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5:00 AM on 03.05.2015

Ether One confirmed for PS4, holy crap I still need to play this

Ether One reviewed wonderfully with our own Steven Hansen, and even though I wanted to try it, I put it at the back of my mind at the time. It looks like I'll get the chance to experience it once again on consoles, as d...

Chris Carter

4:00 AM on 03.05.2015

It looks like Tekken 7 got confirmed for PS4 and Xbox One

We knew Tekken 7 would be coming to consoles, we just didn't know the exact platforms yet. Based on this Epic Games sizzle reel for Unreal Engine 4 (that was taken down, but re-uploaded by user GenEnemy), it looks like we ha...

Chris Carter

10:30 AM on 03.04.2015

Azure Striker Gunvolt gets a New 3DS update, adds more buttons

I still go back to Azure Striker Gunvolt from time to time. It's an excellent little platformer and a wonderful ode to the Mega Man ZX series. Developer Inti Creates has just shared update 1.2 is on the way, set to debut...

Chris Carter





10:00 AM on 03.04.2015

Theatrhythm Dragon Quest is getting a demo

Theatrhythm Dragon Quest is coming to Japan, and I couldn't be more excited as a Theatrhythm fan. While there is no announcement of a localization yet for the west, Japan is getting it on March 26, in addition to a newly...

Chris Carter

9:30 AM on 03.04.2015

Sling TV gets AMC added to its base package

Sling TV is a pretty neat cable-cutting service that's already live on the Amazon Fire TV, Roku 3, and in the coming weeks, the Xbox One. Today, it debuts AMC in its base package, which is still priced at $20 per month. This ...

Chris Carter

9:06 AM on 03.04.2015

Bethesda announces Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, coming this year

After a string of questionable franchise entries, Wolfenstein: The New Order was pretty good, and hit it off well critically and commercially. It's smart of Bethesda to capitalize on that success, and that's just what i...

Chris Carter

8:23 AM on 03.04.2015

Metal Gear Solid V launch details confirmed, Collector's Edition unveiled

After a leak involving the release date for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, Konami has confirmed the date this morning -- September 1, 2015 (September 15 for Steam), with a few other details in tow. Metal Gear Onli...

Chris Carter

8:00 AM on 03.04.2015

Microsoft announces a ton of indie games coming to Xbox, like Shovel Knight

Microsoft has just announced a ton of indie games coming to Xbox One, which is good news since it feels like Sony announces one every other day. The biggest game in the lot is probably Shovel Knight, but there are some other ...

Chris Carter

6:34 AM on 03.04.2015

This Breaking Bad 'inspired' weed game on iOS is just....

While scrolling about in the iOS app store I found a game called Breaking Farm -- or as it's known by its other name, "Impending Lawsuit." The story involves "Weedsenberg," who watches a "famous television series" a...

Chris Carter

12:15 PM on 03.03.2015

HBO Go is now available on PS4

The Xbox One got HBO Go a few months back, and now it's the PS4's turn to join the party. Starting today, you can access the app on Sony's newest console. Just keep in mind that it still needs a cable subscription for no...

Chris Carter

11:30 AM on 03.03.2015

Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition may be getting a PC release

It was easy to miss the announcement for the PS4 and Xbox One version of Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition amidst the DmC re-release, but it happened. We don't know a whole lot about what the Special Edition actually...

Chris Carter

11:00 AM on 03.03.2015

Rockman Xover will be shut down at the end of this month

Have you experienced the trainwreck that is Rockman Xover yet? The free mobile game may not be available in the west, but it's still the only surviving and active Mega Man game -- that is, until the end of this mont...

Chris Carter

10:30 AM on 03.03.2015

Yacht Club Games teases Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows

Shovel Knight was one of my favorite games of 2014, but it's far from over. We still have the multitude of free DLC on the way, including multiplayer, a versus mode, and the new Plague Knight expansion, titled "Plague of Shad...

Chris Carter

9:00 AM on 03.03.2015

A complete breakdown of all of Resident Evil: Revelations 2's DLC

Resident Evil Revelations 2 is halfway done with its episodic release schedule, and it's already confused a ton of people. At the request of a ton of readers, I've broken down everything that Capcom has planned so far fo...

Chris Carter







ArenaNet: Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns 'is like Metroid and Zelda slammed together' photo
ArenaNet: Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns 'is like Metroid and Zelda slammed together'
by Chris Carter

Guild Wars 2 is one of the most accessible MMOs ever made. Eschewing the Holy Trinity of class builds, you can basically pick any character you want and still fulfill a role in any group. Everyone can heal, and everyone can contribute in some way.

As a result of that design however, a lot of opportunities for advanced tactics fell by the wayside, and the endgame was too simplistic to keep everyone interested. Can the upcoming Heart of Thorns expansion rectify that problem?

I had some time to talk to lead designer Colin Johanson and figure out just that.

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Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns seeks to redefine MMO endgame progression photo
Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns seeks to redefine MMO endgame progression
by Chris Carter

Guild Wars 2 is an ambitious project. While ArenaNet's initial offering of Guild Wars was more of a social dungeon crawler than an MMO (the company called it a CORPG, or competitive online role-playing game), the sequel was a bonafide massive experience.

The kicker? ArenaNet was still able to cut out the subscription fee, effectively making Guild Wars 2 buy-to-play and allowing players to return at any time.

Here we are over two years later with the Heart of Thorns expansion on the horizon, and the developer continues to find ways to innovate.

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