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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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Battleborn

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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YES! YES! YES! YES!
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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

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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Rockstar

Rockstar has new projects in the pipeline to be revealed 'soon'

During their financial briefing, Rockstar decided to jazz up investors and fans alike by specifically noting that they had "exciting future projects" in the works, and that they would be announced "soon" (how soon? Like E3 soon?). The bigge...   read

 
 
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Battleborn

Battleborn's hotfixes this week nerf three more characters

Gearbox has been true to their word so far with Battleborn updates, and this week includes changes for Galilea, Miko, and ISIC. All three have been tuned down a bit, with damage reduction, healing reduction, and health nerfs respe...   read

 
 
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XCOM 2's Alien Hunter DLC is out now, has hella snakes

XCOM 2 is still very much relevant, and it just dropped its new Alien Hunter DLC this week. The gimmick of the add-on is that it features tons of gigantic alien bosses, allowing you to steal their technology from them after you're victoriou...   read

 
 
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Civilization is back with Civ VI and Sean Bean!

Civ V dropped in 2010, so we're probably due for another one! 2K Games has announced Civ VI, and it's actually coming relatively soon with an October 21, 2016 release date and a $60 price point. The publisher is once again teasing progressi...   read

 
 
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Mafia III devs want driving to have that 'Steve McQueen movie feeling'

A new 2K-released video about Mafia III details the developers' intentions with regard to driving. The very first words are "In Mafia III, we're trying to achieve something we're calling 'Hollywood action driving.'" The direction is c...   read

 
 
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Review: Battleborn

Last time we checked in with Battleborn, I wasn't sure what to make of it. On one hand, it was a loud, busy game that tried desperately to get me to like it. On the other, beneath the facade, it presented a decent shooter experience that Ge...   read

 
 
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XCOM 2

XCOM 2's Alien Hunters DLC is all about that boss, that boss

Despite running like poo on my more-than-capable PC, I enjoyed XCOM 2 more than Nic did, and have been eagerly awaiting new content, whether it was new missions, weapons, or just plain better optimization. Looks like next week we'll get all...   read

 
 
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Battleborn review
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Review in Progress: Battleborn

Battleborn is a strange one, even for Gearbox. It's clearly a natural progression of their own Borderlands formula, but kicked up a notch, which isn't necessarily a good thing when every notch is kicked. Geared more towards a competiti...   read

 
 
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Battleborn's 'motion comic' prequel series is complete

Battleborn is set on a cool premise: there is one star left in the universe and all spacefaring species have converged on it as the last place where life can be sustained. I had previously assumed it was meant to take place in the ultra-dis...   read

 
 
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Battleborderlands

Battleborn DLC could give hints for Borderlands 3

We're on the cusp of the release of Battleborn, Gearbox's hobby-grade meta-growth shooter. Since it's still an unproven IP and Gearbox's other releases have been less than stellar, the game most on the mind of the people in the room at...   read

 
 
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Mafia III really snuck up on us - it's out in October and has a Season Pass

2K Games has announced that Mafia III, a game that I frequently forget exists, is coming on October 7, 2016. It's slated for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One platforms. All told I was never a huge Mafia fan per se, but I am interested in seei...   read

 
 
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Battleborn pre-orders on PC available for 20 percent off

Getting a kick out of Battleborn's beta? It's running until April 18 and for the hardcore fans, you can now get the usual 20% discount on the game's Steam key through good ol' Green Man Gaming. Since the beta commenced yesterday, it ha...   read

 
 
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Horrible, no good, very bad basketball player to grace NBA 2K17 Legend Edition

As the NBA regular season wraps up today with the Golden State Warriors playing for a chance to beat Michael Jordan's Bulls for the best single-season record all time (and Steph Curry is 8 away from 400 three pointers; previously no one ha...   read

 
 
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We can pre-load Battleborn's beta on PS4, PC, and Xbox One

As someone who is mildly curious about Battleborn, I'm glad Gearbox is holding an open beta. It's one of those games where I don't think reviews alone will suffice for me -- I'll want to get more of a feel for it first-hand to know if it'...   read

 
 
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2K on GOG.com

Freedom Force, Railroad Tycoon, Pirates, and other 2K titles hit GOG.com

Publisher 2K Games has added a handful of games (Windows only) to GOG.com's catalog and they're even on sale to start. Between Railroad Tycoon 2 & 3, Sid Meier's Railroads!, Pirates! (the mid-'00s remake), Freedom Force, and Freedom For...   read

 
 
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Deals

New low on Borderlands titles as GMG Spring Sale continues

Today GMG switched to Part 2 of its PC games Spring Sale. If you're looking to overload your Steam library, you can now get up to 80% off titles from 2K Games, Kalypso, SEGA, and Capcom. Several titles are at their all-time low price such a...   read

 
 
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Cold heart Battleborn
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Battleborn features a TV-style story mode, open beta next month

New details have been revealed about Battleborn's story mode that will take place over eight "TV-style episodes." According to the official site, "the game's Story Mode is structured just like some of our favorite episodic television ...   read

 
 
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Battleborn

Of course Battleborn has tons of Season Pass content

If you put money on it, you probably didn't make much as the odds were in your favor. 2K Games has announced a Season Pass for Battleborn, because of course it has. Thankfully it's $19.99 (and not $50, like WB and a few others are charging ...   read

 
 
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