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Stranger Things and Game of Thrones get the SNES treatment

I'll be the first to admit it, this story's a little strange. I'm pretty sure we've never posted anything from before. Movies and TV shows tend not to have full console releases anymore, as the tie-in games we see toda...   read

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Gears of War 4

You're gonna lose that foot: Here's the Gears of War 4 box art

Cover art posts are usually boring, but this one's straight-up dangerous. The trench foot is an underrated concern in today's Apple Watch-wearing, Uber-riding society. But, stand in a puddle too long? Lop it off, doc. Those dogs ain't barki...   read

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Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes: The Devil's Daughter is launching on May 27

Sherlock Holmes: The Devil’s Daughter, Frogwares’ newest Sherlock Holmes game, has finally been given a release date: May 27, 2016 for PS4, Xbox One and PC. Publisher BigBen Interactive has also unveiled the box art, which you c...   read

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XCOM 2 cover: Cool or #darksiders2?

While I would sell out any one of you reading right now to have spent the last week or two playing XCOM 2, our review copy must have been lost in the mail. It's out, probably dope as hell, and my guy Nic is on it working on the review. And ...   read

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If this is really the new Doom box art, it sucks

Conan O'Brien will be playing the latest iteration of Doom on his show's Clueless Gamer segment tonight with some players of the sports ball who are in the big game. In a tweet promoting the show, the box art below was shown, though it...   read

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Dark Souls III

This box art is a good reason to get Dark Souls III on day one

Box art posts are kind of terrible. Everything of substance is squarely in one image. You look at it and think "Hmm, that's pretty okay." I write words that are unnecessary, either in an attempt to describe the cover, or whining about my ob...   read

Metal Gear Solid photo
Metal Gear Solid

Someone's been playing too much Metal Gear

A generic cardboard box.  It may look pedestrian, but it's light, sturdy, and has a hundred and one uses. How can we get by without them? A good cardboard box is a soldier's best friend; having one handy can mean the difference be...   read

NHL 16 photo
NHL 16

Patrick Kane taken off NHL 16 cover during sexual assault investigations

Chicago Blackhawks star Patrick Kane has legal troubles, as he's the subject of a recent rape allegation. The incident allegedly took place at Kane's lakefront home in Hamburg, New York last week, though he has not yet been charged with a c...   read

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Devils Third
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Devil's Third coming to Japan this August

Nintendo has posted the Devil's Third release date for Japan, revealing that it is coming August 4, just two months after E3. Also, it appears the physical edition will only be available on Amazon. Not much has been said about Devil's...   read

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Box art!

What recent games have actually had good box art?

So, the Uncharted 4 box art is a bit shit, isn't it? It's not particularly bad. It even has a nice swoopy subtitle font much better than the one used for Uncharted 2 and 3. But it also follows the trend of central, silhouetted, gun-having f...   read


Halo 5 box art photo
Halo 5 box art
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Halo 5: Guardians' box art has two Spartans lost in each other's eyes

Halo isn't a rom-com, but you wouldn't know that just by looking at the cover art for Halo 5: Guardians. Two larger than life Spartans peering into each other's visors, into each other's eyes, into each other's souls. A war rages on th...   read

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Just Cause 3

The Just Cause 3 box art looks exactly how you'd expect the Just Cause 3 box art to look

"Playing it safe" is rarely regarded as hang-gliding through explosions while helicopters try to gun you down. But that perfect storm of circumstances aptly describes Just Cause 3's box art. How else could you explain Square Enix and Avalan...   read

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Onechanbara Z2: Chaos

Here's your Onechanbara Z2: Chaos box art

Onechanbara Z2: Chaos' cover art has been revealed, and it's actually a lot less risqué than I thought it was going to be. I was hoping they'd just forgo clothes entirely -- you know, for sales. Just kidding. I actually like the artw...   read

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TMNT: Danger of the Ooze

Activision announces sidescroller Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Danger of the Ooze

If you are like me, you have not really followed the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in a couple decades. The last thing I really remember was 1991's The Secret of the Ooze and Turtles in Time on the Super NES. Sure, I have heard snippets abou...   read

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LEGO Batman 3

LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham saves the world on November 11

Smack dab in the middle of the release season for the year's biggest games comes the largest Lego title to date. Warner Bros. sent along word today that LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham will release on November 11 on PC, PS3...   read

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Box art

Which of these alternate The Evil Within covers do you like best?

I tend to prefer alternate game cover art over the "real" thing and The Evil Within is no exception. Publisher Bethesda has three covers for us to vote on and whichever piece wins will be used on the inside sleeve for the launch edition of ...   read

NHL 15 cover photo
NHL 15 cover

Boston Bruins' Patrice Bergeron to grace the cover of NHL 15

[Update: EA Sports has sent along the cover art, which can be seen below.] At tonight's 2014 NHL Awards in Las Vegas, the winner of the NHL 15 cover was revealed. The athletes went through a fan voting process, beginning with eigh...   read

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Madden 15

Madden 15 cover wants you to stop in your tracks, or something

Seattle Seahawks star cornerback Richard Sherman won the vote to be on the box art of Madden 15. What exactly he's doing on the cover, well, that's anybody's guess. Does he want a high-five? (If so, gotta go higher, Richard.) Is he telling ...   read

Persona Arena boxart photo
Persona Arena boxart

The Japanese box art for Persona 4 Ultimax is real good

This is the official box art for the Japanese release of Persona 4 Ultimax. It's pretty great, even with the best characters (Mitsuru and Chie) getting teeny billing. That Yul Brynner chest pose though.   read

Mortal Kombat X photo
Mortal Kombat X

Box art post! Scorpion graces the cover of Mortal Kombat X

Here we are again. Another cover art post, this one for Mortal Kombat X. Look at these words I've typed when you're only here to check out a picture. You just want to see Scorpion staring off like a total badass, and I'm here filling y...   read

Dragon Age photo
Dragon Age

You know, Dragon Age: Inquisition's box art is pretty cool

It's rare that videogame cover art can energize me enough to want to write about it (unless we're talking the oft-excellent fan-made stuff), but there are exceptions. Not to oversell you on Dragon Age: Inquisition's cover, or anything. It's...   read

Mega Man 2 box art photo
Mega Man 2 box art
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Why does Mega Man use a pistol on MM2's cover?

If you were asked to list the worst videogame cover art of all time, the gold-and-blue monstrosity that appeared on the original Mega Man's box would appear undoubtedly be mentioned. Nowhere near as bad but still pretty bad is Mega Man 2's...   read

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Adventure / Regular

Scope these Adventure Time, Regular Show game covers

As you've already heard, WayForward is helming another pair of Cartoon Network games. There is Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I DON'T KNOW!, a follow-up to last year's Hey Ice King! Why'd You Steal Our Garbage?!, slated for 3DS...   read

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Lightning Returns
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Lightning Returns gets new E3 trailer, delayed to 2014

The follow-up to the incredibly polarizing duo of Final Fantasy XIII games, Lightning Returns, has been delayed until 2014. Specifically, it'll hit North America on February 11th, 2014, and Europe on February 14th. A new trailer is here ju...   read

Dragon's Crown photo
Dragon's Crown

Dragon's Crown box art is [insert extreme opinion here]

Atlus has unveiled the final Japanese box art for Dragon's Crown, the latest sidescrolling action title from Vanillaware, and it's pretty tame from the looks of things. You almost wouldn't guess that the game is currently embroiled in contr...   read

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