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Contra enters the real world on its 30th anniversary

Contra (or Probotector, depending on what part of the world you hail from) was one of the Nintendo Entertainment System's most iconic games, one that strongly resonates with people who grew up with it even today. The series just celebr...   read

 
 
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The Nintendo Switch won't have any form of family sharing between consoles

There's a lot of hubbub in the digital era regarding sharing games. Digital often features more drawbacks than positives, so things like family sharing on modern consoles, where you can download games to several systems, adds to the allure ...   read

 
 
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Final Fantasy XV's Episode Gladiolus is $4.99 without season pass

Turns out Gladiolus isn't just some crazy name, it's a flower! Naming a buff dude after a flower may be ironic, but you can learn more about this ripped flower on March 28 even if you didn't buy the season pass. Episode Gladiolus will ...   read

 
 
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Physical Nintendo Switch carts don't require a mandatory install

As most of us expected, you won't need to install data in a mandatory fashion when using a cart, like you would if you're using physical media on the Xbox One and PS4. After booting up Zelda: Breath of the Wild on the Switch this week,...   read

 
 
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Review: For Honor

I spent a lot of time dueling other players in Dark Souls. I'd carelessly wander into the Darkroot forest and willfully invite the protectors of those shaded woods to come and try to force me out of them. I'd painfully claw my way through t...   read

 
 
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Superman goes super nuts in new Injustice 2 story trailer

As Injustice 2's May release draws closer, expect NetherRealm to double down on all of the cool trailers and reveals. The newest trailer -- the first part in a series called "Shattered Alliances" -- focuses on Superman and a bit of the sequ...   read

 
 
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Here's everything you get with your Nintendo Switch

I was surprised to open up the box for the Nintendo Switch and see so much empty space. I mean, the system, basically, is comprised of the tablet you see above (or below), and the dock. Clicking in the two Joy-Con to the sides of said table...   read

 
 
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eShop will be ready at Switch launch with 'Nindies' including timed exclusive Shovel Knight DLC

As if ashamed by all the things it won't have at launch, Nintendo is boasting that it will in fact have the eShop up and running at launch (as it should), though it will require a system update that will be available at launch. Those who ha...   read

 
 
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Horizon Zero Dawn, Prey, and NieR get $25 pre-order bonus

If you're on the fence about titles like Nioh, Horizon Zero Dawn, and NieR: Automata, maybe they'll be worth picking up when the price drops? What if there was a bonus incentive that covered 42% of the $60 price tag? It may be enough to swa...   read

 
 
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Eiji Aonuma chimes in on his top three Zelda games

Eiji Aonuma has been the series producer (and occasional director) for The Legend of Zelda since 2000's Majora's Mask. He has taken Zelda in a lot of different directions and produced some of the greatest games for each respective console. ...   read

 
 
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Deal: 23% off Berserk and the Band of the Hawk for PC

PC gamers are getting Koei Tecmo's newest action game with some discount love thanks to the title making its way on Green Man Gaming's catalog. On Steam, the just-released game is at 10% off with a drop to $54. Not bad, but the best Berserk...   read

 
 
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Sci-fi parkour platformer Super Cloudbuilt coming to PC and consoles

2014's Cloudbuilt struck me as conceptually interesting game that would get on my nerves as the difficulty ratcheted up, and as a result, it kind of just came and went. Or so I thought! Coilworks and Double Eleven are bringing the speedrun...   read

 
 
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Crash Bandicoot N Sane Trilogy may not be a PS4 exclusive

There seems to be some confusion brewing about whether or not the Crash Bandicoot N Sane Trilogy is going to remain exclusive to Sony's platform. In a tweet from the official PlayStation Ireland Twitter account today, Sony bluntly stated th...   read

 
 
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Oculus exec warns developers about going all-in on VR right now

The annual DICE Summit is taking place in Las Vegas right now, which means that video game executives from all over the world are gathered together to talk shop. These are the industry's most influential decision-makers, and you best believ...   read

 
 
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Look out for Titanfall 2's Live Fire mode tomorrow

It's been some time since Respawn first started talking about Live Fire, its pilot-only six-on-six mode, but I have to commend today's release date announcement relative to the release itself. The free update drops tomorrow, February 23 wit...   read

 
 
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Here's what The Elder Scrolls Online's take on Morrowind looks like

The Elder Scrolls is venturing back to Vvardenfell for the first time since 2002. Well, you could technically see it off in the distance in Skyrim, but that's not a proper visit. Flying over Wyoming doesn't mean you've been to Wyoming...   read

 
 
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TowerFall creator's new game Celeste headed to Switch

As you may already know, good-game-maker Matt Thorson is making another game, one that I hope and think will also be good. It's a "hardcore" platformer called Celeste. The last time we spoke about it, the release platforms weren't yet know...   read

 
 
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Cards Against Humanity is getting a small Mass Effect expansion for $1

Mass Effect is about to leave its mark on the Cards Against Humanity universe. In the lead-up to next month's Andromeda release, BioWare and Cards Against Humanity have teamed up to create a small 14-card expansion pack....   read

 
 
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Double Fine picks up Ooblets, a real cute game about farming and creature collecting

Ooblets... Ooblets. Where do I know that name from? Ah, right! It was listed among Patrick's top 42 indie games to watch for in 2017 where he alluringly summed it up as "Pokémon meets Harvest Moon." In the game, you'll raise and batt...   read

 
 
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In a week of poor sales, For Honor stumbles to the top

Sales numbers haven't been this low since I start covering these. There are likely a variety of factors involved, such as For Honor being the only significant new release this past week. It was the top seller in Japan, even if 40,000 is not...   read

 
 
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The Games with Gold lineup for March 2017 is...okay?

I'm a little shocked at the game selection for Games with Gold next month. Usually Microsoft kills it in terms of big-name titles or critically acclaimed indie hits. This month, though, we're getting a bunch of nonsense on the Xbox One and ...   read

 
 
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Square Enix may have accidentally announced NieR: Automata's PC release date

The highly anticipated NieR: Automata will release on PlayStation 4 in North America on March 7, 2017. It will also be available on PC via Steam, but the release date has yet to be announced, or has it? Square Enix released a new trai...   read

 
 
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This hour-and-a-half Nioh speedrun isn't messing around

Nioh is still new. There are untold builds, routes, and exploits left for the community to discover. And yet here we already are, two weeks after release, with a 1:36:51 "All Main Missions" run by Distortion2. There's a lot of running and ...   read

 
 
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Persona 5 still knows how to keep it weird in the Velvet Room

The Velvet Room is probably one of my favorite recurring elements in recent Persona games. Even if they have their own casts and distinct styles, I love having that one strange location to return to that ties it all together. In case y...   read

 
 
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Swordquest, the ill-fated Atari series, is returning in comic form

Swordquest is one of the more interesting pieces of video game history to come out of the Atari 2600 era. Atari had massive plans to make a multi-game franchise that spun an intense narrative design that far outclassed the limitations of it...   read

 
 



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