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The Global Testpunch left me feeling optimistic about Arms

After an hour spent with Arms in tonight's limited-time, limited-content Global Testpunch demo, I'm feeling... pretty good about it? Yeah, I think so. Not over the moon, but good. Nintendo has come up with an accessible enough but still nua...   read

 
 
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Giant Uplay and Star Wars sales grace PC for the weekend

WinGameStore, a digital retailer that sells Windows games (shocking), is running two big sales events this weekend from two major angles. In corner one, we have a flurry of Uplay titles, everything from Assassin's Creed and Far Cry to Heroe...   read

 
 

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Golf Story could be the RPG-style golf game we've been waiting for

As an easy-on-the-eyes golf game for Nintendo Switch, Golf Story looks promising. But there's more to it than that, and I think that's how it'll be able to win over folks who aren't typically into sports games -- say, for example, people wh...   read

 
 
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New Earth Defense Force 5 trailer shows off the EDF forces

D3 Publisher has debuted a new trailer for the upcoming PS4 game Earth Defense Force 5, which has turned out to be a real treat.   read

 
 
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Killing Floor 2 and Life is Strange rumored for PlayStation Plus in June

A now-removed tweet from PlayStation Turkey suggests that co-op zombie shooter Killing Floor 2 and inconsistently hella good teenage adventure Life is Strange are on the docket for PlayStation Plus. Ordinarily, Killing Floor 2 would come a...   read

 
 
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Senran Kagura: Peach Beach Splash receives limited edition in North America

Senran Kagura: Peach Beach Splash, the upcoming summer-themed shooter Senran Kagura spinoff, will be jiggling onto PS4s this summer.   read

 
 
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The PC port of Vanquish has one of those pesky high-frame-rate bugs

An inquisitive player has stumbled across some frame-rate weirdness in the just-released PC version of Vanquish, and if the game doesn't feel quite the way you remember it, this issue could be the culprit. NeoGAF user .:Wesker:. brought com...   read

 
 
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You can grab Rising Storm: Game of the Year edition for free from Humble right now

With all the buzz surrounding Call of Duty's return to World War II, now seems like a great time to jump back into the past and relive some of the best FPS games from last generation. One of the more overlooked titles, Rising Storm, was ori...   read

 
 
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Raiden V is coming to PS4 and Steam with a 'Director's Cut'

Sometime this fall, UFO Interactive Games will be bringing Raiden V to PS4 and PC (via Steam) as Raiden V: Director's Cut. In an effort to entice fans to double dip (or sweeten the deal for people who don't own an Xbox One), Director's Cut ...   read

 
 
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Paul Robertson's Australian Pokemon kick ass

If you thought key, sword, and trash Pokemon mean GameFreak has exhausted all possibilities for new monsters, rest assured: good artists can always come up with more. Artist Paul Robertson single-handedly put together an entire Pokedex that...   read

 
 


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Review: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

It’s been nearly 14 years since audiences were first treated to Johnny Depp’s Captain Jack Sparrow. At the time, Roger Ebert said that Depp’s “performance is original in its every atom. There has never been a pi...   read

 
 
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Episode two of Telltale's Guardians of the Galaxy is 'Under Pressure'

For the debut episode of Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series, the studio amusingly settled on the title Tangled Up in Blue. That song-based trend continues with episode two, Under Pressure, which is now set for a June 6 re...   read

 
 
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GTA Online shows no signs of stopping with its gunrunning update next month

You probably don't think about GTA V all that often anymore, but literally tens of thousands of people are thinking about (or playing) GTA Online daily. There's a reason the base game is so massively successful years down the line -- becaus...   read

 
 
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Early Access Review: PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds

Let's not beat around the bush: I like PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds. I like it quite a lot. In fact, I feel a little bit of gratitude towards it, or more accurately, towards Bluehole and Brendan "PlayerUnknown" Greene for coming up with it...   read

 
 
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Final Fantasy XII's Gambit system seems unchanged in Zodiac Age, and that's perfectly okay

While Final Fantasy XII's gambit system (read: ability to assign AI tasks with provisos) wasn't perfect, it was ahead of its time, especially for a console RPG. Obnoxious marketing speak aside in the trailer, it does a decent job of explain...   read

