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Ripten Review: Rollers of the Realm

As far as I’m concerned, these days, developers don’t really experiment with concepts enough anymore. Even on an independent more…

News, PlayStation 4
Speakeasy, a 1920′s-Themed Brawler, Coming to PS4

An interesting announcement just went up on the PlayStation Blog.It seems that Gun Media and SuperSoul – two companies that more…

iOS, Mac, News, PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Steam, Xbox 360, Xbox One
Details Revealed about Telltale’s Game of Thrones

After revealing the name of the first episodeof Game of Thrones , as well as the fact that the game (or at least, this season) more…

DLC, News, PC, PlayStation 3, Steam, Xbox 360
Handsome Jack Doppelganger Now Available for Download

If you’ve been playing through Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, then you might have been keeping a look out for new characters to more…

News
First Episode in Telltale’s Game of Thrones Series, Iron From Ice, to Launch “Soon”

If there is any developer that you’d want to hand a story-heavy franchise to, it’s probably Telltale. Creators of the more…

News, PC, PlayStation 3, Trailers, Xbox 360
Assassin’s Creed: Rogue Launch Trailer

With all this talk about Assassin’s Creed: Unity, it’s easy to forget that there are actually two Assassin’s Creed games more…

3DS, News, Nintendo
Nintendo’s Been Working on Majora’s Mask 3D Since 2011

One of the biggest pieces of news to drop last week – at least if you’re a Nintendo fan – was the news that The Legend of more…

News, PC
The Last Court, an In-Browser Prequel to Dragon Age: Inquisition, has Launched

Dragon Age: Inquisition launches on November 18th, and if you’re sick of waiting (like I am… I can’t believe I’m looking more…

News
Not Likely to Be a Sequel to Blood Dragon

Alex Hutchinson - the creative director at Ubisoft Montreal – was recently featured on a podcast that I’m not going to name more…

News
No Time Frame for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s Dedicated Servers

One of the things that can make or break your experience when playing a game online is its servers. Sometimes, a game has good more…

Microsoft, News, Xbox 360, Xbox One
Microsoft Store Reveals Black Friday Deals

Thanks to some wonderful NeoGAF users, you can now consider yourself alerted as to what (some of) Microsoft’s big Black Friday more…

News, PC, Steam
Quiet Patching Removes Songs From Steam Version of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

In case you missed it, this past weekend, a Reddit thread opened, stating that several songs had been removed from the Steam more…

Features, indie, PC, Platformer, Puzzle, Reviews
RipTen Review: Another Perspective

I think there should be a genre name for any kind of game that features a wide-eyed, big-headed character losing their more…

Features, PC, Previews, Role Playing Game
RipTen Preview: Lords of Xulima

As a genre, the old-school, isometric RPG never really held my attention the way other RPGs managed to. With a few exceptions more…

News
Wal-Mart Still Has PlayStation 4 Bundles Left For Launch Day… In November?

If you’re interested in preordering a PlayStation 4 for launch day, you’d be out of luck with most retailers. The competition more…