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A masked man with a gun stands in front of a hotel in OTXO.

This stylish shooter is the perfect John Wick: Chapter 4 chaser

OTXO turns Hotline Miami into a stylish roguelike that'll make you feel like John Wick.
Dead Island 2.

Dead Island 2 review: gory zombie sequel is all blood, no brains

Dead Island 2 misses a good chance to deliver sharp-witted social satire, but at least its zombie-slaying combat is bloody fun.
Deadshot, Harley Quinn, King Shark, and Captain Boomerang in Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League.

Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League delayed nine months, moving it to 2024

Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League will no longer launch next month, with a major delay moving it to next year.
A character wields blue magic in Immortals of Aveum.

Immortals of Aveum applies Call of Duty’s action to a magic shooter

Immortals of Aveum is a first-person magic shooter that takes some surprising cues from Call of Duty.
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You can sit in a Porsche (gaming) chair every day for $2,500

Porsche and Recaro have come together to create am luxurious (and very expensive) gaming chair.
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Tron: Identity review: this great Tron game isn’t what you’re expecting

Tron: Identity might not be the Tron game you're expecting, but this gripping visual novel is the best use of the IP in a very long time.
Mega Man blasts an enemy in Mega Man Battle Network.

Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection is a must-own postmortem

Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection is a must-own compilation that lets fans perform an autopsy on a defunct series.
Mario and Peach walk through a mushroom field in The Super Mario Bros. Movie.

The Super Mario Bros. Movie looks like the games, but their spirit is missing

The Super Mario Bros. Movie perfectly captures the look of a Mario game, but its tone doesn't quite line up.
The player sails to a far off island in Tchia.

6 bite-sized open-world games to play before The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

Can't wait for The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom? Kill some time with these bite-sized open-world games.
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You can get Dying Light: Enhanced Edition for free this weekend

Spend your Easter weekend slaying zombies by grabbing Dying Light: Enhanced Edition for free on PC.
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5 game adaptations that could build a Super Mario Bros. Cinematic Universe

If The Super Mario Bros. Movie is going to open the door for a new kind of MCU, these 5 Mario games and spinoffs should get a big-screen treatment.
Kratos fights an end game boss in God of War Ragnarok.

God of War Ragnarok’s new free update is bigger than expected

God of War Ragnarok just got a free New Game+ update, but it includes a lot more than the new mode.
Mickey Mouse races in Disney Speedstorm.

Disney Speedstorm is a fast and furious kart racer buried under live-service hooks

There's a lot to love in the Mario Kart-like Disney Speedstorm, but its glut of live-service hooks has us worried.
An Xbox Remix Special controller sits in front of an Earthy background.

Xbox’s Earth Day controller is made from recycled water jugs and CDs

Xbox's latest controller is an environmentally conscious accessory made up of recycled Xbox One controllers, water jugs, CDs, and more.
Zoe and Kaito stand side-by-side in Road 96: Mile 0.

Road 96: Mile 0 shows the pitfalls of ‘choose your adventure’ politics

Road 96: Mile 0 wants players to challenge their political beliefs, but its authoritarian boogeymen are too vague to be nuanced.
Jedi Cal Kestis.

Star Wars Jedi: Survivor brings balance back to an unstable universe

After playing over three hours of Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, I think it might just be the Chosen One
resident Evil 4's Leon S Kennedy has a moustache,

Is Resident Evil 4’s Leon S. Kennedy Italian? An investigation

A long-standing urban legend claims Resident Evil 4's Leon S. Kennedy is an Italian immigrant. We went down way too large a rabbit hole to find the truth.
Link fights a Construct with a fused weapon in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.

Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom doubles down on breakable weapons — and I’m thrilled

Yes, your weapons will still break in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom ... and that's a great decision.
Three characters shoot at a boss in Remnant 2.

I tried 3 of Remnant 2’s classes and already have a clear favorite

We tried out three of Remnant 2's new character archetypes and we have a clear favorite: the machine-gun-toting Handler and their canine pal.
A warrior stands in an Umbral hallway in Lords of the Fallen.

Why Lords of the Fallen could be the ‘John Wick of Soulslikes’

We got to see Lords of the Fallen in action at GDC, and it's more forgiving than your average Soulslike and still absolutely brutal.
Key art for The Lamplighters Leaguer shows three spies storming a crypt.

The Lamplighters League is a pulp spy movie turned into a clever tactics game

The Lamplighters League turns a pulpy 1930s spy movie into a tactical RPG, and it's a natural fit based on what we've played so far.
Resident Evil 5's heroes stand back to back.

Hey Capcom, let’s not do a Resident Evil 5 remake next

While the new version of Resident Evil 4 is already a massive success, Capcom shouldn't bother with a Resident Evil 5 remake.
Ada Wong holds a gun in Resident Evil 4.

Resident Evil 4 ending explained: what the remake changes

Capcom's Resident Evil 4 remake left us with a lot of questions thanks to some key changes to the original game's ending.
A top down view of a forest appears in Terra Nil.

This ‘reverse city-builder’ is a brilliant deconstruction of SimCity

Terra Nil turns the idea of Sim City on its head with an inventive reverse city-builder premise that's incredibly satisfying.
Keanu Reeves as John Wick stands in a church in "John Wick: Chapter 4."

After you watch John Wick 4, get the game that inspired it for $4

John Wick 4's best action scene was inspired by a stylish indie game that's currently on sale for $4 on Nintendo Switch.
A character looks at a Mega Man like power-up in Viewfinder.

These were the best games we played at GDC 2023

This year's Game Developers Conference was full of eclectic games that stretch the idea of what a video game is. Here are 10 of our favorites.
Leon fights off a parasite in Resident Evil 4's remake.

Resident Evil 4 makes the best use of PS5’s DualSense since Returnal

Resident Evil 4 isn't just a terrific remake; it's one of the best examples of how the PS5's DualSense controller can improve games.
A plaza in Escape Academy.

Escape Academy’s competitive escape room mode is the Mario Kart of puzzle games

We tried our hands at Escape Academy’s Tournament of Puzzles mode at GDC, which turns its escape rooms into PVP battles.
Leon holding a gun in Resident Evil 4.

Resident Evil 4: How long to beat and how many chapters

Starting Capcom's resident Evil 4 remake? Here's how long it is compared to the 2005 original.
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Miasma Chronicles’ critical hits might be the deadliest of any video game

If you love tactics games, Miasma Chronicles' emphasis on deadly critical hits should have your ears perking up.
Leon fights off a parasite in Resident Evil 4's remake.

6 things you need to know before starting Resident Evil 4

While you should mostly go into Resident Evil 4 blind, you'll want to know these 6 things before facing off with Los Iluminados.
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Layers of Fear radically reshapes two psychological horror classics

We played three chapters of Layers of Fear at GDC and were surprised by how much new content the unusual remake includes.
A character lays passed out on a shipping container in Sludge Life.

Sludge Life is getting a surprising sequel and we’ve already tried it

Oddball indie Sludge Life is getting a sequel and we've already played an hour of it. Here's what's new in the open-world slacker comedy.
El Paso, Elsewhere's main character leans on the hood of a car.

El Paso, Elsewhere pays tribute to Max Payne with style and substance

El Paso Elsewhere turns Max Payne into a vampire-filled neo-noir, and there’s a lot of substance under all that style.