Gaming

Sony’s Project Morpheus Previewed in New Video

Yesterday the video game community was thrown into a combination of disbelief and despair following the news that Facebook has agreed to acquire Oculus VR for $2 billion. The Ocuslus Rift headset was seen by many as the best leap forward for virtual reality gaming in decades, bringing with it the promise of more immersive gaming experience and quite possibly …

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Sonic Dons Link’s Green Hat And Tunic In Lost World DLC

Last year, Nintendo announced that Sonic Lost World would be getting two free Nintendo-themed DLC packs. The first was based on Yoshi’s Island and the second was teased to be based on The Legend of Zelda. Now it’s official – The Legend of Zelda Zone is the next piece of DLC headed to Sonic Lost World. IGN reports today that …

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‘Wolfenstein’ Collector’s Edition Won’t Include the Game

Along with review controversies and DLC season passes, the one thing nearly every new triple-A video game title now has to have is some sort of collector’s edition. These packages, which can cost anywhere from a few dozen to over one hundred dollars more than the retail price of the game, usually include a few knickknacks, some stickers, a little …

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Valve Is Porting Portal To The Nvidia Shield

Nobody really takes Android gaming that seriously. Ouya tried to appeal to the core gamer with its Kickstarter-backed platform, but it has pretty much fizzled out at this point. Despite this, Nvidia is still trying to make hardcore Android gaming a thing with its Shield platform, but it’s really only good for streaming PC games to a handheld device. Now …

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Xbox One Reputation System Gets Teeth This Month

During the last generation of console gaming, Microsoft took a huge lead in multiplayer gaming, providing gamers with a large community of players linked by a robutst, well-designed infrastructure. Unfortunately, as the generation wore on Xbox Live became notorious for younger, immature gamers who use racist and homophobic language while screaming into their headsets. To combat this blight on the …

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Notch Cancels Minecraft For Oculus Rift, Says Facebook ‘Creeps’ Him Out

The reaction from the Internet over Facebook buying Oculus VR has been all over the place. Some are saying it’s great for the Oculus VR guys as it now gives them the resources to build the platform they’ve always wanted. Others aren’t so happy and claim they’ve lost their indie cred by selling out to Facebook. Despite these varying reactions, …

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Here Are The GBA Games Coming To The Wii U In April

Last month, Nintendo announced that Gameboy Advance games would finally be coming to the virtual console. Oddly enough, however, the games would be appearing on the Wii U instead of the 3DS. Despite that one odd decision, Nintendo has a great lineup of GBA classics that fans won’t want to ignore. Starting April 3, Nintendo will start releasing at least …

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Monopoly Rules To Incorporate “House Rules”

Monopoly rules are changing, and with a little help from you. Ever sat down as family or friends to play a game of monopoly and used some rules that might not be in the rulebook? Do you get a wad of cash when you land on free parking or travel between railroads or auction off properties that haven’t been bought …

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Nvidia Announces GeForce GTX Titan Z, Costs $3,000

PC gamers are usually characterized as jerks with a superiority complex that are never happy with their current machines. While that may be true for some, the majority of PC gamers are quite happy with their modest setups that can play most games on max settings. The enthusiast PC gamer is out there though and Nvidia has just unveiled a …

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New Xbox One, Xbox 360 Apps Previewed

With the Xbox One designed from the ground-up to be an all-encompassing living room entertainment system, the streaming apps that have become popular on video game consoles are now more important than ever to Microsoft. Today the company previewed several new apps that are coming soon to both the Xbox One and the Xbox 360. The app that Microsoft is …

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Watch This Guy Beat Majora’s Mask In Under 2 Hours

The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask is a deceptively lengthy title. The game may only have four dungeons, but its wide variety of side quests ensures that you’ll spend 20 to 30 hours finding everything in the game. What if you ignored those side quests though? Could you beat the game’s four dungeons in a quarter of the time? How …

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Destiny Of Spirits Out Today On PS Vita

Have you been itching for a new free-to-play RPG? If so, you might be getting just what you want on the Vita. Sony announced today that Destiny of Spirits, a free-to-play location-based RPG, will be out today on the PlayStation Vita. The game has players summoning spirits to do battle with and against players from all over the world. Players …

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‘Star Wars Pinball’: New Tables Previewed

Over one year ago, Zen Studios announced that it was expanding Zen Pinball 2 with Star Wars-branded DLC. The Star Wars tables were a mix of the new and old, covering Star Wars movies such as Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back and the Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated series while also highlighting fan-favorite bounty hunter Boba …

