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4:30 PM on 07.18.2014

FIFA 15 puts priority on emotions and giant dogpiles

Last month, I did my best to tell you what EA Sports wanted to put emphasis on for its three big sports titles this year. Then, it went and undermined me by releasing videos that say exactly what I wrote. In the unfortunate ...

Brett Makedonski



3:30 PM on 07.18.2014

Xbox One's August update adds mobile purchases, 3D Blu-ray support

Once the next Xbox One system updates goes live for all console owners in August, you'll be able to buy, download, and install games and DLC while away from home using Xbox.com or Xbox SmartGlass. With file sizes as large as...

Jordan Devore



2:30 PM on 07.18.2014

Barf a clone into existence in Styx: Master of Shadows

"Don't be stupid. Goblins don't exist. You don't even know what one looks like." With Styx: Master of Shadows being a stealth game in which you play as a goblin -- the first of all goblins, at that -- yeah, I suppose the guy...

Jordan Devore



11:00 AM on 07.18.2014

Pucks and players are more chaotic in NHL 15

About a month ago, I explained how EA Sports' big focus for NHL 15 was physics. In the event that you didn't believe me (or hate reading), this video adequately sums up the studio's intentions. Watch it to learn how pucks bounce or to see Matt Duchene crash the net like a total badass.

Brett Makedonski



8:00 AM on 07.18.2014

Wow, the Cat Mario Show is way more horrible than it sounds

When you see it, you think, "Hey, puppet cat Mario, puppet cat Peach doing a cute puppet show. Cool." And then you hear it and oh my word please stop talking. I feel like companies are quite careful about their characters' p...

Steven Hansen



4:00 AM on 07.18.2014

Indie Piņata puts a slight twist on the Steam sale formula

There's a brand new sale on some indie games happening on Steam right now, but you might not be entitled to any savings. The reason for this is because the promotion, Indie Piñata, designates already owning one of the...

Brett Makedonski



10:00 PM on 07.17.2014

Video: Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel's new Stingray vehicle, Athena breakdown, and smart guns?

I got my hands on Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel recently, and I've got some hot info on the new mechanics, and one of the new player characters, Athena the Gladiator. The game's new Stingray vehicle has a neat trick to it, the...

Bill Zoeker



6:00 PM on 07.17.2014

David Braben hopes Elite: Dangerous will be 'future proof'

Part of me worries about the three big upcoming space games No Man's Sky, Star Citizen and Elite: Dangerous. I'm fearful they'll consume my life for years to come. Some of that is going to be down to DLC and expanded content...

Alasdair Duncan



4:15 PM on 07.17.2014

Slender: The Arrival is coming to consoles, bringing new VHS-based terrors

Slender: The Arrival is coming to Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 this year, and it's arriving with some added content (which owners of the game on PC will receive for free). Casey Lynch from Midnight City came by to play through...

Bill Zoeker



2:30 PM on 07.17.2014

Crypt of the NecroDancer hops to Steam Early Access on July 30

Rhythmic dungeon crawler Crypt of the NecroDancer has been fun to watch at expos, but soon enough we'll be able to play (and fail, likely repeatedly) on our own terms -- the game hits Steam Early Access for Windows, Mac, and...

Jordan Devore



12:15 PM on 07.17.2014

The Walking Dead Season 2 Episode 4 out next week

Two more episodes to go for season two of The Walking Dead. Won't be long now. This season's fourth episode, Amid the Ruins, releases next week. PC, Mac, and PS3/PS Vita (in North America) get it first on July 22. A day late...

Jordan Devore



10:30 AM on 07.17.2014

Zelda even kicks ass with the Wind Waker in hand in Hyrule Warriors

We've already seen [Queen] Zelda with her signature sword in Hyrule Warriors, but now Koei Tecmo is showing off footage of her conducting death and destruction on the battlefield. It looks like an area-of-effect weapon ...

Chris Carter



7:00 AM on 07.17.2014

Push Me Pull You is 2-vs-2 gross sausage monster ball wrestling

Hamza was won over by Push Me Pull You at GDC and I wish I had gotten a chance to try it, too. At least now there's some disturbing video of it in action.  "Connected at the waist, you and your partner must use a s...

