A few days ago, we learned that Mega Man X, the hugely successful SNES game, would be coming to the Wii U Virtual Console on May 30th, and lo and behold, that's today! You can now purchase the title from the Wii U eShop for $7.99 and blast your way through Mega Man X's classic stage in powered-up Wii U glory, or, if you've never played the original title, you can experience it for the very first time!

But wait, there's more! Capcom is holding a sale on the eShop as well. If you purchase Mega Man X for the Wii U Virtual Console between now and June 6th, you can get Ghosts'n Goblins for a half price deal of $2.50. Vice-versa, if you pay the full $5.00 for Ghosts'n Goblins, you can get Mega Man X for half price.

Did we mention that Ace Attorney Trilogy HD comes out for iOS today? It's a great day to love Capcom, isn't it?

Blizzard Entertainment announced Titan some years ago: a new MMO and franchise that they expected would be popular, but different enough from their juggernaut World of Warcraft that the two wouldn't compete. In 2011, Blizzard was happy to report that Titan was playable, but news stopped coming. Now, things are looking down for the game. The team working on Titan has been heavily reduced; according to VentureBeat, that team of 100 has dropped to 30.

To make matters worse, the game has been delayed and essentially rebooted in order to incorporate new technology. Now the MMO is not set to release until at least 2016. Along with World of Warcraft rapidly losing players after nearly a decade and Blizzard's upcoming games Blizzard All-Stars and Hearthstone being free to play and relying on in-game purchases, this news gives worry that Blizzard may be losing control of the PC gamer.

Please visit our friends at GenGAME for the original version of this article, written by Ben Lamoreux.

Super Meat Boy publisher Team Meat has recently blasted Microsoft for their botched Xbox One reveal. The reveal was met with mixed opinions all around, and has seen more than its share of negativity. Veteran gaming analyst and journalist Adam Sessler even dubbed it “the most unanimously negative response" to a console reveal that he’d witnessed.

Recently, GameInformer conducted interviews with multiple game studios in order to get their feelings on the reveal, and their reactions were mostly positive. Now, there were some negative comments, but, overall, it seems that most developers are happy with what the Xbox One brings to the table. It's a smart move for them to not talk bad about a console, considering that one day they may want to publish games on it. However, the fellows from Team Meat didn't hold their tongue. Previously, Team Meat stated that they have no future plans to release content on the Xbox ever again, and in his interview with GameInformer, Edmund McMillen of Team Meat elaborates. See what was said after the jump.

Spike TV has been named the sole and official television broadcaster for the biggest event in the video game industry, the 2013 Electronic Entertainment Expo or "E3." Conferences, events, and trailers will still air online on various sites, such as GameTrailers or IGN, and Nintendo will host a set of "mini Nintendo Directs" to relay information, but Spike TV still holds the exclusive television broadcasting rights.

Coming off of its exclusive television broadcast of the recent Xbox One reveal, Spike TV will once again play host to the central hub for all things gaming. Fans will be treated to live coverage of Sony, Nintendo, and Microsoft's E3 press conferences, as well as exclusive game trailers, third party studio announcements, demos, and all of the action taking place at E3 that you won't wanna miss. It's really crazy to think that G4TV was once the biggest broadcaster of video game news, and the first to televise E3, but now they just air re-runs of Cops and Star Trek : The Next Generation. It really shows how far they've fallen.

Spike TV's "E3 All Access Live" show will broadcast nearly 20 hours of live E3 coverage over the four days spanning the convention. With highly anticipated games like Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flags, Final Fantasy XIII: Lightning Returns, Call of Duty: Ghosts, Watch Dogs, The Last of Us, and many more expected to make an appearance, plus more news on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, this is shaping up to be an exciting E3! Remember to tune into Spike TV for the live television broadcast, and be sure to check into Zelda Informer and Gamnesia regularly for round-the-clock updates into all things E3. The coverage begins Monday, June 10th. 

Developer Techland, the studio responsible for Dead Island, recently announced their newest game: Hellraid, a first-person mix of RPG and Hack n' Slash elements. Just the other day, they released a few new screenshots for the game. The pictures, viewable after the jump, showcase the game's first person combat, even going as far as to show that players will, in some way, have the ability to decapitate their foes.

