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Here's what to expect from the Gears of War 4 multiplayer beta

Despite its bro appeal and casual association with the likes of Halo and Call of Duty, multiplayer in the first Gears of War 10 years ago was practically tacked on. Former Epic producer and continued Gears rudder at The Coalition, Rod Fergu...   read

 
 
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Colorful locusts!?
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Watch this leaked Gears of War 4 alpha footage while you can

Someone uploaded what appears to be Gears of War 4 alpha footage to YouTube before deleting the video shortly thereafter as they were most likely breaking some sort of embargo. Lucky for us, someone downloaded the video and mirrored i...   read

 
 
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Deals

Walmart is selling Quantum Break for $48

Don't have an Amazon Prime or Best Buy's Gamers Club Unlocked membership? No problemo, says Walmart. If you're planning to pick up Xbox One's latest exclusive title Quantum Break, the game is already discounted by 20 perfect over at the ret...   read

 
 
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Quantum Break

Remedy has an on-the-nose punishment for Quantum Break pirates

If pirates are going to act the part, they may as well look the part too. That's apparently a mantra over at Remedy Entertainment. People who are running an unlicensed copy of Quantum Break are finding themselves with a brand new acces...   read

 
 
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Gears of War 4

You're gonna lose that foot: Here's the Gears of War 4 box art

Cover art posts are usually boring, but this one's straight-up dangerous. The trench foot is an underrated concern in today's Apple Watch-wearing, Uber-riding society. But, stand in a puddle too long? Lop it off, doc. Those dogs ain't barki...   read

 
 
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Gears of War 4

Gears of War 4 hitting Xbox One on October 11 worldwide

Earlier this year we heard about a vague bump in Gears of War 4's release window, from holiday 2016 to fall 2016. Today we have some more specificity: Gears of War 4 is releasing on October 11 of this year. For those unwilling and/or incapa...   read

 
 
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Quantum Break review

Review: Quantum Break

Quantum Break is a video game that is not comfortable being only a video game. Born from Microsoft's now-abandoned cross-media initiative, Quantum Break is many things, only a fraction of them being a video game. It's advertised a...   read

 
 
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Quantum Break

Xbox thinks Quantum Break might be a 'mega hit'

It's always suspect when a publisher claims that a not-yet-released game is going to be a success. They have a vested interest in the game selling well, so it behooves them to drum up even more excitement. Xbox is speculating that Quantum B...   read

 
 
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Quantum Break trailer
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Check out Quantum Break's live-action show

Quantum Break hits next week, April 5, on PC (Windows 10 only) and Xbox One. Remedy's time travel shooter didn't sit right with me for years dating back to when I saw the game at E3 2013, but a recent preview event allayed those concerns, ...   read

 
 
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I...have...THE POWER
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Uncharted 4 video extols the power of the PS4

I have to admit I was pretty jazzed about technical powering Uncharted: Drake's Fortune leading up to its PlayStation 3 release. Little details from water physics (and Drake's varying levels of dampness when submerged) to loads of variable...   read

 
 
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Sniper Elite 4 preview

Sniper Elite 4, now with more Assassin's Creed

For whatever reason -- perhaps through no fault of its own -- I can't help but see the workings of other games when I look at Sniper Elite. Rube Goldberg-lite environmental executions remind me of Hitman. Third-person stealth melee killing ...   read

 
 
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Quantum Break
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Quantum Break finds Nirvana but not peace

Although it won't launch for another three weeks, Quantum Break has a launch trailer. That's the weird dilution of terminology in the games industry today -- words used because they sound good and not because they're accurate. Really,...   read

 
 
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The Division
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Eat rats

Ubisoft Presents Steven Hansen's Tom Clancy's The Division is an MMO-lite a la Destiny, but that doesn't mean it can't bring in some moral choice flavor dialogue. Eats rats or starve!   read

 
 
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The Division
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The Division: Best waiting-in-line sim of 2016?

Steven Hansen Presents Tom Clancy's The Division came out today. Chris is working tirelessly on a verdict, but if you've played a Ubisoft game, you probably know what to expect, with that company's wide paint brush of open-world business (...   read

 
 
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It's canon!

Gears of War 4 proves Marcus Fenix actually had sex

You might think late-game John Travolta lookalike and longtime Gears of War star Marcus Fenix never made it to pound town on account of being a ghastly, thick-necked meathead, but Fenix did indeed get his dick wet, free of protection, proba...   read

 
 
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The Division

Xbox has the rights to The Division's DLC exclusivity

The past several years have seen the two biggest platform-holders, Sony and Microsoft, competing for rights to the most popular games' post-launch content. Call of Duty has always been the most alluring draw, and it recently switched f...   read

 
 
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Tom Clancy's The Division

Ubisoft details post-release support for The Division's first year

Last month Brett told you that Ubisoft has lofty expectations for The Division. Though the new loot-driven third-person shooter is releasing next week, it doesn't come as a huge surprise that Ubisoft is announcing its plans for what potenti...   read

 
 
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HANDS-ON STE-VIEWS

Quantum Break plays like a dream

I last previewed Quantum Break at E3 2013, a lifetime ago, and had my reservations around the interlaced television show aspect that must have come from Microsoft's then "sports, sports, television" strategy that saw the studio trying to cr...   read

 
 
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Quantum Break
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Quantum Break sure has changed over the last four years

I haven't been following Quantum Break too closely, even though I love Max Payne and Alan Wake. What I've seen so far has felt a bit generic, lifeless, and grey, so I'm hoping that Remedy's traditional bizarre touch is h...   read

 
 
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Review: Fortified

Review: Fortified

The 1950s were considered the golden age of campy sci-fi films, with aliens often invading Earth alongside giant animals, and, of course, robots.  Fortified tries to recreate the feeling of those films in a third-person cooperativ...   read

 
 
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Review pending

I shot martians to death and lived to tell about it in Fortified

One part third-person cooperative shooter, one part campy 1950s sci-fi, Fortified releases today for PC and Xbox One. I've had the chance to play through the single-player mode and will be doing a full review once the game goes pu...   read

 
 
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Fortified Trailer
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Blow up classic sci-fi horrors in Fortified next week

Next week, on February 3, Fortified launches on Steam and Xbox One. I'll be reviewing it. Go me! In the meantime, check out the launch trailer above to get a glimpse at how the game's aesthetics have changed since Jordan played it at PAX P...   read

 
 
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Gears 4

We might get Gears of War 4 a little sooner than anticipated

There's a good chance that we'll be fragging Locusts and rolling into chest-high walls a bit earlier this year than we thought. Microsoft has stealthily moved the launch window for Gears of War 4 up by a month or two. As reported by Ga...   read

 
 
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Just Cause 3

New Just Cause 3 patch coming 'later' this month

The first instalment of Just Cause 3's Air, Land and Sea Expansion Pass DLC - Sky Fortress - is almost complete.  "Whilst one side of the studio is working on patches, fixes and optimisations for the game, which will continue to r...   read

 
 
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The Division
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Here's over an hour of The Division gameplay

The Division isn’t getting a public beta test until early next year, but there have been some very closed, very NDA’d alpha tests running recently. Here’s some leaked gameplay footage of that alpha thanks to YouTuber Depr...   read

 
 


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