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Yooka-Laylee is already amazing and it's just in pre-alpha

Today, the Yooka-Laylee Toybox was released for backers (note: I'm in that group), providing a brief look at the game by way of a pre-alpha sandbox. It's...glorious.   read

 
 
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Nioh

Nioh sure has some ugly demons

Good news: Team Ninja's Nioh will have another playable demo on PlayStation 4. Bad news: this so-called "beta demo" won't appear until August 23, and like the alpha build before it, we'll only be able to test it out for a limited time. Come...   read

 
 
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Berserk

Have a ton of new Berserk Warriors screens

Over on the official website for Berserk Warriors, a ton of new screenshots and mechanical details have emerged. As promised the story will not only deal with the Golden Age arc (presumably capping off with the Eclipse, already confirmed in...   read

 
 
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Ace Team and Atlus are doing Rock of Ages II

Ace Team is making a sequel to 2011's fantastic action/tower defense game Rock of Ages and I found the news so surprising and uplifting that I forgot I was sick for a few minutes there. I'm that into it. As a boulder, you weave around or j...   read

 
 
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Absolver's tactical action hits all the right notes for me

Devolver Digital is coming into E3 in a few weeks with a couple of unannounced games. Absolver, an "online combat RPG" for PC and consoles, is one of them. Definitely watch the trailer to get a feel for how it flows. "Battles between warri...   read

 
 
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NieR: Automata screens are hot as hell

While I have at least heard the lauded soundtrack, I also have not played Nier, the cult classic RPG that Square Enix is bafflingly bringing back with Platinum Games at the helm. We interviewed them after the PS4-exclusive iNieR: Automata ...   read

 
 
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Whoa, where did Momodora: Reverie Under the Moonlight come from?

It's not every day I come across a cool-looking new game that turns out to be a part of a long-running series, but Momodora: Reverie Under the Moonlight is precisely that. It's the fourth installment in Bombservice's line of 2D action-platf...   read

 
 
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Vampyr screenshots

First screenshots of Dontnod's action-RPG Vampyr are especially dark

We've already seen a little bit of what to expect from Dontnod's upcoming action role-playing game Vampyr, through both a teaser video and some concept art. Both showed a dark world, in both the feasting-on-the-blood-of-humans and the it-is...   read

 
 
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Dragon Quest Heroes

Which of these Dragon Quest Heroes II characters should be on my team?

Ben was right. I don't know how anyone could play Dragon Quest Heroes and not come out the other side wanting to be best buds with Yangus. I'm hopeful he'll show up in the sequel, but for now, let's take a closer look at the recently confir...   read

 
 
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3DS action-RPG Sadame coming to the West

This is my first time seeing Sadame, a top-down action-RPG from Mebius and Rising Star Games, and I'm on board. The basic premise: a samurai, ninja, monk, and rogue battle demons in Japan's Sengoku period, earning better equipment and skil...   read

 
 
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Dark Souls 3 screens

Hot new Dark Souls III screens include eerie tiny king

Ah, screenshots. Some real classic, old-school video game journalism. More than anything I want to know what it is that compelled Bandai Namco to put out new Dark Souls III screens on a Wednesday night. Maybe something's fun happening in Ja...   read

 
 
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Attack on Titan PS4

That new Attack on Titan game freaks me out

It's not like I was going to sleep tonight, anyway, Attack on Titan. A handful of audio-less gameplay clips from Koei Tecmo's upcoming PS4, PS3, and PS Vita action game have surfaced on the official Japanese site. Lots of zooming around, sl...   read

 
 
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Scribblenauts developer hopes for $500,000 on Fig for its next game

When I hear "5th Cell," my mind goes to the good times I spent with 2008's action-tower defense Lock's Quest or 2009's creative puzzle platformer Scribblenauts. Those were cute, inventive 2D games. I definitely don't think of Hybrid, whose ...   read

 
 
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Mushroom 11 spreads its spores on October 15

Back when I first played Mushroom 11, more than a ago at PAX East 2014, it was a cool concept. Judging by the launch trailer below (and Brett's preview from earlier this year), Untame has really expanded on that concept, working it into a f...   read

 
 
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Nioh

Lookin' real good, Nioh

What stands out to you at Tokyo Game Show 2015? Nioh, yeah? It's got that Onimusha / Souls thing going for it, which is a damn good thing to have. More details have come out for the Koei Tecmo and Team Ninja action-RPG, as reported by 4Game...   read

 
 
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They're masterworks all

Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen climbs to PC in January

I didn't complete Dragon's Dogma, but I'd like to give it another try one day. Preferably on PC. That hasn't been an option yet, but it will be next year. Capcom is bringing the expanded Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen to Windows in January. Ex...   read

 
 
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Compare current, last-gen, and PC with this official Metal Gear Solid V gallery

Just in case you wanted to compare versions before buying a specific edition of Metal Gear Solid V, Konami has provided a website with multiple galleries for every platform (PC above). Based on these screens, and it's no surprise, the PC lo...   read

 
 
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Kamiya: Scalebound 'not a simple action game that Platinum is known for'

First, note that I wanted to get Scalebound's Hideki Kamiya to say, "Ask your mom" on video, but gamescom meetings are too tight, too perpetually behind to get much good one on one in. Still, I got to see an extended playthrough of Scalebou...   read

 
 
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Scalebound gameplay trailer reveals four-player co-op, coming holiday 2016

At today's gamescom press briefing, we got our first look at Scalebound gameplay footage and it looks really bloody cool. At the press conference we not only got to see five minutes of gameplay footage, but we also learned that our Beats-w...   read

 
 
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Microsoft debuts Crackdown 3 gameplay at gamescom

Microsoft gave us a bit of info on Crackdown 3, which is starting to take shape. It takes place in a new city which was once a "glistening metropolis now filled with crime." It's described as an ecosystem where you have more freedom to do ...   read

 
 
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Iconoclasts finally gets a release announcement: Steam and Sony systems in 2016

We have had our eyes on The Iconoclasts for a while now. It started development in 2010, and we have covered whispers of updates sporadically since then, including a rad mecha-worm boss fight using rail transport last year. Given the one-ma...   read

 
 
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Severed delay

DrinkBox's Severed is being delayed past summer

Guacamelee! was rad and DrinkBox Studios' next project Severed has a lot of the same stuff going for it, despite existing in an entirely different genre. It has that same sharp cartoon art style and it doesn't shy away from some good old-fa...   read

 
 
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#darksiders

The Darksiders II remaster doesn't look all that different

Were we expecting the remaster of Darksiders II for current systems to look significantly better than the 2012 original (RIP THQ)? I was not. Crisper and smoother, sure, but that's about it. Here are some comparison screenshots that, at lea...   read

 
 


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Belated Father's Day: Throw babies in Dad Beat Dads

True story: my dad used to be quite the brawler. At a stocky 5'5" (165 cm), he was often underestimated. What he lacks in height and reach he makes up for in tenacity. What I'm trying to say is that I'm pretty sure my dad could beat up you...   read

 
 
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Mirror's Edge Catalyst release date is February 23, 2016

At EA's press conference today, Sara Jansson showed off a trailer for the upcoming Mirror's Edge Catalyst. Before getting it started, she dropped the release date: February 23, 2016. That's less than a year before we can (finally) get back...   read

 
 
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