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Apr 02, 2020 at 02:40. 2 comments

Paper Beast Is My New Favorite PSVR Game

Paper Beast Is My New Favorite PSVR Game

Sorry, Astrobot Rescue Mission, but you’ve been dethroned. I, a tough customer when it comes to PSVR , have found a new PSVR game to incessantly rave about. It’s called Paper Beast, and it’s a virtual safari of some very strange animals.

I should have expected to be amazed by this game. Paper Beast was made by a team led by Eric Chahi, whose games are as rare as they are magnificent. He was...

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Mar 31, 2020 at 07:00.

Keep Kids Busy By Having Them Design Warhammer 40K Space Marines

Keep Kids Busy By Having Them Design Warhammer 40K Space Marines

Anyone with kids (or younger siblings) is probably already feeling the strain of having them locked up for most of the day. It’s hard finding constructive things to keep them busy, but of all companies, Games Workshop might have one of the more left-field solutions.

The company behind the very adult Warhammer 40K has a guest post up by Ben from YouTube channel Watch It Paint It, in which he...

Mar 31, 2020 at 06:00.

Star Wars: Jedi Academy Has Secret Crossplay, And PC Players Are Killing Switch Users

Star Wars: Jedi Academy Has Secret Crossplay, And PC Players Are Killing Switch Users

Star Wars: Jedi Academy, released back in 2003 on the PC and Xbox, has only just been ported to the Nintendo Switch. And, uh, somehow PC players have been able to connect to console multiplayer servers.

As PC Gamer report, PC players have been able to connect directly to the IP of the servers being used for the Switch version, and with it being the same game on both platforms, have been able...

Mar 31, 2020 at 03:30. 6 comments

In Moons Of Madness, Outer Space Is Just As Scary As Alien Monsters

In Moons Of Madness, Outer Space Is Just As Scary As Alien Monsters

I’ve never had any grand aspirations of being an astronaut, even as a kid. But in playing Moons of Madness, the latest first-person adventure from Norwegian studio Rock Pocket Games, I was given definitive proof that I just couldn’t hack it in outer space, long before the eldritch abominations started showing up.

Moons of Madness came out on PC last year and got ported to PlayStation 4 and...

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Mar 31, 2020 at 02:30. 2 comments

There's A Superb New Room Game, If You've Got VR

There's A Superb New Room Game, If You've Got VR

Let’s call The Room series the Half-Life of puzzle games about locked boxes. It’s the best in its category, and its creators just released a sequel that’s only playable in virtual reality.

The Room VR: A Dark Matter, the fifth game in The Room franchise, was released for PC and PlayStation virtual reality platforms last Thursday, three days after the long-awaited return of Half-Life in the...

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Mar 31, 2020 at 02:00. 16 comments

I Spent An Afternoon Playing The New Xbox Game Bleeding Edge And Have Already Forgotten Everything About It

I Spent An Afternoon Playing The New Xbox Game Bleeding Edge And Have Already Forgotten Everything About It

Last week Ninja Theory and Xbox Game Studios launched Bleeding Edge, an Overwatch-style online hero brawler for PC and Xbox One. It has 11 unique playable characters and two competitive game modes. It’s going to take more than that to hold my interest.

In a world where Overwatch and Paladins exist and Battleborn has come and gone, I’m not sure where Ninja Theory’s Bleeding Edge fits. It’s...

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Mar 31, 2020 at 01:00. 1 comments

17 Minutes of Resident Evil 3 Gameplay

17 Minutes of Resident Evil 3 Gameplay

Resident Evil 3 brings Jill Valentine back to the heart of Raccoon City to solve puzzles, sidestep zombies, and sprint in whatever direction Nemesis isn’t in. The towering monster really wants a word with you and will hunt you down in the most absurd ways.

Starting the game, I wasn’t fully prepared for how chilling some of the opening scenes are. The fake news footage of the outbreak in Raccoon...

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Mar 31, 2020 .

Don’t Let FOMO Ruin Animal Crossing: New Horizons For You

Don’t Let FOMO Ruin Animal Crossing: New Horizons For You

I had my first opportunity to try out some online play in Animal Crossing: New Horizons the weekend before last. My sister and my friend visited my island so I could give them some of the stuff I had accrued during my extra two weeks with the game. They grabbed new fits at the Able Sisters clothing shop, which had yet to arrive in their games, and marveled at how big my house was. Afterward,...

Mar 30, 2020 at 08:00.

HQ Trivia Is Back

HQ Trivia Is Back

HQ Trivia, the once-massive online quiz game that last year kinda stopped paying winners their cash then shut down in February , is back thanks to an “anonymous investor”.

As the Wall Street Journal report, a push notification went out earlier tonight alerting users HQ Trivia would be resuming at 9pm.

There are no details on who this investor is, how much they’ve stumped up, how long the show...

Mar 30, 2020 at 07:00.

Now Some NFL Players Are Playing Madden On TV

Now Some NFL Players Are Playing Madden On TV

If real sports are going to be successful in the online (and televised) space over the next few months, the one thing they need above all others is participation from actual athletes. That’s why the La Liga and NASCAR tournaments have been so fun, and is why it’s a bit worrying that Fox and the NFL’s version only has eight entrants.

