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Hey! Pikmin heading to 3DS on July 28

Speeding right through today's Nintendo Direct, the company has announced a July 28, 2017 launch for Hey! Pikmin, a game we've seen footage of but didn't have a name for until now. Essentially, it's the standard series formula but reworked ...   read

 
 
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Project CARS 2 checks rallycross off its bucket list

Could you get down with some rallycross? I could get down with some rallycross. That's the latest focal point in the long promotional build up to Slightly Mad Studios' "late 2017" launch for Project CARS 2. The accompanying trailer shows c...   read

 
 
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Don't call this Kirby statue a 'round pink ball'

The next gaming statue from First 4 Figures (and the third in the company's Kirby line, following Sword Kirby and Meta Knight) is a determined-looking Fighter Kirby. Ahead of a Q4 2017 release, pre-orders are open for the 13-inch, not-quit...   read

 
 
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SOMA seems like a good fit for eye tracking

I'd say SOMA is plenty unnerving as is, but maybe you'd like to ratchet up the immersion and tension. Maybe you also happen to own one of those fancy eye-tracking devices. If so, heads up! Frictional Games has updated its existential under...   read

 
 
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Ready at Dawn's arena combat game Deformers is out April 21

It's been months and months since Zack told us about the squishy arena combat game Deformers, and I'm still tickled by the fact that Ready at Dawn, the maker of The Order: 1886, is also behind this. As a quick catch-up, Deformers is a game ...   read

 
 
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Leaked Star Wars Battlefront II trailer shows Kylo Ren and Darth Maul

[Update: Official upload added.] The first look at Star Was Battlefront II was supposed to debut on April 15, but you know how these things go. A trailer with "game engine footage," viewable above, has slipped out ahead of schedule. Battle...   read

 
 
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More floors and an updated Tokyo Death Metro planned for Let it Die

Grasshopper Manufacture isn't done with Let it Die. As announced on-stream yesterday, a number of updates are coming to the free-to-play action-survival game. Among those plans are a challenging new set of floors with a different "atmospher...   read

 
 
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You can stop asking for Call of Duty: Black Ops II on Xbox One now

Ahhh, you hear that? That's the sweet, sweet silence of folks no longer hounding Microsoft about backward compatibility support for Call of Duty: Black Ops II on Xbox One. Today's the day. It's done. Naturally, some other beloved Xbox 360...   read

 
 
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Overwatch's Uprising event kicks off today

If I had a piggy bank full of Overwatch credits, I'd be fetching a comically oversized hammer right about now. The game's Uprising event begins today, and with it comes character skins, emotes, and other cosmetic rewards I desperately want...   read

 
 
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Race the Sun is getting PlayStation VR support and other goodies

Existing games adding support for PlayStation VR is a nice way to pad out the device's library and save us some money in cases where we already own the title in question. The endless flyer Race the Sun is the latest to embrace that concept ...   read

 
 
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Review: Drawn to Death

From the mind of Twisted Metal and God of War designer David Jaffe comes Drawn to Death, a multiplayer-only arena shooter set within the doodle-filled confines of a teenager's notebook. This is a world in which a shark-headed ninja can grap...   read

 
 
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The Super Nintendo is next in line for a visual compendium

Bitmap Books has come out with several well-received visual compendiums before, but this latest one -- an unofficial "visual tribute" to the Super Nintendo and Super Famicom -- is particularly special to me. That's my all-time favorite game...   read

 
 
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PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is already a million seller on Steam

I've been sleeping on the latest Steam success story, but enough people have brought it up and shared amusing clips that I've finally started to pay attention. PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is a battle royale game whose roots go back to the...   read

 
 
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Serious Sam's Bogus Detour looks like a nice throwback

This might not be the Serious Sam game we were expecting, but it has my attention. Serious Sam's Bogus Detour is monster-killing twin-stick shooter from the makers of Hammerwatch. You'll get to paint the floors red either alone or with up ...   read

 
 
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Overwatch's Uprising event should be a good one

Ahead of a planned full reveal and release tomorrow, a trailer for the next Overwatch event inadvertently popped up today. Aside from lots of alluring and surely bank-breaking new skins (check the gallery!), the update will bring a mode not...   read

 
 
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Funny contraption builder Besiege is adding multiplayer and a level editor

The gif-friendly Steam Early Access title Besiege is getting not one but two of its biggest fan requests: cooperative and versus multiplayer, and a level editor with Steam Workshop support for sharing. Better yet, you'll even be able to bui...   read

 
 
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Niantic says cooperative 'experiences' are coming to Pokemon Go

In a blog post discussing recent award wins for Pokemon Go, developer Niantic included a short but promising tease about its near-future content plans. What do you make of this? "With spring arriving in the northern hemisphere, players can ...   read

 
 
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This week's Rain World update addresses common complaints

It's a shame about Rain World's brutal reputation, but I'm still keeping an eye on it to see how things progress from here. Videocult has already responded with a patch "intended to accommodate some early player feedback and polish assorted...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Sun and Moon are giving out four Mega Stones

It's once again Mystery Gift time in Pokémon Sun and Moon. The Pokémon Company has several freebies for folks who have transferred in Mawile, Beedrill, Audino, and Medicham from the Pokémon Bank, or for anyone who just ...   read

 
 
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Don't Starve Together's 'A New Reign' update brings new foes

After months of beta testing, the meaty Don't Starve Together update "A New Reign" is ready for a full release. It's out today on Steam for free, bringing with it more giants like the Toadstool and Bee Queen, a desert oasis, and a nasty su...   read

 
 
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Splatoon 2's Li'l Judd is too good for this world

Even though I only played a few rounds of Splatoon 2 during the Global Testfire -- enough to get a sense of the similar-feeling sequel with the limited content available -- I felt like the demo was worthwhile. That's due to one thing, and o...   read

 
 
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DICE is moving to monthly updates for Battlefield 1

Every few days I'll run across some wild gif from Battlefield 1 and think, "Hey, I should get back into that at some point." It hasn't happened, in part because I don't own the expansion pass, but it might soon. In a blog post, DICE laid ou...   read

 
 
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Action-RPG The Surge really wants you to lop off limbs

Deck13 has garnered interest from Dark Souls fans, myself included, with The Surge. It's an action-RPG with a near-future-Earth twist that has you dodging, whittling away at your enemies, and striking with a finishing move to slice off spe...   read

 
 
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See which games made the cut for Summer Games Done Quick 2017

[Update: Heck yeah, Breath of the Wild is listed for SGDQ 2017 as a bonus game.] Speedrun marathon Summer Games Done Quick has shared its game schedule for this year's event. That's not something I'd normally be super into seeing this far i...   read

 
 
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Cave Story creator's Kero Blaster out on PS4 next week

Daisuke "Pixel" Amaya is bringing the amphibian action-platformer Kero Blaster to PlayStation 4 on Tuesday, April 11. Like some of his other non-Cave Story games, it's a name you might've heard mentioned before but never sought out, and if ...   read

 
 



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