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I could've been a pirate ship but I was a disco ball instead in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel

As I sat down for my appointment with Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, I had to make my toughest decision at PAX Prime. Running through Claptrap's capstone abilities, I was faced with the following dilemma: Do I want to become a ...   more

I could've been a pirate ship but I was a disco ball instead in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel photo

There is another closed alpha for Evolve on the way

Did you miss out on the closed alpha for Evolve last time it was around? Did you get to play it, but you want to play it more? If so, 2K and Turtle Rock are opening it up for another round of testing, dubbing it the "Big Alph...   more

There is another closed alpha for Evolve on the way photo

BioShock jolts iOS devices today for $14.99

It's a novel concept to take some of the most revered console and PC games from less than a decade ago and put them on phones. Seriously, how have we come this far this fast?! The devices that sit in our pockets and are prima...   more

BioShock jolts iOS devices today for $14.99 photo

Okay, Metro Redux launch trailer, you got me

4A Games' remastered Metro 2033 and Metro: Last Light are available today on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4, either separately for $24.99 or together in the Metro Redux bundle for $49.99. Aside from technical improvements, ...   more

Okay, Metro Redux launch trailer, you got me photo


Okay, Metro Redux launch trailer, you got me photo
Okay, Metro Redux launch trailer, you got me photo
Okay, Metro Redux launch trailer, you got me photo
Okay, Metro Redux launch trailer, you got me photo
Okay, Metro Redux launch trailer, you got me photo
Okay, Metro Redux launch trailer, you got me photo



Screencheat lets you look at your friends' screens guilt free

Screencheat is one of the more conceptually interesting shooters I've seen in quite some time. This is a multiplayer game in which you're not only encouraged to look at your opponents' screens but are essentially required to...   more

Screencheat lets you look at your friends' screens guilt free photo

Cloudbase Prime alpha build available now, free to download

Originally created for the 7DFPS Challenge in 2012, Cloudbase Prime is an attractive-looking low-poly FPS platformer by Tyrus Peace and is currently available for free in its 0.2 alpha state. You can download it here. Set ...   more

Cloudbase Prime alpha build available now, free to download photo

Meet the Far Cry 4 villain's striking right-hand woman

Far Cry 4 is certainly shaping up to have quite a colorful cast, with the eccentric self-proclaimed king Pagan Min and now his newly-revealed second in command, Yuma. Yuma is a "deadly tactician" and acts as the general ...   more

Meet the Far Cry 4 villain's striking right-hand woman photo

How to reload your revolver in Half-Life 2 VR

Prepare for the future. As this Half-Life 2 video demonstrates, reload times in gaming may soon be based on skill instead of animation speed. In the video, reloading the revolver requires swinging the cylinder open, utilizin...   more

How to reload your revolver in Half-Life 2 VR photo

Far Cry 4 directors drew inspiration from Nepalese Civil War

Although the upcoming Ubisoft FPS is set in the fictional Himalayan country of Kyrat, Far Cry 4's directors conducted extensive research on location in Nepal to both research flora and fauna and to interview those who had fou...   more

Far Cry 4 directors drew inspiration from Nepalese Civil War photo

Play Titanfall again for free on Origin

If you missed the initial free offering for Titanfall on EA's Origin service, you have another chance to try it out. As part of Origin's "Game Time" promotion, you can add Titanfall to your library and give it a cha...   more

Play Titanfall again for free on Origin photo

Indie Fund backs minimalistic tactical shooter Due Process

A few minutes into learning about Giant Enemy Crab's Due Process for the first time and all I can think to myself is "How am I only now hearing about this?!" It's a game built on the shoulders of Rainbow Six and SWAT in whic...   more

Indie Fund backs minimalistic tactical shooter Due Process photo

Far Cry 4 devs talk divergent play, seamless co-op

Far Cry 4 is all about affording players an open world that allows you to do cool murders in cool ways, like on elephants. This mini developer diary talks about giving players tools to tell their own stories throug...   more

Far Cry 4 devs talk divergent play, seamless co-op photo

Rocket No. 9, take off to the planet Venus...in Destiny

Destiny's about to come out soon, and then we can put all of these trailers behind us. But for now, let us check out this new gameplay trailer detailing the planet Venus. I think I vastly prefer the prior trailer from only a...   more

