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SCUM, a prison riot survival game, is a-comin' early next year

I'm pretty sure we all know that we're just a few short years from seeing actual bloodlust integrated into our reality television. Croteam (Serious Sam and The Talos Principle) and Gamepires (Gas Guzzlers Extreme) want to explore that with ...   read

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Another serene look at Zelda: Breath of the Wild's Temple of Time

In terms of substance, there's admittedly not too much going on in this latest video for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. But Nintendo's audio folks have worked their magic again and, like the E3 2016 trailer that I still occasiona...   read


The Outcast remake is happening and it looks good

Efforts to revive the cherished sci-fi action-adventure game Outcast have taken longer than its creators and fans would have liked. There was a Kickstarter for an HD reboot, but funding just didn't come through. Now, years later, the projec...   read

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Mafia III's city has a lot of districts, and they're all really stabby

"Ah yes, Pointe Verdun. The entire district runs on whisky and rage," this new Mafia III video matter-of-factly states. After watching the whole clip, the whisky part might be the only thing that makes Pointe Verdun stand out. Violenc...   read

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Mafia III's Irish underboss looks badass, but he's certainly no anarchist

"An anarchist with no fear." That's how Mafia III's underboss Thomas Burke is described. Except everything that we know about Burke runs contrary to the definition of anarchy. Anarchists are people who don't believe in authority or order. ...   read

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Start your weekend off right with lots of Gravity Rush 2 gameplay

Hot damn, more Gravity Rush 2 footage to watch? Don't mind if I do. This stuff comes by way of the "Gravity-Tsu" stream that took place last week, archived lovingly by Sony. It's 25 minutes in all, you just want to fast forward to 17:0...   read

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Review: Fallout Vault-Tec Workshop

The third of the Workshop DLC packs for Fallout 4, the Vault-Tec Workshop promises a deeper experience than the previous releases. Literally. The majority of the new content is gear around finishing the construction of Vault 88, a fallout s...   read

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This Mafia III live action trailer ruins a perfectly good suit

Lincoln Clay doesn't really give a damn if you're a fashionista; he has no problem ruining your threads. A bullet hole and blood all over your snazzy white suit? There's no coming back from that. All the club soda in the world won't make a...   read

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Mafia III protagonist's life has been anything but a cakewalk

We know that Mafia III's Lincoln Clay hasn't had it easy. He's a black man in the American south during the 1960s (a struggle that developer Hangar 13 hopes to do justice with its New Bordeaux setting). He's also a Vietnam veteran. Oh yeah...   read

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Final Fantasy XV

These new Final Fantasy XV screens show it's all about brodowns and throwdowns

With little more than three months left before Final Fantasy XV releases, we've come to know what we should expect from it. Or, at least in the early-going. Things could (and very well might!) drastically change, but that starting stuf...   read

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Review: Fallout 4: Contraptions Workshop

If you played Fallout 4's Wasteland Workshop DLC, you already know the basics of its latest offering, the Contraptions Workshop. Much like the previous pack, the Contraptions Workshop doesn't add any new quests, characters, or locations to ...   read

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Watch Dogs 2 is on the right track

In my mind, Watch Dogs 2 has two things going for it over its predecessor: a not-dreadful protagonist (Marcus Holloway) and a sunnier, more dog-filled real-world setting (San Francisco). The rest of the changes are the sort of safe but stil...   read

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When it comes to Mafia III, we have to talk about politics in games

Politics in video games has been at the epicenter of a fascinating movement and anti-movement over the past few years. A reductive but simple view of it is that some people want change and others don't. It can be uncomfortable because the i...   read


Zelda: Breath of the Wild Hylian text doesn't hide any cool secrets

The Legend of Zelda takes place in the land of Hyrule, where text boxes serve as translator for us American, Japanese, et al folks. And that language shows up in the new The Breath of the Wild, but only to make mundane remarks look fantasti...   read

