South Park: The Stick of Truth censored in a whole lot of the world

Seven scenes have been removed from the console versions of South Park: The Stick of Truth in the EMEA region, which covers the not so small continents and areas of Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. That’s in addition to the game’s censorship in Australia, where the often prominent Classification...

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Humble Store Deep Silver Week features Saints Row, Metro, Dead Island

The Humble Store has kicked off a week-long sale offering steep price drops for Saints Row 4, Metro Last Light, Dead Island Riptide, and other digital PC releases from publisher Deep Silver. Starting today, buyers can pick up choice cuts from Deep Silver’s catalog for a minimum of 50 percent...

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EA’s Peter Moore: Digital revenue will overtake retail in two years

EA COO Peter Moore is betting on a dominating role for digital revenue in video games. Speaking at the Digital Entertainment World conference, Moore said (via GI.biz) he expects digital sales to fully eclipse retail numbers in two years. He likened the rising prominence of downloads as a type of...

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Now Playing: February 24 – March 2, 2014

Hide your valuables, Thief is on the loose this week … Choose your platform to jump to a specific release list:

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Blizzard reveals new Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls pre-order items

Blizzard has revealed a pair of new Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls pre-order incentives, sweetening the deal for players who plan to delve into the upcoming expansion during its first week of release. Players who pre-purchase or redeem a Reaper of Souls key via their Battle.net accounts before March 31...

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Metareview: Thief

Say “hello” to Thief, the first game of the year with review scores across the board. Ours trended toward the higher side calling it a game where the “balance isn’t entirely successful.” Game Informer (80/100): “Locked behind this old-school game design is a gem that stealth fans should eye up...

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Portabliss: Tengami

This is Portabliss, a column about downloadable games that can be played on the go. Days after having soaked in the culture of Tokyo’s suburban streets, I played Tengami for the first time, and it was the perfect set up to blow me away. Nyamyam’s point-and-click (or point-and-tap) adventure draws...

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Joystiq Tiny Streams: Plumbing depths in Crypt of the NecroDancer

Block-rocking beats typically don’t spring to mind when engaging in swords and sorcery fantasy. We don’t automatically associate Tolkien and the dancefloor. Why shouldn’t we? Skeletons and cave dwelling beasts like to get done, and so do fated heroes questing for loot and glory. Crypt of the NecroDancer dares to...

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Star Citizen tops $39 million, adds $41 million goal

Chris Roberts’ upcoming space epic Star Citizen has surpassed yet another crowdfunding milestone, by attracting over $39 million to the game’s development to date. As with previous funding milestones, topping $39 million adds a new feature to the game. Specifically, a star system known as UDS-2943-01-22. “The object, once thought...

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Co-op roleplaying game Divinity: Original Sin arrives this Spring

Larian Studios’ latest high fantasy epic, Divinity: Original Sin, is now slated for a Spring release, and to whet players’ appetites, the developer has issued the above trailer, titled “Spring Is Coming.” According to a press release issued by Larian, the Spring launch window will allow the developer to utilize...

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