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January 19 is a big day for Battleborn

I'll admit: I've slowed down on Battleborn lately. I still think it's a great game that got a raw deal, but after 200 hours and a Platinum Trophy, I was ready to take a break. It was in my New Year's resolution to play more short games...   read

 
 
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Carrie Fisher secretly recorded a few lines for the first Dishonored

Carrie Fisher, who sadly passed away this week, was mostly known for her iconic role in the Star Wars series as Princess Leia. Thing is, she rarely provided voice-over work to any games, including those based on Star Wars. It was a big deal...   read

 
 
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An early look at Battlefield 1's first expansion

They Shall Not Pass, the first expansion pack for Battlefield 1, will drop in March 2017. This is the one with the playable French army (an unfortunate omission from the base game), as well as more maps and weapons, as you'd expect. DICE is...   read

 
 
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Overwatch's winter update is now live

Overwatch's Winter Wonderland event has just begun, and both PC and console players should now have access to the most recent update. In addition to the expected holiday themed skins, sprays, highlight intros and emotes, there's also a new ...   read

 
 
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Activision is letting you play Infinite Warfare for free

If you didn't buy Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare yet, I understand. Not only did it come out shortly after the arguably superior Battlefield 1 and Titanfall 2, but it came out in the same year as Doom and Overwatch, two outstanding and obvi...   read

 
 
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Battlefield 1 gets a free map and a grenade crossbow this month

You don't need that pesky Premium Pass to claim Giant's Shadow in Battlefield 1. The new multiplayer map, ever so briefly teased in this video, will be available to all as a free download on December 20, 2016. (And a week ahead, on Decembe...   read

 
 
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Modern Warfare Remastered lands free maps and modes next week

Seeing map names like Bloc, Countdown, Pipeline, Showdown, Strike, and Wet Work brings back fond but perhaps overly-competitive memories of late nights spent with Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. On December 13, Modern Warfare Remastered wi...   read

 
 
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Today's Doom update adds bots to multiplayer

The fifth free update for Doom rolls out today, and with it comes a new grab-the-ball-and-score multiplayer mode, Infernal Run, as well as a higher level cap, bots (!!!), and a better SnapMap. As much as I don't have any interest in returni...   read

 
 
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Battleborn's winter update addresses a lot of concerns, neglects one crucial issue

"Why did Battleborn fail?" is a question that gets asked every few days on its subreddit. "How do we bring new players in and retain them?" is probably the more constructive way to phrase it. Gearbox has been paying attention to the communi...   read

 
 
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Destiny's December event looks bigger than last year's

In December of 2015, Bungie shook its loot-shooter Destiny up with Sparrow Racing League (SRL), a three-week event that had Guardians hanging up their weapons for a bit to careen their hoverbikes down a couple of treacherous courses. It was...   read

 
 
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Space Hulk: Deathwing looks like one of the better Warhammer 40K adaptations

Streum On Studio is onto something cool with Space Hulk: Deathwing, its squad-based shooter adaptation of the Space Hulk board game. There's a sense of weight and intimidation to the hulking Terminator armor that other games have sorely mi...   read

 
 
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Battlefront seems to be ending its season pass on a high note

Here's a look at Rogue One: Scarif, the fourth and final expansion for Star Wars Battlefront, ahead of its release this Tuesday for season pass holders. As usual, DICE sure knows how to put together a trailer. This DLC follows the same for...   read

 
 
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Overwatch Season 3 is live, but there's nothing new yet

Overwatch's third season of competitive play opened up earlier today, and is now available on both consoles and the PC. Participating in competitive play matches allows players to earn points redeemable for golden weapons, and some other bo...   read

 
 
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Don't expect another Battlefield for 'a couple of years'

Battlefield 1 is here to stay for a while, and I wouldn't have it any other way. It has great bones! And, in time, they should grow stronger. I'm loving the WWI setting, far more than I thought I would going in, and that has resulted in a b...   read

 
 
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The Signal From Tolva's unscripted robot wars sound promising

The folks behind Sir, You Are Being Hunted are back with another emergent robo-adventure, this time a combat- and exploration-focused FPS in which warring robot factions patrol, take over, and defend points of interest on an alien planet. T...   read

 
 
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Glove skins come to Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

When I think of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (and, at this point, Valve more generally as well), I think of monetized items. You too? Well, here's another! Valve has introduced cosmetic glove skins as well as Steam Group Lobbies, a way ...   read

 
 
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Overwatch's new map Oasis is a fun addition

If you play Overwatch on PC, you may want to update the Public Test Realm (PTR) and load it up. Blizzard's unveiled a new set of control point maps for their popular first-person shooter, and it looks like it'll be heading to cons...   read

 
 
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Overwatch data mining implies winter event is in the works

While most of the focus of the new update on Overwatch's Public Test Realm (PTR) has been on the changes to Symmetra, it looks like some other data for the upcoming patch may have given away Overwatch's next holiday event. Reddit user Venxa...   read

 
 
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Symmetra's overhaul in Overwatch puts her over the top

Header image by PersonalAmi on DeviantArt. Soon after the announcement that players would be able to try out Symmetra's changes in Overwatch, the Public Test Realm (PTR) opened up for PC players to give her a test run. Since Sym is one of m...   read

 
 
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Titanfall 2 is on the right track with its free DLC plan

Respawn Entertainment has a commendable post-release strategy for Titanfall 2, one that will hopefully help grow the player base and keep folks engaged enough to stick around. The short of it is that "anything that has effect on gameplay" w...   read

 
 
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Overwatch's rework of Symmetra sounds fantastic

As someone who had a lot of early success with Symmetra in Overwatch but eventually felt forced into taking more generally valued roles like Mercy or Lúcio, I have been eager to hear specifics about Blizzard's promised rework of the...   read

 
 
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The System Shock remake won't launch until 2018

It looks like Shodan won't be returning to torment us for a little while. According to a recent Kickstarter update from Night Dive Studios, the release date for System Shock Remastered is now Q2 2018. The original estimate was December 2017...   read

 
 
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Early Black Friday price for Titanfall 2 now on PC too at 45% off

Update: Best Buy/Amazon deals are dead. Only one remains is PC digital copy at Origin. From $34.99 to $29.96 to $32.99... Titanfall 2 has been the discount king thus far this fall for pre-Black Friday season. Today only, Best Buy joins the ...   read

 
 
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Review: Killing Floor 2

Over the last year and a half, I've been playing a ton of Killing Floor 2 (just under 400 hours) during its time on Steam Early Access. It's an in-staff joke at this point: if news about the game pops up, the team knows I want to read it an...   read

 
 
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The prospect of Titanfall 3 isn't so clear

Titanfall 2 might be a critic and fan darling, but the success of the game is up in the air. With EA launching it a week after Battlefield 1 and a week before Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, it seems like everything is working against the g...   read

 
 



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