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This 1998 BioShock demake is something else

This gets my vote for today's coolest thing (that isn't new but is new to me). 98DEMAKE is a YouTube creator who takes modern video games and imagines what they might've looked like had they originally released in 1998. I've seen plenty of ...

 
 
 
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Oh yeah, I'm down for Earth Defense Force 5

It wouldn't be Tokyo Game Show for me without a new EDF trailer. It just wouldn't! We've got four and a half minutes of footage from Sandlot's latest entry, Earth Defense Force 5, and it's a hoot. The battle scene at 2:35 with the hulking ...

 
 
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The Xbox's original 'Duke' controller is making a comeback

The original Xbox's original controller, the Duke, frightened me at the time. It kinda still does! There's been talk of bringing the gamepad back for Xbox One and Windows 10 and that initiative -- led by Xbox designer Seamus Blackley -- is ...

 
 
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Four Halo games are backward compatible on Xbox One

A slew of Halo games for Xbox 360 are now playable on Xbox One through backward compatibility, and if you don't own or don't care to mess with The Master Chief Collection, that's darn good news. The timing here works out rather well. I've ...

 
 
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The Witness is out for iOS and it's ten bucks

A mobile release of Thekla's island puzzle adventure The Witness has been planned for a long time and it's now a reality at last. The iPhone and iPad version launched last night for iOS 10.0 and newer. The pricing is lower than expected at ...

 
 
 
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Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition pops up in store listing

A now-removed listing for Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition has surfaced at online retailer ShopTo and rest assured, the internet was there to catch it and take a screencap for posterity. The store's description left a lot to the imagination...

 
 
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Square Enix is hiring for a NieR project

Months later, it's still such a wonderful feeling knowing that NieR: Automata is selling as well as it is and people are loving the game enough to consider it one of the year's best releases. Would you like more where it came from? Not to s...

 
 
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Fortnite's Battle Royale mode goes free next week

A 100-person battle royale needs a thriving playerbase to work well (and stand a chance against PUBG). Epic Games has made the timely call to set Fortnite's still-fairly-new Battle Royale mode free -- it'll be available standalone on PC, Ma...

 
 
 
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Vanillaware's 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim has my attention

Vanillaware and Atlus have teamed up for 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim, "a departure from the studio's traditional fantasy style." While I still can't pin this one down after watching the TGS 2017 trailer -- more gameplay would've helped! -- it h...

 
 
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No Heroes Allowed returns this October

The wacky dungeon strategy series What Did I Do To Deserve This, My Lord!? was my absolute jam on PlayStation Vita, and it's a pleasant surprise whenever a new entry is greenlit. No Heroes Allowed VR is coming up next, and while it's a nich...

 
 
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Three more Nintendo arcade games are coming to Switch

A number of Nintendo arcade games are headed to Nintendo Switch this year through Hamster's Arcade Archives series, starting with Mario Bros. on September 27. This week, a few more titles were confirmed via Famitsu: Vs. Excitebike, Vs. Wrec...

 
 
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Neko Atsume making its way to PlayStation VR

It's Tokyo Game Show week and that means waking up to a bunch of energizing little news nuggets. This morning, for me, it was Neko Atsume VR. The cat-collecting mobile game is coming to PlayStation VR next year and even though I've had my f...

 
 
 
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Sonic Forces will have an Episode Shadow add-on at launch

Shadow has found his way into Sonic Forces. Sega is planning an Episode Shadow add-on that'll deal with his "mysterious backstory" with the new villain, Infinite, and include three Shadow-centric stages (and the ability to play as him in "o...

 
 
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Don't let Cuphead's art overshadow its soundtrack

Cuphead is out next Friday, and I can hardly believe it's almost here. I've been so obsessed with the exquisite art and animation that Kristofer Maddigan's big-band soundtrack has gone under-noticed. Nothing like a behind-the-scenes look at...

 
 
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Layers of Fear Legacy announced for Nintendo Switch

Bloober Team's psychological horror adventure Layers of Fear is heading to Nintendo Switch. As you can see from this trailer, the game leans heavily into environmental scares and trippy visuals as you play a disturbed painter trying to work...

 
 
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This Code Vein boss fight looks decent enough

Code Vein has been bouncing on and off my radar for a while now. That doesn't really change today with this boss fight playthrough from IGN. It's still a dodge-roll-heavy action-RPG with some vampiric stuff going on that's very clearly taki...

 
 
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Here's how Ana translates to Heroes of the Storm

Before she joins Heroes of the Storm next week, Blizzard has a spotlight video for Ana. There are a lot of familiar elements here, from healing and sleep darts to grenades and a Nano Boost ultimate. The two things I'm most down with: being...

 
 
 
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Call of Duty: WWII's story seems to be shaping up well

People play games like Call of Duty for different reasons. Some are all about the multiplayer. Others are into zombie slaying. And then there are the folks who just want to run through the campaign and call it a day. If the story is what yo...

 
 
 
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Heart Forth, Alicia slips to 2018

The promising metroidvania Heart Forth, Alicia won't make it out this year. Writing to backers on Kickstarter, designer Alonso Martin cited three reasons for the game's delay "well into 2018": "The first is the sheer amount of content and ...

 
 




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