuring a unique gameplay hook, it didn't see many copycats. Sure, there have been other golf games, but nothing has been quite lik...

 
Fallout 4 modding photo
Fallout 4 modding

Fallout 4 is getting mods on consoles starting in May

Oh, right! Bethesda is planning to support mods in Fallout 4 on consoles. That'll happen sometime in May for Xbox One, and then in June for PlayStation 4, the studio has announced. PC players can mess around with the Creation Kit now while...

 
Scoop it Up, daddy photo
Scoop it Up, daddy

Cold Stone Creamery (Wii) voice acting will haunt me forever

You hear the first "good jooobbb" at :30 and what was once a weird, branded* cash-in with a Candy Crush color scheme and, well, a Candy Crush everything -- when did this come out? 2009! -- becomes a little less comfortable. *Because of reg...

 
NieR: Automata photo
NieR: Automata

NieR: Automata screens are hot as hell

While I have at least heard the lauded soundtrack, I also have not played Nier, the cult classic RPG that Square Enix is bafflingly bringing back with Platinum Games at the helm. We interviewed them after the PS4-exclusive iNieR: Automata ...

 
Do-it-yourself Pip-Boy photo
Do-it-yourself Pip-Boy

Make yourself a Fallout 4 Pip-Boy on the cheap

Maybe you missed Bethesda's mercurial Fallout 4 Pip-Boy edition each and every time it whack-a-mole'd back up. Maybe you discovered and fell in love with Fallout 4 late. Maybe you want to make a friend w gift. Maybe you're really fucking b...

 
Super Ma-RPG photo
Super Ma-RPG

Square's Super Mario RPG pitch: Mario with a sword on horseback

I regretfully have not played Super Mario RPG, but I have a feeling it wouldn't be so revered as a classic had Nintendo followed Square's initial pitch, which included Mario riding a horse, wearing a cape, and holding a sword. It'd just be...

 
Banner Saga video photo
Banner Saga video

Banner Saga 2 is as pretty as it is out right now

We've not got up a review for The Banner Saga 2 yet, but it did wriggle out onto Steam last week (PC and Mac). For now, do some alchemy to combine the above launch trailer and our very positive review of the original Banner Saga back in 20...

 
Uncharted 4 gets serious photo
Uncharted 4 gets serious

One last Uncharted 4 trailer for the road

I'm not sure headline limitations and economy allow for it, but "One last Uncharted 4 trailer for the last of us" was my initial joke, but then I felt like it'd take explanation and at that point you're pushing the boundaries of what is a ...

 
Battleborn comic photo
Battleborn comic

Battleborn's 'motion comic' prequel series is complete

Battleborn is set on a cool premise: there is one star left in the universe and all spacefaring species have converged on it as the last place where life can be sustained. I had previously assumed it was meant to take place in the ultra-dis...

 
VR Cat Rescue
I nearly crushed a small Japanese man while playing a VR game. This was embarrassing, so naturally I had to publish it for all of YouTube. "A typical day," he said politely, shoving my fat ass back to where my dignity wa...   read

OH GOD photo
OH GOD

When the frame rate is so bad, it makes you ill

I hadn't really heard of Lichdom: Battlemage until our recent post about its new PlayStation 4 and Xbox One ports -- they're $49.99 a piece, or bizarrely enough you could just get the PC version for $1.99 in a bundle -- and now here it is ...

 
Thumper preview
Today I stopped by the Playstation booth at PAX East to take a look at a rhythm-hell fever dream that I’ve much looked forward to: Thumper. You know your boy hopped directly into the opportunity to experience Drool&rs...   read

Atlus' Performa photo
Atlus' Performa

Atlus brings the Performa in latest Tokyo Mirage Sessions trailer

I got something special for gullible idiots like you! A trailer for Atlus' latest. And peep the creep (afore-quoted) trying to mess with our pop idol heroes. What a jerk! The RPG formerly known as Genei Ibun Roku #FE (because it was, forme...

