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LA Cops review photo
Move along, nothing to see here
At first glance, the potential for LA Cops to be an interesting title is great. A top-down shooter in the style of a retro cop squad drama, its main appeal lies in the combination of real-time action with teamwork management, one player using two characters to systematically take down a criminal enterprise. It's just too bad that one of those cops always has to be Barney Fife. read feature

The Order: 1886 photo
The Order: 1886

The Order: 1886 won't find safety in the London Underground


But, I found The Postal Service
Mar 12
I was waiting for a cross-town train in the London Underground when it struck me. I've been waiting since February to find a game that would look and sound like a movie. So, I changed my plans; I rented a PS4 and a TV, and t... read
Zombie Army review photo
One giant horde mode
The Sniper Elite series has been around for quite some time, entertaining fans since 2005 on pretty much every platform known to man. But alongside of the core historical-centric games there has been a lesser known sub-franch... read feature

Zombie Army Trilogy photo
Zombie Army Trilogy

Zombie Army Trilogy video tells us what Zombie Army Trilogy is


Apparently it has something to do with zombies
Feb 27
The zombie saturation of the current videogame landscape will soon see another mindless meat shooter with the release of Zombie Army Trilogy this March. As if the literally hundreds of other zombie-themed games weren't enoug... read
Ironfall Invasion photo
Someone call Marcus Fenix
Developing a Gears of War-like cover shooter for Nintendo 3DS is unconventional, but that's just what VD-Dev did with Ironfall: Invasion. Featuring both local and online multiplayer, as well as an 11-stage campaign, the project seems fairly ambitious for the handheld, and as you'd expect, there are mixed results. While multiplayer turned out well enough, the campaign is a mess. read feature

The Order: 1886 photo
The Order: 1886

The Order: 1886's launch trailer sure looks nifty


Cinematic as all get up
Feb 19
Well, I don't know what to believe anymore. This trailer has explosions, lycanthropes, and action up the wazoo. Everything looks so pretty, and the mustaches look real enough that I'm trying to pet them through my computer s... read
Splatoon photo
Splatoon

Splatoon's adorable squids originally looked like tofu


Sounds tasty!
Feb 19
Can you imagine Splatoon's "Inklings" looking more like tofu than squids? Speaking with Famitsu, the shooter's designers (Hisashi Nogami, Yusuke Amano, and Tsubasa Sakaguchi) revealed the creatures actually started out that w... read
The Order: 1886 review photo
Not enough chaos
The Order: 1886 opens up in a fairly gritty fashion -- a first-person sequence involving a near drowning, by way of water torture. It begins with a bang, thrusting you into this unknown, and frankly frightening world whe... read feature

The Order photo
The Order

How short is too short? Controversy over The Order: 1886's length


$60 for less than 10 hours
Feb 16
Although the embargo for The Order: 1886 is Thursday morning, many gamers have gotten their hands on the title this past weekend and...they've completed it. Since there is no multiplayer component, controversy has been s... read
The Order: 1886 photo
The Order: 1886

The Order: 1886 collector's edition is unboxed, under fire


Take cover, Galahad!
Feb 04
Third-person shooter protagonists spend a bulk of their time glued to chest-high walls, so it's fitting that the highlight of The Order: 1886's collector's edition depicts this very action. In this unboxing video that P... read
Splatoon photo
Splatoon

Splatoon targeting a May launch on Wii U


Still a few months away, but coming
Jan 14
Splatoon finally has a launch month announced on Wii U, and it's May 2015. Announced during today's Nintendo Direct presentation, we also got a couple of new details for the upcoming colorful third-person shooter. Splatoon is... read
1886, 1887, 1888, 1889 photo
1886, 1887, 1888, 1889

Expect The Order: 1886 to be a series, not a one-off


'We build a world purely for the purpose of making more than one game'
Jan 13
As a single-player only, narrative-driven game, The Order: 1886 feels a tad quaint (in a good way), as even the most classically cinematic, narrative-driven things of recent years (Last of Us, Uncharted, Mass Effect) aff... read
The Order photo
The Order

The Order teaser ditches 'cinematic' for creepy singing children


Lil Bobby Paige, innit guv'nuh!
Jan 13
I'm still a bit wary of the PS4-exclusive The Order, but if they've last minute reimagined the game as a collection of Scary Stories to the Tell in the Dark sung by disgusting children, they might have a good 2D horror game on their hands.  read
The Order: 1886 photo
The Order: 1886

The Order: 1886 trailer tries taking cues from a Gears of War classic


What a horrible night to have a curse
Dec 26
This feels vaguely familiar, doesn't it? A somber trailer punctuated by an eerily haunting, soft-spoken song. Gears of War struck gold with this approach many years back with the "Mad World" trailer. The Order: 1886's a... read
Evolve beta photo
Evolve beta

Evolve launches open beta for Xbox One on January 15


Will be playable till launch
Dec 18
The first quarter of 2015 looks to be an exciting period for games. But one such title is looking to keep players satiated all the way till its release. After a successful closed alpha period, Evolve is gearing up for another... read
Evolve photo
I'm gonna have me some fun
There's been a lot of buzz surrounding Evolve, the new co-op shooter from Turtle Rock Studios. Helmed by the same developers of the original Left 4 Dead, fans have certainly been chomping at the bit for more information. Afte... read feature

