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  Watch Video Get ready for today's contest and win a Switch copy of Hob: The Definitive Edition! I consider the PS2 days to be the definitive era for platformers. They were fun and vibrant and colorful, and weren't afraid to have cartooni...   read

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This weekend, Nintendo will be holding a free demo period for Mario Tennis Aces. Similar to the online tournament demo from last year, players will be able to sample the online offerings of the game for a limited time period....   read

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Ever hear someone name-drop an old video game and then immediately feel an irresistible impulse to stop what you're doing, seek it out, and see how well it holds up? Hey, me too. What a coincidence! Yesterday, in light of Fro...   read
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Blizzard just lifted the lid on a new pair of special Overwatch skins created to celebrate the Overwatch League 2019 All-Stars event. This year, it's a support duo – Atlantic Mercy and Pacific Lúcio. These limit...   read
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  Watch Video The concept has been done before, and it'll be done again, but boy do I appreciate horror games that take place on a ship. The folks behind Layers of Fear 2 surely agree, as they've decided to swap out their tormented painter...   read

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One of the most notorious Assassin's Creed games has found new life five years after launch. In the wake of the Notre Dame fire in Paris, Ubisoft ran a promotion where it gave away Assassin's Creed Unity for free on...   read

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  Watch Video Sega Ages: Virtua Racing is now available on the Japanese eShop and it contains an incredibly unique feature. In an effort to replicate the linked arcade experience, you can play in eight-player split-screen versus in both d...   read

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  Watch Video Along with confirming the release date yesterday, Nintendo UK has announced a limited edition of Super Mario Maker 2 for Europe. While it doesn't have a fancy case or any extra content, it does include a year subscription to...   read
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A video games business fallacy that outside observers often buy into is that games get canceled for one another. For instance, "Scalebound got canned so Crackdown 3 could get made." That's not how it works. However,...   read

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  Watch Video There are big things planned for A Hat in Time -- literally. Despite launching about a year and a half ago, developer Gears for Breakfast is still supporting this action platformer in unique ways. For instance, the next...   read
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[Update: The promo is live now. Head to your Twitch Prime landing page and redeem the offer for a unique code. It'll score you the "Boros Battalion" deck, which is comprised almost entirely of cards from both recent Ravnica s...   read

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  Watch Video Epic Games is bringing back some Marvel magic to Fornite this year. Just in time for tomorrow's release of Avengers: Endgame, a new limited time mode will be playable in the popular battle royale title. While players won't b...   read
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[Image credit] As is customary with Magic: The Gathering as of late, the War of the Spark set's release is going to be staggered now that Arena is in the picture. The Planeswalker-heavy set is actually live today, with pre-release events (more on those in a moment) happening throughout the weekend, and paper cards going on sale next Friday, May 3. Here's a breakdown!   read
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  Watch Video It looks like the classic platforming title BurgerTime is preparing to make a comeback, on the Nintendo Switch no less, as developer G-Mode Corporation has teased the release of an all-new sequel BurgerTime Party! (The exclam...   read

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Review: Days Gone

  Watch Video Days Gone feels like it's a few years too late. Nothing against zombie media, despite the currently dangerous saturation levels, but it's something you'd typically see released around the height of Walking Dead's popularity: ...   read
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Publisher Focus Home Interactive, along with developer Saber Interactive, has proudly announced that their co-op zombie shooter, World War Z, has already surpassed one million sales since its launch just last week. The multip...   read

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It's another fun week for the eShop, as the Switch is getting BoxBoy + BoxGirl, Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age, and SteamWorld Quest. It's a nice mix of old and new, with two old school oriented RPGs front and center! The S...   read

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  Watch Video This review will be pretty simple if you fit a certain niche criteria. Did you enjoy past Paradox grand strategy games? Do you enjoy ancient history? Is the only thing holding you back from becoming a dictator a lack of power...   read
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Smash Ultimate is a triumph by any measure. It's currently tied as the highest-rated game in the series with Brawl on Metacritic, it's loved by fans, and of course, has sold a ton. How much is a ton? A lot. Let's break it dow...   read
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  Watch Video SNK has dropped the next in their current run of character trailers, introducing us to the roster of their upcoming Samurai Shodown. This week, the series sees the return of a veteran roster member, stoic swordsman and begrud...   read

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Days Gone is a long and arduous game. Survival is more of a focal point than most of the other open world projects in recent memory, so conservation is key. Here's some tips to help you with that sometimes confusing process, with some very vague non-story spoilers.   read
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  Watch Video I'll get right to it: Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers is a Persona Warriors (Musou) game for the Switch and PS4. Whoa! Teased as a "Persona S" reveal, many folks assumed that the announcement would deal with Per...   read

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Nintendo has announced that it will be holding a closed beta test of Mario Kart Tour for Android next month. Sign-ups are open now for North American and Japanese players who want to get in on the action.The beta is scheduled...   read

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Nintendo is a wild, wild company to speculate about: even mostly guesswork can end up accurate. It has a baked-in audience at any given time so rumors will always be read; even during the Wii U years, and they're such an out-...   read

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The last time we left the Nintendo Switch, it was floating in the orbit of the Nintendo 64's 32.93 million lifetime sales: now, it has officially surpassed them thanks to a new financial report from Nintendo last night. Accor...   read

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  Watch Video [Update: Day 1 was great! Day 2 begins about 03:30 PT / 06:30 ET / 11:30 BST. You can watch over at Niconico, or in the Twitter embed at the bottom of this page. Enjoy!]Atlus has announced that they will be streaming this wee...   read

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  Watch Video Enter today's contest to win a Blu-ray copy of Arrow Video's The Iguana with the Tongue of Fire! What I like about these movie contest partnerships with MVD Entertainment is I get to see a bunch of weird stuff I'd have probab...   read

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  Watch Video While Lyle and I continue to investigate who else on staff is a hollow earth lizard person, here's what little has been happening in video games up until Persona 5 The Royal was further shown off today: XIII is being remade for some reason and I'm all for it! Sea of Thieves is getting some more content! Thanos and the Avengers are making their way to Fortnite and more!   read

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  Watch Video In a couple short months, Super Mario Maker 2 will remind us how it feels to be alive. The level-making platformer is coming to Nintendo Switch on June 28, 2019 – a little later than previously thought. There's no new t...   read

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  Watch Video Survival seems like a tough prospect in Days Gone. There are all sorts of zombies and wolves that pose significant threats. Maybe most dangerous -- Deacon St. John rides that motorcycle without a helmet! Pray he doesn't go the way of Country Mac.   read

 

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