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You may have a chance to play Dishonored 2 early, win a custom Xbox One or PlayStation 4

Get ready to be annoyed about where you live. Bethesda is hosting Dishonored 2 fan events in select cities (San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York) where you'll be able to play the game ahead of its November 11 release, enjoy themed food and ...   read

 
 
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Podtoid? Questions!

It's getting about time to 'toid. Podtoid, that is. It's going to be hard to top our last show, which was blessed with Jordan's dulcet...legs, but we're going to try anyways. It's a Stockholm thing, mostly. Anyways, ask some questions or re...   read

 
 


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Loverwatch is a (sex-free) Overwatch dating sim

While the internet is already home to more Overwatch porn than you can reasonably touch yourself to, some people might be looking for a more lasting affair. Enter Loverwatch, a free, fan dating sim made by a crew of professional developers ...   read

 
 
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California university is giving out pro gaming scholarships

University of California, Irvine announced its esports initiative in the spring: build a gaming arena and give out, "as many as 10 academic scholarships" to students on its League of Legends team. It was apparently a good fit for the univer...   read

 
 
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Watch the first Metal Gear Survive gameplay here

Konami is debuting Metal Gear Survive gameplay at the 2016 Tokyo Game Show after announcing the Metal Gear Solid V scrap recycling job at gamescom last month. The four-player multiplayer game is set in an alternate universe following the ev...   read

 
 
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Overwatch's Tracer gets traced

Here is some good 3D chalk art coupled with a not-quite-accurate headline, but you understand what I was going for, right? I held a pen for the first time in a few months last night and drew Homer Simpson's head. In case you were wondering...   read

 
 
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Persona 5 is coming to Dragon's Dogma Online

Persona 5 is out in Japan right now, lucky ducks. And Atlus is strutting -- especially with Final Fantasy XV delayed until the end of November. I just wonder if it won't affect Tokyo Game Show attendance. Atlus is working with some major J...   read

 
 
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This good dog can hadoken!!!

This is Cohen, a 7-year-old Australian shepherd. She is a good dog. She can do a hadoken. Cohen is a good dog!   read

 
 
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Why'd EarthBound bomb? Well, critics at the time didn't help...

If Metacritic had existed when EarthBound launched in 1995, the cult-classic RPG would be rocking a 72%. Over at The Video Game Preservation Dump, Frank Cifaldi scanned every timely review, "to try and figure out why it failed." The last di...   read

 
 
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Meet the man who made Silent Hill and Gravity Rush

Keiichiro Toyama started in the games industry in 1994 as an artist on Hideo Kojima's cult-classic Snatcher. He went on to direct, write, and do some art for the original PlayStation classic Silent Hill, after which he continued making hor...   read

 
 
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Two more Pokemon Sun and Moon Ultra Beasts are bugging out

Here are two more Ultra Beasts, each exclusive to either Pokemon Sun or Pokemon Moon. The latter gets the sexy bug, UB-02 Beauty. According to the Pokemon website, "Its narrow, graceful legs allow it to accelerate with such explosive speed...   read

 
 
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The Sims boss is now in charge of Mass Effect developer BioWare

Mega-publisher Electronic Arts issued "an organizational update" yesterday announcing the formation of EA Worldwide Studios, a "central studios organization led by Patrick Söderlund," who was the head of EA Studios for the past three y...   read

 
 
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Watch 10 minutes of the unreleased, PS3-exclusive Silent Hill

In 2006, while the main studio was working on handheld titles, including the PSP's Silent Hill: Origins, Climax Los Angeles was working on a pitch for a PS3-exclusive Silent Hill built in Unreal Engine 3. While Konami liked Climax enough t...   read

 
 
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Here's a trailer for Destiny's Rise of Iron, out next week

Before there were Guardians, there were Iron Lords. I'm more of an Irony Lord myself, but I appreciate any culture that keeps cute huskies around. Destiny: Rise of Iron is out next week, September 20, and brings with it, "a new cinematic s...   read

 
 
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Catch a glimpse of Horizon Zero Dawn before the robot apocalypse

While the lush, robot-filled grasslands make for the more interesting setting, it was neat to see the world of Horizon Zero Dawn before it gets overtaken by nature, back when it was filled with skyscrapers and urban-living. The team was ca...   read

 
 
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VR porn may find PS4 backdoor, but is AR porn the future?

On the Blu-ray versus HD-DVD conversation, Tropic Thunder's Kevin Sandusky notes, "people thought it would come down to pixel rate or refresh rate and they were pretty much the same. What it came down to was gamers and porn." It helped that...   read

 
 
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Russian man faces 5 years in jail for playing Pokemon Go in church

I would like to point your browser towards two links first by way of remembrance. Pokemon Go is still chugging as the 'fastest game ever' to hit $500 million in revenue, to remind you that there are still a lot of people playing Pokemon Go....   read

 
 
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The best theme song in video game history comes from an unlikely place

Before Sony used "Take Me Out" in that great, futile PSP campaign, Franz Ferdinand's 2004 hit showed up in EA's NFL football game, Madden. For the last 15 years or so, the series' soundtracks have been filled with licensed music, an eclecti...   read

 
 
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Hitman is going to Colorado this month

After four strong episodes, our tall, bald son Agent 47 is coming home to America, baby. The fifth Hitman episode, "Freedom Fighters," is coming out at the end of this month, September 27. The "toughest assignment yet" tasks 47 with infiltr...   read

 
 
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Japanese teens, um, rap about Miitomo

This is...something. Non-English rap has always rung weird to me. It's like that hit Italian song that's meant to sound like hit American music, but the singer is just stringing together nonsense sounds. There's something uncanny about it....   read

 
 
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Criminally slept-on Jazzpunk is coming to PS4 as a Director's Cut

Please enjoy what a video game trailer can be. Remember when David Lynch directed PS2 commercials? Either just show a shit ton of gameplay, or make something cool enough to stand on its own, I say. It doesn't have to be obtuse, either. Rem...   read

 
 
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Time's '50 best video games of all time' list has broken me

Time Magazine is a tabloid, clickbait before internet teens learned to sling the word at anything that didn't mesh with their ideology, but because it has a veneer of respectability owed to its near 100-year run, it continues to make bolder...   read

 
 
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Tormentor X Punisher is metal beyond good taste

Let's fucking do this! Sure at first glance it looks like I Made a Game with Zombies in It! without a tongue in its cheek, especially with the live-action trailer bits that look like Strafe with 1/10th the budget (I mean, a professional ba...   read

 
 
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These Pokemon hamburgers are to 'dye' for

Australian burger pop-up Down-n-Out (In-n-Out down under) is selling a two-week run of Pokemon-inspired hamburgers. Squirtle got the shaft as the crew went with two starters, Bulbasaur and Charmander, as well as the ubiquitous Pikachu. The ...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Go loses over 10 million daily players

Pokemon Go made record profits in its first month, but the reason King sold for $6 billion, for example, wasn't Candy Crush's first month (a paltry $25 million earned to Go's $200 million), but sustained engagement.  After peaking 2-3 ...   read

 
 
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