Rock, Paper, Shotgun

  • In their haste to make “soulslikes”, devs have forgotten what makes Dark Souls unique – its level design
    I finally completed Dark Souls III [official site] last week, a world that I have been dipping in and out of between bouts of listlessness since its release in April last year. It didn’t grip me like the first revered Dark Souls, but it still made…
    - 7 hours ago, 24 Apr 17, 8:00pm -
  • Wot I Think: Outlast 2
    If you’ve ever wanted to experience crucifixion from a first-person perspective, Outlast 2 [official site] will let you scratch that one off your bucket list. Moving away from the first game’s psychiatric hospital, developers Red Barrels unearth…
    - 8 hours ago, 24 Apr 17, 7:00pm -
  • Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness spins off onto PC
    Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness [official site], a visual novel spin-off from the dystopian anime Psycho-Pass, is now out on PC. Psycho-Pass, I’ll briefly explain, is set in a near-future Japan watched over by a surveillance system constantly asse…
    - 8 hours ago, 24 Apr 17, 6:39pm -
  • Baobab’s Mausoleum is a JRPG inspired by Twin Peaks
    All right, please remain seated because there’s a lot going on with this one. Baobab’s Mausoleum [official site] is an upcoming episodic, sometimes point-and-click, sometimes JRPG about a vampire eggplant FBI agent called Watrucio investigating a…
    - 9 hours ago, 24 Apr 17, 6:00pm -
  • Teensy Bayonetta update hints at Vanquish on PC
    Because video games can’t ever state good news plainly, Sega are pulling a prank which seems like it’s meant to resemble a teaser campaign for a PC release of Platinum’s underappreciated 2010 shooter Vanquish. The recent (and overdue) PC releas…
    - 9 hours ago, 24 Apr 17, 5:58pm -
  • Vijver gives you a tiny pond to sit beside
    Because Alice and I send each other links to nature things prefaced simply with the recipient’s name in all caps, Vijver arrived with just “PIP” as the accompanying information. It is an entry from Ludum Dare 38, whose theme is “A Small World…
    - 9 hours ago, 24 Apr 17, 5:29pm -
  • Call of Duty: WW2 is real, obvs
    Cor blimey, love a duck, and stone the crows: Activision have announced that the next Call of Duty game will be Call of Duty: WWII [official site]. Their official announcement says about as much as the leak which gave this away four weeks ago. Anothe…
    - 11 hours ago, 24 Apr 17, 3:49pm -
  • Have You Played… Stunt Car Racer?
    Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time. Sometimes I think FlatOut 2 is my favourite racing game and sometimes I think it’s Carmageddon 2. Maybe even Fatal Car Racing or o…
    - 12 hours ago, 24 Apr 17, 2:30pm -

Binary Joy

  • Toreba – a Real World Virtual Controlled Claw Grabber
    Online Game publisher CyberStep’s crane game service, Toreba, went live yesterday! Toreba is a browser based claw game – much like you see at the video games arcades. It allows […]
    - 12 Apr 13, 11:18am -
  • Nintendo Wii U Direct Presentation
    Yesterday Nintendo published a new presentation from president Satoru Iwata – all about the Wii U and some of the things we can expect in the next year or so. I think Nintendo were feeling the heat – the Wii U hasn’t performed as well as they w…
    - 24 Jan 13, 10:25am -
  • Microsoft Illumiroom
    Oh my – this looks amazing. I am really intrigued to see how Microsoft Illumiroom works in reality. For me this has more potential than Kinect (although I couldn’t tell you why). Most impressed. I just hope it’s used well and is more than a ver…
    - 15 Jan 13, 9:15pm -
  • Pokemon X and Y
    There’s a new version of Pokemon coming to the 3DS. It’s been a while since I’ve played Pokemon properly and this looks like a good progression in the series from where I last left off. I especially like that the battles now happen in 3D – th…
    - 11 Jan 13, 5:55pm -
  • Link’s Triumph (Legend of Zelda)
    A fan made animation about the Legend of Zelda. I really like these things – they are a nice way to reminisce about one of the best game series of all time. According to the about blog post about the animation the animator, Phil, says the story is…
    - 2 Jan 13, 4:51pm -
  • PlayStation Vita Review
    The PlayStation Vita is the latest handheld console to be produced by Sony. In today’s market the PlayStation Vita faces tough competition from Apple and Google devices. Smartphones are getting […]
    - 29 Dec 12, 12:13pm -
  • Nitrome Touchy Launches on iOS & Android
    Nitrome are a browser based game developer from London, England. They have made a name for themselves by creating distinctive pixel art styled browser based games with lots of quirky ideas. And they have recently released Touchy – an app for iOS an…
    - 21 Dec 12, 12:40am -
  • What Games Should I Get for my New Nintendo Console?
    There will be plenty of people getting a new Nintendo console for Christmas and wondering what to buy next. But whether you love puzzle games, platform adventure, action or sports […]
    - 20 Dec 12, 10:32am -

