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Take to the skies with the latest GTA Online update


Of course there's a Top Gun parody
Aug 18
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
It's been quite some time since a major GTA Online update but Rockstar has broken its silence with the announcement of not heists. Sorry.  Instead it's The San Andreas Flight School update. Expect new air and land vehic...
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The power of neon!
Jack of all trades, master of none. Sure Delson from Infamous: Second Son has the ability to suck up other people's powers for his own, which is pretty cool in its own right. But those that just have one specific power to man...

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Far Cry 4

How Far Cry 4 plans on making memorable missions


'Heres a palette, a brush, and a canvas. Go wild.'
Aug 13
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
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...

Command a tiger that can turn invisible in Far Cry 4

Aug 13 // Hamza CTZ Aziz
There will be a handful of these levels spread across Kyrat. Completing them will give you new skills for the skill tree, but let's face it, you're largely going to do these levels to tell a tiger whose face to chew off over and over again.  In this particular we had to go free a bell of enlightenment that had been tied down by large chains. This is a fantasy realm, and the path to the bell is spread across floating islands. You'll have to go through teleporting doors to reach other islands, and along the way are these wild-looking enemies.  For the most part you can take them down with just your bow and arrow. There will be enemies that can't be killed with arrows, so you'll have to use your tiger buddy to distract these enemy types, giving you a chance to sneak up behind them and drive a knife into their skulls.  So yeah, not much to it. A fun diversion and I'm hoping each instance of these tanka missions will be diverse enough to warrant actually playing through them all. It will get old fast, as much fun as it is was to command a ninja tiger.  Oh, and rhinos confirmed to bring about the pain in Far Cry 4.
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Go on a wild trip
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...

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Until Dawn

Until Dawn is my kind of horror


It's all about the butterfly effect
Aug 13
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
I am a little baby when it comes to horror movies. I just can’t. I can’t sit and force myself to stare at a screen that will make me scream and flinch. That’s not fun to me! The opposite is true when it com...

Assassin's Creed Rogue gives you more open ocean goodness

Aug 13 // Hamza CTZ Aziz
Assassin's Creed Rogue (Xbox 360, PlayStation 3)Developer: Ubisoft SofiaPublisher: UbisoftRelease: November 11, 2014 You play as Shay Patrick Cormac, a former assassin who was betrayed by his brotherhood. So Shay is out for revenge, and he's teamed up with his former nemesis the Templar in order to accomplish his goals. This is a story of revenge, and from what little I got to play I could really feel the experience was more violent compared to playing as an assassin. Specifically, it's the ship combat that felt way more brutal compared to Black Flag's. It is a smaller vessel this time around, so you're much quicker on the ocean. You also have a giant ram at the front of the ship designed to break apart ice on the water, but it can totally be used to plow into enemy vessels all the same. The overall firepower is nothing to laugh at either, with a cannon that acts like a machine gun of sorts now, and the ability to release burning oil from the rear of the ship and set those giving chase on fire.  There's no shortage of assassins in Rogue and you'll be hunting them down. Remember how in Assassin's Creed III there was a great shortage of assassins in the North American territory? Yeah, blame Shay for that. The events in Rogue set up that aspect of ACIII, and Haytham Kenway himself happens to be your second in command aboard your ship, in fact. The assassin we dealt with in our demo was holed up at a base with some of his allies in the open world outside of a story mission. You have to hunt down the assassin when you get to his base, but you have to be careful as you go about it. Your targets can do everything you could always do in past Assassin's Creed games. In this particular case, the target literally got the drop on us, and then fled the area. As we gave chase, we saw him call in allies, hide in bushes, and use his environment to his advantage. He even shot an explosive barrel just as Shay ran past it, knocking him over.  [embed]279374:55278:0[/embed] At one point the assassin dropped a smoke bomb, but Shay does have plenty of his own new tricks to directly counter his former allies. In this case, he dawned a gas mask to bypass the smoke bomb, and eventually was able to corner the assassin to finish him off.  Shay was also using a primitive grenade launcher to take out some enemies. He even had this poison that was able to cause anyone in the vicinity to go wild and attack each other; a great way to infiltrate bases. This would cause civilians to go nuts too -- which, by the way, you can totally kill civilians without any consequences. You're a Templar now, who cares!  Again, if you got your fill out of Black Flag you may just want to focus on Unity. If you're looking for more of that seamless open-world ocean experience with new and expanded features -- and the ability to play on the other side of the war -- then Rogue may just be the game for you. 
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Except now you're a bad guy so you can totally kill everybody
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag was a huge game. Like, you could easily sink 100 hours into that whole experience before getting 100 percent completion. So Assassin's Creed Rogue may or may not be quite the game for you. It ...

