Joel Vasquez

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Witcher 3 Expansion Screens Reveal La Belle Toussaint

The first expansion for The Witcher 3 [official site], Hearts of Stone, let Geralt into new areas of the game’s map (and is pretty great, says …

The Most Eagerly Anticipated Anime of Winter 2016

Time to get ready—and excited—for a new anime season. You might know what you are excited to see, but here’s what anime fans in Japan are looking …

Danganronpa 3 Confirmed for 2016, New Anime Announced

The Ultimate sequel to the Ultimate mystery.<p>Danganronpa 3 will bring more jazz guitar and high school murder mysteries sometime in 2016.<p>Developer …

Fallout 4 Just Gave Me An Achievement For An Embarrassing Death

Wow, <i>Fallout 4.</i> What a troll!<p>So I was playing <i>Fallout 4</i> today, when I came across a character labeled “Raider Scum.” That NPC wasn’t shooting at me or …

Final Fantasy XV is now playable from start to finish

It’s been a long road for <i>Final Fantasy XV</i>, but it seems that its journey to being released is nearly over. The game has left the pre-beta stage of …

Fallout 4 Is Not The Fallout Fans Fell In Love With

Last night, while wandering in <i>Fallout 4</i>, I heard something strange in the distance. A man on a megaphone was enthusiastically commentating a race. …

This New World War 1 Vampire Game Explores a "Dark and Brutal" World

Although Life Is Strange and Remember Me developer Dontnod is not yet ready to share more gameplay footage from its upcoming vampire-themed game, Vampyr, the studio has now shared more details about the RPG's art and backstory. GameSpot spoke with narrative director Stéphane Beauverger, art …

Fallout 4 shows Bethesda remains the master of side-quests

<i>Correction 3:41 p.m. Pacific: We incorrectly stated Bethesda’s first game was The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind. It should’ve read that the first Bethesda game that the author played was The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. We’ve corrected the error and regret the mistake.</i><p>The only thing that truly …

The ‘Mario Bros.’ Theme Song Has Official Lyrics, And Not The Ones Lou Albano Sang

On Tuesday, Nintendo released a version of the official <i>Mario Bros.</i> theme on Joysound, a karaoke platform popular in Japan. Did you know the <i>Mario Bros.</i> theme had lyrics? No, not the ones Lou Albano sang in <i>The Super Mario Bros Super Show</i>. Kotaku has the backstory:<p>Anyone who has heard the excellent</i> …

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Make sure you have these 2015 hits before the Steam Exploration Sale ends

If you’ve waited to play some of the year’s best games, Steam has rewarded your patience.<p>Right now, many of 2015’s greatest releases are on sale on Valve’s digital store. However, the sale ends tomorrow morning (December 1) at 10 a.m. Pacific. So, two of our writers, Jeff Grubb and Mike Minotti, …

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – First Environmental HD Texture Pack Released, Increased LOD Mod Also Available | DSOGaming | The Dark Side Of Gaming

We consider The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt one of the most beautiful games of 2015. And while CD Projekt RED has done an amazing job with the game’s …

5 hints to being successful in Fallout 4

IM PLAYIN discuss a few ways to be successful in Fallout 4.<p>"Lists seem to be the big thing on the internet at the moment. I guess it’s because you …

Expect Fallout 4's First Patch as Soon as 'Next Week'

Waiting for a pest-free wasteland.<p>The first Fallout 4 patch is just around the corner. Bethesda will release a beta version of the patch on Steam as …

Call of Duty therapy: Treyarch designer tells us how to get better in Black Ops III multiplayer

Over a few weeks of intermittent play, I’m slowly working my way up the multiplayer levels in Call of Duty: Black Ops III. I’m at level 14 [Update: Now at level 28], and my kill-to-death ratio is a frustratingly low 0.42. For every four kills I get, I’m killed 10 times. That is no doubt familiar to …

Sony confirms it’s working on PlayStation 2 emulation for the PS4

What exactly is Sony up to with emulating PlayStation 2 games on the PS4? A report this week from <i>Wired</i> confirmed that the company is, in its own words, "working on utilizing PS2 emulation technology to bring PS2 games forward to the current generation," but it seems that the PlayStation 4 already …

A Fallout 4 guide to getting rich, getting high, and blowing everything up (without cheating)

The fastest path to riches is farming<p><i>Fallout 4</i> is a Bethesda game, and that means it has an interesting and complicated in-game economy. Your vault survivor can scavenge for numerous resources — some common, and some scarce — which you can use to craft upgrades for your settlements and …

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Here are the nominees for The Game Awards 2015

