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Borderlands

Legendary weapons now drop three times as often in Borderlands


Orange you glad you're still playing?
May 27
While dedicated players still roam the fringes of the Borderlands, Gearbox has been playing the part of mad scientist. Or, at least normal scientist. The developer's been toying with the way that legendary drops function in t... read
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Battlefield Spring

Battlefield 4's big spring patch adds weapons and a gun-swapping mode


There's a pdf and everything
May 26
DICE rolled out its spring update for Battlefield 4 today and it's substantial enough to warrant a pdf with highlights. The short of it is five new guns, the return of Battlefield 3's Gun Master mode, and a revamp of the dama... read
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Halo 3: ODST goes 1080p60

Halo 3: ODST comes to Halo: The Master Chief Collection this Friday?


Free if you played before Dec. 19, 2014
May 26
[Update: The release date listing for the ODST campaign was a placeholder, according to the official Halo Twitter account. "We continue final testing and will make an official announcement once our release date is determined... read
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Battlefield

Battlefield Hardline's new add-on trailer has shades of Hotline Miami


Our first look at Criminal Activity
May 26
EA and Visceral would want you to watch this new Battlefield Hardline trailer and take away the broader details of the upcoming Criminal Activity DLC. But, that's near impossible when there are guys with guns weari... read
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Den of puppies
I am convinced that somewhere, all of the new assets for the Destiny: House of Wolves expansion were lost, forcing Bungie to restart the entire process all over again. Why else would almost the entire $20 premium DLC be a reskin? read feature

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Arizona Sunshine

Arizona Sunshine: The (Steam) VR revolution will, unsurprisingly, have zombies


Virtual reality zombie shooter
May 21
I sometimes feel like I'm less on board with VR than most. It's a fun novelty to show a family member for 20 minutes, not something I'd like to be cocooned in for hours . Maybe that's why there's expectation of it doing gang... read
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Overwatch Cowboy

BAMF cowboy McCree gameplay revealed for Overwatch


It's high noon somewhere in the world.
May 20
Say "Howdy partner" to McCree, the previously announced cowboy for Blizzard's Overwatch, in this hot off the presses gameplay preview. McCree may only use a six shooter, but it certainly doesn't hold him back judging by the ... read
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Destiny DLC review

Review in Progress: Destiny: House of Wolves


Den of puppies
May 19
Destiny was one of the weirdest releases in recent memory. It was so unbelievably ambitious, but when it dropped, it was basically a fraction of what Activision advertised. As time went on many tweaks were made to the ga... read
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Old Doom 4

Doom 4 used to look nothing like Doom


So this is why it's taken so long
May 18
Ahead of its full reveal next month, Bethesda let out a couple seconds of footage for the new Doom. It looks cool to the extent that a snippet like this can look cool. Also, crucially, the footage is evocative of the series. ... read
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Cat Lart, Mall Cop

Asshole cat simulator Catlateral Damage out next week


PC, Mac, Linux, Ouya
May 18
I went to bed at like 7PM last night without cleaning up after dinner because I am always tired. This morning, while trying to work, I had to clean up because my cat (he's so cute, yes he is, yes he is) kept jumping on the l... read
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House of Wolves

Destiny: House of Wolves will launch at 10AM PST tomorrow


Pre-load today
May 18
Tomorrow, Bungie will deploy the new House of Wolves expansion for Destiny at 10AM PST. It will include the Prison of Elders arena mode, the new Strike, more PVP maps, and a new story, with the Trials of Osiris PVP mode ... read
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Halo 5

343: Spartans were stolen kids sent in to 'clean up the ugly'


Lucky it's not real, eh?
May 15
In the latest instalment of its viral promotional campaign HUNT THE TRUTH, Halo 5: Guardians developer 343 Industries has revealed "dark" information about how the Spartan Program came to be.  A (fake) interview by (fict... read
Overwatch gameplay photo
Overwatch gameplay

Zen balls, angelic babe revealed in Overwatch gameplay


Some of my favorite things
May 14
Zenyatta and Mercy gameplay videos have been posted by the official Overwatch YouTube channel, and boy does the game look fun! Zenyatta uses his magical floating balls to attack instead of a gun, while Mercy has a magic stic... read
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Destiny DLC

Destiny: House of Wolves' launch trailer is out


Yes, people still play Destiny
May 14
Destiny: House of Wolves comes out next week, which means its launch trailer time. The trailer compiles most of the information Bungie has released via livestream over the last few weeks and gives players a quick overvi... read
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Rainbow Six Siege

Rainbow Six Siege will arrive on October 13


Recent fan feedback taken into account
May 14
Rainbow Six Siege will arrive on October 13, 2015 on the PC, PS4, and Xbox One, Ubisoft announced today. In recent Siege-related news, the publisher has been hard at work combing through recent feedback regarding the alpha te... read
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Destiny