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Assassin's Creed Unity

Assassin's Creed Unity's two big changes that I'm excited for


Changes that will hopefully make the experience less frustrating
Aug 13
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
Okay, so technically there's three big changes that everyone will be excited about, the third being the whole two- to four-player cooperative experience in Assassin's Creed Unity. Personally I'm not all that looking forward t...
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Next Star Wars: The Old Republic update will let you build homes


It's like the Sims now! BUT IN SPACE!
Aug 13
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
EA revealed the next update for Star Wars: The Old Republic at its gamescom press conference. The Galactic Strongholds downloadable content will let you build a home in the game. Yup, SWTOR is now Sims. You can show off your cribs to friends in the game.  The update will also include Guild flagships, used to go around space and conquer planets. 
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Okay, this Advanced Warfare Xbox One controller looks rad


$64.99
Aug 12
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
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.
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Storytime with Commander Shepard


The wonderful Jennifer Hale
Aug 12
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
Actor extraordinaire Jennifer Hale sat down to read us all a little Mass Effect story. Listen to her soothing voice and relax a little after a heavy day full of videogame newz.   
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Full Skylanders Trap Team game hitting tablets too


Will even include a controller
Aug 12
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
Skylanders Trap Team is heading to mobile devices as well! And like, the full actual game. Activision is claiming console-quality graphics, and it even comes with its own high performance controller. This is huge! This will a...
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Oh hey! You can be playing the new Unreal Tournament RIGHT NOW


Just be aware it's in pre-alpha
Aug 12
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
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...
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Robin Williams to be memorialized in World of Warcraft


Blizzard will be doing something for the late actor
Aug 12
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
The world lost one of the best people to have ever existed with Robin Williams' passing this week. Fans were moved by his death and took to Change.org to get Blizzard to memorialize the comedian as an NPC in World of Warcraft...
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Valiant Hearts coming to iOS devices on September 4


Have all the feels while on the go
Aug 12
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
Valiant Hearts: The Great War was a wonderful experience that came out not too long ago on consoles and PC. And now it's set to arrive on iOS devices on September 4. Same game, just controls redesigned with touch screen in mind. No price point was given, but now you will have no excuse to miss this one. 
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Dear Below, I need you in my life now please


I need the roguelike hole in my heart filled
Aug 12
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
Just look at it. Look at how gorgeous Below is. I need it. I need it NOW!
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Killer Instinct: Season 2 begins October 15


Eight new fighters including TJ Combo and Maya
Aug 12
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
Season 2 of Killer Instinct begins on October 15, 2014. Fans can expect new fighters, enhanced game modes, and a revamped interface. The Ultra Edition will cost $39.99 and will include eight fighters starting with TJ Combo an...
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Watch the Golden Gate Bridge get destroyed in Advanced Warfare


Okay, those grenades are hecka cool
Aug 12
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
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. 
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It's the return of Sanctuary in Halo: The Master Chief Collection


Good for competitive mataches
Aug 12
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
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. 
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Sierra is back! New King's Quest and, uh, Geometry Wars coming


As Activision's indie label
Aug 12
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
Well look at that. Sierra is back from the dead. Activision is reviving the label, with a focus on indie development. It'll host new IPs and re-imaginings of beloved classics. In this case there's a new King's Quest coming in...
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Indies on X1

