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Splatoon Direct photo
The demo is out today
Nintendo just ran a Splatoon-centric Direct presentation, and it provided a ton of information on the soon-to-be-released shooter. First, to play ranked modes online, you have to reach level 10 (as was previously announced), ... read feature

Last of Us: Left Behind photo
Last of Us: Left Behind

The Last of Us: Left Behind will be available as a standalone on May 12


For a shorter, equally brutal experience
May 01
Left Behind was a great piece of story DLC for The Last of Us, filling in a portion of the main story that is glossed over and providing a clearer look at Ellie's origin. Any who want to try out the three-hour episode as a ta... read
Gears of War photo
Gears of War

Possible Gears of War remaster coming to Xbox One


Not quite the Marcus Fenix Collection
Apr 25
According to Polygon, Gears of War is going to be the next in line for HD-ification on the Xbox One. This doesn't come as a huge surprise since Black Tusk Studios is hard at work on the next entry in the s... read
Best Buy photo
Best Buy

Nintendo confirms Best Buy exclusive Wii U Splatoon bundle


On May 29 for $299.99
Apr 21
Nintendo is starting to get more aggressive with its marketing for Splatoon -- it has just announced a Best Buy-specific bundle for the US for $299.99. It'll arrive on May 29 when the game ships, and will include a Wii U... read
Battlefront photo
Battlefront

This might be what Star Wars Battlefront's first- and third-person views look like


Have it your way
Apr 20
Striking while the iron's hot, EA's already released the first developer diary for Star Wars Battlefield, which was announced last week. The video's full of the type of information that should make any series fan giddy: DICE... read
Star Wars Battlefront photo
There has been an awakening
I have very fond memories of Star Wars Battlefront. Well into my adolescence, whole summer weekends were lost to split-screen tournaments; when you lost a game, you lost the controller. Familiar Star Wars icono... read feature

The Order: 1886 photo
The Order: 1886

Galahad's Tinder profile just got better, because The Order just got a photo mode


Prepare to right swipe
Apr 13
Left swipe, left swipe, left swipe. That's what scores of Victorian-era London ladies did when they saw Galahad on Tinder. His profile was so boring -- just a bunch of pictures of the back of his head. Also, his bio said he ... read
Gears of War photo
Gears of War

Xbox uploaded a really old Gears of War video for some reason


Speculation inbound!
Apr 10
You probably don't need to bother watching this video; it's nearly four years old at this point. That's when Gears of War 3 launched -- almost four years ago. Time flies and all that, eh? But, Xbox just uploaded the vid... read
The Last of Us DLC is bad photo
Where was the uproar about this?
[An earlier version of this piece had an inaccurate statistical description of one of the downloadable weapons. The offending paragraph has been updated for factual accuracy.] I know, I'm late to the party. Despite being inte... read feature

Splatoon splitscreen photo
Splatoon splitscreen

Splatoon to have splitscreen mode, ranked battle


So much for local multiplayer matches
Apr 01
As reiterated during today's Nintendo Direct, Splatoon is going to have four-versus-four online ranked battles with specific rules that differ from the normal mode. Splat Zones is a ranked mode where players battle over speci... read
The Wii U isn't dead yet photo
Unless it delays everything, please understand!
After the recent announcement that Zelda for Wii U wouldn't be releasing in 2015, people all around the Internet have been losing their collective minds screaming that the Wii U is dead when really, it is anything but. So join me as I refresh your memory and get you back on the Nintendo hype train for 2015. read feature

Splatoon photo
Splatoon

New Splatoon screenshots reveal clothing, weapons, stages, and characters


May is going to be messy
Mar 26
Nintendo released over 100 screenshots for Splatoon today, my favorite of which are in the gallery below, that reveal new characters, enemies, modes, weapons, maps, and clothing for customizing characters. Looks like there ar... read
Splatoon campaign photo
Definitely a good thing
While Splatoon's multiplayer was on display for all to see at E3 2014, the single-player campaign was fairly under wraps. We now know that it will be a completely separate affair from online play, complete with a full na... read feature

Nintendo on Splatoon photo
Nintendo on Splatoon

Nintendo: 'Splatoon is aiming to do for action shooters what Mario Kart did to racing'


Reggie Fils-Aimé is hopeful for the future of this 'major new IP'
Mar 23
At a recent event at Nintendo of America's headquarters in Redmond, Washington, I was able to play Splatoon for the first time since E3 2014. It's come a long way since then, and Nintendo is particularly proud of what it... read
Splatoon multiplayer photo
Ranked battles are confirmed, but are coming post-launch
Nintendo isn't exactly known for its online experiences. With the exception of a few recent titles like Mario Kart 8, the public is typically clamoring for some form of online support. Games like Mario Party 10 would pro... read feature

The Order: 1886 photo
The Order: 1886

Embrace the bomb: The Order is $40 right now on Amazon


That's only $10 per hour of gameplay
Mar 21
If you were hesitant to go all in with The Order: 1886 when it first came out last month, then now may be a good time to see what this cinematic adventure is all about. Currently, Amazon is offering the game for $39.99. Considering the oft-debated length of the Sony exclusive, this just might be the right price for the more stubborn of us. [Amazon] read
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







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