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Destiny gameplay trailer shows off Venus

Bungie has released a trailer showing off one of Destiny’s explorable planets: Venus. Last month, beta players had a chance to explore only two of Destiny’s playable planets–Earth and for a brief window, the Moon. Players were able to get a taste of the other planets, Venus and Mars, in the Crucible (multiplayer) portion of more »

Alien Isolation achievements leaked, prepare for spoilers

Alien Isolation‘s achievements have been leaked ahead of its release date. The report came from Xbox Achievements. The site has shared the names and descriptions associated with each one. The list doesn’t let anything slip surrounding the story, but there are some key descriptions that may spoil gameplay and potential choices. Stop reading now if more »

Akiba’s Trip: Undead & Undressed isn’t offensive

As a female, video game journalist, I’m also asked if I find certain games that I have to play for work offensive. Friends and family are sometimes shocked by titles I play, with Senran Kagura most recently raising quite a few eyebrows. When Akiba’s Trip: Undead & Undressed came around, people started asking my opinion more »

Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds Review: Cute girls beat everything up

Title: Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds Price: $11.99 System(s): (Also available on Xbox 360) Release Date: August 12, 2014 Publisher (Developer): Mages (Division2) ESRB Rating: “Everyone 10+” for Fantasy Violence and Suggestive Themes If there’s one good thing about the Vita, it’s that it gives players a chance to be exposed to games that were overlooked more »

Mega Slowbro is the best

It’s all over folks. There wasn’t even a contest. When it comes to Pokemon Mega Evolutions, Mega Slowbro just went and blew every other freakishly overpowered Pokemon out of the park. Feel free to go home, because the true king has arrived. Nothing is taking Mega Slowbro down, and I’m not just saying that because more »

Pokemon Trading Card Game Online is Nintendo’s foray into mobile gaming

Considering how enormously beloved the core video games of the Pokemon franchise are, it’s easy to forget that Nintendo’s Pokemon has a larger reach. The Pokemon Trading Card game is a good example. You may not have played it since middle school, but many people still are, and now the Pokemon Trading Card Game Online more »

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GameStop Heracross and Pinsir Mega Stones distribution has begun (update)

Another Pokemon distribution event is in progress. Everyone with copies of and have a Heracross or Pinsir waiting for them. The level 50 Heracross is only for Pokemon X users, while only Y gets the Pinsir. But that isn’t what this story is about. (Though you really should go to Mystery Gift, choose an Internet more »

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I wish Sierra’s King’s Quest reboot was point-and-click adventure

Sierra is known for its point-and-click adventure games. Think of the genre as the developer and publisher’s lifeblood. Which is why I’m currently heartbroken, because King’s Quest isn’t going to be a point-and-click series any more. The Odd Gentlemen, developer of the reboot, has said it’s just a general adventure game. Did your heart just more »

This is what Shenmue HD would have looked like

Morning, everybody! Let’s start our day out with something pretty. This screenshot above is from a Korean fan’s endeavor to create an HD upgrade of Shenmue. Is that gorgeous or what? The correct answer to the question, by the way, is yes! Unfortunately, this Shenmue HD project is all the work of a fan that more »

Oracle: Know Thyself

Apophenia is the condition of seeing patterns and meaning in data that is, in reality, unstructured and meaningless: it’s seeing shapes in clouds, malicious intent in a passing glance from a stranger, or a someone’s destiny in tea leaves. Humans aren’t the only creatures that misinterpret information, but we’re by far the best at it, more »

Gamescom 2014: Pro Evolution Soccer 2015 wins Best Sports Game

Pro Evolution Soccer has had it rough in recent years, as EA’s FIFA series has taken home the accolades and the sales. But word out of Gamescom 2014 suggests that’s about to change. PES 2015 took home the honors as the best sports game of the show. Konami’s Fox Engine, the same one that powers more »

Surgeon Simulator: A&E Anniversary Edition Review: Delightfully dreadful doctors

Title: Surgeon Simulator: A&E Anniversary Edition Price: $12.99 System(s): PS4 (Also on PC, iOS, and Android) Release Date: August 13, 2014 Publisher (Developer): Bossa Studios (Bossa Studios) ESRB Rating: “Teen” for Blood and Violence I had good intentions. The best, to be exact. I wanted to save lives. These people needed transplants, and by God, more »