Michael Sudano

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Shadow of the Colossus review

The Shadow of the Colossus remake often improves upon the 2005 original, but at what cost?<p>What do we call <i>Shadow of the Colossus</i>, the soup-to-nuts update of Fumito Ueda’s 2005 masterpiece of the same name: a reboot, a remaster, a remake? The project from Austin, Texas-based Bluepoint Games warrants …

Anachronistic

Polygon on Twitter: "The Messenger starts as a Ninja Gaiden clone, then becomes something quite different https://t.co/wEjKC7qQR6… "

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Watch this streamer accidentally break a 'Tetris' world record

As the old saying goes, if at first you don't succeed, try again. Or, if you're Jonas Neubauer (AKA NubbinsGoody), break a different world record instead. The NES <i>Tetris</i> maestro was trying to break the world record for speed-clearing 100 lines in the classic 80s game and was doing alright until he …

Risk Of Rain 2's Developers Discuss The Game's Shift To 3D

Hopoo Games gave the world its first good look at their upcoming game last spring in a post over at the studio’s development blog. Surprisingly, the …

Never Stop Sneakin' Is The Metal Gear Parody You Always Wanted

Never Stop Sneakin' isn't a game that's shy about showing its influences. If anything, it wants you to know right from the title screen--with a fully voiced, self-referential theme song blaring in the background--that you're in for a parody of Hideo Kojima's absurdly over-the-top, yet narratively …

Metal Gear

Nintendo Power returns as an official podcast from Nintendo

Debut episode includes Breath of the Wild creators<p>Nintendo Power is back, not as a magazine covering all things Nintendo, but as an official podcast from the game maker.<p>The Nintendo Power Podcast is hosted by Chris Slate, former editor-in-chief of Nintendo Power magazine and current manager of …

Build-A-Bear Is Releasing Super Mario-Themed Bears, and OMG, Take Our Money

Attention, Nintendo nerds, parents of Nintendo nerds, grandmas who still need to buy their stuffed animal-loving grandchildren holiday gifts, and literally everyone else on the planet: Build-A-Bear partnered with Nintendo to make Super Mario-themed bears, and we're currently holding out our wallets …

Street Fighter 5’s third season of characters revealed at Capcom Cup 2017

All six characters will be part of the Arcade Edition<p>During the finals of this year’s Capcom Cup fighting tournament at PlayStation Experience, Street Fighter executive producer Yoshinori Ono revealed all of the upcoming season three characters for <i>Street Fighter 5</i>.<p>Fans expected at least one …

UFC pay-per-view streamed on Twitch by a guy pretending it was a video game

It’s in the game ...<p>Twitch has rules prohibiting live-streaming television programming — particularly pay-per-view sports events — and for good reason. They don’t want trouble from the rights holders. Doing it can get a streamer punished for copyright violation. But one guy found a novel means of …

Mega Man Anniversary Stream Announced For December 4

This month marks the 30th anniversary of the Mega Man series. While it's been quite a while since the Blue Bomber has starred in a new title, Capcom will commemorate the occasion with a special Mega Man Anniversary livestream.<p>The stream takes place this coming Monday, December 4, and begins at 11 …

Engare review: The geometry of Islamic art becomes a treasure of a game

Delightful math-art puzzle game for adults and children alike.<p>Your first-blush impression of new video game <i>Engare</i>, perhaps more than any other arty …

Middle School

Final Fantasy 14: Dad of Light is better than it has any right to be

Name be damned, it’s Netflix’s new best import<p>Japanese soap opera <i>Final Fantasy 14: Dad of Light</i> is now on American Netflix, and you need to watch it. Look past that awkward name it’s been graced with, because <i>Dad of Light</i> is short, sweet and a total joy to watch.<p>The premise is familiar to anyone who …

The Five Toughest Players I’ve Ever Faced | by Justin Wong

It doesn’t matter if you’re on the Evo main stage or playing <i>Marvel vs. Capcom</i> with your friends — The intensity in fighting games is always the …

Watch Evo 2017 live this weekend

Stream schedule, start times and more for the year's biggest fighting game tournament<p>The biggest fighting game tournament of the year, Evo 2017, takes place in Las Vegas this weekend, July 14-16, bringing together some of the best fighting game players from around the globe. If you have even a …

