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The Games of February 2018

The remakes are coming! The remakes are coming! There aren’t many original games making their way to store shelves in February, but if you’re interested in exploring some of gaming’s greatest hits thanks to some new remakes and remasters, then you’ll definitely want to pay attention to this month’s upcoming releases.

Sony is rebuilding Shadow of the Colossus “from the ground up” on the PS4, and Square Enix is giving a similar full makeover to Secret of Mana. Atlus is stuffing a wide variety of new content into Radiant Historia to create Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology for the 3DS. And Nintendo and Sega are bringing Bayonetta back for another fight against the heavenly horde in both Bayonetta and Bayonetta 2.

You can find what we’re looking forward to after the break, along with a complete release schedule for all of this month’s new releases. (more…)

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Horizon, PUBG, Nier: Automata, Zelda: BOTW, Super Mario Odyssey will compete for “Game of the Year” at 2018 SXSW Gaming Awards

The nominees for the 2018 SXSW Gaming Awards have been announced, and for once, there doesn’t appear to be a clear-cut favorite in any of the categories.

Six games are currently leading the pack after receiving a total of six nominations apiece. Horizon: Zero Dawn, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, Nier: Automata, and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild all pulled off the double hat trick, and each game also secured a nomination for “Video Game of the Year.” Cuphead and Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice were shut out of the “Video Game of the Year” category, but both games also managed to earn six total nominations.

Rounding out the “Video Game of the Year” field is Super Mario Odyssey, which earned five total nominations.

As in years past, fans are invited to vote for their favorites at IGN.com. The winners in each category will ultimately be decided by a 50/50 vote between the public and the SXSW Gaming Advisory Board.

The 2018 SXSW Gaming Awards will be held on Saturday, March 17, and the full list of nominees in all categories can be found after the break. (more…)

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Mario Kart Tour is Nintendo’s next mobile game… and it’ll be released sometime in the next 12 months

Nintendo’s first batch of mobile games haven’t set the world on fire, but the company has built up a steady folowing with Super Mario Run, Fire Emblem Heroes, and Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp.

However… excuse the hokey wordplay… but they might be turning a corner this year.

Nintendo has said they’ll release Mario Kart Tour for mobile devices sometime during their next financial year (April 2018 – March 2019). No other details about the game were announced, but Nintendo has promised to reveal more information about the kart racing in the coming months.

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The Scientifically Proven Best Video Games of All Time: 2018’s “Version 2.0” Update

The Scientifically Proven Best Video Games of All Time has been upgraded to “Version 2.0” thanks to the addition of four new lists that were published throughout the last year. Edge Magazine’s “100 Greatest Videogames” issue, Jeux Video’s “Top 100 Best Games of All Time,” Polygon’s massive “500 Best Games of All Time,” and Stuff UK’s “50 Greatest Games of All Time” have reshuffled the ranking in a big way. Let’s take a look… (more…)

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RBI Baseball 18 will be released this March

MLB Advanced Media is stepping up to the plate again this Spring with the upcoming release of RBI Baseball 18.

Francisco Lindor, the All-Star shortstop from the Cleveland Indians, has been drafted as the cover athlete for the retro-styled baseball sim. And the development team will add a Franchise Mode, Home Run Derby Mode, and more than 100 MLB Legends to the series for the first time:

RBI Baseball 18 Features

  • Franchise Mode: Take control of your favorite MLB team! Make trades, pick up free agents or call up rookies through multiple seasons.
  • Brand New Home Run Derby Mode: Challenge a friend or the CPU in the ultimate slugfest!
  • Better Ballparks: Experience enhanced lighting, textures, revamped 3D crowd system, and new dynamic camera angles in all 30 MLB ballparks.
  • Authentic MLB Players: Completely redesigned player models including over 300 digitally modeled likenesses and hundreds of new animations.
  • MLB Legends: Play as the greats with over 100 historic players.
  • Roster Updates: Get the latest rosters throughout the 2018 season and use the new Import Rosters feature to keep your in-progress Franchise current without starting over!

RBI Baseball 18 will be available this March for the PS4, Switch, Xbox One, and mobile devices. The game’s first trailer has been embedded above.

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See the first trailer for Batman: The Enemy Within’s fourth episode right here

Bruce Wayne and The Joker will cross paths again next week in Episode 4: What Ails You, Telltale’s next entry in Batman: The Enemy Within‘s story. Today, the developer released a new trailer for Episode 4, but I’d skip it if you’re not caught up with the game’s earlier episodes:

When the Pact puts its plan into motion, Bruce’s cover is finally blown, and as his web of lies unravels, new questions emerge: When and how will the Pact regroup? What’s truly motivating Amanda Waller and the Agency? And perhaps most importantly, how will John Doe handle the truth about his buddy Bruce? With another showdown brewing, the clown prince of crime may finally earn his crown…

Batman: The Enemy Within – Episode 4: What Ails You will be available to download for the PC, PS4, Xbox One, and mobile devices on Tuesday, January 23.

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Gorogoa Review: A Museum-Worthy Puzzler

Nearly five years ago, at my first IndieCade East, I was amazed by what games could do. The feelings they evoked in me, the anxiety, the joy – that weekend helped solidify in me that games were more than just an activity. Sometimes, they could be an experience, one that was unique, evocative, and memorable.

Unsurprisingly, one of the games I played that cold weekend in New York City was the hauntingly beautiful Gorogoa. (more…)

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2018 DICE Awards nominees announced and Horizon: Zero Dawn leads the way with ten

The Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences has announced the nominees for this year’s DICE Awards, and Horizon: Zero Dawn leads the pack with ten.

The action-adventure game from Guerrilla will compete for “Game of the Year,” as well as… deep breath… “Adventure Game of the Year,” “Outstanding Achievement in Character” (for Aloy), “Outstanding Achievement in Game Design,” “Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction,” “Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition,” “Outstanding Achievement in Story,” “Outstanding Technical Achievement,” “Outstanding Achievement in Animation,” and “Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction.”

Whew.

Other games nominated for “Game of the Year” include Studio MDHR’s Cuphead, PUBG Corporation’s PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, and Nintendo’s Super Mario Odyssey and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

The 2018 DICE Awards will be handed out in a ceremony at the conclusion of this year’s DICE Summit on February 22. A complete list of this year’s nominees can be found after the break. (more…)

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