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5:45 PM on 08.01.2014

What's Up: Metal Gear Rising is still the best, and Nintendo isn't infallible

I'm all by himself because Max went to Asia to pull the teeth out of impoverished children. I don't order old trading cards from the internet, but I did replay Metal Gear Rising, start re-watching my favorite TV show, and I'm bracing myself for angry Nintendo fans.

Bill Zoeker


2:30 PM on 08.01.2014

Destiny's six-person raids sound like fun

Look, the word MMO is thrown around a lot these days as a buzzword, sometimes in the case of Destiny. Although it has MMO-like features, I wouldn't consider six-person squad-based shooter with a hub world an MMO. Similar to&n...

Chris Carter



PSA: Xbox Live Gold members, go get yo' free games! photo
PSA: Xbox Live Gold members, go get yo' free games!
by Brett Makedonski

As you flip the calendar from July's impossibly cute picture of a puppy to August's impossibly cute picture of a puppy, you should be reminded that there's a new stable of free games to download on Xbox One and Xbox 360 for Xbox Live Gold members. Maybe you should just start writing "Games with Gold" on the calendar for the first of every month so you don't have to rely on the Internet people.

The offerings right now are Crimson Dragon and Strike Suit Zero on Xbox One, and Motocross Madness on Xbox 360. The Xbox One titles are both available through the end of the month, but Motocross Madness is only free through August 15. That's when Dishonored -- the real highlight of August -- takes over until September rolls around.

Xbox Live Games with Gold for August 2014 [Major Nelson]

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1:45 PM on 08.01.2014

Xbox has 'big reveals' planned for its trip to gamescom

If its word is to be believed, Xbox is going to take advantage of its time at the world's biggest videogame convention. When gamescom hits (and in the days leading up to it), Microsoft will hold a handful of events where rev...

Brett Makedonski

9:00 AM on 08.01.2014

I want to play as Gatomon in Digimon: All-Star Rumble

Digimon All-Star Rumble is headed for an official launch for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on November 11, and I couldn't be more excited. It's been so long since I've actually played a Digimon game that this one has me itching ...

Brittany Vincent

8:00 AM on 08.01.2014

It's probably hard to fight in a bath towel, but the Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate fighters do it anyway

As if there weren't already a ton of outfits available for Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate characters, here's yet another collection that may or may not be worth your money. If you like watching people fight in towels and bedroom a...

Brittany Vincent



Titanfall's Frontier's Edge DLC is another okay, yet underwhelming map pack photo
Titanfall's Frontier's Edge DLC is another okay, yet underwhelming map pack
by Chris Carter

Titanfall was a good game for what it was -- a fun, but not revolutionary shooter. It didn't change gaming (or even the genre) forever, and some players abandoned it weeks after launch, turning many playlists into desolate wastelands. It was Unreal Tournament lite with mechs, basically. The end.

So far, the DLC hasn't measured up to the core game, but there are still two more packs to go. Today the second map pack titled Frontier's Edge drops, alongside of a very cool free update that brings a (non-microtransaction filled) store into the mix called the "Black Market."

The Black Market is actually a cooler add-on than the paid DLC.

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6:15 PM on 07.31.2014

Double the RP, double the fun in GTA Online this weekend

How's your street cred doin'? It's probably taken a hit since you visited that indie coffee shop and volunteered at the local food shelter. Everyone thinks you're a softie now. GTA Online can help reverse that notion (at...

Brett Makedonski

5:15 PM on 07.31.2014

Call of Duty puts a nail (and bullet) in the coffin of Ghosts DLC with Nemesis

Activision's doing its best to drum up hype for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, but it's not ready to leave Call of Duty: Ghosts behind like some sort of unloved orphan child. No, it has unfinished business, as the ...

Brett Makedonski

1:00 PM on 07.31.2014

Konami livestreaming new Metal Gear Solid V gameplay at gamescom

It's looking like gamescom 2014 will be a pretty exciting show. With many of the big hitters set to unveil their new products, we've certainly got a lot to look forward to next month. Now, we've got another publisher ready to...

Alessandro Fillari

12:45 PM on 07.31.2014

The Far Cry 4 devs toned it down for part two of their Himalayan excursion

As indicated by part one of the video series chronicling the Far Cry 4 developers' trip to the Himalayan region, they seemingly rushed off to watch an animal sacrifice nearly as soon as their plane touched down. Th...

Brett Makedonski





11:45 AM on 07.31.2014

Engage in psychological warfare with Shadow of Mordor's Wraith

You might've thought that Orcs were all fleshy and a good ol'-fashioned sword through the squishy parts would be enough to take care of them. False. Some might fall to the blade, but you'll need something decidedly more cere...

Brett Makedonski

10:30 AM on 07.31.2014

Persona 4 Arena Ultimax: One week free Marie DLC

The Hollow Forest Tsundere Poet, Marie, is in Persona 4 Ultimax as DLC. Atlus has now confirmed that, like Adachi, Marie will be freely available to download for the first week post-release. Following the first we...

Steven Hansen

9:00 PM on 07.30.2014

Which of these alternate The Evil Within covers do you like best?

I tend to prefer alternate game cover art over the "real" thing and The Evil Within is no exception. Publisher Bethesda has three covers for us to vote on and whichever piece wins will be used on the inside sleeve for the lau...

Jordan Devore

5:30 PM on 07.30.2014

Watch Dog's DLC may go clean up New Jersey

While Watch Dogs' campaign focused on the connected city of Chicago, the post-release content may set its sights on the east coast. That is, if a social media tease turns out to hold any weight. The Watch Dogs Twitter ac...

Brett Makedonski

1:30 PM on 07.30.2014

Destiny had the 'largest console beta ever' for a new IP

Did you get in on the Destiny beta? I did, but only after access was opened to all. Managed to play for about an hour which, after the cut scenes and loading, wasn't enough time for me to get a true sense of how I feel about ...

Jordan Devore