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Meet The XCOM 2 Sectoid and Viper – IGN First

"They are terrifying for many reasons."<p>It’s been said that war never changes, but in the bleak future of the XCOM 2 universe, it definitely has. …

XCOM

Gaming Deals: Steam Summer Sale, $12 Last of Us PS4, $400 PS4 + Borderlands

Steam's summer sale is underway, offering a mix of daily deals, 12-hour flash deals, and other discounts based on users' participation in a game where you click on things non-stop. Some of the best current sale prices include Wolfenstein: The Old Blood for $10, Nidhogg for $1.49, Crypt of the …

The big games of E3 2015

E3 2015 is just days away. Officially, it runs from June 16–18, although developers and publishers don't have to wait for then to start making news. But with so much expected to be announced, how do you keep it all straight? We're here to help.<p>What follows is a list of the biggest games likely to …

Razer in Talks to Buy Struggling Ouya - Report

Ouya is seeking a buyer, and PC gaming giant Razer is now reportedly in "advanced" discussions with Ouya to buy it out for a figure in the $10 million range, according to a new report from GamesBeat.<p>Citing a "reliable source," the site reports that Ouya's debt holders are spurring the sale, …

Tales from the Borderlands Episode 3 Releases w/c June 23

Are you ready for Episode 3?<p>Tales from the Borderlands Episode 3: Catch a Ride will be available to download the week commencing June 23 for …

Gaming

The Division Gets New Details on Loot, Customisation, Car Door Closing Animations

Ubisoft has released a new video Q&A with the developer of Tom Clancy's The Division, who talk about various elements of the game including loot, character customisation, and animations.<p>Lead economic designer Andrada Greciuc discussed how The Division handles loot in response to a query about a …

Tom Clancy

XCOM 2's Bleak Future: Why Impossible Iron Man Mode is Canon -- IGN First

The thinking behind changing XCOM from a defensive force to a guerrilla uprising.<p>“When thinking about what XCOM is, loss sort of underpins a lot of …

XCOM

Watch Neil Patrick Harris and Wiz Khalifa Play Batman: Arkham Knight

Warner Bros. on Thursday released a funny new video for its upcoming action game Batman: Arkham Knight, showing a bunch of celebrities playing Rocksteady's conclusion to the acclaimed series.<p>The movie, which you can watch below, was produced by Warner Bros. and Rocksteady in partnership with</i> …

ARK: Survival Evolved Early Access Review

<i>GameSpot's early access reviews evaluate unfinished games that are nonetheless available for purchase by the public. While the games in question are not considered finished by their creators, you may still devote money, time, and bandwidth for the privilege of playing them before they are complete.</i> …

Jurassic Park

For Now, This May Be The Closest Thing To A Realistic 'Jurassic World' Video Game

<i>Jurassic World</i> is debuting in theaters tonight. The sequel/reboot to the original <i>Jurassic Park</i> has gotten decent, if not glowing reviews, and spawned its very own LEGO video game.<p>But the closest thing to an actual, realistic dinosaur game coming out is <i>ARK: Survival Evolved</i>, a game that just …

Jurassic Park

The Federal Trade Commission just took down its first Kickstarter scammer

The United States Federal Trade Commission has announced the settling of its first complaint against a crowdfunded project, a 2012 Kickstarter campaign that raised more than $100,000 without issuing rewards or refunds.<p>Boardgame project The Doom That Came to Atlantic City promised "a light hearted …

The Witcher 3 Topped Software Sales in May

Newcomers and old favorites.<p>The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has taken the top spot for software sales for the month of May, according to the NPD Group.<p>The …

Grand Theft Auto

May 2015 NPD: PlayStation 4 tops console sales as The Witcher III has strong debut

The industry was down a little bit in May, but Sony’s PlayStation 4 gaming console bounced back in a big way.<p>Total new physical game-related sales at U.S. retailers generated $507.6 million in May, according to industry-tracking firm The NPD Group. That is down 13 percent from $584.9 million last …

Xbox

Steam digital store and community is down as its gigantic summer sale begins (updated)

