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How to beat Shovel Knight, as told by an 80s-style tips video

There is a sect of the internet who believe Shovel Knight is, in fact, a 1980s Capcom game that was merely discovered by members of Yacht Club Games and tweaked to be made playable on modern systems. We can neither confirm nor deny such speculation. Giving credence to this (only semi-)...

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Hackers break Mario Kart 8, vow to not aid cheaters

The most basic premise of console multiplayer is the idea that everyone has a level technological playing field, but as the above video demonstrates, Mario Kart 8 is no longer the untouched, pristine walled garden its creators intended. Though this clip is described as "very basic stuff" and...

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Midna lends Link a hand in new Hyrule Warriors trailer

Twilight Princess' lovable imp Midna headlines the latest gameplay trailer for Koei Tecmo's Zelda-fied brawler Hyrule Warriors, showcasing an array of powerful attacks using gigantic phantom hands and summoned creatures. Midna is the latest in a string of Hyrule Warriors character profiles,...

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Sniper Elite 3 camps at the top of the UK charts

Sniper Elite 3 leads the UK charts for a second week, as Brits continue to enjoy shattering various body parts in slow-mo. Maybe it's a form of relief following England's dismal World Cup and Andy Murray's struggles at Wimbledon. In fairness, there are few things that ease the pain like sending a...

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Mighty No. 9 gets additional stretch goals, animated series, pre-orders open

Mighty No. 9 developer Comcept USA gathered more than $4 million in its initial fundraising campaign for the Mega Man-esque sidescroller, but that pile of money could grow a little mightier. Comcept has announced a second, PayPal-powered funding campaign to cover additional stretch goals for...

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New Nintendo eShop releases: Guacamelee, Armillo

To coin Sony's term, Squids Odyssey is the first 3DS and Wii U "cross-buy" game, but it's only supported by Nintendo of Europe. Over in Europe, customers who buy the underwater RPG on 3DS can download the previously released Wii U version for free, as long as their Nintendo Network ID is linked...

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Shovel Knight cheat unlocks Butt Mode

Shovel Knight is brimming with cheat codes – more than 300 collected in this Google Doc so far – but the most adorable, childishly hilarious code unlocks Butt Mode, a cheat that replaces recurring nouns in the game with the word "butt." It's like reading a Harry Potter book and...

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Bandai Namco to distribute next-gen racer Project Cars

Slightly Mad Studios' next-gen racing game Project Cars now has the support of Bandai Namco. The publisher agreed to distribute the game globally on Xbox One, PS4, PC for Windows and SteamOS as well as Wii U. Project Cars is slated to launch in November. The realism-fixated racing sim began as...

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Joystiq Streams: Independence Day Jubilee Marathon [Update: Relive the event!]

Update: Relive the entire day with our YouTube playlist above, featuring all six-plus hours of streaming! When it comes crashing down, and it hurts inside/ya' gotta take a stand, it don't help to hide/Well, you hurt Joystiq's friends, and you hurt Joystiq's pride/I gotta be a website/we...

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Joystiq Streams: Sir Steam Give-away-in and the Shovel Knight [UPDATE: Relive the stream!]

"For wonder of his hwe men hade/set in his semblaunt sene/he ferde as freke were fade/and oueral shovel-ene." Gentle squires, maidens and sirs alike, all ye gentle folk of the realm with a lust for platforming feats of derring do, Joystiq invites you to join us in a quest most grand. We are...

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