Gaming Previews

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Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty Preview

I had nearly an hour with Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty at Summer Game Fest Play Days, and it left me wanting more.

June 11, 2023 | 03:00 EDT

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Alan Wake II = Resident Evil + True Detective + Twin Peaks

We saw an extended gameplay demo of Alan Wake II at #SummerGameFest, where we learned to channel our inner Pepe Silvia to solve a murder.

June 11, 2023 | 11:45 EDT

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Final Fantasy VII Ever Crisis Preview

Looking to relive the classic JRPG? Check out our preview to see if Final Fantasy VII Ever Crisis will be the fix you're looking for before Rebirth.

June 11, 2023 | 11:30 EDT

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Foamstars Preview

Are you a kid now or are a Foamstar now? We had a chance to play Foamstars at Summer Game Fest and we're here to answer just how similar it is to Splatoon.

June 11, 2023 | 11:15 EDT

Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, and Amy flying through the air in Sonic Superstars.

Sonic Superstars Preview

If you've been waiting for a sequel to Sonic Mania, Sonic Superstars could be your next best bet. Check out our Sonic Superstars preview to find out more.

June 11, 2023 | 11:00 EDT

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Mortal Kombat 1 Preview

As part of the Summer Game Fest Play Days event, we had the chance to play Mortal Kombat 1. It is as over the top as you want it to be, with the kameo characters adding in more mayhem.

June 10, 2023 | 01:37 EDT

Lies of P Preview

Lies of P Preview - The Dark Souls of Classic Literature

We played two chapters of Lies of P and it's shaping up to be one of the more unique take on the Souls-like brand of action gameplay.

June 8, 2023 | 03:55 EDT

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Alone in the Dark Preview - Back to Its Roots

The upcoming remake of Alone in the Dark takes some heavy inspirations from the original title that started it all, but isn't afraid to break the mold with new features and design aspects.

May 25, 2023 | 08:00 EDT

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Ripout Preview - Gumming Up The Works

Ripout showed a lot of promise when the trailer first graced our screens a few years ago, but has the game lived up to that promise?

May 25, 2023 | 11:00 EDT

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Final Fantasy XVI Preview - The Most Promising Final Fantasy Game in Forever

Final Fantasy XVI is getting close to its release, so here's our preview of one of the most anticipated RPGs of the year, with a lot riding on its potential success.

May 22, 2023 | 09:00 EDT

Players in Tape to Tape take it to the ice.

Tape to Tape Preview - Earning Your Skates

Tape to Tape is a hockey roguelike that has solid fundamentals but still hasn't progressed out of the farm league.

May 16, 2023 | 11:00 EDT

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The Lord of the Rings: Heroes of Middle-earth Preview - A New Age of Collectable RPG

The Lord of the Rings: Heroes of Middle-earth is shaping up to be a full-fledged strategy RPG experience packed with collectables and a new story that stays close to the themes of the original.

May 10, 2023 | 01:00 EDT

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Voidtrain Preview - Running Out of Steam

Voidtrain is a survival/crafting game set aboard a void-bound train that floats through a gravity-less expanse while you suck on ice to survive.

May 9, 2023 | 11:50 EDT

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Harmony: The Fall of Reverie Preview - Aspiring Toward the Best Choices

While some of its gameplay mechanics can feel overwhelming at first, Harmony: The Fall of Reverie has a ton of promise as a new narrative-driven offering from Don't Nod and should definitely be on the radar of anyone who enjoys stories with believably written characters.

May 4, 2023 | 01:00 EDT

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The Planet Crafter Needs Room to Grow

The Planet Crafter promises a combat-free take on survival games while allowing you to terraform a planet to your tastes. Find out more in our preview!

April 28, 2023 | 11:00 EDT

Survival: Fountain of Youth Preview - Looking at the Grotto and Bones on the Beach from Some Rocks

Survival: Fountain of Youth Delivers a Refreshing Change of Pace

Survival: Fountain of Youth adds interesting tweaks to the survival formula and throws in a compelling story, too. Read our preview to find out more!

