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Balrog Beginner Guide
  Watch Video Well, this is surprising. I find myself playing Balrog a lot in Street Fighter V. I generally judge how well I'll perform by how efficient I can do their trials. I ended up doing terribly at Balrog's trials, but have had...   read
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Tumblestone Review
  Watch Video I can't think of the last puzzle game that had a color/shape-matching mechanic that I've genuinely enjoyed. It might be none of them, actually. I just never felt satisfied after completing a puzzle. I'm more of a candy eater than a candy crusher and more of a bedazzler instead of a bejeweller.  And then there's Tumblestone.   read
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Quadrilateral Cowboy
  Watch Video Well, it's finally here. After playing through the brief-yet-amazing Gravity Bone and Thirty Flights of Loving, the third game has arrived. Don't be fooled, though -- Quadrilateral Cowboy stands alone in what it accomplishes. Not only does it stand alone from the other two games, but it stands alone from pretty much anything else in the industry.   read
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Ibuki SFV Guide
  Watch Video Ibuki was one of the handful of characters I dabbled in while playing Street Fighter IV. The others were Hakan (my main), T. Hawk, Dan, Seth, and Makoto. Once I found out that Ibuki's neckbreaker slide was a lot like Hakan's ...   read
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Brilliantly original puzzle game Tumblestone out now

I first played Tumblestone at last year's PAX East and was completely blown away. Ty Taylor's first game, The Bridge, is one of my favorite puzzle-platformers ever, so I expected good things from this next venture. I said it last year and I...   read

 
 
Monster Hunter Gen Review
  Watch Video It occurred to me while writing this review that Monster Hunter is my Dark Souls. Yes yes, Monster Hunter predates the Souls games by quite some time, but that doesn't change the accuracy of the statement itsel...   read
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Dark Fear Review
  Watch Video I am probably a horror game maker's favorite sort of person. I scare very easily when it comes to video games. Movies, not so much, but video games, man, they get me. Like, was Resident Evil 4 supposed to be super s...   read
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PC Port Zero Time Dilemma

PC Port Report: Zero Escape: Zero Time Dilemma

I'll admit, it feels a bit like heresy playing Zero Time Dilemma on a PC, especially considering, well, 999. I won't go into it any more than that for people who haven't played through the first game. I bought the original on a whim (o...   read

 
 
Cloud Revolver Headset
  Watch Video Are you an audiophile? If so, this review probably won't answer most of your questions. However, if you're a Regular Person and want to know the down-low on the Hyper X Cloud Revolver headset, I've got you covered. I'm here t...   read

 



Forced Showdown review
  Watch Video Forced Showdown is a game that combines card collecting, deck building, enemy killing, and hero abilities all into one neat package. The problem with throwing so many ingredients together is that there are so many cliche...   read
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Sun and Moon Battle Royal

Pokemon Sun and Moon's new four-player Battle Royal mode looks great

A new battle mode was shown off at today's Nintendo conference, and it's called "Battle Royal." It's for up to four players at once, each of which bring three Pokemon to the battle. Battles happen with one Pokemon per trainer at a time, and...   read

 
 
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Warframe new mode
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Warframe is adding a Quidditch-looking sports mode

I don't know anything about Warframe, other than people really like it. I've been meaning to try it one day, but that day has yet to come. It's free-to-play nature, which is evidently not too intrusive, has garnered a rather big following a...   read

 
 
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Mages of Mystralia

Mages of Mystralia allows you to create your own magic spells

The trailer for the upcoming Mages of Mystralia has made me a follower of the game. It's got a cute art style and a very promising premise. Players will be able to craft their own spells to solve problems and fight enemies in the world...   read

 
 
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New Mirage trailer
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Watch this new Mirage trailer with your face before it gets chopped off

Mirage, the new game from the team behind Chivalry Medieval Warfare, had a new trailer revealed today. You can definitely see the Chivalry background behind the game, as head and limbs go flying. This time though, magic is involved. I ...   read

 
 



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Overland beta
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Overland has a new trailer, only 1000 beta keys available

Overland, one of my 33 games you should look out for this year, dropped a new trailer and early access information today during the PC Gaming show. For the uninitiated, it's a game by Adam and Rebekah Saltsman (aka Finji) that procedurally ...   read

 
 
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Dropzone RTS MOBA
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Dropzone blends RTS and MOBA with quick matches

Dropzone development team Sparkypants had someone discuss some details of their RTS and MOBA blended game on the PC Gaming Show today. Details were scarce outside of the trailer, but we do know that it's a one-on-one affair, and that p...   read

 
 
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SUPERHOT VR
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Superhot is entering the VR space, Oculus only

Superhot, the "Redlight Greenlight" of the FPS genre, will be joining the VR bandwagon with the help of Oculus. The trailer, revealed at the PC Gaming Show, showed the game and its use of the Oculus Touch (which is not yet available).&...   read

 
 
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Tekken 7 US date

Tekken 7 heads to the US early in 2017

Tekken 7, featuring Akuma for whatever reason, just had its first localization information drop at Microsoft's E3 stage. The fighting game will head to our shores early next year. They also showed a badass fight between Akuma and Heihachi, ...   read

 
 
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EA Access Battlefield

Xbox EA Access members get first dibs on Battlefield 1

Exclusive games seem to be a dying breed, but there's always those tiny, niggling exclusives between the big players. Xbox has had a history of getting FPS-related exclusives, and it looks like the trend will continue with the highly antici...   read

 
 



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BF1 livestream
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Watch the Battlefield 1 livestream right here

Now that the EA press conference is over, they've segued directly into a Battlefield 1 livestream. After dropping that amazing trailer at the end of their stream, I could not be more excited! World War I is a weird-ass war, and it will...   read

 
 
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EA's Play to Give

Complete in-game challenges to donate to charity with EA's Play to Give

EA has announced a new system they are putting in place, called Play to Give, that allows gamers to complete in-game challenges to make charitable donations. There are various charities involved, many focusing on STEM education, and a handf...   read

 
 
Just Cause Mech Review
  Watch Video Avalanche Studios, I'm not sure you and I see eye-to-eye on what makes Just Cause 3 interesting.   read
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Dota 2 Manila Major

The Dota 2 Manila Major is officially underway

Hey there my fellow Dota 2 fans, it's been too long! I've fallen out of the scene in the past couple of months, but with the recent release of the Battle Pass, which included the upcoming Compendium for the next International, I've bee...   read

 
 


Guile SFV Guide
  Watch Video Guile, it's nothing personal, but I hate you. You just...don't jive with what I like to do. You're very straight-laced and stone-faced, and I like my fighters on the wackier side. I mean, don't get me wrong, I think you're be...   read
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Stellaris review
  Watch Video Paradox has made some complicated games. I mean, have you tried Crusader Kings II? Even after playing its tutorial, I had no idea what was happening most of the time. Like many games, I had to resort to player-made tutorials ...   read
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