Life is Strange 'Chaos Theory' impressions - 'Theory' of everything

By Ozzie Mejia, May 25, 2015 11:30am PDT

Dontnod Entertainment follows up the tragedy of 'Out of Time' with questions of growing up and accepting tragedy in Life is Strange's strongest episode to date.


"Good article, it pains me to have to wait for the next episode. I honestly cant believe how much ..."

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5 Strange Things to Love About The Witcher 3

By Steven Wong, May 25, 2015 9:00am PDT

The Witcher 3 may be one of the best role-playing games around, but it too is subject to certain strange quirks. But these weird features can end up being some of the best parts of the game. 


Weekly Game Release Highlights, May 25-31

By Ozzie Mejia, May 24, 2015 8:00am PDT

There's a colorful slate of new releases coming up this week, led by the Wii U's paintballing multiplayer shooter Splatoon.


Final Splatoon Global Testfire session plagued by connectivity issues [Update]

By Ozzie Mejia, May 23, 2015 3:45pm PDT

Nintendo's second Splatoon Global Testfire session did not go nearly as smoothly as the first. In fact, it was filled with connectivity issues, errors, and infinite loads. (Update: So it's a good thing Nintendo extended it by an hour.)


PSA: The final Splatoon Global Testfire begins at 3PM PST today

By Ozzie Mejia, May 23, 2015 2:30pm PDT

Better download that software, because it's time for the last Splatoon Global Testfire.


Weekend console download deals: Dragon Age, Ground Zeroes, and more

By Ozzie Mejia, May 23, 2015 2:25pm PDT

Memorial Day weekend is a good time to stock up on games and there are some big ones to be found on the console storefronts, including Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes on Xbox One.


Weekend PC download deals: Memorial Day savings

By Ozzie Mejia, May 23, 2015 1:45pm PDT

Memorial Day weekend means some great deals this weekend, which includes the Bat-catalog from Steam, a fine pair of Warner Bros. bundles from Bundle Stars, and the revenge of the Humble Store Spring Sale.


"Nice, bought the mordor deal, now i have both that and the witcher ... should keep me occupied ..."

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Shack Reels: Top 10 Robots in Video Games

By Shack Staff, May 22, 2015 3:30pm PDT

Whether you're fighting with or against them, robots are an inexorable part of video games. Greg sorts through the mechanical army to find out which one is the biggest mechanized menace.


"Soley in the context of him speaking to a young adult woman, sure. I see Wonkers as a sad ..."

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Bloodborne patch 1.04 set to release Monday

By Tad Huempfner, May 22, 2015 2:15pm PDT

From Software announces the latest update to Bloodborne and hints at an expansion to be released in the future.


Destiny: House of Wolves Review In Progress: Hungry Like The Wolf

By Daniel Perez, May 22, 2015 2:00pm PDT

The second expansion for Destiny, the House of Wolves, released this week to a cautiously-excited fanbase considering how much of a let down The Dark Below was. Bungie hopes to make up for it by adding an exuberant amount of content in House of Wolves, but is it too little t...


"I had the "pleasure" of going to prison this night at lvl 32, each round got harder and harder, ..."

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5 Weirdest Foods You Eat in Video Games

By Steven Wong, May 22, 2015 1:30pm PDT

It's Pac-man's 35th anniversary, and we're celebrating his insatiable appetite by ordering up some of the weirdest foods video game charcters can eat. Ghosts might be involved too.


"Slime mold. ..."

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Chattycast 47: A Smoking Crater

By Steve Watts, May 22, 2015 1:00pm PDT

In which the gang wishes their beautiful destruction would actually stay destroyed for once. 


"Just listened to the cast; very entertaining, as usual :-) I wish I could make it to the ..."

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The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing 3 completes its trilogy today

By Ozzie Mejia, May 22, 2015 12:00pm PDT

NeocoreGames is saying goodbye to the Van Helsing bloodline today, releasing the final part of the Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing trilogy today, two years to the day that the first game debuted.


"I played through the first one and it was pretty good. I had trouble getting started because I ..."

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Payday 2 can't stop raving with Alesso Heist DLC

By Ozzie Mejia, May 22, 2015 11:40am PDT

It's a good night to hit the club and pick up some goodies with Payday 2's 23rd DLC pack, a collaboration with DJ Alesso.


Opinion: 5 Things Assassin's Creed Syndicate Needs to Do

By Nathaniel Hohl, May 22, 2015 11:00am PDT

Assassin's Creed Syndicate needs to be a big hit this fall. Here are 5 ways to help ensure that it will be one of the best Assassin's Creed experiences yet.


"Get rid of uPlay and microtransactions. Stop manufacturing bullshit about things be 'aesthetic' ..."

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