NASCAR Drivers Are Racing Each Other Online, And It's Going...
Mar 30, 2020 at 06:30. 3 comments

GameStop Will Close Over 300 Stores This Year

GameStop Will Close Over 300 Stores This Year

Last year, GameStop closed 320 stores across America as part of an effort “to de-densify [their] store base”. This year, the company will close at least that many, and potentially more.

As Gamasutra report, the closures were announced during an earnings call held last week, when executive vice president and chief financial officer Jim Bell said “[We] anticipate store closures to be equal to or...

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Mar 28, 2020 at 03:30. 4 comments

Borderlands 3’s Latest Expansion Gives The Series Its First Good Boss Fight

Borderlands 3’s Latest Expansion Gives The Series Its First Good Boss Fight

Guns, Love, and Tentacles, yesterday’s major update to Borderlands 3, revolves around a gay wedding on an alien planet. While that’s fantastic in its own right, the rest of the expansion is pretty great too, combining fresh aesthetics with a bevy of cool new guns and what is arguably the series’ only good boss fight in 10 years.

Guns, Love, and Tentacles tasks the player’s Vault Hunter with...

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Mar 28, 2020 at 00:30. 5 comments

Engineer Combines Smash Controller With A Taser Because Why Not

Engineer Combines Smash Controller With A Taser Because Why Not

Recent advances in virtual reality have done wonders to make video games more immersive than ever. But certain persistent technical limitations still bedevil this developing technology, such as, say, its inability to shock the living hell out of players with agonizing bursts of electric current. It’s a problem. But one enterprising hacker sought to change this unhappy status quo, crafting a...

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Mar 27, 2020. 11 comments

Even Final Fantasy XIV Is Freezing House Evictions

Even Final Fantasy XIV Is Freezing House Evictions

Final Fantasy XIV has one of the most competitive housing markets in an online game. Buying a cozy digital home requires lots of money and the patience to fight with other players—including big guilds and bot owners—to place a bid on a home. If you don’t use it, you also lose it. In light of the current covid-19 pandemic, that last restriction is being lifted. Evictions are now on hold.

In an...

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Mar 27, 2020. 13 comments

Dwarf Fortress Premium Shows Off Its, Uh, New Visuals

Dwarf Fortress Premium Shows Off Its, Uh, New Visuals

It is true that while Dwarf Fortress is an incredibly complex and rewarding game, it is also true that it has forever looked like ass. The upcoming Steam release, Dwarf Fortress Premium, is going to look a little better .

Dwarf Fortress Is Coming To Steam Because Its Developer Needs Healthcare

If you want to know why Dwarf Fortress is coming to Steam, its co-creator Tarn Adams has one…

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Mar 26, 2020. 7 comments

Another WW1 FPS Wants To Get Into The Trenches

Another WW1 FPS Wants To Get Into The Trenches

Most WW1 games end up having very little to do with WW1, because to portray the conflict accurately would be both nightmarish and incredibly boring. Beyond The Wire, a new multiplayer FPS, looks like it’s trying to get right into the trenches that so many other games want to avoid.

Developed by Offworld Industries, the same team behind The Squad and Post Scriptum, Beyond the Wire sees them...

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Mar 26, 2020. 15 comments

Sega's New Mascot Is The Son Of Sega's Old Mascot

Sega's New Mascot Is The Son Of Sega's Old Mascot

Back in the ’90s, around the time of the Saturn, Sega had the greatest console mascot of all time : Segata Sanshiro, a man who wanted you to buy Sega and would absolutely make you eat shit if you didn’t. Now, in 2020, his son is taking his place.

Segata Sanshiro, the Greatest Video Game Ad Man Of Them All

Sony's fictional executive Kevin Butler has won himself a legion of fans. Which is...

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Mar 26, 2020. 6 comments

Don’t Neglect Turnips In Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Don’t Neglect Turnips In Animal Crossing: New Horizons

If you ask me, Animal Crossing is much more fun when you don’t spend all your time in the pursuit of money. But if you’re set on making bank, New Horizons offers you a bunch of good ways to indulge your inner Scrooge. One such option that many new players will gain access to this coming weekend is the Stalk Market, where you can buy and sell turnips and, if you play your rutabagas right, rake...

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Mar 26, 2020. 12 comments

Australians Are Already Playing Persona 5 Royal

Australians Are Already Playing Persona 5 Royal

Persona 5 Royal isn’t supposed to be out for another week, but as chaos unfolds in the Australian retail sector following confusing government messaging about covid-19 precautions, national chain EB Games has just decided to say fuck it, and get the game out the door while their stores are still open.

EB Games—the local subsidiary of GameStop—tweeted this out yesterday, leading many to think...

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Mar 26, 2020.

Employees At GameStop Competitor Say Their Company Isn't Protecting Them From Covid-19 Either

Employees At GameStop Competitor Say Their Company Isn't Protecting Them From Covid-19 Either

Last week, Kotaku reported  several  times on GameStop’s ass-dragging procedure for operating during the coronavirus outbreak. But GameStop isn’t the only physical game store whose employees are feeling forced to choose between their jobs and their safety. Employees of the regional chain Game X Change are also unhappy with how their employer is handling the situation, several of whom spoke...

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