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Not much can be said about Cloudberry Kingdom other than the fact that it’s one of the most difficult looking games that we simply had to get our hands on. Now that we've had a few days with the game it's time to give it our verdict! Is it the next must-have platformer or is it simply nothing more than a great idea with flawed execution? Read on to find out!

I love chess. It's a really fun, intelligence-based board game that makes me feel sophisticated. However, it's also a long and slow game, so finding someone who wants to play, is good at the game, and has the time to play can be hard. CHESS (distinguishable from the board game due to being in all caps) solves a few of those problems.

CHESS is a chess-RTS, in a sense. All of the slowness is taken out of the game, as all of the pieces now have cooldown timers. The pieces all follow their old movement rules, but you no longer have to wait for your computer opponent to make their move. The regularity at which your pieces move is restricted only by their timers and how fast you can move your mouse. You can even play if you're not quite sure how to play chess, as once a piece is clicked on to move, the spaces it can move to it's current position are highlighted green. The game is pretty fun and fast-paced, and a nice twist on chess' classic formula.

You can play CHESS in your browser here.

Publishing CEO of Activision, Eric Hirshberg, spoke during an earnings call last Thursday about preorder figures for Call of Duty: Ghosts. He says they are "well below" the record breaking preorder numbers of last year's Call of Duty: Black Ops II, but it has double the amount of preorders of the first Black Ops game, the last time Activision released a sub-brand of Call of Duty games, so that is a very positive prospect for the game. And remember! Advanced fish AI! This is gonna be good.

According to Hirshberg, Activision is going to support Call of Duty: Ghosts with the most aggressive marketing campaign in the history of Call of Duty. What this means we will see soon enough.

Call of Duty: Ghosts launches November 5 for Wii U, Playstation 3, Xbox 360 and PC, with a later date for the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One.

Are you excited for the game, or is this just another Call of Duty game like all others? Share!

As a kid, being an acrobatic ninja with the skills to leap from buildings and take down foes in mid-flight sounds beyond awesome. It might be safe to say that not everyone knows all about the Strider franchise. This is understandable, and that is why I will introduce you to one of the arcade gamer's closest friends. Developed by Capcom back in 1989, the Strider franchise was known for its unique gameplay, interesting soundtrack, and the multilingual cutscenes. This hack n' slash platformer taught arcade regulars what it was like to be a ninja in the dystopian future set in 2048.

Strider's last outing was on the PlayStation back in 2000; now the youngest Strider recruit will be making a comeback for the Xbox 360, PC, PlayStation 3, and the next gen consoles, the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 in 2014.

Curious as to why the Wii U was not listed too? Click the jump to read on and learn more!

WayForward's DuckTales: Remastered is still a few weeks away, but the retro gaming homage is already looking great. The game, which is set to come out on Xbox Live, PSN, the eShop, and PC, offers a nostalgia trip for DuckTales fans and old-school platformer fans alike.

To help generate more excitement for the game, Capcom has released another level trailer for the game. This time, Launchpad warns us of the dangers lurking within the African Mines, and how to easily travel through them thanks to abandoned mine carts.

To see the trailer, just hit the jump!

Nintendo is struggling right now, with the Wii U not doing nearly as well as expected, and many analysts and critics in the industry have brought up a number of strategy changes that could turn things around for Nintendo. One of the biggest ideas, which is gaining support from a number of bigwigs in the industry, is that Nintendo should bring their first-party software to smartphones and tablets, capitalizing on the boom of smartphone games. Nintendo gave good reason not to develop for smartphones just recently, but it seems that their business is going to include smartphones going into the future.

Any Wii U owner already knows about the Miiverse, Nintendo's social add-on to its Wii U games. When on the main menu of the Wii U consoles, the "Wara Wara Plaza" is in the background, showcasing the newest Miiverse posts and other social aspects, such as what other players have been playing.

Back in April, Nintendo opened up the Miiverse to be accessible through browsers on PCs and smartphones, allowing players to view the Miiverse and post comments and other things. This is currently in beta, but it seems that Nintendo is going to be fixing up all of their browser-based operations, as they have recently confirmed that there will be a way that players will be able to manage their Nintendo Network accounts, including eShop purchases, through PCs and smartphones by the end of the year.

Find out what this is all about inside!

It's with a heavy heart that we report the announcement of the sixth installment in Capcom's spectacular Breath of Fire series. Next year, Breath of Fire 6 will release as an online browser / smartphone / tablet game. Screenshots of the announcement show what appear to be several generic looking sprites, with essentially identical faces and body shapes. A few monsters and monster characters are thrown in to the mix, but there is no sign of any Breath of Fire series mainstays, such as Ryu or Nina. In fact, there doesn't appear to be any indication of dragons being present, either.

For what it's worth, the game will apparently allow for easy transfer of data between PC, smartphones, and tablets, so you can play your account wherever you want. Based on the available information, the game will be simplified and tap-based, so as to be accessible to all.

From what we can tell, the game appears to be a cash-in, similar to the original series only in name. Time will tell, but it doesn't look like a good idea to put too much faith in this one. Breath of Fire 6 is set for a 2014 release.

