Street Fighter 5's new DLC character Kage is basically Evil Ryu with a twist

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Street Fighter 5's new DLC character Kage is basically Evil Ryu with a twist

Capcom has released a new character for Street Fighter 5 - and he's basically Evil Ryu.

He's not called Evil Ryu, though. He's called Kage (pronounced car-gay), "the Embodiment of the Satsui." Think Ryu with red eyes, fangs and a couple of cute little horns.

According to Street Fighter lore (yes, Street Fighter has a lore), Ryu constantly battles to control the Satsui no Hado. After the events of Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition, Ryu overcomes the Satsui no Hado's temptation, preventing Evil Ryu from ever seeing the light of day.

A gallery of ways that Gris is beautiful

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A gallery of ways that Gris is beautiful

Good morning! A lot of people had their end-of-year work parties this weekend, including us. But now it’s Monday again. It’s too early for… anything. You’ve got loads of wrapping to do and because you’re not in your 20s any more, the hangovers last for three days. So here is something soothing to stare at, […]

Have you played… Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock?

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Have you played… Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day, perhaps for all time. Guitar Hero was the best time I ever had with games. Music, friends, house parties, feeling cool in spite of/because of holding actual toys. Guitar Hero on PC? Obviously a terrible idea. (But it was great […]

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Review

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Review

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is an absurdly content-rich fighting game experience with a massive roster of fighters and a slew of entertaining match types.

Mutant Year Zero's misfits are some of 2018's best characters

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Mutant Year Zero's misfits are some of 2018's best characters

Personality goes a long way with games. Just an ounce of it can elevate a game from the crowd. And Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden has heaps of it.

This post-apocalyptic adventure is X-Com with a dash of stealth and exploration. It's based on a decades old tabletop game simply called Mutant which was itself rebooted into Mutant Year Zero a few years ago. It's very popular in Sweden, where the game's creators Bearded Ladies, hail from. While it provided the world Road to Eden would live in, this adaptation leans on one particularly potent characteristic of the tabletop game. One thing that just stands out immediately. The X-Com trappings are as solid a foundation as you can get but it's the world and the characters that held my attention. Because there's no getting round it, the first thing you're going to notice, the first thing everybody is gonna want to talk about with this game is the badass duck man.

These mutants are rightfully the star of the show but as eye catching as they are they're more than just a pretty(?) face for Mutant Year Zero, they're the beating heart of the whole game and the reason I stuck with it for a dozen hours to the credits. Called Stalkers, they're tasked with venturing out into the zone and scavenging supplies to keep humanity's last refuge going. A thankless task if the grumpy residents of the "Ark" are anything to go by.