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Ernest brings the boom to Battleborn

Ernest dropped for Battleborn's season pass and digital deluxe edition owners a few days ago. He goes live for the general public this Thursday, bringing all sorts of explosives to scare his enemies stupid. He rounds out the Peacekeeper fac...   read

 
 
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Oh yeah, all the BioShocks had really good intros

The BioShock series has been out of the spotlight for a few years now, but it's set for an imminent encore and it's going to perform a medley. That is to say, BioShock: The Collection comes out in just a few weeks, a bundle that ...   read

 
 
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Battleborn's 29th hero is some punk kid in a mech suit

Ernest releases today for Battleborn's early access users, and already we have a glimpse into the future. The 29th hero to be released "in the next couple months" is Kid Ultra, that smarmy-looking youth you see up there in the header image....   read

 
 
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Battleborn's Ernest is only a week away for early access

Gearbox and 2K are ramping up the downloadable stuff for Battleborn. It was more than two months between the first DLC character Alani and the second one Pendles. The wait won't be so long for Ernest, who is showing up less than a month aft...   read

 
 
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The remastered graphics look just a smidgen better in Bioshock: The Collection

This graphical comparison trailer hasn't convinced me that people who already own BioShock on last-generation consoles should buy this remastered collection, but what do I know, people double dipped on The Last of Us just a short...   read

 
 
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Mafia III's city has a lot of districts, and they're all really stabby

"Ah yes, Pointe Verdun. The entire district runs on whisky and rage," this new Mafia III video matter-of-factly states. After watching the whole clip, the whisky part might be the only thing that makes Pointe Verdun stand out. Violenc...   read

 
 
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Mafia III's Irish underboss looks badass, but he's certainly no anarchist

"An anarchist with no fear." That's how Mafia III's underboss Thomas Burke is described. Except everything that we know about Burke runs contrary to the definition of anarchy. Anarchists are people who don't believe in authority or order. ...   read

 
 
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Take-Two says Battleborn performed 'below expectations,' stops short of saying it will go F2P

Ah, Battleborn. It's one of those games that isn't as bad as you hear, but still managed to come in below the monumental expectations it set. Take-Two seemingly agrees from a financial perspective, stating that it performed "below expectati...   read

 
 
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XCOM 2 console editions delayed by nearly a month

Just like the PC version, XCOM 2 has suffered a delay on consoles. The PS4 and Xbox One editions were originally supposed to come out on September 6, but Take-Two interactive has announced that due to some extra polish, they're now arr...   read

 
 
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Evolve now lets you take characters for a test run before buying them

Evolve has seen something of a resurgence in its player base ever since going free-to-play last month. As such, it has put some pep in developer Turtle Rock's step, as now there are all sorts of new hunters, features, and events that ...   read

 
 


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Battleborn's Pendles is a slippery sneak

The 27th Battleborn hero Pendles becomes available for the general public on August 4 (to purchase with a non-negligible sum of in-game currency), but he has been available for season pass holders for the past few days now. I took the steal...   read

 
 
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Battleborn's next hero Ernest channels TF2's Demoman

Rogue assassin Pendles is out today for season pass holders, but 2K and Gearbox are already looking ahead to the 28th Battleborn hero to add to the roster, Ernest. There were some rumblings and dataminings about him previously, but now it's...   read

 
 
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Vince, Steph, and Shane McMahon are all playable in WWE 2K17

The net value of WWE 2K17's roster just increased by a lot. WWE owner Vince McMahon and his two children, Shane and Stephanie, have all been added to the game as playable characters. Shane's entrance music puts it best: Here comes the money...   read

 
 
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Battleborn's 27th hero Pendles releases on August 4

It has been almost two months since the release of Alani, the Eldrid healer and 26th Battleborn hero. The small community of people still invested in Gearbox's FPS/MOBA have spent a lot of that time wondering "When are we going to get Pendl...   read

 
 
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This Mafia III live action trailer ruins a perfectly good suit

