Mario might still be the most recognizable face in all of gaming but he’s the last of a dying breed. Cartoon plumbers, speedy hedgehogs, and bears with birds in their backpacks use to litter the gaming landscape, but now the industry is dominated by zombies, space marines, and gangsters. My question: When did this happen?

To be fair there have always been games with adult content. Doom, Duke Nukem, and of course the original Mortal Kombat targeted more 'mature' gamers but they were the ex...

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Ahead of the game's October release Bethesda has revealed a brand new video featuring 60 minutes of gameplay footage for The Evil Within. Leading Public relations executive Pete Hines is featured behind the controller.

"The latest update brings a number of new goodies to the playground of destruction, but price and soul-payment has been kept hush-hush for now. You can scope out the latest trailer to see what’s been added to the spotty but very much beloved online title"



The Ice Bucket Challenge is the latest craze to sweep across the internet but it's good to see it being put to good use. To complete the challenge you must be able to withstand having a bucket of ice being tipped over your head. It doesn't look all that hard but it won't take long before the cold begins to spread to places.
Phil Spencer accepted the ALS #IceBucketChallenge to raise awareness for Lou Gehrig’s Disease. After completing the challenge he has nominated Nintendo's very own Reg...

Warner Bros. has announced today that Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor will have its own DLC pass, though it is unknown when it will be available. They did however mention that it will cost $25.

The Pass includes exclusive Guardians of the Flaming Eye mission(you earn the Rising Flame rune by completing it) and early access to the "Trials of War" challenge series. Your skills will be put to the test as you square off against Sauron's forces in these challenge modes. You will also be able to ...

Disney Interactive announced today that a Toy Box Starter Pack will be coming on the 4th of November. The new combo pack will mirror the Avengers starter pack that was announced earlier this year for a fall release and it will contain the Disney Infinity 2.0 disc and base.

Those who will be getting the new pack will be able to get two figures from the Disney universe; Merida from Brave and Stitch from Lilo and Stitch. This set will be compatible with all Disney Infinity content, including ...



A new trailer has been released for Destiny today titled Venus. Venus was once a paradise, but now it is a monument to what has been lost. You can explore Venus' ancient ruins and see what kind of things you can find.

Check out the trailer and tell us what you think!

"Fortunately for survival horror fans who are anticipating the new game from Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami and Tango Gameworks, their time with The Evil Within will be a lengthy one."

"If you didn’t know by now, Risen 3: Titan Lords is currently available for the Xbox 360, PS3 and the PC. The game is based around evolved concepts introduced in the Gothic series, and takes a step back from Risen 2 to make the game more grounded in the medieval-fantasy concepts that helped put Piranha Bytes on the map. However, not everyone is digging the “new” and “improved” gameplay featured in Risen 3: Titan Lords, and one of those less-than-enthused individuals happens to be the one and o..."

"Fans will be glad to know that WWE’s developmental program NXT will be featured in the game, as players will take their created wrestler through myCareer mode, battling its brightest prospects in order to move up the ranks onto Smackdown, Raw and beyond."

After being nominated for 5 award categories at Gamescom 2014, 2k and Turtle Rock Studios' Evolve took home a pretty impressive 4 wins, beating out other highly anticipated titles.

With Gsmescom 2014 under way in Germany, Microsoft has taken the stage to showcase their line-up of upcoming games. With all the potential reveals, what does our video guy Dom think of the show?

"Some new DLC has arrived for Sniper Elite 3, the popular third-person shooter that has taken the gaming arena by storm due to being a middle-budget title that didn’t suck bad enough to warrant a purchase from most action fans. The latest update for the game features a free Plantation map for all the platforms and an accompanying weapon update called the Eastern Front pack. The weapon pack is paid DLC, though. So you won’t be shooting people in new ways for free, only playing on new maps for f..."

Alien Isolation is set to come out in the next couple of months and with every new bit of information that’s released my excitement increases. From what we’ve seen so far Isolation looks poised to deliver a good time for both franchise fans and newcomers alike. Hell if it delivers on its developers promises it might even reinvent the horror genre as we know it!

In honor of its upcoming release I’m going to be taking a look at some licensed titles that did their series justices. While a fe...

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Developer: Ivory Tower, Ubisoft Reflections
Publisher: Ubisoft
Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
Release Date: 11th November(NA), 14th November(EU)
Beta: August 25th-August 29th(PC)



Previously it was believed that Ubisoft's massive open world racer The Crew would have a closed Beta in July, but that's been pushed back to August 25th. Unlike a lot of the sign up-beta's that are around today you merely have to pre-order the game on Steam to have access to the closed Beta on ...

"Playing through a near 40 hour role-playing game can be a very, very taxing thing. However, some people absolutely love the grind while others simply aim to find the fastest way to victory. The latest walkthrough for one of the more recent games released this week is for Piranha Bytes and Deep Silver’s Risen 3: Titan Lords."

"The gameplay is from the PS4 version of the game and thankfully the video quality is better (720P) this time around. Sadly the attendees playing were not that good, so don’t expect super exciting match-ups. Check them out below."

"“We’re not the good guys” is one of the lines said and repeated in the latest trailer for the upcoming pre-sequel, Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, as the four main characters aren’t the most chivalrous of individuals (and robots). The game comes across as a pretty big DLC cash-in, but if it carries enough content and has enough replay to stand all on its own (and doesn’t have a startling price tag) then it may not be all that bad."



A preview of the upcoming DLC for Dark Souls II has appeared on GameTrailers. It showcases an area reminiscent of Iron Keep that seems to be covered in soot, and of course, plenty of ways to die. Including an enemy which can detach it's bow-carrying arm in order to get a better shot. There is also mention of traps within this area which can only be disabled with the use of a specific consumable item, which would make them function much like Pharros Lockstones. Promotional screenshots for ...

"The screens shows a Black Captain, one of Sauron’s faithful and a formidable foe for the game’s protagonist. Fans of The Lord of the Rings, be it the movies, books or both will be happy to see Gollum’s inclusion in the game."

"Josh writes: "Sniper Elite gameplay mechanics you already know and love are back with some great features such as the new relocation system so when the user takes a shot and the enemy has heard them the enemy will take into hiding and they will also know where the user’s last known location is by the shadow they leave giving them a chance to relocate to a new area or a better sniping position.""

One lucky attendee at Gamescom 2014, recorded some gameplay footage of WWE 2K15 on the game floor. Check out the match between Randy Orton and Cesaro.

"Konami announced today that a free demo of PES 2015 will arrive for home consoles starting September 17th. That’s a complete retread of what the headline states, but I figure it’s best to repeat just in case someone was rapidly clicking through articles and ended up here without knowing exactly how they ended up here, sort of like that tequila-drenched road trip to Tijuana where you got the tattoo, a wedding band and a shaved head without exactly remembering how it all went down. Well, it’s n..."

The Walking Dead will be making its way to your console or PC in pinball for at the end of the month! It will feature voice work from the cast of the original game as you relive several key moments make choices through each of Season One's five games. Here are the release dates as follows:

  • Zen Pinball 2 on PS3, PS4 & Vita: August 26th (North America), August 27th (Europe)
  • Zen Pinball 2 on Mac, August 27th
  • Pinball FX2 for Steam, Xbox 360: August 27th
  • Zen Pinball 2 for Wii U: August 28th
  • Z...