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EA Sports WRC Preview - Rally Fun For Everyone

Codemasters have had a monopoly on good rallying games for quite a long time now. Even If you were into the sport back in the 90s then you probably tried out their Colin McRae Rally series. That…

October 12, 2023 | 11:00 EDT

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Dragon's Dogma 2 Preview - A Gorgeous, Wild World We Can't Wait to Explore

Fans have asked for a sequel to Dragon's Dogma for a long time, and Capcom is finally delivering. While we still don't have a release date, this week at TGS I finally got my hands on a preview build…

September 23, 2023 | 11:05 EDT

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Assassin's Creed Mirage Preview - So Long Gear Score, Hello Parry!

Assassin's Creed is reaching its 25th year, and after wading into deeper RPG territory for Odyssey and Valhalla, it is Assassin's Creed Mirage that's bringing the series back to its stealthy roots.…

September 12, 2023 | 08:00 EDT

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First Dwarf Preview - Dwarven Delight

I'm a simple man. I see a dwarf in a game? I play it. So obviously, I'm not skipping out on First Dwarf. It also helps that the game is quite good, if my preview session at PAX West 2023 is any…

September 10, 2023 | 11:00 EDT

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Enotria: The Last Song Preview - The Flavors of Italy

Before PAX West, I got an email that described a game as “a Souls-like ARPG that embraces the Italian flavour.” Despite my last name, I’m not as in touch with my Italian roots, but I had to preview…

September 8, 2023 | 10:00 EDT

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Pacific Drive Is A Wholly Unique Roguelike Experience

Pacific Drive is one of the more interesting games to catch me eye lately. It takes place in a supernatural version of the Pacific Northwest, full of mystery. It’s a survival roguelike with…

September 7, 2023 | 12:00 EDT

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Lords of the Fallen Preview - A Soulslike Surprise

If you remember the couple years after Dark Souls’ success, a flurry of Soulslikes came out, chasing those bloodied coattails in hopes of tasting that same estus-laden success. Lords of the Fallen in…

September 7, 2023 | 10:30 EDT

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Arzette: The Jewel of Faramore - More than a CD-i Game

Call it morbid curiosity, but if you're anything like me, you'll gravitate towards the upcoming Arzette: The Jewel of Faramore due to its visual similarity to those weird, clunky, downright notorious…

September 6, 2023 | 10:00 EDT

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Infinity Strash: Dragon Quest The Adventure of Dai Preview - Anime Goodness

Video game adaptations of manga and anime are nothing new, but Infinity Strash: Dragon Quest The Adventures of Strash features a surprisingly refreshing game mode, showcased at PAX West 2023. But…

September 5, 2023 | 11:30 EDT

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Animal Well Preview - It's Feeling Magical

One thing to know about PAX demo stations is that these games are (usually) all running on some sort of PC configuration. What stood out to me when approaching the Animal Well booth at PAX West, then…

September 5, 2023 | 10:30 EDT

A spread-shot cover of Jusant, showcasing the games logo, and the main character walking towards a rocky pillar that goes off-screen.

Jusant Preview - Jus(an)t Over The Hills

If there’s one thing you have to applaud Don’t Nod for, it’s their drive to toy with how stories are told through their games. While their bread and butter reside in Telltale-styled episodic content…

August 24, 2023 | 12:00 EDT

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Like a Dragon Gaiden The Man Who Erased His Name Preview - Kicking It, Agent Style

If Kazuma Kiryu could stop getting into trouble, I’m pretty sure the world would stop turning, so it makes perfect sense that he’s back as the protagonist of Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased…

August 23, 2023 | 04:37 EDT

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Fate/Samurai Remnant Preview - Unlimited Fun Works

With impressive spin-off titles such as Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity, Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes, and Persona 5: Strikers, Omega Force and Koei Tecmo might have raised the standard for…

August 18, 2023 | 09:47 EDT

Leroy Smith taunts his opponent during his intro scene in Tekken 8.

Tekken 8 Preview – Bringing the Heat

When I got access to the Tekken 8 preview period via the closed network beta, the code came with some character guides to help me prepare for “a weekend of good a** Tekken.” It felt like a direct…

August 2, 2023 | 10:05 EDT

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Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon Preview - An Iron-clad Resurrection

The return of Armored Core is something that continues to surprise me. How many years has it been since the last entry in the series? Far too many for such a storied franchise considering the last…

July 25, 2023 | 11:12 EDT

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Blue Protocol Preview - Tales of Online??