Steven Hansen



5:00 AM on 07.17.2014

These classy British gentlemen turn a YouTube console war into a harrowing drama

Stop what you're doing right now and watch this video. Then, find the rest of the YouTube Comment Reconstruction series by Dead Parrot, and take some time to view every single one of them. What you're watching is a dramatiza...

Brittany Vincent



1:20 AM on 07.17.2014

First look at Tecmo's new Fatal Frame for Wii U

Koei Tecmo unveiled the next entry in the Fatal Frame series, Zero: Nuregarasu no Miko, today during a NicoNico Live event. The Wii U horror title, which Siliconera translates as Fatal Frame: The Bla...

Kyle MacGregor



9:30 PM on 07.16.2014

Just Saiyan: "Advanced Adventure" Saga! Part 5!

In this final episode of the first Dragon Ball: Advanced Adventure saga: Max and I tackle Muscle Tower, talk about Murasaki's ass pole, Goku's descent into madness, and which Dragon Ball characters we'd like to hang out with.

Bill Zoeker



8:00 PM on 07.16.2014

Jeez, there sure are a lot of costumes in Ultra Street Fighter IV

Here's a trailer running down some (but not all!) of the many Street Fighter IV costumes to date, which will be included in next month's retail release of Ultra Street Fighter IV. Come for the costumes, stay for the cheesy s...

Jordan Devore



7:00 PM on 07.16.2014

Hardline 25: EVO highlights, Tekken 7 is real, and oh so much Fire Emblem in Smash

EVO happened over the weekend and holy hell, that BlazBlue grand final was something special (watch it here). The year's big fighting game tournament was home to spectacular comebacks and we even got some announcements like ...

Jordan Devore



5:00 PM on 07.16.2014

Oh man, I need Halfway in my life right now

I already liked Chucklefish. The indie developer best known for making Starbound has gone on to act as a publisher for smaller teams with great ideas. The studio has helped to release Hopoo Games' Risk of Rain, and is p...

Darren Nakamura



4:00 PM on 07.16.2014

Level-5's latest RPG has people dancing in the streets

Yo-Kai Watch 2 is officially a hit. The 3DS role-playing game from Ni no Kuni studio Level-5 sold 1.28 million copies in first four days on the Japanese market. Good lord. Actually, the latest estimates put the ope...

Kyle MacGregor



3:00 PM on 07.16.2014

'Infographics action game' Metrico lands on PS Vita next month

We've covered Metrico a couple of times before but it's only now, in the last big push before release, that I am starting to grasp what it's all about. This trailer helps. The game is full of infographics that "change based ...

Jordan Devore



1:30 PM on 07.16.2014

Stitch and Tinkerbell are in Disney Infinity 2

Disney Infinity 2 will be getting two iconic characters this fall, in the form of Stitch and Tinkerbell. Stitch will be able to utilize a cosmic blaster item, and Tinker Bell can glide as well as heal players with Pixie Dust. Sounds about right. Based on the audio at the end of the video though, these two are only playable in Toy Box Mode, and don't have their own worlds to explore.

Chris Carter



12:15 PM on 07.16.2014

Everything unfolds and explodes in Rainbow Six Siege trailer

A lot of fine people said some nice stuff at E3 about Ubisoft's Rainbow Six Siege. We're more than a month removed from the big show, but Ubi wants to keep those good feelings rollin'. This trailer should serve as an ample reminder in case you've forgotten, or in the event that you haven't seen a friendly neighborhood hostage crisis yet today.

Brett Makedonski



11:00 AM on 07.16.2014

Come to my basement and play some Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition with me now

The new edition of the venerable Dungeons & Dragons tabletop RPG kicks off its lineup with the Dungeons & Dragons Starter Set. Think of this as the demo to the full game, as it includes a 64-page adventure book with ...

Brittany Vincent



8:00 PM on 07.15.2014

Origin doing razor thin gaming laptops with EVO series

And I thought people referring to Early Access games as "EA" was confusing. Origin -- the PC manufacturer -- debuting its EVO series laptop right after the end of EVO -- the fighting game tournament -- is a good one. Anyway, here's a new $2,000 laptop you should expense if you work for a wealthy company.

