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12:30 PM on 04.17.2015

We got a first look at gameplay from the new Star Wars Battlefront

I have very fond memories of Star Wars Battlefront. Well into my adolescence, whole summer weekends were lost to split-screen tournaments; when you lost a game, you lost the controller. Familiar Star Wars icono...

Mike Cosimano

12:45 PM on 04.13.2015

Galahad's Tinder profile just got better, because The Order just got a photo mode

Left swipe, left swipe, left swipe. That's what scores of Victorian-era London ladies did when they saw Galahad on Tinder. His profile was so boring -- just a bunch of pictures of the back of his head. Also, his bio said he ...

Brett Makedonski

3:00 PM on 04.10.2015

Xbox uploaded a really old Gears of War video for some reason

You probably don't need to bother watching this video; it's nearly four years old at this point. That's when Gears of War 3 launched -- almost four years ago. Time flies and all that, eh? But, Xbox just uploaded the vid...

Brett Makedonski



The Last of Us multiplayer DLC is not okay photo
The Last of Us multiplayer DLC is not okay
by Darren Nakamura

[An earlier version of this piece had an inaccurate statistical description of one of the downloadable weapons. The offending paragraph has been updated for factual accuracy.]

I know, I'm late to the party. Despite being interested in 2013's The Last of Us on PlayStation 3, I kept putting off getting it. When the current-generation remaster showed up as a pack-in for the PlayStation 4 late last year, I finally took the plunge.

Even then, I played through the entire single player campaign before touching the multiplayer. I only recently got into the online Factions mode, but it has become my latest obsession. Taking the stealth/action/crafting/cover-based shooter gameplay and pitting players against one another is fantastic, and I anticipate it will keep me busy for months.

There is one small problem: the relatively recent multiplayer downloadable content contains some of the worst elements of free-to-play multiplayer -- exacerbated by the fact that The Last of Us is not actually a free-to-play game.

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5:20 PM on 04.01.2015

Splatoon to have splitscreen mode, ranked battle

As reiterated during today's Nintendo Direct, Splatoon is going to have four-versus-four online ranked battles with specific rules that differ from the normal mode. Splat Zones is a ranked mode where players battle over speci...

Jed Whitaker



Calm down: Nintendo still has a lot in store for Wii U photo
Calm down: Nintendo still has a lot in store for Wii U
by Jed Whitaker

After the recent announcement that Zelda for Wii U wouldn't be releasing in 2015, people all around the Internet have been losing their collective minds screaming that the Wii U is dead when really, it is anything but.

So join me as I refresh your memory and get you back on the Nintendo hype train for 2015.

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11:00 PM on 03.26.2015

New Splatoon screenshots reveal clothing, weapons, stages, and characters

Nintendo released over 100 screenshots for Splatoon today, my favorite of which are in the gallery below, that reveal new characters, enemies, modes, weapons, maps, and clothing for customizing characters. Looks like there ar...

Jed Whitaker



I see a lot of classic Mario platforming design in Splatoon's campaign photo
I see a lot of classic Mario platforming design in Splatoon's campaign
by Chris Carter

While Splatoon's multiplayer was on display for all to see at E3 2014, the single-player campaign was fairly under wraps. We now know that it will be a completely separate affair from online play, complete with a full narrative and a colorful cast of characters to help you along your journey.

I had a chance to play through a handful of story levels at a recent event, and I'm happy to report that although it's a bit simplistic, I'm seeing flashes of tried and true Mario design peppered in.

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10:01 AM on 03.23.2015

Nintendo: 'Splatoon is aiming to do for action shooters what Mario Kart did to racing'

At a recent event at Nintendo of America's headquarters in Redmond, Washington, I was able to play Splatoon for the first time since E3 2014. It's come a long way since then, and Nintendo is particularly proud of what it...

Chris Carter



Splatoon's multiplayer feels promising for casual and hardcore shooter fans, but will people buy it? photo
Splatoon's multiplayer feels promising for casual and hardcore shooter fans, but will people buy it?
by Chris Carter

Nintendo isn't exactly known for its online experiences. With the exception of a few recent titles like Mario Kart 8, the public is typically clamoring for some form of online support. Games like Mario Party 10 would probably be more enjoyable with the feature, and games like Splatoon, coming in May, are predicated on a strong online infrastructure.

While the core of Splatoon's multiplayer is very fun, I do have a few concerns specifically stemming from Nintendo's inexperience in the market.

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3:15 PM on 03.21.2015

Embrace the bomb: The Order is $40 right now on Amazon

If you were hesitant to go all in with The Order: 1886 when it first came out last month, then now may be a good time to see what this cinematic adventure is all about. Currently, Amazon is offering the game for $39.99. Considering the oft-debated length of the Sony exclusive, this just might be the right price for the more stubborn of us. [Amazon]

Robert Summa







Review: LA Cops photo
Review: LA Cops
by Conrad Zimmerman

At first glance, the potential for LA Cops to be an interesting title is great. A top-down shooter in the style of a retro cop squad drama, its main appeal lies in the combination of real-time action with teamwork management, one player using two characters to systematically take down a criminal enterprise.

It's just too bad that one of those cops always has to be Barney Fife.

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8:30 PM on 03.12.2015

The Order: 1886 won't find safety in the London Underground

I was waiting for a cross-town train in the London Underground when it struck me. I've been waiting since February to find a game that would look and sound like a movie. So, I changed my plans; I rented a PS4 and a TV, and t...

Brett Makedonski



Review: Zombie Army Trilogy photo
Review: Zombie Army Trilogy
by Chris Carter

The Sniper Elite series has been around for quite some time, entertaining fans since 2005 on pretty much every platform known to man. But alongside of the core historical-centric games there has been a lesser known sub-franchise known as Nazi Zombie Army, complete with a demonic Hitler and the same sniper-heavy gameplay of the core franchise.

Rebellion Developments has repackaged the two existing games in a brand new bundle called Zombie Army Trilogy, which also includes a previously unreleased third entry. Confused yet? Don't be, because in essence, they're a collection of horde-mode like encounters with mixed results.

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6:30 PM on 02.27.2015

Zombie Army Trilogy video tells us what Zombie Army Trilogy is

The zombie saturation of the current videogame landscape will soon see another mindless meat shooter with the release of Zombie Army Trilogy this March. As if the literally hundreds of other zombie-themed games weren't enoug...

Robert Summa



Review: Ironfall: Invasion photo
Review: Ironfall: Invasion
by Chris Carter

Developing a Gears of War-like cover shooter for Nintendo 3DS is unconventional, but that's just what VD-Dev did with Ironfall: Invasion. Featuring both local and online multiplayer, as well as an 11-stage campaign, the project seems fairly ambitious for the handheld, and as you'd expect, there are mixed results.

While multiplayer turned out well enough, the campaign is a mess.

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