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Fulcrum is one slick-looking snowboarding game

I'm hurting for more snowboarding games and I know I'm not alone. This one, Fulcrum, deserves a spot on our radar. It's a collaboration between Phosfiend Systems (Fract OSC) and designer Ben Swinden, who says, "We'd been thinking about for ...   read

 
 
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Mario & Sonic

Mario & Sonic at the Rio Olympics coming to Wii U this June

We've known Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games is debuting on Nintendo 3DS on March 18 for a while now, but a specific launch date for the Wii U version has been up in the air. Until today, anyway. As part of today's Ninte...   read

 
 
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EA

EA's making half of its digital sales on sports microtransactions

EA has made no bones about the fact that the extra content market plays a large role in its earnings. A year and a half ago, the publisher said it aimed for $1 billion in revenue annually from selling add-ons. Since then, it has exceeded th...   read

 
 
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Rocket League

Rocket League: Collector's Edition comes with three DLC packs

Picking up where Brett left off, we have a few more details on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 retail release of Rocket League. The multiplayer sports title will hit store shelves in Q3 2016 as Rocket League: Collector's Edition with the thr...   read

 
 
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Ex-Microsoft CEO with the
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BALLMER!

Sure, Steve Ballmer stepped down as CEO of Microsoft two years ago (replaced by Satya Nadella), but that doesn't mean he's not still in our hearts. After leaving Microsoft, Ballmer bought the Los Angeles Clippers (not a bad thing anymore!) ...   read

 
 
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Sports

Playing sports video games increases the risk of playing real sports

Most gamers scoff at the suggestion that video games can influence real life behavior. "I've been playing violent video games my whole life and I turned out all right!" we say, citing anecdotal evidence as fact. Well, sorry to say, a new st...   read

 
 
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Rocket League Batmobile
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Na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na Batmobile in Rocket League!

Last year we got Back to the Future's DeLorean in Rocket League, complete with its own special OUTATIME explosion and flaming tire track boost. It was pretty popular, so more premium battle-cars seemed like a given. For this one, Psyonix te...   read

 
 
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Rocket League

Rocket League's getting a retail release

Many folks have been singing the praises of Rocket League for quite some time now, but I was only just recently introduced first-hand to its brilliance. Developer Psyonix revealed today that it's taking steps to expose the game to...   read

 
 
Rocket League
  Watch Video I spent part of last summer posting Rocket League GIFs with the second-hand knowledge that they were neat. I would link something in our staff chat and if the reaction was palpable enough, I'd write it up. It was like a ...   read
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MLB The Show 16 screens

MLB The Show 16 is out in March, here's the first screens

Thank the baseball gods that baseball is back in a month and a half. I'm hooting and hollering like a mad man at these Warriors games, but basketball just takes too many nights off. I need several hours of warm deadening a night, every nigh...   read

 
 
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ESPN tries to be hip with the LoL kids

I know the general response to ESPN's embarrassing attempts at referencing League of Legends will be cutting snark, and I get that. They are painfully out of touch and trying too hard. But I also can't help but find it kind of end...   read

 
 
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Rocket League

Rocket League is bringing back hockey mode

Some people preferred Rocket League's hockey mode, Snow Day, to the vanilla soccer-style experience. I wouldn't know, because I missed its original run, but I'll have another chance to get into it soon. We all will! The mode is going to sho...   read

 
 
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WWE on PC

[Extremely Rock voice] Finally! WWE has COME BACK to PC

Like a brutally booked handicap match, WWE 2K16 launched a bit shorthanded this year. It released on the usual platforms of PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One, but a PC version was nowhere to be found. Publisher 2K obviously wanted to fo...   read

 
 
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LOL TECMO

Yes, Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 has pole dancing

In case you were concerned Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 wouldn't have pole dancing, well buddy, let me tell you, this game is lousy with pole dancing. Don't you worry your pretty little head about a thing. That's it. That's all I have to say...   read

 
 
