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This $5,000 custom System Shock PC is the coolest gaming laptop I've ever seen

In the world of <i>System Shock</i>, the evil mega-corporation known as TriOptimum is indirectly responsible for the near-destruction of Earth, humanity, and at one point the literal fabric of reality. If it were a real company, I would be totally on board with that, as long as it sold this laptop.<p>The …

Fans Are Turning Fallout: New Vegas Into A Multiplayer Game, And It Sounds Wild

Introducing <i>New Vegas: Multiplayer</i>, a mod that will let players venture out into the Mojave wasteland with buddies (or enemies.)<p>While the modification …

Yomi is a fun way to learn a fighting game through cards, but be ready to learn the hard way

People often describe fighting games as a combination of speed chess and poker (and other, more convoluted mashups). Take the intricate combos out of a good fighter and you’ve got a complex guessing game where you mentally juggle several options at once — attacks beat walking forward, blocking …

Evoland II is a grand-scale mashup of generations of games

Evoland II: A Slight Case of Spacetime Continuum Disorder is an action/role-playing game, and before you ask me what game it’s like, I’ll tell you: all of them.<p>The conceit is that as you travel through time, the game’s style, drawing, and action change around you.<p>But not only do you move up and …

Acer adds two laptops and a tablet to its Predator gaming line

Acer revealed an aggressive new design for its duo of Predator gaming desktops earlier this month, but at IFA today, the company's focusing on powerful portability. Acer's been pretty open about its plan to introduce Predator laptops and a gaming-centric tablet, but details have been sparse. Now, …

Acer's Predator 6 is a 10-core smartphone built for gamers

Acer has unveiled the Predator 6, a gaming smartphone which offers high-end specs as well as the same aggressive styling of its Predator range. The device has a deca-core MediaTek processor as well as 4GB of RAM, a 6-inch HD display, four speakers, and haptic feedback that Acer says means that it …

7th Dragon III: Code VFD - Battle and Dragon Trailer - IGN Video

Get a look at the combat system in this handheld RPG from SEGA.

Miracle Girls Festival - Official Japanese Teaser Trailer - IGN Video

This handheld music game features characters and songs from an assorted mix of anime series.

Use a stealth loadout in Modern Warfare? You may not appreciate Turtle Beach’s Superhuman Hearing headsets

Last week, I met up with gaming audio hardware manufacturer Turtle Beach for a private meeting discussing their upcoming products. In one impressive demonstration, they shot audio beams at my head with their HyperSound Clear technology.<p>After using me for ultrasound target practice, the Turtle Beach …

Phantasy Star Online 2 coming to PlayStation 4 in 2016 (update)

Sega is bringing its free-to-play RPG <i>Phantasy Star Online 2</i> to PlayStation 4, the company announced at an event in Japan this weekend. According to a report from 4Gamer, the PS4 release will hit sometime in 2016.<p>Next year will also see the addition of a new episode for <i>Phantasy Star Online 2</i> called</i> …

Gaming

Extreme Exorcism: Using Rocket Launchers and Swords to Cleanse the Ghoulies - IGN Video

IGN's Jose Otero and Ben Janca try to exorcize the spirits, as they go hands-on this wave-based action platformer.

The no-bullshit guide to better town maps for your D&D campaign or fantasy novel

If you're interested in writing fiction in certain genres, or play tabletop role-playing games, there will come a time in your life where you're going to have to draw a map. Jonathan Roberts, who illustrated <i>The Lands of Ice and Fire (A Game of Thrones): Maps from King's Landing to Across the Narrow</i> …

Maps

Final Fantasy creators' mobile RPG Zodiac goes from free-to-play to 'premium' game

Mobile Japanese role-playing game <i>Zodiac</i>, which is coming to iOS from French game developer Kobojo and a handful of Final Fantasy creators, is no longer a free-to-play game. Instead, Kobojo plans to release the JRPG as a "premium" title in the U.S. and Europe — meaning the game can be purchased for …

Final Fantasy

Final Fantasy 7 is reimagined as a side-scrolling beat 'em up in this fan-made game

Square Enix is plugging away at its own remake of <i>Final Fantasy 7</i> for PlayStation 4, but a group of fans is working on a slightly different take on that classic role-playing game. <i>Final Fantasy 7 Re-imagined</i>, a fan-created demo playable in Unity, transforms the turn-based JRPG into a side-scrolling …

Final Fantasy

Runbow - Official Character Reveal Trailer - IGN Video

Gunvolt, Clone, Arid, Max and more are joining the 2D platformer roster.