 
I am Setsuna photo
I am Setsuna

Square's Chrono Trigger-ish, not-mobile JRPG out July 19

Square Enix is launching a Chrono Trigger-inspired role-playing game in the west this year, and it isn't even a cell phone game. I am Setsuna, which is out in Japan and playable over in Boston at PAX East this weekend, will be coming to No...

 
PC photo
PC

John Romero is teasing a new PC shooter

Ahead of a reveal on Monday, April 25, John Romero and Adrian Carmack of Doom and Quake fame are teasing "a new first-person shooter [that's] being built at Night Work Games Ltd. in Galway, Ireland." Earlier this year, Romero spoke to Deve...

 
Uncharted 4 pre-order photo
Uncharted 4 pre-order

Is that a Phurba dagger in his pocket or is Nathan Drake just happy to be 'powered' by GameStop?

Along with four separate editions of the game (get it, Uncharted FOUR?), Naughty Dog's alleged last entry in the series (or in Drake's story, at least) also has pre-order boners bonuses, including retail-specific ones. Quote Chris, "DLC is...

 
LOL photo
LOL

When you're just here so you don't get fined

Look, I think we've all been there. Everyone around you is just so god damn on and you're just there, going through the motions because you have to -- or you're not even going through the motions. You just show up. You're a warm body. Ever...

 
PS4  photo
PS4

This lyrical Japanese PS4 commercial is freaking great

Leave it to Japan to make a simple sizzle reel exciting. What would normally just be a boring list of games set to dubstep in the US, Japan has crafted an amazing lyrical presentation of a ton of upcoming PS4 titles, compliments of tofubeat...

 
Heroes of the Storm photo
Heroes of the Storm

This Tracer trailer for Heroes of the Storm is so dang charming

I haven't gotten to play as Tracer in Heroes of the Storm yet because I don't have Overwatch pre-ordered and she won't be widely available for purchase in the store until next week, but that's okay. There's this utterly adorable animation...

 
Fun with Dark Souls 3 photo
Fun with Dark Souls 3

Praise the...run!

It's like a got-dang Benny Hill routine. Dark Souls III is fun. Here's the original video. Much less funny because comedy is all about. Timing. To make up for it, here's an excellent video of some poor sucker getting caught in well-planne...

 
Zelda in Unreal 4 photo
Zelda in Unreal 4

Catch Ocarina of Time's Gerudo Valley completely rebuilt in Unreal 4

Carrying on the classic games remade in Unreal 4 genre, CryZENx has mocked up The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time's Gerudo Valley in the cutting edge (at time of writing; please don't come back five years from now in HoloSpace and own me)...

 
Runescape update photo
Runescape update

Wow, Runescape still exists and just got a graphics overhaul

My brief experience with Runescape must have been more than 10 years ago. A friend played, I guess, and was playing. Maybe he was showing it to me in the hopes that I, too, would play; with him, no less! Instead, what I did was take over t...

 
Gears of War 4 photo
Gears of War 4

Here's everything you're missing if you're not in the Gears of War 4 beta yet

A few days ago, Steven used his words to describe the Gears of War 4 multiplayer beta. That's fun because we live in an age where videos take so much precedence over the written word. Still, writing about Gears has a sort of ridi...

 
Oh no... photo
Oh no...

It only took 46 hours to beat this insane Super Mario Maker level

Your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn’t stop to think if they should. When you finally beat the insane Super Mario Maker level after 46 hours:

 
Dark Souls III photo
Dark Souls III

This wily Dark Souls III player has embraced his inner Patches

It's wild to think that I only started Dark Souls III about a week ago, and wilder yet to come to the (worrying!) realization that I've somehow clocked a solid 35 hours of play time in that brief window. From Software's action-RPGs are amo...

 
Valley trailer photo
Valley trailer

Parkour! Slender dev's new game eschews traditional horror for rocket legs

Slender: The Arrival developer Blue Isle Studios has revealed its latest project, the sci-fi tinged Valley, which I imagine will suffer from some discoverability issues. How about VValley, like The VVitch? Aside from being a common noun, t...

 
Mario Party photo
Mario Party

Relive the infamous 'Mario Party Glove' and other incidents during the series' history

Mario Party might be accused of producing the same concepts over and over again, but it has a storied and interesting history to it. Most older gamers will likely remember the "glove" incident, where the Nintendo 64 controller was so t...

