Watch cute alien indie game Loot Rascals in action

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Turn-based strategy from the makers of Hohokum

Here's a look at Loot Rascals from Honeyslug, best known for its 2014 PlayStation game Hohokum, which charmed players with an endearing sense of humor and a likeable art style.

Loot Rascals is a roguelike turn-based strategy game, but as you can see from the action, the turns move quickly and smoothly. The player-character is stranded on an alien planet and must explore hexes, coming into contact with alien baddies and mean robots. But there's a twist. Other human players can help or hinder the player's efforts.

Psychonauts launches on PS4 amid release date confusion

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Psychonauts launches on PS4 amid release date confusion

"It won't be out this week," Sony said two days ago

Psychonauts is now playable on PlayStation 4, according to the PlayStation Store. This is despite Sony refuting its own announcement that the cult favorite adventure title would be coming to the console this week.

On Sunday, the PlayStation Blog included Psychonauts' PS4 debut among the games launching on June 7. An update later that day removed the game from the list, however.

E3 2016 hosts a celebration of the year's greatest game art

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E3 2016 hosts a celebration of the year's greatest game art

For the past 12 years, the Entertainment Software Association has been highlighting the most beautiful games of the year.

While the organization is best known for hosting industry events like E3 and tracking gaming trends, the ESA also puts on the Into the Pixel exhibition. It's a collection of the prettiest pieces of concept art and illustrations from some of the year's best games.

Judged by a diverse panel of studio heads, curators and fellow artists, the pieces chosen each year also represent a broad spectrum of titles. Among the artwork shown at this year's exhibition — to be displayed on the E3 2016 showfloor — is that from upcoming triple-A titles (like Dishonored 2), recent indie projects (Layers of Fear) and major franchises (The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt).

Leaked promo posters show off Injustice 2

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Leaked promo posters show off Injustice 2

A helpful tipster sent along to Polygon what appears to be a shot of a promotional poster for Injustice 2 featuring The Flash and Batman with the tagline "Every battle defines you."

In a letter sent to Gamestop managers, and also shared with Polygon, corporate tells local stores they are sending along the posters, which are free with pre-orders for the still unannounced game.

The posters are only available while supplies last, according to the tipster.

Super Smash Bros. players register in record numbers for Evo 2016

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Super Smash Bros. players register in record numbers for Evo 2016

The Wii U game enters the 2,000 club

More than 2,000 Super Smash Bros. for Wii U players have registered to compete in this year's Evolution Championship Series (Evo) tournament. The organizers tweeted their congratulations to the game for finally breaking into "the 2K club" following last year's 1,900-player turn-out.

Evo 2015 saw the largest tournaments ever for both Smash 4, as it's known in the community, and GameCube's Super Smash Bros. MeleeMore than 3,000 competitors in total duked it out across the two games last year, although the player base saw minimal overlap — just 16 percent of entrants signed up to compete in both titles.

Pro Evolution Soccer 2015's online support ends in August

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Pro Evolution Soccer 2015's online support ends in August

Free-to-play PES 2016 remains available to PS3, PS4

Online support for Pro Evolution Soccer 2015 will end in August, Konami announced today. The shutdown comes 21 months after the game's November 2014 launch.

Support ends Aug. 25, 2016, at 4 a.m. GMT. Any virtual currencies held in Pro Evolution Soccer 2015 will be wiped out by the termination, so Konami advises spending it all before the lights go off.

XCOM 2 announced for consoles

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XCOM 2 announced for consoles

Fans of Firaxis' excellent controller support rejoice

It looks like XCOM 2 is coming to current generation consoles after all.

Released in February of this year, XCOM 2 is the sequel to the series reboot developed by Firaxis Games and published by 2K. The turn-based tactical game was initially met with rave reviews — including here at Polygon — but unlike its predecessor was only released for Linux, Mac and Windows PC. While it launched with a robust modding system, controller support was also conspicuously absent.

Rocket League's next update introduces rarer items and a trade-in system

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Rocket League's next update introduces rarer items and a trade-in system

Player-to-player trading will follow later this year

Two new classes of customization options will be added to Rocket League, as well as the means of trading up for them, when the cars-playing-soccer game pushes its next title update later this month.

Rare and Very Rare items will join the Uncommon items that started dropping in Rocket League earlier this year. Players will also be able to trade in five Uncommon items in their inventory to receive a Rare one when a trade-in system goes live.

Persona 5 coming to North America in February 2017

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Persona 5 coming to North America in February 2017

Spend your Valentine's Day with demons and drama

Atlus announced today that its anticipated next installment in the Persona franchise, Persona 5, won't be available to play in North America until Feb. 14, 2017.

Players will have the option to choose from three different bundles, including a steelbook launch edition and a "Take Your Heart" premium edition. The steelbook edition is self-explanatory, but the "Take Your Heart' edition comes with a variety of extra goodies including a school bag, a 4-inch Morgana plush, a soundtrack CD, a hardcover book of the game's art, a collector's box and, of course, the game. Artwork for both versions can be seen below.

Watch Dogs 2 launches in November, according to ad slip-up

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Watch Dogs 2 launches in November, according to ad slip-up

San Francisco confirmed as the setting

An advertisement on IGN (pictured above) that went up by mistake early this morning says Watch Dogs 2 launches Nov. 15.

That information was supposed to have been given during a big reveal event at noon tomorrow, for which Ubisoft put up a countdown yesterday. The ad also confirms that the game is set in San Francisco, which Kotaku had reported earlier this year.