In Hellraid, players will have fairly traditional class-choices of warrior, mage, paladin, and rogue, with the chance to upgrade abilities via skill trees. The game also gives players the option to play cooperatively, either locally or over the internet. Hellraid is planned to release on PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 later this year.

Click the jump if you want to check out the Hellraid screenshots!

At this point, I'm sure virtually all of you have heard or read at least a bit about the controversy surrounding Microsoft's recently-revealed Xbox One. Safe to say, there are a lot of people who aren't too happy about it. From the requirement for a daily online connection to the necessity of always having Kinect hooked up for the box to function, Microsoft managed to garner quite a bit of critique after describing their new console. To be fair, there are also a number of people pointing out that we still have to wait until E3 to see most of the games that are actually going to be available on Xbox One.

Well, among Xbox One's critics are Ben Croshaw, better known as Yahtzee, the guy who does the Zero Punctuation reviews, and Jim Sterling, the host of Jimquisition. And on their cooperative show, Jim and Yahtzee's Rhymedown Spectacular, they've given us the privilege of finding out why in the form of poetry.

Head past the jump to hear Ben Croshaw and Jim Sterling recite their elegant verses regarding Xbox One.

There's been too long of a silence from Italian indie-game developer Ivan Zanotti, best known for Imscared, which was seen as a perfect antidote to Slender and all of its clones heirs. He has started other projects since his last release, but according to him they're taking longer than expected, and so he's been excited to release a new game. Nothing Else, which he described as 'a weird game experience', is the product of all of his effort.

Nothing Else seems very basic at first glance, being pseudo-8 bit and a 2D side-scroller (with some clues for puzzles found in a first person view). However, Nothing Else is far more than a simple 2D platformer, rather, it is a puzzle horror game. In fact, the very first puzzle involves obtaining the book that your character wants to read as he falls asleep. Instead of drifting gently to sleep, however, your character finds himself transported somewhere strange.

Nothing Else is centered around puzzles, so you should definitely keep your eyes peeled for the clues that have been flawlessly blended into the close-ups. The art in the game is beautifully simple and, when mixed with the eerie soundtrack and near disturbing scenery, provides an almost delightfully creepy atmosphere. The game is a perfect mixture of horror and adventure that only Zanotti could hope to accomplish.

Nothing Else is available to be downloaded for Windows.

"So to be clear here, the problem is not the fact that female characters die or suffer. Death touches all of our lives eventually, and as such it's often an integral part of dramatic storytelling. To say that women could never die in stories would be absurd, but it's important to consider the ways that women's deaths are framed, and examine how and why they're written." -- Anite Sarkeesian

Tropes vs. Women in Video Games is a kickstarter funded series in which the host, Anite Sarkeesian of Feminist Frequency, takes an academic approach to examining the treatment and portrayal of women in games. There was a lot of overblown controversy surrounding its original announcement, but with the release of a largely unbiased first episode back in March, the series started being taken a bit more kindly. As anyone who watched that video will know, this series isn't some sort of feminist "conspiracy" to take down video games; Sarkeesian even says in episode 2 that, "interactive media has the potential to be a brilliant medium for people of all genders to explore difficult or painful subjects," showing her active support for the growth of the gaming medium as a whole.

The second episode of the series, "Damsel in Distress Part 2," was released yesterday as a continuation to the previous episode, and it talks a bit more in-depth about specific versions and iterations of the damsel in distress trope. There's a lot of interesting content in the episode, and, while I don't agree 100% with literally every example she uses, Sarkeesian brings to the table a lot of good examples from both past and modern games which employ this tired cliche. Click the jump to watch the full episode!

Less than a week ago, we reported on how Shin'en Multimedia, a 3rd party publisher responsible for many Nintendo games, deemed the Wii U a next-generation console, something that might have come as a shock to many critics. Today, the publisher made another bold claim about the Wii U through an interview with team member Manfred Linzner. This statement will stun critics even more than the first, but it is sure to excite fans of the console. Find out exactly what it is inside!

SEGA's been hitting us hard with Sonic Lost World news this week. First, we got a great trailer, followed by a slew of gameplay details; now, we have even more juicy news to share with you, as well as a sign that there's more to come!

