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'Overwatch' Genji Oni skin: How to unlock it for free on PC, Xbox One and PS4

<b>Update:</b> Genji's Oni skin is available once again through the "Nexus Challenge 2.0." You'll only have to play five games in <i>Heroes of the Storm</i> — in …

Gaming Industry

Fallout 4 DLC Won't Be Platform Exclusive

Downloadable content for Fallout 4 will not be exclusively tied to any single platform, according to Bethesda marketing executive Pete Hines.<p>Hines was asked on Twitter whether additional downloadable content for the studio's upcoming open-world RPG would be available on Xbox One first, or if it …

Bethesda

These GIFs from GE's new body scanner are gruesome and marvelous

Hell yeah, science<p>If you haven't personally had to lay down and slide into a CT scanner, you've probably seen one on television. They're super X-ray machines that put image "slices" together from head to toe to create a 3D representation that lets doctors see detail inside your body. And General …

Watch Amy Poehler quiz George R.R. Martin on 'Game of Thrones' characters

<i>Game of Thrones</i> fans will enjoy this quiz from Amy Poehler with Seth Meyers on his late night show. Basically, she reads out lines from Game of Thrones books to author George R.R. Martin, who must recall the character speaking. Hilarity ensues.

Toxin-Secreting Stem Cells May Destroy Brain Tumors From Inside Out

Poisoning cancer from within<p>In the realm of cancerous diseases, tumors affecting the brain can be particularly difficult to cure. Many are fast moving and take hold of key sections of the body’s most fundamental organ, rendering surgical removal extremely difficult or impossible.<p>Now, researchers at …

A Game That Makes BioShock Look Downright Normal

<i>The Black Glove</i>, which is being made by ex-<i>BioShock</i> devs, looks like <i>BioShock</i>'s zanier child, but it certainly doesn't play anything like it. For one, …

Solving grisly murders and exploring outer space in The Vanishing of Ethan Carter

<i>The Vanishing of Ethan Carter</i> throws you into the deep end of a supernatural mystery without any mechanical or narrative guidance whatsoever. Naturally, the game's first half hour or so is a fairly disorienting experience, one that saw us avoiding manmade traps in a forest, solving a super-grisly …

Health is a necessity in almost every video game to date but over the gradual transition of gaming tropes, it's been visually represented in a …

Gaming

Watch the first Destiny raid event, Vault of Glass, right here

<b>Update</b>: Almost immediately after publish, Bungie tweeted the following news:<p>It took a coordinated Destiny clan — they have those already — nearly 12 hours of coordinated effort to overcome the challenge, to put the effort into scale.<p><b>Original</b>: One week from its release, Bungie enabled the first raid …

Every Final Smash In The New Super Smash Bros.

The most powerful moves in <i>Super Smash Bros.</i> are dramatic showstoppers—and you can totally watch them now, if you'd like.<p>Within nine minutes, …

Retrogaming

Shadow of Mordor - Graphic Kills Montage

Talion chops head, back-stabs, possesses, and stomps Uruks in this graphic Middle-earth montage.

Graphic Novels

VR school girls? When a Pokemon fighting game isn't the weirdest project from Bandai Namco

Tekken game director Katsuhiro Harada took to the stage at the Sony Computer Entertainment Japan Asia pre-TGS press conference earlier today to show off a new project being developed by "Tekken Team" and ... it's probably not what you're expecting. It turns out that curious Pokémon fighting game …

The Vanishing of Ethan Carter trailer shows off murder scenes, idyllic countryside

Developer The Astronauts just released a 13-minute demo video for its upcoming mystery/horror game <i>The Vanishing of Ethan Carter</i>.<p>The video shows off <i>Ethan Carter</i>'s spooky atmosphere, massive environments and hard-boiled detective tropes. Protagonist Paul Prospero — introduced as an "occult-minded …

Dark Souls 2: Crown of the Sunken King gameplay video - 40 minutes of pain

After finishing a playthrough or two of <i>Dark Souls 2</i>'s original content, your character was probably approaching demigod-esque levels of power. That might be enough for you up in Drangleic, but in <i>Crown of the Sunken King</i>, the game's first piece of DLC, you might find yourself <i>totally eating it</i> more …

Hands on with Dragon Age: Inquisition: The importance of dying

I killed a dragon today, and it was upsetting.<p>He guides us through the brush, past the camp, along a wooded path.<p>As we walk around a bend, the canopy of trees suddenly part, revealing slate grey skies. The narrow path opens to become a valley of jutting rock and the occasional copse of trees.<p>In the …

