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Years later, Nintendo Land is back on the Wii U eShop

Nintendo Land is a short-lived thrill, but it's still a game I think every Wii U owner should seek out. It makes use of the console's hardware in ways few other games have or ever will again, and there's enough variation between the mini-g...   read

 
 
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Tomb Raider's new game director helped create Dead Space

Crystal Dynamics has lined up a new game director, Ian Milham, for the Tomb Raider series. While you might not know him by name, you'll definitely recognize his work. During his time at Visceral Games, he was the art director on the wonderf...   read

 
 
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Multibowl is like a head-to-head WarioWare for old games

In Multibowl, two players compete against each other across snippets of emulated games like Wild Guns, Vs. Excitebike, Super Mario Kart, and others selected randomly from a list of hundreds. One moment you're serving in tennis, the next, y...   read

 
 
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Final Fantasy XV's second half is said to be more story-driven

When I think of Final Fantasy XV, I think of driving around the countryside, hopping out to chase down and beat up monsters, admiring decadent food, and camping with my buddies. Open-world, dudes-on-a-road-trip-type stuff. But that's only b...   read

 
 
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Titanfall 2's tech test returns tomorrow with improvements

The Titanfall 2 technical test returns tomorrow, August 26, and if you felt let down by what you played of the mech game's multiplayer last weekend, you should be able to spot some improvements. These are the patch notes from Respawn Entert...   read

 
 
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The Behemoth is running a beta for its weird strategy RPG soon

The Behemoth is taking a crack at turn-based strategy with Pit People, a game that, like the studio's prior work (Castle Crashers, BattleBlock Theater), is silly and best played in co-op. One day you won't have to hear it from me -- you'll...   read

 
 
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Battlefield 4 has adopted a new user interface on consoles

DICE has rolled out its new "centralized" user interface for Battlefield 4 on Xbox One and PlayStation 4. The revised UI is the same one we'll see in Battlefield 1 this October and in fact if and when you own both games, it'll be possible ...   read

 
 
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You should set up two-step verification for PlayStation Network

I've heard horror stories of people losing access to their PlayStation Network accounts because of a weak password, unfortunate luck, or whatever the case may be, and while those nightmare scenarios don't exactly keep me up at night, they ...   read

 
 
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You'll soon be able to make and play Halo 5 maps on Windows 10

Starting Thursday, September 8, PC players will be able to dip their toes into Halo 5: Guardians map-making. As previously covered, 343 Industries and SkyBox Labs are bringing the game's Forge mode over to Windows 10 -- that's the day it'll...   read

 
 
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Respawn responds to harsh Titanfall 2 feedback

I didn't get around to trying the Titanfall 2 multiplayer "tech test" over the weekend, but I sure heard a lot about it from folks who did. Players who viewed the sequel as a step down on multiple fronts made themselves loud and clear. Now,...   read

 
 


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These Overwatch illustrations are so doggone good!

Oh my gosh, YES! I love everything about this. Graphic designer and illustrator Lily Nishita (formerly of Naughty Dog) has imagined the Overwatch crew as pups, and her imagination is brilliant. The breed selection totally fits with the char...   read

 
 
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Adult Swim is helping bring back ToeJam & Earl

You were aware that a new ToeJam & Earl game is currently in production, right? If not, I'm happy to be the bearer of good news. Series co-creator Greg Johnson took to Kickstarter last year to crowdfund ToeJam & Earl: Back in the G...   read

 
 
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This Owlboy trailer shows that good things take time

I don't know that I'm capable of writing about Owlboy without talking about the passage of time, so I'm not even going to fight it. This is a game I've been looking forward to for years and years, to the point where there's almost a sense ...   read

 
 
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AI-chatting sci-fi game Event[0] set for Steam in September

Funny, strange, sometimes alarming things can occur when you chat up one of those artificial intelligence bots capable of convincingly chatting back. Look no further than Cleverbot. It's all right there in the parental-advice disclaimer: "t...   read

 
 
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You can now relive Call of Duty 2 on Xbox One

Folks have politely and sometimes not-so-politely asked the powers that be to get Call of Duty: Black Ops II playable on Xbox One. It's among the most-requested games, if not number-one. First, there was Black Ops -- it joined the backward-...   read

 
 
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Sony is bringing a wireless adapter and PlayStation Now to PC

Sony is coming out with a wireless USB adapter for the DualShock 4 this September. It's going to cost $24.99, which is what these sorts of things typically go for, and it'll let you use the controller's "every feature" on PC and Mac. If you...   read

 
 
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Alienation now has weekly challenges and new loot

Local co-op support was the big post-release addition for Alienation, but Housemarque is back with another free update for its twin-stick shooter, as well as some DLC. As of today, you'll now have Weekly Missions with "unusual rules" to tac...   read

 
 
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Overwatch's new castle map Eichenwalde is smaller than you'd think

Despite picking support classes whenever and wherever possible, I was perfectly fine waiting for Blizzard to add Ana, Overwatch's first post-release hero, to the game proper before trying her out. But that new map, Eichenwalde? Not a chance...   read

 
 
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Disgaea 2 is coming to Steam, but not until January

Typically, when I hear that an older game is being ported over to PC, I expect to see it pop up on Steam in the near future. A few weeks. Maybe a month. Hell, sometimes they're even stealth-released! The newly-announced port of Disgaea 2, t...   read

 
 
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I missed the first game, but Oceanhorn 2 has my attention

Cornfox & Bros. is turning its Oceanhorn action-adventure property into a series. The sequel, Oceanhorn 2: Knights of the Lost Realm, "will be built upon the same elements that were the heart and soul of the first Oceanhorn game: expl...   read

 
 
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Allison Road may still see the light of day

It's still unclear what exactly went down with Allison Road. The P.T.-inspired horror adventure game went from seeking Kickstarter funding to having a publisher in Team17, and just as things were looking their most hopeful, the project was ...   read

 
 
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It looks like Sony is making a slimmer PS4

[Update: A Wall Street Journal report backs this up, noting a possible release of the Slim in September.] Earlier today, photographs of an alleged redesigned PlayStation 4 system surfaced online, but they just depicted the box, not the unit...   read

 
 
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You can play Umbrella Corps for free on Steam this weekend (but you really shouldn't)

Curiosity has gotten the better of me. I'm among the less than 70 people on PC currently playing Umbrella Corps, Capcom's fast-crawling multiplayer-centric take on Resident Evil that saw a commercial release for some reason. That's sub-70 p...   read

 
 
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This PlayStation Network Flash Sale has some nice PS1 classics

[Art by John-Lozano on DeviantArt] Ready or not, here's another PSN Flash Sale. "Otherworldly Games"? Whatever you say, pal! I sometimes question my ability to make recommendations aside from whatever personally speaks to me, so with that i...   read

 
 
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This Prey footage brings back memories of Geist

Even after that last round details from QuakeCon, I'm feeling a little hazy on what exactly Prey will be like (or maybe -- well, probably -- I'm still just coming to terms with its deviation from the original Prey and also the dropped boun...   read

 
 
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