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Overwatch

Watch Overwatch's ninja-centric 'Dragons' short here

Blizzard is continuing its salvo of comics and short films with "Dragons," which deals with Genji and Hanzo of the Shimada clan. Long story short -- Genji didn't want the responsibility of his family's legacy, so his brother took him out, f...

 
 
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Splatoon

Splatoon is getting more DLC, and playing cards!

The average time period for support for a typical shooter these days (outliers like Team Fortress 2 withstanding) is roughly a year. Splatoon, a game that even some Nintendo employees were unsure about before launch, has since bec...

 
 
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Deals

Doom deals on the season pass, Digital Deluxe for PC

Doom has landed and it's actually doing well in the user review department, despite Bethesda holding back review copies. The game is currently sitting at 94 percent positive rating on Steam. If you're planning to pick up a copy to play on r...

 
 
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Doom review

Review in Progress: Doom

When a review embargo is held until the day of release, potential buyers have a right to be nervous. Bethesda holding review copies of Doom until the day of release seemed damning to more than a few people.  I started playing at about ...

 
 
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Battleborn

Battleborn's hotfixes this week nerf three more characters

Gearbox has been true to their word so far with Battleborn updates, and this week includes changes for Galilea, Miko, and ISIC. All three have been tuned down a bit, with damage reduction, healing reduction, and health nerfs respe...

 
 
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Overwatch

The newest Overwatch comic is all about Symmetra

Overwatch has a host of interesting characters, but Symmetra is one of my standout favorites. Her background, which involves the relatively shadowy Vishkar Corporation (the one that basically forced Lúcio's community into p...

 
 
Overwatch
On the heels of an incredibly successful beta, Blizzard anticipates that a lot of players will pick up Overwatch at its May 24 launch. And, as with any popular game, there will be plenty of people who want to cheat. Possibly ...   read

 
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Overwatch

Overwatch's open beta had a record-breaking 9.7 million players

Blizzard has announced the player count for the Overwatch open beta and, holy hell, it's 9.7 million people. For comparison, The Division's beta brought in 6.4 million players, a record number for a new intellectual property, and Star Wars ...

 
 
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Battleborn

Gearbox says Battleborn sales are tracking 'just ahead of Borderlands'

I didn't dig some of the things Battleborn ended up doing (particularly the main MOBA angle), but over time, I can see myself enjoying it more -- especially if Gearbox actually keeps up with its planned regular updates. But some people...

 
 
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Doom

Doom's Achievements look surprisingly not-hellacious

Doom is two days away from releasing, and it seems like we still know suspiciously little about it. Like, Bethesda has shown bits of the campaign and held multiplayer betas. Still, it all feels like one big question mark. The recently-...

 
 
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Star Wars Battlefront

You can try Star Wars Battlefront's Outer Rim DLC for free this weekend

There is so much room for DICE to flesh out Star Wars Battlefront in a full sequel, and we had to know one would happen sooner than later given the game's runaway financial success. But to hear that a follow-up is on the docket for 2017 whi...

 
 
Overwatch tip
One of the first things players learn in Overwatch is that Bastion is horribly overpowered. He's a robot who can hunker down, transform into a rapid-fire turret, and make it impossible for you to reach that control point or ...   read

 
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Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1 will have a server browser, confirmed

Fresh off the positive reception for its debut trailer, the Battlefield 1 team has announced another tidbit of good news -- it will have a server browser. Whether or not dedicated servers are in is yet to be seen, but this is a good st...

 
 
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Xbox One

Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director's Cut is playable on Xbox One

Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director's Cut and its reworked boss battles are now playable on Xbox One via backward compatibility. The enhanced two-disc Xbox 360 game isn't available for purchase digitally (unlike the original non-Director's C...

 
 
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Battlefront

EA confirms new Star Wars Battlefront for 2017

Earlier today, EA confirmed a new Star Wars Battlefront for release next year. The game will reportedly include content from the new film trilogy, according to EA CFO Blake Jorgensen. Although he neglected to mention specifics, it's worth n...

 
 
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Titanfall 2

EA pegs Titanfall 2 for a 2016 release

Electronic Arts plans to release not one, but two major shooters in this year's holiday season. Last Friday, we officially learned of Battlefield 1 which is set to launch on October 21. During that same quarter, Titanfall 2 i...