Rocket No. 9, take off to the planet Venus...in Destiny photo

Straight hour of Halo 2: Anniversary multiplayer

343 Industries has shown off about an hour of the re-mastered Sanctuary and Ascension maps from Halo 2: Anniversary, which is one part of the Halo: The Master Chief Collection (Halo 1-4) coming to Xbox One in November.    more

Straight hour of Halo 2: Anniversary multiplayer photo

This Destiny trailer makes me want to get my ass to Mars

In Destiny, the tops of long-lost skyscrapers poke through the surface of Mars which means, presumably, we'll have to work our way down through them to reach whatever lurks below. I'm not expecting to find anything good down...   more

This Destiny trailer makes me want to get my ass to Mars photo

Review in Progress: Firefall

Firefall is a game that has seemed to get a lot of press over the past few years, often for the wrong reasons. Whether it's word of troubled staff, protests, or delays, most Firefall news isn't good news. But alas, as we...   more

Review in Progress: Firefall photo

Milkstone's dungeon-crawling FPS Ziggurat now available on Steam Early Access

Milkstone Studio's gorgeous but frenetic-looking Ziggurat is a first-person shooter with roguelike elements that's now available on Steam Early Access. Inspired by the classics Hexen and Heretic, Ziggurat is a dungeon-crawli...   more

Milkstone's dungeon-crawling FPS Ziggurat now available on Steam Early Access photo


Milkstone's dungeon-crawling FPS Ziggurat now available on Steam Early Access photo
Milkstone's dungeon-crawling FPS Ziggurat now available on Steam Early Access photo
Milkstone's dungeon-crawling FPS Ziggurat now available on Steam Early Access photo
Milkstone's dungeon-crawling FPS Ziggurat now available on Steam Early Access photo
Milkstone's dungeon-crawling FPS Ziggurat now available on Steam Early Access photo
Milkstone's dungeon-crawling FPS Ziggurat now available on Steam Early Access photo



You'll be playing PlanetSide 2 on PS4 before the end of 2014

The wait for PlanetSide 2 on PS4, since delayed from early 2014, will end late 2014. Details from SOE Live 2014 remain similar to what we learned last SOE Live. PlanetSide 2 on PS4 is equivalent to the PC version on Ultra se...   more

You'll be playing PlanetSide 2 on PS4 before the end of 2014 photo

Far Cry 4's take on Shangri-La sure is stunning

As someone who tended to stick with the bow as the weapon of choice in Far Cry 3 -- and especially in Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon -- I like the look of the mythical Shangri-La in Far Cry 4. In these levels, you'll fight against ...   more

Far Cry 4's take on Shangri-La sure is stunning photo

Battlefield Hardline's single-player campaign reminds me of Far Cry 3

Up until now, Visceral Games has concentrated on showing the multiplayer side of Battlefield Hardline. That's been fine, but unlike most other Battlefield titles, I'm actually somewhat interested in hearing about the single-...   more

Battlefield Hardline's single-player campaign reminds me of Far Cry 3 photo

How Far Cry 4 plans on making memorable missions

Think back on Far Cry 3. Reflect on all the memorable moments you had with that game. What sticks out the most? The missions or the unscripted stuff that happened in the open world? Chances are you primarily remember the unsc...   more

How Far Cry 4 plans on making memorable missions  photo

Overkill is making a co-op shooter based on The Walking Dead

Payday creator Overkill Software is the next developer to try its hand at adapting The Walking Dead for videogames. The studio is currently working on a cooperative first-person shooter planned for release in 2016 called Over...   more

Overkill is making a co-op shooter based on The Walking Dead photo

Titanfall's third and final DLC pack drops this autumn

Today at gamescom EA, announced the last map pack for Titanfall -- IMC Rising. The three maps will be titled Backwater, Zone 18, and Sandtrap, and as always, it'll run you $10 or $25 for the Season Pass. The Xbox One an...   more

Titanfall's third and final DLC pack drops this autumn photo

Command a tiger that can turn invisible in Far Cry 4

Far Cry 3 had some pretty wild moments. Like, remember when Vaas was dancing around on the stripper pole? Good stuff. Far Cry 4 will have some crazy segments as well, but these are a little more grounded to the core of the ga...   more

