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Keep an eye on action-RPG Shiness this December

Admittedly, Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom isn't my normal jam. It's doing the grand action-adventure RPG thing, which I can occasionally sink deep into, but it's rare these days that I feel like I can take on that sort of time commitment....   read

 
 
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Driveclub VR is coming in at $40

I can see a lot of PlayStation VR early adopters turning to Driveclub VR. It's going to be one of the more substantial launch-window games, and racing cars in virtual reality is a relatively easy sell. The more novel or out-there experience...   read

 
 


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Blizzard is moving away from the 'Battle.net' name

Nostalgia aside, the name "Battle.net" seemed much more sensible in the mid- to late-'90s, back when Diablo and StarCraft were Blizzard's latest and greatest. The online gaming service has come a long way since then, but the name, an undeni...   read

 
 
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Maybe don't watch this entire Dark Souls III DLC trailer

You might already be down for Ashes of Ariandel, the first of two add-ons coming to Dark Souls III. If that's the case, I'd say watch some -- but not all! -- of this trailer. It's made up of a handful of largely unedited encounters in the ...   read

 
 
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Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse's localization slip-up makes for a good story

Tales from localization are some of the most entertaining around in this industry. Today's comes from Atlus in light of the recently-released Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse, and I like it for two reasons. One, it involves a slip-up. It's...   read

 
 
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Super Mario Maker is also skipping 3D support on 3DS

With the knowledge that the 3DS port of Super Mario Maker won't let creators upload their levels online (they're just sharable locally), this latest omission -- a lack of 3D support -- feels insignificant. That said, I know some people can ...   read

 
 
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Rez Infinite's Area X reminds me of Child of Eden

We're less than a month out from Rez Infinite, and here I was thinking we might not get a sampling of the all-new "Area X" before the rhythmic arcade shooter launches for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation VR. I thought Enhance Games was going ...   read

 
 
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Arcade-inspired roguelike TumbleSeed plays as well as it looks

TumbleSeed is an audio-visual treat. I knew that much before giving it a spin. What I didn't expect was how much strategy comes into play in this arcade-inspired permadeath romp about a fragile seed on a journey up a mountain. Fast reflexe...   read

 
 
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DICE is tweaking Battlefield 1's Conquest mode

A whole mess of people played the Battlefield 1 beta. 13.2 million, to be more precise. While many of us just used the limited experience to find out if Battlefield's move to WWI was indeed a good one (and to have fun with horse-related hij...   read

 
 
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Orcs Must Die! Unchained is dropping PvP to focus on Survival

I loved Orcs Must Die! and its sequel. I haven't played Orcs Must Die! Unchained, the third game in the trap-laying, crossbow-firing tower defense series, and I get the sense that I'm hardly alone. The player-versus-player focus combined wi...   read

 
 
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Sega really should revisit Alien: Isolation for VR

Alien: Isolation in virtual reality -- need I say more? Besides the inherent potential for terror in a game about evading a lone Xenomorph, even the more mundane sequences could work wonderfully in VR. Creative Assembly nailed the retro-fut...   read

 
 
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CD Projekt isn't planning a PS4 Pro patch for The Witcher 3

I'm not expecting every big PlayStation 4 release to end up with a patch enabling it to take advantage of the PS4 Pro's more powerful hardware, but it is surprising to hear that a hugely successful game like The Witcher 3 -- a title that ha...   read

 
 
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Team Ninja has more changes in store for Nioh after the beta

Nioh would've been such a fitting end-of-the-year game for me. Based on everything we know about Team Ninja's brutal action-RPG and what we've played first-hand, I think it's going to be not only a time sink, but one that requires our darn-...   read

 
 
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Urien joins Street Fighter V on September 22

Capcom has locked down a date for our main man Urien's arrival in Street Fighter V, and it's not far off now. He'll be available to season pass holders and sold standalone (purchasable with either Fight Money or real-world money) on Thursda...   read

 
 
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Oh hey, 'Splosion Man is free with Xbox Live Gold

If you're an Xbox Live Gold member, you have some downloads to queue. Besides this month's remaining Games with Gold offerings -- Assassin's Creed Chronicles: China (Xbox One) and Mirror's Edge (Xbox 360), both of which recently joined the ...   read

 
 
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Grasshopper Manufacture is bringing The Silver Case to PC in October

The remaster of Grasshopper Manufacture's debut game, The Silver Case, is set for an October 7, 2016 launch on Steam, GOG.com, Playism, and the Humble Store. This represents our first chance to (officially) play an English-language version ...   read

 
 
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Hi-Rez Studios' familiar-looking team shooter Paladins hits open beta

Today marks my first time really looking at Paladins, the new team-based shooter from Smite maker Hi-Rez. So, excuse me if this is well-worn territory by now, but boy does it look familiar. The game comes across as a veritable hodgepodge o...   read

 
 
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This Pokemon Generations short is a must-watch for fans

The new Pokémon Generations shorts are, well, exactly that, but they're a nostalgic delight. Particularly this first episode, "The Adventure," which has a cool transition from the Red and Blue opening on Game Boy into a battle into ...   read

 
 
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We get to blow up the Death Star in Star Wars Battlefront next week

The long-awaited Death Star expansion for Star Wars Battlefront drops this Tuesday for folks who have the season pass (and those who are about to give in at last). Finally, everything's coming up [you]! The DLC's main addition is Battle St...   read

 
 
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Logitech picks up simulation brand Saitek from Mad Catz

Simulation game controller brand Saitek has been with Mad Catz since 2007, but as of this week, it has found a new and arguably much better home: Logitech. The company just paid $13 million for Saitek, which, given the lucrative resurgence ...   read

 
 
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Final Fantasy XV has a cutscene-heavy TGS trailer

Square Enix's Tokyo Game Show trailer for Final Fantasy XV delves further into the plot than the last few videos have, so if you're trying to keep that mostly a surprise until November's launch, you may want to hold off. Needless to say, t...   read

 
 
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Yep, we're getting Digimon World: Next Order here in the West (Update)

[Update: Bandai Namco is now saying that Digimon World: Next Order will be available digitally on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita next year. There will also be a physical PS4 version at retail.] [Update #2: The situation grows weirder! ...   read

 
 
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Before he was Suda51, he was 'just some guy' working tirelessly on The Silver Case

The Silver Case feels like a recovered piece of gaming history. Not only had I never played the game due to its Japan-only 1999 release for PlayStation, I hadn't even heard of it until recently, despite the fact that it was Grasshopper Manu...   read

 
 
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Resident Evil 7 has an updated demo and you don't need PS Plus to play

Earlier this year, Capcom drove clue-hunting Resident Evil fans mad with its cryptic "Beginning Hour" demo for Resident Evil 7, but the scavenger hunt is far from done. Break's over! Today, the company issued a "Twilight Version" update for...   read

 
 
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You can and should download The Crew for free on PC

Before I woke up, a news tip came in today that Ubisoft has begun offering The Crew, its open-word multiplayer-centric racing game, for free on PC. It's a limited-time offer through Uplay, and it doesn't come with the worth-having Wild Run ...   read

 
 
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