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Prey's Talos I space station brings to mind some very good games

The latest stop on Bethesda's Prey Marketing Tour covers a crucial aspect of any video game of this type: The setting. Prey takes place among the stars, up in a giant space station called Talos I (yes, everyone take note of the p...   read

 
 
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Assassin's Creed players are gathering to resuscitate the long-dead multiplayer

One of the oft-overlooked aspects of the Assassin's Creed series is the competitive multiplayer. Brotherhood was the first installment to introduce it, and it was really great. Tricking other players and blending into the environm...   read

 
 


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Code Vein photos surface, has a rad gothic anime style

Update: A ton of new high-quality images were released, but not significant new information, including platform information. The images are quite amazing though. Scans posted online from Famitsu magazine reveal the first images of Code Vein...   read

 
 
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Castlevania-inspired roguelike Dead Cells hits Steam soon

Before long, Dead Cells will be doing its hybridized roguelike/metroidvania thing on Steam Early Access, and as much as that's the type of "die, die, die again" gameplay concept I'd rather wait on than attempt to play in an unfinished stat...   read

 
 
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Mr. Shifty is getting a Switch patch, after devs told people to get it on PC instead

[Update: It's worth reading the full TinyBuild post that clarifies their stance on the issue.] Most of the time, developers don't tell people to "buy another version" if one of them is suffering technical issues -- especially if that versio...   read

 
 
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You could originally regain stamina while climbing in Zelda: Breath of the Wild, but Miyamoto nixed it

Other than weapon durability, climbing/stamina seems to be the biggest beef people have with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild -- and according to several members of the dev team, regaining stamina while climbing almost made it i...   read

 
 
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Review: Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom

These days, it's unusual for me to actively seek out role-playing games. The allure of embarking on a grand adventure is still strong as ever, and I love assembling and growing attached to a crew of characters, but the sheer time commitment...   read

 
 
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Review: Voodoo Vince Remastered

With the release of Banjo Kazooie-inspired Yooka Laylee, the upcoming Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, and the revival of Psychonauts, 3D platformers are re-emerging in mainstream gaming. Whether this will just be a short-lived nostalg...   read

 
 
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Kero Blaster is worth the jump to PS4

[Art by Ka92] Kero Blaster is one of those games where the second I published its review on Destructoid, people started questioning the score that I gave it. "How can a three-hour 2D run and gun platformer with two-frame run animations be a...   read

 
 
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Bringing a Guardian down into Gerudo Desert was a good idea

In the Zelda: Breath of the Wild Twitter thread that just keeps on giving, Dorkly's Tristan Cooper -- who previously sought to chuck a Cucco into Death Mountain -- has come up with more unscripted hijinks. Getting a Guardian and a Stone Tal...   read

 
 
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Crossover costumes, ass-kicking CEOs; new NieR: Automata DLC has it all

NieR: Automata is getting a TON of new content. After Final Fantasy XV added Square Enix's Yosuke Matsuda, NieR: Automata did one better by not only bringing over Matsuda but also the CEO of PlatinumGames, Kenichi Sato. ...   read

 
 
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Battlefront II will not have a season pass

One of the worst things about 2015's Star Wars Battlefront was that the game shipped with a season pass while being light on content. It would be one thing if the game packed a wallop and had players wanting to return, but gating off a bunc...   read

 
 
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This long distance parry in Zelda: Breath of the Wild is amazing

GirKart64's video shows just how far you can push the limits of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Attempting to set a record for farthest parry, they walk all the way up a mountain, get in clear view of a Guardian, and let it rip. It's not so much...   read

 
 
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Kamiko looks like a pleasant surprise on the Nintendo Switch eShop

Looking for something new to play on Nintendo Switch? Just sayin': Kamiko is super cute. The Skipmore-developed action game launched this week on the Japanese eShop, priced at a meager 500 yen. In it, you'll play as one of three divine mai...   read

 
 
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Bethesda's letting console users play the first hour of Prey before release

Bethesda must be awfully confident in Prey. In the months leading up to launch, the publisher has been plenty active marketing the game through trailers and preview events. The most recent move is something you do only if you're able to put...   read

 
 
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Yakuza Kiwami finally gets an August release date

It was a long wait, but the care Sega put into this is not only worth the wait but worthy of commendation. Yakuza Kiwami will be in available on August 29, 2017 for PlayStation 4. It will be $29.99, £29.99, €34.99  in both ...   read

 
 
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Square Enix is reprinting the original NieR in Europe

It doesn't hold up nearly as well mechanically, but if you dug the narrative themes of NieR: Automata, you'll probably dig the original NieR. The problem is that it's super hard to find at a standard retail price, as Square Enix stopped pri...   read

 
 
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Bayonetta PC deals are up to 15% off

Update: Best deal is now 19% off at Bundle Stars. See deals below. Bayonetta in 4K anyone? After teasing the notion of a PC release last week, today PlatinumGames stealthily launched the game on Steam. There, you'll current find the Bayone...   read

 
 
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More floors and an updated Tokyo Death Metro planned for Let it Die

Grasshopper Manufacture isn't done with Let it Die. As announced on-stream yesterday, a number of updates are coming to the free-to-play action-survival game. Among those plans are a challenging new set of floors with a different "atmospher...   read

 
 
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The next journey into the world of Uncharted arrives in August

So Nathan Drake's story is done? Okay, onto DLC not starring Drake, then? Previously announced add-on Uncharted: The Lost Legacy now has a release date of August 23, which is still a ways out and fairly uncharateristic for DLC. That's ...   read

 
 
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Dawn of War III's multiplayer is a bit underwhelming

I can’t say I’ve ever been a particularly big fan of real-time strategy games' multiplayer portions. I know that sounds crazy (seeing as how StarCraft is almost a national sport in Korea), but I like devising tactics and executi...   read

 
 
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Watch new footage from Ninja Theory's upcoming Hellblade

Game Informer has an exclusive on some new footage (watch a longer clip here) and developer interviews for Ninja Theory's (Enslaved: Odyssey to the West, DmC: Devil May Cry) upcoming PC and PS4 action game, Hellbade: Senua's Sacrifice. I p...   read

 
 
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Recent Mass Effect: Andromeda patch fixes those 'tired eyes'

When the most recent patch for Mass Effect: Andromeda dropped, some of you probably noticed an innocuous little detail: "Improved lip-sync and facial acting during some conversations, including localized VO." As one of the most contest...   read

 
 
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Choice Provisions says the Switch is easier to develop for, gets Runner3 working in one day

Nintendo systems have gotten a lot of flak when it comes to bad developer policies. Many devs have spoken posthumously about the poor monetization contract for the WiiWare platform, and the issues of developing for systems like the Wii U. T...   read

 
 
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Action-RPG The Surge really wants you to lop off limbs

Deck13 has garnered interest from Dark Souls fans, myself included, with The Surge. It's an action-RPG with a near-future-Earth twist that has you dodging, whittling away at your enemies, and striking with a finishing move to slice off spe...   read

 
 



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