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'Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom' Is Looking Great In New Gameplay Footage

Level-5 recently released some gameplay footage of the upcoming <i>Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom</i> and it is looking great.<p>The video shows the characters Evan, Tani and Roland traversing the game world as well as facing off against some new enemies.<p>The game is looking smooth though, and I still really …

Anime

'The Division: Survival' DLC Review (Xbox One): Frozen Solid, Half-Baked

While most games are content to simply add new missions and map areas to expand their open world through DLC, <i>The Division</i> is determined to buck tradition, for better or worse. The game’s first DLC, <i>Underground</i>, added a randomized, farming dungeon full of player-created instances and a fair bit of …

The Walking Dead

The 12 best space video games ever made

Most kids have wanted to go to space at some point, but becoming an astronaut is not for the weak of heart. Many of us instead end up living out our …

Look at this gorgeous hand-drawn video game, 'Sundered'

Plenty of video games get by on name recognition or developer pedigree, but <i>Sundered</i> can sell you with a screenshot.<p>The newly announced game from …

NieR: Automata is coming to PC too

NieR: Automata, Platinum Games' sequel to Cavia's cult classic action-RPG Nier, will be coming to Steam along with PS4 upon its release early next …

Metal Gear

Get a load of the fluid, feminine power of Gris

As of right now, there’s not a lot of information about <i>Gris</i>. We know it’s a 2D game. We know it has “zones.” We know it stars a woman clad in a …

Inflammation

The Long Dark Is Boring And That's Why It's Great

Since late 2014, the developers of the Canadian wilderness survival game <i>The Long Dark</i> have refined the game’s interface, made its ravenous virtual …

Snowstorms

Star Ocean 5 Collector's Edition Includes All This Cool Stuff

Square Enix has released details on the collector's edition of its upcoming action role-playing game, Star Ocean Integrity and Faithlessness. The collector's edition can be pre-ordered online via the Square Enix store and features a steelbook case, artbook, exclusive art cards, a CD titled "The …

Anime

There's an upcoming game about exploring a dystopian city as a cat

In October of 2015, French duo Koola and Viv released a screenshot of a cat sitting in a dark alley, silhouetted by a hazy red light as the sun …

Hong Kong

Watch the first 20 minutes of the Pyre demo from Supergiant Games

<i>Pyre</i> is a strange, beautiful, magical creation. No surprise when you discover it's the latest title from Supergiant Games, creators of <i>Bastion</i> and <i>Transistor</i>.<p>I wrote up how the game works and some of my thoughts earlier this week, but this is one of those cases where seeing the demo, or at least most …

Wing Chun

Wing Chun - Basic fighting techniques

Jack English, the last of the mountain men, dies at 96

Jack English discovered Big Sur as a boy, hitchhiking south from his home near Santa Cruz with a backpack and .22 rifle. Eager to escape his parents and chores — this was during the Depression — he explored the broad succession of ridges and canyons lying between the coast and the Salinas Valley, …

‘The Flame in the Flood’ Is a Cute but Crushing Game About the End of America

The game is an arduous journey featuring starvation and exposure, but that doesn't stop it from looking really pretty.<p>Appearances can be deceptive. <i>The Flame in the Flood</i> looks cute, but spend an hour with it, and your nerves will be shredded. You're Scout, a lone wanderer with a scrawny old dog, …

Trailers

25 Timeless RPGs You Need to Play Before You Die

From historically important games to those with great stories to those that are just brilliantly unique, these are the RPG games that you cannot afford not to play.<p>Initially released as Final Fantasy III in the U.S., this SNES Squaresoft classic tells the story of General Celes Chere and her band …

Years Later, Demon's Souls Fans Still Discovering New Secrets

We’re only a few months away from the release of <i>Dark Souls 3</i>, which may or may not be the last <i>Dark Souls</i> game, but everything started with <i>Demon’s</i> …

Dark Souls

What is The Witness?

We're barely two weeks into January and there are already great new games arriving on the PlayStation 4.<p>Thekla, Inc.<p>This is "The Witness," a new puzzle/exploration game coming to the PlayStation 4 and PC on January 26, 2016. It's gorgeous and massive and it's been in development for over seven …

Turntables

The 15 Most Anticipated Games of 2016

1 of 16<p>2016's Most Exciting Games<p>2015 was a great year for games, possibly the best since the launch of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. But while the …

The Long Dark | Rock, Paper, Shotgun - PC Game Reviews, Previews, Subjectivity

RPS Feature Listen for your life<p>Share this:<p>No. Let’s not be ridiculous. But there are so many examples of bad survival games that it’s important to …

Eight tabletop games to help you survive the holidays

Open box in case of emergency<p>We are standing on the brink of yet another holiday season, staring down the barrel of more family obligations than are perhaps medically advisable. Polygon is here for you, dear reader, with a list of potential tabletop games that could just save your life. Or at least …

Sony is adding PlayStation 2 games to the PlayStation 4 — here are 20 great ones that need to come back

Remember the PlayStation 2? Those halcyon days of your youth, flitted away on the streets of San Andreas with CJ? They're coming back, only this time they'll exist on Sony's PlayStation 4 console.<p>Sony confirmed as much to Wired on Thursday evening: "We are working on utilizing PS2 emulation …

Metal Gear

New Valkyria: Azure Revolution Screenshots Are Very Pretty

Screenshots for the newly revealed Valkyria Chronicles sequel, Valkyria: Azure Revolution, have appeared online by way of Japanese gaming publication Famitsu.<p>The images, which you can see above, show off the game's highly-stylised visuals, as well as a few characters. As previously announced, …

Most anticipated PS4 and Xbox One games of 2016

Although there are a few stragglers remaining before 2015 comes to a close, most of the year’s biggest game releases have already launched. And it’s …

A sheep steals the show in the new 'Ratchet & Clank' movie trailer

Look at that sheep. Just look at it. Adorable, confused and fluffy -- a trifecta of cute cuddliness.Ratchet and Clank each come close, but it's really no contest. Sorry, guys.<p><i>Ratchet & Clank</i> is set to invade the silver screen on April 29, 2016, and today in a new trailer, we get a closer look at …

Listen to a full choir and orchestra blast out Zelda themes for Stephen Colbert

It's amazing how music originally played on tinny, 8-bit synthesizers scales up perfectly to fit the massive, rich sound of a full orchestra and choir. The performance above from <i>The Late Show with Stephen Colbert</i> is a case in point. Okay, so it's basically an extended advert for the upcoming <i>Legend</i> …

The Late Show

The problem with Fated is that it's amazing, but you won't believe me

The issue with virtual reality coverage in 2015 is you can't try it for yourselves<p>I can tell you about <i>Fated</i>, but you won't believe me.<p>This is the problem with writing about virtual reality experiences for an audience that largely has no way to try the newest hardware. What I'm about to describe is …

Firewatch coming to PC and PS4 next February

<i>Firewatch</i>, the first-person mystery adventure game set in the wilderness of Wyoming, will be released on Feb. 9, 2016, the developer announced today.<p>The game is coming to Linux, Mac and Windows PC, and will make its console debut on PlayStation 4. The developer says it's aiming for a worldwide …

Standardized Testing: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

Wonderful Retro Game Styled GIFs Capture Modern Japanese Life

Sometimes someone captures modern Japanese life in a really wonderful way and these lovely retro game styled GIFs do just that.<p>Created by Yuuta Toyoi, the GIFs are quite simple and understated. With not much animation they infer a great deal and that in itself is a wonderful representation of …

GIF Animations