The Order: 1886 photo
The Order: 1886

Maybe just steer clear of The Order: 1886's police station


I don't think you'll like what's in there
Dec 15
Ready at Dawn released a new trailer this morning imploring prospective The Order: 1886 players to "join the London police." Before you rush into things headfirst, take one minute to watch what happens to those law... read
The Order: 1886 photo
Not saying we should 86 this order, but, hoping there's more to it
I finally played The Order: 1886, Ready at Dawn's upcoming PS4, monster-filled, alternate-London-history third-person shooter here at Paris Games Week. I still really want to like it. I like a lot of things about it. Well, ma... read feature

Sunset Overdrive review photo
This game has a goat-head codpiece in it, 'nuff said
After booting the game up, it's apparent that Sunset Overdrive is the result of Insomniac Games going back to its roots. Before the developer was called upon to release the shades-of-brown-tinted Resistance and... read feature

Sleeping Dogs photo
But it's still a very good open-world game
Tomorrow, Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition will be released to the public. It's basically the same idea as Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition -- a re-release with promises of enhanced visuals for current-gen systems ... read feature

PvZ Garden Warfare DLC photo
PvZ Garden Warfare DLC

Free update for Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare adds tweaked classes, tacos


Do you want to taco 'bout it?
Sep 29
Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare has already done right by its users by providing good post-launch support via free downloadable content, and it is continuing on that path with tomorrow's Legends of the Lawn update. The DLC... read
Uncharted 4 photo
Uncharted 4

Uncharted 4's Nathan Drake looks 'next gen as f*ck'


Naughty Dog's words, not mine
Sep 29
What can we expect from renowned development studios when it comes to creating games for current consoles? If you're in the camp that prioritizes stunning visuals and character models, Uncharted 4 looks as if it'll scra... read
Sleeping Dogs photo
Sleeping Dogs

Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition trailer is definitively definitive


'Definitive Edition means just that -- definitive'
Sep 25
All those other trailers you've seen for Sleeping Dogs? Forget those. They weren't nearly as definitive as this definitive trailer for Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition is. This is the be-all end-all of Sleeping Dogs&nb... read
Gigantic alpha sign-up photo
Gigantic alpha sign-up

Gigantic's alpha sign-up is live, you should probably get on that


Motiga's eye-wateringly beautiful team action game invites you to come and play
Sep 12
If you're anxious to get an early start on Motiga's stunning new online team action game Gigantic, then I've got good news for you. The alpha testing phase has begun and the company is actively recruiting play... read
Minimum Leaves Steam EA photo
Minimum Leaves Steam EA

Blocktacular shooter Minimum leaves Steam Early Access, gets reduced price for launch


Minimum updates to version 4.0, adds features and improvments
Sep 12
Atari and Human Head's MOBA-like third-person shooter Minimum is now out of Early Access, and to celebrate the event, the game's price has been reduced to $4.99 until September 17. New features available at launch inclu... read
Warframe photo
Grindy ninjas
Warframe has just released on the Xbox One, and it's undergone some changes since it launched -- mostly good changes, meant to add more content to the game in the form of items and missions. It still fails in all of the same areas however, mostly its inability to craft an interesting world, and the free-to-play scheme that encourages far too much grinding. read feature

The Dark Phantom photo
The Dark Phantom

The Dark Phantom hits up Kickstarter for funding to complete game


Tonight, a comedian died in New York
Sep 03
The Dark Phantom is a neo-noir comic-book influenced third-person shooter about a man calling himself the "Dark Phantom" as he hunts down criminals across the city. Sound familiar? The Dark Phantom is reminiscent of Rorschac... read
Tactical Zombie Action photo
Tactical Zombie Action

Breach & Clear: Deadline coming this fall to Steam Early Access, co-published by Devolver Digital


iOS Tactical Strategy game returns to PC, adds Zombies
Aug 28
In a somewhat interesting publishing move, Devolver Digital has announced that it will be teaming up with Gambitious to publish Breach & Clear: Deadline, a post-apocalyptic tactical strategy shooter, based on Gun Media's... read
PvE Campaign Beta photo
PvE Campaign Beta

Loadout devs tease update 5.0, PvE Campaign beta incoming


Four-player Campaign mode, rare in-game loot, and a new inventory system
Aug 27
Austin-based studio Edge of Reality has just recently announced that a new four-player PvE Campaign beta will be available prior to releasing update 5.0 for its twerktastic free-to-play competitive shooter Loadout.... read
Sunset Overdrive photo
Sunset Overdrive

Sunset Overdrive behind the scenes video tells us what we already know


In a way that's definitely not at all grating
Aug 26
If you're new to this or simply need a refresher course, this Sunset Overdrive video should get you up to speed on all the points that Insomniac Games is looking to hit with its quirky, open-world shooter. Constant move... read
Sunset Overdrive preview photo
Just stop for a second
Go, go, go. Always on the move. That's all that we've seen of Insomniac Games' Sunset Overdrive since its initial 2013 reveal. Seriously, think back. Do you remember seeing any footage of the game where the oddball prota... read feature

Quantum Break preview photo
It could go many different ways
Remedy Entertainment has made a living by following a tried-and-true formula: take a third-person shooter, support it with a catchy and innovative gameplay mechanic, and wrap it all up with an emphasis on narrative. Max Payne... read feature







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