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3:00 AM on 11.06.2013

ARPG Grim Dawn has Steam early access

Grim Dawn, an upcoming ARPG (or Diablo-like, if you prefer) has popped up on Steam today as an Early Access title. As such, the team acknowledges that they "still have significant content to develop," with features like multi...

Patrick Hancock

7:30 PM on 11.04.2013

Three more qualify for Red Bull Battlegrounds in NYC

Three more players have pulled out victories and managed to qualify for the Red Bull Battlegrounds event later this month in NYC. Sasha "Scarlett" Hostyn (Zerg), Won "PartinG" Lee Sak (Protoss), and Ko "HyuN" Seok Hyun (Zerg)...

Patrick Hancock

12:30 PM on 11.03.2013

Tune into the Red Bull Battlegrounds Qualifiers right now

The Red Bull Battlegrounds will be taking place on November 23-24, but today we will get to see another player added to the roster of competitors. Four players will compete for a single spot into the main event, paid transpo...

Patrick Hancock

7:00 PM on 11.02.2013

Hyper Light Drifter combat video looks and sounds so good

Hyper Light Drifter, the recently Kickstarted action RPG, has released a new combat video and by gosh is it stunning. The animation is incredibly fluid and the music, courtesy of Disasterpeace, is somber enough to contrast t...

Patrick Hancock



Review: Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn photo
Review: Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn
by Patrick Hancock

[Editor's Note: Before you immediately scroll down to the bottom and wonder where the score is, know that this is a scoreless review.]

When approaching a game like Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, you really need to ask yourself what you want from an MMO in 2013. If you want to ride the free-to-play wave, head elsewhere since ARR has a monthly subscription fee. If you want an MMO that breaks the mold and revolutionizes the genre, you won't find it here either.

What you will find, however, is one of the most polished, satisfying, welcoming, and beautiful MMOs out there.

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8:00 PM on 10.29.2013

Scream Fortress 2013 is now live with BIRD HATS

If you weren't already in the Halloween spirit (which you should be), Team Fortress 2 more than has your back. I assume you've read the Halloween comic that was posted today but are still unsatiated due to the lack of ga...

Patrick Hancock

8:00 PM on 10.25.2013

Counter-Strike: GO adds weapon finishes

It looks like Valve is starting to really pour the same love and care into Counter-Strike: Global Offensive that it has continuously poured into Team Fortress 2 and Dota 2. First, we get weapons and the almighty crates, ...

Patrick Hancock

7:30 PM on 10.24.2013

Longest StarCraft II match lasts THREE HOURS

Once, I watched a StarCraft II match on Metalopalis between two Terran opponents, and it lasted for about an hour and a half. It felt like an eternity. After a while, it wasn't even suspenseful anymore. It was more...in...

Patrick Hancock

8:00 PM on 10.23.2013

Path of Exile is now officially released and on Steam

Path of Exile, the extremely well-crafted Diablo-like ARPG is finally officially released! It's a weird transition for a free-to-play game to go from "open beta" to "released," but it happens all the time. Now that it's "rel...

Patrick Hancock

6:00 PM on 10.22.2013

New in-game commercial for Star Citizen released

Star Citizen, the upcoming super-crowdfunded game about spaceships, just released a shiny new video. The great thing about this video is that it isn't a trailer or a teaser, but rather a commercial. Not a commercial for...

Patrick Hancock

4:00 PM on 10.21.2013

Dota 2 6.79: Patch Analysis: Heroes

Ok, so I tried to cram all of this information into a single post, but it hit the post character limit. So with the General and Item changes out of the way, here they are, the Hero balance changes from the recent Dota 2 6.79 patch. Did you unlearn what you knew about gold, day/night, the jungle, and lane equilibrium? Good, now prepare to do the same for just about ALL THE HEROES.

Patrick Hancock





5:00 PM on 10.20.2013

Dota 2 6.79: Patch Analysis: General and Item Changes

So, ummm. The game of Dota 2 has changed in a BIG way. First of all, normally these giant patches hit the original DOTA first, then making their way over to Dota 2 about a week later. That didn't happen. This patch ...

Patrick Hancock

3:00 AM on 10.16.2013

Tales of Symphonia getting a new Collector's Edition

I've only played one Tales game, and it was Tales of Symphonia for the GameCube. It seemed to have just what I wanted, engaging combat and likeable characters in an appropriately insane JRPG plot. Though really, I d...

Patrick Hancock

1:00 AM on 10.16.2013

Natural Selection 2 community to start a tournament

If you were looking for a heartwarming story, you can look no further. The Natural Selection 2 community, not the development team, has decided to host a tournament. However, this is more than just an online round robin...

Patrick Hancock

7:00 PM on 10.02.2013

City of Heroes spiritual successor launches a Kickstarter

I'm eager to talk about City of Heroes at any opportunity I get. The financially successful superhero MMO closed down last year making a whole lot of people totally bummed. Some of those people were evidently so bu...

Patrick Hancock



Review: Expeditions: Conquistador photo
Review: Expeditions: Conquistador
by Patrick Hancock

I'm out in the wilderness. I've spent all my money on medicine, and I'm already out of it. My followers' various debilitating conditions are becoming worse by the day and I am unable to further assist them in recuperating. Each night, I pray that we don't get ambushed by bandits, because there's no way we'd be able to stand up to them; not in this condition. I can't imagine it's long before they start thinking of mutiny.

And I'm on Normal difficulty.

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