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Final ‘BioShock Infinite’ DLC Out Today

2K and Irrational Games today released the final DLC installment for BioShock Infinite. The content is the second episode of the Burial at Sea story DLC and wraps up the dimension-spanning tale of BioShock Infinite. BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea – Episode Two continues right where Burial at Sea – Episode One left off. The DLC puts players back into …

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PS Vita To Receive Update 3.10 Today

The PS Vita is turning into quite the handy portable games console. Even if you don’t use all the features on the device (like the email app), it’s still a daily companion for some of us. Now Sony is making it even better with a new firmware update. Sony announced today that the PS Vita firmware will be updated to …

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Microsoft Hasn’t Given Up On PC Gaming Just Yet

In August of last year, it looked like Microsoft was finally getting serious about PC gaming again when it hired former Steam boss Jason Holtman. Those hoping for a PC gaming renaissance from Microsoft were met with disappoint last month when it was revealed that Holtman would be leaving Microsoft after only six months on the job. While his departure …

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‘Fantasia: Music Evolved’ Gameplay Previewed in New Trailer

Despite the inclusion of the new Kinect with the sale of every Xbox One console, the necessity of the device is still heavily questioned among game fans. Voice commands and hand gestures can be used to navigate the console, but gamers are split on whether these features justify the peripheral’s inclusion with the new console. The value of the device …

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Major League Gaming App Released For Xbox 360

Major League Gaming (MLG) today released an official app for the Xbox 360 console. The app allows 360 users to stream and watch watch MLG content at any time of the day through their console. “The MLG app for Xbox 360 brings our content directly to gaming fans on Xbox Live,” said Sundance DiGiovanni, co-founder and CEO of MLG. “MLG …

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‘Kinect Sports Rivals’ Tournament Payouts Revealed

Microsoft’s Kinect Sports Rivals is finally on the way and with it will come plenty of speculation and argument about just how useful the Kinect is to the Xbox One platform. Regardless of the general apathy consumers have had toward the new Kinect, Microsoft is still pushing Kinect Sports Rivals as the next big release for its new console. The …

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Here Are Some Of The Indie Games Coming To The Xbox One

When the Xbox One was first unveiled, it was decidedly lacking in indie games. The reason was that Microsoft was keeping its old publishing guidelines around that required indie games to have a publisher before being allowed on their platform. Microsoft quickly removed that requirement, however, when it saw that Sony and Nintendo were allowing indies to self publish on …

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Monster Hunter Is Free For PlayStation Plus Members This Week

Has your PS Vita or PSP felt a little lonely lately? Well, it won’t be lonely anymore if you happen to be a PlayStation Plus member and a fan of monster slaying. Sony announced this morning that this week’s PlayStation Plus update will feature only one new addition – Monster Hunter Freedom Unite. The title was originally released on the …

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Microsoft To Focus On Games At E3

Microsoft was wise to announce the Xbox One before E3 last year. It opened up the annual trade show to focus exclusively on games since it got all the TV and sports out of the way at the May event. With E3 2014, will Microsoft continue its focus on games, or will we see a Doritos Xbox One app instead? …

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‘Trials Frontier’ Comes to iOS on April 10

The PC beta for Trials Fusion began last week and fans of the twitch-skill 2D motorbike puzzle games are now the game’s new tracks, modes, and features. The game is scheduled for release on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Xbox 360 on April 16. Before these more dedicated gamers get a chance to play Trials Fusion, however, publisher Ubisoft …

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Titanfall Is About To Get A Little Prettier On The PC

Titanfall is not an ugly game. It’s not exactly a pretty game either. Its use of the decade old Source engine ensures that it sits somewhere in the middle instead as a strong aesthetic makes up for its lack of cutting edge effects. Understandably, PC gamers demand more from their games though and Nvidia is helping to deliver that. Nvidia …

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Mario Kart 8 Is Put Through Its Paces By The Pros

Can you be a pro at Mario Kart? Well, you might be a pro among your friends for knowing the secret to avoiding a blue shell or knowing all shortcuts in Mario Kart: Double Dash. Is that really a pro though? Is there any way to really let the world know who the best Mario Kart players are? Probably not, …

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Wii U To Get Over 50 Unity Titles, Engine Support Might Come To 3DS