Last month at Summer Game Fest, I got a chance to preview Blue Protocol, one of Amazon’s latest publishing forays into the MMO space. I got about 40 minutes of hands-on time, which was enough to see…

July 25, 2023 | 09:44 EDT

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Forever Skies Preview - Could Very Well Be the Next Raft

There aren't very many survival games that capture the fun and challenge of Raft, but developer Far From Home has a serious contender in the genre. In this preview, I'll show you why Forever Skies is…

June 23, 2023 | 10:00 EDT

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Viewfinder Preview

It’s not every day you run into a first-person puzzle game that frames things in a new way – and Viewfinder does that in the most literal sense. By challenging your perception of 2D photos in 3D…

June 19, 2023 | 10:35 EDT

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Remnant II Preview

In all of gaming, there’s a certain beauty in grinding for loot. Watching your damage numbers get higher so you can kill bigger things to get even better gear never really gets old, whether it’s the…

June 16, 2023 | 11:30 EDT

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Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown Preview

I had the opportunity to play Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown at a Ubisoft event as part of Summer Game Fest.  It’s been over a decade since we last saw an entry in the Prince of Persia franchise,…

June 13, 2023 | 10:00 EDT

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Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty Preview

Cyberpunk 2077 has a knack of knowing when and just how much it needs to be over the top without causing people to roll their eyes too much. I had the chance to check out the sole upcoming DLC,…

June 11, 2023 | 03:00 EDT

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Alan Wake II = Resident Evil + True Detective + Twin Peaks

It has been 13 years since Alan Wake, and Remedy Entertainment are prepared to return to the franchise in what they are calling their most ambitious game yet, Alan Wake II.  Featuring two…

June 11, 2023 | 11:45 EDT

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Foamstars Preview

I’ll just get what we’re all thinking about out of the way first: yes, Foamstars is more or less Splatoon. It’s not a one-to-one copy, but let’s say they share enough DNA that they could be…

June 11, 2023 | 11:15 EDT

Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, and Amy flying through the air in Sonic Superstars.

Sonic Superstars Preview

There's a certain thrill that comes from classic 2D Sonic games when you're in the groove. Spin dashing up a ramp, going through loops, effortlessly bouncing between springboards -- Sonic is at his…

June 11, 2023 | 11:00 EDT

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Mortal Kombat 1 Preview

When you think of Mortal Kombat, it’s easy to get swept up in the brutal, gory, and decadent indulgence of it all. Mortal Kombat 1, the upcoming reboot, is no different in its approach. While I duked…

June 10, 2023 | 01:37 EDT

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Lies of P Preview - The Dark Souls of Classic Literature

There is no question that games like Dark Souls have shaped much of the modern gameplay landscape. When you have studios outside of From Software claiming their game is an “action Souls-like” title,…

June 8, 2023 | 03:55 EDT

A Skeleton Lying in a Shallow Grave Surrounded by Other Bones in Alone in the Dark

Alone in the Dark Preview - Back to Its Roots

When it comes to hallowed names within the survival horror genre, Alone in the Dark remains one of the most revered. Considered revolutionary when it hit the scene in 1992, the first entry in the…

May 25, 2023 | 08:00 EDT

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Final Fantasy XVI Preview - The Most Promising Final Fantasy Game in Forever

Final Fantasy XVI is getting close to its release date, and a few weeks ago I flew to London to experience the game for a few hours. Today, I can finally share how I feel about my time with the next…

May 22, 2023 | 09:00 EDT

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Harmony: The Fall of Reverie Preview - Aspiring Toward the Best Choices

Harmony: The Fall of Reverie has left me in a difficult position few other games could hope to accomplish. This isn't to say it's done something bad or failed to live up to the reputation of its…

May 4, 2023 | 01:00 EDT

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Minecraft Legends' World is a Massive Battlefield of Fun

If you're like me, you're amazed by the possibilities the world of Minecraft offers. Procedurally generated mountains and all-encompassing oceans, sprawling cave complexes and fortresses within the…

April 6, 2023 | 03:05 EDT

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Star Wars Jedi: Survivor Preview - The Expanded Universe

When the original Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order was released, it was like a revelation. It was proof that a Star Wars game could be something truly special again, that it could slot itself in with the…

April 3, 2023 | 11:00 EDT

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PAX East 2023: Trails into Reverie Preview

I should preface this by saying I’m already a huge Legend of Heroes: Trails fan. It’s my favorite video game series, and Trails in the Sky FC and SC are my favorite video game ever. The rocky…

March 31, 2023 | 11:00 EDT

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PAX East 2023: Pacific Drive Preview