Lincoln Clay doesn't really give a damn if you're a fashionista; he has no problem ruining your threads. A bullet hole and blood all over your snazzy white suit? There's no coming back from that. All the club soda in the world won't make a...   read

 
 
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Evolve's new hunter isn't Zapdos like I thought

When I heard that Electro Griffin is Evolve Stage 2's newest hunter, I immediately assumed it was Pokémon's Zapdos. A griffin is a mythical bird-thing and "electro" obviously means electricity. Neat! I'd take down a monster with Zap...   read

 
 
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Mafia III protagonist's life has been anything but a cakewalk

We know that Mafia III's Lincoln Clay hasn't had it easy. He's a black man in the American south during the 1960s (a struggle that developer Hangar 13 hopes to do justice with its New Bordeaux setting). He's also a Vietnam veteran. Oh yeah...   read

 
 
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Battleborn is insanely cheap in this week's Humble Bundle

Much ado has been made about Battleborn's fledgling player count, a statistic that's especially worrying given that the game launched less than three months ago. That number's bound to increase now, all thanks to a particularly fantastic Hu...   read

 
 
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Three new Battleborn multiplayer maps coming this Thursday

Battleborn just celebrated the Lootpocalypse (recently extended for another week), wherein bosses were dropping legendary gear more frequently and loot packs cost less in-game currency to purchase. It had the effect of filling up the c...   read

 
 
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Battleborn's 'Lootpocalypse' promises increased gear drops this weekend

A few weeks back, Gearbox increased the drop rate of legendary gear in Battleborn's campaign mode. This weekend, it's cranking the dials even further in what it's calling the "Lootpocalypse." Not only will bosses be even more likely to drop...   read

 
 
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People are actually playing Evolve again

Evolve, a game that was left for dead by all accounts, has had new life breathed into it. Servers are no longer ghost towns, as players are playing again. Like, a respectable number of people. It's amazing what making your game completely f...   read

 
 
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Two years later, we can objectively examine Randy Pitchford's unintelligible Battleborn tweet

Two years ago today, Randy Pitchford unleashed this gem unto the world. Last year, we celebrated its stilted beat poetry by writing our own Pitchford-esque prose. This year, we have the advantage of actually having played Battleborn, so we...   read

 
 
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Walk (and build, and trade) like an Egyptian in Civilization VI

When it comes to Civilization VI, you might find yourself tempted to sidle up next to Egypt. That's because Firaxis Games has given us a first look at what the "wonder-focused" civilization is capable of, and it seems like a potentially po...   read

 
 
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Evolve's website is counting down to something, but do you want it?

Every so often I remember Evolve exists. "How much DLC does it have now?" I wonder. "Did anyone buy the near $100 worth of DLC at its launch?" But I never really get the urge to go back and actually play the game. I had my fill already...   read

 
 
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Shen's Last Gift is XCOM 2's Last DLC (for now)

Ready for more XCOM 2 DLC? I wasn't, frankly speaking, because whenever a new pack drops I get an irresistible urge to start again fresh. At this rate, I'll never see plasma weapons! And yet, the packs keep coming, with the newest one,...   read

 
 
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Game idea I had while showering a while ago: a Nuzlocke-ish Roguelike Pokémon Limited healing and capture items, no way to revive, if you lose your whole team you go back to the start, randomly generated regions and species

 
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Alright nerds, whats your favorite Power Rangers(Not Sentai) series and why? Mine is Ninja storm because Has a Samoan lead which means so much to The theme song is pretty awesome and is my 2nd favorite overall!

 
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Was out shopping, saw two scene They looked hot, and the best part was they both were AT LEAST a foot taller than I actually felt confident enough to step up to But I didnt because who would take an unemployed 24 year old seriously? :(

 
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I think my next blog will be about the lack of empathy in the wider gaming community Getting kinda sick of

 
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Is Retro City Rampage DX showing up as free on the Playstation Store for anyone else?

 
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