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Nintendo Download: Dragon Quest VII

Another big day for the 3DS, more old games you've probably played before on Wii U. So it's...a weekday. On Wii U you'll find Noitu Love: Devolution, as well as WarioWare: Smooth Moves, Aenigma OS, Brick Breaker, Gear Gauntlet, Grand Prix R...   read


PlayStation VR comes with 18 demos on a disc

Demo discs are largely a thing of the past, but Sony is making an exception for PlayStation VR. The company is bundling in a disc that contains a bunch of virtual-reality demos, and if you've somehow gone all digital (godspeed!), its conten...   read


Nintendo Download: Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney -- Spirit of Justice

The 3DS is the star this week, with Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice, but the only other offerings are Futuridium EP Deluxe and Super Castlevania IV. So....I hope you like the former series! Wii U has a lot of new...   read


Nintendo Download: More StreetPass Plaza!

It's a wacky day for Nintendo Download, as two new StreetPass games were just announced for the service (Slot-Car Rivals and Market Crashers). You'll also find Picross 3D Round 2, as well as Adventure Labyrinth Story and Ping Pong Trick Sho...   read


You'll soon be able to play a demo episode of YIIK: A Postmodern RPG

Coming off of PAX weekend, you'll be able to get some extended hands-on time with YIIK: A Postmodern RPG. Ackk Studios is putting out a demo ("Episode Prime") on September 6, 2016, and it's the best kind of demo: one with its own content no...   read


Virginia emulates detective fiction with cinematic flair

The mind of a detective is a web of troubling images. Scenes of bodies and blood occupy the same space as justice and determination. Liars and killers are as commonplace as images of crime and its consequences throughout detective fiction. ...   read


Free joyrides with Forza 6 this weekend

Have you been eyeing Forza Motorsport 6, but aren't too sure how good it is? Why not take the game for a test run? You'll be able to do so this coming weekend and you won't go to jail for stealing it! Xbox Live Gold members will have access...   read


Nintendo Download: Super Mario 64 DS

It's old school week on the eShop, fellas!First up on Wii U we have Super Mario 64 DS, followed by Shadow Archer. It's underwhelming to say the least, but the fairly unknown DS port of the 64 classic isn't talked about very often, and I'm g...   read


Nintendo Download: Metroid Prime: Federation Force

The time has come. A Nintendo platform has a major release.'s a Metroid spinoff. Ha! First up though, let's talk Wii U. We're getting Pokemon Ranger: Guardian Signs, so the entire Ranger trilogy is now on Wii U. Also, you...   read


The next Nioh demo will run from August 23 to September 6

This week at gamescom, Koei Tecmo has provided some updated information on the second Nioh demo, which will once again be held on the PS4 platform. The second "beta demo" will start on August 23, and will run through September 6, at which p...   read

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Splatoon demo returning next week

For any of the people who were holding out on grabbing Splatoon, Nintendo is bringing back the Testfire demo next week. Now you, too, can experience the glory of the squid sisters on your own. The demo will be running from August 25 - 28 be...   read

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There's gonna be a demo for Ace Attorney - Spirit of Justice

Capcom is putting out a demo for Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Spirit of Justice on August 25, so you'll have a couple of weeks to get properly acquainted with the Kingdom of Khura'in, its strange customs, and its lawyer-hating ways befor...   read


Nintendo Download: Mega Man X

Wouldn't you know, it's actually a decent week for the eShop, both in terms of nostalgia and one new release. The Wii U is getting Tadpole Treble, Wave Race 64, 360 Breakout, Mario Sports Mix, and Surfin' Sam - Attack of the Aqualites. Wait...   read

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Hatsune Miku: Project Diva X demo now live, DLC announced

[Everyone welcome Cory into the fold, who will be helping me, CJ, and others out with the Japan beat! -Chris] Sega has announced that Hatsune Miku: Project Diva X demo is now available in North America, South America, and Europe (it is avai...   read

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Nintendo Download: Pokemon Ranger: Shadows of Almia

Man it's one lame day for original stuff on the eShop!On Wii U, we're getting the Virtual Console release of Pokemon Ranger: Shadows of Almia, as well as Dragon Skills, a demo for Just Dance 2017, and Overworld Defender Remix. &nb...   read

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Plants vs. Zombies

The ten-hour Garden Warfare 2 demo is back

Oh, hey, this sounds familiar! EA is offering a ten-hour trial for Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2. That's plenty of time to figure out if this particular type of team-based shooter is to your liking. I know it can be hard to carve out...   read

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Yooka-Laylee's backer-only 'Toybox' demo is up

Playtonic Games released its "Toybox" demo (PC/Mac/Linux via Steam) for Yooka-Laylee today, and if you backed the Kickstarter campaign at a high-enough tier to secure a code, you might as well stop reading now and get to playing. It looks ...   read

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Nintendo Download: Kirby's Epic Yarn

The Wii U is a Virtual Console ball of fluff smorgasbord today, with Kirby's Epic Yarn (a great co-op game), and Kirby Mass Attack. You'll also find a bunch of indies on offer too, like 3Souls, BLOC, Dracula's Legacy, and Vektor W...   read

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Not gonna happen

Yeah, you're probably not going to win a free copy of Trials of the Blood Dragon

When Ubisoft announced earlier this month that it was running a skill-based promotion where players could win a copy of Trials of the Blood Dragon, it seemed like a neat idea. Don't get me wrong -- Trials of the Blood Dragon isn't a ve...   read

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Nintendo Download

Nintendo Download: Pokemon Ranger

It's demo day for the Wii U, as Star Fox Zero proper and its Guard spinoff both have their own demos now available on the eShop. Also on Wii U you'll find Buddy & Me: Dream Edition, Pokemon Ranger by way of the Virtual Co...   read

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Team Ninja's Nioh returns with a beta demo on August 23

Team Ninja's action-RPG Nioh messed me up in all the right ways, and ever since the alpha demo period ended, I've been eager to get back into its gloomy, oppressive, oni-filled world for round two. If you missed out on your chance back in A...   read

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Nintendo Download: Monster Hunter Generations

There's pretty much something for everyone (albeit with an RPG tint) this week. Wii U sees the release of Tumblestone, in addition to the TurboGrafx-16 duo of New Adventure Island and Bonk's Adventure. Additionally, you can pick up R-T...   read

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Nintendo Download

Nintendo Download: Legend of the Mystical Ninja

It's a dull, dull day overall for Nintendo fans, and it probably isn't going to get any brighter in coming weeks outside of indies -- at least as it relates to the Wii U. Today on the Wii U eShop you can find Baseball Simulator 1000, Flying...   read

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If you're good enough, you can score Trials of the Blood Dragon for free

Later this month, Ubisoft will give away copies of Trials of the Blood Dragon on PC, but there's a very Trials catch: you have to complete the demo in 15 faults or less. Accomplish that, and you'll earn the full game for free. It's unclear...   read

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Resident Evil

Capcom is still being coy about the Resident Evil 7 demo's finger

For weeks now, fans have been toiling away in and outside of the Resident Evil 7 demo hoping to figure out what, if anything, that damned dummy finger does. Based on an image Capcom sent out to Resident Evil ambassadors earlier today, the a...   read

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