To start, SEGA has released the boxart for both the 3DS and Wii U versions of the game; the 3DS art can be seen on your left, and the Wii U art will be after the jump.Next, SEGA announced some story details for the upcoming title. According to SEGA's blog:

Dr. Eggman has harnessed the power of six menacing creatures collectively known as the Deadly Six, but when the Deadly Six rise up against their master, Sonic has to unite with his arch nemesis in order to take on the new enemies head-on. Using his dynamic new parkour moves and improved Color Powers, Sonic must run, jump and race through a variety of ever-changing terrains in order to defeat the Deadly Six.

It appears that Sonic and his nemesis Dr. Eggman will be teaming up in Lost World! That should make for an interesting story. Additionally, this confirms that Color Powers are back, but more about that in a bit.

Want more juicy bits about console exclusive aspects, multiplayer, and more? Follow me after the jump!

A while back, Sony announced that the PlayStation 4 would be receiving a feature somewhat similar to the Wii U's "off-TV play," which lets players use their Wii U GamePad screens to play full Wii U games without the necessity of their TV screens. This is great, as if someone wants to watch something on TV or even play a game on a different game console, you needn't quit playing your Wii U. The PlayStation 4's version of off-TV play gives players the option to use their PSVita screens to play their PlayStation 4 games. According to a tweet from Sony's Shuhei Yoshida, inclusion of this "Remote-Play" feature will be mandatory in all PlayStation 4 games, excluding those which require extra PlayStation 4-specific hardware like the camera.

Considering that Remote-Play probably won't be too difficult to implement into most PlayStation 4 games, it seems to me like the required addition will be a nice feature for PlayStation 4 adopters. But what do you think?

Head past the jump to see the full tweet.

Back in the last Nintendo Direct, Nintendo announced that some of its E3 demos would be making their way to select Best Buy stores across America.

We now know more about this event, dubbed "The Nintendo Experience". At select stores, fans can demo said games on Wednesday, June 12th from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday June 15th from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. In addition to the demos, fans can apparently expect to "score some Luigi loot and hot offers on Wii U". I'm not sure what that entails, but if it's free I'll definitely take it!

While they will not be announcing the full lineup of games until June 11th (presumably after the Nintendo Direct), Best Buy announced its full list of participating stores (always subject to change, of course).

For the current lineup, follow me after the jump!

SEGA seems to be gearing up pretty nicely for E3. An image from SEGA has recently been spotted online, touting a logo of four colored diamonds and a slogan, "A New World of Entertainment" underneath the big bold word, "SPECTRUM" and the date 06/12/2013.

Perhaps the easiest assumption to make here is that the number above refers to the date it will be unveiled, but beyond that, what SEGA Spectrum could be is really anyone's guess. Some have proposed the idea that SEGA may be gearing up to get back into the console business, but during such an uneasy time in that market, it seems highly unlikely that they would venture back onto the old mountain from which they once fell. Not to mention the fact that their flagship character is now making three major Nintendo-exclusive appearances in row. Head past the jump for more!

Oh Square, how the mighty have fallen. While we still hold out a glimmer of hope that we'll hear new information about Final Fantasy XIII Versus soon, Square continues to hold out. 

As a mild form of compensation, Square has decided to provide us with a small update via Famitsu on the development status of the various already announced Final Fantasy games.

The details were provided via FF-Reunion's Aibo_AC7's twitter account, so be sure to show them some love. Hop inside to see the current progress of the Final Fantasy games as they currently stand!

I'm going to be up front - there's quite a bit about Microsoft's upcoming Xbox One console that is striking me as... less than worthy to be enthused about.  One aspect of the reveal that is gaining almost universally positive attention is the new Xbox One controller, which boasts a number of interesting and great-sounding new features.

Early hands-on reviews are implying that it's superior to the Xbox 360 controller, which is often lauded as the best gaming controller of all time.  In fact, I happen to belong to the camp that believes the 360 controller was effectively the perfection of decades of controller advancement, synthesizing every positive aspect a game controller can have with very few holdout negative consequences.

Might the Xbox One controller end up superseding its predecessor, and therefore become what is to many the new king of video game controllers?  Well, that all depends on your own personal opinion.  Read on for how the new features are being received by early reviewers.