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Sony offering extra games in class action suit related to 2011 PSN outage

This is stretching back a bit, but back in 2011, Sony suffered one of the largest security breaches in history. The attack, which occurred between April 17th and April 19th of that year forced Sony to shut down its Playstation Network Servers. An estimated 77 million accounts were affected, which meant that many user’s personal more »

Punch-Out!! on Wii U is great, with one exception

When Nintendo announced digital Wii games on the Wii U eShop, I was pretty excited. Mostly because Punch-Out!!, one of the Wii’s low-key greats, was on its way for a great price. Next Level Games has done great work every time it had a Nintendo property to play with, and Punch-Out!! is no exception. The more »

Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds Review: Mash it out

Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds Price: $11.99 System(s): PC (Also on 360 and Vita) Release Date: January 23, 2015 Publisher (Developer): Degica (5pb/Mages) ESRB Rating: “Everyone” for Fantasy Violence and Suggestive Themes The world needs more arcade-style beat ‘em ups. Straight up. There’s just something about dashing down some grungy city streets, by yourself or especially more »

Xbox Live Update for the week of January 21, 2015

3rd Street Saints, it’s time to cause some more trouble. The Saints Row IV: Re-Elected and Gat Out of Hell Bundle is now available on Xbox One and Xbox 360. Re-Elected includes the main game, two DLC mission packs, 25 DLC weapons and six new superpower elements among other goodies. In Gat Out of Hell, more »

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Bowser, Toon Link, and Sheik Amiibos showing up at Toys R Us

Have you been checking the Twitters and Reddits? Wave 3 Amiibos are already trickling out to stores! To be more specific, the Bowser, Toon Link, and Sheik Amiibos are already appearing at Toys R Us. Which means it’s time to go over the rarity. You know, that’s what people really care about when it comes more »

This week on the PlayStation Store, January 20, 2015

This week, things are a lot busier on the PlayStation Store front than they have been all month! First off, the digital marketplace is absolutely loaded with sales this week, with a huge range of stuff across the entire platform range of Sony’s PlayStation Store ecosystem. Secondly a bunch of new games are out, including more »

Nintendo eShop Update for January 22, 2015

It’s Thursday, which means it’s one of those days. An update kind of affair. There are six games available right now, with 3 on the and 5 on the . Did that not make sense? Let me elaborate – some of the games are multiplatform. It’s also a rather big sale week on the eShop. more »

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Borderlands: The Handsome Collection takes Handsome Jack to next gen

When Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel launched in October 2014, one of the loudest complaints was that it was not available for the latest generation of consoles. However, this is now being remedied. Gearbox has announced the launch of Borderlands: The Handsome Collection, a bundle containing both Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, for the PS4 and more »

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Duke Nukem 3D: Megaton Edition Review: Time Has Been Cruel to the King

Duke Nukem 3D: Megaton Edition Price: $9.99 (currently fee with PlayStation Plus) System(s): PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita Release Date: March 20, 2013 Publisher (Developer): Devolver Digital (Abstraction Games) ESRB Rating: “Mature” for Intense Violence, Blood and Gore, Sexual Themes, Partial Nudity, Strong Language, Crude Humor. Like most teenagers in 1996, Duke Nukem 3D was a more »

Our game could be your life: Open-world games need to cut it out

Why bother playing a video game? That’s a very basic and more than slightly patronizing question, but one that nevertheless begs to be asked as video games seek to annex ever more colossal volumes of our lives. I’m not talking about the Candy Crushes and Threeses of the world, which constantly beckon us to distraction more »

Microsoft announces Xbox One streaming to Windows 10

I’ll be honest, it doesn’t take much to get me excited, and this is definitely one of those times. During the Windows 10 briefing, we saw a glimpse of a really neat feature that will soon be available to Windows 10 and Xbox One users. Microsoft has created the ability to stream games from Xbox more »

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3DS and Wii U getting physical copies of Terraria

Publisher 505 Games will soon add Nintendo Wii U and 3DS to Terraria‘s growing platform roster, according to new product pages from game rental service GameFly. The news comes from a hawk-eyed NeoGAF user who recently spotted GameFly’s placeholders. Although threadbare, the Wii U and 3DS pages are certainly no accident. Both bear a release date of October 31, more »