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Mike Fahey Mike Fahey Oct 29, 2019. 5 comments

EA Returns To Steam With Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order

EA Returns To Steam With Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order

For the first time since 2013, PC gamers won’t have to open up Origin to purchase a big new EA release. The publisher returns to Steam on November 15 with the release of Respawn’s Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. This is the first step in EA’s return to Steam, with more games and the EA Access subscription service to follow.

EA abandoned Valve’s digital game store in 2013 in favor of its own...

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Mike Fahey Mike Fahey Oct 29, 2019. 16 comments

Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz Is A Lot More Fun Now That It’s Not On The Wii

Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz Is A Lot More Fun Now That It’s Not On The Wii

Released for the Wii in 2006, Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz got flack for its unwieldy motion controls. Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD, due out October 29 for the PC, PlayStation 4, Switch, and Xbox One, has no motion controls, and it’s much better for it.

Who doesn’t love steering monkeys encased in transparent spheres through a series of increasingly complex roller-coaster style...

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Mike Fahey Mike Fahey Oct 24, 2019. 18 comments

The New King Of Fighters Mobile Game Kicks A Fair Amount Of Ass

The New King Of Fighters Mobile Game Kicks A Fair Amount Of Ass

Out now on iTunes and Google Play, The King of Fighters Allstar takes the expansive roster of fighters from SNK’s long-running fighting game series and turns them into collectible characters in a side-scrolling beat-em-up action RPG. It’s very flashy and obnoxiously free-to-play, but I’m actually having a great time. It’s a neat new way to interact with my favorite fighters.

Developed by...

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Mike Fahey Mike Fahey Oct 24, 2019. 17 comments

World Of Warcraft’s Cataclysm-Causing Dragon Is Coming To Heroes Of The Storm

World Of Warcraft’s Cataclysm-Causing Dragon Is Coming To Heroes Of The Storm

Deathwing the Destroyer is the massive black dragon whose escape from his underground prison shattered World of Warcraft’s Azeroth, his fiery rage forever changing the face of the planet. Fans of Blizzard’s online battle arena game Heroes of the Storm have been clamoring for Deathwing’s addition to the game’s all-star lineup for years. Now he’s coming, and based on the early footage shown, he...

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Mike Fahey Mike Fahey Oct 22, 2019. 9 comments

I Want To Play Trails Of Cold Steel III But Can't Force Myself To Skip The First 2

I Want To Play Trails Of Cold Steel III But Can't Force Myself To Skip The First 2
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The third game in Nihon Falcom’s The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel JRPG series finally arrives in North America for the PlayStation 4 today. Picking up a year and a half after the events of the previous game, Trails of Cold Steel III stars a compelling mix of new and...

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Mike Fahey Mike Fahey Oct 22, 2019. 5 comments

Magic Meets My Little Pony In Ponies: The Galloping

Magic Meets My Little Pony In Ponies: The Galloping

Friendship is Magic. Magic is Gathering. Why not both? Going on sale today at noon Eastern from Hasbro, Ponies: The Gathering is a collection of special limited edition cards and Ultra Pro playmats celebrating the series finale of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic and Magic: The Gathering’s November 2 Extra Life charity event.

Sold in a three-pack for $50, $30 of which goes to the Extra...

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Mike Fahey Mike Fahey Oct 22, 2019. 13 comments

I Don't Think I Need A Wireless Switch Headset

I Don't Think I Need A Wireless Switch Headset

Bundled with a first-of-its-kind USB-C 2.4GHz dongle that fits nicely in the bottom of the Switch, SteelSeries’ $99 Arctis 1 Wireless gaming headset is the first truly wireless headset for Nintendo’s latest console. It’s very nice. I just don’t see myself using it a lot, at least not on the Switch.

The Arctis 1 Wirelessly works spectacularly well with the Switch. SteelSeries’ Arctis line...

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Mike Fahey Mike Fahey Oct 22, 2019. 19 comments

Hearthstone Trophy Falls Apart In Winner's Hands [Update]

Hearthstone Trophy Falls Apart In Winner's Hands [Update]

During this weekend’s Hearthstone Championship tournament, Canadian player Eddie “Eddie” Lui triumphed over Hong Kong’s Lo “kin0531" Tsz Kin, winning nearly $95,000 and the title of Bucharest Master Tour Champion. He also got a lovely trophy that immediately fell apart. Update 1:25 pm ET: Blizzard says it was meant to do that 

I would like to think that the trophy, which was presented to Lui...

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Mike Fahey Mike Fahey Oct 18, 2019. 23 comments

Tokyo Mirage Sessions For Switch Is The Western Version With Its Family-Friendly Changes

Tokyo Mirage Sessions For Switch Is The Western Version With Its Family-Friendly Changes

Nintendo and Atlus’ excellent Fire Emblem/Shin Megami Tensei crossover for the Wii U underwent some significant changes in its journey from Japan to the West. Character ages were increased. Skimpy outfits were censored. Now the Japanese get to experience that censorship firsthand, as the global Switch version of Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE is based on the modified Western release. Hold onto...

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Mike Fahey Mike Fahey Oct 08, 2019. 8 comments

Trine 4 Is A Triumphant Return To Form

Trine 4 Is A Triumphant Return To Form

Trine and Trine 2 are a pair of gorgeous 2.5D physics-based puzzle platformers. For the third installment, Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power, developer Frozenbyte tried to work full 3D gameplay into the mix, resulting in a shorter, less satisfying game. Trine 4: The Nightmare Price, out October 9 for the PC, PlayStation 4, Switch, and Xbox One, ditches the third dimension, taking the series...