Superhot, Space Engineers, SMITE and more coming to Xbox One


Through the ID@Xbox program
Aug 12
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
Look, more Cuphead footage! But we all already know that's going to be great. So what else is there? Well plenty as it turns out. The ID@Xbox program is beefing up with even more indies. Superhot, Space Engineers, and even SMITE are making their way to the Xbox One. Ghost of the Devil looks quite adorable, as does Rivals of Aether. A good offering of games, all in in all. 
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See how mixing up Hunters in Evolve changes things up


Brand new map shown off
Aug 12
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
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. 
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Super Smash Bros

Super Smash Bros on 3DS is getting this neat Game Boy stage


Ba-ding!
Aug 11
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
I had ever intention to just play the Wii U version of Super Smash Bros. I think I'm going to have to check out the 3DS version now though after seeing there's going to be a Game Boy stage.  Sakurai even threw in a "ba-d...
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European limited edition of Hyrule Warriors includes that awesome scarf too


No scarf for North America ... yet at least
Aug 05
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
In all of the Hyrule Warrior Nintendo Direct coverage we never got around to mentioning the limited edition Europeans will see. Which is that you all will be getting that awesome looking scarf that Japan will receive too...

Mario Kart 8 update adds map display to the TV screen

Aug 05 // Hamza CTZ Aziz
Drivers will now have the option to display the course map on the TV screen during races. The order of the menu after each race will be changed to “Next Race”, followed by “Watch Highlight Reel”. The game will remember the most recent kart options that were selected, even if the Wii U system was powered down. Users will be able to change options of other players’ Mario Kart TV downloaded highlight reels, such as changing the focus to different characters or actions. A score screen will be added so players can see how many coins they’ve collected, the win-loss record of their online battles and their frequently used characters. Improved the stability of the online connection to enhance user experience during online battles.
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Also three free Mercedes-Benz cars
[Update: Nintendo has confirmed an August 27 launch for the update in North America as well. Find the full list of improvements below.] Welcome Nintendo to the modern age of gaming with downloadable content! Hey, at least th...

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Velocity 2X looking to melt your eyeballs on September 2


Awesome looking space shooter/adventure game for PS4 and Vita
Aug 05
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
Velocity X2 is one I've been keeping my eye on for awhile now. It's part space shooter, and part Metroidvania-like platformer that's in one sweet package. This is coming out for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita on...
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Diablo III sold 20 million copies worldwide


The original and Reaper of Souls across all platforms
Aug 05
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
Diablo III has been performing rather well for Activision Blizzard. Since it released in 2010, Diablo III has sold over 20 million copies worldwide on all platforms. That's combined with Reaper of Souls too. Activision a...
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Looks like Apple is going to reveal a new iPhone next month


July saw record-setting App Store revenue
Aug 05
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
Apple is set to host its next iPhone unveiling on September 9. It's expected that the iPhone 6 will feature larger displays (4.7" and 5.5") and run the new A8 processors. And if this video is true, than the screens will be v...
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Let's check out all the wonderful cosplay from SDCC 2014


San Diego Comic-Con!
Jul 30
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
San Diego Comic-Con is the biggest convention for all things geek in the world. A ton of cosplay happens at this show -- even celebrities cosplay! Mostly to hide from the public though.  But hey, here's a couple of mont...
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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare multiplayer teased, collector's edition detailed


The $120 version includes a season pass
Jul 29
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
A brand new trailer for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare has dropped today, detailing how the conflict leads the way for the Atlas PMC to come into power. It's your typical Call of Duty trailer, with tons of cool looking set p...
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Zanzibar gets reimagined for Halo: The Master Chief Collection


Blur does great stuff
Jul 25
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
Halo's presence at San Diego Comic-Con continued today with some new details on Halo: The Master Chief Collection. The team at 343 and Certain Affinity showed off for the first time the re-mastered Zanzibar map from Halo 2. ...

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