Games

Pokemon Let’s Go (Trailer)

Pokemon Let’s Go (Trailer)

You’ll soon be able to experience the original Pokemon in a whole new light. Pokemon Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokemon Let’s Go, Eevee! for the Nintendo Switch are 3D remakes of Pokemon Yellow, with added Alolan forms for each of the 151 original Pokemon. Drops 11/16/18.

Phantom Doctrine

Phantom Doctrine

Set in an alternate 1980s, Phantom Doctrine is a tactical RPG that puts you in control of either CIA or KGB operatives. While the game’s turn-based combat system borrows heavily from XCOM, it has its own twists and improvements. Drops 8/14/18 for Windows, Xbox One and PS4.

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An Ode to Photo Mode

An Ode to Photo Mode

Ever since Gran Turismo 4 first did it, dozens of games have added the ability for players to freeze-frame, compose, and snap eye-popping images of their gaming sessions. Polygon’s compilation video shows us why every game needs to include this ability.

Softbody Tetris

Softbody Tetris

Anyone who has every played Tetris knows that the game’s shapes are as straight-edged as they come. But animator C4D4U decided to see what the game might look like if the pieces were made out of Jell-O. We’d only wish we could play this bouncy, squishy version of the game.

Monster Hunter: World for PC

Monster Hunter: World for PC

PC gamers, time to stock up on Mega Potions and Demondrugs. Capcom’s addictive and challenging action RPG Monster Hunter: World will be released on Windows via Steam on 8/10/18. It will support 4K resolution at up to 60fps, as well as V-Sync.

The Videogame Agent

The Videogame Agent

(PG-13: Language) If Ari Gold represented video game characters instead of Hollywood big-shots, he might be something like the agent in Dorkly’s long-running animated series, which they’ve compiled into a single 11-minute-long clip for our enjoyment.

Shenmue I & II

Shenmue I & II

Become a martial arts action star, and race forklifts and ducks while you’re at it. The Dreamcast’s cult classics Shenmue I & II are coming to PS4, Xbox One and Windows on 8/21/18. The re-release features adjustable resolution, new controls and Japanese audio.

Anthem (Gameplay)

Anthem (Gameplay)

While the cinematic trailer for EA and BioWare’s action RPG Anthem wowed folks at E3 2018, we’re much more excited now that we’ve seen 20 minutes of actual gameplay. Sit back and enjoy this in-game footage as a team of four players complete the “Scars & Villainy” mission.

Death’s Gambit

Death’s Gambit

Death’s Gambit is an upcoming 2D action RPG for folks who love Souls-like games. It features tight controls, different moves per weapon, numerous bosses and monsters to take on, and a never ending New Game+. Coming to Windows and PS4 on 8/14/18.

Fallout 76: Welcome to West Virginia

Fallout 76: Welcome to West Virginia

While this walkthrough from the vaults into the wasteland of West Virginia doesn’t really deliver on the gameplay mentioned in its title, it does show off an incredibly detailed universe, along with some truly terrifying new creatures, born from the nuclear fallout in Fallout 76.

The Binding of Isaac: Four Souls

The Binding of Isaac: Four Souls

The Binding of Isaac: Four Souls is a spinoff of the eponymous video game, and also created by Edmund McMillen. The card game is played with up to four people and features characters, monsters and items from the video game. Whoever gets four souls from the bosses wins.

Octopath Traveler for Switch

Octopath Traveler for Switch

From the makers of Bravely Default comes Octopath Traveler for the Nintendo Switch. In this JRPG, you will pick from one of eight characters, each with different stories and abilities that change how you interact in battle and in the world. Drops 7/13/18.

Cooler Master CK552 Keyboard

Cooler Master CK552 Keyboard

If you’re hunting for an affordable all-around LED-lit mechanical keyboard, check out Cooler Master’s new CK552. Take your pick from Gateron’s mechanical switches, then have fun modifying the RGB lighting and macros on the fly thanks to the keyboard’s onboard controls.

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Resident Evil 2 Remake

Resident Evil 2 Remake

Capcom celebrates the PlayStation classic’s 20th anniversary with an ultra high-definition remake. The new Resident Evil 2 features 4K graphics, a new over-the-shoulder camera and an option for a modern control scheme. Coming to Windows, Xbox One and PS4 on 1/25/19.

Digital Storm Equinox 15

Digital Storm Equinox 15

Digital Storm’s mid-tier gaming laptop may not look flashy or modern, but it’s what’s inside that counts, and what the company is asking for it is very reasonable. The Equinox 15 has a 1080p 144Hz screen, a 6-core Core i7 CPU, GTX 1070 Max-Q GPU, and upgradable RAM and storage.

