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Disclosure: I have worked on a few iOS and PC indie games, as well as am currently employed at a major North America videogame retailer. My previous and current employment does not and has not affected any of the pieces I have written, but it is something that you, as a reader, should know.
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3:00 PM on 07.14.2013

Bazaar of the Fours Winds content live for Guild Wars 2

Time to dust off that Tyrian merchant hat and polish up all of your excess junk that you don't want -- I mean, quality product that you would hate to part with -- because the Bazaar of the Four Winds content for Guild Wars 2 ...

Jason Cabral

1:00 PM on 07.14.2013

Batman uses the power of the cloud in Infinite Crisis

Turbine Studios' Infinite Crisis seems to be shaping up quite nicely, but with the recent official release of Dota 2 garnering a lot of the attention on the MOBA stage, Turbine would have to do something to catch the eyes of...

Jason Cabral

10:00 PM on 07.06.2013

Wear Ocarina of Time's famous songs on your hand!

Do you ever feel like you never really get your love of the Zelda series across through your clothes, wallets, watches, mints, hats, action figures, replica weapons, posters, tattoos, or limited-edition game cartridges and sy...

Jason Cabral

8:00 PM on 07.06.2013

Zelda producer Eiji Aonuma on bringing Link to 3DS, Wii U

Even though it has been a few weeks since E3, and most people are still talking about the downfall of Xbox One or how Sony killed it this year, what about Nintendo? Along with the standard Mario platforming bless, two&nb...

Jason Cabral

11:00 PM on 06.29.2013

Critical Hit! XCOM: Enemy Unknown finally out for Macs

Seems like a fair bit of critically acclaimed titles are finally making their long-awaited hop over to the Mac gaming universe. Last week we had Rockstar's take on a modern noir story in Max Payne 3, and this week we have Fir...

Jason Cabral

10:00 PM on 06.29.2013

Seeing Green: Steam Greenlights eight new games

Steam is bringing some new contenders to the market through its Greenlight service this week. This batch of titles is a very eclectic offering; a little something for everyone, from the casual player to the adventure game fan...

Jason Cabral

10:00 PM on 06.21.2013

Back to the front! Company of Heroes 2 multiplayer

With less than a week away from its release, Relic Entertainment has decided to share a bit more on the enhancements it made to Company of Heroes 2's multiplayer. The most notable developments made to game are the new Comman...

Jason Cabral

6:30 PM on 06.21.2013

Bringing the Payne! Max Payne 3 now graces Mac

One of my favorite games of last year was the exceptionally-crafted Max Payne 3. From its dark and moody story to the pulse-pounding action moments, it all combined to create one of the most enjoyable gaming experiences from ...

Jason Cabral

3:31 PM on 06.11.2013

Ogle some Nintendo's finest E3 titles, and cat people!

Nintendo sure has been sharing a lot on the great titles they have on the table for this year! From the return of Super Smash Bros. to the nostalgic feeling The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, Nintendo is really hitti...

Jason Cabral

11:23 AM on 06.11.2013

Final Fantasy XV coming to Xbox One in Direct X 11

After yesterday's announcement of Final Fantasy XIII Versus becoming Final Fantasy XV, Square Enix has dropped some more information on this long awaited title. While showing off some new footage of this title, Square Enix re...

Jason Cabral

5:37 PM on 06.10.2013

Nagasaki fart confirmed for South Park: Stick of Truth

In what feels like the first real piece of news on South Park: The Stick of Truth in a while, those wacky folks at South Park Digital Studios have decided to share something special at this E3: the deadly Nagaskai ...

Jason Cabral

4:45 PM on 06.10.2013

Take a closer look at Remedy's Quantum Break

During the Microsoft's press conference, Remedy Entertainment co-founder and Max Payne impersonator Sam Lake introduced the audience to a bit more information on their upcoming Xbox One exclusive, Quantum Break. The trailer ...

Jason Cabral

3:52 PM on 06.10.2013

NBA Live 14 redefines dribbling with bounceTek

I have been known to shoot some b-ball, usually outside of my school, so long as no one starts making trouble in my neighbourhood. That being said, I have played a fair bit of Basketball videogames too, and as foolish as boun...

