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Blood on the Sand had helicopters because 50 Cent's son wanted them

These days, 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand exists in my mind as little more than a fever dream. I still own a copy, but it's been years since I've played the absurd cover-based shooter, much less thought about it. Things I vaguely remember: a d...   read

 
 
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Dead Space 2 and 3 are now playable on Xbox One

And with that, the Dead Space trilogy is now playable on Xbox One. Dead Space became backward compatible last year, and as of today, Dead Space 2 and Dead Space 3 are tagging along too. If you no longer have your Xbox 360 game discs, all th...   read

 
 

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Do you think Call of Duty: WWII will have a season pass?

Here's a quick history lesson for you, our valued readers: Every Call of Duty game since 2012's Black Ops II has had a season pass. Technically, 2011's Modern Warfare 3 also had one, but it was confusingly included with the c...   read

 
 
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Nintendo is hosting a Splatoon 2 tournament at E3

Last year's E3 was a special one for Nintendo. The company dedicated its entire show-floor presence to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, a move that seemed questionable as hell going into the expo but ended up paying off thanks to fa...   read

 
 
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Overwatch lead says 'six maps' being worked on, three will probably be released this year

In addition to a few vague 'experiments' that he eluded to in a forum post, Overwatch director Jeff Kaplan notes that there are "six maps" in development, and that three of them will likely hit by the end of this year. Kaplan says that...   read

 
 
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Splatoon 2 prologue hints at Squid Sisters beef

You have to acknowledge the amount of effort Nintendo has put behind Splatoon. While it always seemed like a kooky side project the publisher was proud to trot it out frequently at tradeshows and other events, and put their full weight behi...   read

 
 
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Vanquish might just be Platinum's next PC port

The surprise release of Bayonetta on PC was a wonderful gift -- both for returning fans and those who have yet to pulverize angels -- but it may only be the start. Someone hold me. I'm feeling faint! Earlier today, a small but conspicuous u...   read

 
 
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Nintendo re-confirms original Splatoon amiibo will work in Splatoon 2

It was confirmed during the Splatoon 2 heavy Nintendo Direct event, but the development team took to Twitter to remind everyone that yes, original Splatoon amiibo will work with the sequel. Expanding a bit on that previously revea...   read

 
 
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Call of Duty: WWII is your next COD, reveal coming next week

After much speculation and many leaks, Activision has spilled the beans -- the next Call of Duty, developed by Sledgehammer, is titled Call of Duty: WWII, and will naturally deal with World War 2 yet again. For years fans have bee...   read

 
 
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Review: Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare: Continuum

Although most people don't keep an eye out for Call of Duty DLC, Infinite Warfare's first pack, Sabotage, arguably topped the main game. It delivered a Jason-esque camp theme for its stellar zombie mode, and managed to nicely balance t...   read

 
 


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Housemarque's Nex Machina will have a replay system and seasons

Nex Machina is looking more and more like a crowd-pleaser among Housemarque fans. The Resogun studio took to the PlayStation Blog today to discuss a few extras making it into the upcoming PC and PlayStation 4 top-down shooter. Most notabl...   read

 
 
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Undead Labs talks maps and survivors in State of Decay 2

Despite some rough patches, State of Decay made its mark as a memorable zombie survival sandbox game with some genuinely interesting ideas. I wasn't as head over heels with it as some of you surely were, but I am looking forward to this yea...   read

 
 
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AMD boss hypes the hell out of Fallout 4 VR

[If you want the Fallout 4 mod in the header, you can grab it here!] Look, I've played tons of great games on every major VR platform, but I'm not delusional about how it's failed to latch on to the industry at large. Maybe one day if enoug...   read

 
 
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Star Wars Battlefront II will be officially revealed on Saturday, even though we've seen it

We got a good look at Kylo Ren, Yoda, Darth Maul, and Rey in the leaked Star Wars Battlefront II trailer, but we'll get to see it in good old HD this weekend. The official website is up, and EA is teasing a Saturday reveal at 11:30 AM ...   read

 
 
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Splatoon 2 hits Switch this July with a salmon-blasting horde mode

If you're already sold on Splatoon 2, the date to remember is July 21, 2017. Nintendo shared that release date and also a first look at a new mode, Salmon Run, during today's Direct presentation. This is a four-player mode in which players...   read

 
 
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EVE Online's Project Nova team faced a lot of 'harsh realities' that made them press the pause button

Back in April of 2016, Project Nova, CCP's second foray into the EVE Online-related shooter genre, looked like a healthy, vibrant game....at least on paper. As Jean-Charles Gaudechon, managing director at CCP Shanghai explains it, "We ...   read

 
 
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Gears of War is going to start mixing PC and Xbox players for ranked matches

Cross-platform play is a tricky prospect for any competitive multiplayer game. Different platforms have their inherent advantages, and that's hard to reconcile while maintaining a level playing field. For instance, mouse and keyboard is wid...   read

 
 
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Overwatch's Uprising event kicks off today

If I had a piggy bank full of Overwatch credits, I'd be fetching a comically oversized hammer right about now. The game's Uprising event begins today, and with it comes character skins, emotes, and other cosmetic rewards I desperately want...   read

 
 
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EVE: Valkyrie has avoided extinction in a somewhat sterile VR realm

Having been there since the start of high-end consumer VR, I've seen many projects and developers come and go. Whereas DLC is the norm for successful games in the traditional space, early on in the race you'd frequently see studios sing fro...   read

 
 
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Review: Drawn to Death

From the mind of Twisted Metal and God of War designer David Jaffe comes Drawn to Death, a multiplayer-only arena shooter set within the doodle-filled confines of a teenager's notebook. This is a world in which a shark-headed ninja can grap...   read

 
 
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Serious Sam's Bogus Detour looks like a nice throwback

This might not be the Serious Sam game we were expecting, but it has my attention. Serious Sam's Bogus Detour is monster-killing twin-stick shooter from the makers of Hammerwatch. You'll get to paint the floors red either alone or with up ...   read

 
 
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Overwatch's Uprising event should be a good one

Ahead of a planned full reveal and release tomorrow, a trailer for the next Overwatch event inadvertently popped up today. Aside from lots of alluring and surely bank-breaking new skins (check the gallery!), the update will bring a mode not...   read

 
 
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Splatoon 2's Li'l Judd is too good for this world

Even though I only played a few rounds of Splatoon 2 during the Global Testfire -- enough to get a sense of the similar-feeling sequel with the limited content available -- I felt like the demo was worthwhile. That's due to one thing, and o...   read

 
 
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EVE Online shooter Project Nova is still alive as of this moment

What you see above is confirmation that Project Nova, CCP's EVE Online-based shooter, is still a thing. Today during the opening keynote for the developer's fanfest, CEO Hilmar Veigar Pétursson stated that they are in fact ...   read

 
 
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Are you playing Drawn to Death? Not many people seem to be

I was right there on launch day with Drawn to Death. Sure, David Jaffe has had some misses in his career, but the idea of a free PS4 shooter (with Plus) sounded pretty sweet. I'm wondering though, is anyone else aware that this game even ex...   read

 
 


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