 
Cool GTAV video photo
Cool GTAV video

Grand Theft Auto V looks amazing in miniature

If you thought "tilt-shift" photography was just a twee trend of the moment a few years ago and you'd actually be surprised to see it name checked today, well, you're not wrong, even if the technique existed long before its time as an inte...

 

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Dreggsao

The Forza Beta is the first PC game of which I know that uses the vibration for the triggers on the Xbox One The future is

 
LinkSlayer64

I keep trying to convince people I talk to offline to play Rhythm Thief, and none of them have been Its driving me Its so good, I havent had a game just click with me like this since Undertale! PLUS IT HAS AN ADORABLE ROMANCE SUBPLOT

 
Samsneeze

Birthright Chapter I wonder what my object- Oh route the enemy? Who could have fucking guessed? This game is just so full of At least this map isnt just an open field like the last ten or Save me Reina, youre my only

 
Dr Mel

Because some folks seem to really enjoy this: More Etymology! Weird has taken many meanings, but today simply means The Weird Sisters in Macbeth influenced the modern meaning of oddness and witchery but the word originally meant to

 
Oridan

Son of a I commented that first! Those likes should be mine, goddammit!

 
King Kaiser

Finals Mood:

 
KnickKnackMyWack

So is Sony never going to finish putting their PSOne Classics on the Vita or what?

 
Amna Umen

Exactly one month until Hearts of Iron I am become Senor Erwin

 
Rico the Penguin

sort of news is why you see investors looking towards phones instead of consoles and Which is a shame for me, since phone games tend to be ok at best, awful

 
Snorlaxowns

So I hear Nintendo isnt going to talk about the NX at E3 or in their Nintendo Direct next Havent they learned anything from the Wii U? But I guess its ok, the only people buying it are people who already know it exists

 
Dr Mel

Etymology Fun Facts #2! The word nice was once a negative Meaning mostly dumb it comes from the Latin nescious (ne- not and scious- cut, the root of our modern word It became a positive through favoring timidity in

 
SpielerDad

Today, a Lizard Person pretending to be a human that is my coworker attempted to tell me a They have discovered the human concept of THEY ARE EVOLVING!

 
SpielerDad

So Battlefield 5 is actually going to be called Battlefield 1? That doesnt make any Who did EA consult with before making this decision?

 
Larxinostic

In fairness, we dont act like fools *all* the :p

 
Torchman

I MAY have made Mazinger Z an unstoppable tank for early game SRW Oops?

 
EtosiGiR

Battlefield 1 is a violently fucktarded

 
YoeriB

god I hope the rumors for Battlefield 5 are true, alternate WW1? Yes please!

 
LinkSlayer64

Hellfighter DLC items for Battlefield comments for something additional

 
CJ Andriessen

Attempting to play Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse on my Kindle Fire tablet makes me hope and pray none of the big three abandon actual buttons on their

 
KingSigy

Battlefield 5 is Battlefield 1!!!!!

 
CoilWhine

The new Battlefield is called Battlefield 1, and takes place in an alternate history World War 1

 
OrochiLeona

When your opponent Rage Quits your Gold Promotion match in Killer Instinct and it be like:

 
SeymourDuncan17

So, Ive just finished the first version of the first of my Persona 3 covers for my upcoming SMT/Persona fan album! And, of all songs, its probably P3s most hit or As a result, its probably my most hit or Feedback, pls! Link in

 
Inquisitive Ravenclaw

My new favorite Mothers Day joke:

 
NakedBigBoss

Just got a 25 Kill Streak as Hanzo in the Overwatch I dont even play these types of What madness is this?!

 
OverlordZetta

Its kind of sad when a topic goes without mention or coverage on a site for a while and youre actually relieved since you know just how it would have turned So much for that,

 
Nathan D

Evangelion movies are on sale at Rightstuf for Mothers I guess they figure the purest form of love between a mother and son is a good old fashioned Oedipus

 
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So, me in a

 
Niero

Watching Uncharted 4 commercials before buying a Neo like

 

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