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There's a week-long Water Festival event in Pokemon Go

Swooping back into Pokémon Go for special limited-time events seems like the best approach for me, and this new one, a worldwide Water Festival, is of particular note. It's a way to more easily spot -- and, Pokégod willing, ac...   read

 
 
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Killing Floor 2 adds a new mode, maps, and weapons

At the risk of reminding Zack that we played Killing Floor 2 together once, had a good time, then proceeded to never cooperatively* fend off the Zed hordes again, I'd like to point out that there's a free new Descent Content Pack out now fo...   read

 
 
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PSN is a running an 'Only on PlayStation' sale

Not that you or your packed game library really need it, buuut Sony is holding an Only on PlayStation sale over the next week, and with it comes yet another chance to pick up the likes of Until Dawn ($10), Resogun ($3.74), The Unfinished Sw...   read

 
 
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This is the first of the Xbox One 'Tech Series' controllers

Microsoft has a fancy new Xbox One gamepad coming out next month. Aside from the "military technology"-inspired design, this Recon Tech Special Edition controller has a textured diamond rubberized grip on its backside. It'll be out on April...   read

 
 
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Let it Die is giving out a booster pack to PS Plus subscribers

Every so often I'll check on my PlayStation 4 downloads and see that Let it Die is doing its thing. As much as Grasshopper Manufacture's hack-and-slash title made a good first impression (the setting and aesthetic are super compelling to me...   read

 
 
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Radiant Historia returns with Perfect Chronology on 3DS

Atlus isn't done with Radiant Historia! First released for Nintendo DS in 2010, the time-travel RPG is getting a 3DS remake with touched-up graphics and a new "Sub-History" to play through (from the start, if you'd like). While the teaser s...   read

 
 
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Xbox One will allow custom gamerpics before long

As much as my eyes like to glaze over when reading a big list of upcoming system-level features line by line, there are some genuinely good additions coming to Xbox One in the nearish future. This month as part of Microsoft's Xbox Insider p...   read

 
 
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Kerbal Space Program's first expansion has a mission editor

More Kerbal Space Program is on the way with an expansion called Making History. The goal is to "enrich the Kerbal experience" beyond what's already available in the base game and mods, says Squad, and that'll manifest with a drag-and-drop ...   read

 
 
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Meet Nintendo's core cast of fighters in Arms

Chris already initiated the dibs callin' process for Arms when he posted the Japanese-language versions of these clips last month, so I'm left with the slightly off-smelling scraps. Not that I mind! Out of the combatants introduced so far ...   read

 
 
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Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth follow-up announced

Word of a new Digimon game for PlayStation 4 and PS Vita bubbled up over the weekend. As revealed in the most recent issue of V-Jump, Bandai Namco is following 2015's Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth with a new role-playing game, Digimon Story: ...   read

 
 
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Game Freak hiring for console game based on a 'globally popular RPG'

Pokémon creator Game Freak is hiring for an undisclosed console-bound video game, one that's said to be a "globally popular RPG" with cartoonish characters and monsters. That sure does sound familiar! With still-lingering rumors abou...   read

 
 
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Review: World of Goo (Switch)

Wait long enough, and everything old can start to feel new again. That's the happy accident of a situation I found myself in with World of Goo, the near-universally well-liked puzzle game about plucking and plopping down living bits of gooe...   read

 
 
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Headmaster adds Party Mode and PS4 Pro support

Strange sports game Headmaster has a new update that's worth a look for PlayStation VR owners. Most notable is Party Mode, shown above. It's a rework of the turn-taking local multiplayer component with nine mini-games, ranging from Non-Alc...   read

 
 
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The Surge is doing its sci-fi action-RPG thing in May

"The Surge" isn't just something you'll find in a stuck-in-time pizza joint's soda fountain -- it's also an upcoming sci-fi action-RPG from Deck13. Has the studio learned some hard lessons from its 2014 release Lords of the Fallen? I'd sure...   read

 
 
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Get a feel for Civilization VI with this 60-turn demo

How much can you get done in your first 60 turns of a Civilization campaign? If you're anything like me in Civ VI and are prone to oh-so-tempting barbarian distractions, not a whole heck of a lot. Firaxis Games has a Windows-only Civilizati...   read

 
 
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Street Fighter IV and a few others join the Xbox One backward compatible list

I didn't leave out a word there! The Xbox 360 version of Street Fighter IV -- that's vanilla, not Super -- is now playable on Xbox One should you ever have the burning desire to open up that time capsule. Oh, the memories. I peeked inside ...   read

 
 
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Guerrilla Games is working on more Horizon Zero Dawn story content

Horizon Zero Dawn is doing well and there's more of it on the way. That's according to Sony, who has sent word that the robot-hunting adventure has secured 2.6 million sales within its first two weeks of launch (retail sell-through and digi...   read

 
 
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This year's modern Sonic game is called Sonic Forces

Sega plans to put out two Sonic games this year -- one retro, one modern. We know all about the former, Sonic Mania. The latter? It's less of a known quantity, but the details are coming into frame. The game has shed its "Project Sonic 2017...   read

 
 
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Sega is holding Sonic Mania back until summer

Previously set for a spring 2017 release, throwback platformer Sonic Mania is now targeting a summer launch on Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, Sega has confirmed. Along with the disappointing but ultimately understandable...   read

 
 
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Based on Yooka-Laylee's Trophy list, there will be plenty of collectibles

Just what are completionists getting themselves into with Yooka-Laylee? As far as collectibles go, are we talking more of the Banjo-Kazooie approach, or Donkey Kong 64, what with its reviled character-coded pick-ups? I'm not expecting the l...   read

 
 
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Crawl's Early Access exit and console debut are set for April 11

With the news that Crawl is nearing a full launch on April 11, 2017, I'm left wondering if I had even realized, until just now, that Powerhoof was still doing its dungeon-based friend-slaying thing on Steam Early Access. Well, either way, n...   read

 
 
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These are the new PvP arenas for Dark Souls III

Even if you aren't keen on the idea of more player-versus-player arenas in Dark Souls III, let this pair of videos serve as a reminder that, oh yeah, the second and final DLC for the game isn't far off. The Ringed City is out on March 28, a...   read

 
 
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Blaster Master Zero now supports the Switch Pro Controller

It's disappointing that not all Nintendo Switch games (within reason) support the Pro Controller. Steep price tag aside, it's a great-feeling gamepad, and I want to use it anywhere and everywhere I can with the Switch. It makes sense that s...   read

 
 
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Furi's new boss fight DLC is out today alongside a PS4 patch

There's a reason to revisit the boss fight gauntlet Furi this week if you're on PC or PlayStation 4, as those versions of the game have gotten a new boss, The Flame, who was previously only accessible to Xbox One players. He's a part of th...   read

 
 
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Drawn to Death will be among April's PlayStation Plus lineup

If you've ever once thought Drawn to Death looked like something that would do well to come out of the gate as a free-with-PlayStation-Plus game to help bolster its multiplayer community, I'm right there with you. And so are David Jaffe and...   read

 
 



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