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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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Project X Zone 2

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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XCOM 2 review in prog

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: Metal Gear Online

I've spent a considerable amount of time this week with Metal Gear Online, and despite my initial positive impressions, I'm having some big-picture issues. In short, I'm not sure how long this train is going to be chugging along, especially...   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: Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward

When our story began last week, I was a level 53 Paladin, soldiering through the new content for Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward. I stand before you now as a level 60, having played everything that's currently available. My opinion on t...   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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Evolve review

Review: Evolve

Trying to pin down my exact thoughts on Evolve has been trickier than pinning down any kind of prey the game has thrown at me. I was cautious with my initial impressions of the game earlier this week, noting an uneven play experience that o...   read

 
 
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Evolve review in progress

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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FFXIV patch 2.4 review
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Review: Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn (Patch 2.4)

The prospect of playing as a Ninja again in Final Fantasy excited me. After working my way up to level 50 in Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, the class ended up having so much style and substance that it changed the game for the...   read

 
 
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FFXIV patch 2.4 review

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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WildStar

Review: WildStar

I undertook a Review in Progress of WildStar at release, and due to a number of distractions and surprise announcements, it's taken me a while to see almost everything there is. But here I am with my Dominion Mechari Warrior, havi...   read

 
 
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Review: Hearthstone: Curse of Naxxramas

This year, Blizzard embarked upon an interesting experiment. Instead of just charging people for card expansions, it bundled together an add-on called the Curse of Naxxramas, and released a different "wing" each week. To earn your cards you...   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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FFXIV patch 2.3 review
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Review: Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn (Patch 2.3)

The last time we left off in our assessment of Final Fantasy XIV's patch 2.3, I had experienced most of the tertiary level content, ready to face off against the big boss Ramuh himself in his true form, alongside of playing more Frontlines ...   read

 
 
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FFXIV patch 2.3 review

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: The Elder Scrolls Online

It's been a long month in The Elder Scrolls Online, full of ups and downs. At first, ESO wowed me unlike essentially any other MMO before it. Similar to Lord of the Rings Online but with much more bravado, the opening act of the g...   read

 
 
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Final Fantasy review

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

At this point, we've talked about the early-game mechanics of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, and the trip to level 50. Now it's time to really put out a final verdict based on everything patch 2.2 has to offer, up to and including the E...   read

 
 
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Final Fantasy XIV review
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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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So after seeing that leaked gameplay of No Mans Sky, Im On one hand it looks pretty On the other hand, theres way less exploring and way more generic survival game stuff going on than I had But whats there seems

 
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I really kinda like Teen Titans GO, but I wonder if the original series still holds I stopped watching around season three or four though, so I dont know much about all these cliffhangers the show ends What do you guys think? Should I buy them?

 
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