GameSpot News

  • SMITE Stargazer Anubis Skin Giveaway (PC/PS4/Xbox)
    We've teamed up with Hi-Rez Studios to give away 3,000 codes for ​SMITE's Stargazer Anubis​ Skin ​to redeem on PC/PS4/Xbox One. This is an instant win and you will receive an email with the code within 24 hours. To get a code for Celestial Isis…
    - 28 days ago, 28 Mar 17, 7:01am -
  • SMITE Celestial Isis Skin Giveaway (PC/PS4/Xbox)
    We've teamed up with Hi-Rez Studios to give away 3,000 codes for ​SMITE's Celestial Isis​ Skin ​to redeem on PC/PS4/Xbox One. This is an instant win and you will receive an email with the code within 24 hours. To get a code for​ Stargazer Anu…
    - 28 days ago, 28 Mar 17, 7:01am -
  • Mafia 3 Free Trial Version Out Now Alongside New DLC
    It's a big day for Mafia III, as the game's next free DLC is out today alongside a free demo version of the game for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. The free demo is 24 GB on PC, 27 GB on PS4, and 25 GB on Xbox One, developer Hangar 13 announced in…
    - 28 days ago, 28 Mar 17, 5:32am -
  • Spider-Man Actor Tom Holland Didn't Consult With Past Spidey Actors
    Tom Holland, the newest actor to play Spider-Man, says he did not consult with previous Spider-Man actors such as Tobey MaGuire or Andrew Garfield about the role."I wasn't in touch with them," Holland told Variety. "They both said some really lovely…
    - 28 days ago, 28 Mar 17, 4:52am -
  • The New Jumanji Movie Gets A Title, Video Game Plot Confirmed
    Today at CinemaCon in Las Vegas, Sony announced the full title for the upcoming Jumanji sequel. It'll be called Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, a title that may make you smile or cringe. Additionally, it was confirmed that the movie has a video game…
    - 28 days ago, 28 Mar 17, 4:26am -
  • "Totally Unacceptable" -- Rocket League Dev Responds To Server Issues
    Rocket League is immensely popular, but it is not without its problems. The game has faced server issues recently, resulting in long matchmaking times. Now, developer the CEO of developer Psyonix has pledged to improve the online component of the ga…
    - 28 days ago, 28 Mar 17, 3:31am -
  • Wrestlemania 33: Match Card And Predictions
    By the look on AJ Styles's face in the image above, you know it's time for Wrestlemania. WWE's biggest event of the year comes to the WWE Network and PPV on Sunday, April 2, and it's going to be one long show. There are a lot of matches on this year'…
    - 28 days ago, 28 Mar 17, 1:59am -
  • This Is What Star Wars: Rogue One's Princess Leia Looked Like Before CGI
    Princess Leia shows up at the end of Star Wars: Rogue One, but, given the timeline, it had to be a younger version of actress Carrie Fisher. This was made possible through movie magic. Norwegian actress Ingvild Deila played Leia in Rogue One, and som…
    - 28 days ago, 28 Mar 17, 12:39am -