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Rocket League

Rocket League comes to Xbox One next week with bonuses

As promised, Rocket League is coming to Xbox One soon. Developer Psyonix plans to self-publish its darling soccer-with-cars multiplayer game on Wednesday, February 17 for $19.99. I'm thrilled for a new audience to discover if it's as good a...   read

 
 
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Well, look at that: A soccer player with a Poke Ball shaved into his head

I don't get to talk about sports enough around here. I suppose that's to be expected when you write for a video game site. But, I like discussing sports and am left without a place to do it. So, I'll look for any excuse and make any logical...   read

 
 
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Madden
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Madden backed the Panthers to buck the Broncos (and was wrong)

[Update: Well, Madden was wrong. Contrary to EA's simulation, the Denver Broncos prevailed in Super Bowl 50, winning over the Carolina Panthers by a score of 24 to 10. Also, it seems EA has removed the video. Maybe the folks over there are ...   read

 
 
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Mr. Destructoid has been around for almost 10 years now (!!), and in that time his cold steel frame has graced a few video games. First there was Bomberman Live, then came Raskulls and BurgerTime World Tour. Heck, the green m...   read

 
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Rocket League
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Expect Rocket League on Xbox One later this month

Rocket League developer Psyonix has confirmed that game will be coming to Xbox One later this month. Replying to a fan on Twitter, the developer said that the game was in the process of being certified with ID Xbox, and it hoped to have the...   read

 
 
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Madden NFL 16

Madden NFL 16 is heading to EA Access on February 2

EA has announced that a new game to be added to their EA Access subscription service on Xbox One on February 2: Madden NFL 16. Please, control yourself. No need to get that excited. In his review, Steven wasn’t entirely impressed by i...   read

 
 
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Microtransactions

Teen who spent $8K on FIFA microtransactions refunded

Steven recently covered a wild story about a man, Lance Perkins, who was shocked to learn that his 17-year-old son had racked up $7,625 in FIFA microtransactions. A few updates on that front. As it turns out, the damage was even worse than ...   read

 
 
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Pokemon
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You can watch Pokemon's Super Bowl commercial now

The Pokémon Company International is airing its "first ever" Super Bowl commercial for Pokémon this February 7 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the series. It's shot in Rio de Janiero, and although there will be a 30-seco...   read

 
 
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Rocket League crowns

Rocket League competitive season ending, ranked players will get crowns

The next update for my #2 game of 2015 Rocket League is due out next month. With it comes the end of the first season of competitive play, and the better players will net some snazzy bling to show off during season two and beyond. Depending...   read

 
 
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Esports are sports?

What the hell, ESPN? Company opens eSports section

In late 2015, ESPN killed Grantland. The ostensible sports site hosted some of the best writing online, period, expanding its rumination beyond sports to TV, movies, and pop culture at large. It was something to aspire to, the correct direc...   read

 
 
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3on3 Freestyle
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3on3 FreeStyle is bringing streetball to PS4

There's been a distinct lack of streeball games in recent years, but Joycity is trying to change that with 3on3 FreeStyle. It'll arrive on PS4 sometime this year worldwide, although the developer isn't quite sharing a release window yet. It...   read

 
 
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We Are As One (Rob Morrow) - From Songs for Gamers, this catchy jam was written for the great Rob I hope everyone is doing I think I mentioned it already, but Im having a tooth removed on Monday :P A bit

 
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was never weak by any means, but since her ult-buff she is an absolute beast on king of the hill Its also way more satisfying to use your exploding mech as cover, while you get on with your murdering ways, than just hiding from it

 
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Went for a highly memorable jaunt through Den Den Town in the heart of Osaka that left me feeling wholly

 
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Been trying to finish up my Persona/SMT album and keep hitting a writers So, I decided to do up something simple and cute to, hopefully, break myself out of Sounds like Kirby music! Link in the

 
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Any fans of the Tokyo Xtreme Racer series here? Well youll be glad to hear Genki Racing Project is back from the dead! Genki Twitter announcement

 
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Steins Gate 100 % Complete - This made me just as depressed as the anime Kurisu & Kyouma are a sweetheart Zero Escape has made me more open minded towards

 
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