You've got character: The Hunchback

When it comes to competitive multiplayer games, we all have our favorite characters and classes. In this series, I'm putting some of mine under the microscope to see what makes them tick, how they fit into their games, and ultimately why I ...


BattleTech lets you unload mech mayhem, XCOM style

Developer Harebrained Schemes crowd-funded BattleTech in 2015 to the tune of nearly $2.8 million. It was a little less than both Shadowrun: Returns and Shadowrun: Hong Kong combined. That reward was probably earned, given that the preceding...


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...


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...


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...


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...

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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...

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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...

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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 ...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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....

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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, ...


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I think its time to play some more Mario Odyssey and do not much more of Also going to see about making some more sourdough pizza dough this weekend, that shit is

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Hmmm, what 3DS games havent I finished are either RPGs or Tri Force I need to stop buying RPGs, he said while making room in his budge for Ni No Kuni 2


Not sure how the view is in the southern hemisphere, but in the north you can look west at sunset and very clearly see Mercury is a bit up and to the (You cant see it in this picture)

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Path of Fire sure takes a lot of Metroidvania conventions to the way you progress through Elona, theres bunch of closed off areas until you get the proper mount to traverse it, be it by jumping over a chasm, steep cliffs or literal walled off

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I tried R6 Sieges outbreak Its a pretty good concept, but limited as Id play a game built around it, with more variety in weapons, maps, and enemies, and the ability to have people join your game after one guy DCs half way through


Welp, I gave Eureka a solid week in FF Its Gimme back the old relic At least then I could multitask and level up other classes or get tomestones/savage clears in while working on Eurekas just a waste of time with shit gear


Question: is there any good games out there that mix roguelike/lite elements with JRPG? Was thinking about how could it would be a game with a Chrono Trigger-like battle system (fast, lots of fun, no need to grind) with randomized dungeons and


So apparently theres a 1 in 27,000 or something chance a meteor will hit the earth in I dont like those need better odds of it hitting and sooner because the way the world seems to be going maybe imminent doom could do some

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Sea of Thieves is really getting a Day 1 I love


Calling it now: the butchers dog in KCD is the best character of 2018 (Please avoid telling me in the comments if he dies)



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