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Review: King's Quest: Snow Place Like Home

I think the King's Quest series is going to sneak up on people by the end of the year when it's included in several low-key "best of" lists. It doesn't elicit the same kind of hype as a Telltale game, especially when it comes to Batman, but...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download: Yo-Kai Watch 2

It's a veritable feast this week on Nintendo platforms, at least compared to past eShop drops, as several big games are coming to both platforms. The Wii U is getting the original Pikmin all over again, as well as Quest of Dungeons, Archery...   read

 
 
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Wrath of the Machine is the best Destiny raid outside of King's Fall

Raiding is my favorite part of Destiny. It's not even close. While some folks prefer getting friends together and casually chilling with Strikes or Patrols once a week, I'm firmly in the progression camp. It's partially due to my MMO upbrin...   read

 
 
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Review: Azure Striker Gunvolt 2

While Mighty No. 9 didn't really deliver on everything it set out to do, Azure Striker Gunvolt was always there in the background, waving its hands frantically at Mega Man players. It never got the traction that Inafune and h...   read

 
 
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Big changes are coming to Overwatch's Symmetra later this year

According to Master Overwatch, a stat collection site for Overwatch that's been up since the game's launch, Symmetra still has the highest winrate in the game on PC, and is in second place behind Torbjorn on consoles. You might think s...   read

 
 
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Review: Yo-Kai Watch 2: Bony Spirits

I completely fell in love with Yo-Kai Watch within days of the show's western launch. Level-5 has been welcome in my house since Dark Cloud back in 2000, but it has only honed its craft since then with the fantastic Ni no Kuni, Professor La...   read

 
 
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Review: Hitman: Colorado

I've never been to Denver outside of an airport layover. I'm sure it's a lovely place, but Bat Dad has ruined it for me (sorry Brett).   read

 
 
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Wyald is a good litmus test for how violent the new Berserk game is

Wyald, the sadistic creature from Berserk, will be making an appearance in the new Musou game (now titled Berserk and the Band of the Hawk). You can get a look at his moveset above, which seems to take the "wacky" Musou route, with rolling ...   read

 
 
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The most 'important' Final Fantasy character comes to Brave Exvius

If Square Enix had their way, every Final Fantasy homage would involve Lightning and Cloud. Out of every iconic character in the series' storied history, Lightning is the recent one that no one can seem to escape. She's got her own fashion ...   read

 
 
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Musou Stars adds Millennia from the underrated Deception series

There are a handful of franchises that I generally talk about as criminally underrated, and Deception is up there. Built around the concept of setting up traps and not actually fighting head-on, the games are still very much alive...   read

 
 


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Overwatch's new patch will adjust controller aiming, allows for quicker turns

If you've already forgotten by now Blizzard tunes the PC and console editions of Overwatch separately, and the latter is about to get another big patch soon (many features of which you can test now on the PTR on PC). Basically what it does ...   read

 
 
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World of Final Fantasy Tifa is too cute for life

World of Final Fantasy is too cute for words. I mean, if you can make the super edgy Sephiroth look adorable, you know your art team is large and in charge. And the same goes for Tifa (her hat!), who was revealed by way of Famitsu this...   read

 
 
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Michel Ancel teases something Beyond Good & Evil related

Legendary designer Michel Ancel is once again up to his old tricks, hyping up some upcoming project. Or is he? These days you can never be too sure with seemingly innocuous posts, like a Beyond Good and Evil related piece of art he posted o...   read

 
 
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PS4 players get the Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare beta first in October

The next Call of Duty, YouTube dislikes and all, launches in November, but you'll be able to try it out for yourself soon enough. For folks that have pre-ordered Infinite Warfare the PS4 beta starts on October 14 at 10AM PT. Beyond tha...   read

 
 
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Minecraft dev would 'love' to see an Uncharted collaboration

As I sat down to speak with Rog Carpenter, Executive Producer for Minecraft's console branch, I wanted to know one thing immediately -- now that they're under Microsoft's umbrella, how open is the team to working with other publishers?...   read

 
 
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Azure Striker Gunvolt, unlike Mighty No. 9, gets an anime after two games under its belt

Mighty No. 9 put the cart before the horse. It put a whole bazaar before it, actually, as Inafune and his team banked on the fact that everyone would love the idea of showing up Capcom enough to connect with newcomer Beck and his inaug...   read

 
 
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Vince DiCola talks Transformers movie, foray into video games

Odds are you've heard of Vince DiCola. Whether it's his work on the 1986 flop-turned-cult hit Transformers movie (that was just remastered in 4K last month) or his recent contributions to the world of video games, he's a recognizable f...   read

 
 
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MineCon 2016 is a surreal snapshot of how far the series has come

It's appropriate that MineCon is in Anaheim, California this year, because it's incredibly Disney-like. Watching the bombastic opening ceremony, it was weird having flashbacks to playing the voxel-based alpha of the game way back when, with...   read

 
 
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There's very little lost in translation with the mobile version of Lumines

Lumines: Puzzle & Music isn't exactly a follow-up everyone wanted. Originally created by the Tetsuya Mizuguchi for the PSP, the series has garnered a hardcore fanbase for the past 12 years -- an audience that really isn't all that ...   read

 
 
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Minecraft is getting a new level pack based around China

Minecraft's "Mash-Up" packs are really neat bits of DLC. They're not just building materials -- the developers actually create a preset world based around each pack, with dungeons, hidden areas, and bosses to fight. In a way it answers the ...   read

 
 
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I played Ittle Dew 2, and you should too

We found out about Ittle Dew 2 roughly this time last year, and it's coming along pretty nicely based on the near-final build I played at MineCon today. While the first thing you'll probably compare it to is Zelda (and you'd be accurate, fr...   read

 
 
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Limited mods are coming to Minecraft: Pocket Edition and Windows 10

Announced today at MineCon, "Add-Ons" have been dated for Minecraft's Pocket, Windows 10, and Gear VR versions. Don't get too excited though! Microsoft falls one step short of calling them full-on mods, as the phrase "tweak" is used to desc...   read

 
 
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Review: Destiny: Rise of Iron

In the several days since Destiny: Rise of Iron launched, I've basically been doing nothing but play it. While it's meant to last casual players weeks on end, my raid group and I chewed through, and although we still have some SIVA Clu...   read

 
 
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Valkyria: Azure Revolution is back for more with a new demo after fan feedback

Sega is trying again with the "2.0" demo for Valkyria: Azure Revolution. As it turns out, taking a storied strategic franchise and plopping tons of action elements into it might polarize fans, so the developers have tweaked a bunch of ...   read

 
 
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There's a Gravity Rush 2 demo up now on the Japanese PSN

Gravity Rush 2, the sequel to one of the best games ever, is nearly here. Well, it's still over two months away, but that's close enough for me to get even more excited about it. Just yesterday a demo appeared on the Japanese PSN, so you ca...   read

 
 
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