Snake Pass Review For PC

Playing a 3D platformer without a jump button is a strange experience. When I first started Snake Pass, I felt lost without the warm blanket of a double jump. How do I get to that floating platform across the chasm? How am I supposed to change direction after I screw up my initial movement? And just how am I to obtain that arbitrary hard-to-reach shiny collectible?! Answering these questions is

Xbox Exec Clarifies Comments About DLC Exclusivity and More

Xbox executive Phil Spencer has spoken out to clarify some comments he made earlier about how the video game industry can grow in the future. In 2015, Spencer said he wanted that year’s E3 show to focus more on Microsoft’s own franchises and expanding them. Asked on Twitter recently if this is still Microsoft’s directive, Spencer said it is. He cited things like free cell solitaire, Fallout mods, the Game Preview

PS4's Nier: Automata Demo Is Out Now

Right on schedule, a demo for Nier: Automata is now available on the PlayStation Store. Unlike the original Nier, this one is developed by Bayonetta and Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance developer Platinum Games. As described in a press release earlier this month, “With an abandoned factory as the backdrop, the demo follows android 2B’s mission to destroy a massive enemy weapon that lies within.” The PlayStation Store description for the

Star Citizen's Shooter Segment, Star Marine, Now Playable

Space game Star Citizen has a first-person shooter section called Star Marine, which is playable now on PC in an early access build. The news was revealed in the notes for Alpha Patch 2.6.0, which has now been released for the Public Test Universe of Star Citizen. Included in this early version of Star Marine are two maps, called Station Demien and Echo Eleven, and two modes: Elimination, a standard

After Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite, Capcom Could Revive Other "Dormant" Franchises

Capcom got a lot of attention this past weekend when it announced Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite, the first game in the series in five years, at the PlayStation Experience event. Now, the company has suggested that other “dormant” Capcom franchises could be revived. The Japanese publisher said today in a news release that, in addition to releasing “major” games like Infinite every year, the company will focus on reviving dormant

Two Huge PS4 Games Are Skipping the PS Experience

There are going to be a lot of amazing games at the 2016 PlayStation Experience this weekend. We’ll see titles that will make 2017 and 2018 brighter. But, we won’t see two of the PlayStation 4’s biggest forthcoming exclusives. Both God of War and Spider-Man will be absent. How do we know? Well, Insomniac said it won’t have Spider-Man there on Twitter. And SIE Santa Monica Studio’s Cory Barlog said

Respect Yourself…and Don’t Leak!

We’ve seen a multitude of reports that spoilers of Final Fantasy XV are already on the web. This is because shops in Peru sold physical copies of the game well before its November 29, 2016 release date. Props to most sites for not reporting on the major spoilers themselves, focusing instead on Square Enix’s reaction while warning gamers. Still, with Thanksgiving just a few days away for Americans, it got

Steam Workshop support comes to Saints Row 4

Sharing and installing Saints Row 4 mods just got a whole lot easier. More than three years after it came out, Saints Row 4 has been given Steam Workshop support, providing players the ability to create and install mods that add new weapons, clothing, and gameplay features, all from within the friendly confines of Steam. It was a bigger job than you might expect: Volition said there were “many challenges”

Heroes of the Storm Giving Away Characters, Overwatch Rewards for Playing

Just make sure you’re playing with a friend. Following some big announcements at BlizzCon earlier this month, Blizzard has kicked off a Heroes of the Storm promotion that provides some excellent incentives to play over the next seven weeks or so. The Nexus Challenge, as it’s called, rewards you for playing the game with friends. Between now and January 4, playing 15 games with at least one friend in your

Silent Hill Alchemilla mod team teases co-op survival horror Twin Soul

White Noise Team offers glimpse at life in purgatory. You may recognise White Noise as the hobbyist team who reinterpreted horror game Silent Hill last year in Alchemilla—a first-person Source Engine mod that eschewed combat for puzzles and exploration. I was taken by it, but I’m admittedly a huge Silent Hill enthusiast. Twin Soul marks White Noise’s next venture, and first game, which is equally creepy and now has a