A recent comment from a Warner Bros. spokesperson to Eurogamer has confirmed that the Wii U version of Batman: Arkham Origins will not have a multiplayer mode; however the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC versions will. The spokesperson elaborated on the decision, and while I don't agree with it, I do understand their reasoning.

"MP will be available for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC. The team is focusing development efforts on platforms with the largest MP audience."

The multiplayer mode will focus on a three-way battle between between the Joker's minions, Bane's goons, and Batman & Robin. The combat is being developed by Brink creator Splash Damage.

Batman: Arkham Origins will be released on October 25th on Wii U, Playstation 3, Xbox 360, and PC. A spinoff title for PS Vita and 3DS, called Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate, is currently in development at Armature Studio.

If you're a fan of the Mexican-style, metroidvania beat-em-up game known as Guacamelee!, this news is almost certain to excite you. According to IGN, the game will be released on Steam on the eighth of August for $14.99. However, you won't only get Guacamelee! for your money. The Gold Edition comes packaged with two DLC sets, the Costume Pack and the Devil's Playground. Purchasing Guacamelee! Gold Edition in it's first week of sale will also nab you a free copy of Tales From Space: Mutant Blobs Attack.

Tales From Space is a solid Katamari-esque Windows platformer, and while not being near as engrossing as Guacamelee!, it's a fun game on it's own, and getting a free copy would be the perfect time to try it out if you haven't already.

Guacamelee! Gold Edition will be available on Steam on August 8th for $14.99.

The conclusion to Geralt of Rivia's epic tale in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt promises to be huge, but there's always room for more content. If and when updates release for The Witcher 3, they will be free, CD Projekt RED game director Konrad Tomaszkiewicz told Examiner.

"We could sell extra content to gamers down the road, but we don't believe in that. We believe patches, fixes and additional content should be provided to gamers free of charge. Only something really big, and something that will not make you feel ripped off, justifies a price tag."

While this doesn't confirm that The Witcher 3 will have add-ons, it's welcome news nonetheless. It also implies that if CD Projekt RED ever did plan to charge consumers for add-on content, they can expect that content to be massive, along the lines of a full expansion to the game.

"If we ever decide to charge you for something, we think you will appreciate what you get in return," Tomaszkiewicz said.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will release in 2014 on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

Boon Hill is an upcoming indie game with no goal. There is no winning, there is no losing. There is simply an atmosphere. An atmosphere to absorb. An environment to experience. Stories to interpret. The point of Boon Hill is to see pieces of stories and piece them together. But there is no objective—your motivation is your own interest. I had the chance to interview its creator, Matthew Ritter, on the motivations and interests that went into the making of Boon Hill, as well as his experience as an indie developer. Head past the jump to read all about it!

World of Warcraft is the most popular MMORPG in the world, having well over 7 million subscribers and maintaining them over its prime. It seems that this prime is coming to an end for the game, though; at the game's peak in 2010, it had over 12 million subscribers, but a series of subscriber losses caused the game to dip below 10 million in 2012, and now another loss has been reported for last quarter.

This time, the loss is 600,000 subscribers, setting the total number of subscribers down to 7.7 million. While this still makes the game very popular, it does not have the commanding lead that it had 5 million subscribers ago. Interest is waning in the game, as even the expansion released last September, the 'Mists of Pandaria,' could not stem the loss of subscribers that has plagued it. Activision hopes to save the game, which they acknowledge will most likely have further losses, by releasing content more frequently and by giving new, or returning, players easier ways to catch up to those who have been active for a longer period. Only time will tell if World of Warcraft will maintain its title of being the most popular MMORPG or if it will be replaced by something new soon.

What do you think? Is World of Warcraft dying for good? Or do you think Activision can save it?

Though the sequel to Polytron's indie hit Fez was only announced last month, it's already been cancelled. The cancellation wasn't due financial problems, or any other usual suspects; Fez II was cancelled because its creator, Phil Fish, believes he is under constant, unfair bombardment from critics—most recently GameTrailers' AnnoyedGamer, Marcus Beer. The official statement on Polytron's website reads:

More on this drama after the jump.

On July 26th, Disney registered many domain names that all have something to do with Star Wars: Attack Squadron, leading many to believe that this is a new Star Wars project. However, just what it is remains a mystery; it could be a movie, TV show, video game, comic book, theme park ride, or many many more things.

Personally, I think it'll be a new video game; the name "Attack Squadron" just sounds more like a video game than any of these other things. Could it be a new game developed by EA? After all, they do own the domains AttackSquadron.com and AttackSquadron.net. Maybe this is what they're calling the new Battlefront game? Or, perhaps it's a reboot of Rogue Squadron, or a game that is very similar?

Or, it could just be a new line of toys. Hopefully, it'll turn out to be a decent video game; I know that's what I'm hoping for. What do you think Star Wars: Attack Squadron is?

I like most of the discussion oriented shows at Game Trailers, but in this particular case it's even more special than usual. It talks about us, essentially: the gaming press/media. Everyone seems to be hating on the gaming press for a copious amount of reasons, regardless if those reasons are founded in fact not. So what is the real core issue? What is the gaming press getting so wrong?

Video and thoughts inside.