Hands-on: Evolve releases the Kraken in monstrous new game

In 2K’s upcoming game, <i>Evolve</i>, I was a monster.<p>It was my job to stalk the surrounding map, eating smaller creatures in order to build up my armor and get evolution points, which would let me add and strengthen my special monstrous abilities.<p>I had to do this while being hunted by a team of four …

How To Turn Your Old Windows, Mac, Or Linux Laptop Into A PC Gaming Powerhouse

I’m willing to bet you have a dilapidated HP, Gateway, or Dell laptop gathering dust in a closet somewhere. Or perhaps like me you have a MacBook Air that you tote around to conventions or use at home for work, writing, and browsing the web. Maybe an Ubuntu or Linux Mint box is more your speed. …

Experience the terror of drowning in this interactive video

<i>Sortie En Mer: A Trip Out to Sea</i>, an interactive video from French marine wear manufacturer Guy Cotten, aims to promote lifejacket use by turning an idyllic boating trip into deadly game of survival.<p>The story begins on a sailboat where things take an unexpected turn. You experience <i>Sortie En Mer</i> …

Kinect-Equipped Digital Mirror Shows Your Innards

This new installation marries biomedical imaging and Microsoft Kinect technology to show a person’s body–organs and all–as it moves in real time.<p>In the past, we’ve written about the powerful (and potentially embarrassing) accuracy of Microsoft Kinect, but one thing the Kinect couldn’t offer via its …

See 'Street Fighter X Breaking Bad' as imagined by this video

Capcom's fighting game of record Street Fightergoes toe-to-toe with the groundbreaking TV series Breaking Bad in an amusing mash-up from animator Junior Jesman, showcased recently on the Capcom-Unity site.<p>Ryu takes on Jesse Pinkman — who teams with Walter White in an other-dimensional hyper combo. …

This company will buy any used video game from anyone

Video gamers with large collections know there are some used games that simply won't sell. Maybe they're for an old console. Maybe it's a sports title released in 2005. It doesn't matter to Decluttr, which will buy any CD, DVD or video game from anyone.<p>As profiled by Fast Company, Decluttr makes …

4chan user devises a way to bank through GameStop

Forget Bitcoin banking. One intrepid 4chan user has found a newer, cooler way to bank: spending his entire paycheck on pre-ordering games from GameStop, and then "withdrawing" money when he needs to by canceling one of his pre-orders.<p>"GameStops are just as prevalent as banks in my town and I work …

Dark Souls 2's prologue sets the tone for the Cursed journey ahead

The latest trailer for From Software's <i>Dark Souls 2</i> introduces players to the first part of the game's prologue before they embank on their own journey to get rid of the Curse.<p>The prologue flirts with the protagonist's background, once a human now a soul-devouring Hollow, and features pre-rendered …

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Don't Miss<p>Red Dead Redemption 2's new trailer is here Red Dead Redemption 2's new trailer is here<p>Fortnite handing out freebies after servers go …

Watch Capcom's scary new 'Deep Down' gameplay trailer for Playstation 4, but no release date for 2014 yet

This week marked the release of Playstation 4 in Japan, and to celebrate Capcom released a brand new international trailer for its highly anticipated …

The Order: 1886 makes dark, dreary London shine in a first taste of gameplay

The PlayStation 4's "Neo-Victorian" era supernatural shooter has come out of the dark.<p>When Ready at Dawn unveiled its PlayStation 4 game <i>The Order: 1886</i> at last year's E3, the developer made a promise that everything we were shown was "running in-engine, in-game with no gimmicks."<p>"The idea was to …

Evolve is a terrifying and fun co-op monster-hunting game from the makers of Left 4 Dead (hands-on preview)

Turtle Rock Studios and 2K Games have taken the wraps off Evolve, the cooperative multiplayer, monster-hunting first-person shooter coming this fall to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. In a hands-on preview, I found it to be both terrifying and a lot of fun.<p>Evolve is the latest title from developer …

Hands on with the monsters and multiplayer mayhem of Evolve

Howling and twisting in a frenzy of rage, my dear monster met its final moments doing the one thing we had done best in our too-brief time together. We stomped on humans.<p>I controlled the monster Goliath, a King Kong-type of chap. Journos from other outlets as well as some Turtle Rock developers, …

How Turtle Rock Studios created the 4-on-1 monster-hunting game Evolve (interview)

One of the biggest next-generation video games in development is Evolve, a cooperative first-person shooter coming this fall from publisher 2K Games and Left 4 Dead developer Turtle Rock Studios.<p>The game is a multiplayer-only title where four human hunters search across large 3D landscape for a big …