Joystiq

  • Google Photos for iOS beams images to your TV with AirPlay
    Google has been improving its Photos app for a while now, adding features like automatic white balance, compensation for wobbly video, social photo editing tools and even improving Apple's own Live Photos. The one thing it's been missing, however, is…
    - 5 hours ago, 24 Apr 17, 9:58pm -
  • FCC may unveil softer net neutrality rules this week
    Like it or not, the FCC may be close to divulging its plans for relaxing net neutrality rules. Recode contacts claim that Chairman Ajit Pai may talk about the softer regulation as soon as April 26th, when he speaks at a conservative group's event. Th…
    - 5 hours ago, 24 Apr 17, 9:37pm -
  • Stephens College is the first all-women's school with an eSports team
    Last Thursday, Stephens College made history when it officially created the first varsity-level eSports team at an all-women's school. The program's 12-player squad will begin digitally competing in collegiate Overwatch leagues this fall.
    - 6 hours ago, 24 Apr 17, 9:16pm -
  • Sling TV's Cloud DVR records your guilty pleasures on Apple TV
    Two weeks after Sling TV rolled out its Cloud DVR feature to Android and Roku users, the streaming service is now doing the same for people who own an Apple TV. "First Look," which was introduced last November, lets Sling TV subscribers get 50 hours.…
    - 6 hours ago, 24 Apr 17, 8:54pm -
  • Unroll.me is sorry-not-sorry it sold email data to Uber
    When the New York Times revealed that Apple had threatened to drop Uber's app over privacy guideline violations, there was a juicy tidbit tucked inside: Unroll.me's email management service had anonymized Lyft receipts and sold them to Uber to help i…
    - 6 hours ago, 24 Apr 17, 8:33pm -
  • 'Breath of the NES' is a retro 'Zelda' fan project destined to die
    While you wait for something else to play on your Switch (might I suggest looking into TumbleSeed?), you could kill some time with Breath of the NES. As the name suggests, the fan-project was inspired by Nintendo's 8-bit Breath of the Wild prototype.…
    - 7 hours ago, 24 Apr 17, 8:12pm -
  • Disney's projection tech turns actors' faces into nightmare fuel
    Disney is taking scary clown makeup to the next level. It's using a new projection system to transform the appearance of actors during live performances, tracking facial expressions and "painting" them with light, rather than physical makeup. Called.…
    - 7 hours ago, 24 Apr 17, 7:51pm -
  • We lived through the history of evolution in VR with 'Life of Us'
    It's easy to criticize virtual reality for being isolating and a bit anti-social, but there's a lot of potential for connection with shared VR experiences. One good example is Life of Us, the latest entry from the VR studio Within and director Chris.…
    - 7 hours ago, 24 Apr 17, 7:30pm -

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Got Game

  • Pixel Gear receives new multiplayer trailer
    Oasis Games was excited to release a new multiplayer mode trailer for their PlayStation VR 3D pixel arcade shooter, Pixel Gear, which you can check out below: In the game’s multiplayer mode, the player with the PlayStation VR headset will wield a l…
    - 18 Dec 16, 8:05pm -
  • Nintendo Switch to travel across North America
    Upon being unveiled to the world during the Nintendo Switch Presentation 2017 in Tokyo on January12, Nintendo’s next home gaming system will be traveling across North America for fans, gamers, families, and everybody else to get some hands-on time…
    - 18 Dec 16, 7:31pm -
  • MapleStory and Riders of Icarus have received largest updates of 2016
    Nexon America has recently released their largest updates of 2016 for both MapleStory and Riders of Icarus. MapleStory fans will be able to celebrate as the game’s largest update in nearly ten years, the V update, ushers in some long-awaited additi…
    - 18 Dec 16, 7:11pm -
  • KOEI TECMO America shares details on Dynasty Warriors: Godseekers
    KOEI TECMO America has revealed details surrounding the features and early purchase bonuses of their upcoming tactics style title, Dynasty Warriors: Godseekers, which is due for digital release via PlayStation Store for both Vita and PlayStation 4 o…
    - 18 Dec 16, 6:55pm -
  • Surf World Series heads to console and PC in 2017
    Climax Studios has announced that their new game, Surf World Series, will be arriving on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC in 2017. This title will see you take to the waves as you experience the thrill of pure arcade-style surfing. It has been develop…
    - 18 Dec 16, 6:17pm -
  • New Gamer Reward website enters Open Beta
    A new Gamer Reward website known as Uproar.gg has entered Open Beta, allowing players to earn points for playing titles. It is free to join, and currently those interested can earn points for completing particular in-game objectives in League of Lege…
    - 18 Dec 16, 6:05pm -
  • Perfect World Entertainment and Turtle Rock Studios partner to work on new IP
    Perfect World Entertainment Inc. and Turtle Rock Studios have partnered together in order to create a new triple-A game IP for both PC and console. There are few details on the IP as of yet, but it will be a free-to-play first-person shooter featurin…
    - 17 Dec 16, 5:23am -
  • Troll and I to arrive in March 2017
    Spiral House and Maximum Games were excited to announce that Troll and I will be arriving on March 21, 2017 for Noth America and March 24, 2017 for Europe on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. For those unaware, Troll and I is a heroic adventure that…
    - 17 Dec 16, 4:59am -