Over the last few years, Unity has become one of the most prominent game engines in the industry thanks to its low cost and universal compatibility. Nintendo even gives away the engine to authorized Wii U developers to help get them started on creating indie content for the system. The handout apparently worked as Nintendo claims to have a lot …

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Assassin’s Creed Unity Announced For PS4, Xbox One And PC

It’s another year and that means another Assassin’s Creed game is coming our way. Unlike last year, however, this year will reportedly see two Assassin’s Creed games. One will be released on the PS4, Xbox One and PC while the other will be released on the PS3 and Xbox 360. A tipster leaked the former to Kotaku and that has …

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Unreal Engine 4 Features Demoed At GDC 2014

During the last generation, many games were built using Unreal Engine 3. For the current generation, Epic Games hopes developers will switch over to its new middleware – Unreal Engine 4. We’ve already seen the engine in action a few times in the past using Epic’s own real time demos, but it became available to all at GDC. To sell …

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Ubisoft’s New Snowdrop Engine Previewed

Last summer’s E3 was filled with great-looking next-generation console games and plenty of promises surrounding huge leaps in both graphics and gameplay. Whether these games will live up to their promise remains to be seen, but for the gaming industry E3 2013 was a badly needed injection of excitement and possibility. Perhaps no other game demonstrated the ambition of developers …

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New Mighty No. 9 Footage Emerges At GDC 2014

Keiji Inafune has been pretty busy ever since he said the Japanese games industry was dead in 2010. He quit his job at Capcom, formed his own studio, and even launched a successful Kickstarter campaign for Mighty No. 9. If you’re just joining us, Mighty No. 9 is a Mega Man clone from the man who made Mega Man. Since …

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Alienware, Crytek Team Up on Lighting Software

By and large PC gamers simply want the best hardware they can afford to play the best-looking and best-performing games on any platform. Like with any hobby, though, there are those who take things further and need the aesthetics of their rig to reflect its internal power. For those people there is Alienware, the company that built its name on …

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Pokemon Battle Trozei Headlines This Week’s Nintendo Download

Did you already catch ’em all in Pokemon X and Pokemon Y? Are you getting bored of your adventures in Pokemon’s version of France? If so, you might want to check out the latest Pokemon game hitting the Nintendo eShop this week. Nintendo announced that Pokemon Battle Trozei is hitting the Nintendo eShop today after being announced at the last …

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The Last Of Us Wins Big At GDC Awards

Out of all the awards shows for video games, the Game Developers Choice Awards carry the most weight. To win one is an immense honor, but it’s also a sign that the game is one of the best of the year. It’s no surprise then that The Last of Us came away with the most awards during the 14th annual …

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Battlefield 4 Naval Strike Has Weaponized Hovercraft

Hovercraft are inherently silly. It’s a boat that’s trying to be a land vehicle. They aren’t intimidating at all, but you can try to make them fearsome in the latest DLC for Battlefield 4. EA and DICE announced today that the latest DLC to hit Battlefield 4 is called Naval Strike. As its name implies, it will feature large scale …

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Gamers Are Now Student Athletes at Top South Korean University

Although we’re coming around to it, there’s no doubt that places like South Korea are a little more into eSports than we are. But if a South Korean mother did happen to get a bit concerned with the amount of time her son or daughter was sinking into gaming, or watching live public tournaments, here’s one bit of news to …

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Guitar Hero DLC Gets Axed Later This Month

Were you one of the millions of people who bought into the Guitar Hero craze all those years ago? You probably even have a few of the plastic instruments lying around. Well, you might want to dust them off as Activision is shutting off its DLC servers. Activision announced today that all of the DLC for Guitar Hero, Band Hero …

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Bear Simulator Lets You Live Out Your Dream Of Being A Bear

Farjay Studios has noticed a disturbing trend in games these days. They’ve found that games puts players into the roles of humans far too often. That’s a problem, and one they hope to remedy with their latest title. Farjay Studios launched a Kickstarter today for Bear Simulator – a game that says everything in its title. In the game, you …

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PlayStation 4 Update Coming Soon

For the past two months now Microsoft has been detailing and releasing major updates to its Xbox One console. The updates have included everything from a revamped friends list and party chat system to hardware space management and a controller battery icon. In short, Microsoft worked furiously to prepare its latest console for last week’s Titanfall release and has promised …

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Sony Brings VR To The PS4 With Project Morpheus

