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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 Ernest

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 Pendles

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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Battleborn maps

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 Lootpocalypse

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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2K finally announces BioShock: The Collection

Just moments ago, after months of leading us around and jerking our chain, 2K Games has announced BioShock: The Collection. It will be released on September 13, 2016, on PC, PS4, and Xbox One for $59.99, and is said to include remastered vi...   read

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Brock Lesnar and his big dumb sword are on the cover of WWE 2K17

Brock Lesnar a/k/a The Beast Incarnate a/k/a Bork Laser has been announced as the cover athlete for this fall's WWE 2K17. He's not alone, though. His co-star is his ever-present brass knuckles saber ink. I guess Seth Rollins never succeede...   read

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When it comes to Mafia III, we have to talk about politics in games

Politics in video games has been at the epicenter of a fascinating movement and anti-movement over the past few years. A reductive but simple view of it is that some people want change and others don't. It can be uncomfortable because the i...   read

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As expected, Battleborn is getting microtransactions

Gearbox is pulling a Garden Warfare 1 -- in that it launched its game without microtransactions, but is adding them in several months later. The culprit? Battleborn, which is getting a new premium currency system called "Platinum" on J...   read

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XCOM 2 is indeed coming to consoles this year

After 2K Games announced that XCOM 2 was a PC-only title some time ago, everyone collectively smirked, because they knew that one day it would reach consoles. That day, according to the publisher this morning, is September 6, 2016. Pri...   read

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WWE 2K17 announced for consoles, pre-order for Goldberg

WWE 2K17 is officially a thing. Shocker, I know! What is perhaps even more shocking is not only is it coming to current generation consoles, but PS3 and Xbox 360 as well. No PC version has been announced, though as you may remember las...   read

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Battleborn's Alani adds some complexity to the healer role

Alani became available yesterday for the select few who have already invested in Battleborn past the base game. Everybody else will have to wait until May 31 for her to unlock (and then will have to spend a pretty sizable chunk of in-game m...   read

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2K Games discounts Battleborn this week to compete with Overwatch

Ah, with so many big publishers resting on their laurels it's interesting to see some good old competition. Coincidentally coinciding with Overwatch's launch this week (with a $40 base price on PC), 2K Games has announced that Battleborn&nb...   read

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Battleborn getting double XP this weekend, first DLC character next week

Every week, Gearbox writes up a Battleborn Battleplan, detailing what to expect in terms of updates, hotfixes, and downloadable content for the hobby-grade meta-growth choice shooter. This week there are a couple of interesting tidbits. Sta...   read

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