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Mortal Kombat X

Mortal Kombat X introduces online factions and brings back the Challenge Tower

Two more months. Just two more months. That's what I have to keep telling myself while agonizing over the release of Mortal Kombat X. As someone who logged nearly 7,000 matches into the last Mortal Kombat, and still plays Injustice from tim...   read

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Halo 5: Guardians

Halo 5: Guardians has left me oddly cold and worried

I am not opposed to change. While certain circles of Halo fans find it popular to hate Halo 4, I've always appreciated what 343 Industries did with that game. Sprint was a logical next step to character movement, while loadout abilities suc...   read

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Dibs on Nisha

To all you would-be Borderlands cowboys and cowgirls, I have dibs on Nisha

"Behind every great man is a great woman." Screw that, says Nisha. While Handsome Jack is sitting in a climate-controlled bunker, cowering from the awesome might of the Vault Hunters and bandit gangs, Nisha fights her enemies head on in the...   read

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Battleborn is made of MOBAs, spice, and all shooters nice

When Battleborn was first announced, there were certain trigger words my mind immediately connected before I had read a single word about the game. "Gearbox, shooter, color. Oh, I wonder what the loot drop rate is like," I said to myself. T...   read

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Adventure Time

Adventure Time Game Wizard has a pretty cool level editor

There's a new game coming out based on everybody's favorite television show, Adventure Time! You know what that means right? Go on and grab your friends, because we're going to some very distant la---actually, you might want to rethink goin...   read

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Titan Souls preview
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Titan Souls is my PAX Prime 2014 game of show

Confession time: I'm pretty out of the loop when it comes to the indie game scene. I love me some Nidhogg, Samurai Gunn, and Crawl, but it's not uncommon for me to have only heard about these games just before release or later. With that tr...   read

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Telltale Borderlands

Hands on with Tales from the Borderlands

Telltalle has been a busy beehive lately. Having wrapped up The Walking Dead Season 2 and season one of The Wolf Among Us, this fall will bring us right into the first episode of Tales from the Borderlands. Darren seemed positive on th...   read

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Shadow of Mordor

Shadow of Mordor's campaign digs into Middle-earth's past

[Writers Note: The original story was amended because of number of factual inaccuracies. My sincerest apologies to anyone who was confused by the original article.] It won't be long now until Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor is released....   read

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Mortal Kombat X preview

Mortal Kombat X is aiming to tone down the zoning game

I got to play Mortal Kombat X for a half hour during PAX Prime, and that made me happier than a pig in whatever pigs love to be in. After 5,000 matches played online between Mortal Kombat and Injustice: Gods Among Us, my anticipation was pa...   read

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Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition will allow cross-platform save imports

Not unlike what Rockstar is offering with the current-gen ports of Grand Theft Auto V, Blizzard has confirmed that players will be able to bring over their characters and saves from the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of Diablo III...   read


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Wanna buy Capcom?

Capcom shareholders vote not to block company sale

Capcom announced today that its latest shareholder meeting has resulted in an official end to the company's buyout defense. Originally placed in 2008, the defense strategies were set in motion to defend Capcom from being acquired by any one...   read

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Bungie reflects on the short-lived Destiny alpha, teases the July beta

After being frustratingly hush-hush about Destiny, Bungie put the game out in the wild in a big way this past E3, culminating with the recent weekend alpha. In an interview with the PlayStation Blog, senior environmental artist Jason Sussma...   read

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Watch Dogs

Watch Dogs' E3 2012 graphical effects discovered in the PC version

With nearly a month past release, it's safe to say the internet rage surrounding Watch Dogs' visual fidelity has largely passed. Still, fans have found ways to mod the PC version to look better, and not with the usual assortment of fan-made...   read

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Dragon Ball Z
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Dragon Ball Z joins the new generation with Dragon Ball Xenoverse

Another year brings another Dragon Ball fighter, but this time, the series has new hardware to play with. Dragon Ball Xenoverse is the next entry of Dragon Ball Z arena fighters, bringing the franchise to the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, in...   read

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Watch Dogs
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Watch Dogs Easter egg shows what a spying Kinect might look like

Remember when everyone was mad at the idea of a game console that comes with an always on, always watching and listening camera? Well thanks to this Watch Dogs easter egg, we have a nice visual representation of what the NSA has probably b...   read

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Madden 15 will feature player tattoos, releases E3 trailer

Amongst all the E3 hubbub about games like, Mortal Kombat X, Destiny, and Halo 5, let's not forget that August will bring us our annual Madden. Teasing what will be brought to the show, the Madden 15 E3 trailer implies, to me, that this ye...   read

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Forza Horizon 2 will display at 1080p, running at 30 frames per second

So it seems Forza Horizon 2, unlike Forza 5, will not be running at 60 frames per second. While it will still display in 1080p, the open-world nature of Horizon doesn't seems to play nice with the idea of a locked 60fps rate, especially con...   read

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Female Tengu joins the cast of Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate

After spending a good amount of time teasing, Team Ninja has announced Female Tengu for Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate. Sporting a pair of wings and a devilish demeanor, she reminds me of Devil Jin quite a bit. More than the design too, she even...   read


Asus reveals their ROG GR8 Steam Machine and other accessories

Like many before them, Asus has taken a stab at making their own Steam Machine, and from the spec end, it seems they've hit a pretty good mark. Boasting an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750Ti graphics card, Intel Core i7 processor, and Windows 8.1, th...   read

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Speedrun through Super Mario World without finishing the first level

After watching a great deal of the week long Awesome Games Done Quickly charity livestream, I've gained a new appreciation for the ingenuity and thought process of speed runners. Still, it's crazy how many new tricks are being discovered f...   read

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Get a look a what's behind Decapre's mask in these Ultra Street Fighter IV endings

If you are playing, will be playing, or don't care either way about Ultra Street Fighter IV, the game's story is probably not what comes to mind whenever it's brought up. That said, it hasn't stopped Capcom from creating anime style prolog...   read

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The Terminator 2 river chase gets remade in Grand Theft Auto Online

So middle school for me involved many brain-rotting activities, not the least of which was the countless amount of hours spent watching machinima videos. While I don't have the free time that I used to, it's still a joy to watch a really w...   read

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Dead Rising

Dead Rising 3 listed on Steam database (Update)

[Update: The Steam database entry for Dead Rising 3 was removed shortly after this posting.] It's not uncommon to see a highly touted console exclusive make its way to PC, and it seems that Dead Rising 3 is next. Via a posting on Steam's da...   read


Former Irrational staff form new studio, announce their first game

It's been about four months since we first got the news that Irrational Games would be shutting down, and as some expected, some former staff have regrouped in a new studio called Day for Night Games. The studio boasts some bigger names fro...   read

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Davy Jones' Locker awaits thee in Call of Duty: Ghosts Invasion

Tomorrow sees the release of the Invasion map pack for Call of Duty: Ghosts, so how about we get one last rundown of the new maps. In Mutiny, you'll fight in what's essentially Tortuga, shooting off almost as many bullets as one-liners abo...   read

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