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5:30 PM on 02.10.2015

Ride a dune buggy in Far Cry 4's 'Overrun' DLC

Already tired of everything Far Cry 4 has to offer? You're in luck, because Overrun, the latest batch of content for Far Cry 4, is available today. This is a more multiplayer-focused endeavor, with a brand new PvP mode in whi...

Jason Faulkner

2:30 PM on 02.10.2015

Techland releases first Dying Light DLC and gives details on the rest

Dying Light Season Pass holders got their first taste of DLC today with the release of Cuisine & Cargo. It adds two missions to the game, both taking place in buildings sealed since the first days of the outbrea...

Jason Faulkner



Review in Progress: Evolve photo
Review in Progress: Evolve
by Nic Rowen

If you didn't know Turtle Rock Studios was the brains behind 2008's Left 4 Dead, you could probably guess as much after a few hours with its latest game, Evolve. The zombies might be gone in favor of giant monsters and lethal flora, but the basic core of the game's asymmetrical multiplayer experience is instantly familiar. Everything about L4D, both the good and the bad, is concentrated and focused like a laser beam in Evolve.

As a huge fan of L4D and rampaging Kaiju-like monsters, the idea of Evolve sounded like a wish come true. But after spending some time with the game, I'm starting to worry the wish was made with a monkey's paw, and I suspect its bony digits are giving me the middle finger behind my back.

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4:15 PM on 02.09.2015

Evolve sure has a lot of skin DLC at launch

Evolve is nearly upon us, and a few of us have access to the game's pre-launch servers -- expect some impressions soon and a full review after we've tested the full version. When Evolve launches tomorrow, it wi...

Chris Carter

1:00 PM on 02.09.2015

Battlefield Hardline beta tops six million users

Battlefield Hardline is something different, and it appears as if gamers were interested enough to at least give it a shot. EA has not only delayed the game based on user feedback, but it's also ran multiple rounds of testing...

Chris Carter

8:45 AM on 02.09.2015

Are you okay with picking up multiplayer-heavy games week one?

It's always been tough to judge the longevity of multiplayer games. Even growing up on PC titles with dedicated servers and devout fanbases, what's here today could be gone tomorrow, and many thriving online games have turned...

Chris Carter







Why are so few of Evolve's characters female? photo
Why are so few of Evolve's characters female?
by Kyle MacGregor

Evolve will launch with twelve hunters: eight men, three women, and a robot, though it's referred to as a "he." Of the three female characters, two are medics (Val and Caira) and the other (Maggie) is a trapper. There are currently no female assault or support class characters.

That could certainly change in the future. The asymmetric shooter's season pass contains an additional four hunters. As it stands, though, three-fourths of the cast are men, a ratio sure to disappoint some. Others may be surprised to learn there are any female characters at all.

The topic came up in an interview I conducted with Evolve creative director Phil Robb late last year. Speaking at developer Turtle Rock Studios' office in Lake Forest, CA, Robb told me "there was no political agenda" behind the uneven gender distribution. "It wasn't a planned thing," he added.

Robb went on to describe a fluid design process, one driven by "what feels right."

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9:00 AM on 02.08.2015

Valve and ESL retract ban on ex-ESC Gaming CS:GO team

Last Friday, Valve and eSports League Europe, issued tentative bans on three Counter-Strike: Global Offensive competitive teams. Epsilon eSports, the former ESC Gaming team, and WinneR had players who were accused of match fi...

Jason Faulkner

6:00 AM on 02.07.2015

Fan film shows Gordon Freeman battling boredom

The wait for some kind of news on Half-Life 3 has been tough for everyone. A story cut off midway through being told, a set of balanced gameplay mechanics going to waste, and a developer who loves to announce things that are...

Laura Kate Dale

2:00 PM on 02.06.2015

The Halo 5 beta had exactly one Killpocalypse, here it is

Any Killpocalypse medal earned in Halo is an impressive one. Perhaps that's why there was only a singular instance of it happening throughout the entirety of the Halo 5: Guardians beta. For those who aren't in the know,...

Brett Makedonski

11:15 AM on 02.06.2015

Activision: Next Call of Duty to be 'loaded with innovation'

To the surprise of absolutely no one, the next installment in the Call of Duty franchise is well underway. If a Call of Duty game doesn't release, it doesn't actually count as a calendar year, you know. Activision C...

Brett Makedonski

5:30 PM on 02.05.2015

Bungie is overhauling some weapon types in the next Destiny update

Bungie has posted its weekly update for Destiny, and surprise, it actually has some substance for once. New weapon changes are coming, mostly to the tune of auto rifle, shotgun, pulse rifle, and hand cannon adjustments. The f...

Chris Carter

3:30 PM on 02.05.2015

Player feedback led to these changes in Halo 5

Given the adjustments to the long-running Halo formula present in Halo 5: Guardians, players were bound to be vocal about what they did and didn't like in the multiplayer beta. 343 Industries is incorporating that feedback in...

Jordan Devore

2:30 PM on 02.05.2015

There's a new Warhammer game about shooting and slicing rat-men with your friends

It's not a day-making new Space Marine or Dawn of War, but as far as Games Workshop adaptations go, Warhammer: End Times - Vermintide (PC, PS4, Xbox One) seems neat. As a cooperative first-person shooter / melee-combat game ...

Jordan Devore

5:00 PM on 02.04.2015

Call of Duty unleashes DLC, zombie horde on PlayStation and PC in late February

The past few years have seen Microsoft hold a temporary monopoly on Call of Duty add-ons. That hasn't changed with Advanced Warfare, as Xbox players have been mowing down zombie puppies for a solid week now. Activis...

Brett Makedonski

1:45 PM on 02.04.2015

Evolve's live-action trailer is just teens playing hide and seek

Let me go ahead and preemptively dash anyone's hopes that an Evolve live-action trailer might be cool in any conceivable way. It's just some teens running around in the woods with flashlights  -- basically a Friday...

Brett Makedonski