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Outlast II Review — Bad Religion

Developer Red Barrels returns to heart-pounding horror with Outlast II, in our review of the long-awaited (and terrifying) sequel to the 2013 original.


Like some twisted case of schadenfreude -- though usually at your own expense -- horror games drive the desire to feel uncomfortable. While horror films have done this for decades by terrorizing moviegoers under the veil of a dark movie theater, horror video games inspire a different kind of terror: one driven by the fact that the player is fully in control of their character and that they have to press on and progress, even when they know something is waiting around the corner to tear them apart....

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Free Nier: Automata Costume for Gravity Rush 2 Confirmed for Western Release and Dated

The free NieR: Automata costume recently announced for Gravity Rush 2 is officially coming west. ...Read More

on April 26, 2017 4:09 AM
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PS4 Exclusive Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age Gets New Screenshots Showing Story and Gameplay

Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age looks sweeet in a batch of new screenshots directly from Square Enix. ...Read More

on April 25, 2017 11:43 PM
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PS4 Exclusive Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age Shows its Improved Graphics in Story Trailer

Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age shines in a brand new trailer showcasing its story and cutscenes. ...Read More

on April 25, 2017 10:06 PM
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X-COM Creator Announces New Title Phoenix Point Now In Active Crowdfunding

Phoenix Point, the newest game from the creator of the original X-COM, has been in development for a year. Check out its recently launched crowdfunding campaign on Fig. ...Read More

on April 25, 2017 9:06 PM
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Vikings – Wolves of Midgard Playable Demo is Now Available on PlayStation 4

Although Vikings - Wolves of Midgard has already released, Kalypso Media has decided to release a demo of the game on the PlayStation Store. ...Read More

on April 25, 2017 8:58 PM
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Elder Scrolls Online Trailer Shows Off A Little More of Morrowind

A new character trailer for The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind just dropped. Bethesda shows off the lively city of Vivec. ...Read More

on April 25, 2017 8:52 PM
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New League of Maidens Video Shows Classes, Skills and Perks Customization

Maiden Gaming shows the system of classes, skills and perks that players will be able to use to customize their war maiden in League of Maidens. ...Read More

on April 25, 2017 7:14 PM

Dear Capcom: Please Bring Back Rival Schools, the Persona of Fighting Games (Without Cuts this Time)

Dear Capcom: Please Bring Back Rival Schools, the Persona of Fighting Games (Without Cuts this Time)

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on April 25, 2017 6:17 PM

The Justice Gakuen series of fighting games deserves a second chance on modern consoles, with all of its original features intact.


Back in 1998, PlayStation fans were treated to a lovely gem titled Shiritsu Justice Gakuen: Legion of Heroes, translated in the west as Rival Schools: United by Fate. Two years later, in that magical era of dreams in which the Dreamcast was at its brief peak, the series made the jump to Sega's console with Moero! Justice Gakuen (Project Justice). Then, unfortunately, the IP sank into semi-obscurity, possibly choked by the demise of the Dreamcast and by the stiff competition during the golden age of fighting games....

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PS Vita Exclusive Collar X Malice Comes West This Summer, Physically and Digitally

Aksys Games announced that the Idea Factory developed otome visual novel Collar X Malice will launch in North America and Europe this Summer on PlayStation Vita, with both physical and digital options. ...Read More

on April 25, 2017 4:15 PM
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Nintendo Hints at What Happened to Callie Prior to Splatoon 2

Nintendo released some new background information for the world of Splatoon 2 today that hints at what possibly happened to Callie in between the events of the original Splatoon and the upcoming Nintendo Switch exclusive. ...Read More

on April 25, 2017 4:07 PM
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New Persona 5 DLCs Released, Including Free Swimsuits and Pricey Spin-Off Costumes

You can finally face shadows in bikini in Persona 5's palaces and Mementos, for free. ...Read More

on April 25, 2017 3:56 PM
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Puyo Puyo Tetris Launches with New Tutorial Videos

SEGA's puzzle crossover title Puyo Puyo Tetris released today, so the developer and publisher released some new tutorial videos to celebrate. ...Read More

on April 25, 2017 3:43 PM
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Check Out Minecraft Running on Nintendo Switch

How's progress coming along on the recently revealed Nintendo Switch version of Minecraft? In a fairly recent livestream, the developers showed off what Minecraft: Switch Edition will be looking like. ...Read More

on April 25, 2017 3:39 PM
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Batman: Arkham VR Makes its Way to Oculus Rift and HTC Vive with Launch Trailer

Rocksteady and Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment announced released a launch trailer for the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift ports of Batman: Arkham VR today. ...Read More

on April 25, 2017 3:27 PM
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Digital Foundry: Super Bomberman R’s 60 FPS Patch Significantly Lowers Resolution

It is fairly shocking when a game is able to bump its frames-per-second by nearly double, yet that is exactly what Konami's Super Bomberman R claimed to do in its latest update. Specifically, Konami had claimed that ...Read More

on April 25, 2017 3:26 PM
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New Street Fighter V DLC Character Possibly Leaked by PlayStation Store: it’s Ed

