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Erik Wolpaw has departed Valve

It's been confirmed that Erik Wolpaw, one of the writers behind games like Portal and Left 4 Dead, is no longer working for Valve. Wolpaw and his writing partner, Chet Faliszek, joined Valve after their hugely influential Old Man ...   read

 
 
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Gaming because of dad

[It's not every day you come across a parent-child relationship as admirable as Dere's. What dad is cooler than one who argues with you on how to beat the Water Temple? ~Strider] My dad is cooler than your dad. This is similar to when peopl...   read

 
 
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PS4 and PC players are getting Furi's One More Fight DLC soon

Furi is adding another name to its gauntlet of bosses. The Xbox One version launched with an extra, then-exclusive fight packed in -- an encounter with a multi-armed boss named The Flame -- and now he's coming to the PC and PlayStation 4 ve...   read

 
 
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Senran Kagura: Peach Beach Splash gets a titillating trailer

Marvelous's Senran Kagura has always been a shameful pleasure of mine, and that shame comes to a head with the latest release Senran Kagura: Peach Beach Splash. This multiplayer water gun shooter may seem like Splatoon with waifus, but this...   read

 
 
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Resogun lands 4K and HDR support

There's nothing quite like returning to a leaderboard-centric game after a long absence only to find out that all of your unstoppable high scores have been trounced by some jabroni. This is how grudges form! Housemarque is giving Resogun pl...   read

 
 
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Here's an in-depth look at Mass Effect: Andromeda's combat system

This space conflict isn't getting resolved without a space firefight. Or, more accurately, many space firefights. Mass Effect: Andromeda labels you as the Pathfinder and that sounds peaceful enough, but every path through this game se...   read

 
 
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Dawn of War III is looking better and better

Enough of the single-faction drip-fed trailers: this latest video for Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War pits the Eldar against the Space Marines and the Orks in large-scale skirmishes, and the end result just plain looks cool. I'm no Eldar pla...   read

 
 
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eShop downloads on the Switch won't be console locked

One of the more curious choices Nintendo used to make with downloadable games came in the form of console locking content. On any of its previous systems with some form of storefront (Wii, DSi, 3DS, and Wii U), every download would be assoc...   read

 
 
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PS4 Slim bundles down to $219 with extra coupon savings

This week through the 25th of February Sony has authorized select retailers to drop the PS4 Slim bundles back to their holiday lows of $249.99. The $50 discount is a great excuse to pick up a newer PS4, especially if you were eyeing up the ...   read

 
 
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You don't look so hot, Mega Bloks Pikachu

Everyone loves Pokémon and some everyone loves Mega Bloks, so it was only a matter of time before the two of them formed the beast with the assembly required back. As part of Mattel's new Mega Construx line, Pikachu, Charizard and ot...   read

 
 
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Big Xbox One S price drop this weekend, Halo Wars 2 bundle included

Earlier this week, Sony unleashed an impressive $50 discount at most retailers for its PS4 Slim consoles. We were expecting Microsoft to follow suit a few days after and it appears the time is right to strike back as this weekend the price ...   read

 
 
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Friday Night Fights: Matchmaker Edition

Video games come in and out of our life just like the seasons that flow by. There are games that stick around and fill your life with countless hours of joy. Then there are others that fall by the wayside and make you wonder if it was even ...   read

 
 
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Disgaea 5 Complete launches in May on Switch, with all PS4 DLC

Disgaea 5 Complete, which Nintendo is helping to showcase on their national pre-launch Switch tour, now has a release date in Europe -- May 26. NIS is expected to launch the US version during the same time period. As a reminder, the "Comple...   read

 
 
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Short doc examines the history of Nintendo's Hanafuda cards and alleged Yakuza ties

As most of you know by now, Nintendo started in 1889 as a playing card company -- specifically, selling Hanafuda cards. They even came full circle and honored this legacy by offering up a Mario themed set on Club Nintendo (RIP) several...   read

 
 
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Taro Yoko's next project is a mobile game titled SINoALICE

I'll be the first to admit that I'm not much of a mobile gamer. While I do enjoy the occasional session of Ridiculous Fishing or Downwell on my phone, I'll usually gravitate towards other platforms whenever I just want to pick up ...   read

 
 
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Review: Circles

One of the defining aspects of old-school games is the ability to teach through gameplay. Since there wasn’t a lot of storage space for text to explain individual moves, games had to organically lead players down the correct path. Thi...   read

 
 
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This Xbox One bundle of 10 indie hits for $20 is a stupidly good deal

Those who are looking to play some overlooked gems and bolster their Xbox One library can easily do so in one fell swoop. Publisher Curve Digital has a sale on indie games that is among the best you're going to find on consoles. Called the...   read

 
 
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The NES Classic outsold the Wii U in January

We all know the Wii U is floundering (and while discontinued, is still being sold at retail), but new information regarding January's console sales only serve to explain the direness of the situation. According to information reported by Th...   read

 
 
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Guide: Pokemon Go has a new Eevee evolution trick for Umbreon and Espeon

Remember the Pokemon Go Eevee trick where you could get a specific evolution based on names from the TV show (Rainer for Vaporeon, Sparky for Jolteon, Pyro for Flareon)? Well it's back alongside of the Generation 2 update that hit this...   read

 
 
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Puzzle adventure The Gardens Between looks dreamy

The Gardens Between, an upcoming Windows and Mac game from The Voxel Agents, makes a strong first impression. The puzzles themselves manifest as little diorama-like dream worlds, and the self-described "bittersweet story of friendship" tra...   read

 
 
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Some glorious modder added a 'jerk off' schedule to Stardew Valley

Stardew Valley is renown for its attention to detail. Little quirks in characters are represented in their daily schedules from when they work to when they sleep, but it wasn't 100% realistic. As most romantic comedies like to joke about, a...   read

 
 
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HearthStone's getting a Mammoth shakeup

All successful collectible card games maintain their relevance by adding new expansions at periodic intervals, and HearthStone is no different. Blizzard released some information earlier today that let us know more about their pla...   read

 
 
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What does the community think of Fire Emblem Heroes?

Nintendo's second foray into the mobile gaming market seems to have a bit more panache and aggression packed into it. Loads of freebies to get started, a rotation of characters to earn, and just a few weeks after launch we got a new selecti...   read

 
 
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The next Watch Dogs 2 DLC tackles self-driving cars and whose lives they should prioritize

Have you ever taken one of those psychopath morality tests? Here's a good one. It tasks you with making callous and calculated decisions about who should die in a car accident. Like, is a pregnant woman's life more valuable than a criminal...   read

 
 
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(Update) How Content ID and Party Hard's music screwed both YouTubers and TinyBuild

[Update: YouTube's PR team got back to us with some more information on the Content ID system. According to YouTube's help site, content matches for "so-called Royalty free production music libraries" -- see also: the music used in Party Ha...   read

 
 



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Circles"You spin me round and round"

 

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