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Fifteen minutes with Dusk just isn't enough

There's a lyric on Beach Slang's second album that sounds like it could be Dusk's mantra. "Play it loud, play it fast. Play me something that will always last," howls singer James Alex. Though the request is simple, it's a loaded gun. ...   read

 
 
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Lucio is getting some big changes, Overwatch team wants less draws

A new PTR build is live for Overwatch, and it includes some big changes for Lucio. I'm hesitant to call them outright nerfs as a frequent Lucio player, but time will tell what it'll do to his win and pickrate. In short, his sonic amplifier ...   read

 
 
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Get caught up on the wild and wacky universe of Drakengard and NieR in one minute

If you prepped for NieR: Automata by reading wiki entries for Drakengard (which is in the same universe) and the previous NieR, you may not have even started the game yet -- that's how far the rabbit hole goes. It's an insane seri...   read

 
 
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Dumb internet mob attacks woman over Mass Effect: Andromeda animations

Here is the right way to enjoy Mass Effect Andromeda's occasional madcap facial animations: write a fun post about them filled with gifs, videos, and laughs all around. What a blast! Remember when someone compared the funny walk to the Mont...   read

 
 
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Developer survey shows PC development interest on top, Switch on bottom

While random internet polls will showcase a wide array of favoritism among any number of platforms in any given week, the results of this poll are a little more indicative of where the industry might continue to be going based on the result...   read

 
 
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Big o' St. Patrick's sale brings 40% off Civilization VI

It's green beer, corned beef, and cheap Civilization VI this St. Patrick's Day weekend. Steam launched a 2K publisher sale yesterday morning, cutting the price of the Standard Edition of Civilization VI to $47.99. Well, Green Man Gaming has...   read

 
 
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Let's watch a long-ass Prey gameplay video

Actually, that headline's kind of disingenuous. You see, I am intentionally not going to watch this long-ass Prey video. Still, I'm posting it without any sort of vetting process. There could be hardcore porn spliced right into t...   read

 
 
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Deal: HP 15t Power Laptop is a decent gaming machine for only $650

Thinking about picking up a new gaming laptop but can't shell out a cool thousand? HP is offering more of a selection these days for budget gamers, particularly now that the company has finalized its corporate split (long story short, the c...   read

 
 
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The Surge is doing its sci-fi action-RPG thing in May

"The Surge" isn't just something you'll find in a stuck-in-time pizza joint's soda fountain -- it's also an upcoming sci-fi action-RPG from Deck13. Has the studio learned some hard lessons from its 2014 release Lords of the Fallen? I'd sure...   read

 
 
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Death isn't the end in Super Rude Bear Resurrection

I'm standing on the PAX East convention center floor with a controller in my hand. On the screen in front of me is a pissed-off bear wearing nothing but a backward, purple hat. He seems poised and ready for me to guide him through a room fu...   read

 
 
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Three NieR: Automata deals available for the PC release

NieR: Automata has arrived finally on the PC and the fanfare looks to be justified as early reception is positive and Plantium Games as of writing has been quick to address PC port issues (such as a 4K support issue that cropped up earlier ...   read

 
 
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Review: Poi

What if I told you there is a game you can play right now that combines some of the best mechanics of 3D Mario games with a bunch of cute original characters, locations, and enemies? And what if I told you that very game also failed to be c...   read

 
 
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Modern Sonic will, unsurprisingly, go fast in Sonic Forces

The new Sonic game got its name yesterday -- Sonic Forces -- and a first look at Modern Sonic this morning (or last night, if you caught the off-screen recordings). As you can see, Forces forgoes the Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice style shakeu...   read

 
 
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Get a feel for Civilization VI with this 60-turn demo

How much can you get done in your first 60 turns of a Civilization campaign? If you're anything like me in Civ VI and are prone to oh-so-tempting barbarian distractions, not a whole heck of a lot. Firaxis Games has a Windows-only Civilizati...   read

 
 
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This year's modern Sonic game is called Sonic Forces

Sega plans to put out two Sonic games this year -- one retro, one modern. We know all about the former, Sonic Mania. The latter? It's less of a known quantity, but the details are coming into frame. The game has shed its "Project Sonic 2017...   read

 
 
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Sega is holding Sonic Mania back until summer

Previously set for a spring 2017 release, throwback platformer Sonic Mania is now targeting a summer launch on Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, Sega has confirmed. Along with the disappointing but ultimately understandable...   read

 
 
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New release deals: Styx: Shards of Darkness, Dead Rising 4 on Steam

NieR: Automata, Mass Effect Andromeda, Ghost Recon: Wildlands... if you toss aside these triple-A releases, March is also filled with plenty of other titles that may have been somewhat overshadowed. For PC gamers, we're looking at more than...   read

 
 
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'Sorry, my face is tired': Internet clowns on goofy Mass Effect: Andromeda animations

With Mass Effect: Andromeda less than a week away and some tempered preliminary impressions coming in from reviewers (at least with respect to the first few hours of BioWare's anticipated follow-up), one thing that's getting extra attentio...   read

 
 
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Based on Yooka-Laylee's Trophy list, there will be plenty of collectibles

Just what are completionists getting themselves into with Yooka-Laylee? As far as collectibles go, are we talking more of the Banjo-Kazooie approach, or Donkey Kong 64, what with its reviled character-coded pick-ups? I'm not expecting the l...   read

 
 
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Bundle Stars PC Spring Sale leads with cheapest Civilization VI Deluxe

The Northeast, Midwest, ... heck even DC is covered in snow, but that will not stop the spring PC gaming sales. Bundle Stars just fired up its sale earlier this week with new daily offers and discounts galore. The biggest deal during the sa...   read

 
 
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Telltale's Batman series could be coming to Switch

Telltale games can be found on toasters and refrigerators these days, so to hear that they're expanding Batman out into the Nintendo Switch isn't surprising at all. It's not a sure thing, but Russian retailer Game Buy and European retailer ...   read

 
 
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Shenmue III progress update shows QTE testing

Remember "QTE Expert" from the You Arcade in Shenmue? You did play Shenmue didn't you? Not only did the game basically invent and focus on QTE's, but it even had a mini-game in the arcade that was about as literal a QTE as you can get,...   read

 
 
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Outlast 2 banned in Australia for rape scene

Human or not, Australia's Classification Board has decided Outlast 2 is too obscene for sale even with an R18+ rating, thus making the game impossible to sell in its current, unedited form. The scene in question suggests, but does...   read

 
 
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South Park: Fractured But Whole isn't coming to the Switch, despite tease

Three days ago the official South Park Twitter account posted a tweet that stated "Nin-ten-do. I'm coming. I'm coming, Nin-ten-do #blizzard2017," leading some to believe that it was a tease for a Switch version of the upcoming RPG South Par...   read

 
 
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Crawl's Early Access exit and console debut are set for April 11

With the news that Crawl is nearing a full launch on April 11, 2017, I'm left wondering if I had even realized, until just now, that Powerhoof was still doing its dungeon-based friend-slaying thing on Steam Early Access. Well, either way, n...   read

 
 



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