 
 
Rocketbirds 2 review
I can't recall the last time I skipped the first entry in a series and went straight for the direct sequel. In the case of Rocketbirds 2: Evolution, a run-and-gun adventure about a machismo chicken fighting an army of penguin...   read

 
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Rainbow Six Siege

Rainbow Six Siege's next big update is 'Dust Line,' out tomorrow for some

Rainbow Six Siege is a pretty fantastic team-based shooter, and one of my favorite current offerings on the market at the moment. I still go back to it when I need a strategic fix with a few friends, and the new Dust Line update w...

 
 
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Doom

Where is our review for Doom?

So, it's Tuesday -- the date that's typically reserved for new releases -- and there's no review of Doom up. Well, two things! First, Doom actually isn't out today, it's out on Friday, May 13. Second, Bethesda has informed us that...

 
 
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Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1 has the most-liked trailer ever in the shadow of Infinite Warfare failure

Hot off the heels of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare having the fifth most disliked trailer ever (!), EA's Battlefield 1 is basking in the sunlight of a great reception.  Evidently, Battlefield 1 is killing it with over a...

 
 
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Everbody Hates CoD

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare is the 5th-most disliked YouTube video EVER

Look, it was already funny last week when Activision tried to spin 400,000 dislikes on its Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare trailer as a positive, but the dislike brigade might actually make Tennyson tremble. Since then, the trailer has racke...

 
 
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Overwatch

Newest Overwatch comic features Junkrat and Roadhog

As we've noted before, Overwatch will not have a campaign mode of any kind at launch (and likely ever), but Blizzard is doing its best to provide a story for it. That includes digital shorts, texts, and of course, comics. McCree and Re...

 
 
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Metal Gear Online

Metal Gear Online is still hanging in there

My first week of Metal Gear Online went so poorly that I never came back to give it a proper second chance but, looking over these latest patch notes and the several that have come before it, someone must be out there sticking with the mult...

 
 
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GTX 1080

Here's the new Doom running at 200 FPS on the Nvidia GTX 1080

Nvidia's new graphics cards are beefy. We learned at last week's reveal that they perform better than the $1000 Titan X and cost several hundred dollars less. It's a fine development for the PC gaming crowd. One way to put into perspective...

 
 
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Fallout 4

The Fallout 4 'Survival Mode' update just hit consoles

Several folks have informed me that Fallout 4 has just gotten its survival patch this week, and indeed, players can now download 1.5 on PS4 and Xbox One -- it clocks in at roughly 2GB. It not only brings in bug fixes, but it also adds in th...

 
 
Dreadnought impressions
It's been a good couple of years for spaceship combat games. After a long dormancy, games like Elite Dangerous, Star Citizen, EVE: Valkyrie and the upcoming No Man's Sky have put players back in the cockpit of all manner of d...   read

 
Galak-Z: The Void
[Spoilers for the end of Galak-Z below.] The conclusion of Galak-Z's original four-season story mode ends on an ominous note. A-Tak and his crewmates in the Axelios have fought and scraped and bled their way through half the ...   read

 
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Battleborn

Battleborn's first balance patch coming soon, Marquis in the nerf crosshair

So yeah Battleborn -- it's not bad! I'm definitely going to be playing the Capture mode for the weeks to come, so it's nice to hear that Gearbox is going to look at a weekly cadence for balance updates, addressing community concerns. T...

 
 
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Bungie

Activision wants to deliver more frequent content for Destiny

Wanna feel old? Destiny has been out since September of 2014. I had to do a double take there for a second, because it's hard to believe the game has survived on such little content. Even the April update, which Activision has sai...

 
 
Battleborn review

Review: Battleborn

Last time we checked in with Battleborn, I wasn't sure what to make of it. On one hand, it was a loud, busy game that tried desperately to get me to like it. On the other, beneath the facade, it presented a decent shooter experience that Gearbox is typically known for. Having played through the story and a heap of games online, I'm a little less fuzzy on how I stand.   read

 

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nickcburgess

Is it acceptable to rant here? Even if its not about games? Cause Im sick of my female facebook friends linking to their odyssey online articles they wrote. Youre 19 and a freshman in college. You dont have all the answers. Sorry this isnt video gamey

 
Gamemaniac3434

And thats REmake finished and done-really good game, had a great time with it. Finally digging into the backlog and clearing it out a bit.

