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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
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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

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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Nioh

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

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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Nintendo Download

Nintendo Download: Super Mario RPG

The Wii U only has a few releases this week but damn is one of them good. Super Mario RPG has hit the Virtual Console, and if you're on the fence, hit up our discussion. You can also find LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Prism Pets, ...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download

Nintendo Download: Tokyo Mirage Sessions FE

It's a good day for JRPG fans. The Wii U is getting Tokyo Mirage Sessions FE, the newest game from Atlus, which should help tide you over for Persona 5. Other Wii U releases include Mighty No. 9, Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Ga...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download

Nintendo Download: Rhythm Heaven Megamix

It's a port and Virtual Console heavy day for Nintendo's console, which isn't a terrible thing depending on your tastes. Today sees the release of Terraria, as well as Super Paper Mario, and Drill Dozer. The Wii U is also getting ...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download

Nintendo Download: Kirby: Planet Robobot

Well, the Wii U seems to be winding down almost completely. This week the only big eShop addition is Wario: Master of Disguise as a Virtual Console release. The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 and Olympia Rising also make an appearance....   read

 
 
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Bloodstained is getting a backer-only demo soon

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night will have a playable demo available at E3, but you won't need to be in Los Angeles with us next week to try it out. During the show or sometime "shortly after," Inti Creates will send out the same preview ...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download

Nintendo Download: Metroid Prime: Hunters

When I heard there was going to be a Metroid game coming to Wii U I got pretty excited -- until I realized it was Metroid Prime Hunters, which is not great. So yeah, if you're down you can nab that by way of the Virtual Console, as wel...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download

Nintendo Download: StarTropics

It's another quiet week for new releases, but the Wii U is staying relevant this week with the debut of both StarTropics games on the Virtual Console. It's also getting Dragon Fantasy: The Black Tome of Ice, Rynn's Adventure: Trouble in th...   read

 
 
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Yooka-Laylee

Playtonic confirms playable Yooka-Laylee demo, but no release date yet

A playable Yooka-Laylee demo will be available to some backers of its Kickstarter campaign. The spoiler-free demo offers a glimpse of the game’s sandbox, platform design to those who have donated at least £20 towards the £...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download

Nintendo Download: PokePark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure

Following up the release of the Super Mario Mash-Up Pack for Minecraft: Wii U Edition, console owners are also getting PixelJunk Monsters for the first time, as well as PokePark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure, and Chompy Chomp Chomp Par...   read

 
 
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EA Access

Fancy getting a free 10-day trial of EA Access?

Curious about EA Access service but not quite convinced enough to pay up yet? Maybe a ten-day free trial will persuade you.  If rumours are to be believed, Xbox Live Gold members will be able to access the full benefits of EA Access fr...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download

Nintendo Download: Super Meat Boy

Having run the Nintendo Download column every Thursday for the past several years, I always think about how they could have handled this generation differently. Imagine if there was an "all you can eat" Virtual Console service that undercut...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download

Nintendo Download: Pocket Card Jockey

The Wii U is having a low key week with its eShop offerings, with a Style Savvy Virtual Console release, as well as Escape from Flare Industries, Midnight 2, PixelMaker, SpaceRoads, Sudoku and Permudoku, and The Beggar's Ride. Lots of ...   read

 
 
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Nioh impressions
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Team Ninja is on to something special with Nioh

I've been putting off the Nioh alpha demo not for lack of interest, but because I knew I'd need to play at my most attentive. Team Ninja's PlayStation 4 action-RPG has come across as a Japanese mythology-infused Dark Souls with shades of On...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download

Nintendo Download: Lost Reavers

It's wax on, wax off (mostly off, let's face it) for the eShop these days. The Wii U has a few big releases here and there, and the 3DS churns out the occasional great indie release. Today is more exciting than usual on the former, with Los...   read

 
 
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Garden Warfare 2

There's now a 10-hour demo for Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2

Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 has slipped out of my nightly rotation, but I clocked I don't even wanna know how many hours when I was still actively playing. If you were thinking of getting into the wacky shooter but haven't committe...   read

 
 
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