Steven Hansen



6:30 PM on 07.15.2014

Survive The Long Dark's sandbox this September on Steam Early Access

Hinterland's Kickstarted first-person survival sim The Long Dark will launch on Steam Early Access in September, the studio announced today. As ever, "This will help us do a better job tuning the game's Sandbox mechanics, f...

Jordan Devore



5:45 PM on 07.15.2014

Author Neil Gaiman's first game is up on Steam right now

Almost a year to the day after its announcement, Wayward Manor from author Neil Gaiman (American Gods, Sandman) and the team behind  The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom, is now on Steam.  The Beetlejuice-esque puzzle/adventure game set in the 1920's has you playing a ghost trying to scare the current residents from your old manor. 

Steven Hansen



3:45 PM on 07.15.2014

Chris Avellone and Brian Fargo join Fallout: Nuka Break movie

Personally, I blame the World Cup for distracting me from the news that the team behind the great Fallout fan-film, Nuka Break, launched its Kickstarter to fund the filming of future episodes. Thankfully, film makers Wayside...

Alasdair Duncan



3:30 PM on 07.15.2014

I'm pumped to dress up Pikachu like a little fancy man

One of my favorite parts of Pokémon Black & White was the ability to haze your magical pets by dressing them up and having them perform musical theatre, so putting Pikachu in drag in Alpha Sapphire and Omega Ruby sounds awesome to me. If you want to watch the full Pokémon trailer in all its awkwardly-paced Nintendo-approved sterile family-friendly glory, here it is.

Max Scoville



2:30 PM on 07.15.2014

How dumb will Heihachi's hair look running on Unreal 4?

For whatever reason, AOL accidentally let the cat out of the bag about Tekken 7, which is going to be running on Unreal Engine 4, and now we have a big ol' trailer for the game. Meanwhile, in a different game about guys with dumb hair hitting each other, Raiden has been revealed for Mortal Kombat X, and he seems to have a very loose understanding of what thunder can and can't block out.

Max Scoville



1:30 PM on 07.15.2014

Pokemon Alpha Sapphire and Omega Ruby's secret bases are the base-t

Somehow, the revival of secret bases is enough to have me considering Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire. I wasted ages originally seeking out the best laid out base so I could build a rocking pad with music mats, wa...

Steven Hansen



12:45 PM on 07.15.2014

Gigantic is a MOBA-like game I actually want to play

I don't play most MOBAs, but Gigantic has my attention. It's not one, to be clear, but there are similarities, especially with something like SMITE. Here, hero characters are leveling up to gain new abilities, but instead of...

Jordan Devore



10:30 AM on 07.15.2014

You've got to hear this soothing banjo rendition of Link to the Past's Darkworld

As I've said before, A Link to the Past is my favorite Zelda game. It has it all, mixed with perfect pacing, clean graphics, and a more open structure than pretty much every other game in the series. Another reason why ...

Chris Carter



9:00 AM on 07.15.2014

Don't Starve's Giants DLC is finally coming to PS4

Don't Starve is a pretty awesome game, and I'm glad that it's playable on the PS4. The only problem is, the massive Reign of Giants DLC pack, which adds spring and summer alongside of over a hundred more updates isn't out ye...

Chris Carter



8:00 AM on 07.15.2014

Would you play Mighty [No] Legends from Inafune?

Keiji Inafune and crew have yet to deliver Mighty No. 9 (it's still a long way away), but its massive Mega Man fanbase has jumped ship, and is already wanting multiple Mighty games. Last weekend at SGC 2014, fans a...

Chris Carter



9:00 PM on 07.14.2014

Did you know the Wii U GamePad uses the Earth's magnetic field for positioning?

Vsauce3 has been pumping out these cool stop-motion videos for some time now, and they're actually quite interesting to watch. This one's about the Wii U, the first Nintendo console to support HD. But I'm sure you already kn...

Brittany Vincent



3:45 PM on 07.14.2014

Beating Spelunky in under two minutes

One minute and fifty five seconds -- that's the new world-record any% time for Spelunky set by Pibonacci. It hurts my brain thinking about how many runs must have happened before the right conditions presented themselves for this to unfold. To think, I was happy to clear Olmec in under eight minutes for the "Speedlunky" achievement.

