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Bloodborne patch 1.03 slashes loading times and squashes bugs

Bloodborne patch 1.03 released earlier today, bringing with it an end to the game’s notoriously lengthy loading times. The PlayStation Japan page confirms that loading has been reduced by five to 15 seconds depending on the areas loaded. Better still, as Eurogamer’s Digital Foundry found, Central Yharnam has had its loading times cut nearly in half. And more »

Starbound’s ship-based pets aren’t too important yet

Starbound received a rather large update this month that does some things. Good things, on the whole, but also some that are rather, well, there. Adding the Ark as a location from the transportation gate is one. I don’t want to get into it, but basically it allows you to visit a temple, see some more »

April 2015 Starbound update adds so many useful features

Starbound updates tend to be something of a mixed blessing. On the one hand, you know Chucklefish is making the game better. On the other, it means having to go through and wait for all of your favorite mods to update so you can go back to playing the way “you” want to. In the more »

BioWare makes Mass Effect fans’ dreams come true with talking Elcor plushies

Dreams are coming true today, people. We are in the presence of greatness. The BioWare Store has topped itself, because it is now offering the best Mass Effect products ever. You can now buy a talking Elcor plushie. Hug him and he’ll talk to you! Isn’t that the best? Here’s why the Mass Effect Elcor more »

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5 3DS games you should have played in April

April 2015 has been a good month for video games. In particular, it’s a fantastic month for the 3DS. A number of great 3DS games have been released, and they’re all titles you want to either have on your radar immediately, or save to some sort of wishlist to ensure you don’t miss out. I more »

DOTA 2 mod makes the MOBA into a third person shooter

DOTA 2 mod makes the MOBA into a third person shooter Defense of the Ancients 2 is a game with quite a fanbase. It’s done quite well for itself, garnered multiple positive reviews, and people are all about those multiplayer experiences. Which means it isn’t surprising to see a DOTA 2 mod or two come more »

A survey supposedly reveals Mass Effect 4 details

Well everyone, we have a grain of salt situation today. Remember when Dragon Age: Inquisition story, character, and gameplay details were leaked back in August 2012 after some people were asked to take a survey by EA and BioWare? It appears the same thing has happened with Mass Effect 4. Appears, because we probably won’t more »

The new StreetPass Mii Plaza games have a good pedigree

You know those StreetPass Mii Plaza minigames? They aren’t some things thrown together. These are titles from major developers. People who matter. Mii Force was made by Good-Feel, Warrior’s Way was made by Spike Chunsoft, Monster Manor came from Prope, and we could relax with Flower Town thanks to Grezzo. Naturally, Battleground Z and Ultimate more »

The Witcher 3 is 10% off if you pre-order digitally

Do you know why people love CD Projekt Red so much? It’s because of things like the announcement I’m about to make. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is coming to the PS4, Xbox One, and PC on May 18, 2015. It’s going to be huge, and the hype is palpable. It’s a blockbuster game, and more »

Toukiden Kiwami Review: More of the same

Price: ($59.99 on PS4) System(s): Vita (PS4) Release Date: March 31, 2015 Publisher (Developer): Koei Tecmo (Omega Force) ESRB Rating: “Teen” for Alcohol Reference, Blood and Gore, Mild Suggestive Themes, Partial Nudity, and Violence I defy you to not be interested in the opportunity to literally beat a monster’s limbs off, put them on a stick, and more »

Get your goat on with Goat Simulator for the Xbox 360 and Xbox One

Do you hear the bleating? I do. It’s the sound of the coming storm that is Goat Simulator. The joke game from Coffee Stain Studios which brought joy to PC gamers and spawned a slew of copycats starring cats, dogs, and other animals, is on the Xbox 360 and Xbox One on April 17, 2015. more »

SUPERHOTline Miami is a time-bending, violent mashup

SUPERHOT is a stylized first-person shooter that began as a member of the 7 Day First Person Shooter game jam. Hotline Miami, now somewhat of a series given the recent release of Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number, revels in its over-the-top brutality. And SUPERHOTline Miami is a hefty dose of both. “Time only moves when you move,” said more »