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5:00 AM on 08.12.2014

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...

Brett Makedonski



Diablo III's Ultimate Evil Edition makes the core game a must-play for console owners photo
Diablo III's Ultimate Evil Edition makes the core game a must-play for console owners
by Chris Carter

Diablo III has had a tumultuous history to say the least. Always-online DRM, the Real-Money Auction House, and loot problems plagued the original release -- all issues that took months to address. It's a hot-button issue even now, with many gamers stating that the PC players were had, paying for a "demo" of the console version that would eventually drop with all the fixes in tow.

For those of you who did enjoy the game previously or haven't gotten caught up in the maelstrom of problems though, the Reaper of Souls expansion delivered in just about every way possible. Thankfully, the Ultimate Evil Edition brings that same great experience to consoles.

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4:30 PM on 08.11.2014

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...

Jordan Devore

3:45 PM on 08.11.2014

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...

Jordan Devore





3:00 PM on 08.11.2014

Setting children on fire will get you an M rating, apparently

To the surprise of absolutely no one, the ESRB has given Tango Gameworks' upcoming survival horror title The Evil Within a Mature rating. Content descriptors include Blood, Gore, Intense Violence, and Strong Languag...

Rob Morrow

2:15 PM on 08.11.2014

Here's a look at what's happening at gamescom

We've already gotten the news from Activision's Call of Duty event earlier today but there's plenty of big things happening at gamescom this week. Here's an idea of when you're going to hear all the news from Microsoft, Sony,...

Alasdair Duncan

1:00 PM on 08.11.2014

Remember Me dev teams with Square Enix for Life is Strange

Remember Me developer Dontnod has announced the game it is working on in conjunction with Square Enix, Life is Strange. The episodic, hand-drawn adventure game is coming to PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One, and Xbox 360.  It ...

Steven Hansen



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

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, gameplay is much more vertical. These high-tech suits allow soldiers to jump super high and boost to dodge and dash. At a glance, the speedier movement system appears similar to Titanfall but whether it plays that way remains to be seen. For folks who are into Call of Duty and not much else, this will certainly be a different experience.

The trailer also showcased a level with a tsunami which I hope is a sign of things to come. I like those one-off map events, even if they eventually get stale. Also, Hammer of Dawn, is that you?

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Review: Call of Duty: Ghosts: Nemesis photo
Review: Call of Duty: Ghosts: Nemesis
by Chris Carter

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 fans.

But thankfully, Infinity Ward has made amends for the rather bland core package of Call of Duty: Ghosts, and the Nemesis map pack is no exception. In addition to four solid maps, there's another chapter of Extinction, the developer's out-of-this-world take on Treyarch's zombies.

Because of these packs, I'm actually a bit more excited for Infinity Ward's follow-up in two year's time.

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10:45 AM on 08.08.2014

Dying Light's gamescom trailer is all about hunting and hiding

As I wrote about at E3, there's a lot that you can do in Techland's Dying Light. First and foremost, you can run, jump, and grapple your way across terrain at a breakneck speed. You can take a break from traversal and use yo...

Brett Makedonski

10:00 AM on 08.08.2014

Persona 3's best character gets her Ultimax trailer

Let's celebrate the recent September 30 date for Persona 4 Arena: Ultimax with this trailer for Mitsuru. She's the best, despite her whacked out Arena costume. 

Steven Hansen

2:45 PM on 08.07.2014

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 ...

Brett Makedonski

1:00 PM on 08.07.2014

Dragon Age: Inquisition's tactical camera is better than it was in Origins

I had a lot of problems with Dragon Age II, but one of my chief complaints was the lack of a tactical camera, which really took a lot of strategy out of major encounters. So when I sat down with the team from Dragon Age: ...

Chris Carter

12:00 PM on 08.07.2014

Ultra Street Fighter IV available at retail this week

When Ultra Street Fighter IV was released back in June, it was only available as a digital title on the Xbox 360 and PS3 -- but now you can grab it at retail for the latter two consoles. The retail price is the same as t...

Chris Carter

10:00 AM on 08.07.2014

You might want to check on the status of your Destiny Ghost Edition pre-order

According to a large number of users on the Destiny subreddit, Best Buy is cancelling pre-orders for the Ghost Edition of the game. Specifically, the cancellations seem to be happening to PS4 pre-orders, as the demand wa...

Chris Carter





9:00 AM on 08.07.2014

Aladdin and Jasmine will appear in Disney Infinity 2.0

When Disney Infinity 2.0 hits later this year, you'll be able to explore a whole new world with Aladdin and Jasmine. It makes sense that the couple would appear, as bits and pieces of Agrabah appeared in the Toy Box mod...