Today the PlayStation Store updated, and the text of the second Character Pass for Stret Fighter V was also amended, apparently unveiling the next DLC character coming for the game. ...Read More

on April 25, 2017 3:22 PM
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Grisaia Series Developer Frontwing Teases New “Adult-Oriented” Game

Japanese developer Frontwing will be releasing Grisaia: Phantom Trigger Vol 1 and Vol 2 worldwide on April 28. The visual novel is a continuation of the Grisaia seres, the studio's most popular title in the west. ...Read More

on April 25, 2017 3:02 PM
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MLB The Show 17 Gets Major Update That Fixes Freezing and Other Issues

Sony San Diego has announced the patch notes for MLB The Show 17, which fixes mutliple game-breaking bugs. ...Read More

on April 25, 2017 2:35 PM
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The Original Live-Action Video Game Night Trap Returning After 25 Years; Coming to PS4 and Xbox One Spring 2017

Remember Night Trap, the interactive movie video game (aka live-action) developed by Digital Pictures for the Sega/Mega CD in 1992? It's back. That's right, today, Kentucky-based devloper Screaming Villains announced that it is bringing the classic back ...Read More

on April 25, 2017 2:34 PM
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Dawn of Andromeda Get’s Release Date and Launch Trailer

Dawn of Andromeda, previously available for early access on Steam, is officially coming on May 4th. ...Read More

on April 25, 2017 2:18 PM
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Minecraft: Console Edition Gets New Glide Beasts Track Pack and Update on All Platforms

Today 4J Studios revealed the patch notes for their newest update for Minecraft.

The update is called Patch 1.47 on PS3 and PSVita, Patch 1.48 on PS4, Update 42 on Xbox One, and Update 52 ...Read More

on April 25, 2017 2:17 PM
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Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 Out Today on PS4, Xbox One, and PC; Launch Trailer Released

Today, Sniper Ghost Warrior from Polish developer and publisher CI Games releases onto PS4, Xbox One, and PC, accompanied by an official launch trailer. ...Read More

on April 25, 2017 1:47 PM
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Disgaea 5 Complete Gets New Trailer Introducing the Adorable Usalia and Others: Red Magnus, Christo, and Zeroken

NIS America launched a new character introduction trailer for Disgaea 5 Complete, coming to Nintendo Switch May 23 in North America and May 26 in Europe. ...Read More

on April 25, 2017 1:17 PM
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Chuusotsu – 1st Graduation Launches on KickStarter With Modest Goal and Additional CG Opportunity

Fruitbat Factory launched a KickStarter campaign for the Studio Beast developed visual novel Chuusotsu - 1st Graduation, coming to PC. ...Read More

on April 25, 2017 1:05 PM
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TimeShift, Assault Heroes 2 and Commanders: Attack Added to Xbox One’s Backward Compatibility Library

Today, Xbox’s Larry Hryb announced via Twitter that TimeShift, Assault Heroes 2 and Commanders: Attack of the Genos have all been added to the Xbox One via Backward Compatibility. ...Read More

on April 25, 2017 12:59 PM
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Sonic Forces’ Classic Sonic Gameplay Shown off in New Video and Screenshots

Today, developer Sonic Team and publisher Sega released a new, two-minute-long gameplay video showcasing Sonic Forces' Classic Sonic gameplay, which was originally teased during a Nintendo Direct presentation earlier this month. ...Read More

on April 25, 2017 12:36 PM
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New Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide DLC Announced; Fresh Screenshots Released

Fatshark has announced a new DLC pack coming to Warhammer: End Times - Vermintide. The new pack is scheduled to release on May 4, 2017. ...Read More

on April 25, 2017 12:20 PM

Outlast II Review — Bad Religion

Outlast II Review — Bad Religion

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on April 25, 2017 12:15 PM

Developer Red Barrels returns to heart-pounding horror with Outlast II, in our review of the long-awaited (and terrifying) sequel to the 2013 original.


Like some twisted case of schadenfreude -- though usually at your own expense -- horror games drive the desire to feel uncomfortable. While horror films have done this for decades by terrorizing moviegoers under the veil of a dark movie theater, horror video games inspire a different kind of terror: one driven by the fact that the player is fully in control of their character and that they have to press on and progress, even when they know something is waiting around the corner to tear them apart....

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Injustice 2 Achievements List Reveals Joker

Today, Injustice 2's achievements list confirmed the Jokers presence in the game, which isn't very surprising, but as of right now the infamous Batman rival has yet to be revealed, announced, or confirmed by either publisher Warner ...Read More

on April 25, 2017 12:15 PM
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Guardians of Ember Receives New Update; Increases Level Cap and Adds Act V

Guardians of Ember is receiving a major content update that brings Act V to the game in addition to increasing the level cap to 58. ...Read More

on April 25, 2017 12:05 PM