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This week in rumors

Smash Bros. Wii U release date nailed… and 41 other hot rumors this week

This week in rumors Horror games really look to be making a comeback, with Evil Within, Alien Isolation and Resident Evil Revelations, to name a few, on the way. And, if rumors this week are true, a certain first-party Sony studio could be about to add another anticipated title to that list. More info and

Animal Crossing figure

This Animal Crossing figure is as cute as it is versatile

Animal Crossing: New Leaf took me to a virtual town I wish was a reality–a city full of idiosyncratic townsfolk like a boastful anteater, a fashionable deer, and a sneaky fox. One of my favorite city dwellers is the friendly and resourceful mayor’s assistant, Isabelle. Unlike other characters that move in and out of town,

WWE 2K15 makes sports entertainment more real than ever

It’s the little things that really help pro wrestling go next-gen Players have been told year after year that WWE games strive to recreate the feel of viewing a match from Wrestlemania or Raw, but the games have only gone so far in capturing the TV’s interpretation of the events. Having played my first demo

Lords of the Fallen

Lords of the Fallen is Dark Souls-hard, but with softer edges

Praise the lords Let’s get one thing out of the way right now. Lords of the Fallen is a lot like Dark Souls. It’s a brutally hard, dark, medieval-styled action-RPG in which merciless enemies combine with a iterative gameplay loop in order to teach mastery by way of many, many beatdowns. It even uses the

Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider exclusivity: why fan outrage is unjustified

When I heard the news of Rise of the Tomb Raider‘s Xbox One exclusivity on yesterday’s morning commute, I clutched a Tomb Raider comic book in my hands and wailed in great sorrow. Okay, not really, mainly because you don’t want to weep openly on a crowded train–but I was upset. I’m feeling better now,

Aragorn City

Middle-earth: Shadows of Mordor is Batman: Aragorn City

Captain Ghost hands I played Middle-earth: Shadows of Mordor today. I had a very good time with it. The reason? I really like Rocksteady’s Arkham games. And a great deal of the time, playing Mordor is like playing a video game adaptation of some non-existent, magical-medieval, alt-universe Batman comic. Henry has already covered the branching,

Until Dawn brings slasher

Until Dawn brings slasher horror scares to PS4

Put down the popcorn and pick up a controller PS3 exclusive Heavy Rain has a lot of problems, such as it being a B-movie thriller that mistakenly thinks it’s high art. After playing a brief section of PS4 exclusive Until Dawn, I can say this game makes no such presumptions. Until Dawn is a slasher

LittleBigPlanet 3

It’s all about teamwork in LittleBigPlanet 3

With a little help from my friends Big things come in small packages–or maybe small things come in big packages? Both seem to be true for Little Big Planet 3, the devilishly cute PlayStation exclusive, where you play as one of four little sockpuppets traversing the great big world of imagination. But make no mistake:

Fable Legends

Fable Legends is all about teamwork (and taking off a troll’s pants)

A wild troll appears There is a troll in Fable Lgends, who towers over you and your team. To his rear, he is wearing a cross made of what looks like bones. If you concentrate your attacks on this cross, it breaks and his trousers fall down… and then he’s much easier to kill. As

wolf boss in Bloodborne

Fight a colossal, mutated wolf boss in Bloodborne

A boss fight to remember I am God. Or not–but I certainly feel godlike when I slay the gigantic, hairy, rotting wolf boss of the Bloodborne hands-on demo. From Software’s upcoming PS4 exclusive delivers the same kind of giddy thrills as the Souls series, with a few new twists and a spooky Victorian-era setting. But

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