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Watch Dogs Season Pass Detailed, Add-On Campaign Coming Post-Launch

by David Sanchez on April 11, 2014 @ 1:36 pm

Upcoming spy-and-hack title Watch Dogs is set to receive the season pass treatment when it launches next month. The listing for the downloadable pass is now up for pre-order on GameStop (Thanks, Joystiq!), where you can purchase it for $19.99. […]

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Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Goes Back a Few Years to Shoot and Loot … on the Moon!

by David Sanchez on April 11, 2014 @ 11:17 am

Earlier this week, 2K Games announced that Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel would be coming to the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC this fall. For fans of the series, that means yet another round of shooting and looting tomfoolery. The game […]

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The Evil Within PAX East Trailer Is Terrifyingly Surreal

by David Sanchez on April 11, 2014 @ 9:37 am

The upcoming Bethesda-published survival horror game from Shinji Mikami and developer Tango Gameworks recently got a new trailer in time for PAX East. As expected, it’s quite horrific and super creepy. More than anything, though, it’s incredibly surreal. The whole […]

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Dark Souls II Death Counter Now at Six Million and Counting

by David Sanchez on March 13, 2014 @ 6:57 pm

It’s been two days since the launch of Dark Souls II on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. In that time, a ridiculously high amount of player deaths have been tallied on the game’s official death counter. So what’s the […]

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Costume Quest 2 Goes on the Hunt for Even More Candy on Consoles, PC

by David Sanchez on March 13, 2014 @ 5:35 pm

As someone who fell in love with the original Costume Quest, it brings me great joy to report that publisher Midnight City has announced the return of the series with Costume Quest 2. Double Fine is bringing back the first […]

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Lollipop Chainsaw Hits One Million Sales, Billions of Lollipops Reported Missing

by David Sanchez on March 11, 2014 @ 3:57 pm

The last time we reported anything regarding Lollipop Chainsaw here on eXophase was back in 2012, when the game had reportedly shipped 700,000 units. A record high for developer Grasshopper Manufacture at the time, the studio now has another reason […]

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Ubisoft Montreal Explains Watch Dogs Delay

by David Sanchez on March 11, 2014 @ 2:20 pm

Following an unexpected delay, Ubisoft’s latest franchise Watch Dogs is now set to debut on May 27. Speaking on the Ubisoft blog, Senior Producer Dominic Guay explained exactly what the reason was for pushing the debut game back. As it turns […]

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Out Now: Dark Souls II and Titanfall

by David Sanchez on March 11, 2014 @ 12:25 pm

Two of 2014′s biggest releases have dropped today. The first is the much awaited sequel to From Software’s popular action-RPG series. Dark Souls II arrives on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, ready to brutalize you and send fear into […]

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Kojima Wonders if Players Will Be Able to Finish MGS V: The Phantom Pain

by David Sanchez on March 11, 2014 @ 10:01 am

After revealing at the end of 2013 that Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain would be “hundreds of times larger” than Ground Zeroes, series creator Hideo Kojima has followed up on his previous statements. Specifically, Phantom Pain will be […]

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Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition Announced for Xbox One, 360, PS4, Wii U

by David Sanchez on March 6, 2014 @ 11:05 am

Developer Drinkbox Studios is prepping its acclaimed 2013 brawler Guacamelee for release on a handful of new platforms after finding initial success on the PlayStation 3, Vita, and Steam. Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition is headed to the Xbox One, […]

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MGS V: The Phantom Pain on PC Is Something Kojima ‘Would Like to Do’

by David Sanchez on March 6, 2014 @ 10:04 am

If you’re looking forward to Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain on the Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, or PlayStation 3, you’re set. The game’s been long confirmed for those platforms, so there’s no worrying for those particularly […]

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Watch Dogs Gets May Launch Date

by David Sanchez on March 6, 2014 @ 6:48 am

Following leaked info surrounding the launch for Watch Dogs courtesy of GAME (Man, those guys are getting into the habit of doing that, eh?), Ubisoft has made it official by confirming the rumored May 27 release date. A post on […]

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Respawn Co-Founder Confirms Titanfall Season Pass, No Microtransactions

by David Sanchez on March 5, 2014 @ 11:36 am

Well, it looks like Titanfall will indeed get the season pass treatment. Speaking on GameSpot’s The Lobby, Respawn Entertainment Co-Founder Vince Zampella confirmed the news. We all know how we feel about season passes at this point (some like them, […]

