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Square Enix's robot shooter Figureheads is coming to PS4 with Xenogears costumes

Japan gets all the cool mech stuff. Over in the east, Square Enix has yet another franchise in Figureheads, a free-to-play tactical shooter for PC. I hear it's actually good, so it's great that we may see a better chance of a localization n...   read

 
 
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All the changes coming to MechWarrior Online

While the biggest announcement of Mech_Con by far was the existence of MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries, a new single-player story-driven game and the first “proper” sequel to the series in 15 years, it wasn't the only one. Big things...   read

 
 

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Mech_Con and the 2016 MechWarrior Championship was an eSports event for a hardcore community

When I traveled to Vancouver last year to cover the Steam launch event for MechWarrior Online, I was surprised when Piranha Games also took the opportunity to announce the launch of the 2016 MechWarrior World Championship. A six-month-long ...   read

 
 
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MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries announced

After more than 15 years, MechWarrior is heading back to what the franchise was built on: a dedicated single-player campaign. MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries, a new stand alone title separate from Piranha Games free-to-play multiplayer title, Me...   read

 
 
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Titanfall 2 is on the right track with its free DLC plan

Respawn Entertainment has a commendable post-release strategy for Titanfall 2, one that will hopefully help grow the player base and keep folks engaged enough to stick around. The short of it is that "anything that has effect on gameplay" w...   read

 
 
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Mech-combat sports game RIGS has single-player, too

Guerrilla Cambridge's RIGS: Mechanized Combat League was an early PlayStation VR favorite of mine; so early, in fact, the device was still called "Project Morpheus" back when I previewed the game. To date, it has largely been billed as a m...   read

 
 
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Exclusive: Brief off-camera video of Argyle Shift

Last week, I blogged about the first few minutes of Argyle Shift, a new Japanese arcade shooter by Bandai Namco where you hang out with a gorgeous cyborg in VR while piloting a giant Gundam type robot called Lucifer. The alpha-grade de...   read

 
 
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MechWarrior Online is holding a tournament with a $100K prize purse

MechWarrior Online has been a lot of things to me, interesting experiment, occasional tormentor, and video game comfort food. But, I never thought I'd see the day it could be a potential payday. In fact, I still don't. Last time I played I ...   read

 
 
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Kirby Planet

Kirby Planet Robobot will be coming to 3DS on June 10

Nintendo's lovable pink balloon is coming back to the 3DS in Kirby Planet Robobot, but this time he has a new trick up his sleeve: Robotic Armor. It has ten different modes to give you multiples ways to progress through levels, similar to h...   read

 
 
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Brigador > Nickleback

Brigador dev thinks his game is worth the same as a Nickleback poster

People love to complain about the price of games, and I get it. With the number of games these days that come out broken, half-complete, or crammed to the gills in microtransactions, it's easy to get cynical. But, holy shit, do we need to l...   read

 
 


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Gundam VS

Gundam Extreme Vs. coming Stateside on Vita

After years of surviving on a thin stew of import model kits and Crunchyroll viewings of Iron Blooded Orphans, North American Gundam fans are finally getting some love. Namco Bandai is bringing Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme Vs. Force (that's ...   read

 
 
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MWO tips

Very Quick Tips: MechWarrior Online

With MechWarrior Online hitting Steam, there are bound to be a lot of new pilots climbing into the cockpit for the very first time. But getting started might not be the easiest thing in the world. MechWarrior is a little more complicated th...   read

 
 
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MWO steam event

MechWarrior Online is aiming for the stars on Steam

Longtime readers of the site, especially folks that read my c-blogs and recap articles before I became a staff writer, know that I have a weird, on-again, off-again relationship with MechWarrior Online. It's a game I want to love, but frequ...   read

 
 
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MWO moving to Steam

MechWarrior Online is coming to Steam in December

After what seems like years of rumors and speculation, the free-to-play shooter MechWarrior Online is finally making the move to Steam. According to a news post on the MWO website, the Steam launch will happen on December 10, moving surpris...   read

 
 
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MonHun X

Monster Hunter X has nods to Wind Waker and Macross Delta

Capcom has a habit of putting crossover characters, outfits, and weapons in Monster Hunter and that amusing trend continues with Monster Hunter X. The upcoming 3DS game has tie-ins with The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker and Macross Delta....   read

 
 
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BattleTech Kickstarter stomps to the homestretch

The BattleTech reboot Kickstarter launched a little more than a month ago and by all appearances has been a total success. Harebrained Schemes smashed through the original funding targets, and now in the final days of the campaign are looki...   read

 
 
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BattleTech

BattleTech Kickstarter begins, immediately secures funding for 'stage 1'

[Correction: Contrary to what I reported earlier, Harebrained Schemes did not fund the initial $250K goal of basic funding on its Kickstarter. All of those funds came from backers. Harebrained has invested $1 million into the game already i...   read

 
 
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BattleTech Kickstarter

Harebrained Schemes to Kickstart a BattleTech game this fall

The studio behind Shadowrun Returns, Harebrained Schemes, is planning to resurrect another classic PC series in the near future, trading in net-running cyberpunks for the towering mechs of the BattleTech universe. The studio has announced t...   read

 
 
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My favorite Morpheus game so far is RIGS

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain and virtual reality -- those were the two things, by far, I most enjoyed at this year's E3. Steven did an exceptional job of capturing the essence of the former, so now it's on me to describe the la...   read

 
 
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Sony debuts cheesy-as-hell trailer for VR-experience 'RIGS'

Do you want VR? Sony wants you to want VR. If you're down with it, you can watch a ton of people absolutely "loving" VR, with the newest game on the block -- RIGS. It's an action mech game that will debut on the PS4 at some point. Um, okay...   read

 
 
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MWO update

Mechwarrior Online retools its MechLab again

Have you seen a commercial where a company basically throws its last product or several years of service under the bus to promote its new stuff? Like those bizarre ads for Domino's Pizza a few years ago which basically boiled down to &ldquo...   read

 
 
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BattleTech Centers

My greatest gaming regret is never making it to one of those ridiculous BattleTech Centers

I've done a lot of things I'm not proud of in my life. I've made a lot of mistakes, missed some opportunities that still feel like a cavity in my heart, know that I've done wrong. But if I'm being honest? My number one regret in life is tha...   read

 
 
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Titanfall

PSA: Best Buy gives you an excuse to get Titanfall

For those rare Xbox One owners that still haven't experienced Titanfall, Best Buy is running a sale that certainly limits your excuses for not owning the game. As of now, the game is available for only $7.99. Seems like a good value to me, ...   read

 
 
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Xenoblade Chronicles X
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Furries, mechs, and an octopus lady in Xenoblade Chronicles X

A fresh new trailer for Xenoblade Chronicles X can be seen above that looks more like Gundam and Metal Gear Solid to me than a JRPG. I couldn't quite decipher what is going on in the above trailer, but I'm just happy that there is a v...   read

 
 
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Titanfall

A Titanfall sequel is coming and surprise, it will be multiplatform

At last, it looks like PlayStation 4 owners will finally be able to see Titanfall. That initial sting of denial will be wiped away with a second installment as IGN confirmed the same information we already knew -- even if it wasn't official...   read

 
 


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