Hands-On Impressions With Nintendo's New Multiplayer Shooter

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Hands-On Impressions With Nintendo's New Multiplayer Shooter

It's rare for Nintendo to reveal a new IP, but when the house of Mario first revealed Splatoon at last year's E3 it was surprising not just because it was a fresh face, but because Nintendo was diving into waters it hasn't previously charted: online multiplayer shooters. With Splatoon's release just around the corner, we jumped online and threw some paint around to see if this new property lives up to Nintendo's standards.

Unlike most shooters where players single-mindedly train their weapons on the opposing team, Splatton's primary multiplayer mode, called Turf War, tasks two teams of four with spreading paint across the floor. Players can still shoot paint at their opponents, causing them to respawn at their home base, but kill counts aren't important; the only number that matters at the end of each round is the percentage of your team's paint covering the floor.

First-person Puzzler Heading To PlayStation 4, Xbox One, And Wii U This Summer

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QUBE, the 2011 indie first-person puzzler is making its way to new-gen consoles this summer.

The game will be available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Wii U (which we heard about way back in 2013), as well as PlayStation 3. Developer Toxic Games and publisher GRIP Games don't have an exact release date nailed down quote yet.

In the games, players wake up on a mysterious spaceship and must manipulate physics and blocks in order to make their way out. For the director's cut, a new soundtrack has been added as well as ten new levels, time trials, and leaderboards.

Splash Damage Teases Dirty Bomb's Open Beta For Next Month

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Splash Damage Teases Dirty Bomb's Open Beta For Next Month

Dirty Bomb from Splash Damage (Brink, Batman: Arkham Origins' multiplayer mode) is entering open beta soon, though the date is still vague.

At the very end of a recent video from the team showcasing some new mechanics, Dirty Bomb's community manager Miss Murder said, "Should we tell them open beta's next month?"

If you're unfamiliar with the game, in Dirty Bomb players work together as part of a team of mercenaries who must enter an irradiated London to procure or destroy sensitive data. You can find out more about the game  by heading here.

EA Punts First Madden NFL 16 Screenshots

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EA Punts First Madden NFL 16 Screenshots

Yesterday, EA pulled a quarterback sneak and unceremoniously released the first screenshots of Madden NFL 16. The good news is the game is looking good, at least in these stills.

These perfectly posed action shots show of a number of interactions on and off the ball. You can check them out below.

Madden NFL 16 will be out for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 3 on August 25.

Check Out These Exclusive Hex: Armies Of Myth Preview Cards

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Digital card game Hex: Shards of Fate is currently available to all in an early access phase, and you can check out a few special cards from the upcoming third set, Armies of Myth, today! Armies of Myth is expected to hit this summer, and new mechanics have already been revealed, including one you'll see on today's card: Shift. Shift as a power goes away after you use it, but you can essentially transfer the skill that may be on an undesirable body (like today's Duke's rather marginal 2/2 frame) and put it on something more appropriate, if you have the other troop around; the Duke's ability plays rather well with high-power or comes-into-play creatures, for instance.

We'll also be getting cards with the Prophecy ability, which augments upcoming cards in your deck, and Allegiance cards that will reward players for using cards of various race alignments. But enough about all that, I know you're here to take a look at some exciting new cards, and the first one is a real doozy. For one thing, it's multi-shard. For another, it's legendary. Without any additional fanfare, here's Windsinger, Master of the Hunt!

Bandai Namco’s Godzilla Includes An Enormous Roster Of Giant Monsters

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Growing up, Rampage was one of my favorite games. Knocking down buildings is always a good time, and punching other giant monsters is the icing on that catastrophe cake.

Bandai Namco’s Godzilla appears to be recapturing some of that magic, with a huge roster of monsters from the giant lizard’s history. This includes the robotic and cyborg versions, Space Godzilla, and humanoid robot Jet Jaguar.

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Rocksteady Dissects Three Batman: Arkham Knight Character Designs

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Batman: Arkham Knight is just a month away, and Rocksteady is leading up to the release with in-depth looks at the game. This week on Arkham Insider, the team dissects the designs of three characters.

While we still don’t know the identity of the Arkham Knight, we find out a bit more about why he’s modeled after Batman. We also get a sense for some of the tools at his disposal and how he manages his arsenal.

There’s also a method to Scarecrow’s madness, as we find out that there is a great deal of purpose in his design. Finally, we get a look at Batman himself. The Batsuit has been upgraded for this final installment of the trilogy.  

Putting A Human Face On A Post-Apocalyptic World

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We're fast approaching a post-apocalyptic overload, with more and more games turning toward the hopeless setting. Sheltered offers something a bit different, however, focusing on a family and their simple goal of staying alive.

Your family consists of two parents and their children, which makes them vulnerable to both natural hazards such as radiation, as well as attacks from fellow survivors. Of course, you can also try to avoid conflict and try to convince the people you meet to join you in your shelter. That comes with its own set of problems; do you have the supplies to keep them fed and alive, too?

Take a look at the trailer below to see some of the game in action. As it says, nothing lasts. You'll have to deal with the consequences of death, as it affects the mental stability of those left behind.

Might & Magic Heroes VII Enters Beta Next Week

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Might & Magic Heroes VII Enters Beta Next Week

Ubisoft is unleashing Might & Magic Heroes VII on fans next week, as the game enters a two-week closed beta period. The testing period includes two factions (Haven and Academy) on two skirmish maps.

There’s no level cap for the beta, and players can partake in as much as they’d like during the testing phase from May 25 to June 8. In order to get access though, you’ll need to pre-order the game.

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Set Your Sights On Overwatch’s Archery Master

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Yesterday, we featured gameplay of Overwatch’s gunslinger, McCree. Today, we stick with the ranged theme, but take things a little quieter.

Hanzo is an archery master that commands the forces of a spirit dragon. His ultimate ability summons the beast, which travels through obstacles, decimating enemies in its path.

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