 
Samsneeze

So I watched Millennium Actress again today and I dont know why I insist on watching movies that make me feel terrible things after theyre done. I still wholly recommend it if you havent seen it before. Its fantastic.

 
Torchman

Im not sure how I feel about dividing my most recent WIP blog into parts, but its probably for the better. It was already larger than any other blog I had written with just 25% done.

 
Pixie The Fairy

Man, sockpuppet accounts representing gamers are still in vogue. Sad they dont know it takes longer to create them than to ban/delete them.

 
Lex

Browsing through Doom Mods you can find pretty much everything ... but the lack of Warhammer 40k themed mods is kinda disturbing ... and sad.

 
Nekrosys

God dammit. Day-1 patches are so inconvenient.

 
Torchman

Hey Torch, whats writing your recent blog like 30% writing, 70% making gifs

 
WryGuy

Vita vs PSP. Go. Nonono. Not the PSP Go. Just go.

 
Gamemaniac3434

Hey, just a streamin thing. free to join me for some REmake, ask me some questions about Microbiology and whatnot if you are interested.

 
Nekrosys

Well, I caved in and grabbed a copy of Overwatch (PS4).

 
Steven Hansen

what you wanna see video-wise out e3? conference recaps round tables? video previews to go w/ written? just off-screen footage for extended look at gameplay of new games that prob only got brief trailers? purely weird shit like that Great America video?

 
Osc

Watching Monday Night RAW and a DOOM commercial pops up. Bloody Awesome - Destructoid. Being quoted from a 2014 post. You guys made it, now.

 
Vadicta

So, if Microsoft already has a console not doing so well, is it really wise to release an upgraded version and segment their already not-great market share? Like if the NX was a more powerful Wii U instead of a new system, would anyone care or want it?

 
Dreamweaver

Because only poor people have to choose. :P Nah, for real though, even though I bought Battleborn to tide me over until Overwatch came out, I think its a lot of fun for MOBA players. I can see myself trying to play both games for the foreseeable future.

 
TheBlondeBass

Im so sorry GM, I should have been a better trainer for you... I mean, you had shitty moves and stats, but maybe if we got to talk to each other, understand each other, things wouldnt have come to this...

 
Chris Bradshaw

Hey heres a random thought, remember Nintendo TVii? Me neither.

 
Jinx 01

When people complain that Gotham doesnt fit the Batman continuity I have to ask... which continuity? I mean, how many goddamn versions of the Batman continuity are there? At least Gotham is trying something different (and doing it quite well imo).

 
Chris Seto

shameless plug! Anyone interested in Koihime Enbu on PC, a friend is running a double elimination tournament on Wed at 6pm GMT. Its an open competition so if you want to join, just sign up!

 
Vadicta

Meanwhile, Bo watches me kill a bunch of shit, and hes all Good going, man. And when I say Yeah! in return, hes all, Revel in it. You earned it, brotha. Best husbandu confirmed.

 
CoilWhine

KILL IT WITH FIRE

 
TurboKill

Is anybody else pretty scrubby at Street Fighter V? They killed what I loved about Gief in IV and now Im in a rut. My PSN is TurboThrill. Hit me up.

 
whatsacow

I actually think the Wii-U is the worst console I have ever owned. Ive played maybe 10 games I like on it, but only 3 are actually Wii-U games and not virtual console games, and only 1 of those is actually made by Nintendo.

 
jak2364

You guys report on Notch saying some stuff on Twitter, but you dont bother reporting on Notch reading Notch X Minecraft fanfiction on Witwixs stream today? Fucking Game Journalism man, really need to get yalls priorities straight. :)

 
Rico the Penguin
 
Dwavenhobble

Dear Laptop, I know you hate being cleaned but if you dont stop making that whining noise with your fan because I cleaned out the vents, I will take you in for repairs. You have been warned.

 
Lex

To Doom or not to Doom ... thats the question. Sometimes I hate my life.

 
Nekrosys

Lets be real, here. Rinkah x Kaze is, by far, the best ship. I refuse to hear otherwise.

 
Nathan D

Overwatch.

 
GoodlyMike

Beautiful.

 

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