The Oculus Rift was the first piece of hardware to make virtual reality cool. The only problem is that it’s not coming to consoles any time soon. That won’t be a problem for the PS4 as Sony is making its own virtual reality headset. At the Game Developers Conference, Sony announced its next big hardware project – Project Morpheus. In …

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‘Titanfall’ Delayed Again For Xbox 360

Since its release for Xbox One and PC one week ago Titanfall has enjoyed moderate success. Microsoft revealed this week that the game helped push active Xbox Live hours to their highest levels since the launch of the Xbox One. Whether the game will become the Call of Duty-level success story that Microsoft so badly needs is yet to be …

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Sacred 3 Certainly Puts The Action In Action RPG

The Sacred series is one of those lesser known RPG franchises that sticks around thanks to its devoted PC fanbase. The development team tried to branch out with console versions of Sacred 2, and that must have been a successful experiment for them as they’re going to try it again. Deep Silver announced this morning that Sacred 3 will be …

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inFamous: Second Son Proves Next Gen Isn’t All About The Graphics

Let’s go back to February of last year. Sony revealed the PS4 for the first time and its main focus was on two things – ease of development and powerful visuals. Since then, all we’ve been hearing about is just how pretty PS4 games are. Well, the developers behind inFamous: Second Son think we should be hearing about something else. …

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Even More Xbox One Updates Previewed

It appears that Microsoft’s all-in strategy for Titanfall exclusivity might have paid off. The game’s early community seems solid and Microsoft has revealed that last week – Titanfall‘s launch week – saw the highest average Xbox Live usage since the Xbox One was launched. The road to the Titanfall launch was not smooth, though, as Microsoft rushed to update its …

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Dead Rising 3’s Final DLC is Out Today

Microsoft’s Xbox One exclusive launch games had a bit of everything for mature gamers. Forza Motorsport 5 brought the requisite launch driving game, Dead Rising 3 provided the zombies and action that gamers love, and Ryse threw in a bit of historical fantasy. Considering Ryse‘s poor reviews and Forza‘s microtransaction debacle, however, Dead Rising 3 could easily be considered the …

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Xbox One Coming to Scandinavia & Other Countries in September

The Xbox One may be falling behind the PlayStation 4 in terms of sales, but Microsoft isn’t giving up on its Kinect-bundled next-generation console. Today Microsoft announced that the Xbox One will be coming to 26 new markets later this year. Sometime September 2014 the console will officially launch in the following countries: Argentina, Belgium, Chile, Colombia, Czech Republic, Denmark, …

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Sony Announces Sports Pack Vol. 1, Bundles MLB 14 The Show And NBA 2K14

Do fans of both basketball and baseball exist? I certainly haven’t seen them. Well, Sony apparently thinks fans of both sports exist and will be releasing a new bundle to capitalize on this subset of the population. Sony announced this morning that it has partnered with 2K Sports to bundle its own MLB 14 The Show with 2K’s NBA 2K14. …

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Gauntlet Brings Its Unique Brand Of Co-Op Dungeon Crawling To PCs This Summer

In 1985, Midway introduced the world to co-op dungeon crawler Gauntlet. It was one of the first games to get co-operative play right as players had to work together to get through the countless dungeons. Midway made a number of sequels since its initial release, but none really came close to being as good as the original. Now WB Games …

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Twitch Streaming Arrives For iOS

Twitch today announced that Asphalt 8: Airborne will be the first iOS game to have built-in Twitch streaming capabilities. Using the feature, players will be able to use their iPhone 5S, iPad Air, or iPad Mini to stream gameplay to the Twitch website alongside PC and console gamers. The software will also use microphones and front-facing cameras to stream live …

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‘Angry Birds Epic’ Gameplay Previewed

Earlier this month Rovio teased a new Angry Birds game that the developer promised would be “epic.” Since that time the game has been revealed to be Angry Birds Epic, a turn-based RPG game featuring the birds and pigs made famous in the Angry Birds series. Today Rovio has finally revealed how exactly Angry Birds Epic will play. As seen …

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Handheld Consoles Facing Competition From Mobile Peripherals

The February NPD numbers were released this week, showing that handheld console sales are still lagging far behind the segment’s historical highs. One bright spot was that Nintendo 3DS exclusive Bravely Default cracked the top 10 software sales chart for the month, but overall handhelds are quickly becoming niche products as consumers begin to embrace mobile gaming. A DigiTimes Research …

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Hyper Light Drifter Looks Like A 2D Dark Souls