Jordan Devore



1:30 PM on 07.14.2014

See Dragon Quest X on the 3DS for the first time

Dragon Quest X is coming to the 3DS in Japan, which will hopefully boost its sales a bit. It'll use "ultra steaming tech" to bring high quality visuals to the portable, alongside of extra buttons and a keyboard by way of the...

Chris Carter



1:00 PM on 07.14.2014

Mario Kart Arcade GP DX has Don-chan and a two player co-op tank mode

In case you haven't been to an arcade in a minute, Namco Bandai has been making arcade iterations of the Mario Kart series for quite a while, and they're pretty badass. For Mario Kart Arcade GP DX, the Taiko Drum Master...

Chris Carter



12:45 PM on 07.14.2014

Cosplay Pikachu and Mega Metagross look neat in this Ruby/Sapphire video

If you haven't been paying much attention to the recent Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire details to come out of Japanese magazine CoroCoro and promptly appear online in blurry scans, not to worry -- it's pretty m...

Jordan Devore



12:15 PM on 07.14.2014

Expect severed heads and stabbed necks in this Assassin's Creed Unity trailer

Just in time for Bastille Day, Assassin's Creed Unity comes dropping down from the shadows to provide a new glimpse at its take on the French Revolution. Apparently, these aren't exactly civil affairs, so a suitable amount of inspired violence is on display. As the trailer points out, there's no justice unless someone fights for it.

Brett Makedonski



11:45 AM on 07.14.2014

Lead the most adorable mob riot with Anarcute

Everybody loves putting on an animal mask and wreaking destruction, right? Anarcute may not be as bloody as Hotline Miami, but it does tap into that same urge. It's that desire to dress up like a demented, googly-eyed Animal...

Darren Nakamura



11:30 AM on 07.14.2014

See what's new in the Shantae: Risky's Revenge PC cut

Although Shantae: Risky's Revenge started off as a DSiWare game, it eventually was available to play on the 3DS, and was ported to iOS. Now it's heading to the PC with a few new extras. The first most obvious addition is the...

Chris Carter



11:00 AM on 07.14.2014

Raiden is looking pretty badass in Mortal Kombat X

According to Warner Bros. live from EVO 2014 over the weekend, Raiden will return in Mortal Kombat X, complete with an appropriately gory fatality. Raiden will have three different costumes to utilize, as well as X-Ray ...

Chris Carter



10:30 AM on 07.14.2014

Behold Fi in all her Hyrule Warriors glory

The Hyrule Warriors trailers keep coming, and now the final video for all of the announced characters has rolled in -- Fi. Her acrobatic style fits right in with the Dynasty Warriors series, and it looks like ...

Chris Carter



9:00 AM on 07.14.2014

Those new Smash Bros. mystery characters are Lucina and Robin from Fire Emblem

Today, Nintendo was set to tease a "New Fighter Intro Video" at 7AM PST, and tease they did. The new fighter was revealed to be none other than Lucina from Fire Emblem: Awakening. But wait, there's more! Robin from Fire Embl...

Chris Carter



3:00 AM on 07.14.2014

Luigi's death stare is still strong with these Mario Kart 8 toy displays

Ever since I originally posted about those Mario Kart 8 toys at McDonald's, I've been meaning to get out to one and pick up one of them, but I have yet to do so. In the event you've been trying to figure out whether or not y...

Brittany Vincent



12:00 AM on 07.14.2014

Here's the Tekken 7 trailer we've all been waiting for

It's about time we get another Tekken game. Despite the fact that my last true favorite Tekken game was Tekken 3 with Hwoarang, Eddy, and Jin, the official Tekken 7 trailer still has me sufficiently excited. However, bizarre...

Brittany Vincent



7:00 AM on 07.13.2014

Real cats couldn't play White Cat Project because they have no thumbs

Mobile games are usually quick and easy, but you still have to end up fiddling with touch controls to figure out. That's if they work correctly. White Cat Project, recently revealed by Famitsu, seeks to change all of that by...

Brittany Vincent



3:00 PM on 07.12.2014

Natural Doctrine still looks ugly, but it might be fun

Natural Doctrine isn't exactly good-looking, but it's a strategy role-playing game with a protagonist named Jeff. I like strategy role-playing games. They're some of my favorites. And Jeffs are okay, I guess. It's not like I...

Kyle MacGregor






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