3,000 GP and an XP boost extension
For once, I didn't button-mash my way through the startup notices in Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. There's an apology from Konami over the recent stability issues in the game's multiplayer component, Metal Gear Online...
Silver = real money
Yes, Activision has gone and done it.
In addition to charging $60 for Destiny (more if you bought either Special Edition), $30 for the Season Pass, and $40 (again, or more) for The Taken King, you're looking at $130 mini...
Also, Trials of Osiris for the weekend
I skipped over the Iron Banner appearances (week-long PVP events) in Destiny. By the time they hit, I always had the top raid gear anyway, and the concept of playing the same modes with a slightly different stat modifier wasn...
November: The Month of Ron Perlman
For years and years, there’s been criticism leveled at Call of Duty for just doing the same thing over and over again. It’s a fair criticism, Black Ops III didn’t feel all too different to Black Ops II to m...
Telltale has seen ups and downs with its licensed titles. With Jurassic Park the studio was still figuring out what works and what doesn't. More recently, The Walking Dead and Tales from the Borderlands have shown the strengt...
And hardly any bugs!
Raids are my favorite part of Destiny. As I sit here and write this, having killed Oryx nine times since The Taken King arrived, I'm trying to recall my favorite moments from the two raids before King's Fall, and I can c...
'Unlocking level system is [archaic]'
If the (expected) seven hours it takes to finish Call of Duty: Black Ops III's single-player campaign is too much of a time commitment, note that you can just skip right on to the end of the game. (And if you're on PS3 or 360...
I could go for some jerked kobe
NBA 2K16's been out for a while now and since both baseball season and football season are already over and there's nothing to watch, here is a collection of things people have shared from NBA 2K16 that have amused me over the past two weeks.
Here's a cheeky, old man Kobe stealing a high five.
Good god! That's CM Punk's music!
You know what they say about saving the best for last. Well, I guess they just say to do it. It's a good idea. Then everyone's like "Wow, we doubted you, but some real nice stuff happened at the end."
That's Guitar Hero Live'...
Finally! I've learned the identity of those flaming bees I mentioned a while back. They're a cybernetic mod.
Call of Duty: Black Ops III might not be getting the crazy Exo-Suit gameplay from Advanced Warfare, but it wil...
Here's a teaser for it
You might have heard how the first episode of Tales from the Borderlands is now available for free. If you haven't, well, Telltale really wants to drive that fact home. That's how they get you. The first hit is free. You want...
Get ready to rumble
2K has detailed the contents of WWE 2K16's Digital Deluxe Editions, Season Pass, and DLC add-ons... no, wait, I mean "individual content packages."
The Digital Deluxe Editions will cost $90 on Xbox One and PlayStation 4, and ...
There's more dependency on groups now
Destiny has noticeably improved since The Taken King dropped. This is partly because there's a lot more to do than just grind the awful Prison of Elders activity from the last bad expansion, but additionally, the game has gotten much more hardcore.
It's great news for me and my group of comrades, but I've been seeing a lot of people cut back on their playtime lately.
I woke up this morning with the very specific goal of writing about something that wasn't Destiny. Then this Backstreet Boys music video happened and changed everything. The Destiny crew Husky Raid uses in-game dances, a...
Dust: An Elysian Tail, released originally on XBLA in 2012, is one of my favorite metroidvanias in recent memory. The fact that it was developed by one guy, basically, is still insane to me, given how deep the game is mechani...
Well, kind of
It was just last week that we learned Rise of the Tomb Raider would have a season pass. We likely weren't meant to know quite yet, as it was a "oops, it suddenly showed up on a retailer's website"-type of thing. At the t...
Tales from the Borderlands Episode 1 is currently free on Xbox One and Xbox 360.
It's also free on the PlayStation Store in the US, although we're still being asked for £4 in the UK for some reason (boo).
I could pad th...
'Wii haven't forgotten about U'
Super Meat Boy made its way to PlayStation 4 and PS Vita today, but those might not be the last platforms it hits more than five years after its initial release. Team Meat still has its eyes on a Nintendo console.
In a s...
None shall fall
I've been a fan of Transformers since I was old enough to understand what television was. The bright colors and toy lines drew me in, but I've been a fan ever since. It's not merely nostalgia that fuels that fire -- it's...
Do it (defecate)
Compared to what Konami is doing with microtransactions surrounding forward operating bases (FOBs) in Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, this batch of cosmetic DLC is tame.
These outfits are $0.99 a piece and are currently...
I don't see Tina, the best character
Joining Family Guy in Zen's "Balls of Glory" Pinball Pack is the vastly superior Bob's Burgers. The table is set up on the street outside the titular restaurant, with It's Your Funeral Home & Crematorium next door and Jim...
In the mandatory initial matchup in NHL 16, I was forced to choose between last year's Stanley Cup Final contenders. I had to back either the Chicago Blackhawks who I very much dislike, or the Tampa Bay Lightning who I am ver...
I'd expect problems
Konami plans to launch Metal Gear Online on consoles at 12:00am Pacific on October 6, 2015. You staying up? Know that there will probably be issues, and that it's operating on a "rolling timeline window." In other words, laun...
Shake what the Traveler gave ya
The Special Order vendor Tess Everis is returning to Destiny, and bringing 18 new emotes with her. The downside? You won't be able to buy the new dances with Glimmer, Destiny's in-game currency.
Instead, players will need to ...
Without the Four Horsewomen
WWE is in the middle of something of a #DivasRevolution right now. The movement's aim is to give women wrestlers more of the spotlight to showcase their abilities. It's working to varying degrees -- usually fluctuating based ...
'I'm a PC'
Minecraft: Story Mode officially kicks off on October 13 with its first episode The Order of the Stone. Though we previewed it recently at PAX Prime, there haven't been any trailers for it since the teaser back in July. With ...
The animation hasn't aged well
It's the 30th anniversary of national treasure Back to the Future and Telltale is using that as an excuse to bring back its adventure game series on Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.
Notably, Back to the Future: The Game...
You might not think of us as civil servants, but we do. We're here to inform and to remind and to prevent you from forgetting to download free video games. It's a tough gig, but we're always up for a challenge.
As such, we'd ...
Because it's all you're getting
Call of Duty: Black Ops III will have multiplayer and the usual star-studded Zombies mode on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, but no campaign -- it's too "ambitious" for last-generation hardware.
If you want Christopher Meloni (and who doesn't?), you'll need to play on PC, Xbox One, or PS4.
If you use multiple SEN accounts
Given that no one reads the overbearing startup messages for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, let me point out a worthwhile one.
Konami has identified "cases" of a new progress-killing bug affecting PlayStation 4 users. ...