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WoW Tokens let players trade gold for game time, real money for gold

The economy of World of Warcraft will see significant changes in the coming months thanks to the impending addition of the WoW Token, a new in-game item which can be purchased for real-world money and sold for in-game gold, or oppositely purchased entirely in-game and exchanged for 30 days of membership time. This will give wealthy Azeroth more »

Hand of Fate Review: Hit me

Price: $24.99 System(s): PS4 (XOne, PC) Release Date: February 17, 2015 Publisher (Developer): Defiant Development (Defiant Development) ESRB Rating: “Teen” for Violence and Blood A plaque reading “We’re all about making new, exciting games” may as well be prepackaged with every proprietary game engine or monitor-packed office space; any studio with an ounce of clout more »

Capcom offering refunds for Resident Evil Revelations 2 on PC

Unlike its console counterparts, the PC version of Resident Evil Revelations 2 does not include local co-op. This comes in stark contrast to the game’s adverts and Steam page, which all listed offline co-op as an included feature until today. Capcom told Eurogamer that local co-op was cut “to ensure a stable user experience across a variety of different PC more »

Valve will unveil a new ‘SteamVR hardware’ system at GDC next week

After over a year of silence from research and development, Valve announced Tuesday that they’re bringing their hardware back on stage to strut its stuff at the upcoming 2015 Game Developers Conference, and that they’ll be adding a “previously-unannounced SteamVR hardware system” to the lineup. Also slated for an appearance is the latest version of the Steam Controller, more »

Upcoming Diablo 3 patch promises new Legendary gear and other goodies

Diablo 3 patch 2.2.0 will soon enter the Public Test Region, and is bringing a healthy dosage of Legendary equipment with it. Three new six-piece sets—Unhallowed Essence, Wrath of the Wastes, and Delsere’s Magnum Opus—will be entering dungeons, alongside over 15 additional individual Legendaries. Among the lot is the result of the BlizzCon Legendary Workshop, in more »

Freaking Meatbags Review: Get Off my Lawn

Freaking Meatbags Price: $9.99 System(s): PC Release Date: February 4, 2015 Publisher (Developer): Plug In Digital (Wild Factor) ESRB Rating: Not Applicable I have a spurious suspicion that independent game developers secretly judge one another in some Holy Grail-like search for the project worthy of the title “Most Indie”. I gather that the criteria must be grueling; who can more »

Diablo III player reaches Paragon level 1000 in Hardcore mode

Games are an excellent platform for creating your own goals, be they whimsical or borderline obsessive. The popularity of speed runs is testament to that, as are such lofty endeavors as, say, beating Dark Souls without dying, or scoring an S-rank in every Bayonetta 2 stage, or even such aimless games as Minecraft. Avid Diablo III player Nokieka recently met more »

Titanfall 2 will “probably” come to PS4

Publisher EA will likely release the yet-to-be-announced Titanfall 2 outside Xbox One and PC, EA CFO Blake Jorgensen announced February 9, 2015 during San Francisco’s Technology, Internet & Media Conference. It’s no grand secret that EA has been planning to renew the Titanfall IP for some time, nor is it any surprise. The original may not have shattered more »

Make no mistake, Evolve is hunting your money

With the long-rumored Left 4 Dead 3 apparently idling away in software purgatory, Turtle Rock Studios’ Evolve should by all rights be a godsend. A new-gen co-op romp from the creators of the zombie take on the concept? And one in which a single player from each match will be cast as the final boss? Sounds brilliant. And more »

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Dying Light Review: Surprisingly Lively

Price: System(s): PC (PlayStation 4, Xbox One) Release Date: January 17, 2015 Publisher (Developer): Techland (Techland) ESRB Rating: “Mature” for Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, and Strong Language It’s a good thing zombies aren’t the brightest things shambling through the streets. Surely they’d have formed a workers’ union if they had any brains of their more »

Kickstart the sci-fi, submarine, roguelike Neptune Have Mercy

Developer Octopodo is taking the roguelike genre under the sea in their forthcoming PC sci-fi adventure, Neptune Have Mercy. A self-described mix of Ecco the Dolphin and FTL, Neptune Have Mercy has you embark on a deep sea voyage to Triton, Neptune’s moon. To survive Triton’s briny depths, you’ll explore procedurally generated levels, craft and customize upgrades for your submarine, more »

Dragon’s Dogma Online is coming to Japan this year

Capcom is adapting the Dragon’s Dogma IP into a free-to-play MMO, the company announced in a recent issue of Japanese game magazine Famitsu. Thanks to Gematsu and Siliconera’s translation work, we know a bit more about the game than just its genre.  Dragon’s Dogma Online will be available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PC, but only in Japan. Indeed, more »