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Pokemon Gold and Silver 3DS re-releases are getting physical “shiny packaged versions” with download codes

While the main attraction for most Pokemon fans this year is undoubtedly the release of Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, Nintendo is also going back to the well to re-release the Game Boy Color's Pokemon Gold and Pokemon Silver on the 3DS eShop. Following the incredible success of the Red, Blue, and Yellow re-releases, Nintendo is taking it a step further this time and will be releasing physical boxed versions of the game containing a download code. Nintendo announced the news on Twitter:On 22/09, shin

By | 2017-08-19T14:37:28+00:00 August 19th, 2017|companies, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Here’s what’s on sale this weekend on Steam: 8/19/2017

If you just got paid, it might be high time to pick up something new from Steam. This weekend, Valve has another solid selection of sales offerings, so let's get right to it. Considering the amount of game time that survival games like this can bring, that's a pretty nice price. As usual, here's the breakdown with links to this weekend's Steam sale highlights. If you want to get a look at everything Steam has on offer this weekend, head over here.

By | 2017-08-19T14:29:07+00:00 August 19th, 2017|companies, Uncategorized|0 Comments

GOG updates its pool of mystery games for their Piñata Madness sale

This weekend, over on GOG, the DRM-free digital games retailer is having a different kind of sale called Piñata Madness. However, in the interest of increasing your odds, GOG has added some new games to the stockpile of 100+ mystery games. If you don't feel like taking a chance, there are other games on sale this weekend as well including Darkest Dungeon, Shadow Warrior 2, and Shadowrun: Hong Kong. These games are, however, a little bit more expensive, but at least you'll know what you're gettin

By | 2017-08-19T14:29:00+00:00 August 19th, 2017|companies, Uncategorized|0 Comments

[Watch] Star Wars: Battlefront 2 gets new Starfighter Assault trailer

As EA and DICE get ready to officially unveil Star Wars: Battlefront 2's Starfighter gameplay at Gamescom 2017, they have dropped a cinematic in-engine gameplay trailer of what we can expect (embedded above). It's clear that DICE is really pushing the cinematic approach after the whirlwind of criticism that their first outing received for not having anything substantial in that regard. As a Star Wars fan, it's easy to get excited at a trailer like this, but it's important to remember that the on

By | 2017-08-19T14:28:53+00:00 August 19th, 2017|companies, Uncategorized|0 Comments

What are you playing this weekend?

The weekend is here, and in part we can thank Ian McKellen's great-great-grandfather for that. Even after they've been released, work continues: just take No Man's Sky, which I'm going to be playing more of this weekend. So what are you all playing this weekend? Anything you didn't like and hope a patch has made better or liked a lot and hope a patch didn't make worse? And don't forget thank Gandalf/Magneto's dad's dad's dad's dad for making sure you have a little extra time to play—assuming you

By | 2017-08-19T08:00:24+00:00 August 19th, 2017|companies, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Here’s what you should be watching, playing and listening to this weekend

That means plenty of Madden in preparation for the launch of Madden 18, Last Chance U and the appropriate mix of jock jams to get in the right headspace. Madden 17 is available for PS4 and Xbox One, while Madden 18 is available to pre-order now on Amazon. Listen: Jock Jams playlist on SpotifyLet me hear you say WHOOP THERE IT IS. Thankfully, I know the perfect one: If you lived the ’90s, Jock Jams was the go-to pump up mix and could be played anytime, anywhere to get you ready to play. The Jock

By | 2017-08-19T08:00:22+00:00 August 19th, 2017|companies, Uncategorized|0 Comments

The ‘Souls-like’ label needs to die

If I had to make a direct comparison, it would be to The Dishwasher: Vampire Smile, Ska’s previous 2D action RPG. Dark Souls is a poor and arbitrary acid test, and the Souls-like label creates unrealistic standards that threaten to bury great games. But as Souls games, they’re pretty terrible, probably because they're not Souls games. Even if you are intimately familiar with Dark Souls, Souls-like still doesn’t tell you anything because it lacks a universal definition. But then, even if you are

By | 2017-08-19T06:30:36+00:00 August 19th, 2017|companies, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Enter Game Rant’s Destiny 2 PC Beta Code Giveaway!

Game Rant is back with another giveaway, and this contest is open to EVERYONE. For this contest we have 20 (TWENTY) codes for the upcoming Destiny 2 PC beta, which will give players a taste of the game’s campaign, cooperative strike missions, and competitive Crucible modes. These codes are for the early access period of the beta, which begins on August 28th. The 20 lucky winners will be notified by e-mail. Destiny 2 PC Beta Code Giveaway Landing Page (Automatic)

By | 2017-08-19T02:34:18+00:00 August 19th, 2017|companies, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Why mobile games are appearing in arcades all over the world

And it’s not just a sparse few avant garde arcades doing this - these adaptations of free mobile games such as Crossy Road, Flappy Bird, Jetpack Joyride and Temple Run are being adopted by amusement arcades around the world. Trevor Sutton, Leisure Equipment Controller for Namco UK, told TechRadar, “First and foremost [mobile games] resonate with the younger audience. “Doodle Jump and Temple Run arcade were two of the first mobile games seen in the UK, which entered the [arcades] in late 2012. Bu

By | 2017-08-19T02:00:36+00:00 August 19th, 2017|companies, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Dead Cells adds daily challenge mode and new abilities

Dead Cells, the excellent rogue-like Metroidvania, now has a daily challenge mode that you can replay as many times as you want to compete for a spot on the leaderboards. Daily Run gives everyone the same level and loot, and is already alive and kicking: apparent hardware enthusiast GTX1080ti_Prime is top of the pile. It means that players know their feedback is directly influencing the game in tangible ways. If you haven't yet played Dead Cells and you're a fan of Spelunky and its ilk then it's

By | 2017-08-19T01:45:33+00:00 August 19th, 2017|companies, Uncategorized|0 Comments
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