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Assassin’s Creed Chronicles now has 3 tales to tell

Originally announced as a free game for those who paid for the underwhelming Assassin’s Creed: Unity season pass, Assassin’s Creed Chronicles was billed as the game that would finally allow us to take control of Shao Jun, the last member of China’s Brotherhood and the final student of Ezio Auditore. She had been featured alongside the more »

Dying Light is getting creative with gravity this April Fools’

April Fool’s is such a fun day in this industry, a veritable Christmas of hijinks. Dying Light developer Techland has some pranks of their own in store this year. They’ll be turning Dying Light‘s physics to “wonky,” and then turning the dial further until it snaps off. That’s right, for the entirety of April Fools’ Day (by Pacific time), survivors more »

Bloodborne is the best place for new Souls players to start

One of the more subtle consequences of lengthening a series is lowered accessibility. Final Fantasy, for instance, can be tough to get into with its 20-odd titles all fighting for attention. This effect is only amplified for series like From Software’s Souls games, which are already notoriously difficult to pick up. One game that prides itself on death? Sure. But four more »

League of Legends NURFs things for April Fools’

The best April Fools’ surprises are the ones that actually alter gameplay in a fun or innovative way for players. Which is why Riot Games’ League of Legends surprises are always so delightful. The developer goes out of their way to change things, however briefly, for fans of the games. Last year, the company URF-ed more »

There are already Bloodborne speedruns

When it comes to nuanced and ridiculously difficult games, you tend to expect speedrunners to need a few weeks, months, or maybe even years to get a strategy down pat and excel. This isn’t the case for From Software’s latest, however. Believe it or not, but a Bloodborne speedrun exists. It’s time will shock you. more »

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Pillars of Eternity commits a cardinal sin

I have a few personal rules about RPGs. These mostly come from my experience in Table Top RPGs, but most of them apply for video games, as well. There are rules such as “Thou shalt not obfuscate what the themes of thy campaign is actually about”, “thou shalt not railroad the player without due warning”, more »

Typing of The Dead: Overkill adds Steam Workshop

As of an announcement posted Friday, March 27, 2015, The Typing of The Dead: Overkill now supports custom dictionaries via the Steam Workshop. Owners of SEGA’s digital title can create their own word lists for use in the game and share them with other users through Steam. Within the first 24 hours, there are already more »

Ys VI: The Ark of Napishtim alights on Western PCs

I’ve mentioned before that Ys VI: The Ark of Napishtim was my introduction to the Ys series and its perennial protagonist, Adol Christin. I played it on the PlayStation 2, though, where it had fully polygonal visuals and had been rebalanced from the Japanese, PC original. XSEED announced today, though, that they’re bringing the game to western PCs, more »

Feast your eyes on Disney Infinity 2.0’s Falcon

All of the Avengers can finally assemble in Disney Infinity 2.0. I guess he had some things to take care of, maybe he was roosting, but that doesn’t matter. Falcon is here now and we’re glad of it. The group is complete and ready to be enjoyed. Besides, we can forgive a little tardiness when more »

Let’s look at the Disney Infinity 2.0’s Loki

Let’s look at the Disney Infinity 2.0’s Loki This has been a rather momentous week for anyone keeping up with Disney Infinity 2.0. The last two figures were released, meaning the hunt is finally over. It’s done. No more waiting. The Avengers set is complete. And, one might say it’s a good way to go, more »

Okay? is the next Desert Golfing

Last year, we ended up getting this great time sink for Android and iOS devices called Desert Golfing. It was great, as you’d endlessly hit a golf ball towards a hole on a sandy golf course, relying on proper angles to reach the goal. Now, earlier this month, we’ve gotten what seems to be its more »

Warlocks preview: Character choice actually matters

I’m not a huge fan of beat ‘em up games, but I do like the occasional Turtles In Time. That said, one of the things I’m used to when it comes to beat ‘em ups is that the choice of character doesn’t really matter. Sure, different characters will sometimes have different attacks, but the gameplay more »