April 24, 2023 | 11:00 EDT

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Shadows of Doubt Preview - A City at Your Fingertips

Shadows of Doubt is an immersive sim taking place within a randomly generated city you're able to explore. Solve crimes and get to the bottom of murders!

April 21, 2023 | 06:00 EDT

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Stray Blade Preview - Needs Extra Time To Shake Off The Rust

Stray Blade is a new Action-Adventure title where players find themselves exploring Acrea the Lost Valley attempting to escape

April 20, 2023 | 09:00 EDT


Ghostware: Arena of the Dead Preview - Ode to the Arena

Ghostware: Arena of the Dead is an arena shooter with a mysterious story at its core. It's in Early Access, so here are our thoughts.

April 12, 2023 | 11:00 EDT


Supplice Preview - Works Some GZDoom Magic

We take a look at Supplice's Early Access, running on the magical GZDoom engine.

April 6, 2023 | 11:00 EDT

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Minecraft Legends' World is a Massive Battlefield of Fun

We got a hands-off preview for Minecraft Legends, and learned a great deal about the world and its gameplay.

April 6, 2023 | 03:05 EDT

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PAX East 2023: Trinity Fusion Preview

Trinity Fusion is a 2D action platformer rogue-lite where players travel through the multiverse and upgrade three versions of themselves to survive and explore a life threatening journey.

April 5, 2023 | 11:00 EDT

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PAX East 2023: Mythwrecked Preview

We wash up on the shores of Mythwrecked: Ambrosia Island to see if we can solve a mystery befitting the gods.

April 4, 2023 | 12:00 EDT

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PAX East 2023: Cuisineer Preview

We try out a slice of the new cooking game and action-roguelike Cuisineer from Singaporean developers BattleBrew Productions.

April 4, 2023 | 11:00 EDT

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PAX East 2023: Undisputed Preview

We step into the ring to try out the new boxing title Undisputed from Steel City Interactive!

April 4, 2023 | 10:00 EDT

Star Wars Jedi Survivor Preview

Star Wars Jedi: Survivor Preview - The Expanded Universe

We go hands-on for the first ever preview of Star Wars Jedi: Survivor - a sequel that's aiming to improve on every facet from its predecessor.

April 3, 2023 | 11:00 EDT

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PAX East 2023: Wayfinder Preview

We hopped into the world of Wayfinder at PAX East 2023 to see how this co-op and action-heavy adventure plays.

April 2, 2023 | 12:00 EDT

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PAX East 2023: Sucker for Love: Date To Die For Preview

Would you date an eldritch horror? We get a taste of it in this Sucker for Love: Date to Die For preview from publisher DreadXP and developer Akabaka.

April 2, 2023 | 11:30 EDT

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PAX East 2023: Animal Well Preview

We head down the proverbial well to preview the upcoming Metroidvania Animal Well at PAX East 2023

April 2, 2023 | 11:00 EDT

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PAX East 2023: Trails into Reverie Preview

We take Trails into Reverie for a spin, the next Legend of Heroes: Trails game to get an English localization.

March 31, 2023 | 11:00 EDT

The player character waters their crops in the field in Go-Go Town.

PAX East 2023: Go-Go Town Preview

Check out our Go-Go Town preview from PAX East 2023! Go-Go Town is a life-sim game with tycoon elements that has you building a town and recruiting helpers.

March 31, 2023 | 10:00 EDT

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PAX East 2023: WrestleQuest Preview

WrestleQuest puts an authentic sports-entertainment spin on turn based RPG combat to make a love letter to classics in the genre and the golden age of wrestling, and that's the bottom line.

March 30, 2023 | 11:00 EDT

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PAX East 2023: Primal Omen Preview

We head back in time to fight some dinosaurs with handguns and do our very best to survive in the PAX East 2023 Primal Omen preview build.

March 29, 2023 | 12:30 EDT

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PAX East 2023: Pacific Drive Preview

We take a try at surviving and driving through a possibly demonic version of the Pacific Northwest in this Pacific Drive preview from PAX East.

March 29, 2023 | 12:00 EDT

Hockey Rink in Goons Legends & Mayhem where players play against each other.