One of Japan’s greatest pro gamers is getting his own manga

Meet Daigo the Beast<p>Japanese pro-gamer Daigo Umehara rose to fame as an arcade fighting game player. He’s considered one of the best <i>Street Fighter</i> players in the world and holds a Guinness World Record as the most successful competitor in major tournaments for the series. In honor of his legacy, …

Street Fighter

Five Nights At Freddy's 6 Was Announced, Then Canceled

Five Night At Freddy's creator Scott Cawthon has provided an update on his next game, revealing that it was to be the sixth entry in the popular point-and-click horror series. However, in a statement posted on Steam, Cawthon also announced that the project has been abandoned amid mounting pressure …

Gaming

Nintendo Correctly Thinks That 4K Has A Limited Gaming Audience

In yet another new but brief interview with Reggie Fils-Aimé of Nintendo, he talks about a variety of subjects with the most notable being he thinks that 4K support in gaming has a limited audience.<p>Over at The Verge, Reggie lays out why he thinks supporting 4K in gaming is actually not great in …

Televisions

There’s a new Final Fantasy 15 mobile game, and it’s bad

A New Empire is an old-school, free-to-play grindfest<p><i>Final Fantasy 15</i>’s universe expanded this week twofold: There’s “Episode Prompto,” the latest downloadable side-story for the console game, and <i>Final Fantasy 15</i><i>: A New Empire</i>, a free download on mobile.<p>By most accounts, “Episode Prompto” is a …

Super Mario Postage Stamps Coming To Japan

Today in Japan, the country’s postal service is releasing an official set of <i>Super Mario</i> stamps.<p>This is not the first <i>Mario</i> stamp set to be released in …

Watch Conan and Will Arnett duke it out in ‘ARMS’ on Nintendo Switch

There’s no better way for two adults to work through their issues than to punch each other repeatedly in a video game. That’s exactly what Conan …

Comedy

Sony boss confirms that the PlayStation 5 will happen, talks game development and PS4 Pro

The console wars have always been about a philosophical outlook than actual hardware and games. Microsoft wants to combine the Windows and Xbox …

PS4 Pro

Make Your Own Nintendo Switch Games With Fuze

The Nintendo Switch has games. We run a whole column fighting the misconception that it doesn’t. Still, a video game console can never have too many …

Sony’s PlayLink links your phone to your PS4 for multiplayer minigame madness

The second screen concept is back, only this time it might actually be worth it.<p>You'd be forgiven for wondering just what the heck Sony's <i>PlayLink</i> is. …

Doodling

It’s possible to beat Threes!, because someone just did it

That’s a lot of commas<p><i>Threes!</i>, the addictive and maddening puzzle game from Sirvo, has been available for more than three years. For all that time, people wondered if the game had an endpoint — some mythical card to strive for — or if it would just go on forever.<p>Now we have an answer, thanks to the …

Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite demo did more harm than good

The E3 demos seem to have sold the game much better<p>Among the Sony E3 reveals was the surprise announcement of a demo for <i>Marvel Vs. Capcom Infinite</i>, and it was available that day!<p>The demo feels like a squandered opportunity on Capcom’s part; it’s so constrained and limiting that it actively hides …

Gaming Industry

Dragon Ball FighterZ is as hectic and exhilarating as it looks

But it’s surprisingly easy to learn<p>One of the highlights of Microsoft’s E3 press conference last week was the reveal of an all-new fighting game for the <i>Dragon Ball Z</i> universe. Now, there’s been quite a few <i>DBZ</i> fighting and action games over the years — nearly 150 titles in all. The long-running …

Sony's excuse for blocking PlayStation and Xbox cross-platform play is hostile and stupid

Sony head, meet desk<p>Microsoft first revealed it would allow Xbox gamers to play against PS4 and PC players at E3 last year, and Sony’s initial reaction seemed like it would be open to the idea. "We would be happy to have the conversation with any publishers or developers who are interested in cross …

GamerGate to Trump: How video game culture blew everything up

What began as a backlash to a debate about how video games portray women led to an internet culture that ultimately helped sweep Donald Trump into office. Really.<p><b>Editor's note: In July, CNET News published a special report exploring how hate spreads over the web.</b><b>The stories in that series examined</b> …

Feminism

Shadow of the Colossus on PS4 is a complete remake, with optional new controls

But the original option is still there!<p>Sony made a big splash at E3 by showing off a PlayStation 4 version of <i>Shadow of the Colossus</i>, but what is the game they showed, exactly? The game has already been remastered on the PlayStation 3 — in 3D no less — so what exactly is this version of the game …