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.
(Warning: Loud) There is a point at which gaming becomes something else entirely. That point is crossed and left far back in the land of dignity very quickly in this clip from a Major League Gaming event. Let’s go!…take a Xanax.
An online multiplayer match in Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare. It seems like PopCap is going for the hardcore market this time. The game hits 2/18/14 as a timed exclusive for Windows, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.
Goji Play helps make working out on cardio machines more fun. It has two wireless controllers, an iOS app with 12 compatible games and clip-on sensors that track your distance, time and calories burned.
(NSFW: Language, Gore) An early nighttime mission in the first-person zombie survival game Dying Light. The survivors are getting by, but their traps and facilities need to be maintained. Guess who has to do the job.
Star Trek meets Facebook in Redshirt, a sci-fi sim for Windows, OS X and Linux. The game satirizes our online behavior, requiring players to manage relationships with their online buddies in order to progress.
Another look at the upcoming noir puzzle game Framed. Be a deus ex machina and rearrange the order or orientation of storyboard panels to help the hero. Drops in 2014 for Windows, OS X and mobile devices.
The latest trailer for Ultra Street Fighter IV shows off a few of the expansion’s features: new offensive and defensive tools, an elimination multiplayer mode and an online training mode. Drops 3/31/14.
“An empty throne is a beacon, calling you to reign.” The latest trailer for The Elder Scrolls Online beckons you to join Tamriel’s massive four-way war. The game hits Windows and OS X on 4/4/14, then Xbox One and PS4 on 6/14.