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  • Blog Post: Nintendo President And CEO Satoru Iwata Has Passed Away

    Nintendo's president and CEO, Nintendo Direct, and Iwata Asks host Satoru Iwata has unexpectedly passed away. Nintendo issued a brief notice on its website regarding Iwata's death. The notice reads, "Nintendo Co., Ltd. deeply regrets to announce that President Satoru Iwata passed away on... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: What Is Your Favorite Mortal Kombat Fatality?

    One of Mortal Kombat's iconic touchstones has been it's end of match Fatality system, where players get to dismember their opponents in some gruesome, if not hilarious, fashion. There have been a lot of Fatalities over the years, up to and including the new Mortal Kombat X ( read our review ... More
  • Blog Post: Weekend Warrior 04/03/2015

    Millions of people will spend this weekend bathed in pastel colors and ham, while cheerily celebrating life with their family and collecting eggs. Game Informer editors will not, having chosen instead to prostrate themselves before the Lovecraftian-throne of Hidetaka Miyazaki. Andy McNamara ( @GI_AndyMc... More
  • Blog Post: YouTube Video Collects 104 Different Ways To Die In Zelda: Majora's Mask

    Majora's Mask is one of the darker Zelda games, and as such there are a lot of ways to die. At least 104, according to this YouTube video. You will see Link get attacked by sentient pots, drowned, poisoned, crushed – YouTube user Master0fHyrule even went through the trouble of naming each and... More
  • Blog Post: Kill The Bad Guy Has A Release Date

    Indie studio Exkee's upcoming Kill the Bad Guy has a release date. The game, where players are tasked with Killing the bad guy, but making sure it looks like an accident, will be available on PC, Mac, and Linux via Steam and other platforms on May 28. The game takes some inspiration from games like... More
  • Blog Post: This Week In Mobile 3/28/14 - Beaches, Barcodes, Golf and Death

    It’s an eclectic mix of featured games this week. One RPG harkens back to classic roguelikes while the other gives you different weapons via barcodes. We have a puzzle game where death is the main mechanic, and a golf game that plays nothing like actual golf. See if anything strikes your fancy... More
  • Blog Post: Sony Offers Troubleshooting Tips For PS4s With Pulsing Blue Light Errors

    Some new PlayStation 4 owners are reporting errors with their consoles. The system refuses to output a video signal to the television and the console pulses with blue light. Sony has yet to offer an official statement about the error, but it has offered some troubleshooting tips on its official message... More
  • Blog Post: How Video Games Can Help You Deal With The Fear Of Death

    Do video games helps us cope with the great unknown? Can they teach us anything about our own mortality? PBS set off to find out. PBS's webseries Game/Show explores the history of death in games and it's effect on our culture. Check out the video below. It's interesting, and it won't... More
  • Blog Post: Heavy Rain Composer Passes Away

    Normand Corbeil, best known in the world of video games for his work with Quantic Dream composing the music for Heavy Rain, has passed away at 56. The sad news comes from 8bitfix.com . Corbeil was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in August of 2012, and he passed away on Friday January 25. Corbeil did... More
  • Blog Post: Sony Ends PlayStation 2 Production Worldwide

    News of Sony ending PlayStation 2 production in Japan broke last month, but now Sony has confirmed to The Guardian that after 12 years, production of the console will be ending worldwide. The console released in North America in 2000, and I have a strangely specific memory of my high school history teacher... More
  • Blog Post: Sony Lays The PlayStation 2 To Rest In Japan

    We'd almost forgotten that Sony was still selling its last-gen console, but the company has finally stopped shipping PlayStation 2 units to retailers in Japan. The system is nearly 13-years-old. It's time to move on. Japanese gaming mag, Famitsu , recently ran a story stating that once Sony runs... More
  • Blog Post: Darksiders II Death And Despair Statue Up For Pre-Order

    Fans better start saving for State of the Art Toys' premium sculpt of Darksiders II's two heroes. The Death and Despair resin statue stands 12" tall and includes LEDs to make the "unearthly flames" glow as they should. The lights are powered via USB or standard AC power. Pre-orders... More
  • Blog Post: Death From Darksiders II Gets The Statue Treatment

    Triforce, the maker of all manner of impressive statue collectibles, is taking pre-orders on its stationary recreation of Death. Death, along with his silent crow-buddy Dust, will set you back $150, but people will never confront you if you've got this on your desk, so it's probably worth it... More
  • Blog Post: Darksiders II's Abyssal Forge Detailed And Dated

    Darksiders II's second DLC offering hits PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC marketplaces on October 30 for $9.99 (or 800 Microsoft Points). This DLC pack adds the Shadow Lands, a new swamp-themed zone holding two dungeons infested with new enemy types. THQ's offiicial Darksiders II website says... More
  • Blog Post: Upcoming Darksiders II DLC Teased With Single Image

    The official Darksiders twitter account recently tweeted an image and said, "A new adventure awaits Death!" Presumably this is upcoming DLC, but it's unclear if it's The Abyssal Forge or The Demon Lord Belial. Both DLC titles have been announced, but not much has been revealed about... More
  • Blog Post: Darksiders II Combat Tips From The Designer

    Darksiders II released earlier this week, but if you're struggling to overcome some of the game's larger enemy encounters, put some of these pro tips to use. Vigil’s Lead Combat Designer Ben Cureton walking us through Darksider II's combat. Read what Andrew Reiner thought of the game... More
  • Blog Post: Don't Forget About Our Darksiders II Hub

    Back in June '11, Darksiders II graced our cover, and along with it came a huge number of stories and features covering the development of the game. With Darksiders II's impending release this Tuesday, now is the perfect time to revisit all of our coverage. Click here to check out the hub to... More
  • Blog Post: Will Death Be Able To Survive Darksider II's Arena?

    Players who want to acquire the best items that Darksiders II has to offer will have to face the rigors of its survival arena mode. THQ just announced Darksider II's new survival arena mode, which will allow players to continue playing the game by fighting off waves of enemies in 100 unique waves... More
  • Blog Post: Darksiders II Gets A Season Pass For Its DLC

    Vigil and THQ is giving Darksiders II players the option to purchase a season pass for its DLC, but it's a little complicated. There are season pass options that are dependent on where you pre-order the game, and whether or not you get the collector's, limited edition, or just the regular version... More
  • Blog Post: THQ Hoping For Summer of Death With Darksiders II Promotion

    Throughout this Summer of Death, THQ will be awarding a handful of prizes to Darksider’s fans. To kick off the Summer of Death promotion, THQ will be giving away free Darksiders II shirts to any fan that pre-orders a copy of the game before July 8. If that’s not exciting enough for you (and... More
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