House Flipper

House Flipper

House Flipper is what it says it is. But this video game has gone viral even before its final release, thanks not only to its silly premise but also to its addicting progression. Buy a house, clean and fix it up, and then sell it so you can buy a better house. Rinse and repeat.

Jurassic Park Danger! Board Game

Jurassic Park Danger! Board Game

Jurassic Park Danger! gives you the opportunity to become the wild dinosaurs inhabiting the eponymous attraction. One player gets to control the dinos, while the other players control some of the original movie’s characters, who will try to escape from Isla Nublar.

PlayStation Hits

PlayStation Hits

PS4 owners, if you missed out on some of your console’s best games, watch out for PlayStation Hits. Starting 6/28/18, these classics will be at retailers and at the PlayStation Store for just $20 each. The launch titles include Uncharted 4, Bloodborne and The Last of Us Remastered.

Yoshi’s Island: Big Band Cover

Yoshi’s Island: Big Band Cover

The 8-Bit Big Band presents a fantastically fun and jazzy cover version of the Atlantic Theme from the Nintendo classic Yoshi’s Island. It’s just a small tease of the wonders that lie ahead on their album Press Start.

Westworld Mobile Game

Westworld Mobile Game

Fans of HBO’s hit series will have something to keep them occupied between seasons. This sim game puts you in charge of a Delos simulation as you release and maintain hosts, attempt to keep the whole place from descending into madness. On Android and iOS devices.

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PixelQuest Arcade Kit for the Switch

PixelQuest Arcade Kit for the Switch

Nyko’s PixelQuest is a cardboard arcade cabinet kit for the Nintendo Switch. It has slots for the unit itself and two Joy-Cons. The controller slots have mechanical buttons for the shoulder buttons. You also get a pair of joysticks. Available soon for only $20.

Devil May Cry 5 (Trailer)

Devil May Cry 5 (Trailer)

Set years after Devil May Cry 4, DmC 5 sees Nero not only get a new haircut but also a new and replaceable cyborg arm. Called the Demon Breaker, each arm can do a specific special move, such as grabbing enemies or releasing projectiles. Oh, and Dante’s back as well!

Enhanced Xbox One Controllers

Enhanced Xbox One Controllers

PowerA’s new Enhanced Wired Xbox One Controllers for the Xbox One gives you programmable buttons without breaking the bank. They have two remmapable buttons on the underside and the familiar Xbox One controller shape and layout. Also at GameStop.

Control (Trailer)

Control (Trailer)

From Alan Wake and Quantum Break maker Remedy comes a new supernatural action game. Control takes place inside a secret agency building that has been overtaken by an otherworldly threat. Fight back with abilities such as telekinesis and time-manipulation.

My Friend Pedro

My Friend Pedro

(Gore) My Friend Pedro stars a dual-wielding gun-fu master who’s egged on by a talking banana. Twist and turn in the air while unleashing bullet hell on your enemies. Then turn on slow motion for even more fun. Coming to Windows and the Switch.

Sable (Trailer)

Sable (Trailer)

One of the nice surprises at this year’s E3 video game convention. Sable is an independent open-world exploration game inspired by French and Belgian comic books as well as Studio Ghibli films. It will be available in 2019 for Windows and consoles.

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey (Trailer)

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey (Trailer)

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey takes the series to ancient Greece. It will be a full-blown RPG – you can be a male or a female character, with abilities that you can upgrade, dialogue choices and more. The game will also have large scale combat both on land and in the water.

Beyond Good & Evil 2 (Trailer)

Beyond Good & Evil 2 (Trailer)

The cinematic trailer for the long-awaited prequel to Beyond Good & Evil shows us an unlikely foe. Taking place decades before the original game, Beyond Good & Evil 2 will let you form your own band of space pirates and visit a variety of planets.

Fire Emblem Three Houses (Trailer)

Fire Emblem Three Houses (Trailer)

Nintendo is bringing the beloved turn-based tactical RPG Fire Emblem to the Switch. Fire Emblem Three Houses adds troops and formations to its addictive rock-paper-scissors format. There will also be 3D overworld environments. Coming Spring 2019.

Forza Horizon 4 (Trailer)

Forza Horizon 4 (Trailer)

Race over 450 cars in picturesque Britain in the latest installment of the Xbox and Windows exclusive series. Forza Horizon 4 features a new dynamic season system, up to 72-player multiplayer and support for 4K and HDR video. The game drops 10/2/18.

Sekiro Shadows Die Twice (Trailer)

Sekiro Shadows Die Twice (Trailer)

From Software – creators of Dark Souls and Bloodborne – have a new action adventure game. In Sekiro Shadows Die Twice, you gather gadgets and weapons that you can unleash from your prosthetic hand. Coming 2019 for Xbox One, PS4 and Windows.

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