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Review in Progress: Destiny: Rise of Iron

Four expansions later, Destiny is a better game than it was at launch. I fell short of claiming "it's come a long way," because a lot of the core issues with Bungie's philosophy have persisted throughout the game's now two-year hi...   read

 
 
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Review in Progress: MeiQ: Labyrinth of Death

If you would have told me at the beginning of this year that I’d be playing five games from Compile Heart, I’d had laughed. Before I actually sat down with one, I made a snap judgement about its games, thinking of them as childi...   read

 
 
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Review in Progress: Hearthstone: One Night in Karazhan

I love how Hearthstone plays off of the wackier parts of the Warcraft universe. It's been there all along -- Pandaren have been looking silly and getting drunk since the Warcraft III days, but Hearthstone, as a spinoff world ...   read

 
 
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Review in Progress: World of Warcraft: Legion

I've been playing World of Warcraft for over 10 years. Sure my raiding days ended in earnest in Cataclysm, but I've kept up with every expansion since its beta phase in 2004, and have played every class in the game -- and on occasion, servi...   read

 
 
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Review in Progress: No Man's Sky

Every once in a while a game comes along that reaches gargantuan hype levels that are relatively unsustainable. No Man's Sky hit that peak several years ago, in no small part due to Sony's marketing. I often talk about the exact m...   read

 
 
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Impressions: Mirror's Edge Catalyst

EA Access once again throws a wrench into coverage plans. Whereas select past games have offered free reign, the Access program for Mirror's Edge Catalyst only offers six hours of play time across 10 missions. It's hardly enough to pro...   read

 
 
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Review in Progress: Doom

When a review embargo is held until the day of release, potential buyers have a right to be nervous. Bethesda holding review copies of Doom until the day of release seemed damning to more than a few people.  I started playing at about ...   read

 
 
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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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Review in Progress: Tom Clancy's The Division

As previously announced, Ubisoft didn't give out codes for The Division in advance, so there I was on launch day, pre-loaded copy in hand, eyes bloodshot after playing it all night. Don't expect our final verdict for several more days until...   read

 
 
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Review in Progress: Project X Zone 2

I just popped an Advil because I'm dealing with some annoying pain right now. It's a pain that starts to sting right in the inside of my elbow as I try to stretch my arm out. I'm not unfamiliar with this pain, in fact we're old friends. We ...   read

 
 


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Review in Progress: XCOM 2

I've only had a few hours with XCOM 2, Firaxis Games' follow-up to its 2012 XCOM: Enemy Unknown and I can already tell it's a different beast. At its core, it is still the same isometric turn-based strategy game it has always been, but a da...   read

 
 
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Review in Progress: StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void

Although I had played countless RTS games before it (Command & Conquer, rest in peace), StarCraft grabbed me like no other in 1998. Part of it was because a large group of my friends, even those who had no prior affinity towards strateg...   read

 
 
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Review in Progress: Metal Gear Online

Kojima's departure from Konami has left me all sorts of worried for the future of Metal Gear Solid -- a series that I've enjoyed ever since I laid eyes on the first NES game over 20 years ago. For now though his legacy is intact and on...   read

 
 
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Review in Progress: Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward

The story of how Square Enix turned Final Fantasy XIV around is still incredible to me. I always tell people about playing it at E3 in 2010 for the very first time, pre-Realm Reborn, and how it was one of the least fun MMOs I've ever experi...   read

 
 
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Review in Progress: Evolve

If you didn't know Turtle Rock Studios was the brains behind 2008's Left 4 Dead, you could probably guess as much after a few hours with its latest game, Evolve. The zombies might be gone in favor of giant monsters and lethal flora, but the...   read

 
 
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Review in Progress: Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn (Patch 2.4)

I still can't believe Square Enix salvaged the original Final Fantasy XIV. I mean, it had the guts to make the game a core entry, so I'm glad the studio reworked it into A Realm Reborn -- this whole saga is just really interesting to m...   read

 
 
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Review in Progress: Hearthstone: Curse of Naxxramas

When many Warcraft fans hear the name Naxxramas, it conjures up memories of late nights and pizza, while taking on the tough-as-nails raid in World of Warcraft (or as I know it, Naxx). It was one of the most enjoyable ar...   read

 
 
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Review in Progress: Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn (Patch 2.3)

MMOs are constantly evolving beasts. Particularly in the subscription realm, developers are always searching for ways to keep players hooked, usually in the form of major updates -- big content patches that help ease the wait between even b...   read

 
 
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Review in Progress: WildStar (Mid-levels)

[We'll be reviewing WildStar over an extended period of time. For more details, check out our Reviews in Progress program.] As we all know, MMOs can drastically change not only over the course of months of updates, but e...   read

 
 
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Review in Progress: WildStar (Early-Access)

[We'll be reviewing WildStar over an extended period of time. For more details, check out our new Reviews in Progress program.] The time has finally come for WildStar to back up all that hype. For years Carbine Stud...   read

 
 
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Review in Progress: Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn (PS4)

Last year close to its launch, we reviewed Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn -- so what's with the retread, you ask? Well, that was before we implemented our Reviews in Progress program, which was designed to cover games as a whole wit...   read

 
 
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Review in Progress: The Elder Scrolls Online (Early-Access and Launch)

[We'll be reviewing The Elder Scrolls Online over an extended period of time. For more details, check out our new Reviews in Progress program.] I've been hard at work playing Elder Scrolls Online this week (you can check...   read

 
 
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Review in Progress: The Elder Scrolls Online (Early-Access)

[We'll be reviewing The Elder Scrolls Online over an extended period of time. For more details, check out our new Reviews in Progress program.] In many ways ZeniMax is fighting an uphill battle with Elder Scrolls Online. In an era incr...   read

 
 
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Introducing 'Reviews in Progress'

For years now readers have been asking us to cover more MMOs and open-ended games, and we didn't always have the resources to do so. But starting this week all of that is changing, as we're now rolling out the new "Reviews in Progress" init...   read

 
 
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