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Persona 5 Coming to North America in 2015, Plus a Bunch of Other Persona Series News

by David Sanchez on February 26, 2014 @ 6:55 am

After previously being teased for a 2014 launch in Japan, it looks like Persona 5 has now officially been confirmed for a North American release on the PlayStation 3. Sadly, that’s all we know for now, but hey, we’ll take […]

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Conker’s Bad Fur Day Dev on Nintendo and Microsoft

by David Sanchez on February 23, 2014 @ 10:16 pm

The latest issue of Nintendo Force Magazine (as shared by Destructoid) features quite the telling interview with Chris Seavor, who previously worked on Conker’s Bad Fur Day. The dev shared some of his experiences as a Rare staff member, delving […]

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Sega Details Plans Following Atlus Acquisition

by David Sanchez on February 19, 2014 @ 7:07 pm

Sega has been pretty quiet about its plans surrounding Atlus parent company Index Corporation. In a recent press release (translated by Gematsu), the company finally revealed what appear to be major long-term plans regarding the buyout. First, Index Corporation as […]

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Strider Flips and Slices onto XBLA, PSN, PC

by David Sanchez on February 19, 2014 @ 6:33 pm

The highly anticipated return of Strider comes to full fruition today as the latest game in the series is now available across most major digital platforms. The aptly named Strider launched yesterday on the PlayStation Network, and it was made […]

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MGS: Ground Zeroes on PS4 Runs at 1080p, Xbox One Runs at 720p

by David Sanchez on February 18, 2014 @ 5:44 pm

In news that’s sure to please PlayStation 4 owners, Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes will appear on your TV sets at a nice resolution of 1080p when played on Sony’s latest platform. Also, in news that may not exactly […]

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Titanfall Beta Sign-ups Now Live

by Justin B. on February 11, 2014 @ 6:46 pm

Respawn Entertainment has just unveiled the beta sign-ups for one of this year’s most anticipated games,  Titanfall. All you have to do is visit their beta page and sign-up for either the PC or Xbox One beta. If you choose […]

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GTA Online Gets Romantic with Valentine’s Day Massacre Special

by David Sanchez on February 11, 2014 @ 4:17 pm

I don’t know about you guys, but when I think about Valentine’s Day, violent, bloody thoughts come to mind. I’m talking gunning people down and stealing their stuff. Thankfully, Rockstar Games is in the same disgusting, warped camp, as evidenced […]

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Kojima Responds to Criticisms of MGS: Ground Zeroes Over Two-Hour Campaign

by David Sanchez on February 6, 2014 @ 11:28 am

In a recent report in the latest issue of Game Informer, it was revealed that Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes could be finished in two hours. Even despite the game’s fairly low price, that’s a considerably short amount of […]

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Dustforce [Insert Broom Joke Here] Out Now on XBLA, PSN

by David Sanchez on February 5, 2014 @ 9:15 pm

I was originally going to make a sweeping joke about Dustforce in the headline of this piece, but I decided against it. Why? Because, well, all the good, witty headlines were taken. Moving on! Yesterday Capcom and developer Hitbox team […]

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There’s a New Pac-Man Compilation This Month, Because of Course There Is

by David Sanchez on February 4, 2014 @ 1:04 pm

If you’re a Pac-Man fanatic, you’ll be glad to know that Namco Bandai will be releasing a new compilation later this month. Titled Pac-Man Museum, the set will include the following titles: Pac-Man Super Pac-Man Pac-Land Pac & Pal Pac-Mania […]

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Titanfall DLC Confirmed, Will Change Based on Community

by David Sanchez on January 29, 2014 @ 10:49 am

It should come as a surprise to absolutely no one that Titanfall will receive post-launch DLC. That said, the way EA and developer Respawn Entertainment will approach DLC is certainly worth noting. As indicated on Joystiq, EA head Andrew Wilson […]

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Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 Not Coming to Next-Gen Consoles

by David Sanchez on January 9, 2014 @ 9:54 pm

If you were holding out on Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 making its way to the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, well, stop it! Speaking to Destructoid, Producer David Cox explained that while Konami and publisher MercuryStream had considered the […]

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WWE Network Coming to Xbox One, 360, PS4, PS3

by David Sanchez on January 9, 2014 @ 8:51 pm

When you think about CES, professional wrestling doesn’t really come to mind. That changed this year when WWE made a huge announcement during the show. The company revealed that its WWE Network, which had first been announced back in 2011 […]

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Square Enix Uses Stealth to Quietly Cancel Hitman on New Consoles

by David Sanchez on January 6, 2014 @ 2:12 pm

While not much was known about Square Enix’s next-gen foray into the world of Hitman, we now know this much: The game’s been canceled. As indicated by VideoGamer, LinkedIn profiles of several Square Enix Montreal employees listed the game as […]