The retro look is starting to get old. It peaked with Sword & Swocery, and has been going downhill since. Now Heart Machine has come to the rescue with a new retro-inspired title that’s absolutely gorgeous. Heart Machine announced today that its Kickstarter-funded RPG Hyper Light Drifter would be coming to the PS4 and PS Vita this year. The game …

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Race The Sun Announced For PS3, PS4 And Vita

Last year, indie dev Flippfly introduced the world to Race the Sun – a procedurally generated racing game for PC. Now they’re bringing it to Sony’s platforms. Flippfly announced today that that they’re bringing Race the Sun to PS3, PS4 and PS Vita this summer. The unique racing game promises speed in it most distilled form as players race against …

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Here’s How Creative Assembly Made The Xenomorph In Alien: Isolation

The xenomorph is the ultimate killing machine. Well, that was the case in the first Alien film before they were reduced to bullet sponges in Aliens and every subsequent media property released in the franchise since then. This all came to a head last year with the disastrous Aliens: Colonial Marines that somehow managed to make the xenomorph look even …

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DC MOBA ‘Infinite Crisis’ Now in Open Beta

League of Legends and DOTA 2 have pioneered the MOBA genre and quickly become some of the most-played multiplayer games of all time. Seeing this success, publishers other than Riot and Valve are seeing dollar signs and throwing out their own MOBA attempts, with limited success. Warner Bros. today announced that Infinite Crisis is now in open beta. Players can …

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‘Bound by Flame’ Launch Date Announced

Spiders Studios today announced that Bound by Flame will be released on May 9. On that date the game will hit PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC. Bound by Flame is a classic high-fantasy RPG action game featuring classic fantasy monsters such as dragons and liches. Players will take on the role of a mercenary named Vulcan tasked …

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Crazy Taxi Comes To Mobile In City Rush

Crazy Taxi is one of the greatest arcade games ever made. Sega recognizes this, and has milked the franchise over the years with ports to consoles and mobile devices. Now after all the ports – the original creator of Crazy Taxi is back with a brand new title exclusively for mobile devices. Sega announced this morning that Crazy Taxi: City …

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Subsidized $99 Xbox 360 is Gone For Good

Microsoft’s innovative plan to sell subsidized video game consoles is now dead. According to a Wall Street Journal report, Microsoft quietly killed its $99 subsidized Xbox 360 offering last July. The offering, introduced back in May 2012 allowed customers to buy a 4GB Xbox 360 console with Kinect bundled in for just $99. The catch was that customers had to …

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Nintendo Offers Free Trial Of Wii Sports Club

Last year, Nintendo tried its hand at free trials with a month long Wii Fit U trial that gave players the opportunity to download the title and try it for free. Now it’s starting a similar promotion for its other fitness focused title. Nintendo announced this morning that Wii Sports Club will be free to download starting March 21 at …

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Mario Golf: World Tour Redefines Water Hazard

Golf punishes players who hit balls into the water with a one stroke penalty. What happens then when the entire course is underwater? Mario Golf may have the answer. Nintendo released a new trailer for Mario Golf: World Tour today showing off the title’s new course – Cheep Cheep Lagoon. The entire course takes place underwater as players attempt to …

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Hideo Kojma Talks Metal Gear Solid V, Developing For PS4

In just one week, Metal Gear fans will get to experience the next chapter in the Metal Gear Solid saga. Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes – a prologue to Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain – launches on March 18 for PS4, PS3, Xbox One and Xbox 360. Before the launch, Sony invited the series’ creator – Hideo …

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Here’s 8 Minutes Of inFamous: Second Son Gameplay

After a few months without a major release, Sony is about to release inFamous: Second Son for PS4. Originally planned as a launch title, Second Son is the third game in the inFamous series and features a new protagonist in Delsin. In a new eight minute gameplay trailer, we get to see unedited gameplay footage from one of the game’s …

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‘CounterSpy’ Coming to PS4 This Summer

Sony has kept the PlayStation 4 indie game train rolling this week with the announcement of Counterspy for its latest console. According to developer Dynamighty, Counterspy will be coming to PS4 sometime this summer. The game is also coming to PlayStation 3, PS Vita, iOS, and Android. Despite the new console announcement, Dynamighty Creative Director David Nottingham emphasized in a …

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Yoshi’s New Island Headlines This Week’s Nintendo Download