Jason Cabral

2:48 PM on 06.10.2013

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt creeps onto Xbox One

I have been a big fan of The Witcher series ever since I tried out the first one back in 2007 at a friend's recommendation. Since then, I have been following Andrzej Sapkowski's work on The Witcher novels and closely followi...

Jason Cabral

2:04 PM on 06.10.2013

Crimson Dragon trailer reveals huge bosses, new areas

During the Microsoft E3 press conference, there were a few titles that Microsoft lightly touched on, Crimson Dragon being one of them. In this new trailer, you can enjoy all of the gravity-defying, Dragon strafing action you...

Jason Cabral

1:06 PM on 06.10.2013

New Halo announced by 343 Industries, now with deserts

343 Industries is currently in the midst of working on the next iteration of the Halo franchise. Unfortunately, without the 5 after the title, there is no guarantee where this game falls in the series cannon. The clues of a ...

Jason Cabral

12:30 PM on 06.10.2013

Project Spark shows off multiplayer world building

Project Spark is bringing a huge open universe of creativity to Xbox One players. With the Kinect enabled voice controls, along with terraforming made easier with the use of SmartGlass, Project Spark is looking to make a big splash with its user-generated content. No word yet as to a release date, but those worlds sure look pretty!

Jason Cabral

8:00 PM on 06.02.2013

Marbly is the newest game from Tetris creator, now on iOS

When you think of long running puzzle game franchises, you'll inevitably come across Tetris. We have all played it at one time or another, willingly or otherwise, and we have Mr. Alexey Pajitnov to thank for it...

Jason Cabral

7:00 PM on 06.02.2013

Enjoy Ride to Hell: Retribution's grindhouse cinematics

After the first few trailers for Ride to Hell: Retribution, I have to say I was not really impressed. I can dig the overall biker aesthetic, but the low resolution textures and flimsy character models make the game look like...

Jason Cabral

3:00 PM on 05.26.2013

Sha-ZAM! Infinite Crisis reveals a marvellous champion

I have always enjoyed the iconic heroes found within the DC universe, such as your Batman and Aquaman, but some it is always nice to see some light shed on lesser known top-tier hero. Captain Marvel, or Shazam as he is now b...

Jason Cabral

2:00 PM on 05.26.2013

Zombies in Oz?! American McGee reveals more on OZombie

From the creative and somewhat disturbing mind of American McGee comes the reveal for his latest title; a twisted take on the classic tale of Dorothy in OZombie. Since the beginning of May, the OZombie Facebook group has been...

Jason Cabral

1:00 PM on 05.26.2013

Molyneux's Curiosity completed! Cube contents reveal!

Finally, after seven months, fans have finally reached the center of Peter Molyneux's Curiosity. The lucky tap was done by Bryan Henderson of Edinburgh, and was revealed by Molyneux earlier today on Twitter. Bryan, being an ...

Jason Cabral

12:00 PM on 05.26.2013

Impressions: The Art of Dead Space Enhanced Edition

Earlier this week I got the chance to take a closer look at one of Titan Books' recent iOS endeavors, Awakening: The Art of Halo 4 Enhanced Edition. While I enjoyed seeing the beautiful and picturesque vistas created by John ...

Jason Cabral

2:30 PM on 05.24.2013

Impressions: Awakening: The Art of Halo 4

Art books have been around for a long time, and they take on many different styles and formats. Titan Books, in conjunction with Microsoft Studios and 343 Industries, has put together a fantastic addition to any Halo fans&rsq...

Jason Cabral

8:30 PM on 05.16.2013

Company of Heroes 2 announces Red Star edition for retail

Good news for fans of the Company of Heroes 2 series as now you have a great reason to pick up the physical copy in June. Along with a snazzy steelbook, you also get a Czar's wealth of extra content. Right off the bat, player...

Jason Cabral

1:00 PM on 05.16.2013

New EA MOBA Dawngate coming from Waystone Games

It appears as though EA is looking to delve further into the MOBA genre with the premature reveal of Dawngate. The main site went live yesterday, only giving a glimpse at the art style as well as some background on the develo...

