Here’s Why Zelda: Triforce Heroes Won’t Let You Play as a Female

The Legend of Zelda: Triforce Heroes lets you team up with three friends to conquer dungeons in the Zelda universe. But even though there are three heroes and a bunch of different costumes to wear, there will not be a female character playable in the game. In an interview with IGN, director Hiromasa Shikata explained that Triforce Heroes’ story requires …

Fighting Game Player Does Stone Cold Steve Austin’s Full Entrance

Now this is how you tear a room up with an entrance. [embedded content] This amazing, over-the-top scene comes from CEO 2015, a fighting game tournament held last weekend in Orlando, Florida. The player making the wrestling entrance is none other than Kenneth Bradley, a Marvel vs Capcom entrant who gave fans a little show before the start of a …

Club Nintendo closes its doors tomorrow, last call for free games

Like a bank foreclosure on Scrooge McDuck’s vaults, Nintendo is going to take away all of your Club Nintendo coins – if you don’t spend them by 11:59 PM Pacific tomorrow, June 30, that is. The service is shutting down, meaning you have just a little more than 24 hours to log in and grab whatever goodies you can afford with all …

Announcing the Forza Motorsport Livery Contest

Share. Celebrate 10 years of Xbox’s biggest racing series. By Chris Abbott If there’s one thing Forza fans can agree on, it’s the series’ deep level of vehicle customization. To celebrate 10 years of Forza Motorsport, we’re partnering with Turn 10 Studios to kick off a Forza Motorsport Livery Contest. Not only will the winning design be brought into Forza …

How Mother Base’s units help Snake in MGS 5

We already know a little about how your Mother Base actually works, but what about all those soldiers you’ll be Fultoning out of each mission during Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain? Those extra pairs of hands are more than just additional company in between ops -each one can be assigned to certain areas and given new career paths. In this …

Video Game Platforms Mega Poll

Some notes: Going by generation would produce better results then going by decade, which splits up generations and combines multiple generations in the same category RDI Halycon was never released There are a few handhelds not listed; Game Boy Micro, Mega Duck, and so on.

South Park Creators Envision the Final Episode

Share. Plus, how long will South Park continue? By Max Nicholson and Ryan McCaffrey South Park fans have a good long while before they have to worry about the show ending. Comedy Central has creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker signed on for at least two more seasons through 2016, and no telling how long after that. But when the time does come, …

Blast From the Past!

Speed Demos Archive Playing through games quickly, skillfully and legitimately. Saturday, June 27, 2015 by wickedcodeferret Blast From the Past! After playing as the descendant of Erdrick in the first Dragon Warrior game, Dragon Warrior III provides all the back story of who Erdrick was, and how he/she got all the cool stuff you eventually find to defeat the Dragonlord. …

Alien Isolation’s Artificial Intelligence Was Good…Too Good

I stayed perfectly still after they chased me into the air vent. I hadn’t heard anything for several minutes. Surely they’d left by now. Crawling out of my hiding spot, I found myself face to face with one of my pursuers. He hadn’t moved. He started shouting. Alien: Isolation had broken again. Video game artificial intelligence (AI) is something most …

Tarantino and Hateful 8 Riding Into Comic-Con

Share. Exclusive footage of the western to premiere at the panel. By Jordan Sirani Quentin Tarantino and his latest western, The Hateful Eight, are coming to this year’s San Diego Comic-Con. Tarantino and a handful of unspecified actors will take part in a panel on July 11 at 1:30pm located in Hall H. Hosted by Chris Hardwick (Talking Dead), the …

Which DC Comics Character Has The Most Ridiculous New Costume?

DC has refreshed its stable of comics once again, putting its characters in new situations— and most of them have gotten a new look to celebrate. But as usual with superhero makeovers, some are less successful than others. So we’re going to put on our fashion-hats and rate what’s hot and what’s not in the DC Universe! Superman Pros: One …

Patrick MacNee dies at 93

British actor Patrick MacNee has died. His official website reports that he passed away of natural causes at his home in Rancho Mirage, California with his family at his bedside. He was 93.  The TV stalwart racked up over 150 screen credits during his career, yet MacNee is most well-known for his role in the 1960s spy series The Avengers. …

Game Scoop!: Unpacking E3 2015

Share. Fallout 4! Final Fantasy 7! Backwards compatibility! By Daemon Hatfield Welcome back to Game Scoop!, IGN’s weekly video game talk show. This week we’re discussing all the big games and announcements from E3. Lots to unpack, so let’s get to it. Watch the video above or download the podcast below. Download Game Scoop! Episode 349 or subscribe in iTunes …

The Super Country Girls are Getting Settled III

Speed Demos Archive Playing through games quickly, skillfully and legitimately. Thursday, June 25, 2015 by LotBlind The Super Country Girls are Getting Settled III The Settlers III is part of a long-running series of real-time strategy games where you build a town with a working infrastructure and production chains, procuring resources from the vicinity and raising an army to defeat …

Share your resumé of retrogame achievements. Get constructive feedback.

Here’s mine. Basically, I like platform/action games, and I enjoy playing good ones to the point of mastery. I find that’s when they become most exciting. -One-life clears of: Ninja Gaiden; Metal Storm; and three Castlevanias: CV 1; CV Rondo of Blood; and CV Dracula X Chronicles (a Rondo remake). -One-credit clears (i.e. winning without continues) of: Super Mario Bros …

Iwata’s Fire Emblem Interview Is Fascinating

Fire Emblem: Fates launches in Japan this week as Fire Emblem: If. As has become tradition, there’s also a new (and unsurprisingly fascinating) Q&A with Nintendo president Satoru Iwata. The whole thing is worth a read, but I’ve pulled some highlights. This isn’t news, but apparently Fire Emblem: Awakening was planned to be the final game in the Fire Emblem …

Xenoblade Chronicles X Developers Weigh in on the Term “JRPG”

“JRPG” has become a commonly used term to describe not just an RPG from Japan, but any RPG whose presentation mimics the design sensibilities of anime and manga. You could argue that there are also certain mechanics or design philosophies that put a game in the JRPG category, such as turn-based battles, but it’s typically the presentation and character archetypes …

The Wachowskis’ Sense8 Is the Philip K. Dick Adaptation We Always Wanted

Critics seem unsure whether Sense8 is a masterpiece, a disaster, or both. But it’s still a game-changer—pushing the limits of narrative, and testing genre fiction’s patriarchal worldview for weak points. And with a concept that revolves around empathy and personhood, it’s also a great Philip K. Dick tribute. Some spoilers ahead… In Sense8, the Wachowskis (who created it with J. …