<i>Update at 5:05 p.m. PDT: Steam is coming back online for most people</i><p>The largest PC digital-distribution channel on the Internet is struggling to keep up with demand.<p>Steam is down, according to dozens of complaints on Twitter and the Steamstat.us website. Unlike other recent outages, which only …

Explore 'Everybody's Gone to the Rapture' on August 11th

The middle of August is looking <i>mighty</i> fine if you're an indie game fan. Not only do we get the incredibly snazzy-looking <i>Volume</i> from Mike Bithell on the 18th, <i>Everybody's Gone to Rapture</i> exclusively hits PlayStation 4 the week prior on August 11th according to the <i>PS Blog</i>. What's more, the mysterious …

Mirror's Edge 2 Is Now Called "Catalyst," Dev Stresses It's Not a Sequel

As suspected, the new Mirror's Edge game currently in development at Battlefield developer DICE has now been given the name Mirror's Edge: Catalyst. It was first suggested that this would be the game's name following teases on social media and a listing on a European intellectual property site …

Meet The XCOM 2 Ranger – IGN First

The right tool for the job.<p>In Firaxis Games' XCOM universe, a lot has changed in the 20 years since the alien invasion of 2015. After Earth’s swift …

XCOM

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Will Feature NFL's Marshawn Lynch

This year's installment in the blockbuster Call of Duty franchise, Black Ops III, will feature the likeness of NFL star Marshawn Lynch of the Seattle Seahawks, it was announced today.<p>The news comes by way of ESPN The Magazine, which, for the first time, is running a competitive gaming edition …

NFL

Game of Thrones: 'Sons of Winter' review: turnabout

Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series <i>is the latest episodic adventure game from Telltale Games, delivered in six parts instead of the usual five. It is based on the HBO television show of the same name. George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire novels serve as the original source material for</i> …

TV Series

Witcher 3 Infinite Money Exploit Fixed in the Best Way Possible

The patch notes for today's Witcher 3: Wild Hunt update contained a curious line about the deployment of a certain "Bovine Defense Force Initiative." No other details were provided, but, given the language, it sounded like this might be a fix for the infinite money exploit that involved merciless …

Twitch is planning a ton of live video coverage from E3 2015

Twitch wasn't about to let a competitor have all the fun. Not to be outdone by YouTube's recently announced coverage plan for E3 2015, Twitch is now following suit. The video-streaming platform has revealed its broadcast agenda ahead of this year's gaming conference in LA, scheduled to take place …

I am Bread is coming to PlayStation 4

<i>I am Bread</i>, Bossa Studios' quirky toast simulator, is coming to PlayStation 4, designer Luke Williams announced today on the PlayStation Blog.<p>In <i>I am Bread</i>, players control a floppy piece of bread on a mission to become toast. The studio did not announce a release date for the game — which is …

The Witcher 3 dev solved the game's money exploit in the best way possible

<b>Watch on YouTube | Subscribe to Polygon on YouTube</b><p>Being an open world game, <i>The Witcher 3</i> is prone to exploits and glitches. But this little fix, added with today's patch, takes the cake. In order to keep players from exploiting a particular money glitch (by killing cows, meditating until they …

Here's our wish list for Fallout 4. What's yours?

<b>Watch on YouTube | Subscribe to Polygon on YouTube</b><p><i>Fallout 4</i>! It exists! It's finally coming! But what will it actually be?<p>We decided to jump back into <i>Fallout 3</i> for a bit and have a nice, long chat about what we'd like to see from the new game. We hit on a number of topics, including whether or not …

Weekly Recap: Fallout 4, XCOM 2, and Uncharted 4 PS4 Collection Announced

<b>THE BIG STUFF:</b><p><b>Fallout 4 Announced:</b> After so many rumors, Bethesda finally officially announced Fallout 4 this week. And the news will keep on coming, as Bethesda will talk about and show more of the game at E3 next week.<p><b>XCOM 2 Announced:</b> 2K this week announced the sequel to its acclaimed turn-based …