For the past month, the Nintendo Download has been pretty barren. Even major releases would be accompanied by maybe one or two more games. That finally changes this week with the the release of a major 3DS title alongside numerous eShop titles. Nintendo announced that Yoshi’s New Island will be hitting the Nintendo eShop at midnight on March 14. The …

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Sony’s VR Tech Will Be At GDC Next Week [Report]

After years of sloppy execution and terrible movies, the Oculus Rift finally made virtual reality viable in 2013. Going into 2014, Oculus won’t be the only VR player anymore as Sony is expected to enter the arena with its own hardware. EDGE reports that Sony will be showcasing its new virtual reality tech at next week’s Game Developers Conference. Its …

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This War Of Mine Is All About The Human Cost Of War

“In war, not everyone is a soldier.” That’s the tagline for 11 Bit Studio’s latest game – This War of Mine. As it suggests, the game does not put players into the role of a soldier. Instead, players will instead be tasked with keeping a group of civilians alive even as the war outside brings the world down around them. …

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New Kinect Touted in ‘Kinect Sports Rivals’ Preview

It is now clear that Xbox One console sales are quickly falling behind the PlayStation 4. The largest factor in this is almost certainly the fact that the Xbox One offers less computing power at the higher price point of $500 (versus Sony’s $400 PS4). Though Microsoft has consistently insisted that the Xbox One offers a superior value proposition, it …

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New ‘Diablo III’ Class Previewed, With Trailer

The first expansion for Diablo III, Reaper of Souls, is now less than two weeks from release. Already the add-on has had a significant impact on the game with patches overhauling Diablo III‘s loot system. Another important change coming with Reaper of Souls is the addition of the new Crusader class. Blizzard this week revealed a bit more about the …

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Here’s A Look At The Story Of Batman: Arkham Knight

Earlier this month, WB and Rocksteady unveiled the final game in their Batman game franchise – Arkham Knight. The game is said to take place a year after the events of Arkham City, but we don’t know much else beyond that. While Rocksteady will be keeping much of the story under wraps until launch, it did share some plot details …

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‘Hearthstone’ is Officially Out of Beta

Just hours after issuing the latest patch for Hearthstone, Blizzard announced that its online collectible card game (CCG) is officially out of beta in the U.S. Hearthstone is a free-to-play card game similar (but different in significant ways) from popular CCG Magic: The Gathering. Players take turns drawing cards from their pre-built decks and playing cards onto a field where …

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Nintendo Wants You To Know That Its Indie Friendly

The current generation of game consoles have forced change onto all three platform holders. One of the biggest changes is their approach to indie games. Whereas previous generations weren’t so kind, the current platforms welcome indies with open arms. The biggest turnaround in this regard came from Nintendo where it completely revamped its developer relations program to get indies on …

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Yoshi’s New Island Trailer Reminds You That March Has A Nintendo Release

March is shaping up to be a huge month for gamers. Titanfall and Dark Souls II came out today, and Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD comes out next week. Nintendo might be feeling a little left out, but it has its own major release in March. In a new launch trailer for Yoshi’s New Island, Nintendo wants to remind you that …

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Titanfall Gets The NMA Treatment

After almost a year after its initial reveal, Titanfall is finally available today on Xbox One and PC. The Xbox One version is particularly important as its being positioned as the system seller Microsoft needs right now in the face of 6 million PS4 units sold and counting. So, will Titanfall “save” the Xbox One? At this point, probably not. …

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‘The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt’ Delayed to 2015

Last year’s PlayStation 4 announcement event and E3 provided gamers with a wealth of new wonderful-looking games for the next generation of video game consoles. As seen in the delay of Watch Dogs, however, many of these games are likely to push past their planned release dates as the reality of next-gen development cycles closes in on studios. The Witcher …

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TowerFall Ascension Launches On PS4 Today

The Ouya may have not been the console gaming savior is was hyped up as, but it did provide us with a couple of unique games. Perhaps its most notable game was TowerFall – a 4-player competitive game much like Super Smash Bros. but with one hit kills. Now the game has made its way to the PS4 with some …

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Titanfall Ushers In Next-Generation Shooters Today

The Xbox One and PS4 launched with a number of shooters, but they were all just prettier versions of old ideas. There was nothing truly next-gen about them. That finally changes today with the release of Titanfall. You’ve been waiting for it and EA has finally delivered – Titanfall is now available in North America for the PC and Xbox …

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‘Gone Home’ Coming to Consoles This Fall