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Mike Fahey Mike Fahey Oct 08, 2019. 11 comments

The Next World Of Warcraft Update Brings Playable Fox And Mechagnome Races

The Next World Of Warcraft Update Brings Playable Fox And Mechagnome Races
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Now that the Battle for Azeroth is winding down it’s time for World of Warcraft to take care of unfinished business. The next big free game update, Visions of N’Zoth, pits Horde and Alliance players against the maddening threat of a powerful elder god. More importantly, it adds two new playable allied races, the...

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Mike Fahey Mike Fahey Oct 07, 2019. 14 comments

Indivisible Is Overwhelming In The Best Way

Indivisible Is Overwhelming In The Best Way
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Fifteen hours into Indivisible, the long-awaited action role-playing game from Skullgirls creator Lab Zero, I’m still meeting new playable characters and discovering new ways to explore its gorgeous 2D world. I’m overwhelmed every time I play, and I love it.

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Mike Fahey Mike Fahey Oct 05, 2019. 10 comments

Ms. Marvel Gets The Team Back Together In The Avengers Video Game

Ms. Marvel Gets The Team Back Together In The Avengers Video Game

The first trailer for Square Enix’s upcoming Avengers game featured a female narrator that many fans thought sounded a lot like Inhuman fangirl Kamala Khan, AKA Ms. Marvel. They were right.

Revealed during the Marvel Games panel at New York Comic-Con, Kamala Khan is indeed the voice narrating the original trailer, and she’s much more than that as well. In the latest trailer for the game we...

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Mike Fahey Mike Fahey Oct 04, 2019. 5 comments

Who’s up for some Galar region Pokémon spotting?

Who’s up for some Galar region Pokémon spotting?

Who’s up for some Galar region Pokémon spotting? Today’s Pokémon Sword and Shield “livestream” is in full swing, with a camera set in the lush and lyrical Glimwood Tangle, ready to catch any pocket monsters that may wander into view. I’ll have it running in the background all day, slowly driving me insane. Join me!

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Mike Fahey Mike Fahey Oct 04, 2019. 11 comments

BlizzCon In-Game Loot Is One Of My Favorite Annual Gaming Traditions

BlizzCon In-Game Loot Is One Of My Favorite Annual Gaming Traditions

People get excited about Blizzard’s annual fan convention for many reasons. Some look forward to meeting up with friends. Others are eager to hear news about upcoming games and expansions. Me? I’m mainly here for the ridiculous in-game items rolled out for World of Warcraft, Overwatch, Diablo, StarCraft, Heroes of the Storm, and Hearthstone every BlizzCon.

It used to be that one had to...

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Mike Fahey Mike Fahey Oct 04, 2019. 6 comments

Coming next year from Kabam, the makers of Marvel: Contest of Champions, Marvel: Realm of Champions

Coming next year from Kabam, the makers of Marvel: Contest of Champions, Marvel: Realm of Champions

Coming next year from Kabam, the makers of Marvel: Contest of Champions, Marvel: Realm of Champions is a free-to-play mobile RPG for iOS and Android that has superheroes fighting for control over the territory of Battleworld.It’s a whole “Secret War” thing. The characters look cool. I bet we will be able to collect them.

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Mike Fahey Mike Fahey Oct 04, 2019. 18 comments

The New Yooka-Laylee Feels Like A Remake Of A Classic Game

The New Yooka-Laylee Feels Like A Remake Of A Classic Game

The original Yooka-Laylee attempted to capture the magic of 3D platformers like Banjo-Kazooie and Donkey Kong 64, but instead it felt more like a pale imitation of those great games. Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair, Playtonic’s 2.5D platformer follow-up, is much more successful at capturing the spirit of its old school inspirations, feeling like a redone classic in its own right while...

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Mike Fahey Mike Fahey Oct 03, 2019. 19 comments

Go Ahead And Do Every 'Optional' Tutorial In The Complex New Gundam Battle Game

Go Ahead And Do Every 'Optional' Tutorial In The Complex New Gundam Battle Game

Bandai Namco’s free-to-play PlayStation 4 mech combat game Mobile Suit Gundam Battle Operation 2 came out in North America yesterday. It features fast-paced multiplayer battles on land and in space that players will surely fail at unless they complete every optional tutorial and put in some time in the game’s practice area. I learned this the hard way.

There are dozens of Gundam video games,...

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Mike Fahey Mike Fahey Oct 02, 2019. 17 comments

Official Overwatch Cookbook Lets You Recreate Pharah's Favorite Childhood Snack

Official Overwatch Cookbook Lets You Recreate Pharah's Favorite Childhood Snack

From Chelsea Monroe-Cassel , author of cookbooks for World of Warcraft , The Elder Scrolls, Firefly, and A Game of Thrones, comes the first official guide to cooking the delicacies of Overwatch. Who among us hasn’t dreamed of sinking their teeth into Pharah’s Canadian Butter Tarts and washing them down with Mercy’s elderberry liquor toddy, the Valkyrie’s Flight?

Clearly, Monroe-Cassel has an...

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Mike Fahey Mike Fahey Oct 01, 2019. 20 comments

One Of The Best Third-Party PlayStation 4 Controllers Gets A Sequel

One Of The Best Third-Party PlayStation 4 Controllers Gets A Sequel

The Scuf Vantage is an incredibly comfortable, highly customizable third-party controller for the PlayStation 4. It’s got four customizable back paddles, extra side buttons, swappable faceplates and analog sticks—it’s basically the PS4’s answer to Microsoft’s Elite Wireless. Well, now Scuf has announced the Vantage 2, which is all that, only better.

Tim Rogers and I swear by our Scuf Vantage...

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