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Call of Cthulhu (2017) photo
Call of Cthulhu (2017)

Yeah, I could go for another good Call of Cthulhu game

Those first two character-less images of Cyanide's Call of Cthulhu weren't exactly illuminating, but today's screenshots offer more insight into the investigation-driven role-playing game. What are we looking into, exactly? As a private inv...   read

 
 
Madden 17 trailer photo
Madden 17 trailer
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Popped-collar-come-to-life Gronkowski is the Madden 17 cover star

Ah, here we are: today we have 1) the first screenshots of Madden 17, 2) the Madden 17 cover athlete reveal, and 3) the first Madden 17 trailer. My bet is that it is not unlike Madden 16, which I reviewed last year. EA has a blog post prai...   read

 
 
Phoenix Wright 6 photo
Phoenix Wright 6
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We're getting Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Spirit of Justice in September

Capcom is giving North America and Europe another helping of Phoenix Wright and Apollo Justice this year, thank goodness, but not until September. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Spirit of Justice is lined up for a digital-only 3DS rel...   read

 
 
The Witcher 3 photo
The Witcher 3
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Three weeks to go until The Witcher 3's Blood and Wine expansion drops

Blood and Wine, the "final expansion" for The Witcher 3, is dropping on May 31, 2016. I can't get over how gosh-darn gorgeous the setting of Toussaint is (never mind that man brutally sliced up into little pieces). According to game direct...   read

 
 
Nintendo kicks photo
Nintendo kicks

Vans is making Nintendo shoes

Shoes are the exact kind of vapid fad that Nintendo tends to avoid with its properties, but given the ancient company's recent Miitomo app and general effort to get its franchises onto cellphones worldwide, it seems nothing is sacred anymor...   read

 
 
Persona amiibo! photo
Persona amiibo!

Persona 5 Famitsu DX Pack comes with protagonist and Morgana figures

Persona 5 will have a special 20th anniversary edition that includes a 5-disc soundtrack, art book, and a heck of a lot of DLC costumes when it launches in Japan on September 15. But if all of that ain't enough for you, Japanese retailer eb...   read

 
 
Persona 5 photo
Persona 5
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Persona 5 will launch in Japan on September 15, same month as FFXV

After days of hype and months of waiting in general, Atlus held a Persona 5 livestream this morning. It involved a lot of teasing -- like, hours of teasing to be exact, but we did end up getting a worthwhile new trailer as well as a re...   read

 
 
Bulby Diamond Course photo
Bulby Diamond Course
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If you miss Kirby's Dream Course, take a look at Bulby

Kirby's Dream Course holds a special place in gaming history. Despite releasing more than 20 years ago and featuring a unique gameplay hook, it didn't see many copycats. Sure, there have been other golf games, but nothing has been quite lik...   read

 
 
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NieR: Automata
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NieR: Automata screens are hot as hell

While I have at least heard the lauded soundtrack, I also have not played Nier, the cult classic RPG that Square Enix is bafflingly bringing back with Platinum Games at the helm. We interviewed them after the PS4-exclusive iNieR: Automata ...   read

 
 
New PS4 Valkyria photo
New PS4 Valkyria

Meet Valkyria: Azure Revolution's Five Grave Sinners

While I am still somewhat bummer that the Valkyria Chronicles spinoff, Valkyria: Azure Revolution, is more action-RPG than strategy RPG, well, there is no "but" or "while." I'm still bummed. A combination of an update of Sega's official gam...   read

 
 
I am Setsuna photo
I am Setsuna
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Square's Chrono Trigger-ish, not-mobile JRPG out July 19

Square Enix is launching a Chrono Trigger-inspired role-playing game in the west this year, and it isn't even a cell phone game. I am Setsuna, which is out in Japan and playable over in Boston at PAX East this weekend, will be coming to No...   read

 
 
The Witcher 3 photo
The Witcher 3

The Witcher 3's Blood & Wine DLC looks dreamy

I know people who are anticipating the next Witcher 3 expansion, Blood & Wine, more than just about anything else on the docket for this year (which is exactly how I am with Souls add-ons, so, I get it). Sometimes, it's easy to forget h...   read

 
 
Devolver Digital photo
Devolver Digital
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Ruiner is a slick-looking cyberpunk shooter