 
 
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Should you get Disgaea 5 Complete on Switch? Take this quiz and find out

Disgaea 5 Complete is a Switch port of the original PS4 game, with all of its relatively pricey DLC included. This the first Disgaea game to hit a Nintendo console since Disgaea DS in 2008, giving Nintendo loyalists plen...   read

 
 
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The no-fail guide to having fun with Pokemon: Magikarp Jump

Since it first hit app stores earlier this week, I have been inundated with requests for information about how best to enjoy Pokémon: Magikarp Jump. I can barely go a minute on my Twitter feed without somebody asking me “What&r...   read

 
 
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Ouch, Kingdom Hearts III and Final Fantasy VII remake to launch 'in the next three years or so'

Square Enix CEO Yosuke Matsuda has some bad news for people expecting a surprise 2017 first chapter release of Final Fantasy VII Remake -- a slide during a fiscal year presentation has revealed that it's expected "within the next three year...   read

 
 
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Far Cry 5 is coming in February, watch the full trailer here

Far Cry is an interesting franchise, in that it's probably the most "Ubisoft" of all with its multitude of radio towers and map screen dots, but it also excites people more than a lot of their other work. This trailer for Far Cry 5 is ...   read

 
 
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Review: Emily is Away Too

Emily is Away wasn’t the first visual novel I had ever played, but one of the few to transport me into a period of my life I thought I left behind. Maybe that was due more to the accurate recreation of Windows XP and AOL Instant Messe...   read

 
 
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Capcom is bringing Monster Hunter XX to Nintendo Switch

It may not be your exact "Monster Hunter on Nintendo Switch" dream scenario, but Capcom is heading in that general direction. The company has announced Monster Hunter XX for Switch in Japan. There's a preliminary website for the Switch vers...   read

 
 
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Darkest Dungeon's Crimson Court expansion is out June 19

Darkest Dungeon. Crimson Court. Gosh I love that short, sweet alliteration. The Crimson Court is the first expansion for Red Hook Studios' "absolutely merciless" roguelike dungeon-crawling RPG, and it's nearly ready for Windows, Mac, and Li...   read

 
 
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Review: Vanquish (PC)

Platinum might be a universally loved company, but not all of their games are. This is especially evident in the studio's era of licensed projects, with Korra operating as their most polarizing game to date, alongside of the contentiou...   read

 
 
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Relive Ash Ketchum's first adventure at Japan Expo '17

If you're planning on attending this year's Japan Expo in France, then you can look forward to a special treat. It turns out that Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You!, the film that's an alternate retelling of Satoshi/Ash's Indigo League...   read

 
 
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Directed by Ridley Scott Ladies and gentlebeings! Welcome to Comments of the Week presented by yours truly, FakePlasticTree. This is our attempt at rebooting a beloved feature blog series that we as a community hold very dear. Now, calling ...   read

 
 


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TheBlondeBass

Yay, faced my first hacked opponent in fire emblem heroes No matter what I did to his hector, even if his special wasnt charged, the game refused to deal damage to The skills that appeared on screen were just his basic

 
Roxas1359

The thing that sucks about always working the closing shift: I miss out on the Global T^T

 
BigDoniel

Thankfully Ive 5 nights off so I can check out the testpunch later today, all this talks got me

 
TheBlondeBass

huh, turns out nearly everybody here has a switch and an interest in ARMS

 
Fuzunga

The only problem I had with how Arms played is that I felt like it registered blocks constantly when I was just trying to move

 
Nathan D

With all the talk of Vanquish, I finally booted up my PS3 copy (which I forgot I Strangely enough, with the bad guys being space Russians, it is more relevant than it ever has

 
the navi is a lie

Arms seems better and better the more I hear about Might try the next testfire, if they have I wouldve today but I wasnt home

 
Shinta

Did you guys get the charging system down in Arms? Jump then punch when you land to Blocking charges both Or hold dash or jump to The longer you hold, the longer the charge Charging turns on the element in your gloves

 
Parismio

Gotta day thay testpunch was really I plan to get this game asap!

 
Jonathan Holmes

As someone who played Wii Sports Boxing every night for months, I can say that Arms good! I plan to play a lot of single player then maybe go back online everyone once in a

 

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