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Ubisoft acquires 2048 publisher Ketchapp

The release of 2048 was a flashpoint; the low-budget free-to-play Threes! ripoff became more popular than the game it stole from, starting a conversation about the viability of paid games in the mobile space. Fun fact: the version...   read

 
 
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PC platformers and pixels of the past

If you grew up playing games in the late '80s or early '90s, you remember that Mario dominated the discussion on playgrounds and after school. By some estimates, Nintendo controlled up to 90% of the home console market, and it's no wonder t...   read

 
 
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Active pre-load Gears of War 4 right now

Digital pre-orders for Gears of War 4 on Xbox One are available for pre-loading right now! The official Gears of War Twitter account let the details loose around an hour ago along with some information on the file size. The PC version is n...   read

 
 
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Report: Lego Dimensions Wave 6 content inaccessible on Xbox One and Wii U

According to a tip from long-time reader JVB and many, many posts on Lego Dimensions-centric social media forums, Xbox One and Wii U players have been unable to access any of the Wave 6/Year 2 level packs until very recently, including Harr...   read

 
 
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Drunken Robot Pornography developer talk show, live from Boston

Tonight! A special event! I will be hosting a live stream talk show at Laugh Boston, starting 7:30pm EST. It'll be a part of their regularly Player 1/2 event, but if it gets enough views, the show will become a reoccurring thing? That's the...   read

 
 
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(Update) Destiny 2 reportedly 'a totally new game,' set for PC release

[Update: Famed NeoGAF leak artist shinobi602 has offered additional details to Kotaku's report, confirming the expanded "playspaces" concept. Specifically, shinobi602 cites Saturn as a future location, reportedly "bigger than all of the pla...   read

 
 
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Careful, there be spoilers in the Dishonored 2 achievement list

Below is the achievement list for Dishonored 2 -- which I'll be playing tomorrow -- with the achievements helpfully separated into a general category, and story-related ones that you might consider to be spoilers. If you do, don't read thos...   read

 
 
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PlayStation Experience is back, but this time it's in Anaheim

Like a free spirit or a wandering nomad, PlayStation Experience is on the move once again. In 2014, the inaugural PSX was in Las Vegas. Last year, Sony took over part of the Moscone Center in San Francisco. This year, it'll take place in An...   read

 
 
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Review: Hitman: Colorado

I've never been to Denver outside of an airport layover. I'm sure it's a lovely place, but Bat Dad has ruined it for me (sorry Brett).   read

 
 
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Hyper Light Drifter rolls out 60 FPS support and a Newcomer mode

The already good Hyper Light Drifter is getting even better with a substantial update, out now in beta form on Steam, that enables 60 frames-per-second support and adds two modes. The first is Newcomer mode, meant for "folks looking for a l...   read

 
 
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Studies show our large, unemployed sons are playing hella video games to feel better

Young, "less-educated" (which apparently includes people with associate's degrees; gotta keep tricking kids into going into $50,000 in debt for the Bachelor's), able-bodied men are apparently still not working, or not working full-time, in ...   read

 
 
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Dragon Quest Builders has a demo out for PS4 and Vita

I can't remember the last time I downloaded a demo, but I'll happily take the time to nab the trial for Dragon Quest Builders (PS4 here, PS Vita here). I'm so curious about this game. What initially looked like a me-too sandbox constructio...   read

 
 
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More Call of Duty titles land on Xbox One via backward compatibility

A lot of Call of Duty titles remain the most-requested games for Xbox One backward compatibility, but that list may soon change. Last week, Call of Duty 3 was given functionality and this week, Call of Duty: World at War has been added. In ...   read

 
 
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Review: Forza Horizon 3

You and me, Carter! We're racing for slips! And not the "now I own your car" kind of slips, but pink slips. The loser's fired and has to go work in some other corner of the industry! Wait, what? We can both review Forza Horizon 3? Oh, that ...   read

 
 
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Battlefield 1's campaign looks surprisingly good

Most Battlefield players don't show up for the single-player campaign, but if it's there, sure, I'll probably go through it before switching over to the multiplayer. These stories have never been what I'd call "good," but perhaps Battlefie...   read

 
 
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Yakuza 0 Business Edition pre-order is lackluster

Sega has announced a special pre-order deal for Yakuza 0 for North America. If you pre-order the "Business Edition" you get---business cards. A steel business card case with some business cards for Kiryu, as well as a hostess club card...   read

 
 
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Wyald is a good litmus test for how violent the new Berserk game is

Wyald, the sadistic creature from Berserk, will be making an appearance in the new Musou game (now titled Berserk and the Band of the Hawk). You can get a look at his moveset above, which seems to take the "wacky" Musou route, with rolling ...   read

 
 
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The most 'important' Final Fantasy character comes to Brave Exvius

If Square Enix had their way, every Final Fantasy homage would involve Lightning and Cloud. Out of every iconic character in the series' storied history, Lightning is the recent one that no one can seem to escape. She's got her own fashion ...   read

 
 
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Musou Stars adds Millennia from the underrated Deception series

There are a handful of franchises that I generally talk about as criminally underrated, and Deception is up there. Built around the concept of setting up traps and not actually fighting head-on, the games are still very much alive...   read

 
 
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Overwatch's new patch will adjust controller aiming, allows for quicker turns

If you've already forgotten by now Blizzard tunes the PC and console editions of Overwatch separately, and the latter is about to get another big patch soon (many features of which you can test now on the PTR on PC). Basically what it does ...   read

 
 
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World of Final Fantasy Tifa is too cute for life

World of Final Fantasy is too cute for words. I mean, if you can make the super edgy Sephiroth look adorable, you know your art team is large and in charge. And the same goes for Tifa (her hat!), who was revealed by way of Famitsu this...   read

 
 
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Michel Ancel teases something Beyond Good & Evil related

Legendary designer Michel Ancel is once again up to his old tricks, hyping up some upcoming project. Or is he? These days you can never be too sure with seemingly innocuous posts, like a Beyond Good and Evil related piece of art he posted o...   read

 
 
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Review: Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice

Did you know there is a new Sonic game releasing in just a few days exclusively on the Nintendo 3DS? I wouldn't be surprised if you answered no, considering Sega itself has seemingly forgotten this game existed, instead heavily marketing So...   read

 
 
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The Wii U eShop release of Pikmin is a good excuse for a replay

Pikmin might look and feel a little dated compared to its stellar sequel, but heck yes I'd be down to play it again with those well-matched Wii Remote controls. Nintendo is bringing the Wii version of its precious 2001 real-time strategy ga...   read

 
 
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GameStop is selling off a bunch of used PS3, 360, and Wii consoles

Remember when you could play video games while being offline? Pepperidge Farm remembers, and GameStop is hoping the public at large wants to relive their old experiences because there's a big Blast from the Past sale going on. Pre-owned Xbo...   read

 
 
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