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If you've seen the movie Fantasia, you know the bit where Mickey, the Sorcerer's Apprentice, puts on his robe and wizard hat and tries to make magic happen, arms sweeping grandly through the air. Things eventually get out of hand, of course, but for a brief while, Mickey feels the euphoric glee th...

October 21st 2014 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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PC, Mac, Linux Unlike other tales, Grundislav Games' A Golden Wake is a piece of historical fiction, dipping its toe into a deceptively hopeful economic period following the first World War. Being that the game is deeply-rooted in American history, players also have the luxury of knowing the gist...

October 20th 2014 at 3:30pm 0 Comments
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PC, Xbox 360, PS3 It sounds strange, but one of the best environments in the latest downloadable chapter of Dark Souls 2 DLC is hardly an environment at all. It's called the Frigid Outskirts, and it's a vast, nearly empty expanse – a long, curving valley only occasionally dotted with small,...

October 17th 2014 at 9:30pm 0 Comments
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PC, Mac A City Sleeps marks a bold new direction for developer Harmonix. After spending the last several years working on the big-budget Rock Band and Dance Central franchises, Harmonix is now scaling back its internal studio culture, forming small independent teams within the company to encourage...

October 16th 2014 at 1:30pm 0 Comments
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PC, Mac and Linux. Also coming to PS4, Xbox One, Wii U, Xbox 360 and PS3 In a clearing, all nature's beauty comes to bear witness as a dead king is laid to rest. His daughter has taken his coffin from the royal palace to a sacred place of burial to pay her last respects. It's a bittersweet, but so...

October 15th 2014 at 5:30pm 0 Comments
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PC, Mac and Linux. Also coming to PS4, Xbox One, Wii U, Xbox 360 and PS3 A pterodactyl, a wizard and Thomas Jefferson walk into a bar that exclusively serves candy. No, this isn't the set-up for an old-school joke; this is Costume Quest 2 from Double Fine, and it is a bag bursting at the seams wit...

October 14th 2014 at 7:30pm 0 Comments
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Xbox 360, PS3, PS4, Xbox One, PC Misplaced expectations can destroy your enjoyment of a game before you ever pick up the controller. Thinking of The Evil Within as a horror game, then, would be a misstep, because while it's certainly awash in grotesque imagery, it places far more emphasis on comba...

October 14th 2014 at 12:01am 0 Comments
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Xbox 360, PS3, PC Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel is all about loot, murder, humor, loot, swarms of enemies and loot. It looks like a comic book, plays like a shooter, and feels like that one hilarious idea you and your buddies had at two in the morning after a night of riding around town and chugging...

October 13th 2014 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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Wii U Like its predecessor, Bayonetta 2 begins in the middle of things, with the titular heroine locked in fierce, physics-defying battle against seemingly endless hordes of angels. Things take a turn for the ludicrous mere seconds in, as Bayonetta leaps into the cockpit of an oversized robot and...

October 13th 2014 at 3:01am 0 Comments
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PS4/Xbox One/PC - also available on Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, 3DS and PS Vita What is the ideal reality for an annual sports video game series? For players, a relevant, modern game in a franchise should be relentlessly entertaining. It should have long legs, allowing players to extend the experience for...

October 7th 2014 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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(PS4) You choose what you look like in Driveclub, which adds a tinge of humanity to a game characterized by competitive pieces of metal orbiting a scenic road at high speed. It may seem like a trifling detail, just a simple tweak to the biped behind the wheel, but it's the subtle setup for what Dri...

October 7th 2014 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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(PC/Mac/Linux/Ouya) Neverending Nightmares isn't very good at scaring you – not in a way that would make you jump or kick your legs in fright, anyway. Nothing about its minimalist visuals suggest that you'll need to shut your eyes in disgust. The broken chords of the game's background music...

October 6th 2014 at 12:00pm 0 Comments