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Sega is holding Sonic Mania back until summer

Previously set for a spring 2017 release, throwback platformer Sonic Mania is now targeting a summer launch on Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, Sega has confirmed. Along with the disappointing but ultimately understandable...   read

 
 
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New release deals: Styx: Shards of Darkness, Dead Rising 4 on Steam

NieR: Automata, Mass Effect Andromeda, Ghost Recon: Wildlands... if you toss aside these triple-A releases, March is also filled with plenty of other titles that may have been somewhat overshadowed. For PC gamers, we're looking at more than...   read

 
 
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'Sorry, my face is tired': Internet clowns on goofy Mass Effect: Andromeda animations

With Mass Effect: Andromeda less than a week away and some tempered preliminary impressions coming in from reviewers (at least with respect to the first few hours of BioWare's anticipated follow-up), one thing that's getting extra attentio...   read

 
 
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Based on Yooka-Laylee's Trophy list, there will be plenty of collectibles

Just what are completionists getting themselves into with Yooka-Laylee? As far as collectibles go, are we talking more of the Banjo-Kazooie approach, or Donkey Kong 64, what with its reviled character-coded pick-ups? I'm not expecting the l...   read

 
 
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Bundle Stars PC Spring Sale leads with cheapest Civilization VI Deluxe

The Northeast, Midwest, ... heck even DC is covered in snow, but that will not stop the spring PC gaming sales. Bundle Stars just fired up its sale earlier this week with new daily offers and discounts galore. The biggest deal during the sa...   read

 
 
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Telltale's Batman series could be coming to Switch

Telltale games can be found on toasters and refrigerators these days, so to hear that they're expanding Batman out into the Nintendo Switch isn't surprising at all. It's not a sure thing, but Russian retailer Game Buy and European retailer ...   read

 
 
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Shenmue III progress update shows QTE testing

Remember "QTE Expert" from the You Arcade in Shenmue? You did play Shenmue didn't you? Not only did the game basically invent and focus on QTE's, but it even had a mini-game in the arcade that was about as literal a QTE as you can get,...   read

 
 
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Outlast 2 banned in Australia for rape scene

Human or not, Australia's Classification Board has decided Outlast 2 is too obscene for sale even with an R18+ rating, thus making the game impossible to sell in its current, unedited form. The scene in question suggests, but does...   read

 
 
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South Park: Fractured But Whole isn't coming to the Switch, despite tease

Three days ago the official South Park Twitter account posted a tweet that stated "Nin-ten-do. I'm coming. I'm coming, Nin-ten-do #blizzard2017," leading some to believe that it was a tease for a Switch version of the upcoming RPG South Par...   read

 
 
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Crawl's Early Access exit and console debut are set for April 11

With the news that Crawl is nearing a full launch on April 11, 2017, I'm left wondering if I had even realized, until just now, that Powerhoof was still doing its dungeon-based friend-slaying thing on Steam Early Access. Well, either way, n...   read

 
 
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These are the new PvP arenas for Dark Souls III

Even if you aren't keen on the idea of more player-versus-player arenas in Dark Souls III, let this pair of videos serve as a reminder that, oh yeah, the second and final DLC for the game isn't far off. The Ringed City is out on March 28, a...   read

 
 
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Furi's new boss fight DLC is out today alongside a PS4 patch

There's a reason to revisit the boss fight gauntlet Furi this week if you're on PC or PlayStation 4, as those versions of the game have gotten a new boss, The Flame, who was previously only accessible to Xbox One players. He's a part of th...   read

 
 
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Trove, a blocky free-to-play MMO, is out on PS4 and Xbox One

Trion Worlds tested the waters in 2015 on PC, and they're ready to bring Trove out into the console world this week. The game is now live on PS4 and Xbox One as a free-to-play MMO with 14 classes to play around with, and even though it's he...   read

 
 
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Toukiden 2's demo is out now in the US, has carryover capabilities

If you didn't get a chance to create or access your Japanese PSN account to dig into Toukiden 2, now is your shot since it's even easier to do. The demo is up in North America, and is coming to Europe on March 17. Like many Koei Tecmo games...   read

 
 
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Capcom announces 'Disney Afternoon Collection' with six 1080p retro classics

Well, this was unexpected! We know Capcom is focusing a lot on remasters and re-releases, but six NES classics have been dredged up and risen from their graves for a PC, PS4, and Xbox One collection. That list includes Chip 'n Dale Res...   read

 
 
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Wander the cheery world of Yonder

Probably the most cheerful game I played all PAX (maybe of all time?) is Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles -- a bright, happy Harvest Moon meets Windwaker style game that goes beyond traditional farming simulatio...   read

 
 
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Here's how Diablo III's Necromancer will raise the dead and raze the demons

With blood and bone and a trusty scythe, the Necromancer gets shit done. The best way to prove that to you is with a GIF like this:   read

 
 
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Get a sense of the surreal Pathologic with its free Marble Nest demo

Our dear friend Zack put Pathologic, an otherworldly game about a plague-afflicted town in which "you can't save everyone," on my radar. He had a fascinating journey with it that made for an equally fascinating read, and while I've yet to f...   read

 
 
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Housemarque is bringing twin-stick shooter Nex Machina to PC

Housemarque (Resogun) and Eugene Jarvis (Robotron: 2084) are collaborating on a twin-stick shooter, and that's such a beautiful thought. The new game, Nex Machina, really does look like a fitting fusion. You've got robo-blasting, human sav...   read

 
 
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Dead Rising 4 shambles over to Steam today

Something about Dead Rising 4 is dead and it's not all the zombies (because they are actually undead, post-alive). It's Microsoft's timed-exclusivity. Capcom Vancouver's slapstick, Christmas-themed zombie survival game has broken free ...   read

 
 
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Mass Effect Andromeda's multiplayer gives me Mass Effect 3 flashbacks

As much as many of us weren't on board with the idea of multiplayer in a Mass Effect game, that aspect of Mass Effect 3 (aside from its oft-maligned integration with a certain "readiness" rating in the story) turned out surprisingly well. ...   read

 
 
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Snake Pass is a relaxing, legless take on 3D platformers

It took me a few minutes to wrap my head around Snake Pass. The 3D platformer seems to have all the trappings of a golden era Rare joint. From enchanting environments, right down to a duo of goofy-looking animal heroes, almost every part of...   read

 
 
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Starbreeze is makin' some moves, now publishing System Shock 3

After more than a decade developing games, Starbreeze Studios finally had a runaway hit on its hands in 2013 with Payday 2. It's seemingly that influx of Payday cash that has allowed Starbreeze to open a publishing arm of its business....   read

 
 
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Overwatch on the Switch? Game's director says it would be 'very challenging'

Overwatch's director Jeff Kaplan has a penchant for being very open with the game's community from the start. He might not say everything you want him to (especially in regards to balancing), but he typically fields questions all over, from...   read

 
 
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Lose your sight and possibly your mind in Perception

There’s something unsettling about not being able to fully grasp your surroundings, especially when you’re playing a survival horror game. Perception is a game that throws the player into shaky visual ground, mixes in ...   read

 
 



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