I don’t know about you, but I’ve played a wide variety of survival games. From surviving in the deep arctic to the burning desert, I’ve faced horrific creatures both real and imaginary and faced off…

March 29, 2023 | 12:00 EDT

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PAX East 2023: Goons Legends & Mayhem Preview

Ever feel like you just don't give a puck? Bad puns aside, Goons: Legends & Mayhem is a super quirky and hilariously fun multiplayer experience from RageCure Games. At PAX East 2023, I had the…

March 29, 2023 | 11:30 EDT

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PAX East 2023: Fort Solis Preview

Video games are my favorite medium for storytelling, and sci-fi is my favorite genre, so when I saw that Fallen Leaf was bringing their latest narrative-driven IP, Fort Solis, to PAX East 2023, I…

March 27, 2023 | 10:00 EDT

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Lord of the Rings: Gollum is Shaping Up Well

Gollum might not be the hero in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, but he is an important catalyst in the destruction of the ring. Lord of the Rings: Gollum from Daedelic Entertainment brings the little…

March 23, 2023 | 12:45 EDT

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Diablo IV Will Consume Your Life

I am going to lose so much time to Diablo IV... This line permeated through my head as I played Diablo IV, and you'll find that many people think the same. Now, I had a healthy dose of skepticism…

March 21, 2023 | 10:00 EDT


Exoprimal's Exosuits are a Vicious Bunch

With a second beta test for Capcom's dinosaur slaying adventure on the way, Exoprimal now offers access to all 10 mechanized suits. Called Exosuits, these robotic units are split into three "roles"…

March 18, 2023 | 10:00 EDT

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Coffee Talk Episode 2: Hibiscus & Butterfly Preview — The Usual?

Before anything continues, I will state that this is a bittersweet reunion. 2020’s Coffee Talk from Indonesian developers Toge Productions was a surprise hit, blending a linear well-written narrative…

March 16, 2023 | 11:00 EDT

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Dead Island 2 Preview - Rend Thy FLESH

Dead Island 2 is a game that certainly understands what it means to be undead. Despite being announced all the way back in 2014, the game is only just getting ready for release this coming April, and…

March 13, 2023 | 11:05 EDT

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Age of Wonders 4 Preview - One More Turn (Fantasy Style)

Just a few weeks ago, Paradox Interactive and Triumph Studios announced Age of Wonders 4, the next chapter of the veteran fantasy take on the Civilization formula, and I've been spending quite a lot…

March 2, 2023 | 02:00 EST

The Hunter and a mysterious musician at the start of Wild Hearts

Wild Hearts Preview: Strong Beginnings, Needs Stronger Connection

While the genre of hunting video games is one that's been around in many forms it's one that is dominated by a single franchise. You might not be familiar with God Eater or even the Final Fantasy…

February 13, 2023 | 10:00 EST

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Tchia Preview - Create Your Own (Tropical) Adventure

To say I'm excited about the full release of Tchia would be an understatement. Ever since we got to see a preview build of the game back in August, it has been seated firmly at the top of my list of…

January 19, 2023 | 09:00 EST

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Forspoken Preview - Dazzling With Parkour and Characters

Way back in October, my colleague Dan and I got the chance to try a hands-on demo of Forspoken while we were at NYCC. We both had a great time, and so when I was offered to try a deeper dive preview…

December 12, 2022 | 09:00 EST

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Gungrave G.O.R.E Did Not Leave Me Wanting Gungrave More

Once upon a time, in the long ago times of 2002, Gungrave was released on the PlayStation 2. It's a solid, if forgettable, third-person shooter that was followed the next year by an anime adaption,…

October 25, 2022 | 11:00 EDT

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Monster Menu: The Scavenger's Cookbook Lets You Have Your Cake and Eat It Too

Another title to see focus at NIS America’s Fall press tour is a bit of a niche outing known as Monster Menu: The Scavenger's Cookbook. NIS America has labeled it as one of their mid-tier titles, but…

October 17, 2022 | 09:20 EDT

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Labyrinth of Galleria: The Moon Society Summons First-Person Dungeon Crawling and Deep Customization

Fans of Nippon Ichi may remember a certain dungeon crawler released a few years back called Labyrinth of Refrain: Coven of Dusk. It was unique for its first-person exploration which turned into 2D…

October 17, 2022 | 09:10 EDT

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GrimGrimoire OnceAgain Adds Plenty of Charm to a 15 Year Old Gem

One of the most interesting releases to come at the end of the PlayStation 2 lifecycle was a niche little gem known as GrimGrimoire. Crafted by the folks at Vanillaware, their first outing as an…

October 17, 2022 | 09:00 EDT