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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 »

Telltale Games’ The Walking Dead Season 3 won’t start until 2016

Telltale Games will not release the third season of its venerable The Walking Dead series until 2016. PR Director Job Stauffer confirmed the delay in a recent tweet, adding that a separate The Walking Dead project will release within the year. At least, that’s what his follow-up tweets suggest: in response to one fan’s somber affirmation “No Telltale more »

Playtonic’s Kickstarter is already inspiring Yooka-Laylee fan art

The games industry has changed a great deal since Rare first released Banjo-Kazooie, so it’s no small surprise to see spiritual successor Yooka-Laylee crop up now. Even more surprising is just how popular studio Playtonic’s forthcoming 3D platformer is becoming. The game’s Kickstarter campaign is (at the time of writing) nearly 1000 percent funded thanks to some 48,000 backers, and more »

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Rockstar won’t ban you for using single player GTA V mods

Calm down, modders. Rockstar won’t be swinging the ban hammer in the direction of players who just want to get creative with the Grand Theft Auto 5 campaign. Moreover, the studio is not totally against GTA V mods, Rockstar wrote in a recent Q&A, but only against mods and hacks that have a negative affect on GTA Online. more »

JumpJet Rex Review: Well, he jumps

JumpJet Rex Price: $14.99 System(s): PC Release Date: April 21, 2015 Publisher (Developer): TreeFortress Games (TreeFortress Games) At first JumpJet Rex was just brutally simple. Those were the good times. When I previewed the V0.3.4 build of TreeFortress Games’ prehistoric platformer back in January, I came away unimpressed but optimistic. It was threadbare, but rocketing a little dinosaur through increasingly hazardous levels under more »

Hearthstone Blackrock Mountain: Flamewaker, Core Rager, and Imp Gang Boss examined

Blizzard recently unveiled three new class-specific members of Hearthstone‘s next expansion, Blackrock Mountain. We’ve now seen 12 of the expansion’s 31 new cards, including the first hints of the Dragon archetype and one terrible Legendary, a peculiar Shaman spell, and some buff-happy Dragons. With the rise of the latest curtain, Mage, Hunter and Warlock have joined the more »

Republique Remastered Episodes 1-3 Review: I spy

Republique Remastered Price: $24.99 System(s): PC Release Date: February 26, 2015 Publisher (Developer): Camouflaj (Camouflaj) You have to feel sorry for the stealth genre. Too often the label is slapped on otherwise run-and-gun experiences simply because they have a crouch button and, if they’re really daring, dim lighting. As so many stab-happy protagonists forget, it’s the subtleties that more »

Uncharted 4 reminds us delays are acceptable, but disappointing

Delays are not a good thing. Nobody likes to wait, plain and simple. However, not getting what we want or getting an inferior version are far worse options; next to them, waiting isn’t so bad. So what does that make delays? They’re acceptable, the lesser of two evils, and a middle-ground of expectations and feasibility. Such more »

Hearthstone’s Blackrock Mountain’s Axe Flinger and Lava Shock examined

Right on schedule, Blizzard today revealed two new members of Hearthstone‘s upcoming 31-card Blackrock Mountain expansion, bringing our total of known cards to seven. For a look at the first five cards, head to our earlier evaluation. Today’s newcomers, Axe Flinger and Lava Shock, belong exclusively to Warrior and Shaman, respectively. But what do they mean for constructed? Axe Flinger more »

Onechanbara Z2: Chaos will be a PS4 bikini dream this summer

Onechanbara Z2 Chaos, the first PS4 installment in the zombie-fighter franchise, will come to North America and Europe this summer. XSEED announced it today, adding a little more diversity to the PS4’s library. North American buyers will have access to a digital copy of Onechanbara Z2: Chaos via PlayStation Store, as well as a limited-run “Banana 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 »

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One Piece Treasure Cruise Review: Puzzle and Dragons, Minus Puzzles, Plus Punching

One Piece Treasure Cruise Price: Free (microtransactions) System(s): Mobile Release Date: February 4, 2015 Publisher (Developer): Namco Bandai ESRB Rating: N/A As a One Piece fan, from back at the tail end of the 4Kids days (shout-out to the folks from even before that), it’s still hard for me to process Bandai Namco’s recent streak of game localizations. For a more »