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Defect SDK (Trailer)

Defect SDK (Trailer)

Are you digging Kerbal Space Program? Wait for Defect SDK, a ship designing game with space combat. Engage in an escalating war with your dissenting crew and build bigger and better spaceships to beat your previous creations.

NBA 2K14

NBA 2K14

The king of basketball games teams up with the King of basketball. NBA 2K14 features improved passing, shooting and low post offense and defense. It also has a story mode where you help LeBron James get his coveted seven rings.

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Grand Theft Auto V Mythbusters 2

Grand Theft Auto V Mythbusters 2

(NSFW: Language) DefendTheHouse is back with another round of testing the world of Grand Theft Auto V. Even in videogames, dogs remain our best friends. The song is Faidherbe square, another track by ProleteR.

Shadow Warrior

Shadow Warrior

(NSFW: Language, Gore) The critically-acclaimed reboot of a cult classic, Shadow Warrior is an FPS with swords, magic and customizable weapons. It also has lots of jokes and gags, as is evident in its launch trailer.

Mew: Sensory Spaces

Mew: Sensory Spaces

The Danish band Mew and B&O Play created an app that lets you hunt for and string together sounds to form a new song by the group. Sensory Spaces is a must if you’re already a frenger but fun for new listeners too.

AC IV: Infamous Pirates

AC IV: Infamous Pirates

(NSFW: Language) A look at some of pirates and the other main characters that players will encounter in Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag. Unsurprisingly, none of them can be called a hero in the traditional sense of the word.

Steam Controller

Steam Controller

No joysticks. No D-pads. The Valve Steam Controller instead has 2 trackpads augmented by a super-precise haptic feedback system. It also has a touch screen, 16 buttons and, in usual Steam fashion, will be open to hacking.

BearPong

BearPong
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It would have been fun to get in some oversized beer pong at the beach this past Summer with the BearPong portable set but it looks like those of us stuck in cooler climes will just have to settle for playing at our next tailgate.

Halfway (Gameplay)

Halfway (Gameplay)

Alpha gameplay of Halfway, an upcoming turn-based strategy game where you play a group of soldiers trying to take back their ship from deadly aliens. It will be released this year on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.

Stick of Truth: Grand Wizard Ed.

Stick of Truth: Grand Wizard Ed.
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The Grand Wizard Edition of the RPG South Park: The Stick of Truth comes with an exclusive 6″ Grand Wizard Cartman figure by Kidrobot, a map of South Park and various in-game items. We still can’t believe this game is real.

Rocksmith 2014: Guitarcade

Rocksmith 2014: Guitarcade

Rocksmith 2014 is serious about teaching you to play the guitar, but it also knows how to have fun. Its Guitarcade mode has platformers, shooters and other retro mini-games that teach guitar basics in an informal setting.

Grand Theft Auto V Mythbusters

Grand Theft Auto V Mythbusters

Videogame mythbuster DefendTheHouse tries out a few unusual scenarios in Grand Theft Auto V to see how the game responds. If only you could equip a wind turbine. The song is April Showers by ProleteR.

Superhot

Superhot

Superhot is a browser-based first-person shooter that takes bullet-time to its extreme. In the game, time only moves when you move or look around, making it as much of a puzzler as it is a shooter. Coming soon on Steam.

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Paper Chess Set

Paper Chess Set
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A flat-pack chess set that’s easily assembled from sheets of thick, pre-cut cardboard. We love the look of the pieces, though you wouldn’t want to play it in the rain. It’s also not all that portable once it’s assembled.

AC IV Black Flag: Multiplayer

AC IV Black Flag: Multiplayer

A brief look at the multiplayer mode in the upcoming Assassin’s’ Creed IV: Black Flag. It doesn’t look much different than ACIII to us, but this time you’ll get to wear a dandy powdered wig and a funky, funky eyepatch.

Elite: Dangerous (Trailer)

Elite: Dangerous (Trailer)

Visually stunning concept renders from the upcoming crowdfunded space shooter, Elite: Dangerous. If the finished gameplay looks this good, please sign us up now. £30 (~$48 USD) reserves a digital copy of the game.

Forza Motorsport 5: FilmSpeed

Forza Motorsport 5: FilmSpeed

Microsoft pimps its upcoming racer for the Xbox One with this awesome commercial in which footage was captured by shooting stills from the game and speeding past them at 120mph with a camera bolted to a McLaren MP4-12C supercar.

Epic Halo Needler Replica

Epic Halo Needler Replica

Harrison Krix of Volpin Props shows off his incredible replica of the Needler from Halo 4, as it goes from concept to completion in this time-lapse. The gun measures 31 in. long, weighs 10 lbs. and is lit by 54 LEDs. Build log on Tested.

The Evil Within: TGS Trailer

The Evil Within: TGS Trailer

(Gore) The creator of Resident Evil, Shin Mikami is behind this survival horror that’s sure to give you nightmares every time you play it. Mikami demoed it for us back at E3, and it took us hours to get it out from under our skin.

Battlefield 4 (Multiplayer)

Battlefield 4 (Multiplayer)

A look at the new features as well as improvements in the multiplayer mode of Battlefield 4, including customizable vehicles, destructible environments, dynamic weather and the new Commander Mode.

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Hyper Light Drifter

Hyper Light Drifter

A retro 2D adventure RPG by Alex Preston and Beau Blyth (Samurai Gunn). Preston claims Hyper Light Drifter is a mix of The Legend of Zelda and Diablo, with fast-paced combat and a variety of equipment, enemies and dungeons.

The Dark Knight: 8-Bit Edition

The Dark Knight: 8-Bit Edition

Ok, we know the graphics are better than any old 8-bit console, but we still enjoy CineFix’s retro gaming renditions of pop culture franchises. In this case, we get a pixelated version of Christopher Nolan’s best Batman flick.

Ski Jumping Pairs

Ski Jumping Pairs

A peek at the insanity that is Ski Jumping Pairs, a pachinko game that was ported to the PSP and PlayStation 2. The game was made by Riichiro Mashima, who would later go on to make the even more insane Japan World Cup games.

Zelda: Wind Waker HD vs. Original

Zelda: Wind Waker HD vs. Original

GameXplain compares the high definition Wii U version of The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker with the GameCube version. The aspect ratio and textures are dramatically improved, but the subtle shading may be cause for debate.

Incognita (Trailer)

Incognita (Trailer)

From the superb and versatile indie developer Klei Entertainment (Shank, Mark of the Ninja, Don’t Starve) comes Incognita, a tactical turn-based stealth game inspired by modern classics like XCOM, FTL and Frozen Synapse. More here.

Humble Bundle 9

Humble Bundle 9

The Humble Bundle returns with another stellar lineup. Pay what you want for DRM-free, Steam-compatible and cross-platform copies of some of the best indie games in recent years. Trust us, it’s worth it just for FTL alone.

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