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Monolith on Zelda

Xenoblade team is working on Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Forget the new "NX" hardware, Nintendo devoted just about all of its E3 to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (in order to hopefully sell the NX when it launches next March). And the huge, open-world game is taking all hands.  Mon...   read

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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is going to be one hell of an adventure

When I first heard that Nintendo was planning to focus exclusively on The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild for its E3 2016 booth, I triple-checked the wording. Only hands-on with Zelda? Really? That can't possibly be right! But it was, a...   read

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Scorpion robot wrangling hands-on with Horizon Zero Dawn

I think there are some limitations to open-world games that not many things outside of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain and its holistic systems have managed to get right. It seems like Guerrilla Games' (Killzone) Horizon Zero Dawn has ...   read

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Dead Rising 4

Dead Rising 4 feels like a return to form

Dead Rising 4 is not a remake as some of us initially thought and some folks still think, but it does lean on fond memories of the 2006 original. Photojournalist Frank West is back in Willamette, Colorado following another zombie outbreak a...   read

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Ghost Recon Wildlands

Ghost Recon Wildlands is underwhelming

When Ubisoft announced it was taking Ghost Recon to Bolivia almost exactly one year ago, I was kind of into it. Wildlands gave me a Far Cry vibe, but on a grander scale, and with continuous cooperative play. Sure, yes, s...   read

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Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV has won me over

A few weeks ago, I was set loose in an early section of Final Fantasy XV ahead of E3, and I still have Florence and the Machine's cover of "Stand by Me" buzzing around my head. The sweeping track isn't just intended for trailers or commerci...   read

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Watch Dogs 2 looks alright, but do we really need a Watch Dogs film?

This Watch Dogs 2 mission playthrough from Ubisoft's E3 presser gives us a decent introduction to the new protagonist, Marcus Holloway, and I'm already liking him so much more than Aiden Pearce (not saying a whole lot, I know). The setting...   read

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Ubisoft's Eagle Flight is probably way better than it looks

While watching Ubisoft and Oculus VR demonstrate Eagle Flight on-stage at E3, I had to keep reminding myself that these games are usually way better than they look when someone else is playing. The open-world flight game has players s...   read

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Ubisoft's cocaine and American interventionism-themed Ghost Recon Wildlands launches on March 7, 2017

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands, a new open-world tactical shooter from Ubisoft that imagines a world in which cartels and unproductive conflicts over illicit drugs exist, will launch on March 7, 2017. You can find screenshots and plent...   read

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I can't get enough of Tokyo 42's cityscape

Here's a soothing look at that visually striking Syndicate-inspired action game Tokyo 42. Missed the initial announcement? No problem. You're in good hands. The basic setup is that you're an up-and-coming assassin in a dense, futuristic To...   read

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Watch Dogs 2 trailer leak
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Another ad boner leaks Watch Dogs 2 trailer

Ubisoft lost the ability to surprise any Dogheads in the building with its incoming Watch Dogs 2 reveal event thanks to an advertisement that confirmed its release date and setting (San Francisco, great). Separately, its trailer -- or at le...   read

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Civ 6: Brazil declared war on me (as China) then nothing happens for the next few I then asked for peace and they Politics is PS: I need to get lunch its almost 4PM damn you Civ


I have returned to the land of ice and The air is dry, the land is frozen and the people are Just like it should Got loads of pictures from the anime shop and will turn it into blog Something tells me Ill sleep well

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The RWBY fandom can be so insane at Oh, I cant wait to watch the first episode of Volume 4 on


I think Ill be getting Breath of the Wild for Wii U The Sheikah Slate is clearly meant to emulate the No 2nd screen function on Twilight Princess was better on Gamecube so its not Will get Switch version


Another MGSV Dancing in the rain? Cute! — Love, hurts so But still, saved my Flowers of, a brighter They bloomed so free, beneath the I want to give them to So you can see, what we left - Quiet


Pulling a 16 hour shift in the middle of 11 straight work days still isnt fun, but one job short, it really isnt so bad Just happy I could replace my broken 3D Picross makes everything


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