Reikon Games is taking us to 2091 with its upcoming top-down action-shooter Ruiner, and based on the cyberpunk imagery and snappy combat shown in this trailer, I am down. Where did this come from? It's being made in Warsaw by folks who pre...   read

 
 
Aragami photo
Aragami
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Teleporting stealth game Twin Souls lives on as Aragami

Oh good! Twin Souls, that Tenchu-inspired undead-assassin game, still exists. It's now known as Aragami, which should help it stand out better, and the footage in this re-reveal trailer is more exciting than what I remember of Lince Works'...   read

 
 
Heroes of the Storm photo
Heroes of the Storm
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No ifs, ands, or butts: Heroes of the Storm's Tracer is a beast

Blizzard seemed unsure of Overwatch at first. Before the warm reception in the beta, it only toyed with the idea of releasing a character to represent it in Heroes of the Storm, citing that one would only come after the launch of ...   read

 
 
Street Fighter V update photo
Street Fighter V update
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Street Fighter V's April update adds Guile and a 'rage quit' solution

For a guy in his mid-50s, Guile is looking ripped! He's next in line to join the Street Fighter V roster and will arrive later this month as part of an update that also introduces the Air Force Base stage, addresses rage quitters, and touch...   read

 
 
Multiverse Kickstarter photo
Multiverse Kickstarter
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Sentinels of the Multiverse dev wants to add in all current tabletop expansions

Sentinels of the Multiverse is an interesting game for a couple of reasons. For one, cooperative card games can be a good time no matter the subject matter; just chill with some friends while you see if you can collectively best an inanimat...   read

 
 
HANDS-ON STE-VIEWS photo
HANDS-ON STE-VIEWS
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Here's what to expect from the Gears of War 4 multiplayer beta

Despite its bro appeal and casual association with the likes of Halo and Call of Duty, multiplayer in the first Gears of War 10 years ago was practically tacked on. Former Epic producer and continued Gears rudder at The Coalition, Rod Fergu...   read

 
 
Arcade photo
Arcade

Namco's Arcade Game Series kicks off next week on PC, PS4, Xbox One

Do I need to buy Pac-Man, Ms. Pac-Man, Galaga, or Dig Dug yet again? No, not really. But the chance to do so is about to present itself through new ports for PlayStation 4, Steam, and Xbox One, and I can't be held accountable for my late-ni...   read

 
 
Overwatch cosplay photo
Overwatch cosplay

Hot damn this Tracer cosplay is on point

Here's is the best cosplay I've seen since that Lightning get up that looked like it could be in-game, or at least a high-res action figure photo shoot. And since it's not Lightning, the model has the added challenge of actually needing to ...   read

 
 
Arcadian Atlas photo
Arcadian Atlas
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Arcadian Atlas is just the Final Fantasy Tacticsiest thing

Just last night, I was chatting it up with the Podtoid crew and we got onto the topic of Final Fantasy Tactics. That's not unusual; I think we mentioned it last episode too. Look, I still think about it a lot, nearly 20 years later. I'm not...   read

 
 
Aliens vs. Pinball photo
Aliens vs. Pinball
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Zen Studios' latest is Aliens vs. Pinball

It has been some time since I've checked out any of Zen Studios' pinball games, but the Aliens franchise is enough of a draw to grab my attention. Aliens vs. Pinball, a three-table compilation, is coming to consoles, mobile, PC, and Mac th...   read

 
 
PS Vita photo
PS Vita
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Superdimension Neptune VS Sega Hard Girls coming West this fall

Sega has sent along word that Superdimension Neptune VS Sega Hard Girls is now being localized for release this fall in North America and Europe. They really go for it with these names, don't they? This time, Neptune has become a motorcycle...   read

 
 
Nintendo photo
Nintendo

My wallet gently weeps: Nintendo to release amiibo dioramas

Although they haven't been announced in the west, Nintendo's Japanese site has been updated to provide a look at its official upcoming amiibo diorama line -- which, at present, consists of a Kirby and Super Smash Bros. model. They're b...   read

 
 
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#SelfieTennis
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Devolver-published #SelfieTennis looks, uh, weird

We've all known for a while that for virtual reality to take off, it needs to facilitate playing with oneself. Developer VR Unicorns perhaps took that advice too literally and built a game about playing tennis, except you continuously telep...   read

 
 
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