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Underwater adventure Abzu out this week on Xbox One

This year, Giant Squid gave us a lovely and at times unabashedly whimsical underwater adventure game. I keep taking on any scrap of news I can as a blatant excuse to plaster its art here. But maybe you're well aware of Abzu already and you'...   read

 
 
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There's going to be a movie based on cat collectathon Neko Atsume

AMG Entertainment is adapting the popular and oh-so-cute cat-collecting mobile game Neko Atsume into a live-action film set to debut next year in Japan, reports Siliconera. While a movie about cats doesn't need to justify itself in this day...   read

 
 
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Abzu drifts to retail on Xbox One, PS4 in January

Giant Squid's underwater adventure Abzu is a sight to behold, and it pleases me to hear that more of you will have the chance to do exactly that before too long here (if you aren't buried in games as is). Publisher 505 Games is bringing out...   read

 
 
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#Kongate #FreeTheNipples

Bet you didn't realize that Donkey Kong has been 'censored' all these years

People are keen on calling out Nintendo for anything they view as censorship when it comes to localization these days, but what about the games of old? Where is the outrage over what very well may be the first case of Nintendo denying fans ...   read

 
 
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The next Shelter game is a spin-off called Paws

Might and Delight is continuing its animal adventure series with Paws, a new standalone game set in the "world of Shelter 2." Instead of tending to lynx cubs as their mother, this time around, you are one. And it looks like you've got a lit...   read

 
 
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Sony might be considering a new Tokyo Jungle

Based on some recent tweets by Sony producer Masaaki Yamagiwa, there may be some interest in making a new Tokyo Jungle. Yamagiwa had a meeting with Crispy's president Yohei Kataoka, developer of the original game.Roughly translated, Yamagiw...   read

 
 
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Look out for this pooping dog in The Division

I didn't realize The Division had dogs in it, let alone that they would poop (let alone that said poop would look like that). I'm now imagining the conversations that presumably took place at Ubisoft leading up to this idea being formed, pi...   read

 
 
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Lawyer adventure Aviary Attorney hits Steam soon

Can a game like Aviary Attorney carve out a niche for itself? I'm hopeful! This 19th century adventure starring a man who is a lawyer and also a bird intrigued enough people to earn funding through Kickstarter at the beginning of the year. ...   read

 
 
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PS4 exclusive Wild looks like symbiotic Animorphs

We finally got to see some gameplay from PS4 exclusive Wild today at Paris Games Week and my goodness, it has some awesome Animorphs vibes. The idea behind Wild seems to be that as a shaman, you can enter a trance and control animals in th...   read

 
 
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XSEED named a cow after Hideki Kamiya

The original title of this article was "XSEED named a cow Swag Lady," which is also true. There are several cows in Return to PopoloCrois: A Story of Seasons Fairytale, a cute and leisurely little RPG, if my brief time with the Nintendo 3DS...   read

 
 


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This Fallout cosplay proves cats are better than dogs

The argument about whether cats are better than dogs has finally come to a close. Cats win. I mean, just take a look at these cats cosplaying as a character from Fallout -- how could you ever consider dogs better after seeing this? You're p...   read

 
 
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Top Tentacles

Top Tentacles: Gaming's greatest cephalopods

Happy Splatoon Day, everyone! With the release of Nintendo's new squid-based cooperative shooter, it only seems appropriate to celebrate by taking a look at some of the great cephalopod video game characters out there. For those who don't k...   read

 
 
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Playing as animals

One with nature: Playing as animals in videogames

One of the greatest aspects of the videogame medium is its ability to allow players to inhabit the mind of someone, or something, other than themselves. You can be people from all different walks of life, with all kinds of skills and abilit...   read

 
 
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Forget Sonic Boom, this is what the next Sonic should really be

For those that have lost faith that a proper Sonic game will ever come out again, please feel comforted in the fact that with videos like these, there is always hope. Honestly, wouldn't you rather play a game that looks like this than the ...   read

 
 
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Final Fantasy XV nature video showcases vibrant wildlife, Behemoths

"And here we see the majestic Behemoth on the hunt for food in its natural habitat. Watch as it establishes dominance over the other Behemoths within its territory." We've already seen trailers and gameplay footage of Final Fantasy XV, so ...   read

 
 
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Watching fish play Street Fighter II live is actually entertaining

First there was a fish playing Pokémon over a Twitch stream like it was a human or something, and now we've got two fish fighting each other in Super Street Fighter II Turbo. If you're new to this phenomenon, the tank is segmented i...   read

 
 
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The 5 best parts from the E3 demo of MGS V: The Phantom Pain

Sure, you could go watch the whole half-hour demo of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain we saw at E3, but then you don't get to look at my pretty face. Also, an animal shows up at the end of this video! Can you guess what it is?&nbs...   read

 
 
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PS VITA PETS IS SO FETCH
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PlayStation Vita Pets is pure nightmare fuel, buy it now

"Ah, dear tree, I honor you with my wee." This is the type of thing dogs say in the dystopian alternate reality depicted in PlayStation Vita Pets. I never really wanted to know what my dog thinks when he's ruminating over which piece ...   read

 
 
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PS VITA PETS: GET HYPE!
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PSA: PlayStation Vita Pets comes out this Tuesday!

Awww! Look at the doggies! So cute! Or at least until they were until they started talking. Stop that, guys. Seriously. It's giving me the creeps. I'm out of here. The Drop: New PlayStation Games for 6/3/2014 [PlayStation Blog]   read

 
 
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Yuji Naka makes a whale photographing game

Prope, the studio founded by Sonic the Hedgehog main programmer Yuji Naka, has just released a whale photographing game called Real Whales. Yep. This iOS and Android release lets you visit locations all over the world in your boat. You swi...   read

 
 
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Review: Zoo Tycoon

Not all simulators are created equal. While some let you dabble into the tiniest microcosmic detail like individual wages of specific levels of society, others are content to let you roam free in a zen garden-like state. The newest iteratio...   read

 
 
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PlayStation Vita finally gets its killer app -- Pets

For all of you out there who have been waiting for something other than ports to hit the PlayStation Vita, your wait is finally over. The killer app from Sony has arrived, and it goes by the name of -- PlayStation Vita Pets. Yep, that's ri...   read

 
 
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Mad Max gameplay, GTA's dogs & Dishonored's witch hunt

Today's Destructoid Show is brought to you by vacation! Which I am going on, tomorrow. Because I feel like it. The News: Avalanche Studios' Mad Max will probably be cool, but I'm unimpressed, Dishonored's final DLC is coming this...   read

 
 
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Sega and BBC Earth team up for Orbi attraction

When Sega trademarked the name Orbi the internet went nuts. New console? New game? Nope. It's a new interactive experience coming to Yokohama, Japan this August.  Sega partnered with BBC Earth to create Orbi, an innovative museum-type...   read

 
 
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Become the crazy nastyass badger in Shelter

Pid was one of the most charming games I played in 2012, so it's no surprise that developer Might and Delight's next project, Shelter, focuses on the most mighty and delightful creature in the animal kingdom: the crazy nastyass badger. Thi...   read

 
 
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