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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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Go grab some free NieR: Automata PS4 themes with your Japanese PSN account

NieR: Automata is coming. Right in the middle of a brand new console launch, a new Zelda game, and off the heels of another open world game in the form of Horizon Zero Dawn. It's...a rough launch to say the least. Based on my time with...   read

 
 
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Watch Eiji Aonuma unbox Zelda: Breath of the Wild Limited Edition

I rushed to a GameStop the morning that the special editions for Zelda: Breath of the Wild were announced, and found that my store only had three of them -- I was third in line, but the guy in front of me "didn't like Zelda." Phew! If ...   read

 
 
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Free Bretonnia DLC touches down in Total War: Warhammer next week

Next up for Total Warhammer players is the game's biggest free update yet. On Tuesday, February 28, the sprawling strategy title gets the Bretonnia Race Pack DLC, which grants access to the group in the Grand Campaign and expands its roster...   read

 
 
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Nintendo of France expects the Switch to eclipse the Wii U by year's end

Talk about a sibling rivalry of Cain and Abel proportions, but the projections for the Switch versus the Wii U are some real salting the Earth type stuff. Nintendo of France's deputy general manager Philippe Lavoue recently came o...   read

 
 
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Dead Rising 4 is coming to Steam in March

Not content with just staying in the Microsoft "Play Anywhere" Xbox One and Windows 10 ecosystem, Capcom is moving Dead Rising 4 to Steam this coming March. The port will come roughly four months after its December 2016 launch, hitting...   read

 
 
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Final Fantasy VII Remake voice acting 'nearly complete'

Oh right, modern games have voice acting. For whatever reason it didn't hit me that the Final Fantasy VII Remake will be fully voiced, but of course it will. That voice acting is nearly complete according to Producer Yoshinori Kitase, ...   read

 
 
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Dragon Quest Heroes II has online co-op, hitting PS4 and Steam in April

Square Enix has spilled the beans on Dragon Quest Heroes II, explaining the enhancements that they've made compared to the first -- if you haven't already been playing the sequel since last May in Japan. When the game arrives in the west on...   read

 
 
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GameStop: Switch has a higher attach rate than Wii U

For those of you who are in for the Nintendo Switch launch, what games are you picking up? (Besides Zelda: Breath of the Wild, I mean.) There's not a ton else on day one, to the point where I'm liable to get both Super Bomberman R and, desp...   read

 
 
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The co-founder of Nintendo of America, Alan Stone, passed away last Friday

There are plenty of people who have helped create something far bigger than themselves and never received proper credit. Most of us associate Nintendo of America with Reggie Fils-Aimé, but there was an even bigger man behind Nintendo...   read

 
 
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You can get Civilization III through V on the cheap in this Humble Bundle

While pretty much every main Civilization game is great, a lot of people prefer a specific entry. Be it III's refinement of the classic style of games to IV's jump to 3D, there are many different opinions about which game is the best of the...   read

 
 
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A neat look at what goes into animating Overwatch highlight intros

What goes into creating a character's highlight intro for Overwatch? Far more than you might imagine. This annotated video from Blizzard senior animator David Gibson shrinks about four days worth of animation work in Autodesk Maya down to ...   read

 
 
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Latest PS4 Pro deal comes with two free games, Slim with $70 value discount

Popular online retailer Newegg is offering up a decent offer on the PlayStation 4 Pro this week, moving beyond its usual PC hardware and accessories expertise. Today on Newegg's eBay page, it has posted a PS4 Pro for the usual $399.99 but w...   read

 
 
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Weird science: play DOOM on a Porsche 911

There's thunder and lightning flashing outside as I write this, which adds a nice bit of punctuation to the mad science that I'm writing about. I would have never believed it could be so easy, but apparently the onboard computer in the Pors...   read

 
 



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