Beyond Eyes Review Commentary - IGN Video

We join blind young girl Rae's quest to find her beloved cat Nani and discuss whether or not Beyond Eyes: the game can match up to Beyond Eyes: the …

Two indie pretenders to the 'XCOM' crown

2012's <i>XCOM: Enemy Unknown</i> was a revelation. I'd never played the '90s original or its successors, but I was immediately drawn in by the reboot's story, world and, most of all, combat mechanics. At its heart, <i>XCOM</i> is a turn-based strategy game that pits your team of four soldiers against an alien …

XCOM

10 free Google Cardboard apps you need to try out

The Google Cardboard virtual reality headset and app platform has been out for a while now. It was introduced at the Google I/O developer conference in June 2014, but it’s not the most well understood technology out there. Perhaps the best way to understand it is to try it out. Fortunately, Google …

Virtual Reality

Unboxing Fire Emblem's Collectible Trading Card Game - IGN Video

With the launch of Fire Emblem Fate in Japan, Nintendo and Intelligent System's released a different way to play its turn-based strategy series.

Trust us, you want to watch this trailer for Vin Diesel's The Last Witch Hunter

<i>The Last Witch Hunter</i> — a film starring the improbable combination of Vin Diesel, Michael Caine, Elijah Wood and Rose Leslie — hits theaters this fall.<p>Which do we think is most implausible here: Vin Diesel's past-beard? That this is being directed by Breck Eisner and not <i>Underworld</i>'s Len …

Film Industry

Lost Dimension review: in sheep's clothing

Despite some self-sabotage, <i>Lost Dimension</i> totally infatuated me.<p>Released in Japan last year for PlayStation 3 and PS Vita, <i>Lost Dimension</i> is the latest title from developer Lancarse and Persona publisher Atlus. It's a tactical role-playing game with a killer hook: As you progress through the game, …

Gaming

Moero Crystal - Opening Movie - IGN Video

This PlayStation Vita RPG has players going on an adventure to find bras.

One of the PlayStation 2’s best-looking games is getting an HD remake

With its vivid, colorful 2D art, <i>Odin Sphere</i> was one of the most beautiful games to grace the PS2 — and soon it's going to look even better. Publisher Atlus has just announced a high-definition remake of the game, called <i>Odin Sphere Leifthrasir</i>, which will bring it to the PS4, PS3, and Vita. In …

Atlus and Vanillaware Are Teaming Up for an HD Project

More details next week.<p>Atlus has teased an HD collaboration with Vanillaware, the developer of Dragon's Crown, Odin Sphere, and GrimGrimoire.<p>We don't …

All Xbox One Owners Can Now Stream Games to Windows 10 Devices

With the launch of Microsoft's new operating system less than two weeks away, all Xbox One owners who are using an early version of the OS can now stream their games to a Windows 10 device.<p>This functionality was unveiled earlier this year, and allows for any Xbox One game to be streamed over a …

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 - Hanabi Hyuga vs. Obito Uchiha - IGN Video

Team Hyuga takes on Obito, Naruto, and Madara in this Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 gameplay.

Ray Gigant - Nil Phineus Opening Movie - IGN Video

She is one of the three main protagonists in the dungeon-crawling RPG from Bandai Namco.

Traverser’s dystopian, Tim Burton-like world values oxygen greater than oil

When you think of Adult Swim Games, you probably picture ridiculous, silly browser-based titles like Robot Unicorn Attack or PizzaWizard+. Traverser, the latest from Adult Swim, is not like those games.<p>With its dystopian, propaganda-littered world and its gravity-bending puzzles, Traverser (out now …

This Bloodborne statue looks sick

Japanese figure-maker Gecco brought its <i>Bloodborne</i> Hunter statue to San Diego Comic-Con this week, offering a glimpse of what the final product will look like when it ships this later this year. The Hunter statue, which was announced earlier this year as an unpainted prototype sculpt, stands 32 …

Metal Gear