The Game Awards 2015 are less than three weeks away, and considering the list of nominees announced today by producer Geoff Keighley, it's going to be an interesting show.<p>The five nominees for the coveted Game of the Year award are <i>Bloodborne</i>, <i>Fallout 4</i>, <i>Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain</i>, <i>Super</i> …

Metal Gear

Blade & Soul Closed Beta Giveaway

Slated for a free-to-play launch in the first quarter of 2016, Blade & Soul seamlessly melds martial arts and mythology as players seek vengeance against evil forces bent on destroying their world.<p>These codes are<p><b>Instant Win</b>(while supplies last). When you enter, you win a code. It's that simple! …

Legend of Zelda Wii U Confirmed for 2016, New Image Released

The Legend of Zelda for Wii U will launch in 2016, Nintendo confirmed today during its latest Nintendo Direct briefing. Just two weeks ago, Nintendo listed the game as TBD on an official business document.<p>Nintendo also shared a new image of the game, showing off a hooded link in an open field.<p>Also …

PS4's Nier Sequel Being Developed Almost Entirely by Bayonetta Studio Platinum

When it was first announced at E3, the PS4 sequel to Nier sounded as if it was a project being co-developed by both Square Enix and Platinum Games. In fact, the game is essentially an in-house Platinum project that's being directed by Taro Yoko, the Square Enix staffer who also directed the …

Mass Effect "Surprises" Teased for Upcoming Celebration Day

BioWare has told Mass Effect fans to prepare for some "surprises" this coming Saturday, November 7. That's no random date, however, as it's N7 Day, the developer's annual celebration of all things Mass Effect.<p>Don't expect any "major announcements" for Mass Effect: Andromeda, BioWare said. However, …

Let's break down Call of Duty: Black Ops 3's biggest changes

<b>Watch on YouTube | Subscribe to Polygon on YouTube</b><p><i>Call of Duty: Black Ops 3</i> finds itself in the uncomfortable position of following <i>Advanced Warfare</i>, a series entry that was pretty dramatically different from its recent predecessors. Still, <i>Black Ops 3</i> is no slouch: It <i>also</i> has jetpacks, albeit more …

Call of Duty

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 review

<i>Call of Duty: Black Ops 3</i> has the same challenge as <i>Advanced Warfare</i> and <i>Ghosts</i> before it: How do you take the biggest thing going for one console generation and meaningfully evolve it for the next?<p>Developer Treyarch took the Call of Duty franchise in weird new directions with Cold War conspiracy in</i> …

See How Nuketown Has Changed in New Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Gameplay Video

<b>[UPDATE 2]</b> The broadcast has now ended, but you can watch the Nuk3town gameplay video below.<p><b>[UPDATE]</b> The event has begun. As part of the presentation, Treyarch designers said the map retains the same basic design, but the middle has been made larger. In addition, players can thrust jump up and into …

"Be Open-Minded to a Mass Effect With No Shepard," Dev Says About Andromeda

BioWare senior development director Chris Wynn has responded to criticisms about how Mass Effect: Andromeda, the next game in the spacefaring RPG series, is leaving Commander Shepard behind.<p>In response to a fan who said Mass Effect would be "embarrassing" without Shepard, Wynn said on Twitter that …

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Special Editions and Preorder Bonuses

Like with any big gaming release, there are a lot of options for how and where you can purchase the upcoming Call of Duty: Black Ops 3. Here's a list to help you sort it all out.<p>Black Ops 3 launches on November 6 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3.<p><b>The Bonuses</b><p><b>Nuk3town</b> …

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Watch Every Fallout 4 SPECIAL Stats Video

Fallout 4 launches in a couple weeks, and while we're sure hardcore fans are already thinking about their character's build, newcomers to Fallout may not be familiar with how character statistics work. Thankfully, Bethesda has put out an informative video series that explains the seven major …

The Witcher 3: Hearts of Stone continues to prove a world is only as good as its stories

Adding a few more quests to a game as massive as The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt doesn’t sound all that exciting. Even though it came out in May, a number of players probably haven’t seen everything it has to offer yet — and might not ever, considering it would take a ridiculous amount of time to do so. …

The Witcher 3 just got a huge update, requiring 13 pages of patch notes

CD Projekt Red released a new update for <i>The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt</i> today — version 1.10 — giving players a long, long list of tweaks, performance improvements, bug fixes and gameplay changes. The notes for the patch are so extensive that it's 13-pages long in PDF form and required a five-part …

The Witcher

Dragon Quest Heroes review

Square's classic RPG series meets Dynasty Warriors<p><i>Dragon Quest Heroes</i> isn't a game I expected to work half as well as it does.<p>Not unlike last year's <i>Hyrule Warriors</i>, the concept behind <i>Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree's Woe and the Blight Below</i> is to take the formula of the long-running Dynasty …

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