Jason Cabral

12:15 PM on 05.16.2013

Mayhem Bundle spreads the anarchy, indie style

On the cusp of a number of PC summer sales, Indie Royale has released another mostly-fantastic indie game compilation. Known as the The Mayhem Bundle, players will get five indie titles that sufficiently "bring the pain" thr...

Jason Cabral

8:30 PM on 05.10.2013

Sid Meier brings back culture with Brave New World

It has been over a year since the release of the Civilization V's last expansion, Gods & Kings, but Firaxis and 2K have been hard at work on injecting some new units, civilizations, and culture with the next expansion, B...

Jason Cabral

2:00 PM on 05.07.2013

Review: Gears of War: Judgment: Call to Arms

Since Gears of War 3, Epic Games has not been afraid to squeeze every last cent out of its customer base through premium maps and skins for characters and weapons. Don't get me wrong, I still consider the All Fronts DLC pack ...

Jason Cabral

10:30 PM on 05.03.2013

Me-OW! Gaslight Catwoman and Poison Ivy mean business

If you're looking for your weekly MOBA intake, look no further than WB Games and Turbine with their newest update to Infinite Crisis. You can take in all of Gaslight Catwoman's glory and ferocity in the above video. Her mainly melee skill set coupled with stealth abilities can make her a deadly opponent in any game.

Jason Cabral

1:45 PM on 05.03.2013

Codemasters introducing LiveRoute system in GRID 2

Since the dawn of racing, man has asked himself but one simple question: "How can we mess with the drivers during the course of a race?" Codemasters has listened and pondered over this question for many restless nights, and ...

Jason Cabral

6:30 PM on 04.26.2013

Indianapolis Motor Speedway makes its way into GRID 2

Codemasters has dropped another multiplayer trailer for the upcoming GRID 2. This one focuses more on the cars and customization than the social network aspect. While Codemasters' RaceNet is still featured prominently in the...

Jason Cabral

4:00 PM on 04.26.2013

Link to the Past 2 in development for over two years

Last week, the sound of millions of jaws dropping could be heard at the announcement of a spiritual successor to the beloved Super Nintendo classic The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. Recently, Zelda series producer...

Jason Cabral

7:30 PM on 04.16.2013

On the grid: GRID 2 multiplayer integrates RaceNet

Integrated statistic tracking and social networking features with videogames is no new concept, even in the racing genre, but the road warriors at Codematers look to be adding a lot more to their RaceNet with the upcoming re...

Jason Cabral

1:15 PM on 04.16.2013

Divinity: Original Sin reaches $500,000 stretch goal

I haven't played much of the Divinity series, but Divinity: Original Sin has certainly caught my interest, as well as the interest of many of long-time fans. Just yesterday, Larian Studios met its Kickstarter stretch goal fo...

Jason Cabral

6:30 PM on 04.08.2013

Mode 7 devs show off Frozen Synapse for iPad

What do you get when you take a popular turn-based indie title and try to bring all of its charm to iPads? You get the latest iteration of Frozen Synapse, from the fine folks over at Mode 7 Games. Don't worry good followers ...

Jason Cabral

2:15 PM on 04.08.2013

Skyrim update 1.9 hits consoles, adds in Legendary mode

Just a few weeks ago, Bethesda released its 1.9 Beta update to the PC version of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim which introduced its Legendary difficulty, Legendary skills, as well as a number of bug fixes. It didn't take long f...

Jason Cabral

4:30 PM on 04.02.2013

New mod adds Doom weapons and characters to Half-Life 2

Have you ever asked yourself, "What if someone took the concept of fighting flat 2D enemies from Eat Lead: The Return of Matt Hazard and put it into a much better game?" I know I have, and thankfully the modder Ghor has answ...

Jason Cabral

1:15 PM on 04.02.2013

Enjoy all of BioShock Infinite in this 3.5-hour movie

Just this past weekend I finished BioShock Infinite, and as a huge fan of the original BioShock this game did not disappoint. I'm still thinking about the story and making new revelations -- and it's been two days ...

Jason Cabral

7:30 PM on 03.29.2013

Visit the Pacific theater of war in Rising Storm

Coming from an eclectic team made up of developers from Tripwire Interactive and community modders, Rising Storm is looking to take Red Orchestra's style of World War II combat into the Pacific theater with more guns, explos...

Jason Cabral