To the surprise of many (and consternation of some), a small indie PC game called Gone Home appeared widely in many game-of-2013 discussions and lists. Now developer The Fullbright Company and publisher Midnight City (the indie publishing arm of Majesco) have announced that the game will be coming to consoles sometime this fall. The exact consoles Gone Home will appear …

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Gigantic Bosses, Death Previewed in ‘Dark Souls II’ Launch Trailer

Tomorrow is one of the biggest video game launch days in recent history. In addition to the intensely hyped Titanfall for Xbox One and PC, the sequel to beloved hardcore action RPG Dark Souls will launch tomorrow, gluing gamers to their previous-generation consoles as they collectively uncover the game’s secrets. Though Dark Souls II is highly anticipated by a devoted …

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The Best Zelda Game Gets Ported To The Oculus Rift

Last month, a coder made dreams come true when he ported the original Legend of Zelda to the Oculus Rift. It was pretty amazing, but it was also a reminder that it was only a matter of time before the best Zelda game was brought to the Rift. YouTuber Chadtronic recently used the Dolphin emulator and some other software to …

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Castlevania: Lords Of Shadow 2 Is Already Getting DLC

When it released in late February, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 had critics split. Some thought it was a worthy successor to Mercury Steam’s original game while other felt it was much worse. Despite its mixed critical reception, Konami is already betting that gamers want some DLC. Konami and Mercury Steam announced today that Lords of Shadow 2 will get …

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Titanfall Cancelled At The Eleventh Hour For South Africa

Titanfall is almost upon us. Next Tuesday, gamers all around the world will hop into mechs and fight for supremacy. Well, almost all around the world as one country is no longer getting the game. EA announced today that the planned South African release of Titanfall has been cancelled. Surprisingly, the cancellation wasn’t made in response to some perceived controversy …

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Conan O’Brien Becomes A Wrestler In WWE 2K14

Most of us aren’t cut out to be wrestlers. We don’t have the bulging biceps or the theatrics to pull it off. That’s why the games are so appealing – we can become the wrestler we always wanted to be. Conan O’Brien discovers this truth in the return of Clueless Gamer as he reviews WWE 2K14. This is the first …

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“Epic” Angry Birds Game Teased by Rovio

Despite the rise of games such as Clash of Clans and Candy Crush Saga, the Angry Birds franchise still remains one of the biggest brands in mobile gaming. Rovio last year kept the avian train running with the release of cart racer Angry Birds Go! and a sequel to the marketing match made in heaven, Angry Birds Star Wars II. …

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‘Titanfall’ Launch Trailer Released

Last week EA released its expected live-action trailer for its upcoming Titanfall. The game is positioned to draw gamers from the same pool as the Call of Duty fanbase, so it isn’t surprising that the publisher would copy Activision’s successful live-action ad strategy (though EA didn’t spring for big-name celebrities). With only days left before Titanfall launches on PC and …

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‘The Last of Us’ Movie Being Produced

It’s clear that Ubisoft has Hollywood dreams for its properties. Over the past two years Ubisoft Motion Pictures has attached big names such as Michael Fassbender and Tom Hardy to its Assassin’s Creed and Splinter Cell movie adaptations. Even EA has cashed in on its Need For Speed IP with a big-screen version. Now it appears that even more game …

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‘Forza 5’ Now Free With Every Xbox One

It’s clear now that sales of Microsoft’s Xbox One are quickly falling behind those of Sony’s PlayStation 4. Microsoft was leaning heavily on the Xbox One’s TV and Kinect capabilities in its early marketing but has now shifted gears into all-game mode. Most recently Microsoft announced the expected official Xbox One Titanfall bundle, a clear sign that the company is …

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‘Call of Duty: Ghosts’ Devastation DLC Previewed

Activision and Infinity Ward today revealed the content coming in the next Call of Duty: Ghosts DLC. As with previous Ghosts map packs, the new “Devastation” DLC will contain four new multiplayer maps, another chapter for the “Extinction” co-op mode, and a new powerful weapon. The four maps will be titled “Ruins,” “Collision,” “Behemoth,” and “Unearthed.” All of them are …

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‘Dark Souls II’ Coming to PC on April 25

Despite From Software referring to the PC as the lead platform for Dark Souls II, the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 version of the game will still be launching first, on March 11. Now From has revealed just how long PC gamers will have to wait for their better-looking verison. Dark Souls II will hit the PC on April 25, …

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Dragon Age Inquisition Sure Looks Pretty

