While storylines are still a core part of games, more and more developers are letting players explore the worlds they create, when and how you want.
I cannot make a promise about time. However, I can promise a sequel [to Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner].
Like most gamers, your game shelf is probably bereft of a box to represent your digital copy of Mega Man 10. Fret no more, for Capcom has come through for you with a contest, the winner of which has seemingly made the most adorable box art imaginable. If you'd care for something more classic and/or manly, check out the other entries.
Arvoesine is a challenging NES-style action game from Australian indie game developer Alastair John Jack (Ainevoltas 2, Classicvania). You are a roman soldier battling tooth-and-nail through five pixely levels of enemies. $5 is the price; Follow the link for a free demo. Also see Game Set Watch for more, or check out a play-through video.
This new trailer highlights Dragon Quest IX's multiplayer features. Those unfortunate players who don't have friends to play with will have to be content with the single-player adventure; DQIX only supports local (not wi-fi) connections. For a good primer, check out Dragon Quest IX: Clearing the Air.