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Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Kickstarter closes with $5.5M in crowdfunding

The Kickstarter campaign for Koji Igarashi's spiritual successor to his brand of Castlevania games, <i>Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night</i>, has come to a close with more than $5.5 million in pledges.<p>Nearly 65,000 backers kicked in money to help fund the development of <i>Bloodstained</i>, confirming its status …

Roy and Ryu video found in next Smash Bros. update

Apparently confirming rumors from April, video from the latest <i>Super Smash Bros.</i> update on Wii U depicts Roy from Fire Emblem (above) and Ryu of Street Fighter (below) as new fighters available for the series.<p>Two YouTubers — TripleXero and MemeScreen — posted these videos early this morning, saying …

Xbox One/PS4/PC Getting New Dystopian Sci-fi RPG From Lords of the Fallen Dev

Lords of the Fallen co-developer Deck 13, which we recently learned will not be involved in the game's sequel, on Friday announced its next game--or at least started to.<p>Deck 13 and Focus Home Interactive announced a partnership for what they're calling a "premium action RPG IP set in a dystopian …

Dark Souls

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 …

'Hellblade' is a terrifying journey through one person's mental hell

<i>Hellblade</i> has been shrouded in shadows since its announcement at Gamescom last year, but the veil is finally lifting. Developed by <i>Enslaved</i>, <i>Heavenly Sword</i> and <i>DmC: Devil May Cry</i> studio Ninja Theory, <i>Hellblade</i> is a dark, fantastical battle through the mind of the Celtic warrior Senua. Senua suffers …

Darksiders 3 Teased, As 1080p PS4/Xbox One Darksiders 2 Remaster Confirmed

As suspected, 2012's action game Darksiders II is getting a remastered version call the "Death-initive Edition," publisher Nordic Games, which bought the franchise from THQ, announced on Thursday. The company also teased plans for a third installment in the action series (more on that later).<p>The …

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Everybody's Gone to the Rapture coming to PS4 Aug. 11

<i>Everybody's Gone to the Rapture</i>, the introspective post-apocalyptic game from The Chinese Room, will launch for PlayStation 4 on Aug. 11, creative director Dan Pinchbeck announced today via the PlayStation Blog.<p>Set 31 years after the world's end, <i>Everybody's Gone to the Rapture</i> is about the people …

New Project From Castlevania Designer Now Most Funded Kickstarter Game Ever

Last month, game designer Koji Igarashi launched a Kickstarter campaign for a new project called Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night. The game has now become the most funded video game ever on Kickstarter, passing the $4,280,000 mark by the time of this writing. Bloodstained blew through the second …

Witcher 3 Exploit Gets You Infinite Money By Killing Cows

<b>[UPDATE]</b> CD Projekt Red has released a statement regarding the exploit. It's sourced to fictional in-game characters, so make of that what you will.<p>"Nilfgaardian representatives are currently investigating the issue and exploring ideas to address the rapid influx of cow hides on the marketplace of …

Cows

Teen pleads guilty to nearly two dozen charges in connection to nationwide swatting spree

A Canadian teen last week pleaded guilty to charges filed against him in connection to what prosecutors described as the systematic harassment of gamers, mostly women, and their families across the U.S. last year, The Province newspaper reports.<p>The 17-year-old, who under Canadian law can't be …

Another Smash Bros. option? This beast of an arcade stick clamps straight on to your 3DS XL

Mobile fighting-game fans now have two interesting options for brawling on Nintendo’s handheld consoles.<p>The first is the GameCube-controller hack for 2DS we reported on yesterday, and the second is this chunky-looking arcade stick designed to fit straight on the 3DS XL.<p>Of course, whether you can …

A Flock Of Pikachu Is What Heaven Looks Like

If you happened to be in Yokohama yesterday, then you might have noticed something incredibly adorable: a small "outbreak" of real-life Pikachu …

Your favorite video games re-imagined as adorable children's books

Yesterday, we brought you video games imagined as Norman Rockwell illustrations for the Saturday Evening Post. Today, take a gander at Tomb Raider, Assassin's Creed, Metal Gear Solid and more, presented as Little Golden Books.<p>These are the work of Joey Spiotto's "Storytime" series, which also gives …

38 tips on how to play a character with a different gender to your own

Have you seen a roleplaying game go horribly wrong when someone tried to play a character of a different sex to their own? Was it a guy trying to …

Stereotypes

14 Of The Coolest Video Game Easter Eggs In The World

Sometimes it's a secret room. Sometimes it's a whole playable level. Sometimes it's a secret message.<p>The first well-known Easter egg appeared in a video game called "Adventure," which was released in 1979 for the Atari 2600 console. The game's author was annoyed he didn't get credit for his work, …

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Some Folks Think A Doctor Who Character Looks Very Mass Effect

On the left, here's a character from the new series of Doctor Who. Does he look at all familiar? Maybe he's, ahem, calibrating your memory?<p>British …

Japan Getting Exclusive, Official, Bizarre 'Frozen' Edition PS4 From Sony

If you have family and friends like me, chances are you know at least a few little kids who haven’t stopped playing “Let It Go” on repeat for the better part of a year now. There’s no escaping Frozen, nor its soundtrack, though it appears Japan might even be bigger fans of the film than even the US.<p>…

Check out the latest MGS 5: The Phantom Pain trailer directed by Hideo Kojima

The E3 2014 trailer for <i>Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain</i> offers fans a taste of the game's graphics, dramatic storyline and action through its cutscenes.<p>The video, which was directed and edited by Hideo Kojima, begins with a Mark Twain quote: "Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel …

There's no escape from the cops in Watch Dogs.

<b>There's no escape from the cops in Watch Dogs.</b> Sometimes, they are really determined to catch you!<p><i>Dayshot is an image-based feature that runs every</i> …

Myst uses emptiness to calm you; its sequel uses emptiness to provoke you

<i>Special Topics In Gameology is an in-depth look at a specific corner of the gaming world in miniseries form. For this edition of the feature—Empty</i> …

Meditation

Life Lessons Learned From Video Games

Zelda and Pokemon Monopoly will make you scream 'shut up and take my Rupees!'

Monopoly, a/k/a The Game That Never Ends And Destroys Families And Friendships, is adding some flair from Nintendo in the coming months. <i>The Legend of</i> …

Why 'Buyer Beware' Is A Terrible Excuse For Bad Video Games

<i>The Escapist’s</i> Jim Sterling posted an excellent video recently on the concept of “caveat emptor”—or “buyer beware”—in the video game industry.<p>Essentially, Jim argues that not all customers can be aware of every issue with a game, that the majority of video game consumers aren’t active NeoGaf users …

The Point - The Lost Art of Replaying Levels - The Point

Airs Most Weeks<p>GameSpot's Danny O'Dwyer explores the hottest topics in games. From industry trends & rumors, to speculation and fan reactions.

Trends

Zelda Tattoo Covers This Woman's Entire Back

There are Zelda fans, and then there are <i>Zelda fans</i>. Chrisaixa is a <i>Zelda fan</i>.<p>Based on a piece of art done by Purrdemonium, she's had her entire back …

Pop Facts - Zelda's Magic Whistle

How Solid Snake And Big Boss Have Changed Over 27 Years

It took 27 years and a lot of plot twists for the main character of the <i>Metal Gear</i> series—whether it's Big Boss or Solid Snake—to become something …

Lost to the Ages

Myst was supposed to change the face of gaming. What is its legacy 20 years later?<p><i>F</i><i>ew are chosen. Fewer succeed. Journey now to an island world</i> …