'Late-breaking technical issue' delays Destiny's latest update


Will the delay keep the wolves from your door?
May 14
[Update: It appears as if the issue is under control and will be patched today.] A "late-breaking technical issue" has delayed the roll out of the latest Destiny update. Patch 1.2.0 was supposed to lay the foundatio... read
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Half as good as you remember
Half-Life was like a magic trick. It was a game you could show to people who weren't gamers and they'd get into it, a gateway drug. A real game (not some glorified puzzle book like Myst) that had the cinematic flair and prese... read feature

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Destiny DLC

Destiny's Prison of Elders will have new modifiers, more boss fights, and tons of combat


More ways to do the same old thing
May 06
Bungie has finally revealed more details for Destiny's upcoming co-op arena, Prison of Elders. The various announcements were made this morning through a live Twitch playthrough of one of the prison's stages. The main th... read
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Old Blood, New Eggs

Wolfenstein: The Old Blood has some awesome Easter eggs


Fallout, Skyrim, and Quake!
May 06
The Wolfenstein series is no stranger to Easter eggs and the just-released Wolfenstein: The Old Blood is no exception. Captain Eggcellent shows us just a few of the eggs he has found in the first 45 minutes of gameplay, incl... read
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Need speed

New Need for Speed coming 2015, Titanfall and Plants vs Zombies 2016


Who needs to be surprised this E3?
May 05
Electronic Arts is adding to its holiday lineup (sports, Battlefront) with a new Need for Speed, according to EA financials. The company decided to chill on yearly Need for Speeds after going from developers Black Box to Crit... read
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Destiny

Destiny: House of Wolves' newest teaser trailer is needlessly vague


Actual details are coming tomorrow
May 05
Destiny is using the term "teaser trailer" a little too literally. The series' newest reveal teaser gives players a glimpse at the Prison of Elders, a co-op battle arena coming in the game's House of Wolves expansi... read
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Remember when PC expansions felt expansive?
Wolfenstein: The New Order was a refreshing reboot for a series that has a history of having many different development teams at the helm. After a five year hiatus, MachineGames came in and made the franchise its own, pu... read feature

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Wolfenstein

Wolfenstein: The Old Blood's new video is a pipe dream


Not in the impossible sense
May 04
We haven't gotten our grubby little hands on a copy of Wolfenstein: The Old Blood yet. Chris expects to have to buy that at midnight. However, we did get our grubby little hands on this widely-available gameplay video i... read
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Wolfenstein review?

Where is our review for Wolfenstein: The Old Blood?


We'll be buying it at midnight
May 04
Wolfenstein: The Old Blood is set to release digitally tonight, but Bethesda Softworks hasn't given us a copy yet. It's supposed to arrive "sometime at launch," but that isn't fast enough, so we'll be buying it tonight at mid... read
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Star Wars Battlefront

Bullet point: Star Wars Battlefront has 12 multiplayer maps


You know, aside from DLC
May 04
In writing about designing the lava-spewing planet Sullest for Star Wars Battlefront, EA DICE let it out that the game will contain 12 multiplayer maps. "Some of the maps support our epic modes like Walker Assault, while othe... read
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I got 99 problems but a breach ain't one
[Disclosure: The developers put my name in Space Beast Terror Fright's random name generator along with a bunch of other people who showed interest in the game early on. As always, no relationships, personal or professional, ... read feature

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AGAIN!

No scope dinos for a dollar: Three years fixing a broken game


AGAIN!
May 04
Ya got me. I noticed an email subject in our tips line, "In 2012 we released one of the worst games on Steam." Always lead with your best foot first. At least that's what my uncle always told me (he made and sold prosthetic ... read
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Phantasmal Early Access

Lovecraft-influenced roguelike Phantasmal creeps onto Early Access


Sanity-eroding survival horror meets procedural generation
May 01
New Zealand-based indie studio Eyemobi has released its Kickstartered survival horror roguelike Phantasmal: City of Darkness onto Steam Early Access. If you're unfamiliar with the project, Phantasmal is d... read
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Magnet gun

A cancelled Half-Life episode included a magnet gun


Polarizing
Apr 30
Everyone who yearns for more Half-Life content might take solace (or find frustration) in the fact that more has been created. However, it's also been scrapped. And, at least some of it had the intent of introducing a ne... read
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Lettuce think outside the gun!
I recently picked up a controller to play some Mortal Kombat X with my lawyer after we finished working out (not sexual!) in the basement of his hilltop home. While he'd signed, sealed, and delivered (legal jargon) some Morta... read feature







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