Chris Carter

9:00 PM on 08.06.2014

Atlus: Persona 4 Ultimax launches September 30

Persona 4 Arena Ultimax hits the streets on September 30, Atlus USA confirmed today. So mark your calendars and try to be patient. Waiting seven long weeks is going to feel like an eternity.

Kyle MacGregor



Review: Sacred 3 photo
Review: Sacred 3
by Alasdair Duncan

"I love it."

The specter of Diablo looms large over the action-RPG genre; most games borrow heavily from Blizzard's seminal game and those games' success is usually judged on how close they stick to the formula and how well they execute on that.

"Oh baby."

While it's tempting to praise a game for breaking away from some of the genre's conventions in order to make itself stand out from the crowd, Sacred 3 has stripped away so many of the things that make an APRG fun. Stats? Pretty much gone. Loot? Almost none. A really enjoyable combat system? Nope.

"Sexy!"

Oh, and there's people talking wince-inducing garbage over the whole thing.

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1:30 PM on 08.06.2014

Hasbro and Ubisoft announced Hasbro Game Channel

Family games like Monopoly, Risk, and Trivial Pursuit will be available to play on your Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4, and PS3 via the new Hasbro Game Channel, coming from Ubisoft and Hasbro this fall. Ubisoft and Hasbro worke...

Dale North

3:00 AM on 08.06.2014

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.

Brett Makedonski

9:00 PM on 08.05.2014

There's a huge Capcom sale on Xbox Live

More than 20 Capcom games are 50 to 75 percent off in this week's Xbox Live sale and, better yet, you don't even need to be a Gold subscriber to take advantage of the deals. Here are the sale prices: Asura's Wrath - $9.99 Bi...

Jordan Devore

2:30 PM on 08.05.2014

The new Forza Horizon 2 cars are mostly vehicles you'll never drive in real life

The new batch of cars revealed for Forza Horizon 2 brings about a bit of a staunch reminder that open-world racing games aren't all that realistic. Let's face it -- there's a slim chance you'll ever be behind the wheel o...

Brett Makedonski

1:00 PM on 08.05.2014

Here's how the Resident Evil remake looks in HD

The Resident Evil remake for GameCube is one of my favorite games ever. So waking up to news that Capcom is working on a high-definition remaster for just about everything under the sun (except Wii U) felt like being a wide-e...

Kyle MacGregor



Assassin's Creed Rogue officially announced, complete with details and first trailer photo
Assassin's Creed Rogue officially announced, complete with details and first trailer
by Brett Makedonski

Rumors have been floating around since March about Ubisoft's plans to release two Assassin's Creed titles this year -- one for current consoles and one for legacy consoles. Originally codenamed Comet, Ubisoft formally revealed and detailed Assassin's Creed Rogue today, and gave us our first trailer.

Assassin's Creed Rogue is in development by Ubisoft Sofia (with the usual collaboration across many other Ubisoft studios), and takes place during the Seven Years War in the mid-18th century. Rogue makes a return to the northeastern area of North America, particularly the North Atlantic, Appalachian River Valley, and New York.

The twist this time around is that the protagonist fights for the other side. Following the story of Shay Patrick Cormac, Rogue tells the tale of how he was betrayed by the Assassin brotherhood and turned against them. It appears as if Rogue will put significant emphasis on the naval aspect that defined Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, as Ubisoft detailed Cormac's ship -- the Morrigan -- which will be used for Assassin hunting.

While Assassin's Creed Unity is the installment for current consoles, Rogue is exclusive to legacy consoles -- specifically the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. It's currently slated for a November 11 release in North America. That's when you get to find out how the other half lives.

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8:00 AM on 08.05.2014

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...

Brittany Vincent

4:00 PM on 08.04.2014

Tropico 5 can't be released in Thailand, deemed inappropriate

The last two installments of the humorous Tropico simulation series made it to Thailand but this year's game, Tropico 5, will not see release in the country -- it's been banned. Following a coup in May, Thailand's government ...

Jordan Devore





3:45 PM on 08.04.2014

This is way too much to pay for the Destiny: Ghost Edition

After Destiny's recent high-profile beta, a lot of people found themselves more enamored by Bungie's new shooter than they thought they'd be. Now that everyone's had a chance to see what the game's all about, there's been an ...

Brett Makedonski

12:00 PM on 08.02.2014

Guardians of the Galaxy Pinball may be the best table yet

Hot off the heels of the stellar Deadpool table back in June, Zen Studios is going strong with its line of Marvel pinball tables. Guardians of the Galaxy finally got the film treatment, and now it has the pinball tr...

Brett Zeidler



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

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.

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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