Dragon Age Origins, despite its solid characters and writing, was a little on the generic side. Dragon Age II was even more so. With Dragon Age Inquisition, it looks like BioWare is beginning to learn a thing or two about world building. In a new trailer for Dragon Age Inquisition, BioWare shows off some of the environments players will come …

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Golf And Bloks Make Up This Week’s Nintendo Download

The Nintendo Download has been lacking in new content for the past few months. Major releases offer minor relief, but Nintendo more often than not relies on unexciting virtual console releases to pad out its release schedule. That same padding continues this week. Nintendo announced today that the Wii U’s only virtual console release this week is NES Open Tournament …

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Shaq Fu Is Back, Seeks Funding on Indiegogo

In 1994, Shaq would lend his name to a fighting game that went down in history as one of the worst video games ever made. Now Shaq Fu is back, and we’re promised that they won’t “FU it up” this time around. Shaq and Big Deez Productions announced today that they are collaborating on a sequel to Shaq Fu called …

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‘Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition’ Announced

Almost one year ago, Guacamelee! hit PlayStation consoles. The game recieved praise for its side-scrolling open-world action beat ’em up gameplay and an unforgiving difficulty curve. Since that time the game has gone on to sell well on PC too and was even featured in a recent Humble Bundle. Now Drinkbox Studios is expanding the reach of Guacamelee! even more …

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Watch Dogs Has A Release Date Of May 27

Last year, Ubisoft delayed Watch Dogs to allow the much anticipated game a bit more time in the oven. Since then, all Ubisoft has said is that it will be out in Spring. Now we know exactly when in Spring. VG 24/7 got their hands on a leaked trailer that was supposed to go up later today that reveals Watch …

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OnLive Debuts a Different Kind of Cloud Gaming

When OnLive launched in 2010 the company was one of the first to deliver on the promise of cloud gaming. Instead of PC gamers with rigs costing hundreds or thousands of dollars, gamers could instead stream the best versions of games straight over the internet to their mid-priced PC. OnLive offered game purchases and rentals through a surprisingly robust cloud …

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Titanfall Will Have A Season Pass, Costs $25

For a multiplayer-centric game like Titanfall, a season pass was a foregone conclusion. After all, what’s better than making gamers pay up front for content that doesn’t even exist yet? The games industry has yet to find something better so a season pass it is. Respawn Entertainment announced today that Titanfall will be getting three map packs this year after …

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NASA, Kerbal Space Program Want You To Stop Virtual Asteroids

Kerbal Space Program is one of the most fascinating PC games of the last few years. It’s a hardcore space exploration simulator that has players building rockets to send little green men into space. It’s incredibly challenging, and it takes most players dozens of hours before they build anything that can even escape the atmosphere. With a game like that, …

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‘Child of Light’ Co-op Previewed in New Video

Once this month’s big game releases are out of the way (Dark Souls II, Titanfall, Infamous: Second Son, and more) April brings with it a few smaller game releases. One of these games is Ubisoft’s Child of Light, a downloadable RPG from the team that created Far Cry 3. Child of Light puts players into the shoes of Aurora, a …

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Here’s All The New Stuff In Diablo III 2.0.1

Diablo III launched in 2012 to complaints about its always online DRM and real money auction house. While the always online requirement has stayed, Blizzard will be ditching the real money auction house later this month. Now the developers are launching the game’s first expansion on March 25, and have prepared a massive patch to help prepare the way. With …

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Xbox One Update Brings Party Chat, Friends List Improvements

A major Xbox One update rolled out on schedule this week, bringing with it tons of changes meant to bring a better multiplayer experience for Xbox One owners. The update was an important one for Microsoft as it comes just one week before the launch of Titanfall, the game the company is banking on to create a large Xbox 360-like …

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PS4 Horror Game Soma Gets New Trailer

The PS4 is quickly becoming a console for survival-horror fans. Just last month, PC indie horror title Outlast launched on the console, and Daylight will be coming out in April. Next year, the guys who took indie horror mainstream will be bringing their game to the console. Frictional Games, the team behind Amnesia: The Dark Descent, shared a new trailer …

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‘Peggle 2’ Coming to Xbox 360 in May

After a bombastic announcement at last year’s EA press conference at E3, Peggle 2 was quietly released as an Xbox One exclusive in December. It is now only a matter of time before the popular Peggle sequel makes its way to every other platform. EA and PopCap Games this week announced that the rollout of Peggle 2 will continue first …

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