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Nice! Games with Gold has The Banner Saga 2 in July

I don't like being down on Games with Gold, but looking over the list for July, I have to largely focus on a single title -- Stoic's story-centric tactical RPG The Banner Saga 2 -- if I want to stay truly upbeat. Considering how recent and ...   read

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Brock Lesnar and his big dumb sword are on the cover of WWE 2K17

Brock Lesnar a/k/a The Beast Incarnate a/k/a Bork Laser has been announced as the cover athlete for this fall's WWE 2K17. He's not alone, though. His co-star is his ever-present brass knuckles saber ink. I guess Seth Rollins never succeede...   read

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Fallout: New Vegas

Hot damn! Fallout: New Vegas gets backward compatibility support on Xbox One

You, the people have spoken -- Fallout: New Vegas is the best Bethesda-era Fallout game. And now it's coming to Xbox One in the form of backward compatibility! Also joining the service is I Am Alive, Crystal Quest, Comic Jumper, R...   read

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LEGO Dimensions is getting Goonies, Sonic, Adventure Time, and Tom Cruise

So those rumors were correct. Like, spot-on, entirely correct. WB has announced today that LEGO Dimensions, by way of new add-on packs, will be getting a ton of new IPs. The lengthy list includes Nu Ghostbusters, Adventure Time, Mission Imp...   read

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FIFA 17 runs on the Battlefield engine, releases this September

Like Rory McIlroy PGA Tour before it, this year's FIFA will use the Frostbite engine. Well, on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, that is -- the last-gen PS3 and Xbox 360 versions aren't going to, which presumably means they'll be sticking...   read

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Did You Know Gaming tackles the worst Elder Scrolls game

Bethesda games often have interesting development cycles, and that goes double for Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. Did You Know Gaming gives us a great look at Oblivion's various struggles and triumphs, including a reminder of the PSP spinoff t...   read

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Destiny's big 2016 expansion will be revealed in one week's time

Before all the big news is revealed at E3 this year, we'll already have our short-term expectations for Destiny. Three days before EA and Bethesda hold their press conferences and kick off E3 proper, Bungie is announcing Destiny's 2016 expa...   read

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Skylanders Imaginators

Skylanders Imaginators, the newest game in the series, is basically Diablo

Activision is in a unique position at this point. It basically started the video game toys-to-life market, and now, a major competitor has pulled out entirely. If it was worried before, it's less worried now. It's just as well as the compan...   read

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WWE 2K17 announced for consoles, pre-order for Goldberg

WWE 2K17 is officially a thing. Shocker, I know! What is perhaps even more shocking is not only is it coming to current generation consoles, but PS3 and Xbox 360 as well. No PC version has been announced, though as you may remember las...   read

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Minecraft: Story Mode Episode 6 features big names from the community

After the most recent episode of Minecraft: Story Mode, I'm looking forward to the new direction for the series. Simple, one-off episodes seem to fit better than an overwrought multi-episode arc. The sixth episode releases next week beginni...   read

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I should give SSX another shot now that it's playable on Xbox One

SSX (2012) is one I've been meaning to go back to. I liked it well enough at launch, and it was nice to see EA acknowledge the series again, but for whatever reason it just didn't grab me quite like the others. It didn't have that exact rig...   read

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Lego Star Wars

Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens actually has a reasonable season pass

Our disdain for season passes is well-documented around here. Too many publishers look to turn $60 worth of revenue into $100 by way of a $40 mystery season pass. We rarely know how the base game will end up, but consumers are routinely ask...   read

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Mighty No. 9 dev puts publisher Deep Silver on blast for latest trailer

Yesterday, Mighty No. 9 publisher Deep Silver released a "Masterclass" trailer to explain some of the game's combat systems. At time of writing, it has 1,732 upvotes and 13,720 downvotes. That is to say, it's not going over well. One ...   read

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Review: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan

"How are you holding up in there? Do you think you're getting close to the end yet? It's like there's no end to this place," asked April O'Neil, as I navigated the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles down yet another floor of, as she noted, seemin...   read

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Here's the Mutants in Manhattan launch trailer

You will see our thoughts on Platinum’s take on everyone’s favourite heroes in a half-shell very soon. In the meantime, if you’re still undecided, perhaps this Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan launch trai...   read

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Xbox One

Six more games are coming to Xbox One's backward compatibility program today

Major Nelson has announced six more 360 games that are now backward compatible with Xbox One -- a list that includes Hexic 2, XCOM: Enemy Unknown, Magic 2012, Domino Master, and Unbound Saga. But the biggest addition is easily Ducktale...   read

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Games with Gold

I'm feeling June's Games with Gold lineup

While I wasn't all that thrilled with this month's Games with Gold lineup (Defense Grid 2, Costume Quest 2, GRID 2, and Peggle), the next batch of free-with-Xbox-Live-Gold titles speaks to me. Gold members will be able to download Goat Simu...   read

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Madden Curse

Sentient protein shake Rob Gronkowski doesn't believe in the Madden Curse

Even though he's on the cover of this year's Madden game, New England Patriots touchdown machine -- and the human embodiment of Edward Forty Hands -- Rob Gronkowski isn't concerned that he'll fall on hard times as a result. He's not wo...   read

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When the AI plays possum

Rag doll physics remain the best thing about Grand Theft Auto, even in fake-death. There have been a lot of GTAV gifs in my life of late and it's making me really want to boot up some GTA Online -- on PS3, of course.   read

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Xbox Live Gold hike

Xbox Live Gold gold price as much as triples in six countries

Xbox Live Gold prices are going up in six different countries and most of you can stop holding your breath, as the afflicted are: Austria, Hungary, Israel, South Africa, Sweden, and Turkey. In South Africa, the monthly price has tripled, fr...   read

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Call of Duty: Black Ops

Call of Duty: Black Ops seems to be the next backward compatible Xbox One game

[Update: Major Nelson has confirmed our suspicions.] Oh hey, another backward compatible game! Found by way of Eurogamer, Call of Duty: Black Ops seems to be the next title that's coming to Xbox One. When I say "found" I mean it, as th...   read

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Call of Duty

Apparently there's a Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Trilogy coming?

Because Activision wants no money stone unturned, it looks like they're re-releasing a Modern Warfare trilogy at retail -- despite the fact that they're already remastering the best of the three (the first) later this year. T...   read

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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

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Lionhead execs explain how their empire rose and fell

Eurogamer just put up a pretty in-depth history of Lionhead Studios, and it's a doozy. Most of the info comes by way of John McCormack, art director for the Fable series. There's a lot of interesting tidbits from this tale, most notabl...   read

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Here's a better look at each of the Ninja Turtles in Mutants in Manhattan

You probably know the personalities of each Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle by now. Raphael? Cool but rude. Michaelangelo? Party dude. And so on. However, these short videos offer a little more insight as to the exact look and feel of every Tu...   read

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