A roguelike platformer for PC. In Risk of Rain you have to clear a level of all enemies to get to the next. There are tons of items and power ups to grab, but the longer you play the stronger the enemies become. Demo here. Also on Steam.
JRPG fans, get the demo of Bravely Default and you’ll want more. The 3DS RPG is oozing with charm and has a practical yet exciting battle mechanic. Oh, and unless you want an endless fight, use only magic against shrooms.
You’ll be able to make your very own LEGO model of 742 Evergreen Terrace come February with the release of a construction set of the iconic home of the Simpsons and a 16-character line of mini-figs to follow in the summer.
Conceptualized by then 16-year-old Harry Lee back in 2009, Sneaky Cards is a free casual card game that encourages players to interact with strangers in kind and positive ways. You can contribute ideas for cards on Reddit.
Burrito Galaxy 64: Mega-Tortilla Bean Saga 30X6 – Planetoid SAL-5A XIV Directors Cut: Extreme Edition: Push it to the limit is a wacky first-person roguelike RPG. Probably. Demo here. Vote for it on Steam. Trailer music by Kfaraday.
PlayStation Now will let you stream PS3 games from a PS4, PS3, PS Vita and soon Bravia TVs and even mobile devices. Customers will be able to rent games or subscribe to access a library of games. Coming Summer 2014.
Overwatch is an upcoming Android and iOS app that aims to bring features from FPS games to outdoor combat sports such as airsoft, paintball and laser tag. It will let you track and chat with your teammates and unlock virtual perks.
A fast-paced swordfighting game. Defeat your foe and you get to press onward. But after a few seconds your enemy respawns in front of you. The first to reach the end of his path wins. Or not. It has both single player and multiplayer modes.
The Repopulation is a highly ambitious MMORPG heavily inspired by sandbox games. Players can pursue combat or non-combat roles, craft items and build structures, customize their appearance separately from their stats and more.
A keychain-sized gadget packed with features. The iMpulse controller works with iOS and Android devices. It can be used as a gamepad, a media controller and a locator for your keys. Available in plastic and brushed metal cases.
Check out the first 15 minutes of Final Fantasy X – including the unforgettable Blitzball cutscene – in high definition. Battle at 13:35. The English version of the Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD bundle will be released for the PS3 and PS Vita on 3/18/14.
Nintendo offers up a new take on their Tetris-inspired puzzle game. Dr. Luigi takes over from his big bro with a new puzzle mode. Play solo or against a buddy in local or online multiplayer. Available on the Wii U eShop for $15.
An intriguing board game and mobile game hybrid where you play spies. Obtain your mission by scanning cards on a mobile app. Then send secret messages to other players, trade cards and lie and cheat your way to victory.
A highly intriguing run-and-gun game. Studio MDHR’s Cuphead is heavily inspired by 1930s cartoons. It features hand-drawn and hand-inked animation, watercolor backgrounds and a jazz score. Coming to Windows.
There are many video game emulators for OS X, but OpenEmu sets itself apart by making it easy to organize and play games from 12 classic systems, including the Game Boy, NES, SNES, Sega Genesis and Nintendo DS.
A preview of the fast-moving mech of Titanfall, the Stryder. While it’s clearly developed for speed and agility, it can also hold its own in combat. Interestingly, the trailer also shows human-sized robot soldiers.
Didn’t get your hands on a PlayStation 4 this year? Boohoo, says Loadingreadyrun’s Paul Saunders, who has four of the new console. As a YouTuber said, our only hope for revenge is for Sony to name their next console the PS5000.
The fast-paced 1st/3rd person multiplayer shooter Strike Vector will be on Steam in 2014 and is now in open beta. Ships have a kitetastic jet mode and a close range hover mode, eight weapons, customizable cockpits and engines.
Originally slated for Xbox 360, this Xbox One platform-puzzler makes you draw missing pieces of the environment for your character to progress. While it looks like the controls could work well with Kinect, it’s all joystick.
A mashup of epic proportions is set to hit the Wii U in 2014 as The Legend of Zelda receives a Dynasty Warriors tilt in what is being tentatively titled Hyrule Warriors. Link laying ruin to legions upon legions of enemies? Sign us up.
There are two things that never cease to amaze us: one is the courage of hobbits and the other is the way that trailers for LEGO video games like this one for the upcoming reimagining of The Hobbit always get us smiling.
Revisit 12 classic NES games, but with a twist. NES Remix for the Wii U switches things up by turning old tricks and challenges into mini-games and swapping characters into each other’s games. Available now on the eShop for $15.
Nintendo slowly but surely builds up the Wii U’s lineup. Coming in 2014, Mario Kart 8 features more characters and vehicles, new tracks with anti-gravity wall-riding segments and the return of 12-player online matches.