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Nintendo Download: The Flame in the Flood

It's not a huge period for the eShop right now, but nonetheless there's a ton of Switch games that are arriving this week. That list includes The Flame in the Flood, Yono and the Celestial Elephants, Unbox: Newbie's Adventure, 88 Heroes - 9...

 
 
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Flynn: Son of Crimson is as cathartic as they come

You know the feeling of popping bubble wrap? Stepping on an extra crunchy leaf in the fall? I've found that certain mechanics in games are comparable to those small tangible pleasures in life. Wall jumping in Super Metroid, flattening goomb...

 
 
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Star Wars Battlefront II beta gets a time extension

Electronic Arts have announced that their Open Beta for upcoming online multiplayer title Star Wars Battlefront II has been extended by two days, giving players further opportunity to Live Long and Prosper. Perhaps this is in reaction to th...

 
 
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Check out the first gameplay footage for Psychonauts 2

Double Fine has just released another product update for Psychonauts 2 and it finally gives us a glimpse of the upcoming sequel's gameplay. You can watch Raz platform-hop, swing around and use telekinesis to mess with a bunch of dumb g...

 
 
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Nintendo Download: Stardew Valley

It's crazy when an indie farming game gets more hype than some major first-party releases, but that's where we're at with Stardew Valley launching on the Switch. No, the multiplayer update isn't coming until 2018, but at least it's here. Ot...

 
 
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Look out for the limited-time Gran Turismo Sport demo

I hope you aren't burned out on racing games for the year. Following a delay, Gran Turismo Sport is pushing toward an October 17 launch, but before then, you'll be able to go hands-on with a demo. There are some less-than-ideal restrictions...

 
 
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My emotional EGX-perience with Detroit: Become Human

"Hello. Welcome to Detroit..."It was a warm and friendly voice, but it was coming from a young woman with a hollow, vacant face, stood in a pose like she was at one with the universe, yet ready to pounce into action at a second's notice. Th...

 
 
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My janky EGX-perience with Assassin's Creed Origins

Despite queuing for entrance on each of the days I attended EGX, and even standing in line for Super Mario Odyssey on its UK debut, the queue for Assassin's Creed Origins was easily the longest line in terms of duration (though it still see...

 
 
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Nintendo Download: Yo-Kai Watch 2: Psychic Specters

Pretty much every Nintendo platform is active this week, as the Wii U is getting Hive Jump -- a game that was only released on PC earlier this year. Oh, and Super Ultra Star Shooter and Double Dungeons. The Switch is the big jewel agai...

 
 
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My traumatising EGX-perience with Monster Hunter World

"I only came here to play this!"I turned my head to see a wide-eyed girl beaming at me like it was Christmas, her eyes glistening behind her trendy millennial glasses. Whereas she was really excited, I was more baffled, as I turned back to ...

 
 
 
 
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Nintendo Download: Pokken Tournament DX

The Switch has yet another explosive week, as it's getting a Pokemon game and a beloved indie follow-up. Pokken Tournament DX and SteamWorld Dig 2 debut on the platform, in addition to LEGO Ninjago Movie Video Game, Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2,...

 
 
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Adept vs Amateur: Octopath Traveler Impressions

Bravely Default was one of my favorite games on the 3DS. This spiritual successor to the lesser known Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light delivered in spades with its mix of classic and new. A tale of crystals and unspeakable evil, with a ...

 
 
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Heart Forth, Alicia slips to 2018

The promising metroidvania Heart Forth, Alicia won't make it out this year. Writing to backers on Kickstarter, designer Alonso Martin cited three reasons for the game's delay "well into 2018": "The first is the sheer amount of content and ...

 
 
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Nintendo Download: Metroid: Samus Returns

The Switch is having a pretty big week eShop-wise, as NBA 2K18 arrives on the platform. Robonauts, Semispheres, Beach Buggy Racing, Kingdom: New Lands, 36 Fragments of Midnight, Quest of Dungeons, and ACA NeoGeo Spin Master will hit th...

 
 
 
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Nintendo Download: Monster Hunter Stories

The 3DS is back again with Monster Hunter Stories, a fairly big release for the platform, as well as Crystareino. But naturally the Switch is getting more eShop deliveries this week, as it's host to The Bridge, Double Dragon IV, Lightspeer,...

 
 
 
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Nintendo Download: Azure Striker Gunvolt: Striker Pack

It's a quiet week again for the eShop, but there's a few "oldies/goodies" peppered in there. For one, the Azure Striker Gunvolt: Striker Pack is hitting Switch, which is a collection of both (excellent) games in the series. League of E...

 
 
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A series veteran and a neophyte try out Danganronpa V3's demo

The Danganronpa series has arguably been Spike Chunsoft's biggest in recent years. With three games, two anime series and a handful of light novels under the belt, this colorful take on murder mysteries has blown up since its official revea...

 
 
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Monokuma awaits in the Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony demo

If you're interested in Danganronpa V3 and want to see how the game plays, why not check out the newly released demo? Available on both PS Vita and PS4, there isn't much description for what this preview entails. I can tell you that it cloc...

 
 
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Nintendo Download: Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle

I have to warn you, Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle, one of the most anticipated Switch games in recent weeks, is actually out on August 29 -- technically before the deadline of the next Nintendo Download week. With that out of the way, you...

 
 
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Pokken Tournament demo coming today

Nintendo announced on Twitter that the cutesy but chaotic Pokken Tournament DX will see a demo on Nintendo Switch, one that will be with us as soon as today!The demo will be live on the Nintendo eShop at 9pm PT/12am ET in America, whilst Eu...

 
 
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Nintendo Download: Minecraft: Story Mode

It isn't a big week for any Nintendo platform, but some of you might be happy that the entire first season of Minecraft: Story Mode is now available on Switch. Also on Switch is the Jackbox Party Pack 1, Jackbox Party Pack 2, Magician ...

 
 




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Kerrik52

Have you ever given thought to the fact that each and every awful ad you have ever seen in your life was crafted by human hands? And that they probably got paid? #PerspectiveToid

 
Shinkz

How about we dont start using autoplaying video ads again,

 
Dango

My first round of Fortnite, the scariest horror game ever

 
Xeo

Woo, had a long Had a buddy in from out of town to watch Capcom Cup with the wife and Good times were Mena RD played out of his goddamned mind! Kickingback with a classic

 
On Air Festivus

I was listening to Run The Jewels radio on Pandora and heard a Portishead song pop WHHHAAAT?!?! Its a Killer Mike song with a Portishead #MusicToid

 
medicamecanica

Double post For futyre reference do i have to start with trails in the sky or could I got for this cold steel port coming out eventually?

 
medicamecanica

Everytime a game gets delayed I tell my gf about it as if someone has im sorry baby i dont know how to tell you this no kuni 2 has been delayed for two months im She doesnt know what a ni no kuni is

 
taterchimp

#arbitraryMetalTuesday , eh?

 
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#librarybookoftheday

 
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