Metareview: Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2

Welcome to day two of games with across the board review scores. Yesterday, it was Thief. Today it’s Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2. Once again, we skewed higher in the spectrum in our review, noting the game has the “same presentation quirks as the original,” with awkward (potentially infuriating) stealth...

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Moebius: Empire Rising out April 15 from Phoenix Online Publishing

Pinkerton Road’s crowdfunded point-and-click adventure game Moebius: Empire Rising will make its debut on April 15 for WIndows and Mac platforms via newly formed publisher Phoenix Online Publishing. Phoenix Online Publishing is the indie-focused publishing arm of Phoenix Online Studios, developer of Cognition and The Silver Lining. Moebius, indie RPG...

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Report: Risen 3: Titan Lords leaves the sea in favor of medieval fantasy [Update]

Furthering the gaming industry’s ongoing fascination with the word “titan” comes Risen 3: Titan Lords, a newly-revealed entry in developer Piranha Bytes’ cult-favorite dark fantasy roleplaying franchise. German magazine PC Games has revealed the existence of Risen 3: Titan Lords via a preview image of the magazine’s next cover. Scant...

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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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