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MGS: Phantom Pain World ‘Hundreds of Times Larger’ Than Ground Zeroes

by David Sanchez on January 1, 2014 @ 4:14 pm

We already know that Ground Zeroes and The Phantom Pain are both a part of the same Metal Gear Solid V storyline. But how do the two games compare to one another? According to Hideo Kojima (as translated by Siliconera), […]

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Disney Infinity: Toy Story in Space Review: Ride ‘em, Space Cowboy

by David Sanchez on December 17, 2013 @ 10:54 pm

It’s no secret that the Toy Story franchise is pretty rad, and it’s easily one of the greatest things to come from Disney and Pixar. If you don’t think so, it’s very likely that you don’t have a heart, because […]

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Disney Infinity: The Lone Ranger Review: Fun in Disney’s Wild West

by David Sanchez on December 11, 2013 @ 10:04 pm

Disney’s remake of The Lone Ranger wasn’t exactly received all that warmly when the company decided to bring the franchise back earlier this year. The film was critically panned and has been the source of much ridicule. In that sense, […]

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Assassin’s Creed IV DLC Coming in Two Weeks

by David Sanchez on December 4, 2013 @ 11:55 am

If you’re eagerly anticipating more Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag content, you won’t have to wait too long. As advertised on Game Informer (and spotted by VideoGamer), the story-based Freedom Cry DLC is coming to the game in two weeks […]

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Final Exam Review: A D+ Effort

by David Sanchez on November 27, 2013 @ 11:52 am

Beat ‘em ups have the potential to be ridiculously cathartic and entertaining or ludicrously dull and uninspired. Final Exam is clearly meant to be the former, but sadly, it leans toward the latter. The game comes equipped with all the […]

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Apple Acquires Original Kinect Motion Technology Dev

by David Sanchez on November 25, 2013 @ 12:44 pm

PrimeSense, the company that developed the motion sensing technology of the Kinect for the Xbox 360, has been bought out by Apple, reports BBC News. While further details have yet to be disclosed, reports indicate that the acquisition ran Apple […]

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Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes Landing in Spring 2014

by David Sanchez on November 4, 2013 @ 8:43 am

Konami has revealed details regarding the launch of Metal Gear Solid V. The adventure is set to take place across two games, Ground Zeroes and The Phantom Pain, with the former being prepped for a spring 2014 release. According to […]

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The Walking Dead Season Two Gets Teaser Image

by David Sanchez on October 28, 2013 @ 1:10 pm

A single image. That’s all we got yesterday from Telltale Games on its Facebook page regarding The Walking Dead. It’s fitting, actually, because a series the likes of Walking Dead is certainly deserving of the most mysterious of promotional campaigns. […]

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Titanfall Coming March 11, Collector’s Edition Revealed

by David Sanchez on October 22, 2013 @ 10:25 am

Titanfall from EA and developer Respawn Entertainment has been dated. According to a press release sent out today, the upcoming title will be available on the Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC beginning March 11, 2014. In addition to the […]

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Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate Gets in the Halloween Spirit with New Costumes, Stage

by David Sanchez on October 16, 2013 @ 11:24 pm

The folks over at Tecmo Koei and Team Ninja are in a seasonal mood. Currently available on both the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate is a special Halloween DLC pack. You’ll get brand […]

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Watch Dogs Delay Means No Hacking Espionage Until 2014

by David Sanchez on October 15, 2013 @ 11:56 pm

One of the biggest news stories of the day surrounds Ubisoft’s upcoming hack-heavy espionage adventure Watch Dogs. It turns out the game isn’t launching next month as originally planned. Instead, the highly anticipated title will arrive sometime around spring 2014, […]

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Saints Row IV: Enter the Dominatrix DLC Lands in Two Weeks

by David Sanchez on October 10, 2013 @ 9:39 am

Things are about to get even weirder in the world of Saints Row IV. Yes, you read that correctly: even weirder. As announced today by publisher Deep Silver, the Enter the Dominatrix DLC that was once but a mere folk […]

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Rad Indie Platformer Dustforce Sweeps Its Way to 360, PS3, Vita in 2014

by David Sanchez on October 9, 2013 @ 12:23 am

A great, worthwhile game will soon be available on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Vita. Dustforce, developed by Hitbox Team and currently available on Steam, will be headed to the three systems beginning January 2014. If you’ve yet to […]