Command a tiger that can turn invisible in Far Cry 4 photo

Claptrap shows off his action skill(s) in this Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel trailer

2K Games has been trickling out information about the playable characters in the upcoming Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, but while it has featured Athena the Gladiator, Wilhelm the Enforcer, and Nisha the Lawbringer, the publi...   more

Claptrap shows off his action skill(s) in this Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel trailer photo

Okay, this Advanced Warfare Xbox One controller looks rad

Catch that Call of Duty: Advance Warfare Xbox One bundle earlier today? It's a custom system that includes the game and a 1TB HDD for $499.99. The controller is also custom designed, and if you were like me wishing it was available separately well good news! It is. Amazon has it for $64.99.   more

Okay, this Advanced Warfare Xbox One controller looks rad photo

Oh hey! You can be playing the new Unreal Tournament RIGHT NOW

Epic is making the big leap by embracing live and open development with the new Unreal Tournament. We're seeing this game getting built from the ground up and as it turns out, you can be playing it right now!  This NeoGA...   more

Oh hey! You can be playing the new Unreal Tournament RIGHT NOW photo

Watch the Golden Gate Bridge get destroyed in Advanced Warfare

Ghosts was a giant disappointment but man Advanced Warfare is looking really good. I'm mostly interested in the multiplayer at this point, but the single-player looks like it will be worth it this time around too.  The latest video for the new Call of Duty focuses on San Francisco, showing off a chase and the eventual destruction of the famous Golden Gate Bridge.    more

Watch the Golden Gate Bridge get destroyed in Advanced Warfare photo

It's the return of Sanctuary in Halo: The Master Chief Collection

Lots of Halo news today, but this should be the last of it for now. Check out the updated return of Sanctuary that you'll be able to experience in Halo: The Master Chief Collection.    more

It's the return of Sanctuary in Halo: The Master Chief Collection photo

See how mixing up Hunters in Evolve changes things up

You want more Evolve? Well here you go. The latest trailer from gamescom shows off a mix up of the past Hunters that have been revealed, plus the squid face monster that the opposing players will take control of. All of this is shown on the new map Distillery.  This video is also eSports like whoa.    more

See how mixing up Hunters in Evolve changes things up photo

Paul McCartney wants to make the Destiny theme song a popular single

It's been known that Paul McCartney's been involved with the music of Destiny since the reveal of the game in 2013, although it's been said that he's been working on it since 2010. His fans probably aren't necessari...   more

Paul McCartney wants to make the Destiny theme song a popular single photo

Doom & Daikatana's John Romero working on new first-person shooter

John Romero, co-founder of id Software (Doom, Quake), is working on his first first-person shooter since Daikatana, he announced on Joystiq's podcast.  "I'm working on several games at once right now," Romero said. "But ...   more

Doom & Daikatana's John Romero working on new first-person shooter photo

Play Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare a day early with the Day Zero Edition

This week, Activision is making its next major promotional push for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. (Perhaps you read our "preview" or saw the multiplayer trailer.) That can only mean one thing: it's time to talk about pre-or...   more

Play Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare a day early with the Day Zero Edition photo

Your Destiny beta character is gone for good

Bungie has made the not-entirely-unexpected announcement that Destiny characters created in the game's beta will not carry over to the final version releasing on September 9, 2014. Here's designer Tyson Green explaining why t...   more

Your Destiny beta character is gone for good photo

Explode zombie heads into raspberry jam with Dead Island 2

This game is a bloody messy. In a good way. I've never been too keen on Dead Island, but maybe with Spec Ops developer Yager on Dead Island 2 (PC, PS4, Xbox One), this will make for a good time. Maybe some white ph...   more

Explode zombie heads into raspberry jam with Dead Island 2 photo

Call of Duty's multiplayer looks faster than ever in Advanced Warfare

Activision is offering an in-depth look at multiplayer in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare today during a live event but if you're content with seeing just the basics, this trailer will suffice. With the new exoskeletons, game...   more

Call of Duty's multiplayer looks faster than ever in Advanced Warfare photo

Albedo: Eyes From Outer Space coming to Steam Early Access September 26

Albedo: Eyes from Outer Space looks like something you'd get if you spliced together The Residents, BioShock and Myst, and it definitely stands out from the crowd. Developed by Z4GO and Ivan Venturi Productions, i...   more

