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Here’s what to expect from Ubisoft at E3 2015

You can feel the E3 in the air. Fallout 4 has set the Internet ablaze and Dark Souls 3 is rumored to be in the pipes. Announcements are sprouting, expectations are lofty and schedules are 100 percent packed. Not one to miss the hype train, Ubisoft recently revealed its own E3 2015 plans in a post to its more »

LEGO Worlds comes to Steam Early Access

More LEGOs for your inner child to play with: LEGO Worlds, developer TT Games’ take on the blocky franchise, is now playable via Steam Early Access, where it will remain through 2015. TT Games and co-developer Traveller’s Tales will “evaluate a release candidate” in early 2016, but do not yet have a date in mind. LEGO Worlds more »

Massive mod Portal Stories: Mel releases June 25

Nearly four years in the making, Portal Stories: Mel, a staggering user-made mod for Portal 2 is nearing release. The mod will release worldwide June 25, 2015 via Steam, completely free of charge. The development team hopes to release Russian, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Norwegian, Dutch and English versions. Of course, we can bet on the more »

The Need for Speed reboot will be always-online

The recently announced Need for Speed reboot for PS4, Xbox One and PC will require an internet connection at all times. The news comes from EA via Twitter, who, in response to one fan’s suggestion regarding Xbox One’s always-on fiasco, confirmed that “NFS will require an online connection.” EA claims the limitation will be a boon more »

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You’ll get triple the Borderlands Legendaries from now on

Borderlands‘ loot system is as crazy as its characters, constantly spitting out frankly irresponsible combinations of elements and explosives. With a recent hot fix, it got three times crazier: the Legendary drop rate for Borderlands 2, Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel and Borderlands: The Handsome Collection has been permanently tripled. No more hunting for a Conference Call.  The drop rate increase comes more »

Not A Hero Review: Definitely not

Not a Hero Price: $12.99 System(s): PC (Soon on PS4 and Vita) Release Date: May 14, 2015 Publisher (Developer): Devolver Digital (Roll7) The third dimension is stripped from many indie titles for a reason: 2D games are much easier to design. That’s not to say that independent developers are lazy or untalented. Far from it: a flat landscape more »

CD Projekt Red’s new The Witcher 3 patch addresses graphics issues

You may have noticed that The Witcher 3 is a fantastic RPG, perhaps by being woken by the midnight hiss of its personal hype train. You may also have heard that it’s not perfect: many disgruntled users are crying graphical discrepancy, centering on an alleged visual downgrade from the version of the game that was promoted in 2013. Developer CD more »

Martial arts MMO Blade & Soul is coming to to the West this winter

That’s one more regional barrier for the scrap heap. Developer NCSOFT announced it will be bringing martial arts MMORPG Blade & Soul to North America and Europe this winter. The free-to-play MMO will be playable in French, German and English, but its Western counterpart is currently early in development. Community Director Omeed Dariani told Polygon that the new version’s current state is more »

Christmas in February, or why some studios are skipping holiday 2015

Black Friday gets a bad rap. At least in America, it’s touted as the peak of consumerism, the one day out of the year when we all tap into our reptilian brain and use bits of plastic to fight over other bits of plastic, like credit-savvy vultures bickering over a kill in the Sahara. The more »

Invisible Inc. Review: Order of operations

Invisible Inc Price: $19.99 System(s): PC (Eventually PS4) Release Date: May 12, 2015 Publisher (Developer): Klei Entertainment (Klei Entertainment) I would make a terrible spy. On a scale of Call of Duty trailers to James Bond, I’m about as subtle as a startled cat wearing a suit of castanets. Apparently, I’m also impulsive and greedy. Leave no safe behind, I say. Especially if more »

Final Fantasy XI free through May 25, 2015 when you reactivate an old character

Square Enix will treat retired Final Fantasy XI veterans to free game time if they reactive their old accounts before May 25, 2015. The “Return Home to Vana’diel Campaign” applies to characters that were deleted manually by their owner or automatically due to inactivity. The Ultimate Collection Seekers edition of the game will also be free to eligible more »

Grand Theft Auto V sales approach 52m

Rockstar’s latest has proven every bit as popular as you’d expect. In its most recent earnings report, publisher Take-Two Interactive revealed that Grand Theft Auto V has moved “nearly” 52 million units between PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and PC. This figure covers physical copies of the game, and only those that have been sold more »