Here is your first look at Troy Baker's character in Death Stranding

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Here is your first look at Troy Baker's character in Death Stranding

Hideo Kojima was joined by the Japanese voice cast on stage during PlayStation's Live Show TGS2018 and he brought with him some new details for Death Stranding. While the entirety of the presentation was in Japanese, so I haven't a clue what was said, we did get our first look at Troy Baker's character in the game, as well as some concept art for another character to be played by actor Tommie Earl Jenkins.

Contest: Win Breathedge for Steam

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Contest: Win Breathedge for Steam

Ready for some more free games? Today Breathedge is up for grabs -- don't miss out on this contest!

I don't know of many games where an immortal chicken is used as a tool to break things, plug leaky pipes, and scan electronic equipment. In fact, I don't know of any. Well, didn't know of any -- all that changed today.

Breathedge changed what I knew of chicken utility capabilities. Let it change you; win a free copy for Steam and you can see the light, too!

What in the blue hell is Cyber-Lip? Find out on PS4, Xbox One and Switch

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What in the blue hell is Cyber-Lip? Find out on PS4, Xbox One and Switch

This week, retro-fans Hamster have pulled up another old-school arcade title and primed it for re-release on multiple platforms. But this week sees a particularly obscure release from the house of SNK, as Cyber-Lip is made available on PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.Released in the arcades and on the Neo Geo format way back in 1990, Cyber-Lip is a fast-paced run 'n' gun title and a precursor of sorts to SNK's popular Metal Slug series, as two heroes blast through a series of enemy-filled stages, letting rip in eight directions on all and sundry.

Also taking cues from Contra, Cyber-Lip features weird, horrific, and mutated bosses and an apocalyptic environment, as a powerful A.I had gained sentience and run amok, turning the planet into a warzone. I never put any time into this, so I have no personal opinion of it, but from videos it basically looks like it wasn't as good as Contra, and was superseded by Metal Slug, but it might provide a few hours fun from a curio standpoint.

Cyber-Lip is available now on PS4 in Japan, and on Xbox One and Nintendo Switch worldwide.

Review: The Low Road

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Review: The Low Road

I don't know when I became the staff's indie adventure game guy, but however it happened I'm glad it did. I've got to experience some really charming and unique titles that'll stick in my memory for years to come; I've gotten to experience some pretty crappy ones I'd rather forget.

Today, I got to play one that's somewhere in between.

Review: Little Italy

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Review: Little Italy

As a lifelong Jersey boy, I have immense pride in my Italian-American heritage. Sure, everyone thinks we're all mobsters who only wear tracksuits and love our mothers to an almost Oedipal level, but there's something so great about the bond that is an Italian-American family. So when the movie Little Italy about two warring pizza families and the love their children shared popped up, I was hoping against hope that it would be a good example of the romantic comedy genre. It isn't.

Little Italy is just like coming home to your favorite hole in the wall pizzeria that you grew up with. Everything is the same as it was when they opened 25 years ago. The only difference is that the pizza is gone in five minutes, but this movie lasts an agonizing hour and forty minutes.

Pokemon: Let's Go Pikachu & Eevee might be the chillest Pokemon game ever

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Pokemon: Let's Go Pikachu & Eevee might be the chillest Pokemon game ever

Of all the games I experienced at EGX 2018 in Birmingham, England this weekend, none had the simplicity of Nintendo's upcoming Pokémon: Let's Go Pikachu & Eevee. It's the kind of casual ease that could bring in a host of new players, whilst simultaneously sending veterans into a rage, likely with accusations of Nintendo "dumbing down the franchise".Pokémon: Let's Go Pikachu & Eevee was described to me as a mix of classic releases  Pokémon Yellow and Pokémon Gold & Silver. Played with the very cool Pokeball Plus controller, the entire game can be operated by no more, or less, than a single thumb and some deft wrist-flicks.

My Nintendo's online sub option is a bandage for its unambitious rewards

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My Nintendo's online sub option is a bandage for its unambitious rewards

For months we’ve been hungry for more information on the Nintendo Switch Online subscription service, and even now that it’s launched, there’s a lingering “and what else?” feeling among us. Details up until the day it launched were scarce and not exactly forthcoming. One particular bit of info we learned prior to its debut explained how the service ties in with one of Nintendo’s other services. My Nintendo, Nintendo’s replacement rewards program for Club Nintendo, will allow Gold Coins earned from game purchases to be spent on Switch Online subscriptions.

Technically, this is just spending gold coins on the eShop the same way as anything else on there. For technicality's sake, I'll keep referring to it as a "reward" even though it's not listed as a reward because it's an option for exchanging coins, and coins really only exist to be exchanged for rewarding things. But this isn’t really a reward most of us want as much as it is a reward we need to get the basic functionality we previously had.

First CarousHELL trailer is everything that's right with movies

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How can a sentient carousel unicorn kill a group of unsuspecting youths? Oh, let me count the ways: by cleaver, by horn, by hoof, by car, by axe, by arrow, by pizza cutter, and by laser vision of course. It seems no method is too over-the-top or ludicrous for this carnival killing machine, and I couldn't be happier to see it.

Hearkening shots from classics like The Shining and HalloweenCarousHELL is indeed poised to grab the golden ring and win first prize for being the clearly best idea anyone's ever had for a film.

Contest: Win Super Burger Time for Nintendo Switch

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Contest: Win Super Burger Time for Nintendo Switch

Feeling a little famished? Enter our contest to sate your hunger with a Switch copy of Johnny Turbo's Arcade: Super Burger Time.

They just don't make games like this anymore, do they? Back in the '80s it was the norm to play as tiny little chefs battling evil hot dogs with the power of hamburgers. Hell, it was all the rage! Now all we get is military shooters and battle royales. Let's add some cheese to that order, baby.

We've got five Switch keys for Johnny Turbo's Arcade: Super Burger Time to give out! We'll even do the dishes afterward.

Soulcalibur VI to get network test next week

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Soulcalibur VI to get network test next week

Bandai Namco will be holding a network stress test for Soulcalibur VI next week. Set for September 28-30 on PS4 and Xbox One, the test will include 15 characters and nine stages for players to tinker with. The news was announced at the Tokyo Game Show and Tweeted out by the official Soulcalibur Twitter account, though that is now MIA (it likely came out too early).

Thankfully, the internet never forgets, so we have a full info screen with the dates and even the time that you can download the beta client. You'll be able to preload everything on September 27 at 8 am PDT to be ready for the weekend. Which characters or stages will be available is not known, but we'll likely see some of the mainstays and possibly Geralt from The Witcher. I'd be surprised if he didn't show up.