Albedo: Eyes From Outer Space coming to Steam Early Access September 26 photo

Review: Call of Duty: Ghosts: Nemesis

Look, $50 is a lot of money for a Season Pass in a first-person shooter. If it was just comprised of 16 maps alone, no matter how good they were, it probably wouldn't be worth the money for all but the most diehard of FPS fan...   more

Review: Call of Duty: Ghosts: Nemesis photo

Okay, Metro Redux looks really good compared to the originals

I'm not sure if it's a testament to the visual fidelity of Metro Redux or a stark reminder of how 2033 and Last Light looked on legacy consoles, but this trailer shows that the upgrade for the remake is q...   more

Okay, Metro Redux looks really good compared to the originals photo

Killing Floor 2 has more gore than you can twirl a katana at

Killing Floor 2 is showing in spades much of what made the original a success. Blood by the bucket is shown to stain the map for the duration of the match as players dismember genetic freaks every which way. Tripwire Interac...   more

Killing Floor 2 has more gore than you can twirl a katana at photo

So, Counter-Strike Nexon: Zombies is happening

Based on the name alone, Counter-Strike Nexon: Zombies doesn't sound like a legitimate, officially-licensed game, but it is. Valve's okay with it! And, actually it's not too far-fetched when you recall that Nexon is responsib...   more

So, Counter-Strike Nexon: Zombies is happening photo

Battlefield 4 is free to play for a week on PC

EA is back with another Origin Game Time promotion following that one for Titanfall. Those of you on PC can claim a week of free access to Battlefield 4 -- just add the game to your Origin library before August 14. The clock ...   more

Battlefield 4 is free to play for a week on PC photo

Crytek still has the rights to TimeSplitters

Crytek obtained the rights to TimeSplitters after picking up the studio responsible for the series, Free Radical Design, which was later renamed Crytek UK. Recently, that team and the game it was working on, Homefront: The Re...   more

Crytek still has the rights to TimeSplitters photo

You get 12 inches of pure Master Chief with the UK-only Mjolnir Edition of Halo: Master Chief Collection

The Halo: The Master Chief Collection Mjolnir Edition has been revealed and includes a 12-inch Master Chief figure made by Artfx. The figure has two sets of interchangeable arms so you can pose Master Chief all nonchalant wit...   more

You get 12 inches of pure Master Chief with the UK-only Mjolnir Edition of Halo: Master Chief Collection photo

The conclusion to the Far Cry 4 devs' trip to Nepal is exceedingly grim

Part one of the video series chronicling the Far Cry 4 developers' trip to Nepal was strange. Part two was more dangerous than anything. The third and final part is just downright depressing. Talking with citizens that ...   more

The conclusion to the Far Cry 4 devs' trip to Nepal is exceedingly grim photo

The Making of Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Episode 2 focuses on the moon

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel is set on Pandora's moon Elpis, and this episode of the "making of" series focuses on that fact. For starters, players can see that the moon experienced some serious cosmetic changes between Borde...   more

The Making of Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Episode 2 focuses on the moon photo

Here's over 20 minutes of Evolve's Kraken

When I think about the multiplayer games that I really enjoy, one immediately comes to mind: Turtle Rock Studios' Left 4 Dead. In a sea of samey competitive multiplayer titles, something about that particular game really wor...   more

Here's over 20 minutes of Evolve's Kraken photo

This Destiny player is better than everyone else

What's it look like when one player rises to the top of all others during a short beta that introduces the world to a game? That's a very nuanced question you ask, but this montage highlights some of the top-ranked Destiny player's moments during competitive multiplayer. Something tells me this isn't the first shooter that he's tried his hand at.   more

This Destiny player is better than everyone else photo

Shoot: 2K pushes Evolve to February 2015

As part of its financial results, Take-Two Interactive announced that Turtle Rock Studios' cool-looking shooter Evolve has been pushed from an October release to February 10, 2015. In a statement, 2K said the additional time ...   more

Shoot: 2K pushes Evolve to February 2015 photo

Far Cry 3 was originally poised to tie the franchise's story together

Raphael van Lierop, in a recent interview with USGamer, revealed that his original vision of the game would have tied all three entries in the series up to that point together. As narrative director at Ubisoft Montreal for Fa...   more

Far Cry 3 was originally poised to tie the franchise's story together photo