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Castlevania creator crowdfunds new game, coming to PC, PS4, Xbox One

Castlevania creator crowdfunds new game, coming to PC, PS4, Xbox One

Kickstarter and its ilk have become dream makers for game developers, not just the occasional brilliant indie piece but even legends returning to their former glory. While that has been mostly the case in the West, the East is somewhat still catching up to the trend. We've seen Mighty No. 9 from Keiji Inafune of Rockman (Mega Man in the US) fame kick off in 2013. Now another Japanese legend is joining the fray. Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is a gothic side-scrolling action platformer from the game designer who knows that genre best: Koji Igarashi or IGA, creator of Castlevania.

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Megaman X, X2 played at the same time with same controller

Megaman X, X2 played at the same time with same controller

Some people have some insane skills. Some have an insane amount of time in their hands. And some are probably just insane. We still don't know under which category this latest YouTube gaming feat falls under, but it might as well be "all of the above". Not finding enough challenge in the Mega Man X and X2 games, YouTube user Aura Puffs took it upon himself to beat the game using the same controller, but not one after the other but at the very same time.

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SEGA will be taking down some of its mobile games

SEGA will be taking down some of its mobile games

SEGA announced today that it will be taking down some games from its back catalog that it says no longer meets its standards. The decision is said to have been made after evaluating its game titles, and is necessary for the general upkeep of the gamers experience. The entire announcement was shrouded in an air of secrecy, in that none of the games that are going to be removed have actually been named…meaning we don’t yet know what is on the chopping block. What we do know is that they’re mobile games, and they’ll be stripped from the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store.

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Five Nights at Freddy’s short video will scare you ahead of the movie

Five Nights at Freddy’s short video will scare you ahead of the movie

In case you somehow missed the news, the mobile horror game "Five Nights at Freddy's" will be making its way to the big screen. More details on that later. What we have in the meantime is a fan-created short video that has production quality far outpacing what we typically see in fan videos, and it offers a glimpse of the game's world that is simultaneously exciting and frightening. We don't yet know what to expect from the movie, but if it's anything like this, the future is looking bright.

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PlayStations with Silent Hills “P.T.” game banned from eBay

PlayStations with Silent Hills “P.T.” game banned from eBay

In the recent past there was a lot of excitement surrounding the playable trailer "P.T." and the promise of a new game called "Silent Hills". Everything about it was great right up until the moment when Konami decided to cancel the game and break a collective bunch of hearts. Joining the announcement was removal of the "P.T." trailer/game, meaning those who hadn't downloaded it were entirely out of luck. Many who had downloaded it did exactly what you'd expect: ran to eBay with their consoles, where their listings were promptly squashed.

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Goat Simulator gets “GoatZ” zombie DLC on Steam

Goat Simulator gets “GoatZ” zombie DLC on Steam

The folks behind Goat Simulator have released a DLC that is full of puns and fun jabs, not the least of which is due to its double entendre name "GoatZ". If you don't get what that sounds like, we'll not spoil your innocence. What you do need to know is that this DLC brings zombies. Lots of zombies. In GoatZ, gamers play as a goat decked out with weapons and tasked with surviving in a world filled with the undead. Have you ever seen a goat wield an automatic rifle? You will in the video we have after the jump.

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See Valve’s Half-Life with new eyes in Black Mesa

See Valve’s Half-Life with new eyes in Black Mesa

Half-Life is one of the seminal games that catapulted Valve into fame, aside from the Steam platform of course. Thanks to the game's engine and its moddability, Half-Life has taken on different forms, some of which try to bring the game forward into the current century. Black Mesa, released in 2012 after 8 years in the woodwork, was one of those mods but now it has taken a life of its own. Presenting Black Mesa, a Steam Early Access game that promises to re-imagine Half-Life as if it were a game created today.

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GOG Galaxy “Steam killer” in beta, everything is optional

GOG Galaxy “Steam killer” in beta, everything is optional

When it comes to PC gaming and distribution, perhaps no name rings louder than Steam. Despite that, not everyone is happy to put all their eggs in Valve's basket, especially when the question of DRM comes up. GOG, which doesn't just do Old Games only anymore, has always challenged that business model and now it's preparing to hit Steam where it hurts the most. After nearly a year since it was first revealed, GOG Galaxy is now partly out of the woodwork, taking everything you might have loved about Steam and making them completely optional.

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Mortal Kombat X PC patch pulled after erasing data

Mortal Kombat X PC patch pulled after erasing data

Mortal Kombat X hasn’t been available for long, but it has already began causing problems for some users — in this case, those who are playing the game on the PC. A recent PC patch, users began reporting, was causing game data to be erased and gamers were losing their progress. In addition, the PC patch also resulted in some odd issue with the resolution, as some gamers discovered the game would launch in a low resolution after the patch was applied. As a result, the developer behind the fix has pulled it and is looking into the matter.

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Wolfenstein: The Old Blood now available

Wolfenstein: The Old Blood now available

As promised, Wolfenstein: The Old Blood is now available, bringing with it Nazis in zombie form. We previously detailed the game (and we've a trailer after the jump if you're particularly keen on seeing it for yourself), and as expected it has arrived for those playing on the Xbox One, the PlayStation 4, or PC. The game takes place in 1946 as the second World War is coming to its end, being set before The New Order with a pair of intertwining stories.

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