PAX East 2023: Goons Legends & Mayhem Preview

Shoot pucks and cast spells in Goons: Legends & Mayhem. Check out our Goons: Legends & Mayhem preview from when we played at PAX East 2023.

March 29, 2023 | 11:30 EDT

Units in Tempest Rising patrolling through a field at night.

PAX East 2023: Tempest Rising Preview

At PAX East 2023, we got to check out some Tempest Rising gameplay and learn more about this RTS. Take a look at our Tempest Rising preview!

March 29, 2023 | 10:30 EDT

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PAX East 2023: Fort Solis Preview

At PAX East 2023, we got a look at Fort Solis and chatted with Game Director James Tinsdale. Check out our Fort Solis preview ahead of its release date.

March 27, 2023 | 10:00 EDT

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Sizing Up Smalland: Survive the Wilds

Can Smalland go head-to-head with Obsidian's Grounded for the tiniest of crowns? Read our preview to learn more about this early access survival game!

March 27, 2023 | 09:00 EDT

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PAX East 2023: The Mageseeker: A League of Legends Story Preview

The Mageseeker: A League of Legends Story requires strategy and an ability to adapt to the fast paced dance of combat as League Champion Sylas on his quest for vengeance.

March 26, 2023 | 04:15 EDT

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PAX East 2023: Terraform a Barren World in One Lonely Outpost

At PAX East 2023, we checked out One Lonely Outpost. Check out our One Lonely Outpost preview and see why we're excited to take farming to the stars.

March 24, 2023 | 12:00 EDT

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PAX East 2023: Wargroove 2 Preview

At PAX East 2023, we had the chance to get a hands-on Wargroove 2 preview. Check out our thoughts on the Wargroove 2 gameplay in our preview!

March 24, 2023 | 11:00 EDT

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Sludge Life 2 Preview - Old Life New Life

A surprise Sludge Life sequel has been announced, and we sat down with Sludge Life 2 to see how its vaporwave-inflected world has changed.

March 23, 2023 | 01:00 EDT

Gollum and enemies in Lord of the Rings: Gollum

Lord of the Rings: Gollum is Shaping Up Well

Finally, Lord of the Rings: Gollum gives Gollum/Smeagol a voice in what looks like one of the most promising 2023 releases.

March 23, 2023 | 12:45 EDT

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The Legend of Heroes: Trails to Azure Preview

We take a look at the missing piece of the Trails series, Trails to Azure, and see if the long twelve years of waiting for this title to be translated in English is worth it.

March 22, 2023 | 11:00 EDT

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Diablo IV Will Consume Your Life

Diablo 4's Early Access period for its first beta test is officially finished, and we have some thoughts on this gargantuan game.

March 21, 2023 | 10:00 EDT


Exoprimal's Exosuits are a Vicious Bunch

Exoprimal's second beta test allows players to try out all the new Exosuits, and here are our thoughts on them!

March 18, 2023 | 10:00 EDT

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Coffee Talk Episode 2: Hibiscus & Butterfly Preview — The Usual?

With Coffee Talk Episode 2: Hibiscus & Butterfly now mere weeks away, we return to the shop to see if the flavor's still the same, or if the coffee has burned...

March 16, 2023 | 11:00 EDT

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Dead Island 2 Preview - Rend Thy FLESH

Our Dead Island 2 Preview will give you insight into the game that has been shambling around ever since 2014, bought back to life by Dambusters.

March 13, 2023 | 11:05 EDT

Age of Wonders 4 Preview

Age of Wonders 4 Preview - One More Turn (Fantasy Style)

Paradox will soon release Age of Wonders 4, the next chapter of the veteran fantasy take on the 4X formula, and it made me lose a lot of sleep, in a good way.

March 2, 2023 | 02:00 EST

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Kerbal Space Program 2 Preview - Super Early Access

Kerbal Space Program 2 has just dropped into Early Access, so we're gonna take a quick look to see if it's ready for launch.

March 1, 2023 | 11:00 EST

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Road 96: Mile 0 Preview - A Promising Start

Road 96: Mile 0 is almost here, and it's time to take a look and see if this prequel can surpass the original game or if it'll be left by the wayside.

March 1, 2023 | 10:00 EST