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  Watch Video For Honor's upcoming Marching Fire update looks as though it's designed to shake up the game in a significant way. In addition to the new WuLin faction, the update also introduces Breach, an asymmetrical game mode that has o...   read

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Assassin's Creed Odyssey is set in Greece, but its 'Pantheon Edition' is designed for gaming geeks. The special collector's edition is jam-packed with goodies, including two statues that form a battle scene diorama, a 64-page...   read
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  Watch Video Wherever Rico Rodriguez goes, trouble follows. The Just Cause hero has a knack for leaving a trail of explosions, twisted steel, and empty bullet shells in his wake.  In Just Cause 4, it's safe to expect more of the sam...   read

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  Watch Video There's a lot to look forward to in Bethesda's Fallout 76, not the least of which is its collector's edition. During the Fallout portion of Bethesda's press conference, Todd Howard took some time to detail Fallout 76's "...   read

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  Watch Video Prey rules. You should play Prey. In fact, you should play it right now -- with the three new modes that developer Arkane Studios just added to the game.  At Bethesda's E3 press conference, Prey's long-awaited DLC m...   read

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  Watch Video If you've played Dark Souls, there's a solid chance Firelink Shrine is burned into your memories. It's enchanting, a singular hub that offers respite for weary adventurers in an otherwise hostile world.  With the recent ...   read

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  Watch Video Although it's not out for another week, there's no harm in preparing for Moonlighter's twist on adventuring. The shopkeeping sim meets dungeon crawler mash-up has a lot going for it, and would-be fantasy capitalists would be...   read

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  Watch Video Let me introduce you to The Refugees. They're a hardy bunch, ten survivors who banded together in an abandoned strip mall. Every member of their post-apocalyptic community brings a little something different to the table. Osc...   read
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With nine days left and a few hundred thousand dollars remaining, The Good Life's Kickstarter campaign's success seems questionable. The project has all the quirks of a Swery-led project: an outlandish story, nutty characters...   read

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  Watch Video Stop me if you've heard this one before: A young adventurer washes up on the shore of some mysterious land—perhaps an island under the curse of a wicked magician—and winds up battling evil to save the day. Sound f...   read
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  Watch Video It's been a while since we've heard anything about Graveyard Keeper, tinyBuild's upcoming simulator about life as a medieval mortuary master. But unlike its subject matter, Graveyard Keeper isn't dead as new gameplay footage ...   read

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  Watch Video Long Gone Days is an RPG about modern-day conflicts and the human cost of engagements. The game, which recently launched on Steam's Early Access platform, features multiple combat systems and pleasant sprite art that wor...   read

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  Watch Video Vampyr, Dontnod's upcoming action RPG, has avoided the spotlight for most of 2018. After a delay announcement last year, there hasn't been much information about the vampire-themed game, save for its new release date of June ...   read

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  Watch Video After what feels like an eternity, Chasm's just a few months away from release. The action-adventure game, which debuted on Kickstarter five years ago, was confirmed for a Summer 2018 launch window today, alongside a short ne...   read

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Review: Far Cry 5

  Watch Video Hope County is heartbreaking. The stretch of Montana country is beautiful but racked by tragedy; a region of breathtaking views marred by the violent and vengeful grip of a doomsday cult called Eden's Gate. That clash of buco...   read

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Ni No Kuni II is a charming RPG where the president of some great human nation gets blown up by a missile and transported to a magical world of talking rats and half-cat kings, armed only with a bitchin' ponytail and a handgu...   read

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Paratopic sticks with you. It's the kind of game that lingers, haunting the dark corners of your mind after its credits roll. There's something off about it in a delightful way; the atmospheric fever dream of low-poly ho...   read
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  Watch Video Iron Galaxy and Modus Games' Extinction is full of giant monsters. They're an ugly bunch, all crooked teeth and dark green skin, seemingly angry and ready to crush a few buildings without any effort. The beasts are a constant...   read

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  Watch Video If you've been paying attention to the games I write about here, then you've probably noticed that I gravitate towards low-poly games with weird art. If it looks like it was created twenty years ago, I'm in. I love that chunk...   read
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Days Gone, the PlayStation 4-exclusive game about bikers and hordes of zombies, won't make its planned 2018 release window. According to a statement made by Sony to USGamer, the open-world title has been delayed until 2019. D...   read

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  Watch Video America's backbone is built from stories shared over campfires. Every road is a vein, snaking and winding across state lines, paved by tall tales and folklore. This land isn't perfect, but it means something to its inhabitant...   read
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  Watch Video There's beauty in the farmer's routine. Every day revolves around a taxing schedule. Each row of crops requires watering, animals need to be fed and produce needs to be prepared for market, all before the sun rises high in th...   read
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Review: Rust

  Watch Video There's a fatalistic cycle at the heart of Rust. Every life begins the same. Players spawn on the shores of an uncaring island, naked and ill-equipped to make it through the day. Every life ends the same, too: with the clinic...   read
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  Watch Video Monsters get a bad wrap. They're often ugly things, toothy and violent creatures whose only purpose is to pose a threat to humans. In games, monsters tend to function as disposable roadblocks. Goblins and zombies get slaughte...   read
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  Watch Video Brandeis is plummeting towards the ground. It's silent as he falls; the city he worked so hard to save has gone to sleep, blissfully unaware that the hacker will meet his end face-down on the pavement. Though his life will be...   read
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  Watch Video I am not the funny friend. I'm not a performer, either. In any social situation, I'm good for either two half-decent jokes or one drunken cover of "She Hates Me" if I can get my hands on a karaoke mic. Suffice to say that wha...   read
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  Watch Video Indie horror hit Yume Nikki landed on Steam yesterday, fourteen years after its initial release. The cult classic's lauded for its dreamy, surreal environment and non-traditional approach to gameplay.  It's easy to talk...   read

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  Watch Video Renegade Sector Games has a knack for playing with perspective. The indie developer's previous offering, Cold Vengeance, was a 3D shoot 'em up that riffed on the genre standards with low camera angles and branching paths. Fo...   read

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I think about The Vanishing of Ethan Carter every once in a while. It was one of my favorite games in 2014; a sober mix of imaginative storytelling and beautiful scenery that managed to do a lot in a short amount of time. I d...   read
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Take a deep breath. If you're reading this, congratulations. The holidays have come and gone, and we're one step closer to leaving 2017 in the dust. It hasn't been an easy year, but here we are: alive, tougher, and desperate ...   read
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About Ray Porrecaone of us since 3:42 PM on 03.17.2015

Kane & Lynch 2 forever.
 
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